Learn how to keep your cat safe from all kinds of dangers
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- * Ants!
With summer comes sunny warm weather and sometimes... ants! How can you eliminate these pesky insects without endangering the health of your cats?
- * Avoid Being Bitten
Cat bites can be painful as well as dangerous, but you can avoid being bitten if you take the right precautions . . .
- Biospot - NOT for cats
Biospot is a topical flea and tick medication that can be toxic to cats!
- Birds Of Prey vs Your Cat
If your cat goes outside, even occasionally, there may be a danger you have not considered... a bird of prey!
- Brush: Loose Cat, Lost Cat
Loose in the show hall... an open door allows a frightened cat to escape.
- Cat Toy Warning
Your cat may love his favorite mouse toy... but his favorite toy can also be lethal.
- Cat-Proofing The Christmas Tree
Sadly, my plan for the Christmas tree is often at odds with my cat's plan?
- * Cat-Proofing Window Screens
Warm weather often means opening windows to let in the fresh air, but you cannot rely on standard window screens to stop a determined cat from responding to the call of the great outdoors . . . or to prevent a love-sick outdoor feline from trying to beak in to romance your girls. Learn some of the tricks you can use to keep your cats safe.
- * Chocolate Is Bad For Cats
Yummy chocolate! It's a staple treat in most households for the holidays... but it can be toxic, even lethal, to the family cat. And some chocolate poses a greater danger than others.
- Dangers In The Home
Whether you have a new kitten or an older cat, you will need to "baby-proof" your home to make it safe for your feline family...
- Easter Dangers To Your Cat
Each year hundreds of cats become seriously ill as a result of their family's Easter festivities, so keep your feline safe by being aware of the common dangers that Easter can pose.
- * Expiry Dates
Medications, vaccines, diet supplements - they all have expiration dates that you need to take note of and respect.
- FDA Warning
The Food and Drug Administration is warning veterinarians and pet owners, particularly cat owners, of the possible risk of fractures with the Vet Jet^(TM) transdermal vaccination system device.
- Flurbiprofen Warning
Several cats owned by people who used a topical cream containing Flurbiprofen have died. Flurbiprofen cream is used to reduce pain associated with arthritis or injury. Learn more . . .
- * Foods That Are A Feline No-No
Many of the foods in your own kitchen are a danger to your cat, causing everything from a mildly upset tummy to possible fatal conditions.
- Halloween Safety
It is Halloween time . . . and while you are buying the candy, designing a costume and carving the jack-o-lantern, don't forget to take a few minutes to make sure your cats are safe and protected.
- Holiday Stress
The holidays put a lot of stress on everyone involved... including the feline family members...
- * How To Avoid a Holiday Catastrophe
At the same time as I am reveling in the holiday splendor, I remain aware that December presents some rather unique dangers for my cats. So here is my personal list of potential hazards and some of my own solutions to minimize holiday problems.
- * Keeping Kitty Cool At The Cat Show
When the thermometer shoots skyward during the summer months, a few precautions are necessary to make sure your feline star is comfortable at the cat show.
- Keeping Kitty Out Of The Christmas Tree
Whether you consider your cat just a bit mischeivious or downright destructive, scaling the Christmas tree must be discouraged. Here is an interesting selection of ways to keep kitty from making that ultimate yuletide climb ...
- Kitten Missing From The Hotel Room!
An exhibitor shares her experience at finding her Ocicat kitten missing from her show hotel room....
- Kitty Safe July 4th
July 4th is a favorite holiday across America. Let's make sure it is also a safe holiday for the feline family members...
- Lethal Lilies
With the Easter holiday fast approaching, every cat owner must be alert to the fact that Easter lilies are toxic to cats.
- Medical Information Via Microchips
A new microchip implanted into your cat can actually tell you its temperature!
- Microchip Safety
A review of a old research papers suggests that lab mice and rats have a risk of cancer developing at the site of microchip implants. Should this concern breeders and owners who microchip their cats?
- * Microchipping Your Cat
Microchipping is a permanent, safe and affordable way of ensuring that your cats are individually identified.
Minoxidil can be lethal to your cat!
- Pets 911
In a veterinary emergency, this is a link to your nearest Emergency Veterinary Hospital.
- * Plants, Poisons, and Other Dangers To Your Cat
There are many products, plants and common household objects that can pose a danger to your cats. PandEcats.com has compiled three extensive lists of dangers that you must be aware of in order to safeguard your cat.
Beware of potpourri - it can kill your cat!
- * Preventing Cats From Chewing Wires
Not only can chewing and biting electrical cords result in terrible harm to your cat, including burns, electric shock or death, it can lead to a house fire. In this article, you'll find a number of handy suggestions aimed at preventing your cats from chewing wires and cords in the home . . .
- * Protect Yourself
Exercise some common-sense precautions to protect yourself and your kitties from the possible dangers that some prospective 'buyers' may present
- * Reporting Adverse Reactions To Vaccines or Drugs
If your cat has a bad reaction to a vaccine injection or medication , it is important that you report it to the relevant parties in order to try to minimize the problem happening to another animal.
- * Safety In The Hotel Room
Even a five star hotel room can pose a danger to your cat. Learn how to cat-proof your hotel room to make your stay enjoyable and safe for your feline roommate.
- Tea Tree Oil Warning
Tea Tree Oil poisoning have been reported in both cats and dogs when applied to the skin at too high a dose.
- Tips To A Safe Halloween For Your Cat
Halloween can be a dangerous time for the family feline. Learn the top tips for keeping your kitty safe.
- * Velcro Collars For Kittens
One of the most popular methods of IDing newborns is by putting different colors of velcro collars on them right at birth. If using a velcro collar on kitten, you MUST put it on correctly or you may endanger the kitten's life. Learn the do's and don't's of using a velcro collar on your kittens.
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