What makes cats engage in catnip is the
crushed leaves which release a special oil. It
triggers a pleasure in the cat's brain and that
is what gives a catnip high. If the cat is a kitten,
there is no effect until 4 to 8 months of age.
Reaction from catnip excitement can lead to relaxation,
anxiety, soothing, and relieving some digestive problems.
Catnip toys are a good way for an overweight cat to
engage in exercise.
When the smoke alarm sounds, we know it is time to evacuate, but our pets
do not have the same ability. The unknown sound can scare pets into
hiding, increasing the risk of harm to us as we search for our missing pets.
Firefighters are unaware that pets need help when no one is at home, so keep
your pets on the ground floor. This will increase their chances of being rescued.
Firefighters look for window alert signs to try to save pets--these signs are available at any pet stores. You need to keep the signs up to date according to how many pets you have in your home.
In the event of a fire, of most importance is not to crate your pets because this traps them in their crates. Microchip your pets in the event they get lost.
Test your smoke alarms to be sure they work!
Professional Pet Sitting Services offered in the Upper to Mid-Pinellas County Area