The cat - a predator, the cat digestive physiology is fundamentally different from human physiology of digestion. So you need to remember the rule: do not feed the cat "on the table". When feeding dry food necessarily monitor water consumption. Fresh water should always be available. Attention! If your cat is a "malopyuschy" - the dry food "literally" its form - for it is harmful and even dangerous - in the sense of overload the kidneys. This cat should be fed or in kind, or canned feed, or dry, crumbled in the water. Contrary to the popular stereotypes and fairy tales, the cat can not eat a fish. In nature, wild cats (as well as many, many generations of our ancestors of domestic cats) feed on small rodents, birds, and eat them along with the skin and stomach contents - grains and herbs. Sometimes their menus come across small birds and fish as they practically do not get. There are two types of feeding cats: kind and ready to feed.
Feeding dry food:
If you can not cook a balanced cat food, cat can be transferred to the dry food. Dry cat food can be given to the 1.5 -2 months. Do not feed the cat at the same time feed and natural food, the time interval between feeding dry food and natural products should be at least 3-4 hours. The high-quality feed leading manufacturers (namely those necessary to give a cat), for example, Happy Cat, Iams (Iams), Hills (Hills), Eagle Park (Eagle Pack), Royal Canin (Royal Canin), Purina Pro Plan (Purina Pro Plan ) - all substances are balanced, when combined with natural products can get a negative one and a plethora of other substances, and as a consequence, a metabolic disorder. When feeding dry food do not need to give vitamins.
Feeding natural foods:
Meat products: Meat, beef / veal or beef mince, chicken, beef, chicken offal (head, neck, hearts, livers, stomachs, but in any case not round - tube - bone), lamb, turkey. Every day, a little of everything, or at alternating days. Stuffing should not contain salt and spices. As they get older kitten is better to replace the stuffing into small pieces, gradually increasing their size. Pork for cats is not desirable.
Egg and liver - once or twice a week, the egg - raw or cooked soft-boiled, as more of like a cat.
Kashi: buckwheat and rice, boiled in water or broth. Giving is better with meat, while the ratio of meat with porridge should be 2: 1, porridge can add vegetables and vegetable oil. Not recommended: giving milk porridge. Dairy products: everything except the sour cream, the fat content of which exceeds 10 percent, and milk (the latter refers to cats older than 6-10 months).
Vegetables: raw or cooked, mashed, anything like a cat, are meat. Many cats like boiled cauliflower and beets.
Water - must always be fresh in the usual place for a cat.
Vitamins - as prophylaxis to be given along with the feed. Up to 6 months kitten must necessarily get vitamin A and D. In this case, you need to follow the dosage of these vitamins. Adult cats feeding on nature, vitamins should be given year-round. Do not use vitamins for humans!
Feeding adult cats should be normalized and balanced in calories and nutrients. 1 cat should be fed once a day, preferably in the evening. This food gives a rate of 30-60 g per 1 kg of body weight of the animal. Food prepared and always fed in particulate form, and at the same time of day in the same location in a clean bowl. Uneaten food after 30 minutes clean. A cup of the cat should always be fresh drinking water. Natural cow's milk due to its high content of lactose for an adult cat will not do. Given that cats capricious in food and quickly become accustomed to meat and fish, discarding another feed, you need to include in the diet of kittens a variety of foods: vegetables, fruits, etc. The only way to avoid getting used to the monotonous cat food, thereby avoiding overfeeding or underfeeding her.
In recent years, the sale of a large number of new cat food. This dry food, canned food, many of which are not in vain become so popular among cat owners, and they are - do not hesitate to spend a lot of money to buy another overseas treat pets. At the same time it is not necessary, you can prepare a meal from conventional products that exist in any home and will not be lower in calories and useful.
A common mistake of cat owners - approach to feeding their pets as their own. With this feeding the animals there are various diseases that in future are difficult to treat, because cats do not tolerate changes in diet. It is considered wrong to cause them to hunger instinct, because only the animals fed a nutritionally balanced and calorie diet, are mobile enough and temperamental. Regardless, the cats themselves may replenish the missing nutrients hunt small rodents and insects (mice, birds, flies, grasshoppers, and so on. D.). Perhaps that is why, once in the country, in the village, "urban residents" happy hunting.
Feeding cats is largely determined as her physical condition.
How to choose the right food for cats?
First, estimate the age, activity, weight and breed of your cat. And do not forget at the same time on her personal tastes and preferences! Even the time of year makes adjustments in diet. In the summer adult cat fed once a day, and in the winter - two.
