More Cat Care Information:
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|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.
*Sir Isaac Newton is credited in inventing the cat door.
*A cat shows his trust by rolling or snoring on his back.
*A cat has blue eyes when he is born and his eyes will change when he grows older.
*Cats love ammonia smell and hate perfume smell and orange scent.
*Old male cats spray certain areas to mark their territory.
*Cats were treated as holy creatures and they were also worshiped in the ancient egypt.
*Cats love eating grass. Grass is a natural behaviour that should not be worried. They need grass for diet and to cough up furl ball. But be careful to houseplants because many of them are toxic for cats. They also like sage and parsley.
|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.|
*Cats can't taste sweet food such as candy.
*Just like human, cats also need privacy. They won't use a dirty box if it is located near a busy place.
*Since cats can't see directly under their nose, it's hard for them to find the food you throw to the floor.
*Phobia to cats is called pailurohobia.
*Your cat can jump over 5-7 times of his tail.
*About 80% of cats have the same reaction to catnip.
*A cat has four toes on his back paws and five toes on his front paws.
*Cats have unique pattern on their nose.
*Pet owners have happier life than those who don't raise a pet.
*It is dangerous if you put the cat's collar too tight.
*When your cat is feeling sick, you can see his third eyes called haw very clearly.
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|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).|