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How to Prepare a House for a Cat to Come

Finally it was time to bring home your new kitten or cat. As exciting as this moment may be for you, it is a great challenge and trauma for the cat, even though the new home and family are full of love.

Make sure your cat’s family transition is quiet, peaceful and comfortable. Cats and kittens are by nature very curious about the environment, so you need to make sure there are no hidden escape routes. Even if you do not plan to keep your cat in the house alone, you first need to get her used to the house as her new home, where she gets food and safety, and only then to allow her to go outside.

Keep the toilet closed, because of kittens, which are often very attracted to water. Put glass and other brittle objects in showcases. Always keep the door of the washing machine closed, and before each use, always check that the kitten has not somehow got inside. Kittens somehow especially like exploring under the fridge, so prevent them from putting a proper barrier.

Keep all toxic and dangerous substances out of the reach of your cat. These include cleaning products, car products (such as antifreeze), small sharp objects, poisonous plants, etc. Cover power outlets and remove electrical cords as cats, and especially kittens that grow teeth, like to chew.

It is best to keep houseplants in a separate, enclosed room, out of reach of the cat. This way, the cat does not come into contact with poisonous plants, or with possible parasites from the ground.

Be careful, not all cat toys are harmless – especially beware of ropes, pins, rubber bands, and small parts such as doll eyes, which can easily fall off and be swallowed.

Unfortunately, ingestion of foreign bodies by cats is quite common and often fatal, and almost always preventable. Make sure the toys you make or purchase do not have small, sharp parts that can be swallowed. The cat may be very fond of aluminum foil balls because they are so easy to roll and produce such a nice sound on the hard floor, but be sure to tighten the ball so that the pieces cannot be torn and swallowed, and the ball must also be big enough to not be swallowed whole.

Other types of potential hazards to a cat and kitten include anything that comes with a pair of pants, such as trade paper or plastic bags with handles, even roller shutter straps. All of them can be deadly if the kitten entangles his head in a pantsuit. Remove all plastic kitten bags.

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Written by michael

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