We know that cats are very independent animals. However, they will need their human (s) to have veterinary care, water, food, a home and above all, love. Always consider these aspects and you will achieve an excellent relationship with your new kitten. In addition, we share some points to make you almost an expert on the subject of your care.
- Veterinary care
If it is your first pet and you still do not have a trusted veterinarian, we recommend asking a local animal shelter, friends or rescuers for suggestions. His medical care is as essential to him as it is to you. If you already have pets at home, they should be up-to-date on vaccinations and in excellent health before receiving a new member.
Also ask for guidance on food; which and how many times a day should you eat according to your weight, age, nutritional values, etc.
Sterilization (although many may not believe it) It will keep you healthier and help reduce the number of cats euthanized each year for overcrowding. If it is complicated for you by the cost, you can support sterilization campaigns organized by aid and rescue groups in your city, check their social networks to be aware.
- NECKLACE AND IDENTIFICATION
As a first gift, NECKLACE AND IDENTIFICATION! No matter how careful you are, no one is exempt from the possibility of a cat running when they see an open door. The plate must include name, telephone and address, this and the necklace will help people to know that it is from home and will increase the chances of being protected.
* Remember how difficult your life can be after having a home, sterilization, a necklace and a badge can make a difference.
It is in their nature to be clean, by instinct and with your help they will also use their litter box, you just have to show them where it will be (your cat will enjoy a little privacy, put his box somewhere quiet and quiet). Get a special shovel to remove the stool from one to three times a day, if it is within your means, you can change the litter once a week and wash the container perfectly well.
Brushing is important to avoid knots, hairballs, excessive hair loss and likewise, to ensure healthy skin. This daily activity will also help you find wounds and insects as well as spending a few quality minutes with him. Do not forget to be aware of their garritas as well.
- Quality time
Yes, they are very independent animals and can “have fun” on their own, but a sudden session with him can provide needed mental and physical stimulation. In addition to strengthen the bond between you, he will love to play and will appreciate every toy you offer him.
- Basic feline training
As with dogs, cats will learn to relate your tone of voice and certain “words” to what they should and should not do. The constancy in his training as well as your kindness will make him learn the house rules how could they be; do not scratch furniture, do not eat plants, do not jump to certain places, etc. It is not necessary to yell or hit them, with time you will see that they are extremely intelligent beings and with time they will understand.
In addition to these aspects, never forget their safety. Allow it to live inside the house, if they go out use a box to transport it, check that the cabinets, washers, dryers, etc. are closed and on the contrary, before closing a closet, drawer, pantry, washing machine or dryer, check that your cat is not inside.