Very few things make us worrisome and upset as a poisoned cat. One can only wish the pain she is feeling was transferred to us. In this article, we will see how to save a poisoned cat by administering first aid.
Recognize the symptoms to save a poisoned cat
The first thing you need to do is to be certain that your cat has been poisoned. Check the following signs before moving any further:
- Vomiting in cats and/or cat diarrhea
- Blue tongue and gums
- Coughing and sneezing
- Seizures and tremors
- Frequent urination
- Dilated pupils
- Dark urine
Once you have identified that your cat is poisoned, the first steps you take are fundamental in saving him. Do this immediately after you have confirmed that you have to save a poisoned cat:
- The cat has greater chances of survival the faster it gets medical attention so call your veterinarian immediately;
- Keep calm, you and your pet;
- If the poison was ingested, take the bottle to the veterinarian;
- For poisons like chocolate or bromethalin, give him activated charcoal or Endosorb;
- If the poison fell on the skin, rinse nonstop.
Other measures to help save a poisoned cat
Once you have calmed down and while you are prepping to go to the clinic and on the way there, there are some measures you can take:
- Do not feed the cat unless instructed to do so;
- Do not induce vomiting unless instructed by your veterinarian;
- If the poison was ingested over two hours ago, inducing vomiting is only useless;
- If instructed to induce vomiting, use a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution and administer the amounts suggested by the vet;
- Learn to identify substances such as acids, alkalis, and petroleum products. It is best not to induce vomiting these as they will hurt the throat and mouth of your cat on their way out.
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