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Questions tagged [cats]

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

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Feeding Geriatric Cat with Hyperthyroidism and Cancer

My sweet girl is nearing 17 and has been suffering with hyperthyroidism for several years. Just last year she was also diagnosed with terminal small cell lymphoma in her bowel. She has previously ...
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What does it mean when my cat makes this noise? (re-post)

Someone posted a question about the noise the cats in THIS video were making, between their regular meow-type noises. They wanted to know what that noise meant when the cat communicated with them ...
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How to ensure that my cat always remains indoor, no matter what?

The area where I live is extremely lethal for a domestic cat. There are scorpions, tarantulas, poisonous snakes, dogs, foxes, eagles, vultures, larger wild cat species, and even sometimes leopards. My ...
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How do I stop my cat from peeing in her crate?

I have a 3 year old female cat whom I have to put in a crate (a large dog crate) at night or when I leave the house, because otherwise she'll tear up cords and get on the counters inside the house. ...
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Cat’s Tail Only Goes To the Right After Fall

My male cat (neutered, 13 y/o) fell while I was away two weeks ago. I don’t know how he fell or where. When I came home after being gone for only a few hours he had a noticeable limp and couldn’t lift ...
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How much depth of sand in litter box is ideal for cats?

This question is really puzzling for me. My cat is comfortable with any depth and has never shown any problematic behavior. Even she is not concerned with the company which is making the sand and ...
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Is silica sand cat litter dangerous to use?

I'm seeing various articles on the web claiming that silica sand may be harmful to humans / cats, especially when inhaling the dust it creates. Quartz silica (sand), the other ingredient in most ...
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Will my cats properly settle down after taking them back to their old home?

I moved south just over 2 weeks ago with my 2 cats. I now know that the place is not for me. So I am moving back within a week! Are my cats still familiar with their home and territory back there? ...
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Is raw pork bad for cats?

I'm wondering if there are some health risk associated with feeding cats with human grade raw pork? My cat is quite picky about foods. I've tried pork several times and the cat definitely prefers it ...
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How to make a cat remember where did he placed his toys?

My cat is 4 months old now. He always takes his toy off the bed, and once he doesn't want to play, he left his toy somewhere and just forget it. And when he wants to play with his toys, which I ...
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Relocating two outdoor cats from New Jersey to Florida

Two male kittens (brothers) were born under my kitchen deck almost 5 years ago. One allowed himself to be held for long periods of time. The other not as much, but follows me when I am outside. They ...
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It's not the cats fault it's mine [duplicate]

So I got a cat about 2 months ago. They were not specific of the age as they found her outside fairly young. I don't think they had her long, I'd imagine she's like 5 months old now. She's great with ...
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How should I brush my cat's teeth?

My vet recommended getting a kitty toothbrush, but when I went to the kitty specific pet store to get one, they said to give them freeze dried turkey neck. The idea is it's more natural, less invasive,...
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Why does my cat eat thin plastic?

My cat is obsessed with eating thin plastic. For example, the plastic from bulk food bags and thin grocery bags. I will actually find large holes in the bags, but he's yet to have bathroom issues or ...
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What's a good method to give a cat a shot without assistance?

So, today I found out my cat needs insulin needles twice daily. The vet showed me how, and I'm pretty confident I can do it, but...when I was there and tried it, they were holding the cat for me. At ...
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Why does only one of my cats use the 'Litter Robot'?

I have two cats and I recently got a new litter robot. Per the websites suggestions I put the litter robot next to the old litter box and stopped cleaning it to entice my cats to use the robot instead....
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How to help my cat in this situation? [closed]

We have three bedrooms. Me and my mom share one bedroom and for various reasons Bhutu(my cat) is allowed only in our bedroom, and not the other two, during night time when we all sleep. Now I often ...
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Shy and nervous kittens are too scared to eat

I recently adopted two kittens (both are siblings) and since having them I've noticed they are extremely nervous and scared. They only come out when nobody is home, and I'm trying to get them used to ...
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My cat has uncontrollable twitching on her back near her tail

My cat has been having an issue where she is clearly agitated and looks like she is trying to run away from her own fur. It will start with appearing very agitated, meowing, and twitching her tail and ...
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Introducing harness/leash training to cats in a new space

My two indoor kitties have stayed with me in a second floor, 540 sq ft apartment for two years, and enjoyed watching birds outside safely from the balcony. Perhaps letting them get used to a bit of ...
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I have a few questions about coconut oil [duplicate]

I read in an article that coconut oil was good for cats and dogs. So I was wondering if it mattered, Which kind of coconut oil I use? Can I use normal pure virgin human coconut oil or does it have ...
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Is it possible to feed a cat a healthy meat diet?

I was given 3 kittens by a friend who's cat had a litter. Not wanting to separate them, I took all 3. They were great kittens, they played, they loved the house and they seemed healthy. 2 boys and ...
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First time cat sitting - what should I do?

My girlfriend's friend asked us to watch over her cat for a few days, and this will be the first time I will have a cat staying an extended amount of time at my house, with just me as my girlfriend ...
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New cat's third eyelid showing when asleep

I have a new rescue cat who is slowly settling in - she's very timid, but getting braver every day. This question is about her eyes. When she is falling asleep/already asleep and her eyes are half-...
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Why has my cat suddenly changed meowing/vocal behavior?

I have read... New cat wont stop meowing Why is my cat meowing so much? How can I classically condition my two cats to not scratch on my bedroom door at night? ...and a few others, but none are ...
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Does a neutered cat require some organ meat to be healthy (balance hormones)?

