Caring Tips

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12 Complete Needs for Cats

Emotional Needs Physical Needs

1.Interaction

2.Treats

3.Independence

4.Nutrition

5.Exercise

6. Hygiene (fresh water, clean litter box daily; grooming as needed).

7. Stimulation/affection

8. Rest

9. Safety

Instinctual Needs

10. Hunt

11. Privacy

12. Scratch

To enrich the lives of indoor cats, Ohio State University have developed this “resource checklist” and some suggestions for making changes.

  • WindowA Purrrfect Start. Listed here are things an “ideal” house for cats might include. Your cat(s) might not need all these features to get along, but making your house more “cat friendly” will ensure that you and your cat enjoy each other’s company for years to come.
  • Informed Owners
    As an owner one of the most important things you can do for you cat is to educate yourself about feline idiosyncrasies. These resources will help you do just that.
  • Litter Boxes
    At least one litter box per cat and clean them daily, find out what else can make a difference.
  • Scratching
    You already know they like to scratch, but why and how can you encourage “proper” scratching?
  • Resting Areas
    It may seem like all they do is sleep, but there is a method behind narcoleptic tendencies.
  • Perches
    Everyone likes a pleasant view, cats are no exception.
  • Toys
    Cats need recreation too!