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Table of Contents:
- The Amazing Cat Species....................................................................................................5
- A Look At Cat Breeds..........................................................................................................6
- The Common Health Problems In Cats...............................................................................7
- How to Take Care of Your Cat.............................................................................................9
- Litter Cleaning For Cats......................................................................................................10
The Amazing Cat Species
We all know that cats are loving and truly wonderful
These days, it isn’t out of the ordinary to see a cat in
virtually every other home, sleeping in the window or
cuddling up on the laps of their owners.
Although cats have been popular pets for as long as
most can remember, they weren’t domesticated less
than 5,000 years or so ago. Domestication took place in
the valley of the Nile, which is what research tells us today.
In the beginning, people were very grateful to cats and encouraged them to stay with them by feeding
them various scraps of food. Once they were fed and perceived humans to be no threat, the cats would
move in permanently with their human owners. As time went by, even the wildest of cat would allows
humans to approach him, often times even hold and touch as well.
In those days, cats were very loyal and endearing pets. They proved to be great hunters, as they done
their sleeping in short periods and were much easier to wake up than dogs. Cats also have better night
vision than dogs, and much better hearing as well.
If someone moved through the house or if they heard suspicious noises, they would wake while dogs
would sleep right through it. Humans loved having cats around, and they seemed to get along good
with dogs as well.
These days, cats are used for both companionship and show. They aren’t used much at all for hunting
mice and rodent anymore at all. There are a lot of breeds available, from the traditional alley cat to the
well known Siamese. All breeds are unique in their own way, and will provide you with years of
companionship if you take care of them.
Before you get a kitten or older cat, you’ll first want to examine the source. If you are getting the
kitten from a breeder, you’ll want to make sure that the breeder has a reputable reputation. You’ll also
want to ensure that the cattery is clean and in good shape.
The kittens that are still there shouldn’t be overcrowded, and their surroundings should be clean. The
litter boxes there should be kept up and both the food and water dish should be clean and full. The
kittens shouldn’t be caged, instead free to run around. All cats that are there should appear healthy,
with shiny coats and none of their ribs showing.
When you get your kitten, it should be used to being touched and handled. The kitten should be sweet,
not afraid in the least. Kittens that have been handled young normally have a better temperament. The
better breeders won’t allow their kittens to leave the nest until they are around 12 weeks old, with some
waiting until the kittens are 16 weeks. By doing this, breeders ensure that the kitten is in good health
and his immune system has properly developed.
There’s no mistaken the fact that cats are great to own. You can get a kitten from a reputable breeder,
through a local newspaper, or an adoption agency. Cats can also be obtained from a local pound,
although people normally don’t like to choose this option.
No matter which way you decide to pursue, you should always make sure that your cat is healthy. If
you get a healthy cat, you won’t have a lot of problems later on down the road. Healthy cats were
taken care of – and normally have everything up to date – including their vaccinations.
A Look At Cat Breeds
Over the last thousands of years, cats have pretty much handled their breeding themselves. In the
beginning, they were used for one purpose - hunting and killing rodents. As the years progressed, we
began to breed cats more to our liking. Now days, there are several different breeds of cats - which you
can tell if you look closely.
These days there are over 70 distinct cat breeds, which are recognized through cat registries. There are
several registries that will recognize around 40 breeds or so, as they exclude the more domestic breeds
such as tigers. There are also many variations as well, including wild cats that have longer hair.
There are some cat breeds who have roots going back quite a bit in history. Some Japanese breeds,
such as the Japanese Bobtail, can be traced back more than 1,000 years in history. These cats were
very common and well known throughout Medieval Japan. Now days though, they are all but a myth
throughout Japan and the entire world.
The more common cat breeds that are found in North America include the alley cat, long haired cat,
and Persian cat. Siamese cats are also common, although they are well known to be destructive and to
have a foul temper.
Persian cats are very popular, proving to be loving companions. Persian cats can be very expense,
depending on where you get it and what type of Persian cat it is.
Alley cats are the most common in North America. There are actually several different breeds,
although most of us just refer to them as alley cats. They make good pets, although there are literally
thousands of them in existence.
Cats are known to breed more than any other pet, and they will continue to breed until they are
stopped. Alley cats are among the most bred, as there are hundreds of thousands of cats that are
homeless - and have nothing to do but breed.
