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

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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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My female cat hisses and pins down my kitten before licking her and cuddling her?

I got a kitten a few weeks ago. At first my older female was unhappy with it of course, but no severe fighting, just a hiss or two. Now she’s recently started to hiss and pin her head down randomly. ...
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How to soothe a kitten that had to remain inside a carrier for extended period of time?

I recently brought my kitten in to be neutered, he was approximately 10 weeks old. He used to love going into his carrier and never had a problem with it, he'd even sleep in it if we left it out. I ...
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What fluids are in effusions caused by anticoagulant poisoning?

(moved from medical exchange) ACR rat poisons use anticoagulants to cause internal bleeding and thus death in rodents. If used improperly, poisoned rodents may pass the poison on to predators, ...
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Is there a safe dose of vitamin D to give a cat?

I know that too much vitamin D (fat soluble) can cause toxicity in cats, but how much is too much? The reason I asked this is - When I open my vitamin D bottle, because I take it, my kitty goes "...
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Container sizes for traveling with cats in cargo hold

I'm about to travel from America to Europe with my 3 cats using Lufthansa. They'll travel in the cargo hold as checked baggage, and I'm having trouble getting a container of the right size. My cats ...
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I need help in neighborhood dispute about feeding a stray cat

I was just told that I can't feed stray cat in my neighborhood. Two ladies came to my door and stated "I am to let the stray cat in the neighborhood to starve and they don't care", they made ...
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Why does my cat purposely knock over her water dish?

My cat is around 1 year old and I have had her for 4 months. 2 months after I got her she started knocking over her water dish. At first I thought it might be because she didn't like the high sided ...
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Is it normal for a cat to display maternal behavior while not being the mother?

We have a 12 month old kitten and there is an older female cat in the area. This older cat comes around to our house and picks up our cat by the neck, carrying her around. Our cat does not get bitten ...
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Kitten hurt from bite/scratch developed swelling and bald spot on head. Has she got some disease?

My kitten had hurt herself and was bleeding in the neck a few days ago. I'm not sure of what caused that, but I doubt it may have been bitten or scratched by some other feral cats of street. From few ...
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Is it okay to rehome a 2 month old kitten if it's weaned, but still suckling off mum occasionally?

I have a 2 month old kitten (from a litter of 6). All the kittens from the litter are still with mum, are eating kibble and wet food. Boy in question is pretty big compared to the rest of the litter. ...
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I took in a malnourished kitten; how do I stop my other cat from stealing her food?

I took in a abandoned kitten; she is skinny, malnourished and needs to eat. I bought her kitten dry food, but my older cat keeps stealing her food. He has his own dish of food filled to the top ...
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My friend's cat stopped eating

My friend's cat's birthday is April 21st, 2020. She’s drooling, not eating, growling at her food and losing weight. At first the vet said she has a respiratory infection, fever and ulcers in her ...
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3 month old new kitten not drinking water and looks always tired and sleepy

Two days ago I got a male kitten(Bengal) that's 3 month old. Today particularly he started looking very tired and been sleeping the whole day. It doesn't seem fine and I will be taking him to the vet ...
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Are the mouths of cats more sensitive to temperature than that of dogs?

I have had many cats and dogs. I have noticed that when I can share some food with my furry friends, my dogs will gobble it up without worrying about the temperature, but my cats will sit there and ...
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Laser pointer: does a no-win situation risk psychological harm to cats?

When using a laser pointer to play with the cats, I've always been careful to end the session by giving them a physical toy to play with. I've assumed, without any actual basis, that putting them in ...
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Dose anyone have problems find there cats breed to find out there information? [closed]

Well if you are then you came to the right person!!! :) So there are many cat types just tell me the colors of the cat in the answers area and you will find out soon!!
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My cat loves to be petted, hates to be held

I have a female kitten that is almost 8 months old. We've had her for about a month now. We've noticed that she absolutely loves pats, and comes up to us constantly to ask for them. However, whenever ...
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Did I make a mistake getting a 2nd cat?

I have 2 cats. I got the 2nd cat mostly because my impression was that cat 1 was bored. However, cat 1 gives me looks that say, “don’t you love me anymore?” and “have I done something wrong to ...
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How can I encourage multiple cats to bond and play together?

Often two or even all three of my cats will want to play at the same time but they usually come to me for the fun and games. I try to start them off getting them excited but ultimately it boils down ...
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Made my cat scared of me, need help

Unfortunately I've messed up and don't really know how to remedy the situation, I need some suggestions and help. The situation is as follows: my in-laws are vets and do a lot of pro-bono work. One ...
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Why does my cat lay down with me whenever I need to or I’m about to get up? Is this a common thing?

I’ve noticed whenever I need to get up or I’m about to get up, my cat always gets so cozy with me. There’s no way it’s routine, because this happens at random times. It just is confusing me, and it ...
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I love my 8 m.o. now 10 pound kitty [closed]

My kitty, ("Prince") REILLY, who is 8 is treated like royalty: loved, groomed, continuously gets things like furry beds and toys. We play with him and make his life interesting in the ...
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Why is my well behaved cat suddenly start to attack

My cat is usually calm and well behaved. He usually just ignores everyone and isn’t that affectionate but recently he started to be nicer and even nudged his head against me for pets.I thought it was ...
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Is it a good idea to take another cat when my current cat is a real princess?

