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Cat Health and Grooming

Cat health and grooming are related to one another. Grooming plays very effective role as far as hygiene of the cat is concerned. The cat with poor hygiene will be highly susceptible for various health problems. The cats that are kept well groomed can be maintained at their best health.

The grooming of the cat must done vet regularly. Grooming once in a day, preferably first thing in the morning is best. This way both the cat and the owner or the pet care taker will be used to it. Regular grooming is very essential if the cat is found to possess longhair. The grooming helps in prevention of hairballs, tangled hair etc. these tangles in the hair can be a source of infection if contaminated with pathogens. This way the cat health is assured by proper grooming.

The toe nails of the cat need to be trimmed regularly. This will help the cat walk with ease. The scratching of the body of the cat by the nail can pave way for infection. Hence cat health is protected by grooming. Let the trimming the toenail start early in life of the cat so that the cats will be used to it and will not trouble the pet owner as they grow older, when they attempt trimming of the toenail. While trimming the person must take not to cut the pink vein and only the tip of the nail needs cutting. While trimming the toenail, the pad if gets pressed, will make the nail to come out and the trimming will become easy then.

The teeth of the feline also require regular cleaning. Cleaning can be done by rubbing a cloth dipped in baking soda or salt. The eyes of the cats do require cleaning. For this, cotton swab dipped in salt solution is used.

There are some useful tips when it comes to grooming the cat. It is better to use a brush that is provided with soft bristles. The soft bristled brush will give comfort ad not irritate the skin of the cat and the cat will start cooperating with you. One can think of rewarding the cat after successful grooming in order to encourage the cat to cooperate in the future too.

The grooming must be done only in the direction of the coat of the cat as discussed already. The grooming brush can be placed in different places of the house. This will prevent you from running here and there in search of the comb, having the cat secured at one place. One can think of attaching a self grooming plastic combs anywhere in the house preferably in the lower portion of the wall so that the cat can rub his body over it whenever she wants. Hence if the pet owners want to protect the feline health, grooming is must for that.

What Are the Differences Between Cat and Dog

Chalk and cheese… Mars and Venus… cats and dogs.

Even though these furry friends share similar features – four paws and a tail – they are worlds apart when it comes to behaviour.

A fluffy, feline house guest should never be entertained lightly. Forget the Scouts. ‘Be prepared’ is the motto you’ll need to tattoo on your brain as soon as the one of these hairy heavies comes within five paws of your home.

Life will change… and although you wouldn’t usually allow anyone to beat up your other pets, scratch your sofa to bits or leave bird kill round the house, you’ll let the cat get away with it. You don’t have much choice! After all, she’s her own boss and won’t answer to anything that doesn’t come out of a tin. She’s ‘top dog,’ as far as she is concerned.

A pooch, on the other hand, is an ‘eager to please’ family member – with simple needs and uncomplicated lifestyle. Even though he’ll chew a cushion or toilet roll for fun, he can be trained to respect the house. He likes to obey – and will do anything for a biscuit!

Cats are notoriously choosy, however. She’ll decide where she sits, when she eats, what she does and whether she’ll bestow any affection or not. And, if she’s is a pedigree, she’ll have her own peculiarities which you’ll need to adapt to. Rather than the cat moving in to your home, you’ll be the lodger…

In terms of temperament, dogs are free spirits. He’ll bound up to anyone for a pat on the back, and reward the giver with a loving lick! Show him his lead and everything – from his drippy nostril to the tip of his tail – will shake from utter joy.

Pusskins, meanwhile, tends to prefer her own company… She’ll rub up against you occasionally, or curl herself round your ankles just as you’ve put your stockings on. This is her inimitable way of saying,’ You’re all mine.’ Once she’s hooked you round her little paw, she’ll flounce off to curl up in a corner, not giving you a second glance.

Having perfected the petulant, hoity-toity look, which you’ll see when she turns her nose up at a different flavour of cat-food, she’ll wail pitifully until you give in – and feed her what she likes. Meal times, in fact, never go to plan. To ensure a quiet night’s sleep, you will need a cupboard full of tins and cat nibbles, should you hear a yowl echo through the deep chambers of the house at three in the morning.

