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Important Part of Caring For Cats

Many cat owners dread trimming their cat’s nails. And frankly if this is done wrong it can be very difficult and painful for both you and the cat! I’d like to share a process that works for me in trimming my own cat’s nails. This is an important part of caring for cats that if done properly can actually be very easy.

Keep in mind that if you don’t trim your cat’s nails, they will figure out other ways of keeping them shortened, like scratching your furniture for instance? This is one more reason to have a good cat scratching post available, as well as keeping their nails trimmed! Here are some steps that work well:

Step One: From the time you bring your cat home, you should practice holding and handling his paws, so that he gets used to the feeling. When you are cuddling and bonding with your cat, just hold and rub each paw a little bit.

Step Two: When you are ready to trim your cat’s nails, be sure there is good, strong light in the room. This will help you be able to see better, and to make sure that you aren’t cutting too close to your cat’s blood vessels.

Step Three: Get your cat grooming tools together before you call your cat. She won’t like it if she has to wait for you to gather things!

Step Four: Hold your cat closely next to you, holding the first paw in your hand. I usually put my cat on my left side and start with his left paw, but I am right handed. You can do these in whichever order works best for you. If you wish you can wrap your cat in a soft towel, which helps him sit still while you are trimming.

Step Five: Hold each toe between your thumb and pointer finger, and press softly together. This will cause the cat’s nail to emerge, and it will be easy to see where to cut. The nail will stay out until you let go.

Step Six: Cut each nail at the point where it begins to curve. It is best to use trimmers that were especially designed for cats. I personally use the “guillotine” style, but you may want to try different styles to find one that works well for you. Some people prefer a regular human nail clipper.

Step Seven: When you first start trimming your cat’s nails, try doing just a few at each sitting. This may help her get used to it faster. Be sure to give your cat lots of pets as you are trimming, and wait a moment in between each nail, to make the experience as pleasant as you can.

Step Eight: If you do accidentally cut into the quick of your cat’s nail and it begins to bleed, press on the tip of her nail with styptic powder (if you have it available), or talcum powder.

Step Nine: Eventually you will be able to clip all of your cat’s nails at one time. Be sure to reward him for good behavior with lots of affection or maybe a little treat.

Things You Should Know About Caring For Cats

Owning a pet is a huge responsibility and shouldn’t be a decision that is made lightly. If you’re a new cat owner or planning to get one as a pet, you will need to know a few cat care essentials. Here are 5 things you should know about caring for cats. Hopefully this will make your decision to own one a little easier.

Diet:

The saying you are what you eat can be applied to cats as well. There are lots of cat foods available in the supermarkets and pet stores, a lot of them of pretty low quality. I would suggest laying off cheap dry food and adding omega 3 supplements for a healthier skin. You should also choose the correct food for your cat’s age as choice of food plays a part in obesity and heart disease as she ages.

Grooming:

Grooming is an important factor and depending on the length of your cat’s coat, you might need to groom her every other day. You have to take note that cats are notoriously adverse to water and bathing her might not be fun. You’ll need to get cat shampoo and a good pet brush for this activity.

Behavioural Problems:

This could happen with any pet and your cat might exhibit behavioural patterns such as aggression, listlessness, urinating outside the litter tray, etc. Cats do not react well to punishment and the key to successful training is patience and love for your pet.

Scratching of Furniture:

This is a common behaviour of cats yet something that might freak out new cat owners. You can’t stop cats from scratching as it is something they do to keep their claws trim. If you wish to keep your furniture intact, I suggest you invest in a good scratching post.

Litter:

You’ll need to clean and change your cat litter box regularly and fill it with fresh litter. Training your cat to use the litter box will be required for new cats.

Home Care For Cats and Dogs

Pet care expenses do not have to be costly as the new home care for cats and dogs reduces the expense drastically and improves on the overall well being and health of your pet and your cash flow. Imagine keeping the cost down by knowing what you need to do at home and how much time is honestly required at the vet.

Just what do you know about home care for pets already?

1. Think about keeping your adored cat or dog at home and knowing how to care for them.
2. Just like when you became first time parents you had much to learn.
3. Not only will you be saving a lot of cash you will be building a loving bond.
4. A that grows stronger as you practice the best at home pet care.

Ask yourself this question, what more do I need to know to care for my new pet?

* What ever it is you won’t stop till you find out.
* You are a great and caring pert owner and you want the best for your newest family member.
* Pass this knowledge along to your children.
* How empowered they will feel having the ability to provide their pet with comfort and security.
* The same kind they crave as a young child who needs their parents.

You’re smart enough to know there is no better way to build a strong, secure and well adjusted family and pet bond than of that with knowledge. Many spend too much time, money and stress at the vet, and you will know better avoiding this rat race.