More Cat Care Information:
If you need to transport your pet without a four-wheeler or are looking for a healthier way to take it for an outing, a bike trailer can be of great help. Dogs in particular love anything on wheels and they will definitely enjoy the cool wind in their face on the way to exercising in the park.Such trailers are especially created for those who live in built-up areas where it is extremely unsafe to have their pets off the leash on way to the outing space. Pet trailers are sure to be a boon for owners of injured or older dogs. It is also a great aid for you to exercise and spend some fun time with your furry 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.
However, due to the large variety of pet bike trailers available in the market, it is extremely important for you to keep certain important features in mind when out to buy one for your pet. Pet bicycle trailers are not too complicated. All you need to look for is a product that is simple to use and keeps your pet safe. Apart from these two, some basic features that must be considered are:
Frame –Every pet trailer must have a frame that is strong yet lightweight to ensure that it lasts for a reasonable period. A steel frame can be an appropriate choice.
|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.|
Canopy / Walls –Again, the material is important, especially when you have a large dog that can be energetic and enthusiastic in the trailer. Heavy duty polyester can be an ideal choice.
Access –How comfy is the access for your pet to get in and out of the trailer? Does the trailer offer an option of easily enclosing your pet but also provide it freedom and space to enjoy the breeze through an open canopy.
Washable –Irrespective of whether the pet is at home or inside a trailer, every pet owner needs to ensure that their pet is kept in a clean and hygienic area. Hence, make sure that the trailer is washable before making the purchase. Ideally, the base of the trailer should be easily removable and washable to keep the trailer clean and fresh.
Easy to assemble –Most pet trailers require assembling and some require tools. However, there are some trailers that can be assembled in less than 10 minutes without the need of any tools. Make sure to purchase the one that is easy to assemble.
When it comes to buying pet bike trailers or other pet supplies such as cat scratcher post, dog leashes etc., you have the option to shop online or search for a local shop local. However, if you wish to save some bucks on the buy without sacrificing on the quality, making the purchase online is the way to go.
|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).|