By being aware of how your cat is feeling and what it is doing you will help to ensure that its health remains at an optimum level.
There are various different signs that will let you know when your cat is not feeling the best or when some action is necessary where you might need to take it to the vet for a checkup.
For instance, if you find that your cat is vomiting, it is not necessarily a problem unless it appears to be apathetic and low on energy.
Cats will eat grass to induce vomiting often to eliminate hair that they’ve ingested while grooming themselves. Continue reading
There are several things that you should do to make a new kitten feel at home. First of all they need a good place to sleep that is private and they can feel safe.
Fortunately there are many different types of beds and baskets that are available. The area that the kitten will be sleeping needs to be free from drafts and as warm and comfortable as possible.
It will need a litter box initially as it will have to stay inside until it becomes accustomed to its surroundings.
The litter box can have shredded newspaper for a cheap alternative but the best content for a litter box is commercial cat litter as it will absorb urine better and won’t smell as newspaper will tend to do. Continue reading
What should you be feeding your cat? You need to consider what cats will need in the wild to determine the best food sources for them.
In the wild, cats will eat mice and birds, and drink water. Obviously this is a diet high in protein and it is essential that your cat gets sufficient protein to maintain a good healthy diet.
What many people don’t realize is that cats can get diabetes from having a diet that is too high in carbohydrates.
By constantly feeding your cat carbohydrates it can become insulin resistant and unable to keep its blood glucose levels at a suitable level. Continue reading