Cats approach each other with their tails held in the air. If you see a conflict, do not reach your hands in the middle of the fight, it is highly likely that you are going to get injured. Instead try to distract the cats by throwing a favorite toy nearby. If that does not work, use an air horn or splash a small amount of cold water on them. Aim for their bodies avoiding the face and eyes. Wrap up the aggressor cat in a blanket to protect yourself, and put the cat in a room alone for a time out. It takes cats 24 to 48 hours to settle down after arousal. If you have more than a pair, be sure all the cats seem calm. If not, separate each cat into a different room or crate until all have settled down. Cat fights may trigger other cats to join in, or fight among themselves. Males are particularly prone to aggressive behavior.
Make some changes: Sharing Isn't always a good thing for cats. Give each cat their own food bowl, as some cats compete for access. The rule of thumb is to have the same number of litter boxes as you have cats.
Symptoms of separation anxiety are: elimination outside of the litter box, excessive vocalization, vomiting, weight loss, excessive grooming and clawing at things around the house. These can all be symptoms of medical conditions, so it’s important to make sure your cat is in good health before assuming separation anxiety is to blame, check with your vet.
Be sure your cat has a variety of cat toys to keep busy with while you’re away and leave the radio on. Also a place for the cat to perch and observe the outside world.
Be calm when you say your goodbyes, your cat can pick up on those emotions. Also, cats start to notice cues that you’re leaving. Leave a t-shirt that smells like you.
Calming Pheromones for Cat Anxiety
Feliway is a synthetic version of feline facial pheromone which is used to stop or prevent cat spraying.
Feliway pheromones are also used to calm cats during stressful situations including new homes,
traveling, and visits to the vet.
Brushing removes dirt and dead hair from your pet’s coat. You’ll be more likely to notice signs of fleas, dry skin, or unusual lumps if you’re regularly brushing your pet’s coat.
Tooth brushing: Good oral hygiene is also important for your pet’s overall health.
Regular brushing will help prevent periodontal disease and dangerous bacterial
infections that can spread to the kidneys, lever, brain, or heart.
Nail Trimming: nails are trimmed to the appropriate length will help prevent overgrown nails and other potentially painful conditions. Check the feet for other problems like cracked pads or swelling.
Check with your vet or groomer for proper nail trimming.
Pumpkin is rich in vitamins A, C and E. It has plenty of zinc, potassium and magnesium for minerals.
Pumpkin also has both alpha and beta carotenoids which act as antioxidants. Pumpkin has plenty of
fiber so it can also help cats and dogs with diarrhea or constipation.
15 oz. can pureed pure pumpkin (not filling)
3/4 cup uncooked cream of wheat (if wheat sensitive, use rice cereal instead)
1/2 cup dry powdered milk
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit
Mix all ingredients together. Drop small spoonfuls onto a lightly greased cookie sheet
Bake at 300 degrees for 15-20 minutes
Cats and dogs enjoy the taste of pumpkin.
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