Be aware that Frontline is no longer under a patent--therefore, the formula is no longer the strength that it was and is not as effective. Consult your vet for d-tails.
How to control it and spot it.
Some cats have lick, scratch, and chew behavior that can become compulsive and ultimately damages your pet’s skin and coat. You will notice that your cat's fur will disappear usually in the back or stomach area. Sometimes hot
spots will form and it is more common in Siamese cats and other Oriental breeds--female cats more so than male cats. Check with your vet to see what is causing it. Fleas might be the culprit. Also causing the problem might be parasites, including ticks, mites, and ringworm, allergies, fungal infections, and dry skin especially in the winter. Self grooming is naturally relaxing to the cat.
If the cat is licking or biting the same spot it might be in discomfort or pain.
Sometimes compulsive lick behaviors often develop in cats who are bored, stressed, or anxious. More than likely it occurs in indoor cats who experience lack of exercise and excitement. Other possibilities could be changes in a cat’s environment or a new member added to the household. In this event, move the cat to a new location etc.. Keep
your cat in a routine as much as possible through playing, feeding, and exercise--cats like routine.
Your cat can have an upper respiratory infection of its own that would cause it to lose its voice. Sometimes even a hairball may be waiting to be coughed up and can cause it, too. One of the most common contributors to loss of voice in cats is the inflammation of the vocal box, also known as laryngitis. Laryngitis can result from throat infections, tonsillitis, inhalant allergies or pulmonary disease. In other instances, laryngitis can also be induced by excessive strain of the vocal cords, such as when the cat gets upset or scared and meows or howls incessantly. Laryngitis in cats is easily treated with the proper medication prescribed by your veterinarian. In addition, cats almost always lose their appetites or change their eating habits when in distress.
If you have a new kitten in the home, there is reasonable likelihood that your new kitten brought an upper respiratory virus into your home. Upper respiratory viruses are especially common in kittens, and they are potentially contagious to other cats. Upper respiratory viruses are often associated with loss of voice. Loss of voice can also be associated with more serious problems, such as throat cancer, but that is less likely in younger cats and in cats that seem to be doing well other than a hoarse voice or loss of voice.
The good news is that if the loss of voice is related to an upper respiratory virus from your new kitten, it should resolve with time. As with any virus, it needs to run its course, and your kitty should then be able to once again meow like any other ordinary cat.
" Shop around" locally. Have your vet provide a prescription
for your pet, and take it to the pharmacy of your choice.
If you are going to crush the pill, be sure you ask your vet first.
The pill might be less effective when crushed.
Enterprise Dog Park
This is a great park!
Walking trails, agility course and water break! Enterprise has plenty of pup-height drinking fountains for a refreshing break time from play.
This park is strategically landscaped into 3 areas. The first area entering is an open field for dog runners and those dogs who like to meet and play tag. There is an off leash courtesy upon entering the park. The second area of the park is divided by a wooden bridge and is a nature trail with numerous water drinking fountains for your furry friend. In multiple areas of the park they have pet waste bag dispensers. The third area is a fenced in area with several agility obstacles that runs in a circular circuit. Take your furry friend to this park and you both will love it!!
Honeymoon Island State Park
Dogs are allowed in designated areas such as the pet beach on the southern tip of the island and on the nature trail. Pets must be on a 6 foot hand held leash at all times while in these areas.
John Chesnut Sr. Park /A.L. Anderson Park
These fenced areas allow unleashed canines the opportunity to run free. And, when the pet gets hot and thirsty, there are cooling stations complete with showers and dog-level water fountains to cool things off.
Professional Pet Sitting Services offered in the Upper to Mid-Pinellas County Area