A sedentary lifestyle rewards extra pounds not only us, but also our pets. Just imagine: in the wild, wild cats get their food daily, travel several kilometers, compete with their brethren. Of course, domestic cats are far from such leisure activities: ready-made food is always available in a bowl, and a soft bed is too attractive. The lack of physical activity in combination with an unbalanced diet inevitably leads to overweight, the danger of which should not be underestimated. Serious problems with the digestive, cardiovascular system and musculoskeletal system are just a few of the consequences of being overweight. Therefore, no matter how cute your replenished pet may seem, nobody has canceled the care of his health. So, we take the situation into our own hands! Continue reading
What is sterilization? What is the difference between sterilization and castration, or is it the same thing? Why sterilize a cat, what are the pros and cons of this operation? About this in our article.
What is sterilization?
Sterilization is a surgical operation to remove the gonads: testicles in cats and ovaries in cats. The procedure takes place under general anesthesia.
When sterilizing a cat under anesthesia (general or local), the testes are removed through a small incision. There are no stitches left after the procedure: only the thread on the spermatic cord, which naturally resolves over time. For cats, this operation is easy and takes only a few minutes. Continue reading
Sterilization (better known as castration) is the removal of the gonads by surgery. The operation is performed under local or general anesthesia, and after the procedure, the animals need some time to recover. How to facilitate this period for your four-legged friend? We learn to properly care for a cat after sterilization.
So, the procedure is already behind and now you have a weakened pet in front of you. What should I pay attention to first of all? We move in two directions: we make sure that the pet does not get hurt under the influence of anesthesia and that it does not lick the wounds.
The effect of anesthesia can persist for a day after the operation, and during this period the cat will have impaired coordination. Therefore, the pet should never be placed on high surfaces (bed, chair, etc.), otherwise it may accidentally fall. Continue reading
It would seem easy to bathe a cat. But when you get down to business, a number of questions pop up. For example, what temperature should water be, what means is better to use for bathing, to wash a pet in the bathroom, or to use a basin? And is it even possible to bathe cats? About this and much more in our article.
Washing cats: is it necessary and how often?
Cats around the world are known for their cleanliness. But even if the pet never leaves the apartment, harmful bacteria and germs that are spreading through the air, daily settle on his fur coat. When licking, they enter the cat’s digestive tract and, as they accumulate, undermine the immune system and lead to chronic diseases. Continue reading
The health of a pet depends largely on what foods are in its diet. High-quality, balanced wet food will help him meet his old age energetic and full of strength. But even superpremium products can cause gastrointestinal problems if they are not properly combined with dry food or natural nutrition.
Rules for feeding cats wet feed
the pet should always have access to clean drinking water;
an opened can of canned food should be stored in the refrigerator for no more than 2 days, after this time, the half-eaten leftovers must be discarded;
mixing wet and dry food is not recommended – they should be given in different feedings;
if your pet eats natural products, and you want to add wet food to his diet, you must first consult with a specialist who will help you create a balanced menu for the cat. Continue reading