Friday, October 28, 2016

Caring For Your Feline on Cat Day

Here at the PetCot Company, we love all furry friends - from fun-loving pups to friendly felines and they ALL love PetCots. While we primarily spend our time talking about dogs, today we wanted to talk about your favorite feline, and ways to care for them. It is Cat Day after all, so there's no better way to celebrate than by learning the best ways to care for your cat whether they are a new addition, or you've had them for years.

Choose the Right Identification

When you bring your new feline home, there are a few things you'll want to do right away. The fist is to get them a breakaway collar with an easy to read ID that includes your names, address and telephone number. Should anything happen to your kitty, you'll want someone to easily be able to get in touch with you.

Find a Good Veterinarian

Your little feline will need plenty of regular check-ups and vaccinations so you'll want to find a good vet from the start. Medical care is as essential for your cat as it is for you. If you already have dogs or cats at home, you'll want to make sure they are up to date on all of their shots as well before bringing home a new cat.

Find the Right Bug Prevention

Fleas and ticks are quite common in all pets, big or small, especially if they spend any time outside. Once one gets them, the rest of your pets will as well, so you'll want to make sure that you have the appropriate medication for them.

Groom Your Cat

All cats will need a form of grooming, whether they have long or short hair. You can get special cat brushes to keep their hair in good condition. It's also good for their skin condition, to prevent matting, and reduce shedding and hairballs. You should also keep their claws trimmed to keep them from growing into their paws.

Playing & Purring

Your cat may entertain itself, but many felines still love to have occasional bonding through physical and mental stimulation. There are special toys you can get, as well as scratching posts to distract them from your household furniture.You don't even have to find special toys, sometimes even a ping pong ball and paper bags can provide hours of entertainment.

Provide Basic Training

Basic training will ensure that everyone gets along peacefully. While many cats do have their own opinion about the way things should be done, you do want to set a few boundaries. Use a positive approach to teach your cat not to scratch the couch - or people, eat plants, or jump up on the counter tops. You will also want to reinforce housetraining with their litter box if they didn't already know this when you got them.

Don't Forget a Luxury Cat Bed

Did you know that cats love our PetCot beds just as much as pups? The vinyl design makes it more challenging to scratch and tear than other cat beds, and even if they do manage to scratch it to pieces, there are easy replacement parts for your PetCot! Visit our website to learn more about our premium pet beds, and don't forget to give your cute kitty a big hug for Cat Day!

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