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ITEMS FOR YOUR NEW PROCURL HAREM KITTEN 2016
BOX - Use a large hooded box or box with a high rim to keep litter from scattering. Place a litter mat in front of the box entrance to minimize clean up. Purchase a good scoop with big holes and a dustpan for carrying CRYSTAL litter to the toilet. If you have a Trader Joes nearby, use their silica SPACE cat litter in the red bag. Cheaper and best on the market!
LITTER LINERS - Johnny Cat. Fits all boxes and is the thickest made for digging claws. Not necessary if using scoopable clumping litter as it stays in the box, which should be scrubbed out every few months with soap and water. If you have more than one cat then it is best to clean litter box often.
WET FOOD - 3 oz. can of Fancy Feast grilled turkey, beef, or chicken. Feed 2X a day even after altered. Turkey-Giblets from Trader Joe's if possible. If you prefer to change foods to your liking then gradually mix in with Fancy Feast over a week. This will help in omitting any loose stool. When your Curl likes something then stay with it because they are getting nutrition. EVO is a great natural food but very expensive. NO MILK-loose stools will definitely result. No table or people food, just occasional fresh turkey or chicken is ok. Please use BOTTLED WATER for first week and then gradually mix in your tap water over 2 wks. Intestines have to get used to new water. Don't worry about loose stools in the first week.
DRY FOOD - "Fromm" is a great place to start. This brand is grain free with an assortment of meats and fish to choose from. Please visit this link Cat Food Reviews to read more about this brand and several others. We hope this will help you choose a quality brand of cat food for your new Curl. Along with dry please give wet food throughout your Curl's life. Giving dry only can cause urinary blockage. If you prefer to use another natural brand please mix in slowly over a week. Leave dry food down ALL DAY for a kitten next to a LARGE glass bowl of water and refresh it out daily. No plastic bowls ever for food.
TREATS - Offer
freeze dried chicken or beef Live-a-Littles from pet store (they
LOVE this, refrigerate after opening) also Kitty Caviar Bonita
flakes. Curls can be taught to fetch so, reinforce with treats and
lots of "congratulations!" All Curls will learn easily if taught
early. Be patient and do routine daily.
EAR CLEANING -
Epi-Otic Advanced Ear cleaner from Revival Pet supply Item
Revival Animal Health Put the liquid on a Fran Wilson Eye Tees
swab (available at drug stores in make-up section or
www.franwilson.com) Glide the pointy tip gently UP the furrows
of the ear from canal opening UP until ears looks clean. NOT into
canal as it can push wax further down canals. Check ears every month
OR when noticeably waxy. Do not use Johnson & Johnson swabs. Ends
come off in ears!! NEVER put liquids into Curl ears unless
prescribed by a vet. Canals are somewhat narrow and it is very
uncomfortable for Curlie to shake out and could cause inner ear
problems. Only OTOMAX ointment for simple infections with
Supply. NOTE: Sometimes there is yeast under the wax and is
usually a result of not being able to properly clean the inner
canals. This is regarded as FUNGAL since the ears are yeast
producing and stenotic, and the canals are not straight. USE ZYMOX
OTC prescribed by your vet and ONE DROP DAILY IN EACH EAR FOR 2
WEEKS. That should clear any black discharge.
TOYS - Before kitten arrives a MUST HAVE would be a cat tree at least 5-6 ft. tall with rims on platforms so, Curlie does not fall off. Poles must have SISAL or ROPE because carpeted poles serve no purpose at all. Cats need resistance to strengthen their muscles genetically. Your new Curl kitten was trained on a cat tree with scratching posts and does not even know what scratching a couch is unless you do not have a tree for them. They must climb and scratch something so, get one!! This way everyone will be happy. We recommend going to CatTrees for a cat tree. Ask for Terry (973-335-1878) and let him know Kathy Falcone in Montgomery, TX recommended him. Put feathered toys away after use. NEVER use string of any kind to play with because this can cause choking. Exercise is very important so, play with your new Curl daily -- like you have a choice. They love interaction.
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