Raising A Helathy Cat

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Raising A Helathy Cat

  1. 1. ==== ====Check out some of the best cat health and pampering info, including homemade recipes, here:http://CatCareFanPage.info==== ====It is often said that there are two kinds of people in the world-those who love cats and those whodo not. Cat lovers are often portrayed as introspective, introverted people seeking a companionthat is equally introverted and self-interested. While this stereotype may hold true for some catsand cat owners, the only real "rule" for who and who should not own a cat involves who and who isnot willing to devote themselves fully to offering the best in pet cat care and health. Becausekittens are so cute and in plentiful supply, many people are tempted to impulsively attain a cat,operating under the impression that cats are "independent" and can "take care of themselves." Foryour future cats sake, pay attention to this pet cat care advice before falling in love with theperfect feline.Learning how to care for a cat isnt rocket science, but its also not as simple as some peoplethink. The first thing you want to be absolutely certain of before you decide to get a cat is that youare giving it a forever home with you. Not a "you clawed the sofa so youre out of here" home or an"Im moving and dont want to bother finding a cat-friendly rental so Ill take you to the pound"home, but a permanent home with a person who can devote as many as 20 years of their life tocat pet care. If youre ready to accept this commitment, then consider opening your home to one ofthe thousands of cats whose past owners failed to make this commitment--adopt your kitty fromthe local animal shelter. Many cats and kittens are euthanized every day simply because therearent enough loving homes for them all. Save a life and get your new best friend all in one go!So now that youve decided a pet cat is indeed something youre ready for, its time to create yourpet cat care and health checklist. To ensure that your cat stays as healthy as possible, youll needto find a regular vet where youll take your cat for his or her yearly check-ups, vaccinations, andany other medical issues that may arise. Hands down, the easiest way to keep your cat healthy isto keep your cat indoors. While most cats enjoy being outside, theyre just as happy, and far safer,curling in a sunny window or on a screened-in porch. Cats who spend a lot of time outdoors willinevitably end up in fights with other cats which usually result in costly abscesses. They also runthe risk of being hit by a car, contracting Feline leukemia or FIV, being attacked by a dog, or beingshot, poisoned, or trapped by a cat-hating neighbor.Regardless of whether or not you decide to allow your cat outdoors, youll need to be certain thatyoure prepared for the cost of having your cat spayed or neutered. A bonus of adopting from ananimal shelter is that many shelters "fix" their pets before placing them in new homes. Regardlessof where your new cat comes from, you must make the commitment to have your cat altered,whether to prevent diseases of the reproductive system in females, to prevent territorial "spraying"in males, or to prevent litters of kittens from further increasing an already tragically large catpopulation.Another easy way to ensure your cats continued health is to feed him or her a quality diet of
  2. 2. premium dry cat food. The difference between a few dollars per bag could mean the differencebetween less veterinary bills down the road. Search for a cat food that offers chicken or fish (notmeat by-products or corn) as its primary ingredient. Keep a small amount of dry food is in yourcats dish at all times, as cats will usually nibble throughout the day, and always keep your catswater dish clean and full. If you want to offer your cat a little more variety in his diet, try roastedchicken, cooked fish, and cooked vegetables such as green beans. Do not, however, offer yourcat milk or other dairy products as many cats are slightly lactose intolerant.Obviously, much of what you learn about pet cat care and health will come to you in the manyhappy years you spend with your cat, but hopefully, this has been a start. Commit to providingyour feline companion with the best you can offer and he or she will reward you richly-withunconditional affection and unrivaled devotion.Barry S. Mcgee is a pet enthusiast. His site at: http://www.squidoo.com/petcareonline providesadvice and information on all aspects of pet care for all types of pets including dogs, cats, ferretsand others and makes it easier for pet owners to choose the best solution for their companionscare.For answers to all your pet care questions, please visit: http://www.squidoo.com/petcareonlineArticle Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Barry_Mcgee==== ====Check out some of the best cat health and pampering info, including homemade recipes, here:http://CatCareFanPage.info==== ====

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