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

By Andrew Gardiner

Presented in an easy-to-follow alphabetical layout, greatly illustrated with images, written with out jargon, and with all stipulations usefully cross-referenced, A–Z of Cat health and wellbeing and primary Aid is the definitive advisor for tom cat first relief and residential nursing. writer Andrew Gardiner presents professional wisdom and particular techniques which are adapted to the wishes of cats, together with historical past details had to comprehend the reasons of any challenge, their urgency, and an overview of the therapy method prone to be utilized by the vet. a whole connection with universal cat illnesses and stipulations, this is often the single ebook cat vendors desire whilst trying to find details on sensible first relief and complementary treatments.

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Cats need to be checked on, unobtrusively, every hour or so, and it can be helpful if you note down some basic medical observations about them, such as: • Number of times vomited or diarrhoea passed. • When normal faeces and urine are passed. • Amount eaten and drunk. • Breathing rate at rest, and whether this appears normal (see Breathing problems). • Overall demeanour and responsiveness. • Any other symptoms you see. Sick cats often appreciate attention, stroking, gentle grooming and bathing of the mouth, eyes and nose with water and cotton wool.

Swab away any blood or fluid, taking great care not to be bitten. B Check for breathing by carefully observing the chest for movement or detecting air flow at the nostrils (put a mirror in front of the nostrils and look for condensation, or hold a wisp of tissue or cotton wool in front of the nostril opening). If there is no breathing, begin artificial ‘mouth to nose’ respiration immediately Artificial respiration: mouth to nose through cupped hands. Use approx. 10 breaths/minute. Applying dressing to bleeding wound.

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 She may be withdrawn, unresponsive to the usual things, refusing to have anything to do with food or human attention, maybe her facial expression even looks unusual.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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