Cat whiskers are sensitive organs that cats use to gather information about their environment. The whiskers collect information and send it to the brain. Cats can stress out when they try to eat from a bowl it would be best if you feed your cat out of an oval bowl or flat plate.This keeps their whiskers stress free. Most of the cats like a flowing water fountain. DO NOT TRIM YOUR CATS WHISKERS it is very upsetting and uncomfortable to your cat. Without their tactile hairs, cats become very disoriented and frightened.
Fish oil can reduce the risk of heart attacks, manage high blood pressure and relieve arthritis pain. It is a nutritional supplement good for anti-inflammatory, reduces inflammation and skin allergies that allow the pet to feels less itchy. The fish oil can reduce abnormal heart rhythms and seizures. Ask your vet which fish oil will be appropriate for your pet.
If your pet does not want to swallow a capsule, you can open the capsule and pour it over his food. Fish oil supplements are not toxic to cats or dogs.
If your cat is not responding to catnip you can try a silvervine plant or a shrub called Tartarian honeysuckle. There are other alternatives, like the Cat Twig Silvervine Stick toy. Some products have both catnip and silvervine, like Petlinks HyperNip and Catnip Blend, Petlinks HyperNip Hoppers cat toys.
Other plants that you can try are rosemary and peppermint. They also have a stimulating effect on cats. If you want your cat to use a scratch post, spray catnip on it and chances are the cat will use the scratch post. The cats that like catnip will increase play behavior and activity.
Things that cats like to do with their catnip are: sniff it, roll all over and rub themselves on it, chew and lick it and rub the cheeks all over it.
Sometimes when a cat eats to fast it will regurgitate the meal. When eating dry cat food it will absorb the water and swells which sends a message to the brain that the cat has overeaten.
If there is too much food, the brain sends a signal to get rid of some. If your cat vomits frequently and loses weight, take the cat to the vet.
Here are some things you can do to keep your cat from eating too fast.
Use a large flat plate and spread the dry food on the plate leaving plenty of gaps between the kibbles. This method should slow the cat down and resolve the problem.
PetSafe Eatwell 5-meal Timed Pet Feeder. Set the times for when your pet needs to eat. You can put the portion you what your pet to have. Schedule and feed small meals frequently which often helps prevent vomiting.
Bowls that are shaped like a maze is a slow feeder that can help your cat slow down.
You can put the kibbles into a treat ball and the cat will push the ball around to get the kibbles out. This is good for the cat's mental stimulation and exercise.
The best way to acclimate your dog to grooming early in life is get the puppy used to you touching their paws, ears and tail and give the dog a treat. Using a scrub brush when bathing will help stuck on dirt, exfoliate the skin, and remove dead coat to prevent mats from forming. Conditioner helps close up the pores and protect the coat from breakage and tangles. Spend a few minutes each day brushing your dog.
The cats need to keep their claws ready to protect itself from prey and it needs to be able to hunt. By scratching their nails it will remove the dead outer nails. Cat pads will deposit their scent as they scratch. If the cat is bored they will scratch things and shared objects in the home. Try different scratching posts to see which one your cat likes. Once you find out which one the cat likes you can sprinkle some catnip. Keep your cat's nails trimmed. Play with your cat daily and make sure that the cat has lots of toys so it does not get bored.
The first thing you want to do is get to know what is “normal” with your cat's eyes.
So that you can identify signs of infection, look for redness, drainage, squinting and rubbing. If your cat's eye gets scratched by something or clawed by another cat it can become infected and requires treatment. The herpes virus can lead to ulcers and erosion of tissue of the eye. Some cats develop dry eye as they get older.
Some eye conditions only require oral medications, drops or ointments. The vet will teach you how to administer the madisons. Do not use medication that is meant for people or other pets and nothing over the counter. Be sure you consult with your vet before administering medication to your cat.
They do see in color like dark blue, light blue, gray, light yellow, darker yellow and very dark gray. Dogs can see green and red objects. If you are going play with your dog in the grass be sure you pick a colorful toy that the dog can see like red. Also when your dog gets anxious from noises, fireworks and thunderstorm it is a good time to play with your dog to distract him/her from those other noises. Dogs use their sense of smell to understand what's going on. Dogs rely mainly on movement and contrast to identify objects. If you noticed your dog or cat paying attention to a TV program dogs can differentiate pictures of humans from other dogs on TV and understand the sounds with those pictures. If you want your dog to be captivated by the sounds and pictures turn on the programs that feature animals.
There is a variety of reasons cats lose their hair. The most common reason is allergies, particularly to fleas and over-grooming. When a cat gets itchy it will over-groom itself to the point that the cat will pull the hair out. Mange or lice also can make a cats skin itch. Also if the cat is in pain it will lick to help relieve the discomfort. An overactive thyroid can also cause hair loss.
Some cats have a hair loss on the outside of the ears called pinnae which is common in Siamese cats.
Some cats have alopecia which is a condition. Parasites that bring about mange, and fungal issues like ringworm, are also a common cause of alopecia.
Have your cat checked out by your vet.
A balanced diet is very important to kittens and puppies. All animals need a balanced diet. Calcium is very important for the animal's bones development excess calcium can cause puppy severe bone changes. Puppies and kittens should never eat adult formula food.
Kitten and poppy food have everything they need for proper development.
Puppies should eat 3 meals per day, kittens 6 months or less should eat 4-6 times a day.
Multiple meals offered throughout the day best avert the onset of lethargy, trembling, weakness, lack of coordination, and seizures. It is best if you have a time-limited where the food is out for a set period of time and not 24/7. It is also best that you talk to your vet about the best feeding options.
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