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Questions tagged [cats]

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

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Kitten fast breathing while sleeping

My 3 month kitten is breathing quite fast while sleeping after a round of running around and playing. Currently in the house are 28.5 degrees celsius, so its quite hot. She also breathes with her ...
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My older cat hates the kittens

My older cat is female and i got here from a friend. she is 3 years old and spayed. the two kittens are between 9-13 weeks old and i got them after a friend of a friend found them born under her porch ...
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Discovered feral kitten is bitten. Should I abandon it?

A week ago I decided to adopt a friendly feral kitten (about 3-4 months old). He seems to be in perfect health, very playful, friendly, uses the designated toilet place, and actually tolerates baths ...
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Cat and thundershirt

Can I keep my cat in his thunder shirt for a 5-6 hour car trip? I’ve tried it on him a few times, and he seems ok with it. He sort of rolls over and becomes quite docile.
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How can I tell if my cat is in pain?

Because of several symptoms (tilted head, occasional bouts of coughing and infection around her eyes), I brought my 13 year old cat to the vet and was told that sadly she has cancer, untreatable. The ...
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Is this kitten a boy or a girl? [duplicate]

I recently rescued a kitten, and I’m having trouble telling whether it is a boy or a girl. Please help! (https://i.stack.imgur.com/2Kimv.jpg)
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Moving with feral/stray cats [duplicate]

I have been TNR feral cats for 20 years. I have 7 that I care for now. We have lived in this home for 35 years. We are getting ready to move. None of these cats are inside cats. I also have 3 small ...
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is 100g of wet food sufficient for 1 year old cats with different weights of course

Do you think that 100g/day of wet food based on the following diet is enough? Taking into consideration that I feed them also dry food all day long. my cats are 1 year old, they are sister and ...
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Why does my 10 month male kitten destroy everything?

I grew up with cats so I'm used to having them. However my fiance and I decided to get a kitten about 7 months ago (he was about 3 months old then). We had some minor issues when he was younger but ...
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Is my cat healthy, ill, or just getting older?

My cat is 5 years old. She is a very friendly cat, playful, and seems very normal, but she is very skinny. She eats and drinks regularly, goes to the bathroom normally, and gets plenty of fresh air. ...
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Flea eggs or dander?

Are these white spots in my cats brushed fur flea eggs or dander?
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Does cranberry help cats with urinary crystals

My cat recently had urinary crystals. I've been told cranberry capsules are good for helping clear them up. Is there any evidence to support this?
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How to help a cat that has gone suddenly blind

Our cat recently had a cardiac arrest and, as a result of the brain damage, is totally blind (he may get it back, if not fully, partially). Two days later he is out of hospital and back at home. He ...
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Dirty cat ears, is it mites?

I have a kitten. When I got him, he had a lot of black wax in his ears, it looked like mites. We went to vet, and he just cleaned his ears with cotton soaked in something and said that it wasn't mites,...
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How to make home cooked food appealing and tasty to cats?

Recently, I began trying to make my own wet food. However, while my cat is always drawn to the store-bought ones, she doesn't eat a bite of what I make after smelling it. I have tried till now - ...
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Is it possible to teach my cat to express what he wants though visual cues?

My cat usually starts yelling whenever he wants something though it is near impossible to tell if he wants to play chase or want pettings or is hungry. What i want to ask is that can i teach my cat to ...
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How to handle pet cat's prey when they're injured

So I have a three year old male cat that I took in from a shelter. It wasn't long before he started bringing in mice, shrews, birds and once, a rabbit. I accept it's a part of their nature to do this ...
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Does my cat know we're playing when I chase him?

I have two absolutely adorable cats who love to play each other and me. We have a few different games we play, but I'm wondering if they know "tag" is a game. Sometimes, when they're in a very ...
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Cat siblings suddenly fallen out with each other

We have a couple of two year old male neutered cats, Ed and George, who have lived with us since they were kittens. Until yesterday, they were on exceptionally good terms, and would play, groom, and ...
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How to moderate dominant instinct between cats?

I've two cats, male and female. They are twins, 2 years old, half Bengal and half Siamese. They are sterilized. The female is very nice. Never annoying anyone. The male always tries to keep attention,...
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New male cat keeps attacking older female cat

We have had Millie, now a seven-year-old ragdoll, since she was 14 weeks old. She is quirky and sweet in her own way but We think that she wasn’t properly socialized as a kitten. She doesn’t like to ...
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My cat seems to think he is being punished due to being bandaged. How can i convince him it is not a punishment?

My cat who is currently a four year old male has gotten Dermatitis at his neck. We took him to veterinarian and we received some medicine for him. I am not sure if it is the Dermatitis or the medicine ...
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How can I stop my kitten from growing?

I acquired my cat 1 month ago. She is now 8 months old and substantially larger than when I rescued her from the shelter. How can I stop her from growing larger? Thanks.
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How can I stop my cat from attacking my hermit crabs?

So I have a very sassy kitty at home. Shes going to be 6 in June(2019). I am also the owner of hermit crabs. She has never bothered them before. But lately shes been trying to break into the cage when ...
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6 month old cat still nursing [duplicate]

My kitten is now 6 months old but my year old cat is having kittens anyday now and my 6 month old is try to nurse on her and he’s been doing that to his older brother who is also a year old. Why is he ...
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Cat has watery eye

My cat has been sneezing for the last week at least once a day, but I have thought nothing of it. Today I can home and one of his eyes looks more watery than usual and the corner of his eye looks a ...
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My Dog and my Cats have fleas, and Im getting Bites, Is there an infestation?

