As Mary Poppins would say, `A spoonful of sugar... ah... chicken... helps the medicine go down!` If a cat is very resistant to taking its medicine, sometimes it is easier to simply camouflage a pill, making it seem like a treat.
A newborn kitten may have amniotic fluids in its mouth and nose at its birth. It is essential that these fluids are cleared from the newborn's airways in order for it to breathe. Learn the techniques to clear the kitten's airways through a series of photos and instructions.
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 feline's first aid kit.
If your cat stops eating for more than 48 hours, it is imperative that it receive nutrition or risk developing liver disease. Learning some simple techniques for force-feeding a kitty may save it from developing a serious health problem.
Giving a cat fluids under the skin is often essential in saving weak newborns, sick kittens or older cats with diseases such as chronic kidney failure that causes dehydration. This article includes detailed instructions and photos showing how to give sub-q fluids.