More Cat Care Information:
We all know one: a cat lover. Heck, we might even be one ourselves. Our house might be filled with three or four loving, albeit judging, furry friends. We might have cat nicknacks carefully arranged on our bookcase shelves. We might wear cat pajamas as we sleep. We might keep a framed picture of our cat on our office desk. We might turn our child's room into the cat's room the instant they leave for college. We might even use cat checks to pay our bills.
|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.
When it comes to the latter, cat checks are a great way to keep your life organized both at home and in the office. But, cat checks are also ideal for reminding you of your furry friend.
Almost every adult around the US has to pay monthly bills – rent or mortgage, cable, water, electricity, health and car insurance, as well as things for fun like magazine subscriptions and gym memberships. Since you have to pay bills, you have to have checks, and you may as well have checks that make you smile. Cat checks are the perfect kind to own if you are a cat owner and lover, or the perfect gift to give if you know someone else who is.
|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.|
Writing checks is never fun – especially in an economy where we don't want to part with our much-needed money. But, writing checks may be just a little brighter when the checks showcase something you love.
Cat checks are easy to find. In fact, there are checks online that offer just about any theme you can imagine – religion, sports, beach, etc. A simple “checks online” google search will return several themed checkbook options, both those with feline themes and those without.
As the recession ebbs and flows, we all know that paying our bills on time is important. It helps us avoid the expensive and always annoying late fees collectors assess if you are even a minute behind. With check that make you smile, you might just look a little bit more forward to paying bills. This, ultimately, can help you pay them on time each month.
Cat checks allow you to carry the image of your furry friend wherever you go – to the office, to your home, to the supermarket. They help remind you that paying checks may be no fun, but there are several things that are.
|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).|