Cats

Cats can make great pets and companions. Learn how to take care of cats, from everyday basic tips to cat behavior issues to cat injury treatments.


Is your cat pawing its food out of its bowl to eat and you can't figure out why? No, it's not being haughty, as usual — it might actually be stressed.

While you're out and about, Kitty is prowling around the house, inhaling all kinds of things that aren't good for her. What could this mean for your kids?

Cats love to chase the little red dot of light, but why? Can't they tell it's not prey? And is it making them crazy, as some vets fear?

Cats don't just lie on your sofa looking sulky. Some have authored scientific papers, discovered continents and entered politics. Read on to see what we mean.

A new report shows the benefits of using food puzzles with indoor cats. Here's how to make your own.

Counting the number of housecats around the world is about as difficult as, well, herding cats. In fact, estimates of global cat population vary... by millions.

Stumped? Try this one: What does a honeybee have in common with a slice of toast?

Your cat may gaze longingly at your bowl of cereal each morning, but here's why it's not really OK for cats to drink milk.

Black cats were associated witches in the Middle Ages but even today, black shelter cats have a harder time getting adopted. Why are black cats considered bad luck?

While cats can pose a potential danger to a sleeping baby, most of the risk is due to accidental suffocation not from cats stealing babies' breath.

It can be hard for cat-lovers to resist feeding local strays, but these feral creatures may spread dangerous diseases, including rabies.

One of the main reasons cats get given up for adoption is for continually relieving outside the litter box. But they may be avoiding it for good reason – and there are some simple ways to reverse the problem.

Think you can't train a cat? Think again. Cats of any age can learn to do tricks, and the training will strengthen your bond with your feline friend.

Cats are often frightened when they are injured. Therefore, approaching your cat carefully is the key, even if the animal is normally docile. Learn how to approach an injured cat.

Restraining an injured cat is a great technique to learn to help your pet. How you approach the cat depends on whether he or she is cooperative or uncooperative. Learn to restrain an injured cat.

Cat care includes tending to your pet when it is injured. The cat can be transported held in your arms or placed in a box or on a stretcher. Learn to transport an injured cat.

Dealing with a cat with an abscess can be difficult since it's not always clear what's wrong. Symptoms to watch for include a foul-smelling discharge and lethargy. Learn to treat a cat with an abscess.

Administering oral medication is important when tending to your sick cat. Cats don't like taking medicines any more than children do. Learn how to administer oral medications to your cat.

When cats interact with other animals, sometimes they are bitten. If your cat suffers an animal bite, tend to the wound right away for proper cat care. Learn to treat your cat's animal bite.

When your cat is bleeding, there are steps to take to provide excellent cat care. How you care for the bleeding depends on its location. Learn about how to stop your cat from bleeding.

In cat care, you never know when you might have to deal with a broken leg. Broken cat legs are tricky to diagnose. Learn how to identify and treat a cat with a broken leg.

Cats can be curious creatures, so knowing how to treat burns is an important part of cat care. It's important to know the warning signs. Learn how to treat a cat that is burned.

Choking is life threatening for your cat. The harder the cat tries to breathe, the more panicky he or she can become. Learn the warning signs and how to save a choking cat.

Knowing how to help a cat who is experiencing a convulsion or seizure is an important part of cat care. The cat needs your protection from self-injury. Learn how to treat a cat's convulsions/seizures.

Cat care involves occasional unpleasant issues such as diarrhea. Diarrhea occurs when food is passed rapidly through the intestine. Knowing what to do can help the cat recover. Learn to treat a cat with diarrhea.