How to care for an injured Cat
Cats are very active animals, they get injured and ask for special care because they are almost immune to falling injuries, and there are minor chances of injuries by falling in cats because cats always land on their legs in normal conditions. Motor vehicle accidents can cause severe injuries to your cat. Getting shocked is also a common cause of a cat being wounded.
Anyways, Cats are also very careless sometimes, and they can bravely get to very dangerous places.This habit of them can cause severe injuries to Cats.
Most common cat injuries and their care
Every year many cats get hit by cars. Some, unfortunately, do not survive. However, for those who are lucky to be brought to the doctors at the right time, there are very high chances that they can recover from their injuries with treatment. If your cat has been hit by a car, it is very important to contact your doctor immediately for an emergency appointment. If your cat is in serious condition, you should go to the vet immediately. However, call them to let them know you are on your way.
Some car accidents can cause head injuries. If it’s happened with your cat, Contact your doctor’s office immediately to get a proper evaluation for each condition. Any cat with a brain injury should receive proper nutrition to aid healing. If feeding is difficult or impossible, he may need tube feeding first. Surgery may be necessary if there is a skull fracture, a foreign object in the skull, or fluid or blood accumulation inside the skull. You should Feed small amounts of boiled chicken or white fish.
The main symptoms of a cat with a fractured or broken bone include the following: Traditional signs of pain: hiding, crying, screaming, or moaning, especially if touched. Not walking, or using limbs or tail, limping. Not eating or being unable to use the litter box, neglecting to groom. Surgery is sometimes needed immediately, but a simple fracture can often heal without surgery. The healing process can take 6 to 12 weeks in adult cats. You can feed your cat food having iron (Red meat, dark-meat chicken or turkey, oily fish, eggs)
Apply pressure to the wound with a clean towel to control bleeding. Minor tears will stop bleeding within minutes. However, deep wounds take longer to stabilize. Also, bleeding may occur again when the cat walks on its feet
Most cats require general anesthesia to treat the infection effectively. After analgesia area will beshaved & disinfected. It may then be necessary to cover the abscess to drain the pus and flush the wound with sterile saline.
Basic supportive care for cats in shock includes intravenous fluids, external heat for hypothermia, supplemental oxygen, and atropine to increase heart rate. Corticosteroids can also be used. Otherwise, your veterinarian will only treat the visible cause of the shock.
Teething in cats is not temporary. This is a permanent, irreversible procedure. This is a procedure that is particularly effective in relieving persistent pain and discomfort caused by a diseased tooth. Treatment of cat poisoning depends on the type of toxin the cat has been exposed to. Your veterinarian will recommend the following precautions:
- Controlling ethanol (in cases of anti-freezing poison)
- Fluid therapy (to help excrete toxins from the body of the cat)
- Muscle relaxants (for shock)
- Anti-seizure medication
- to induce vomiting
- Activated charcoal (an agent that binds to the toxin and prevents it from being absorbed by the body) is used in poisonings that cause internal bleeding or erosion of the esophagus when vomiting occurs.
These are the essential tips to decrease the temperature of cats,
- Apply or spray lukewarm/cold water on the fur and skin of the Cats.
- Wet the area around your cats.
- Do not use ice cold water or ice, as it can damage the skin.
- Remove your cat from the warm environment immediately.