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

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Scared cat what should I do

I have adopted a cat about two years ago. He is scared of me and my family but not my other cat. He loves my other cat. He eats his food, treats, and uses the liter box. He loves to play lazer. ...
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How do I keep my cat calm while removing a band-aid from her stomach? [duplicate]

My cat was sterilized a few days ago. The vet advised to pull the band-aid/plaster off in 5 days. How do I do this? Especially how to keep the cat calm enough to let you do stuff to her stomach? She'...
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What causes bald spot between eye and ears on a cat?

My cat is 7 months old and I've only got her for 2 weeks. She came with symmetrical bald spots on both side of her face that ran from her ears to her eyes. What might have caused this? She rarely ...
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Why do dogs and cats produce allergens, and how will these shots work to prevent it from stimulating the immune system in humans?

I found a post early this morning when I did a Google search. Part of this sentence doesn't make sense. It says that it works by immunising them against their own allergen. If they are not immune to ...
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Feral cat 10 years plus [duplicate]

I have a feral cat who has always lived outside my house. I have always provided food for her. Just recently we moved and I wanted to take the cat. Right now I am going to the old house to feed her ...
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How can i get rid of pet hair?

I recently started renting a room from a homeowner with multiple pets which I'm allergic to. The entire house is full of dander, my clothes, carpet, etc. are already covered in it. What are the best ...
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Is it possible to keep cat litter on balcony during winter (down to -10°C)

I'm planning to have a cat or even a pair. I really don't like the smell and look (and noises during "producing") of cat in the litter box and what it lefts behind. So I have an idea to put the ...
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How long does dewormer take to cause diarrhea in a cat?

We gave our domestic short hair cat (a neutered male rescue cat) an off the shelf dewormer tablet from a petstore the active ingredients were "Pyrantel embonate 230mg, praziquantel 20mg." Both of ...
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Aggressive cat - when is enough, enough?

My cat, from a previous question, has not gotten less aggressive. If anything, she's more aggressive. It has been over two months since the incident in that question. I have been working with my vet ...
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Cat's suddenly became very aggressive when brought to Mom's place

Background: I have a 2 year old, sterilized female Siberian cat. My mom's taken care of this kitty for weeks on end in my apartment while I've been on vacation and they love each other a lot. There's ...
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Why do my cats play differently?

I play with both my cats using a wand with various toys on the end of a string (never hands), but they do so very differently. My Bengal likes to stalk the toy until it stops moving (usually just out ...
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If sterillising dogs and cats deprive them of sex hormones, does that not cause the likelihood of osteoporosis the way it does in humans?

Someone told me that surgically removing these organs negatively affects their hormone profiles, and that people started vascectomising male dogs and cats for this reason, but I don't know if a ...
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Out of nowhere my cat started meowing at the front door [closed]

So a week ago she just meowed at the front door while sitting right next to it. I didn't do anything. Today, she did the same. I didn't go out for a while or anything, she just did. At 11 pm. Not sure ...
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I am sick of my cat's stealing habit!

My cat started off as a cute, nice cat but just after a month, she started misbehaving a lot! The biggest problem is that she keeps stealing food no matter what! I leave my food on dining table to go ...
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Rescue from hell or just doesn't like me?

After the loss of my three babies, within a 6 month period, I was finally ready to adopt. I adopted a 6 month old kitten from a well known rescue that I used before. I have had him 8 weeks now. The ...
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What should I do when a neighbour cat wants to come with me?

I live in an apartment with a garden shared by 2 houses, there's usually 2 or 3 cats spending their days here while my neighbors are at work. Recently a cat was in the entrance (a common entrance, ...
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What kind of cat parasite is this worm?

We have outdoors cats that eat a whole lot of mice, voles and shrews (and other animals) and with some regularity end up with white worm-like parasites of about 1cm length leaving their intestines and ...
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How can I tell if my cat is traumatized?

I had to travel for one week and couldn't take my cat with me, so I left him with the lady who helps me at home. She took him home with her. I gave her all the necessary food, litter box, and ...
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I stopped giving my cat dry food for 4 days and after 4 days she started vomiting with dry food

I adopted a cat a little over a month ago. She is one year old. At first, I bought a small bag of Purina Indoor dry cat food to make sure she liked it before buying a big bag. I also bought some ...
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Can a cat get FIV from a fight wound?

My cat came last night with some blood stains on his jaw and head, apparently been injured during a cat fight. Since then he has not eaten and just curled at his bed. I'm wondering what is the worst ...
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Why does our cat keep biting our face in bed, out of the blue?

My brother has 2 rescue cats that were abandoned by the mom. The one that bites is about 1 year old and really lovable, patient, doesn't mind being taken in your arms, doesn't run away when a stranger ...
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Is it ok for persian cat to go to home yard

We have a Persian cat who is free to go out into our yard: Two days ago when he was out there, I heard some sounds from afar and saw another cat with smaller body size than him. When I reached them I ...
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Should I be allowing my kitten to bite my fingers?

I have a ~5 week old male kitten. I've been raising him well and he gets a lot of attention. He purrs every time someone touches him and is a generally happy kitten. However, I am wondering if I ...
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How can I teach my cat how to properly bury her own poop?

My cat (a 2 year old female Bengal) has a few issues related to the litter box; one of the strangest is that she can't seem to figure out how to properly bury her poop. She'll go to the litter box, do ...
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Cat looks wounded, what is wrong with it?

