When dogs eat grass they do it because their stomach is upset and they are trying to cause themselves to throw up. Dogs actually eat grass for a variety of reasons, and it's usually nothing to worry about.
Wolves, coyotes, dogs, dingos, and foxes eat mostly small rodents, mice, rats and rabbits, etc. They do crave grass. An ill dog eats grass. A healthy dog can gobble up grass all day long and rarely throw up any of its launch. Healthy dogs savor grass and actually chew it for proper digestion. Maybe the dogs need fiber in their diets. If your dog eats grass and vomits persisted for more than 24 hours, see your vet. Some dogs never eat grass.
Cats munching on grass are nothing to worry about. Cats eat grass because they lack the necessary enzymes to break down vegetable matter. Upchucking may eliminate all indigestible matter from the cat's digestive tract, making it feel a whole lot better. It is important because cats eat their prey, parts of the fur, feathers, bones, and other. The juices in grass contain folic acid. This vitamin is essential for cat's body functions and it helps with protein that moves oxygen in their blood. Grass is also a natural laxative.
Make sure that all your household plants are of non-toxic variety.
Our pets are very sensitive to excessive heat, keep them in air conditioning. Not just for their comfort, but also their health. Your pet can get a heat stroke that can be very serious and can lead to kidney failure, brain damage, heart arrhythmia, liver failure, muscle damage, systemic inflammation and excessive blood clotting. Dogs depend upon panting to exchange warm air for cool air. Be sure you pay attention to when they are panting and spray the animal with cool water, on their foot pads. Animals should not be immersed in ice or ice-cold water. Cooling the animal too quickly can cause its blood vessels to constrict (peripheral vasoconstriction), which will make it harder to cool down.
What to look for if an animal is having heat stroke:
Cats with open-mouth breathing or panting are showing signs of serious stress and need immediate veterinary care. Panting is never a sign of a cat just trying to cool down.
A pet left in a car parked in the shade with cracked windows.
Limit the exercise in the hottest time of day.
Be very careful if you see a pet having seizures or high fever.
History of heat stroke.
Beware of none shaded areas and warm water. Be sure to give your pet fresh cool water.
Excessive panting or trouble breathing, bright red gums, lethargy, behavior changes, muscle tremors, bruising, decreased urination, bloody stools, vomiting, unconsciousness, etc. are signs of heat stroke.
If you think your pet is suffering from heat stroke, call your veterinarian.
Early recognition and treatment of heat stroke can mean the difference between life and death.
Savannah cats are half domesticated half wild. Savannah cats are very needy.
It doesn't like to play by itself, it needs a lot of playtime so be sure you have time to play with it.
Savannah cats are very mischievous and very smart.
Savanna cats are talkers.
It's not a lap cat.
They can hide in places where you'll never find them.
It never gets tired of unrolling toilet paper.
Once the Savannah cat learns how to turn the lights on and off, it will do it all night.
The hiss of a Savanna cat is more like a snake hiss.
The meow is also different.
Savannah cats do use the litter box.
Savannah cats can live up to 20 years.
Check with your State, city, and county to see if you need a permit to have a Savannah cat.
Most Savannah Cats are extremely friendly and social.
Savannah Cats like any other domestic cats and dogs.
You should set up a small, quiet room with a litter box, food and water bowls, and a bed.
The cat should remain isolated for a minimum of two weeks to allow adjustment to its new home.
Cat/kitten needs to feel safe and secure to develop its unique personality.
Keep your new cat/kitten away from all of your other pets for at least two weeks. This allows them
to feel safe.
When you introduce your cat/kitten to your other pets be prepared to put the kitten back into it's room if things get too rough. Do not leave your new cat/kitten alone with other pets until you are absolutely sure that they will get along.
Savannah cats enjoy getting out for some fresh air from a safe enclosure or a walk on a leash.
Savannah cats do not view the human as prey.
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