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1. Allergic Reaction from an Unknown Cause in Cats
Allergic reactions may occur in animals of any age, breed, or sex. The impact on the cat may be life threatening for both urticaria and anaphylaxis. However, if treated successfully the prognosis for long-term health is good.
2. Allergic Reaction to Insects in Cats
Allergic reactions to insect stings can vary from mild to severe. Some cats may develop mild facial swelling and itching. Other cats may develop severe signs such as vomiting, weakness and collapse.
3. Allergic Reaction to Vaccines in Cats
Immunizations (or vaccines) are intended to stimulate the immune system so as to protect the animal from the infectious agent. However, this stimulation may cause some minor symptoms.
4. Animal Attacks in Cats
After a fight, your pet needs to be examined thoroughly by your veterinarian. Even though you may only notice small minor puncture wounds, serious tissue damage could have occurred just below the surface.
5. Bite Wounds in Cats
Since the mouth is an environment filled with bacteria, all bite wounds are considered contaminated and the possibility of infection is high. Cat bites have a much greater chance of becoming infected than do dog bites.
6. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Cats
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, nonirritating gas, that when absorbed into the bloodstream, forms a compound that causes hypoxia (reduced oxygen supply) of the heart and brain. All cats are at risk.
7. Chemical Burns in Cats
Chemical burns are not as common as thermal burns. The typical chemical burn is due to a pet ingesting or licking a caustic or corrosive chemical such as bleach or disinfectants and are usually isolated to the tongue and upper esophagus.
8. Choking in Cats
Choking can occur due to an obstruction of the airway from a foreign object in the throat, severe swelling of the throat or constriction of the neck. True choking is an emergency and immediate veterinary assistance is crucial.
9. Electrical Injuries in Cats
The most common source of electrical injury to cats is when they bite electrical cords carrying low voltage household currents. When your cat bites on a live electric cord, he may have burns within the mouth, may seizure or may develop breathing problems.
10. Fan Belt Injury in Cats
To a cat that finds himself outdoors in cold weather, there may be nothing more inviting than the coziness of an automobile that has just returned home. The engine provides plenty of warmth and seems like the perfect place to curl up and take a nap.

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