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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

Why does my cat scratch the wall?

Scratching objects in their environment is a normal behavior and natural instinct for cats. Scratching serves as a variety of purposes. Some of the common objects indoor cat scratch on are carpet, couch, reflective surfaces like glass door or mirror, wall, furniture and floor. Cats scratch in order to: remove the dead outer sheath from the claws scratching leaves a visual mark which tell other cats that area is used and occupied. As a means of stretching their body and flexing the claws and feet. To get your attention Rub their scent so that they can mark their territory To release frustration and work off the energy Can also occur as a part of play Unfortunately, this natural behavior can sometimes pose an inconvenience by damaging the furniture, walls or carpets. It could also make cat owners nervous and make them wonder, especially if their cat is scratching the wall, floor or other surfaces at night time/odd times. There could be many reasons why your cat w

Do cat whiskers grow back?

As with the rest of their fur , Cats shed and regrow their whiskers throughout life . This is quite normal. Cat whiskers should never be cut but they do grow back at varying rates. Just like any other hair (Cat whiskers are thicker and stiffer compared to normal hairs), whisker grow from follicles, live up to certain length of time and then fall out to be replaced by a new whisker. Some of the common reasons why your cat might has lost its whisker You have some active children in your house or neighborhood who decided to trim your cat’s whisker for fun. Cat whisker got accidently burnt Someone had it cut for good luck charm (as per some myth, finding cat’s whisker is associated with good luck) Cat’s groomer chopped off his whisker almost entirely. Cat fights- Regular fighting with another cat that causes scratching and damage to the cat’s face. Your feline friend might also be losing whisker due to health issues though this is quite uncommon. If you are worried that your

Are lilacs poisonous to cats?

Many common, beautiful houseplants contain cat poisons that can cause serious harm, and even death. Your cat will be curious about anything new placed in his environment. He will sniff the new thing, maybe lick it. Cats are notorious for noshing on houseplants. Lilacs : The lilac is a very popular ornamental plant in gardens and parks, because of its attractive, sweet-smelling flowers, which appear in early summer just before many of the roses and other summer flowers come into bloom. When you think about lilacs, the first thing that comes to mind is their sweet fragrance. As beautiful as its flowers are, the fragrance is the most cherished attribute. Are lilacs poisonous to cats?   Though lilac (common lilac) is not mentioned on the list of poisonous plants for cats in American society for the Prevention of animal Cruelty(ASPCA). Some types of lilacs are poisonous to cats. Though Lilacs are not deadly, but they might have toxic enough to make your cat mildly sick. If the Plant is not