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What You Should Know Before You Get a Cat

22 August 2017 - 12:48 AM

There are some rules you should follow when choosing your future pet.

First of all it is important to balance the advantages and disadvantages of having a male or a female, a kitten or a cat, a long or a short-haired cat, purebred or not.

Usually females are more easy to take care of. But males can turn almost like females when they are sterilized.

Kittens have still to be taught to use the litter box. Old cats may already know how to use the litter box but they can also bring bad habits that are not easy to get rid of.

Long-haired cats can be harder to take care of. While these kind of cats must be brushed every day, short-haired cats can take care of their own hair almost without human intervention.

Purebred cats are very expensive. If you only need a cat for companionship you can find a not purebred cat cheap or even for free, so beautiful or even more beautiful than a purebred one.

When you already decided which cat you want you should consider where you can get one. Then, before you actually get the cat, you should examine the cat carefully in order to make sure that you are getting a healthy animal.

The health of the animal is very important. That's why the next step is registering your cat in a veterinarian. There you can get your cat vaccinated. And the veterinarian can give more detailed information about the health of your cat.

Declawing my cat ?

27 July 2017 - 03:11 PM

I would never declaw a cat it can have horrible effects on them, but one of my freinds was told that she could not keep her cat in her new appartment unless she had it declawed are all apartments like that?

Geriatric Cat Health Care

07 July 2017 - 02:51 AM

Geriatric cats should be checked regularly by their owners to ensure they are growing old healthily. This should include looking for lumps and bumps on the cats body which could indicate cancer, or hair loss which may indicate disease of nutritional deficiency. It is also a good idea to look out for any significant changes in the cat's behaviour, particularly in respect to eating and sleeping habits, because this could signify a problem.

Caring for an aging cat requires many of the same considerations as caring for an aging human. Mobility might be reduced as the cat ages, so stairs may become harder to tackle. Make sure that all the things the cat needs such as litter tray and food are all one the same level of the house to avoid difficulty.

As cats age, they need food that is easier to digest because their digestive system slows down significantly, so it is a good idea to buy cat food which is specifically intended for geriatric cats. Older cats whose coats look less lustrous than previously may be suffering with disease or nutritional deficiency, so see the vet. A simple fatty acid supplement could be all that is needed to resolve this. Grooming and brushing takes on greater importance as cats age too, because they are more prone to dry skin and regular brushing will stimulate production of natural oils and alleviate dry skin.

Dental problems and sight problems both become much more likely with age as well. If you suspect your cat has either of these problems then the best thing that you can do is to take them to the vet who will be able to suggest a course of action.

Remember that cat health care takes on a greater importance than ever in your cat's later years. Being vigilant and keeping the pet comfortable could really make a difference to promoting a longer life.

Is it animal abuse not to change your cats litter for long periods of time?

13 June 2017 - 01:49 PM

My roommate doesnt change her cats litter enough & it not only smells horrible but i am worried about the health of her cat. I am moving out next month and I am very worried the cat will get sick without me there to take care of her. Does this qualify as animal abuse? who should I call?

Do you think that cat rescues are often their own barrier to adoption?

21 May 2017 - 06:47 PM

I have worked closely with a local rescue. I have donated time, fostered and even worked adoptions. I found that the adoption form is 2pages tiny print. Asks things like about declawing etc.. truth be it, those adoptions are completely dependent on those questions. I also noted that I personally have assited on homing 9 cats in the past year.. however, when a gay person applied for adoption, the cats were never adopted out. I had a neighbor who contacted them to adopt a small black kitten... and they never called her back.. When I inquired about why? They felt the neighbor called intoxicated and didn't think this was a positive thing. ( although they adopted to her before.. years ago.)

I am disgruntled and annoyed and declined working with this organization any longer. I just feel that it's just their own barrier that is not allowing adoptions to happen quicker..