Once you have a dog in Nintendogs + Cats, you can save up to buy a cat. You can't teach cats tricks or enter them in competitions, nor can you take them on walks. However, you can brush them, pet them, and play with them. As they accumulate points, cats in Nintendogs + Cats become more likely to bring you cat gifts.
Getting your Cat
There are three varieties of cats that you can get in Nintendogs + Cats: Standard, Oriental, and Longhair. You can get them from the kennel. Just scroll to the right to see the three cat varieties, choose one, choose a color, and then tap on the cat that you want to interact with. When you tap Choose this Cat, you will see a description of that cat's personality.
After buying your cat, you must pet it for a while until it calms down. Once you do, you must name your cat. The game will ask you to say your cat's name out loud. When your cat has learned his or her name, the game will ask you to type the name in.
Playing with your Cat
Barc Accessories sells toys for your cat. You can get a bell ball, cat wand, and so on. As you earn more Owner Points, you will have access to things like wind-up toys, a butterfly wand, and other toys that your cat might like. Playing with your cat will increase its points. Keep in mind, though, that like any cat, your kitten might be aloof and become quickly disinterested in your efforts to play. This is normal.
Brushing your Cat
For a Standard or Oriental cat, buy a short hair brush. For a Longhair cat, buy a long hair brush. When you brush your cat, you will earn owner points. You can also make your cat cleaner this way. As with puppies, your cat will have a "right spot" where he or she will want you to brush or pet it. You will know that you are brushing the right spot when your cat closes his or her eyes and starts purring. Continue brushing that spot until your cat gives off some colorful sparkles.
Buying Cat Furniture
Cats like to get up on tall furniture. Mr. R has a cat tower, and you can get a shorter tower from the Interiors store. There are also things like bookshelves that your cat might like.