First Aid

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You should read this before you need the information it contains, afterwards is a bit late.

Any time your cat has an event that requires first aid, you should see the vet even if things appear to be ok again.

On no account should you use any medicines on cats that have not been specifically approved for them.

Animal first aid is very similar to first aid for humans.

First do no harm.

A cat that requires first aid should be handled very carefully and gently so as to avoid further injury.

Only move the animal the minimal mount necessary.

Avoid movement of the head neck or spine.

If you must carry the animal, try to use a flat board or even a box to carry it in.

The cat should be kept warm, unless the animal is suffering from heat stroke in which case it will need cooling.

Where possible a vet is best for first aid.


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