If your cat has been in an accident or is suffering from the onset of a sudden illness, basic first aid might save her life. So it is very necessary for you to make sure you are always prepared for an emergency. As a matter of fact, the best action for all emergency situations is to contact the vet no matter what happened. And now, you will want to find out the name of your local practice and always keep your vet’s phone number in your mind.
Whatever the situation, always phone first. As you can see, there may not be a vet constantly at the clinic as you wish. However, if you call them, they can at least offer you suggestions about immediate action you should take. Also make sure you have a pen handy to write down the tips they offer to you. More often than not, if the cat is taken to the surgery treatment can be provided more quickly, instead of calling the vet to your home.
Also, you will want to ensure the safety of yourself as well as others people. Always keep calm and figure out access to the situation before you do anything. As you can see, your injured cat may frightened and in pain, and he/she may try to bite you if you touch them. In this case, you will want to approach your cat quietly and slowly, and try to avoid sudden movements.
It is wise for you to lift the cat in a thick towel if the cat seems frightened and potentially aggressive, be careful as cats can bite through towels. In addition to this, you should know that if there is no other obvious escape route cats can be persuaded to run into the safety and security of a cat box sometimes. See your doctor if you are bitten.