Persian owners spend so much time caring for their kitties on the outside -- combing, bathing, and fluffing. It's easy to sometimes forget that the inside might need extra attention as well. A Persian's gastrointestinal health can become thrown out of balance from a myriad of outside factors, such as stress, allergies, diet, or parasites just to name a few. A high-quality probiotic can be effective in restoring the balance of microflora in the digestive tract.
Do any of the following apply to your Persian?
Pet Food and What's in It?
This report explores the differences between what consumers think they are buying and what they are actually getting. It focuses in very general terms on the most visible name brands — the pet food labels that are mass-distributed to supermarkets and discount stores — but there are many highly respected brands that may be guilty of the same offenses.
Feline Household Dangers
Every year hundreds of cats are killed, or become ill or injured due to accidents in the home. These can occur many ways - from overlooked household poisons and hazards to well-meaning owners unknowingly administering or feeding something harmful to their cat. To be aware of the risks and remove all the potential hazards will greatly decrease the odds of a home accident. However, no one could foresee every danger and no matter how diligent, accidents can occur.
- Rice, uncooked, 1/2 cup
- Consommé, 1 can
- Turkey leg, 1 large
- Water, 2 cups
Boil the whole works until the meat falls off the bone. Allow to cool and cut the meat into very small pieces. Feed about two tablespoons per cat several times a day.
Plants Toxic to Cats
Consumption of the following plants can result in regurgitation, diarrhea, nausea, and abdominal pain.
(Please note there are others not included in this list, so always do your own additional research before bringing flora and fauna into your home!)
- Lilly of the valley
- Morning glory
- Tomato vines