Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Cleaning Cat Ears

Keeping your cat's ears clean and parasite free is an essential part of owning a cat. This is especially important for cats who are allowed outdoors as their ears can become infested with ticks, fleas, grass seeds and general dirt. If you notice your cat shaking its head or scratching at the ears, holding its head to one side or perhaps miaowing persistently, it is time to check and clean the ears.
You will need to have your cat on your lap and relaxed if possible. Begin with a gentle stroke

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Checking Your Cat's Temperature and Pulse

Sometimes you will be worried that your cat may be sick. With children, we know what to do first, how to take their temperature and/or pulse. But do you know how to check your cat's pulse?
To take your cat's pulse, put your fingers on the inner surface of a rear leg, just where it joins the body. As a major artery is close to the surface there, it is an ideal place to feel and count the pulse. Count the beats for 15 seconds then multiply by 4 to get your beats per minute. By only counting

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Cat Care - Your Cat's First Aid Kit

I'm sure you have a first aid kit in your home for your family. But do you have one for your cat? Both are essential items in any home. The more complete your first aid kit is, the better prepared you are to treat your pet in an emergency. Old tackle or tool boxes are good containers but I suggest getting everything together first so you can find something that will hold it all. Your cat's first aid kit needs to have the following items, many of which you most likely have. However, keep them

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Cat Care - Treating Minor Burns and Insect Stings at Home

We know how curious cats can be, and sometimes this might get them into trouble. They might see an insect hopping around outside and decide to play with it. Usually this won't be a problem but occasionally, they will get stung, usually around the paws or head. They might get too close to something hot and burn themselves.

If your cat is injured, you must remain calm so you can calm your cat down. If you are visibly upset, your cat will pick up on this and become more frightened. You

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Cat Cancer

Cats are living creatures and they also can get cancer. Cancer is a frightening word to any person, whether they are talking about a beloved family member or friend, or a beloved cat. The definition of cancer is the uncontrolled growth of cells in the body. And your cat can get cancer on any part of the body, internally or externally.
True cancers are those that are diagnosed as malignant. This means they grow uncontrollably. Benign cancers such as cysts stop growing at some point. A

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Cat Breeding - Pregnancy and Birth

Your pure breed cat has been mated with a suitable tom and the pregnancy has been confirmed by your vet. Your role in breeding cats for a living or as a hobby is only in the early stages.
During the pregnancy, you will need to keep a very close eye on your queen to make sure everything is going as planned. You will need to feed her specialised food to enable the kittens to grow healthily. And as the pregnancy develops, you will need to increase the amount you feed her. You will also need to

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