Cats without a beast can become excellent domestic companions
Cats without a beard are no worse than their pedigreed brethren. Once you or your child showed compassion and brought from the street a small, defenseless and homeless kitten. You have done a noble deed, and now your family has a pet that will bring joy to you and your loved ones. Usually such cats have no signs of any particular breed and combine the generic features of both the mother cat and the father. One can say that your new pet is not worse than its compatriots with documents that confirm the standard and origin.
Tips for keeping cats
Cats are not thoroughbred, and also kittens found on the street or presented to you by a kind grandmother by the metro, from the very beginning especially need your attention, care and care. Wash the cat, including gently treat the area around the eyes, feed it and determine the place of the toilet, and the next day be sure to show the vet. Perhaps your new pet does not seem to have any signs of any disease, but do not delay the trip to the bestial doctor. He will check the animal for the presence of worms, parasites, lichens and other skin diseases, and also take tests for toxoplasmosis and other infections. I would like to hope that the cat is healthy, although this does not always happen. But in the veterinary clinic will give advice on the care of your pet and help to cure the animal.
How to start nurturing your new pet?
If you took the animal from the street, and did not take it as a gift or "adopted" from the shelter, then be prepared for the fact that the born at large kitten will behave differently from that born from a cat at home. The fact is that their freedom-lovinge mothers - cats without a breed - have been taught by kittens since childhood to fear people, and to overcome this fear, a small animal will need some time. It will behave aggressively: hiss, loudly meow and can even try to bite you, so it's best to patiently train a cat to contact a person. Let the first person in his new life be the one who is responsible for feeding and leaving, then the period of adaptation will pass somewhat faster.
Remember that all cats are non-beasts - all the same predators, so whenever your pet feels danger (and after life on the street the danger may seem to be anything), he will use his strong teeth and claws. Therefore, at the initial contacts with the "savage" protect yourself by wearing gloves and clothing with long sleeves. Usually cats and kittens taken from the street, in adulthood, rarely become friendly and willing to contact the general favorites, but they are quite capable of making strong friendships with that member of the family whom they particularly trust.
How to continue to care for your cat?
After the completion of the necessary procedures (once again, we remind you about the mandatory preventive trip to the veterinarian), you should continue to care for the cat as you would do with any pet. Food should be given twice a day, periodically change the water in the water bowl, determine the place for the toilet. It would be good for a cat to drink a course of vitamins, which the doctor will prescribe. If your pet is the owner of a long coat, then it should be combed at least once a day, and for short-haired and cats with medium-length fur, combing once a week will suffice. Also do not forget to trim your claws. This can be done independently or in a veterinary clinic. You will never regret that they took into the house a mongrel, but affectionate and sympathetic pet.