Luke is a very independent cat and he loves to eat! Simon is a 4 year old orange tabby. Simon started spraying at 2 years old. She is 3 years old. She is very playful and cuddly.
I got a new job that takes a lot more of my time. Why do cats spray inside? All cats, male or female, neutered or not, will mark out their territory with spraying. Normally this is rare and discrete. But sometimes cat spraying becomes visible and upsetting especially when cats spray their owner’s bed or duvet. Cat Spraying is an indication that your cat is not fully content with life. It can also be due to a medical issue.
So if your cat is spraying indoors, consider visiting the vet for advice. In older cats is is recommended to have regular vet checks every 6 months. Especially if your cat is sensitive to any change within the home. Q: What diet is recommended for my indoor only cat? A: Each cat has unique needs for nutrition based on lifestyle, activity level, health, and age. Nutrition plays a crucial role in lifelong health.
The doctors at The Cat Care Clinic would love to discuss your cat’s specific nutritional needs and diet at each visit. There are many good diets for cats, but we generally recommend Hill’s products due to their superior attention to ingredient source, quality control of manufacturing, food safety, and ongoing research to improve animal health. Q: What portions should I be feeding my cat? Should I just follow the feeding instructions on the bag of food? A: The feeding instructions that are listed on food bags are a guideline but may not fit your cat’s body condition and activity level. Generally the feeding instructions on food bags are more than your cat needs to be fit. Q: Which type of diet is best for my cat, canned or dry?
For most cats the doctors will recommend feeding a combo of canned and dry foods daily. Canned food is usually higher in protein and water content, which is beneficial to cats. Dry food offers convenience but also can help decrease tartar buildup—especially when a dental formula is fed. Q: When should I sterilize my cat? A: The surgery can be performed anytime over the age of 8 weeks, but we generally recommend waiting until four to six months of age. Cats usually do not reach puberty before 6 months.
It is not better for a cat to go through a heat cycle or have a litter before being spayed. A spay is an ovariohysterectomy — the ovaries and uterus are removed. Male cats generally do not spray before reaching puberty. The smell of their urine and undesirable marking behavior is prevented with neutering. When a male cat is neutered, the testicles are removed. Q: My cat is in heat now.
Is there anything I can do? A: If your cat is currently in season, it is best to get her spayed ASAP. This is the only safe way to discontinue her heat cycles. Female cats can come in and out of heat every 2-3 weeks. Q: How did my cat get fleas? A: Unfortunately, even cats that stay indoors can get fleas. Fleas may be living in the outside environment and inadvertently brought into you home. Once you detect fleas, we recommend treating your cat for a minimum for three months to stop the flea life cycle and reinfestation. Q: My cat has fleas, but I prefer not to use chemical flea treatments.