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11 First Aid Tips For Cats and Kittens


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Basic tips to give first aid to your cat or kitten. These actions might help to stay calm and help them until you manage to get them to the vet and receive professional care. From

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11 First Aid Tips For Cats and Kittens

  1. 1. Cats First Aid Basic Tips
  2. 2. If your cat has an accident, it's advised to stay calm yet act fast, attempting to take him to the veterinary clinic as soon as possible. Accident Injuries If your cat is injured, you should handle him with care because of his pain and carry him wrapped up in a blanket or a towel to avoid him scratching. Cuts or bites If you see a cut or bite, it is important to have him checked by a veterinarian. But do not be alarmed by blood emanating. Stay calm and use a pressure bandage to stop the bleeding.
  3. 3. Fractures are usually common in young kittens due to falls arising from their exploration habits. It is important to get a veterinarian evaluation. If your kitten suffers a fracture, avoid movements while he is transported to the consultation. Fractures Shock If the kitten suffers a serious injury he will be affected by a state of shock. The most common signs are weakness, chills, rapid breathing and shallow, and the inner lining of the eyes and mouth acquire a pale color. This situation requires urgent treatment. It is important that the cat is wrapped in a towel or blanket to help retain heat and keep its head slightly lower than the rest of the body so that the blood reaches the brain better. Burns However slight it may seem, it is important that you go to the vet if your kitten is burned. You must apply a compress with cold water and if it is very serious cover it with gauze.
  4. 4. Although cats are well adapted to high temperatures, there are circumstances that cause this condition, for example, if we let the animal locked in the car for quite some time and with the windows closed on a hot day. Heatstroke will cause wheezing, vomiting and symptoms of shock. In this case immediately refresh the kitten with cold water and call the vet. Heatstroke It can occur in the feet, ears and tail. If this occurs, the skin is pale and bright. It is important that we move from this place to a hotter one and apply a wet and warm towel. In this case you must see a vet the sooner the better. Freezing
  5. 5. In these cases, the cat will suffer from vomiting, severe diarrhea, loss of coordination and seizures. You must go immediately to the vet and inform him about the toxic substance ingested the cat. Some kittens have a habit of biting power lines. Take precautions to avoid that from happening, but if it is in contact with the cable, you must not touch, turn off the power and separate him from the cable with a wooden stick. It is necessary to immediately go to the vet. If a lesion of this kind happens, you should not let him to rub his eyes. Poisoning Electrocution EyeInjuries
  6. 6. This article is for information only, we have no authority to prescribe any veterinary treatment or perform any sort of diagnosis. We invite you to take your cat to the vet and receive professional advice and care. Please note: The article was published by