Questions tagged [cats]

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

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How to stop cats from chewing on cords

My cats have been chewing on various cords throughout the house. The cords to the sound system and the wifi router have been particular favorite targets, and last night they rendered our speakers ...
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What is this bump on my cat?

She has this bump but it’s sticking pretty far out, I’m a little concerned. She started wiggling around when I tried looking at it. It’s too far from her stomach to be a nipple. Should I take her to ...
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Cat Vomiting Every Day

My cat (approximately 16 years old, short hair, no specific breed, indoor cat) has been vomiting pretty much every day (sometimes multiple times) for almost a month. She had a scare with her kidneys ...
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Cat has a small wound on back of the head, do I need to see the vet?

My 5 year old cat has a small wound on the back of it's head for a about two weeks. The wound has an approximate length of 1/4 inch (6mm) and does not seem to grow. What worries me, is that the wound ...
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My cat waves her tail when I make funny sounds. What does this mean?

My family has a cat and lives a more or less balanced life (from sleeping wherever she wants to being chased by young teenagers and actually waiting for them when they do not chase her fast enough). ...
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Our cat began hissing at my boyfriend after 6 months

My boyfriend and I adopted a kitten who was 6weeks old. Dixie (the kitten) has always been lovey and sweet to both of us. She was fixed about a month ago and for the last 2 weeks she hisses at my ...
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My 4.3 month old Persian cat passed away suddenly

My kitten was doing well till yesterday evening. But suddenly she started facing breathing difficulty at 07:30 PM in the evening. I called the Vet and told him symptoms which were no running nose and ...
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What is happening to my cats ear?

It started on the inside and now it is all over her ear. The vet told us to put some cream on it. It got worse so we have her in a cone and some antibiotics. Any have any idea? I’m so sad to see my ...
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My cat suddenly started to attack us!

My cat was really calm and very very friendly for a month since the beginning of March. She was sterilized when she was 3, now she is 5 years old. She was always aggressive and does not really like ...
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Cat infected tooth

A stray pregnant cat is visiting us for food, recently I noticed that when she wants to eat she hiss to the food and stop eating. at first I thought maybe she has some bone or something stock to her ...
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My kitten ate a lemon seed

Not really sure what to do about This. It's only one seed but she's my baby could this cause any issues with her?
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cats claws becomes less sharper every time they use it

OK so sometimes cats scratches tree in order to keep their claws sharp so is it true that every time a cat or any other feline uses it claw, there claws become less sharper
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Is a kitten nursing on her mother when she's 8 months old a problem?

I had 5 white cats; a mom and her 4 kittens whom I've witnessed their birth. 2 males and 2 females. 3 kittens got lost, and now we only have one female left. She is almost 8 months old and I've caught ...
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How to stop the neighbor's cats attacking ours

We have a couple of one-year old cats. A neighbor's slightly older male cat keeps coming to our garden and viciously attacking our cats (usually takes one of them by surprise, corners it and hits it ...
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What is this on my cats lip?

I don’t know what this is on my cats lip It’s been here about 5 Days I am worried I am going to take her to the vet when I get paid Just want to know if it’s ok for the time being
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Cat Keeps Drinking Unattended Drinks

I have a ~4 year old cat of uncertain breed. For as long as I can remember, he's had the rather unfortunate habit of drinking out of cups containing water instead of his own water bowl. Considering ...
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Do cats meow only for humans?

I have heard that cats don't actually meow in the wild. Kittens only meow to their parents, and the parents to their kittens, and both do it to humans, and that's all. Is that true? If so, is it for ...
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My 19 year old dying cat bit my chest and punctured the skin last night [closed]

My 19 year old cat must have had a seizure the night before last and was twitching and pawing with a blurry gaze on her face. I know it's an end of life late stage kidney failure as the vet had just ...
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How do I retrain a cat to use the litterbox I prefer?

A friend's cat is going to live with me for the next few weeks while my friend is out of town. This cat is used to using the bathroom in showers, which her usual owner simply cleans out regularly. ...
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Is this cat male or female? [duplicate]

I think it's a male because of the distance between the anus and the opening below it, just want outside confirmation.
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Why are some cats more vocal than others?

To put this in my perspective. I have three cats at home. They are silent, hardly ever meow but will occasionally purr if you stroke them in the right spot. They will also occasionally rub on you but ...
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relocating and been feeding a feral cat [duplicate]

been feeding twice a day a 8 mo old female feral cat.she comes faithfully everyday several times throughout the day. She also sleeps in shelter we made her.She appeared with mommy feral cat. I am able ...
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Cloths for shaved cats

Our Persian cat shaved yesterday and now it's become sensitive about touching and I think also he could become cold at home by this situation, his conditions now and before are like this:   So I ...
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How to stop my cat jumping on my desk

So I have 2 cats A and B. They're both 10 months old and from the same litter. A jumps on my desk, on my bedside table and chest of drawers which results in him knocking over and breaking things. ...
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Why does my cat prefer to stand on her back legs to drink water?

My cat has her designated water bowl, but for some reason, she largely prefers to drink from a 30 cm (12 in) tall water buckets around the house, while standing on her back legs. Is it normal ?
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Days after our young female was desexed, our older male cat is trying to mount her and will not leave her alone

Monkey is 15 years old with arthritis, cancer (a tumor on his adrenal gland which has been operated on once last year to remove it, and has since returned), pancreatitis and kidney disease as a result ...
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Our cat has dry itchy “eyelids” and keeps scratching them, how to stop this?

