Make sure your cat is outfitted with a collar and visible ID tag with your name, address, and phone number clearly marked.
Have your cat microchipped at the Cabot Animal Shelter or your Veterinarians office and it will ensure that if your cat is picked up it can be returned to you.
Make sure your cat receives all vaccinations and regular checkups.
Spay or neuter your cat
Make sure to keep your cat's litter box clean. The most common reason a cat will stop using the litter box is because the box is too dirty for their liking or perhaps they would like an additional box. In addition, if a cat is sick, it is also common for them to eliminate outside their box.
If your cat stops using the litter box you should take him to the vet to make sure there isn't an underlying health issue.
There are alternatives to declawing such as using nail caps (found at pet supply stores) and clipping your cat's nails. Start trimming your cat's nails from a young age and they'll let you do it when they are adults.
Our staff is always happy to give advice on behavioral issues or problems. We want to help you have a happy healthy relationship with your pets.