When you own a cat, you need to make sure that you are taking care of your them properly. This includes getting your cat spayed or neutered, making sure they get vaccinated on time, keep their teeth clean, and help them out with grooming.
#1 Spay & Neuter
One of the most important things that you can do if you have a cat is make sure that you get your them spayed or neutered. The cat population in the United States is very high, and one generally has no problem finding kittens that need to be adopted throughout the year. Cats also tend to have lots of babies when they get pregnant.
The best way to help keep the cat population balanced is by getting your cat spayed and neutered. You don't want your cat to have kittens that you can't take care of.
When you get a cat, you need to make sure that you get them vaccinated. There are core vaccines that your cat needs to get when they are a kitten. If you adopt a cat, make sure that you get information about what vaccines that they have gotten. If you don't know, take your cat to your vet and work together to get your adopted cat fully vaccinated.
There are some pretty brutal viruses that your cat can get that can compromise their overall health, and getting the core vaccines, as well as other vaccines such as the lyme vaccine, is the best way to protect your cat from these diseases.
#3 Clean Teeth
Tartar and plaque, that lead to tooth decay and gum disease, can grow inside of your cat's mouth if you don't take care of their dental health. When your cat experiences gum disease, it makes their gums more sensitive and makes it easier for feline diseases to infect your cat by entering their blood stream through their gums.
The best way to take care of your cat's teeth is to schedule a cleaning with your vet at least once a year. Make sure that you start this process when your cat is young so that they don't resist having their teeth cleaned.
Finally, although cats love to lick and take care of their coats, you still need to play a part in the grooming process. Brushing your cat on a regular basis will help you prevent them from getting hair balls from old hair that they lick up. Brushing your cat on a regular basis will also help you spot irregularities in your cat's skin before they become major issues.
If you want to take great care of your cat, be sure to get them either spayed or neutered. Make sure that your cat is vaccinated on time to protect them from diseases and viruses. Help keep your cat's teeth clean and make sure that you help them out with other aspects of grooming as well.