Playful kitten needs a very different diet than imposing Kotofey. And, of course, need a special diet pregnant cats (sukotnye). They need to pick up high-calorie dry food.
Well, if your cat has lived with you for many years? Take care of her. It is not so nimble as before, most often lying on the sofa, or luxuriating in a warm place, also in old age reduces the ability to absorb many of the components of the diet. Therefore, the diet at this age should be different low in protein, calcium, phosphorus and sodium. You may have to go to the veterinarian and write a special diet. By the way, there is a whole range of ready-made dietary feed, not only delicious, but also has a therapeutic effect in many diseases of cats.
Secondly, choosing food, carefully read the label on the package. On each package, box or jar, you will find the components that make up the food, its chemical composition, feeding instructions, determines the amount of feed required cat a certain weight. Pay particular attention to the expiration date on the package integrity. Opened canned food should not be stored in the refrigerator for more than a day. Failure to do so often leads to food poisoning animals. And never let their pets food straight from the refrigerator. Do not be lazy, warm it to room temperature, how would you do it for yourself.
Third, cats are important for three conditions:
- cleanliness of utensils for feeding
- continued access to the trough
- change of diet.
Is not recommended to feed the cat: fish in any form, any food from our table - roast with salt and spices, canned cat food is widely advertised low-quality beans, peas and corn. You can not often give beef liver.
Why can not feed the cat above:
Fish harmful to the cat's health, fish protein is well absorbed, resulting in an increased load on the kidney, while the mineral balance is disturbed and consequently developing urolithiasis. There is a misconception that the ICD (stones in the kidney, bladder and urinary tract) is only neutered cats. This disease can get sick and the cat, and the cat is full. The predominance of fish in the diet of cats leads to a lack of vitamin C. Laboratory studies have shown that a diet consisting mainly of fish, leads to a K-vitamin deficiency in adult cats and kittens. All animals on this diet reduced blood clotting was observed (usually lack of vitamin C), in some cats long content on this diet resulted in death (the cause of death - internal bleeding in the liver and gastrointestinal tract). On a diet of fish cats are less active and spend more time at meals. Diet raw fish leads to oxidative stress in cats - meaning that they appear in excess of oxidizing free radicals, that is there is a serious violation of the redox balance in the body. In addition, individual members of the tribe of fish (such as: pollock, many river species) differ rare zaglistovannostyu (mainly as intermediate hosts) and neupotrebimy raw. And boiled - practically useless.
Long-feeding fish can cause: urolithiasis, vitamin deficiency, problems with wool allergies (for reviews of many koshkovladeltsev), worms, reduced blood clotting.
If we really want to treat a cat fish, it is better to take the sea, noble species not cook and entertain no more than once every two weeks.
The liver - liver a lot of biologically active substances, which leads to disruption of metabolic processes, so avoid frequent feeding the liver. Raw liver can cause an upset stomach, digested - on the contrary - constipation.
The bread in large quantities, beans, peas, corn - a lot of carbohydrates, develops flatulence, intestinal colic.
The food on our table, canned food (especially - pickles), sweets, etc. - Cats can be a variety of strange cravings, but do not indulge them, the principle of "just eat - so it is necessary" applies to animals just as much as applicable to humans. Excess salt, spices, preservatives, etc. may lead to diseases of the stomach, liver, kidney, digestive disorders. Think about whether the joy of cats minute piece of smoked sausage from many health problems. Some cats with good health, digest everything without much harm to health, and some one piece cervelat cause an attack of renal colic. Is it worth it to experiment?
Cheap and widely advertised food. Our stores are mainly sold food produced in Russia under license from and with the "relevant" quality. Bad foods contain little useful and a lot of attractive, cats are ready to eat them in any amount and kind owners did not skimp - good food "cheap and available." The result - a bunch of diseases, ranging from IBC and ending with severe gastritis, dermatoses. For example, dry "Wiskas" (Whiskas) in healthy cats increases the concentration of calcium oxalate - to 5-fold compared with a threshold, after which begins the formation of stones. Low-quality food are sold, usually in small packages, as not designed for professionals, which is more convenient to buy food in large nursery bags; the appearance of their works more on the home than cats: Cats do not care what it looks like food, and the buyer rather like colorful fish, bones and stars than unattractive brown lumps. From the ratio of protein, fat, carbohydrates, and vitamin supplements can not cheap feed different from a professional expensive, but the raw materials are used in much worse, for example, feathers as a protein source. To a cat ate inedible mixture in the feed mixed with flavorings, attractive to cats, but acting like a drug. It often happens that the cat is accustomed to eat such fodder, refusing even from fresh meat (!).
