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CPR for Cats and Kittens
Reviewed for accuracy on January 24, 2020, by Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR for cats, is an emergency procedure that hopefully you will never need to use. It’s better to take your cat to your veterinarian before problems become severe enough to require CPR. But, when necessary and if performed correctly, CPR and artificial respiration may give you time to get...
Why Do Cats Knead?
Why Do Cats Knead?
Reviewed and updated for accuracy on January 23, 2020, by Dr. Wailani Sung, MS, PhD, DVM, DACVB At some point, you’ve probably caught your cat kneading—rhythmically pushing their paws in and out against a soft object, which could be a blanket or even your lap. It’s also referred to as “making biscuits” because the action is like kneading dough. While not all cats knead, it’s a common...
What to Feed a Cat for Weight Gain
When veterinarians talk about a cat’s weight, it’s usually focused on feline obesity.  While obesity is a prominent health issue among cats, many cats are also struggling with being underweight. And similar to losing weight, gaining weight gain can also be a tricky issue for cats. It’s not just about changing food portions. First, you’ll need to find out why your cat is losing weight....
How Much Does a Cat Teeth Cleaning Cost?
Whether your veterinarian has told you that your cat needs a teeth cleaning or you are just being proactive about your cat’s oral health, you have probably wondered what’s involved in the procedure and how much it’s going to set you back. Here’s a complete guide on everything you need to know about veterinary cat dental cleanings. Why Should You Set Money Aside for Professional Cat Dental...
15 Kitten-Proofing To-Do’s Before Bringing a Kitten Home
Reviewed and updated for accuracy on December 2, 2019 by Dr. Hanie Elfenbein, DVM, PhD Bringing a new kitten home and watching them adapt to family life is fun and exciting. But before the new addition is allowed to roam the house freely, you’ll need to do some kitten-proofing. So where do you start? Kittens can get into tons of trouble if you haven’t checked your home for certain safety...
9 Interesting Facts About Cat Teeth
Reviewed and updated for accuracy on December 2, 2019, by Dr. Mallory Kanwal, DVM You may be well aware that your cat’s breath sometimes smells like cat food, but are you really familiar with what’s going on with their teeth? The inside of a cat’s mouth is a mystery to many pet owners (seriously, how often do you take a look in there?), but keeping up-to-date on your kitty’s dental...