First aid for cats
13.02.2023 - Reading time: 1 minutes
Choking, injuries or burns: What you can do while waiting for the vet to arrive.
An emergency with your cat can happen out of the blue. You should therefore always have a first aid kit handy. You should also consider taking a first aid course. This is offered by some vets’ surgeries and there are organisations that also regularly offer first aid courses. Here you can learn how to dress a paw or ear and what to do if an animal is unconscious. Save the telephone numbers for the veterinary emergency service or the nearest veterinary clinic in your mobile phone – this way you will always be prepared.
If a medical emergency should arise: Bring your pet clear of the danger zone, ensure your own safety, inform a vet and stabilise your pet – depending on the emergency this can mean attending to wounds or keeping vital functions going.
In the case of an emergency you should:
1. Keep calm
2. Call the vet or clinic
3. Check and maintain vital functions
4. Carry out first aid in the case of life-threatening injuries