When you have a pet like a cat it is important to ensure it remains in a safe environment at your home. The last thing you want to happen is for your cat to be injured in some way. Cat injuries occur from other pets, access to dangerous spaces, and from eating or drinking dangerous substances.
The first thing you need to be sure of is that your cat has water available to it at all times. You may only feed your cat once a day but you should always maintain a full bowl of water. This is because if you do not your cat will find something to drink elsewhere. You don't want your cat drinking out of the toilet, especially if you use those toilet bowl cleaners. Your cat ingesting detergent like this could become very ill or even die. There should not be any liquids sitting around the home that your cat could ingest. This includes an old bowl of milk that is from a week ago or other dishes that you leave for long periods of time.
Cats are best when you have just a cat. They are known for their enjoyment and happy life when it is just them. The best way to ensure the safety of your cat is not to get a dog after you have had your cat for a long time, especially a big dog. Many people don't understand that it is animal instinct to attack a cat when the dog gets bigger. Even if the cat and dog grow up together, there is no guarantee the dog will not attack your cat. If you do have cats and dogs both it is important that you provide a place where the cat can be and the dog is not allowed. This will be a place where your cat feels safe from harm and centered.
Cats are known for jumping high in places and exploring the house. Your cat is going to check out every cupboard and nook and cranny it possibly can. It is common to find a cat in cabinet drawers, the dryer, and other spaces that might be warm or hidden. When you safety proof your home for your cat be sure there are no hidden spaces that are dangerous for your cat. If there is a hidden space with nails and dangerous items this could cause injury to your cat when trying to exit the area. Deep cuts are hard to treat on a cat and expensive when you take your cat to a veterinarian.
There are many steps you can take to ensure you are providing the safest environment for your cat possible. The last thing you want to do is find out that you are responsible for an injury that happened to your cat and you could have prevented it. Pet injuries are extremely expensive to treat when you do not have pet medical insurance. Most people do not. Your pet is a part of your family and you need to take care of your cat properly.