More Cat Care Information:
If you are thinking of adding a new pet cat to your family, make sure to consider what types of pet supplies you required. Cats are unlike any other animal- independent, affectionate and in their own way, loyal to their own owner. They are very hygienic in respect of cleanliness. They always prefer clean place to stay and live.
|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 you buy a new cat litter tray for your cat animal, you have to make sure that your pet uses them effectively. Of course, there is no point of investing the products, cat supplies or cat litter that the cat will not use them spontaneously. In this case, you need to keep in mind its preferences, liking and disliking. There are some needful tips that will make sure that the cat uses the tray.
Choosing the right design:
The first step in ensuring that your cat uses the litter box is by buying the right type or design. There are many options in the market and you should think about the right size, materials, style and features. Cat litter trays are important items that will keep your home clean, nice smelling, while also ensuring that your pet is happy and hygienic.
Choosing an exact location to place litter tray:
You need to choose an exact location to place the litter tray. If the cat is not comfortable in the location, you select, he will simply ignore the box. In this case, you need to choose an exact location to place the litter box. Continued use of the tray will depend on your selection of a quiet and appealing location. If you want your cat to use or continue the litter box, you have to train it properly.
|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.|
Basically, a noisy, dark or damp location is not an ideal place and this is very important to ensure that people or other pets do not distract the cat when he is going about his business. You need to keep the tray away from furnaces, air ducts or loud equipment or appliances. Place the litter tray in a lonely area where the traffic is low. So at the time of doing its business, nobody can disturb.
Easy to clean the litter tray:
While choosing the litter tray and location, you should find out a way of easy process of cleaning. By ensuring that you can perform this task on a regular basis, you can make sure that your cat does not develop an aversion for the cat litter box. There are a maximum number of cats will not use a dirty tray with an unhygienic place. Keeping the box clean and scooping daily will ensure that you do not have to deal with a foul smell in the house. You can avoid using harsh detergents or ammonia products to clean the box as they can put off the cat. In that case, regular soap and water works effectively to clean the tray.
Moreover, if you have more than one cat in your house, you should buy a litter box for each of them. Usually, cats do not want to share their litter box with others. However, if you invest in plastic trays, you need to know that at some point, you will not be able to get rid of the odor no matter how hard you try. It would be better to replace the old box with a similar one to minimize the problems that come with change.
|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).|