Our cat has had an issue with both eyes for the last two weeks. It started with some small eye discharge (similar to "sleep" in our eyes) and infrequently watery however he seems to have taken to ...
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Is it okay to neuter my cat although he had been exposed to FIP cat?

I have two male cats, both are stray which decided to live in my house this past year. one cat is less than a year, 10 months perhaps, and other is probably older than 2 years, both are not neutered ...
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Is it safe to hold a cat by the front paws and jump (not intensively)?

There's a comparatively popular video (starting at 1:41) by a pop band "Little Big" that features two young girls jumping and dancing together with cats. I've once seen kids around trying to play the ...
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How long will it take my kittens to settle?

We bought home two beautiful Bengal kittens about a week and a half ago (15 weeks old) as the new additions to our family, a brother and sister. Whilst they are eating, popping, sleeping and cleaning ...
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My cat has been diagnosed with stage 4 chronic renal failure. Is the saline infusion worth it?

My cat is 10 years old and he has been diagnosed with Chronic Renal Failure. I feel so bad for not noticing until the last minute. He was supposed to stay at the hospital for a week and have the ...
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Mother cat won’t let 5 wk kittens eat soft food

If I don’t separate my mother cat and her kittens that she is trying to wean she will not let them eat the food that I gave them
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Cat stressed by being shut out of bedroom

Typical meowing and scratching at door after I adopted her. I didn't want her in there because I tried it the first night and she stepped on my face at like 3 AM. Sleep is sacred. It's been several ...
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Stray cat terrorized because of medicines and trust issues

I'm Dex from India. I have been feeding a stray cat (1 year old male) near my house for almost 3-4 months. A week ago or so he has got some minor skin issues after fight with another stray cat (...
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why cat lame in hind legs, irregular times?

My cat started showing signs of lameness/injury/paralysis in hind legs, in the hip area. initially vets thought it was neurological, i think its spinal or bone injury. after weeks of vet visits and ...
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My cat’s back is twitching and he’s running around

Just today my cat started to bolt from one place back to the bedroom. He was panting and meowing. When I got him to lay down his back started twitching and his tail and back leg. He was growling and ...
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My cat keeps pooping on my dads stuff because he doesn't like dad. My dad wants to put him down, how can I stop the cat from doing this [duplicate]

We got 2 cats around 7ish years ago, and they're both 8. My dad doesn't like the cats and instead only tolerates them. The first cat he has no problem with. Shes generally well behaved but a bit ...
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Cat health consideration vs coronavirus

We have one two year old Persian cat with some kidney problems. We live in Iran, which these days is not a good place relative to potential coronavirus outbreaks because of the government not giving ...
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Is milk a good treat for my cat with kidney disease? [duplicate]

We have one Persian cat (2 years old) with a history of kidney disease that led to Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease. His food is similar to this kind (which is prescribed by our veterinarian): So ...
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How long will it take feral kittens (5 and 8 months old) to adjust to their new home?

On January 5 they were trapped along with several others from a cat colony and were brought to a sub Foster’s house in a cage where they remained with their colony mates. They were then taken to the ...
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My cat has started slapping my head/forehead with her claws when she wants to be fed

Unfortunately our cat needed to have all her teeth pulled and a couple of other visits to the veterinarian. Fortunately, (we're quite sure) she's not in pain anymore. However we noticed, that her ...
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Cat about to be spayed, but still nursing 3 month old kittens! How to wean them?

I’ve made appointment for momma cat to be spayed, but she won’t wean her 3 kittens who are 3 months old! They eat kitten chow so don’t need to feed off her. Momma is still milk-full and encourages ...
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is elevated glucose in cat's urine urgent?

We went to the animal hospital 5 days ago (Sunday) because our 7-year-old cat Betsy was frequently in the litter box trying to pee but producing only a few drops (or nothing). They said when they saw ...
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My cat is terrified of me

My wife bought a pretty shy kitten, but after a while it got used to me and was even jumping on my shoulders in the morning purring when I was getting ready for work. She almost wouldn't leave my side....
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Cat with newly diagnosed diabetes not eating much before insulin injection

My 10 1/2 year old male cat has just been diagnosed with diabetes. He usually grazes on dry food through the day and has a wet pouch. He is on 1 unit of prozinc. I've been told not to change his food ...
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Is it ok if the kittens are stacked up on top of eachother while nursing?

My kittens were just born and they are stacking on top of each other while nursing. I don't know if that's bad or ok?
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Can my newly neutered male cat get his sister pregnant?

I just had my 7 month old male cat neutered 4 days ago but now his sister has gone in heat and he is chasing and mounting her. Since he is only newly fixed can he still get her pregnant? Should I ...
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Cat with kidney disease eats wet dog food, but shuns most cat food

Since my cat is old (17) and has kidney disease I Try to give her whatever she will eat. She won't touch the canned cat food anymore, and I don't often see her eating the dry food. She will eat scraps ...
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Why is my house cat trying to jump out my upper sash windows?

The only time she has tried to jump in the 18 weeks of her being a happy though clingy pussy cat (mummy's girl) is when she was in heat and I had a horrid guest who stank of dog (a scent she is ...
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How can I recover my cat and boyfriends relationship

My boyfriend is an alcoholic and has done some horrible things when he's got hammered. It had affected the whole family and been a very toxic abusive time for the last three years. My cat is terrified ...

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