Questions tagged [cats]

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

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Male cat attacking female

My mom and I have 3 cats, a 3 year old female, and a 2 year old male, along with their 1 year old daughter. The male is fixed, however our female is not. We have noticed that he randomly attacks the ...
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Should I capture live (invasive) house sparrows for my indoor cats to hunt?

Okay, let's get a couple of things out of the way first: I am not in this to torture birds. I have a deep love for all animals, especially birds. I'll explain myself further in the body text below. I ...
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Why does my cat like licking tape so much?

One of my cats (3 y.o. female Bengal, spayed) absolutely loooves the taste of the sticky side of tape - especially packing tape (or at least, that's what's usually available) but I've also caught her ...
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Cats don't know how to mate

My Persian male cat is 1 year and a month old. Two days ago, one of our close friend brought her Persian female cat, because Queen was in heat, who also is 1 year and a month old. Tom is 10 days older ...
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What air quality index (AQI) is safe for cats?

My kitty loves to go outside, but I live in an area with extensive wildfires at the moment, and so the air quality has been awful. I've been keeping her inside for the worst of it, but it's starting ...
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Pink eye/Conjunctivitis or URI?

TL;DR at bottom I've gotten a kitten at the start of this month (September). From the first day, she has had eye discharge in one eye, and has to sneeze every now and then. I was concerned, and ...
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Should I let my cat go outside?

I got a 6 months male who has been used to freely wander outside in the countryside. I'm wondering about letting him go outside. I live at the second floor and share a balcony with my neighbor (a ...
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My cat doesn’t stop chasing and bothering my kitten

So I have a 1 year old cat, he’s a very leave-me-alone kind of cat and only gives affection every now and then. In July we adopted a female kitten and unfortunately she was sick when we adopted her, ...
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My kitten won’t use the litter box [duplicate]

My kittens about 22 weeks old and has never used the litter box. I’ve never have a problem with the mom I would have thought he would have learned from her but no. I’ve tried literally everything from ...
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Kitten does not clean herself after using the litterbox / only after a few minutes

So, I'm having a hard time with my new kitten. She uses the litterbox just fine. After using it, she gets out and only cleans her butt after a few or so minutes. By the time she does, she was on a lot ...
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Cat weight guide for Russian Blue

I have recently bought a Russian blue kitten. According to the breeder, she is 3 months old (well, 3 1/2 now). Last week, when i brought her to the vet for a check, the vet was baffled. She said that ...
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Is this normal for my cat to be bald? [duplicate]

He is around 4 and half months. I’ve had him since he had opened his eyes and around 3 months of his age I noticed it. He has these thin/bald spots, on his other ear too. He never really scratches or ...
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How to get cat allergens out of a furnished apartment

Take the following scenario: the tenant of a completely furnished apartment (including bed linen and towels) keeps a cat (European Shorthair) in there. The cat roams outside a lot of the time, but he ...
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3-month-old kitten won't eat cat food

She and her mother used to hang around a lot in the kitchen, so she picked up begging for human food from her mother; not so much going to their designated eatery to satiate her hunger. We thought she'...
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Cat associates closed door with getting caught

There are a few questions about closed doors, but I feel my question has a bunch of different angles which makes most replies inapplicable. One of our three cats has a big issue with going to the vet. ...
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Do stray mother cats hate their kittens after they grew up?

So there is this one stray black cat that I have always been feeding. After a year, she started to stay most of the time around my house (still in my lot), up to the point that she decided to give ...
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I need help rebuilding my cats trust after abusing them multiple times

Before I start I want to say I am now on medication and have received professional help. It is not an option for me to rehome these cats as I will explain later. To start off i am 16 and still live my ...
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Cat poops on the lawn without burying it

A few days ago, a cat appeared in our garden and was very adamant that he was here to stay. From pretty much the first day, we found poop on the lawn which looks like it is his. Somehow his instinct ...
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Two cats eating each other's differently prescribed food

The situation now is that we have a 6 year old cat (no breed) with his special dietary food and a small kitten of 5 months (Mainecoon / Norwegian forest cat mix) with her special kitten food. We don't ...
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What will be safest and least stressful for my cats? [duplicate]

So we plan to go away for 7 days. So which of the following is the best for my Cats? Leave them at home and have someone reliable feed them. Put them in Cat hotel for the 7 days. The pro for number ...
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4-month-old cat licks a drop of honey, is there something to worry about?

So this morning I was having breakfast with bread and honey, and apparently a drop of honey fell over the table. My little kitten saw the opportunity and jump over the table and "licked" the ...
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New kitten (3 months old) was very affectionate at first, now ignores me

I'm a new kitten/cat owner, and I'm somewhat worried here. I've only had the kitten for one week yet, so this might just be a "phase" it's going through. For the first few days after I got ...
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Why does my cat come to me when I'm sitting on the toilet?

Whenever I sit on the toilet, my cats come to me and rest at my feet. Why? Do they miss something?
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Please help I found a strange sac on my cat's tail. What shall I do?

I noticed this sac on my cat's tail while petting him. It doesn't cause pain, since I tried pressing on it and it didn't hurt him. It appears to be fatty and it has a very thin red vein as shown in ...
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Why is it “common business sense” to not sell black cats in October?

While reading a programming article which had nothing to do with cats or Halloween, it was mentioned that it's "obvious" for a cat store to not sell black cats in October. Why exactly is ...
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Is bitter nail polish safe for cats?

