More Cat Care Information:
Nowadays, all natural litters such as the corn or wheat varieties are great for good clumping. There is no question about that these are environmental friendly but most are lacking in the odor control department. However, if you choose one of these cat litter box and add a little baking soda to the mix, it will reduce the bad smell. At the same time, it will help to control the smell and your cat will enjoy the freshness.
|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.
If you choose one of the popular Odor organize methods, keep in mind to introduce your cat by adding the new litter into the old a litter at a time. Now many of this thing have a very strong scent to help mask the odor which is good for us. Yet, cat has a very strong nasal power which is sensitive and it might be a litter too strong. If your cat does not like the new product you will have a different problem on your hands.
|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.|
Undeniably, kittens are very fussy animal while choosing the cat litter box. They like proper cleanliness. They will never use a cat litter box once they reject it. So try to keep it as clean as possible and try not to use a litter box with a very strong odor. Now product manufacturers made boxes which have made it easier for cat owners to keep the tray fresh and spot free. Some have small grates that to do the scooping for you.
Cat litter works by absorbing the feline's urine and covers to reduce the growth of bad odor and bacteria. The two main categories of kitty litter are clumping and non-clumping. Nowadays, there are all sorts of deodorizers and sprays which claim to eradicate litter smells but often thy just make the odor short term.
Other ways to Eliminate Kitty litter Odor:
1. You can place a small dish of Vinegar next to the box that will absorb the smell.
2. Add a box of baking soda to every tray of box and remove solids immediately.
3. You can use wood stove pellets for litter, your cat will love it
Furthermore, there are maximum Cat's best cat litter box odor comes not from the poop but from the pee that clings to the bottom and sides of the pan after you have scooped everything. Kitty come's in scented and non scented options. Now most of the cats do fine with an unscented, clumping, but some consumers prefer scented litter box as the best option.
|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).|