The main thing - the diagnosis
That the treatment was correct, it is very important to properly diagnose. Don't do it yourself, contact a specialist. Cats can nedomoganie, but not to show it. To catch the disease at the stage when it can be cured, look for symptoms: lack of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, shortness of breath, fainting, unusual behavior, problems with the toilet. A single refusal of food is not a problem, but if the cat doesn't eat all day, hiding, avoiding pan is a reason to go to the vet.
Sometimes diagnosis is possible only with the help of analyses. For example, the General analysis of blood will help to diagnose severe illnesses such as chronic renal failure or diabetes. Detailed veterinary inspection is required when injury, poisoning or other accidents.
Features of treatment
When the diagnosis is established, together with the doctor to develop a treatment plan. Decide which treatments you can do at home. For example, quite easy to learn intramuscular or subcutaneous injections or provide pills and medicines orally. Home can put even the dropper. The vet will establish in the vein of the animal, the catheter needs to be changed every three days. In this case, such a simple procedure like an enema or gastric lavage can be a real problem for the owner. It would be better if it will take the nurse in the veterinary clinic.
Ask them to clarify what the medication was prescribed cat. Select the appropriate form of the drug. For example, if the cat is vomiting, instead of pills and drops, it is better to inject subcutaneously or intramuscularly.
Often together with antibiotics and other strong medicines doctors prescribe Supplements If you do not consider it necessary to give their pet, such additives can be dispensed with. But to save on important medications can not.
Select a convenient place for a sick animal. It can be a basket or box with a soft cloth and a waterproof diaper. They will have to be changed frequently - found wanting a cat is not always able to reach the toilet. Moreover, it is unlikely to observe hygiene - this duty you will have to take on. If the animal is cold, you can put a cloth under a heating pad or bottle with hot water. Make sure that the cat is not lying in a draft - animal is weakened by colds easily.
Don't bother the cat, let him sleep plenty, However, don't forget to do all the prescribed vet treatments. It is very important to establish power. If the cat does not eat for more than a day, it can become a big problem. There are cases when animals died not from disease but from hunger. To avoid this, the cat will have to feed forcibly. Instead of dry food or home write large pieces feed your pet canned food in the form of pate. Even the children's meat sauce - it's liquid, relaxed cat does not need to make an effort to eat. Note that the cat is more willing to eat a little warm and fresh food. Put some puree on a saucer and put it on the stand so the animal didn't have to bend down.
Some sick Pets prefer to eat from the hands of the owner. Let your cat this little whim.
If the cat eats itself, try to unsolder it from the syringe without a needle. Mix the baby puree with warm water and inject into the mouth of the cat small portions. Do not give too much food at a time to pet puked. Do not offer animal sweets, fatty and smoked foods, this too can cause vomiting. In addition to food give your cat clean water.
Advice 2 : How to treat a cat with a cold
Many of the symptoms that would indicate the common cold in humans, for cats, in most cases, means an infectious disease, so it is often necessary to treat not a cold, but something else. Cats can also catch a cold, but it happens very rarely. Severe symptoms mean that it is urgent to contact your veterinarian, especially if sick kitten. The disease, which handle an adult cat, for the baby can be fatal.
When a cat has a cold, his appetite is reduced, there is lethargy and apathy. Vitamins and immunomodulators will help the animal to quickly deal with the disease. In any case it is impossible to treat pet medications for humans. They can have the most unexpected impact, good, if not severely harm the pet. For cats , there are his own medicine specially developed for them. If the cat is just cold, then he quickly recovers himself.
If the cat is sneezing, nose is running, he picked up an infectious disease. Even if the cat home, still he had where to get – on the soles of shoes people bring in the street a lot of germs. Infections in cats are treated with antibiotics, vitamins, immunomodulators. Antibiotics come in pill and injection, other drugs, typically implemented as injections. Do not attempt to treat tailed with a cold, all of these drugs have to be remapped specifically for cats, and to write their vet needs. Sometimes, in order to determine the disease you want to do analysis of the nasal mucosa of the cat, as well as the conjunctiva and oral mucosa.
A sign of a healthy cat – a wet nose. If it's dry, that caused by it can be as hypothermia and something else: from dehydration to parasites. Cause of runny nose in a cat may become allergic reaction. The house is full of substances and compounds that are harmful to cats, from all sorts of household chemicals to cosmetics.
If the cat sneezes continuously, it's not the flu, and probably a foreign object hit him in the nose. Usually cats get rid of these things yourself, but if problems arise, immediately contact the vet.
If the seller in the pet store tells you something, take this advice with great caution. Traders are not required to have veterinary education, often their advice is reminiscent of folk medicine at its worst. In any case, to entrust the treatment of your pet the veterinarian.
Many viral diseases for cats can be immunized. Spring and autumn is the time when the immune system your pet may be weakened, so if you want to protect an animal, get him vaccinated.
Advice 3 : What to do if a sick cat
Cats get sick just as often as the people – they can suffer from colds and gastro-intestinal diseases and infections, and even diabetes. But ailments often make nervous their owners, because animals can't say what happened, and where they hurt. It is therefore important to know the main signs of diseases of Pets, have an idea about first aid, and timely to show the animal to the vet.
Signs of diseases of cats
The first sign that the cat started being sick is her desire to hide somewhere far away, hide in a dark corner, not to appear on people's eyes. Usually sociable and friendly Pets during illness are unable to communicate with the person. This is because in nature wild animals to hurt unprofitable – weakened body can't deal with enemies, and any higher animal can use the disease. So, falling sick, members of the genus feline, hide and try not to be seen by anyone. This instinct remains and domestic cats, although they don't have to hide from other predators. However, they do not like it when during the illness, looking at them, and especially touching, stroking.
You do not always have to forcibly get a cat out of her hiding place and surrounded by too much attention. Make sure that she chose a warm and comfortable area or move it to another dark and quiet place.
Diseased cat becomes lethargic and sleeps a lot, not playing, not running. During sleep the body recovers faster animals, so during the illness they spend most of the time sleepy. But in certain diseases of cats, on the contrary, become too excited, aggressive, restless.
Loss of appetite is one of the most pronounced symptoms of the disease, sometimes cats refuse and water. The disease makes the animal weak and disrupts the coordination of movements, so the pet can be awkward, it's hard to jump on a chair or a window.
Signs of intestinal infections and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract is vomiting and diarrhea. If cats are not in the order of kidney, it rarely goes to the toilet, and the urine there is blood. Kidney disease, or diabetes can often force the pet to drink. Profuse salivation, coughing, discharge from the eyes, strange posture, shortness of breath can also be symptoms of various diseases.
What if the cat got sick
If you find one or more of the above symptoms, first examine the cat and measure her heart rate, temperature and monitor the breathing. The normal heart rate to 150 beats per minute (kittens up to 200), respiratory rate is 30 strokes per minute, the temperature is 38-39 degrees. If all indicators are normal and the animal's condition does not deteriorate, it is possible to observe – perhaps it is a small stomach upset, which will take place in a few hours. Otherwise, you need to take the cat to the vet, but if this is not possible, call a doctor or at least get a consultation.
Do not do self-treatment of cats, if you do not have veterinary education. Only a doctor can accurately determine the illness and prescribe an appropriate treatment.
During sick cats often eat poorly, they should not force-feed, but it is important to give enough water. Dehydration often accompanies certain diseases and can be very dangerous for the life of the animal. If the cat refuses to drink, and her continual vomiting, you need regular injections or drips with a nutrient solution.
If the cat prescribed medications, you need to mix the pill in food or grease them with butter. Liquid medication is poured into the throat using a syringe without a needle.