Questions tagged [cats]

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

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Can two male neutered cats stay together?

I have a 6 year old neutered male cat with good behaviour and in the two months that we spent together, he was very happy with me. I am also asked to catsit a 14 year old neutered male with ...
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Are there any natural meds for cat flu?

I wonder if there are any natural meds which can be used when cat suffers from flu. I have no problem to buy meds for them, I just want to know if there is any alternative. Once my cat had a hoarse ...
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How do cats decide which litter box to use?

I have two cats and three litter boxes. It seems that some days they will both go mostly in box A, with a little bit in boxes B and C, and other days they will go mostly in box B, with a little bit in ...
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Managing litter box for cat with polyuria (increased urination)?

As cats get older, they commonly develop conditions such as chronic kidney disease or diabetes which leads to polyuria (production of large amounts of urine). Managing the litter box in these cases ...
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Should I bring my cat with me if I travel for 1 month?

I will be visiting my parents for a about 4-5 weeks over Christmas. I have a 1.5-yo cat that is very scared of most people. She is used to me and my girlfriend now, but rarely lets anyone else ...
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Cat & dog eggnog equivalent

Is there an eggnog equivalent for cats and/or dogs? It’s getting close to the holidays and people might want to give their pets a holiday drink as a treat. What can I give them?
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Is there an explanation for my senior cat's changed behavior?

I have a ~17 year old black cat, breed unknown, who has been kept as an indoor cat since she was 18-24 months old. We have suspected a number of health problems for the last two years, and took her to ...
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How long to settle who's alpha?

Background: I got a male Bengal kitten at 3 months. When he was 7 months, I added a male Savannah who was 12 months. I isolated them for about a week, then did controlled meetings for a few days, and ...
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What happens if bite wound abscesses in cats left untreated?

My cat has an almond sized lump near the mouth, which I guess it is an abscess due to a bite wound. I'm wondering whether it can heal by itself? If so, usually how long does it take? and if not what ...
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Male cat in heat came home injured on legs

My male cat has been returning the past few days with pretty harsh injuries on his front legs and front paw, we took him to the vet who told us it was a cat fight but she didn't speak very good ...
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Why are cats so cute? [closed]

What is it about cats that makes them so irresistibly cute? My cat is very cute. My previous cats have all been cute too. Other cats I see are cute. Dogs are also cute, of course, but their cuteness ...
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Adult vs Kitten vs All Stages cat food

I see most cat foods marked "Kitten", "Adult" or "All Life Stages". What are the actual differences between them? Is it bad for a kitten to eat adult food or vice versa? Specifically, I have been ...
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cat holding baby's stuff hostage, but cat's demands cannot be met

We've had this cat for almost 4 years. She's peed on stuff only when obviously mad at us, until about a year after we brought a baby into our lives. The problem is the baby loves to interact with the ...
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Dangers from street-cat bite that left a tiny speckle of blood?

There is a (female) cat we've been feeding the last 3 or so months (I didn't take notice so it's an approximation). She seemed quite young at first so I presume she should be around 6 months old. She ...
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Senior female cat will not accept male 14 week old kitten?

We adopted an 8 week old male cat into our household. His name is Ollie. We have a 14 year old Siamese female - her name is Jade. Jade was the 3rd of 3 cats that I had for a very long time. She ...
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What are the effect of early separation of kittens from their mother

I know that the recommended age to separate kittens from their mother is 12 weeks, though some suggest that 8 weeks is alright too. Now, I'm wondering if a kitten become orphaned earlier than that, ...
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My cat is suddenly scared of me? Why?

Yesterday afternoon, my cat suddenly got really skiddish. Anytime someone would even really face him, he would run off and hide under my bed. It's like he doesn't recognize us for a second. He sees me,...
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Why is my cats top fur matted? [duplicate]

What causes my cats matted fur? I think its sap from the bushes she crawls into. Others say long haired cats get knots when they shed.
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4.5 month old kitten won't stop dry nursing on 5.5 month old kitten

Long story short I rescued two kittens near death from two different litters at ages 3 and 7 weeks old. Both are happy and healthy now after seeing the vet countless times. The 7 week old was already ...
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Cat sometimes dont uses the litterbox but my whole Bathroom

I have a cat (6 months old) and got myself a second one about 3 months ago (4 1/2 months old). After some difficulties at the beginning they understand each other well and play and cuddle with each ...
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Cat leg severely swollen

He was playing outside and I don't know what happened he meowed all of a sudden and I see this huge swell on his back leg with blood on the other leg, he also had a small wound which is much much ...
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Can I get a young female cat to aim properly in the litter box?

I adopted a 4 month old kitten three weeks ago. She was bottle-raised in an animal shelter with siblings, without adult cats. My kitten and the littermates were considered properly litter trained at ...
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Cat jumping and clawing at her door, disrupting my sleep

The issue My cat is in a room of her own, every night she jumps and claws at her door to get out. Any sound she hears (from me), she starts yelling and jumping to open the door. If I have to go to ...
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Scared cat what should I do

I have adopted a cat about two years ago. He is scared of me and my family but not my other cat. He loves my other cat. He eats his food, treats, and uses the liter box. He loves to play lazer. ...
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How do I keep my cat calm while removing a band-aid from her stomach?

My cat was sterilized a few days ago. The vet advised to pull the band-aid/plaster off in 5 days. How do I do this? Especially how to keep the cat calm enough to let you do stuff to her stomach? She'...
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What causes bald spot between eye and ears on a cat?

