More Cat Care Information:
Nowadays, it is quite unfortunate to see that only a few numbers of pet raisers understand the concept, as well as the importance of cat carriers. This may be because of the very high price of the equipment, which lead people to believe that it serves as more of a luxury item, rather than a necessity. However, you might be surprised to learn about the benefits, which this furniture to give to you and your friend.
|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 of all, in terms of cat supplies, the carrier is one of the few that can last for a lifetime, depending on its construction and material. The reason for its strength is because it is originally built for heavy-duty functions, such as for the transportation of an animal via any means like an airplane or a boat. Most brands have made it a point to get an IATA certification to assure you that it can be employed for traveling purposes.
|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.|
As mentioned above, one of the benefits that these cat carriers can give you is its durability. Nevertheless, you can only be assured of this if the material used to create the equipment is also reliable, since there are some kennels, which are made from cardboard. On the other hand, if you've chosen the furniture, which are made from hard plastic or metal, then you can be sure that the product can withstand impacts and harsh treatments for a long time.
Few people also realize that carriers can double as cat beds with a few tweaks and additions. Since the interior is spacious enough to allow your friend to sit, stand, and stretch, then it is also sufficiently large to accommodate a thin mattress. This is a good evidence that the kennel can be used daily, since your feline can enjoy it any time, instead of just during trips.
Cat carriers will not only keep your feline safe from harm, but it will also make it happier by ensuring that it is very well taken care of. While this benefit can be provided by other pet equipments, nothing can persuade your pal to value you more than by giving it the best products to protect it.
|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).|