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4 Quick Tips For New Cat Owners

Veterinaire Pet Care of Jersey Provides Four Quick Tips For New Cat Owners

Welcoming a cat as a pet into your family can be a very exciting and rewarding experience. Cats don’t share similarities with dogs, and they tend to show a little more attitude (or personality). Cats can be trained, but we just need to know how to do so. There are a couple of cat owner tips that most cat owners don’t know, and I will share them with you. Here are some of the quick tips for a new cat owner:

  • Regular visits to veterinarians are necessary for maintaining good health in your animal and will support the longevity and livelihood of your pet. Scheduling regular pet appointments will allow your vet to inspect the overall health of your animal and dispense the necessary shots to prevent harmful infections and diseases. Many vets offer puppy and kitten wellness programs which provide your new furry friend with a series of important vaccinations against diseases such as rabies, distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, canine cough for puppies, rabies, panleukopenia, leukemia and upper respiratory infections for kittens. Both programs also test puppies and kittens for internal parasites and subscribe the appropriate medication if tests return positive. These programs also offer a plethora of veterinary tips for new pet owners such as diet options, recommended vaccination programs, preventative care against heartworm disease and fleas and the best time to spay or neuter your pet. These regularly scheduled appointments will also allow your vet to detect disease and illness early on and help your pet live a longer, healthier life.
  • Something else that all cats need is some time out in which they can play. For an indoor cat, this becomes your sole responsibility, and you must make sure that they are regularly playing or getting the exercise that they need. There are plenty of toys that are available on the market which will help to keep your cat interested in whatever it is that you’re trying to do. Make sure that you utilize plenty of these toys, and always be looking for the “new favorite.” Whenever you find it, you will be surprised with the hours of entertainment that your trusted feline will get out of it.
  • Another thing that you should always keep in mind when it comes to a feline is the fact that essentially, they are an outdoor animal. Even if they are comfortable indoors, it is still necessary to provide an environment for them that will excite their senses and give them fresh territory to explore. All cats enjoy exploring in this way, particularly whenever the lights are out, and nobody else is around. By mixing things up a little bit and providing them with fresh territory from time to time, you are doing a great kindness for your feline. It will help to keep them happy and interested in the area in which they live.
  • Regardless of your cat and its personality, two of the things that every cat needs are a lot of attention and affection. Some felines will simply pass you by and act as if you are not even there. When things are quiet, however, you may see them reappear, and at that time, it is necessary for you to give them the affection that they need. Even whenever they are ignoring you, make sure that you always acknowledge them when you enter your home and whenever you happen to see them in passing. It will make a difference in how content they are.
  • When adopting a new animal into your family, it is important to consider all of the aspects associated with being a responsible pet owner. Choosing the best veterinarian for your needs as well as the needs of your animal is not easy, however deciding on a vet with the same goals can be.

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