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Making Your House Cat-Friendly

As a responsible pet owner, it is very important to make your house cat-friendly before bring home a pet cat. House cats, especially young kittens, are curious by nature and love to explore their new surrounding. They may get into some serious trouble if your home is not cat-friendly and safe. For example, you should make sure that your house plants are not poisonous as cats would tend to chew on the leaves. Or you should simply keep your house plants well out of reach of your house cat.

Making Your House Cat-Friendly

To make your house cat-friendly and safe, make sure that there are no easily toppled heavy objects and trailing electrical cables. Disinfectant, cleaning agents and other chemicals should be kept in cupboard with doors. Never, never, store chemicals together with your cat food. Cover up all holes and gaps to prevent your house cat from falling or crawling into them. For small kittens, you should be wary of small gaps in the floorboard and behind furniture. Even if the gaps are not big enough for your house cats to crawl through, they may get struck trying to do so. If you have a garden, mend any holes in the fence so that you house cat cannot slip through and run onto the street. Make sure that the gates are secure and can shut firmly.

Safe Living Areas for House Cat

You should decide on the areas where your house cat will sleep, eat and litter. Locate the sleeping area in some place private, cosy and warm. Prepare a proper cat bed or use a shallow box lined with a soft blanket or cushion. This should be the first place to introduce your house cat to its new home. Your house cat will probably find its preferred spot for its nap as well. Keep the eating bowl and water some quiet as well. Cats like to eat in peace, so the eating area should be where they will not be disturbed. To prevent a mess, put a plastic mat or newspaper under the food bowl as cats like to remove their food from the bowl before eating.

Preparing Litter Tray For House Cats

Ideally, the litter tray should in the same area as the sleeping and eating areas but not placed too close. Place some newspaper underneath just in case some of the cat litter gets kicked outside of the litter tray. Remember to clean out the litter tray daily or as soon as it is used

By following these simple tips for making your house cat-friendly, you can avoid some heartache when introducing your house cat to its new home.

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