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So You're Getting a New Pet Cat? Some Tips to Help

Bringing home a new cat or kitten can be so much fun; they are a lovely addition to any family. It can be a little on the stressful side too. So plan in advance and do a little research. Then you will find that the transition goes smoothly. You want it to go well for you and the new cat! So here are a few things that you need to plan and think about, before bringing your new pet home.

Food and Water Bowls

This is obviously an essential. You can use bowls or saucers that you already have at home. Chances are they will be ceramic, though, and they won’t last long with a busy, hungry and scratching kitten. Stainless steel or ceramic bowls are recommended as they will last a long time. Cats have been known to have reactions to plastic bowls, so they are best to be avoided.

Identification

You may only be planning to keep your new pet indoors. They might not agree with the plan though and could get distracted by an open window and noise outside. You don’t want to run the risk of losing your cat so take precautions. An ID collar is great to use for your cat, or you could consider microchipping.

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Furniture

You will probably want somewhere comfy for your new family member to sleep and rest. Having something that is specific for them means they will be less likely to climb all over your furniture or in your bedrooms. Think about cat cubbys or even a special cushion or basket, to create an area for your pet.

Another piece of furniture to consider is a scratching post. Cats love to scratch; it is one of their instincts. So that your furniture is saved from scratches and marks, it is worth investing in a scratching post. There is a huge variety available, all different shapes and sizes. So think about what would work well in your home. To save your couch, chairs, and new curtains from being shredded, invest in a scratching post or two.

Litter Accessories

If you have a new cat, you will need to get a new litter box. This is a no-brainer! You will want it to be a good size so that it is as comfortable as possible. It is a good idea to put it in a quieter area in the house so they use it undisturbed or distracted. You should keep it as clean as possible by scooping and changing it regularly. As for the litter, it may just be a little trying and testing to find out what works best for you and the cat. Some will clump; some might be uncomfortable. Just try a few varieties and see how you get on.

Transportation

You will need a carrier or cage to transport your cat around. Like a car seat for a baby, you will need it to even bring them home. It will also work for taking your cat to the vet or on trips with you.

If you do bring a new cat or kitten home, enjoy!

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