Cats are fascinated by movement and will jump and snap at wasps or bees, often getting stung in the process.
Swelling can be severe and dangerous, especially in the mouth or throat by blocking air passages.
Remove the stinger.
If it is a wasp or bee sting in the mouth, wash the mouth with a mixture of one teaspoon baking soda to one pint water.
For any sting and all types of insect bites that cause a mild, local reaction on the skin, gently swab the area of the sting with rubbing alcohol. To relieve the itching apply a paste of baking soda and water on the area.
Persistent swelling is indication of a possible allergic reaction, which should be treated by a veterinarian immediately.
In some areas ticks are prevalent, especially in wooded areas.
To remove a tick, cover it with an alcohol-soaked piece of cotton; never try to burn it with a match or cigarette.
After a few minutes it should begin to back out of the cat’s skin. Lift it off with tweezers, taking care to keep the head intact.
Fragments of the head that remain in the skin can cause infection.
Swab the affected area of skin with alcohol and let it dry.