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Cats are unpredictable and there are very few cat repellents that work and help you keep cats away from your yards. However, there are some tips and steps that can help you keep cats clear of your patio. You can apply them or buy cat repellents that can be found on any hardware store in your locale. Sometimes people feel that homemade cat repellents do not work and if you want sure shot and desired results, you need to look for the commercial ones.

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.

Look for recommendations by reading the reviews and feedbacks of previous users. Remember, personal experiences are of actual help. So, find out the genuine reviews because many websites put paid reviews too. Many people hesitate to use repellents for their cats because they do not want to redirect violence among their own cats. Fortunately there are heavy duty cat repellents that just help keep cats away from where you do not want them to enter and these do not harm them. So, before buying any of the cat repellent it is important you find everything about it.

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.

Choosing cat deterrent becomes a difficult task especially when you are trying to keep your pets away from furniture, patio and other places where they can create mess. You also want your pets to keep away from eatables and from urinating in the wrong locations. There are some cat deterrent that creates a scream when cat crosses that device and the cat gets frightened. You can make use of some other harmful repellents to keep your pets away from the area you do not want them to visit.
If you are a Gardner looking for cat deterrent, you can find many in the market. In fact, some of the pesticides also work for animals and stop them from entering your garden and harming it in any way. If you believe in organic way of gardening, you can plant repellent plants round and in between your plants. These work well and do not even harm your farming and above all there is not much work involved too.

There are people who work hard yet spray poisons around their yards. However, if you pay attention to the nature of the animals you can find better ways of keeping animals and bugs away from your plants. You can protect your harvest with the help of chemical free products and also keep animals away without harmful cat deterrent.

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).
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