Even 30 years ago, according to veterinarians, in the territory of Eastern Europe, about 90% of cats were constantly affected by several types of parasites. And even now, parasitic diseases are extremely common. If, for example, the owner takes his pet to the country in the summer, the risk of infection of the pet will increase significantly. In addition, there are parasites that live on the body of the animal constantly.
Recently, however, veterinary pharmacology has taken a big step forward, and the overall availability of antiparasitic drugs has increased. Moreover, with adequate medical care, most parasites today are significantly less dangerous than 30 years ago. But what are they? How can the owner recognize if his pet is infected? What to do if they happen?
WHAT TYPES AND SPECIES OF PARASITES IS ALLOCATED FOR TODAY?
Most often, parasites are distinguished by their location. So, external parasites (ectoprazites) include: Continue reading
Each owner of a cat first of all needs to take care of the health of its digestive system. Only if the pet’s gastrointestinal tract is healthy will it receive enough nutrients and energy. So what do you need to know about cat digestion?
WHAT IS A GASTROINTESTINAL MICROFLORA?
Microflora is the totality of all bacteria living in the cat’s gastrointestinal tract, which closely interact with the substances of the food they eat and with the tissues lining the intestines. The microflora of any animal is represented by both absolutely useful varieties of bacteria, and potentially harmful. But they are no less important for the body: for example, to maintain local resistance of the immune system. In addition, Microflora is involved in the synthesis of several vitamins and is necessary for the absorption of nutrients from food.
Thus, the most important thing for a cat’s gastrointestinal tract health is the balance of microflora. And first of all, it is provided with food. In addition, nutritional supplements containing probiotics or prebiotics are used to maintain this balance. Continue reading
Unfortunately, often, instead of reliable facts, the owners learn frightening myths that can prevent them from properly caring for the animal. But there are fundamental facts that cannot be neglected.
Fact No. 1. Improper nutrition after surgery contributes to the development of obesity.
After surgery, the pet’s metabolic rate decreases, it becomes calmer and slower. In some cases, a cat may gain weight after sterilization. To avoid obesity, it is usually enough to change the animal’s usual diet to a special one, whose caloric content is about 10% lower than that of the feed for an unsterilized animal.
Fact No. 2. Excess weight is dangerous for the health of the pet Continue reading
According to the classification of the International Federation of Cat Lovers, FIFe and the World Cat Federation WCF, Siberian cats are semi-long-haired large cats.
Until the end of the 20th century, the development of the breed followed a natural evolutionary path, which is why all the large long-haired cats of various colors, with the exception of the white one, were called Siberian. It is generally accepted that the ancestors of the “Siberians” were local cats of Siberia, which interbreed with cats imported by migrants and traders in the Trans-Urals. So, Norwegian forest cats got to Siberia from the North, Asian, Bukhara snow-white and Persian cats appeared on the Silk Road in Siberia, European cats were brought from Central Russia. In the appearance of local Siberian cats, wild forest cats and even manuls took part. This diversity of ancestors caused the appearance of a large number of colors in the breed. And the harsh conditions of Siberia influenced the formation of the appearance of the Siberian breed: a strong physique, long coat and developed undercoat. In the 80s, Russian felinologists drew attention to domestic cat breeds. For the formation of the Siberian breed, large, long-haired cats were selected, which were later used in breeding – it was they who determined the breed standard, which was recognized in the 90s by foreign felinological organizations. Currently, representatives of the Siberian breed can be found in Europe, America, Asia and Australia. Continue reading
Pet owners who do not plan to raise their pets offspring should consider castration or sterilization. However, the owner must carefully prepare for these procedures.
Decide on the age of the operation
Today, veterinarians offer pet owners two options:
“Early” sterilization or castration of a cat. The animal must be less than 16 weeks old.
The operation that the pet takes place after puberty.
As an advantage of “early” sterilization or castration – that is, an operation performed by a kitten before puberty, we can name the fact that the pet does not have time to experience the severe psychological and physiological consequences of the need for mating. Continue reading