Felinart Himalayan Persians

PKD - negative cattery

                            KITTEN/CAT CARE TIPS

 

1. FOOD AND WATER

Water must be provided all the time. Cool boiled or bottled water is recommended.

Recommended food brands:
EVO
INNOVA
TASTE OF THE WILD
BEFORE GRAIN
CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE KITTEN LOVER'S SOUL


***You may choose another brand of HIGH quality food if you read a label***
You have to AVOID foods contain:
- "By-products"  "bone meat"  "animal digest"  "sugar"
- "BHA"  "BHT"  "ethoxyquin"  "propyl gallate"
- "Corn meal"  "ground yellow corn"  "soybean meal"  "wheat flour"
- Excess of "carbohydrate" - "fillers"

It's recommended to feed a cat by KITTEN food for his whole life. The only difference between a kitten and adult cat food is an amount of protein contained. Cats need a high amount of protein which is in a kitten food. Kitten food don't make a cat fat!

TOXIC FOOD FOR CATS

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Onions, garlic and related root vegetables (contain N-propyl disulphide which destroys red blood cells in the cat cusing a form of anemia - Heinz)
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Tomatoes, green (raw) potatoes (contain alkaloid Glycoalkaloid Solanine which cause violent lower gastrointestinal symptoms)
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Chocolate (contain Theodromine which is VERY toxic to cats)
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Grapes and Raisins
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Cow milk (cause stomach upset, cramps and gassiness)
***Cats are lactose intolerant; give "Cat Milk" or "CatSip" instead***
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Coffee; tea

Cats should not have people food, however a SMALL amount of sour cream, mozzarella cheese, and cooked without any spices chicken are OK (NO chicken bones!)

2. GROOMING

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eye cleaning - once a day or every other day

***Use a wet piece of facial tissue to clean tears***
***Use "Opticlear" solution to wash residue from the eyes***
***Use "Eye Envy" solution + powder to remove stains***
***Do not use cotton wools***

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ear cleaning - every week or when needed

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nail clipping - every other week or when needed

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brushing - every day

Brushes/combs you need:
Greyhound comb (made in Belgium)
Pin brush
                 Slicker brush               
Bristle brush

***Do not use scissors to remove knots! Seam ripper works great!***

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bathing - once a month or when you see knots or mats in cat's fur

Brands of shampoo we recommend:
E-Z Groom
F1R2
Jerob/House of AnJu
Bio-Groom

For de-greasing:
Goop (use before shampooing on dry fur)
Dawn (on a wet coat VERY diluted)

***Complitely brush a cat before bathing***
***Rinse, rinse, rinse... many times***
***Complitely dry a cat after a bath***

3. SAFETY

***KEEP YOUR KITTEN INDOOR!***

Dangerous things

opened windows and doors
fireplace
dishwasher
washer/dryer
hot iron
wires
smog
plastic bags
tinsel; ribbons
small things (like beads, pins, coins etc)
Christmas tree (pines)

Household Items Poisonous To Kitty

antifreeze
furniture polish
paint remover
aspirin
gasoline
permanent-wave lotion
bleach hair coloring
photographic developers
boric acid
herbicides
pine-oil disinfectants
brake fluid
insecticides
rubbing alcohol
carburetor cleaner
kerosene
de-icers for melting snow
dandruff shampoo
laxatives
shoe polish
deodorizers
lye
snail or bug bait
diet pills
matches
suntan lotion with cocoa butter
disinfectants
metal polish
drain cleaner
mineral sprits
turpentine
dry-cleaning fluid
mothballs
windshield-washer fluid
dye nail polish
wood preservatives
fire-extinguisher foam
nail-polish remover

Poisonous Plants for Cats

Aloe Vera
Amaryllis
Apple (seeds)
Apple Leaf Croton
Apricot (pit)
Asparagus Fern
Autumn Crocus
Azalea
Baby's Breath
Bird of Paradise
Branching Ivy
Buckeye
Buddhist Pine
Caladium
Calla Lily
Castor Bean
Ceriman
Charming Dieffenbachia
Cherry (seeds and wilting leaves)
Chinese Evergreen
Cineraria
Clematis
Cordatum
Corn Plant
Cornstalk Plant
Croton
Cuban Laurel
Cutleaf Philodendron
Cycads
Cyclamen
Daffodil
Devil's Ivy
Dieffenbachia
Dracaena Palm
Dragon Tree
Dumb Cane
Easter Lily (especially cats!)
Elaine
Elephant Ears
Emerald Feather
English Ivy
Eucalyptus
Fiddle-leaf Fig
Florida Beauty
Foxglove
Fruit Salad Plant
Geranium
German Ivy
Giant Dumb Cane
Glacier Ivy
Gold Dust Dracaena
Golden Pothos
Hahn's Self-Branching Ivy
Heartland Philodendron
Hurricane Plant
Indian Rubber Plant
Janet Craig Dracaena
Japanese Show Lily (especially cats!)
Jerusalem Cherry
Kalanchoe
Lacy Tree Philodendron
Lily of the Valley
Madagascar Dragon Tree
Marble Queen
Marijuana
Mexican Breadfruit
Miniature Croton
Mistletoe
Morning Glory
Mother-in-Law's Tongue
Narcissus
Needlepoint Ivy
Nephytis
Nightshade
Oleander
Onion
Oriental Lily (especially cats!)
Peace Lily
Peach (wilting leaves and pits)
Pencil Cactus
Plumosa Fern
Poinsettia (low toxicity)
Poison Ivy
Poison Oak
Pothos
Precatory Bean
Primrose
Red Emerald
Red Princess
Red-Margined Dracaena
Rhododendron
Ribbon Plant
Saddle Leaf Philodendron
Sago Palm
Satin Pothos
Schefflera
Silver Pothos
Spotted Dumb Cane
String of Pearls
Striped Dracaena
Sweetheart Ivy
Swiss Cheese Plant
Taro Vine
Tiger Lily (especially cats!)
Tomato Plant (green fruit, stem and leaves)
Tree Philodendron
Tropic Snow Dieffenbachia
Weeping Fig
Yew

If You Think Your Cat Has Been Poisoned
Contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center at one of the numbers below
1-900-443-0000
($55.00 per case. The charge is billed directly to caller's phone.)
1-888-426-4435
($60.00 per case, credit cards only.)
Follow-up calls can be made for no additional charge by dialing
1-888-299-2973