OWNING A CAT CAN BRING UNCONDITIONAL LOVE AND COMPANIONSHIP TO YOUR LIFE. HERE ARE SOME TIPS TO GET YOU STARTED
veryone loves cats! They are loving and affectionate animals, despite their reputation for being aloof and headstrong. Cats help our mental health just by being themselves. Their ability to reduce stress, offer companionship, heal with purrs, and offer their services as therapy animals make them the ideal champions for mental health. So, if you are feeling down a lot lately, a furry companion is just what you need in your life. For the sake of your feline companion’s well-being, you’ll also need to commit to routine health care, which includes basic immunisations and exams. Make sure you know what to expect before bringing a cat into your home, and you’ll have a wonderful experience. To help you out, here is a list of things you should go over before welcoming a furry companion into your home.
Are you ready?
It perhaps is the most crucial box you need to tick before even comprehending anything else. Consider the long-term consequences of bringing a cat into your home. You should treat your cat as if it were a member of your own family. Having a cat in your house means taking on a lifetime of responsibilities, including providing healthy food, shelter, safety, love, company, and regular veterinary treatment. It is crucial to talk to your family members. The cat will see you all as active members of its family; ultimately, you’ll have to work together to make this happen.
Cat-proof Your Home
Typical homes in Dhaka are not designed to be pet friendly, so you need to put a lot of effort into making your home comfortable for your new pet. Even the simplest household objects can cause danger to your new furry friend. You’ll want to cat-proof every room to ensure your cat’s safety and good health. An excellent way to start the process is by tieing up or cutting loose cords and loops. Cats can get injured or even strangle themselves in blind cords. For reasons I am yet to uncover, cats
HAVING A CAT IN YOUR HOUSE MEANS TAKING ON A LIFETIME OF RESPONSIBILITIES, INCLUDING PROVIDING HEALTHY FOOD, SHELTER, SAFETY, LOVE, COMPANY, AND REGULAR VETERINARY TREATMENT.
consider home wifi routers their sworn enemy and spend considerable time and effort trying to destroy them. So I suggest hanging the router against a wall to keep it out of reach. Most importantly, ensure your recycle/trash bin is always covered. Cats can suffocate in food bags, get sick from eating trash, and suffer from numerous other problems when they get into what we throw away.
Before bringing your new companion home, you must purchase a few supplies before his arrival. Ideally, it should begin exploring and getting used to things as soon as coming home. The essentials include food and water bowls, a bed, a litter box and toys. Your cat should have food and water bowls for him upon arrival, and an inviting water dish is also essential. Many cats will happily fall asleep anywhere, but a cat bed will be a favourite napping spot. The bed should be warm and soft and located in a place that makes your pet feel comfortable and safe. Similarly, a hooded litter box with a tall cover designed to give the cat some privacy is the ideal option for an in-house pet. It can also help keep litter from being tossed over the box’s edge and onto the floor. However, some cats are afraid of the hood and will not use an enclosed litter box.
Fix a Veterinarian
There was a time when finding a good veterinarian for your pet would take weeks. Conversely, thanks to the growing number of pet owners in the country, they are conveniently available across Dhaka. Here is a tip: find one that has either separate waiting rooms for dogs and cats or one with a single large waiting room with enough space for both. If you still think you need further help, there are plenty. Thanks to the proliferation of social media, there are plenty of peer support groups for pet parents in Bangladesh that can help you with any inquiry.