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

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Coughing fits in cats

My cat started to display some coughing behaviour. I have seen him cough just once in the last year but last week, he coughed three times, and all coughing sessions take like twenty seconds. There ...
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Greetings From Sydney Australia

I came across this site when searching anything and everything about kittens. As I started reading the contributions, questions and replies, I felt such incredible (lost for words here) similar to ...
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How can I dissuade a cat from entering certain areas of the house?

For her entire life, my cat has been indoors and as best I can tell has no desire to go outside. However, she still regularly wants to go to certain parts of the house, which could potentially be ...
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3 month old kitten in recovery, very skinny and has white gums

I have a kitten that is 13 weeks old, he went through a very tough week last week and still is in the danger zone (more details below since it might be very relevant). I just checked the gum, and it ...
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When choosing a cat, how to determine temperament and personality and decide on a good fit?

For the last few months, I have been gradually preparing to adopt my very first cat! I've been a fish owner and a partial dog owner before, but have never taken care of a cat on my own before and have ...
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How to get my cat to stop pooping and peeing on my stuff only

I'm so tired of cleaning my cat's poop and having to wash clean clothes because he pees on them. How do I train him? He has a litter box and he’s allowed to go outside. I love him to bits but I got so ...
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How progressive is Catarrhal Stomatitis?

My friend plans to adopt a stray kitten. The kitten is 6 months old, very well behaving and apparently he has catarrhal stomatitis. Apparently, as this post suggests, the best way to deal with this ...
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My female cat hisses and pins down my kitten before licking her and cuddling her?

I got a kitten a few weeks ago. At first my older female was unhappy with it of course, but no severe fighting, just a hiss or two. Now she’s recently started to hiss and pin her head down randomly. ...
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What fluids are in effusions caused by anticoagulant (constituent of rodenticide) poisoning?

(moved from medical exchange) ACR rat poisons use anticoagulants to cause internal bleeding and thus death in rodents. If used improperly, poisoned rodents may pass the poison on to predators, ...
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Why does my cat purposely knock over her water dish?

My cat is around 1 year old and I have had her for 4 months. 2 months after I got her she started knocking over her water dish. At first I thought it might be because she didn't like the high sided ...
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I took in a malnourished kitten; how do I stop my other cat from stealing her food?

I took in a abandoned kitten; she is skinny, malnourished and needs to eat. I bought her kitten dry food, but my older cat keeps stealing her food. He has his own dish of food filled to the top ...
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My friend's cat stopped eating

My friend's cat's birthday is April 21st, 2020. She’s drooling, not eating, growling at her food and losing weight. At first the vet said she has a respiratory infection, fever and ulcers in her ...
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Dose anyone have problems find there cats breed to find out there information? [closed]

Well if you are then you came to the right person!!! :) So there are many cat types just tell me the colors of the cat in the answers area and you will find out soon!!
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Container sizes for traveling with cats in cargo hold

I'm about to travel from America to Europe with my 3 cats using Lufthansa. They'll travel in the cargo hold as checked baggage, and I'm having trouble getting a container of the right size. My cats ...
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Did I make a mistake getting a 2nd cat?

I have 2 cats. I got the 2nd cat mostly because my impression was that cat 1 was bored. However, cat 1 gives me looks that say, “don’t you love me anymore?” and “have I done something wrong to ...
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3 month old new kitten not drinking water and looks always tired and sleepy

Two days ago I got a male kitten(Bengal) that's 3 month old. Today particularly he started looking very tired and been sleeping the whole day. It doesn't seem fine and I will be taking him to the vet ...
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I love my 8 m.o. now 10 pound kitty [closed]

My kitty, ("Prince") REILLY, who is 8 is treated like royalty: loved, groomed, continuously gets things like furry beds and toys. We play with him and make his life interesting in the ...
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Why is my well behaved cat suddenly start to attack

My cat is usually calm and well behaved. He usually just ignores everyone and isn’t that affectionate but recently he started to be nicer and even nudged his head against me for pets.I thought it was ...
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How to soothe a kitten that had to remain inside a carrier for extended period of time?

I recently brought my kitten in to be neutered, he was approximately 10 weeks old. He used to love going into his carrier and never had a problem with it, he'd even sleep in it if we left it out. I ...
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Is it a good idea to take another cat when my current cat is a real princess?

I have a five-years old female cat, that is the cuddliest cat that my husband and I ever encountered. She cannot be put on the floor, she needs to be on us (shoulder, arms, back) all the day. She ...
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Are the mouths of cats more sensitive to temperature than that of dogs?

I have had many cats and dogs. I have noticed that when I can share some food with my furry friends, my dogs will gobble it up without worrying about the temperature, but my cats will sit there and ...
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How to prepare my cat for living with another cat? [duplicate]

I have a female cat which is 3 years old and besides her first months of life, she never saw or played with another cat after being an adult cat, she is already pretty scared of strange people or ...
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Cat hates me, but likes my kids

We have three rescue cats, all three of which we fostered, a 2 year old neutered male, a 1 year old fixed female, and a 6 month old neutered male. The problem is with the middle cat. She stays in my ...
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Is there a way to stop my kitten from digging his claws into my arm for no reason?

So I recently adopted two new kittens, both of which are remarkably well behaved for their ages and breeds. The only real problem I have is with the male, a black cat that's a mix of Maine Coon and ...
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Cat afraid to play with my other cats

We have five cats in our household: 1 spayed female and four neutered males. The female came to us first. She was a rescue from a storage yard that had a lot of cats. We took her in when she was 3 ...
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Why does my cat lay down with me whenever I need to or I’m about to get up? Is this a common thing?

