Pets learn to become fussy eaters from the first day you adopt them. Offer a nutritionally balanced and complete pet food from day one and encourage them to eat by petting, providing vocal reassurance, warming food and placing in a “happy environment”. Feed your fussy-eater at regular times and provide smaller meals more often, this may help you train your cat to be more accepting to food you give them.
Changing your cat’s diet would benefit your cat with difference in nutritional levels, it will also help cats who have various health issues such as obesity. Make sure when changing your cats diet you do it gradually and in parts over a course of one week. This will help your cat’s digestion system get use to the new food change and the new taste of the food. It is not recommended to immediately change their food as your pet may refuse to eat the pet food and some might get stomach cramps/ heartburn/ indigestion/ diarrhea or vomiting.
It is best to keep the food refrigerated and no longer than 2 days because wet canned food dry up and lose moisture.
By mixing both wet & dry food for your cat, there will be more nutrition within your cat’s diet. The reason for this is wet food contains more nutrients within the gel. It is also easier for owners to feed their cats in this way if they are fussy eaters.
When your fellow cat friend is not feeling well you will notice slight changes in their daily routine and behavior. Lack of appetite, keeping away and hiding in safe corners all show signs that there may be a problem that may need to be addressed.
There are pros and cons when choosing to keep your cat inside or out. This will depend on your preference and your home environment. When keeping your cat indoors it provides security and shelter. Your cat’s health and physical health can be protected by you. This is different if you allow your cat access to the outdoor world. Infections, unwanted pregnancies and physical harm could occur. Which option is chosen depends on your awareness and responsibility to your cat and in general.
Training a cat is far different from training a dog. Owners can train their cats familiarity and consistency of a particular location. Owners can help curb their cats from climbing on the drapes or scratching the sofa. All this can be done by continuous rewards, praise and positive reinforcements. Always set your cat up for success.
Cats seldom have body odors unless they have a medical condition, or they have difficulty grooming themselves because of age, illness or obesity. When grooming your cat make sure the experience is pleasurable and not a tug of war situation. Cats generally do not like to get soaked or dunked in water. Be gentle when bathing them and use warm water to relax them. Use special clippers to cut your cat’s claws. If you are not familiar with how deep to cut, consult your vet to show you how.