Basic Cat Health Care Tips

October 20, 2009 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Uncategorized

There is a legend, which mentions that cats have got almost 9 lives in total. But from a naked eye we can see only one life that it leads. In order to make them enjoy better for a longer time span, we should make sure that we look after them and nourish them properly, showering care and affection. In UK many are fascinated by the activity of pet keeping, especially cats. Now let us see some tips, which will ensure that your cat lives with you in a healthy way for a longer time. So start taking care of the cat in the ideal way.

It’s A Cat’s Life       

Many say that the domestic cats can exist till they are at least 22. So many pet owners are not willing to let their cats outside their confinement inside the house. But by doing so they are failing to recognize the fact that they are affecting its sense of anxiety and inquisitiveness. Still letting them move outside we can make them live longer! These premonitions will never help the cats as they have a birth characteristic of remaining curious and roaming out in search for food or even to take some time off the routine.  

Cat Health Care Tips  

Make sure that the cat is in good physical and mental shape. Offer them healthy, ordinary and nutritious diets which will make them look in robust shape. Give them enough physical activity and some exercises that interest them and some commendable activity, from which it can take pleasure rather than remaining monotonous and lackluster. Some people misbelieve that cats are all tiny creatures and doesn’t require surplus food and in this misconception they usually feed them lesser than what they actually call for. In order to make your cat exist longer, try to feed them well understanding their food requirements.  

Hairballs Are horrible  

Do you know what is a trichobezoar? As a pet owner you should know it. Put differently, Hairballs, which are also known, as trichobezoar should be taken care of. When the cat licks its skin that is full of fur those hairs may get stuck in its throat and this will make them to choke. The small throat of the cat will make it difficult for it to spit up the balls as it gets aged. Make sure that you brush the skin fur almost daily with a clean comb and clip the nails of the claw if it has overgrown.  

Let Your Cat Be in high spirits  

These health care guidelines are not something special but still have to be bore in mind, as they are significant for the day-to-day healthy activity of the cat. Try to delve into the things that constitute the art of pet keeping. Make sure that you make your cat lead a cheerful and a contented life rather than giving it a setting, which contains ordinary elements that will make it, simply exist.

Important Signs and Symptoms of Feline Urinary Tract Infection

October 07, 2009 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Health
The urinary infection of the cats is very tough to distinguish when weighed against the dogs. Almost on all occasions the cats can withstand the pain and will be seen purring and ingesting even when they suffer from this health issue. The owners should be able to make out from the slightest of changes in the behavior of the cats and should be able  to confirm it on seeing several symptoms which we are about to discuss in this article.

Is this feline urinary duct problem a real health concern that has to be attended right away? If it is not attended to what are the possible effects?

If you observe a sudden shift in your cat’s peeing pattern as in the cat wants to urinate often with or without the excretion of urine then it should be properly taken care of. It is the most common symptom that kindles the doubt in the owner.

The first issue will have an impact on the cat’s urinary duct. Some of the other prevalent symptoms are that of blood leakage in urine and feces and incontinence. Sometimes if you happen to see your cat peeing around every place except for its litter box you should bet alerted. Even if you watch the cat cleaning up its private parts ,it becomes quite clear that there is a possible urinary infection.

It doesn’t mean that  the urinary infections affect only the males and not the females. you should take them to the clinic and get them monitored by the vet as the vet may ask you to  take up quite a few analysis for the cats especially the urine analysis.

Analyzing the urine sample of the cat will effectively give out the results in which the  possible cause of the infectivity can be detected. Sometimes a mere ordinary infection would have effected the disease and in some cases some inherent ailment would have effected the urinary infection. These are evidently illustrated through the indications and can be curbed by providing proper medication.

Escherichia coli gets settled in the bladder after having been filtered from the blood
Stream by the kidney. The bacterium is actually getting into the body of the cat and then retained by the intestine from which it reaches the bloodstream and finally filtrated by the kidneys. Without getting eliminated through the urine or feces ,they develop and mature in the kidneys where they find comfort in and eventually infect the duct. Thus the main cause for the infection would be the bacteria.

The resistive power of the animal will deteriorate as days pass by because of the infectivity by means of bacterium. To get rid of these problems vets usually recommend antibiotic medicines.

The existence of a tumor or a tiny obstruction in the urinary duct may also lead to some urinary imperfections. Unless and until they are treated by proper medication they may turn out to be fatal. But still lots of alternatives are there to save your cat in the form of operations and other healings.

They say that every category of diseases that are caused by the urinary tract infections are a resultant of  unbalanced and imperfect diet regime and not so good standard of life. Just nourish your cat with its requirements and provide good quality foods to protect your cat from this infectivity.Even bowel disorders can be averted if a owner adopts these measures.


