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In it for the Long Haul - Long Term Cat Care

A cat can be a pet an also a friend. If you want the feline to be with you for the long term, it pays to know proper cat care. Before getting one from the pet store or animal shelter, be sure to have a bed, dish bowl and litter box ready. By giving them their own space, they will be able to adapt to the new environment that you have made for them. Since the cat will surely explore the entire house and might even go out, it is advisable to put a collar around its neck which has your name, contact number and address so in case it wanders off, one of your neighbors will be able to return it. Another option is to insert a microchip under their skin. Putting this device into the feline is very similar to giving it a vaccination. Aside from using it merely to identify the cat if it gets lost, it also has has the added role as a flea deterrent because it has a chemical that helps keep these parasites away. You must only buy high quality cat food for your pet. These should be rich in protein that may come from...

 


Pet Health Insurance

For many of us, our pets are a treasured member of the family, just like any other member of the family. And we get health care for ourselves, so why shouldn't we protect our pets with insurance too? There are a couple of things to think about before you decide to get a health insurance plan for your pet. Just like with regular health insurance, it can be costly, so you want to be sure that you are making a good investment. See if your trusted vet is among the list of the recommended vets of your chosen insurance before you sign up for a policy. You don't want to end up taking long trips just to be able to claim what the insurance promises to give. Also, take a careful look at your budget before getting a policy. It won't help any part of the family if you have to break the bank for pet insurance. It pays to shop around, so don't take the first offer that you see. Regardless of wheter pet insurance ends up being practical for you, the most important thing to do is to give your pet proper care on a...

 


Have you Thought About Fostering a Cat?

Some animals have been abandoned by their owners. They end up in animal shelters hoping that someone will come along and give them a good home. If you are thinking of owning a feline, you might want to learn a thing or two about foster cat care. When you bring home the cat from the foster home, they should first be left inside the cat carrier until they are already ready to be isolated in a small room. This will give them time to adjust to their new environment and one of the most ideal places in the house is the bathroom equipped with a cat bed, litter pan, water and food. If there are children in the house, they must be slowly introduced to the feline one at a time with adult supervision. They must be taught to treat it gently and speak to it softly but if you have infants or toddlers, you should wait till they grow older. In case there is already a cat in the house and the one you adopted will add to the number of pets, you should plan a 2 week introductory period between them. Be aware that there wi...

 




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