Although life with humans is comfortable and mostly not dangerous for cats, they can suffer from wounds or small injuries. With the right medicine cabinet for pets, animal lovers can soon fix up their pets or at least provide first aid!
The Right Medicine Cabinet For Cats
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But what belongs in a medicine cabinet for pets?
You can basically use the contents of a medicine cabinet for humans as a guide: dressing materials should be a fundamental component along with medications and other aids like a thermometer, scissors and tick tweezers.
Set cotton wool, gauze bandages, adhesive tape and bandage scissors to one side so that you can quickly react in case of an emergency and stabilise your cat until seeing a vet. Ointment and disinfectants can also be a great help for smaller wounds. Take care though with iodine solutions, since they are not suitable for cats in most cases. Needleless disposable syringes can also help to administer food or medication.
Tick tweezers and a flea comb also have their place in any household with a cat! Rescue remedies calm down your cat in serious cases. Special alcohol-free drops for pets are primarily recommended here.
A supply of deworming treatments and spot-on parasite repellents is also recommended for outdoor cats.
In order to keep all material and dressings fresh and sterile, you should regularly inspect the medicine cabinet and replace expired medications or aids in good time.
Coronaviruses don't just affect us pet owners, but our furry friends too. In contrast to the new type of coronavirus affecting humans, feline coronavirus (FcoV) has already been known for several years. These include feline enteric coronavirus (FECV) and the much better-known feline infectious peritonitis virus (FIPV). The latter causes fatal feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), which leads to peritonitis and abdominal dropsy. On the other hand, people suffer from flu-like symptoms, especially those with weakened immune systems like elderly or sick people.