I’ve noticed whenever I need to get up or I’m about to get up, my cat always gets so cozy with me. There’s no way it’s routine, because this happens at random times. It just is confusing me, and it ...
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My cat does not play with me after giving birth

My cat had 3 kittens 2 months ago. Before she was pregnant, she used to play with me all the time, but now she doesn't. Why do you think she no longer plays with me?
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How to make a cat feel comfortable with wearing clothes?

I live in a very cold house. Now that we are in the coolest time of the year, my cat spends the day looking for places to warm up and hide and does nothing else. It's a bit sad because he is a very ...
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Does my cat like being chased?

I am a new cat owner, so bear with me. So my cat gets the zoomies about twice a day (he is 6 mo. old, neutered). He has immense amounts of energy. He will just run all over the place bouncing off ...
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I need help in neighborhood dispute about feeding a stray cat

I was just told that I can't feed stray cat in my neighborhood. Two ladies came to my door and stated "I am to let the stray cat in the neighborhood to starve and they don't care", they made ...
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Why does my cat have these random freak-out session?

Sometimes, out of nowhere, my cat will freak out. Not just like you're probably thinking - it would just jump and hiss maybe at something that startled it. No. At completely RANDOM times (often early ...
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Is it okay to rehome a 2 month old kitten if it's weaned, but still suckling off mum occasionally?

I have a 2 month old kitten (from a litter of 6). All the kittens from the litter are still with mum, are eating kibble and wet food. Boy in question is pretty big compared to the rest of the litter. ...
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Take my cat on a trip to the mountain house for 3 days or leave at home?

I have a cat and I know they get very anxious while left at home for a while or taken to a strange place. However, I have family members that can come over once a day to feed and clean her litter box. ...
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How to stop neutered male cat from mounting the other one?

I have two neutered male cats that sometimes exhibit dominance behaviors. I've had them both for about 5 years, and they go between cuddling, ignoring each other, and trying to be dominant multiple ...
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Why do cats sometimes sleep in plant pots?

My grandparent’s cats slept in their plant pot when it had nothing in, they only did it often in summer. I wonder why they would want their pelts to be dirty with grit and dirt and weeds.
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Cat struggling to walk, but has no leg or spine issues

My cat recently began to struggle to walk. It looked like his back legs were hurting quite a bit and he would not walk to the food/water or the cat box. If I brought him there he would eat/drink a ...
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Likely cause of sudden cat death?

Several months ago, our three year old domestic cat died without warning. We didn't have a necroscopy performed at the time, but were wondering what the likely cause might be. What happened (warning: ...
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Help! I’m worried about my new kitten. She hasn’t eaten in over a day and I haven't been able to see her in over 12 hours :(

My boyfriend and I adopted a cat from a family friend. She rescued this cat from being outside and was with her for about a week before we got her. We brought her home, and she immediately ran under ...
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Is my cat a calico?

My cat is mainly white with black spots, but he does have a light brown 'goatee' going on, along with light brown spots next to the black spots and a large one at the base of his tail and inside of ...
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5 month old kitten still nursing on mother [duplicate]

My orange tabby cat had kittens 5 months ago and we still have one kitten. You can find the kitten nursing on its mother every couple days and I have figured out that kittens should stop nursing at ...
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How can I temporarily feed two cats in Beijing before their food arrives by post?

I find myself unexpectedly catsitting in Beijing, and I'm out of cat food (I'm brand new to this). Yesterday, I assumed I could just go to a random store and buy some cat food, but it doesn't seem ...
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Discouraging cat from scratching couch

I have never had pets, but recently a friend of mine was in serious trouble and asked me to care for her cat. I did my best to accommodate it as well as I could. The house is vast, has a beautiful ...
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Will my neutered male hurt my female cats kittens? [duplicate]

My female cat is pregnant; I also own a neutered male cat. My question is: will the kittens be safe around him or should I keep him away from them?
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Cat suddenly started vomiting food

A few days ago, one of my cats (5 months old) started vomiting her food and stomach liquids. She seems to mainly vomit during the night. Two days ago, I brought her to the vet. They did an x-ray, but ...
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Queen lost litter of kittens and started nursing her only surviving 8 month old, should I intervene or just let them be?

My Queen "Phobos" has had difficulty having babies; she's had three litters totaling 12 kittens and only one made it ("Mazakeen," 8 months old) past a few days. Her 8 month old ...
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What happened to my cat, who suddenly died?

Wondering if anyone would be able to tell me what happened to my cat, Twitch. On December 5th my guy passed away. It was extremely extremely sudden. The night before he was fine and happy. But I woke ...
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Will my kitten grow up to be a fluffy cat? [duplicate]

My kitten is about 10 weeks old and is fluffier than other kittens I've had in the past, so I was wondering if she will remain this fluffy or if it's just her kitten fluff. Her vet speculated she may ...
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Male cat with mucus in stool

The cat is 11 or 12 years old, and I got him from a friend two years ago. He's been very healthy all along until the last few weeks, when he seemed to be losing some weight and being annoyed at our ...
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Why is my kitten shedding?

I have a 3 month old kitten and I keep finding hair everywhere. He’s really young, so why is he shedding? Have I done something wrong? However, his coat is very shiny and healthy and he’s eating ...
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Cat threw up clear liquid?

I have two kittens at home. One of them, not sure which one, seems to have thrown up twice over night. At first I only saw one puddle, and thought it's soft stool. But upon closer inspection, I'm ...

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