How To Raise The Perfect Cat?

 


Each cat has its own unique character, and it is quite difficult to correct its behavior. Initially, it is a beast with its own instincts and habits. What is the right way to take care of a cat, so that she is comfortable in the house, and you enjoy it?


Perfect health

 It is best to wean a kitten from its mother at the age of 3-4 months. Keep in mind that long-haired cats develop more slowly and may need to be weaned from their mother at a later date. Non-pedigree kittens can be taken very small, as soon as they learn to eat solid food. Kittens require careful care and an annual veterinarian consultation. It is very important that kittens are fully vaccinated against infectious diseases. Vaccinations are usually given at 12 weeks of age. If your kitten is walking down the street, he needs to get additional vaccinations and take preventive measures against fleas.

What's experts recommended

Most cats do not need constant attention to their health, other than regularly rubbing their ears and eyes. Some experts recommend that long-haired cats be washed at least once a month, and short-haired cats - once every 3-4 months, but usually a healthy cat "washes" itself (and you cannot bathe a sick one!), And if you do not prepare a cat for an exhibition, you can do without washing. Special hair care is required only for long-haired cats, they need to be brushed regularly.

Perfect food

 The health and longevity of your cat depends on nutrition. It is not worth feeding cats with human food, if the diet is incorrectly selected, the cat's health may deteriorate. Feed is divided into two types: dry and canned, it is better to combine feed from the same manufacturer in the ratio of 80% dry and 20% canned. A separate conversation is the selection of food, each cat has its own taste. Premium feeds are matched by age, activity and breed. Now on the Russian market there are many Western food additives that cleanse the stomach and teeth. You should not change the brand of food if the animal is doing well. The cat also does not need additional vitamins if it is receiving a balanced diet of high quality, and sometimes it can even be harmful.

Ideal behavior at home

At five months, kittens usually change their baby teeth. This can be accompanied by painful sensations - usually they say "teeth itch". Buy the kitten more "biting" toys and then he will not have to bite you.

When raising a kitten, you must immediately accustom him to the forbidding word - for example, "no". The kitten associates your reaction with his actions and tries more to prevent your displeasure.

As a last resort, you can use "water treatments". Everything is very simple: at the moment of the "crime" a strong stream of water is directed at the cat - from a water pistol, syringe or spray bottle. This will overwhelm the cat and get rid of the habit. Plus "water procedures" - they do not injure the cat at all, moreover, the owner is clearly not involved in the punishment.

Difficulties

It is quite difficult to train a small kitten to the toilet, especially if there is no mother-cat who can set an example. If your toddler has made a puddle on the floor, dip a small piece of paper into it and place it in the tray. Leave the kitten in the "toilet" every time you think he needs it. If he has chosen a certain place for his business, put the tray next to it, and when the cat learns its purpose, gradually (so that he does not lose the tray) move it to a place convenient for you. There are also special sprays "Antigadin" (they are sprayed where the kitten should not go to the toilet) and "My place" (they are treated with a tray).

The reason for the refusal of the kitten from the toilet can be a change of litter, the maintenance of the toilet in insufficient cleanliness or an abrupt rearrangement of the tray from one place to another. Any filler repels the smell and is much more convenient to use than sand and paper. Clumping filler forms glued lumps, it is easy to remove them from the tray without changing the entire contents.

Sharpening and scratching is a natural behavior for a cat, it is only bad if it does it on your furniture. The easiest way to avoid this is to buy a post scratching post. It is better if it is high (about 1 m). And every time your cat puts its paws on a new sofa, rearrange them on a scratching post and within a few days he will understand what they want from him. There are cats that sharpen their claws on the wallpaper - in this case, buy your pet a wall scratching post. The cat will not give up on a personal sports complex, it is good if it consists of several tiers and is high enough. Take care of the cat's sleeping place - it should be in a secluded warm place. Better to buy a ready-made house.

 Many indoor plants are poisonous, and cats usually taste small amounts of them, so poisoning is rare. To prevent this, place lemon or orange zest in each pot. Many cats don't like the smell of citrus and garlic - this can be your secret weapon. It would be nice to buy special grass for cats (sold at pet stores).

And remember - it is better not to take an adult cat - she has already formed habits and it will not be easy for you to teach her to live your way.

Dissatisfaction with the new environment, unusual noise, forced loneliness, inattention to it, or vice versa, increased love of children, and many others, the cat usually shows, "forgetting" where her toilet is. In this case, it is useless to scold her, and beating cats is generally unacceptable. To remove an animal from stress, it is necessary, first of all, to establish a trusting relationship with it and to exclude, if possible, the reasons that led to the violation of the correct behavior.


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