Nutrition: Cats are obligate carnivores, which mean they must eat meat. Commercial cat foods aim to copy the nutrients in wild animal prey to provide cats with all they need. It’s difficult to get this balance right, so it’s best to buy good, high quality cat foods. Kittens need to be fed at least twice, preferably three times a day for the first six months of their lives to provide for their rapid growth.
An adult should also be fed at regular times, ideally, twice a day. This way you can keep an eye on how much they’re eating. In the wild, cats get a lot of water from their food – the animals they catch and eat. At home, you’ll need to provide water because commercial foods don’t contain enough water to meet their needs. You’ll need at least one sturdy water bowl, which should be cleaned and filled daily. Always keep it in the same place, ideally next to the food bowl. Treats are a great way to reward good behavior.
Supplies: Collar, Toys, Litter Box, Cat Tree, Scratching post, Food and Water bowls, and bed are great supplies to begin a happy life with your wonderful cat.
Maintenance: Grooming can be a relaxing, bonding experience for you and your cat. Cats do shed, so weekly grooming is important. Long haired cats will require more frequent grooming. Nail trimming is also important. This may take a few times for your cat to get used to it. Your cat should be bathed no more often than once a month. Bathing to often will dry out your cats coat. Cats are pretty good at keeping themselves clean. When you see them licking themselves, they are cleaning themselves.