Owning a pet cat entails a lot of responsibility. So before you put the word “cat” on your Christmas wish list, make sure that you are ready to give the love and tender cat care it needs.
Most people who have pets either got themselves a dog or a cat. But even if the dog lovers would insist that no other pet can be man’s better companion than dogs, cat owners will likewise claim that the felines are just as capable. While majority of pet owners have the preference for just one type of animal over another, some of them will realize later on that it is not that hard to switch from being a dog lover to being a cat lover.
Cats are notorious for their self-centeredness. They are the known to be independent, although they can be affectionate to their owners at times. Cats can be playful when they are in the mood to be. They can even display extreme personalities. That is, they can either be real good or totally bad. Thus, cats are dearly loved by their owners, to the point of spoiling them to death. They pamper these furry creatures with cat accessories, cat collars, jewelry, and other what-have-you’s that would only look good on the felines.
The moment you welcome a cat into your home, you are actually bringing in a string of responsibilities and a host of expenses. This does not mean that you will lavish it with every fancy knick knack available, but to give it the proper care necessary, you would have to bring it to the vet, and buy it some cat supplies.
One of the most popular cat accessories is the litter box. Before you bring the cat into the house, make sure that you have a litter box ready. Since the behavior of cats is often influenced by their smell, make sure that he uses his litter box the first time he deposit his wastes. Otherwise, if he has gotten used to doing it in the living room carpet, chances are, he wouldn’t care what the litter box is for.
Cats like to sleep and they spend a great deal of time sprawled on the floor. So if you want to make him very comfortable, you can choose from the various cat beds and get him or her a nice one where they will feel warm and cosy. There are actually a lot of types such as the wicker cat bed, windowsill cat bed, fancy cat bed, designer cat bed, or a bunk bed. It is wise to choose the washable type to avoid having to deal with loose hair often.
Among the many cat accessories, the pet collar is one of the most popular. Cat owners agree that this is one way of “personalizing” their pets. You can find several pet stores that carry several inexpensive collars and will even personalize these without additional charge.
When you understand the nature of cats, you will have the most vivid ideas on what cat toys and accessories to purchase. For example, cats are known to scratch. While this is an annoying habit, felines consider this as a necessary and normal act. Getting your feline pet some indoor cat accessories like cat trees or cat scratching posts may not stop the habit, but will prevent him from attacking your furniture.
Other cat accessories that would be perfect for use inside the house are the cat playground and cat house. These may seem like expensive purchases for most, but if you look at it, your cat will be restricted to carry out his playful antics within his comfort zone. Thus, you will enjoy each other’s company without getting in each other’s way.