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Complete Cat Care by DK Publishing

By DK Publishing

Combining every thing you must learn about cats, from deciding upon a kitten or cat and day by day suggestion on nutrients and grooming, to tips on habit, play, and overall healthiness and ailments, Complete Cat Care can assist readers give you the absolute best deal with a cat at each level of its existence.

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Constipation is the infrequent passing of feces, or passing of hard, dry stools. It is common in older cats, especially those that swallow a lot of hair when grooming. Other causes include dehydration, a spine or pelvic injury, or a nerve disorder. A constipated cat may crouch repeatedly but fail to pass feces. If the problem persists for more than a day, the cat may lose his appetite, look weak and uncomfortable, and vomit. You will need to take your cat to the vet, who may detect a constipated bowel when examining his abdomen.

Rotate them regularly to prevent boredom. Cats are also motivated to work for their food. ” edges) and filling it with dry food. Your cat has to paw and nose the feeder to make the food fall out. You can also scatter food around, so that he has to hunt for it instead of just eating from a bowl. Cats like to explore their environment from every angle, so provide places for your cat to investigate, perch on, or hide in: cardboard boxes and paper bags (with handles cut off) are ideal and cost nothing.

Use fresh cotton for each eye. △ Cleaning ears Use cotton moistened with water or a cleaning solution formulated for cats to wipe carefully inside each ear. Never push anything into the ear canal. Grooming a shorthaired cat It takes only a few minutes of grooming to keep a short coat in perfect condition, but there is no need to rush. Be gentle and allow your cat to enjoy the attention. Follow steps 1 and 2 (see opposite), working through the coat with a wide-toothed comb and then removing debris with a slicker brush.

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