- How do you train a cat to use a carrier?
- How to take care of a daily kitten?
- What is preventive care for kittens?
- What should I do if my kitten has a low body temperature?
- What is a preventive care program for cats?
- When should I take my Cat to the dentist?
- What to do if your cat is dehydrated and not eating?
- What is pre-preventive care for cats?
- How can I prevent my cat from getting heartworms?
- Why choose our cat preventive care?
- How do you give a suspension flea treatment to a cat?
- How do I treat my cat for fleas and worms?
- Can the temperament of my Cat affect my treatment regimen?
- Should I give my Cat a priority?
- What is integrative medicine for cats?
- Why is preventive health care so important for cats?
- Are your cats missing out on regular wellness care?
- What happens to a cat’s personality when castrated?
- Why is my male cat so aggressive to other cats?
- How do I Make My Cat my first priority?
- Can integrative medicine help my cat?
- What is holistic medicine for cats?
- Are alternative and complementary medicines safe for cats?
- What are the different types of alternative treatments for cats?
How do you train a cat to use a carrier?
Start carrier training when your cat is young. Integrate the carrier into your home as much as possible, ideally creating a normal resting spot. Place treats, toys, and catnip in the carrier. Place familiar bedding or a towel in the carrier. Be patient. If your cat senses that the carrier is unusual, he or she will act accordingly!
How to take care of a daily kitten?
Daily kitten care includes feeding, appropriate hygiene, sufficient grooming and maintaining a suitable environment. Vaccinations will need to be considered early on as will neutering and worming. Socialisation and little box training will need to be considered too.
What is preventive care for kittens?
Preventive care is important in ensuring your kitten is given the best opportunity to live a healthy life. Preventive kitten care begins with finding the right veterinarian and working with them to implement a sound checkup, kitten vaccinations, and preventive maintenance schedule.
What should I do if my kitten has a low body temperature?
A kitten with a low body temperature is in danger—feeding that kitten can actually be dangerous. You will want to make sure he or she is stable first and given a once over by a doctor. If you are unable to get into the vet that day, you must make a comfortable and warm bed for the kitten (s). Take care that it’s not in a drafty location.
What is a preventive care program for cats?
The focus of a preventive care program is to ensure that your cat is receiving everything they need to live a healthy life including proper nutrition, good hygiene, and adequate stimulation, as well as early detection of any illness or disease that may be developing.
When should I take my Cat to the dentist?
One of the most overlooked facets of preventive care for cats is dentistry. Cats do not tell you when they have oral pain or discomfort. In general, by four years of age, most cats have developed some dental or gingival disease that will require veterinary intervention. A thorough exam requires anesthesia and dental x-rays.
What to do if your cat is dehydrated and not eating?
Make sure fresh, clean water is out at all times. A sick cat needs to keep hydrated. Pay attention to the water bowl and refill and /or clean as necessary. Adding water to canned food can help keep your cat hydrated. Signs of dehydration include sunken eyes, “tacky” gums, and decreased skin elasticity.
What is pre-preventive care for cats?
Preventive care for cats also includes various fields of integrative medicine. Integrative medicine consists of alternative practices that enhance or enrich standard or classical preventive and treatment-based protocols. Some of the many forms of integrative medicine that promote cat health include:
How can I prevent my cat from getting heartworms?
Cats should be given medication to prevent heartworms and intestinal parasites all year long in warmer climates or those living outdoors. Many of these medications also prevent fleas and ticks. A parasite prevention protocol can be tailored to a cat’s specific needs within their personal environment.
Why choose our cat preventive care?
This is why we offer our feline patients and their human counterparts a comprehensive array of cat preventive care services that promote cat health, wellness, and longevity of life.
How do you give a suspension flea treatment to a cat?
To be fully effective the suspension must be administered together with food, shake the ampoule prior to opening. If cats have a high level of flea infestation at the start of the treatment, it may be necessary to administer a flea adulticide eg Frontline Spot On during the first few months.
How do I treat my cat for fleas and worms?
Hide a Program tablet into your cat’s food for complete absorption, for example mixed into a portion of your cat’s daily ration of food or hidden inside pieces of meat. When more than one cat is being treated for fleas/gastrointestinal worms, ensure that each cat is treated individually to ensure complete effectiveness of the treatment.
Can the temperament of my Cat affect my treatment regimen?
Of course, the temperament and disposition of your cat can affect your ability to maintain this regimen. If you are unable to do so, or if you have any concerns, our veterinary staff would be happy to discuss options and alternatives with you at your next appointment.
Should I give my Cat a priority?
If you give your pet a happy, contented life, you’ll likely be high on the list. Meeting the needs of a cat must always come first and be considered a priority.
What is integrative medicine for cats?
Integrative medicine consists of alternative practices that enhance or enrich standard or classical preventive and treatment-based protocols. Some of the many forms of integrative medicine that promote cat health include:
Why is preventive health care so important for cats?
The rapid ageing process of cats makes preventive health care even more important. “A preventive health plan revolves around regularly scheduled exams to maintain optimum health”. A preventive health plan revolves around regularly scheduled exams of an apparently healthy cat in order to maintain her optimum health.
Are your cats missing out on regular wellness care?
These cats are missing out on regular wellness care, and in turn, their owners are not taking advantage of professional health guidance from their veterinarians, which can help extend cats’ lives. What benefits will my cat and I gain from these guidelines?
What happens to a cat’s personality when castrated?
The only behaviors affected by castration are those under the influence of male hormones (these are called sexually dimorphic behaviors). A cat’s temperament, training, and personality are the result of genetics and upbringing, and are generally unaffected by the presence or absence of male hormones.
Why is my male cat so aggressive to other cats?
The Alpha Cat: Alpha cats exert their dominance over the other cats in the household. This can lead to aggressive encounters when another cat is a threat to its dominance. The cat may exhibit hissing and swatting or an out-and-out attack. Alpha cats also try to exert their dominance over their humans, which is a tricky situation.
How do I Make My Cat my first priority?
A view of the outside world through a window seat or perch. Then, when you return home from work, school or a day away, make your cat your priority as soon as you walk through the door. Give them a fuss, talk to them and play some games.
Can integrative medicine help my cat?
Integrative medicine can be very effective in promoting cat health when used in conjunction with other veterinarian recommended therapies or treatments. Ask your veterinarian what types of integrative medicine can help you have a happy and healthy cat for many years to come.
What is holistic medicine for cats?
Holistic Medicine in Cats. A holistic practitioner approaches the cat as a whole and evaluates the entire situation when treating the animal and his disease process. Diet, environment, exercise, stress, signs of illness, and other individual issues are all considered.
Are alternative and complementary medicines safe for cats?
Many other modalities of alternative and complementary medicines are becoming popular. Research needs to continue so more therapies can be recommended and used safely. Combining the best of alternative and complementary medicine with conventional treatments may be an excellent option for your cat’s health care.
What are the different types of alternative treatments for cats?
There are many types of treatments included in the fields of complementary and alternative medicine. These include: Of these, acupuncture and chiropractic therapies are probably the most widely prescribed in cats, though our understanding of how they work is still the subject of active research.