Cat Care Strategies For Taking Care Of Your Best Friend
A cat can be the most wonderful pet you ever have. A lot of people are surprised by that, since there are so many stories of cats being snobby or too independent.
However, the truth is that cats can be a wonderful addition to any home. Here are some tips to care for your cat.
An outdoor cat must always wear a tag on its collar.
This can help if your cat becomes lost while wandering in the great outdoors.
The tag should contain your name and number for contact purposes.
Your cat might not come running when you call, but most cats enjoy cuddling on their terms and time.
Cats love to have their heads and backs petted. Not all cats like their tummies rubbed so be careful.
Spending quality time with your cat will make lasting memories to look back on someday.
Don’t be pushy when you are getting to know your new cat. Cats prefer to be in control and take things at their own pace.
Make sure your new cat is comfortable and safe. Let your cat take its time exploring its new environment.
When your cat feels at home, it will be more likely to try to make friends with you.
Give your new cat some space.
Moving to a new home can be stressful on a cat, especially one who is no longer a kitten.
To help them adjust, give them a quiet place that they can call their own, such as a spare bathroom or laundry room.
This gives them a safe space they can retreat to until they have become comfortable with exploring the whole house.
Depending on the cat, this process may take a few days up to a month or more.
Check your cats ears frequently for ear mites.
You may notice your cat shaking their head or scratching their ears a lot if they have them.
They are tiny parasites that look like coffee grounds in your cat’s ears. If you have more than one cat, they can also travel from cat to cat.
See a vet before using any medication on them since their ears need to be properly cleaned first.
Ear mites in cats
We see a number of cases of cat with ear infection(s). Here’s a cat called EmnEm who came to see us at Vet’s Klinic because he has got really itchy ears, on doing tests under the microscope we found out that he has got a bacterial infection which can be quickly cured with some antibiotic drops but we saw another case of a cat in which we saw something different under the microscope and what we saw was ear mites.
Ear mites are quite easy to treat you can either put an anti mites drop inside the ear, just keep a real close eye on your cat if you see any discharge in the ear take it to the vet for a check and we can find out whether it’s a bacterial infection, a yeast infection or an ear mite problem.
Courtesy of Vet know-how
Do you love your cat but you suffer from allergies?
If giving up your feline friend is not something that you can do, try these things first.
Get rid of as much carpeting as possible because your cats dander gets trapped in it.
You can also not allow your cat in your bedroom at all.
This will make living with your cat easier on your allergies.
Brush your cat at regular times.
This helps to stimulate blood flow and circulation, and it will also help to evenly distribute the natural oil your cat’s fur has.
It will also remove loose hair. Doing so reduces the occurrence of hairballs, which are a choking risk.
It also benefits the cat’s stomach by reducing the animal’s need to clean itself.
It is important that you do not feed your cat too much food from the table.
Cats do not digest human food the same way that you do. It can also lead to your cat becoming overweight.
If your cat is carrying around too much weight, it will be hard for them to jump up on furniture and get around.
Cats can brighten the life of most people, but only if the person knows how to properly take care of their cat.
This article has hopefully given you some ideas about how you can do that.
If you apply these tips to your own cat, you’ll find that your cat is the best friend you ever had.