Why do cats like to roll on the ground

       The cat’s behavior seems to always be unpredictable. Some netizens said that their cat has always been proud, but recently began to roll on the ground, and quite happy with the meaning, even if there are friends at home, it also roll. Although the cat’s sudden behavior may surprise the owner, there must be a reason why they do it. Why do cats like to roll on the ground?

       1¡¢ Be coquettish

       One of the cat’s tumbling may be playing coquetry to its owner. Some cats even show their belly and wriggle on the ground. If the owner comes forward and touches them gently, they will usually enjoy the happiness you bring them. We all know that cats usually don’t show their bellies easily. If cats show their stomachs, it means that cats trust you very much. You and cats are very close.

       2¡¢ Oestrus

       If cats are in heat, they may also become wallowing on the ground. In addition to rolling, you may also find that cats have the following behaviors: loss of appetite, like to howl, female cat cocky tail, male cat like to spray urine, etc. If you don’t want your cat to breed, you’d better choose an appropriate time to sterilize your cat. And if you want to let the cat breed the next generation, the owner needs to be ready to breed in advance.

       3¡¢ Others

       There are other reasons why cats roll and rub on the ground. For example, when cats itch, they may roll on the ground. In addition, some cats will also use this method when they want to attract the attention of their owners. After seeing the cats rolling, they may as well play a game with them. They will be very happy to interact with you, and the relationship between you and the cat will become more and more profound.

How do Siamese cats like to express their feelings

       In addition to the cats in estrus, there are few cats who like to bark, and even less cats like to express their emotions with calls. Of course, it’s rare. In fact, there is a kind of cat, which is called logical cat. When the cat is in a good mood, it will make children cry and yell at its owner. Of course, logical cats use their tails to express their feelings in addition to their calls. 1. Tail up straight, tail curved: Siamese cat is very interested in something, but still a little hesitant. But the whole mood is still very happy. 2. Tail up straight, tail vertical: Siamese cat is very friendly to you, this is its way to express good intentions. It is often seen in the behavior of young cats to female cats. 3. The tail arch is semicircular and the hair is erect: This is the Siamese cat’s defensive state when it is in danger. The Siamese cat will attack the next step of this action. 4. Tail down, hair up: Siamese cat in danger, it is very nervous and afraid. 5. Tail up to draw a circle: the Siamese cat is curious about something and wants to get close to it. 6. Wagging the tail from left to right: it means that the Siamese cat is very angry and is about to attack. 7. Hide the tail between its legs: it means that the Siamese cat has encountered a strong opponent and is giving up and begging for mercy. Understanding and mastering the secret of tail language of Siamese cat is not a short time to discover. Only by staying with Siamese cats for a long time and being good at observing the behavior and actions of pet Siamese cats and summarizing the meaning of their actions, you will know the secret of their tails after a long time.

How does cat appetite bad do

       As the saying goes, “food is the most important thing for the people” can also be used as a cat. It’s not just a matter of keeping a cat full of food for a long time. But in life, it is inevitable that cat’s appetite will become worse due to some special circumstances. What should be done when encountering these problems? Of course, find out the reason first and then solve the problem!

       1. The reason why cats have poor appetite

       1. There are problems with the food you prepare for your cat. For example, it has rotten and deteriorated, there is a serious smell, and the food is too spicy and stimulating. Because of the food itself, it will affect the cat’s appetite. It will not eat the food, smell it, and then turn around and walk away.

       2. Strange environment, strong light, noise, strangers’ interference and other external factors can also affect the cat’s appetite. These tense environment and atmosphere will also make the pet cat nervous and afraid. When it is unstable and nervous, it will have no appetite to eat.

       3. Disease is also one of the factors that affect the cat’s appetite. It has been proved that when a cat is sick, such as a cold, infected with gastroenteritis and other diseases, its appetite will be significantly worse, not eating or eating very little. Of course, in this case, as long as the cat can recover health, their eating habits will gradually return to normal.

       4. Mood, like humans, cats also have emotions. When they are in a bad mood, they will also affect their appetite.

       5. Overheated weather will not only affect the cat’s mood, but also reduce the cat’s appetite

       6. Cats in estrus also have poor appetite.

       Second, the performance of the cat’s lack of appetite

       1. Nasal obstruction.

       2. Smell the stuff.

       3. Even if you are close to food, you can’t smell it. Turn your back.

       4. Meditate before food.

       

       6. Walk up to the food, but don’t eat it.

       3. Solutions to poor appetite of cats

       If your cat refuses to eat because the food is not attractive enough, it is necessary to fundamentally reconsider the choice of cat food according to the cat’s preferences. It’s important to talk to your veterinarian before making a decision about the cat’s diet. You must choose light, sustainable food and good quality food.