Recommended food: Hills (Hills), Iams (Iams), Eagle Park (Eagle Pack), Purina Pro Plan (Purina Pro Plan), Royal Canin (Royal Canin). To purchase food in specialized stores try and beware of imitations.
And the last prudent advice: do not start to feed a kitten from his table. When you see these big eyes looking at you from the bottom up, just repeat to yourself: "Twenty years, twenty years!". If you want to make this a very real deadline pet has been near you, do not give him food from his plate.
Home kit for first aid for cats:
If you live in a house cat, it is necessary to acquire a small first aid kit with a reserve of funds for the timely provision of diseased animals first aid before referring to the veterinarian. As a rule, it is a small box (or bag) with pasted blue cross (a symbol of veterinary care), which houses the best collection of objects and medical supplies:
- Thermometer veterinary and medical;
- 70-100 ml syringe;
- syringes with needles for injection;
- curved scissors for vystriganiya coat, skin diseases, wounds, bruises;
- dissecting forceps gripping the edges of the wound, removing impurities from the surface;
- pipette, eye;
- rubber tourniquet to stop the bleeding;
- Bandages gauze sterile - 3 pieces;
- sterile gauze wipes - 2 packs;
- white and gray wool compresses;
- elastic bandage;
- adhesive tape;
- A 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide for disinfection and treatment of wounds;
- 5% alcoholic solution of iodine;
- 1% solution of brilliant green (Zelenka);
- eye drops;
- potassium permanganate (potassium permanganate);
- castor oil and petrolatum;
- A 3% solution of boric alcohol;
- tetracycline (vitatsiklin);
- Activated charcoal tablets;
- vikasol to improve blood clotting bleeding.
Medication should always supply the label or sign. Periodically carry out an audit of all the kits and expired medicines replaced by new ones.
The purpose of first aid - not only to save the lives of sick animals, but also to prevent possible complications. Techniques and methods of first aid is very simple, do not require special veterinary or biological training, so they are available to any owner of a cat.
When you open injuries in the first place it is necessary to urgently stop the bleeding using a harness or a tight bandage, with a broken bone fractures fixed bus. If the cat is sick, it is advisable to measure the body temperature, pulse and respiration that will more accurately diagnose the condition of the animal.
Before you use the tools (scissors, forceps, scalpels, syringes, needles, and so on. D.), They need to prepare: sterilized in a special metal container sterilizer or in a conventional pot, a bowl with a lid. Boiled in water for 30 minutes or 15 minutes in a 1-2% solution of baking soda for 10 minutes in a 0.1% solution of caustic alkali. Cutting and glass objects wrapped in gauze. Syringes are heated only in tap water. After boiling the water is drained and give instruments to cool.
Before the introduction of drugs, in assisting in wounds, burns, bleeding and other urgent intervention should be treated arms. Nail clippings, and then wash their hands with soap and water for several minutes. Especially carefully cleaned interdigital and subungual space. Rub hands with freshly prepared 0.5% solution of ammonia or camphor alcohol using gauze or a piece of cotton. Hands are dried with sterile towels. You can then perform the necessary manipulations.
Often owners have to give your cats veterinarian prescribed drugs. As a rule, it is not difficult, but you must know that drugs administered through the mouth, can not be mixed with food. It is much better to give the cat drug in its pure form and in a specified amount to be sure that the cat has swallowed it. When it is necessary to give the cat a powder, do not pour it directly into the mouth: the cat may cough, and throw it all away. You can mix the powder with water or milk and spread this mixture on the tongue or lips of an animal, your "patient" swallow a mixture of pleasure.
The tablets, pills or capsules should be placed closer to the root of the tongue and the cat some time to hold her jaw to her mouth was closed, until it swallows medicine.
When using ointments, creams, emulsions should be well rubbed into the skin of these drugs in the zone of the pathological process. Then, the cat is not licked a cure, it is desirable to apply a protective bandage.
Ear drops are administered in a wide channel which is visible in the ear, the fluid in the ear finds the navel.
With instillation of the eye is necessary to hold head firmly with one hand cats, forever pushing your thumb and forefinger, and with the other hand using a pipette to introduce the drug into the eye. Bury your eyes should be careful to avoid damage to the cornea.
Most importantly - do not let drugs without consulting a veterinarian and given a special permit to them. Ignorant use of drugs often brings unwanted cats and prolonged suffering, and sometimes harm and even kill her. Do not forget that medicine should be stored out of the reach of children!
