Cats know how to take care of themselves, but once you decide to keep the creature as a pet, you ought to be familiar with the know-how of how to look after your domestic cat. If you get the cat at its infancy, the domestic cat grows up in a familiar environment and gets used to b e controlled by other pet, and this results in fewer inter-pet rivalry. Luckily for you, kitties often sold to keepers, are already litter trained.
If you have decided to keep a cat as a pet, be prepared for long-term cat care. Before you own a cat, give your efforts a good start, so that you avoid making any mistakes. Cats make loving friends, but know about their feeding needs, which need not be the leftovers. The best thing to do is to get the best cat food that is available, so that your feline friend feels charged and remains healthy.
As cats age and come in to that middle age period from around 7 – 8 years of age, it is important for owners to keep an eye out for symptoms that could indicate the beginnings of a disease or syndrome. Middle aged to older cats are very prone to developing diabetes, kidney disease, hyperthyroidism, arthritis and sometimes sadly, even cancer.
Getting your cat properly vaccinated is essential to its health. In fact, before vaccinations became more commonly place, many cats died on a regular basis from a condition called panleukopenia, which is more commonly known as feline distemper. They were also more likely to die from upper respiratory infections such as herpesvirus and calcivirus.