A–Z of Cat Health and First Aid: A Holistic Veterinary Guide by Andrew Gardiner

By Andrew Gardiner

Presented in an easy-to-follow alphabetical layout, widely illustrated with photos, written with out jargon, and with all stipulations usefully cross-referenced, A–Z of Cat well-being and primary Aid is the definitive advisor for pussycat first relief and residential nursing. writer Andrew Gardiner presents professional wisdom and particular techniques which are adapted to the desires of cats, together with historical past info had to comprehend the motives of any challenge, their urgency, and an summary of the therapy technique more likely to be utilized by the vet. an entire connection with universal cat illnesses and prerequisites, this is often the single booklet cat vendors want while searching for details on useful first relief and complementary treatments.

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This may take several days. Tip Take care as cats in pain may be unpredictable and aggressive. See the guidelines for dealing with fearful or aggressive cats (see p. xviii), to ensure you can help the cat in a safe and effective way. Related or similar conditions Burns Electrocution Falls Fractures/dislocations Shock Aggression See also Behaviour problems. Uncharacteristic aggression in cats is often caused by pain, and you should always consider that this might be the case. Often, a veterinary examination will be needed.

Restraint in the sitting position on a non-slip surface. Note the use of the right forearm to support and control the cat’s body and the right hand to gently control and restrain the front legs; the other hand can help here if needed, by sliding down from the neck area. The cat, though nervous (seen from ear position and facial expression), does not resent the restraint. Nervous cats may respond well to having their head or body covered with a blanket or towel while being restrained. ) The towel also serves as a useful screen for the occasional swipe or attempted bite!

Introduction When confronted with illness or injury in a pet cat, feelings of uncertainty, helplessness or even panic are often experienced. Suddenly, your familiar pet, usually so confident, outgoing and independent, is behaving abnormally – not the cat you are used to at all. She may be withdrawn, unresponsive to the usual things, refusing to have anything to do with food or human attention, maybe her facial expression even looks unusual. She seems to have become a different animal altogether.

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