First Aid

Knowing how to administer first aid to your cat can save on veterinary bills... and perhaps even save your cat's life. The articles below will teach you what you need to know...

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  • * Anaphylaxis In Cats
    Epinephrine can save your cats life in the case of an allergic reaction.
    October 2005

  • * Anaphylaxis/Anaphylactic Shock, Part One: Overview & Symptoms
    Anaphylactic shock is a type of deadly allergic reaction that can quickly result in death if it is not treated as an emergency situation. Learn what causes anaphylaxis and the symptoms to watch for ...
    February 2010

  • * Anaphylaxis/Anaphylactic Shock, Part Two: Treatment & Prognosis
    The most important thing to understand about anaphylaxis is that it is a extreme medical emergency that requires immediate treatment.
    February 2010

  • * Bee & Wasp Stings
    In warm weather, the possibility that your cat may be stung by a bee or wasp increases and it can be a life-threatening event if your cat is allergic to the insect's venom. Learn how to protect your cat and treat it if stung . . .
    August 2016

  • * Bitten!
    Even the most mild-mannered cat may bite under stressful circumstances. A cat bite can be a serious health concern if it becomes infected. This article discusses how to minimize the chances of infection and what signs to watch for that may indicate an infection . . .
    October 2021

  • * Cat Scratch Disease / Fever
    Previously known as Cat Scratch Fever, the renamed Cat Scratch Disease is a potential problem of which all cat owners should be aware . . .
    March 2014

  • * Chocolate
    While chocolate may be a yummy treat to the average human, it can be toxic to your favorite feline.
    April 2019

  • * CPR For Your Cat
    Learn this simple skill. It may save your cat's life.
    December 2020

  • * Drowning
    Though an uncommon accident, do you know what to do should your cat be drowning? Doing the right thing may save your cat's life.
    October 2006

  • * First Aid Kit
    Having a well-stocked first aid kit for your cats is as important as having one for yourself. An emergency can occur at any moment and it is always better if you are prepared to handle it. Here is a list of basics that should be included in your cat's first aid kit.
    June 2011

  • * First Aid Procedures
    Since you never know when there might be an emergency, spending a few minutes to learn basic first aid procedures is a good idea -- and it may just save your cat's life.
    June 2011

  • * Heatstroke
    As we approach the end of summer, let's not forget about the danger high temperatures can pose to your cat.
    August 2018

  • * Non-Prescription Purchases For Your Feline Medical Kit
    Consider this list of non-prescription items that you should have in your cat's medical kit.
    December 2018

  • * Poisoned!
    Do you know what to do if you suspect your cat has been poisoned?
    October 2004

  • Sixteen Most Important Phone Numbers Every Cat Owner Should Know
    They are important. They are useful. And they are Free! Keep these telephone numbers handy and one of them may make a difference in your cat's life.
    June 2002

  • * Stop The Bleeding
    If you cut a cat's nail too short, or a cat bites another on the ear, it is easy to stop minor bleeding as long as you are prepared in advance and have the proper emergency supplies available. Learn how to stop the bleeding . . .
    October 2016

  • * Vet Wrap
    Vet Wrap is a handy, stretchy, self-adhesive bandage that all cat breeders should have in their first aid kit ...
    January 2010

  • * What To Do If Your Cat Has A Seizure
    A seizure is a sign that something is very wrong. You need to know what to do to help your cat in such an emergency.
    April 2019



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