In tough economic times, one of the first places people look to cut expenses is pet health. The purpose of this article is to help you realize that cutting corners and buying pre-packaged cat food is the worst thing you can do for your cat's health and well-being, and your budget.

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Cats know how to take care of themselves, but once you decide to keep the creature as a pet, you ought to be familiar with the know-how of how to look after your domestic cat. If you get the cat at its infancy, the domestic cat grows up in a familiar environment and gets used to b e controlled by other pet, and this results in fewer inter-pet rivalry. Luckily for you, kitties often sold to keepers, are already litter trained.

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If you have decided to keep a cat as a pet, be prepared for long-term cat care. Before you own a cat, give your efforts a good start, so that you avoid making any mistakes. Cats make loving friends, but know about their feeding needs, which need not be the leftovers. The best thing to do is to get the best cat food that is available, so that your feline friend feels charged and remains healthy.

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Owning a family pet is no mean job and you must know the fundamental principles of how to take care for it. This is applicable to all pets and if looking after cats is your area, then you ought to know more about cat care.

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As cats age and come in to that middle age period from around 7 – 8 years of age, it is important for owners to keep an eye out for symptoms that could indicate the beginnings of a disease or syndrome. Middle aged to older cats are very prone to developing diabetes, kidney disease, hyperthyroidism, arthritis and sometimes sadly, even cancer.

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Getting your cat properly vaccinated is essential to its health. In fact, before vaccinations became more commonly place, many cats died on a regular basis from a condition called panleukopenia, which is more commonly known as feline distemper. They were also more likely to die from upper respiratory infections such as herpesvirus and calcivirus.

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