Cats are surely nice pets to have around the house. If you have one in the house, indeed you can develop a rewarding relationship with your pet cat if you also take time and find great ways in caring for your cat.
Indeed having cats and pets give happiness to the family but as pet owners, you should also be responsible enough tot take care of them, give them their needs and pamper them once in a while to at least show them you care. As soon as you bring your cat or kitten at home, you should also be thinking of ways in caring for your cat. Here are some ideas that might help you where to start.
Introducing her to her new home.
When you are bringing a new cat or kitten at home, make sure she has her own space. Before deciding to bring her home or even before deciding to have a cat at home, try to think if the environment at home is good for her. If you have been taking care of dogs at home, you might find it difficult to bring her there, or it may require a great deal of time to make both pets get along well with one another.
Choose the right food to give to your cat and make a schedule on her feeding time. It can also be convenient to feed your cat at the same time as your eating time so she will not feast on leftovers. Do not also feed your cat with leftovers as some food may cause her allergies. It is also very important not to overfeed your cat.
Vaccination is essential in caring for your cat. This will protect her from serious diseases. You can visit your veterinarian for the necessary vaccination that she should receive and the frequency of the vaccination. Most often, cats should have received their vaccination around nine weeks old.
Bathing your cat
Cats do clean themselves but it is also a good thing to bathe them. Although cats do not really love water, they may be trained to love it while they are still young. When bathing, do not spray water on your cat. Let them gradually adjust by slowly pouring. You can apply shampoo but don’t use it too frequently as it can also cause damage to their furs. Comb their furs regularly to help it free from fleas as well.
Trimming your cat’s claws
Another thing you can do in caring for your cat is to trim their claws. It is important to note that the cat’s claws have pink tissues called ‘the quick’ that may lead to bleeding when trimmed so be careful with trimming. Find the best time to trim your cat’s claws. The most desirable is when she is sleepy or relaxed.
Spaying or neutering your cat
Spaying or neutering your cat will give benefits to her as well as to you. It will avoid the hassles of mating as well as help your cat live longer and healthier. It can also help in controlling cat population.
Making your cat happy
Find ways to make your cat happy too. Find her some toys to play with, give her little exercises and play with her. She will surely appreciate the time you will spend with her.
Truly, caring for your cat is one way to show your love for them, and if you have a well-cared cat, you will surely have a great companion too.
Carolyn Anderson is a freelance author and a pet lover. To learn about changing the behavior of your cat and training her around the house, check out Cat Secrets Revealed. Also check out Complete Cat Training, a guide on how to do obedience training for your cat.