Common Errors When Dealing with Cats in Acute Respiratory Distress

March 27, 2017

Elizabeth Thomovsky, DVM, MS, DACVECC, associate professor of small animal emergency and critical care at Purdue University, explains the most common errors she sees with veterinarians who are dealing with cats in acute respiratory distress.

Elizabeth Thomovsky, DVM, MS, DACVECC, associate professor of small animal emergency and critical care at Purdue University, explains the most common errors she sees with veterinarians who are dealing with cats in acute respiratory distress.

She urges veterinarians to stabilize the patient at their practice before sending them to an emergency and critical care veterinarian. Without stabilizing them first, the cat will be in a much worse state when they arrive.