The adoption of the first cat is a big step, which should not be underestimated. Although cats are famous for taking care of themselves, the fact is not “no need for care.”. Before rushing into the window of a pet store (which is a mistake in itself), take the time, dear kitten, to do your homework so that the new owner of the cat can avoid making these common mistakes in the first place.
In advance, experienced cat owners can avoid mistakes. The result is a happy and healthy cat that accompanies another creature for a long time without even dreaming about it.
1. Hasty adoption
If you buy a new wallet or a new T-shirt on impulse, you can return it if you find it’s the wrong color or doesn’t fit. No harm, no fouls, of course, the purse can not be rejected. But adopting a living object, an intelligent creature, such as a cat, and becoming a member of the family, is totally different. The adoption of a cat should be carefully considered before making a decision.
2. Be responsible for the expenses of cat and pet shop
Adopting a cat is almost as good as adopting a child. No responsible adoption agency will give up a precious child to a person who is not financially prepared for his or her best care. Some shelters and cat adoption groups have not done such surveys, and you should meet the basic needs of cats and prepare for emergencies.
3. Failed sterilization
Every day I read about people who plead for help because their cats have not been sterilized: the male’s Musk splashes all over the house or runs outside to fight with other male cats; the female cats howl with their voices during estrus; or worse, “surprised” to give birth to unwanted kittens. The problem facing the society is that the number of cats is overwhelming, only sterilization. By avoiding increased medical problems, there is no reason not to do so.
4. Neglect necessary veterinary treatment
Although cats can recover quickly from a minor illness, they can also die quickly if the emergency is not recognized in time. Cats need to be vaccinated and checked every year. If they are sick or injured, they absolutely need and should be cared for by a veterinarian. Don’t hesitate to choose (and hire) a good veterinarian.
5. False economy of grain selection
The money saved by buying cheap cat food can be spent hundreds of times on veterinary treatment. Cats are natural predators and need a good source of meat protein. They don’t need a lot of food stuffing, especially corn, which is a cheap source of protein used by many cat food manufacturers. Learn how to choose cat food and choose the best cat food you can afford. You’ll find that your cats eat less high-quality food because they don’t need to overeat to get the nutrients they need.
6. Claw removal is not true
Many new owners of ignorant cats have gone to claw surgery. When veterinarians ask, “do you want to claw your kitten when we sterilize it?” some veterinarians think that clawing is a “routine” surgery, while cat advocates think it’s cruel, inhumane and rarely necessary. So that you can make a wise decision.
7. Allow the cat to walk freely outside
Some people believe that cats should live outdoors in freedom, fresh air and plenty of sunshine, but others can also provide evidence that cats can be happy and healthy when they live completely indoors. Outdoor danger, indoor simple, these two views can not be debated. Fortunately, there are many compromises that give you and your cat the best of both worlds while keeping him safe and happy.
8. Ignore the cat litter tray maintenance
A cat always uses a sand pan. If it can keep it very clean, the sandpan has no fragrance or unpleasant to be destroyed by cat’s paws. Maintain the cat’s tray to ensure that you do not face any performance problems. Warning: if your cat suddenly begins to urinate outside the sand pan despite your careful maintenance, you should immediately suspect urinary tract problems, which is an urgent problem for veterinarians.
9. Consider the attributes of a cat
When you join the ranks of cat lovers, you will soon find that we usually treat our cats as family members rather than “pets.”. Although cats may be legally considered “property” at the end of a term in some jurisdictions. You no longer have more cats than you have one person. If you haven’t figured out the difference, your new cat will let you know how to order quickly. In fact, many cat lovers describe themselves as owned by their cats.
10. It is not allowed to think that a cat is just a cat
A cat is not a child and a cat is not a dog. The cat’s unique way makes them attractive animals. On the other hand, some of their characteristics may show frustration because we don’t understand their needs. Cats instinctively seek high places and sharpen their claws because they are cats, not because they are stubborn and rebellious. Our job is to adapt to these needs in an acceptable way.