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Cat Limping

…your cat. Keep the wound clean and dry. Any deep puncture wounds will most likely need antibiotics. If you apply ointments, chances are good that your cat will lick it off before it can work.Arthritis Can Cause Limping It is possible, especially in older cats, that they have some arthritic joints. If your cat has a limp that doesnt resolve itself fairly quickly or returns intermittently, you need to seek the advice of your veterinarian. Cats that…

Cat Hypercalcemia

…be done. It is important to allow your cat free access to water. Do your best to avoid your cat’s exposure to substances containing vitamin D. this can be ointments, poisons or an assortment of plants. This condition needs to be treated and relieved as quickly as possible. As with any illness in your cat, the severity of the diseases can depend on your own observation. By paying attention to your cat and noting any specific changes in appetite,…

Cat Squinting

…removing the allergen is all that is needed for the ailment to subside. Drops and ointments containing a corticosteroid can be used in minor cases of chemosis.Foreign Material Many small particles of dust, dirt, grass, and hair can become trapped underneath the eyelids of cats. This presence of foreign bodies tends to be more prominent in outdoor cats. These materials can cause irritation to the eye. The first signs are generally excessive…

Cat Worms

…larvae in its system. As a result, there are numerous ways for a cat to contract internal parasites, and this is why worms are a common problem for felines.Treatment Deworming medications or antihelmintics are typically used to treat cases of cat worm infestations. These medications are available in a variety of forms, including tablets, chewables, liquids, and topical ointments. There is no deworming medication available that will get rid of all…

Cat Paw Injuries

…cut will require cleansing and the application of an antiseptic ointment or antibiotic cream. Occasionally, a gauze bandage may be necessary. For any injury that requires a bandage, its usually best to have a veterinarian apply it, as a bandage can cause discomfort and further damage when too tight. Furthermore, it can be difficult to get a bandage to stay on a cats paw. If your cat has already developed an infection, antibiotics may be required.…

Cat Skin Disease

…case of certain bacterial infections, antibiotics may be required. Special medicated or soothing shampoos can also have a healing effect for a cat suffering from a bacterial skin infection or other skin disorder. Natural products and formulations can also provide relief for cats with skin problems. Ointments containing natural ingredients have a variety of beneficial properties that can help to soothe irritation and promote healing. For example,…

Cat Dry Eyes

…else is likely to suggest dry eyes.Treatment Options Treatment for dry eyes in cats includes topical treatments and medications and, in some dire situations, treatment may include surgery as well.Topical Treatments and Medication Frequent use of artificial tears is beneficial in keeping the eyes moist. If the dry eyes are severe, an ophthalmic cyclosporin ointment is prescribed. The cream should be applied to the surface of the affected eye. The…

Cat Bug Bites

…than using tweezers, as the second method can cause more venom to enter into your cats system. No matter what type of insect bite or sting your cat is suffering from, its important to try to prevent your pet from biting or scratching at the affected area, as this can cause further irritation and can potentially lead to infection. Before applying any form of ointment or other remedy, its often best to gently clean and dry the bite or sting site.…

Cat Pink Eye

…reduce the severity and frequency of flare ups, greatly increasing your cats comfort and enjoyment of life. Sometimes future flare ups will not occur at all. When conjunctivitis is caused by other factors, proper treatment will often effectively cure the problem. Treatments are generally administered in three different ways. One method is to use drops or ointments that are locally administered into the eye. Another form of local administration…

Zinc Toxicity

…fatal blood disorder. Pets, more commonly young dogs, may ingest items containing zinc such as pennies minted after 1982, batteries, galvanized metals, fungicides, zinc containing shampoos, diaper rash ointments and sunscreens. In contrast, cats very rarely, if ever, suffer from this disorder possibly because their feeding habits are different from dogs. A toxic dose could involve ingesting as few as one to three pennies (50 to 100 mg/kg). In…

Dog Dry Eyes

…eye. In this disorder, less of the watery substance and more of the mucus is found in the tears.Causes of Dry Eyes in Dogs A virus is thought to be the leading reason for dry eyes in dogs. It is more common in dogs than cats. Injury to the nerves in the eyes or the tear glands themselves can also lead to dryness of the eyes.Signs and Symptoms The most common sign of dry eyes is a thick, mucus like discharge from one or both of a dog’s eyes. This…

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