Cat behavior indicates – the language of your baby cat
Now the little cat lives with you and you want to do everything right; But how do you know if the kitten is feeling well and what he wants?
Well, it purrs and meows – that’s quite clear – but is there a nonverbal language in cats – do they also say something with their bodies? – Yes! -And how?
Alone at the tail posture you see the same, how your cat is on:
- Tail vertical: good-humored cat
- Cock pinched: anxious / and / or unhappy cat
- Tail slightly bent forward: ready to play cat
- Cock beats back and forth: annoyed cat
- Cock twitches restlessly back and forth: lurking cat
Nudging with the nose means affection
If the kitten nudges you with your nose, then you can be happy! Then you have already conquered his heart and it shows you so his affection.
Pounding with the paw means playing
When the kitten touches you with your paw, it is ready to play: “Well, do you want to play with me?” That means.
Headgear has several meanings
When ” giving the head ” – when the cat gently presses her head – she passes on messenger substances :
Special pheromones with which the cat marks. The message is simple: “MINE! ” So you could describe this gesture as possessive or engaging – but on the other hand, it is also the biggest proof of love: “YOU, you are mine – only mine!”
(Care: Even cats who do not give their heads off love them! Each cat is an individual character and shows their feelings in their own way – so please do not be disappointed and do not misinterpret!)
“Hey, you there! – here I am! “Some cats just need care if they push their heads with a gentle emphasis on” their “people.
“You could even pet me for a while? – Or a little Gutie – or a game would not be bad, how about? “
But even between conspecifics, giving their heads is used for communication – provided that they feel a friendly connection! Then the cat’s mate is also suffered and “marked”: “You are my friend! – nice to see you!”
We, humans, hang name tags on our doorstep, free-runners zealously outside to mark their territory. Stubentiger eagerly in their four walls: there is zealously rubbed at everything that belongs to the inventory! – “I live here!”
Veterinary costs in cats
So – the basic equipment you have now together: cat litter, food, toys, cat tree, and basket, – but what if your kitten gets sick?
Even healthy cats, who are neither injured nor ill, should receive their primary immunization each year via vaccination; At the same time the cat undergoes an all-round check: the external findings are just as important as temperature measurements, eye, mouth, heart and lung examinations. If no serious interventions or OP’S are necessary, the costs are technically quite reasonable – of course, also depends on whether it is a Stubentiger or release.
But how high are the actual costs? – Unfortunately, this question can not be answered on a flat rate:
Basically, the fee schedule of the veterinarians does not specify “standard prices” , only the fee for the individual treatment steps is stipulated; And this is because the additional costs for drugs and consumables – depending on the effort – can be quite different.
Cats vaccinate: Which vaccinations are needed
In the first weeks of life of the kitten fall to the basic vaccinations: from the 8th Week should be vaccinated against cat disease and cat flu. This basic immunization is usually refreshed after four weeks and again after four weeks – then again in one year.
If you get your kitten from a breeder, it has already received the basic vaccinations. Freewomenshould is additionally vaccinated against rabies from the 12th week.
In addition, further vaccinations are possible. The vaccines are available as single vaccines or combined preparations – so only a single prick and the cats are protected against a variety of diseases. All vaccinations are documented in your cat’s vaccination record: vaccine (s), date of vaccination, stamp, and signature of the veterinarian. Here are the most common abbreviations of the vaccines:
- RC (cat flu)
- P (parvovirus, cat disease)
- T (rabies)
The Federal Association of practicing veterinarians recommends the following vaccination schemes:
8th week of life: RCP
12th week of life: RCP + T
16th week of life: RCP + T
15th month of life: RCP + T
This is so important because this vaccination certificate is also the EU pet passport and passport of your kitty! You have to present and prove that the cat is vaccinated – otherwise, there may be problems with an entry in some countries. Many pet pensions require the submission of the vaccination certificate: they must exclude that the other animal guests are infected.
The worm cure is a must
Each cat can be attacked by worms, – even protected tiger tigers, who have no clearance! Worms, banded, hookworms and roundworms live inside the cat and feed on their blood.
Especially for young kittens, a worm infestation can cause serious damage to health: the immune system, the entire organism and especially the stomach and intestinal tract can be damaged so severely that the kitten can not recover from it.
Some worms can also be transmitted to humans and cause diseases and infections: therefore an absolute must for every cat owner –
- Regular worming: 1-2 times a year
First premise: the hygiene in the cat toilet
- Cleaning of sleeping and resting places of the cat
- It is best to clean the litter box with disposable gloves
- Always wash your hands thoroughly after cleaning
- Remove excretions as soon as possible: Dispose of the cat feces daily