Pets

Pets make wonderful companions. Learn how to take care of pets, read about common pet behavior issues and injuries and pick up general pet care tips.

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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

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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

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

Kids and dogs go together like, well, PB and J. Add these fun games in to the mix and everybody's happy.

By John Perritano

Choosing the perfect dog for your family isn't as simple as picking the cutest dog you can find. Here are 10 things to keep in mind.

By Emilie Sennebogen

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Can a dog that'll hunt also be a good family companion? We've got five that fit the bill.

By Kim Williamson

Some older dogs may be set in their ways, which may not include being nice to kids. Here are some things to look for when considering an adult dog.

By Emilie Sennebogen

The benefits of fostering can far outweigh the sadness of saying goodbye, but you have to set some boundaries first.

By Emilie Sennebogen

Just because a breed of dog is categorized as "toy" doesn't mean it wants to be treated like a toy by your toddler. Are Maltese patient with children?

By Debra Ronca

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If dogs are man's best friends, should they spend as much time indoors as humans do? Read on to learn when your pup should -- and should not -- be kept indoors.

By Heather Kolich

A new pup can quickly become the family member you never knew you were missing. Before you rush out to buy chew toys, however, it's important to know what kind of pooch will mesh with your family!

By Alia Hoyt