5 Areas in Which You Can Be a Better Cat Owner

 |  Jan 20th 2009  |   21 Contributions

If, like me, you didn't manage to finish writing all of your New Year's resolutions, how about pledging to be a better cat owner? I've rounded up advice from Catster and the Catster Cat Blogs to make it easy for you!


  • Know the major health concerns for cats. If you know what symptoms to look for, you can get your cat to the vet before the health problem requires an expensive emergency visit.
  • Select a good vet, if you don't have one already. I've heard stories from cat owners who aren't entirely comfortable with their vets, but they feel "funny" about switching. Your cat deserves high quality care, and you should always feel that your vet is providing it. If you don't -- even if you can't quite put your finger on the reason -- switch vets. Read some tips on how to select a vet.
  • Watch health trends and discuss your cat's health with others. So, your cat has been diagnosed with a health problem. You've had a great consultation with your vet, but what do you do after you bring Fluffy home? You might find it helpful to talk to cat owners who are dealing with the same health issues that you are. Sometimes you just need comfort and support, sometimes you need tips on administering care -- whatever you need, you'll probably find it here.
  • Follow the Catster Vet Blog for tips and advice from Dr. Barchas.


  • Keep your cat entertained and amused. If your cat isn't responding to the stuffed mouse, discover other toys and games that might engage her.
  • Groom your cat regularly. A grooming a day keeps the hair balls -- and vet visits -- away. It's the purrfect opportunity to bond with your cat, and to check for fleas, ticks, lumps and tender spots.
  • kaze1

  • Take photos of your cats so that you can share them on Catster. And, it's never to early to take photos for the 2009 World's Coolest Cat Contest!







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