: Cat and Kitten Care
Cat and Kitten Care
The Basics of Cat and Kitty Care
and kitten care begins way before you make a decision on your new
feline joint venture. Some cat-human mergers begin in the most unexpected
places -- like at the grocery store. For others this is a well planned event,
complete with shopping lists, multiple visitations and in some cases,
trial periods. Whatever the case, there are several steps to a
successful cat or kitten merger.
One or more cats?
Some people think that cats want to be left alone. This is
Domesticated cats are very social animals. They seek out
companionship. When cats spend a lot of time alone, they can
become bored which leads to unwanted behavior. They can also
become depressed. You
probably see cats throughout your day. You may even want a certain type or color of cat. Perhaps you had visions
of chasing butterflies and snakes together. I thought
More often than not, you didn’t dwell on the fact that this
union requires a decade or more of cat and kitten care. Even if you
adopt an adult cat, you get each other for better and worse, including
the dazzling eyes, the adorable sleep positions, the unexpected claw
slashes and perplexing moaning or yowling. Don’t forget the other
feline extras, like spraying, drizzling, and outright puddling.
down with yourself and your family and talk through aspects of cat and
kitten care. Start with the feline traits. These include their
physical attributes, how they look. Dig into some of the details by checking out some books at the library
or create your own collection. Talk to other humans about cat and
Purebred vs. Domestic
that one of the benefits of a purebred over a domestic cat is that
there is a greater chance of getting a cat with breed specific traits.
Conversely, realize that domestic cats often drop less desirable traits
or frailties that some purebreds inherit simply because they have a
parent outside of the purebred lineage.
Long or shorthair - or fuzzy hair?
If you think you want a curious breed,
it shouldn't be a surprise that to find that this breed is also
extremely active, therefore requiring extra attention in their cat and
kitten care program. This breed spends a lot of time playing and needs
a lot of toys. If you don't provide playthings, your cat will use your
belongings to create his own toys.
you really are attracted to the shiny spotted coat of a cat that looks
like a mini-leopard then that’s the place to
start your research.
Do you want the cat to be gentle with kids or other pets? A boy
or girl cat?
A lap kitty or an active run-about? You may find out that the cat your really want has no spots and sports a long fur coat.
you have a very strong opinion about whether your cat is a boy or a
girl? Doesn't really matter. That said, unaltered female
and male cats have more bad habits than do their neutered/spayed counterparts.
Boy or girl, flip the coin, but always bet on getting your cat fixed. Tails up!