Cats are licking their coats and swallowing too much hair. In the cat’s stomach the hair forms a hair balls. The hair balls can block the digestive tract. Symptoms of digestive tract obstruction: depression, loss of appetite, vomiting after drinking or eating. If those symptoms exist immediate help of veterinarian is required. There are a lot of hair ball remedies but the best is to provide a cat with a fresh lawn grass.
In the summer time, take your cat to outside every day and the cat will eat the grass.
In the winter time you can grow the grass in the pot. With the fresh lawn grass available, the cat will stop to eat house plants. The lawn grass is working as a brush for the cat’s stomach.
The grass will induce vomiting and eliminate hair from the digestive tract. If it happens every day, hair balls would not be formed.
This bowl is too narrow and cat takes the food outside to eat.
This bowl is perfect: it is wide, not very deep and not slippery because has rubber band around the base. Also the bowl is made from stainless steel, cats do not like dishes from plastic.
De-clawing is surgical removal of the cat’s claws. This procedure is not accepted universally and applied usually to patients with specific health implications like trauma of toe, for example. De-clawing is considered by many people as an animal torture. The cat without claws becomes absolutely defenseless and could not perform natural tasks like climbing and hunting. De clawed cat has to stay indoor all the time and walk only with owner on the leash.
If your cat is vigorous scratchier you have to try to train cat first. Strict “NO” and restriction to you right after scratching episode usually enough for cat to learn that the action is inappropriate.
But in some cases the de-clawing can be indicated as a relief for health problems of owner or family members. For a example, with some diseases people may develop non-healing wounds on their feet and cat’s scratches should be avoided. So, decision about de-clawing of cat should made together by medical doctor, veterinarian and owner. If declaw is necessity in your case, choose an experienced surgeon. This procedure involves a lot of bleeding, pain and inconvenience for the cat. Wounds after surgery must be properly bandaged and monitored.
As alternative to declaw owner can apply an artificial nails to the cat’s claws or cut claws very often.