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How to Identify Common Pet Problems ?
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For cats, fevers are a common cause of lethargy and might be the result of an infection. Cats that are lethargic or sedated is frequently a sick cat. Older cats might be experiencing age-related body changes, and arthritis and/or joint disease will certainly slow down most cats.
Lethargy. Decreased interest in positive things like playing, social interaction and exploring outside. Being withdrawn and hiding away. Appearing lame and experiencing increased sensitivity to touch in specific areas of their body.
To test whether your cat is hydrated, gently pull up on the skin at the back of the neck, between the shoulders and then release. If hydrated, the skin falls back into place quickly. If dehydrated, the skin takes longer to fall back down.
Early signs that a kitten is fading may include lethargy, lack of interest in nursing, sleeping separately from the litter, and whining. Caregivers may notice that the kitten`s skin is less elastic, which is a symptom of dehydration.
Cats with worms are often lethargic. They may lack energy, or seem to have less interest in things that usually excite them. This is due to worms feeding off of your feline`s stomach tissue, which stops your feline friend from being able to absorb all the vital nutrients they get from their foods.
Changes in body language, including ears held back, tucked tail, and hairs standing on end. Meowing more or less than usual or making low-pitched, mournful meows. Lack of energy or a decrease in activity level.
Fluid therapy (to help to flush the toxin from the body) Muscle relaxants (for tremors) Anti-seizure medication. Induce vomiting.
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Now on the your next questions: the Garlic. Garlic is actually TOXIC to your cat so I would recommend to not use it under any circumstances! There are some great products that your vet can recommend for fleas that won’t harm your kitty. One that works great and actually takes care of fleas and all sorts of worms is called Revolution. It is a monthly topical solution and cats tend to tolerate it really well. I hope this was helpful and I hope your kitty feels better soon!
The most common types of worms seen in cats and kittens are roundworms (long, spaghetti-like segments in the stool or vomit) and tapeworms (small, rice-grain like segments that break off separately and shed in the environment). As these two worms are treated differently, knowing which one is present is best for providing the right worming treatment. If you are unsure about the product to use or the type of worm, bringing in a sample to your vet can allow them to find and provide the correct and safe worming medication.
Until your kitten is older, or you are sure both are fine together, do not leave the two pets together unattended. Even a well-meaning and playful dog can accidentally break a leg of a kitten or worse without meaning to! A safe room for your kitten to be in while you are away, or a barrier to allow your kitten to escape to safety if needed will help until both are big enough to play alone safely.
Heartworm medications require a negative test prior to administration. This is due to the fact that giving a heartworm medication to a dog that is positive may kill off the adult worms too quickly. This can cause worms to become lodged in smaller blood vessels in the body which may lead to loss of blood to vital body parts and organs.
If your dog is heartworm positive, treatment usually involves a slow administration of medications to kill the worms under veterinary monitoring. Some vets may recommend hospitalizing a dog during their first treatment so that emergency care can be given if there is an adverse reaction or a worm becomes lodged in a vessel. A more recent procedure is to do a day-long “fast” die off of worms under monitor to prevent worms from repopulating that may occur during a longer term treatment.