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When planning to adopt a cat, there are important things you need to take into consideration including presence of other pets, kids, whether to get an average cat or special breed, cat or kitten, and also considering your ability to provide and take good care for your cat. Remember that the needs and wants of cats are entirely different from humans, so you have to equip yourself with the right knowledge and skills to care for your new cat better. The important things you need to prepare when you adopt a new cat include a litter box or tray, kitten pen, carrying basket, toys, identification collar, cat flap, and a scratch post.

Your cat would need high places within your house to be able to retreat or retire for a safer, quieter nap, or for getting out of the way of a visitor or household activity. It is best to adopt two cats instead of one for company and playmate because cats love to play with boxes, packaging, and toys inside with their pet owners or other cats. Simple toys such as empty cotton reels, rolled up balls of paper, cardboard boxes, ping-pong balls, and tents made of newspaper can provide hours of entertainment. Fishing rod toys or small object on the end of a string are good choices of toys for your cat to prevent scratching, grabbing, and biting hands, thus encouraging gentle playing. Prevent damage to your furniture, carpet and wallpaper by providing an acceptable area to scratch, and scratch posts come in different sizes and shapes which are great addition to your home.

Cats are natural hunters and can eat up to ten mice a day just to meet their daily nutrient and energy requirements, so it is important for your cat to consume frequent small meals throughout the day to meet their nutrient and energy requirements. Remember that overeating may cause obesity, and don’t allow your cat to eat in a bowl in the same location every day. Use shallow ceramic or glass bowls rather than plastic bowls to avoid unpleasant odors, to prevent their whiskers from brushing against the sides of the deep bowl, and for them to see what’s going on around them. Feed your cats with a variety of dry and wet food so they can enjoy the benefits of both types of food, and feed them with a mixed diet to prevent obesity.

It is essential to know how your cat communicates by checking on visual signals and tactile stimulation. The defensive mode of a cat is characterized by an arched back or a cat crouching down with its tail thumping on the ground. Find out more about cats and cat care by visiting our homepage or website now!

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