Report to the parents of cats
The summer of 2020 has officially arrived
What points should you pay attention to when raising cats in the summer?
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"Knowledge points for raising cats in summer"
Beware of cat heatstroke in summer
Often when the spring and summer transition, the cat will take off and grow thicker in winter Hair, put on a sparser hair.
This is why all our cats shed a lot in the spring and autumn.
Because cats shed the thick fur that grows in winter in the spring to welcome the summer. In the fall, they grow thick fur, which is convenient for heating in winter.
But there are also cats who are crazy about shed hair all year round, such as long-haired cats. So, summer heatstroke is a relatively large threat to cats with a lot of hair or poor body.
So, please cat owners provide as much as possible for cats in summerA dry, cool, ventilated living environment without direct sunlight, this is also very important.
The performance of cats with heat stroke
Because the cat's body is covered with cat hair, and the cat lacks sweat glands, the cat's thermal regulation function is relatively poor. The heat in their body is not easy to radiate, and if the temperature is relatively high, then the cat is very easy to heatstroke.
When a cat is suffering from heatstroke, the main manifestations are increased body temperature, mouth breathing, difficulty breathing, increased heart rate, confusion, frequent urination, and walking. Instability, straight eyes, falling to the ground and other symptoms.
When the owner finds that your cat has more than 3 of the above symptoms, he should consider whether the cat has heat stroke.
What to do if cats have heatstroke
When the cat has heatstroke, the cat owner must move the cat to a ventilated and cool place as soon as possible, wipe the cat's body with cold water, and place ice cubes or ice packs on the cat's head. If the symptoms are urgent and severe, please seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Does the cat have air conditioning disease?
When many people hear that cats get heatstroke, they might think: Then I’ll prescribe for catsIt’s not done with an air conditioner~
You, really too young too simple, do you think the cat will be fine in the air-conditioned room?
Actually, cats, like people, can cause air-conditioning disease if they stay in an air-conditioned room for a long time You may even catch a cold.
Main symptoms of cat air conditioning disease: Sneezing and runny nose, mental dullness, anorexia, and even no eating or drinking. It looks similar to cold symptoms, but it is actually much more serious than a cold. In severe cases, the body temperature rises, breathing and heart rate increase, which may cause it sudden death.
So for the safety of your cat, in summer, don’t let it sleep on air conditioners and fans. Under the vent, it is best to keep them in an environment with natural wind. In addition, in the summer, pets who have just taken a bath should not use the air conditioner immediately.
It’s forbidden to leave cats in the car
Now there are quite a lot of people. They will bring the cats when they go out and drive, and they will be alone when they get out of the car. Leave the cat in the compartment or trunk. This way the cat is also prone to heatstroke or cause more serious consequences.
The temperature in the car is high in summer and the temperature in the car is The greenhouse effect will be higher. Sitting on the car seat is the same as sitting on the oven. In hot weather, the temperature in a parked car will rise very quickly, even tens of minutes will rise to more than 50 ℃.
Such asIf the cat is left in the car and it cannot escape by itself, it will be dangerous in the high temperature environment. From heat stroke to death.
I have a few more bbs here. Actually, it's not just cats. When many adults go out, sometimes for convenience or simply forgot, they will Children stay alone in the car...Please be aware that these are not allowed! ! !
Cat’s diet and drinking
Summer diet for cats
The summer is hot. In the hot weather, the food will be infected by bacteria in a short time.Cats can easily eat bad stomachs.
The intestinal flora in the cat’s intestines, both in number and type, are far less than that of humans. This also means that cats cannot adapt to rapid food changes like humans and are more prone to gastrointestinal problems.
So when we feed cats in summer, we should pay attention to the following points:
① Food for cats It must be fresh
② Try to let the cat eat the food in the cat’s bowl as much as possible, control the amount of food when feeding, and adopt the method of eating less and more meals. Eating.
③Don’t put food bowls there for convenience for cats to eat buffet
④Don’t feed the cat to the cat after a period of separation of food
⑤The cat’s leftover food for a long time, it’s better to throw it away , Clean the cat’s food bowl and then feed him again
⑥ In summer, don’t feed the cat raw food. It should be heated and cooked first to kill the food. Of parasites, pathogens and bacterial toxins to prevent cat food poisoning.
⑦ It is forbidden to feed cats with spoiled and rotten food. Please make sure that the ingredients are fresh and clean before feeding.
Cat food Poisoning
The hot weather affects the appetite of cats. Most cats are thin and tend to lie and move. At the same time, the high temperature and humidity environment is most suitable for the reproduction of bacteria and fungi. Among them, Salmonella, Staphylococcus, Clostridium botulinum, Escherichia coli, etc. are the most abundant.
When a cat eats food contaminated by these bacteria, At a suitable temperature, bacteria will multiply and produce toxins, causing cat food poisoning. After food poisoningThe incubation period of cat onset is usually 2 to 20 hours.
The clinical manifestations of poisoning are loss of appetite or abolishment, erect coat, elevated body temperature, body trembling and fear of cold, and sometimes painful Wailing, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, etc., cause the body to weaken rapidly, and can be life-threatening in severe cases.
If the owner finds cat food poisoning, please send to a pet hospital for treatment immediately. The most important thing to prevent cat food poisoning is cat food.
In summer, the food we feed to cats should be heated. It is best to feed fresh cooked food, and the amount of feeding should be appropriate to prevent food residue. Pour out the leftover food before the next feeding, and thoroughly wash the utensils to prevent food poisoning.
Summer drinking water for cats
In summer, The water for cats must be changed frequently, because drinking water can easily deteriorate like food in summer. Do not use overnight water to prevent mosquitoes from laying eggs in the water. Dirty water should also be replaced in time to avoid bacterial growth.
Some parents also use a charcoal filter water dispenser. Remember to change this frequently. In summer, cats drink more water than usual, so cats should remember to add water frequently.
Please pay attention to your mosquito coil
Most of the mosquito coils on the market now contain repellentMosquito ester, when mosquitoes come into contact with this ingredient, they will quickly become comatose and paralyzed. For humans, this is a cheap, effective and safe ideal environmentally friendly natural insecticide. Therefore, many non-contact mosquito coils and electric mosquito coils currently on the market contain mosquito repellent esters in their main ingredients.
But mosquito repellent is poison for cats!
Once cats encounter mosquito repellent, they will drool, lose their balance, start convulsing, vomiting, and lose appetite.. In severe cases, they will cause central nervous system Damage, organ failure, or even death in severe cases.
For the cat’s body, please avoid using mosquito coils that contain mosquito repellent.
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