To clean you can use a couple of drops of coconut oil or olive oil, placed into the ear canal. This softens the excess wax and helps it move up and out where it can be wiped away with a tissue.
To dry inside flap and around the opening of the ear canal use a cloth towel or tissue. I have attached additional instructions below.
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.
When we lose our beloved companion pet it affects everybody including the surviving pets. If the two pets are closely bonded the surviving pet is grieving the loss.
Here are the signs:
Patterns of sleeping changes
Not interested in eating
Not interested in activities
Wants to be alone
Searching the house for their pet friend
Pay a lot of attention to the surviving pet(s)
It is very important to be consistent with the daily schedule. Pets like their routine because they know what to expect. If the pet does not have the appetite put it away and reintroduce it at the next feeding time continue to offer the food at feeding time. Do not give the pet a treat until the pet eats the food. See the vet if the dog doesn't eat by the fifth day. Cats only a couple of days.
Allow the pet companion to be present during the euthanasia. Also, allow the friend to see and smell the body after it is dead.
Let's be thoughtful to our family and our pets companion not to bring a new pet home until everybody in your family can agree. Because the same family members may still be grieving.
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.
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.
Turkey is a good protein for your pet(s) just be sure to remove any skin, fat, or bones. Stick with white meat. Do not give them anything with onions, garlic, leeks, scallions.
Do not give the pet(s) any mashed potatoes with cheese, sour cream, butter, onions, and gravies.
Plain green beans or fresh vegetables are great for your pet(s).
No alcohol for your pet(s). Even a small amount can be very toxic. Look out for fruitcake.
Grapes and raisins can be very toxic to your pet(s) and it can cause kidney failure in dogs.
Cranberry sauce is fine in a small amount, watch the sugar in it. Be very careful with any artificial sweeteners containing Xylitol are poisonous to your dog and potentially deadly.
Make sure that your pet(s) does not ingest any chocolate, especially the baking kind
Cats are born to hunt and just because it is an indoor cat does not mean he/she stops wanting to hunt. Some cats become bored in the house by not be able to explore, hunt and exercise. They get frustrated and that could lead to behavioral issues. If you have a cat with a huge amount of energy having cat hunting toys will help the desire to chase, stalk, pounce. Motorized toys that move will help the cat's hunting instinct. There are toys that the cat has to work for a treat. Bring the feather and wands out for short play and then put them away it keeps your cat excited about the hunt.
Laser pointer helps the cat with the hunting instincts. Make sure you never shine the light on your cat's eyes it will seriously damage it. Make sure you put down toys that the cat can pick up like a mouse because the cats can get riled up and frustrated with a laser light and redirect that frustration by biting the owner, cat or a dog.
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