Scratching posts for cats
Turning claws - is one of the elements of behavior felines. It's kind of an individual Edge label pet that cat in the nature reserve on the bark of trees, and try to make them highly enough. At home, you can prudently buy a scratching post for your pet to satisfying their natural need, he accidentally inflicted devastating damage to your furniture. Also, complexes, climbing frame will help strengthen the muscles of the animal, which is also important for its proper development and health.
In pet shops now there are many different kogtetochek, houses with columns, different colors, sizes, from different manufacturers, you can order a scratching post that will meet all your requirements, fit the interior of your apartment.
Growing kittens are very playful and they need space for outdoor games.
With the increase, it will just be a place of rest of your family member.
Declawing For Cats
Cat furniture tears... you were offered surgery to remove the nail, so they would not grow...
and you know that...
"Declawing - onychectomy - amputation is not just the claws, but with claws and claw phalanges cats.
The operation is performed under general anesthesia, usually only on the front paws, but there are cases when the terminal phalanx amputated limbs at all.
Onychectomy causing irreparable harm to the health of the animal and in any case is not synonymous with simple trimming claws. Total transaction, even if the rehabilitation period is successful, is always the same - the cat will always be disabled.
Cats - Animals digitigrade, emphasis on walking falls not on the whole foot, but only on the toes, the heel touches the ground. Removing the terminal phalanges of the foot and shortening reduces the footprint - the cat can not walk normally
She literally have to learn to walk again. As a result of incorrectly distributed load disrupted activity in all of the musculoskeletal system. And the changes will affect all joints cats. Cat's sense of balance is also much time is balanced, which will affect the time climbing, jumping and running.
When properly conducted operation, the remote site can be regenerated, and the claw begins to grow into the finger, causing the cat severe pain and causing inflammation. In this case, it can not avoid a second operation in which the following will be amputated phalanx.
But even if the operation is to remove the claws is successful, the healing process takes place very painful. At best, only the next day, the cat will be able to rely on their feet (which are bandaged after surgery), and try to walk. Limp your pitomitsy stop only 5-7 day. In addition, within 10-14 days the cat will have to wear a collar, so she could not razlizyvat seams. Only young animals can survive this operation is relatively easy: remove the claws of an adult cat is simply dangerous.
Due to declawing a cat may change the nature of the animal, because the absence of claws makes it vulnerable. So, before the tender and mobile animal often becomes nervous and aggressive. In addition, some experts say that cats with claws removed, usually bite. "
This operation makes the cat disabled for life !!!
Do not do it !!
It is better to buy your pet scratching posts and cat will thank you!
Care for the British is easy and not burdensome: combing just once a week. Pay daily attention of his coat is only necessary at the time of moulting your animal. Molting takes place about once a year. To speed up the update process can be wool, except for small comb rubber brush or comb, gently pull out or bathe the animal. Just so the cat does not get drunk, you can stroke her hair wet rukami- collect all wool. During molting useful plant or cat grass to give a paste for removing hair from the stomach. Otherwise, the cat "after eating" its fur will experience severe discomfort.
About bathing: British are very clean animals, they perfectly lick themselves. Bathing is necessary, if the animal is dirty, something Chamberlain difficult to remove.
Claws: cutting claws will rescue your furniture from damages. Trim the nails should be with caution, it is best to first ask the vet to show you how it's done. Be sure to buy a scratching post - column, he is some way to satisfy the need for a cat for grinding claws.
Ears: should be always clean, odorless and wax secretions. Pinna or outer ear can be cleaned with a damp cotton swab.
Well-groomed British cat looks great, her fur shimmers and shines!
There was a British kitten?
It is done for a long time plans! You bought a kitten! Or enroll in a nursery in the newly born kitten. Or you have not thought for a long time and saw immediately fell in love with a teddy bear and bought still a kitten. To the kitten like a new house to its appearance must be carefully prepared. Make these efforts will help to pleasant advice of our experts. First of all present to you a list of accessories that will help create comfort your pet:
- House (or bed)
- Bowls for food and water
- Toilet tray and filler for him
- Brushes and combs
- Specialized food for kittens.
Carriers can be either plastic (they certainly are more reliable, well keep in shape, and are more durable, but very bulky, in the hands of such portability not bear), and cloth of various shapes and sizes (eg carrying a well-worn hands, if you can not take kitten or cat in the car).
To kitten used as a sleeping place furniture in the house, make him comfortable "sleeping area". In pet stores a wide range of houses and sun beds for cats, but it is possible to prepare the bed and his hands.
Step 1: Choose a thick cardboard box. For kittens will approach a small box; adult male or female should be able to stretch out lying.
Step 2: On the one hand cut the box door.
