Questions tagged [cats]

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

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What effect do loud drums have on cats' hearing?

I have two 15-year-old black cats. They're the most timid little things ever. My brother plays his acoustic drum set at least once a week, and the loudness is incredible no matter where I go in the ...
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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 cat being bullied ruthlessly by older cats; hides all day and never leaves bedroom

We recently added a new cat to our three-cat (now four) household. Our oldest cat is wonderful and gets along with everyone, cat and human alike. The problem is between our newest, youngest cat (the &...
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When should I take over from an injured mother cat who is not taking enough care of her kittens?

We have a cat which had 4 kittens very recently (they are approximately 2 weeks old). Yesterday, she seemed apathetic and worried. We took her immediately to the vet, who informed us she probably got ...
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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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Devastated and Lost Due to My Cat Not Wanting to Eat

Hi all fellow pet lovers, I am trying to find some courage on here. I have a 1.5 years male cat. Found him outside and decided to take him in and we formed a great bond. He acts more like a dog. Last ...
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Cat fang poking hole in lip

I have a 1.5 year old Maine Coon cat. One of the cat's upper fangs appears to be poking a hole in its lower lip. Only the right side lip has a hole in it; the left side has a small bump instead of a ...
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Cat behavior change: less playful indoors after became more active outdoors and ignoring the other cat

I adopted Korian 2 years ago. He was said to be indoors by the shelter place. However I noticed he seemed always curious about the outside at times begging me to open the door for him. I decided to ...
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Is my cat having trouble waking, seizures, or something else?

Almost exactly a month ago, my cat Dylan (female, 5 years) was sleeping on a chair when she fell out of it, scrambled about with her belly low to the floor and her pupils widely dilated, head turning ...
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Is this normal kitten behaviour?

I adopted a 11 week male from the shelter. I've never had a cat this young and some behaviour I'm not sure if it's normal for clumsy cats or there's something wrong. Every night he is suckling on my ...
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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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Why doesn't my cat seem to mind loud music despite stronger hearing?

I am effectively making a colloquial assumption that my cat's hearing is better than mine but... if this truly is the case, why doesn't my cat seem to mind loud music? Surprising noises that come out ...
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Why is my cat so interested in my shower?

When I take a shower my cat will often sit right outside of the sliding glass door and poke at the edges of it. If I open the door (which potentially exposes him to the water) he runs away. However, ...
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Attention seeking cat refusing attention when given

I have a new cat that I have adopted, Sid (6mo). Pouf (5yrs), a previous cat, passed away, and I got Sid as a replacement to give Emma (7 yrs) some companionship, to which she didn't take well (Emma ...
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New kitten not eating, threw up twice

Just got 2 new kittens, and this is the first time I've had cats. One of the kittens isn't eating much and threw up twice (mostly spit than anything). Her poo was also a bit runny, but her brother ...
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What to do if I cannot find my cat?

Introduction to my cat: I have a 10 months old male cat. He is almost a pet cat to us. He can enter our home whenever he wants to, but he usually spends most of his time inside our house. He is ...
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What are the effects of cat anti-flea insecticide - imidacloprid - on humans?

I'm using Bayer's Advantage Anti-fleas drops for my cat. It is a very common in Europe and is effective. However, I have also suffer from dry eyes and I've noticed that when I apply this product to my ...
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Cat having chronic tremors

My cat has been having tremors since he was a kitten. He is currently 14 years old, so apparently, he is able to survive this situation. However, I still would like to improve his condition any way I ...
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How do I make sure I don't accidentally hurt my cat while playing VR?

I have a small apartment. Sometimes I play virtual reality games by moving everything against the wall in my living room, giving me enough space to use the rest of the room to get the games to work. I'...
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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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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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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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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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Relocating three stray cats

I'm trying to relocate three stray cats from an apartment complex that I used to stay in earlier. It's one mama cat and her two kittens. The kittens are about 4 months old now. I was thinking of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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11 year old cat is on a diet but constantly begs for food

Our vet said that our cat is getting more sedentary so we should cut her calorie intake and only feed her two half-portions of wet food twice a day (one half in morning and one half at night). She's ...
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What is that cat trying to do?

Introduction: I have a male pet cat whose name is Gulu and his mother's name is Kuchi who is a stray cat we used to feed. We don't really keep him in all the time. He can go in and out anytime he ...
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Diet for cat with higher liver enzymes

My cat is almost two years old, Persian and weight around 3.3 kg. After adopting her 6 months ago I noticed that she poops outside the litter box unintentionally (once I caught her trying to remove it/...
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Cat keeps removing collar

Every time we put a collar on our cat he keeps removing it. He's pretty much OK with it when it's put on (it doesn't freak him out), he's just stubborn and removes it when we're not looking. Often ...
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What are some long term strategy to keep cats off counters?

What are some effective ways of keeping cats off the TV counter for a long term? My cat loves to climb my TV counter, which it probably shouldn't because it can cause him some serious damage with ...
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Bald patch on stray cat's neck, what should I do?

So there is a stray cat I've been feeding for a few weeks now and he has a bald patch. He didn't have it when I first saw him and I think it began or happened pretty recently. It's on his neck so I ...
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Relocate stray kittens on their own or together with mother cat

So I am in a predicament. About 4 months back, a local stray female cat started hanging around the house. We occasionally put food outside for her to eat but eventually it became a regular thing. ...
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Kittens ringworm got black during treatment

My two months old kitten was diagnosed with ringworm last week. I’ve been treating her since with Nizoral shampoo, Nizoral cream, rarely lamisil cream, and sometimes some turkish cream the vet has ...
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How many different cats can a cat keep track of?

I have four cats, adopted as kittens over a period of time, with some gap between adoptions. Cat #1 (the first one) dislikes cats #2, #3, and #4 (hisses at them, and generally avoids them). Cat #2 ...
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How progressive is Catarrhal Stomatitis?

My friend plans to adopt a stray kitten. The kitten is 6 months old, very well behaving and apparently he has catarrhal stomatitis. Apparently, as this post suggests, the best way to deal with this ...
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How to stop neutered male cat from mounting the other one?

I have two neutered male cats that sometimes exhibit dominance behaviors. I've had them both for about 5 years, and they go between cuddling, ignoring each other, and trying to be dominant multiple ...
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Cat struggling to walk, but has no leg or spine issues

My cat recently began to struggle to walk. It looked like his back legs were hurting quite a bit and he would not walk to the food/water or the cat box. If I brought him there he would eat/drink a ...