More Cat Care Information:
Mark Twain once quoted, “Of all God's creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the leash and that one creature is the cat.” If you have recently adopted a furry friend, you would fully agree to the notion.
|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.
Cats by nature are mischievous, independent, and dignified, and being a lover of the feline being we can state that being a responsible cat owner involves great amount of love, devotion, and care. If you are worried about your furry friend's well-being we are here to help you out.
We are Oregon's top cat clinic committed to promoting the health, happiness, and quality of life for each of the felines we treat. We offer our clients the best of both worlds: the resources and expertise of a large veterinary hospital clinic and the personalized attention of a smaller clinic.
Few points that help us stand apart from the crowd:-
1. Low Stress Environment: In a traditional cat veterinary setting, cats are treated in the same facility as dogs, exposing them to the sounds and smells of a natural predator. This can trigger intense fear and anxiety in your pet. Our comfortable, stress-free environment setting is devoted exclusively to cat care, so your pet will never be placed in a threatening or scary situation.
|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.|
2. Experience: You can provide your cat with the unique skills and experience of a feline-only doctor. With 40 years combined experience caring for cats, our cat veterinarians have an in-depth knowledge of the nuances of feline health. We engage in continuous education and training to stay on top of the latest veterinary techniques and technologies.
3. Value: In our struggling economy, we understand the importance of affordable veterinary services. Our rates are competitive, and we'll work with you to set up a flexible payment schedule to accommodate your budget.
4. Total Care: From basic check-ups to surgical procedures to dental treatments, we follow a holistic approach to treating your cat. We tailor all services to the unique needs of your pet, based on pre-existing conditions, breed, age, and lifestyle.
At Cat Care Professionals, our veterinary doctors treat every patient with compassion, patience, and diligence as they would treat their own pet.
If you are interested to know more about Cat Veterinary Clinic, please search our site for more in-depth information and resources.
|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).|