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What kind of care does a cat need?

Where the cat sleeps, bath, eat, and if nail? my dd is 4 years but downstairs a see big rats in the side walk and garbage... can the cat eat the rat poison?

 
GlitteribonMom

Asked by GlitteribonMom at 7:13 PM on Mar. 15, 2011 in Pets

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  • I have a cat and he just needs a litter box, food and water, love and attention, brushing and see a vet when needed. Please don't put rat poison down it would kill the cat.
    shadowia

    Answer by shadowia at 11:59 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • Cats should be kept indoors, to keep them safe. Outdoor cats on average only live about 6 years because of diseases, cars, etc. They should have a clean litter box, clean water, and enough food. As for sleeping, they'll sleep pretty much anywhere, as long as it's sheltered (which, when you keep a cat indoors, is pretty much everywhere). Rat poison WILL hurt them. They are pretty low maintenance, but still need affection, otherwise, why have a cat? Be prepared to pay for medical attention when necessary. Most cats, if done from an early age, will let you clip their nails, no problem.
    Anouck

    Answer by Anouck at 7:15 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • no! if you are giving rat poison do not get a cat. it will kill the cat. i have two cats and we do use them as mousers and we have yet a need for any other means for mice. all a cat really needs is a litter box in the house and food and water. a nail trim every once in a while and brush esp if its long hair is fine. and of course love and affection.
    laura970

    Answer by laura970 at 7:18 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • just make sure the rat poison is out of the cats reach, ive had to put poison down but i did it in spots my dogs couldnt get to. andi had a cat that lived 18 yrs he was an indoor/outdoor he slept in the garage on a lil kitty bed. we lived right in town
    My2boys0523

    Answer by My2boys0523 at 10:31 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • What these first four ladies said! :)
    liz.1986

    Answer by liz.1986 at 8:02 AM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • Put rat poison up in the rafters, away from the cat.
    tasches

    Answer by tasches at 7:50 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

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