Saturday, February 5, 2011

Know your responsiblities as a Cat owner

Now that you have a cat or several cats in the house, you should think about how a responsible cat owner and the needs of your cat. It means you have to think of cats living conditions, nutrition, care and cleaning.
As for living your cat, this will be greatly influenced by your lifestyle. If you live in an apartment in a city, then your cat will live indoors only. If you live on a farm, so your cat can live alone or live both indoors and outdoors. If your cat lives outdoors only to be equipped with some form of shelter as a barn. What not to do is keep a cat in a cage. This will drive your cat crazy. Cats treasure the freedom to move about freely.
When it comes to feeding your cat, you can free choice feeds or scheduled feedings. If the cat is given free choice, it would be to feed every few hours. This is mostly for cats with an active life. But if the cat is facing an obesity problem, scheduled feedings best. You should also remember that cats are true carnivores. They are natural hunters. They will not survive on a diet of grains and vegetables. They do not really need this kind of food. They just have meat. Their bodies require a large amount of protein than any other mammal. You can choose to have your cat canned cat food or dry food. The canned food tastes much better, but dry food is recommended to the teeth of the cat. You can switch between using both types. What you should avoid giving your cat milk. Cow's milk proteins that are too large for cats to digest. This milk, your cat suffer from diarrhea, vomiting and intestinal region. At all times there is water available for your cat.
Cats usually provide their own service, so owners need not worry about this aspect. Cats that clean themselves with their rough tongue. However, the owner can help comb his cat when the breed has long hair. When the cat stop yourself, then that's when the owner's responsibility. The cat is not so good.
Cats like to eliminate relatively clean places. Actually you will find outdoor cats dig the ground before releasing their waste. Then cover their waste. For indoor cats, the owner must provide a litter box. This box must be changed and cleaned every week, because if the cat believes that the box is not clean enough, it will find other places to take care of its waste. This is definitely a bad news and smelly for the owner.

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