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 his fur
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Why provide proper housing?


Suitable housing and bedding make it easier to raise  the cat of your dreams and to extend your cat's lifespan. If your cat lives indoors with the family, your cat will be more eager to learn house rules and to please the family. Indoor cats are more likely to adopt human families as their own. Keeping your cat indoors will make it easier for you to become a positive pet parent

 

Cats that aren't properly housed are more likely to get sick and may lose the look of robust, healthy cats. If your cat lives indoors, your cat will live a longer, happier, healthier life. 

 

If your cat does not seem well-rested or eager to see you each morning, consult with your cat's veterinarian to be sure there are no unidentified areas of discomfort or disease. 

 

What is proper housing and bedding?


If you don't want cat fur where you sit, give your cat attractive alternative resting areas. Provide one or more, easy-to-clean, comfy cat beds placed carefully in locations that will attract your cat. Cat beds often come with washable pads. Use hair removers made for human clothes to keep the cat bed clean and wash bedding regularly.
 

Cats like to be clean, like curl up to sleep and like being up high where they can survey their territory indoors and outdoors. Place cat beds in high, draft free locations.


Kennel train your cat


Place an extra comfy bed inside of a kennel that you want to use for traveling with your cat by car, train or plane. Introduce the kennel by feeding your cat inside.

 

Only begin to close the kennel door during feeding after your cat will go in and out of the kennel at will. Praise lavishly when you close the door. Choose a kennel that allow the cat to feel as if it is hiding. Make it cozy and snug in size, large enough for your cat to stand up, lay down, and turn around.

 

According to statistics, indoor pets are more likely to live longer, healthier, and happier lives! 

 


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