The look of the cat is the easiest way to tell what breed he or she may be. Some people choose to go by
color, although color isn’t as easy to identify. Different breeds of cats have different looks, such as the
Siamese and Persian cats. Siamese cats are almost always black, and easy to identify by their color and
their eyes. Persian cats on the other hand, are easily identified by their body type and their hair.
Over the years, there has been quite a few breeds come along. Cats were one of the first pets, and
easily one of the most popular. Millions of people around the world own cats, with many people
preferring a cat over any other pet - including dogs. No matter breed of cat you get - you’re sure to get
a pet who make for a great companion for years and years to come.
Common Health Problems Of Cats
If you are new to owning a cat, you may be surprised to find that health problems are a common thing.
No matter what breed of cat you own, health problems are to be expected. Some may be hereditary,
while others can easily be prevented.
No matter what breed of cat it may be, worms are a very common and recurring problem. Tapeworms,
roundworms, and hookworms are among the most common that infect cats. Cats who have problems
gaining weight, problems with fleas, or if you find white specks in his stool, you should have your vet
test him for worms. Although they can be treated with medicine, worms can prove to be fatal if they
are left untreated.
Hairballs are the most common health problem for cats. All cats groom themselves on a daily basis,
normally swallowing the loose hair that comes from their coats. On occasion, this loose hair will
gather into a ball and become lodged in the digestive tract instead of passing through in your cat’s
When your cat starts to cough and hack, he is normally coughing up a hairball. Although it can be
rather disgusting in the end, most cats can dislodge hairballs without any problems.
In rare cases, a hairball can pass through to a cat’s intestine, creating a blockage. Blockages are very
serious problems, and can be life threatening if they aren’t treated. If your cat becomes constipated,
isn’t eating properly, or has a very dull coat, he could have a blockage.
If you notice any of these symptoms, you should take him to the vet immediately. You can prevent
hairballs and blockages by brushing your cat 2 – 3 times a week to remove loose hair. You can also
feed him food that is designed to control hairballs as well.
Urinary tract infection
Urinary tract infection is also a common health problem with cats. Urinary tract infection is more
common with male cats that haven’t been neutered, although females can suffer from this problem as
When a cat suddenly stops going to his litter box, this problem is normally the cause. Another
symptom is when the cat’s urine starts to smell really strong. If you suspect that your cat has a urinary
tract infection, you should take him to the vet. Your vet can treat the problem with medicine, and make
recommendations to help avoid this problem in the future.
In the past, feline leukemia was the biggest cause of death in cats. These days however, there are
vaccines available that can treat the disease. To treat the disease, your cat will need to be given the shot
before he or she is exposed.
Even though death doesn’t happen immediately, cats that are exposed to feline leukemia normally don’t
have a long life span. If you know your cat has feline leukemia, you should never allow other cats
around him, as the virus is highly contagious.
To protect your cat, you should always make sure that you take him to the vet for his regular check
ups. If you keep him up to date on his vaccinations, he should lead a healthy and productive life.
Although some health problems can’t be avoided, most of them can.
You can also keep your cat indoors as well, which will protect him from a majority of health problems.
If your cat is an outdoor cat, regular visits to the vet will keep him healthy. As long as you take your
cat to the vet and keep him healthy – he will be your companion for years to come.
Helping Your Cat Stay Healthy
To keep your cat healthy a majority of time, all you really
need to do is give him good shelter, food, and plenty of
Like other living things however, cats can get sick from time
to time no matter what you do.
As a cat owner, you’ll want to ensure that you feed your cat
only the best. Premium cat food is the ideal for cats, as the
food is designed to keep your pet happy and healthy.
You’ll also need to pay attention to his behavior, so you’ll
know when he’s sick and when to take him to the vet.
Most of the more common ailments and sicknesses are minor, although there are some cases where a
vet can be the determining factor between life and death for your cat.
Your cat’s behavior will be one of the most critical factors when you are trying to determine whether or
not he is under the weather. Acting sluggish, laying around all the time, lack of energy and not eating
are all signs that you need to take him to the vet immediately. His coat is also a good thing to watch as
well. If you notice his coat dull and patchy or notice him shedding abnormally, you should contact
your vet as soon as you possibly can.
Diarrhea and vomiting are sometimes common, even with basic sickness. On the other hand, if your
cat seems to be doing either one of the two for more than a day, you should contact your veterinarian.
