Emergencies in cats are various painful conditions that require immediate veterinary attention. Please don’t forget, any delay can cost your pet’s life.
And so, the emergency condition of your Maine Coon includes:
- Refusal to eat during the day is a feature of cats – when fasting for more than 2-3 days, the cat’s body turns on a protective mechanism for the gradual movement of fats from its reserves to the liver for energy, but the liver cells are not able to process it entirely, the fat builds up in the liver cells , gradually putting them out of action – liver lipidosis develops.
- An increase in body temperature – the cat becomes very lethargic, does not eat well or refuses to eat, often hotter to the touch than usual. To confirm the rise in temperature, it is necessary to measure it with a thermometer in the rectum, the normal temperature is 38-39C, high – 39.5-41
- Convulsive syndrome – a condition manifested by sudden, frequent involuntary muscle contractions, often with loss of consciousness
- Acute respiratory failure – when the increased work of the respiratory system does not provide normal oxygen consumption, is accompanied by a strong non-stop cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, shortness of breath, observed with pulmonary edema, inflammatory diseases of the respiratory system, an attack of bronchial asthma, after a severe injury, etc.
- Change in the color of visible mucous membranes, in particular the oral cavity, from pink to whitish, cyanotic or yellow
- repeated vomiting
- Vomiting blood
- Frequent urge to urinate with no urine output
- Frequent urination
- Urine with blood
- Loose stools with blood or black liquid stools
- The appearance of purulent discharge in females from the genitals
- eye injury
- Purulent discharge from the eyes, constant squinting
- Suspicion of eating a foreign body
- Increased water intake and increased urine output
Be attentive to the behavior and condition of your Maine Coon, if changes appear, immediately consult a doctor.