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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

Can cat get kennel cough from dog?

Kennel cough is an upper respiratory infection affecting animals like dogs and cats. Kennel cough is so named because the infection can spread quickly among animals in the close quarters of a kennel or animal shelter.Kennel cough is cats is highly contagious disease that can cause mild to severe respiratory symptoms.Bacteria are spread through airborne droplets produced by sneezing and coughing. Kennel cough in cats have many different causes. Most common cause of kennel cough is some bacteria called Bordetella bronchiseptica . Kennel cough is like a chest cold in humans. Kennel cough may resolve without treatment in a week or two, or it can worsen and require veterinary attention. Cats with mild respiratory signs often improve with supportive care and rest alone. So, can cat get kennel cough from dog? Yes, cat can get kennel cough from infected dog.  Bacteria -Bordetella bronchiseptica, that causes kennel cough in dogs is the same one that is responsible for causing kennel cough in ca

My Cat has Diabetes..Can I put her to sleep?

Pets are perceived and treated as one of the family members. Surveys conducted over the last two decades indicate that there is an increase in number of pet owners who view their animals as a part of their family. This number is higher than 80%. Hence It would be difficult to watch our beloved pets to suffer indefinitely with an illness like diabetes. Some signs of diabetes include cat losing weight and drinking lots of water, lethargy and poor coat condition, hind leg weakness. Euthanasia is for the terminally Ill who are suffering and in pain, with no chance of recovery. Because we cannot ask our pets the degree to which they are suffering, it is natural for us to struggle for long periods of time with this emotionally painful decision. It can be incredibly difficult to have the responsibility of deciding when to perform euthanasia. Broadly speaking, we should consider euthanasia when the pet’s bad days outnumber their good days. Diabetes in cats is not the end unless it isn't t