More Cat Care Information:
Owning a cat or kitten takes a little work but gives back a lot of happiness in return. Cats are very soft and sensitive animal in this world. They will give you unconditional love if you show proper care to them. However, you also need to take some responsibility to keep her safe and healthy all the time. If you have a small kitten, make sure to handle it a lot, very gently showing it that you are someone on whom they can trust.
|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.
Before bringing a new kitten into your home, there are some considerations that you need to maintain. Good food, proper care, regular medical check-up and most importantly choosing right Cat Litter are very important while taking care of your kitten. Often we notice that cats are not using the box as they might face different problems using cat litter. In this case, being a responsible pet owner, you need to take proper actions against the issues that your kittens face.
Top reasons cat urinates outside of the litter box:
Choosing Wrong Cat Litter:
Choosing the right cat litter is very important for your kitten as it relates to your cat's health. Often kittens do not use the box as because of wrong selection of cat litter. Cats are very sensitive animal and they have strong smelling power. If the materials are not made with good quality ingredients, it won't absorb cat's urine and waste. Of course, the result would be very pathetic. If your brand does not have the odor control power, it spreads the odor and make your box smelly, dirty.
|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.|
Litter box is untidy:
Most of the cats do not use the litter box due to untidiness of box. If your box is full of odor and untidiness, than normally your kittens do not want to use the box. Keeping a box clean and odor free, you need to keep it clean and fresh. It is advisable to dispose of all used materials and clean the box at least twice a week. Although, this is very important to wash the container thoroughly as much as possible so that your kitten does not become averse to using her box due to untidiness.
Apart from the above all reasons, sometimes medical issues can be great problem for your kitten not using the box. The major thing you need to do is to take an appointment with your veterinarian to examine for disorders known to cause the behavior. Nowadays, urinary tract infections of feline diseases are common reasons for not using the box.
How to Prevent This Problem – Organic or natural cat litter is best choice:
Organic or natural cat litter is the best option while choosing the right cat litter for your kitten. Usually, natural material is composing with natural ingredients that keep your kitten safe and healthy all the time. This is made with 100% organic ingredients that allow you to visually monitor your cat's health 24/7. At the same time, it destroys all the bacteria and keeps your box odorless and fresh all the time. Most importantly, organic cat litter is non-toxic and environmental friendly. This is recyclable also.
Furthermore, whether you choose clay cat litter, silica, crystal or organic materials, make sure it fulfills all the requirements of your kitten.
|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).|