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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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

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.

By Sheldon Rubin

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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.

By Sheldon Rubin

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.

By Sheldon Rubin

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.

By Sheldon Rubin

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.

By Sheldon Rubin

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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.

By Sheldon Rubin

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.

By Sheldon Rubin

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.

By Sheldon Rubin

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.

By Sheldon Rubin

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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.

By Sheldon Rubin

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.

By Sheldon Rubin

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.

By Joy H. Montgomery

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.

By Sarah Alban

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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.

By Joy H. Montgomery

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.

By Emilie Sennebogen

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.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

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

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

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

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

What are some ways to patch up your scrappy kitties? Gets some tips for dealing with injuries large and small in this article.

By Shanna Freeman & Dr. H. Ellen Whiteley

Fleas aren't the worst thing you can find hidden in your cat's fur -- ticks love to burrow into the warm-blooded bodies of cats, and they're much more dangerous. Get some helpful, hands-on tips in this article.

By Shanna Freeman & Dr. H. Ellen Whiteley

It's easy to forget sometimes that your cuddly little kitty is an animal who can get nasty parasites, like worms. Never fear -- with some information and help from your vet, your cat will soon be worm-free.

By Shanna Freeman & Dr. H. Ellen Whiteley

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OK, we admit it: Chubby cats, like pudgy human babies, are pretty adorable. But all that charming extra weight doesn't bode well for your kitty's health. What can you do to get your "fluffy" feline friend back in shape?

By Shanna Freeman & Dr. H. Ellen Whiteley

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.

By Shanna Freeman & Dr. H. Ellen Whiteley