2023 Author: Alex Livingston | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 11:39
Let's talk about processionaries, one of our number one enemies cats. This insect, in fact, is also dangerous for us humans, but for our four-legged friends it can be fatal.
In this article we try to explain how to understand if your feline has come into contact with this larva and above all how to intervene.
The processionaries are nothing more than a larval form of the butterflies. They are small caterpillars which are easily recognizable thanks to the thick fluff covering their body.
They are larvae that arrive in spring and endanger our cats throughout the summer.
Obviously, while with a dog it is much more difficult to pay attention, with cats it is a problem more difficult to control. If your feline is used to being outside alone, in fact, it will not always be possible for you to check its status health.
Generally, though, an injured cat comes home and this is where yours has to come into play intuition. Understanding what the problem of your four-legged friend is in a timely manner, in fact, in the cases of processionaries it is of vital importance.
No pinches or stings, the processionaries hit your cats with the simple contact. They are precisely the stinging hairs to be so dangerous for our four-legged friends. Your cat simply touches them and there reaction it will not exist to escape.
So how to understand if your cat has touched a processionary moth? The first symptom that occurs is excessive salivation. If the stinging hair has come into contact with your feline's tongue, it will start drooling.
Later, other symptoms will begin to appear, such as lack of appetite, the diarrhea and a sudden increase in the size of the language.
So what to do in cases like this? As mentioned, timeliness is a must. Wash and rinse the muzzle of your feline very well, being very careful to remove any hair of the processionary moth remaining on the face. At this point, run from veterinarian, which will be able to stop the reaction.
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