Introduction: Care for a Cat

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having a cat as a pet can be fun if you treat him/her right.

Step 1: Step 1: Litterbox

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put out a storebought litterbox, and pour in 2 in. of litter.  reward your cat if he/she uses the litterbox. 

Step 2: Food/water

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give you cat the food that best suits him/her. give kittens (under 1 year) kitten food, and adult cats (over 1 year) cat food.
they can have any water. tuna is okay in small amounts but it must not contain brine. just oil or spring water.

Step 3: Toys

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just get any cat toy it likes. catnip infused toys work well on adults and some kittens.

Step 4: Bed

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they need a soft place to sleep. 

Step 5: Scratching Post and Litterbox Cleaning.

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scratchposts are to keep your cats from shredding your couch. use a sifting shovel you clean out your litterbox.

Step 6: Important!!!!

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take your cat to the vet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! they will tell you everything i didnt tell you.

Comments

Phoenix Flare (author)2014-09-30

Nice! My cat would love the catnip toys!!

BigRed1973 (author)2014-04-13

I think this would be an excellent Instructable to introduce a child to pet caring before an animal is brought into the home. Thank you for taking the time!!

Thecatinventor100 (author)2013-10-22

MEOW! Nice idea. PURR!!!

Mupton101 (author)2011-10-03

You really have to ask why your lost?

RN101 (author)Mupton1012013-03-23

Be nice! Don't forget that instructables is for everyone-kids, adults, elderly people, everyone. What may be obvious to you may not be so to others. What does it cost to be kind?

drlanator (author)Mupton1012011-11-01

what do you mean? do you like my instructable.

RN101 (author)2013-03-23

It was a nice idea; don't worry about mean people! People may not realize it, but people of ALL ages look at instructables-I pulled this up when I was watching the three year old and 6 yr old from next door; the three year old liked "finding the kitty" in all the pictures, and I think that the six year old went home full of ammo to prove to her mom that she how much work a cat could be. And, honestly, I was a vet tech before I became a critical care nurse, and you would be surprised at how often what other people consider "obvious" or "common knowledge" to be neither. So, I applaud your sweet and informative instructable. Don't give up!