Cats should never be left for more than 24 hours without having a professional caregiver check on their well-being and can identify unexpected illness or injury and keep a cat on its typical routine since cats are creatures of habit.
Anything can happen when pets are left alone and cats are no exception. From potentially lethal ailments like urinary blockages to potential home damages from a cat accidentally loosening a water hose behind a washing machine. Not checking on a cat daily while the owner is away can have costly or tragic results.
A urinary blockage is a life-threatening emergency death from a urethral blockage that can occur within three days. Take your cat to the vet immediately.
Cats do not like to be alone. They take notice when we are not there because they like to interact with us. Enjoy spending time with your cat, whether you’re playing or just cuddling up on the sofa.
Here are signs that the cat is spending to much time alone: Changes in behavior, appetite, litter box, or too much grooming.
To help your cat with anxiety leave the TV or radio on. Sometimes a lonely cat just needs a feline friend. If your cat needs more interaction, a feline friend can fill that need.
Christmas Trees can possibly harm your pets. It is best to use an enclosed tree stand or cover the opening. Secure the tree on the wall so that it will not fall and cause serious injuries to your pets. When no one is around to supervise the pets, unplug lights and electrical decorations you don't want the pets having any access to.
Keep those poisonous plants out of your pets reach like Christmas roses, poinsettia, mistletoe, holly, and hibiscus.
Xylitol and sugar substitutes can be deadly. It causes a dogs blood sugar to drop quickly, can cause liver failure if not treated properly.
When the dough is ingested it continues to rise causing an intestinal blockage in the pet.
Ingesting macadamia makes dogs experience severe weakness in their back legs, appearing paralyzed after they eat the macadamia nuts. The recovery from this condition is three days.
If you tie the dog to a lamppost, coffee shop, bike racks or outside the restaurant do not leave the dog unattended. People steal dogs to try to make money, hoping to collect a reward, resale the dog, if the dog is not spayed or neutered may be sold to puppy mills, or sold to dog fighting rings. Be sure you microchip your dog that is a permanent identification for your dog protection.
If someone were to steal your dog call the police and file a report, call the animal control and file a report. Also, check to see if there were any witnesses who might have seen someone pick up your dog. Post photos of your dog, flyers, Post on facebook right away.
Here are helpful sites: homeagain.com petfbi.org akcreunite.org Pet owners watch out for scam artists who demand reward money before they return the dog.
Felines can be allergic to grass, trees, dust, fabrics, cleaning products, perfumes, food and more. Cat litter may contain chemicals that can cause allergies.
Look for signs of behavioral or visual: like a runny nose, sneezing, wheezing and coughing when your cat has just used the litter box.
Behavioral signs: is when the cat's paws or tail makes contact the litter box and the cat can't stop scratching, biting, chewing or licking itself. If the cat stops using the litter box due to allergy's. The cause of the allergy could be dust or fragrance. Try to use unscented litter with minimal dust and sprinkle some baking soda this will neutralize the odor.
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