More Cat Care Information:
Scratching and playing, cats are such a cute creatures and having them in your home as a pet can lift up your mood any time. What if their playing activities are troublesome for your home? You can't retire them out from your home. Of-course scratching of furniture is intolerable by any owner and he would prefer to find some way out from this problem. Cat trees will protect your furniture by providing your kitty a better alternate to play with.
|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.
Playing and scratching are the most common activities of cats. Sleeping can't be kept aside while considering their routine. Both sleeping and playing act as the decisive factors while promoting the extensive growth of a kitty. Proper growth makes your cat feel dominant while interacting with other cats and pets.
It vitalizes all real characteristics of the cat family among them. Clean and sharper claws make your kitty deterrent over other animals. This feature of cats is the result of their healthier scratching activities by shedding out the dead out layer of their claws. Playing and scratching over your couch is not only the worst quality for claws' growth perspective but also increases your furniture expenses.
|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.|
The only solution lies in keeping your kitty engaged far away from your couch and other vulnerable things inside your home. Yes, cats can attack your babies also and for that you need to keep them busy with something which makes them feel satisfied.
Your all worries end up after bringing a cat tree to your home. Cat trees make your kitty feel happier, enthusiastic and satisfied during their all routine activities. Cat trees are designed exclusively for your kitty's needs.
These structures provoke a cat for playing over them. These furnitures are highly balanced and stabilized in order to provide safety for your cat while jumping and perching over the top. Multiple platforms, spacious housings and tease sticks encourage your cat to play round the clock.
Your kitty now can hide herself in housings from other fatal creatures. The acrylic surface of these cat trees promotes stiff and healthy scratching habits. Softer edges lets your cat practice safely in conquering heights over the tree. Cat condos are such cat trees which are designed or man made to customize the owner's requirements.
|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).|