       At ordinary times, the food fed to the cat must be fresh, and the cat food should be properly stored. The cat’s eating tools should be regularly cleaned and disinfected to ensure that every mouthful of food taken by the cat is clean and healthy.

       Don’t make the cat angry before dinner, and don’t disturb the cat when eating.

       Oral disease is one of the high incidence of cats, usually pay more attention to observe the cat’s mouth, once there is abnormal to be vigilant at any time, can send to the doctor must not blindly treat themselves, lest delay the disease.

       Cat’s living environment is very important, especially in summer, pay attention to ventilation, do not overheat.

       When the cat is in estrus, what the feed should do is to appease it and add some wet food to the food to increase the cat’s appetite.

       Usually don’t always feed too single food, most cats like to eat canned food, you can prepare more canned food and cats like snacks, alternate between eating.

Estrus and reproduction of cats

       Compared with other domestic animals, cats have unique reproductive physiological characteristics. Cats are estrous animals with mating, ovulation and seasonal reproduction.

       1¡¢ Sexual maturity

       Female cats reach sexual maturity 5-9 months after birth, but the sexual maturity period is not only related to the breed, but also different from the season of sexual maturity. Persian and Himalayan cats are late maturing and do not show oestrus before 1-1.5 years old. Generally, cats that reach sexual maturity in the spring show oestrus in the month of spring, while cats reaching sexual maturity in autumn will delay their estrus until the spring of the following year. The sexual maturity period of male cats is 9-12 months.

       2¡¢ Breeding period

       In the northern hemisphere, the breeding season is from late January to September. Cats usually mate in February, may and June, sometimes in September. Two to three times a year. Some of the cats kept indoors always showed estrus in one year, while most of them showed no estrus from late September to late January of the next year. This is due to the influence of sunlight. If the lighting time is artificially prolonged for more than 14 hours, the estrus free period can be shortened or completely disappeared. There is no specific breeding season for male cats.

       3¡¢ Sexual cycle

       The sexual cycle of cats is 13-15 days (sometimes 10-22 days). The estrus cycle of cats is very different from that of mating or pregnancy and from breeding to non estrus.

       1. Pre estrus: no more than 3-5 days. The development and maturation of follicles, under the action of estrogen, genital and vaginal epithelial changes. Females usually do not have oestrus and males are not allowed to mate.

       2. Estrus period: when mating is allowed, the cat will perform special estrus behavior, that is, making a unique Scream (called the female cat calls for spring, especially the Siamese cat), spinning on the ground, sometimes the owner thinks that the cat is sick; frequent urination; getting close to people; lying prone when touching the back and waist and making mating posture; showing uneasiness, sometimes not returning after several days out; vulva The swelling was not significant, different from dogs, blood was not discharged from the pudendum, and secretion was hardly seen (there was mucus in the vagina); the changes of vaginal epithelium were significant. The estrus period was 3-6 days when living with the male cat, and about 10 days when there was no male cat.

       3. Estrus rest period: the copulation period of male cats is not allowed. Keratinocytes disappear in vaginal epithelium. When there is no mating, the follicles are atresia and degenerate. In the breeding season, after 7-12 days, follicles begin to develop, and at the same time enter the pre estrus (incomplete cycle). At the end of the breeding season, the ovaries are still and there is no oestrus for several months. Even if mating, there is no pregnancy (non pregnancy mating). After ovulation, corpus luteum is formed, which lasts for 30-45 days. Progesterone is secreted, which causes proliferative changes of uterine endometrium and induces pseudo pregnancy. In the breeding season, the corpus luteum degenerates and enters the early estrus immediately, and the estrus appears within a week. When pregnancy occurs after mating, delivery occurs after 63-65 days of gestation. After the lactation estrus free period, it enters into the next pre estrus or non reproductive period.

       4. Estrus free period: from late September to late January of the next year, about 4 months are non reproductive period. During this period, the ovary is in a static state without estrus.

       4¡¢ Diet during pregnancy

       1. Feed high digestibility food. Including good quality protein and available calories, that is, low fiber, high protein, high calorie food.

       2. Food conversion can be started at the beginning of estrus, from the original adult cat food to the young cat food, so that the maladjustment phenomenon (vomiting, pulling…) can be adjusted before actual pregnancy.

       3. Increase calories at 5-6 weeks of pregnancy. (there is a saying that it is good for the older fetus at week 5 and for the smaller fetus at week 6.)

       4. In the last three weeks, the system was changed to multiple meals (because the fetus became larger and the abdominal cavity became smaller, the mother could not eat a lot of food at a time.)

