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

By Debra M. Eldredge

The vintage bestseller--expanded and updated

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

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

Whether you might have a kitten or a senior cat, this source is helping you speedy determine capability difficulties, take right steps in emergency events, larger comprehend diagnoses and treatment plans, and converse extra successfully along with your veterinarian. this can be the hands-on reference you will belief back and again.

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Many can be coaxed into accepting the procedure and do not need to be restrained. Cooperative cats can be lifted onto a smooth, raised surface, such as a tabletop or a high tier of a cat tree. The cat will be less secure—but still not frightened. Speak in a calm, soothing voice until the cat relaxes. Rubbing the ears and scratching the head will calm many cats. Place one hand around the front of the cat’s chest to keep him from moving forward. Use your other hand to administer treatment. Some cats are quite cooperative while being held by the scruff of the neck.

Some veterinary hospitals transport their cats around the hospital this way. qxp 10/29/07 3:41 PM Page 6 6 • CAT OWNER’S HOME VETERINARY HANDBOOK Uncooperative cats can be handled in several ways, depending on the degree of agitation. If the cat is cooperative enough to permit handling. Some cats respond with quiet to simply having the scruff held and gently tugged back and forth or holding the scruff and gently tapping on the head as a distraction. This is more likely to be true for cats under age 1.

Does the cat have a pulse? Feel for the femoral artery located in the groin. Or feel the chest carefully to detect a heartbeat. Put your hand under and around the cat’s chest and compress very lightly to feel for a heartbeat. If YES, start artificial respiration. If NO, start CPR. qxp 10/29/07 3:41 PM Page 11 EMERGENCIES • 11 ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION 1. Lay the cat on a flat surface with his right side down. 2. Open his mouth and clear any secretions with a cloth or handkerchief. Check for a foreign body.

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