Questions tagged [cats]

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

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What is my cat doing?

My 4 year old keeps doing this. Does anyone know what's going on? (sound on) https://youtu.be/OWCEf7Gz0ZI Video description: the cat holds a toy in its mouth, carries it while walking around in a ...
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What is the best way to deal with cat jealousy?

I have two cats, both 10 year old males, same litter. One has been recently diagnosed with small cell lymphoma (but is in remission and doing well); however, he's been getting extra attention from it ...
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Introducing a third cat into a two cat household

Last year, I adopted two Tabby sisters. They were seven months old at the time. They have settled in nicely, and play peacefully together. I have been approved for a third cat, which we have plenty of ...
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Introducing a deaf, almost completely blind elderly cat to our younger cats

The backstory here is someone moved and left their 18 year old, deaf and almost completely blind cat behind, which my in-laws took in, but since they are both old and fragile, they can't really care ...
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Is Cerenia (maropitant) safe for my cat?

My veterinarian prescribed my cat Cerenia, a drug to help with vomiting (antiemetic). However, the instructions included with the medicine say that it is "for oral use with dogs only." Is it ...
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How do I get my cat to stop jumping on things?

My cat has the tendency to jump up on things. I had my food on my table and he knocked it over. How do I get him to stop jumping up on things?
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Is chocolate harmful for cats if so how harmful? [duplicate]

I've heard of chocolate being harmful for cats and dogs, but I've not come across anything that gives me an idea how dangerous or harmful it can be. For example should I worry about a cat eating a few ...
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Splitting doses of Revolution for cats

I have heard of people successfully doing the calculations on splitting up the "large dog" version of Revolution (https://www.zoetispetcare.com/products) to dose a bunch of cats cheaply. I ...
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Is there hope cats will be friends after lukewarm start?

I have a one-year-old British Blue boy called Sausage. He is neutered and very calm, sweet, affectionate, and social. I had always planned to get him a companion as he gets along well with everyone ...
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Is there a difference between the super scoop, double duty and multi-cat litters?

I went to a pet superstore recently searching for clumping clay litter, and they only sell cat litter from two different companies... let's call them CompanyA and CompanyB. Even though these two ...
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1 Year old kitten doesn't like playing with 2 year old cat unless she is initiating it

I've had her for over 6 months and my 1 year old kitten refuses to engage in play when my 2 year old male cat tries to chase and play. She always bugs me to play and is clearly more attached to me, ...
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Left raw meat out for 10 hours overnight on the counter; is it safe for a cat to eat?

Last night I was in a bit of a rush and really tired and completely forgot to put the raw meat back in the fridge or put the lid back on. I know cats have a higher tolerance for diseases that come ...
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How to deal with newborn kitten bodily waste?

We have a cat that just had kittens. The mother and seven kittens are in a big plastic enclosure and at this point the kittens can only wriggle and nurse. I don't think they can leave the container at ...
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Old cat kicked out of bedroom for new kitten, cause of anxiety?

We just got a new kitten and have been keeping her in our bedroom. Now our older cat cries at the bedroom door wanting to get in. He’s anxious and pacing because there’s a closed door. But we can’t ...
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Cat having chronic tremors

My cat has been having tremors since he was a kitten. He is currently 14 years old, so apparently, he is able to survive this situation. However, I still would like to improve his condition any way I ...
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Hairloss in cat, which appears to be anomalous

I have a one-year-old, male, white Scottish Straight cat which is in good health, but has been losing hair for the past 6 months and still is. In my experience with other cats, in this case the amount ...
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Did my kitten have a seizure?

We just brought home a kitten an hour ago and everything seemed to be fine. As I was crawling over towards it, it stopped and looked scared and started to shake. Its eyes were focused forward, but at ...
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Why is my cat losing hair in small patches on her head?

I have noticed about two weeks ago that when my cat came back inside she was losing hair on the top of her head. There is a bit of dandruff, but the hair is slowly growing back. She is also showing ...
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Does picking up an adult cat by neck cause them to be paralyzed like kittens?

When kittens are picked up by the neck by their mothers the kittens become temporarily paralyzed. Is this also true for adult cats if a human was to pick them up the same way?
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Why is my cat bothered by my being in the bathroom?

One of my cats gets (apparently?) very upset whenever I am in the bathroom. Meaning, she meows loudly and frequently in a way that sounds, to my ear, sometimes like distress, and sometimes like she's ...
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20-day-old kitten's left eye closed for 3 days after it was open?

20 days ago, my female cat gave birth to 4 kittens (she's an outdoor cat). The kittens open their eyes in the day 14 normally, but one of them now has an issue that wasn't there before. One of his ...
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Is my cat having trouble waking, seizures, or something else?

Almost exactly a month ago, my cat Dylan (female, 5 years) was sleeping on a chair when she fell out of it, scrambled about with her belly low to the floor and her pupils widely dilated, head turning ...
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What are the effects of an all meat diet in cats? [duplicate]

Is there any harm in this or do I need to add nutrition to the diet? Also, how long would the health effects of a harmful diet take to appear and what are these, if any?
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My cat hates being held, and only likes being pet occasionally [duplicate]

I have a long haired kitty, almost a year old. Ever since we got her she has had a touch aversion. She is not aggressive whatsoever, but you can tell she doesn't really enjoy being petted when she is ...
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Ethics of allowing a munchkin cat to breed

My family has a 2 month old shorthair munchkin kitten. They want her to have 1 litter of kittens, after which they were planning to have her spayed. Since bringing her home, I have become aware that ...
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Aquarium sand and small pebbles as cat litter

