First Aid for Your Cat
Many people like to raise pets in their homes. It is a nice thing to have a small creature like a pet in your home and watch it while it is eating, playing and sleeping. You become happy when you see it playing with you or running behind you. Cats are raised in many homes and you yourself may have a cat in your home, so it is necessary to know how to care about your cat in case something bad happens to it.
Having a cat in your home means that you should have a first aid kit in a bag. This bag will make you ready at any time to face unexpected problems that may happen. In the first aid kit bag, you should have the following things (thermometer, gauze pads, bandages, tweezers, roll of cloth, antibiotic ointment, hydrogen peroxide, rubber tubing and cotton for cleaning and wiping blood.
You should also have some knowledge about the problems that may happen to your cat and how to treat with those problems. Here are some examples of the problems that may happen to your cat and how to face them.
*Bleeding: If the wound from which the blood comes is superficial then you will need to:
-Press the wound for ten minutes to stop the flow of blood with a clean piece of cotton or cloth.
-Do not remove the cloth and put another piece of cotton or cloth and tie it.
-Keep your cat quiet and stable as much as possible and raise the wounded part to prevent the blood from flowing.
-If the cat’s status is serious then , you will have to hurry and call the veterinarian for getting help.
* Burns: -Use cool water compresses for electrical and thermal burns and do not use ice.
-If the burn is chemical then, wash the burned part with running water for at least 25 minutes.
* Choking: It happens when the cat swallows something strange and big that do not allow it to breath normally. you should try to put your finger into the cat’s mouth and get that strange thing out or go to the veterinarian when you find it difficult to be done.
You have to know that using first aid may come to be not enough for your cat’s status and in this case you will have to call a veterinary.