Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Symptoms of Pregnant Cat Behavior

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By Darrel Rondo

You know, There are probably two kinds of people reading this article on Symptoms of Pregnant Cat Behavior. Cat Breeders who are looking for more information on the "tricks of their trade", and people like me, who although they love their cats very much, when she's in heat and DETERMINED to get out, one way or another, someway or somehow, she sometimes does.

When that happens your cat comes strolling in after a day or so, very hungry, kind of cocky and perky and you start to wonder "how good of a time did she have?" That's when you start looking for symptoms of pregnant cat behavior.

The best way to start is to compare the way she is and was acting before and after she slipped out of your sight. What I mean is when looking for symptoms of pregnant cat behavior, how did she act before you lost sight of her. Whining, crying, in heat, always moving around, phygiddy, always crying out the window or standing at the door. Yes they can be very puuursuasive.

How is she acting after you found her again or she came strolling back into the house or the apartment. Hungry? Mellow? Eats a big plate of food then goes to sleep for about a day and a half? If you notice within the next two or three days or so that she's no longer in heat and she's calm, mild manner, playful little friendly girl, you may need to start looking for symptoms of pregnant cat behavior.

If your cat is pregnant, after about two weeks you'll start to see her bulging at the sides. Most people would think to look under the stomach or gently feel under there. But if you stand over your cat and look directly down on her, you'll see two little bulges on her sides, right behind the rib cage. As time goes on the bulges get bigger and start to drop into her belly. Once you see the two noticeable bulges, you've got yourself a pregnant cat.

So remember, the symptoms of pregnant cat behavior:

First, check to see how she's acting before and after you've lost sight of her. If she's acting wild and crazy, Whining and crying and then the next time you see her again after you find her, she's mellow, kind of playful, sluggish, sleepy, thats a sign that she's no longer in heat because she's pregnant.

Second, after a few weeks if you start to see her sides bulging a little bit right underneath the rib cage, well, in about sixty days expect to see the cutest little holy terrors you'll ever see in your life.

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Saturday, June 7, 2008

Tips On Buying The Right Food For Your Pet

By: Derek Rogers

Food is one of the most important necessities in your pet’s life. It provides the nutrients they need in order to grow and develop into mature animals as well as giving them the energy they need each day to enjoy life by your side. There is a vast array of manufacturers that provide food for all animals and it can be a confusing task to decipher all the ingredients, proteins and benefits of each one in order to choose the very best one for your pet.

Depending on the type of pet you have, you will still have to do some research to find out exactly what you should be providing them for their main meals as well as any snacks or treats on the side. You can find a multitude of information on the Internet, from friends or family with similar animals, or even from sales representatives at your local pet shop. When it comes down to the final decision though, you are the responsible one who will choose what you feel is best for your pet, not your aunt or the guy in the pet store.

With the awareness of organic foods for the public in every supermarket and health food store, there has also grown the niche for organic pet food. There are many painstaking efforts that go into providing a balanced meal for your pet that is free of many additives that are not necessary for your pet’s nutritional health and yet are included in many other manufactured pet foods.

Organic pet foods are not always available at every pet store or grocery store where other popular brands are sold, thus making it harder to find for some pet owners. With the increased awareness, organic meals are being produced more than ever, but due to the nature of the process, these types of foods for your pet are generally more expensive than a store-brand bag of dry food that you could pick up at any local corner store. As with any food for your pets, there are positives and negatives to each.

Price is not always an indication of the quality of food, but it tends to be a good guide for the market shopper. If you examine the store-brand plain dry food, you may find the ingredients to list not as many proteins or pure foods like some other popular brands. Additives may be more abundant in cheaper brands, but they can still be apparent in many higher-priced brand name pet foods. Just like you shop for your own health and wellness, be sure to read the labels and shop for your pet’s health and wellness.

There can be side effects to supplying the low-cost alternative food for your pets in some cases. Your pet can develop anywhere from mild to severe health issues that are directly related to the type of food provided. With some cats, liver problems and kidney stones can develop rapidly if not provided with a good quality food each day. You will want to be sure that you are doing everything you can in order to maintain your pet’s health and wellness for years to come.

About The Author

Derek Rogers is a freelance writer who represents a number of UK businesses. For advice on pet food, he recommends Seapets, one of the UK's leading suppliers of http://www.seapets.co.uk/ pet supplies