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20 Insider Tips for Owning a Cat

April 26, 2018

Cat lover or dog lover…ah the great furry rivalry!

There’s no judgement here, however if you’re looking to purchase a cat for sale, we’re here to give you some great advice and 20 insider tips.


Read on to learn more and then contact us for any questions that you may have.

  1. For starters, if you’re looking for a cat for sale, look no further! We have them at our store in various breeds and colors.
  2. Schedule an appointment with your vet during the first week of bringing home the cuddly cat for sale you purchased.
  3. Do not declaw your cat. This process involves a painful and unnecessary surgery. In essence, it is amputating the end of your cat’s toes. Think about that for a moment! Instead, keep your cat’s nails trimmed by cutting them every two to three weeks. This will minimize any damage to you or your furniture.
  4. Cats have long lifespans, with an average of 13 to 17 years, however many cats have been known to live over 20.
  5. Establish a routine early on for your new kitty. Feed him at the same times every day.
  6. Once you find a cat for sale and he joins your home, spay or neuter him. Overpopulation is a huge problem for both cats and dogs, so it’s imperative that you do so.
  7. Get a scratching post that’s at least three feet high! It should be made of burlap or from a tree bark and pretty sturdy. Sprinkle it with catnip once or twice a month to keep your kitty intrigued.
  8. If you have other pets, make the introduction to your new kitty slowly and gradually over the first few days. Allow your other pets to meet him on his turf, i.e. in a room that has been especially designated for him.
  9. When you get your cat on sale, also pick up a litter box. Keep it in an area that quiet, but accessible. They like their privacy. If you have a larger home, you should also purchase one for each level of your home or on both ends of your home.
  10. In addition, your kitty also needs proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals, so make sure you pick a high-quality brand of cat food!
  11. There are many house plants and human foods that could be toxic to your cat. Conduct your research and remove them accordingly.
  12. Despite the stereotypes and images you’ve seen, do NOT feed your cat milk. They are lactose intolerant and it will upset their stomachs.
  13. You’ve heard the term “coughing up hairballs.” Well, that’s a serious matter. Brush and comb your cat frequently so that it will reduce the amount of incidents involving hairballs.
  14. You want to keep your cat’s ears clean. Use an ear cleaner recommended by your vet to wipe away the earwax and debris. Never pour solutions directly into your kitty’s ear.
  15. Similarly related to #14, clean around your cat’s eyes by using a cotton ball with water. While doing so, wipe away from his eyes, not inwards or towards.
  16. Protect the paws! They are sensitive to hot and cold weather. We sell paw pad protectors for this purpose.
  17. Just as water is essential to humans, the same goes for cats. They should always have fresh water available to them at all times.
  18. You’ll soon notice the cat for sale that you purchased is a self cleaning “machine,” so they rarely need baths unless they’ve been abnormally soiled.
  19. Make sure ALL of your windows have screens! Accidents can happen even with the smallest crack, they can hurt themselves or even get out and lost. Only allow your cat outside if they are leashed.
  20. Find the number and save a poison control hotline to your phone.


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