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
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