Meow Tee: Learn How to Best Take Care of Your Cat

When planning to adopt a cat, there are important things you need to take into consideration including presence of other pets, kids, whether to get an average cat or special breed, cat or kitten, and also considering your ability to provide and take good care for your cat. If you finally decided to adopt a cat, the best method to attend to your new cat is understanding its needs which is totally different from a person’s needs and wants. It is essential to be prepared with all the things your new cat would need once you bring it home such as cat toys, a litter box/pan/tray, cat flap, collar identification, a cosy bed, safe place, kitten pen, scratch post, and cat carrier or carrying basket.

Cats need high places, most especially for nervous cats, where they can relax and retire to have a quiet nap, a safe place to sleep, and for getting out of the way of a visitor or household activity. You don’t have to spend too much time entertaining your cat because cats can amuse themselves with the use of toys like boxes and package with toys inside. Simple toys which are cheap and ideal for cats include cardboard boxes, ping-pong balls, empty cotton reels, rolled up balls of paper, and tents made of newspaper. Fishing rod toys or small object on the end of a string are good choices of toys for your cat to prevent scratching, grabbing, and biting hands, thus encouraging gentle playing. Scratch post is a great addition to your home if you have cats to prevent damage to your carpets, wallpaper, and furniture, and they usually include upright wooden posts which are covered with thick sisal twine or carpet with hiding boxes, platforms, beds, and dangling toys.

Cats are natural hunters like their wild ancestors, and they can hunt and eat up to ten mice a day, so you need to make sure that your cat consumes frequent small meals throughout the day to meet its energy and nutrient requirements. Remember that overeating may cause obesity, and don’t allow your cat to eat in a bowl in the same location every day. Cats prefer to eat from shallow bowls to prevent their whiskers from brushing against the sides of the bowl, and for them to see what’s going on around them. You can prevent obesity by feeding your cat with mixed dry and wet food.

Cats communication in various ways, and it is important to understand how your cats communicate. A cat with a stretched body indicates confidence or aggression with readiness to attach, and an arched back or a cat crouching down with its tail thumping on the ground features a defensive mode. Come and visit our website or homepage and learn more about cats and cat care.

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