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What should I do if my cat preys on small animals?

The natural hunting instincts of cats can become a problem if you have small Pets. In most cases, the cat will be simply mesmerized by them and never do nothing. But it all depends on her character and her hunting abilities.

Your actions. Make sure that cages and aquariums are well closed and will sink if the cat will jump on top of them. Many cats will try to get closer to look at the movements of the animals up close. It can be dangerous if the lid of the aquarium to crack or a small house for hamsters roll over. Don’t let the hamsters run around inside the training ball around your cat. Of course, from the point of view of the person, and the hamster is perfectly safe. But the rodent can experience severe stress, if the cat will begin to hunt for him or roll a ball with its paw.

Rabbits are, in fact, the cat’s prey, therefore in the presence of the cat they are under stress. But if the cat and a rabbit growing up together and used to each other, then no stress will be. Your rabbit must be a safe haven where he can escape from cat’s sight and cat attacks. Never let small or young rabbits run freely next to the cat. Maybe a rabbit will show her slashcontrol prey to hunt, but some cats regularly catch rabbits. But even failed attempts can hurt the rabbit, both physically and mentally. Continue reading

Ringworm in cats

Ringworm in cats is a skin disease that is caused by parasites of the fungal family. Stuff is nasty, contagious, although the treatment at home can successfully compete with professional care. It is important to know what specific measures can be taken. Ringworm is a parasite on the entire surface of the skin, feeds on the outer layer of the epidermis, hair follicles, inner part of the hair.

Contributing moments for the development of lichen are any infectious, allergic skin lesions. Cats that have sensitive skin often react negatively to any external factors, changes in the diet have higher rates of shingles. At risk are animals suffering from any abnormalities of immune nature, recently underwent a large-scale infectious lesions. Antibiotics always greatly weaken the protective properties of the immune system. Months of therapy adversely affects, the immune system falls, the meeting with the patient deprive animals instantly provokes a fungal outbreak.

Poor nutrition, low content of vitamins, minerals is also a factor that reduce the natural resistance of the body of the pet. Balanced feeding, on the contrary, supports the strength of the animal at the proper level. The immune system manages to reflect the first chuzherodnym. Some breeds of cats exhibit a stronger dependence on the ringworm infection. Continue reading

Children and Pets

Any parents with the new baby, there are always issues associated with cohabitation of the child and of a pet – be it cat, dog, parrot, Guinea pig or aquarium fish. Often even before the birth of your baby in the house there favorite pet. It is a source of concern about his interaction with the child. You first need to show the animal to the vet and get the necessary vaccinations. If the family no one Allergy to wool, most likely this disease will not affect your child. But in any case it is impossible to leave an aggressive animal that may cause injury to baby. Perhaps in this case your pet will have to find new owners.

There are many examples of jealous pet (especially cats) to the child. With the advent in your home a new family member, the cat is also beginning to require increased attention, trying to go exactly to the spot where lies the little one, jumping the nursery bed or a wheelchair. You can try to solve this problem by organizing a home favorite of her “personal” area with a comfortable bed and toys. Don’t forget to care for your pet, give food on time, promptly remove the toilet or clean the cage, play, stroke and talk druzhelyubnye. Give the animal to understand that your attitude towards him has not changed in a negative way.

Wanting to combine accommodation of the child and the animal in the same room, you need to understand that it would cause you even more liability. Have to clean the apartment more carefully, to toddler, crawling around on the floor, not dragged in mouth of cat or dog hair, food or litter. However, the benefits of cohabitation of the child and of the animal weight. First of all – your child will learn to behave properly with the animals, feed, walk and play with him, and this is the first step to understanding the responsibility towards the pet. A cat or a dog can be a good friend for your baby, as a pet he will not be bored and not afraid to stay home. Continue reading

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