Download Cat Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook, Fully Revised and by Debra M. Eldredge PDF

By Debra M. Eldredge

The vintage bestseller--expanded and updated

For years, many veterinary remedies for cats have been in keeping with examine performed with canines since it was once wrongly assumed that cats have been very related. lately, there were mammoth strides in tom cat veterinary examine. This vintage reference is totally up-to-date and revised to mirror those advances and provides you the main up to date assistance on cat healthiness and cat care. It includes:

  • An index of symptoms that will help you locate details fast
  • Clearly written, step by step instructions for dealing with universal pussycat illnesses and problems
  • Hundreds of images, drawings, and tables that illustrate what to appear for and the way to supply the easiest take care of your cats
  • All new anatomical drawings and diagrams
  • New details on genetics, geriatrics, drug sensitivities, uncooked diets, arthritis drugs, dental sickness, and more
  • Information on supplementations, nutraceuticals, and holistic remedies that experience confirmed beneficial
  • Interesting findings on cat behavior

Whether you may have a kitten or a senior cat, this source is helping you quick establish capability difficulties, take right steps in emergency occasions, larger comprehend diagnoses and healing procedures, and converse extra successfully together with your veterinarian. this can be the hands-on reference you are going to belief back and again.

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Many people give over-the-counter medications to their cats, without veterinary approval, to treat a variety of symptoms; they believe that what works for people works for cats. Unfortunately, this is not true. Cats are unusually sensitive to many medications. Drugs given to cats in human dosages are almost always toxic—and some human drugs cannot be given to cats in any amount. Common pain relievers such as ibuprofen (Advil) and acetaminophen (Tylenol) are very toxic to cats. qxp 10/29/07 3:41 PM Page 31 EMERGENCIES • 31 detoxify and eliminate these drugs.

When signs of poisoning develop, the most important consideration is to get your cat to the nearest emergency veterinary facility at once. If possible, find the poison and bring the container with you. This provides the emergency personnel with an immediate diagnosis and expedites treatment. If the cat has ingested the substance recently, residual poison is often present in his stomach. An initial and most important step is to rid the cat’s stomach of any remaining poison. The most effective way to empty the stomach is to pass a stomach tube, remove as much of the stomach contents as possible, and then wash the stomach out with large volumes of water.

Continue with mouth-to-nose breathing. 2. Prepare for heart massage. Place your fingers and thumb on either side of the cat’s sternum or chest, behind his elbows. 3. Compress the chest firmly 6 times; administer a breath. Then repeat. Massage rate is 80 to 120 compressions per minute. 4. If possible, do not stop heart massage while administering a breath. 5. Pause every 2 minutes for 10 to 15 seconds to check for a pulse and spontaneous breathing. 6. Continue until the heart beats and the cat breathes on his own, or until no heartbeat is felt for 30 minutes.

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