Cat Care Center - Emergency

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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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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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] 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,...

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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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Fatty Liver Disease in Cats

Filed Under Digestive, Senior Cat

Hepatic Lipidosis in Cats Hepatic lipidosis, known commonly as fatty liver, is one of the most common severe feline liver diseases in cats. The liver's main functions include protein synthesis, the production of chemicals necessary...

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Breathing Difficulties in Cats

Filed Under Respiratory, Adult Cat, Senior Cat

Dyspnea, Tachypnea and Panting in Cats The respiratory system has many parts, including the nose, throat (pharynx and larynx), windpipe, and lungs. Air comes in through the nose and is then carried down into the lungs, through a process...

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Blood in the Urine in Cats

Filed Under Urinary, Adult Cat, Senior Cat

Hematuria in Cats Blood in the urine, a condition known as hematuria, may indicate a serious underlying disease process. Familial hematuria (a condition in which blood in the urine runs in certain families of animals) is usually implicated...

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Inflammation of the Pancreas in Cats

Filed Under Endocrine, Senior Cat

Pancreatitis in Cats The pancreas is part of the endocrine and digestive system, which is integral for the digestion of foods, producing the enzymes that digest food, and producing insulin. When the pancreas becomes inflamed, the flow...

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Urinary Tract Infections in Cats

Filed Under Urinary, Kitten, Adult Cat, Senior Cat

Feline Idiopathic Lower Urinary Tract Disease in Cats Idiopathic Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (IFLUTD) is a general term for disorders characterized by blood in the urine, difficult or painful urination, abnormal, frequent passage...

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American Curl

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This cat generally has a well-proportioned and slender build. Its coat is soft, silky, and light, with no undercoat. Because of outcrossing -- introducing unrelated genetic material...

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