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RE: Should I Keep In House?

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Posted by: ThreeCalicos at Sun Jan 28 19:52:51 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by ThreeCalicos ]  
   

Thank you for taking in this kit and congratulations to you on the wonderful new companion you'll be sharing life with! I agree with the others about keeping him indoors. That's evidently what he's used to and is by far the best life for him.
Besides, you'll benefit immensely from his love!
I believe in neutering or spaying since we have so terribly many unwanted animals who need homes. Also, spraying can be a problem, depending on the cat. My belief is that he should be neutered soon. As far as scratching, I've only had cats with their claws. Most of them are good about using scratching posts
and cardboards provided. There are several corrugated cardboard ones with catnip inside that attract them, just look around at the petstore. Other things I have scattered around are carpet sample squares. They're usually about a dollar and are bound around the edges. Also, a handy spot to sprinkle catnip. New furniture seems to attract cats so I use a product called NO Scratch on a chair I had reupholstered. I just spray the chair about every ten days. If you buy a scratching post or tree, be sure it's sturdy/stable enough that he won't tip it over. Also, it needs to be tall enough for him to extend his "arms" up for a good stretch while he's scratching. Currently, two of my cats like sisal rope ones but the other two prefer carpet-
covered posts.
Good luck and welcome to the boards. Around here, you'll probably get more input than you expected!! Katc
p.s. I hope you've gotten some clumping litter rather than floor sweep for his box. Also, a covered litterbox holds it in better so it's not scattered when he covers.


   

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