The Cat and the New Year: What is dangerous for your pet holiday
New Year - the busiest time for veterinarians. By creating a "holiday atmosphere" and having fun at a noisy party, pet owners often do not think about the dangers that threaten their pets - and this can result in serious trouble.
"Rain" and tinsel
Cats are showing great interest in Christmas decorations, and often try to try them "to the tooth". And here are the leaders of shiny ribbons "rain" and bright tinsel - cat "enemy number 1".
Eaten animal decoration foil can injure the cat's intestines, and attempts to help the owners of the animal (eg, pull the "rain" for the tip protruding from the mouth or anus) can significantly aggravate the injury.
If an animal ate plated jewelry - you need to apply as quickly as possible to a veterinary clinic, the delay in this case can lead to peritonitis or bowel necrosis and death of the animal. With timely treatment to the doctor cat often manage to save. But the process of treatment in such cases is quite long and expensive: abdominal surgery under general anesthesia, post-operative care, nutrition intravenous injections ... Therefore, it is best to eliminate the use of hazardous feline gastric ornaments, or use them only in areas to which the animal can not get your own.
In any case - after the holiday if the cat vomits, she refuses to eat and trying to hide in a corner, even if the body temperature is raised - to immediately contact a doctor.
Tree decorated with shiny toys, sparkling and shimmering - a huge temptation for cats. Golf great activities here: the Christmas tree can fall down on the floor, balls - pull off the branches, to ride around the house and break. With such a treatment with a Christmas tree cat risk of personal injury or cause injury, not to mention the mess in the house. Another danger - plastic needles artificial Christmas trees that cats sometimes also try to chew, and which may also cause intestinal obstruction.
Therefore, if the house has a cat, it is better to prefer natural spruce, pay particular attention to the tightness (and some curious animal owners even secure the tree not to the floor and the ceiling) and fragile glass hang toys on the lower branches. It is better to use plastic ornaments that do not look less attractive and not fight.
Love peregryzaniyu electrical wires to the property considered most rodents (such as rabbits), but not cats. However, some of them still feel the compulsion to sharpen teeth of the wire.
If your cat is one of them - it is better to use a low-voltage electric garlands that will not threaten the lives and health of your pet. And to discourage the animal desire to chew on wires, you can buy in a drugstore or cosmetic store liquid nail strengthening with quinine and cover it wire. Such liquids have a very bitter taste and long discourage animal traction to pull the wires in his mouth.
Fireworks and firecrackers
Many animals are afraid of sharp sounds, and New Year's Eve - the most noisy night of the year. Some cats "fireworks" does not cause anything in the yard, in addition to curiosity, while others fall into a real tantrum.
If your animal reacts nervously to noise - best to advance, even before the holidays, go for consultation to the vet and ask prescribe sedatives for cats. And take care that the New Year's Eve in an animal had access to his favorite corners of the apartment - "burrows" crouching in which the animal can feel safe. Well, if in the vicinity of midnight, when the noise of firecrackers is most intense, you will be able to sit next to the cat, pat and soothe her.
Windows and doors
If you celebrate New Year at home, and are calling guests - pay special attention to the safety of your pet.
One of the most common New Year "zooproblem" - animals, accidentally ran out of the house. In the heat of celebration the hosts and their guests can stop to watch for doors (especially if someone is constantly coming out to the porch or balcony), as cats do not like the noise, the smell of alcohol and people who do not behave as usual - and may try to 'escape flight. "
Open window - another danger to cats. In the New Year's Eve on the street there is a lot of interesting and curious animal can accidentally fall into the street. And the danger is not only represent injured, but sub-cooling: during the rapid disappearance of the feast pet may not immediately notice.
Therefore, if the window is not installed grid - try to limit access to the cat in a ventilated area and do not forget to keep an eye on your pet throughout the holiday. If the party is going to be rough - better to isolate the cat, locked her in the back room, pre-caressing, feeding the tasty and leaving a supply of food and drink. Most likely, the animal will be outraged by such a restriction of freedom, but you can be assured that its security is not threatened.