Treatment of diarrhea in cats

Initially, the problem should be identified: diarrhea can cause a change in feed, animal disease, helminthic invasion. 

This material will provide information from the social. diarrhea networks. If it is not possible to consult a doctor, you can use these schemes, at your own peril and risk. ,

Remember that cats need to be given an antihelminthic every three months and before vaccination. 

If there is a problem, the feces should be analyzed for parasites.

Control scheme: First you need to give all cats anthelmintics at the same time, preferably different ones, twice, with an interval of 10 days, except for the smallest ones. 

Then tinidazole to everyone who is older than 3 months. If they are small, but weighing more than 2 kg, 1/4 for five days. 3-4 kg the first day 1/2, then 1/4, who is more than 4 kg for half a tablet for five days. Small furazolidone by weight for a week (15 mg / kg). Approximately 1/6 twice a day for a kitten weighing 1kg. 

If there are problems with the stool in the nursery, we start with furazolidone and tinidazole, then an anthelmintic. Small, like sticking our nose into a tray, we give five days a crumb of furazolidone twice a day, we add it to complementary foods. 

Vetom 1/1 weeks 2-3 Wash and clean the tray as often as possible. 

Vaginal Discharge in Cats

Either this is pyometra, or the cat is pregnant, childbirth is approaching and the cork is coming off. In any case, it is highly advisable to take the animal to the veterinarian. If pyometra develops in a severe form, the cat may die without having time to receive medical care. 

Discussion of the problem by users in social networks: 

A: It happened quite recently. She grabbed a pregnant cat and rushed to the ultrasound, preparing for the worst. As a result, everything is fine, the uterus is clean, the kitten is alive, she still walked for two weeks. The discharge was white-gray and odorless. The doctor said that this is a peeling of the protective film, something like that ... But you need to see a doctor for sure in order to eliminate all risks. 

N: This is pyometra, inflammation of the uterus, you need to operate, otherwise the cat will die. Urgently see a doctor!!!

L: It was so quick for me to see a doctor there to operate on an inflammation of the uterus. 

M: If the cat is pregnant and the due date is close, then this is a traffic jam .. or, for example, before the birth, it happens that an empty fetal bladder comes out that almost dissolved .. I have one cat systematically gave out such a daub before the birth. When I did an ultrasound before giving birth, everything became clear. She becomes pregnant with 3 kittens and one empty amniotic sac, and it comes out in this form, It dissolves but not completely .... just such residual discharge remains. 

E: Yesterday I had an ultrasound with the same one. As a result, we were told that there was nothing to worry about, the cat is all right, this is a discharge from the bladder. Clot... but my cat is not pregnant. And of course, only ultrasound and urinalysis ... we were prescribed painkillers for 3 days, something for spasms and we are waiting for a urinalysis to understand whether an antibiotic is needed. Therefore, this is not a pyometra and not a detachment of something in our case. Because only the veterinarian. 

K: That discharge from the bladder is not quite right. Understand thoroughly. Salt or inflammation in the bladder is a threat to the kidneys too.Yu: What is the gestational age, approximately? If small, then most likely it is a pyrometer, and not pregnancy. It is necessary to show the cat to the veterinarian as soon as possible, to do an ultrasound. If it's time to give birth, then the norm, then this is a traffic jam. 

Zh: most likely it is a cork, (this is the norm during pregnancy), if the cat feels good, eats, then you should not worry, wait for the kittens. 

Strongly flowing one eye in kitten - what to do?

In case of health problems in a kitten and an adult cat, the best solution is to contact a veterinarian for help, but if help is not available, you can find treatment tips from social networks. networks. But remember that self-medication can both help and harm. 

Discussion of the problem by users in social networks: 

L: If possible, drip Levomycetin eye drops (people pharmacy), just drip warm and both eyes. Do no harm with these drops. We have been using it for our cats for 12 years. 

B: We have a similar problem with nutrition, it is worth analyzing and changing nutrition 

N: Ours is like that too. We wipe our eyes with myrrh every day. It's because of the food. But since he only eats medicinal food, she resigned herself. We follow the eyes and everything. 

A: Take it to the vet - it's a tear duct problem. They will clean it, maybe they will tell you what replenishment and antibiotics will be prescribed. 

M: Sodium chloride 0.9%, floxal and after 15 minutes Korneregel, 4-6 repetitions per day. If there is no improvement in the situation, visit the veterinarian for an appointment. 

An eight month old cat have mastitis, how is this possible?

Discussion of the problem by users in social networks: 

N: This is not mastitis, but the onset of fibroadenomatosis. An antibiotic is not used here. You to a reproductive specialist. Alizin under the supervision of a doctor to help.

A: You can go to the usual vet. My graduate was like this, the vet prescribed treatment. Even castration helps, if not a breeding animal. 


Opinion of the breeder T. Barsik 

 The owner must be able to distinguish diseased skin from healthy in order to be able to provide her with timely and feasible assistance. Remember that cats cannot come to their own well-being, so their health is in your hands. You should carefully monitor your animal, and at the first sign of illness, changes in appearance or behavior, find out if the cat is sick. Any deviation from normal behavior is cause for concern. If, normally, your cat is independent, and then suddenly it looks for our society and doesn’t leave you a single step, or vice versa, it doesn’t free its own all day, then try to win a place, what happened. Do not think that purring for cats is a sign of health. Purring can sometimes infect pain or malaise. Unexpected aggressiveness of the always calm and accommodating cat can be caused by pain, fever, concussion, infection, head injury, seizures, diabetic crisis, which requires illness. shiny coat, cold and damp nose (during sleep it can be dry and warm), mucous membranes pink and moderately moist. Vigor and mobility are also signs of the health of the animal. Important criteria for assessing the state of health are normal temperature, pulse and respiratory rate. A rise in temperature above 40°C may indicate the beginning of a pathological process. Despite the fact that the temperature situation is often a natural resistance, reactivity of the body, its sharp increase to 41 ° C most often serves as a signal for the need for urgent treatment. In addition, it should also be taken into account that body temperature develops during excitement and fright, after a heavy load, as well as in hot weather, in case of poisoning, after electric shock or due to hyperfunction of the thyroid gland. According to studies conducted in the United States (I. Calcagno, 2001), the most common causes of fever are: infectious diseases (40%), oncology (20%), systemic diseases (20%), other diseases (10%), idiopathic fever . (ten%). At rest, a healthy cat's heart rate ranges from 110 to 150 beats per minute. Animals that belong to more relaxed lifestyles have a slow heartbeat. An increased pulse occurs with an increase in temperature, with inflammatory processes, physical exertion, with overexcitation, fear and hot weather. In kittens and cats of small breeds, the pulse rate can be detected as 200 beats per minute, in cats the pulse rate is less than in cats. situations.

