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Taking Proper Care of Your Cat

Aug 5, 2008
Cats make some of the best pets you can have. They are especially good pets for people who have busy lives and schedules that can't afford to give a pet all of their time and attention. Cats are pretty private animals that don't constantly need your attention, which frees up a lot of time. They are also fairly quiet pets which make them nice pets for people who live in apartments.

There are a lot of different aspects to taking care of cats that everyone should probably learn about before bringing home a new cat. One of the most important aspects of taking care of any cat is the type of diet your cat has. Nutrition and the type of food your cat eats will determine how long your cat's life span is. There are tons of different brands and tons of different types that all claim to be the healthiest choice for your cat. You should do a little research and make sure that none of the companies you are considering have had any type of recalls lately. Also if you aren't sure which one is truly the healthiest you should contact your vet who can help you pick the best brand for your kitty. The vet can also give you instructions about how much to feed your cat.

It's extremely important to make sure that you avoid overfeeding your cat. By overfeeding your cat you may cause your cat to gain a lot of weight. This weight gain can eventually lead to your cat being very obese and unhealthy. This can shorten your cat's life span and end up being fatal to your beloved pet. Cats don't typically need the same kind of exercise that dogs do. They tend to get their exercise throughout the day around the house.

Grooming is another essential to taking proper care of your pet cat. You should divide up the grooming duties between those that need to be done daily, and those you can do weekly. Brushing out your cat's loose hair is something you should probably do daily as this will also improve the shine of your cat's coat. You should also check your cat for fleas and ticks regularly while playing with them and petting on them. Make sure you get the right type of shampoo to wash your cat in as well. You may want to sport some elbow high rubber type gloves when washing your cat to avoid getting scratched.

While cats are private animals that don't exactly do back flips to get your attention, that doesn't mean you should never play with your cat and spend time with him. Make a little time each day just to sit down and pet your cat or get out his favorite toy and just play with him. As stated earlier this is the perfect time to check and make sure he or she doesn't have any ticks or fleas as well.

Having a cat for a pet is a wonderful experience that millions all over the world enjoy every single day. If you are looking for a pet that doesn't require your constant attention, yet you can still cuddle and pet, a cat is the perfect pet for you. Make sure that if you have any questions you call your vet and ask so that you can be sure you are providing your pet cat with all the care and attention he or she needs. Your cat isn't simply an animal that sits around the house; he or she is now another member of your own family.
About the Author
The Author is the owner of the pet health and insurance site named PetInsurancePro.com where he shares a lot more information on pet health, pet fitness and pet longevity. Read the latest article on Insurance for a VIP Pet .
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