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Questions tagged [cats]

Small, furry (usually), domesticated members of the feline family.

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deaf cat screaming to get attention

my sister has 2 cats and one is deaf every time the other one wants our attention (mostly when she wants to get out or she's bored ) she meows constantly it's not loud just a little annoying ...
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Why is my kitten pooping and peeing everywhere?

Our kitten uses the cat litter often, but she still goes other places as well. She pees or poops on our bed while we are sleeping in it. We have seen her do it on our 3 year old's bed when he is ...
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How can I get my cat to stop hissing at me even though she is comfortable around everyone else?

We've had our two year old cat for about 3.5 months. She is a 2.5 year old mother cat that we bought from a breeder, who seemed to treat her well (but more on that later). The cat is extremely ...
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Want to buy sofa for living room. What to do about cats?

I want to buy a new sofa for our living room. After I buy it, I'm 100% sure my cats will also want to sit in the new sofa and sharpen their nails in the new sofa and ruin the new sofa. I've talked to ...
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Is it possible for a cat to trust someone again?

My dad and cat hated each other and now my cat isn't afraid to be in the same room as him suddenly. I'm confused by this and want to know.
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Hair loss on stray cat's head behind ears

There are two stray cats (around 6-7 months old I guess) near my house. I often feed them boiled chicken or cooked egg yolk. About 10 days ago I started giving them Whiskas Dry Kitten Food. Few days ...
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Grain-free Options for Preventing Struvite Crystal Formation

My adult male cat was treated for FLUTD and our vet recommended that I feed him Royal Canin's Feline Urinary SO dry kibble and canned food from here on out. Both of these contain cereal grains. ...
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My cats used to groom each other, now they are fighting

I’m in need of help with my cats. To preface, I’d like to consider myself one who knows a great deal about cats and behavior. I’ve read a number of books and have searched webs and watched many videos....
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Have an older cat that lost her sister and now meows all the time, why?

We adopted both cats from the shelter on the same day. The younger one was 1 year old or so and the other was closer to 2 years old the vet said. We had them for 14 years and they really didn’t play ...
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I desperately need help with my cat

Me and my wife adopted a cat about a month ago. He hasn’t ate or drank much in the month we have had him. He is always hiding and just doesn’t move much at all. We have taken him to a our vet, and ...
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Adult cat not getting along with new kitten

My adult cat is 4 years old. My kitten is 4 months old. They are both female. The adult is spayed and the kitten is not (but will be soon). They have been living together for 2 months now, and were ...
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Skin condition causing red spots and light hair loss

My 14 year old American Short Hair has three spots on her ears and now one on her forehead where there is light hair loss, and in the centre is a small red dot like blood congealed over an insect bite ...
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What to do when moving next to a bird sanctuary with a loosely-domesticated cat?

I'm about to move and a really promising location in a new city and it's surrounded by a large forest and bird sanctuary. That's great to me, but to my cat I suspect it will mean the beginning of his ...
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Is it dangerous for a healthy cat to eat prescription diet?

We have two cats, and sadly one of them has just been diagnosed with kidney disease, and so we've got to feed him a special renal diet. Luckily, he seems to like the food - the problem is, so does ...
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My cat has lost his teeth and can't keep food in his mouth

My cat is a senior cat, and has lost most of his teeth. He really wants to eat but the food just falls out, then he gets so frustrated that he just stops trying. I have to cook for this cat and give ...
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How to settle new cat politics? [duplicate]

I recently brought two new cats into my home. They were rescues from an elderly relative who is to sick to keep them. One cat is elderly herself and has a bad hip. The other is a forever kitten type ...
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One cat licks the other, but hates being licked

I have two 3-year-old cats. They are siblings (same litter), one female, one male. They get along reasonably well, with the occasional boxing and hissing match but nothing too serious (see my previous ...
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“Josera” vs “Happy Cat” kitten dry food [duplicate]

I am going buy a new brand dry food for my 6-month-old kittens because they don't eat their last brand - Fidaar - anymore. I Asked local pet shops and they have two brands of kitten dry food - Josera ...
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Maine coon cat loves smell of menthol, minty, etc

Why does my Maine Coon cat love the smell and taste of menthol, mint and camphor? When I brush my teeth, he follows me to the bathroom so he can lick my mouth to remove the toothpaste. When I apply ...
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What house plants do cats hate?

What house plants do cats hate? I'm looking for a plant that, if I put it in a spot or a corner, the cat will never go to there. Thanks.
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13 week old kitten will not stop sucking on me [duplicate]

I have a 13 week old kitten, which I took away from her mama when she was 9 weeks old. She stopped nursing from her mom and started sucking on my ear lobes and neck (and sometimes the tip of my ...
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How does heat affect the relation between a mother cat and her child?

My mommy cat has a 1 year old. She was always a great mother she weaned them perfectly. However one day recently she stopped wanting anything to do with her even as a friend. I was worried I was going ...
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Pressure change when flying with cats

Next month I will be flying my cats across the country and taking them as cabin luggage. My vet has supplied suitable drugs for keeping them relaxed during the trip (although I think that I should be ...
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My cat is only interested in eating tuna or food she is probably allergic too

My cat is 17, adopted last year. Generally lively, no obvious signs of distress or pain besides mild arthritis. She used to throw up a lot, and after a battery of tests the vet declared that she was ...
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Chopped a lemon then rubbed my cat, am worried [duplicate]

I basically need someone to talk some sense into me. I chopped half a lemon, wiped my hands and then about five minutes later rubbed my cat's stomach. He was just grooming his stomach there. Could he ...
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Cat poops on floor each time my cat box runs a clean cycle

Every time my cat box runs to clean one of our cats seem to be in an emergency to poop.. The cat box can sit all day and not clean but the minute it starts up he must poop. I normally lock him up in ...
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My cat is keeping his eye closed. Why?