My cat is 7 months old and I've only got her for 2 weeks. She came with symmetrical bald spots on both side of her face that ran from her ears to her eyes. What might have caused this? She rarely ...
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Why do dogs and cats produce allergens, and how will these shots work to prevent it from stimulating the immune system in humans? [closed]

I found a post early this morning when I did a Google search. Part of this sentence doesn't make sense. It says that it works by immunising them against their own allergen. If they are not immune to ...
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Feral cat 10 years plus [duplicate]

I have a feral cat who has always lived outside my house. I have always provided food for her. Just recently we moved and I wanted to take the cat. Right now I am going to the old house to feed her ...
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How can i get rid of pet hair?

I recently started renting a room from a homeowner with multiple pets which I'm allergic to. The entire house is full of dander, my clothes, carpet, etc. are already covered in it. What are the best ...
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Is it possible to keep cat litter on balcony during winter (down to -10°C)

I'm planning to have a cat or even a pair. I really don't like the smell and look (and noises during "producing") of cat in the litter box and what it lefts behind. So I have an idea to put the ...
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How long does dewormer take to cause diarrhea in a cat?

We gave our domestic short hair cat (a neutered male rescue cat) an off the shelf dewormer tablet from a petstore the active ingredients were "Pyrantel embonate 230mg, praziquantel 20mg." Both of ...
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Aggressive cat - when is enough, enough?

My cat, from a previous question, has not gotten less aggressive. If anything, she's more aggressive. It has been over two months since the incident in that question. I have been working with my vet ...
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Cat's suddenly became very aggressive when brought to Mom's place

Background: I have a 2 year old, sterilized female Siberian cat. My mom's taken care of this kitty for weeks on end in my apartment while I've been on vacation and they love each other a lot. There's ...
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Why do my cats play differently?

I play with both my cats using a wand with various toys on the end of a string (never hands), but they do so very differently. My Bengal likes to stalk the toy until it stops moving (usually just out ...
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If sterillising dogs and cats deprive them of sex hormones, does that not cause the likelihood of osteoporosis the way it does in humans?

Someone told me that surgically removing these organs negatively affects their hormone profiles, and that people started vascectomising male dogs and cats for this reason, but I don't know if a ...
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I am sick of my cat's stealing habit!

My cat started off as a cute, nice cat but just after a month, she started misbehaving a lot! The biggest problem is that she keeps stealing food no matter what! I leave my food on dining table to go ...
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Rescue from hell or just doesn't like me?

After the loss of my three babies, within a 6 month period, I was finally ready to adopt. I adopted a 6 month old kitten from a well known rescue that I used before. I have had him 8 weeks now. The ...
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What should I do when a neighbour cat wants to come with me?

I live in an apartment with a garden shared by 2 houses, there's usually 2 or 3 cats spending their days here while my neighbors are at work. Recently a cat was in the entrance (a common entrance, ...
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What kind of cat parasite is this worm?

We have outdoors cats that eat a whole lot of mice, voles and shrews (and other animals) and with some regularity end up with white worm-like parasites of about 1cm length leaving their intestines and ...
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How can I tell if my cat is traumatized?

I had to travel for one week and couldn't take my cat with me, so I left him with the lady who helps me at home. She took him home with her. I gave her all the necessary food, litter box, and ...
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I stopped giving my cat dry food for 4 days and after 4 days she started vomiting with dry food

I adopted a cat a little over a month ago. She is one year old. At first, I bought a small bag of Purina Indoor dry cat food to make sure she liked it before buying a big bag. I also bought some ...
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Can a cat get FIV from a fight wound?

My cat came last night with some blood stains on his jaw and head, apparently been injured during a cat fight. Since then he has not eaten and just curled at his bed. I'm wondering what is the worst ...
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Why does our cat keep biting our face in bed, out of the blue?

My brother has 2 rescue cats that were abandoned by the mom. The one that bites is about 1 year old and really lovable, patient, doesn't mind being taken in your arms, doesn't run away when a stranger ...
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Is it ok for persian cat to go to home yard

We have a Persian cat who is free to go out into our yard: Two days ago when he was out there, I heard some sounds from afar and saw another cat with smaller body size than him. When I reached them I ...
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Should I be allowing my kitten to bite my fingers?

I have a ~5 week old male kitten. I've been raising him well and he gets a lot of attention. He purrs every time someone touches him and is a generally happy kitten. However, I am wondering if I ...
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How can I teach my cat how to properly bury her own poop?

My cat (a 2 year old female Bengal) has a few issues related to the litter box; one of the strangest is that she can't seem to figure out how to properly bury her poop. She'll go to the litter box, do ...
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Cat looks wounded, what is wrong with it?

I found this stray cat outside my home with yellowish liquid running down its eyes. I'm not sure if it's pus from an infection or a bad wound from a fight. Tried to offer it some food but it didn't ...
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Is it possible to overbrush a cat?

I am taking care of an elderly Maine Coon who can't really groom himself well. He enjoys being brushed and he changes his lying position to indicate where he wants to get brushed. In my experience, ...
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My cat recently bit me, what should we do?

When I am watching TV or walking in my house, she jumps up and bites me. I locked her in the cage as punishment. But after I release her, she is still doing the same thing. Why does she like biting ...
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Reasons of aggressive cat and even not playing at all!

My cat is around 2 years old. Its Persian male cat. He has no any partner. I don't know what's the problem with it! It is not playing at all, also it is not responding to my voice (except there is ...