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The rules for feeding cats living indoors are based on an understanding of their physiological and behavioral characteristics. What features are typical for domestic cats and what kind of care do they need?
What are the needs of cats living at home?
Such a cat is limited in movement and spends most of its time sleeping and eating. Her inactive lifestyle is reflected in many physiological processes in the body. Low activity can lead to disruption of the gastrointestinal tract, deterioration in stool quality and the appearance of a sharp, unpleasant odor from the tray.
In addition, domestic cats are more prone to overweight and obesity. Therefore, the caloric content of the diet of such a pet should be reduced, and its composition should include a prebiotic that contributes to the normal functioning of the intestine. Continue reading
The first year of life is a particularly important period for a kitten. It was at this time that the musculoskeletal system formed, the Immune system grew stronger, socialization took place and the psyche formed. On the way to growing up, the kitten expects a lot of amazing discoveries, incredible adventures, but at the same time there are dangers, many of which people simply do not notice. So contact with an ordinary central heating battery for your little pet can result in a burn, and familiarity with the doorway – a tail injury.
What to do if trouble has come?
Most often, cats suffer from thermal burns. To protect your pet from damage, you should think in advance how to limit its access to heating appliances. Enclose the central heating batteries with special screens, and when cooking, carefully monitor the movements of the kitten so that it does not jump onto the hot surface of the hob. Continue reading
Of all the animals domesticated by humans, perhaps, it is the domestic cat (scientifically – Félis silvéstris cátus) that today has one of the most privileged positions. And, like a dog, it belongs to the so-called companion animals, living in close proximity to humans.
However, she does not lose her natural instincts and is able to effectively catch small game. There is still debate in the scientific community over whether a cat is completely a domestic animal or whether it can be attributed to the so-called “semi-domestic” species. Be that as it may, the history of the partnership between a cat and a person goes back more than 10 thousand years, and most researchers agree that this partnership began in Nubia or Egypt.
The first documented mention of cats dates back to the 2nd millennium BC. e., when in ancient Egypt to protect granaries from rodents, steppe cats began to be widely used. Then the Phoenician sailors brought cats on their ships: new pets effectively fought with mice and rats and were unpretentious. And since the Phoenicians swam around the then known world, the cat settled on all its shores. But where does our affectionate pets? Continue reading