Love Cat Toys
How the Experts Buy Cat's Toys and Grooming Supplies
By Paul Kramer
Every cat needs to have a set of toys. Cats and kittens are very inventive and have been known to entertain themselves with items found around home. There are many types of pet toys available, so you are guaranteed to find several that your cat will love. Depending on your budget, you can buy mechanical or battery operated toy mice or birds, or simple low cost toys like a catnip mouse.
Before you buy any toy, be sure that it is safe for your cat. Examine all toys before you bring them home, and make sure that they do not have any small pieces that could fall off or be clawed off or chewed off, because they could become a choking hazard. Avoid toys with small parts like bells, glued on plastic eyes, pompons, small foam balls (your cat can chew off foam and swallow it), marbles, feathers, or anything small enough to go down your cat's throat. Never let him play in or around plastic bag, it is not a toy. The bag's handles could slip over your cat's head or wrap around his throat, and he could suffocate. Safe choices include ping pond balls, small plastic balls, paper bags with not handles, cardboard boxes, balls of paper, rolled up socks, and catnip mice.
Rotate the toys every few weeks to keep your cat interested. If you discover that a toy is worn or cracked, replace it with a new one. Leave the toys out while you are at work or gone for the day so that your cat can play when you are not home. They will help to keep him from becoming bored.
Now, let us discuss a little bit on cat's grooming supplies. Although cats are very clean animals who groom themselves every day, they need some grooming assistance from time to time. When buying your pet supplies, purchase a brush and comb designed for cats. If you have a long haired cat such as Persian, you need to buy a brush and comb designed for grooming long haired breeds. Smaller, softer brushes and combs are also available for kittens.
Other grooming supplies you should have on hand include cotton balls, mineral oil, a small pair of scissors, pet shampoo, a towel, a toothbrush designed for cats, feline safe toothpaste, nail clippers made for cats and a styptic pencil.
Instead of relying on metal ID tags, some owners use microchips to identify their pets. A veterinarian can inject a microchip directly into your cat or kitten. The chip does not harm him, and it can be inserted at about eight weeks of age. It is a permanent form of identification, and it cannot become lost or removed by the cat
As a conclusion, sharing your home with a cat or kitten can be a rewarding experience. You will take on new responsibilities, have new challenges, and become an important part of your cat's daily life. In return, your feline companion will give you enjoyment, loving affection, and brighten your days for many years to come.
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