Step 3. Spread an old blanket in the box, or place a small pillow. And the bed extra bed of legkostirayuscheysya tissue.
Step 4. Place the box in a warm, quiet place.
Toys for kittens as young children, should be chosen very carefully. Try to choose soft toys made of elastic material. Do not buy toys with sharp edges and details that may hurt the kitten, and a bite or swallow. Such popular cat toys, like fur balls and toys on an elastic band can be dangerous (eg, if swallowed gum kitten)
Houses and scratching posts
Houses with columns, which together function as kogtetochek, very comfortable and versatile. On the one hand, little kitty would be happy to climb poles, physically developing and practicing, on the other hand, these poles - a great opportunity to sharpen claws, as the instinct to sharpen the claws of the cat is at all.
1) place next to a berth kitten ticking clock. It will remind him / her mother's heart beating.
2) Fill a water bottle with hot water (37-39 ° C) and wrapping it with a towel, put next to the kitten. This creates a simulation of the presence of a number of mothers, brothers and sisters.
Help the kitten to get used. The main thing in this - slow pace. In the first day or two, limit the movement of the kitten room where the bed, dressing tray, food and water. After the baby settled into this room, you can continue acquaintance with the house.
If you have bought a kitten in a good nursery, usually kittens are already accustomed to the tray and know their place. Your task - to fill the usual kitten filler which will advise breeders. Kitten is enough to show the location in the first days of the trays, especially after eating, he will remember this place very quickly in the future will not disappoint you embarrassment. Your task - time to clean the toilet, changing filler. Important Commandment - cat toilet should always be clean.
Explain and show your children how to handle their new friend. How should I take him up and play with him. Tell us what cats do not like to be teased and express their discontent and shake a tail wagging, as well as clamping the ears. Always watch the games of children with kitten.
Before you introduce a kitten with the other inhabitants of your house, make sure they are healthy. Show them to the veterinarian. Older animals can negatively treat encroaches on their territory of a stranger, and it may be months before the kitten will be recognized as a member of their family. To carry out the demon stress dating observe the following guidelines:
Step 1: In the first day or two, keep the kitten in a separate room, do not let go of other animals. The room put portability with the door open. Carrying will serve as a shelter kitten. Other animals pochuyut emergence of freshman. If you do have a cat or a cat, it is possible that he / she will be at the door to the room and show signs of aggression. During this period, try to pay more attention to your pet to reduce their anxiety. When you briefly to let a kitten for a walk around the house, leave your other pets in their favorite areas. When the cat get used to the house, they can introduce.
Step 2. Introduction. Organize a "meeting." You were in the room until the animals are acquainted. Give them the opportunity to look around and sniff each other. Make sure that each of them has a way of retreat. Most likely, in the beginning they will hiss and growl at each other.
A few tips.
· If the acquaintance of the animals is hostile to the newcomer, do not punish him; he does not understand why. On the contrary, separate them, and repeat the "acquaintance" a couple of days.
· Respect their rights to the territory. If your cat's favorite spot found in the living room sofa, save this territory for him. Help the kitten to choose a different shelter.
· To avoid jealousy, love your pets the same way. Make time for each of them.
· If you have a dog, first keep it on a leash, watching behavior. First, do not let the dog to disturb the kitten, if you see that the kitten scared, better keep it in another room.
· Get some bowls for food and water.
· Provide each cat / cat its toilet tray. This will help avoid any unpleasant surprises - namely, the organization of the toilet in the wrong places.
Different breeds of cats fit different brushes and combs. I will only say about British cats - they are more suitable rubber brush oval with a number of small soft teeth. These brushes are well remove static electricity accumulated on the fur of British cats, well massage the skin without injuring it. The British cats, because they have short hair, wool is not tangled, tangles are formed, so much grooming is required. It is enough to use a rubber brush, except when moulting well to wet hair massage master hand dipped in water. This massage is for and against the grain contributes to the ventilation coat and skin, massaging it and simultaneously removes dead hairs. In winter, good to create some humidity in apartments since over-dried air in the winter apartments makes British cats coat dull and lifeless.
Inquisitive nature kitten is a definite risk factor. To protect it, follow these guidelines:
1. Keep medicines and household chemicals out of reach of a place under lock and key.
2. When the water fill the bathroom, the bathroom door must be closed.
3. Keep toys on elastic bands to reach the kitten site. Play with them only together. If the kitten swallow objects such as rubber, wool, fishing line, a thread with a needle, it could be fatal.
4. Close the lid of the toilet.
5. Place the grid on the screen. Contrary to popular belief, fell from the window of cats do not always land on their feet gently, and could be very seriously injured.
