Any news on Pats, Cats. What to do.(10 posts)
I am scared my cat has been been sneezing a
Sneezing should have nothing to do with bb's.Look for scratching if anything,if the cat is sneezing it could be an upper respiratory infection,a kitty cold.Keep an eye on him to make sure he's eating and that there is no discharge coming from his nose or eyes.If he starts to lose his appetite or have discharge(yellow or white) from his nose or eyes take him to your vet for antibiotics.
The sneezing could be from the chemicals used. My dog would sneeze the first few days following a treatment. She would even turn her nose up at her dog food after they treated behind the baseboards. Pets have very sensitive noses and keen senses of smell.
Thank you. It is something he may have picked up at the boarding place while he was away at the first pco or because of the chemicals. I pray he will be okay. It could be the murphy,s oil soaped floors. Thank you so much everyone! He sure doesn't like the tee tree oil smell.
The subject of cats and insecticides has just been brought up on "Should I follow-the two week rule".
Cats are very sensitive to many insecticides, which in some cases can affect them quite seriously. Cat owners should discuss this with a PCO who is brought in for bedbugs. Cats are more sensitive than dogs to insecticide.
Can anyone suggest cat-safe insecticides that are effective with bedbugs?
For starters there is PowderGard, which is powdered limestone and mint. It is safe around pets and children when used as directed (applied as an extremely thin dusting).
really? no one has replied in a year?
i'm trying to make this same decision- i have a cat who is already really, really sick and i don't want to put him in a place where he is further at risk.
nobody seems to have any answers about cats!!!
Bugless - 1 year ago » …there is PowderGard, which is powdered limestone and mint. It is safe around pets and children when used as directed (applied as an extremely thin dusting).
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"Safe when used as directed" applies to lots of stuff. You also need to determine if the product is effective against BB. There's lots of snake oil in the market.
I feel like I've replied on most of the posts about cats... anyhow, in our apartment we have four, but none with previous immune system issues, so I don't know how to advise you about that. We remove them completely from the apartment while the PCO sprays, and for a few hours after. Then we keep them away from the areas that were treated for at least a couple of days. We also applied DE, but only in rooms we could keep the cats out of (we're keeping them out of the bedrooms)... for the other areas of the apartment we just used caulk.
If your cat is already immuno-compromised I would recommend finding somewhere to board him while treatment is going on.
Looks like powdergard was banned
thanks folks. i'll make sure the PCO only uses the DE in non-sniffable places.
it's a fine juggling act between keeping the cat safe, and ensuring we are taking proper precautions against BBs. bastards.
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