More Cat Care Information:
If you have brought a kitten in your house, you need to find an appropriate cat litter box for it. Well, you will get different types of cat litter boxes on market as you think of. There are boxes that are simple, open pans, boxes that are covered, and one that have second bottom where you can shake out soiled clumps so that you don't have to scoop electronic litter boxes, and the list goes on.
|General Cat Care #1: Before You Bring Your Cat Home|
|You will need food, food dish, water bowl, interactive toys, brush, comb, safety cat collar, scratching post, litter and litter box.|
|General Cat Care #2: Feeding|
|An adult cat should be fed one large or two smaller meals each day. Kittens from 6 to 12 weeks need to be fed four times a day. Kittens from three to six months need to be fed three times a day. You can either feed specific meals, throwing away any leftover canned food after 30 minutes or free-feed dry food (keeping food out all the time).|
Feed your cat a high-quality, brand-name kitten or cat food (avoid generic brands) two to three times a day. Kittens can be fed human baby food for a short time if they won’t eat kitten food softened by soaking in warm water. Use turkey or chicken baby food made for children six months and older. Gradually mix with cat food. Cow’s milk is not necessary and can cause diarrhea in kittens and cats. Provide fresh, clean water at all times. Wash and refill water bowls daily.
First and foremost, the cat litter box you choose must be easy to clean. That is probably the most important consideration for long term. Of course, if your kitten is very tiny, you are going to want to get something at least temporarily that is either very small or have a cat down side so that even the smallest of kittens can get into it.
At the same time, it will change as your kitten grows, since almost every full grown kitty can jump in a standard container. But it's going to be something you need at least at the start. So you need to be careful about it.
Cats like cleanliness. They need an excruciatingly clean the container at all times. But it's not only good for the cat; it's good for you as well. Not only that this help you with the odor control in your home. But it will keep your kitty to their box so that you are not cleaning up messes elsewhere.
|General Cat Care #3: Grooming|
|Most cats stay relatively clean and rarely need a bath, but they do need to be brushed or combed. Frequent brushing helps keep your cat’s coat clean, reduces the amount of shedding and cuts down on the incidence of hairballs|
|General Cat Care #4: Handling|
|To pick up your cat, place one hand behind the front legs and another under the hindquarters. Lift gently. Never pick up a cat by the scruff of the neck (behind the ears) or by the front legs without supporting the rear end.|
|General Cat Care #5: Housing|
|Cats should have a clean, dry place of their own in the house. Line your cat’s bed with a soft, warm blanket or towel. Be sure to wash the bedding often. Please keep your cat indoors. If your companion animal is allowed outside, he can contract diseases, get ticks or parasites, become lost or get hit by a car, hurt in a fight or poisoned. Also, cats prey on wildlife.|
There is no question about that the most inexpensive way to keep your kitty box clean is probably to use scoopable litter. Nowadays, there are many different varieties of scoop able clumping container on the market. These are very reasonably priced and available in market.
Now what makes scoopable litter a good choice for every pet owner is that it can be poured to a death of several inches in the container, but the waste itself never gets dirty. Instead means that your entire box stays endlessly clean for the most part, saving you the chore of having to scrub out to your container more than a few times a year as long as you are faithful about scooping it several times a day.
Now clumping litter is one of the most popular for kitten waste. It clumps up when the waste is deposited onto it and then you can simply scoop out the cats waste without having to change the entire carton each time. You can also add new trash to the container to replace what you cleaned out. One of the problems with this type of waste is that if the cat eats it, it can cause problems since it works with moisture and clumps together. You can get clumping in a variety of scents to help to hide the odor of the cat waste.
Furthermore, there are an ever increasing number of cat litter options available to pet owners. So before you choose one for your kitten, you need to make sure that it meets all your requirements as well as long lasting.
|General Cat Care #6: Identification|
|If allowed outdoors (again, we caution against it!), your cat needs to wear a safety collar and an ID tag. A safety collar with an elastic panel will allow your cat to break loose if the collar gets caught on something. An ID tag or an implanted microchip can help insure that your cat is returned if he or she becomes lost.|
|General Cat Care #7: Litter Box|
|All indoor cats need a litter box, which should be placed in a quiet, accessible location. A bathroom or utility room is a good place for your cat’s box. In a multi-level home, one box per floor is recommended. Avoid moving the box unless absolutely necessary. Then do so slowly, a few inches a day. Cats won’t use a messy, SMELLY litter box. Scoop solids out of the box at least once a day. Dump everything, wash with a mild detergent (don’t use ammonia) and refill at least once a week, less frequently if using clumping litter. Don’t use deodorants or scents in the litter or litter box (especially avoid lemon scent).|