Zippy is a 5 month old, male cat. He has been generally healthy. He presents about 20 minutes after chewing on a lamp cord. It is not clear how long he was getting electrocuted. He was found rigid with his mouth around the cord. The owner unplugged the cord and he immediately relaxed and started breathing. He was very out of it initially but by the time he arrived at the clinic he was quiet, alert and responsive. On physical examination blisters were found on his lips and behind the canine teeth.
What are the concerns for Zippy and how do we treat?
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Food Pantry Update
Clarence is a 4 year old, male, neutered, domestic short hair cat. Yesterday evening (Boxing Day) the owner noted spots of urine on the carpet, a couple of them seemed red. Clarence urinated a small amount a few times in his litter box and several times on the rug in the bathroom he was isolated in. On physical examination his vitals are within normal ranges, his bladder is very small on palpation, and he is uncomfortable on bladder palpation. He immediately strained to produce only 2-3 drops of bloody urine.