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How to Care For Your Cat

By Edited Feb 18, 2014 0 1

Caring for any animal is a lot of fun but also requires some work. There are some things that you will need in order to take care of your new pet. A kitty litter box, food, kitty litter, toys and a litter scooper are a few things that you will need.  Having extra cleaning supplies around the house just in case is also a good idea.

Things You Will Need

kitty litter, scooper, brush, food, toys, money

Where is the Litter Box?

Show the cat where the kitty litter box is right when you bring her home. This will help your cat get acquainted with where he is supposed to do his duty.

Where is the Food and Water?

Next, show your cat where the food and water is. By doing this he will know where to go if he gets hungry or thirsty.

Pet me, Feed me, Socialize With me!

Give your cat affection often. You can do this by petting your cat, or playing with their toys. Many cats love to chase laser lights around the room.
KONG Cat Cozie Kickeroo Catnip Toy (Assorted)
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Your kitty will love the catnip found in this toy. Between batting it back and forth and smelling the treat found in here, they will love it!

Brush Their Fur to Reduce Shedding

Brush your cat often. Most cats shed a lot. By brushing your cat you will eliminate a lot of the loose fur. Cats tend to lick themselves and may swallow some of the loose hair that causes hairballs.

Clean Out the Kitty Litter Often

Scoop out the waste in the kitty litter box everyday. By doing this it will keep the litter box clean and smelling fresh which will prevent your cat from messing somewhere else in the house. It is also helpful to completely empty out the kitty litter weekly and fill it with clean kitty litter so your house smells clean.

Take Them to the Vet

Take your cat to the vet regularly for check ups and shots. You never know when your cat may be getting some kind of illness. It is best to take him in for a check up often to make sure he is healthy.

Caring for any pet is a lot of fun, but in the long run it is very rewarding.  You will be happy you made the decision to take in a family pet or a pet just for yourself.

FroliCat BOLT Interactive Laser Pet Toy
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This laser is a great toy that your pet will appreciate.

Tips & Warnings

Cats can get expensive, even though they mostly take care of themselves.  Be sure you know what you are getting into because you bring the animal into your home.  Litter, food and other vet care for your pet can get costly if you are not financially ready to introduce a pet into your family.  Toys can also get expensive.  While you don't need a huge selection of toys, you should make sure you enough of them to keep your pet busy if you are not around for the weekend.

Of course, if you ever notice anything wrong with your furry pet, it is advised to take them in to see a vet as soon as possible to get the problem cleared up and to get things taken care of.  Vets can determine what is wrong with your pet and get medication administered or to get the proper doctor care.

Bergan Turbo Scratcher Cat Toy, Colors May Vary
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(price as of Feb 18, 2014)
Make sure you have a scratcher for your furry friend to use so your couch and other furniture doesn't get ripped up from them sharpening their claws.


May 15, 2014 7:40am
all great information on this great topic. I have 2 cats
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