First Aid for Heat Burns in Cats

Burned cats need first aid.

Your cat may receive a heat burn from contact with a flame, walking on a hot surface like a stove burner, or touching hot liquids.

Signs of Heat Burn in Cats

If your cat has been burned, you may see some or all of the following signs:

First Aid for Cats That Have Been Burned

If you know or suspect that your cat has been burned by heat, you can perform the following first aid:

To learn more about other emergency situations in cats and what to do, read "First Aid for Cats: An Overview."

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