Questions tagged [cats]

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

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Non-lethal rodent deterrents that are safe and tolerable for cats

We are currently facing an issue with rodents, most likely mice or rats, having taken up residency in our flat roof. The space itself is inaccessible for us or our cats, so they can't take care of ...
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How to Stop my cat from biting my hand?

I have a six months old kitten who got spayed 20 days back. I play with her with an interactive toy, half an hour in the afternoon and one hour in the evening. When I am working, I play one hour in ...
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Do dogs and cats with long artificially selected fur live miserable lives due always being overheated? [closed]

It's just common sense to me that animal's fur is a certain length for a reason. So if they are longer than intended, then the animal must be overheated all the time?
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Cat has bare area where collar rubbed

Our cat has a bald area due to a collar being a little to tight. She gained weight and I realized it later than I should have. Her hair has never grown back, and her collar is loose now. I am not sure ...
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Is my cat British-longhair or Persian? [closed]

I got my cat from another family. When she was around +4 months old weight : about 2.2 Kg length : about 40 Cm (tail not included) she has a very buffy tail :D She is now +5 months old (in the ...
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Why aren't leg amputations usually done right at the knee-joint? (turkey-leg style)

I've noticed that cat leg amputations aren't usually done right at the knee-joint. For example, with my cat, the shin bones were shattered and unrepairable, so an amputation was done. The amputation ...
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Is Kiri cheese safe for cats?

I don't give my cat cheese because (Lactose). But sooo many people recommend feeding them this creamy cheese. I'm not sure what type of cheese it's actually called. Since Kiri is a brand (La Vacha Qui ...
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feeding your cats when you’re on vacation?

I have two cats: one’s an 8-year old middle-aged guy and the other’s a senior citizen gal. They eat dry food. What do you do to feed them if you’re out of the house a few days? Is there a reliable ...
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Does cats require boosting vaccine shot every year?

I will give my cat FVRCP vaccine. I was told that it requires boosting dose after 3 weeks. And that I need to repeat the vaccine every year. Say for example I give the vaccine @2021 And a boosting ...
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New kitten meeting adult cat at family gathering

We are getting a kitten (3 months) very soon. However during christmas we are spending the night with family some distance away. We would like to take him with us. The one thing that worries me is: my ...
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Can I get my GF's cat to be comfortable with me after I scared it [duplicate]

So my girlfriend has 2 cats right now. One she got several months ago and he's never had any issues with me. Recently she got a new kitten. He was doing okay with me, but one night I was going to the ...
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Is it ok to feed my cat one chicken liver daily?

Is it ok to feed my cat [5 months] one chicken liver daily? I feed her as follows 1 wing 1 gizzard 1 liver 1 heart All cooked.
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Help - How can I help rescue this young stray kitten?

So there's this young stray kitten (can run and eat solid food) that got stuck outside our window on the 3rd floor of an apartment building. We helped bring her down and brought her inside the house (...
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Should I intervene when cat hiss during play?

We have two kittens we adopted 3 months ago. The male cat is some variation of Russian Blue and is neutered; the female cat (2 months older but smaller) is orange and not spayed (yet). Whenever we ...
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Cat hisses then immediately blinks at dog

So we have an adult tomcat who doesn't like dogs very much. And there's an older male puppy that tends to be slightly dominant. The puppy has by now learnt to mostly leave the cat alone. There is ...
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A cat was potentially exposed to parasites, when should I go to a vet?

My mom's indoor cat killed a bat and a sparrow, she just found out about it when cleaning a balcony. It must have happened recently, because there was no sign of decay. Obviously, there is a small ...
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Will my cat have medium hair or short hair? [duplicate]

My kitten is about 3 months old. When we first got him he was fluffy but as he’s grown he’s slimmed down a bit. He’s half Maine Coon and his mom was short hair. He looks to me like he’ll have short ...
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My 10 months old cat keeps going to the neighbor’s

I have a 10 months old female cat and she has been going to my neighbor’s house a lot recently and refuses to stay at my house. She would always wait at the door or try to climb out the window to ...
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Best diets for senior cats (UK)

I’m new to the forums! I currently own a male 11-13 year old cat (his age is estimated as he is a rescue). We feed him on Purina Gourmet Fancy Feast, I wondered if there were better healthier options ...
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Can a three months old cat kill or hurt a kitten?

I have a 3 month old cat, and for a reason i had a 6 weeks kitten, when they meet they looks like they are fighting not playing although there's no hissing but the oldest cat looks like he's biting ...
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Very skittish cat, spends most of his day hiding - how could I help him? [duplicate]

We got our kitten about a year ago, he was always skittish but it feels like he's getting worse and worse. At the beginning he was always out and about. He was a bit scared of our friends coming by ...
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Do i pay to hospitalize or let her go?

I took my cat in this morning to have surgery on an impacted tooth, she is dripping pus & blood from her mouth & her face is swollen. Shes down to 4 lbs. So they call me and tell me they can't ...
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Ok to let my indoor house cat outside in area frequented by strays?

My 2 year old in-door house cat has shown an interest in hanging out outside, in my fenced-in backyard. While nervous, I do want to allow him to sniff around there so I am inclined to allow him to ...
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My cats hair is balding after I showered her with human shampoo

I bathed my cat with human shampoo because she got stuck in rat glue and I had no idea how to remove it. I rubbed her with vegetable oil based on what google said to use and it came off but then after ...
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What size litter box do I get for my cat?

What size litter box do I get for my cat? People recommend: at least 1.5 times the length of the cat at least 1.5 times longer than your cat Which one is correct/better? the first = 1.5L the ...
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Would sleeping on floor tiles make my cat catch cold?

