Knowledge

Keep your cat healthy

As a cat owner, you obviously want to take the best possible care of your cat. Every cat is unique, but all cats need love and care.

In order help your cat stay healthy, it’s important that you keep track of things such as vaccinations, neutering and whether it eats enough. By doing so, you can give your cat the best chance of living a long and active life.

Vaccinate your cat

Vaccinating your cat is important for both your cat and other cats. By vaccinating your cat, you reduce the risk of common diseases such as FPLV and feline colds, also known as feline flu, spreading.

Neutering your cat has many benefits

According to the state’s new animal welfare rules, pet owners must prevent cats that move freely outdoors from reproducing in an unplanned, unwanted or excessive way. This can be achieved by the cat being neutered, sterilised or otherwise prevented from being able to reproduce at will. If you are not going to use your cat for breeding, there are many benefits to neutering your cat, whether it’s male or female.

How much should a cat weigh?

How much an adult cat should weigh changes a lot depending on the cat. Having said that, by looking at your cat’s body, you can assess whether it’s in good shape – something very important for its wellbeing – or whether it needs to gain or lose weight. Use Bozita’s guide to answer the question of how much your cat should weigh. With its help, you can determine if your cat’s in the right shape to lead a healthy and mobile life.

Is your cat throwing up hairballs?

When your cat grooms, loose fur travels down into its stomach and forms hairballs. The cat then tries to throw the hair up as soon as possible, but if it can’t, the hair must pass out through the body. With your help to look after its fur and a high-fibre diet, you can help your cat avoid any serious problems with hairballs.

Christmas items that are dangerous for a cat

Christmas is cosy time, with new decorations and candles in the house, but it also brings some risks for your cat. Here, we’ve brought together a few of the most common Christmas hazards and some simple solutions, to help you enjoy a cosy and accident-free holiday season alongside your cat.

How often should I cut my cat’s claws?

Cutting your cat’s claws might require a bit of patience, especially the first few times, as they will find the experience strange. How often you need to cut your cat’s claws depends on the cat’s lifestyle. An indoor cat needs more claw-care than an outdoor cat, because outdoor cats wear down their claws naturally when they move around in nature.

Deworming cats and kittens

How often you need to deworm your cat depends on whether it’s an adult or a kitten and whether it’s an indoor or an outdoor cat. The recommendation now is to deworm your cat only when it shows symptoms and you suspect it’s been infected with a worm. The most common worms that affect cats are roundworms and tapeworms.