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Any cat can have parasites: it doesn’t matter if she walks on the street or not. Where fleas appear in a domestic cat, read the previous article. What to do if protecting the pet from infection fails? How to rid a cat of fleas?
Cat Fleas: Symptoms
It’s hard not to notice a cat’s fleas. Infection is asymptomatic only in the early days. But fleas breed quickly and cause the cat more and more anxiety. The pet begins to itch, often licks its hair, “bites” it in attempts to catch torturers. Bites and combs appear on the skin, and even black “grains of sand” – flea excrement. And, of course, direct confirmation is the parasites themselves. You can see them on an animal or even somewhere in the apartment.
If the cat is worried about itching, but you have not found traces of parasites, contact your veterinarian. Most likely, the pet has a dermatological disease. Continue reading
It’s hard to imagine a cat without a luxurious mustache! However, nature did not invent them for beauty. Century after century, the mustache helped cats survive in the wild, and today, domestic hunters can not do without them either. So what is their function? About this in our article.
What is the name of a mustache for cats and what are they?
The mustache in cats grows not only under the nose, but also on the forehead, near the eyes, on the chin and even on the paws. More precisely, it is correct to call them not “mustache”, but “vibrissa”. These are sensitive, hard hairs that are longer than the coat. There are about 40 pieces of such hairs on the cat’s body, and only 24 of them are on the face. Continue reading
Catnip – what is this plant? Why do some cats literally go crazy after smelling it, while others are completely indifferent to it? What effect does mint have on pets? Is she safe? You will find answers to all these questions in our article.
What is catnip?
Catnip is a perennial herb of the European-Central Asian species. It is found in Russia, Western and Central Asia, Central and Southern Europe, India, Nepal and Pakistan. Grows on forest edges, wastelands, along roads. Many grow unpretentious plants in the front gardens or at home.
The official name for catnip is catnip (Latin Népeta catária). Obviously, the plant owes its name to a striking effect on most cats: both domestic and wild. However, mainly catnip is used in areas far from the zoo industry: medicine, cooking and perfumery. Continue reading