The Daily Chores Of A Cat Person

I clean out all of my cat litter boxes to start with. I fill my cats water dish with fresh water. More cat food is put in their food dishes. I give my cats a pat on the head. I fluff up their bedding and clean up any mess that might have happened in the night.

I clean up any cat mess the moment I see it. I use carpet cleaner or wood floor cleaner. I also use Clorox depending on the surface that needs cleaning. The faster you clean up a mess the easier it is to clean up as it has not set in yet. I clean up their bedding in a washing machine that I have in my basement that is for cat use only. Beds that cannot be placed in the washing machine have to be spot cleaned. I try to avoid buying cat beds that cannot be placed in a washing machine.

I like to brush or comb out the hair on my cats so they do not get matted. A combed out cat is less likely to have hairballs that they scarf up. If your cat has claws keep them trimmed up as the claw could get stuck in something they could not get free of without damaging themselves.

I sweep up any spilled cat food and throw it outdoors as many wild animals and birds can enjoy eating it. I sweep around the litter boxes twice a day and clean them out twice a day. Dirty litter boxes or floors by the litter box is a perfect breeding ground for fleas.

Check your cats teeth often as bad teeth could kill your cat in the near future. If their is a sudden change in your cats behavior or pattern keep a very close eye on them as it could turn into a medical emergency quickly. I spray Lysol on the floor by the litter boxes to kill any germs that could harbor there.

I hope you and your cat have many happy and healthy years ahead. The time you spend on the chores for your cat will lengthen his life and give you joy as you are helping your feline family member.

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Springtime Chores With Having A Cat

Clean up your cats litter boxes with a mild dish soap, scrapers and brushes and have rubber gloves on while cleaning to protect yourself if you get cut accidentally. Clean food bowls, water bowls and your cats bedding. Wash the floor where the litter boxes are located to kill germs and any possible flea eggs. Shampoo your carpets and clean all of your bedding as this will get rid of pest and cat dander.

Bathing and Flea Treatments

Give your cat a bath if you wish to do so. I like to use a baby shampoo or a flea shampoo for cats. Trim your cats claws so he does not ruin your furniture or dig his claws into you by accident. Use a flea treatment on your cats especially if they are indoor and outdoor cats. The last thing you want is a flea infested house as it will cost you up to $300.00 just for the exterminator. You will need two treatments before the fleas are killed off completely.

New Cat Beds , Litter Boxes and More

The springtime is a good time to replace worn out cat beds with nice new ones. Replace old litter boxes that are gross and not worth cleaning. Replace those old worn out cat toys with nice new ones. Look over your cat food and if it is expired throw it away.

Grooming Your Cat and Needed Supplies

Groom your cat. I like a cat brush , a grooming comb and grooming gloves. My cats love to brushed and have their hair combed and any clumps of fur brushed out gently. Sometimes it is best just to cut out big clumps of hair that you cannot comb through easily. Trim your cat claws carefully and never cut into the quick of the claw as your cat could bleed profusely. If in doubt about the care of your cat consult your Veterinarian. Hope you and your cats have an awesome Spring.

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My House Cats In The Springtime

My house cats start to shed their winter coat. I brush and comb out their hair on a regular basis to eliminate hairballs and snarls in their hair. Some of my cats get a spring bath or a water less shampoo bath. Some long haired cats will have to have matted areas in their fur cut out. I like to take my cats to a vet if they have a matted fur problem since they are professionals at removing matted areas of fur on cats.

My house enjoy eating fresh catnip and watching the various varieties of birds through the picture window. My cats will chatter away at the birds they are watching as if to say you would make a delicious appetizer if I could only get out to catch you. My cats spend a big portion of their day watching and salivating over the birds they can see from the various windows in my house.

In the Spring my cats are more energetic and playful than they are in the winter months. They love to chase each other up and down the stairs. My cats play with their catnip stuffed toys more and their cat ball and mouse game. My cats now sleep on top of their Meowfia Cat Caves. My chairs are now occupied by my cats and their heated beds are abandoned for now until winter rolls around again.

