Five dangers to watch out for in spring!

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It’s a resurrection on a sunny day, along with a resurrection of the danger of killing dog and cat owners.If mites are familiar to everyone, other lesser-known parasites are just as worried … here are our tips. Protect your pet in the springAnd the reflexes to adopt in case of symptoms!

Public Enemy # 1: Tick

Scale in the forest

Of the large families that are dangerous to our pets, mites are probably the best known. Even if biting a tick does not endanger a dog or cat, the disease can be transmitted with serious consequences, including: Piroplasmosis, ehrlichiosis or Borreliosis (Lyme disease).

Good reflexes

  • Treat pets prophylactically.. There are many effective solutions: external anthelmintic agents (anti-tick collars, pipettes, sprays) or tablets.
  • After returning from the walk, look at the animals and find the ticks.. The mites like to stay in areas where the skin is thinly hidden, such as the armpits, groin, between pads, around the ears, and the neck.

How to get rid of mites?

If you find a tick on your pet:

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  1. Take the tick hook.
  2. Drag it to insert a tick mark between the two parts of the hook.
  3. Turn the tick remover counterclockwise and slowly pull to remove the body.
  4. Disinfect the wound..

N ° 2: Procession caterpillars, absolutely must be avoided

Procession caterpillar

This enemy of our animals will return to parks and forests as soon as the weather returns. This future butterfly looks harmless, so it’s even more formidable.

Larvae with a procession that are very stinging to humans Deadly for dogs and cats.. Indeed, your companion can easily touch and ingest the specimen during the walk, even if you don’t have time to see him do it or intervene.

Good reflexes

Matsunogyo turtle is mainly Pine.. They leave the nest in the spring and are buried in the ground. They are matrices, moving in a single file.Therefore, we recommend the following:Avoid walking in the coniferous forest from March to April.. Be vigilant and find white cocoons and ground lines surrounded by trees.

Symptoms

In contact with caterpillar hair, mucous membranes, and animal tongue Start to swell strongly. Your pet may desperately scratch, hang down in large numbers, and vomit. If nothing is done, his tongue will be necrotic and the vet has no solution but to cut it off … your animal can no longer feed itself.

How do you react?

If your pet’s allergic reaction is impressive, it should not interfere with you React immediately.. Here, everything is done in a few hours.

Rinse with clean water without rubbing your pet’s mouth. Run to the vet’s emergency room.. They inject corticosteroids and anti-inflammatory drugs and relieve the patient with morphine or another analgesic.

Are you away from the vet in a few hours? Mix 2 tablespoons of bicarbonate in 100 ml of water and rinse the entire animal’s mouth with it (inside and outside). This reduces swelling while traveling and reduces the risk of death.

N ° 3: Spikelets, these (almost) invisible enemies

Spikelets

Spikelets are small ears that come off the stem when they dry. Despite being seemingly harmless, they cause a lot of fear and veterinary visits each year.

Certainly, this cob is so thin that In bearings and orifices Of our animal friends: ears and nostrils, eyes, anus … If not treated in time, it can leave serious sequelae: ulcers, inflammation (otitis), vaginitis, etc.

Spikelet symptoms

Repeated sneezing, red eyes or crying, excessive licking, shaking head, fever (a sign of infection or abscess), difficulty moving …

Good reflexes

Thoroughly inspect your animal Every time I return from the ride: head, tail, ears, pads, anus, vulva, etc.

Do not try to remove only the spikelets !! There may still be parts left, which can cause infection. Make an immediate appointment with a veterinarian who can safely remove the cob.

N ° 4: Flea, embarrassing but not so serious?

Cat scratching near the window

Fleas, small insects of only a few millimeters, are difficult to find with the naked eye. They eat the blood of our companions. Their bites sometimes cause severe itching.

At first glance it is less dangerous, but it can still be infected. TapewormCauses allergies. In addition, they grow very fast. What is the best treatment? Prevention!

Good reflexes

Do your pets have a lot of scratches and sometimes bleed? It’s quite possible that he has fleas.

There are many treatments and preventions for fleas. Anti-tick collar, pipette, spray, tablet … You are spoiled for your choice.

No. 5: Allergic and toxic plants for cats and dogs

Dogs and flowers

The resurrection of spring is gardening, pollen … and Toxic plants for our pets !!

Hay Fever

If your dog or cat is scratching Licking and biting, the eyes are covered with secretions and continue to sneeze. Probably hay fever. Yes, like humans, animals are prone to allergies!

Veterinarians can prescribe antihistamines to treat symptoms and help pets.

Toxic plants

When it comes to poisoning, many breeds can poison your animal. In general, it bites the leaves from boredom rather than hunger.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of plants to be expelled from the garden if you want to avoid the risk.

  • Tulips, hyacinths, yucca, oleander, aloe vera, daffodils : They cause strong digestive intolerance.
  • Lily of the valley: It carries a significant cardiovascular risk.

Symptoms

They vary greatly depending on the type of plant ingested: nausea, vomiting, hypersalivation, irritation of the oral mucosa, diarrhea, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, weakness or agitation, cramps, tremors, coughing …

Good reflexes

In the case of poisoning, gastrointestinal disorders often appear first. When cardiopulmonary or neurological problems occur, the prognosis is life-threatening.Therefore, if you have any doubts, veterinarian or Veterinary Toxic Center.

The entire LeLynx.fr team wishes their furry friends a wonderful spring.

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