More Cat Care Information:
Since the adoption of a cat is a significant commitment – they live for an average of 15 years – it makes sense to learn more about cat breeds before you buy. Two animals bred extremely popular are the Siamese and Persian, although both have characteristics that make them inappropriate choices in May for some people. Fortunately, there are many other breeds to choose from, many of them less well known. Two of these less recognized breeds actually give hope to people with feline allergies to love because they have a weak layer and allergies are generally well tolerated.
|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.
Although it is not a popular as before, Siamese cats have many loyal fans, and for good reason. They are very beautiful and smart, even if modern farming practices have introduced an unhealthy leaning towards a triangular head too. Siamese are very vocal, however, can be a problem for some people, as they may be a little more determined to put their point of view. This is not a cat owner who does not have much time to spend with their pet, as Siamese are very pragmatic people. They love attention and they love the interaction with their owners. They follow them from room to room, and are naturally very curious and mischievous when bored.
Unlike the Siamese, Persian cats are even-tempered. They get along well with other dogs and animals, and are well integrated in several cats. They also tolerate the interests of children. The biggest disadvantage – and also their most striking characteristic – their fur is amazing. A Persian coat requires daily brushing. It mattes easily, and cats must be sedated so that their coats trimmed, keeping them so long coat in good shape should be a priority for owners Persian.
|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.|
The Siberian cat or croshca is another long-haired cat. It requires less grooming than Persian, and should be brushed only two or three times a week instead of daily. Their hair is too different. Surviving in the cold depths of the Russian winter, the croshca has a waterproof, light layer of oil. Siberian Cats are much affectionate and playful. Like the Siamese, they grow much attached to their owners, so it's something to keep in mind when choosing a breed. Siberia is an opportunity for those who suffer from cat allergies, their coats are considered hypoallergenic.
Devon Rex cats are another option for people allergic to cats. They have a very thin, soft, curly, which throws a little. The cloak itself is also hypoallergenic. Be warned though – Devon Rex are extremely playful and mischievous. They are also very fond of food, and were known to be very active in research itself when the shade. The Devon Rex is extremely affectionate, and another people-oriented cat who will follow you around and “help” the household.
Cat Breeds all have their own distinctive characteristics. It's one thing to keep in mind that you will learn about cat breeds before you buy. If you have other animals so you need to know. How much time do you spend with a cat, and your work schedule does not permit? Getting two cats together (if you do not already have one) is never a bad idea because it provides companionship for both. But some cats require more of them than other people do, but they are often at least as much back.
|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).|