Category First aid for cats

Is Hand Sanitizer Toxic to Cats?
First aid for cats

Is Hand Sanitizer Toxic to Cats?

Hand sanitizer can be toxic at cats. Hand sanitizer has become a staple in homes, cars, handbags, offices, restroom and even when you enter supermarkets. These alcohol-based solutions are great for keeping germs at bay, but they can also pose a danger to animals that encounter them. The majority of hand sanitizers on the market contain ethanol (a type of alcohol used for sanitization) in addition to artificial colors and fragrances.

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Is Hand Sanitizer Toxic to Cats?

Hand sanitizer can be toxic at cats. Hand sanitizer has become a staple in homes, cars, handbags, offices, restroom and even when you enter supermarkets. These alcohol-based solutions are great for keeping germs at bay, but they can also pose a danger to animals that encounter them. The majority of hand sanitizers on the market contain ethanol (a type of alcohol used for sanitization) in addition to artificial colors and fragrances.
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Dealing with Hairballs in Cats

Hairballs are not among the many endearing qualities of long-haired cats, but they are part of the package. How should you deal with them? Here are some answers. Hairballs, also called trichobezoar or fur balls, develop when a cat grooms herself with her tongue and ingests the hair. This hair can form into a mat or a ball within the digestive system.
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Treating Cat Injuries - When & How to Use Heat vs. Cold Therapy

When your cat injures themselves it can be very confusing trying to decide the best course of action to take to ensure you do the best possible treatment for them. Most pet owners do not understand when and how to apply cold therapy vs. heat therapy. When and how do you apply them? Why? Common client questions include - should I use and ice pack on my cat?
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Home Care for the Cat with Itching or Scratching

Itching, also known as scratching or the medical term pruritus, is a common problem in cats seen in veterinary clinics. In fact, it is one of the most common reasons people take their cat to the vet. What Is Itching in Cats? Itching is the unpleasant sensation that causes the desire to rub or scratch.
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E-Cigarette Toxicity in Cats

Electronic cigarettes (commonly referred to as E-cig, personal vaporizer or Electronic cigarettes or electronic nicotine delivery system), are becoming increasingly popular and with that is an increased risk of toxicity to cats and dogs. What are E-Cigarettes? Electronic cigarettes are marketed as nicotine replacement products to replace smoking traditional cigarettes.
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Home Care for the Vomiting Cat

Vomiting is one of the most common symptoms cats have. It can be a minor problem or a very significant major problem. As a pet owner, you may not know what to do when this happens, so this article will focus on what you can do for your pet at home. Here are some of the most common questions pet owners ask about vomiting.
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Home Care for the Cat with a Laceration

A laceration is a wound produced by the tearing of body tissue. The edges can be smooth, jagged or irregular depending on the initiating factor. Lacerations are a reasons some cats go to veterinary emergency rooms. They can be a minor skin problem or a very significant major problem. Depending on the underlying cause, depth and force of the trauma, there can be damage to underlying soft tissues and structures.
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Permethrin and Pyrethrin Toxicity in Cats

Overview of Feline Permethrin and Pyrethrin Toxicity Fleas are frustrating and annoying insects that thrive on our pets, and getting rid of them is an important and sometimes difficult process. Fortunately, many products are available to reduce the flea population within our homes and on our pets. The most popular products include those supplied in small tubes that are applied to the back of the animal.
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Home Care for the Cat with Diarrhea

Diarrhea is a common problem seen in veterinary clinics. In fact, it is one of the most common reasons people take their cat to the vet. What Is Diarrhea in cats? Diarrhea is the act of having abnormally loose or liquid stools. This can also be associated with an increased frequency of bowel movements.
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How to Remove a Fishhook in Your Cat

How to Remove a Fishhook in Your Cat Spring slowly turns into summer, bringing longer days and warm weather. During this time of year, you may want to grab your fishing gear and head for the peace and tranquility of nearby lakes or rivers. Frequently, you may want to take your pet with you, but unfortunately, fishing and pets don't always go hand in hand.
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Vectra 3D Toxicity in Cats

Fleas are frustrating and annoying insects that thrive on our dogs and cats and many flea products safe for use on dogs can be toxic to cats, such as Vectra 3D. The component in Vectra 3D that is toxic to cats is “Permethrin”. Getting rid of fleas is an important and sometimes difficult process.
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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Cats (CPR)

As much as we try to protect our pets, accidents do happen, so it is important to be as prepared as reasonably possible. One way to be prepared is to know how to give cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). CPR is an emergency technique used to help someone whose heart and/or breathing has stopped. Although somewhat modified, the same techniques used for people - rescue breathing and chest compressions - can be used to help treat an animal in distress.
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Heimlich For Your Cat

Many people confuse difficulty breathing with choking. Before administering any first aid, make absolutely certain your pet is actually choking. If your pet is not really choking, the Heimlich can cause serious injury. If you witness your pet ingesting an item and then doing any of the following, only then should the Heimlich maneuver be considered.
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Top Five Cat Toxins of 2010

Most Common Cat Toxins of 2010 It is no surprise that dogs and cats are, by far, the most common pets in U.S. households today. The cat population in the U.S. outnumbers dogs by more than 10 million, making them the most populous pet species. This is due, in large part, to apartment dwellers in urban environments, the ease of cat maintenance, and the potentially lower financial cost of ownership.
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