More Cat Care Information:
Home Remedies for a Sick Cat
|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.
I started using home remedies for a sick cat over seven years ago. My cat was vomiting, had diarrhea and couldn't hold her food down. I realized I had to do something, so I started to study and research natural home remedies for cats. Our cats are getting sicker more than ever before. Fifty years ago, you didn't hear about all the diseases that our modern day cats are getting. It's due to the commercial pet food, antibiotics, over vaccinations and chemical flea products.
You will also realize how to treat your cat with natural home remedies. Most of the commercial cat food is filled with fillers. Corn gluten meal, corn grits, wheat, soy, artificial flavoring and coloring, BHT, BHA, diseased, and dead animals. Some of these pet foods include our own pet dogs and cats that have been euthanized. The pet food companies use very little protein, if any. Cats are carnivores and require good quality animal based protein. 80% of their diet should be meat.
Home-made cat food is the best, but vitamins, minerals and taurine must be balanced out. Fortunately, there are a few good pet food companies that make all natural cat food. Wellness, Nature's Variety, Taste of the Wild and Wilderness by Blue Buffalo just to name a few. Most of these pet foods are grain free and cats do not need grains because they cause allergies, obesity among other illnesses.
|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.|
Canned food should be their main diet, but some kibble won't hurt. Read the ingredients the next time you buy cat food and if it has anything listed above, don't buy it. The grocery store brands are the worst food for your cat. Cook a chicken or turkey and cut it up for them. They love it, and it has lots of protein, vitamins and minerals needed for them to survive.
When you start using home remedies for a sick cat, you will notice a big difference in how your cat's coat looks and feels. He will have more energy and sickness will diminish. Veterinarians are over-using vaccinations. Cats only need three vaccines (the 4-way distemper, killed virus) over their lifetime. Rabies is a law, but it's not as strict as with dogs.
Antibiotics are causing many side effects. It's long term so when we have a cat with kidney disease or liver failure, we don't know what it is. Cats as young as five years are getting kidney disease. There is an alternative antibiotic, which is Colloidal Silver. Nux Vomica is great for vomiting and Slippery Elm works for diarrhea, constipation and heals the intestinal tract. Cedar Oil is an all natural alternative to treat your cat with fleas. Borax works wonders on your carpet and furniture to kill fleas. By using home remedies for a sick cat, you will notice a difference in how your cat feels and looks.
|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).|