My cat is keeping his right eye closed most of the day, and when he opens his eye, there is something wet coming out of it. Here is a picture of him.
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My cat has been hissing at her sister after 4 years of being with each other

I've noticed my cat Azula is hissing at her sister Divina a lot more than usual lately. Of course, cats play with each other and sometimes hiss but they are twin sisters, they've never been separated ...
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Hair Mats in 20 year old cat

My 20 year old male Siamese has stopped grooming himself and has developed numerous hair mats. He will not allow me to tease them out and is not inclined to put up with anyone grooming him. He does ...
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In a multiple cat home, how many litter boxes should you have?

I have seen a few suggestions in answers to other questions about it. But when I look I can never find it. If I have multiple cats in my home, how many litter boxes should I have?
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How can I find my cats' secret peeing spot?

To sum it up succinctly, I have three cats and when I come home, I notice my house smells of cat urine. I could probably eliminate the odour if I could just figure out where it is emanating from ...
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Kitten will not stop urinating on bed after surgery [duplicate]

My kitten was neuters a few weeks ago and ever since then as soon as I wake up in the morning he urinates on the bed. He has refused to use the bathroom correctly many times before for example if he ...
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How can I rebuild my relationship with my cat?

I have a very sweet 3 year old male rag doll and I adore him. However last year was difficult because I lost a baby and went into a severe depression that I am still recovering from. Thankfully my ...
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Cat won’t let kittens grow up

My cat ( who was feral at first but is now a “skittish” pet) had 4 kittens. She has them sheltered but not completely hid. Around 3 weeks of age she let me touch them with no hissing or growling. She ...
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Cat's nose leaking drops when pet

When I pet my cat, she purrs and leaks tiny drops of clear liquid from the base of her nose. When she's really enjoying herself she can leak a drop or two every minute. My first guess is that it may ...
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My Cat was cross eyed, now she’s not. Why?

I got my cat half a year ago at a rescue centre, she was very cross eyed, the longer she has been in my home the more her cross eyed ness has gone. Is this normal? And what has caused this? (https://...
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Does my cat have ringworm?

Tobby is a playful cat, and while he was trying to reach his ball under the bed he got some scratches on his forehead. This happened around 2 weeks ago, and shortly after I noticed few rashes around ...
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How can I deter with my cat's unwelcome guest?

This week, my neutered middle age male cat called Garfy brings home a 'guest', who is a much smaller cat.I guess it's very young, but not sure of the gender or origin, so let's just call it Taby. I ...
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I'm having trouble giving my cat liquid meds with a syringe

Somebody said it was fine to put the liquid on the fur around the cat's mouth and she will lick it off. I don't think that's ok. Our vet tried to mix with the medicine with canned food. I just want ...
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My mom having a surgery, wants cat out

My mom will have a surgery in a couple of weeks, and has been telling me that I have to take my cat out of the house (probably some uncle can take care of it). I wonder if there is any scientific ...
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Swollen cat lip

What could be the cause of the swollen lip? Any ideas and tips for a cure? We would rather not give him medication for this.
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X-ray of my cat shows strange rib shape

I found a wild cat, which has a difficulty with breathing, it seems that her nose is blocked and a lot of saliva is coming out. Beside that, we went to a vet to check this cat, blood test, temp., x-...
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cat has been acting strange for a couple of days (very worried) [duplicate]

I have had my cat for a very long time, her behaviour towards people is antisocial but to me she is very lovable and is always sleeping by me and cuddling. for the past few days she has been eating ...
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Cat staring at the wall all the time

My cat Annie is staring at the wall by her food bowls, so I keep changing her water every hour. She won't come out of the kitchen now. Annie and I are extremely close. I have always told her to show ...
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Cat poops in liter box, but ALWAYS pees outside the box

We have a young female Himalayan cat (two years old, spayed). We have other cats at home too. 6 months ago she began peeing everywhere, but she always poops in the liter box. Went to the vet: ...
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My cat mixes up the floors in my building. How can I help him?

My cat comes from two home cats with English shorthair father and Russian blue mother. I live in an apartment and he enjoys walking through the corridor and sniffing everything. The problem I have is ...
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Can cat food stay outside for a few days?

I am feeding a stray cat near my apartment, and each time I feed her, I fill or half fill a disposable bowl of cat food. Sometimes, even after one day the bowl is still not empty, that is, she has not ...
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Why did my mother cat suddenly attack me?

My nice and well behaved Siamese delivered her first litter 6 weeks ago. We had a very strong bond, she would sleep with me and I was her favorite human. She trusted me enough to go in labor lying on ...
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could my cat catch something from this oddly-acting mouse?

So this all started at one A.M., when I usually go down to get a cat to lay with me in bed. When I opened the door to let them in, I noticed that our oldest kitty had something in his mouth, so I went ...
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What's the most efficient way to burn my young cat's energy?

We own two cats - a Russian Blue female turning 7 this year, and a Russian Blue/Maine Coon Male who is 2 1/2. Both are rescue cats from the local area, and both are very well-tempered around us. ...