I have a five-years old female cat, that is the cuddliest cat that my husband and I ever encountered. She cannot be put on the floor, she needs to be on us (shoulder, arms, back) all the day. She ...
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Cat afraid to play with my other cats

We have five cats in our household: 1 spayed female and four neutered males. The female came to us first. She was a rescue from a storage yard that had a lot of cats. We took her in when she was 3 ...
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Why does my cat knock over her water dish?

I just adopted a cute little 1 year old and one of the first things I noticed when I brought her home is that she liked to knock over her water dish. What she would do is paw at the dish until some ...
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I hit my cat and now he hates me

Well, I used to hit my cat from time to time when he did something wrong. He had just turned one year old and I’ve been hitting him so much lately, that now he no longer asks for cuddles, kisses or ...
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Cat hates me, but likes my kids

We have three rescue cats, all three of which we fostered, a 2 year old neutered male, a 1 year old fixed female, and a 6 month old neutered male. The problem is with the middle cat. She stays in my ...
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How to prepare my cat for living with another cat? [duplicate]

I have a female cat which is 3 years old and besides her first months of life, she never saw or played with another cat after being an adult cat, she is already pretty scared of strange people or ...
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Is there a way to stop my kitten from digging his claws into my arm for no reason?

So I recently adopted two new kittens, both of which are remarkably well behaved for their ages and breeds. The only real problem I have is with the male, a black cat that's a mix of Maine Coon and ...
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How should I discipline my cat for bad behavior?

There are a couple of things that I try and prevent my cat from doing: jumping up on the kitchen counter and being mean to the dog (who is obedient and minds his own business). It's easy to catch him ...
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My cat does not play with me after giving birth

My cat had 3 kittens 2 months ago. Before she was pregnant, she used to play with me all the time, but now she doesn't. Why do you think she no longer plays with me?
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Does my cat like being chased?

I am a new cat owner, so bear with me. So my cat gets the zoomies about twice a day (he is 6 mo. old, neutered). He has immense amounts of energy. He will just run all over the place bouncing off ...
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How to make a cat feel comfortable with wearing clothes?

I live in a very cold house. Now that we are in the coolest time of the year, my cat spends the day looking for places to warm up and hide and does nothing else. It's a bit sad because he is a very ...
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What is the minimum space to keep a cat in an outdoor enclosure?

I was wondering what the minimum space requirement is for keeping a cat? I was thinking of rescuing another cat and keeping it in my bedroom because my dad is allergic to cats, but it still would be ...
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Cat meeting new cat

I've gotten an awesome grey female Persian cat, who is about 8 months old. The thing is that my friend is going out of the city and wouldn't be able to take care of his cat for almost 20 days. I want ...
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Does a small amount of human shampoo cause harm to a cat?

So my cat (almost 2 years old) somehow got urine on the back of her neck, so to clean it up we used a small amount of diluted human shampoo on a towel to wash her fur. It didn’t go into the skin much (...
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Is my cat a calico?

My cat is mainly white with black spots, but he does have a light brown 'goatee' going on, along with light brown spots next to the black spots and a large one at the base of his tail and inside of ...
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Why does my cat have these random freak-out session?

Sometimes, out of nowhere, my cat will freak out. Not just like you're probably thinking - it would just jump and hiss maybe at something that startled it. No. At completely RANDOM times (often early ...
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Resident cat still attacking new cat after 4 months. Help?

In August, I adopted a one year old female cat. My first cat is a three year old female, who I’ve had for over a year. I’ve been going slow with their introduction, but we keep getting stuck at the ...
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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 ...
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Months-long trip: hire cat sitter or send to cattery/friend's house?

I have two 5-year-old cats. I've seen the many questions on this site and over the internet, where the recommendation is always to hire a cat sitter when traveling. And indeed, every time I've had to ...
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Take my cat on a trip to the mountain house for 3 days or leave at home?

I have a cat and I know they get very anxious while left at home for a while or taken to a strange place. However, I have family members that can come over once a day to feed and clean her litter box. ...
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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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Need recommendation of name of human lotion or cream that is safe for cats to lick!

I have a cat who loves to kiss me by licking my hands, arms, face when I am near or petting her. I am wondering if anyone has heard of a human hand or body lotion that is safe for cats to lick? My ...
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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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Why does cat urine have a stronger smell than other pet urine?

It may just be my perception, but it seems like cat pee has a distinctly 'Cat' smell that is different from other pet urine. It seems to have a stronger smell that lasts longer, than other urine ...
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Is it ok to lock my cat for half an hour to clean my room? If not how should I do it?

I adopted my cat ~4 months ago from a shelter, he was a stray before. About a few days in, I did the terrible mistake of cleaning my room with a vacuum cleaner. In my defense, in the shelter they told ...
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Why do cats sometimes sleep in plant pots?

My grandparent’s cats slept in their plant pot when it had nothing in, they only did it often in summer. I wonder why they would want their pelts to be dirty with grit and dirt and weeds.

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