"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 kill cat, but can often cause injury. The owner will likely have to get cat stabilized before taking it to 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 of 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 without needle (to give liquid medication), * unflavored electrolyte liquid (like Pedialyte).
Place all items in a sturdy plastic container with a secure lid. Write your veterinarian's name and phone number on lid, as well as that of closest emergency pet hospital. If you travel often and leave your cat with another person, put several copies of a signed release form in first aid kit authorizing caregiver to approve necessary treatment.
Cat are great explorers and care must br taken with potential hazards in and around home. particularly with young kittens. watch out for hot surfaces and liquids in kitchen, unguarded fires, electric cables, sewing pins and needles (especially with cotton attached) and open windows on upper stories.
In garden make sure 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"Written by n
"How To Keep Your Cat Healthy - Cat Feeding Explained"
Cats have a reputation for being finicky eaters, but that is usually a distortion of truth. Cats have a very keen sense of taste and smell, and they know what they like. If you have fed your cat same food for years, then change brands, she may boycott new menu. If you must change her diet, do it over time, mixing just a bit of new food with plenty of old favorite. Slowly increase amount of new food and decrease old.
Cats are creatures of habit. Your feline friend will feel more calm and comfortable if you feed her at 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 check 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 on 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.