The decision to adopt your first cat is an important one. You’re cat will be an important family member, and you will have responsibility to take care of it. Before bringing home a new cat, Kila will give you number of things worth knowing about cat. The information found here can help you make that important decision.
Prepare a safe room for your cat. A safe room doesn’t need to be a separate room. A safe room need to be a low-traffic room your kids and other pets don’t frequent. This could be an empty closet or a corner of your bedroom where he can rest.
Prepare basic supplies. Raising a cat is just like raising a baby. You have to prepare basic supplies to support cat’s needs. These include high-quality food, food and water bowls (steel, glass or ceramic preferred) litter box and litter, toys, a scratching post and a carrier for trips to the vet.
Cats do not need to go outside. Outdoor cats have a higher risk of infection or being killed by cars or other animals. Indoor cats live much longer as long as you provide them what they need. However, make sure your cat has access to plenty of sunlight and windows.
Cats need attention. Cats, like all pets, need sufficient love and attention. He may voluntarily choose to socialize with you and other family members, but you have to take first step creating a human bond to developing a lasting relationship with your cat: pet your cat whenever you pass it; let you kids play with your cat and engaging it in physical and mental stimulation;
Cat-proof your home. When you cat are familiar and ready to explore the rest of your home, be sure to keep an eye of stray items that she might chew or swallow. These can include poisonous plants, shopping bags, plastic bags, chemical cleaners, toilet paper. Pen, pencils, knife, and scissor need to be kept in drawer. Make sure foods that aren’t healthy for cat’s tummy are placed securely out of reach.
Speaking with cats. Average cat has more than 16 different sounds, including purring, howling, hissing and meowing—with a wide-range of playful and serious body language. Understanding your cat’s behavior will help you take care of it better.
Cats give positive effects to kids. Cats can help kids cope with a variety of ailments – depression, emotional disorders, and even poor immune function. Cats are also good preventive medicine for healthy children to help them avoid developing allergies, increasing weight, or becoming social outcasts. Pets can also teach children empathy and compassion.