Questions tagged [cats]

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

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My cat has a wormy eye discharge

I have 2 cats in my house, both Ragdolls, age 6-7 months each. The older one of the two has recurring eye discharge which you can see in the images: https://imgur.com/a/NjC5CTF . Video: https://...
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New 5 year old cat being introduced to 1 year old siblings

So recently we took in an older family pet - a 5 year old cat, named Spartapuss. He couldn't live with my parents any longer, so he came to live with me and my fiancé in our flat. He was essentially ...
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How can I get my cat to stop chewing the whiskers off his sibling?

I have two older kittens, about 8 months now. A boy and a girl, both done. They were the only two in the litter and they are very friendly and loving both to me and each other. They are very close and ...
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How to get cat not to steal food?

We took this cat from a shelter 4 years ago when he was 1 year old, but this problem did not happen until recently. Basically, it's not possible to leave any food anywhere in the open. He climbs the ...
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Why does my cat become extremely well behaved when we put on his harness?

We use a harness to make sure our cat doesn’t jump off the balcony when we let him out there. We’ve noticed that the harness dramatically changes his behavior for the better. Zero biting, zero meowing,...
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Why my mom's cat starts crying if my mom is out of her sight even for 10 minutes and is there any way to pacify her?

The cat Bhutu was earlier my pet but now she stays with my mom in our ancestral home in country side. Due to life threatening conditions over there outside the security of living room, (house is very ...
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Cats/kittens with lumps under their skin

I have multiple cats ranging from 2 yrs old to 4 months old. They have all been treated for fleas and tape worms and are now flea free and on last worm treatment. My question is has anyone had cats ...
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Cat biting only me

My boyfriend and I have an indoor cat. He is 1 year old and his name is Spock. He is normally very sweet and loving. He is rarely home alone because we have opposite schedules and one of us is usually ...
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Immaculately clean litter box versus leaving a tiny amount: any rigid science?

I have read several questions here regarding cats and toilet-training as well as the ASPCA and others. I have found that most agree that a cat who is making mistakes in this area should have the box ...
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How can I teach tricks to my carey cat?

My cat is about 3 months old, she learned "sit" in 3 attempts and to stand on the back paws in just 2. She follows me without a leash, so I think she could learn more tricks, but I dont really know ...
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Should I take a stray with me when I move, if I already have a indoor cat?

I've had my cat since it was a kitten. He is strictly indoor and has never been around other cats. He's now 7 years old. I've also befriended a stray and been feeding her for the last 2½ years and she ...
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Kitten is cuddly, not playful--typical?

I am fostering a 10 week old kitten, tested negative for feline leukemia (but littermates are positive). He's the sweetest kitten, is very cuddly, walks around the house with me (and that's just after ...
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What health problems can not a cat blood test reveal?

After having blood in vomit, I had veterinarian to make a (costly 120 euro) blood test of my cat. The vet him/herself was not present when we got the cat, and according to the receptionist, they were ...
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Why does my cat LOVE coconut oil?

Just curious if anyone understand why my cat seems to go crazy for coconut oil? Do they have different ways of perceiving taste than us? I have tasted the coconut oil and the flavor is very mild. I ...
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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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Giardia infection, how long until safe beyond incubation

I picked up two wonderful Norwegian Forest Cats from the breeder two days ago. Two weeks ago they were sick with a Giardia infection, as confirmed by the breeder's vet's lab checks. The last symptoms ...
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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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What is my cat trying to say and why is she refusing food from me?

Today morning when I was working on my study table. My cat jumped on the table. She started to meow. Then she started to lick my cheeks and nose. Then she started to put her paws on my cheeks and nose....
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How can I encourage my cat to eat after treated megacolon?

My cat had megacolon for 3-4 days. He was apathetic, did not eat, and when he eventually ate, he vomited. Two days ago the vet used enema that helped to empty the colon through fecal vomiting. The ...
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How to stop cat attacks

I have a eight year old cat who has never shown any sign of aggression until the last six months or so. There have been no household changes during that time period. The first attack happened when I ...
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Is there any way to help a kitten with a URI until I can afford to get him to the vet?

A stray kitten I've been fostering has developed an upper respiratory infection. He has a lot of coughing, occasional sneezing, and runny eyes. We are without power due to the hurricane and I cannot ...
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Why does my cat immediately use the litter box when I'm in the same room?

So our litter box is in a corner in the living room in our apartment. Aside from obsessively weird behaviours (scratching and burying for 10+ minutes after using the litter box, or pawing at the water ...
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Cat Chewing At Nails/Toes & Heavy Digging

My boyfriend's cat has had this issue for over a year and the vet cannot figure it out. (Hundreds of dollars wasted.) He won't stop grooming until he bleeds, ripping out fur and itching all around. ...
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Are these defecation habits a healthy variation from the norm for newborn kittens?