6. Close the door of the garage and outbuildings. Working dryer and the vehicle may provoke the cat to choose drying or car as a warm place where you can soak in the fun.
7. Put the trash (especially tin cans) of a door or throw away in a sealed container. Sharp edges can injure cans language.
8. If possible, replace the antifreeze in your car in the non-toxic. Antifreeze has a pleasant taste and for cats is the most common poison in case of poisoning cats. In order to cause acute renal failure, rather one teaspoon of antifreeze. Avtohimikaty remaining store in the garage in an inaccessible location.
9. Do not place traps for rodents (mice / rats) in an accessible place for the kitten.
10. Keep small objects that cat can swallow, such as balls, scraps of fabric, baby pacifiers to reach a place.
Recommendations for the care of a kitten
1. Transfer. First days.
For a single journey is not necessary to burden themselves with any special containers. But for long-term use, over time, you can purchase a "portability" (as shown above). It will be very convenient for you and your cat.
In addition, be sure to buy a box of dressing, prepare the litter, cat toys and a scratching post. As well as bowls for food, drink and brush for combing wool. (all this is written above).
The first few days it is desirable to limit the habitat kitten some small rooms (eg kitchen or bathroom a), which will install all the necessary accessories.
Since kitten got a new, unfamiliar place even in the early days of possible unpleasant surprises in the form of, for example, a puddle on the floor, not in the toilet box! But usually, if you take a kitten in a well-proven nursery, such incidents do not occur! But if "it" happened in this case, to dip a piece of paper, and to anoint the litter box to hit the smell of plastic and give the kitten to understand what it is for. Or sprinkle spot "accidents," a filler (wood), he immediately absorbs the liquid, and then, having collected sovochkom this "pile", put it in a cat lotochek. Kitten, it is desirable to introduce immediately a "latrine" upon arrival at the house, and planted it there as needed (better in the first week several times per day), especially after eating. A couple of days well-mannered kitten will find his tray correctly, and will only please you with its cleanliness. A few days after the kitten get comfortable with one room, he wants to explore the other rooms do not forget to leave it to escape him in the familiar place where he feels safe.
Nothing bad will happen if the kitten will share their home with other animals.
!! As a rule, even the most aggressive with respect to street cats dog from home, do not touch her, domestic cats !!
At our first meeting at the beginning keep the animals in different rooms, until they met through the closed door. And try to keep your kitten soaked smell, for this you can pet him, wipe his clothes on, and sometimes you can wash the baby to remove unfamiliar smell. Then place the kitten in a container and provide an opportunity to get to know - again through the door of the container. When both calm down, give the possibility of direct contact.
2. Feeding. Toilet. Grooming.
As the utensils for feeding is recommended to use a separate bowl for eating and drinking. The dual bowls when eating food pieces fall into the water and vice versa. As a result, the food is perishable. Utensils should be stable. It is advisable to choose a permanent place for feeding, quiet corner somewhere in the kitchen, where the kitten will feel safe.
Cats are very different in the daily nutritional needs. It depends on age, weight, physiological state of the body, the environment and so on. Modern cats (despite the fact that in its natural genesis are predators), - practically omnivorous animals that greatly simplifies treatment for cat owner.
Preference is given to raw beef, raw offal - the heart of beef or pork (boiled), peeled chicken gizzards, liver (scalded in boiling water), cooked chicken, cooked just saltwater fish. At the same time we should not forget that the fish, if possible, should be excluded from the diet, it is especially harmful for cats, because It promotes the development of kidney stones and gives the urine a characteristic pungent odor.
Because dairy products are not recommended to give milk (as a result can get loose stools), but 10% cream and goat's milk in composition closest to the cat's milk and perfectly assimilated in the body of a kitten. With success can be used in the feeding of various cereals: semolina, rice, oats. On request, the owners can offer kitten cheese, sometimes they like a variety of yogurt (eg, "assets", "Danone" or "Agusha"). To correct functioning of the intestines cat, you can successfully use the liver, which in this sense is a dual action laxative - if you eat it raw and anchoring after cooking.
It is not permissible to give cats smoked, sharp, too fatty foods: raw fish, ham and bacon, etc.
Tested more than once that the joy of low price lasts a moment, but the disappointment of poor quality lasts for years!
What determines the price of a kitten and why the price of kittens of the British breed so different?
Very important to understand that under the castration of animals can be sold not only pet class, and show class
And the cost SHOW -kastrata may differ significantly from the value of PET -kastrata ..
The conclusion is simple: high quality purebred not be cheap, regardless of your plans for his future!