 It is enough to calculate the number of shocks in 15 seconds, and then multiply the resulting value by 4. It is convenient to determine the respiratory rate of a cat by the movements of the chest, abdominal wall or wings of the nose. Normally, it is from 20 to 30 respiratory movements per minute. Kittens and young animals, whose metabolism is more active than adults, breathe more frequently than adult cats, and females breathe more frequently than males. In addition, pregnant or lactating cats breathe at a higher rate than normal. The respiratory rate is also affected by size and genetic factors: small cats breathe more often than large ones, which is explained by a higher level of metabolism and, accordingly, increased heat loss. Changes in your cat's breathing rate can be caused by fear, pain, shock, or respiratory problems. It should also be borne in mind that breathing quickens in hot weather, during physical exertion, and when the cat is excited. The breathing of a healthy animal after exercise is restored in a few minutes. Difficulty breathing can be caused by heat stroke or, in rare cases, a lack of calcium in the blood during lactation in females. An animal can suffocate with heart failure, with inflammation of the genitourinary system, as well as when a foreign object is swallowed. With a disease, the cat's behavior changes. She becomes lethargic, lies more than usual, looks sad, tries to hide in a quiet darkened place, reluctantly responds to the call or, on the contrary, is too excited, constantly moves around the apartment, meows plaintively or shows aggression. Movements can become awkward, their coordination is disturbed. Signs of the onset of the disease are also fatigue, loss of appetite, insomnia, or vice versa - increased drowsiness. The coat becomes ruffled, fades, there may be increased molting, discoloration (yellowness) or elasticity of the skin. A sick cat has discharge (purulent, mucous, etc. .) from the nose, eyes, mouth and other organs. Colorless discharge may indicate anemia, yellowish discharge indicates liver damage, bloody discharge indicates serious infection or poisoning, bluish discharge indicates heart failure or circulatory system disorders. , skin with cracks, mucopurulent discharge from the nostrils, the formation of dry crusts, a whitened lobe (a sign of anemia). In a sick cat, various discharges from the eyes (clear, purulent, mucous, etc.) eye, with a number of diseases, yellowness of the mucous membrane, inflammation of the eyelids is observed. With conjunctivitis, poisoning, and some other cases, the eyes are sometimes half-closed with the third eyelid. As for the oral cavity, there may be increased salivation, bad breath is noted, the gums and tongue are covered with plaque or sores. The mucous membranes of the mouth, eyelids are pale, cyanotic or icteric. Digestion may also be disturbed. The activity of the gastrointestinal tract is changed: vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, painful defecation, accumulation of gases in the intestine are noted. Foreign objects appear in the feces (wool, worms, etc.). Drops of blood in the feces (normally they should be brown) also indicate a serious internal pathology - usually bleeding in the large intestine. Gastric bleeding, or bleeding in the anterior intestine, is evidenced by tarry feces of a dark, almost black color. Clarified feces are a sign of liver disease (lack of bile, etc.). Foamy feces is an indicator of a bacterial infection. From the genitourinary system, the following deviations may occur: increased urination, urinary incontinence, lack of urination, pain when emptying the bladder, discoloration (normal urine is yellow) and amount of urine, an unpleasant odor, mucopurulent discharge from the genitals, hunched back, stiff gait, soreness in the lumbar region. A sweet smell from the mouth may also indicate that the cat has problems with the kidneys. Diseases that make it difficult to urinate and pass food can be a tumor, prostate hypertrophy, hemorrhoids and cystitis. Breathing becomes frequent or, conversely, rare and careful (with pain), wheezing, sniffling, coughing, shortness of breath appear.

Shortness of breath in a cat can be caused by increased exercise, asthma, inflammation or emphysema, which, in turn, is a consequence of poisoning. Difficulty breathing is observed with pleurisy, heart failure, anemia, heartworms. In older cats, a cough may be a sign of heart failure. Lymphatic system. The enlarged size of the lymph nodes, as a rule, indicates the presence of an inflammatory process. More often, the submandibular lymph nodes are involved in this process, so you should learn to find and feel them. , most likely, indicates uremia. Vomiting develops in response to the ingestion of poisonous herbs into the stomach and, in general, in case of poisoning, with helminthic invasion, traveling in transport; vomiting and increasing physical weakness in combination with constipation indicate intestinal obstruction and the presence of a foreign body in the intestine. Jaundice of the mucous membranes can be a sign of hepatitis, poisoning, leptospirosis. heat and sunstroke, poisoning and some liver diseases. It can also be a symptom of such a terrible disease as rabies. The cat's body temperature, breathing, pulse change, but these signs of diseases, as a rule, do not appear all at the same time: usually one sign is most pronounced, and the rest accompany it (in one way or another). combination). The improvement of well-being and the recovery of a cat can be judged after the disappearance of all painful manifestations characteristic of a particular disease. A cat's posture can also tell a lot. A healthy animal rests or sleeps in a relaxed position, straightening the torso and stretching out the limbs. A sick cat takes a forced posture, which helps to reduce pain or any discomfort. In particular, with heart disease, the cat stands with its forelimbs wide apart - this makes it easier to breathe; the cat keeps the damaged limb on weight; with urolithiasis, intermittent lameness is possible on the hind legs on the left or right, respectively, with a diseased kidney, etc. The above signs appear to varying degrees, their combination also varies widely. If there is anything about your cat's physical condition or behavior that gives you concern, call your veterinarian or the nearest veterinary clinic (keep these phones always at hand or in a conspicuous place). 

 Source: A.V. Lipin, A.V. Sanin, E.V. Zinchenko. Veterinary guide Traditional and non-traditional methods of treatment of cats. 2002

Epilepsy in cats happens!

Breeder's opinion S. A 

Epilepsy in cats can be primary (congenital, genetically determined) and secondary (acquired), that is, caused by other disorders. Veterinarians name a wide variety of reasons, offer examinations and MRI. Only one reason I have never heard from the lips of veterinarians. There is also very little written about her in Internet sources. Of the seven cats I know who are not related to each other, two suffered this pathology, that is, thirty percent of cats! Therefore, we can say that this problem occurs very often. I'm talking about hepatic encephalopathy. Veterinarians believe that hepatic encephalopathy can only occur with severe liver damage, and therefore these cats should have seriously altered liver blood counts. However, my cats had normal liver values, with only one slightly elevated ALT and the other anemic. Since I am also a doctor, only a human one, I had to deal with this problem myself. The cause of hepatic encephalopathy is that cats have a congenital feature - a blood vessel between the hepatic artery, which carries blood to the liver to cleanse waste from the body, and the hepatic vein, which carries already purified blood from the liver to the body. Normally, this vessel is blocked, there is no blood supply through it. So, under various unfavorable conditions for the cat's liver (feeding with low-quality food, antibiotic therapy, love for sweets from the human table, intestinal dysbacteriosis, lack of vitamins, etc.), this vessel (shunt) opens, and unpurified blood enters the body again, that is, as it were, is reset to reduce the load on the liver. Poisoning occurs, including intoxication with ammonia entering the bloodstream from the intestines during the digestion of food. The consequence of this is encephalopathy (brain poisoning with ammonia). Clinically, this can only manifest itself as a convulsive syndrome. I met convulsions in the form of torsion around its axis and in a circle, and extended epileptic seizures with loss of consciousness. The number of attacks increases in a short time (days or weeks) from one to 12-14 attacks per day. The animal can quickly die. After the veterinarian sees relatively normal tests, he will offer an MRI, and anesthesia will finish this animal. If infectious leukemia or coronavirus is detected in studies, then the treatment of these diseases will also lead to additional intoxication and death of the cat. Treatment of hepatic encephalopathy is not difficult, and the sooner it is started, the more likely it is to save the cat. The goal is to minimize the amount of ammonia in the blood and stop seizures.1. First of all, convulsions must be stopped, since they are very dangerous for the brain and life of the animal. Corvaltab is used in veterinary practice. It contains phenobarbital. It is an anticonvulsant drug. Give Corvaltab 1/3 or 1/2 tablet twice a day, be sure to take it. My cats (weight 3.8 kg.) needed 1/3 twice a day. They carried it very well. A day later, the convulsions stopped. Give on canned food (Royal Canin Renal Feline wet food, or any other wet food specially formulated for cats with hepatic encephalopathy). The food can be ground with a fork into a pate and wrap the medicine in it. Purina Pro Plan FortiFlora Feline Probiotic supplementary food for adult cats and kittens, or any other complementary nutritional supplements for cats that restore the intestinal microflora, can be added to improve taste. This will reduce the smell of medicine from the food, making the food tastier for the cat. It is not necessary to add a whole bag of nutritional supplements, you can add a little. 

