Simple Tips To Change Your Cat’s Diet

August 14, 2009 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Behavior

Do you want to change your cat’s food? If so, you should not change it abruptly. It requires patience and dedication. Otherwise, it will end in some other problems like anorexia, diarrhea, enteritis, gastritis, etc. In order to avoid these conditions while changing feed for your cat, do follow the following steps-

1. Sudden change in food will cause your cat to refuse the new food. You should change the foof gradually over 3 days.

2. First step- Change only 1/4 new food and 3/4 her old food for at least 5 days.

3. second Step- Change only 1/2 new food and 1.2 old food for 5 more days.

4. Third step- Now completley change the new food.

If your cat didn’t take food on the first day, don’t worry. If your cat is healthy, if it misses meals for a day or two, there will be no problem. I hope these tips should help you successfully transition your cat to a new food.

Do Cats Really Sweat?

August 13, 2009 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Behavior

I was wondering when one of my clients asked a question- "Will cats sweat normally when there is sxcess heat?". Yes!!! They do sweat when there is excess heat. Do you know where they can sweat? They sweat on the pads of their feet. That’s why cat leaves moist foot prints on yor dining table (lol) or in your vet’s office.

They will dissipate heat even through panting also. But is is not an ordinary behavior and also less pronounced in cats. They won’t work hard like dogs to get more heat in their body. They will seek cool places and also curling up to retin the body temperature. 

How to help your cat during summer?

As you know they have sweat glands only in the pads on their feet, you should support your cat in different ways. You can provide plenty of fresh clean water ad-libidum through out the day. You can add ice cubes in the water to make the water available through out the day.

Sometimes, you can use Water Fountains for Cats. This is an equipment available in the market to dispense fresh water through out the day. This is nothing but automatic water dispenser for cats. You can shop this thing online or in eBay .