Springtime is a good time to clean cat bedding and clean and sterilize water bowls and food dishes. I scrub up their litter boxes and the floor were the liter box sets. I use a floor cleaner that sanitizes and sterilizes as this will prevent fleas from the cat litter. Do not set your cat on the grass as they can get fleas this way. Put your cat in a cage on cement or in a cat tent on top of a deck. You do not want fleas in your house. You will be bitten by fleas and all of your pets will have fleas. To get rid of a flea infestation will cost a lot money and you and your pets will be very uncomfortable in between.

I hope you and your pets have a happy and healthy spring.

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My Favorite Pet Grooming Tools

I prefer to use a comb for a person on my cat Kohl. Kohl loves to be combed out with an ordinary comb. I like to to use a wire comb for cats that have long hair. My Maine Coon cat Snowflake would get mats in her fur. A wire comb is very effective in removing matted hair.

I use a nail clipper like I use for myself to trim my cats claws. I find it easier to use then the cat clippers. I never trim too much off of their claws at one time. I always try to avoid trimming too much off of their claws because I do not want to cut into the quick of their claw. Cutting into the quick of their claw can result in excessive bleeding or an infection.

I have an old rubber glove with little rubber prongs it. This glove works quite well on removing loose hair from your cats coat. I purchased the rubber glove from a pet store about ten years ago.

I have several brushes that I use for my cats. I have used baby brushes to brush out their fur. Baby brushes are good for kittens since they do not have aggressive bristles. I also have several cat brushes. One of my brushes is a rubber brush which seems to work well for all hair types of cats. I have several brushes that have a handle on them with medium bristles. A medium bristle brush works well  on short and long haired cats. I  have one brush that has wire bristles with rubber tips. I use the wire bristle brush on my long haired cats.

Always remember to start grooming your cat as a kitten. They will learn to tolerate being groomed at a young age. Trying to groom an older cat that has never been groomed before can be very challenging. They may not liked being groomed whatsoever and will try to bite and scratch you. Always talk softly and gently to your cat while you are grooming him as this will relax and calm him down.

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The Older Cat

As your cat gets older he will require more sleep. My older cats like to sleep in the warmest place possible in my house. They like to sleep next to heat runs and in heated cat beds.

All of my older cats still love to play with cat toys. By having a young cat in the house with your older cat will make your older cat more active. My older cats still rule in my house.  If they want to sit on my lap they give my young house cat a gentle little nip on the rump and my lap is theirs now.

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Some older cats get arthritis and your vet can give them some pills to lessen their pain. The older cat does not maneuver around as good as he used to. He might jump on top of something and knock things down now.

I have had several cats live to be eighteen years old. They were very limber up to about age seventeen. They would still chase rabbits and kill mice. One of my fifteen year old outdoor cats had one kitten on Dec. 1 . She managed to keep the kitten alive. She would sit on her kitten most of the day to keep him extra warm.

Older cats will not be able to groom themselves like they used to. The barbs on their tongues wear down with age. Help your older cat by brushing and combing out his hair and his coat will have that magnificent luster once again. Remember your older cats immune system is not what it used to be. Make sure all of his shots are up to date and remember to keep all of his annual checkups with your vet. You and your cat can enjoy each others company for many years to come. I hope you and your cat stay happy and healthy to a ripe old age.

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What Does It Take For A Happy Cat

A Happy cat loves to be patted and loved and appreciated. My cats love to sleep on soft, comfortable and clean bedding. Fresh water everyday is a must for having a healthy and happy cat. My cats love to have cat treats everyday and plenty of toys to play with.

Cats love to interact with other cats. They like to wrestle with each other and cuddle up together on cold winter nights. Sometimes my cats have their heads resting on each other as they take their afternoon cat naps. Cats love to lay close to you and lick your hand or play with your hair.

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Cats love heated cat beds in the winter and heated water bowls. Cats also like fresh cold water in the summer months as their water heats up quickly outdoors on the toasty summer days.

