Let’s begin by understanding that your cat will always rely on you for regular veterinary cat care, safe shelter, water and food despite there independent appearance. If you are consistent with meeting there essential needs you will be in a great place to have a rewarding and mutually benefitting relationship.
Make sure you get a collar and ID tag for your cat that includes your telephone number, address and name. Remember that there is always a chance your cat may get outside and having the collar and id tag will heighten the chances of your cat returning home safely.
Keep your cat inside if at all possible. This action will ensure that the community, your cat and you are doing what’s best for all involved.
It’s important that you make the decision to get your cat spayed or neutered. This action will keep them healthier and help reduce the issue of cat overpopulation.
It is up to you to train your cat from doing things you don’t like like jumping on counter tops and scratching furniture. They can be trained like any other pet if you also keep in mind a bit of understanding, effort and patience when doing so.
Make it a point to groom your cat often to keep their coat soft and shiny and healthy. Brush your cat’s hair often to keep it from getting matted. This one action alone will help your cat lower hairball creation. These are created when cats groom themselves and in the process swallow a lot of hair.
In closing just remember to be patient and loyal with your cat. Also remember that the majority of behavior problems can be resolved and make sure you have reasonable expectations of your cat’s behavior. Contact the local animal shelter or veterinarian if you are having major issues with your cat’s behavior.