Getting a cat, we imagine how comfortable it will be to sleep on our lap and wake up in the morning with a gentle purr. But reality is preparing a different scenario: dust is literally blown off a pet, and it grows unsociable and more than anything else loves to climb where it will not be reached. Why it happens?
Each cat is individual, each has its own character and temperament. Some pets are more affectionate, others less, and still others seem to not need affection at all. You never know for sure what qualities your pet will have, but the pedigree characteristics will help reduce the likelihood of disappointment. Study them carefully before settling on a particular breed.
If the cat categorically avoids the owners, is afraid of them and shows aggression, most likely, it is injured and it will take a lot of time to adapt. In such cases, one cannot do without the help of a zoopsychologist who will help find an approach to the poor thing and adjust her behavior. Continue reading
In the first weeks of a kitten’s life, a cat-mother takes care of his immunity. But after weaning from his mother, his natural defense weakens and needs additional support. What does the owner need to do to provide the pet with this protection in a timely manner?
Why vaccinate a kitten?
Mother’s milk (Colostrum), secreted in the first days of a baby’s life, contains a large number of antibodies. Thanks to this, the kitten receives primary immunity from the cat. In the future, the level of antibodies in milk gradually decreases, but remains sufficient to maintain health and prevent infections.
Naturally, a small kitten only weaned from its mother is not enough to have its own antibodies. To protect the kitten from common infectious diseases, vaccinations (vaccinations) are also carried out – preventive measures to form the kittens’ own active immunity. Continue reading
Skin is the largest organ in the animal’s body, and its main function is protective. It is she who protects the cat’s body from harmful environmental factors, and also largely determines the health of the coat. How to understand whether your pet’s skin and coat are healthy and take care of its health?
What role does skin play in a cat?
The skin is involved not only in protection, but also in thermoregulation of the body due to evaporation of sweat and heat radiation, and also performs excretory, receptor and many other functions. It is in the skin that many metabolic processes take place, one way or another affecting the functioning of all body systems.
In this case, even the most minor skin diseases can affect the general health of the pet, and pathologies of the internal organs and metabolic disorders always affect the condition of the skin and coat. For example, burns can cause serious intoxication of the whole body, lead to fever and even cause diseases of internal organs. Continue reading