A Guide for Cat Owners
Have you always wished you had a cat?
If you are here, chances are your wish got granted and you got yourself a new furry friend. Cats make great companions and are relatively low maintenance compared to dogs who have to go through a lot of training. Hence, you made a good decision about getting yourself a cat.
However, as a new cat owner, you probably have no idea what to do with them or how to take care of them.
A Guide for Cat Owners
In this article, we are giving a guide for cat owners to follow on taking care of their cats either they are a new cat owner or an existing cat owner. Let’s dive into the details:
1. Feed Your Cat a Healthy Meal
Just as a healthy meal is essential for humans, the same goes for our pets. They need to be fed well to grow healthy. If you are unsure about what to get your new cat, you can browse through the store or ask your vet for recommendations.
Cat treats vary due to sizes, breeds, etc. So ensure you are getting the right treat for your cat. You can also get varieties during your first pet food shopping to figure out your cat’s preference.
2. Get a Food and Water Dish
While on a shopping for your new pet. Get your cat a comfortable food and water dish. You can also get a fountain instead of a water dish for a constant supply of fresh water to keep your cat hydrated and besides, cats love to drink running water.
3. Get a Litter Box
If you do not want your cat burying their urine and excretion all over your home then the best thing to do is to get a litter box which saves you the stress of always cleaning up after them. You can even get an automated litter box that cleans up your cat’s waste after use.
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4. Brush and Bathe Your Cat Regularly
Cats are referred to as the neater pet compared to dogs because they love self-grooming and hence you do not need to bathe them every week.
However, your cat should be brushed at a minimum of twice a week to remove dead hair, flakes, and extra dirt from his/her coat. You should also ensure that your cat gets a bath every 4 to 6 weeks.
5. Trim Your Cat’s Claw Regularly
It is very essential to trim your cat’s claws to prevent him/her from hurting both you and itself. So, make sure you trim your cat claws at a maximum of every two weeks. If you can’t get it done yourself, you can ask your vet for help.
6. Get Your Cat Some Toys
While shopping, get your cat as many toys as possible. You can get him/her some intelligence developer and interactive cat toys to keep him/her busy while you are unavailable. It is also a healthy way to further enhance their hunting skills.
7. Spend Time with Your Cat
It’s playtime! Cat’s love affection and the best way to show them affection is to spend some quality time and play with them. In the process of doing this, you are also exercising them which is important for their overall movement. How do you take care of your cat? Share your ideas with us.