Welcome to your Cat First Aid & CPCR
What is the most important thing to check on a cat who has suffered electrical burns?
Second Degree burns exhibit blisters and pus and are highly susceptible to infection, so they should be loosely bandaged once cooled off with clean water.
If a kitty is making a noise while choking, she is still getting air. Allow her a moment to cough up the obstruction. If she can not, then safely attempt to get the object out of her mouth or perform which technique:
If you notice your cat’s pupils are unequally dilated, it could be the sign of a tumor or concussion, so you should:
When performing CPR on a cat, using two fingers for chest compressions or the “Taco” method can be effective.
For a simple digestive upset, the best home remedy is:
If your cat ingests ammonia, laundry detergent or chlorine…dilute by making her drink water or eat non-fat plain yogurt, and get her to the vet!
If your cat has a temperature of 104 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, you should quickly take her to the Veterinarian even if you are able to quickly bring her temperature down.
The correct dose of antihistamine for a cat stung by a bee is 1 mg per pound of her body weight. For any swelling, use a cold pack intermittently so as not to cause frostbite, but if there is excessive swelling or any breathing difficulties…get your pet to the vet!
You will recognize a non-venomous snake bite by a bruise or bite mark that looks like a row of teeth rather than punctures. For this injury, clean the area with antibacterial soap and watch for signs of infection.
A cat with pale gums should be:
If your cat is experiencing a seizure, grab her tongue before timing the seizure.
Although cats are more tolerant of heat than dogs, a cat can suffer from Heat Stroke if:
Signs of pain in a cat include:
Where is the best place to check a cat’s pulse:
If you find a cat who has a pulse but is not breathing, you should perform chest compressions.
Rescue breathing is best performed by blowing into a cat’s mouth.
If your cat’s gums and other mucus membranes appear yellow, she may have eaten something yellow.
Practicing water safety by attaching a ramp to your pool, teaching your cat to find the steps, placing a life-jacket on your cat should you ever take her boating and by supervising at all times are amongst the best measures to keep her safe from drowning.
Hydrogen Peroxide is most often needed in our Cat’s First-Aid Kit to perform what task?
To treat for shock, elevate the cat’s hindquarters to promote circulation (only if she does not have a chest or head injury) and cover her with a sheet or blanket as you transport her to the animal hospital.
It is safe to feed cats which of the following human foods:
If you feel a pulse, do not administer CPR.
A good treatment for heat stroke is to cool the kitty from the paws up by wetting the paws, belly, pits and groin areas with cool water.
For ear injuries, apply direct pressure to an upright ear by pressing the ear towards the side of the head/cheek.
When performing CPR on a cat, breathe twice and then compress the chest 30 times before breathing twice again. Every four rounds, check for a pulse.
Before performing many Cat First-Aid Techniques, you may need to do what to your cat?
A wound that is bleeding profusely is most likely caused by damage to a vein or artery and direct pressure must be applied immediately followed by elevation and pressure on the appropriate pressure point if needed.
Induce vomiting in your cat if:
High Rise Syndrome can result in multiple bone and organ injuries. It is caused by:
Administering Benedryl and applying a cold pack is a remedy for:
To stop heavy bleeding:
If you find a cat in a pool or lake, it will be easy to get the water out of her lungs by holding her upside down.
Brushing your cat’s teeth could prevent bacteria from getting into her bloodstream and traveling to her heart valves or kidneys
Pepto-bismal is a good choice if your cat seems to have an upset stomach.