In the post adoption phase, many issues arise between cats and families. It is a serious mistake to bring a pet home without first preparing yourself and your home. Of course, it’s impossible to avoid each and every little bump in the road during pet ownership. The best solution is to prepare yourself with tips like these and then expect the unexpected!
Groom your cat. You have to make sure your cat gets brushed or combed often. This will help them maintain a clean and healthy coat. It will also cut down on shedding and hairballs. Keeping a cat well groomed basically helps keep them looking their best, along with your home.
Cats enjoy getting into small spaces. If they have a collar, this can be a safety issue if they get stuck. A breakaway style collar will literally “break away” if pulled too tight. This will help you save your cat’s life.
Most cats tend towards nocturnal behavior. Because of this, night time is when they are most active. Close the door to prevent the noise from getting to you. This way, they can’t disturb you while you sleep.
You should think again before allowing your cat to go outside. This isn’t safe for your cat. It takes mere minutes for your cats to pick up fleas, be bitten by a tick or something far worse. There is the possibility they may get injured by another animal, even people and cars too. If you must let your cat outside, do so in a very small area of your backyard or lawn.
Be careful when leaving your cat with your children. Children under five years old should always be supervised when interacting with a pet. Their immaturity prevents them from understanding how easily they could hurt the kitten. As children grow, it will be easier to see if they’re mature enough to handle a cat.
Feed your cat several different kinds of food if you want to the lower the chances of them becoming finicky. Cats who eat the same food day after day either grow tired of it, or it becomes the only food that they will eat.
Is your cat peeing all the time, sometimes in places that it shouldn’t? If so, you should talk to your veterinarian. Cats sometimes behave like this if they have a urinary infection or other medical problem. Inexpensive antibiotics generally clear this right up.
These tips should be useful whether you have a Siamese kitten or an old Bengal. These are the fundamental concepts involved with raising a small feline, but the individual circumstances in which they apply will change from one person to the next. More important than anything else is to enjoy every precious moment with you new little kitten.