More Cat Care Information:
A complete discourse of Maine Coon Kittens and cats sicknesses is past the extent of this record, however underneath is a fast diagram of the more regular feline maladies, alongside web articles that give more thorough data.
|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.
ul>Distemper: Distemper (Feline Panleukopenia) is an exceedingly infectious malady that can be fatal, particularly in little cats, so felines ought to dependably be inoculated for it. Side effects incorporate retching, looseness of the bowels, high fevers, torpidity, and inappetance, however the side effects can extremely and may be missed through and through in a gentle case. A low white platelet check is analytic. See the accompanying articles for more exhaustive data:Herpes: Herpes (Feline Rhinotracheitis) is extremely regular in unvaccinated felines, such a large number of safeguarded felines have had the disease. Tip –
Manifestations incorporate respiratory issues (wheezing, nasal Most feline maladies release) and eye aggravation. A feline presented to herpes are not infectious infection may turn into an inactive transporter and shed the infection amid times of anxiety or ailment. Most felines are not extraordinarily influenced
|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.|
by the infection after they recoup from the introductory presentation, yet an unvaccinated cat ought not be presented to a feline that is symptomatic for herpes. There is an immunization for herpesvirus, which is a piece of the standard “distemper” combo. It doesn't essentially give complete security from the sickness, contingent upon the feline's resistant framework, yet it can help to minimize side effects and diminish recuperation time. See
- Calicivirus: Calicivirus is another infection that, similar to herpes, causes influenza like side effects in felines. Alongside respiratory side effects, calicivirus reasons mouth ulcers, which is the means by which it is regularly analyzed. A few strains likewise cause joint agony, showed by limping. The calicivirus immunization is a piece of the “distemper” combo that ought to be directed to all felines. Similarly as with the herpes immunization, security may shift contingent upon the feline's resistant reaction. Note that the inoculation can occasionally bring about manifestations, for example, limping and fevers for a couple of days a while later. See the accompanying articles for more data:
- Feline Leukemia Virus: Feline Leukemia Virus is a lethal and infectious retrovirus. In many felines it smothers the safe framework, which can prompt degenerative sicknesses, malignancies etc.
|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).|