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.

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

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

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.

By Karen Kirkpatrick

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

By Jonathan Strickland

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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.

By Bambi Turner

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?

By Bambi Turner

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.

By Bambi Turner

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

By Bambi Turner

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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.

By Laurie L. Dove

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.

By Maria Trimarchi

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.

By Sheldon Rubin

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.

By Sheldon Rubin

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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.

By Sheldon Rubin

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 how to initially treat a cat with an abscess.

By Sheldon Rubin

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.

By Sheldon Rubin

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.

By Sheldon Rubin

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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.

By Sheldon Rubin

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.

By Sheldon Rubin

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.

By Sheldon Rubin

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.

By Sheldon Rubin

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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.

By Sheldon Rubin

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.

By Sheldon Rubin

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.

By Sheldon Rubin

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.

By Sheldon Rubin

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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.

By Sheldon Rubin

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.

By Sheldon Rubin