My 3-year old neutered rescue cat appears healthy and happy, but he chooses dry food and lots of water over any wetfood (although he will lick gravy). I can't get him to eat a (prescribed) powdered ...
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Is it bad for the cat's health if I keep prodding my cat to play when she wants to rest or sleep?

At times I am so deeply engaged in a play session, that even when the cat wants to stop and rest I keep prodding her for a while. Also sometimes when I feel too bored and my cat is sleeping, I wake ...
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Alternatives to cones? [duplicate]

I just had my cat neutered and he does not seem to be adjusting to the cone well at all. Feeding time is also difficult because he's very animated with his eating motions so it's nearly impossible to ...
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Does frightened cat drink a lot of water?

Today one of our tenants was on the rooftop. She had her huge teddy bear in hand. At the same time I went to roof to have a walk with Bhutu (my cat). By seeing the teddy Bhutu was frightened to hell. ...
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Which causes more stress for a cat, losing its owner or moving?

My grandma is moving into an assisted living facility. She currently lives on a 10 acre farm with her outdoor cat that's about 9 years old. A family member is going to be moving into the farm house. ...
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Hiding rescue cat will get comfortable one day? [duplicate]

I've scoured the internet and found lots of similar questions, so I know the answer is just to give it time. But if anyone has any suggestions and reassurances I'd love to hear them. I adopted a ...
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My cat have respiratory infection and it cant eat? it want to eat but cat smell it? [duplicate]

My cat has this infection and when it sees food it go for it (it doesn't refuse the idea ) but it tries to smell it and then Nothing .. It have been 4 day till now .. anybody tell me what to do t make ...
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Kitty goes from cuddly to murderous without warning

I have a Maine Coon which was a rescue. She was wild for about five months before the shelter picked her up. I got her at about 5 1/2 months, just over 3 years ago. I figured she'd remain near-...
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Why does my cat meow at me when I Iaugh?

This is quite a funny and also adorable trait that our seven year old cat has developed over the last year. Every time I laugh loudly, when friends are over or watching something on TV, the cat ...
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My cat nibbles me when I scratch myself

quite a funny question for your, as I couldn't find anything on the internet. Everytime I scratch myself our 9 months neutered male cat stops whatever he's doing, points at me and will run towards my ...
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Neighbourhood cat claiming our home as her territory

I live in a neighbourhood which is inhabited by a fairly large number of cats. One in particular, a smokey grey female around 3-4 years old, is very friendly, to the point where she casually strolls ...
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Is there anything I can do about a cat attacking my dog?

There was a cat in the middle of the path, a man walked past it with his dog on the lead and it was fine. So i put my youngest dog on the lead. next thing i see, the cat runs at my oldest dog and ...
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Why does my cat only bite my partner? [duplicate]

My girlfriend and I have a 1 year old (or slightly younger) orange tabby that we adopted a little over a month ago. He is a good, easy-going cat overall, but he sometimes bites my girlfriend, either ...
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Can I give kittens kitten replacement milk even if they are drinking milk from their mum?

My cat gave birth to 3 kittens 3 weeks ago. They are doing well. But one of them is a female and is smaller than the other one. Can I give her some kitten replacement milk (kitten formula) even if she ...
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Limping cat - bone tumor?

One of my cats unexpectedly started limping about 2 weeks ago. She was fine one day, then the next day she was heavily limping on her left hind leg and within another day or so she would not even ...
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Would flying stress my cats more than driving?

In a few months I will be moving across the US with 2 cats (The female is introverted and will slink away to hide when the unexpected happens. The male is a lot more outgoing, but can be unexpectedly ...
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Cat licks face while I'm sleeping

My cat climbs on my chest when I'm sleeping and licks my face. She does this several times a night. It's not just in the morning and it's not because she's hungry (she still has food when I get up). ...
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Is it both mentally and physically healthy for my cat to be kept like this?

My mom is her late 60's and lonely. She has found as if her child in my cat, Bhutu. She keeps Bhutu on a leash with the other end of the leash in her hand 24 hours. She even sleeps with the leash in ...
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What’s the consensus [duplicate]

I have 3 adult cats that were declawed. I just adopted 2 feral kittens found while raking. I feel badly that declawing is considered almost abuse now but I want to be fair to my 3 older (10+) cats. ...
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Why has my cat gained weight although he's on diet?

My cat has been overweight ever since. He had to lose weigth for a surgery, so I put him on a diet in 2017. He got less of his regular wet food mixed with water and "food cellulose", some kind of Slim ...
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Older kitten feeding schedule

My SO and I recently adopted a pair of six month old kittens, and we're trying to work out how much to feed them. (We have an older cat, but she's not relevant here, yet.) Currently, we're feeding ...
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Overprotective cat wont stop attacking other cat

I adopted a new cat a bit over a year ago now and he moved in with my other 7 year old cat just fine, but the other day he (the newer cat) was misbehaving and hissed at me, which caused my older cat (...
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New rescue cat behaviour change

We adopted an older cat earlier this month. She was quite shy to start with and gradually started coming to us to be stroked etc. We started moving her bowls out of the room we set for her as our Hope ...
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Why our cat loves us most even though our maids feed her? Is it natural animal behavior?

In case of my cat Bhutu, neither me nor my mom feeds the cat. It is the two maids who feed the cat. Yet she showers all her affection on me and my mom. She is just friendly towards the two maids. ...
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Do cat / pet sanatoriums exist?

I just discovered that my kitten has FeLV. Because this is no longer a death sentence for her, I decided to keep her. She is an indoor cat with no external feline contact, and she is otherwise healthy ...