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Do you have a need for furniture that discreetly conceals your sight of the cat's litter box? Some creative furniture makers have a brilliant solution for your litter box dilemma. Ever wish there was wonderfully crafted furniture that fits into most existing home décor? A furniture piece called The Hidy Tidy was created to closely resemble to the furniture style of a beautiful wooden cabinet. This sturdy wooden unit comes with an attached hinged door. Options include units with a single or double door. Choose the right option for you dependent on your cat's size and comfort.
|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.
|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.|
The company offers numerous cabinet styles and selections. You can choose the look of the cabinet doors to have mosaic tile or the beauty of stained glass. Complete units include a waterproof litter box. This litter box simply slides out of the cabinet doors for easy cleaning. Different companies, such as Catsplay, also offer similar cabinet units. They offer cat litter box furniture in a Shaker cabinet style to match fine furniture styles. Some cabinets are elaborate looking by having 2 tier cabinet elements. Some cabinets have upper shelving options. For smaller spaced homes, there is a corner cabinet unit to best suit your particular needs.
The cat litter box furniture is utilized by the cat entering and exiting through the cabinet's side opening. By utilizing the side opening, the unit appears to be a stylish piece of cabinetry. Eluding the fact that this attractive furniture piece is truly the discreet location for the cat's litter box is a wonderful solution for loving cat owners. Another unit type is modeled like a bench style. It has space for seating and the appearance of false drawer fronts.
Custom designed cabinets can be constructed to exact specifications to blend with established décor. Cat litter box furniture cabinet unit pricing depends on the desired size and style.
|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).|