Korvaltab should be given for a long time, maybe even several months. You don't need to cancel abruptly. It is recommended to reduce the dose gradually - when the animal already looks healthy, transfer to 1/4 twice a day, a week later - another crumb less, and so on. Reduce the dose of Corvaltab gradually, at intervals of a week, maintaining the multiplicity (2 times a day).2. Glutargin. You can buy at a regular pharmacy. It is a drug that inactivates and removes toxins and ammonia from the body. Tablets 0.25, 1/4 tablet 2 times a day, for at least 14 days, and until the symptoms of intoxication disappear. Also with wet kidney. Do not grind the tablets with food, but simply wrap them in it, crushing them into several pieces, adding fortiflora to make it tastier.3. Switch to Royal Canin Renal Feline, or any other wet food specially formulated for cats with hepatic encephalopathy. It is both dry and wet. As a result of the digestion of this food, a minimum of ammonia is formed in the intestines, any other food can lead to the formation of a large amount of ammonia and its absorption from the intestines into the blood, and the repetition of attacks. Normolact or Dufalac (these are human medicines) 2-4 ml. twice a day. Delicious if diluted with 10% sour cream at room temperature. The medicine has a mild laxative effect, therefore, with a strong loosening of the stool, take a break in taking it, or reduce the dose. Normolact and Dufalac adsorb ammonia in the intestines, preventing it from being absorbed, and contribute to the development of normal intestinal flora, and also prevent the development of constipation in a cat. Even a little of this drug will improve the cat's condition. If your cat has hepatic encephalopathy, it will improve before your eyes in a few days of such treatment. If after a week there is no improvement, then the reason is probably something else. In any case, there will be no harm from such treatment, you see, everything here is aimed at detoxifying the body and stopping seizures. Health to all cats!

6 month old kitten with gum problems

Passed tests - biochemistry and a panel of chemical elements - tests even into FeLV, FIV (Elisa) are negative. The cat didn't get sick and that's it.

Discussion of user problems in social networks: 

N: They will tell you now ... in cats, molars-premolars change the process for a long time, from 6 to 10 months, it can take several months. And yes, the gums during this period become very inflamed, swell. It is impossible to diagnose lymphocytic-plasmacytic stomatitis-gingivitis at this age!!!! Until a complete change of teeth. And certainly do not listen to illiterate veterinarians and are in a hurry to remove teeth. For many, everything goes away on its own. If you are worried about inflammation, heavy eating, you can treat the gums symptomatically. mass sensors - vinylin, spray or gel nibbler, Metrogil denta, etc. 

L: Antibiotic and metrogildenta to help youE: Stomorgyl 10, 10 days per tablet. Gel Dentavidin. Metrogil is very sharp, causes strong salivation. If it does not prevent the cat from eating, observe. 

A: I have tried a lot of ointments, sprays and antibiotics to treat such Gums. The result is only during treatment and a short time after. Then she spat and the animal lived with it for several years. Recently I looked into my mouth .... and there everything is simply gorgeous with natural luxury pieces. Entire illnesses and heads of Desna returned to normal within a year. 

E: Sinulox days 10 - 14, smear the gums with stomodin paste and prophylactic meloxoral for a week to apply 

B: Stomorgyl + external treatment with stomadine. But such a gum may not return to normal, then these red rollers are cut off if, according to the pictures, the teeth do not enter their intake at rest. 

Q: Calcevirosis causes such complications on the gums. But content tests are far from all strains.M: We had something like that in our kennel. After the transition to a completely natural diet, the bone reaction necessarily disappeared in about six months. But the graduates sitting on the stern were less fortunate, they removed the overgrown part of the gum. 

A: Stomorgyl, chlohexidine gum treatment, oak bark + chamomile + lapukh root. If you are too lazy to look in the Russian Federation, ready-made solutions are sold. Processing Vinilin (active in-in POLYVINOX) The course of fats "with" Hemobalances. Well, natural. You can try. There are no guarantees. 

K: We see and see lymphocytic-plasmacytic gingivostamatitis. We treat him. This is an overreaction of the immune system to an agent that is still there or gone. The causative agent is viral (calici, leukemia, Vick, papillomavirus), fungi, bacteria. Local treatment with common drugs, therefore it is better, because it takes a long time, be sure to take a seeding tank to see what lives there and defeat it with an antibiotic. Especially if there is a fungal infection. Then only external processing. And be sure to brush your teeth daily. Dex as a last resort. Extracting healthy teeth because veterinarians don't know how to calm the immune system, I've always had an extremely weird natural question. 

S: In Italy, we have such a preparation, gel stomodin. I personally cured the cat, I was prescribed by an Italian veterinarian.


Baldness in cats: causes and treatment

Breeder's opinion (E. Taranova)

The condition of the hairline in a cat is a reflection of the work of the whole organism. Normally, a cat sheds a small amount of hair daily or during the seasonal molt. Excessive hair loss is called baldness or alopecia and indicates serious health problems for your pet. Hair is a modified part of the skin, and only part of it comes to the surface. The root is attached to the hair follicle, which is surrounded by blood vessels and nerve endings. Therefore, hair loss is the result of various causes. The causes of baldness in cats can be congenital or acquired. • Congenital include those that have affected the body of a pregnant cat: lack of vitamins and minerals in the diet of the animal; stress; diseases of various nature; unbalanced diet; starvation and, as a result, exhaustion. Exposure to these causes even before pregnancy can serve as a prerequisite for the occurrence of alopecia in the future generation, as a result of which the fetus has a disruption in the functioning of the endocrine glands and a violation of the formation of hair follicles. This should also include hereditary anomalies, arising, among other things, from inbreeding. However, it is important to clarify: if hereditary anomalies are accompanied only by the absence of hair (partially or completely), and not by changes in the anatomical arrangement of organs or a violation of their work, then we can talk about individual, and in some cases, breed affiliation. It is these anomalies that underlie the creation of cat breeds: Sphynx, Bambino, Elf, Ukrainian Levkoy, Cohona. • Acquired baldness in cats can be a symptom of a disease of the skin itself: dermatitis (inflammatory skin diseases); seborrhea (increased secretion of the sebaceous glands); parasitic diseases (scabies) or fungal lesions (ringworm, favus, trichophytosis). Alopecia should also be included here. , as a result of aging of the hair follicles, or from constant injury to certain areas of the hairline. Another large group of factors that cause alopecia in cats is a violation in the body itself: stress: the cat itself intensively licks and plucks out areas of the skin; allergies to food, drugs , for flea bites, odors, low-quality zoocosmetics, etc.; hormonal status disorders: diabetes mellitus, insufficient or excessive levels of thyroid hormones, adrenal glands, etc.; intoxication (acute or long-term infectious disease); inflammatory processes; blood diseases; condition after a difficult birth; lack of vitamins, especially group A, C, B; malignant tumors of internal organs. In some cases, the cause of hair loss in a cat remains unknown, then we are talking about the unexplained nature of baldness. Symptoms In a healthy cat, the coat is smooth, shiny, firmly held in the skin, and the cover itself is not ruffled. With the development of alopecia areas of baldness can be complete or partial, symmetrical or not. In some cases, the animal can comb these areas, and the skin here is hot and reddened.

