What’s The Best Diet For A Pregnant Cat?Written by Marc de Jong
Pregnant cats have to eat for two, three, four, five, even six cats. So her regular meal is just not enough. What should you give instead?
Pregnant and lactating queens need more calories than normal. However, you won’t have to force her to eat. Cats are very intelligent animals. They know when they have to eat and how much.
Don’t get worried if your cat’s appetite decreases in very early stages of pregnancy. Soon her appetite will increase, and this time dramatically.
The quality of food is essential. Of course you should always give your cat a nutritionally balanced meal, but this time it’s even more important than usual. You are not feeding one cat anymore, but a few (soon-to-be) kittens as well!
It’s recommended to buy food from a pet store. Most experienced breeders agree that kitten food is best for your pregnant cat – yes, even when kittens are not there yet. Why? Because kitten food contains more calories and protein, and that’s just what your queen needs.
What You Need To Carry When You Travel With Your DogWritten by Terrie Simpson
Spring is here and with onset of warm weather, comes more dog shows and our annual vacations, plus urge to take a Sunday drive. However, we sometimes neglect needs of our pets or do not take extra precautions for unseen emergencies. If you cannot board your pet, or leave it at home and find that you must take it with you please make sure you provide adequate ventilation and water in your vehicle. Plus you should read up on heat stroke and heat prostration. Below is a simple check list to ensure your pet is provided for under normal circumstances and in event of an emergency:
• a comfortable crate or seatbelt harness
• 2 leashes (your usual one and a spare)
• a spare collar
• ample water for your pet, yourself and your vehicle
• a water dish
• your pets first aid kit
• your first aid kit
• tools for your vehicle
• a brush to remove brambles and ticks
• pet food (if canned, store in a cooler if opened) • toys to offset boredom (nothing worse than chewed upholstery) • a tarp for shade, or park in a shady area