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Cat Care Center - Emergency

Common Emergencies for Adult Cats

Filed Under Common-Emergencies, Adult Cat

By Lorie Huston, DVM It can be quite frightening to see your cat suffering, especially if you are unsure whether the situation should be considered an emergency. When in doubt, always contact your veterinarian or the nearest animal hospital....

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Common Emergencies for Kittens

Filed Under Common-Emergencies, Kitten

By Lorie Huston, DVM It can be quite frightening to see your kitten suffering, especially if you are unsure whether the situation should be considered an emergency. When in doubt, always contact your veterinarian or the nearest animal...

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Common Emergencies for Senior Cats

Filed Under Common-Emergencies, Senior Cat

By Lorie Huston, DVM It can be quite frightening to see your cat suffering, especially if you are unsure whether the situation should be considered an emergency. When in doubt, always contact your veterinarian or the nearest animal hospital....

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CPR and Artificial Respiration for Senior Cats

Filed Under Common-Emergencies, Senior Cat

How to Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Artificial Respiration Artificial respiration (AR) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are emergency procedures that hopefully you will never need to use. It is better to take your...

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CPR and Artificial Respiration for Kittens

Filed Under Common-Emergencies, Kitten

How to Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Artificial Respiration Artificial respiration (AR) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are emergency procedures that hopefully you will never need to use. It is better to take your...

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10 Deadly Household Items for Kittens

Filed Under Emergency, Kitten

By Samantha Drake Bringing a new kitten home can be a fun and exciting time. But before the new addition is allowed to roam the house freely, be sure to check for safety hazards and remove them from the kitten’s environment or entirely....

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How to Pack an Emergency Kit for Cats

Filed Under FullyVetted, Kitten

The last few months have been filled with natural disasters. In my neck of the woods, we suffered through a bad summer of wildfires followed by a flood of biblical proportions. To the north, South Dakotans experienced a freakish early snowstorm...

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Common Pet Emergencies

Filed Under Emergency, Senior Cat

The following are 10 of the most common pet emergencies found in emergency veterinary hospitals around the country.

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Is Pet Insurance Really Worth It?

Filed Under TheDailyVet, Kitten

In their latest study, Consumer Reports concluded that pet owners with mostly healthy dogs or cats will not receive back in reimbursements what they pay in premiums. But, pet owners with dogs or cats that have major illnesses or chronic...

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Top 10 Pet Emergency Kit Items

Filed Under Care, Kitten

By Yahaira Cespedes When disaster strikes, being stocked and ready to face an emergency is the best way to keep your family safe. Your pets can’t fend for themselves and are especially vulnerable if you’re forced...

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Excessive Sneezing and Nasal Discharge

Filed Under Common-Emergencies, Adult Cat

Upper Respiratory Infection in Cats Cats sneeze for many reasons. If sneezing is the only symptom your cat displays -- i.e., no discharge from eyes or nose, good appetite, no change in behavior or activity level -- then it is probably...

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Choking and the Heimlich Maneuver in Cats

Filed Under Common-Emergencies, Kitten, Adult Cat, Senior Cat

Technically, choking is when something lodges in the larynx or trachea, preventing air flow. This can be nearly anything, even a small object such as a pen cap, bell, or thimble. Fortunately, choking is a rare occurrence in cats. What...

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Rat Poison Ingestion in Cats

Filed Under Poisoning-Toxicity, Kitten, Adult Cat, Senior Cat

Anticoagulant Toxicity in Cats Although designed to kill rats and mice, cats often find rodenticides (rat and mouse poison) tempting as well. Most (but not all) rodenticides are composed of anticoagulants, a type of drug that prevents...

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Poisonous Plants for Cats

Filed Under Poisoning-Toxicity, Kitten, Adult Cat, Senior Cat

Plants Toxic to Cats Cats will chew on plants. And, because they love to climb and explore, it is difficult to keep plants out of their reach. Therefore, if you are going to have plants in your house, or if you let your cat out in your...

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Lily Poisoning in Cats

Filed Under Poisoning-Toxicity, Kitten, Adult Cat, Senior Cat

Lily Nephrotoxicity There are many different species of plants called “lily”: Easter lily, day lily, Asiatic lily, tiger lily, peace lily, calla lily, and lily of the valley, among others. And though they may be beautiful...

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Wound Treatment for Cats (Overview)

Filed Under Accidents-Injuries, Kitten, Adult Cat, Senior Cat

Steps for Treating a Wound Cats are just as susceptible to everyday minor injuries as any other animal. Many cuts (lacerations), bruises (contusions), and scrapes (abrasions) are not life threatening and will heal with little treatment....

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Salmonella Infection in Cats

Filed Under Digestive, Adult Cat

Salmonellosis in Cats Salmonellosis is an infection found in cats caused by the Salmonella bacteria. Along with causing gastroenteritis and septicemia in cats, salmonellosis is a zoonotic bacterial disease, meaning it can be transmitted...

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Acute Vomiting in Cats

Filed Under Digestive, Adult Cat

[video] Sudden Onset of Vomiting in Cats Cats will commonly vomit from time to time, often because they might have eaten something that upset their stomachs, or simply because they have sensitive digestive systems. However, the condition...

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Broken Bones in Cats

Filed Under Accidents-Injuries, Adult Cat

We usually think of cats as graceful and agile animals that can make impressive jumps. However, even the best athlete can miss. Falls and collisions with cars are the most common ways a cat breaks a bone. Attacks by other animals (and sometimes...

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CPR and Artificial Respiration in Cats

Filed Under Common-Emergencies, Adult Cat

How to Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Artificial Respiration Artificial respiration (AR) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are emergency procedures that hopefully you will never need to use. It is better to take your...

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