With skin diseases or behavioral disorders, alopecia are symmetrical on the trunk, forelimbs, thighs, sides or abdomen. The age and gender of the animal do not matter. In case of manifestations of stress, the hairs broken and torn out by the cat itself are located in the back, on the limbs, abdomen and inner thighs, near the genitals and anus. Cats of "nervous" breeds are especially susceptible: Siamese, Burmese, Himalayan and Abyssinian. In these breeds, hair after restoration will have a darker color. In case of violations of the hormonal status, alopecia are observed in the region of the bridge of the nose, croup, base of the tail, hips, and chest. The skin loses its elasticity. And with a lack of thyroid hormones in a cat in the area of ​​\u200b\u200bthe pelvic bones, the hair is easily pulled out from the root. Such alopecias, including asymmetrical ones, are recorded on the abdomen, chest and neck. The cover is restored with difficulty. In malignant tumors, there is a complete absence of hair shafts on the abdomen, alopecia quickly passes to the chest and limbs, and then can affect the entire surface of the skin. At the same time, the skin on the affected areas shines. With beriberi A, alopecia areata develops: spots without hair, round in shape, form on the skin, which merge to form large alopecia. The skin has a bright pink color. With microscopic fungi (trichophytosis, microsporia), hairless areas of the skin are reddened, may have scales and crusts, scabs and wounds. With scabies, redness, itching, and in especially advanced cases, purulent inflammation of the skin are observed. Dermatitis is accompanied by an increase in local body temperature, scratching, the appearance of pimples, etc. In an unfavorable course of alopecia, an infection may join, and then an inflammatory process develops on the skin. Diagnosis of alopecia in cats only a veterinarian. As a rule, the doctor will offer approximately the following algorithm for diagnosing: collecting information about the history of the life and disease of the cat; clinical examination of the animal; general clinical blood test, biochemical if necessary; microscopic examination of the hair; scraping from the affected areas of the skin, which helps to identify diseases caused by microscopic fungi; sometimes x-rays, ultrasound may be required to determine the cause of baldness. Preventive measures include: Compliance with the rules of care and maintenance of a cat. Balanced diet. Absence of stress factors. Timely vaccination of cats against infectious diseases. Avoiding contact of a healthy cat with sick ones. Timely treatment from endo- and ex-parasites. Moderate hair loss is a natural process that does not always require treatment. The main reason for this phenomenon is the annual molt, in which the old hairline falls out, and a new one grows in its place.

It is noteworthy that cats shed much more hair than cats. It is noteworthy that some hairless breeds of cats were bred by crossing related individuals. Other causes of physiological hair loss: rubbing collars, bandages or harnesses; bathing more than once every 5 months; bathing with cheap human shampoos and detergents not intended for this purpose; stress situation; age-related baldness around the eyes, ears, paws, mustache loss. These causes do not pose any danger to the health of the cat and do not require treatment. As a rule, after a certain time, the hair grows back if the animal is not old. Signs of pathology Alopecia is an anomaly that has arisen against the background of a malfunction in the body and requires medical intervention. Large bald patches and bald spots on the pet's body should alert the owner. Methods of treatment: If the problem is associated with an allergic reaction, the animal must be completely protected from the allergen. After that, drugs are prescribed to improve immunity. If the allergy is caused by food, then it is necessary to put the cat on a diet. Skin lesions by mites and lice must be treated with special antiparasitic drugs. The diet includes vitamins and nutritional supplements to strengthen the immune system. If the bald spot on the cat's body appeared due to an infectious disease, the doctor prescribes a course of antibiotic therapy. As a rule, Amoxicillin is used for this. Baldness caused by stress in an animal is treated with special sedative drugs. Alopecia caused by demodicosis is treated with bathing with selenium sulphide shampoo (1%). If a veterinarian has diagnosed ringworm, then treatment is carried out drugs: Ketoconazole, Itraconazole, Griseofulfin and so on. In this case, it is recommended to use immunosuppressive agents and drugs to improve metabolism. It is important to remember that ringworm is transmitted to humans. Hormonal drugs are prescribed for endocrine disorders. Skin abscesses are treated with topical or systemic antibiotics, as well as antiseptics. Use drugs prescribed by a veterinarian. Self-medication can harm the animal, especially if you use the wrong medicine or do not maintain the allowable dosage. If a problem with the coat appears, you need to carefully examine the cat, its coat and skin. If on the skin of a cat whose hair has come out on its hind legs, there is a rash elsewhere, small or large, it is possible to diagnose allergic dermatitis. Regularly, but gradually, an allergen accumulates in the blood of each cat. If this happens faster, and also the cat has a weak immune system, then hair loss is guaranteed. With allergies, the owner of the animal can observe watery eyes, sneezing, and hair falls out in large bunches. The specialist will prescribe a complex treatment. Such severe baldness is usually observed during the acute course of an allergic reaction. Without eliminating the cause of the allergy, it will not be possible to cope with hair problems. How flea bites can affect the health of a cat Flea bites are not as familiar and trifling for a cat as it seems to a person. will comb his body strongly. You can even notice how there is no tuft of wool at the site of the wound from scratching, it stops growing.

The skin around the bite becomes red and inflamed. Baldness due to pancreatitis. This disease, even with a sluggish course, is accompanied by diarrhea, indigestion, fatigue and lethargy of the animal. And also with such diseases in cats, the back and other parts of the body go bald. It is possible to determine the presence of pancreatitis in an animal, due to which it thins the coat on the tail, back, between the hind legs, not only by private diarrhea, but also by rumbling in the stomach. that he still had a lot of hair fall out on some parts of the body. Sometimes visible and easily diagnosed are found, but they can be hidden, which is even more dangerous. Therefore, having identified the appearance of alopecia after the disease of an internal pet, it is necessary to immediately report this to the veterinarian, the observed cat. With such a state of psychological health, the pet does not want to go on hands, does not allow himself to be stroked, looks for secluded corners, and may shudder from sharp and loud sounds. IMPORTANT! As you can see, bald spots are always on the cat's body about some kind of health problem, so you can not leave this symptom unattended. Specifically, endocrine can be different. Additional symptoms of hypothyroidism are lethargy, sometimes obesity, and a decrease in body temperature. How to draw bald cats due to the endocrine system, you can see in the photo sites about feline health, accurate carrier surgeries that allow you to quickly recognize the recovery in order to start its treatment. pregnancy or stress. During gestation, lactation or due to severe stress in cats, hair loss may begin. Baldness over the eyes. Between the ages of 14 and 20 months, cats, especially dark shorthairs, begin to lose hairs above the eyes. This process is natural and, if there is no redness, treatment is also not required; a side effect of drugs. Sometimes baldness occurs after taking medications; injection consequences.

