Cats are said to have nine lives. With the right care, you can make sure yours sees as many as possible and have long, healthy lives. Cats make great pets because they are smart, can take care of themselves, and are friendly. There are health benefits for you when your cat sits in your lap and purrs. Most people love and care for their cats as if they were family members. This is true for both of you, because cats like to be petted and spoiled. When considering Savana Cat for sale or Egyptian Cat for Sale both are said to be dog-like but are much quieter than dogs, they don’t smell, they are polite to your guests, and they require much less care.
To take care of a cat, you need to know a few basic things. For to live a long and happy life, it needs to be fed, housed, groomed, handled, played with, and exercised properly. Also, take your cat to the vet at least once a year for a checkup. Here are some cat care tips for optimal cat care:
Feed your cat the best food for cats. High-quality cat foods that meet AAFCO cat food standards will make sure that your cat gets a balanced diet with all the right nutrients. We recommend Purina or Hills (Science Diet) products as those companies also do a good job of quality control. Cats can get sick and even go blind if they don’t get enough of certain nutrients like taurine in their food.
Give your cat fresh water as often as it needs it throughout the day. Changing your cat’s diet should be done as slowly as possible.
If you wish to consider a raw diet please let us know so we can help you develop a diet with appropriate vitamin and mineral supplementation. Please don’t feed a raw diet from an unknown source on the internet.
Nothing good ever happens to a cat that is allowed to range free outside. Your cat should be exclusively an indoor pet or provided an outdoor secure fenced area (catio) with a covered top to avoid escape. These are smart cats and can be trained to walk on leash for outdoor experience.
The litter box is one of the most important parts of taking care of a cat. Adult cats most often end up in shelters because they develop poor litter box habits. Use a good litter to keep smells down and make cleaning up easier. Plan on scooping your litter box daily and changing it entirely at least once a week. Put the litter box in a quiet place where your cat likes to hang out, and make sure there are more than one way out. Most cat prefer an open (no cover) box. You should have at least 1 more litter box than you have cats in your home.
Groom your cat once a week, or more often if you can, to stop hairballs, improve the look of its coat, and check on its health. You can also use this time to look for common health problems in your cat. Trim your cats claws and look for problems in your cat’s gums, teeth, eyes, ears, skin, and legs. Also look for pain, swelling, or signs of an injury. Most cats learn to enjoy being brushed, and it can also be a fun way for you and your pet to spend time together.