Questions tagged [cats]

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

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Potentially stray cat keeps coming to my new house, has a head injury, what to do?

Some background: I recently moved into a new house. Since I moved in, a cat (I think female) would show up at both the front/back door and meow. I ignored her initially, but every time I left for ...
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Can cats identifiy specific tones/frequencies?

I have a cat who lost her eyesight due to blood-pressure complications when she was about 6 years old (she is 8 now). She adapted very well to living without eyesight, to the point where it would ...
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Is there a way to discourage extreme fear of strangers in my two 4 year old cats?

Our 2 indoor cats (same litter) live with three people, one of the three being me. They're fully accustomed to our presence and are very affectionate, asking to be petted, sleeping with us in beds, ...
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How can we encourage our kitten to come up to us, if we're unable to get down on the floor with her?

My brother just lost his cat to cancer, he is alone, and really needs companionship of our kitten. She uses her litter box and is eating good. He gave her a room with all her stuff in it. She doesn't ...
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Stray cat and indoor cat [duplicate]

Six months ago I moved to North Carolina. In august I noticed a beautiful stray with two colored eyes. At first I’d have to throw chicken into the woods for him because he would not come close. Over ...
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Why does my cat want me pet his friend?

My cat will sometimes stand by the door, and want me to follow them outside where there is often one more cats that he wants me to hang out with and/or stroke
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My Siamese Eats Like Model

My concern is my 2 year old long hair seal point female cat is light as a bird and in my opinion overly thin. She hides it well under a luxurious coat that in recent weeks seem lackluster at best. It ...
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Cat toilet training with two cats - one gets it, the other doesn't

We have two cats. We bought the City Kitty kit for toilet training. It worked flawlessly for one cat, but only some of the time for the other cat. We made it up to the last ring before she started ...
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How to get cat to stop howling at my door during the night?

About 6 months ago I had to stop letting my cats into my room because one pees everywhere on everything when I leave my door open, and the other (understandably) can’t hold his bladder all night. So I ...
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Why does he knock over his heavy refillable water dish

A while back I got this refillable water bottle dish for my cats because I got a second one and they don't mind sharing, my 1.5 year old cat though will sit there and knock it over until all the water ...
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Why is the 7 yr old cat pooping all over the house? [duplicate]

This is not a new thing. He has loose stools uses the litter box. There are several times he relieves himself wherever he happens to be when all he has to do is go to the box. He has 2 boxes and ...
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Cat bath and it's ears considerations

We have a lovely Persian cat which likes to go to our yard and sit outside. So we bath him almost every month; this time I was the one who bathed him, so I washed him by pouring water on his head ...
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what can happen if i add too much powder to my kitten formula?

I accidentally been adding 1 table spoon of powder and 2 tablespoons of water to my kitten formula, instead of 2 1/2. My kitten has only pooped once in the 3 days we’ve had him. What can i do to ...
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Is it fine if my 2 week kitten hasn’t pooped in 2 days?

I got a 2 week orphan kitty 2 days ago and we’ve been feeding him every 5 hours and stimulating him after, but he only pees, no poop. Now i’m starting to be concerned because it’s been 2 full days ...
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Would sterilizing a male/female cat/dog ruin their sex life?

Are some forms of not too intrusive sterilization for a cat/dog, which would allow them to have a sex life? Are these processes too complicated? Are vasectomies or getting the tubes tied viable?
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Should I use dewormer on my cat?

My cat looks perfectly healthy. But the last time that I visited the vet I received a dewormer to apply to his back of neck. I'm wondering if this is absolutely necessary? I suspect that this is ...
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Two New Kittens [duplicate]

I just adopted two kittens. Sibling brothers. Both of these kittens were born on 11th of September making them about 15 weeks old. They were raised at a horse farm by loving people but I’m worried in ...
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How to keep my cat out of the neighbors' house?

Over the last couple of days, our beloved cat has taken to invading the neighbors' house, and literally sleeping in their bed (under the covers!), or tearing holes through their window screens so she ...
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Is introducing a ragdoll kitten to resident ragdoll cat in a new house different from other breeds

I wanted to get opinions on introducing a new ragdoll kitten to our 1-year old ragdoll. I’ve been getting some conflicting information on the internet. So we just moved into our new home 2 weeks ago, ...
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Kitten got into espresso beans [duplicate]

My kitten got into a small bag of espresso beans. I am unsure how many he ate. My husband had left the bag on the counter. He is getting to the point where he climbs everything. He hasn't been snipped ...
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Can two male neutered cats stay together?

I have a 6 year old neutered male cat with good behaviour and in the two months that we spent together, he was very happy with me. I am also asked to catsit a 14 year old neutered male with ...
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Are there any natural meds for cat flu?

I wonder if there are any natural meds which can be used when cat suffers from flu. I have no problem to buy meds for them, I just want to know if there is any alternative. Once my cat had a hoarse ...
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How do cats decide which litter box to use?

I have two cats and three litter boxes. It seems that some days they will both go mostly in box A, with a little bit in boxes B and C, and other days they will go mostly in box B, with a little bit in ...
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Managing litter box for cat with polyuria (increased urination)?

As cats get older, they commonly develop conditions such as chronic kidney disease or diabetes which leads to polyuria (production of large amounts of urine). Managing the litter box in these cases ...
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Should I bring my cat with me if I travel for 1 month?

