Routine Care for Cats

Learn the fundamentals of caring for your cat. Read below for helpful information & articles.

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Caring for Your Cat

Owning a cat can sometimes be overwhelming – there are precautions to take, time to prioritize and tons of questions to answer. But one thing to note is that no cat parent is perfect! Most cat parents learn as we go, but for now, you can find several answers to your pressing questions right here.

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Proper Homecare

Your home might be the most comfortable place she’s ever been, but it could be the most dangerous if you don’t take proper precautions. Cat-proof your home by taking a look at every nook and cranny from a cat’s perspective. You may notice open cabinets –lock them to keep poisonous chemicals, like anti-freeze, away from her. Dangling strings or cords of any kind may be one tug away from a big mess or injury. Also place houseplants out of reach as they are poisonous to cats. These are just a few hazards to note. Search the articles in this section for more.

Traveling with Cats

Most cats aren’t big on traveling. In fact, they prefer to stick to their own territory and feel very uncomfortable away from home. But if you decide to take a trip or are moving with cats to a new home, you’ll need to get an appropriate carrier and keep it confined until she is bonded with her new territory. Flying with cats will require a little more planning as some airlines require cats to travel in a separate part of the plane that is heated and pressurized.

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Grooming Your Cat

As you’re probably already aware, most cats spend a large part of their day grooming themselves – but sometimes they need a little extra help (like when her hair becomes tangled). Every time you groom her, make sure she is tired and relaxed. If you need to comb her, start by brushing her favorite spots and then progress to other areas. And if she needs a bath, use pet shampoo and close all doors and windows. But remember, don’t bathe your cat regularly. This may dry out the naturals balance of oils in her skin and fur.