|Caring for your Cat|
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Remember: A cat is for life! Don’t buy or adopt a cat unless you can commit to caring for it for longterm.
The following vaccinations are routine in Thailand
Vaccinations must be kept current to protect your pet.
As well as regular annual vaccinations, your cat/kitten must be wormed regularly - every 3 months is recommended. To keep your cat/kitten as healthy as possible you should
Neutering will improve your cats’ life, a neutered cat will NOT develop uterine, ovarian or testicular cancers and the risk of mammary cancer is significantly reduced. Neuter your cat at 6 months of age at the latest to prevent unwanted litters.
This procedure is outlawed in many countries and should NEVER be considered. Cats can be trained not to claw furniture by the provision of scratching posts and cat trees. If you have rescued a de-clawed cat they should never be allowed outside unsupervised as they have no defences against any dangers.
Cats and kittens are naturally clean animals. They need a litter box in a quiet place with appropriate cat litter; you will find they will use the litter with very little encouragement. The litter needs to be scooped at least once daily to remove waste as cats are fastidious with their toilet habits generally, and will stop using a litter box if it’s not kept clean.
Cats make ideal indoor pets. They do not need to go outside and will be very happy in an indoor environment provided they have plenty of things to keep them amused. In Bangkok this is a sensible consideration for two main reasons: many people live in apartments/condos, so an indoor pet is easier; the streets of Bangkok are not safe for cats due to the prevalence of street dogs and the busy roads. If you live in a condo with balconies you should consider screening your balcony or not giving your cats access as, whilst unusal, it is possible for them to fall and suffer injury.