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Take your cats to your vet for regular checkups as an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure as the old saying goes. Keep all of your cats shots up to date for your safety, your cats safety and the safety of  the people that help care for your cats while you are traveling.

Cats love to be groomed by you depending upon your particular cats likes and dislikes of certain grooming tools. Cats love to groom each other and they take a lot of pride in their cleanliness. A cat can spend many hour a day on just grooming itself.

Cats love to be showered with attention.  Cats enjoy fish, turkey, chicken and other good quality cat treats. My cats are happy when they are playing with catnip filled cat toys. My cats love to play with a fish on the end of a stick. All of my cats like tuna canned in water. Pamper your cat with love, treats and healthcare for a purrectly happy cat.

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How My Outdoor Cats Entertain Themselves

Outdoor kittens love to chase after leaves that have fallen off of the trees in the fall. The kittens will pounce on the leaves and chase after them as the wind blows them around. Kittens will play with their Mother’s tail. Young kittens love to wrestle with each other. Mother cats love to take their kittens with them while they hunt in the fields and ditch’es for mice. Kittens learn their hunting skills from their Mother.

My cats that live outdoors love to bask in the sun and lay on the warm cement by my house. Some of my outdoor cats like to roll around in the dry dirt in the garden or field. Rolling around in the dry dirt helps remove excess oil from your cats hair so in essence they are taking a dirt bath. Outdoor cats love to roll around in the garden while I am working in the garden.

My outdoor cats love to take a sunbath on my deck when the sun is out. My cats enjoy my deck even in the winter months if the sun is out. Maggie loves to watch birds eating at my bird feeder. Maggie has never tried to eat any of the birds at my bird feeder I think she knows I would not be happy with that.

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My outdoor cats make sure my buildings are rodent free. I have watched Maggie going around to the corn crib and old machine shed and looking inside of the buildings for mice. Outdoor cats catch and eat a lot of rodents along with the dry cat food that I put out for them each and everyday.

I have a few cat toys in my outdoor cat building for my cats to play with. They have a catnip mouse and four cat toy balls to roll around on the building floor.

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Grooming

Grooming your cat is very important for their overall health.

I prefer using a long wire comb purchased at a pet store. The wire combs are good at pulling out their matted fur. I used a comb for a person on my short haired cats. An older cat cannot effectively clean the back of their back anymore. It is important to comb all of the old fur from their back to maintain a healthy shiny coat of fur.

Your old cat will need your help when it comes to grooming as they are not as flexible as they used to be. They cannot clean the top of their back anymore and they tend to get dander their and loose fur if you do not comb and brush out their fur often enough.

I also use pet brushes that have rubber tips as it does not hurt your cat to brush out their fur with soft tips. I just recently purchased pet gloves that remove the dead hair from your cats coat and my cats seem to like them. The gloves have rubber tips that remove the old fur safely and effectively. I also have all rubber brushes, baby brushes and more.

Giving your cat a bath now and then is also a good way to rid them of old dead fur. I use a gentle pet shampoo or a water-less pet shampoo. Some cat do not mind a bath and others will fight you every step of the way. Start bathing your cat when he is very young and then he will not mind taking a bath as much later on in life.

Do not let a long haired cat get all mated up or any cat. If you cannot groom them take them to your vet to get groomed. A feral cat can be impossible to work with depending on how long they were feral. Your vet can give them a mild sedative so they can can groom them.

One of my cats next door has talked another cat into grooming him and I must say he does an excellent job. My house cats tend to clean each others faces and ears from time to time. If you do not groom your cat it is easier for him to get fleas, round worms and bothersome hairballs.

Trimming your cats claws is a big part of grooming also. I use human nail clippers or pet claw trimmers. Bent or broken or turned over claws can insure your cat as they can land wrong when they jump down from something. When your cat grooms himself with bad claws he can bleed and get an infection. If your cat will not let you trim up his claws have your vet do it for you.

A well groomed cat looks healthy and well cared for and it shows that you truly love your feline friend.

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