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How to raise cats

How to raise cats

Breeding cats 

Although raising cats is fun for many people, it needs to provide many basic needs, including the following: 


A good diet for cats must be provided based on many factors, such as age, activity level, and health, and the veterinarian may help examine the cat and determine the best suitable diet for it, and clean and pure water must be provided to it throughout the day, taking into account washing the water bowl continuously and keeping it clean.

 If cats show signs of anorexia, diarrhea, vomiting, or lethargy for more than two days, you should see a doctor to find out the causes of these symptoms until they are treated.


Cats are characterized by their ability to keep them clean for a good period, however, it is recommended to clean and comb them continuously and regularly, which maintains their general hygiene, and reduces hair loss and the proportion of hairballs (English: hairballs) as well.

 Method of conception 

To carry cats correctly, one hand must be placed behind the front legs of the cat and the other hand in the back, taking into account avoiding carrying the cat from the neck or front legs only.


It is recommended to see a veterinarian immediately if the cat is sick or injured, taking into account that she visits the doctor at least once a year to conduct the necessary tests.

 Identification Card 

If you want to take the cat for a walk outside, it is recommended to wear a safety collar and identification card to ensure that it is returned in case of loss.


 habits when raising cats Raising cats is not without the risk of transmitting diseases and microbes to people who come into contact with cats, so it is recommended to adhere to healthy habits when raising them, including the following:

 Wash hands with soap and water when touching cats, playing with them, and when cleaning their litter box. Wear gloves while working in a garden containing cats. Keep cats indoors and keep them away from stray animals outside. 
Train cats to use their litter box. 
Visit the doctor periodically for medical examinations and evaluation, in order to reduce the transmission of diseases.

Common mistakes when raising cats 

Cat breeders make many mistakes, especially when their first experience is in raising cats, and here are some of these mistakes.

Neglecting to trim the claws of cats

 Cats have sharp claws, and when they grow without pruning for a long time, they become painfully long for them if you do not use them in scratching for trimming, so it is recommended to trim their claws periodically, paying attention to the inability to remove the claws because this causes pain to the cat and it is an outlaw behavior in some countries.

 One of the recommended times to choose for pruning is when the cat is exhausted, or the moment it wakes up from a deep sleep.

Buying cheap and unsuitable food for cats 

Cheap food may sometimes be inappropriate for the cat, so it is recommended before buying to check the components of the product and make sure that it contains all the nutrients that the cat needs, as the food must contain mainly high levels of proteins, in addition to the need to choose products with low carbohydrate levels so that carbohydrates do not cause the cat to gain weight and the appearance of diseases.

Ignoring the treatment of cats from diseases 

You should visit the veterinarian as soon as possible when you notice the appearance of a disease in cats, the disease may develop when neglecting follow-up and become more serious after it was very simple, and the detection and follow-up of diseases from the beginning saves treatment costs for other things that the breeders have been indispensable.

Providing cats with large quantities of food 

Cats should be provided with only the quantities of food they need, the cat is prone to weight gain if the quantities of food provided to it exceed its need, and the instructions accompanying the cat or visit the veterinarian can be used to help develop a suitable diet for the cat,[3] In general, cats' need for food varies according to their age and state of health.

Neglecting to examine cats periodically

 Cats must visit the veterinarian periodically to ensure the safety of their health and free of diseases, as cat diseases may develop without being noticed by their owners, and among the things that the veterinarian examines are the following:

  • Cat hair.
  •  Ear. 
  • Teeth. 
  • Eyes. 
  • The skin under the hair.
  •  Check weight. 
  • Blood test.

The benefits of raising cats

 Raising cats has many psychological and social benefits, including the following:

 Reduce exposure to stress, leading to feelings of relaxation and satisfaction. 

Feeling energetic, youthful and active, and increasing the sense of responsibility towards others.

Make the atmosphere of happiness, joy and laughter pervade the home, while increasing the feeling of peace. Help children learn multiple lessons in trust, empathy, love, and care.

 Reduce the risk of asthma and allergies when raising pets during childhood in children, according to a number of studies in the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

Disadvantages of breeding cats

 Raising cats has many disadvantages for their owners, including the following:

 Frequent cat hair loss, which requires great effort in continuous and periodic cleaning of the house. The unpleasant smell of cat litter causes inconvenience, and the first-time cat owner may not be willing to clean its toilet constantly. 

The constant desire of cats to scratch things and this may bother cat breeders because of their keenness on their furniture, and it is recommended to acquire a special scratch pole to meet the cat's desires and reduce the possibility of damage to furniture. 

Cat phobia can cause a lot of trouble, as some people may refrain from visiting the house that owners have cats. The high costs of veterinarians with the need to visit them constantly, which requires financial allocations for the health care of the cat.

 Cats love to hunt small prey, and it may not stop at catching them, but they may bring them home. Cats' extreme stubbornness, reluctance to take orders and acquiesce to them easily.

 Caressing cats inadvertently scratches and bites their owners.

 Frequent cat vomiting cleaning tasks. 

Disturbing cats when they wake up before their owners and this may be early in the morning or even in the middle of the night.


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