Cat Care Tips

Choosing a feline includes a lot of important steps. There are so many cats to choose from, it can be hard to know where you should begin. In this article you will find some questions you need to answer while choosing your new friend and also some cat care tips.

You need to address a few questions before choosing a cat:

Kitten/cat

Decide whether you want a kitten or a full grown cat? Kitten is always adorable, playful and is huge packet of energy, though it can get a little annoying at times as it requires constant checking otherwise it gets into trouble. Adult feline are usually calmer and are less energetic than the kittens.

Short fur/ long

This fact is wholly up to you and the free time you have on your hands to be able to groom your pet regularly. Long haired cats require frequent grooming sessions. Though short haired cats also require grooming, it is only done for removing the loose fur, stimulating the skin and distributing the oils throughout their coat.

Purebred/mixed breed

As compared to dogs, cats have fewer breeds. The breeds are developed mostly for companionship basis.

Special need cats

Cats with special needs tend to be friendlier and prove to be wonderful companions. Their disability would require you to treat them with regular medication.

Another pet

An important thing that you have to keep in mind is getting a cat when you already have another pet at home. Cats do get along with other cats. Some dogs also don’t mind them. The first step of getting them familiarized to each other is the hardest.

No matter which breed of pet you get, you should try to become the ideal parent for them by giving them all the love and care they require. Here are some cat care tips that can help you accomplish this:

  • Discipline: The foremost important step you should remember is that you should discipline your pet like your children. Never hit them in this process. All that is required is a firm voice to show that what it is doing is not right. If it still doesn’t listen, keep a squirt bottle of water handy as cats hate water.
  • Commands: Cats are not like dogs, they will come immediately when called. It is more likely to wander around you when it is needs a warm pat, treat or a nap on your lap.
  • Plants: Many cats tend to dig in the dirt around your garden. You could prevent this by cutting few pieces of plastic and fit it to the pots with a slip for the plants grow out. You could also dampen a cotton ball and bury it just below the dirt.