Cat Care & Training Arlington VA
Cats are pretty independent and self-sufficient creatures, but they do still need regular care and attention. Grooming schedules depend on the breed, but most cats should have their nails clipped and ears cleaned periodically, along with the obvious feeding and changing of the litter box. And if one plans on training a cat, there is an even greater time & routine commitment.
Most people like to choose a vet or pet clinic that is close to their home. Not only does this make it more convenient, but it is also important to have a vet or animal hospital nearby should your pet experience a medical emergency. Check below for more info or to find a vet near you.
All cats and kittens should be either spayed or neutered unless the owner is in the business of raising and selling purebred cats. The days of letting the family cat have a litter of kittens so that kids could observe the miracle of birth are long gone. Animal rescue groups have done an excellent job communicating the tragedy of homeless pets. Check below for more on spaying and neutering or other pet-related services.
What is a healthy pet diet? With the wide variety of options on the market, this question can be difficult to answer. Nutrition is a critical component in pet wellness and behavior, and what you choose to feed your pet is not a decision that should be taken lightly. For more information on pet nutrition and diet, check below.
Pet health insurance is still somewhat of a novelty, as only a small minority of pet owners currently invests in these policies. As the market slowly grows, however, it's gotten more competitive, with more and more companies offering pet insurance. Read below for more information.
Kittens, just like any baby, are very fragile and need a lot of attention and care. It is important for kittens to nurse for at least the first two days, but if the mother refuses, you can hand feed them with a bottle; most major pet stores sell kitten milk formula. For more on kitten care and clinics, please check below.
Cats are relatively self-sufficient pets, but even they still have care needs—such as regular ear care, grooming (amount depends on the breed) and exercise—necessary to maintain optimal health and friskiness. Be sure to have all your cat’s vaccinations up to date and take them to a vet or pet clinic if there’s a persistent problem or their behavior is off. For more information on cat care or pet clinics, check below.
Buying a comfortable, proper sized crate is the first step to crate training your cat. Have them gradually become familiar with the cage and being in and around it, without being forced, which will create an inviting and relaxed space for them. Check below for more information on crate training, cat crates and where to buy them.
Cat flea tick medications such as flea collars, flea and tick cat shampoo, oral flea medication and topical flea treatment help with flea and tick control and flea and tick prevention. See below for related content and for expert resources and pet stores in Arlington, VA that give access to cat flea tick medication.
Ideally, you want to feed a healthy feline a diet that provides all the nutrition necessary for your cat's optimal health. If you're feeding your cat a premium cat food and its in good health, there is probably no reason to add supplements to its diet. But if your cat has health conditions for which supplements might seem warranted, your vet can evaluate whether they're necessary and help you monitor their efficacy. Check below for more information on cat food and nutritional services.
Selecting cat food and treats is no longer as simple as grabbing a bag of Temptations from your grocer's shelf. You now have options for soft or crunchy, "natural," tartar control, hairball formulas, joint health, freeze-dried protein treats, and many more. Read below to find the latest and best cat food, supplies and diet information.
Grooming your cat does more than just keep your cat looking their best. It's also an opportunity for you or a cat groomer to bond with your cat, as well as inspect their body for lumps, ticks and tender spots. Some cats require more grooming than others. Check below for more on cat grooming and related products and cat services.
Teaching your cat simple commands like "DOWN" and "NO!" will make her a better pet, while words like "Treats!" and "Dinner!" will help her associate you with something pleasurable. Cats rarely vocalize with other cats (other than to hiss and growl at trespassers); they reserve verbal interaction for humans. Read below for more on cat training.
Some vets think cats should get every shot that's out there, and a small but vocal community of cat lovers insist that vaccinations are unnecessary and perhaps even dangerous for cats. The wisest course of action is to follow a middle ground, which is best described by the American Association of Feline Practitioners vaccination guidelines. For more information, please check below.
Clicker training is an easy and fun way to help shape your cat's behavior. The scientific term for the method is operant conditioning - simply put, it means you can take advantage of your cat's natural tendency to repeat an action that has a positive consequence. Check below for more information.
Ear mites can infest cats' ear canals and cause itchy ears and other symptoms. This is a condition that can often be treated at home with ear mite home remedies. Cat ear mite treatment and remedies involve a topical insecticide applied in the cat’s ear with a dropper. See below for pet stores in Arlington, VA that provide expert resources on ear mites treatment.
There are many nasty and annoying critters and parasites that can attack and infest your pet if proper precautions are not taken. Along with ticks and ear mites, fleas are the most popular bugger that feed on the skin and blood of their feline and canine hosts. Fleas can also transmit tapeworms to your pets if they are ingested. For more information on pet pest care and prevention, check below.
Heartworm disease is easier to prevent than it is to treat. The first line of defense in preventing your pet from any disease or infection is through the promotion of a healthy immune support by providing optimal nutrition, exercise and play, minimizing stress, thoughtful vaccination protocols, and veterinary care. Check below for more on heartworm treatment and veterinary services.
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