Cats are the most
popular pets in the United States. Cats are the most popular pets in the world.
More people own cats than dogs.
Cats tell us how they
feel in several ways. When a cat talks, it is called a meow. Some cats have
high sounding meows. Some cats have low, husky meows. Some cats don’t meow at
all. Sometimes it sounds like there is a motor in your cat. This is called purring.
Cats purr when they are happy. Cats like when you pet them gently from head to
tail. This often causes them to feel good and happy, so they purr.
When cats are mad or
afraid, they make a growling loud noise. This often ends with the cat hissing
and making a spitting sound. Do not try to pick a cat up when he is doing this.
He may scratch or bite you by accident. When a cat is mad or afraid, they do
not remember you are their friend.
When a cat’s ears are
flicking back and forth, they are listening. They hear many things we can’t.
The ears of a cat can hear noises we can’t. If the ears of a cat are laid down,
close to the head, they are afraid or mad. We know not to pick up or try to pet
Sometimes a cat’s tail
will be puffed up and round. Sometimes the tail will lash across the floor,
back and forth, jerking across the floor. The tail sometimes only moves at the
Cats babies are called
kittens. They are born blind. It takes five days for their eyes to open. Soon
they are exploring their world. They will chase a piece of string or a ball of
paper. Kittens get tired very quickly. … Read the rest
Pet owners who live in
rural areas may not have quick or easy access to veterinary care, so it is
essential to have a pet first aid kit on hand. However, even if you live in a
busy city with 24hr veterinary care available, it is wise to ensure that you
can offer emergency first aid for your pet.
What Should a Pet First Aid Kit
As you may already
know, it is possible to obtain commercially produced pet first aid kits that
contain all of the necessary equipment. Alternatively, you may prefer to make
up your own kit that caters to specific medical needs of your pet, for example
if he, or she, has a severe allergy or is diabetic. In either case, it is
important to regularly check the expiration dates on all products and ensure
that you replace any item that has passed its expiration.
Consequently, you may
find it helpful to buy a prepacked first aid kit and replace with products of
your choice as the expiration of items passes. When buying or making your own
first aid kit, here are just some of the items that should be included:
- A small
- A bulb
- Latex or
In addition, if your pet
has sustained a wound or has suffered an insect bite which has become infected,
the following items are necessary for cleaning and dressing scratches, bites
- A clean
cotton bath towel
- Qtips or
Additional First Aid Measures
Of course, another
common problem that pet owners face is the danger of poisoning, which can be
caused by a number of common household products, garden plants and other … Read the rest