Sometimes baldness occurs where the injection was made after a couple of months. In addition, there may be thickening of the skin, hyperpigmentation. Everything also goes away on its own; solar dermatosis. This reaction to sunlight usually occurs in white cats. It goes away on its own (although the animal will need to avoid sunlight), but sometimes medicines are also needed. Symptoms: hair falls out, redness occurs, crusts and sores appear on the nose, ears; neurogenic dermatitis. Due to stress, anxiety, boredom, a cat can lick a lot. As a rule, the loss of hair is symmetrical. To cure, you need to understand the cause of the stressful condition; alopecia areata. An autoimmune disease that goes away on its own. Hair falls out on the head, neck, body (without itching). Baldness, as a symptom, is also observed with lice, calcivirosis. If the animal has bald spots on the body and head, this may be a sign of a food allergy. Allergies should be looked for in the pet's diet. They can be: Proteins of animal and vegetable origin; Various cereals; Meat - in particular, lamb. But there is another reason to which we bring you so smoothly. These are, of course, disorders of the ovaries: their tumors, polycystosis, follicular cysts. In other words, their increase and non-specific abnormal work. As a result - a violation of the hormonal background of the body as a whole. This theory is supported by the fact that among the 150 (observed by us) animals with symmetrical alopecia, 137 had one or another pathology of the ovaries. And this is only in the conditions of our modest capabilities and a small number of animals examined. Of course, the reason for this is the uncontrolled and thoughtless use of drugs such as "Contrasex", "Stop Meow" and others, which do not even mention the composition and active substances. And of course, general disturbances in the reproduction of animals, which contradicts the evolutionary purpose of the organism as a whole. In extreme cases, the pathology of the ovaries, when they are already very enlarged, often leads to licking of the area symmetrical to them and projected onto the skin. But not necessarily Treatment of focal symmetrical alopecia One can talk about treatment for a long time. About expediency of carrying out of analyzes - too. I will only say a few words. Not everyone can afford the analyzes and not every certified doctor will be able to interpret them. It is difficult to establish the norm and deviation in the concentration of this or that hormone, and even more so the sex hormone, in the blood of each individual animal. And its establishment is connected with a temporary factor, and since the animal has already fallen ill, it is doubly difficult. Therefore, it is not always justified. Naturally, treatment can be prescribed by excluding all or almost all of the above causes of alopecia. However, a serious and practicing veterinarian can do it. I emphasize that it can be without a bunch of hormonal tests and the time spent on it, but certainly with a tough differential diagnosis and general analyzes. We recommend the use of Ovariovit 2-3 times a week - up to 15-20 weeks, vitamin therapy, a small dose of corticosteroids (according to the situation ) and the drug Diane-35 1/3 dragee 1 time per day for 3-9 months. It is possible to use PDE in parallel (in some cases). This therapy shows positive dynamics from 65% to 70% of all cases. Side effects from this therapy were extremely rare. Naturally, we considered a non-surgical method of treatment. And the reduction of the ovaries in size with this therapy suggests that the operation is often not in a hurry. Know that fur licking can be addictive. This process causes the release of endorphins (natural morphine-like substance) into the blood. This causes a natural "high" that can be addictive. The cat will resort to licking to calm down. For example, if she was homeless and brought to a new home, that's a lot of stress. Reduce your cat's stress to help her kick the habit. Let your cat always have plenty of water, food, a place to sleep. Give her toys to keep her occupied. It is essential that there are places in the house where the cat can hide when frightened or stressed. Synthetic pheromones, such as Feliway, are sprayed into the air and allow the cat to feel calm. This fragrance is soothing to the cat because it interprets it as something safe.

They are usually sold as a spray that can be sprayed on the cat's litter or as a diffuser that helps spread a "smell of safety" throughout the house.


Litter box problems for pets: why does the cat not go to the litter box?

Breeder's opinion: L. Solodovnikova

 Agree, we are ready to put up with many habits of our pets, but only one puts living together on the brink of the impossible - urination in the wrong places. You can deal with the problem if you figure out from the very first episode why the cat does not want to go to the tray and start taking the right actions. Why the cat does not go to the tray, what to do. Let's say right away that cats, like dogs, belong to those types of animals who are able to regulate the administration of their natural needs. The dog can wait up to 12 hours to be taken outside, while the cat will go to the litter box as soon as it needs to. Everything else (even if your cat goes to the litter box every other time) is a deviation from the norm, which has certain causes. These steps will help you understand why your cat does not go to the litter box and eliminate the cause. Using information from the American site, we suggest to your attention 9 mandatory actions that you must take in order to understand why your beloved cat refuses to go to the tray and solve the problem. Take a urine test of your pet The first thing to do is contact your veterinarian and take a urine test. Urinary tract infections, kidney stones and kidney failure are the main causes of frequent urination, which may prevent your cat from making it to the toilet. Put a litter box for each cat to avoid rivalry Be sure to understand the question, does the cat mark or go to the toilet? Marks look like splashes, urination looks like a puddle. Marking not only unsterilized cats. Any cat can start marking its territory, especially if it feels that someone is claiming it. Most often, another cat or a cat acts as a rival. In this case, it is best to breed animals in different rooms, and each put their own tray. But it happens that in this way the cat reacts to the appearance of another family member or child. In this case, you need to do everything to make the animal feel more protected, give him more attention and affection. Pay extra attention to the cleanliness of the tray Clean the tray every day and change the filler regularly. Cats are very clean creatures, and dirty lumps, an unpleasant smell are one of the most common reasons why a cat has stopped going to the tray - what to do, perhaps your senses of your purr are much "thinner" than you thought. Try to please the pet, or the animal will start looking for another place for its needs. Get rid of the smell Thoroughly wash the place where the cat wrote. At the same time, it is very important not only to wash, but also to destroy the very smell of urine. To do this, you need to use special tools that are sold in pet stores. Even if the smell of urine, which is subtle for you, remains, then there is a high risk that the animal will return here again. The tray should be “always at hand.” If you have a very large apartment, and even more so, your own house, put several trays in different places. One tray is often not enough. The general rule is one litter box per cat, plus one more. Move the litter box slowly where you need to go. Buy another tray The cat does not go to the tray If all of the above has been done, and puddles or other inappropriate "gifts" appear again and again - change the tray. Often, owners use closed toilets because they are more aesthetically pleasing. However, the pet may not think so. We can wonder for a long time why the cat stopped going to the tray “for the most part”, and the reason will turn out to be much more prosaic.