I took in 4 abandoned newborn (no more than 3 days old) kittens and I've been feeding them lactose-free milk for 5 days now. They all seem healthy according to what Internet resources describe as ...
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Foster momma cat causing trouble, how to solve it?

One month ago we rescued a pregnant cat from a risky area. People who knew her there told us she already got pregnant about 3 times before, but they never saw the kitens and they suspected someone ...
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my cat follows me everywhere meowing till I rub her belly

I am sorry I am not a native speaker so please bear with me :). I have a 3-year-old female cat. Two months ago, she went into heat like always, but she developed a new habit this time... She keeps ...
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How long does it take for furosemide/lasix to be effective in a cat?

Hunter was recently diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy (a heart condition that led to fluid accumulating in his heart and lungs). We were instructed to monitor his condition by measuring his ...
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Have there been cases of cat owners in high rise apartments being legally required to install screen (safety nets) on windows?

Sure, cat owners should worry about their cats jumping out the window. I'm concerned with negligent/irresponsible cat owners. For example, what if I see my neighbor's cat everyday on an open window ...
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What effects could long-term nursing have on a cat?

I have a cat thats 9 months old. The mother ended up getting pregnant again shortly after (fixed now, so no more worries), which lead to one of my cats to continue nursing after being introduced to ...
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Introducing a 6 year old cat into a home with a 12 year old cat

Until 6 months ago, my husband and I had 2 cats we rescued from the local Humane Society. One was larger that the other and loved sleeping with us. If the smaller cat jumped up on the bed and saw the ...
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Itchy cat biting fur

Recently my 12 year old domestic short haired cat has been biting/mowing her fur around her primordial pouch. She is neutered and only goes outside on our deck. I would get her to a vet, but the COVID-...
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Are my cats related?

I adopted my first cat (Venus) 3 years ago, she showed up at a family barbecue in my backyard asking for food and we just took her in, she was an adult already and the vet said that she was probably 2 ...
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Cat with kidney disease

My cat Jack, aged 11, had skin condition about April 1st. Mange was diagnosed and treated over three week period. It seemed fine and then he fell ill again. Vet thought it was respiratory infection ...
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Cat licks her tummy

The moment I start to pet my cat, she starts to purr and then takes breaks in between to bend forward and inward to lick the primordial pouch on her tummy. She only does it when she's purring. She's ...
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I have a rescue that needs to lose weight and another that doesn't- I am not around at meal times to supervise- help!

I have put Nacho on a diet per the recommendation of the vet (15 lbs). He's a rescue stray that climbed into my car engine and was engine burned and we nursed to health. I joke that he is an ...
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Cat stressed by being shut out of bedroom

Typical meowing and scratching at door after I adopted her. I didn't want her in there because I tried it the first night and she stepped on my face at like 3 AM. Sleep is sacred. It's been several ...
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Symptoms of diphtheria in cats

Diphtheria is considered to be one of the few diseases transmittable between cats/humans. This disease doesn't really exist (anymore) in most of the world, but is unfortunately prevalent (but ...
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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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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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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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Introducing a blind cat and a playful kitten

I am currently fostering Alex, a two year old cat who was left completely blind after a car accident about two months ago. He has only recently left the vet clinic but is already quite well adjusted ...
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Cat staring at the wall all the time

My cat Annie is staring at the wall by her food bowls, so I keep changing her water every hour. She won't come out of the kitchen now. Annie and I are extremely close. I have always told her to show ...
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Feeding Geriatric Cat with Hyperthyroidism and Cancer

My sweet girl is nearing 17 and has been suffering with hyperthyroidism for several years. Just last year she was also diagnosed with terminal small cell lymphoma in her bowel. She has previously ...
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Overprotective cat wont stop attacking other cat

I adopted a new cat a bit over a year ago now and he moved in with my other 7 year old cat just fine, but the other day he (the newer cat) was misbehaving and hissed at me, which caused my older cat (...
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Dog and cat eating each other's food, what should I do?

Both my dog (2 years old, female) and my cat (6 months old, male) eat premium-class dry pet food (Hill's). For some reason, the cat prefers the dog's food -- even though it's harder to eat (bigger ...
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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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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, in ...
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Male cat attacking female cat

We have 2 cats - one male and one female, which are 8 months old now. Both are siblings and they were very attached to each other as we separated them from mom when they were only 2 months old. I ...
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Can my kitten die from playing too hard?

My kittens occasionally don't play with there toy together very well the girl will hiss at the boy if she feels its her turn. oddly she waits patiently when its his turn but gets very annoyed when its ...
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Dried Valerian Root be used as a substitute for fresh root?

I was wondering about trying catnip on my anxious non neutered male cat. I found an alternative (Valerian Root) that is available at a very low cost compared to catnip. The Valerian root that I found ...