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Beginner's guide to owning a kitten

 

Maybe you've never had a kitten, maybe you already have, or maybe you've always had a dog.

In the event that you have already had it, this dossier will serve as a reminder and you will surely learn many more things as we have all learned over the years.

If you have never had a kitten, as if you come from the world of dogs, we welcome you to a world with thousands of legends that we have all heard and that, as you can see, are not true.

A new world awaits you in your own home, full of joy, pampering, caresses the sea of ​​softness, games, and subtlety as you have never thought you understand. You will see and understand, and you will tear down all the walls that have been built with falsehoods about cats

BASIC RULES WHEN A KITTY JUST ARRIVED HOME

1.- Food is very important. Do not change the diet of your kitten who has just arrived home.

2.- The kittens are dewormed, therefore allow a minimum of 15 days for the kitten to adjust to the new situation since due to the stress it is subjected to due to the change of home, its defenses lower.

3.- Vaccines: We recommend that only the home cat be vaccinated with trivalent, a vaccine that prevents the cat from various types of diseases. On the other hand, the leukemia vaccine, as well as the pentavalent one, is used for when our cat interacts with cats of dubious origin, if it goes outside, etc. In addition, this vaccine greatly lowers the defenses.

4.- Love and patience are the fundamental keys, whether it is a puppy cat or an adult cat, a shy cat with fear, a bearcat, everyone has the right to life and, everyone, with love and patience, they open their hearts to us. Some when they come to our house and run to hide under the bed takes an hour to get out, others take three hours and other days, what difference is there between these cats? Only you have to give more affection to the latter and have more patience with him, so he will relax and give himself to us. That is the secret.

WHAT DOES A CAT NEED WHEN IT COMES HOME?

 

Your bed or place to shelter can be a blanket, it is important that it be soft since that is one of the things that differentiates them from dogs, while they would lie down in any place scratchy or not, they feel the touch with the lips (whiskers) Over time you will realize it and you will stop wondering why they prefer your favorite soft wool sweater and freshly washed with extra fabric softener over their furry blanket, I would also choose the freshly washed sweater, don't you think?

Over time you will also discover where he likes to sleep, if next to a window where he has perspectives or next to a radiator, well, if it can be next to both at the same time wonderful.

The litter box, the place where your friend will do his little things. A PVC box big enough for the cat to fit and move well. If the box is small "he may have miscalculations and do his things outside the litter box." As for the sand, there are all the qualities on the market, what you have to do is keep it healthy clean. We do not recommend silica sand, since it does not have a smell sometimes cats reject them because they do not recognize them as " dirt ”and they do their things in other places, sand that has a cumulative pee is not as hygienic as we want it to be, although it does not smell of anything.

Toys, uff !!! What “canas” love with a little ball that sounds or with a little mouse that hangs, sold in pet stores or veterinarians; dusters for cats, they go crazy; toy mice, which they carry in their mouths all over the house as if they were their treasure; soft cat balls, they love them because they can be carried in their mouths.

And thousands of your things, scrunchies, hair clips, a plastic bottle cap …….

HOW TO PLAY WITH OUR CAT

A carrier: Cats are very nervous animals, they get stressed very easily and they get scared to even more easily. A loud and strident noise or something that they do not know can cause that when transporting our cat from the portal to the car, sometimes less than 3 meters, it runs out of an uncontrollable jump and possibly we will never hear from it again.

For the safety of our cat and for our peace of mind, it is best to use a carrier (it is bought once and is used for life) that we will put up with a blanket so that it is comfortable. if they urinate or vomit on the way by car etc.)

The scratching post, necessary for the cat when it wakes up and wants to stretch and thus stretch all the muscles of its back, it can be done quietly. We will always be the ones who teach him to use it, we are now his mothers, now he will learn by imitation what we teach him.

 

HOW TO RECEIVE AND ATTEND THE FIRST DAYS TO THE CAT WHICH WE JUST Owned:

When we have just owned the cat or kitten and we have it in our house, it is nervous, stressed, and fearful, it is normal for it to crouch under a piece of furniture, not want to go out, and be so elusive for days and sometimes weeks ( depending on the character of the animal).

The fact of having it isolated also helps us to know if he eats, drinks, and relieves himself normally. You can also put a scraper so that he learns where to sharpen his nails and stretch his back.

As the days go by and we see that when we enter the room he comes out to greet us, he wants to be with you, he rubs against you, the cat will be ready to see “new horizons”.

 

We must give our cat wet food daily and quality dry food.

The low-end feeds that are marketed in supermarkets or those of white brands of large surfaces, do not have the quality that ensures good health for our cat, they are cheap meals, full of colorants, flavorings and a marketing plan devised to that we believe is the best food for our feline. Remember that it is as if you eat pizzas and buns every hour of the day, they taste good but they do not feed, and over time they harm you.

A good feed, and a container with water, at the cat's disposal, along with one or two daily intakes of wet food (Gourmet Gold type), is the perfect diet that every adult cat should have to avoid a FUS.In addition, we can always continue giving them the tasty things that they like so much or intersperse them with the tin: For example, natural yogurt, fresh cheese, natural tuna, ham or turkey, chicken or turkey cooked only with water, they love to suck the broth! We add rice or noodles that are in little quantity because they digest it worse.

The importance of water

Cats are animals that usually drink little water, their organism is adapted to obtain it from their hunted prey.

It is very important to have fresh, clean water available to our cat, in short, water that “invites” it to be drunk. For this reason, our cat's drinking bowl must be made of porcelain, glass, or stainless steel. Plastic drinking bowls make the retained water have flavors (in addition to creating bacteria) and therefore they tend to drink less.

THE HOUSE: ITS TERRITORY OUR CAT AND OUR FURNITURE

 

What happens when they are inside a flat, without access to any tree or the like? They effectively scratch the sofa, the rugs, or whatever object seems appropriate. This is easy to avoid.

As we cannot convince the cat not to mark the furniture in this way, since this behavior is innate in them and is another form of marking that they have, we simply must provide it with a scratching post.

The scratching post should be strong and large enough to allow the cat to stretch well when scratched and also not tip over easily. The material should be rough so that it can hook well, such as sisal ropes.

The place where we place the scraper is also very important. And not just one, if not several in several rooms, living room, kitchen, bedroom, so that the cat does not get lazy to go scratching in it.

We must also bear in mind that cats love to investigate heights and that they will love to access any place by jumping from one piece of furniture to another without having to step on the ground.

We better accept this, because if we want our cat not to climb on any furniture in the house and only walk on the floor, we have unquestionably the wrong pet.