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42 Essential Tips Every Cat Owner Needs to Know: A Beginner's Guide

42 Essential Tips Every Cat Owner Needs to Know: A Beginner's Guide

SanSan has summarized 40 tips for novice cat owners, come and learn!

1. Cats can smell smells 500 meters away
2. Many flowers and plants are harmful to cats, such as lilies, chrysanthemums, azaleas, etc.
3. The function of beards: sensing temperature, air flow, and measuring distance.
5. Cats’ eyes cannot focus at close range, and they cannot see clearly if they are too close.
6. Cats are afraid of sound and water, so bathing and drying cats is very troublesome.
4. Cats hate the smell of oranges, oranges, and vinegar.
7. Kittens should be dewormed and then vaccinated
8. Do not bathe the cat one week before and after deworming, which will affect the deworming effect.
9. Cats over 3 months old can eat staple food.
10. Follow the 7-10 day rule when changing food for cats.
11. Cats are not born to eat fish. Many cats have oral or gastrointestinal allergies to fish.
12. Cats are afraid of you and hate you if they show signs of panting, blowing hair, howling, and arching their backs.
13. The best water source is cool boiled water. It is recommended to feed warm water in winter.
14. Cats can drink goat milk, but they can only drink milk with zero lactose.
15. Egg yolks are a good nutritional supplement but they cannot melt hair. Do not consume more than 2 eggs a week.
16. Feed less snacks and use them as rewards occasionally.
17. Cat colds cannot be transmitted to humans, but human colds can be transmitted to cats.
18. When cutting your cat’s nails, be sure to pay attention to the cat’s blood line.
19. Cats with diarrhea and soft stools can be fed probiotics.
20. Start with tofu cat litter, and then try bentonite or mixed litter.
21. Cats’ hearing is more than three times that of humans and more than 1.5 times that of dogs.
22. Do not feed cat grass to kittens under 10 months old and cats with weak gastrointestinal systems.
23. Female cats that do not plan to breed should be neutered as soon as possible.
24. Cats are prone to stress, so try to avoid moving, going out, and being petted by strangers. 25. When a cat steps on milk, it means it enjoys it.
26. Do not keep a cat in a cage, as this will affect its growth and development, and its personality will also change drastically.
27. Blood in the stool is very dangerous, so you must seek medical treatment in time.
28. Do not feed dry cat food to kittens before 3 months of age as it may cause glass stomach.
29. Cats can be infected with parasites even if they don’t go out. Do a good job of deworming them every day.
30. Do not wear an insect-proof collar on your cat as it can be fatal!
31. Don’t force your cat to do things it doesn’t like. It will cause stress and can even lead to death!
32. The average life span of a healthy cat is about 12-20 years.
33. Open litter boxes are cats’ favorite.
34. Brushing three times a week can reduce cat hair flying around your home.
35. Cats love to drink water from your cup.
36. Most cats don’t cry, usually because of eye problems.
37. The occurrence of pica may be caused by uneven nutrition or poor absorption.
38. Do not use mosquito-repellent liquid, mosquito-repellent coils, or insecticides to repel insects in summer!
39.A cat’s nose prints are as unique as a human’s fingerprints.
40. Cats will not get pregnant if they are not menstruating.
Once you have a cat, you should keep it. You may have many friends, but the cat is only you.
41. IQ tax
80% of cat health products emerging on the market are products that cats themselves do not need.
① Hair removal cream: In the past, cats could eat small furry mice raw in the wild. Why is it so serious that even licking himself twice is so serious when it comes to raising him at home? You know, as long as the cat is healthy, it will deal with the small amount of hair in its body by itself, especially the short-haired cat. If you are really worried about the long-haired cat at home, you can boil egg yolks or plant cat grass for the cat. They are all good ways to help cat hair clump and be expelled from the body. Wouldn't it be nice to eat two more cans if you have the money for hair removal cream?
②Nutritional paste: Cat nutritional paste is a recognized IQ tax. Not to mention that if fed properly, the nutrients in cat food or canned food are already balanced and sufficient. Just look at the nutritional content in kilograms in the ingredient list. The nutrients in a 150-gram nutritional paste are almost negligible. If there is nutritional paste in it, you can feed it as a snack, but promise me not to buy any more after feeding.
③Lecithin: Officially said to be beautiful hair. But the pet lecithin on the market now is basically soybean lecithin. Not only is it cheap, it is extracted from plants. Cats are pure carnivores, and plants are not easy to absorb in the body. Moreover, lecithin is also found in egg yolks. And the cost is higher than soy lecithin, so manufacturers rarely use egg yolk lecithin to produce it. Instead of spending money, wouldn't it be better to give the master two egg yolks a week?
Others, such as anti-love powder, hair cheek powder, cat ammonia tablets, etc., the names sound very unsexy to cats, and all operations that are not in line with biological common sense are counterproductive. Cat health care products are the same as human health care products. As long as the body is basically healthy, health care products will only become less healthy as you eat them. If you have money, buy some chicken, duck, beef, fish and shrimp for your master and boil them, that's enough.

42. What preparations do I need to make before the cat comes?
① Seal the windows: It is the nature of cats to be curious and climb high. It is not uncommon to climb from the window to a neighbor's house or even fall from a high place, so it is necessary to seal the windows of families with cats.
②Spatial environment: Cats that have just been brought into the home need a period of time to adapt. Each cat has a different degree of adaptation. Some cats can come and go freely in the new environment in two hours, while some cats may take a week. It is recommended that cats When you first bring the cat to your home, don’t force the cat to come out of the cat bag. You can open the door and wait for him to come out on his own initiative. First, place him in a slightly smaller environment, which can help the cat adapt faster.
③Disinfection: Avoid disinfectants such as 84 and Dettol when keeping cats at home. If the cat licks it by mistake, it may cause cat diseases, which may lead to hair loss in mild cases and death in severe cases. It is recommended to use pet-specific disinfectant, the common one is DuPont Virco.
④Vaccine: Cats can be vaccinated when they are 3 months old. The most popular vaccine on the market is cat triple + rabies vaccine. During this period, you can check whether the cat has ear mites, infectious diseases, cat moss and other diseases.
⑤ Clean the ears: Even if there are no ear mites, the cat’s ears will secrete oil, and regular cleaning of the ears is necessary. But the most important thing when cleaning the ears is not to use cotton swabs. The structure inside the cat's ears is winding. It is recommended to wipe it with a clean paper towel after washing.
The basic knowledge about raising cats is here. It’s no problem to learn more about raising cats while raising them. Now you can happily welcome your kitten!

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