With the arrival of the new station and the simultaneous lowering of temperatures, some precautions are necessary to preserve the health of cat. Here’s what to do during the fall for cat health.
At the end of the summer season and with the approach of autumn, even the cat can run into seasonal ailments or hair problems. To get them through the season unscathed, you’ll need to follow these simple tips.
The cat and autumn
Food – With the arrival of fresh food, the cat will eat more both in quantity and frequency. The metabolism changes and cat needs to swallow more proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals. To strengthen his immune system he chooses dry food and kibble and alternate red and white meat with fish and vegetables. If the cat lives outdoors, you can decide to slightly warm the baby food before giving it to him. Don’t forget to leave a bowl of clean water at his disposal.
Hair – The cat begins to shed its hair in late summer and into the first weeks of autumn. The coat will get thicker and thicker to prepare for the harsh winter temperatures. To help your cat speed up the moult and avoid unsightly and painful knots you will need to brush him once a day (twice a day in the case of a long-haired cat). Also know that cat will lick more and could swallow a lot of hair running the risk of forming hairballs in the digestive system. Some cats easily shed the hair that ends up in the intestines, others have more problems. If your cat vomits frequently, is constipated or has a poor appetite, you will need to see your vet.
Parasites – It is necessary to continue to give the cat the anti-parasite vials. Because? Flea eggs nestled on carpets and sofas hatch with the heat of stoves and radiators and threaten cat’s health again, but that’s not all. Some tick species are also active in winter, resist and survive cold temperatures.
Seasonal Diseases – As with humans, cats can also suffer from seasonal ailments (colds, flu, bronchitis). The biggest enemy for Kitty is not the cold but the humidity so try to get him out in the afternoon or, if he lives in the open air, make sure his kennel is dry.