Questions tagged [cats]

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

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How do I clean cat urine on my smartphone?

My cat pees on the bed and some of the urine got on my phone. I was trying to google ways to clean it but the results I see are for carpets, couches, etc. Not for electronic devices like smartphones. ...
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My Dogs Aggression? Towards cats and kittens [closed]

I want a kitten but my dog grabbed my relatives cats leg. I want this to be resolved because until then I can’t get a kitten? What do you think I can do is it aggressive or playful?
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Kitten ate some coffee grounds

Kitten jumped into trash after I dumped my coffee grounds and then licked some off his paws. He’s 3 months old. Should I be worried?
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How do I stop my cat stealing food? [duplicate]

I have a 6 month old Maine coon kitten and he is so full of personality and craves attention (which he gets plenty of, there’s someone home 24/7). He’s developed a behaviour where he will steal food. ...
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Cat with small bubble over eye [closed]

I have been feeding a stray cat as of late. I thought it was blind one eye but after feeding it actual cat food for about a week, it seems to have started developing a bubble like layer of the eye ...
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How can I ask my middle-aged cat if she'd accept another in the house?

Hazel is now around 12; middle-aged for a cat. She lived with her sibling Harry until we lost him, but she's had me to herself for several years now. It isn't clear whether Harry was a special case ...
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Why do street cats have a steady population?

I am studying on how to raise ans take care of cats from the Internet. It seems so every guide advises to give only cat food to cats as they're nutriotinional requirement are very different to that of ...
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How does one make their cat buff?

I am no cat owner but I was seeing this video on Youtube about a really buff cat whose name is, of course, buff cat. Here is a picture: My question is, how did this cat achieve this physique? Can the ...
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How long should it take my 7 year old adopted cat to seek affection and stop hiding all day

I have recently adopted a 7 year old cat who was (at his old home) been an incredibly affectionate Lap cat. He has been in our house for 1 week now and we let him out of his safe room on day 4. since ...
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Cat REALLY wants to leave his "safe" room after 1 day at our house

We got a Birman cat a day ago and he just sits at the door of his safe room at meows a majority of the time I'm sitting in his room. He will also come to me and wait for me to notice him and then walk ...
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Dark scab/wound on cat’s nose bridge

We haven’t gotten the cat as it’s newly purchased but it’s gotten this new scab over the past week in the pet shop. The owners are unsure as to what it is and how she got it as well. She lives alone ...
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Is an open bag of lactated ringers solution still safe to use?

I started my cat on IV subq fluids for kidney issues. I only gave it to him a few times then stopped (for various reasons). I want to start giving it to him again but don't know if I can use the ...
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Why does my cat bite only me during an argument with my husband

My cat tends to go after me when arguing with my spouse. He's imprinted on me and basically is my shadow. We have a tight human to kitty bond and he doesn't like anyone else. So why the bites? There ...
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Why is it so hard to find a good cat toy, are these alternatives safe?

I have two ragdoll cat's and honestly their favorite toys arent actually toys; i have tried all kinds of things from the store, in fact i have tried everything they sell from cheap toy stuffies to ...
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My cat had kittens, she taught them to be clean, but now she is not clean at all, why?

I have a fairly young cat, she must be a year old now. About two months ago she had five kittens. I have installed a litter box so that the mother can teach them to be clean and to relieve themselves ...
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Small female cat is scared of her brother

I recently adopted two kittens a larger brother and a small runt female. They were both so shy and timid when I got them but she was terrified and always hid under the couch. I realized that she is ...
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Adult cat has chronic diarrhea (suspected IBD), no other outward issues. Concern level?

TL;DR: 8 year old male fixed domestic shorthair cat has had diarrhea on a constant basis for at least 3 months No weight loss or other signs of illness Urinalysis/fecal flotation looked good, "...
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My cat won’t stop licking/pulling claws after vet trimmed them

About 3 weeks ago I noticed my cat limping. Went to the vet once, then the emergency vet a few days later when limp got worse and behavior changes were noticed. At the vet they sedated her and ran ...
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My cat is refusing to eat for 4 days?

My cat have not eaten anything for 5 days that he became so skinny, so I went to the vet and he got his temperature normal also looked at the cat ear wax through a microscope and it seemed normal, so ...
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How do I move with a colony of ex feral cats who depend on me?

I currently live in an apartment complex and took on the responsibility 3 years ago to tend to what was then 18 cats and has been up to 24 at once. Mostly all were sick and none were fixed - a couple ...
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kitten (2 months) trying to nurse on male cat(1year) [duplicate]

It started about a week ago and has progressed very quickly. She did not do this when they first met. The older cat has no issue with it. Now were to the point where she is started to chew hair off. ...
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My cat keeps vomiting and isn’t acting like herself, should I be worried?

My wee 6 month old kitten vomited up a small piece of plastic a few days ago. I have no idea where it came from as we are super cautious with cat proofing as she likes to eat random things from the ...
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Cat has recurring urinary bladder/tract inflammation due to stress

Since about a month and half ago my male cat has been having problems with his urinary system. The symptoms were excessive runs to the litter box with little pee coming out. I took him to the vet, all ...
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Aggressive cat towards my wife but is super affectionate with me

We have a 5 year old Egyptian Mau rescued from the streets. She has a weird habit whenever she sees my wife laying in bed with the phone in her hand she would analyze the situation in how to charge at ...
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Lice eggs won't come off cat fur

Four months ago, I rescued a cat who had been living on the streets. When she was first rescued we noticed she was covered (particularly on her hind end) with little brown ovals adhered to the end of ...
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My cat only likes dry food or the sauce of wet food. How can i make her eat the wet food?

