More Cat Care Information:
It is truly essential for pet owners to register their dogs and cats. There is no charge involved in the process. Now you may think will it make a difference if your pet is registered or not? The answer would certainly depend on the basic purpose of the purpose for the registration. Our pets give us immeasurable enjoyment.
|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.
Pet registration is important for the benefit of the owner. Now you may ask why there is a need to register your pet. When you register your pet, you are in fact raising the value of your pet as owners of registered pets. It's a fact that our pets are a valuable part of our life. If registered, the pet and you, as the owner will be permanently recorded in the breed's history. Only registered pets can participate in competitions and events.
What is a microchip and how is it implanted into a cat?
|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.|
A microchip is a circuit that is placed just under the skin of your pet for easy identification. This is a tiny chip, roughly like the size of a grain of rice. It is made from biocompatible materials, which means it is non-toxic. It is ensured that it will not cause an allergic reaction. The method for inserting the chip is as simple as a vaccination. The pet is not placed under anaesthesia, nor do they necessitate any recovery time. An experienced veterinarian places the chip in a hypodermic needle and injects it just under the skin. It is generally placed between the shoulder blades. The chip gets adjusted within 24 hours and this prevents the chip from moving around. Once the chip is in place, it does not wear-out or run out; as a result it should last during the life span of your pet.
Research has shown that the return rate of a micro- chipped cat returning to the shelter is 20 times higher than the comeback rate of a cat that enters with no identifying information. If you are looking for microchips for cats; it is imperative that you have a clear understanding of the device. This is a one-time cost however the rate varies.
You can conduct an internet survey and understand the usefulness, process and compare the rates. It is essential that you take your pet to a proficient veterinarian. It is really important to keep information accurate and up to date.
Just a small chip can ensure your peace of mind.
|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).|