Here are some tips for emergency situations that may arise with your cat. These tips are only until you can get the care of a veterinarian. When you travel, make sure to bring your cat’s veterinary records, and check if there is an emergency vet in the area. Bring a heavy towel or blanket to take your cat to the vet. Have a working phone handy for emergencies.
Try not to let your cat outside while traveling, but if it escapes, it risks the danger of skunks. If your cat gets skunked, wash it in tomato juice and then bathe it. Make sure its vaccinations are valid, as skunks could carry rabies.
First of all, never try to fix this yourself. Before you get your cat to the vet, control its bleeding and confine its movement before you get to the hospital.
First, open your cats mouth by pressing either side of the jaw, and look to see if the object is there. Don’t tilt its head back. If you see something obvious, use tweezers to get it out. Be cautious that your cat may try to bite! If you don’t see the object, don’t poke inside the mouth, as it will send the object even further back. Hold your cat upside down and press its chest with both hands. If you manage to get the object out, you should still bring your cat to the vet to see if there is any physical damage.
Cats and kittens will sometimes chew on electric cords. This is dangerous, because the electric shock can burn its tongue, mouth and throat. You may see your cat drooling or having difficulty breathing.
In this situation, do not touch your cat, but turn off the current and get a broom or stick to get the cat away from the electricity. Contact a vet ASAP.
Heatstroke occurs when cats are in hot areas with no circulation, such as in cars, or from lack of drinking water or excessive activity. You will notice your cat panting, foaming at the mouth and perhaps go into a coma in extreme circumstances.
If you notice these symptoms, sponge your cat with some cool water and call the vet. If it looks really bad, place it in cool water or place ice packs on its neck before you contact a vet.