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.


Grown cats are seldom victims of electrical shock, but kittens are naturally curious and will chew almost anything, including electric cords. Learn how to treat a cat suffering from electrical shock.

Cats often fall down and normally land on their paws. However, sometimes more serious injuries do occur, and one possibility is a broken back. Learn to treat a cat that has a broken back.

Cats are naturally curious and get into many places in the household. This means their chances of receiving a scratched eye or eye irritation are high. Learn to treat a cat with a scratched eye.

Cats love to perch on windowsills. Unfortunately, cats sometimes fall down. An important part of cat care is knowing how to treat a cat in this situation. Learn to treat a cat that has fallen.

Cats like the taste of fish, so they seem like a logical pair. But cats and fishhooks are a dangerous combination. Learn what to do when a fishhook is embedded in your cat.

When a cat is exposed to freezing temperatures for a long period of time, there is always the possibility of frostbite. Learn how to help a cat exposed to this serious condition.

Cats love to frolic outdoors, but sometimes nature can take its toll in the form of an insect sting. Learn more about what to do when a cat has been stung by an insect.

Cats are curious creatures, which can lead to accidental poisonings. It is your responsibility as a pet owner to keep all potentially toxic products out of reach. Learn to treat a poisoned cat.

Smoke and carbon monoxide inhalation are life-threatening situations for cats. It's important to know what to do if your cat is conscious or unconscious after both inhalation emergencies. Learn how to help your cat.

Cats need to be careful of contact with toads. The poison in a toad's saliva causes severe symptoms within minutes. Learn what to do when a cat is suffering from toad poisoning.

Most cats don't want onlookers during birth, but sometimes they need help. Some birthing problems include a kitten stuck in the birth canal or the mother not cleaning the cat after birth. Learn more.

Shock is an extremely serious and life-threatening condition for a cat. Shock is a reaction to heavy internal or external bleeding. Learn what to do when a cat is suffering from shock.

Cats are very playful in the outdoors. Unfortunately, skunks are one of the major carriers of rabies in North America. Learn what to do when a cat has been sprayed by a skunk.

When cats travel outdoors, they can run into snakes. Most snakes are nonpoisonous, but their bite still can be harmful to your cat. Learn what to do when a cat has suffered a snakebite.

If the cat is unconscious, it is important to check the vital signs. Is it breathing? Is the heart beating? How a cat owner responds immediately makes a difference. Learn to treat an unconscious cat.

Cats may seem aloof, but they need lots from you -- yes, the humans they seem to disdain so much -- to keep them happy. Here are 10 ways to make Kitty part of the family.

You may have never thought of your cat as a role model, but caring for a pet can teach kids about responsibility in lots of ways. Here are five of our favorites.

Want to get a cat for your family but need to make sure it will bond well with the kids? We've got 10 great breed suggestions for you.

Your cat and kid both need exercise and entertainment -- help them help each other with our five favorite ways for kids and cats to play together.

Whether you should keep your cat inside is an age-old debate and a personal choice, but there are pros and cons to both sides.

All cat owners and cat lovers should learn how to pick up a cat correctly. Learn about how to pick up a cat in this article.

All cat owners and lovers should really know how to hold a cat correctly. Learn about how to hold a cat in this article.

You'd to learn how to give your cat CPR in case of an emergency. Read here how to give your cat CPR.

Cats are adorable, but cleaning up after them? Not so much, especially when it comes to hairballs. Get some hairball prevention tips in this article.

Just like humans, cats have to deal with diminishing faculties like vision and hearing. What causes these senses to fail in cats? Find out how you can help your furry friends when they suffer from vision or hearing loss.