Felines are among one of the most popular types of domestic pets and with good reason. They are relatively low maintenance and independent which makes it really easy for you as the owner to go about your daily life. However you also need to know that there are many ways in which you need to care for your purring friend if you are to establish a good relationship with them. Here are some ways in which you can care for them once you bring them home.
Do they have enough freedom?
One of the most important things when it comes to a pet feline is the amount of freedom that they get. Think about getting a cat door installation Melbourne done so that they can move in and out of the house as they wish. Felines are very proud and have a mind of their own so they will definitely not like to be kept caged in the house alone. They will definitely want to move around and explore but they also have a keen sense of finding their way back home.
Are they warm and cozy?
Felines in general are not the biggest fans of cold and wet areas. They prefer cool yet dry areas which is why even the areas that they usually sleep in should be the same. If there are tiny cracks and crevices through which water might seep in make sure that you always cover it up with excellent caulking so that they can enjoy a good rest. You should also keep possible resting spots available like perching areas, boxes and crates so that your feline friend can feel comfortable always.
The right food and meds
Felines are not herbivores by nature, they can be omnivores but they prefer to eat meat and fish anyway. If you try feeding them too many carbohydrates and plant matter they may get an upset stomach or they may begin to exhibit signs of being deficient in their growth, weight or nutrient levels. Always ensure that if you are feeding them plant matter, it does not include anything that is harmful to them like onions and garlic, instead incorporate things like broccoli and cauliflower or potato that most felines like to munch on in combination with their fish and meat and they will enjoy it very much. They will also need calcium and vitamin powders, medication for fur growth, deworming medications and their rabies and Tricat vaccinations given on time. If they have any ticks or fleas make sure that you get the right medications so that it does not turn into a full blown infestation.