Both my Border Collie Dog and my 2 Cats, are getting fleas, we noticed from the immense Itching. I also started getting MANY bug bites (I counted around 20 or more) like Mosquito Bites, but not like ...
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Integrating a Kitten - Miaoing back

We've recently gotten a (10 week old) kitten and we're trying to integrate her into the household. There is already an adult cat in the house, but we haven't arrived at the point of introducing them ...
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8 y/o cat is not eating or drinking, is not playing, is walking slow, and lays in the corner of our spare bedroom [closed]

Our younger cat (she is 8-1/2) started doing this about 2 months ago. We took her to the vet and the emergency vet three times. They took x-rays and did an ultrasound and found nothing. She barely ...
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Is there a Professional Method of training a cat?

I have two small cats, one of which is a black/very dark navy furred cat that is about a year old. The other is a slightly younger and smaller white furred cat that is about 4/5ths of a year old. I ...
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Introducing a blind cat and a playful kitten

I am currently fostering Alex, a two year old cat who was left completely blind after a car accident about two months ago. He has only recently left the vet clinic but is already quite well adjusted ...
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How can I identify which cat is peeing on my bed, then what can I do about it?

I have four cats. Pepe is a male orange tabby about six years old. Smudge, Buddy, and Pudding are male, male, and female grey tabbies about a year and a half old (they're triplets from the same ...
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Should I be worried about neighbours cat in relation to my outdoor rabbits?

If there live two rabbits in the backyard (whole garden at day, predator save enclosure at night), should I worry about free tramp cats?
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Should I consider switching an older (around 10 years) cat and maybe soon-to-be-7-years cats to “senior” food, what are the benefits?

I have 3 cats - one around 10-11 years old (was a stray so I don't know exactly but not far from this) two littermates 6, nearly 7 years old. All female and spayed. No particular breed, just "...
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Clavamox possible overdose

My 15 year old female cat is being treated for suspected UTI. 62.5 mg tablet twice daily (every 12 hours). Despite sitting with her for 1/2 hour to make sure she didn't expel it, and I was sure she ...
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Can I feed a cat wet dog food? [duplicate]

Recently I have been seeing two cats outside my window. They are friendly and one has a collar and is owned by the neighbors. I want to make sure the other cat has food and is ok but I don’t have any ...
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Is my cat fat or does she just have saggy breasts? [duplicate]

The title should say it all, but to add to it: she hasn't been seen by a vet for a few years, but last time she was there the vet thought she was in good health and just a, "larger" cat and not fat. ...
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Urine of my 15 year old diabetic cat suddenly stinks

This is not normal for my cat and I'm very worried about him. His pee usually doesn't smell so strong. Is this normal for a senior kitty that is diabetic? I just want know what I need to do.
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Deaf cat screaming to get attention [duplicate]

My sister has 2 cats and one is deaf. Every time the other one wants our attention (mostly when she wants to get out or she's bored), she meows constantly. It's not loud, just a little annoying. But ...
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Why is my kitten pooping and peeing everywhere?

Our kitten uses the cat litter often, but she still goes other places as well. She pees or poops on our bed while we are sleeping in it. We have seen her do it on our 3 year old's bed when he is ...
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How can I get my cat to stop hissing at me even though she is comfortable around everyone else?

We've had our two year old cat for about 3.5 months. She is a 2.5 year old mother cat that we bought from a breeder, who seemed to treat her well (but more on that later). The cat is extremely ...
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Want to buy sofa for living room. What to do about cats?

I want to buy a new sofa for our living room. After I buy it, I'm 100% sure my cats will also want to sit in the new sofa and sharpen their nails in the new sofa and ruin the new sofa. I've talked to ...
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Is it possible for a cat to trust someone again?

My dad and cat hated each other and now my cat isn't afraid to be in the same room as him suddenly. I'm confused by this and want to know.
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Hair loss on stray cat's head behind ears

There are two stray cats (around 6-7 months old I guess) near my house. I often feed them boiled chicken or cooked egg yolk. About 10 days ago I started giving them Whiskas Dry Kitten Food. Few days ...
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Grain-free Options for Preventing Struvite Crystal Formation

My adult male cat was treated for FLUTD and our vet recommended that I feed him Royal Canin's Feline Urinary SO dry kibble and canned food from here on out. Both of these contain cereal grains. ...
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My cats used to groom each other, now they are fighting [closed]

I’m in need of help with my cats. To preface, I’d like to consider myself one who knows a great deal about cats and behavior. I’ve read a number of books and have searched webs and watched many videos....
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Have an older cat that lost her sister and now meows all the time, why?

We adopted both cats from the shelter on the same day. The younger one was 1 year old or so and the other was closer to 2 years old the vet said. We had them for 14 years and they really didn’t play ...
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I desperately need help with my cat

Me and my wife adopted a cat about a month ago. He hasn’t ate or drank much in the month we have had him. He is always hiding and just doesn’t move much at all. We have taken him to a our vet, and ...
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Adult cat not getting along with new kitten

My adult cat is 4 years old. My kitten is 4 months old. They are both female. The adult is spayed and the kitten is not (but will be soon). They have been living together for 2 months now, and were ...
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Skin condition causing red spots and light hair loss

My 14 year old American Short Hair has three spots on her ears and now one on her forehead where there is light hair loss, and in the centre is a small red dot like blood congealed over an insect bite ...