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Some novice cat owners ask if cats need to be bathed and how often should owners do that? The opinions of experienced owners are diametrically opposite. Some believe that cats can take care of themselves licking the coat with a rough tongue, and bathing only damages the quality of the coat. Their opponents are sure that cats should be bathed and it isn’t harmful at all.
Felinologists admit that one of the most frequently asked questions is: why does my kitten refuse to drink water? Inexperienced owners are concerned about that a lot, if it seems to them that their pet doesn’t consume enough liquid. Is it a disease? Another suspicious sign is excess drinking. It is possible to calculate the daily need in water for a particular cat?
Cat's nose is a complex and fantastically precise tool for exploring the surrounding world. Newborn kittens that are still deaf and blind can trust only their smell sense, using it to find the nipples and warm belly of their mother, their siblings and their box. Examining the cat’s nose the owner may decide whether the pet is sick or not: if the cat's nose is dry - it's too hot for the cat in this room, if the nose is hot – the cat has fever, if it is swelling and running – it can be a sign of many infections.
In case cat’s vomit is bloody, yellowish or contains particles of food, bile or mucus –something is wrong with your pet’s body. On the other hand, cats can easily make themselves vomit to get rid of “heavy stomach” feeling. The main task of the owner in this case is to be able to tell pathology from the natural desire to clear the stomach and to know possible causes of vomiting in cats for rendering timely help.
Mycelium of most species of pathogenic fungi look like finest woven, rough or smooth, coated or covered with thorns with spiral twisted ends. There are more than five hundred species of yeast and mold fungus, affecting both animals and humans. Ringworm (lichen or tinea) in cats is the collective name of infections caused by various species of fungi, in particular Microsporum and Trichophyton.
Contrary to the popular belief, seborrhea or dandruff in cats is a pretty serious problem. Imagine that a person with dandruff is bathed every three months (and many cats aren’t bathed even 4 times a year). Imagine that dandruff covers not only scalp but the body. Unpleasant? Yes, but also it is very dangerous. Dandruff on the back and behind the ears often leads to the formation of pus pimples making it an ideal environment for bacteria, fungi and smallest parasites.
We know a lot about physiology of domestic animals, but we know so little about cat’s memory, especially about storage and playback of information stored – all that is a mystery to be discovered. However, research conducted in this area, is enough to find the answer, whether cats have memory and in what way it is different from those people have.
All cats definitely have something in common. Their smell. Actually, real stink, getting deep into furniture, walls and floor, clothes and household utensils. How to remove the smell of cat’s urine, so that inhaling no one could ever guess that there is a whiskered “perfumer” living at your place?
Cystitis in cats is one of the diseases that are deceitful, difficult to treat and prone to relapse. In this case both pets and their owners suffer: pets are exhausted by constant pain, and owners are tired of useless efforts, bad smell, cat’s urine on the floor and obsessive thoughts that tedious and long-term cystitis treatment in cats often leads to mercy killing. How to protect your cat from this dangerous disease and what should you do in order therapy had the desired effect?
They can be found everywhere: in the grass, sand, fish and meat, fruits and vegetables, in the water and even in the air. If you inspect the nearest flower bed under a microscope - insomnia for at least one night is guaranteed. Worms in cats, even in those living indoors, eating high quality dry feed and never walking outdoors – is a usual thing. And what about cats having regular walks?
Panleukopenia, viral enteritis or distemper in cats is a deadly disease. Without treatment it leads to death of pet in 90% of cases. The FPV is extremely viable, resistant to freezing, heating and conventional disinfectant liquids, and may survive in the external environment for more than a year. Therefore, it is extremely important to prevent infection and immediately consult your veterinarian in any suspected case.
A disgusting insect, with flat sides and long legs, blood-sucking and incredibly bouncy – can you imagine that? Fleas are ubiquitous parasites that can live without food for several months and propagate extremely rapidly. Fleas in cats – is a real problem, because their painful bites can be dangerous to pets. How can you help your pet get rid of these parasites forever?
It is absolutely ok to worry about your pregnant cat and about unborn kittens, but the most important thing you need is to focus on getting prepared. Before the labor pregnant cats are usually anxious and need maximum attention from their owner – that is why it is so important to think about purchasing medications and materials in advance. Sure it may turn out so that you won’t use some of them. However, it is important to stock up on everything you may need, as in emergency case you won’t have time to do that.
The main thing you should remember: the delivery process in cats is absolutely natural – it’s a magical moment and a true miracle, especially to the owner! You shouldn’t worry and show your nervousness, because in such an important situation the cat would sure feel the mood of the owner. When the course of pregnancy and delivery is normal with no pathologies, everything just happens by itself, without the intervention of the owner. In case something goes wrong – the only thing you should do is to call the vet.
Diabetes is a serious disease that requires skilled and expensive treatment. Fortunately, diabetes in cats, unlike diabetes in people is treatable in most cases. However, it is important to go to the clinic on time and strictly follow all the recommendations of your vet.
Pregnancy in cats is a wonderful time full of tenderness and care. A miracle is happening inside your pet: tiny embryos are slowly turning into baby kittens due to titanic efforts of their mother's body. Caring owners should help their pets providing them with everything necessary and creating favorable conditions for the whole period of pregnancy.
Cats are independent and proud animals in any situation. They are singles – so no wonder cat mating is less about dating and more about military actions. And, unfortunately, owners can never be sure what the result will be: bites and scratches or little pretty kittens. But acting right the owner may significantly increase the chance for success.
Scratches, bites, torn clothing and a scared pet sitting in the corner… You know, what we’re talking about? It means you might have tried to give your cat a medicine without frightening your cat and staying safe and sound. Minimum of physical coercion, maximum care – and the success is guaranteed.
1/3 of the planet population suffers from various kinds of allergies! No wonder the disease is popular among pets also - allergy in cats is one of the main reasons for visiting vet clinics. How to help your pet having detected allergy symptoms and whether it is possible to defeat the ailment?