       5. Gradually increase the food supply from the 5th to 6th week of pregnancy, until the time of giving birth, the amount of food eaten by the female cat is 1.25-1.5 times as much as usual.

       6. When pregnant, the weight gain of female cat should not exceed 15-25% of usual.

       7. Don’t add calcium. When the food is good quality feed, there is no need to supplement vitamins.

       5¡¢ Diet after pregnancy

       1. Continue to eat kitten feed until weaning (4 weeks old).

       2. When the young cats are 2-4 weeks old, the food intake of female cats can be increased to 2-3 times of that of normal cats, so they can feed by eating freely.

       3. When the kittens were 4 weeks old, their food intake was gradually reduced to normal. After weaning, the amount of milk can also be reduced by controlling food.

       6¡¢ Estrus recovery after delivery

       4-6 weeks from delivery to lactation is lactation estrus free period. After weaning, oestrus begins to recover after 2 weeks. However, in the absence of lactation (death of the kitten, etc.), after 7-10 days of delivery, oestrus will be restored, and mating and pregnancy can be carried out.

       7¡¢ Mating and ovulation

       They can mate on any day of estrus, but most of them mate on the third day of estrus. When mating, nerve impulses are formed due to genital stimulation, and they are transmitted to the anterior pituitary through nerves to promote the release of LH. Ovulation occurs about 27 hours after mating, with an average of 4 eggs. The eggs were fertilized in the upper 1 / 3 of the fallopian tube. The fertilized eggs (embryos) entered the uterus about 3-6 days and were implanted on the 11th to 14th days.

       8¡¢ Vaginal smear (vaginal smear) examination

       Vaginal smears vary with the sexual cycle of cats. In pre estrus and estrus, except for no red blood cells, it was similar to that of dogs. Because cats are mating and ovulating animals, the changes of vaginal smear can not be used to estimate the ovulation period, but it can be used to diagnose the estrus of cats without obvious estrus symptoms. In addition, the instruments inserted into the vagina during vaginal smear collection (cotton swab, glass tube, etc.) sometimes become mating like stimulation and induce ovulation. It is reported that the sexual cycles of cats raised in the laboratory 4-25 times a year (average 13 times) are confirmed by observing the changes of vaginal smears.

       1. Pre estrus: in the early stage, most of them are nucleated epithelial cells, and the ratio of nucleus to cytoplasm is more than 1:1. With the approach of oestrus, the nucleus condensed and the cytoplasm enlarged.

       2. Estrus phase: nuclear condensation occurs, and the number of keratinocytes with irregular edge appears. The ratio of nucleus to cytoplasm is 1:6 or 1:10.

       3. Estrus resting period: keratinocytes are present in the first few days, and white blood cells, bacteria and nucleated epithelial cells appear soon after. After 3-4 days of mating, nucleated epithelial cells with large vacuoles appeared.

       4. Anoestrus phase: obvious small oval, densely stained nuclear epithelial cells, as well as intangibles and white blood cells appeared.

Cat preparation

       The cat will enter the pregnancy period after estrus and copulation. The pregnancy period of a cat is about 56-71. The owner should calculate the time when the cat will give birth and prepare for the pre birth. First of all, it is best to take the cat to the pet hospital for birth examination to see if the cat’s body is suitable for birth at home or in the hospital. If it is born at home, the owner should prepare for the cat.

       Two weeks before giving birth, the female cat begins to look around her home for a place to give birth. At this time, it is necessary to prepare the birth box for the female cat, so that the female cat can be at ease. Box production is also sold on the market, but with cartons or corrugated boxes, it is more convenient and faster. First of all, the width should be more than enough for the cat to lie down. Too narrow may cause the baby cat to suffocate. The depth is better than its body. Make an opening where the cat can get in and out. Lay a little bit of foam on the top, lay more than 10 newspapers on top, then lay a thick layer of broken newspaper. The boxes should be placed in the corner of the cat’s favorite corner, or there will be a little bit dark. Choose a warm winter and cool summer place for baby growth. The litter box is ready in the due date and 2 weeks, so that the female cat has a habitual process. In order to reduce the burden of the female cat, the toilet and water basin were also moved to the delivery box.

       Carefully observe the status of the female cat every day. When the female cat is in labor, the owner should reduce the frequency of going out and check the cat’s pudenda every day. In addition, keep in touch with your doctor as you may have difficulty in labor. For the breed with long hair, the hair around the buttocks should be cut off so that the kitten sucks milk. The pubic hair should also be shaved. Be ready to take out when necessary: Several towels, sterilized scissors, gauze, toilet paper, etc. Especially in winter, if there are electric foot stoves, we should prepare more newspapers as much as possible.