I found this stray cat outside my home with yellowish liquid running down its eyes. I'm not sure if it's pus from an infection or a bad wound from a fight. Tried to offer it some food but it didn't ...
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Is it possible to overbrush a cat?

I am taking care of an elderly Maine Coon who can't really groom himself well. He enjoys being brushed and he changes his lying position to indicate where he wants to get brushed. In my experience, ...
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My cat recently bit me, what should we do?

When I am watching TV or walking in my house, she jumps up and bites me. I locked her in the cage as punishment. But after I release her, she is still doing the same thing. Why does she like biting ...
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Reasons of aggressive cat and even not playing at all!

My cat is around 2 years old. Its Persian male cat. He has no any partner. I don't know what's the problem with it! It is not playing at all, also it is not responding to my voice (except there is ...
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Kneading and drooling in cat

A neighbour's cat occasionally visits me (spayed tom) and while I enjoy his company, he has one habit that is somewhat antisocial. He seems to really like physical contact, but will often have a ...
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What health problems can not a cat blood test reveal?

After having blood in vomit, I had veterinarian to make a (costly 120 euro) blood test of my cat. The vet him/herself was not present when we got the cat, and according to the receptionist, they were ...
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Kitten is biting please help

I have a 9 week old kitten that is biting alot. I had my brother stay with me for a few weeks and unfortunately I think he was mistreating her. I noticed her hiss at him when he would approach her ...
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My cat gets angry and scared at me if I stand

I recently (3-4 weeks ago) adopted this cat and she was incredibly scared at first. With time she warmed up to me but she is only happy if I'm sitting down or lying down. As soon as she notices I'm ...
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dosage of clavamox for a large cat

I have a 16.5 pound cat who is neutered and is out in the daytime. He is in at night but seems to get into scrapes with neighborhood cats who come into "his territory" in the daytime when he is out. ...
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Good quality food for Sphynx cat?

I have recently got a 4 year old Sphynx cat and I was looking for any recommendations for good quality food for him. I read that the food needs to be high in meat and preferably wet food so he gets a ...
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How can I identify the breed of my cat

I just got a cat and I wonder what breed it is, how can I identify the breed of my cat?
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Cat is shaking and sleeping

I got a 4 year old Sphynx cat 6 days ago. He’s been sleeping a lot and shaking constantly when he’s awake. I took him to the vet and he said he thinks this is nothing to worry about. I’m concerned as ...
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Cat meows very loudly when I lock her out of the room

My first cat is now 4 1/2 months old (female) and has always meowed briefly when I leave the room or when I go to sleep and lock her out of the bedroom. But now she's meowing much more. Since I can'...
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How can I redirect attention of my kitten to scratch boards

My kitten of 4 months old just started scratching at the wallpaper. So I thought I buy some extra scratching things which she can destroy if she wants. But it doesn't help. I place them all around the ...
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Obesity in indoor cats compared to outdoor cats

Are there any statistics / findings on obesity rates in strictly indoor cats as compared to outdoor cats? Does giving a mostly indoor cat some time outside often result in noticeable weight loss?
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Spots on cat's nose

I have recently noticed several spots on my black cat's nose. At first I thought they were just dust spots but they don't wipe off and have a slightly raised texture. He seems to have developed a few ...
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Cat is losing fur around neck and ears. Is it some kind of disease? How to cure it?

There's an outdoor cat who comes to our home very often. I don't know what has happened but her fur around neck has almost gone. Even on her head and ears, the fur has started to fall out. Also she ...
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why does my cat chew and destroy things in my house?

I got my cat from a shelter at 9weeks old. he didn't like to be held or cuddled. he started climbing my curtains for which he got sprayed. then he liked me even less. since then he has chewed ...
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Is very slight anisocoria (differing size of pupils) and also quite slight ptosis (basically droopy eyelid) problematic?

I've noticed that my cat's left pupil is tho very slightly but consistently larger than the other one. There's also a slight droopiness of the eyelid on that same eye. Both of these are hardly ...
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How do I stop my cat from attacking me

I got a cat a week ago off a friend and at first it was very scared and didn’t come out from under the sofa, in the past 2 days it has come out and plays with us. The cat is a house cat and has never ...
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My cat keeps washing his paws in our dog’s water bowl

Our cat keeps washing his paws in the dog’s water bowl after going to the litter box. Never his water bowl; always our dog’s. We’ve moved both water bowls far away from his litter box yet he keeps up ...
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Former stray - LOVES pets, hates seeing hands

About a year ago, my parents adopted a stray female tortie who used to hang around our backyard. She would wait at the door and beg to be let in so they finally gave up. She's been to the vet, she was ...
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Got a new second cat. previous cat is not happy [duplicate]

I have a 4 month old cat and now I got a second kitten. They don't really like each other. My first cat hisses at the new kitten at eye contact and the kitten hides in a corner next to the closet. I ...
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Cat urinates where litter box was while litter box is being cleaned

CAT: Male, 3-5 y/o, only cat, indoor only, above average weight, no known issues, 1 litter box. The last three times that I have done a deep clean on my cat's litter box, he has made it a point to ...
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Cat flap in window into neighbours garden?

We are moving into a ground floor (street level) flat. We have a cat flap that fits into sash windows. We could either let the cats through our door into the shared stairwell and then onto the street, ...
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kitten male or female? [duplicate]

Please help. I’m not sure whether my 10 week old kitten is male or female. I was told it was a male kitten but I am just not too sure.