We all know cats’ preference to sunbathe and chase flying insects around the garden, so I provide a few tips about how you can protect your cat.
Almost each cat love to lie in the garden all day if it is a sunny day with good sunshine. However, those cats with pale ears and noses are much likely to get sunburn just as humans do; moreover they can even get skin cancer. In order to prevent your cats from sunburn during the hottest hours of the day, I suggest that you can put sunscreen on their ears and noses if it is possible.
What’s more, ask your vet about the safe type of sunscreen to put on your cat. What you need to do is to choose a non-toxic brand or purchase a specialist brand specialized for pets because it’s much likely your cat lick some of it off. The way to use it is very simple, just apply to the ears and nose several times a day.
Bee & Wasp stings
Fly appears as a potential prey for your cat. If your cat gets stung in the mouth or throat it, these could lead to swelling or blocking the airway. In this situation, you should take it to the vets straight away.
Several situations cats can be treated at home as they are often stung on the paws. First, Bee stings are acidic. You can remove the sting carefully and cover it with bicarbonate of soda and water. Second, wasp stings are alkaline so cover the area with vinegar or lemon juice.
You must take immediate action if you suspect your cat has heatstroke. Here are several symptoms of heatstroke:
• Dark red tongue and gums
If your cat demonstrates the above symptoms, you should get it into a cool area immediately, cover the body with a cold wet towel, and call your vet immediately.