5 cat emergencies to get ahead of this spring

April 10, 2024

As the weather warms up this spring, most Teddington cats are likely to be up and about more, and off on their adventures. Pet owners will want to be aware of potential emergencies that can arise for their beloved feline companions.

Cats can be curious creatures, and sometimes their adventures can lead to unforeseen accidents or health issues. Our vets in Teddington highlight some common cat emergencies below to watch out for this month.

Call us on 0208 943 2303 in an emergency.

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Common cat emergencies

1. Traumatic Injuries

With spring’s arrival, some cats explore outdoors more, raising their risk of trauma like car accidents, falls, or fights. Signs include limping, difficulty breathing, bleeding, or visible wounds.

2. Poisoning

Spring brings new plants and flowers, some which are toxic to cats if eaten, like tulips, daffodils, lilies, and crocuses. Signs of poisoning in cats include vomiting, diarrhoea, lethargy, drooling, and seizures.

3. Heatstroke

As temperatures rise, cats risk heatstroke if left in hot cars or rooms, porches, conservatories, or greenhouses without shade or water. Signs of heatstroke in cats may include excessive panting, drooling, lethargy, vomiting, and collapse.

4. Urinary Blockages

Male cats, especially with urinary issues like bladder stones or infections, are prone to blockages. Signs include straining to urinate, frequent litter box trips with little urine, vocalising while urinating, and discomfort. This is an emergency requiring immediate vet attention.

5. Respiratory Distress

Cats can develop respiratory issues from allergies, infections, or conditions like asthma. Signs include laboured breathing, wheezing, coughing, nasal discharge, and blue-tinged gums or tongue. If breathing is difficult, call us immediately on 0208 943 2303.

Call Alpha Vets in an emergency

In any emergency situation involving your cat, it’s crucial to act quickly and seek veterinary attention ASAP. Our experienced team at Alpha Vets are here to help. If you encounter any of the emergencies mentioned above or have concerns about your cat’s health, don’t hesitate to call us immediately on 0208 943 2303.

We are available to provide emergency care and support for your feline companion, ensuring they receive the timely treatment they need to stay happy and healthy.

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