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Get Cuddly Cats and Kittens as Your New Pet Mates
Cats are just what you need if you are looking for a pet that is gentle around children, loves to play, and is not too high maintenance. There is never a dull moment when you have cats and kittens in the house as simply watching them play can pass hours. All kinds of cats, Persian or other species, loves to be cuddled, so that’s another plus of having a cat. Allpets deals in…
Taking care of cats and kittens
Cats have certain basic care routines that you must follow in order to keep your feline friends healthy and happy. The routines are mostly similar for all cats, right from persian kitten to Siamese.
- Food bowls. The bowls with low sides are the best as it doesn’t bother their whiskers when eating, and especially for Persians with their shorter nose and flat faces. Go for stainless steel bowls as it does not harbor bacteria.
- Persian cats have long beautiful coats and sticking of litter can be the worst thing to happen to it. Cats lick themselves and have a high chance of digesting the litter while cleaning itself. Make sure you take good care to keep litter away from the cat.
- These are common in cat breeds with long hair and the only way to prevent it is through proper grooming and the right nutrition. You can give your cat specialized cat food or a nutritious homemade raw food diet.
Grooming routine for felines
Cats are extremely fastidious about grooming right from when they are merely kittens. She will keep on licking herself several times in a day. For your part, make sure your cat’s initial grooming sessions are not more than ten minutes long. You can increase the time as the cats get more used to it.
The gospel truth you should know when buying a kitten is that cats hate bathing. So, you better have someone to help you out. Bathe your cat when its coat has become oily and greasy. Use a cat-safe, mild shampoo and never let water near the cat’s eyes, ears, and nose.
Brushing is needed every day for Persians and once a week for short-haired cats. It prevents matting and removes all tangles from the fur. When it comes to nail clipping, make sure the cat is used to having her feet touched by you as otherwise, it will get irritated. Cut only the white tip and be very cautious of not touch the pinkish vein. Make sure there is a treat waiting at the end of grooming season as a reward for to look forward to.
Kitten vaccinations generally start with FVRCP when they are eight weeks of age and booster doses are given when they are 12 and 16 weeks old. The Rabies vaccination is generally given at 12 weeks age. Feline leukemia, feline infectious peritonitis, feline immunodeficiency virus, feline Giardia, and Chlamydophila felis are non-specific vaccinations which only some cats need. Consult your vet to know if your cat needs it.