How to Have a Cat and a Busy Lifestyle

by Diana Hutchinson

 

Many people love to pet and cuddle a cat. Even if you are busy it is super easy to pet a cat. This is because cats are of an independent nature and spend most of their time alone or sleeping without too much attention from us humans.

If you have a pet cat and a busy lifestyle do not worry. There are some easy things that you can do to take care of your cat and keep it happy while still having a jam packed lifestyle. Read on to learn some of the tips for keeping your cat content, enriched, and well taken care of while keeping your hectic schedule.

 

How Much Care & Attention Does a Cat Need?

Many people consider cats as low maintenance pets. Dogs always need walking, companionship and training.  Cats appear more independant. They need care undoubtedly but they have a reputation as being more solitary.

Cat parents who are quite busy with work, a modern lifestyle or traveling frequently can still easily keep cats in their home as long as their basic needs are being met.

 

How To Take Care of Your Cat?

When you are busy, products like automatic feeders and water fountains, and interactive cat toys will keep you cat entertained and taken care of while you are gone.

Cat Water Fountain

When it comes to drinking water, some cats instinctively prefer moving water or dripping water which is why you may see your cat drinking from a dripping fawcet in the bathroom but not the toilet!  There are now cat “drinking fountains” designed to deliver fresh and clean filtered water in a way that is more natural for the cat.

Clean & Comfortable Bed

A good nights sleep or a nap makes a cat happy and healthy just like humans and they appreciate a cozy comfortable bed to sleep soundly.  Prepare a clean and comfortable bed for your cat. It will help them to keep a regular daily routine.  Wash and clean the beds once or twice a month to keep it hygienic, flea free and smelling fresh. Keep your cats favorite toy by the bed.


Outdoor Access

Most cats will eagerly go outside if given the opportunity. If you want to allow your cat to go outside provide easy access for it to go in and out.  Bear in mind indoor only cats live 2 to three times as long as an outdoor cat, are less likely to contract diseases such as FIV, and much less likely to get fleas, ticks, worms, and other parasites. Unless you live in a rural area, an outdoor cat is likely to get hit by a car at some point.

Editors note: My 15 year old cat lived indoors until he accidently got outside one day and got hit by a car while I was sitting at home on my computer. Everything can change in a moment. I found that you develop a much closer bond with an indoor cat, and the cat is much more affectionate and less aloof. But once you let them out free roaming it is then more difficult to acclimate them to an indoor life.

Automatic Cat Feeder 

High technology is bringing some new and interesting tools for the cat parent. With the help of an automatic cat feeder, you do not have to worry about forgetting to feed your cat or feeding your cat too much or too little. It insures your cat will be fed properly no matter how busy your schedule is, and has the ability to dispense a portioned amount  according to your cats needs.

 

Conclusion

Many people give up the idea of having a cat as their pet since they have a busy life.   I found having a cat  and a busy schedule works together well with a little help from technology and common sense.  Give your cat the important basics of good care and enrichment and make the most out of the time you  spend together.  Your appreciation and love for your furry friend will only deepen!

 

Diana Hutchinson is the founder of  Tinpaw.com.
I have more than 10-years’ experience in nurturing and caring for cats. I love them. For as long asI can remember they had been important members of my family.
“A home without a cat is just a house”