Questions tagged [cats]

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

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How to teach cats to use only the litter boxes?

My girlfriend recently got 2 cats (sisters from the same litter) from an animal shelter. They are 3 years old. At end of May we went on vacation, and on our return we discovered to our dismay that ...
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My cat Has No sound when it meows, but puurs VERY loudly. Confusion! [duplicate]

My cat is around 14 Years old and has switched between outside and inside most of its life. When we first had Our cat He was often outside. That was until one day he got a scratch on his nose and for ...
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How to stop my cat from biting me when I'm sleeping

My cat, a 2 year old rag doll who my husband says he is totally besotted with me, has been biting me. Not in play (I could understand that), but launching himself at me. The first time he bit me in ...
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Are pets sensitive to good music?

I was wondering, as a cat owner if pets are sensitive to the music we listen to and at which extent? I noticed more than once that when listening to music on a computer with speakers, my cat ...
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How to rescue cat from high perch

I have two cats that can't seem to come down from their high (~20') perches inside a wooden barn. How can I get them down? The frame of the barn consists of large (~12x12 inch) vertical and ...
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My cat is a houdini and keeps escaping her cone [duplicate]

She had surgery today, spayed, we tried a cone to prevent licking. Well, she got out of it so we tightened to where we would have to remove it without sliding it on and off. Well, she got out again... ...
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Cat's tail tip looks like it has some sort of fungus or necrosis

I have a kitty, just a couple months old. Once we adopted him he got ear mites or something like that, started scratching himself, losing fur, a lot of weird tiny wounds appeared on him. And his tail ...
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Roomba robot vacuum for dealing with cat hair?

Our cats shed lots of hair, so I spend a significant amount of time with a broom just picking up hair. This literally destroys my back. So I was thinking of buying one of those robot vacuums that ...
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What, if any, are the risks to a cat that ingests urushiol?

Cats and dogs do not suffer the allergic reaction to skin contact with urushiol that we humans do. What about ingestion? Imagine the following hypothetical1 near-worst-case2 scenario: A human has ...
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Male kitten bullying his sister out of food?

I have just gotten two cats, and I've never had cats before. My boy (3 months) is growling? at my girl (4 months). They've always eaten together; with wet food it wasn't a problem, but I'm now ...
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Accidentally gave dose of antibiotic 8 hours early, 4 hours after the last. What should I do?

About a week and a half ago I adopted a kitten from a shelter. Within the first week he began showing signs of an eye infection. Quite severe by my standards, but I’m not a vet. I took him to the vet ...
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Kitten pees in the litter box but poops outside of it? [duplicate]

one of my 4 month old kittens has a very bad habit of pooping outside the litter box yet peeing in it. I don't know why he does this, i keep the boxes PRISTINE and he's used the litter box(es) several ...
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What is the proper method of disinfecting a room exposed to feline URI?

We currently have one cat in our home. We recently fostered a kitten with an upper respiratory infection (URI) for roughly one week. We were aware of the URI and we quarantined the kitten in a room ...
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Do cats learn how to hunt from their mothers?

Do cats learn how to hunt from their mothers? Do orphaned cats not know how to hunt as well or at all?
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Is this a male or a female? Please help 😩 [duplicate]

I got this kitten from a women who told me that it is a girl, But I am not too sure. Please help.
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Mother Cat Attacking 3 Weeks Old Kittens

My pet cat has two kitten, each 3 weeks old. Suddenly I'm noticing it sometimes bites and scratches the kittens with legs when making "meow" like sound. Is it normal? Is the cat only attacking the ...
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How to litter train a cat if both my husband and I work away from home all day?

My 8 years old boy loves cats, but I work a full time job and of course my son would be at school at the same time that I work. I would like to get a cat, but am concerned about how to litter train ...
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Is there any research showing dangers to cats from dried Permethrin?

A sister site has a post Is Permethrin safe for cats after it dries? it has a well referenced answer saying that cats should be kept away from Permethrin before it dries. But there have been some ...
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Adopting a feral cat

I live in DC and have a rodent problem. DC has a program that allows you to adopt a blue collar working cat. I think it is basically a trap-neuter-return type program, but instead of returning them, ...
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What to do when my nearly 4 month old kitten only sometimes uses the litter box?

So a little under a month ago i bought 2 kittens. Rambo & Simba, they're brothers. Rambo has no problem using the litter box(es) (I have 3) and he's what you'd expect from a kitten; Playful, ...
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My dog tries to eat my chickens and fights with my cat

I have a 5 months female german sheepdog that tries to eat or play very hard with my chickens. I have this dog for a week and he is always inside my house because my chickens are around the house. ...
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Ways to stop male cats (who are not mine) “scent marking” inside my house - they have access because my cats have access to outdoors with a cat flap

I've been having a problem lately with 1 or 2 specific male cats in the neighbourhood coming in to my house via my cat flap and scent marking/urinating on vertical surfaces to (I presume) mark 'their' ...
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Cat making herself dirtier by grooming

My elderly cat has been having some teeth trouble, which may be related to what is going on. She eats only wet food, and after eating she will groom herself as normal. However, it seems that she still ...
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What to pour on soil where cats eliminate?

I have a small plot of land (about 10x10 feet) with soil and a few trees. I also take care of 5-7 street kitties and this is where they pee and poop. Is there anything I can pour on this soil to “...
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How to treat a 20 year old cat with pancreatitis?

