You never know when an emergency situation may arise, so it’s always important to be prepared! Whether you plan to explore your backyard or go hiking in the woods, you should be armed with some basic cat first aid knowledge. And always travel and adventure with a cat first aid kit!
In this episode of the KittyCatGO Adventure Podcast, I chat with pet first aid and safety expert Arden Moore about cat first aid, the importance of having a cat first aid kit, and what to do when you encounter emergencies when out with your cat.
Overview of the Episode:
- What to do if your cat gets stung by a bee or wasp
- How to handle splinters
- What to do if your cat gets impaled
- Checking for ticks and what to do if you find a tick on your cat
- The importance of staying calm in emergency situations
- Whether or not poison ivy and poison oak is a concern for cats
- How to use and NOT use hydrogen peroxide (spoiler alert: it should only be used to induce vomiting!)
- What to do if your cat gets bit by a snake
- What items should be included in a cat first aid kit
- How to handle burns
- Arden’s pet first aid classes
- What to do if your cat ingests a toxic plant
- Common at-home dangers
Resources & Gear:
Where to Find Arden:
Cat First Aid Classes: Pet First Aid 4U
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About the Author
Emily Hall is “mom” to seven cats, one dog, and two sugar gliders. She has been writing in the pet industry for almost 10 years, with a focus on traveling and adventuring with cats. Emily and her husband enjoy hiking, road-tripping, camping, and canoeing with their three cat adventurers. Read more about her here.