The nails of cats are a fundamental element of the body of the feline: through the nails, in fact, cats can defend themselves, they can attack, they can dig small holes and provide for their daily hygiene. However, these real weapons can prove to be a very negative element if the cat lives at home: scratches and deterioration of the floor and furniture are indeed around the corner! So how to treat the cat’s nails?
First of all, it is always good to try to get a log file for cats, which can allow your cat to provide autonomously avoiding ruining your home decor. Cats are in fact naturally brought to sharpen their own nails, and not finding a suitable “device” to do so, they could let off steam on furniture.
If the preparation of a nail file trunk is not sufficient, it may be necessary to file or shorten the nails of the cat or apply rounded clippers, made specifically for cats. A practice that some animal activists do not want to take into consideration because it would harm the true nature of cats and that we can only leave it to your common sense.
What we really don’t like is the most extreme approach, represented by the surgical removal of the nails. We consider it real violence since it violates one of the essential components for the nature of cats.
Having said that, always try to respect the dignity of the animal, and think about what you might think if you were in its place…
New cat? Here is all the most important veterinary care!
The arrival of a new cat is a moment of great importance for a family. However, joy and happiness must not overshadow the delicacy of this event. In fact, a new puppy in the home carries with it rather important responsibilities such as, for example, the need to subject the cat to veterinary care.
But what are the most important treatments?
In terms of vaccinations, each cat should undergo a correct course of vaccines that includes trivalent (rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, viral gastroenteritis), FeLV, PIP, and others. It is also necessary to protect it against parasites that could be located on the mantle, or internally (such as intestinal worms).
It is also necessary to proceed with a complete blood test, which will highlight any deficiencies and possible infection with IVF and cat leukemia. Again, although this is a purely subjective and non-compulsory choice, consider whether to sterilize the house cat: you could benefit both in terms of tranquility and in order not to feed the feline colonies or the stray if the cat should get lost.
Finally, proceed to perform a basic check-up and neurological tests at the veterinarian, to prevent the onset of diseases that are not predictable by the owner. For every doubt or question, proceed also to ask your trusted veterinarian, with whom you will have to establish a relationship of sharing and full cooperation, in the interest of your home kitty!