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The Dangers of Detergent Pods for Cats

Detergent pods contain concentrated soap that's under pressure. They are dangerous to cats that bite them. Learn more.

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First Aid for Cats: An Overview

If you know the common emergencies that occur with cats and the proper first aid to administer, you may help your cat survive an illness, toxicity, or injury.

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First Aid for a Cat That Isn't Breathing

Learn the first aid necessary to breathe for your cat if he should ever be found not breathing.

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First Aid for a Cat with No Heartbeat

Learn the basics of cat CPR so you can be prepared with life-saving knowledge should you ever find your cat unresponsive.

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First Aid for Eye Injuries in Cats

Your cat needs to see the vet if there is an eye injury, but there may be some first aid you can render in the meantime.

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First Aid for Electrocution Injury in Cats

Learn what to do if you find your cat unconscious from chewing on an electrical cord and the signs that maybe she chewed on one a few days ago.

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First Aid for Coughing and Choking in Cats

Learn the first aid you will need to know if your cat is ever choking on something.

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First Aid for Heat Burns in Cats

Learn how to provide first aid for your cat if a heat burn occurs.

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First Aid for Chemical Burns in Cats

Learn how to help your cat if he or she has ingested a chemical or gotten a chemical burn.

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First Aid for a Cat with a Broken Bone

Learn the steps to follow if your cat should suffer from a broken bone. First aid should be carried out quickly and then your cat should be taken right to the vet.

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First Aid for a Cat with Internal Bleeding

Internal bleeding in cats is an emergency. Learn how to identify internal bleeding in your cat and what to do about it.

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First Aid for External Bleeding in Cats

If your cat is bleeding, you will need to perform first aid. Learn how here.

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Handling and Transporting Sick or Injured Cats

Learn some ways to make approaching, handling, and transporting an injured cat more safe for you and the kitty.

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Baseline Vitals in Cats and How to Measure Them

Learn what are normal vitals for a cat and how to evaluate basic feline vitals at home in an emergency.

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Kids and Cats Can Get Along

Cats and kids can get along great and have a healthy, beneficial relationship. Learn the rules you need to know to keep your cat and your kid safe.

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Plan for a Great Relationship Between Your Cat and Baby

Cats and babies can mix if you do your homework and plan ahead. Learn how to prepare for a great relationship between your cat and baby.

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Are You Shortening Your Cat's Life? - Slideshow

No one would ever want to do anything to shorten their cat’s life. Learn how you may be doing so without knowing it, and find tips for lengthening your cat’s life.

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Scaring Cats: What You Need to Know About Cats and Cucumbers

Cats being scared by cucumbers has been a viral video fad. Find out why it's a bad idea to scare your cat.

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Best Litter for Kittens: Is Clumping Litter Safe?

Clumping litters may pose special concerns for young kittens. Learn why as well as which litters are best for kittens.

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Microchipping Your Cat

Microchips are safe, effective identification for cats. Having your cat microchipped drastically increases the chances that he or she will be returned to you if lost.

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What Should You Do If Your Cat's Food Is Recalled?

Cat food recalls happen regularly. Learn what you need to know to keep your cat as safe as possible if your cat food or treat brand is recalled.

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Fire Safety for Cats

Cats are particularly vulnerable during a house fire. This article contains practical steps for helping your cat survive a fire.

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The Dangers of Strings, Ribbons, and Yarn for Cats

Strings and string-like objects are extremely dangerous for cats. Find out all the reasons to keep strings away from your feline friends.

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Cold Weather Tips for Cats

Our feline friends can suffer from some of the same uncomfortable or dangerous cold weather conditions that we can.

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Top Ten Emergencies in Cats

Cats often become reclusive and hide when they are not feeling well which makes knowing when they need to be seen by your veterinarian a challenge. Learn about some of the most common cat injuries and their signs.

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Cat First Aid

Common first aid practices for cats who are sick or injured that can be preformed until professional help is available.

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Essentials for Your Feline First Aid Kit

Here, we've collected the things we think are important to include in a home feline first aid kit.

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CPR in Cats

Learn how to perform CPR on cats.

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Dangerous Places for Cats

Learn about the locations in your home that may pose a risk to your cat.

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Cat Safety on July Fourth

Did you know that there are some special dangers that the 4th of July and summertime may pose for your cat? Find out how to keep your cat safe.

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Halloween Safety for Cats

Halloween poses a host of risks for cats. It's important to know what those risks are and how to avoid them. This article explains why Halloween is a dangerous time for cats and lists steps you can take to help ensure that the holiday is as safe and pleasant as possible for your cat.

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Keep Your Cat Safe and Happy During The Holidays

A "safety first" attitude and some not-too-difficult precautions will help you and kitty enjoy Thanksgiving and avoid mishaps caused by tempting unsafe food, cat-unaware guests, and dangerous decorative plants. This article focuses on Thanksgiving but also has general tips that are useful for the major holiday rush that follows.

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How To Know When Your Cat Is Sick

It can be hard to tell that a cat is sick. As a conscientious owner, you may be tempted to blame yourself if your cat falls ill, but in fact cats often hide illness. Read this article to learn how to recognize your cat’s sick signs before the next crisis.

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Massive Rescue Effort for Tiny Trapped Kitten: VIDEO

Touching cat video of a community joining forces to rescue one tiny kitten.

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