First Aid for Cats

Choking, Injuring, or Burning Your Cat: What To Do Before the Vet Arrives.

It can happen quickly that your beloved cat finds itself in an emergency situation. You should therefore always have a first aid kit nearby. Also, consider taking a first aid course. This is offered by some veterinarians, and organizations such as the Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund and the German Red Cross also hold corresponding courses again and again. There you will learn, among other things, how to put on a paw or ear bandage and how to behave if your animal is unconscious. Also, save emergency numbers of the veterinary emergency service or the nearest veterinary clinic on your mobile phone – so you are always well prepared. If there is a medical emergency, the following applies: Take your animal out of the danger zone, ensure your own safety, inform a veterinarian and stabilize your animal – depending on the emergency, this can be treating wounds or maintaining vital functions.

You can see what you can do if your cat is about to suffocate, has injured its paw – or suffers heatstroke in our infographic, which you can also print out. Just click here.

In the event of an emergency, the following applies to you:

  • keep Calm
  • Call the vet or animal hospital
  • Check and maintain vital functions
  • First-aid measures for life-threatening injuries

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