Coughing is common as well, simply because coughing will cats dislodge hairballs. If your cat seems
to be coughing for another reason, you should have him checked out as soon as possible.
To ensure that your cat isn’t subjected to various diseases, you should always make sure that he stays
up do date with his vaccinations. There are several diseases out there that require vaccinations,
including rabies and feline distemper. Feline distemper is one of most devastating diseases a cat can
get, yet it is also one of the easiest to prevent as well. The disease strikes cats very fast, and leaves you
as an own very little time to seek treatment.
Feline leukemia is another disease that is very deadly, yet can be prevented early on with the proper
vaccinations. Although the disease isn’t possible for humans to contract, it can be spread quickly
among cats. There are vaccinations that can treat the disease these days, although you’ll still want to be
careful and not expose other cats around a cat you know has feline leukemia.
Another problem, which is very common with cats that stay outdoors, is worms. Cats that have worms
will normally have a lackluster coat and little to no appetite. There are several different types of
worms, including ringworm and hookworm. Worms can come from fleas, lice, or even the organs of
dead rodents that cats consume. Normally, the cat will digest the eggs which will later mature and
attach themselves to the walls of the intestines. If you feed your cat garlic frequently during feedings,
it can help to protect him against worms.
If you take care of your cat, chances are you’ll keep him healthy for years to come. You should always
make sure he has quality food, and doesn’t miss any of his scheduled checkups with the vet. If he gets
the proper vaccinations when he is required to get them, he should be safe against numerous pests and
diseases. Taking the proper steps with your cat now will prevent anything from happening in the
Litter Cleaning For Cats
Almost everyone, adults and kids alike have a natural fondness for cats.
They are loving, quiet, and very playful pets that can provide you with
years of entertainment.
Although most of us have a fondness for cats, that fondness can rapidly
diminish when it comes to the litter box.
Even the most hardened cat lover may get tired of litter box duty,
especially when it comes down to scooping “you know what” from the
Cats are very intelligent, instinctively knowing how they should use the litter box. After the cat has
finished using the litter box, someone in the family will need to scoop the waste from the litter box.
This can be a very dirty and somewhat smelly job, one that is often overlooked during the day when the
workload gets heavy.
Cleaning up the litter box doesn’t take but a few minutes, although most would prefer not to do it at
all. Although the litter box will need to be scooped out daily, it will also need to be changed once a
week as well, by throwing the current bag out and replacing the box with a new bag and fresh litter.
Those who don’t like to scoop out the litter box should invest in one of the best inventions ever – the
self cleaning litter box.
These litter boxes are easy to use, and will keep the area clean. After the cat has used it, the self
cleaning litter box will automatically clean the litter either by sifting or using a device that resembles a
Self cleaning boxes that use shifting will often times have a round design. Once the cat leaves the
covered box, the dome on top will revolve for the box to clean.
The litter in the box will be shifted with the waste being put below the litter where it is discarded.
Once the waste is properly disposed of, the litter will be returned to its normal position in the box for
the cat to use again.
Boxes that have raking systems will often times sport a rectangular design. Once the cat leaves the
box, the rake will automatically come out and clean the litter.
The rake will clean all of the litter in the box, including the clumps of waste as well. Rakes are
popular, although the shifting litter boxes are by far more popular and more common.
Those who are often times away from home could greatly benefit from a self cleaning litter box. They
are great to have for cats that spend a lot of time by themselves, as they virtually eliminate any
scooping of litter on your part.
You can find them at your local pet or department store, even online as well. They are very affordable
– and ideal for anyone who doesn’t like scooping waste from their litter box.
"There's No Doubt That Cats Are Wonderful Pets
That Everyone Should Own, So It Is Very
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Cat Owners Guide
The Complete Guide To Cat Care And Training!
Inside this eBook you will discover:
How to Choose the Right Cat for You.
Know The Different Kinds Of Cat Breeds
Get Guidelines on Dealing With A Kitten.
Learn About Different Cat Supplies.
Learn About Cat Healthy Food And How To Feed Your Cat
Get General Cat Grooming
Traveling With Your Feline Friend.
Know Of the Different Cat Behaviors.
How to Discipline Your Cat.
Cat Organization. (training)
and much, much more!
To A Healthy Happy Cat!