It seems to her that the closed tray is too cramped - it is difficult to turn around there, but in order to properly bury her affairs, at least some space is required. In addition, an odor accumulates inside, which is unpleasant for the animal. If you have an open litter box, then you should make sure that its walls are not too high for a cat, especially an elderly one. Buy a different litter Change the type of litter, maybe your cat does not like it. A common cause of dislike is a strong fragrance or sharp, unpleasant granules for the paws. If you took an adult cat into the house, then perhaps she is already used to some particular type of litter and does not want to go to another. According to research, loose litter with activated charcoal is the favorite for cats. Quarrels between cats or the introduction of a new animal in the house often cause urination in the wrong places. It happens that a showdown takes place just near the tray, and in this case, the loser of the battle will begin to bypass it. We hope our tips will help you figure out why the cat does not go to the tray. What to do, however, is strongly discouraged? Remember that scolding a cat, yelling at it, and even more so beating (alas, this practice of raising children and cats is quite common) is not only pointless, but also harmful. An animal that has lost its cleanliness for one of the above reasons is unlikely to recover from your cry. You will add to the stress caused by the discomfort of an uncomfortable or dirty litter box, an unpleasant filler, an aggressive fellow or a new contender for the owner's love, one more, and only reinforce the wrong behavior.

 (c) L. Solodovnikova

Conflicts between cats in the house

Discussion of the problem by users in social networks: 

I have a cat, she has always been quite adequate, it was friends with those three who came before it and was friends with the dog. But a new one has appeared. And this one did not like her, the new one. She tracks her down and attacks her, practically kills her, we intervene. In addition, she began to crap just everywhere on the floor defiantly. Somatic health is in order, everything is checked. If we isolate her in a room, she goes to the potty regularly, it’s worth releasing her into common squares, crap and bully a brand new one. It's been like this for 2 months now. By the way, a month ago, another newcomer came, she has a usual attitude to this one, not love, but there is no aggression either. In general, there is no aggression towards other cats, people and dogs, only this one. The new one is terrified of her, of course, the first one never climbs. Keeping her isolated is also not an option. Are there any algorithms for solving this problem? All cats are in breeding, brand new teenagers and have not yet experienced periods of sexual hunting. Ways to solve the problem from network users:E: Feed together so tasty that one will forget about fear, the other about hatred 

T: Teenagers would not be kept with adults with aggression. The forces are not equal. When they grow up, they can already stand up for themselves, well, they yelled and dispersed. According to the algorithm, at first I keep them in neighboring rooms, only the smell is new, they get used to it. Then into a large room, where everyone has their own set of everything. Then they themselves gradually approach each other, if not, then each returns to itself. And so the distance gradually decreases, and then they already sleep in the same couch. At that age, no acquaintance would be forced at all. And in the older one, even a cage or an aviary can be used (temporarily!) As an element of protection. The cat, as it were, is, but you can’t offend her. Over time, it will become uninteresting. 

Q: I put a blanket on the aggressor, tied it quite tightly, so that it would not be overtightened, of course, but also that it would be sooooo uncomfortable to attack. About a month in a blanket, but it helped me. She really moved on half-bent, it was painful to look at it, but it was worse to watch how she threw herself at a new cat. The most important thing helped and for 5 months now peace in the house 

Q: I have five, but the eldest of the harem has been driving the second one for four years already, and the rest don’t care about her, well, growls or rushes, they just pass by. But with the second, when the war between them is with me, I take it both of them, I talk to them, stroke them at the same time and explain to them ... even if it doesn’t work for a long time, but there is at least some result. 

L: I did too. The newcomer had to look for a new home. But my first cat didn’t do any harm, only drove the new one, intimidated her to hell, she was afraid to get out from under the sofa. 

Q: Oh, I had the same situation, the very first cat just killed one, I had to give the first one away, I tried a bunch of options to make them friends and it didn’t work out. But she did not stop at one cat, she began to frighten me and the young future breeding cat. 

L: Provocateurs, you need to remove the eternal hemorrhoids from the kennel. Take care of your nerves and other members of the pride in the best case, "a cat for one mating"

N: another option. as soon as it starts to spread rot, pull it with a thin twig on the ass. It worked great for me personally. For two times, aggression turned into love. 

A: We have large cages. And if they start to fight, the aggressor is locked upYu: I have all the animals divided into three groups, according to the principle "who gets along with whom." Quite often I do raking, but not allowing the aggressor to meet his victim. Everyone communicates with each other, except for two couples. 

A: It was the opposite with us, I bought a new cat, she was 8 months old, so she gave nightmares to all my cats, they were in shock, everyone lived together, and then fifa arrived and sets the order.)) We isolated her in her bedroom, so she told us she began to shit on the bed, they thought time would pass, she would calm down, everything would get better, but she lived for almost a year, not a damn thing, gave birth to kittens, they left one girl, she had to be attached. But the girls will repeat all their mother's oversights, but this is not accurate. 

G: I began to practice locking the cats in the room one by one. The old one sits ok, the sad one is scary only. And the new one, who the victim does not put up with imprisonment, began to ignore the pot in this room. And completely ignore, pissing on my things. Because this is my office, she pissed in the printer, in the boxes, well, my laptop was the apogee, thank God they pulled out all the memory, the computer was thrown into a landfill. Therefore, I understood everything well, it will not work to lock the new one. 

L: I have one newcomer yelling at everyone and throwing herself. Tired of me, put on her Collar Relaxivet. A week later, everything returned to normal, everyone lives in peace and harmony, sleep together. I'd put collars on both if I were you. Even if it doesn't help, it won't hurt anyone.

A: Cats live in a world of smells. You can try the following option: Stroke the whiskers of one - stroke the second and vice versa. Buy perfume, at the withers of both. Naturally, at the same time, we try to separate them for a while at least with a partition. It is possible, as advised, to alternate their stay in the aviary. We bathe with the same shampoo. You can also alternate their food bowls. 

A: The key concept, in my opinion, is keeping in small friendly groups. There is a natural hierarchy in the pride. There are status cats. Remove one, another will appear. Everyone has the same situation as soon as the number of cats is more than 2-3, you have to deal with civil strife. By the way, the hierarchical ladder also changes according to the situation, the giving birth cat has a higher status. This means a revision of positions. In most cases, it doesn’t come to open fights and self-mutilation, so looks, postures, sounds. But there are also fighting ladies .. There are cats that live normally in a herd, there are loners who do not like any company. There is no unequivocal solution. If a cat is valuable in a breed, then you need to adapt. If you endured the whole brain and it's not worth it, then we say goodbye to castrim and pet on the pillow. Strong suppression can result in infertility, and all sorts of other troubles and various diseases due to stress. Why is this a growing mother? I always reason like this, the cat doesn’t owe me anything, I put her in this situation. By decision I achieve peace, not a stressful atmosphere. Separation and formation of small friendly groups. Separate mothers are sacred, adolescents are always separated from adults until they gain strength, flowing and ready to mate with a cat, pregnant in a calm atmosphere where she is alone and not nervous about the territory. The nursery requires space. There should be enough space for comfortable maintenance, which is not a problem for us (and for you). The main thing is to divide interest groups and divide territories. And how is it all individually. 

