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

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male cat wanting me to follow him [duplicate]

My male cat, who never meows, has been coming to me, screaming at me, and going through the hole in the floor behind the dryer. The hole leads to under the trailer. he did it again tonight and I ...
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How can I keep one cat from eating from the other cats bowl? [duplicate]

I’m in university and i keep a cat where i live out of town while i’m in school and move back home for the summer. My cat cannot regulate her eating and she needs special food but the other cats do ...
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How do I stop two stray cats from crying loudly when I feedthem?

I feed the same two stray cats every evening. The issue is that they won't stop crying trying to get more food from me while feeding. They are so loud that they can be heard from neighboring houses. ...
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My cat is sick all of sudden [closed]

She was fine yesterday eating drinking playing….now today she been sleeping all Day won’t eat or drink drooling and she’s very warm and weird smell on her breath. Her nose looks like it’s been runny ...
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My long furred cat was recently groomed and it's revealed lots of dandruff, is that normal?

My non-pedigree cat was long furred, and our wonderful groomer cut it right back. He didn't seem stressed at all, and is walking around with a confident tail. But what I noticed was a significant ...
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Cat suddenly being aggressive

Two cats - both male, neutered and have access outside. Older cat has recently been hissing, hitting and yowling at the younger cat. Younger cat is not aggressive or retaliatory and is pretty ...
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Our cat obsessively eats shoelaces. Bitter sprays have failed. Any good deterrents?

Cat obsessively chews and swallows shoelaces. The obvious answer is keeping shoes away from the cats, but that's easier said than done. Try as I may, it's hard to break a lifetime of habit taking off ...
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Can a spayed cat have kittens?

I took in a cat from a cold cold snowy night; I have never owned a cat, only dogs, but I couldn't let this young cat stay out there. She is now my cat. She's female (which I did not know at the time), ...
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Do cats purr for other animals?

It's well known that cats purr for humans more than for other cats. But: Would a cat purr if stroked by another humanoid animal, like a chimp? Would a cat purr if stroked by a non-humanoid animal, ...
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Dealing with an overactive, unpredictable part-Siamese

Almost two months ago, we recently welcomed a 1 year old black cat into our family. We believe he's part Siamese: he's got the sleek jawline and he's very skinny. Our problem with our cat is that ...
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my cat gets stuck on the same rooftop every day

we have a cat whom we raised from birth (which was 1 year ago). For most of the day she stays at home, however sometimes she will venture outside, there are 2 other cats and a dog with whom she is ...
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My cat is incredibly stinky [closed]

My cat gave birth about two months ago to five kittens. A couple weeks ago, I noticed this horrible odor that seemed to follow her wherever she went. At the time I thought she was just having some ...
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What types of couch are resistant to damage from a cat?

My orange tabby cat, Cheeto, is almost six years old. Right now in my living room I have three Ikea armchairs which are a simple wooden frame and cushions covered with a blue denim-like fabric. When ...
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What is this red/hair loss spot on my cats ear

My cat is a little over 3. She has a sister who she snuggles with quiet a bit (figured it’s worth mentioning). They are strictly indoors and I keep a very clean home. I noticed this spot on her ear. ...
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Cat Sits in Front of the TV

My girlfriend and I adopted our cat Beatrice (F, 2 yo, spayed) about 4 months ago. About 2 months ago (so 2 months after adoption), she started the annoying habit of getting up in front of the TV when ...
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My one year old kitten doesnt show affection to my 9 weeks old kitten

I have a one year old Birman cat who we adore so much. On his first birthday we introduced him to his brother a 8 week old british short hair. We took about three days to introduce them and since we ...
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My cat is in pain when eating and even from drinking

So for about 2 months we had noticed that my male cat would jump away from his bowl and act like something was stack in his teeth. We assumed at first that it was due to the dry kibbles he really like ...
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Can a cat drink human milk?

My mom always gives our cat human milk, because our cat loves it. But I'm scared because it might be bad for him, even though he likes it. And I heard that it's bad for cats to drink milk because they ...
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Cat won't let us close door on carrier during training

I've been trying to train our cat to let us put her in the carrier, in anticipation of a long car ride. She absolutely never lets us hold or handle her directly without freaking out. No purritos ...
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Can I stop loving on my cats to get them bonded to my wife?

I went my entire life never having a cat, so it was quite the leap for me when my wife presented the idea of adopting two kittens from a foster. I reluctantly agreed at the time but almost immediately ...
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Why does the neighbour cat refuse to sit in our laps and be cuddled with in that manner? [duplicate]

I've never bought a cat. Every cat I've had, has come to me automatically, on its own. Cats generally like me for some reason, possibly because I love them. It's even happened that strange cats just ...
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Will a 7 week old kitten stay long-haired? [duplicate]

I’m looking at getting a kitten, and in particular would love a medium/long-haired cat. I’ve been looking into ragdolls but since have seen this little cutie pop up (see photo). She’s the only one in ...
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What happens if female cat mate after anti heat injections?

2 days ago I went to the vet for my cat's anti heat injections and he told that it will effect in 36 hours. Then i moved my cat where male cats are also available. If my cat met with the male cat ...
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When do we wean kittens?

These two delightful creatures appeared two and a half weeks ago. Mum (a tortoiseshell) is now happy to wander around the house and go back betimes for suckling purposes. At what stage should we ...
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My male cat led me into the woods and onto a dirt mound

my cat that we had for 1+ years started to meow at me today (which he barely does) he's a outdoor cat and visits for a few hours of the day and goes off somewhere else he started to meow a lot and ...
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How can I train my cat to successfully bury her poop

I have a 19 week old ragdoll kitten. I got her at 3 months from the breeder and she was well trained, good with her litter box and knew to use a scratching post. The exception being that when she ...
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Will a (feral) cat's footpad injury heal by itself?