There is a golden rule:
"Every breeder himself knows how much his cat"
Simply put, the calling price breeder estimates of the quality of his cat, his putative class (Shaw, Pat, Brides), what it size, what type (severity rock features), as well as what its genetics and how much work and money invested in it birth and rearing.
Naturally, the breeder must be professionals in their field, know the standards of the breed, to realistically assess the strengths and weaknesses of their animals to be able to realistically assess the kitten of the British breed.
Only careful planning matings, the painstaking selection of the best manufacturers, a careful study of pedigrees, study the advantages and disadvantages, compatibility and selection of genetic lines, proper nutrition and keeping animals - all a pledge of future beauty and health of your pet.
What is there is a price for a kitten of the British:
Conventionally divided three classes:
- Show class - best meets the breed standard (kittens show class in the same litter can also vary in price depending on how pronounced breed features in each of them)
- Brides class - the animal has a slight deviation from international standards (for example, in color or in the expression of rock features), but the ability to give an excellent show quality offspring.
- Pet class - the animal is not intended for further breeding and show career because it violates the standards of the British breed or because of visible defects.
At 2-3 months of age division into classes is very conditional and can only be conjectural.
At this age, you can only talk about the absence of obvious and visible defects, which will allow the kitten "marriage" once referred to a class pet. With regards to show class, the classification of the animal in this category can only be done at a licensed expert exhibition, and the breeder can only confirm the absence of defects have a document of holding aktirovki at the club and at this age only speak about the prospects of a kitten. Of course, it is desirable to choose the best for yourself, even if you buy a kitten only for home, then have the opportunity to admire the beautiful for many years, with pronounced breed features, powerful animals that can adequately represent the British breed in your house.
Pets (only animal house) can be KITTEN any of the three classes and only you can decide what quality of the animal you want to see at home. Getting British cat show class big work breeder. Many of professionalism, effort and money spent on it to find the right pair for producers of nursery. Purchased the best representatives of the British breed genetic lines are carefully selected and removed from the best nurseries of the world. As a rule, in good nurseries, where all animals are carefully and professionally matched to each other genetic lines, with the predicted quality of the birth of kittens are rarely born animals Pet class. But even in the show class kittens from the same litter can have different values, because they are different particle size, the weight of the core, the severity of the breed traits. Therefore, the cost of each kitten has its own, but roughly we can talk only about the average price of a kitten. If you decide to buy a pet Pet-class, always ask about the reasons why it was attributed to this class. Disadvantages can be different. Some of them (the length of the hair, such as simplification, small sizes) - not so important for the health of your pet. Others may be severe
(deviations caused by mutations in the genes) - they may in the future affect the development and health of a kitten.
COLOUR. Kittens of good quality color, in good style - it is hard work for the correct selection of the breeder pairs of Manufacturers and luck at the same time.
PEDIGREE. Even if you buy a kitten only for the soul, pay attention to the existence of a document issued by the authority Club, it will protect you from the purchase of a kitten just like the British.
NEVER thoroughbred animals without documents!
Conditions and feeding
Kitten - a small child and a cat, like any kid, great importance to its future health and psychic conditions of his plays and his mother. Ie, like any kid, laying his future health occurs before birth. Health parents kitty (no chronic diseases and carriers of various infections) as well as compliance with the rules adopted by the World Organization: the birth of kittens the cat should not be more than 1 time in 7-8 months.
Often unfairly low price is those merchants whose breeding British breed into a conveyor and shoddy business, where the concept of the veterinary services, taking care of the health of producers, their selection and the quality of the offspring is not considered, and the question is only about the number of kittens (increase in the number birth of a cat), and reducing the "cost" of each kitten (cheap food, no veterinary control for health and veterinary support, saving on care products and so on ...).
I think everybody understands that with this approach we can not talk about the high-grade, quality and content of the diet, which requires a pregnant (or feeding the cat and her kitten). And what great to get a kitten, he would eat, acquire some immunity and whether vaccinated even if engaged in a decrease in its cost ... ???
Also important in the first months of life of a kitten playing the psychological climate in the nursery, here is meant not only the absence of cells, the cat odor, purity, which is very important if you want to be careful of a family member, but also to teach to the arms needed for kittens weasel and caring, coming from a man.
Selling kittens are now engaged in a great many, some believe that it is only increase the number of cats and do this simple business, so high-quality, purebred hard to find, and it can not be cheap!
We strongly recommend to everyone to decide on the acquisition of liked ONLY kitten from a breeder in the house where you will be able to assess the conditions in which animals live, and if you see numerous cells, dirt and odor resistant cat ... to something .... it is worth buying a kitten is here ...
