It is a pleasure to bring a treasure of happiness into your home. However it is very important to ensure that you are equipped with the knowledge and understanding to provide the best care to your new companion.
In this blog, we’ll explore six common mistakes new cat owners make and provide helpful tips to avoid them. So let’s dive in and make sure you have an absolutely amazing trip with your furry friend!
1. Neglecting proper introduction
Introduce your new cat to its new environment and family members gradually over time. They should be allowed to explore one room at a time to avoid putting pressure on them. Also use positive reinforcement, treats, and toys to create positive associations with new experiences.
2. Not providing enough scratching options
Cats have a natural instinct to scratch, which helps them a lot in maintaining healthy claws. Invest in a sturdy scratching post or pad that matches your cat’s preferences. Place scratching posts near their favorite resting spots to encourage regular use.
3. Ignoring trash can requirements
Cats are clean creatures and they like a clean litter box. Empty the litter box daily and change the litter regularly every day. Provide one litter box and one extra box per cat and they should be kept in quiet, accessible areas.
4. Ignoring dental care
Brush your cat’s teeth regularly using a soft-bristle toothbrush and cat-friendly toothpaste. Take them for a professional dental cleaning at least once a year. Offers dental treats and toys designed to promote healthy gums and teeth
5. Improper feeding
Cats require a very balanced diet with the right amounts of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. They are obligate carnivores and cannot survive on vegetarian or vegan diets. Don’t feed your cat table food, as this can lead to weight gain and unhealthy habits. Do not give milk to kittens and cats at any cost.