Whenever the skin is broken, bacteria and other debris can contaminate the area. Therefore treatment of the wound is essential to reduce the chances of an infection taking hold.
What do cats eat?
Cats are obligate carnivores, meaning they need meat to survive. Humans can live quite happily on a vegetarian diet, cats, however, must have meat.
It isn’t always necessary to groom a cat with a short coat; however, you may choose to for a show or just as a way to spend some time with your beloved feline. Long-haired cats do need some maintenance, or their coat will quickly become matted.
Start from an early age, so your cat becomes accustomed to it. It should be an enjoyable experience for both you and the cat.
Litter trays should be scooped at least once a day (twice is better), with all solids removed. Clumping litter causes cat urine to clump (hence the name), obviously, making this easier to scoop out too. If too much litter has been removed, top up with a little fresh litter.
Always wear rubber gloves when cleaning litter boxes, and if you are pregnant, avoid litter tray duties to minimise the risk of exposure to Toxoplasma gondii.
Christmas is an exciting time for the family, but it always pays to take some extra precautions with our pets. There are many dangers around; below are some ways to ensure your cat stays safe during the Christmas period.
The weaning process is the transition from drinking milk to eating solids which occurs gradually over several weeks. Kittens begin to show an interest in food around four weeks of age. At this time, they are still nursing frequently from their mother, but begin to eat a small amount of food; this gradually increases as the weeks go by.