Questions tagged [cats]

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

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Are kitten specific foods legit? [duplicate]

Are kitten specific cat foods, like Lara Junior, really better for kittens than adult labeled cat foods, or it's just a marketing gimmick?
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Resident cat guarding the door where the new cat is

We're trying to introduce Lucena, a 1 year old shy Siamese female kitten, to Elsa, a 3 year old extrovert Siamese female cat, living with us in our apartment since two years. Both are spayed. We ...
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Cat wipes its bum on floor

Surely this cannot be the first such question, but I have not found the appropriate keywords... This morning, I saw one of my cats (9 year old, male, fixed) hop out of the litterbox (where he did not ...
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Why don't cats eat snails?

We have plenty of snails in the garden, but the cat does not show the slightest interest in eating them - I wish he did! Even when he is hungry and I crush a big, fat snail and offer it to him, the ...
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My 3 month old Persian kitten has protruding black mole kind of thing? What could it be?

Last week, I started noticing a black dot on my Persian kitten near his whiskers (see the picture attached). What could it be? Could it be black acne? Today when I came back from work, it has actually ...
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How can I help my neighbors’ cats and kittens when they don’t take good care of them?

My neighbors’ cat had kittens and they aren’t taking the best care of them. Their grandchild is too rough with the kittens, not to mention with her older kitten, and she won’t listen to anybody but ...
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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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Is my kitten's breathing normal?

I read online that a normal breathing rate for kittens is 30-40 breaths per minute, but it looks like my kitten's breathing at a much faster rate than that--more like 60 breaths per minute. Is this ...
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What's the purpose of tying a thread or dental floss on either side of a kitten's umbilical cord?

I read on multiple sites about how to help a queen give birth to her kittens, and almost all of them say that the cat usually chews the umbilical cord, but if she doesn't, then you have to do it. But ...
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How to cure my 8 week old kitten's orange diarrhea? [duplicate]

4 days ago I adopted a little kitten who looked really sick and didn't eat for days. She seems 8 weeks old and doesn't have a mother. When I fed her hours later, she started leaking yellow diarrhea ...
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Found our indoor cat after two months. Why do our other cats hiss when they see him? They were best of buddies for three years

Proud to say after two months and hundreds of flyers given out and posters and trail cameras set, someone spotted our cat 4km away and we got her back yesterday. We took her to the animal hospital and ...
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My female cat has suddenly become irritable and aggressive, particularly against her daughter

I'm feeling anxious about the behaviour of my cats and hope to get some advice here. TL;DR : My cat Nelly (2 years and 3 months old) has become irritable and aggressive, she often growls at and/or ...
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My cat has stopped eating wet foods

My almost 2 year old, tortoise shell cat, named Korina, used to eat her wet food really well. She always has fresh water and dry food out for her. She has a set breakfast and dinner time, a pouch in ...
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How to avoid accidental cat-napping?

At the start of the covid-19 lockdown our whole family was at home and the weather was very warm so we spent a lot of time in the garden. A lot of cats visit our garden and most ignore us but a very ...
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My cats drink from our swimming pool

My cats (three kittens) like to drink from our swimming pool, which is filled with a lot of chlorine. This has been going on for a a pretty long time, and even though I provide a huge bowl of fresh ...
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Cat will now only lick food from my finger - how to provide high calorie food for a cat?

Backstory: Cat has always had a good appetite. Only problems in the past have been with hairballs getting out of control and suppressing his appetite for a while. Problem: Lately, he stopped eating ...
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Adopted cat bites me

Female cat, 2.5 years, spayed, domestic shorthair. Adopted her in April (2 months ago). I'm her primary caregiver (I feed her, scoop the box, clip her nails, etc). She follows me around pretty much ...
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My cat doesn't seem to be in pain, but

My elderly mother has an elderly cat (technically mine) who is not so steady on her paws these days. She can get about, but walks with duck feet at the front and very stiff back legs - doesn't look ...
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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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Is it a responsible action to adopt a starving kitten when I live in a very small place?

Recently, I expressed to a friend my reservations in adopting one of the starving kittens badly needing someone to take care of them, due to my worries that it will ultimatly be miserable living in my ...
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Why does my cat beg for food with a cute kitten meow, only to not eat it afterwards?

