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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

Most cases of swelling will be due to infection, either from an overgrown toenail or from a bite or other puncture wound. Other events like a broken bone, or a rubber band or something...

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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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Eye Injuries in Cats

The eyes are one of the cat’s most intriguing features. Therefore, anything that affects the eyes, even if it seems minor, should not be ignored. Any change to the eyes or...

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