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What is the name of a mustache for cats and what are they?
The mustache in cats grows not only under the nose, but also on the forehead, near the eyes, on the chin and even on the paws. More precisely, it is correct to call them not “mustache”, but “vibrissa”. These are sensitive, hard hairs that are longer than the coat. There are about 40 pieces of such hairs on the cat’s body, and only 24 of them are on the face.
Unlike simple hair, vibrissae are surrounded by hundreds of nerve endings and muscle fibers, and their root goes deep into the tissue.
Each vibrissa is a separate organ of touch, which 24 hours a day uninterruptedly transmits a signal to the animal’s brain. Vibrissas are present not only in cats, but also in many other mammals, including dogs. Continue reading
A kitten in your house is an absolutely independent creation, full of trust in people. His body is weak and defenseless, inaccurate and awkward movements. But time is running out, the kitten is growing and acquiring the features of a graceful proud animal. Along with this, he manifests a genetically determined desire for procreation, as evidenced by the changing behavior of cats – they begin to excessively flatter and vocalize.
Upon reaching the physiological maturity of the animal (in cats it is 10-15 months), the owners face the question of castration / sterilization. If your plans do not include a cat’s pregnancy, then the best option would be to sterilize or neutered the animal. It is best to do this in the period up to six months, not allowing the body of the pet to undergo sexual restructuring, accompanied by sexual behavior. If you want to get offspring from your cat, you must be sure that you can take care of it in this difficult physiological period and, most importantly, to provide kittens with a decent existence. Continue reading
The development of veterinary medicine of small pets in our country began relatively recently. Even 30–40 years ago, most people did not even think of investing in the treatment of pets. Treated productive and economically useful animals. And if dogs with a stretch could be attributed to this group, cats did not fall into this category. The lack of demand for treatment of domestic cats did not allow the development of veterinary medicine in this area. The lack of knowledge among veterinarians and the general population led to the birth of myths about the impeccable health of cats: “cats practically do not get sick, and if they get sick, it’s incurable.” Unfortunately, the stereotype thus developed to this day prevents many cat owners from paying close attention to the health of their little friends and preventing their diseases. This article will introduce you to the most common cat diseases.
The signs of all diseases can be divided into specific and non-specific. Non-specific signs are manifested by the poor condition of the animal as a whole and are observed to varying degrees in almost all pathologies. These include: an increase in body temperature (above 39 ° C), a decrease in appetite, apathy, and a decrease in social activity. Specific signs of disease directly indicate the area of a possible problem. Continue reading