useful: caring for a cat
Each animal needs care. Cats walking outside the apartment, communicating with other cats, need it doubly. In other words, the owner of the cat is obliged to constantly monitor its condition and health. Here, decisive role is played by cleanliness. The animal should be well-groomed and beautiful, with a shiny coat.
Within the limits of the possibilities laid down by nature, the cat herself constantly takes care of the purity of her body. With a wet tongue, she licks all the places to which she can reach, wetting her saliva paws, rubs their muzzle with them. The cat never misses the opportunity to lick itself, and, if it were a sign - “the cat washes guests” was fair, any house where there is murka or vaska would resemble a hotel.
To help a cat care for its hair, you need to buy a brush or a comb for it. A rare metal comb for combing, and a frequent comb with which you can remove dirt particles and even comb out fleas, will do. Only combs made of plastic are not suitable - they are electrified from friction, and this gives the cat pain.
For cleaning use: rubber and steel brushes with rare rounded teeth, plastic and metal combs, frequent and rare, with rounded teeth, massage gloves with a rough surface, soft suede or wet terry pieces. Combs and brushes are used at the beginning of the procedure, and suede and terry cloth - at its completion.
Careful, careful combing of a cat is not a fad: it is pleasant to the animal, strengthens its favorable attitude to the owner, it is useful - shreds of fallen hair are combed out, preventing the cat from licking. Molting in cats, as a rule, it is autumnal, and during this period one should act carefully with a comb to protect the undercoat and skin from damage.
The burrs brought by the cat from the street, and in general the place where the wool fell off, must be untangled by hands without using a comb. If this is not possible, use scissors with all the precautions. The cat must be handled during this operation tactfully without causing her pain. Do not forget that cats are very jealous of attacks on the touch of the tail, stomach, legs.
The ears animals in normal conditions do not need to be cleaned and washed.
Healthy cats have a pure pink color on the inner surface of the auricle, sometimes small accumulations of earwax. When contaminated with cotton swabs, sulfur is removed from the ears, eyes and ears are wiped with a clean cloth. Inside the auricle is lubricated with petroleum jelly or cream.
The cat will signal about the disorder with the organs of hearing herself. She often itches, shakes her head, as if she wants to shake something out of her ear. Scratched, worn, or sore spots behind the ears indicate irritation and pain. Occasionally, a foreign body enters the ear. Before receiving the advice of a veterinarian, it is possible, given the danger of damage to the skin or eardrum, to lubricate the inner surface of the ear with Vaseline, but not with water or other liquids.
The place around the eyes and yourself eyes must be clean. In the blinking membrane in the normal state, only a small edge is visible in the corner of the eye near the nose. If the blinking membrane closes most of the eye - this is an indicator of the weakness of the animal, serious disruption of the body. In cases where the skin around the eyes is damaged by constant secretions and paths from tears are visible, it is necessary to lubricate the skin with petroleum jelly and consult a doctor. Do not follow the advice to flush the cat’s eyes with infusion of chamomile - moistened hair may fall out from it.
And another burning issue is sharpening. claws. The cat does not sharpen its claws out of hooligan motives, but if necessary, to care for them, in order to get rid of old, dead horn particles. To our regret and displeasure, the cat considers furniture upholstery, some clothes, blankets, wallpapers suitable for these purposes. Unfortunately, claw sharpening must not be prevented! If you do not grind the claws, they can grow into the paw and cause pain and suppuration.
But, given the tangible financial losses from such a cat's occupation, try attaching special claws or planks of softwood covered with dense fabric in several places and attract the cat's attention to them. With raised animals you can always agree!