I've been having real trouble with my cats chewing on cords. I've heard lots of people talking about bitter apple spray, but it seems like it would be better if I could paint something onto the cord ...
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Cat stooped eating what could be the cause and should I force feed him? [duplicate]

My cat is 16 years old. About a month ago he started eating a lot less. I've tried different foods, both fresh and canned. He ate some but very little and lost a lot of weight. I took him to the vet ...
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Is it correct that processed cat food makes cats unable to eat natural food?

I heard that if you feed cats processed cat food for a period of time, their palate/stomach will be unable to eat natural food again (meat, rat, etc). Is that correct?
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My kitten doesn't pee - should I worry?

I have a two and half months female kitten for 3 days. She doesn't enjoy dry food so far so she's eating primarily wet food - from can or pouches, but I started mixing them with dry food. I think her ...
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Cat glove carrying behavior

Our cat has a habit of waiting until night time, or until we leave the house to start hunting around for gloves. She likes to pick up gardening gloves, athletic gloves, gloves from superhero costumes, ...
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Will a bite from another cat turn into an abscess?

I have two housecats. They occasionally chase each other and play a bit rough. Today I found a bite mark on one of my cat's necks. It's dry and red, I'm guessing a day or so old now. How likely is it ...
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Should I do something about my cat getting very dirty?

I've recently started letting my cat outside, which she really enjoys. However, one of her favorite things to do out there is to roll around in the dirt, which of course leaves her filthy. She's ...
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3 month old kitten pawing at mouth and making gagging motion

My 3 month old male kitten woke up from his evening nap yesterday and started pawing at his mouth with both front paws (nearly falling on his face) and then did kind of a gagging motion with his mouth ...
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Inhaling or ingesting cat's hairs

I discussed with somebody about the fact that I would like to buy a cat. The answer was that it can be dangerous, but in a different way than I expected. Their argument was that inhaling or ingesting ...
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Can one clicker be used for two animals?

We have a cat and he’s clicker-trained to a certain degree, at least enough to understand that the clicker means he’s doing something right and to expect a treat. The training sessions for the cat are ...
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Dad accidentally sat on my cat

My dad accidentally sat on my 2.5 kg, 2 year old Persian cat. He didn’t see or hear her because he was on the phone, and she was sleeping on an office chair. Once he sat on her, he realized that ...
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Should I help my cat defend her territory?

We have an older cat who almost never leaves the house. Our house is fenced but open, if you go to the kitchen during rain you'll get wet. So occasionally other cats turn up in our living room. ...
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Need help trying to integrate over friendly stray into our cat duo [duplicate]

Background, we moved into our house in December and became friends with a stray in the same month! Previous owners of the house have never seen the cat/were dog owners, so cats coming into the yard ...
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Cat won't use cat flap

We have 4 cats and have recently moved from an apartment with no cat flap to a house with one. 3 of the cats started using it within a week, but 1 is very stubborn and just won't use it and it's now ...
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Will my kitten have medium or long hair? [duplicate]

I just adopted this cutie. She is five or six weeks old. I am pretty sure she will not be short haired from the ear tufts, but I'm curious how long you think her hair will be? I have had medium haired ...
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Dark and scabby spot on my kitten's nose

Hello everyone and thanks for reading this. In the last days, I noticed that my kitten, he is three months old, has a black spot right above the nose (you can see in the photo) and I wonder what it is,...
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Kitten keeps throwing up and clear liquid keeps coming out of her butt [duplicate]

My sister fed my kitten cereal milk and now she keeps throwing up milk and oozing out clear liquid or goo out her butt and she's drooling a lot. What should I do?
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Would a real cat actually ever eat porridge of any kind?

There is a Swedish saying, which I don't know if it exists outside of Sweden or has an English version, which literally goes like: Att gå som katten kring het gröt. This means: To walk like the cat ...
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How to use windows with no screens for my cat when I move

I'm about to move back to Paris with my cat after having spent years in North America. My cat was found in Pittsburgh and has lived with me there, in California and in Montreal. In all of those places,...
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How to stop adopted stray/feral cat from scratching trees?

Im in New Zealand. The cat (probably female), has been with us for 5 years, but my parents are sick of her killing our trees with her claws. We think she was abandoned by her previous owners and lived ...
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Cat wets paw in water, then licks it?

We've recently noticed our cat goes to its water plate/tray/pot and, instead of drinking the water as she usually does, she puts the tip of her paw in the water, and then licks her paw. She does that ...
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My cat needs me to follow him around when I pet him

My cat insists on being pet. He will insistently meow until someone comes to him and pets him. After just a few seconds, he will take a few steps away and look back, asking for more pets. He leads me ...
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Can two cats live in one room?

A couple months ago, me and my boyfriend rescued a 6 week old kitten who was thrown out of a car. We decided to keep him, but we live in a two bedroom apartment, with a roommate who is allergic to ...
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General and specific advice regarding feral kittens

Backstory: (Might be relevant) Wife and I have found a colony of feral cats in our city, consisting of a mom and a litter of four kittens. We took an instant liking to them and from that point on for ...
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Is it normal for kitten to stray off for a week?

We had three stray kitten of which one have gone missing. We were used to feeding them since their mother had left them (actually we have not seen her since, which is unusual, and wonder if something ...

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