"Safety in the Fresh Air and the Outdoors for Your Cat - How To Build a Cattery"

Written by NS Kennedy

Animal welfare organizations and humane societies have been very successful in helping people to accept that their cats are safer living exclusively indoors, especially in urban areas. However, cat lovers still want to give their cats a chance to enjoy fresh air and allrepparttar sights and sounds that come with it. One way to do this safely is to create a cattery.

The term cattery originally referred to a facility that kept and bred colonies of cats. Today,repparttar 139548 term is being used to describe a sort of pet playpen. A home cattery is an enclosed, outdoor area in which a pet cat can bask inrepparttar 139549 sun or exercise. The site can be a lawn, a porch or an apartment balcony, and a variety of building plans can be found onrepparttar 139550 Internet. The important ingredients of a cattery are size, security and access.

How big to build depends onrepparttar 139551 activity level of your cat andrepparttar 139552 amount of space available. If you have an acrobatic cat living in your apartment, you might try to build a structure taller than it is wide, with several ledges for her to jump around on. If your cat is more sedentary and you have a large yard, you might create a cattery that has one or two shelves, but has cat grass and catnip planted inside to provide sensory stimulation.

A cattery can be made from wooden posts and wire mesh. Be certain that all sharp edges are covered or made inaccessible to your cat. If you have a door to enter/exitrepparttar 139553 cattery, make sure it can be latched securely. Checkrepparttar 139554 cattery frequently for holes or loose spots inrepparttar 139555 mesh. Make sure thatrepparttar 139556 cattery has a roof. It doesn't have to be expensive - a sheet of strong cloth attached torepparttar 139557 sides will do - something to keep your cat in, and anything else out.

"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.

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