How to Protect Your Pet's Health
What it is: The cool breeze is pleasant, but that open window (or terrace or fire escape) can pose a real threat to pets, and cats in particular. When enjoying the balmy weather, they can fall off unscreened window sills and be seriously injured.
Whom it affects: Cats primarily.
Possible effects: Falls can result in a broken jaw and teeth, broken limbs, punctured and bruised lungs, a ruptured bladder, and even death.
Treatment: Immediate medical attention is crucial. There is a 90 percent survival rate for cats who receive prompt and proper care, which may include surgery to fix internal injuries and broken bones.
Prevention: Install snug and sturdy screens on all windows, and note that window guards don’t always provide adequate protection. Cats can easily slip through the cracks. Play it safe and keep your cat off any high outdoor space, especially without supervision.