Who has a cat, he can not be afraid of loneliness.
The cat was described as the most perfect predator, as the embodiment of physical beauty as an ideal for the animal world example of combination of mental and physical qualities. (R. Ambrose-Brown)
From time immemorial the cat lives next to the man, and is the epitome of warmth and coziness in the house. A cat – independent and undemanding pet, very clean, almost a third of life a cat spends grooming. Cat-mother watches over the purity of his nest and clean her kittens. Kittens from an early age learn the tricks of life from my mother and also used to communicate with the person. And getting into a new home, learn the easy rules of conduct. Quite a few times to show the place where the toilet bowl and the kitten itself will find the way there! However, the owner should also not forget about the purity of the contents of the bowls for food and kitty litter, otherwise the kitten may choose other, more attractive place for their own needs. The clean plate is the key to the health of the cat, as food that is in it for a few days in a row, or the water that forgot to replace fresh, can be a source of infection.
So, if you decided to get a kitten and want him to grow up healthy and lived near Amidala and happily, you want to know about basic care for a cat, including some of the psychological aspects of communicating with your pet.
1. You and the cat. Relationship with the cat should be based solely on mutual respect – cats don’t like loud screams, sudden movements, violence. Parenting with punishment or intimidation will lead to a negative result – the animal will Harbor fear and hatred toward the offender, and you lose the lucky chance to make and keep with your pet friendships!
2. Hygiene cats. Hygiene is very important for cats. These include: inspection and cleaning of ears, nail clipping, teeth care, combing hair, bathing, preventative measures against parasites.
Bathing. Often bathe your cat is not recommended, otherwise you can wash off the protective fatty layer with wool. You can alternate the classic animal bathing with cleansing the hair with a special product for cats. Bathing is carried out not earlier than four hours after eating. Bathing is only suitable shampoos for cats, they do not desiccate the skin of the animal. Water should not be hot. Wet cat fur, not to get water in the ears, apply the shampoo, gently massaging the animal’s body. Then rinse the shampoo with warm water. You need to take into account that only a few cats love water treatments. And swimming for the first time can be a stress for your pet. So please be patient! It is possible that the process of bathing for the first time only exercise, and you will not be able to properly wash the animal. Do not worry, it will turn out another time! After the shampoo is washed away, the cat must be well dry to avoid colds. It is convenient to use paper towels, they absorb the excess water. And after to wrap the cat in a soft cloth or towel for further drying. Currently there are a variety of cosmetics and hygiene products for grooming, ears and eyes of cats.
The care of the ears. To clean the ears you can use a cotton ball slightly moistened with lotion to clean the ears, or a solution of boric acid, or simply wet with clean water. Ear cleaning is to carefully remove from the ear of sulfur and dirt. In no event it is impossible to get the tampon in the ear canal!
Trimming claws. To accustom to trimming claws is necessary from childhood. The kitten will get used to this procedure and will not be afraid of her. For cutting special scissors for nails, which are sold in specialized stores for animals. By squeezing together the two sides with a cushion so that came out a claw, carefully cut the tip of a claw (it is transparent), without hitting the blood vessels. Cut the claws an adult cat once every two to three weeks.
Grooming. Combing should not only long-haired animals, but cats with short hair, at least once a week! And during the moulting period to pay more attention to your pet. Combing removes dead hair, the skin is massaged, it has a positive effect on blood circulation and promotes the growth of new healthy hair. For ease of combing (especially long-haired animals) there are different sprays for cats that contribute to the tangles and detangling for easy combing. Beyond unraveling the wool, cut so that the cat felt no discomfort.
The oral hygiene. To accustom to hygiene of the teeth comfortably also in children. First, wound around the finger a piece of gauze moistened with a solution of Miramistin (universal antiseptic that you can buy in the pharmacy), it is necessary to slightly RUB the gums and teeth of a kitten. Over time, you can switch to special toothpaste. Toothpaste for humans is not suitable to cats.
Treatment from worms, ticks, fleas and vlasiadou. These procedures prophylactically on all Pets. Especially those that are walking freely on the street. Of course, the cat must be vaccinated against infectious feline diseases. To vaccinate the cat should 1 time per year. In addition, you must handle the animal from fleas and ticks, especially in spring-summer and autumn periods. Recommended 1 every 3 months to give the cat a worming medicines. In veterinary pharmacies, a large selection of special equipment for kittens and adult cats. You should not give cats medicines for humans.
3. The cleanliness of the toilet. The sitting toilet is its regular cleaning after each use. To wash the toilet can hot water with disinfectants or vinegar. Cat litter is not suitable cardboard or wooden boxes, the tank shall be made of plastic. You can add to the toilet filler. Variety of cat litter is great now! And you can easily pick the one suitable for your cat at the pet store.
4. A visit to the vet. Preventive veterinary inspection – a mandatory health condition of your pet. If you notice the slightest change in cat behavior – lethargy, refusal of food, disheveled coat, vomiting or diarrhea, do not delay your visit to the clinic! Do not self-medicate!