If your pet gets stung by a bee if you can see the stinger scrape it away. Usually, the pet will paw it or rub itself on the grass and remove it. You can give your pet 1mg Benadryl per pound of its body weight and apply a cold pack for short periods at a time. You can also use a frozen pack of peas to any swelling. You don't want frostbite so remove the ice pack frequently. If your pet has any problems with severe swelling or breathing take your pet to the vet.
Indoor cats are much safer staying indoors. The indoor cat requires extra attention and entertainment to keep from getting bored with their environment. They need stimulation daily. Cats love the thrill of hunting.
A window seat is good for your cat. Have playtime with your cat to relieve the stress of being indoors. Toys cats like to play with are laser pointer, mouse, wand with a feather, will mentally and physically stimulate your cat. Having a cat condo gives your cat vertical space to look down on their territory. Make the hunt exciting by putting the food in a variety of places in the home.
This is a concern because nicotine is a dangerous poison for pets and e-cigarettes and their associated paraphernalia often contain it in more concentrated levels than in traditional tobacco products. It is important to realize that these products are filled with liquid nicotine and still remain a hazard for pets. It is the more concentrated liquid cartridges and large-volume containers of nicotine liquid that pose the greatest risk for poisoning in pets.
Nicotine poisoning signs in dogs and cats from nicotine ingestion is vomiting. As nicotine receptors throughout the central nervous system and the body are stimulated, drooling, diarrhea, agitation and high heart rates can occur. With higher doses of nicotine, the receptors become blocked, and tremors and seizures can be seen, along with lethargy, muscular weakness and death from respiratory muscle weakness and heart arrhythmia. The most dangerous thing about nicotine in liquid form is that it can be absorbed through the skin or mucous membranes of the mouth in dogs, cats.
This is a true emergency. Because of the rapid absorption, most animals will become symptomatic very quickly. Vomiting usually develops within 30 minutes to an hour. If you think your pet has ingested nicotine (e-cigarettes, patches, gum or tobacco) and your pet is vomiting, agitated or lethargic, call your veterinarian immediately or the Animal Poison Control Center at 1-888-426-4435.
If your pet gets into the alcohol, he or she can get a buzz or could wind up in the hospital. A dose of alcohol can prove more dangerous to pets then humans. The strength of the alcohol is a real concern. Ethanol is very dangerous to animals. Cleaning products, mouthwash, and hand sanitizer are also very dangerous. Signs to look for: are nausea or vomit, wobbly, increased thirst and urination, lethargy, and, disorientated. In a mild exposure to alcohol, the pet will recover with time and no treatment. Let the pet sleep it off.
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