Being a new cat owner requires a lot of knowledge. You want the best for your cat. You may be wondering a lot of things... one of those being how to keep your cat happy and entertained. To put it in simply, every cat needs these four basic things: playtime, food, litter box, and a cat scratcher. Here are 5 tips that every cat owner needs to know.
1. Create a safe place
Every cat needs a place to go when they feel threatened. Providing a safe space for your cat is very important. You can create a safe space by using something as simple as a cardboard box. You can place a blanket in the box to make it cozier for your cat and make a cat-sized hole in the side. This will make your cat feel safe and protected.
2. Play with you cat
All cats crave attention. Playing with your cat at least 20 minutes a day relieves them from boredom and helps them exercise (this prevents weight gain and future health problems).
Whether it’s the KBSPETS cat scratcher, ball toys, or cardboard boxes, your cat will definitely enjoy the play date.
3. Get a collar with an ID tag
Having a way to identify your cat is essential. Just like dogs, cats needs their own collar with ID and contact info — yes, even indoor cats. One day, your cat may be curious to take a quick peek outside. Don’t wait until it’s too late to get your cat a collar with an ID tag. You never know when you’re going to have an emergency.
Just like any other pet, cats need water. Drinking water will benefit your cat by cooling down their bodies to maintain normal body temperature, helping remove waste from their bodies through urination, and lubricating joints to help with movement. While being a new cat owner, you may notice that cats are very particular about things and water is no exception. Location is important. Make sure to put a few water bowls around your house.
5. Always clean the litter box
Cats are known for their personal hygiene and general cleanliness. Regular and frequent litter changes are necessary. Cleaning your cats litter box will help with health issues such as Feline Urethral Obstruction and Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease.