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Restraining Fractious Cats: 6 Tips to Avoid Bites and Scratches

by Lori Hehn - May 4, 2018 at 8:27 AM

As we all know, cats can be very unpredictable in the hospital setting. Here are some tips to avoid bites and scratches in fractious cats. 

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Don't Worry...He Won't Bite

by Lori Hehn - April 13, 2018 at 11:14 PM

Job risks for veterinary technicians include bite and scratch injuries. These are the most common injuries reported in the field. I always laugh to myself when the dog is giving me the eye, and the owner says, "Don't worry, he won't bite!" Famous last words. 

This post includes some tips to remember in trying to prevent this type of injury from occurring. 

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Cats of Aleppo: Airstrikes Hit Famous Cat Sanctuary

by Lori Hehn - November 29, 2016 at 3:13 PM

 
I have followed his account on Twitter, a kind-hearted man who cares for these abandoned cats in a small sanctuary in Aleppo.  You can see him at work in this YouTube video. 



I was saddened to read today that his sanctuary was hit by airstrikes, killing his dog Hope and some cats. He survived the bombings, but please keep this man and his good deeds in your prayers and thoughts. You can follow him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1509943749305018/ or on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gattarodialeppo
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Can A Cat Survive A Rattlesnake Bite?

by Lori Hehn - November 22, 2016 at 9:00 AM

 
We hear about dogs and rattlesnake bites a lot, especially where I live in the state of Arizona. But, what about cats? Can they survive and is there a rattlesnake bite treatment?

Yes, they can survive, but timing may be everything! It acts mostly as a neurotoxin in cats, which can cause paralysis and mentation changes. They can also suffer from coagulation problems and vasculitis like dogs. Typically prognosis is not good, but if they receive treatment quickly (yes they can have antivenin) then they may have a better chance of survival. Check out this article link for more info!
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