There are some insect bites that don’t require much attention while others will send you to the veterinarian with your cat. A bee sting for example, you can take care of at home unless the cat is allergic to them. But parasites or ear mites require antibiotics from the veterinarian to cure up. So, it really depends on what bug bites you are referring to. Knowing what to do is a key to having a happy and healthy pet.
Considering you probably won’t be around when your cat actually gets a bug bite you can watch for the signs or the symptoms that are associated with them. Most of the time cats will get bug bites outdoors in the summertime although they can get parasites in the winter too.
First, know that fleas and ticks are the highest biters that infest cats. So, if your cat is scratching or biting at its fur a lot chances are it has fleas or a tick. You can get rid of these cat bug bites symptoms yourself most of the time without having to go to the veterinarian. Getting rid of fleas requires giving your cat a flea bath and going to the pet store and getting the materials needed to kill the fleas in your home. There are different ways of removing a tick finding the best way for you is important.
In addition to scratching and biting at their fur cats can literally cause bald spots on their fur from insect bites if you aren’t keeping close attention to them. If they have ear mites they could also have red or pink ears so watch for that as well.
It’s a good thing to try and keep your cat from itching and scratching the affected area if you can. Because it will just make it worse and it could get infected. To relieve itching and irritation you can sometimes use baking soda on the sore spot. All natural ointments like aloe vera work too.
In extreme cases you can take your cat to the veterinarian and he or she could probably prescribe an ointment to be used for the bug bite and the scratching. Remember too, that animals attempt to lick their wounds that’s why it is better to use all natural remedies unless the area is going to be covered for a while.
Unless there is an extreme allergic reaction to the insect bite and the cat requires medical attention from a veterinarian the bites should heal within a week or two. Sometimes in less time than that, and there isn’t usually a scar. While the bite is present there could be redness and swelling at the point of where the insect bite is. Never spray your cat with insect repellant this could be harmful to them or they could breathe the fumes. In addition to licking their fur and this could be poisonous to them.