General Hazards Just like young children, every room is full of hazards for the new kitten. Remember things like unprotected fires, hot baths, cooker hot plates, washing machines, tumble dryers, tops of storage heaters, hot irons, open windows and doors, unprotected electric flexes and even leaving the loo seat up can lead to disaster!
Poisons Slug Pellets, gardening chemicals, and antifreeze are all poisonous. Some disinfectants are also lethal. These include T.C.P., Jeyes Fluid, Iodine, and Dettol. A quick test is not to use disinfectants if they turn white when mixed with water. Much safer products include Salon, Milton, and Domestos, but make sure that they are properly diluted.
Specific pet disinfectants are available on the market. Some house and garden plants are also poisonous, and all plants are best put out of reach to prevent mutilation of your prized vegetation. The World Outside Maine Coons enjoy exploring but do not necessarily need the outside world, and only you can decide whether or not to let your cat go out. Should you decide to let your cat out, do not do so until it has been in the house for at least a fortnight. Even then, it should be closely supervised until it is fully acquainted with its surroundings, and will respond to your calls from wherever it is.
Choose a time just before a meal, so that it will come back for food. Not all people are cat lovers, and for this reason, never let your cat out at night or it may not return in the morning. Your cat should not be let out in semi-darkness or when you are away. And remember, just because your cat goes out, you should still provide a litter tray in the house. Don’t let the pass get ‘caught short’ while you’re out shopping! Maine Coons are great fun. They are amusing, affectionate, intelligent, easy going and very hardy. By following these few basic steps you should have a companion for many years to come and the Maine Coon companion hopes you enjoy your new friend.