House cat care requires some basic understanding of what makes a good home for this feline companion. If you want your house cat around for years to come, the correct diet is essential. To stay happy and healthy, try a consistent feeding schedule. Avoid the pitfalls of unhealthy eating habits by feeding the appropriate food at regular intervals.
Avoid cow's milk when you feed your cat. Diarrhea is often the result of giving the cat cow's milk. The only fluid cats really need is fresh water. A cat's digestive system changes with age, so smaller and easily digested meals are strongly suggested. This change is likely to happen when the cat turns 7, so proteins that are easily broken down are recommended.
Whether it's moist pellets, tinned or dry food, you can meet the dietary needs of your cat in many ways. You can go for dry food or canned, depending on your preferences. If your cat has any dental problems, you probably want to stay with moist food.
Whether you are concerned that your cat may have gotten pregnant or you are thinking about breeding your cat, you will be amazed about the information you need to know to help your cat stay healthy. While older cats get pregnant easier then younger cats, you will find that the cat pregnancy length, how long a cat is pregnant beginning with mating to actually having her litter, is fairly standard.
For the majority of the time, you will find that a cats pregnancy length is anywhere between 57 to 70 days. The average for most cats though is around 64 days which is about 9 weeks.
A common, mild skin condition that affects cats is feline acne. Acne in cats is similar to the acne that affects humans. The faces of cats tend to have acne.
Acne in cats may look like blackheads on the cat's chin. If the acne is not clearly visible on the cat's skin, the chin and lips may look like it is dirty. The acne may form crusts.
Severe cases of feline acne can cause open sores, skin irritation, hair loss, swelling, and infection though most cases of feline acne are minor. If the cat is scratching the area, the risk of these complications increases.
Common causes of acne in cats include poor grooming, stress, allergic reactions, and dirt or food caught in skin folds of the cat's face. Cat acne can be due to overactive oil glands in the cat's skin.
Before you bring your new kitten home, you need to know how to raise a kitten so you understand what you can expect and to make the transition as smooth as possible for every member of the household.
Most kittens are between 6 and 8 weeks when you bring them home, which is a good age to start a new life. At this age they are fully weaned, eating proper food and have learnt the basics of clean habits. Kittens that are very young may not thrive properly.
Always get your kitten from a reputable breeder or pet store and make sure it has had all its necessary inoculations. Check local government regulations regarding registration. Take your kitten to your own veterinarian to have a complete health check and find out what other vaccinations and health care is needed.
Cat cancer is a legitimate concern of cat owners. A cat's life can be significantly shortened by cat cancer. Not all tumors are cancerous. If a cat shows any signs of cancer, the cat should be examined promptly by a veterinarian.
Cancer causes almost fifty percent of pet deaths. The causes of cat cancer are not well understood.
Other diseases can also cause many of the signs and symptoms of cat cancer. Cat owners need to have cats properly diagnosed and treated if the cat shows any signs of cat cancer. Prompt treatment for cancer often gives the cat the best chances of survival.