The Best Ways to Care for Cats

By Brown Articles Published 09/23/2008 | Pets and Animals

            The best way to care for your cats is to remember that they are independent animals yet love to be cuddled by their owners! Allow your pet cat to take possession of his home environment without forgetting to set down the house rules. Domestic cats take time and patience to train but are also good at taking care of themselves. They will clean themselves with their tongues regularly, so normally they do not need baths unless they are really dirty or have caught fleas.

            The best way to keep your pet cat out of trouble is to keep it indoors, for cats are prone to accidents, can get into fights or can easily catch diseases. So take care of your cat by giving it the freedom to roam about in your home, where it will get all the exercise and play it needs.  

            However if you have a garden you can fit a cat door through which your pet cat can pass. The best way to train it to go outside to the toilet is by tempting it through with some delicious tip bit, your pet will then realize that it can push the door open even if it appears to be closed and that the toilet is actually outside and not on the lounge couch!

            Take care of your fluffy pet by setting up a cosy bed to sleep in, for cats can sleep up to 18 hours a day! Place a water dish by your petís bed and remember that the best way to keep it happy is by providing toys to play with and a scratching post, where it can keep its nails sharp and your furniture intact!

            Do not forget to take care of your catís fur by regular grooming, using both combs and brushes, this will keep your pet clean while it blissfully enjoys your full attention. Make sure you provide your cat with a litter box, if it cannot have access to the garden, your pet cat will be using this as a toilet. It is important to train your pet cat to do so, as unlike dogs who regularly are taken outdoors, cats are best taken care of in doors. Change the sand in the litter box regularly, for cats are very clean animals, an asset their owners surely appreciate.

            The best way to feed your pet cat is by making sure its diet is well balanced and complete. Cats eat meat, grains, fruit and vegetables, take care you provide all these essential elements, which may be found in most prepared cat food found in the stores.            

           Overfeeding your pet cat will result in health problems and overweight. It is also true that cats usually eat only what they need, so if you see that your cat does not finish what you have placed in its food dish, this means that it was definitely too much!

            Your pet cat will need to be taken care of, will need attention, and dedication throughout its life. This will not only include feeding, grooming and loving. Veterinary treatment is also essential for annual vaccinations, worming every 6 months and in cases of illness.

            The best way to take care of your cat is to realize that it needs love and dedication.