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Questions tagged [cats]

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

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taking care of newborn cats

My friend has a female cat and she do birth every year ( maybe 3 times a year i think im not sure ) i wanted to take one of her kitten this time although i have some questions : 1- is it cruel ...
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My cat is terrified of everyone other than me

I live with my family and we have had this cat, Tilly, for several years but she still seems to be terrified of everyone other than me. She is very comfortable around me but when anyone else comes ...
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How do I stop my blind kitten from biting/clawing living things?

I’ve trained many cats and kittens, but I recently adopted a new challenge, that’s proved to be, well, a bit of a challenge. I’ve adopted two kittens, brothers, and one is a special needs cat: he is ...
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Cat constantly vomiting

I have two cats, approximately the same age, 7 years. For the last 6 years I gave them the same food, royal canin indoor adult cat food (those dry pellets / croquettes). Recently, over the last ...
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How can I stop by cat from coming on kitchen counter [duplicate]

I have a savannah cat that is 6 months old. She keeps jumping on our kitchen counters and kitchen table. We’ve sprayed her with water mixed with vinegar and it doesn’t do anything. Today she licked ...
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Cat at the dorm sprayed on me

I'm a 21 year old female university student and I'm currently living at a dorm. There are a lot of cats here that have been living here since God knows when. I have loved cats since I was a kid but I ...
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After 13 happy years together, one cat has suddenly stared chasing the other cat. Why is he doing this and what should I do about it? [duplicate]

I have two cats that are brothers, Tai and TK, and they are 13 years old. They have always gotten along very well. They groom each other, play-wrestle, and have no problem sleeping in the same rooms ...
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Strange black marks on cat

I've had my cat for about two weeks now, the Vets estimated that he is around 6 months old (i rescued him from being feral) He has had some medical issues already with his bowel that he is making ...
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Cat pees in the same spot. What can I do? [duplicate]

My indoor-only neutered male adult cat is always peeing in the same spot. I've tried all kinds of litter boxes, and he pees and poops in the box, but he's now getting into this habit of peeing in a ...
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How to care for scared cat?

I have a cat. It's 8 months old. I decided to put a female in the house. She is his age. Both are neutered. Ever since the female arrived she has been trying to hide. I need to put her in a room but ...
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My cat is hiding and won't move

My cat, Max, has been hiding under my grandma's steps since the 27th of september. We had to drop off all of my cats at my grandmas temporarily so we can move into another house. We didn't want them ...
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Are these kittens boys are girls ? Need to know asap (sorry for bad pics they won’t stay still) [duplicate]

I’m Sorry for bad pictures they wouldn’t stay still, need help ASAP. Thought it was a boy and girl but I think I’m wrong and I don’t want to give them away not knowing for sure
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Is this cat safe of inbreeding? [duplicate]

I would like to buy a cat (my first one) and I checked her for inbreeding and here are it's parents - https://pawpeds.com/db/?a=p&ids=3:1340035;2:1340037&g=5&p=sib&o=ajgrep My ...
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Why is my cat hissing and growling at his sister after just 30 minutes of separation

I took my cat to the vet for 30 minutes. When I got her back home, her brother started to hiss on her and he looks aggressive. she tried to touch his nose but he still doesn't like it. Should I ...
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New kitten is scaring off my dog

So my adult dog (Mabel) is being purposely scared off by my new kitten. We have another kitten (Mezzy) we got a few days ago but has a few more days at home than New Cat. But Mezzy is well mannered ...
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Cat euthanasia. Kidneys shut down

My beautiful cat Kisses was with me for 10 years. She was probably 12ish. I found her outside when she was a young adult. On Monday she was diagnosed with renal disease. She had thrown up 20 times ...
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FIP fluid too viscous to drain

We have a kitten that's about 5 months old and has been diagnosed with FIP (Feline infectious peritonitis) 12 days ago. Since then she's been on treatment with Prednisolone, antibiotics and, for the ...
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What does this cat's tail mean?

I was walking near a park around the neighborhood and encountered a cat. It approached me, meowed, laid on the ground and stretched in front of me and I continued walking without petting it. However ...
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My cat jumped from the balcony!! [closed]

my Bengal cat got out onto the balcony. I didn't even know he got out. The next morning we couldn't find him in the house and I remembered I had the door open to the balcony for 10 minutes. We went ...
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Cat eating sweet things

I've read several times now that cat's can't taste 'sweet' because they don't have the appropriate taste buds. However, one of ours seems to love sweet things - whenever we have cakes, biscuits etc ...
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Why does my cat want to play when I pet her

She could have just nestled down to nap and I’ll pet her gently. Even if it’s for a few seconds then she gets up and wants to play. I hope she doesn’t take petting as a cue to play. How could I ...
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Why does my kitten seem to be paralyzed?

Golla, our 5 months old stray kitty was refusing food for about a week and has been having diarrhea. Yesterday evening he finally asked for food! we were really happy. This morning he was in our bed ...
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My 2 cats never faught each other. When we moved, fighting was common. How could I resolve this?

Could I condition them? I'm gone for 10 hours a day. There are toys laying around. I play with them once I'm home & through the rest of the day. Could I effecively condition them to not fight, ...
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How can i prevent my cat from missing my roommate?

I live along with a roommate and two of us have a cat though the cat is particularlly attached to my roommate. My roommate sometimes goes on trips and the cat goes on top of my roommates bed and ...
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Is black cat hard to get adopted?

