About Caring For Cats
Caring for Cats is a big job! While caring for cats, you will have more responsibilities, check out what you will need to take care of your new best friend.
• Balanced, brand name food. Not generic! Make sure it’s for the right age. Dry food is better for your pet’s teeth.
• Food and water bowls. Ceramic and metal are best. Some pets are sensitive to plastic.
• Cat toys – make sure there aren’t any small parts or string that can fall off and be swallowed
• A cat brush
• Cat toothpaste and toothbrush
• “Breakaway” collar and ID tag
• Microchip both indoor and outdoor cats
• Scratching post or scratching pad
• Litter box – one per cat, plus one extra
• Litter – scoopable litter is best. Don’t use dusty or perfumed litter.
• Cat carrier
• Cat nail clippers
• Over 6 months : Feed twice a day (amount depends on food type and how active your cat is)
• Training your cat to eat twice a day: When your kitten turns 6 months old, offer food to him/her twice a day only. Leave the food out for ½ hour only. Your cat will quickly learn to eat all of his/her food during the half hour.
• Avoid giving your pet too many treats since cats can become overweight as they age Dangers!
Never Feed Your Cat/Kitten:
• Alcoholic drinks
• Grapes and raisins
• Moldy or spoiled food
• Onions, garlic and chives
• Tomato plants
• Unripe fruit
• Yeast dough
• Any houseplants – some are poisonous
• Clean litter box, feed (see above)
• Clean water/food bowls
• Change water
• Play with your cat
• Walk (optional)
• Thoroughly clean the litter box using a mild soap and replace litter
• Brush teeth once Two Times a Week
• Brush hair (gently)
• Check to see if nails need to be trimmed
• Have your parent or guardian take your cat to veterinarian for a check-up
You can train your cat to walk on leash by using a leash or harness made for cats, by starting in a fenced-in yard and rewarding them for good behavior with treats. You can also train your cat to use a scratching post by placing catnip around the base of the post and rewarding your pet when
he/she uses the scratching post. Cats love to scratch!
Brushing Your Cat’s Teeth
It is not easy, but cats are healthier if your brush their teeth. Use cat toothpaste and brush. Start when they are kittens, so they get used to it.
Cats are strict carnivores and require a carefully balanced diet. Feed twice a day (more often if it is a kitten). Keep your cat's bowl and feeding area clean and always ensure fresh drinking water is available at all times. Avoid over-feeding your cat as obesity can lead to health problems.
This app includes :
♦ Taking Care Of Cats
♦ Grooming Your Cat
♦ Helping Your Cat Stay Healthy
♦ Cats And Ring Worm
♦ Common Health Problems Of Cats
♦ Common Meanings Of Cat Behavior
♦ Curing Bad Cat Breath
♦ Dealing With Cat Allergies
♦ Great Gifts For Cat Lovers
♦ Litter Cleaning For Cats
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