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Taking Care Of Cats
Maine Coon cat care is all about having a beautiful, happy, healthy pet! But sometimes taking care of cats seems like a lot of work!
Between grooming, nutrition, litter box care, behavior, letting them outside, and more there's a lot to consider.
No matter what breed your kitty is, you want to take the best care of him or her.
Whether Fluffy is looking a bit "scruffy", or you just wonder what's involved in having cats as pets, this is the place for you.
Taking Care Of Cats:
When taking care of cats are important decisions to make. These are just some of the house cat care tips covered here:
Choosing the Best Cat Food For Your Maine Coon Cat
Finding the best cat food isn't as easy as it sounds. There is natural cat food, organic, holistic, even homemade cat food to choose from. But which is the best cat food? And what about all those mysterious ingredients? Here is what you need to know about cat food ingredients.
Some of the most important house cat care tips are about their nutrition. After all, their health rides on it!
As large cats, they can become overweight in middle age. Your vet may recommend some weight management food.
We all love a big Maine Coon cat, as long as he's at a healthy weight!
Maine Coons love water. Make sure there is always a supply of fresh water.
It should be the same quality of water that you drink. We have a well, and filter our drinking water. So the cats get filtered water, too.
It can be a challenge keeping that coat in top condition! There are a few tricks of the trade that will help, though. Avoiding mats can be tricky for some, depending on whether brushing time is enjoyed by Kitty!
Grooming means more than just brushing, though. There are claws to be clipped, teeth to think about, and even bath time on occasion.
Taking care of cats means playing with them! We have a new section to devoted to playtime, big toys, and homemade toys. Keeping kitty active is lots of fun! It's important for their happiness, too. Check it out: Maine Coon Cat games!
Litter Box Care
Litter box care care is an important subject when taking care of cats! There are so many tips on the subject that we have a whole section about it. You'll want at least one uncovered litter box per cat, maybe in more than one location in the home. And the clumping litter is the most popular.
Hooded vs. open, how many boxes, how often to clean? It's all here.
There has been much debate lately about the health of clay cat litter. Many people are turning toward natural kitty litter now. Learn about the different types of natural litter and why it is a healthy alternative to clay kitty litter.
If you are interested in trying natural litter, but aren't sure what it's all about, we've added a comprehensive review of our experiences with Feline Pine, as well as an account of our time spent with World's Best Litter. Some of our top house cat care tips are about natural cat care. "Going natural" is as good for our pets as it is for us!
Letting Cats Outside - Indoors or Out?
Our page of house cat care tips wouldn't be complete without this section. This is one of those subjects with two camps. Those who firmly believe that they must let their cats outside in order to be happy. Or to fulfill some instinct. Or to get exercise. Then there are those who keep them indoors only.
As your pet's owner, this is totally up to you. But the facts are in. Indoor cats live longer, healthier lives. They are perfectly happy and fulfilled when kept inside. Most vets agree it's part of responsibly taking care of cats.
When making your decision, go with the recommendations of your vet and breeder. They are the experts, and really know what's best. You want your beloved pet to live the longest, healthiest life possible.
It's possible for your pet to get all the exercise he'll need right in the house. Just play with him! Some families find outdoor cat enclosures to be the best solution. They can provide a nice alternative. Some handy folks have even built their own outdoor cat enclosures!
Maine Coons can be trained to go outdoors on a leash! As long as you are always right there, it can be fun for both of you!
Cats And Babies (or Children)
Bringing a new baby home to a household with a pets can be a concern for some. It needn't be! Cats and babies can grow up together in harmony! Maine Coon cats are wonderful pets for children of all ages.
This section is all about a growing family and making a smooth transition from a household with kids or cats to one with both!
Taking care of cats isn't hard. Just give 'em lots of love and affection, a healthy diet, clean litter boxes, and they'll thank you in so many ways!