MICROCHIP YOUR CAT
Felines have a tendency to wander off every now and then so it’s important to make sure your cat is identifiable. An engraved ID tag with your contact details attached to a quick release collar which pulls apart if your cat gets their collar stuck on anything along with a microchip will help them be identified should they go missing. Here at Romney House, we microchip all cats before they go to new homes.
Make sure to keep your cat’s chip details up to date with your contact information so that you can be contacted if they are found.
When introducing your cat to the outside, we recommend a microchip cat flap which will keep your cat safe and any unexpected visitors out.
NEUTER YOUR CAT
Neutering your cat not only prevents unwanted litters but will also benefit your cat’s overall health and wellbeing. They are less likely to wander off in search of a mate or attract unwanted attention from other cats.
SIGN UP YOUR CAT WITH A VET
Don’t wait until your cat becomes ill before registering with a vet. Animals need annual vaccinations, and this time is a good opportunity for a complete health check.
KEEP YOUR CATS VACCINATIONS UP TO DATE
Caring for your cat’s health also means trying to prevent avoidable health problems developing. Cats should have yearly vaccinations and regular worming and flea treatments.
CONSIDER GETTING PET INSURANCE
Pet insurance will help with any unexpected veterinary fees and allow you to provide the best health care for your cat. There are a number of different policies and providers to choose from, but not all pet insurance is the same. Some policies limit the amount of time or money that you can claim and this is why we recommend that you don’t choose a policy based on price alone.
SOCIALISE FROM A YOUNG AGE
Providing your cat with plenty of positive experiences around daily sights, noises and situations from an early age will help prevent behavioural problems.
PROVIDE LOTS OF PLAY TIME
Most cats need access to a garden but indoor cats, who do not have the mental stimulation provided by the outside world, can become bored and stressed. This can lead to behavioural problems and destructiveness. Cat activity toys can help your cat amuse themselves when you are absent. All cats enjoy playtime so make sure you interact with your cat through games, and provide a scratching post so they can exercise their claws without shredding your sofa.