Aiming for Long Term Cat Care
If you are planning on or are currently a cat owner, you must be ready for the long term cat care. It is a good idea to do your research to start off on the right foot. Having things planned out is a good idea to help avoid mistakes.
Cats can be a nice companion. But you first must understand their needs. Obviously, your cat has to eat. But you can’t feed your feline friend your table scraps or leftovers. It is better to look for a premium cat food that will give your feline the best chance at good health. At Sierra Fish & Pets we have some of the best varieties of premium cat foods at everyday low prices. Choose from varieties of dry foods, wet/canned cat foods, or altenative foods like freeze-dried or raw.
You need to make sure to allot money to own a cat. Not only for foods and basic supplies, but also regular vetrinary visits to make sure your cat is in the best possible health. It sound silly but you may have to sacfrific some luxuries to be able to provide for your pet’s needs. It is all worth it in the end. Seeing your cat happy will make you happy.
Make sure that the surround you cat in a living space that is free from anything that can cause them danger. Make sure to supply them with lots of toys to help entertain themselves and constant clean water. Even though cats get over 75% of their moisture from wet foods, you must have clean water offered at all times. When it comes to neatness and cleanliness, you have the right pet. Cats are known to be fairly clean (besides the litter box that is) and they take ample time in grooming themselves so typically professional grooming is not always necessary. Basic grooming like brushing, bathing, and examining your cat for mite, fleas, etc needs to be done on a regular basis. Although too much grooming can also be bad because cats can hurt themselves in the process if they dont like to be bathed, or groomed. If you see any signs of fleas, worms, mites, or an other health issues come visit us at Sierra Fish & Pets for some remedies to keep them healty and pest free.
Cats can be very stuborn and vain housemate, you must be tidy with everything. You need to keep their litter boxes clean and well maintained. Did you know that the cat’s sense of smell is 14 times stronger than yours? You may not smell a thing but your cat sure will. A dirty liter box is the easiest way for cats to start to go anywhere else BUT the litter box. Clean your litter box regularly and use a litter that they like. We at Sierra have tons of option of not just clay litter but also other natural litters that can be great for odor control and absortion. Don’t give your cat a reason to stray when it comes to using the litter box. Give them what they want. And it’s a clean and odor free litter box. With lots of style to choose from Sierra Fish & Pets can give you a suggestion on the corrct style litter box. We have basic litter boxes, top-entry litter boxes, or hooded litter pans. Match that with a clay, pine, wheat, silica, or walnut litter, you will have the best possible chance to avoid the accidents that cats can have./p
Try to find a good vet for your cats. If you need a suggestion we would be happy to refer you to a vet. Or make sure to check out our monthly mobile vet clinic that visits our store each month. Check out our Low cost Mobile Vaccine Clinic. Talk to your friends and family about a good local veterinarian. Be mindful and aware of the simplest symptoms that your cat may show. Just by observing your pet, you will know if something is wrong and you have taken the first step to a healthy cat. If you notice any issues with the health or activity of your cat come visit us for some over the counter remedies or in severe cases we will suggest you contact a vet.
If you are settled at the thought that you want a cat, and can provide for your feline friend long term, then you may really be the right owner for one. Remember just because you see the cute little kittens does not mean you are ready to have a cat enter you life. All Kittens become cats. You cannot act like you want when it is the cute little playful kitten and completely scrap the idea when it gets older and becomes a cat. It won’t be good for your feline friend and it won’t be good for you as well. Make sure that you are able to provide for them the correct way long-term. So before you welcome a kitten or cat into your household, think things through over and over again. Remind yourself of the costs and responsibility long term to keep the cat happy and healty for its entire life. Do not act on your impulse you must be able to carry out the responsibilities of being a cat owner.
Aiming for long term cat care and optimal health is what we want you to acheive. You just need to take the right steps with the help of your neighborhood pet professionals to enrich the lives of your pets as well as yours.