I watched YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK9s67TsICs At 5:59 He said black cat is hard to get adopted. Is black cat ugly or something? Actually,where I live,some people do not like ...
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My cat behaves very strange and apathetic and doesn't eat

We have a cat, Gato who went away five days ago and returned two days ago (which is a very long time for a cat as they return at least once per day when they get food). After returning back he just ...
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Why does my cat need me around to eat?

She will meow directly at me only (2 people in the house) and will have me follow her to her food bowl. She does this even if the bowl is completely full. She stops meowing once she starts eating ...
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Using pill capsules to give cat Atopica?

I've read about people using empty pill capsules to give cats Atopica. Our cat needs to take .35ml of it. Just wondering what size pill capsules people are using?
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Why is my cat attacking my face & what can I do to stop it?

I have a recent issue exacerbated by the fact that I'm allergic to cats. We adopted a cat ~4 years ago, and she took a liking to me. These past couple years I'm her "favorite", she ignores the other ...
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Cat started peeing/pooping in front of toilet 2 months after new cat was brought in

we are struggeling with our lovely cat for almost half a year now so I just try to give a brief history of what was going on in the past, what happened to explain the situation. We received our cat '...
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Is it possible to break a cat's habit to swallow treats whole?

We have a 6 year old cat to which we have tried, since he was little, to give treats but he ends up always swallowing them whole and throwing up a while later. We have tried different brands and ...
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Is my cat pooping on bed stress or dominance [duplicate]

I have 2 cats brother and sister . The female sleeps in my daughters bed every night. Recently we adopted a new cat which has been stressful for all. Yesterday i found a poop in my daughters bed. ...
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Taken in neighbours cat - behaviour and keeping indoors

Our neighbour from across the road moved away to a big city this weekend and the short story is that we've taken in her 2 year old cat, Dottie. Now we're very much within Dottie's known territory and ...
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Is this territorial or harsh play?

So I have a female cat that has already had a litter of kittens and we decided to keep one of them. He is about 4 months old, well mommy cat got pregnant again and just had 2 babies (idk how many she'...
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Cat's family of my boyfriend has been scared of everyone for 13 years

I wanted to ask the community about a cat's attitude I have yet never seen before. So a couple of months ago I got introduced to my boyfriend's family. I noticed they had two beautiful bengal cats. ...
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What are these things on the paw?

Could you tell me what these on my cat's paw are and what was the cause? It looks like dried blood, but I don't think this is what it really is. As you can see, there's no hair on this place as the ...
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My cat is terrified of me, can I repair the relationship?

Three weeks ago, I adopted a 9-month-old female cat, Kira. On the ride home and for a little while after, she seemed pretty calm, though withdrawn. She's set up camp in my bedroom and has food/water/...
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Alternatives for kidney disease food

I've checked the scope to make sure this is on-topic as it sort of involves product recommandations and medical advice. Feel free to let me know if I am overstepping! My old cat has kidney disease ...
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Is my cat happy, expelled by my step-mother and living in the garden?

My cat Kiwi was born in November 2011, I lived with him for 3 years with my father and my sister in our apartment. In 2013, my father met my future stepmother who is really, really obsessed with ...
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My kittens treat whiskas wet food as poop

I have two lovely kittens Moe and Joe. they are sister and brother. I buy them whiskas brand for wet food and Purina for dry food.. The funny part is that sometimes when they finish eating whiskas ...
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Cat who is normally docile freaks out when a neighborhood cat comes onto our porch, despite getting along well with our other cats. Why?

Context Our family has four cats. Some details about Pepe, the most relevant one to this question: 5 years old Orange tabby Male Exclusively indoors Properly fixed Extremely friendly and ...
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Do cats have a theory of mind? [closed]

I mean do cat have theories of beliefs, desires and intentions of human owners, as we have about other human beings?
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Do most domestic cats prefer to sleep at arms length of humans?

Just wondering what is the average distance that an average cats prefers to sleep from 'the ownser'?
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How common is cats' love for computer keyboards?

One of my 'issues' is to move my cat's hands or head out of my keyboard. He just loves to sleep on my 'affairs' ? I even had to take off 'Screenshot' key (because it caused so many unwanted incindents....
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Is it common for pet allergies not to be aggrivated until after you've left the house? [closed]

We've owned a cat for about 2 1/2 years now - the cat's fur has never aggravated my allergies before. I do get aggravated allergy symptoms at work, but I have always attributed this to poor air ...
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Chattering weird noise!

My 1year old cat has started to chatter makes a weird movement with his mouth, mainly when hes doing nothing! Not like hes seen something to catch, the total opposite! Could this be anything to worry ...
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Can I use diluted essential oils to clean my house without causing harm to my cat?

I would like to add a few drops to the water I use to mop my floors but I'm not sure if it would be harmful to my cats. I don't plan on using it on their toys, just on the floors (they do lay on the ...
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My cat vomited a big piece of plastic

I am very anxious about my cats health especially because one of them died last week and there was not much I could do to save him, he wouldn't eat or drink, he'd threw up when we gave him food ...
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Is there an order in which a mother cat takes Kittens when she is relocating?

I noticed that my cat always has a particular order of taking her kittens. I don't know why this is. Does it have something to do with Weight, fur color or birth order. Is it just random?? Is there an ...
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What percentage of “lost” cats are actually eaten?

Cats are often allowed to roam outdoors unsupervised where a dog would not be. I recently saw a craigslist ad about a cat missing for 8 years. My boy has been missing almost 8 years now and were ...