For your canine companion, dinner is a breeze. Anything put into his doggy bowl is dispatched in seconds. He’ll even do tricks for a chocolate button! Throw him a bone and he’ll happily chew away at it for an hour or so.

As far as personal hygiene is concerned, she’ll spend her days preening and licking her fur to perfection… as well as catching up on beauty sleep. Dogs aren’t bothered about self-grooming. Unless you drag him off to a doggy parlour to be clipped and washed, the little rascal will happily wear whatever he’s been rolling in.

Communication is a sore point, since both emit hideous noises at different times. What differs is the trigger. Your mild-mannered, friendly mutt will turn into a snarling hound from hell as soon as the postman steps one foot in your porch. Incessant barking will only stop once the terrified guy has shot off out of sight. Should you leave the house without him, he’ll whine and howl in misery until your face appears again.

The cat isn’t phased at all by such triviality. She’s ensconced in her own little world. When she’s happy (fed) she’ll purr to her heart’s content. Her repertoire, however, extends to hissing, scratching and howling. As soon as another cat dares to invade her territory, it’ll not only get her back up… but she’ll endeavour to win the hissing competition.

Exercise is another bone of contention. Lazy by nature, Ms High-Maintenance will catnap during the day. She’ll disappear into a favourite slumber spot for hours on end, occasionally thumping you as you innocently pass by. Given to psychotic bursts after sniffing a line of catnip, she’ll bolt up and down the stairs for ten minutes before collapsing in a heap.

In playful mood, she’ll allow you to torment her with string and a peacock feather. But, prefers to chase cotton-buds or stalk birds. Or, she’ll crouch under a bush for hours, before pouncing on some unsuspecting rodent.

The dog’s exercise regime is somewhat different. He likes to run marathons, swim oceans and chase his own tail! Annoyingly, his favourite pastime is to drag you out for a walk first thing in the morning, when you’ve not woken up yet. At the first sight of a lady dog, he’s off for a sniff! You’re the one who gets all the exercise… just keeping up with him!

Whatever their differences, we put up with their idiosyncrasies as they are wonderful company and full of character. Life wouldn’t be the same without them…

Contemplate Differences Between Cats and Dogs

Dog and cat care involves quite a few differences. Many superficial things will be similar, of course, like regular feeding, vaccinations, and the responsibility for certain elements of grooming, like keeping the animal’s claws clipped. But other differences in the care given to cats and dogs can be immense. The psychology of each species is completely distinct, and their way of viewing the world, and especially how they interact with humans, has a completely different basis.

The owner of a cat may be used to certain types of cat behavior and attitudes, which they’ll never see in a dog. A cat gives affection and loyalty, but is also an animal that values its independence. It allows interaction from its owner on its own terms. Dogs and cats differ in this, because he regards its owner and the extended family as its pack. It needs companionship and will lavish affection on its pack, and may suffer abandonment issues if left alone for too long. A pet owner accustomed to the independence of a cat may feel overwhelmed by the dependence of a dog.

The playing styles of cats and dogs are also significantly different. He will want most often to play with its pack, which either means the owner, or perhaps a few other dogs that form a temporary pack on a walk in the park. The owner will rarely be able to do other things while he plays on its own. A cat, on the other hand, while it will play with the owner, is frequently content to play alone with its cat toys. It does this because by nature, it is a solitary hunter, and this playing is a means of honing its hunting skills.

It’s Bathing Cats and Dogs

People, when they think about starting their own pet based business instantly think about opening a dog boutique. This however, means that only half of the pet owning populations is getting a service provided to them. What about the cat owners of the world, while there is not as many grooming options available to cats, they still need their day to be pampered and bathed.

Opening a boutique that deals with both cats, and dogs, would quickly set you apart from all your competition. Even if you only saw cats that had been declawed, you are still opening your business up to an entirely new pet owner population. Since there are probably no other dual pet boutiques around it is going to be hard to snoop for prices. As a general of thumb, charge a little more for the care of a cat than you would a dog. For the main reason that cats are a little more dangerous to deal with, than most dog. Bathing for example is going to be a harder task where the cat is involved.

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