Your Cat Essentials
All cats have some basic needs; providing them will help ensure your cat's long-term health and welfare. If these needs are not met, your cat may feel stressed, which can affect both health and behavior. Listed here are essentials things for cats. Making your house cat friendly will ensure that you and your cat enjoy each other's company for years to come.
The safest way to transport a cat is in a crate or carrier. It may be tricky to get him into the carrier the first time. Always start off by selecting the right size and making it cozy. You can try to sprinkle some catnip inside to entice your cat. Towel wrapping your cat like a burrito is also an option for getting a cat into a carrier and, eventually, into his new home.
Food and Bowls
Choosing the right food is important, but you also want to make sure the feeding bowl is suitable. Some cats are more finicky when it comes to feeding bowls, and may require a bowl that's flatter and doesn't bump their whiskers as they chow down. And some cats can be sensitive to plastic bowls and can develop feline acne if fed from one.
Cats eliminate to fulfill a fundamental need. They also use eliminations as a way to mark their territory. When looking for a litterbox, remember size matters. Al there’s a wide variety of litter types out there — not every cat likes every type of litter, so you might have to try a couple before your cat really feels at home.
The goal is to provide your cat with a positive experience when using the litter box. Always change out the litter once a week. Positive experiences encourage the cat to continue using the litter boxes we supply.
Scratching Post and Perch
Scratching is a natural behavior for cats. While you don't necessarily need to fill your house with scratching posts in order to be a good pet owner, give her at least something to scratch on without damaging your things. Praise her when you see her use it to let her know its’ her belonging. By providing them with a scratching/climbing system will allow them survey their territory, stretch and exercise.
Collar and ID
Put your cat in a comfortable cat collar with a ID tag and add a microchip for extra security. And if you're hoping to teach your cat how to walk a leash, you might also need a good halter and leash for that!
Grooming is a great opportunity to bond with your cat and is very good for their skin and fur health. You'll want a brush, especially if the kitty in question is long-haired. Also choose a shampoo that's appropriate for your cat's age and coat Start a toothbrushing habit by getting a cat toothbrush/finger brush and some cat-safe toothpaste!
First Aid Supplies
Antibacterial cleanser, gauze sponges, antibacterial gel or spray, Q-tips and cotton balls, styptic powder (or liquid), any medications your cat might be on, probiotics, artificial tears and a muzzle.
Cats bring so much into our lives: love, entertainment, lots of opportunities to learn something new ... and also plenty of messes. Be prepared with the right pet-safe cleaning products.
The first toy you might try is a furry mouse that makes noise and moves. Some even have catnip in them! You can just roll it past him on the floor to catch his attention; Your cat will let you know if it looks like lunch. Some cats like some toys better than others, just offer him a few and he will show you what he likes.