More Cat Care Information:
Sometimes you will see that your pussy-cat appears to be a little upon the heavy side. Your pussy-cat may have become sluggish as well as a little bit spoiled cuddled throughout the house all day. You would like your pussy-cat to have a more appropriate pound so you might have her or him all-around for a longer time having fun with your dog or cat for lots more years. There are things that can be done with the over weight pussy-cat to drop several pounds.
|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.
Initially, move to a different brand of food stuff. Try to find ones which are made with higher vitamins and minerals as well as for weight control in cats. This should help with a few of the weight issues.
Get your pet to play a lot more. Some cats and kittens start to get a bit sluggish. At times this is because they're just bored. Get brand-new toys and games that you are going to allow them enjoy as you play with your pet. Get involved to get your pet moving once more.
|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.|
Allow your dog out in to backyard ever so often to venture out and discover. Keep an eye on the kitten in case you are concerned since your dog or cat continues to be an internal kitty for so long. This could help your dog or cat get some exercise.
Get rid of giving table leftovers to your pet if you can, at least till the weight starts to come down consistently.
Besides using food for every reward begin using affection as well. Take your cat whenever he or she does some thing right. There are more ways to present that you simply care besides just meals.
If you have more than one cat at home, there's typically a challenge along with the chubby pet ruling the other's food. Move the small cats away whenever feeding to be able to have some privacy without being have their food stolen.
Head out and speak to a veterinarian if you are really concerned about the problem. You're going to get a number of pointers on assisting that particular type of cat to lose weight naturally.
|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).|