A: I spent more than half a year with such a wild rose. sometimes she shared, then she didn’t interfere, then she interfered, then she fed together, then separately (the devil was too good, many plans were connected with her). She couldn’t stand it. Castrila and attached. Since then, I have felt what happiness it is to live in silence, peace and peace. 

A: Try Feliway multicat. It plugs into an outlet like an air freshener. Only there are pheromones. I used it when a cat came to us and one of my cats disliked him. After a couple of months everything returned to normal. 

T: Now such an alpha female will fatten her up and I will be castrated, I endured for a long time and lived separately. This is not comfortable for me, and the depressed cat did not flow for a long time. She separated from everyone, two swords raised her status with love and no stress on the advice of the veterinarian, to whom she went with this problem. Does not flow, is everything in order by ultrasound. Everything was in order. Flowed gave birth to the glory of God. Castrate the brawler. 

Q: It was the same for me. A new one arrived and the head really got very jealous of her. She put the new one in a large carrier for a couple of hours and left it in the room with everyone, then the older cat in the same carrier, then changed places, did this for a long time, maybe even for several months. Now there are no fights (more precisely, beatings), the eldest now ignores her, but this is better than when she killed or tried to get at least somehow with her paw. A small kind-hearted child, she helped her children raise, feed, wash. But from time to time I remove the older cat from the common room so that everyone can rest from her and she is away from everyone. Most of all, the eldest cat rejoices in this, she simply dreams of being alone, the most beloved, but I can’t give her away either. That's how we live.

Ringworm on the withers of cat

PROBLEM: A one-year-old Maine Coon cat had a bald spot yesterday, wet at the withers. Today it got a little bigger. We are away, we will be at home in 2-3 days and of course we will take him to the clinic for an examination. Domestic cat, neuter. Moved into the apartment after renovation. What is an allergy? Lichen? 2-3 days endure? 


 E: It's dermatitis. Gently wash with chlorhexedine and the antibiotic sinulox 2 times a day, be sure to take it to the veterinarian she licked them... Gloom... Almost 2 years in the collar and for different doctors... Then they found THE SAME doctor - 1 cortisone injection and Hill's ZD diet. And as it happened! 

 Q: It could be anything. Streptoderma for example. Can only be washed with chlorhexidine 

 A: The simplest thing is a solution of fucarcin. It relieves inflammation, itching, and dries the wound. 

 L: We were looking for a veterinarian and a solution for a long time. It helped: we washed it with hydrogen peroxide and covered it with streptocide. It passed, and quickly. 

 N: food allergy 

 L: Not an allergy, they brought this infection on shoes, from the yard, from yard cats. At first, one small wound, then it began to scatter over the skin, then endless consultations, examinations, then they themselves began to wipe it with hydrogen peroxide, plus they covered it with streptocide. It passed and did not return , my shoes, and put in a legend where the cat does not climb. 

 E: Lichen looks different. A round spot, flaky, and a bright edging, similar to a roller, will be clearly visible along the edge. It appears from the fact that the mycelium of the fungus (microsporia, lichen), spreading in breadth on the skin, grows into healthy tissues and looks like a roller. And this is very similar to an allergy, but it is strange that it is at the withers. Maybe from the leash (if you wear it) chafing appeared and got an infection. 

 A: My cat had such crap, five months of torment, they didn’t treat it with anything, a lot of consultations from veterinary doctors, they settled on such treatment, 21 days of antibiotic and prednisolone, that’s how everything is normal for a month, but I still give prednisolone every five days: 2 days won't do anything. The main thing is not to smear or process anything before going to the doctor! It can be anything from allergies to lichen. 

 A: Wet eczema, reaction to stress. Streptocid was recommended above. Or Gentaxan. 

 A: Today we went to the doctor. For two days the sore was covered with a yellowish crust. He illuminated the yellow-green color of this sore with a lamp. The fungus says. Treatment treatment with chlorhexidine and dermazol cream. Vakderm 4 times. The cat is now licking this cream, licked it so that it bled. She wore a collar. My poor lies sad, walks barely hitting him. How fast does it go? 10-14 days treatment and 10 days booster vaccine. What else can be done? Or enough of this treatment? maybe it's better to bandage and remove the collar? Very sorry for our cat 

 NB: don't inject wakderm! Idiot doctor. the crusts have the right to glow yellow-green, but if the hairs of the wool glow, then this is lichen. Hand over crops, only in normal clinic. Wakderm was treated in the last century. If lichen shows, there is a gentle treatment. Often there is such a picture from flea and midge bites - this is an allergy to bites. This summer is just awful. Hand over the sowing. I have 2 cats that give such crusts - an allergy from flea bites. and the doctor looks under a microscope, if there are no mushrooms, then this is precisely an allergy to bites. 

Devon-Rex and allergy sufferers

Devon Rex. Like the Cornish Rex, some people also recommend the Devon Rex as one of the best cat breeds for people with allergies. Its wavy coat doesn't tend to shed much, which minimizes the spread of dander and other allergens in your home.

The fact that Devons do not cause allergies is a stereotype, there is an allergy to this breed, but according to the comments of many Internet users, it is much less common.

Allergies can be both to wool and to protein, however, due to the poorly developed coat and well-developed undercoat, the likelihood of allergies is lower. The allergen (protein fel D1) is contained in the cat's saliva, due to the small amount of wool, the Devons carry them less around the apartment.There are recommendations to start a pure white color, without patterns and shades, supposedly white representatives of the breed have less active allergens.Breeders note that there are many allergic people among their clients, and cats bring pleasure and not health problems.According to the observations of breeders, allergies appear in 1 out of 10 allergic people (future owners).Therefore, you can get an allergic representative of the Devon Rex, but be careful! Preliminary contact with the animal is recommended. You can take a compatibility test by asking the breeder for some saliva and kitten hair - this will help to avoid unpleasant situations in the future.A separate resting place is recommended for the cat.

How often should I bathe/comb my Devons?

Bathing representatives of the Devon Rex breed is not worth it unless absolutely necessary.

They brush their hair themselves, this is a natural process.Bald areas where "sweat" is released, some breeders recommend wiping with an antiseptic chlorhexidine.Also with combing, if you really want to, you can try a rubber glove, but it should be noted that the Devons have nothing to comb out. The ratio of wool and undercoat is 1:8.

What is the best food for Devon Rex?

There are two options: natural food and dry food, each with its own pros and cons.

Which option to choose depends of course on the owner, his possibilities, both financial and temporary.Now there is a lot of dry food of the highest quality, so it is hardly advisable to “bother” with natural food if you have one cat for pleasure. But, of course, the choice is up to the owner of the pet.In the case of dry food, there is no clear answer which is better. Even the breeders of the devon rex breed have different opinions about the world's brands of food.Some fit, others don't.If you have just acquired a Devon, follow the advice of the breeder from whom you buy a kitten, and stick to the food on which he was raised.It is not recommended to use several feeds at the same time. Cats don't need variety. They need a consistent, balanced diet.Of course, if you bought a kitten and he is allergic, or you do not have the opportunity to buy the food on which he grew up, you will have to spend time and effort looking for a new full-fledged food, as well as taste. As they say in taste and color, there are no comrades!Nevertheless, there are situations, after a year or two, the pet has allergic reactions, or other problems, even when feeding exceptionally good dry food. Feeding natural food also does not eliminate the above problems.In this case, a consultation with a veterinarian, blood tests/analyses, and appropriate measures should be taken. And even the search for a new, suitable food.The most popular dry food among breeders and owners of the Devon-Rex breed: Josera, Go, Now, Grandorf, Farmina, Hills. 

