Your veterinarian has devised a treatment plan for your cat, but you're responsible for carrying it out at home. Yikes!
"You expect me to do what to my cat?!"
The Cat Health Topics in this section address some of the more common forms of home nursing care—from administering medications and fluid therapy to providing special diets. The information we've compiled will help you gain the confidence needed to perform the home nursing care your cat is depending on you to provide.
Diet and Drug Therapies for Cats with Kidney Disease
If your cat is diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, you might be called on to administer a special diet, as well as drugs and nutritional supplements to help manage the symptoms.
Fluid Therapy for Cats with Kidney Disease
If your cat's kidneys are ailing, you might be called on to administer fluids at home—which could mean your cat spends less time at the veterinary hospital.
Giving Your Cat a Pill or Capsule
Medicating your cat at home can be challenging. This video produced by Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in partnership with the Cornell Feline Health Center will help you develope confidence and acheive success!
Taking Your Cat's Temperature
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in partnership with the Cornell Feline Health Center produced this informational video and step by step instructions showing how you can take your cat's temperature at home.
Using a Metered-Dose Inhaler
A metered-dose inhaler with an attached spacer device is a simple way to deliver asthma medications to cats.