Video: Features Of Kittens Injury
Kittens, like all felines, are not afraid of heights and therefore often fall. Although they are very rare to receive severe damage when falling from low heights, from a chair or bed. Apparently, a small weight plays a preventive role here and kittens will never damage the spine like an adult animal. But falls from the window for fluffy kids can be fatal.
When falling even from a very great height, babies, after their detection, are usually in a state of stunning, often of a slight degree.Rarely does blood flow from natural holes. Even if there is bleeding from the nose or mouth, the kitten behaves as if nothing special happened. A few hours after the injury, he may even start trying to play. Reacts to food or even eats with appetite. Owners usually calm down and become anxious after two to three days, when problems with urine output and bowel movements are more noticeable. After a few days, the appetite disappears. The kitten becomes lethargic or, conversely, excited, squeaks all the time. Can demand food, run up, sniff, but will not eat. Occasionally, owners ask for help with poor appetite or extreme arousal and do not even report the previous injury. It seems to them that everything was bypassed there, and now the kitten is annoyed by worms. In such kittens, the belly is significantly increased in volume,the abdominal walls are tense, defecation is difficult, diuresis is reduced or absent. When trying to remove urine by puncture of the bladder, urine is not removed, nothing is released from the needle. Sometimes a small amount of bloody fluid comes out that does not have a specific smell of urine. Kittens usually die and at autopsy peritonitis with extensive damage to the parenchymal organs is established. If the liver or other internal organs rupture, the kittens die within half an hour from bleeding.Kittens usually die and at autopsy peritonitis with extensive damage to the parenchymal organs is established. If the liver or other internal organs rupture, the kittens die within half an hour from bleeding.Kittens usually die and peritonitis with extensive damage to the parenchymal organs is established during autopsy. If the liver or other internal organs rupture, kittens die within half an hour from bleeding.
After a fall, not only signs of damage to parenchymal organs, but also neurological disorders can be detected later.They make themselves felt immediately after the injury, and then seem to disappear, in order to subsequently unexpectedly appear, often leading to death. Injections provoke their manifestations, it is the injections themselves, regardless of the type of drug. It can be a vitamin preparation, antibiotic, or a sedative. The kitten reacts to the injection with strong excitement, screams, even a seizure. He can throw his head back or to the side, pull it with his paws, or even with his whole body. A similar reaction sometimes does not develop immediately, but after 2-3 minutes. The deterioration can be so severe, with a pronounced pain reaction, that large doses of sedatives and pain relievers have to be administered. Often they do not work and the kitten has to be put to sleep. Autopsy reveals dystrophic changes of varying severity,parenchymal organs. These changes indicate a violation of innervation and deep lesions of the nervous system.
It must be remembered that even with severe damage to the nervous system as a result of trauma, clinically in kittens these disorders are not always clearly expressed.… The factors predisposing to damage to the nervous system is the increased hydrophilicity of the nervous tissue of kittens, hence the high probability of cerebral edema. Just 8-9 days are critical in this regard, it is at this time that the condition deteriorates in kittens, which at first did not feel bad, despite the injury. Due to the fact that ossification is not yet completely completed, kittens have excessive mobility of the cranial bones. That with a concussion, a bruise leads to a pronounced deformation of the bones of the skull, displacement of the bones relative to each other. A person cannot see this displacement, but the brain tissues feel it, their nutrition is disturbed, pathological vascular reactions develop, which, taking into account the hydrophilicity of the brain tissue, leads to its edema.
It is rather difficult to judge the severity of traumatic injury in kittens by clinical signs. Special studies can be done only in the clinic, the road is an additional factor that aggravates the severity of the animal's condition.
Therefore, the best will be able to quickly seek professional help. The final prognosis can usually be made no earlier than 10 days after the injury.
The clinical manifestation is mild in kittens and in such types of injuries as animal bites, most often dogs. Even after a serious bite, with rupture of parenchymal organs, the kitten can continue to live for several more days. He will be lethargic, lethargic, and usually no appetite.
Visible mucous membranes and nasal mirror are anemic. But the kitten does not scream in pain, does not moan, it only lies there all day, not reacting to anything. This is if the process that followed the trauma is catarrhal. If fibrinous inflammation develops, then the kitten can live for two to three weeks. Having rested for a day or two after the bite, he becomes somewhat more mobile and livelier. It may even react to food, but cannot eat it.
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In general, it is quite difficult to predict the consequences of any injuries in kittens and this must always be done very carefully and carefully. In any case, you must contact the vet. doctors. As they say, it is better to overdo it than not to miss it …
Source: Elena Dubrovina