Autumn is here, the weather is getting drier, and the cat has managed to escape the summer heat. However, autumn is the season of the high incidence of cat diseases, estrus, and shedding. For the health of cats, we need to pay more attention to some preparations and preventive measures. Here are 6 autumn health tips for cats.
1. Regular Disinfection and Deworming
Autumn is a period of the high incidence of cat skin diseases. Fall is relatively humid, bacteria and fungi are easy to multiply, and the cat's fur provides a good growth environment for these bacteria and parasites.
①You can regularly use disinfectants that are harmless to cats indoors for disinfection, cleaning, and frequent ventilation.
② In addition, it is necessary to deworm the cat, such as an external drive once a month and an internal drive once every three months to avoid parasitic infection.
③ Remember to blow dry the hair after bathing your cat. Don't let him move around in damp places.
2. Improve the Immunity of Your Cat
Autumn is a period of a high incidence of viruses, so it is necessary to improve the immunity of cats and minimize the chance of cats getting sick.
① Vaccinate cats on time.
② Properly encourage cats to do more exercise.
③You can also feed some nutritional supplements to improve the immunity of your cats.
3. Pay Attention to Keeping Your Cat Warm
When the temperature drops in autumn, you should do a good job of keeping your cat warm to prevent him from catching a cold and getting sick.
①You can place some small blankets or cat dens indoors to help your cat find a warmer place to rest.
②If your cat does not resist, you can also put on a small cloth for him to keep warm.
4. Groom Your Cat Regularly
When the weather gets cooler in autumn, cats will shed their original fur in order to keep warm and put on "winter clothes" for themselves.
At this point, you will find that there are more floating hairs in the home, especially in long-haired cats. Therefore, it is necessary to comb the losing hair on your cat to prevent him from eating a lot of hair.
In addition, you can also add some fish oil, lecithin, protein, etc. to your cat to make his hair grow better.
5. Adjust the Diet Structure
In order to defend against the cold in winter, cats instinctively start to store the energy they need for winter in autumn. At this time, you need to prepare more foods containing fat and protein for your cat. But be careful to prevent your cat from becoming overweight.
At the same time, when the temperature becomes cold in autumn, cats will become more reluctant to drink water. Drinking too little water will cause your cat to lose appetite, reduce resistance, and even cause him to get sick. So you must pay attention to let him drink more water at this time!
6. Close the Doors and Windows
Autumn is the peak estrus period for cats. Female cats in heat will keep meows to a male outside, and male cats will pee everywhere to attract female cats. At this time, you need to close the doors and windows of the house to prevent the cat from running out when you are not paying attention.
If you have no plan for cat reproduction, you should take your cat to neuter as soon as possible.
Autumn is really not a friendly season for cats, so you should pay more attention to protecting the health and safety of your cat and help him pass the autumn smoothly!