To maintain oral health, we brush our teeth twice a day. And what about our pets? Do cats need to brush their teeth or has nature foreseen everything?
Nature is nature, but the teeth of cats lose their whiteness in the same way. Plaque appears on them, which eventually turns into tartar, causes gum inflammation and destroys teeth. But if you regularly look after the pet’s oral cavity, all these problems can be avoided. How to do it?
A daily brushing would easily solve the problem: a toothbrush removes 80% of plaque in just half a minute! But how often do you meet cats who like this procedure? That’s right, there are none. So, we use other methods. We will please you: there are many of them!
Step 1. Proper nutrition.
Dental health directly depends on the nature of the diet. Any food that is not suitable for a cat is a burden on the oral cavity and the digestive system as a whole. But if a cat eats high-quality dry food, its teeth are safer. Dry granules mechanically remove plaque from the teeth and prevent the formation of tartar. Cat’s teeth are cleaned right with food. And no water, brushes or paste! Continue reading
Talent to climb trees in cats’ blood. Even the most well-fed cat can easily climb a tree. But getting down from it is not so easy. Especially when it comes to a domestic cat who escaped and climbed a tree from fear. Unsuccessful “scouts” scream heart-rendingly, cling to branches or a trunk, are afraid to move and, it seems, are not going to overdo their fear. How to help them? How to remove a cat from a tree?
The cat climbed a tree: what to do?
1. The first thing to do is to eliminate potential scary factors. Perhaps the cat was frightened by the dog, which continues to walk nearby, crowds or firecrackers. It is very likely that the cat will descend from the tree itself when it realizes that it has nothing to fear.
2. Clean the area around the tree. Of course, it is not necessary to pick up candy wrappers, but it is better to remove fragments of glass, sharp sticks, stones and other dangerous objects. It is impossible to predict where the jumping cat will land. Try to protect her from injuries. Continue reading
Cats often surprise their owners with strange habits. Some refuse to drink from a bowl, but stubbornly attack the tap. Others arrange the most rigorous test drive for fillers. Still others act like an alarm clock in the middle of the night, suddenly deciding to knead their feet on their master’s belly. But if you delve into the matter, we will find that many of the “strange” habits are not at all strange. These are echoes of instincts that in the wild save feline lives. For example, do you know why a cat is burying a bowl of food? If not, we will tell you about it!
Cats are great hunters. But even ideal predators have bad days. In the wild, cats do not always come back from hunting carrying prey in their teeth. Sometimes they come with nothing. For such cases, in order not to die of starvation, cats create reserves for themselves. After a successful hunt, they bury the remnants of food – so deep that other predators did not smell it. Continue reading
Which wet cat food is best?
Wet food is the perfect choice for your pet. As a rule, they are very tasty, easy to digest, because maximally correspond to the nutrition of cats in natural conditions, and also contribute to maintaining the water balance in the body and reduce the risk of developing IBD. We talked about this in more detail in the article: “Which food is better: dry or wet?”. But not all diets are equally healthy. We talk about which wet food to choose for a cat and what to pay attention to in the first place.
Before buying feed you need to carefully study its composition. In the first place in the list of ingredients should be meat, because cats are primarily predators. Continue reading
To make friends kittens among themselves is easy. They are so sociable, curious and they have nothing to quarrel about! But the situation is different when a new kitten appears in a house where there is already an adult cat or cat. They will not only get used to each other, but also learn to share the territory and the attention of the owners. And your task is to help them in this! Read about how to make friends with an adult cat or cat with a kitten in our article.
Simple steps to strong friendship
We act smoothly.
Haste is our main enemy. If you brought a kitten home and immediately brought it to the cat, do not be surprised by the latter’s aggressive reaction. For us, a kitten is a cute fluffy lump. But for a cat, he is a source of unfamiliar odors, a stranger and a competitor. It will take her time to get used to it. Continue reading