Caring for a Sick Cat
When a cat is sick or recovering from an operation, good care can influence their recovery and will be very gratifying for you. What a sick cat needs the most is peace and quiet.
- Remain next to it, but tell the children to not be continuously around.
- Find a quiet corner in a warm and ventilated room, and prepare a clean and welcoming bed for it.
- Place and water close to the bed, and the litter box a little further away.
- If it is very sick and can’t turn around by itself, do so softly every couple of hours, to avoid liquid gathering in the lungs.
- Consult your veterinarian over any special or care.
- Make sure you administer the exactly as indicated by your veterinarian and always complete the , specially with antibiotics; don’t stop administering them as soon as the cat shows signs of recovery.
- If you cat refuses to drink it will dehydrate, specially if it is vomiting or has diarrhea. Give it a spoonful of cold boiled water, with a drop of glucose or honey, every hour or so. Administer it slowly, using a dropper placed in the side of the mouth, let it swallow after a few drops.
- If it refuses to eat, tempt it with warm nutritious , like chicken, fish, sardines, fish or meat based baby , or liquid for handicapped people. Catnip or catnip flavored candy crumbled on the will make a sick cat eat. If it doesn’t eat from the bowl, hand feed it.