Making Your Apartment in Gainesville Safer for Your Cat

Surely you’ve heard the saying, “curiosity killed the cat,” and if you’re a cat owner you understand where this phrase comes from. Cats are active, playful, inquisitive creatures that apparently make it a personal mission to explore every inch of your residence, especially when they are kittens. Sometimes, however, they can wander into dangerous situations.

Luckily there are some very simple steps you can take to make sure your apartment in Gainesville is safer for your cat:

  • Keep your cat indoors. Letting your cat roam around outside is not a good idea. Cats could come in contact with various ticks, fleas, bugs, unfriendly dogs, or wild animals that could cause injury or transmit a disease.
  • Make sure your cat has a collar with your name, address, and telephone number on it. That way in the event of a daring escape, your cat will have a better chance of being identified and returned to you. Another good idea is to as your vet about microchip IDs for cats – they are virtually painless and provide any pet with a permanent way to be identified.
  • Make sure closets, cupboards, and drawers are closed when not in use. Don’t give your cat the temptation to go exploring by leaving these types of doors open. You never want to accidentally trap your cat in any of these confined spaces. Also, check under recliners before closing them and make sure your washer/dryers are empty before putting your laundry in. You never know where your cat could be lurking!
  • Groom your cat often. Regularly brushing your cat not only makes his or her coat healthy and minimizes shedding, it also prevents hairballs.

Bellamay Grand welcomes cat owners and we want your cat to be as safe as possible while living here. To learn more about the requirements and fees for cats or other pets, please contact our office.

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