Cat Care Center - Emergency

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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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

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. The...

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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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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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Flea Control Product Poisoning

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

Pyrethrin Toxicity Flea and tick control products for cats come in a variety of forms: collars, powders, dips, sprays, and spot-on products, to name a few. Although there are several different types of active ingredients used for flea...

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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

[video:wistia|g9ifljtx3c|true] Cats will chew on plants. And because they love to climb and explore, it is difficult to keep plants out of their reach. If you want to keep plants in your house, or if you let your cat out into 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

[video:wistia|blgcoewroe|true] 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...

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Urinary Tract Infections in Cats

Filed Under Urinary, Kitten, Adult Cat, Senior Cat

Reviewed and updated for accuracy on June 1, 2018by Dr. Hanie Elfenbein, DVM, PhD Feline Idiopathic Lower Urinary Tract Disease in Cats Idiopathic Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (IFLUTD) is a general term for disorders characterized...

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Nora

Cornish Rex

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The Cornish Rex is a strikingly unusual cat, which looks like somewhat of a mix between the Egyptian statues of Bastet (the ancient solar and war goddess) and an alien from another...

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