More Cat Care Information:
Having pets in home is always a fun for the family member's. Specially for the toddlers and the teenagers because when their parents are not at home or at work their pets acts as their friends and guardians to them. Not only they provide fully security to their children from the outsiders but also help in spending their free time at home. But taking care of a pet is really a big responsibility for its owner. Because certain pets needs some special type of care like their cages/ homes, grooming or special type of diet for their physical and emotional health . This special caring factor also applies for the domestic animals like Cats and dogs.
|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 are a cats lover and you have a cat in your home then you should take extra care of your kitty. Because some times cats becomes aggressive to the outsiders and even to their owners. This is due to the poor training, fear or other factors. But if you provide them proper care like proper home, proper playing space and time then this problem can be cured easily. Because playing is one of the favourite activities of cats other than sleeping. They can play and enjoy with almost any moving object they come across. So to fulfill the needs of you cats like its natural instincts to climb and scratch, you can provide them a good cat furniture, condos or trees.
Cat trees are the best way to satisfy your cats needs. It is something by which they can play with. As we all know that the cats are the natural climbers, therefore cat trees are specially made to provide them the artificial tree to climb on. These trees provides a safer way of exercise and scratching surfaces which finally avoid the health and behaviour problems in them. It also provides a way of adventure to explore and conquer things inside the house.
|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.|
If you are going to buy furniture for you cat then firstly give importance to its safety. The cat house should be safer for cats as well as to those come close to it. Some of the things which should keep in mind while choosing a cat furniture are :
- Height: Cats love to climb on heights. So while choosing a cat house make sure that it is of multiple levels. You can choose up to 2-3 levels of house for them. There should be a proper entrance hole on every level of the condo, so that your cat can enjoy its playing and crawling inside the house.
- Safety: Make sure that the edges of the cat trees are made so clean that they will not hurt your pet.
- Well Balanced: Cat furniture should be well balanced, because cats like fun everytime. So make sure that when they are playing their home will not create any problem in their fun time. For that you can check its base. Buy a tree with a solid and large base with taller tree.
- Sufficient scratching area: Make sure that the cat tree has a sufficient scratching area because scratching is the another inborn instinct of cats. And this actions of cats keeps their claws clean, sharp and healthy. So consider this point also before buying a cat furniture for you kitty.
- Hiding spot: Cats love to play on hiding sports. So make sure that at least some of its area is enclosed so that your cat will hide in that area. Because cats belongs to a wild family who hide themselves on the tree or bushy area to save them from their predators.
So consider these few points in mind while buying a perfect house for you kitty.
|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).|