More Cat Care Information:
If you have a sick cat, the worst thing you could do to her is neglect the disease and let her suffer, thinking that all that will go away. Untreated cat hyperthyroidism can be more dangerous that you realize, and if your cat is sick and has other health issues, her life will be joyless. It would only last a couple of years more. Only you know how important your cat is for you and that you don't want to lose a precious friend like that, do your best to make her feel better.
|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.
1. Kidney Problems
There is nothing new on the fact that when neglecting one part of your cat's body leads to other problems. When cat hyperthyroidism is left untreated, nothing can turn out right, and the kidneys are the first in line which may be affected. There are two major situations to consider. First, the preexisting renal failure that can even influence the treatment, and the second situation where the renal failure is developed after the treatment.
2. Heart Disease
|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 first symptoms your cat has are actually connected to a heart condition, such as high blood pressure, breathing problems, higher heart rate and many others. That's why it is recommended to find out about your cat's hyperthyroidism as soon as possible and find a proper treatment if you want to prevent some more serious problems.
3. Fatal result
This disease is mostly a problem of older cats, so for untreated cat hyperthyroidism, fatal result is inevitable. With this condition, your cat will not be able to live many years and her quality of life will be very poor, like a torture. Simply put, it is unacceptable to let your best friend live like that, especially when there is a way to help her.
Having a pet requires taking care of him all the time, not just when he is healthy. There will be some hard time as well, but nothing can justify the fact you leave cat hyperthyroidism left untreated because of lack of money or time. Many people seem to have cats for the wrong reasons, and they don't show any appreciation for love they have received throughout years. It is very simple, if you can't take care of your pet or you believe that feeding is all you have to do in the future, don't own a pet at all.
|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).|