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Caring For Your Cat
Submitted by: Holly Hugo
Whether you’re considering buying or adopting a cat for the
first time, already own a cat but just want to make sure you’re
doing everything right, or simply want to find out more about
cats and their care requirements, it can be hard to know where
Everyone has their own unique ideas about the best way to care
for our feline friends, so if you’re having problems sorting the
wheat from the chaff and want to make sure that the information
you’re reading is reliable and accurate, search no further; read
on to learn more about the basics of good cat care, and where to
go to improve your knowledge and understanding.
Responsible cat ownership
Before you make the commitment to take on a cat, you should be
sure that you will be able to afford to care for it, and intend
to own it and look after it appropriately for the duration of
its hopefully long life.
You should review your home and surrounding area critically to
ensure that it is a safe and suitable environment to bring a cat
into, and also, ensure that if you rent or live in a leasehold
apartment, you are permitted to keep cats within your home.
When you actually get your cat, you should take steps to make
sure that your cat is not a nuisance or inconvenience to others,
and also, that you spay or neuter them as soon as possible, if
this has not already been done for you.
All cats should be vaccinated against all of the core
communicable feline diseases, and receive an annual booster and
vet check every year. It is also important to be able to
recognize other times when your cat may need to see a vet, such
as if they become sick or injured. You will also need to budget
for flea and worming treatments, and preventative care such as
looking after your cat’s teeth. Finally, you might want to
consider insuring your cat, to help with the cost of any
unexpected and potentially expensive veterinary treatments. You
can read more about Pet Insurance here.
Cats need to feed little and often, and so should be given free
access to the appropriate food, and also clean, fresh water at
all times. What you choose to feed your cat is up to you, and
the like-for-like price of different cat foods can vary
considerably across different ranges! When making your decision,
you should take into account your cat’s life stage and lifestyle
when picking the right food, and you will also need to decide if
you wish to feed wet food, dry food, or a combination of both.
Wet and dry food each have their advantages and disadvantages,
and no one can tell you what is best for your own cat! Make sure
that the food that you feed to your cat is a complete food,
rather than a supplementary one, as only a complete food will
take care of all of your cat’s nutritional requirements. Also,
go easy on the treats; too many treats can soon cause your cat
to pile on the pounds, which can lead to a whole range of
potential health problems. To learn more about Pet Nutrition
check out our newest course.
Understanding your cat
Cat communication is complex, and very different from that of
humans! You will need to make sure that you understand the
basics of cat communication, how to interpret your cat’s moods
and needs, and how to tell if something is wrong with your cat,
such as if they are stressed or unhappy. You should also learn
how to provide a safe, comfortable environment for your cat,
which includes considerations such as where to locate their
beds, food bowls and litter trays, how to make your cat feel
secure, and how to recognize when they want to be left alone!
Enabling a natural lifestyle
Within the UK, most cats are indoor/outdoor cats, meaning that
they have a warm home to stay in when they want to, but also
have free or regular access to the outside world. This will help
your cat to live a natural lifestyle and manifest their natural
behaviors, as well as helping to keep them both fit and
entertained. In some cases, certain breeds of cats may do better
with an indoor-only lifestyle, such as the very un-streetwise
Ragdoll, or hairless cat breeds that are apt to get too cold in
the winter, or get burnt in the summer. If this is the case with
your cat, you will have to go a lot further when it comes to
enabling a natural lifestyle for them, and keeping them
The natural behavior of cats will change as they age, starting
with a boisterous, fun-loving kitten who is into everything,
through your calmer, adult cat, to the specific traits and care
requirements of the feline old-timer. Learning to recognize what
is normal and appropriate for your cat at every stage of their
lives, and knowing how to provide this, is also essential
If your cat suddenly starts urinating in the house, clawing the
furniture, acting aggressively or otherwise doing something out
of the ordinary that indicates unhappiness or an underlying
problem, you should learn how to recognize this, and develop a
good understanding of the potential causes of problem behaviors
and how they can be resolved.
If you want to make sure that you’re all ready to be the perfect
cat parent, find out more about what makes your cat tick, or
attain a formal certification in cat care, you might want to
consider taking a specialist animal care course, to learn about
all of these things and much more. The specialist Animal Care
Course from Holly and Hugo is a great place to start, and will
provide you with a range of insights into your cat and their
behavior, as well as providing you with a certificate of
successful completion and understanding at the end of it.
About the Author: Want to learn more about the basics of good
cat care? Look no further! Check out http://www.hollyandhugo.com
for our popular animal courses.
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Fun Facts About Siamese Cats You Never Knew
By [http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Karina_Popa]Karina Popa
By [http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Karina_Popa]Karina Popa
The regal Siamese cat is known to be playful, smart and loyal. It is one of the breeds of cats that you can easily recognize due to their distinct body types and characteristics. Siamese cats from Appleheads all the way to Seal Point have a wide range of exotic skin colors and lively personalities. This beautiful creature has the ability to communicate with its companions and loves to be part of their lives. To learn more about this cool kitty, read this compilation of fun facts.
The Siamese is among the oldest domestic cat breeds, having a long history. They originated in Thailand, which was formerly called Siam. Here, they were considered part of the royal family. Therefore, images of this blue-eyed kitty were seen in ancient manuscripts dated way back in 1350. In 1871, this breed of cat was put on display at the Crystal Palace of London. This brought about an interest in Siamese cats and made them much more popular.
When Siamese cats are born, they are white, but they later develop markings when they are about four weeks old. This coloring, which shows up on cooler body parts, is caused by a partial albinism gene, which is sensitive to heat. As they go through adulthood, there is a noticeable difference in their color as it darkens.
These cats have vocal abilities, allowing them to create a wide range of noises to express what they want and need to their human companions. While they are not known to be too affectionate, they are very clever, so they can understand and follow easy commands like fetching.
Their physical features include bright blue eyes, creamy coats and dark marks in some parts of the body, known as points. These marks are very dark brown among Seal Point cats. Those with chocolate points show lighter markings, blue points feature grayish marks,while lilac points are nearly frosty white in color. There are also Siamese cats with red to caramel shade markings.
Aside from having different colors of coats, Siamese cats come in a variety of body types. The Applehead is the traditional Siamese cat, the largest breed of this kind. It has a round head with the shape of an apple. The Classic breed cats are a bit smaller and have a triangular face. The Modern, also known as Wedgehead, is a combination of the Classic and Traditional Siamese cats. They also possess long noses, pointed ears and slim bodies.
Siamese cats can become too attached to their companions, so they will not be ideal pets for those who are workaholic. However, if you still like one, find someone to accompany your pretty kitty so she can play with her while you are away.
Among all domestic breeds, Siamese cats have the longest lives, which sometimes last for up to 20 years. Purebred cats are prone to gum problems or gingivitis and so, owners should look after their dental hygiene. It is important to brush their teeth once a week and visit the veterinary when mouth irritation occurs.
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