My cat is about 2-3 years old (she’s a rescue) and until now she’s only had dry (complete) food because the shelter mom said she doesn’t like wet food. But since i have some wet food left from my ...
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I feel my cat doesn't love me anymore please help

I adopted my very first cat a little over 2 years now. The first year and 6 months he was the best pet and friend I could ever ask for, he slept with me all day and night, he played with me, when I ...
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How do i get my cat to stop being deathly afraid of my mother whom he now lives with?

When he was a baby I held him and gave him to my mom to hold, to which he promptly freaked out and ran away. She didn't do anything or hurt him, just probably held him a bit to tightly but let him go ...
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Our cat may be attacking neighbour's cat - what to do?

We've had a visit from a neighbour saying that he recognized our cat and he attacked his cat, causing an injury that needs vet's attention. This has apparently happened before, too. He says his cat ...
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Is it okay to raise two kittens in a single room?

I need to provide some context for this. I got a kitten around 5 weeks old from a family friend, and she stayed with me for about 3 weeks (about 2 months old). I have done a lot of research saying it'...
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What do you do if you think your kitten is emotionally scarred?

I just adopted a kitten not long ago, been around cats my whole life, this is the first cat I've actually personally owned but i take care of many and usually have strong bonds with cats. He's a ...
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My kitten isn’t as energetic as my other kitten. Is something wrong?

My kitten Leo (male) for one looks smaller than the other kitten Mimi but I got them both from the shelter the same day, from the same cage. Leo follows us around, meows, loves cuddles and purrs. ...
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Which diseases can humans carry from cat to cat?

I regularly pet and feed stray cats. Some of them live together and some live apart, so sometimes I touch two different cats that normally wouldn't interact with each other. Also, currently there is ...
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Cat’s Neck - Fur Missing In Front

I just noticed a large bald spot at the front of my 10 month indoor Calico. It was not there yesterday. I removed her collar with a bell and charm as well as the Seresto collar. She has had both on ...
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Good collar tracker for my deaf cat

I have a deaf cat, 7 years old, and I've been trying to find a tracker for her collar but there's so many different options I don't know which type is best. As she's deaf she's an indoor cat and so ...
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Advice on letting my wild cats in the garden/outside

I read through the questions and answers here but didn't find any suitable advice so I'm looking for some answers for the following situation: I got two stray cats that grew up in the wild from a ...
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Almost fell on my cat and now she's scared of me

As the title says, I was feeding my cat her dinner and she was winding around my legs as usual. Except, this time I tripped on her and accidentally stepped on her paw. I also almost fell on her, but ...
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Our kittens are still afraid of us after a week in our home [duplicate]

I have never had this issue before with kittens — in my experience, they aren’t afraid of people. I feel like I got tricked by the woman who ran the rescue, who allegedly hand-reared them from the age ...
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My cat who just gave birth for the first time to 3 kittens stopped caring about them and has rapid breathing [duplicate]

Today My cat Maša gave birth to 5 kittens, but 2 of them didnt make it. It took some time and we got worried, so we called the vet, who suggested giving a shot of some medicine that should help with ...
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How much is mobility problems a concern in declawed cats?

We are looking to adopt a cat, and a cat we may have the opportunity to adopt is actually already declawed. I'm of course against declawing cats, but I'm willing to consider taking in a declawed cat ...
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Codependence and food stealing -Cats

I have two male cats, brothers of the same litter. At meal times Percy will always go after Poseidon's food. Sometimes after he's licked his bowl clean but often before he's even finished his food. ...
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Providing Enrichment for a Cat Uninterested in Play

We've been living with a rescue cat (~2 years old) for about a year now. He's really loving, relaxed, and loves food; but he seems quite uninterested in/upset by play. He generally won't attack/stalk/...
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Does my cat hate me now

Please help! My cat won't come back indoors. After I accidently kicked my cat she will no longer come back into the house at night. She was out all day most days but in on a night in my room sleeping ...
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Is it normal for a stray cat to not come for 2 days once I ask a question here [duplicate]

There's a cat that I now have as a stray pet, her name is Blackpink, named after BTS of course. This cat went missing for 2 whole days before appearing, It appeared as normal after 2 whole days, but ...
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How to help my cat de-stress / get back to normal after a stressful few days seemed to have left her on edge?

I adopted a cat back in December and we have a great bond. She is a rescue and can be a little timid with new people sometimes but for the most part has done great with all my friends and others who ...
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Only give cat attention when silent - for how long?

I'm dealing with an overly vocal cat - almost all literature states to completely ignore a cat when the behavior is not as desired. This means not feeding, not giving attention, not giving into ...
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Do kittens get balding in the area above their eyes? [duplicate]

Why is it balding is it fungus like what my dog had Not completely bald, but just thinner fur.
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My nervous cat has become a bit frightened of me

I’ve adopted two cats recently and one of them was immediately comfortable (Bell) and the other is the complete opposite (Isla). Bell settled right in and doesn’t mind being held or being pet but she’...
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Cat ate rubber band. Is this dangerous?

My 2 y/o cat just ate a rubber band. Vet suggested waiting to see if it passes (since it wasn’t very big and in the past he has successfully passed at least one) and then bringing him in if he shows ...
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Cat disappeared for 2.5 days before coming back

Context My fiancée and bought a new house and moved in at the beginning of the month (just over two weeks ago now). The previous owners were leaving the country and we opted to adopt their cat; a 5 ...

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