More Cat Care Information:
There are several basics you need before bringing in a new pet. You are in the requirement to prepare your house for the new entrant – your pet – as it should be done if there was about to bring home you first baby.
|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.
You need food to feed it as it is in the will, if necessary, of course. They do not have to simply be for cats or dogs, but it's a fair idea to assign some dishes for your pet.
Cups, for pets have several advantages. Most have rounded bottom, and very often they are considered to be the easiest for your pet for eating purposes, especially if you are feeding them with canned food or so.
Some of the pet supplies dishes hold rubber rings or feet all around it to “slip” which is another advantage. Funding round bowls cannot be tipped by overexcited pets at your home.
When selecting pet dishes, ceramic or stainless steel are considered to be preferable over plastic. Plastic has the tendency to leach some toxic chemicals with their age. Moreover, they also are more difficult to clean, as bacteria has the ability to invade within the plastic with its wearing factor. On the other hand, plastic can also have scratches as well as cracks easily whereas; soft plastic can be easily chewed.
A collar as well as a leash is another necessity for pet dogs, and being an option for pet cats. Pet cats also can learn to have a walk with a leash, if it is required. While not recommended that cats allowed roaming outdoors, but if yours goes out, then you should let her put on a collar which is very useful cat supplies and will also help in recognizing your pet among several. These collars can also be customized according to the name of your cat which is also very useful.
|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.|
Another type of identification must be firmly included to the collars of both cats and dogs. Also ensure to write down at least your contact number as well as the name of the pet.
Another element you want to give can be a bed as your pet supplies. With this it might mean any place in your own bed or any other which has been made 99especially for your pet. Cats and Dogs of older age may take advantage from orthopedic beds. These beds are usually made from “egg-crate” foam. Moreover, you can also buy a high quality bed, or make one of your own with the help of a piece of foam and a blanket or an old sheet.
Cats have the habit of ignoring the bed you bought for them and select their own place which can usually be your bed center or your favorite chair. However, there are several of the available beds cats that were the way in which the cats prefer to sleep. They offer a small space, comfort, or tent, offering a good place to hide.
Most pet dogs will benefit from having some toys, especially in case for puppies considering it as a must. An interactive pet having a toy will let you spend some “quality time” with your pet, while offering the dog or cat with a little exercise. These include several types of balls for dogs and rod type toys for pet cats.
Noisy toys can lead owners' crazy, but that the toy is good to let your pet dog enjoy when you are away. Many dogs are happy in simply throwing high these toys up within the air and then pounce on them. Just make sure that your dog can not chew or swallow up the toy rattle. Make a habit of always supervising your pet when you give any new toy, and ensure it is appropriate for that pet.
|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).|