More Cat Care Information:
If you have a cat then you probably know already how expensive it is to have one. You need to groom it, take it to the vet, buy cat litter and of course feed it. If you love your cat, then you only want the best for it. You will not dare feed it with table scraps or buy cheap cat food. But let's face it, times are hard. And there are other things that need attention from your budget. What you need to know is that you can actually save on cat food by using food coupons. Many cat owners are benefiting from coupons already so it is high time that you join the coupon bandwagon. Now the big question is where to get food coupons, you can try the sources mentioned below.
|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.
Cat lovers' clubs
If you are not yet a part of a cat lovers' club then you maybe it is time that you join one, there are plenty of benefits to joining a cat club. First of all, you will be able to mingle with other people who love cats. You will also be able to gain knowledge on how to properly take care of your feline companion. But do you know that cat lovers' clubs can also help you save money. Many of these clubs know a thing or two when it comes to sources of pet food coupons. In fact, some clubs even distribute coupons to their members.
Join online contests
|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.|
There are many contests on the Internet. For sure you will be able to find one that is giving away pet food or at least pet food coupons. A great source when it comes to contests is Facebook. These contests are usually run by cat food manufacturers, pet shops and grocery stores. The best thing about joining contests in Facebook is that they are free. Some would just require you to “like” or to “share” information or photos. To be updated with these contests what you can do is to add pet food brands on Facebook. You can also try searching in Google and in other search engines. Speaking of the Internet there are also sites that list down different sources of pet food coupons.
Many people have stopped reading actual newspapers and favor online versions instead. What you need to now is that newspapers are good sources of many different kinds of coupons including pet food coupons. All you need is the patience and the diligence to scan through pages after pages of newspaper to look for precious coupons. Apart from newspapers, you can also try magazines especially those that are devoted to cat care.
Your cat's veterinarian
Veterinarians are good sources of pet food coupons. This is because cat food manufacturers often provide vets with samples and product coupons. So the next time you visit your cat's vet, ask him if he or has any unused coupons lying around. For sure he will be more than happy to share some with a loyal customer.
|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).|