There's this cat near my house that has gradually (over several months) become semi-domesticated. Yesterday I noticed it limping and, when lying down, licking its paw (right foreleg) more than usual. ...
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Is it safe to let an amputee cat go outside?

One of my cats recently came back home after going missing for a few days and now his tail and one of his back legs had to be amputated. He is feeling better now but I wanted to ask if I should still ...
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Newborn kittens in a multicat household, should we be concerned?

We have four cats: an older lady (14), a slightly younger male (10), and two siblings (1) - one male, and one now heavily pregnant female. Apart from the pregnant cat, the others have been neutered. ...
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Stop cat from licking wound?

About three weeks ago, my senior kitty scraped one of her legs and she started bleeding a bit. After cleaning the wound and applying some topical ointment, it was healing nicely and it stopped ...
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Can cats be abusive towards humans?

I’m sitting with my cat, and she’s being very nice to me. She’s purring, and she’s sleepy and calm and very nice. However, yesterday she was on a wild streak and attempted to bite and claw me to get ...
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Cat incision opened up after neutering

My 6 month old male cat was neutered 5 days ago. Since we have to go on a trip tomorrow morning and he's going to be alone for 2 days, I removed his Elizabeth collar an hour ago so that he can be ...
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Zoe, 19 months old cat, British Shorthair, refusing to eat due to digestive issues

Greetings to all members of the cats community, I am truly desperate for any help or guidance you’d be able to offer. 3 days ago my cat lost her interest in food and started vomiting and I took her to ...
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why does my cat only bite me?

i live with my mom and we have a one year old cat. the cat only ever bites me and she bites me repeatedly. theyre gentle unprovoked bites. ill be laying down and she'll start biting me repeatedly, my ...
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Non-pregnant cat "stealing" kittens?

I have two female cats, one of whom gave birth about a month ago. She made a nest in a cardboard box, and the kittens have lived there since they were born. Yet recently, the non-pregnant cat (...
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Traveling with a cat by train

My cat is kinda scary (she starts crying and shaking a bit) when it comes to even a simple trip to the vet. Soon I'm going to take her with me to another city, by train. Although the trip will take ...
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Why does my kitty prefer drain water?

Every morning my kitty visits one of the bathrooms to drink water from the trap in the shower area. She has a water bowl full of fresh water every day. She and my cocker share the water bowl, not to ...
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How do some cats become friends with potential prey (like mice, or birds)

I see videos from time to time about cats befriending animals they would normally hunt. Like a mouse, or a bird. For the life of me I can't figure out how a cat would overcome their instincts to ever ...
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Is a very young cat likely to be a bad/less competent mother?

Reading that a cat can have kittens as young as 4 months -- that seems like the cat is still someone I would consider a kitten herself -- it strikes me that such a young cat would not have had the ...
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Has the behavior of dogs and cats towards each other changed significantly in the past 50 years?

When I was growing up 50 plus years ago, it was pretty much a given that dogs would chase cats -- it was almost like a chemical reaction, owners couldn't control the dog and you simply had to keep ...
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What to think about, if I want to adopt a second cat from a shelter?

I was thinking of new cat's adoption, but a bit afraid that my cat won't accept a new one. I don't want my cat to be jealous of a potential newcomer and take out aggression on him/her. How to ...
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What is this white globe on my cats paw?

It doesn't seem to bother him when I touched it.
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How to get cats to like eachother

My girlfriend and I have been raising our first cat, Theo since he was 6 weeks old. He is currently 8 months old now. My girlfriend and I work a lot and have to leave Theo home, by himself, most of ...
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What can I give my cat for a blood clot? Please read before judging

Before judging, here's the background story. Two months ago, my cat fell and fractured a hind leg. I took him to the only specialized vet in a 200-mile radius, and an orthopedist operated on him. The ...
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Flea Dust or Skin Issue?

I am going to switch vets on Thursday as I don't feel like my cat is getting the right attention. He has a bump on his head the vet didn't even look at really. Gave me topical ointment for a week that ...
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How can i get my mother cat; who just lost her kittens, (2nd litter), due to illness, to not attack the older kittens from her first litter?

We got our cat as a kitten. Her first heat she got pregnant and had 5 kittens. We kept all 5. She got pregnant again and had 3 kittens. All our cats had upper respiratory infections, cat flu. The 3 ...
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Doxycycline tablet to suspension?

I took my cat to the vet yesterday and she prescribed Doxycycline 100mm/ml Susp. #6mls. Unfortunately, the hospital that prescribed it doesn't sell it. I've called several other vets and they only ...
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Cat stopped eating, loosing weight and drooling when served food (9yrs old)

I'm really looking for help. Disclaimer: We were and are visiting the vet. Next appointment is on Thursday. I‘m lost and helpless and want to help my cat. I‘m heartbroken because I don’t know how to ...
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Cat breeder taught my cat to not clean his butt

Hello fellow cats community, I recently adopted a lovely abissinian cat. I was told by the cat breeder that this cat has been once taught to not clean his butt. I didn't really pay much attention back ...
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Healthy treats to replace actual food for cat?

My cat had surgery a few months ago from an accident he had. He was doing well, but he hasn't been feeling great lately. I usually give him Fancy Feast pate and he just eats a little. On the bright ...
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