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Accidents & Injuries: Cat

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Wound Treatment for Cats (Overview)

Cats are just as susceptible to everyday minor injuries as any other animal. Many cuts (lacerations), bruises (contusions), and scrapes (abrasions) are not life threatening and will...

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Broken Bones in Cats

We usually think of cats as graceful and agile animals that can make impressive jumps. However, even the best athlete can miss. Falls and collisions with cars are the most common...

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Swollen Paws in Cats

A cat’s foot doesn’t swell up too often, so when it does, it is cause for concern. This condition is usually painful, so it will need to be checked by your veterinarian.

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Ear Injuries in Cats

Except for fight wounds, most ear injuries in cats are self-inflicted by scratching. This can leave the ear inflamed and scabbed, or the ear can become swollen from abscess (infection)...

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Shock in Cats

Shock is a set of physiologic changes that has many different causes. Regardless of the cause, there is a set of characteristic signs that indicate the cat is in shock. It is important...

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