A 4-year-old, neutered male domestic shorthair presented with severe facial trauma.
History. The owner reported that the family dog attacked the cat when it approached the dog's food bowl. The owner brought the cat to her regular veterinarian for initial treatment. A CBC and chemistry profile were done. An IV catheter and esophagostomy tube were placed. Fluid therapy, nutritional support, antibiotics, and pain management were initiated. The cat was transferred the next day to the Animal Dental Center for oral surgery.