Are you thinking about buying a cat but don’t know what your new friend is going to need to feel comfortable in your home? Do you want the new member of your family to feel at home and love its new house and new owners?
Take it easy, because we are going to show you all the objects and all the care that your cat will need to grow healthy, strong and happy.
What Objects Does Your Cat Need to Be Happy?
A Cat Litter Box: Give it a large litter box so that it has enough space and fill it halfway with cat litter. You should keep the tray and the litter clean. You will do this by taking out the feces as soon as you can, changing the litter once a week, and washing the tray carefully. The frequency with which you remove the litter will determine the absence of undesirable odors.
Because you should know that if the tray is full and smells bad, the animal will refuse to use it and, in male cats, this urine retention can lead to the formation of stones, sand or semisolid substances in the bladder and urethra, which can cause the appearance of a well known illness called feline urologic syndrome. Therefore, look for a box that is comfortable for the cat and easy to clean. You should also buy a shovel to remove the feces from the tray.
Cat Food Bowls or Feeders: The recommended feeders are doubles, for food and water. That way you will save buying two, with the financial savings and the space this allows. Plastic or stainless steel ones are easy to clean.
A Scratching Post or Table: Your kitten needs something to sharpen its claws. It is important that it gets used to using this place to sharpen its claws as a kitten, if not it will use your chairs to do this and your pet will go from a happy part of the family to the category of undesirable pest.
Toys: A very important thing for the well being of your cat. They don’t need to be expensive. A ball made of paper or aluminum, a cord with something interesting attached to it or a mouse that releases smells are very popular toys.
Bed: The truth is that the cat will sleep wherever it wants to. You don’t need to buy it an expensive basket. It is recommended to have a bed for when the cat needs to hide itself far from traffic where it can snuggle and feel secure.
Hairbrush and Special Comb to Remove Tangles in Long Hair and Toothbrush and Special Toothpaste.
Food: Cats need varied food. To grow big and healthy, they need healthy food with added vitamins. To be sure, you can ask the breeder or the veterinarian to give you a list of the types of food the kitten is accustomed to eating. Give it 3-4 small servings a day until the cat is 5 months old, after, 2-3 servings.
Drink: The cat should always have access to clean, drinkable water. Don’t give them milk.
Vitamins: You can find various additives for cats. You can give them pills that you can buy in an animal store. It is not absolutely necessary, but is will help them to maintain shiny hair.