Emergency Procedures For Toxin Exposure In Cats

Emergency poisoning in cats

We take a look at some emergency procedures for toxin exposure the cat’s carer can utilise, before continuing to the veterinarian.

A cat who has had exposure to a toxin must see a veterinarian even if no symptoms are present. Some toxins can take hours to take effect; others can slowly accumulate in the system over time. If toxin ingestion was recent, the veterinarian has more tools up his or her sleeve to prevent further absorption.

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Root Canal Treatment For Cats

Root canal treatment for cats

Also known as endodontic treatment, a root canal is a dental treatment in which the inside of the tooth (nerve, dentin, and pulp) is removed and replaced with a synthetic filling and the tooth is capped. The procedure is most often reserved for the large functional canines, premolars, and molars.

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Pre-Anesthetic Bloodwork For Cats

Pre-anesthetic bloodwork

What is pre-anesthetic bloodwork?

Pre-anesthetic bloodwork is a blood test which veterinarians recommend before a cat undergoes general anesthesia. While not compulsory in most veterinary practices, it is recommended because it provides the veterinarian information on the hydration status of the cat, organ function, blood sugar levels, and electrolyte balances.

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9 Common Causes of Limping in Cats

Common causes of limping in cats

Causes of limping at a glance

  • Arthritis
  • Abscess
  • Cancer
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Claw injury
  • Cruciate ligament rupture
  • Patellar luxation
  • Broken bone
  • Hip dysplasia

 

Limping (also referred to as lameness) is a common symptom which can affect cats of all ages. It can affect one or all four of the cat’s legs. In this article, we look at some of the more common causes of limping in cats.

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Dental Fracture (Broken Tooth) in Cats

Fractured cat tooth

Dental fractures are a break in the hard outer layer of the teeth (enamel), which can penetrate through to the underlying tissue or roots. The most common causes are chewing on hard objects such as cooked bones, falls, blunt force trauma (such as a kick to the face) and motor vehicle accidents can also lead to dental fractures.

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Rectal Prolapse in Cats

Rectal prolapse in cats

A rectal prolapse is a rare condition in which one or more of the inner layers of the rectum (the end portion of the large intestine that ends just inside the anus) lose their attachments within the body which allows it to telescope out of the body through the anal opening. It can be incomplete in which only the mucosal layer, or complete (or full-thickness) in which all layers of the rectal wall are affected.

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