Protection of cats from domestic accidents

When you think of kittens playing, you are sure to have images of cute creatures chasing a ball of wool or running behind an artificial mouse.

Cats take the game very seriously. Sometimes, their madness and curiosity take over their reason and an object arousing their interest, such as a string, toy or even a simple piece of plastic can quickly be swallowed by your pet.

While cats are most often able to reject unknown bodies from their digestive tract without any difficulty, it sometimes happens that an object hangs in their intestines, representing a real threat to their lives. A cat that suffers from a blockage of the intestine can vomit, refuse to eat, become lethargic, get hurt or even show behavioral problems by attacking you, your family members or other animals in the home.

How can I protect my cat from the dangers of home?

If you suspect your cat from ingesting something he should not have, contact a veterinarian immediately. A physical examination as well as scanners will determine whether surgery is necessary or not. If a cat that has ingested a foreign body does not follow the right treatment, it may become weak, dehydrated or even suffer from intestinal perforation or internal infection. At this level, even emergency services can fail to save the animal's life.

Although you can not prevent your cat from playing with anything he finds, there are a few steps you can follow to avoid this kind of situation.

  • Clean the floor as often as possible.

Our cats perceive life from a much lower angle of view than ours. Each elastic, hair clip or plastic label lying on the floor represents a potential threat. Even a bunch of hair hoarded in the bathroom can be swallowed by your cat and it block the digestive system. Regularly cleaning your interior helps prevent these types of accidents.

  • Keep sensitive objects out of reach.

Some cats are particularly excited about whatever thread and string, others prefer the tabs of milk bottles or orange juice. You know better than anyone else what your cat likes particularly and only you can place out of reach any object that could represent a risk to his health.

  • Find potential dangers for your cat.

It is important that at all times when you leave your cat alone, when you leave your home or when you go to bed, for example, you will ensure that your cat does not have access to anything that is dangerous to you him. Knowing that cats are more active when the sun goes down, he could grab an object without even noticing it. Did you get rid of the living room table? Did the children put away their toys? Make a small check before leaving your cat alone to prevent any incidents.

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