The vet said my 20 year old cat has pancreatitis and possibly parasites. Would you give her an antibiotic? How would you treat her? ALT. (sgpt). 112 BUN. 51 Precision psl. 42 Lymphocytes. 954 ...
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Is it a good idea to get a kitten for an elderly woman?

My mother is 77 and very active but she does feel quite lonely. I spoke to her about getting a kitten and she is keen. I wanted to know if this is a good idea for an elderly woman?
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Replace chair straw with cat-resistant material?

I have a rocking chair that looks like the picture below, but without the nice straw backing. Unfortunately, my cats literally destroyed the straw, so I would like to replace it with some material ...
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Cat eye infection

The mother cat gave birth to three kittens in our backyard, after the first month i noticed one of the kittens eyes have some "rheum" and is semi closed. i thought maybe go away by it self (bad ...
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Why does cat scratch me when I'm clearing her litter box?

I have a cat living in my patio in my back yard in an enclosure designed for cats. I clean her litter box twice a day--morning & night. She's normally very loving but she hisses & ...
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Can feral cats be moved?

In most spay and release programs cats are returned to the same location they were found in. I imagine that in some cases the original area is undesirable. In this case is it possible to release the ...
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Two cats ganging up to bully another

I have two cats that have lived with me for 6 years, and a third that has been with me for 2 years, all were kittens when I got them, and they each adjusted to each other well enough. A couple of ...
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Why does my cat cry outside the window when it is open enough for her to come inside?

I live in a ground floor flat. My cat has demonstrated that she is well able to come and go through any open window in my flat - even the high one at the top of the window frame. Sometimes, however, ...
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Moving Stray Cats Feed Location A Couple of Blocks Over

I recently stumbled upon two litters of kittens and a couple of adult cats on my way home. The kittens are not of nursing age and some approach me without issue when I offer food. I started feeding ...
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Letting indoor cats out for the first time

I used to live in an apartment with two cats, they’ve never been outdoors, do you think is wise to let them out now that I live in a standalone house with a garden ?
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HELP my very newly adopted cat hasn’t eaten, drinkin and pooped in the first 12 hours [duplicate]

My new adopted cat Luna hasn’t done any of the three things listed above she’s hiding under my bed and growls and hisses whenever she sees me or my feet if she doesn’t eat within 24 hours should I be ...
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Could these two of three kittens be premature?

My cat gave birth to 3 babies. The tabby she brought out of her nest to the house and left the other two (white one and black one). The white and black one seemed more fragile and looked more ...
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My cat has strange scabs in her ear

My cat has these scabs in one of her ears and she recently fought one of my other cats (it was play fighting but it was pretty rough) so it might have gotten jacked up from that but I want to be more ...
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Should I adopt a stray kitten even if it's too much responsibility?

I have been feeding a group of stray cats for a while, particularly an orphan kitten because she is very skinny. I don't have the heart to part with her. She does not come forward to eat along with ...
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How do I make my cats scratch their scratching posts? [duplicate]

I bought scratching posts but only 1 of my cat bother scratching it. They instead scratch my expensive furniture. So what should I do? Put Catnip?
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How to move a feral cat [duplicate]

I have been feeding a feral cat since she was born under my neighbor's house 5 years ago. When she was younger, I hired someone to trap and have her spayed. Even after all this time, she will let me ...
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Moving feral cats’ food

My Mom was feeding four ferals and had them TNR’d . She passed away last year, and a neighbor has continued to feed them daily at my Mom’s house. I have been there on weekends for the last eight ...
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Will adding olive oil to my cat's kibble solve his dandruff issue?

My semi-longhaired cat has had frequent bouts with dandruff. He has a specific kind of dense fur beneath the longer hairs, almost like down or wool which makes grooming him a challenge. I have been ...
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Something appeared below my cats eye in 12 hours

Something appeared below my cat's eye. and 12 hours before, there was nothing. This was him yesterday 00:00 This is him 12 hours later on First I thought that he might have had scratched himself ...
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possibly new cat in the neighborhood [closed]

In what follows, I'd like to tell about the cat situation of my neighborhood in order to decide whether to get my own or not. I live on a ground floor apartment in a fairly big city. My living room ...
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I heard I can't shave my cat's fur because it affects its ability to cool down. Is that true? [duplicate]

We live in a warm climate and have two cats. One of the cats is local and seems fine with the heat but the other one comes from the Northern region and has a lot more fur. In Summer, the heat is ...
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Active wildlife outside the window- Good or Bad for Cat psychology?

At my current house, there is an active community of wild creatures in the backyard, including a variety of birds, chipmunks and squirrels, rabbits, a groundhog, and butterflies by day and lightning ...
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Hard or soft side carrier to bring a cat on international flight?

Should I get a hard sided or a soft sided carrier to bring a cat on an international US to Europe direct flight (on Delta airlines)? The carrier will be under the seat in front of me during the flight....
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Cat pooping under the bed [duplicate]

We recently got a new Shepherd Dog and now mycat. is scared to go to the litter box. She has decided to poop under the bed. Is there a spray or product out there that will make her stop. she is ...
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Will my cat have short or long hair [duplicate]

Hi my kitten is 8 weeks old and I was just wondering if he would be long or short haired when he’s older ??
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How can I provide intellectual stimulation to my cat other than through food?

My indoor cat has a (rotating) variety of toys, things to climb on and scratch, and places to run around; I'm not concerned about him getting enough physical stimulation. But I've heard that cats ...