HEALTH KITTEN (most importantly)
Healthy British kitten should be active, playful, curious, eyes bright, ears clean, well fed, clean hair, healthy skin without bald patches, crusts, dandruff and parasites; pink anus, without redness; Kitten normal moves, jumps and jumps on the surface with them without any problems. Health kitten also depends on the health of his parents and the surrounding animals!
Look carefully at the animals in the house: You must note their healthy appearance and grooming.
And if you buy a purebred animals, both parents must belong to the kitten of the British breed.
Highly recommend to take liked kitten into your home only fully vaccinated and accustomed to neat! The kitten can be vaccinated right only to the 3rd months of age, and accustomed to the accuracy only in a clean house!
You choose your own family members 18-20 years !!!
Take this choice SERIOUSLY!
DO NOT LOOK lowest price!
LOOKING FOR QUALITY AND HEALTH OF BREED !!!
Place of origin: United Kingdom
Recommended: for all families
History of breed
Chelovechestvo first became acquainted with this breed of cats ... even before it occurs. In 1865, in one of the illustrations of the famous fairy tale by Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" could see the Cheshire Cat, strongly reminiscent of the British tabby color. Meanwhile, the British breeders at this time is only engaged in the selection of the most beautiful indoor, outdoor and farm cats, so that through targeted breedings secure the best qualities of these animals. In the British Isles for centuries had formed type of domestic cat with bright round eyes and short, "plush" fur. Despite the fact that these cats are, in fact, they were purebred, they are distinguished by good health, aristocratic character, endurance, communication skills, and excellent hunting qualities. It is these cats became the basis for the new breed. In 1871 at an exhibition in London were introduced cats, which, in order to distinguish them from Asian cats and long-haired cats such as angora, became known as the British Shorthair. Originally the breed was recognized only blue color. However, after the Second World War there was an attempt not only to restore the breed almost disappeared, but also to improve its gene pool. As a result, crossing the British breeds such as domestic shorthair, Russian blue, chartreuse, and especially - Persian cats were obtained new colors. A very popular breed of cats, including in Russia.
Large (4-8 kg) cat, stocky, with a heavy round head and broad chest, big fat cheeks and bright eyes. The hallmark of this breed - the original structure of the faces, due to which the cat has a special, atypical expression "person." In addition, a sign of the breed can be considered typical and "plush" fur.
Head: round, broad and massive.
Muzzle: large, clear shape with rounded contours and distinctive "look on his face."
Nose: wide, short, straight, slightly curved upwards. A slight bend at the bottom, but an abrupt transition to the forehead there.
Chin: strong, perpendicular to the line of the nose.
Eyes: Large, round, wide-set. Eye color corresponds to the color of hair and can be copper, dark orange, blue, green, or blue-green two-tone.
Ears: Medium size, wide at the base, rounded at the tips. Set wide apart.
Neck: Short, broad, muscular.
Body: Strong, compact, stocky, powerful, with a broad chest. The shoulders and hips as wide. Muscles are well developed.
Legs: Short and massive, strong bone and muscles strong.
Feet: Compact, round shape.
Tail: Long 2/3 body length, thick at the base, gradually tapering to a rounded tip.
Hair: Short, dense and stagnant, "plush", with abundant undercoat, touch creates the impression of a natural protective cover.
Colour: more than a hundred. However, the classic color color blue is considered.
Disadvantages: Too thin head; flat cheeks; Oriental type eyes; thin frame; too long coat; lack of undercoat.
Disqualification at exhibitions: Medallions and white markings on the coat. Disqualification of all breeds: amputated claws, cryptorchidism, deafness.
British Shorthair resembles the children's favorite toy - a teddy bear. And the nature of her outward appearance to match: cat peaceful, tolerant, non-intrusive, cheerful, well-balanced, without unnecessary emotions. Tranquil behavior, so close it is easy to live. Unpretentious, easily adapts to any environment, can comfortably settle in a city apartment, in the house. However, getting, for example, in the garden, is easily converted into a formidable hunter. He likes to chat with other cats and even dogs, becomes with them a fun and playful. Willingly takes on education strangers kittens. The cat is very gentle, good-natured, but no one "does not climb into the soul," and even is not always in his hands. British cat must be 2-3 years to gain weight. Sexual development is also relatively late.
Care and Maintenance
The usual time for grooming the animal once a week is enough to comb the cat brush and a comb. However, during molting this procedure should be carried out daily. Molting the British plentiful.
A balanced diet.
Selection Permissible crosses