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What to do if a cat gets stung by a bee?

As a cat owner it is important to ask yourself if you know what to do if your cat swallows or gets stung by a bee. Will you be prepared if this happens while on a family camping trip, or in the wee hours of the morning? Cats and bee stings can result in a serious situation depending on how many times your cat got stung and on what part of your cat’s body. Cats are curious animal, so when they get stung by bees it’s usually on the face, nose, or paw. The old adage, “curiosity killed the cat”, actually has an element of truth. Cats are nosy creatures, sniffing at anything of interest. Since felines find insects interesting, they sniff at them, and if they stick their nose where it doesn’t belong, that could turn out to be fatal. So, let’s take a comprehensive look at what happens if a cat got stung by a bee. Cats and bees Since their bodies are small, a bee sting can have a greater, faster effect on cats than it does on humans . Cats react to bee stings a lot like people do. You can expe

Do Maine Coon Cats Shed?

Those of you who had Maine Coon as a pet will be smiling at this question. But if you are thinking of buying a Maine Coon, you should know that all Coons do shed. Do Maine Coon shed a lot? Well, for all their beautiful appearance as long-haired cats, Coons are notorious for shedding a high amount of hair. You shouldn’t be surprised if you find your Coon’s hair gathering in your bed, stuck to your new black pants, spread all over your floors, on your sofa and seats of your car. Many Coon owners struggle with Shedding and in this post, we will be looking at what is the purpose of shedding and why Cat Breed like Maine Coon shed so much and how often do they shed. We will then look at some of the measures which you can take to reduce the shedding. How often do Maine coons shed? Maine Coon is a long or medium haired cat. Their Coat is uneven in length. The Maine Coon is known for its large size and thick double coat of long hair which is well suited for the harsh winters in Maine, the state

How Much Does a Maine Coon Cat Cost?

Whether you’re just about to become a pet parent for the first time ever and have your mind set on getting a Maine coon or you’re already a pet owner and are looking to add to the pet family, knowing the cost of a Maine coon Cat and Kitten is one of the first questions that comes to mind during your research phase. While there most certainly are a whole host of other factors you should also consider when looking at whether a Maine coon is the right breed for you, the topic of this post is going to look into the monetary price and costs associated with owning a Maine Coon – so read on if this is something you’re looking to learn more about! When buying a Maine Coon Kitten from a breeder, you can expect to be asked to pay anywhere between 1000$ to 1500$ for one in general. Average price would be around 1200$. Of course, different factors come into play and may dictate a less or higher price tag for a Maine Coon Kitten, but this range seems to be the general one that most Cat owners have

Can I use Palmolive to wash my cat?

Recently I saw in one forum about using Palmolive and other dish washing soap like Dawn for bathing a cat mainly to remove fleas or oil strain. Using of Dish water detergents like Dawn and Palmolive are also recommended by most vet for once in while (with of course proper precautions and as long it is rinsed properly).They are mostly used to remove oil creases caused by motor oil or to treat fleas. However, Using Dish soap detergents like Palmolive and Dawn can cause some serious damage to our beloved feline friend due to ingredients (harmful chemicals) used in making this soap,sensitive nature of cats to chemicals and there is always a risk of ingestion as cats are known to groom or lick themselves more often. Even though your vet recommends you and tells you it is safe or even if other people do it all the time with no ill effects.These side effects are not immediate and in most cases, it is can cause long term health concerns. Please read on why using dish detergents like Palmolive