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CARING FOR YOUR SICK CAT

For cat owners, there are times when our cats fall ill and we do not have the slightest idea on what to do. You do not have to be a vet before you care for your sick cat. It is only in severe cases that you might have to reach out to your vet to help out.

If your vet gives you a list of instructions to follow when caring for your sick cat, it is important for you to follow each instruction circumspectly.

In caring for your sick cat, you need to make sure that your cat is in a warm, quiet and peaceful location. There should be ample light that will enable you to properly monitor her.

For your cat to recover properly, it is important to provide both water and food. It is normal for cats to lose their appetite when they are sick. So, you need to monitor their food and water intake for you to intervene when necessary.

If you have other pets in the house, it is important to separate them from your sick cat so that they do not get infected. You should make sure that water is always available. It would interest you to know that healthy cats do not take much water. The reason for this is because the food they eat contain much water.

So, if your cat stops eating, there is a crucial need for you to provide her with water to make up for the absence of food.

Also, cats will stop grooming themselves when they are sick, so you will have to do this for them. All you need do is brush or comb your cat once daily. If there are discharges from the mouth, nose and eyes, ensure you wipe them off with a warm wet cloth.

For medications, it is important to give them based on the prescription by the veterinarian. During this period, it is necessary to keep some chemicals away from your cat, some of them might be toxic to their health.  

HEALTH TIPS FOR YOUR CAT

If you just got a new cat or you had one before, it is important to always bear in mind that proper health hygiene would make your cat live long. Cats cannot talk so it might be difficult for them to show signs of ill-health. As a cat owner, you have to be very observant in case your cat is exhibiting symptoms of ill-health.

Cats rely on their owners to keep them in shape, so you have to play your part by ensuring this.

With these tips below, you are certain that your cat would be kept in good shape for years to come.

Get the right equipment: There are some basic equipment that cats need such as food and water plates and their litter tray. If your cat would be staying inside, then there are more things you need to provide to keep it comfortable.

It is also necessary you get them toys they will be playing with. You would not want them to mess around with important household items.

Make them exercise: It is important that you encourage your cats to exercise. You need to take them outside for this purpose because there is barely little you can do indoor, except you want to disrupt the arrangement of things in your house.

While your cat is exercising outside, it is imperative to always keep an eye on the cat so that it does not injure itself.

Fashion an enabling environment: Cats that stay indoor will not get much exercise like their counterparts who are always outdoor. Hence, you need to make sure that they are bred in an environment that is similar to their natural habitat. These days, there are items that helps you achieve this purpose.

Formulated cat food:  You need to make sure that the food your cat takes is nutritious and quintessential to their health. You can contact your vet to make sure you are giving your cat the right diet.

All these measures and more are important to making sure your cat remains healthy