Living with a cat is an exciting adventure and continuous learning, but it has certain aspects that should be known for the long and healthy life of your kitten.
Someone once said that the cat was the wild animal that, thousands of years ago, approached man’s barns attracted by the rodents that lived there and, since then, has been living with him. Cats are territorial felines: “you don’t own a cat, you live with one.” That is why it is convenient to take into account some tips that will help us make our pet happy.
How should I feed my cat?
The diet must be appropriate to their age and their physiological state (pregnancy, lactation, neutered,). To ensure a nutritional balance, it will be advisable to leave feed-based food all day, combining dry and wet foods, and put fresh and clean water within reach in a separate container – we can use a fountain because they love drinking from streams of water – .
What should I teach my cat?
Our cats are very intelligent, but they require a good education to help us avoid unwanted behaviors and contribute to a good coexistence.
A main subject will be the sandbox. It is very important to choose a quiet place to place it so that our pet feels calm and quiet when he goes to relieve himself. The cat is a very clean animal and it will need us to remove the stained parts daily with a shovel, change the litter weekly and, if necessary, use special deodorants to avoid bad smells.
Not forgetting the scraper, which will serve to address your need to sharpen your nails and even mark territory, thus avoiding damage to furniture and doors.
Difficult, if not impossible, will be teaching him not to mark with urine. That strong smell that leaves on the fabrics and that is so difficult to clean can only be avoided with castration or sterilization.
How does my cat relate and socialize?
For our cat to be healthy and happy, it must perform physical and mental activities daily. It will be very important that we interact with him and that we provide him with specific toys for cats since he does not have the same fun if he plays alone. We should help you to interact with our guests and with the elements of the environment. If we use treats or specific food for cats, for our guests to offer them, we will achieve a very sociable attitude in our pet.
We have all enjoyed the purr of a cat at some time, but we do not know very well what the physical mechanism that causes it is. The purr is a form of communication that the cat uses to express desires, moods or simply to establish contact with its newborn pups. Purring ranges from states of complacency, appreciation, and trust, to tension, illness, discomfort, and a need for help. We must learn and take into account the tones and frequencies of our pet’s purr in order to better understand it and promote its socialization.
How should I take care of my cat’s health?
Vaccinate and deworm your cat will be essential for your pet to grow up healthy and happy. It is necessary that you go to your trusted veterinarian to prepare a vaccination schedule and recommend the deworming program, internal and external, best suited to the characteristics of your cat according to its age, lifestyle and epidemiological risks.
Of course, to achieve protection against the most frequent parasites of the cat, a monthly deworming adapted to the characteristics of your pet will be the most effective option.