Must-have Items When You Have Cats

Sharing your home with a furry, 4-legged animal can be challenging, but rewarding at the same time. Cats have a 6th sense, and will know when you feel down, but are also territorial. They will assume that they are entitled to the most comfortable spot on the sofa, or can eat anything you can. And yes, they will treat you for some bird for dinner, if you are not careful. Below is a list of items you absolutely must invest into before you get a cat.
Must-have Items When You Have Cats
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Cat Carrier

Before you would pick up your new companion from the shelter or the seller, you must invest into a cat carrier. This will allow you to safely transport the cat in your car, without risking being scratched. There are soft cat carriers that are comfortable for cats, but most people will use the plastic ones with the secure lock, just in case the cat tries to escape. You will find this accessory useful when you have to take your pet to the vet for vaccinations or check-ups, too.

ID Tag and Collar

Cats love exploring and hiding. Make sure that you get them microchipped, and they have a clear identification tag with your name and address on. Having a self-release safety collar with a bell is a favorite option among pet owners, as it opens when the cat gets stuck in a tight place, something they are extremely good at.

Scratching Tree

Cats need to scratch to maintain their sharp nails. Owners, on the other hand, prefer them doing it on a cat tree, instead of the furniture. When the cat moves in, you need to start training it how to use the scratching pole, and discourage scratching on any other item.

Must-have Items When You Have Cats
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Brush

If you are not keen on finding loose cat hair everywhere, from your dinner plates to the back of the TV, you need to brush your cat regularly. While there are brushing stations with a tunnel that help your cat groom, they might still need help. You can also use brushing as a way of bonding with your cat.

Cat Litter Box

There are many types of cat litter boxes you can get, but your cat will need to like it. Place it in a low-traffic area of your home, so your cat can have privacy and hide.

Must Have for Outdoor Cats

If you decide to allow your cat to go outside, you will need to have a cat flap, to give them the freedom they need. Don’t forget that your predator might come across other cats and animals outdoors, therefore, you will need to take precautions. Prevent fleas and ticks, and get your cat vaccinated, taking into consideration the lbs ii side effects.

It is all exciting when you first introduce your cat to your home. Make sure that you prepare to accommodate your pet’s needs and get all the items for her comfort. Remember that while cats are small in size, they are big in personality.

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