Issue 30: July 10
Dear Dr. Schelling,

My son is working on his safety badge for cub scouts. He was required to research and display emergency phone numbers in a common location in the house. Last night our cat’s tail was accidentally closed in the screen door and I realized I had no numbers handy to call for emergency vet care! Can you recommend a list of numbers we should keep handy for our pets and their emergency care?

–My cat’s Den Mother

Dear Den Mother,

What a great owner you are to be prepared for your feline emergencies. The numbers I would recommend are:

  • your family veterinarian
  • your local emergency veterinary clinic (with directions)
  • a pet poison control number (local and national)

To educate all your family members, you may even wish to post a list of common household products and plants that would be toxic for your cat.

Cats can be subtle in showing you signs of illness. To learn more about emergency conditions in your cat, read the full article The Top Ten Emergencies in Cats.

-Dr. Schelling
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