But even if your pet is friends with dry food, then once a year (especially for cats and cats manufacturers) it is recommended to do a general blood test and biochemistry.Regarding servings, you should adhere to the dosage indicated on the packages. In different feeds, from different manufacturers, daily norms can vary significantly. Therefore, do not be too lazy to study the instructions on the back of the package.The amount of feed per day depends on the age, life span, and weight of the animal.It is especially worth monitoring the nutrition of sterile cats, because. they are more prone to obesity, which often causes health problems in the future.If you want to pamper your pet, which eats exclusively dry food, you can give him pieces of frozen duck once a week, it is categorically not recommended to give raw, especially boiled chicken breast.Bon appetit, your pet!

How to pick a kitten?

The main advice - what you like and take it. 

Focus on your feelings. Do not focus on the curls and the thickness of the fur coat, it is formed by the year, finally by two years!And if the color usually does not change, then with a fur coat for good luck. But if the kitten grows in love, eats right and does not get sick, the fur coat will appear at its best.Of course, ideally, the Devon should have big ears and curly hair, but the problem is that when you choose a kitten at the age of 2-4 months, he undresses, changing a children's coat to an adult one. Therefore, there may not be curls at all, but the more undercoat, the greater the likelihood of high-quality curls.Of course, you should pay attention to the environment, to those people with whom the mother-cat lives, and the kids are brought up. On the hygiene of the premises, on trust and contact between pets and owners.Look at the cat. whether she is obedient, all Devons are active until old age, and their character already depends on education. Recall that Devons are easily trained in various commands, they are very smart.Many note that boys are more playful and affectionate. Good luck with your choice!

Kitten in the house, how to prepare?

Devon Rex kittens, like any other cats, love to play and are curious, so you should prepare accordingly for the arrival of a new family member.

 There is no guarantee that they will not spoil anything in the house, it is worth hiding all the small items that the kitten can knock over, break, gnaw at least for the first time. This will protect both the kitten (because it can get hurt) and your valuables - why get upset?! 

 Children in the house and a kitten are a different story:More than once in various sources it was emphasized that the relationship between a kitten and a child depends on the CHILD, and not on the kitten.For a kitten, it makes no difference who is in front of him, a child, an adult or an elderly person, any person is his owner.If a child causes inconvenience, stress, pain to a kitten, then it will definitely not work to make friends with him. This does not mean that the child will intentionally do the wrong thing.It should be explained that rolling a kitten in a stroller, wrapping it in a sheet, trying on doll outfits, playing mother's daughters or playing pirates with a water pistol is unlikely to give a kitten pleasure.It is adults who should explain and show how to play with a kitten, how to pick it up correctly, play not with your hands, but, for example, with scarves from the store.As practice shows, the best toy is a rope with a bow, or various fluffs that can be found in any online store for every color and taste. Also, kittens love different balls, be it special ones, or something simpler from paper, foil, although we do not recommend using foil, as they will bite off small pieces and swallow them - but the foil is still metal.A kitten, like a small child, needs an eye and an eye. Remember that up to a year of a cat's life, this is a kitten / teenager, with its own character. He needs to be educated, cared for, shown love.If you don't have time for training, consider getting an adult cat that has been bred. This is already an adult, educated animal with a well-established character, knows the toilet, scratching post, what is good, what is bad.You can definitely decide whether you like its color and the degree of pubescence - kittens are finally formed, as a rule, by the year, the fur coat is up to 2 years old.In practice, spayed kittens coat faster, and, as noted by some breeders, these individuals are healthier if there are no problems with overeating.

Kitten selection. What to do if, when viewing, they are afraid and do not go on hand?

If kittens are afraid of new people in the house and do not go on hands, there is nothing strange in this, this is absolutely normal!

If you came to watch, show patience and understanding, cats are still wild animals and they need time to get used to a person, to his voice (especially a new one).As practice shows during viewing, adults often make contact with guests, and a little later, babies also connect to them. It all depends on the mood, age, character of the kitten. The little devon rex is focused on the mother, some make contact faster, others need more time - all devon rex are different.No need to bring treats with you, cats are fed certain foods, and the breeder is unlikely to allow them to give them incomprehensible treats. You can take a toy, a bow with you and try to use it for contact!

Not enough wool at 3 months

Wool in a Devon Rex cat can develop by a year or even later.

As a rule, breeders predict what kind of wool will be, but of course no one will give a guarantee.Of course, you need to look at the parents. If the parents have good hair, then the kitten will also have good hair - but this is not certain :) read more here! As a rule, by 4-5 months the plumage of the baby is already becoming clear, by 6-7 months one cat (from one litter) may already have a well-developed undercoat in another delay. Look at this video, the difference in the development of two sisters.Breeders note that sometimes curly kittens at 3 months old grow weaker in phenotype.Advice:The only 100% way to decide on the six, color and character of the devon-rex is to take an adult cat out of breeding into the family.

Two cats for breed in a small area. War and Peace.

Whether two producers will get along in the same territory will depend on their nature.

If the animals are aggressive, obviously, obviously there will be no peace! And if two girls, having divided the territory, can sometimes fight, albeit in a playful way, then it is more difficult with boys.Most likely two males in one house do not get along.Breeders note that even an affectionate non-targeting cat, when he moves in with him (in the house where he is an established owner), begins to go crazy, becomes aggressive, pisses everything around, and the guest begins to repeat after him and so on in a circle.Having sealed the males in bodysuits (so as not to be marked), the breeder recorded fights without rules. I had to look for one of them, look for a new home.Often, male producers have a negative attitude towards kittens, boys older than 4 months, while aggression is not observed towards a girl.However, there is a known case when 4 males lived peacefully in one house, but after the 5th house moved to them, the house went crazy, the cats began to shit in the wrong places until the guest left the house.There is no way to guess, only by trial and error.

The daily norm of food "for one tooth". What to do?

There are two options for the development of the situation:1st Feed in the public domain. Always a full bowl of food.

Kitten eats as much as he likes.But you need to clearly understand that most likely this will lead to obesity with possible health complications, the only plus is that the pet will not beg for food. Of the minuses: weathered food, the likelihood of obesity is too high.It should also be noted that in a cattery (where there are many animals of different ages, physical activity, health, the fact of free access to food will most likely have negative consequences, since the effect of competition will force cats, cats and kittens to eat until they crack.2nd Compliance with the norms / portions of the manufacturer. 

 You can always try to give more, but be sure to monitor the physical condition of the devon-rex pet and, in case of obesity, put on a diet (which is extremely difficult), increasing physical activity.

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