More Cat Care Information:
Heartworm medicine for cats is available in the market these days; different products are available to cure your cat's disease. However since it is available and can easily buy in the market, you need to seek guidance from the professional veterinarian on how to use this without endangering the health of your cat. Feline pet is the sweetest animal that you could have. They always follow you around, sleep on your lap, and give you the cutest look they have. However like other animals they are too sensitive when it comes to their health. If you haven't been in a veterinarian and not yet given your cat de-worm then they might be in danger of infecting a heartworm disease. This disease is very dangerous since the worm is lurking around the blood streams of your pet and the worst scenario might lead to death.
|General Cat Care #1: Before You Bring Your Cat Home|
|You will need food, food dish, water bowl, interactive toys, brush, comb, safety cat collar, scratching post, litter and litter box.|
|General Cat Care #2: Feeding|
|An adult cat should be fed one large or two smaller meals each day. Kittens from 6 to 12 weeks need to be fed four times a day. Kittens from three to six months need to be fed three times a day. You can either feed specific meals, throwing away any leftover canned food after 30 minutes or free-feed dry food (keeping food out all the time).|
Feed your cat a high-quality, brand-name kitten or cat food (avoid generic brands) two to three times a day. Kittens can be fed human baby food for a short time if they won’t eat kitten food softened by soaking in warm water. Use turkey or chicken baby food made for children six months and older. Gradually mix with cat food. Cow’s milk is not necessary and can cause diarrhea in kittens and cats. Provide fresh, clean water at all times. Wash and refill water bowls daily.
Nevertheless heartworm medicine for cats can easily prevent and avoid this disease. A lot of products like Heartgard Plus, Interceptor, Revolution, and Advantage Multi for cats are all available and can easily buy at the nearest veterinary clinic.
Heartgard Plus heartworm medication for cats contains ivermectin and pyrantel that is known for preventing the heartworm infections. At the same time pyrantel that controls the intestinal parasites to evolve and multiply like the roundworms and hookworms. This heartworm preventive medication for cats not only prevents the heartworm but also the roundworms and hookworms. It is also available in flavored chewable tablet that let you feed to your cats much easier. This medicine can be administered to kittens as young as 6 weeks of age but for other information and warnings on giving this drug just make sure to seek guidance from your veterinarian.
|General Cat Care #3: Grooming|
|Most cats stay relatively clean and rarely need a bath, but they do need to be brushed or combed. Frequent brushing helps keep your cat’s coat clean, reduces the amount of shedding and cuts down on the incidence of hairballs|
|General Cat Care #4: Handling|
|To pick up your cat, place one hand behind the front legs and another under the hindquarters. Lift gently. Never pick up a cat by the scruff of the neck (behind the ears) or by the front legs without supporting the rear end.|
|General Cat Care #5: Housing|
|Cats should have a clean, dry place of their own in the house. Line your cat’s bed with a soft, warm blanket or towel. Be sure to wash the bedding often. Please keep your cat indoors. If your companion animal is allowed outside, he can contract diseases, get ticks or parasites, become lost or get hit by a car, hurt in a fight or poisoned. Also, cats prey on wildlife.|
Interceptor Heartworm Medication for cats consists of milbemycin oxime that controls the parasites and it is also available in flavored and chewable tablets.
Revolution Heartworm Medicine is also advisable by most of the veterinarians to use monthly. However unlike other medicine this applied to the skin on the back of the neck or between the shoulder blades. Revolution has the substance called selamectin which is helpful in controlling a number of different feline parasites, including: heartworms, fleas, ear mites, roundworms and hookworms.
Another topical medication which applied to the skin of a cat is the Advantage Multi Heartworm. It is also need to apply every month. Cats and kittens on their 9 weeks and up can already use this medication however they must weigh at least 2 pounds. This medication is available on your veterinary clinic for treating several parasitic feline infections.
Above are just some of the heartworm medicines for cats that are available these days. In order to protect your beloved cat you need to consider monthly check up, rather every 3 months to know the status of their health. Take care and protect your cat and show them how much you love them, cats are the perfect pet especially for playful and lovable children.
|General Cat Care #6: Identification|
|If allowed outdoors (again, we caution against it!), your cat needs to wear a safety collar and an ID tag. A safety collar with an elastic panel will allow your cat to break loose if the collar gets caught on something. An ID tag or an implanted microchip can help insure that your cat is returned if he or she becomes lost.|
|General Cat Care #7: Litter Box|
|All indoor cats need a litter box, which should be placed in a quiet, accessible location. A bathroom or utility room is a good place for your cat’s box. In a multi-level home, one box per floor is recommended. Avoid moving the box unless absolutely necessary. Then do so slowly, a few inches a day. Cats won’t use a messy, SMELLY litter box. Scoop solids out of the box at least once a day. Dump everything, wash with a mild detergent (don’t use ammonia) and refill at least once a week, less frequently if using clumping litter. Don’t use deodorants or scents in the litter or litter box (especially avoid lemon scent).|