So, almost daily, my cat looks at me as if he's been starving for 25 days straight (but it's actually been hours at most), looking at me with huge eyes, making a pathetic "meow" sound to ...
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Young kitten first day home, bathroom behavior

Today I just rescued a kitten that was under my porch at the restaurant I work at. One of my coworkers rescued him about two weeks ago, housed and feed him. Because he is feral and has just been re-...
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What is the near point (punctum proximum) of cats? [closed]

Or, in other words, how close a cat can see distinctively ? For instance, it is around 25cm for an average 46 year old human. As a reference, there are relevant articles on Wikipedia: in English; ...
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Is cedar oil safe to de-flea 2-week-old kittens?

I did some research, but I'm a bit concerned about the methods recommended, namely diatomaceous earth and giving the kittens a bath. I believe the kittens are too young for a bath since they don't ...
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Can someone help me diagnose my cats tail

Recently our cat came back after a fight; he seemed beat, but we didn't notice anything with his tail. Him getting into fights is not as uncommon as you might think because he was a stray before we ...
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anyone know what kind of breed my kitty looks like? [closed]

my girl Tippy was adopted from an animal shelter and i was wondering what she looked like. her dad is unknown but her mom was a short haired kitty that was all white but with two big black spots on ...
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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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How can I help a new mother cat during her nursing period?

Is there anything that I can do for her? Any help or tips would be appreciated. Note: This question is a repost from Is there a way to treat milk fever at home?. I'm reposting to allow one of the ...
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Is there a way to treat milk fever at home?

Our cat had her first litter last night. She's been away from the kittens most of the first day while they were sleeping. Early this morning, I noticed she tried to jump on some furniture, and she ...
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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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Took in a feral cat, but she is hiding and not eating

I started to feed this feral cat, who would walk around my apartment building but I would only see her at night. She would wait for my boyfriend and I Outside our door,she would come inside and eat ...
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Kittens that eat dry food

My kittens just turned 4 weeks old. I noticed recently they would sneak to their mother's dry food, which is a “mother and baby-cat food”, and eat it. Is it okay to let them feed on it? Because I ...
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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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How can I teach my cat not to vomit on carpets?

My cat sometimes vomits (usually to get a furball out), but he seems to always do it on a carpet. I moved the carpet somewhere else and he still vomits on another carpet. So what I wanted to ask was ...
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What might be wrong with my kitten's toe?

When I got her from the shelter it looked like she had a scab on the side of her pad, but when I checked I saw that her full pad was there and it came off easily. Her toe is very thick and hard to ...
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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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Kittens bite their mother while nursing

My cat gave birth to 4 healthy kittens, which are 3 weeks old now. But I noticed recently that their mother is crying while they are being nursed. When I checked, I found out they were biting her ...
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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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Should I make my cat taste his food?

My cat is nearly 9 years old and he's being eating each of its meals so fast since I can't remember! I'm not sure for his first year with me, but for at least 8 years, each time I fed him he'd rush ...
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Will my cat be short or long haired [duplicate]

will my kitty have long or short hair? He's 1 month old
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will my kitten have short hair or medium hair? [duplicate]

how long will her hair be? she is extremely fluffy and thick haired and she had pretty long ear hair
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Should I systematically wash my hands after touching my cat?

That's not the first question my cat made me ask on Pets.SE. One of them being this one 2 years ago. I couldn't convince my stepmother as, for her, it's either the cat in the house, either her in the ...
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I rescued a kitten and my cats stopped coming home

I adopted a female kitten and she gave birth to her first litter, I decided to keep 2 kittens. Then, she had her second litter in a very short span and we adopted one female, so I have total of 4 cats....
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Cat will eat normal tuna but not tuna cat food

My cat is 14 and has had some health troubles for a few years, off and on. We've mostly been able to manage it. But it has often resulted in needing to adjust his diet - either because what he is ...
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Fever and diarrhea in 4 month old kitten

I have a 4 month old kitten which was very active and playful. However, it seems sick as of two days ago. It's eating much less food and sleeping all the time. It has an increased body temperature, ...
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What does a adult cat want when it meows a lot?

I have fed him today and played with him. He still meows randomly I just wanna know why he is meowing a lot.
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What are the causes of a cat jumping off a roof?

Currently my cat is in serious condition and I was wondering: what happens if a cat fell from a high height, aka a roof?
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Cat has started drooling while sleeping?

I adopted a new kitten and I found out that she have tapeworms so I gave her a dewormer? I noticed that she started drooling while sleeping and the smell isn't good. So is it normal to drool while ...
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My cat's chin is black

My cat’s chin is black. He cries all the time, so I think he also feels pain due to this condition. Also he can’t close his mouth. I don't know what to do, should we visit a vet? He’s been like that ...

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