First Aid for Cats

Cats are very playful and there’s nothing much you can do about that. They are always finding something new to run around after. If your cat spends a lot of time outside, there are dangers that it will be exposed to injuries or other bad things.

Bee stings for instance are one thing that you can expect to see from a cat that is always outdoors. Sometimes you can not prevent this. All you can do is be ready when it happens. Knowing what to do when your cat gets stung by a bee can save a life. First aid for a bee sting is not that complicated really.

The first thing to do when a cat gets stung by a bee is to remove the sting. Find something to remove it because it may still be releasing venom. After that you can get an icepack to bring down the swelling. A cloth that has been dipped in some cold water can also do the trick.

Press that against the stung surface for a couple of minutes. You can then get some over-the-counter medication to treat the sting. Antihistamines can be given to the cat to reduce the swelling. Human medication should however never be used. Don’t give your cat anti-inflammatories that you use for swelling.

The allergic reactions that cats have to bee stings are different. Some cats will just get a small swelling and that’s it. Some may find it hard to breathe when stung by a bee. Some may even collapse. It’s important to monitor the cat after the bite. When you see the severity of the reaction, you would know what measures to take. A cat that is deathly allergic to bee stings should be taken to a vet immediately after the first aid is administered. Baking soda can also be used to soothe the sting.