My neighborhood is implementing a new trash disposal mechanism. They said that they will be composting pet poop. However, cat litter is not compostable (from what I know which could be limited ...
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Advice on my abused rescue cat

I am getting a rescue cat from a local charity, she is 3 to 4 years old and seems very affectionate in the videos. She has had a hard life so far, though, stolen and repeatedly bred, then booted out ...
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My cat is skittish and scared of my brother all of a sudden

Baggins is a two-year-old domestic short hair. I found him in the forestry near my house when he was only weeks old. He was starved and very nervous. It took a long time to build trust between us as ...
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Is senior cat food OK for my young cat? [duplicate]

I have two cats, one three years old and the other 13. I want to change the older cat to eating an expensive cat food for senior cats; both cats eat from the same bowl. Is it okay for the young cat to ...
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Is it advisable to let my cat mate two months after having given birth?

My cat (Persian) is in heat two months after having given birth! Yes, she has stopped breastfeeding the kittens as they have been adopted. However, in case she mates with my male cat and gets pregnant ...
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How do I clean an aggressive cat's private area from diarrhea?

I have a cat that I took home while she was pregnant and now she is almost due this month. She currently has diarrhea that gets stuck in her private area, and she has started to smell bad. She's ...
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Will my kitten have a medium or long coat? [duplicate]

My 9 week old kitten is very fluffy. I'm wondering if he will grow a medium or long coat? His parents are both British shorthairs, but I can already tell he isn't.
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Will getting another cat change my cat's behavior?

I have a ~1.5 year old male tabby cat. I have had him since he was just 2 weeks old, when he was still basically blind and didn't yet know how to walk. I have raised him extremely lovingly and as a ...
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My Bengal cat doesn't cover his feces and pees over the edge of the litter box

We have two male Bengal cats, one of the cats we've had for 5 years (Esxi) and we got our second cat about a year and a half ago (Echo). We have a problem with Echo since the start, he doesn't seem to ...
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Why is my female cat over-licking lower abdominal raw?

Mini Moose, my female cat, is pregnant and is over-licking her lower abdominal area raw. Two years ago she had a stillborn baby. Her babies are alive in her, I can feel them moving around.
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At what age should I start needing to separate my cats to prevent mating?

I have 2 kittens: the male is 4 months old and the female is slightly under 2 months old. My vet has informed us that if I were to have one neutered I should wait until 6 months of age. Additionally, ...
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My cat ate a balloon [duplicate]

My cat ate a noodle balloon this morning when me and my dad were making breakfast. When we saw the balloon, we tried to pull it out but she swallowed it moments before my dad was able to take it out ...
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Should I get a second opinion from a different vet regarding my cat's hair loss, dark spots in ear and scabby skin?

I've had my local Banfield vet check my cat because of dark spots in the ear and local hair loss on the same ear. They did an ear swab that showed nothing wrong, even though there is dark icky build ...
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How can I prevent my non-neutered cat from breeding?

I have 2 kittens with my family, a male and female. My family is strongly opposed to having them spayed/neutered for ideological reasons, and I've tried having that discussion with them, even at a vet ...
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Why does my cat chew through bags to get to food?

I have an 8 month old kitten and she has recently started destroying (chewing through) treat bags, food bags (both cat and dog food), and anything else that looks like it has treats in it. I have ...
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When do older cats start to experience an increase in dandruff?

I've noticed my older cat has started to experience signs of dandruff - especially near the base of her tail. While this does raise some concern, my research has shown that cats generally do get ...
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My Cat Meows at Me Every Morning

I wake up at 6:30 every morning and when I get out of bed, I hear an insane amount of meows. When I get into the shower, she sits right next to the tub and cries at me. I open the door so she can go ...
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How do I get my cat, who doesn't let me hold her, to the Vet? [duplicate]

My rescue will probably never let me hold her - no clue why - but how am I going to get her into her carrier and take her to the Vet? I'm a senior and live alone and she's 15lbs (7 kg). She is ...
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Why does my cat lick my lips every time he purrs?

I’m not sure why, but without fail, every time my cat starts purring he licks my lips. It’s not just a few licks either—sometimes he’ll do it for up to a minute or two, walk off, then double back for ...
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Why one of my cats doesn't like to play with toys when my other is playing?

I'm the human of two female young cats, one is 7mo the other around 5mo, they're wonderful and behave very well, very affectionate, they like it around us and feel confident around the house. They ...
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Can a 4yo cat be taught not to binge eat?

This is a 4 something year old Siamese cat. It is used to being fed precise meals. I would love to train it to eat only as much as it needs. Currently, it eats everything in the bow, possibly vomiting....
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Why is my kitten’s tail tip like that?

Today I noticed my kitten’s tail looking like this, completely stumped as to how this could’ve happened, and can’t find anything on this online. Currently I have two theories: She does play with her ...
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Siberian attached tufts of 3" long fur to her body with glue-like saliva, cannot be removed. Was shaving bad? [duplicate]

Our Siberian is 4 years old. She began to grow a heavy winter coat, 2-3" thick, when it was still warm in September (we live in California and it was 75 °F (24 °C)). She developed knots and ...
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How to transport an older feral/family cat 500 miles?

We’ve taken care of him and siblings since kittens 13 years ago when we TNR’d them. Nowadays he spends most of his time inside, he has been the only cat in our lives now for about 8 years. He trusts ...
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Cat Not Socializing with Partner's Cats

Just looking for any tips or insight here, my partner and I have four cats (more details shortly) and multiple different issues for their socialization. All the cats were fixed at a young age and all ...

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