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    Your Cat in a Cone: Elizabethan Collar Desensitization


    The dreaded cone! (Also commonly referred to as the "lampshade" or the "radar dish.") Your veterinarian might give you this super stylish Elizabethan collar to protect your cat's recent surgery site from licking and chewing, and some cats need to wear one to prevent clawing and scratching at their face or to keep them from obsessively grooming themselves.

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    Topics: Surgery, Cat, Cat training, E-collar, Cone

    Where to Put Your Cat After Surgery and How to Care for Them


    Depending on the procedure, it can be quite trying to have a cat go through surgery. Often, the “trying” part doesn’t end once your cat has left the hospital, as their post-operative recovery period at home can often be equally difficult. This article will help to make it easier on you both.
     

    Whether your cat’s just been spayed/neutered, had a cat bite abscess, had a broken bone surgically repaired, or had abdominal surgery of their digestive tract or urinary bladder, it’s important that they’re given the time, space, and environment to rest and heal.

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    Topics: Pet Proofing, Surgery, Recommended cat litter

    Minimizing the Risks of Anesthesia in Cats

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    Anesthesia is like any medical procedure - there are benefits and risks, and death can occur under anesthesia.  Approximately one in 1,000 healthy cats and one in 2,000 healthy dogs die under anesthesia each year.  While any anesthetic-related deaths are unacceptable, these incidence rates are actually quite low. But of course, there’s still plenty of room for improvement. One of the reasons we still see deaths related to anesthetic procedures is because not all practices are actively taking all of the steps necessary to reduce anesthetic risk.

    This article will help you understand the process of anesthesia, and empower you to ask the important questions you can, and should, ask of your pet’s medical team to help minimize your pet’s anesthetic risk.

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    Topics: teeth cleaning for cats, pet dental services, pet teeth cleaning, pet dental, cat teeth cleaning, Anesthesia, Is anesthesia safe for my cat, Pain management, Surgery

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    Please do not ask emergency or other specific medical questions about your pets in the blog comments. As an online informational resource, Preventive Vet is unable to and does not provide specific medical advice or counseling. A thorough physical exam, patient history, and an established veterinary-patient-client relationship is required to provide specific medical advice. If you are worried that your pet is having an emergency or if you have specific medical questions related to your pet’s current or chronic medical conditions, please contact or visit your veterinarian, an animal-specific poison control hotline, or your local emergency veterinary care center.

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