Cats suffer burns more often than you realize. Burns can come about from exposure to flames, heat, electricity, or caustic chemicals, and they can occur anywhere on the body--including inside the mouth via chemical ingestion or electric shock. Burns are tremendously painful, tend to exacerbate before they get better, and are exceedingly susceptible to infection. Severe burns can necessitate intensive care and reconstructive surgery.If your feline suffers a burn be sure to put out any flames, turn off and unplug any electrical source if you can, approach the injured feline with finely tuned caution.
If it’s an electrical or thermal burn, apply cool water compresses. For chemical burns, flush the contaminated area profusely with tepid running water for at least 15 minutes.If a caustic chemical is in the eye, flush with saline eye rinse or running water for a minimum of 15 minutes. Contact lens saline solution may also be used though anything labeled disinfectant or multipurpose should be passed up.
Of course, seek veterinary care without delay
Do not apply ice, use ointments or butter.
Never pop blisters or remove burned fur or skin, this could make it worse.
Remember, First Aid is the care made available to a sick or injured cat until professional help is possible. True, First Aid does not take the place of good veterinary treatment, but when used correctly, it could make all the difference in the world for both you and your cat. First Aid is crucial, but never underestimate the value of professional help.
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