"First Aid for Felines - How to Keep Your Car Safe from Harm"

Written by NS Kennedy

Cats are known for their curious and adventurous nature. Curiosity doesn't always killrepparttar cat, but can often cause injury. The owner will likely have to getrepparttar 139547 cat stabilized before taking it torepparttar 139548 veterinarian. Any home with a cat should have a feline first aid kit assembled and handy.

A first aid kit for a cat contains many ofrepparttar 139549 same items it would for a human.

* A roll of absorbent cotton and some cotton balls, * gauze pads and tape, * a pair of small scissors with rounded tips, * tweezers, * instant ice pack, * hydrogen peroxide, * a bulb syringe for suctioning mucous from mouth or nose * sterile eyewash solution for cats, * a clean, white cotton sock (to cover wounded paws), * small flashlight, * rectal thermometer, * injection syringe withoutrepparttar 139550 needle (to give liquid medication), * unflavored electrolyte liquid (like Pedialyte).

Place allrepparttar 139551 items in a sturdy plastic container with a secure lid. Write your veterinarian's name and phone number onrepparttar 139552 lid, as well as that ofrepparttar 139553 closest emergency pet hospital. If you travel often and leave your cat with another person, put several copies of a signed release form inrepparttar 139554 first aid kit authorizingrepparttar 139555 caregiver to approve necessary treatment.

Cat are great explorers and care must br taken with potential hazards in and aroundrepparttar 139556 home. particularly with young kittens. watch out for hot surfaces and liquids inrepparttar 139557 kitchen, unguarded fires, electric cables, sewing pins and needles (especially with cotton attached) and open windows on upper stories.

Inrepparttar 139558 garden make surerepparttar 139559 dustbins are secure as cats may scavenge and eat decayed food or cut themselves on tins or glass. Being inquisitive, cats accidentally get shut in a shed or garage.

"How To Keep Your Cat Healthy - Cat Feeding Explained"

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"How To Keep Your Cat Healthy - Cat Feeding Explained"

Cats have a reputation for being finicky eaters, but that is usually a distortion ofrepparttar truth. Cats have a very keen sense of taste and smell, and they know what they like. If you have fed your catrepparttar 139546 same food for years, then change brands, she may boycottrepparttar 139547 new menu. If you must change her diet, do it over time, mixing just a bit ofrepparttar 139548 new food with plenty ofrepparttar 139549 old favorite. Slowly increaserepparttar 139550 amount of new food and decreaserepparttar 139551 old.

Cats are creatures of habit. Your feline friend will feel more calm and comfortable if you feed her atrepparttar 139552 same time each day. If more than one cat shares your home, be sure that each has a food and water bowl of its own. This lessens competition, territoriality, and ensures that everyone is getting their fair share of nutrition.

Cats have unusual nutritional needs and you should checkrepparttar 139553 labelling of your chosen cat foods to ensure they are included, or consider nutritional supplements. These include:

* Vitamin A * Niacin * Essential Fatty Acids * Taurine

The amount and frequency of food you put out depends onrepparttar 139554 age, health, and activity level of your cat. Kittens under 12 weeks of age usually need to eat about four times each day. Adult cats benefit from twice-a-day feedings. Read packaging labels or ask your veterinarian for guidelines on how much food your cat should eat each day. Don't panic if your cat skips a meal, but if she doesn't eat for more 48 hours, contact your vet. But, keep in mind that if your cat is allowed to roam outdoors, she may be ruining her appetite at a neighbor's house. Never feed your cat table scraps. They are unhealthy for her, and create annoying begging behaviors.

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