Gasoline, kerosene, turpentine, and similar volatile liquids are all classified as petroleum-based products. They may be stored in the garage or in your backyard, and if your cat accidentally licks or smears their body with these products, it may lead to petroleum poisoning, while inhaling their fumes may lead to pneumonia. Either way, these products are dangerous and should be kept out of your pet’s reach.
A cat exposed to or inhaling petroleum-based products may display such symptoms as:
When taking care of any substantial wound, emergency closing of the wound is an important procedure. Wound closure will protect the tissue from sepsis (bacterial infection) by preventing dirt and contaminants from entering. It will also allow for quicker healing and less scar formation. As with all other wound care procedures there is a right time to close the wound, and a wrong time, and this can make all the difference between a clean or infected wound. The most common methods of wound closure are by using sutures or staples. Cuts of 1 cm. or less do not requi …