Tuxedo Cat Facts

October 06, 2009 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Breeds

The natural adaptation of  grace and style constitutes the description of a tuxedo cat. They are always proactive and lively. These are cats that every cat lover should possess as they are really endearing and charming pets with appreciable beauty. You may not know what actually is a tuxedo cat? Is it something representing the species of cat or a color pattern of the cat? The truth be told, it is not a cat breed but the ones which have a distinctive fur texture and different color scheme on it. To be exact they are dual colored cats. They are the customary beauties bearing black and white colors and are having a great demand in the pet shops.

Tuxedo cat pattern

For a cat to be referred as a tuxedo cat it must possess following traits.

1.The cat should contain black color all over its body and some white patches scattered on the black color in a small proportion.

2.The white patches should be predominantly present on her cheek, upper body, tummy and paws.

3.The black color should be present more than that of the white.

As their external appearance with white and black colors ,resembles a tuxedo coat they are named so.

It is significant to observe every cat that has a black and white spots are tuxedos. There are quite a lot of multi colored, black and white cats which are not primarily Tuxedos. A considerable number of these cats, for example, may have larger white spots than that of black  or have black or white colors in a marginal proportion  or possess firm white patches all the way through their bodies and just have a small number of  black spots. These kitten should not be mistaken for tuxedos.

Are you familiar with a well-known tuxedo?

After having identified what a real tuxedo cat is ,now we must know about the cats that are treated as celebrities.

In the Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, which was composed by T.S. Elliot  ,tuxedos were commemorated and in the play the black and white cats were leading central characters.

Silvester the cat featuring in the Looney Toons show ,Felix the cat who is said to have gained immense popularity rapidly and Socks, the beloved at of Bill Clinton, the former president are the famous ones that have to be mentioned. Moreover the Cat Socks is the recent inclusion to the list of cats that has lived in the white house.

Present ideas and tuxedo cat names

If you own a tuxedo yourself or know others who have this kind of cats it is better if you gift them some pictures, calendars ,magnet and many other cat apparels and accessories.

If you are thinking of owning a cat and you don’t have idea about the tuxedos ,just give a thought about having them as your beloved pets for they being a spectacular and affectionate buddies. Once you make your mind to get a tuxedo cat for yourself consider these names while getting down to complete a daunting task of choosing a particular catchy name. They are Mime,Chess Piece,Jellicle and Domino.

Bringing Home a New Cat? – What All New Cat Owners Should Know

October 03, 2009 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Behavior


Have you made your mind that your next pet that is going to be is  a cat? Well by now you should be impatient thinking about the new addition to your family?

Inclusion of a cat to one’s home should be really exciting and fun filled action as you are going to have some delightful time in your future when you would be playing with and nourishing the cat.

Following are the guidelines which you can follow to provide a new and healthy environment for yourselves and the new kitten.

1. Don’t you have previous pet owning experience? Don’t you have previous experience in managing a cat and handling it? If your replies are negative then you should be better if you gain information on the methods of caring a cat. Kitten always require some more love, care and attention which will push you to spend more time amidst your tight schedule

Visit the nearest library and the neighboring bookshops and try to become informative about the cat care. Try to visit the local pet shops and ask for counsel as you have never had an experience in this and so you are a beginner when it comes to pet keeping. Making the kids involved in the process for nourishing your cats is important and so try to read facts about the involvement of kids too.

2. Initially try to get a session with health care or vet consultant to ensure that the kitten that you are bringing home is out of danger and free from health hazards. Look out for a vet who has a registered clinic or the one who is available in a famous hospital and treat them as the partner in your cause of pet keeping. The important thing is to ascertain that there is no threat of Fleas when you bring home the kitten as you never want to give it a setting to develop that has Fleas .

3. In order to protect these curious and anxious animals ,keep some of the undesirable objects out of their reach and some of them which should be kept away from them are the English Ivy and the lily which are all poisonous to cats. Ensure that you have removed them before getting a new kitten .

4. The next important factor that leads to a healthy sustenance of the cat is the food that you offer them to consume. It is really a challenging task especially for a beginner to pick out cat foods which are available in market plenty. Get inputs from your vet and go for dependable and established brands. Try to keep in check the nutritional needs of the kitten as it widely varies from that of a grown up cat.

5. Get some articles and materials that you can provide them to make sure that you make things easy for them. Scratching post will fend off the cat from scratching your sofa and other furniture .Other mentionable articles are feed dishes ,litter box, a bed, some cleaning sets like nail clippers and combs to make them tidy. Make sure that you add some toys and cat carrier to the list, as the latter will come in handy when you try to take your cat with you wherever you go.

Get all set while you are coming home with a kitten after going through the above mentioned points.