With the arrival of spring, our beloved kittens are more active and energetic. The temperature is getting higher and higher and the sun begins to take center stage. We must pay more attention to the care of our cats during these months as new risks appear for pets.
At this time of year and derived from the increase in temperature, our cats begin to look thinner and more stylized, as they begin to shed the coat of hair that protected them from the cold in autumn and winter.
It is important to focus on brushing our cat, in this way we can get rid of the loose hairs on its body and those that it is releasing in our homes.
For brushing to be effective, it must be done daily and use a comb adapted to the characteristics and coat of the cat.
Using malt for cats is highly recommended, its laxative effect helps to eliminate ingested hair through feces and thus prevent our cat from vomiting hairballs.
Beware of nature
The flowers begin to grow, and many of them are poisonous flowers for our cats, so if our cat leaves the house we must pay special attention to avoid poisoning with ivy, lilies, hydrangeas, hyacinths, daffodils, etc.
Do you know what to do if you eat or bite any of these poisonous plants? We recommend that you read our blog on this interesting topic that will undoubtedly help prevent problems with your kitten.
Prevent cats from mosquitoes and ticks
Closely linked to the previous point are ticks and mosquitoes. Whether or not you let him go outside, you should take a series of precautions to avoid bites in this spring time.
We recommend that you get a pipette or antiparasitic collar. The best thing is that you let your veterinarian advise you on this issue and find the best solution for each family.
Watch the windows
In spring the heat begins, and to try to stay cool in our homes we open the windows that were previously closed. Although our beloved felines are famous for their incredible balance, we must pay special attention to possible falls, since a fly or dove on the other side of the window can be very treacherous.
In addition, we cannot forget that it is litter time and the odd kitten will go out to visit his feline friends.
We recommend that you protect your home and “gatify” it. We will talk about this in future blogs. Very helpful!
We must remember that cats can also suffer from spring allergies. The symptoms are very similar to those of humans. When they come into contact with allergens, their bodies overreact, which can affect the skin, respiratory system, or digestive system.
The most common symptoms are: reddened skin and eyes, sneezing, coughing, vomiting, diarrhea, vomiting, and hair loss. If we observe them in pets, it is important to go to the vet.
The scorching sun
Cats love to relax in the sun. Even so, we must make sure that our kittens are not in direct contact with the sun for many hours, as it could cause heat stroke.
A little more water
The increase in temperature in spring causes our kitten to dehydrate more quickly. If gently pinching the nape of the neck does not return the skin to its place quickly, it is a clear sign of dehydration.
It is essential at this time to increase the amount of water that we put in it, since our cat will drink more regularly. You will also appreciate adding fresher water to it.
Spring brings out the most basic reproductive instincts of most cats, so if your kitty hasn’t been neutered or spayed, it’s the perfect time to plan when to do it.
These are some of the basic recommendations to face this new season and the coming of summer soon.
We hope you found this article interesting and if you are looking for more advice on cats, do not hesitate to visit our blog.