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As we get ready for Spring, it’s time to start thinking about our pets’ indoor temperatures. Just as with our homes, we’re all looking for ways to save energy and money, as well as make our homes and pets healthier. In recent years, people have learned that cats enjoy warm homes, and the same goes for dogs.
To keep our pets as comfortable as possible, we need to be good housekeepers and take care of our pets’ heating and cooling systems.
Here are some simple tips for keeping your home comfortable for your pet:
Use heat only when needed. We all know that cats and dogs are sensitive to heat. The trick is to only use heat when necessary. When you see that it is too hot or cold in the house, turn off your air conditioner or furnace, or lower the temperature.
If you are a renter, be sure to call your landlord to make sure there is adequate heat in the house. A renter can make a big difference for your pet by ensuring that your pet has a warm house.
If you are a homeowner, be sure that you do an annual check of your heater and air conditioner to make sure they are working properly.
Consider having your furnace cleaned each year. Regular cleaning can help your furnace work more efficiently.
If you have an older furnace, check with your local heating company to make sure it can be properly serviced and cleaned.
Check that the air conditioning is working properly as well.
Have the air vents in your home cleaned at least once a year to help your furnace and air conditioner work more efficiently.
When you’re ready to make your home even more comfortable for your pets, check out the new Cat’s Paws Comfort System. The Comfort System comes with all of the parts and instructions you need to get your furnace and air conditioner running at peak performance. The system also has a thermostat that regulates your heating and cooling to your pet’s needs and an air purifier to keep dust and germs from entering your pet’s airways. The Comfort System even includes a room humidifier.
And if you have a pet in your home, you can add a cat’s Paws pet door to your home, which will allow your pet to come and go more easily. With the Comfort System, you can also have a cat’s Paws pet door in your home, to allow your pets to go outside more easily.
There are many ways to be a responsible pet parent. One of the best things you can do to be a responsible pet parent is to be careful about flea infestations. Fleas not only cause your cat and dog to itch, but also make them vulnerable to a number of serious medical conditions.
In the United States, there are four common types of fleas: Ctenocephalides felis (cats), Ctenocephalides canis (dogs), Ocheoides felineus (house cats), and Pulex irritans (humans). Fleas have two distinct life stages: the adult stage, and the immature (larval) stage. In the adult stage, the female flea lays approximately 50 eggs every day, and these eggs are deposited on the animal’s hair or skin. The immature stage begins after the eggs hatch. This is usually within 12 days, depending on the temperature. The larvae (immature) remain on the animal’s skin and hide from the animal’s immune system. They mature and shed their outer skin, and then begin the adult stage again. It is possible that the immature fleas may live for about a month, but most fleas live for only 4 to 6 weeks.
The immature fleas are most dangerous for your pet. They can survive in the soil of a yard for up to three months, or possibly longer. And the larvae are so small that they can easily hide under your pet’s skin, or enter the home, as well as jump from your pet to your child, or other pets.
Some people may be allergic to flea bites, but the effects of fleas are not limited to those people. Dogs who live in close quarters with fleas are more likely to be aggressive and have other health problems. Flea infestations have been linked to increased odds of developing allergies in dogs, and even heart problems in some dogs. Fleas can be a nuisance to your dog or cat, and they can cause serious health problems if your pet lives in a flea infested environment.
Here are some of the symptoms of a flea infestation:
Your pet may scratch, rub, or lick the area of skin that has been bitten by a flea. This may cause them to scratch, rub, or lick other areas of their body, or your clothing.
Your pet may have a severe allergic reaction to the saliva of a flea.
Your pet may have a fever that lasts for several days or weeks, or they may be lethargic, not eating, or vomiting.
Your pet may not be able to use a litter box, urinate, or defecate without your assistance.
If you have flea problems in