My cat sleeps on he floor tiles a lot. I assume she wants to cool herself. But I was concerned if doing that frequently would make her catch cold. And if she is already sick (possibly cold), would ...
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Info i should collect before giving the cat to new owner

I just found a kitty in the road and brought it home i already have a cat so my parents forbade me to keep this one, i found this guy who is my friend's friend and he is ready to adopt this kitten,...
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Why doesn't my cat seem to mind loud music despite stronger hearing?

I am effectively making a colloquial assumption that my cat's hearing is better than mine but... if this truly is the case, why doesn't my cat seem to mind loud music? Surprising noises that come out ...
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What is the prognosis for feline leprosy, and why is so little known about it?

I'm trying to find information on feline leprosy, and am coming up empty-handed. My cat—a two year old male Saimese—was recently diagnosed with this and is facing surgery for removal of what ...
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Bringing a very scared cat home [duplicate]

Yesterday I picked up a cat from a lady off Craigslist, he was scared of course and she said it was from outside (he's an indoor cat). He did come from a home with 6 other animals I should add. I set ...
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How should i apply bandage

My cat was attacked and his muscle came off i contacted my vet and he told me to dress it with bandage and keep changing it,but the muscle is still hanging from the skin, and it has started to turn ...
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Why do cats suddenly run crazy at home

There are two cats in my family, one is 7 years old and the other is 3 years old. They are usually very quiet at home and sleep most of the time. But sometimes, they will suddenly run around the house ...
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Why does my cat paw at his reflection in the mirror?

Not every time he looks in the mirror, obviously, but sometimes my cat will sort of sit on his back legs and paw with his front on his reflection in the mirror? There doesn't seem to be much ...
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Kitten growling and hissing while obssesively playing with a brand new toy

I adopted a female kitten that is about 8 weeks old with 3 other litter mates. She is a medium-haired tuxedo. I've had them for about 3 weeks. I brought home a new toy for her to play with today. It's ...
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Baby kitten demands more food but has a big belly

My kitten’s belly is big and I give her a good amount of food at a time, but afterwards she wants more. She plays and behaves otherwise normal. Should I feed her more? She is four weeks old and she is ...
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How can I motivate a cat to go outside their hideout?

I've checked in at some hotel late at night, some street or neighbor cat entered my room as I was ventilating the room, and decided to stay under the bedframe near the wall. I would like the cat to ...
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Is it ok to feed my Cat Wotsits?

I have discovered that my Cat loves Wotsits, so I usually dish four or five of them to her whenever I eat a packet, though I am aware that certain human foods can be harmful to Cats, so was wondering ...
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Found a kitten in the street, is it dangerous to keep him in the same environment with my 2 year old cat?

As I was coming back from the gym with my wife wound a kitten in the street crying, dirty and hungry. We could simply not let him there. We got him home. Is it dangerous to keep him in the same ...
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Behavior problems with two of my cats

When my husband and I first moved in together we got our first cat,Lucky. About a year later we got another one and they got along great. Lucky took her under his wing and showed her the ropes. But ...
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Why does my cat always bring me his toy when I'm brushing teeth in the bathroom?

I know that bringing me his toy is a sign of attention-seeking, but why does he always do this when I'm brushing my teeth in the bathroom, not when I ignore him while doing other things like using my ...
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Can I stop my male cat from beating up my female cat?

One morning my grandson and I found a cat digging through our trash can. He was literally skin and bones. We decided to fees him. His need for food over powered his fear of us and he let us pet him. ...
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What is this hair loss at my cats ears and head? [closed]

As of now its limited to her head and ears, but I am afraid its spreading. She is loosing hair rapidly below her right eye. Can anyone tell me the actual name of the illness or any remedy? It will be ...
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5 month old male cat nurses on a 9 month adopted female cat [duplicate]

I got the 5 month old male kitten when he was 10 weeks old. To date (he's 5) he, for some reason, nurses on the rescued Tabby who is now 9 month old. Surely she has no milk or anything. It is a 2 or 3 ...
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How to keep the neighbour's cat out of my home with a cat door?

I installed a cat flap on our door for our cat Pablo, so he can leave the house to socialize with the other outdoor cats in the neighbourhood. We didn't have any problem until one of the other cats (...
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How deep should the needle be when giving a cat subcutaneous fluids?

The vet has instructed us to give our cat subcutaneous fluids, but unfortunately we're having a lot of struggles with this. It's very stressful for us to have to intentionally hurt the cat doing a ...
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Is a cat likely to be traumatized if it is physically forced to take medicine?

My cat was prescribed some ointment drops for yeast infections in both ears. But, when I try to give him his medicine, he yowls pitifully, fights me tooth and claw, and runs away. Clearly he doesn’t ...
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Salt lamps and salt poisoning in cats

I know that salt lamps are made of salt rock, and I know that most animals are evolved to crave for salt, because of its rarity in nature. For example, hamsters like to lick human fingers for the salt ...
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What to do with my indoor-outdoor cat when we are not home?

We have a male cat, aged 1 year and 6 months roughly. He is not a complete indoor cat. He can go in and out of our house as his will. He usually spends half his time indoors and half outdoors. The ...
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How to help my cat with severe anxiety that I may have caused?

I need help. I got a kitten long three years ago and raised her. It was not a good time in life and I had never raised a kitten. I'm not sure if it was considered abuse or not, but I considered how I ...
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Home remedy for suspected fever in cat

My cat’s head is warmer than usual. Nose and paw pads are hot pink, it has been this way for 4 hours. Breathing is faster than normal, occasionally she breathes very fast just like after playtime but ...

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