- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2014
Everyone has given really good advice. Definitely try walking your cat.. makes things more fun for you so you don’t feel like you can only enjoy your pet’s company stuck at home, and then you won’t have such a scaredy cat either. I recommend the Kitty Holster. Appears to have the most comfortable design for the cat and is very easy to take on & off. I also agree with everyone who says you should get a playmate for your new fur baby. Could be another kitten or pup, I think it’s an excellent way to socialize your pet. I got my cats 1 year apart, so the first one grew as an “only child” … so he has more of an attitude problem haha. But it’s also a shame that my friends can’t visit me with their pets because cat #1 will attack any foreign animal. Having cat #2 also keeps cat #1 company whenever we’re away from home so I can feel a little less guilty about going out.
Also, scooping litter for one cat the old fashioned way is ok. Once a day is best. Or every time after kitty uses the bathroom. But if you’re getting a 2nd cat (or more) you would DEFINITELY love the Litter Robot. It’s pricey but so worth the investment. Indoor cats can live past 15 years of age so might as well try to free yourself from the chore of scooping constantly. With the Litter Robot I have zero complaints. With my 2 cats we empty out their trash once every 3 days or so.
When your kitten gets a bit older, I think you should feed it wet food regularly.. some cats are real finicky about water from a bowl and wet food may be the only way they get any type of hydration to avoid kidney problems. It’s a similar consistency of the food they would eat in their natural wild habitat anyway.