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Sep 23

Incredible Lessons I’ve Learned About Animals

Best Ways to Care For Your Feline

Although you feline friend may seem independent, it’s very important to provide her with food, water, veterinary care, shelter, a safe environment, and a clean litter. If you are planning to welcome a new feline in your family, you need to prepare your children and instill in them the love, excitement, and care. It will help to research for different feline breeds, and identify what kind of furry friend that will best fit into the dynamic of your family. Let’s learn several things on how you can best take care of your cat once she is home.

It is best to keep your cat indoors confined to your property which is safer for you, your furry friend, and your neighborhood. It is important to use a carrier whenever you transport your cat. In order to prevent your feline from wandering, make sure that all your windows at home are securely screened. Always make sure that your washer and dryer are always closed because some cats love to climb in these appliances, and also check inside before using them. Your kitty may love to hide in closets, drawers, and cupboards, so it is best to ensure your kitty is not lurking inside before closing them. Keep your cat safe by outfitting her with a breakaway collar and ID that is visible including your name, address and contact number. There is always a likelihood that you’re at may slip out the door no matter how careful you are, and your cat will get home safely because of the collar and ID, also as a way for you to at least comply with most local licensing laws. As a pet owner, you are responsible for making sure your cat is properly vaccinated and treated for whatever condition your cat is experiencing. Meat is always the foundation of a healthy cat’s diet and it should always be present every day. Kibbles are not good for your cat because they are highly processed food with low nutritional value, and they are often contaminated with bacteria, fungus, feces, and storage mites.

Cats as you probably know are naturally clean, and most of the time just instinctively use a litter box, you just need to show where it is. Never place your cat in the box and making scratch motions using her front paws because this will really upset her instead. You need to scoop the box at least once a day, and wash it with dish liquid or soap and hot water. Whether your cat is short-haired or long-haired, it is essential to regularly brush your cat’s hair for preventing matting, reducing hairballs and shedding and for healthier skin and coat. Grooming them yourself is a display of your love and affection.Fleas can infect your feline with Lyme disease, tapeworms, and Cat Scratch Fever or Bartonella, so it is important to get flea collars for cats.

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