I will be visiting my parents for a about 4-5 weeks over Christmas. I have a 1.5-yo cat that is very scared of most people. She is used to me and my girlfriend now, but rarely lets anyone else ...
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Cat & dog eggnog equivalent

Is there an eggnog equivalent for cats and/or dogs? It’s getting close to the holidays and people might want to give their pets a holiday drink as a treat. What can I give them?
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Is there an explanation for my senior cat's changed behavior?

I have a ~17 year old black cat, breed unknown, who has been kept as an indoor cat since she was 18-24 months old. We have suspected a number of health problems for the last two years, and took her to ...
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How long to settle who's alpha?

Background: I got a male Bengal kitten at 3 months. When he was 7 months, I added a male Savannah who was 12 months. I isolated them for about a week, then did controlled meetings for a few days, and ...
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What happens if bite wound abscesses in cats left untreated?

My cat has an almond sized lump near the mouth, which I guess it is an abscess due to a bite wound. I'm wondering whether it can heal by itself? If so, usually how long does it take? and if not what ...
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Male cat in heat came home injured on legs

My male cat has been returning the past few days with pretty harsh injuries on his front legs and front paw, we took him to the vet who told us it was a cat fight but she didn't speak very good ...
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Why are cats so cute? [closed]

What is it about cats that makes them so irresistibly cute? My cat is very cute. My previous cats have all been cute too. Other cats I see are cute. Dogs are also cute, of course, but their cuteness ...
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Adult vs Kitten vs All Stages cat food

I see most cat foods marked "Kitten", "Adult" or "All Life Stages". What are the actual differences between them? Is it bad for a kitten to eat adult food or vice versa? Specifically, I have been ...
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cat holding baby's stuff hostage, but cat's demands cannot be met

We've had this cat for almost 4 years. She's peed on stuff only when obviously mad at us, until about a year after we brought a baby into our lives. The problem is the baby loves to interact with the ...
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Dangers from street-cat bite that left a tiny speckle of blood?

There is a (female) cat we've been feeding the last 3 or so months (I didn't take notice so it's an approximation). She seemed quite young at first so I presume she should be around 6 months old. She ...
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Senior female cat will not accept male 14 week old kitten?

We adopted an 8 week old male cat into our household. His name is Ollie. We have a 14 year old Siamese female - her name is Jade. Jade was the 3rd of 3 cats that I had for a very long time. She ...
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What are the effect of early separation of kittens from their mother

I know that the recommended age to separate kittens from their mother is 12 weeks, though some suggest that 8 weeks is alright too. Now, I'm wondering if a kitten become orphaned earlier than that, ...
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My cat is suddenly scared of me? Why?

Yesterday afternoon, my cat suddenly got really skiddish. Anytime someone would even really face him, he would run off and hide under my bed. It's like he doesn't recognize us for a second. He sees me,...
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Why is my cats top fur matted? [duplicate]

What causes my cats matted fur? I think its sap from the bushes she crawls into. Others say long haired cats get knots when they shed.
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4.5 month old kitten won't stop dry nursing on 5.5 month old kitten

Long story short I rescued two kittens near death from two different litters at ages 3 and 7 weeks old. Both are happy and healthy now after seeing the vet countless times. The 7 week old was already ...
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Cat sometimes dont uses the litterbox but my whole Bathroom

I have a cat (6 months old) and got myself a second one about 3 months ago (4 1/2 months old). After some difficulties at the beginning they understand each other well and play and cuddle with each ...
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Cat leg severely swollen

He was playing outside and I don't know what happened he meowed all of a sudden and I see this huge swell on his back leg with blood on the other leg, he also had a small wound which is much much ...
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Can I get a young female cat to aim properly in the litter box?

I adopted a 4 month old kitten three weeks ago. She was bottle-raised in an animal shelter with siblings, without adult cats. My kitten and the littermates were considered properly litter trained at ...
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Cat jumping and clawing at her door, disrupting my sleep

The issue My cat is in a room of her own, every night she jumps and claws at her door to get out. Any sound she hears (from me), she starts yelling and jumping to open the door. If I have to go to ...
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Scared cat what should I do

I have adopted a cat about two years ago. He is scared of me and my family but not my other cat. He loves my other cat. He eats his food, treats, and uses the liter box. He loves to play lazer. ...
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How do I keep my cat calm while removing a band-aid from her stomach?

My cat was sterilized a few days ago. The vet advised to pull the band-aid/plaster off in 5 days. How do I do this? Especially how to keep the cat calm enough to let you do stuff to her stomach? She'...
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What causes bald spot between eye and ears on a cat?

My cat is 7 months old and I've only got her for 2 weeks. She came with symmetrical bald spots on both side of her face that ran from her ears to her eyes. What might have caused this? She rarely ...
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Why do dogs and cats produce allergens, and how will these shots work to prevent it from stimulating the immune system in humans? [closed]

I found a post early this morning when I did a Google search. Part of this sentence doesn't make sense. It says that it works by immunising them against their own allergen. If they are not immune to ...
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Feral cat 10 years plus [duplicate]

I have a feral cat who has always lived outside my house. I have always provided food for her. Just recently we moved and I wanted to take the cat. Right now I am going to the old house to feed her ...
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How can i get rid of pet hair?

I recently started renting a room from a homeowner with multiple pets which I'm allergic to. The entire house is full of dander, my clothes, carpet, etc. are already covered in it. What are the best ...
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Is it possible to keep cat litter on balcony during winter (down to -10°C)

I'm planning to have a cat or even a pair. I really don't like the smell and look (and noises during "producing") of cat in the litter box and what it lefts behind. So I have an idea to put the ...