in Your Home
know that cats are loving and truly wonderful
creatures. These days, it isn’t out of the
ordinary to see a cat in virtually every other home, sleeping
in the window or cuddling up on the laps of their owners.
Although cats have been popular pets for as long as most can
remember, they weren’t domesticated less than 5,000 years or so
ago. Domestication took place in the valley of the Nile, which
is what research tells us today.
beginning, people were very grateful to cats and encouraged
them to stay with them by feeding them various scraps of
food. Once they were fed and perceived humans to be no
threat, the cats would move in permanently with their human
owners. As time went by, even the wildest of cat would
allows humans to approach him, often times even hold and touch
days, cats were very loyal and endearing pets. They
proved to be great hunters, as they done their sleeping in
short periods and were much easier to wake up than dogs.
Cats also have better night vision than dogs, and much better
hearing as well. If someone moved through the house or if
they heard suspicious noises, they would wake while dogs would
sleep right through it. Humans loved having cats around,
and they seemed to get along good with dogs as well.
days, cats are used for both companionship and show. They
aren’t used much at all for hunting mice and rodent anymore at
all. There are a lot of breeds available, from the
traditional alley cat to the well known Siamese. All
breeds are unique in their own way, and will provide you with
years of companionship if you take care of them.
Cats are playful animals. If you are planning to get one, you
should know the basics about house cat care.
cat can be a pet an also a friend. If you want the feline
to be with you for the long term, it pays to know proper
getting one from the pet store or animal shelter, be sure
to have a bed, dish bowl and litter box ready. By giving
them their own space, they will be able to adapt to the
new environment that you have made for them.
moment the cat is brought into the house, you should give to
it, its own room for the time being with food, water and a
bed. If it has not yet been toilet trained, you should start
teaching it so there are no stains in the carpet.
the cat how to use the litter box can initially be done by
carrying it to the box when nature calls. When you see the cat
is able to do it, praise and reward your pet so they know that
this is the right to do.
dimension of the litter box depends on the size of the cat.
This must be cleaned naturally using soap and water not
they do something wrong like climb up on the table or scratch
the furniture, you must never scold them as they are very
sensitive animals. You can enforce discipline without causing
any harm by squirting water on their face. There must be food
and water at all times. The feeding dish and bowl should be
made either of plastic or aluminium and cleaned. Any unfinished
food must be disposed of properly.
Their diet must come from high quality cat food and although
this may be more expensive than the other brands, you know that
it has the right vitamins and minerals to keep them healthy.
Aside from food, you can also give them supplements. One
example is Omega 3 fatty acids that are good for their
nutrition. For those that have other pets in the house, you
should give some time for the two pets to be acquainted with
each other. If you have a dog, make sure it is kept on its
leash first. If you have another cat, be ready to break off a
fight since this normally happens.
rules must be set regarding what the cat can and cannot do in
the home. For instance, you can decide whether or not the cat
may be allowed out of the house even if the experts have said
that they must always be confined indoors. Since
the cat will explore around the house and might even go
out, it is advisable to put a collar around its neck
which has your name, contact number and address so in
case it wanders off, one of your neighbours will be able
to return it. Another
option is to insert a microchip under their skin. Putting
this device into the feline is very similar to giving it
a vaccination. Aside from using it merely to identify the
cat if it gets lost, it also has another purpose which is
a flea deterrent because it has a chemical that helps
keep these parasites away.
There are other issues which you have to discuss among
yourselves. You must also provide a scratching pad so it can
play around without causing any damage to your furniture. This
should be 3 feet in height and placed either near the furniture
or their bed. When their nails get too sharp, you better trim
it so they don’t hurt you or themselves.
One of the
most important things about cat care is proper grooming. You
can bathe the cat by wetting their head and tail with shampoo
and dry them using a clean towel. Never lather their ears or
eyes. Brush the hair lightly and apply combing powder so
it never gets tangled with each other. Lastly, bring your cat
to the vet regularly and when you see something new in their
behaviour as quick thinking could prevent a possible sickness
from getting worse. If you don’t know any, get a recommendation
from one of your neighbours. House cat care is challenging but
rewarding. You just have to put in the time and effort when you
decide to bring a pet into your home.