Transporting an Injured Cat
In transporting an injured cat, the easiest and gentlest way to carry her is in a cat carrier, which is such a good investment! First of all, it will prevent your cat from jumping through the steering wheel or on top of your head while you’re driving, and sending you to the hospital! Your injured cat will also be calmer in the veterinarian’s reception and exam room – a definite plus for the veterinarian-owner relationship.
While transporting an injured cat, if a cat carrier is not available, the one-hand carry is comfortable for your cat and affords secure restraint. The cat’s back legs and body rest between your inner forearm and your body. The front legs are held between the fingers of the same arm. Your cat’s head can be cradled in your other hand.
If you pinch your injured cat’s front or hind paw and the animal does not react in pain, it may have a spinal injury – paralysis of both hind legs and possibly stiffness, or paralysis of the front legs are possible, in this case. Slide your cat very gently onto a blanket or board. Even a slight movement of the spine could cause irreversible damage.
If your cat is seriously ill or injured then take precautions while transporting a seriously injured cat. It is very important not to make the situation worst. If your pet is in shock, a fast lift or rotation can cause irreversible harm. While transporting an injured cat, injuries to the Spinal cord, and chest were. Abdomen or limbs can be made worse by inconsiderate handling. A cat carrier, blanket, coat, air mattress, or even a window screen can be used to transport seriously injured cats.
Points to keep in mind
If your cat is severely injured due to any road accident or for any other reason then you should use emergency transportation techniques for the injured cat. It might happen that your pet cat will behave in aggression with you. Please keep patience and try to handle the situation as transportation of an injured cat is not an easy task.
Just wrap her in a big towel or blanket if you have and gently pick her up and put her in a box. If she is misbehaving then you sit in your vehicle and put her in your lap then she will be more relaxed.
This will also keep her safe from jumps. While transporting an injured cat be careful with her paws and mouth in this entire situation. If the situation is worst and it’s bleeding badly, then call your veterinarian and tell everything that had happened to her and tell them that you are on your way. In the meantime give all possible aid to your seriously injured cat. If this is not an efficient way then you can also put your pet cat on a stretcher so that she will feel a bit relaxed.
All you have to do is to take the best steps while transporting an injured cat so that she reaches the hospital without feeling any more difficulty. Imagine that if the cat is injured so seriously then we have to take care of as much as we can because the cat is already injured so badly, why give her more problems?
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