Q. I want a cat as a pet, but I am expecting a baby. Whats better to get cat before or after the birth of my baby?
A. It is better to take a cat after the baby will be born. When the cat will enter your home she will view the infant as one of the family members rather than an unwelcoming the intruder to his life. Do not forget to check a new cat with veterinarian for infections and worms before bringing him to new mom and baby.
Q. How to choose a pedigree cat?
A. Go to the cat show to see how different breeds of cats looks like, talk to their owners about special care for the breed of cat. Read the books, search information on internet, especially from cat clubs.
Q. What should I do if my cat is lost?
A. If your cat is micro chipped or wearing a collar with ID tags he will be identified and you will be contacted.
Contact local vets and animal shelters.
Contact local authorities to ask if any cats were killed or injured on the road.
Ask neighbors to check garages, sheds.
If some neighbor moved, your cat could move in moving track with him.
Place posters with offering reward and picture of your cat everywhere, asking “Have you seen this cat?”. ������
If a cat is pedigreed, contact police, they have own sources for investigation for stolen cats. �� �� �� �� ��������
Register your loss at “Lost and found pet service”. You can get a local phone number from vets and shelters.��
Q. When should I do a health check for the cat?
A. For stray cat do it immediately. Cats from humane society had basic check, vaccinations and spayed or neutered. Shelters have varying policies, check your adoption agreement. Cats from breeders also, at least you can get an information about it. If a cat looks healthy give him a couple days to settle down, then take him to the vet. Take him sooner if you worry about anything. If vet detects any signs of serious disease, he will help you decide what to do. Many breeders provide health guaranties for cats they are selling and will refund the cost or take the cat back. �� Ask vet about vaccination schedule and about another check ups. Choose a vet close to home for less stress from travel and for emergency situations. Ask a vet also about micro chipping your cat and spaying or neutering if you are not going to breed it.
Q. Why the cat purrs?
A. Purring usually indicates contentment and a sense of well-being; a deep purr can also indicate a pain, but if you know your cat well, you will be able to tell the difference in cats mood. Cats start to purr at one week old and can do so continually as they inhale and exhale. Young cats purr is a monotone, while older cats do it in two or three resonant notes. All cats purr at the same frequency-25 cycles per second-but exactly how they produce a sound is still a mystery, although some scientists believe it originates in the cardiovascular system rather than in respiratory.
Q. When my cat is eating, she takes food out of bowl to the floor. The floor is very dirty after feeding. Can I do something about it?
A. Yes, you can. Buy a stainless steal wide bowl with rubber ring at the bottom. Plastic bowl can be smelly for cat. Cat does not like when whiskers touch edges of bowl. Cat does not like when the bowl moves during eating.
Q. I am collecting feces of my cat outside the litter box. Why he is sitting inside but leave feces outside?
A. Here are two reasons for doing this. First, the litter box is too small for your cat. Second, the litter box is not clean enough.
Q. Claw of my cat sometimes stack in my clothes and starts meowing and looks very scared. What can I do to prevent it?
A. Clip claws of your cat once a month. But if the cat still stuck and started panic, take a cat gently but firm and careful free the cat from cloth.
Q. Which cat would be better as a pet a male or a female?
A. If your cat or kitten is to be neutered, the question of sex becomes much less important. Neutered males may be larger than females, but there is little difference otherwise. Males, especially those who are neutered, are said to be more loving toward their owners, but much depends on the way the cat is brought up and treated by his owner, as females can be just as affectionate.
Q. I would like to get a cat. Which coat type is preferable short-haired or long-haired?
A. You may prefer the look of semi long-haired or long-haired cat, but will you have the time and inclination to keep his coat looking good and tangle free on a daily basis? Can you cope with the amount of hair a long coated cat may shed around the house? Long haired cats need grooming every single day to keep their coats and skin in top order, whereas short-haired cats take care of most of the necessary daily grooming themselves. Although the latter shed hair, too, they do so less profusely than their long coated counterparts.
Q. I am at work all day and worry that my indoor cat is alone and can be bored. What can I do?
A. One of the best ways is to provide a companion cat. Ideally, to get two kittens together, during their life together they will stay friendly. If cats have a gap in their domestication they may not get alone too well.
Q. We brought male cat to female cat to mate. It was no success. Male cat was bitten up. What can we do?
A. It is recomended always bring female to male. Female is protecting her territory. Male never bite female cat on his territory.
Q. Is it the best for female cat to have a litter before she is neutered?
A. It depends only from you. If you do not want to have a kittens any more, you can prevent it by neutering the cat. It is no scientific evidence that it is better for female cat’s health but you and your cat will be happier. Veterinarian believe if you have intact male cat, the spaying him in the middle of his life will prevent prostate problems.