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

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My cat is moving my other cats litter

My cat had a litter June 23 and we kept one of the litter, now my cat has had another litter and the cat we kept is trying to relocate them while the mother cat is away from them. Could someone please ...
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Why does my cat have a bald spot on the side of his neck?

It feels a little harder than the rest of his skin and there are bumps starting to develop around the bald spot.
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Cat biting new cat

My resident male cat is 9 months old and was separated from his brother around 10 weeks. Since then he hasn't been around other cats. My new cat is female and 10 months old. She has been around other ...
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Why does my cat dig at my bed when I sleep?

Usually I wake up to my cat clawing at my blanket, my side of my body, arms, my hands if she can and she does some kind of aggressive kneading? Like you can hear her claws go into the fabric and than ...
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Rough play or aggressive behavior?

We adopted a stray kitten (male) which is about a year old. He is pretty energetic and zooms around the house a lot doing usual cat shenanigans. I love playing with him but sometimes the play can get ...
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8 week old Kitten with shifted fracture, what would happen if we let it heal like this?

I'm getting a new kitten from my cousin and it broke its leg at last Thursday. The fracture as seen in the xray is shifted and the correction would cost 2500€. I wasn't at the doctors so I don't know ...
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Low energy, appetite; urinary issue; hiding in one year old cat

Recently, my one year old female cat has become very lethargic and has been showing some odd behaviors out of the blue which she wouldn't show normally. Since the past three days, she has started ...
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Older cat wants to play all the time [duplicate]

My wife and I have a 14 year-old cat that we adopted from a shelter 5+ years ago. We average 3-5 play sessions a day that last anywhere from 5 to 25 minutes. He only likes to play with one toy (...
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Got a kitten for my daughter I think it is scared of the litterbox please help!

The kitten was a birthday present for my daughter. She is 9 or 10 weeks old we have had her a few weeks now. The issue is every time we put her into the litterbox she immediately tries to get out and ...
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end-of-life infinite cat treats?

My cat is dying (very severe kidney disease) and has days or weeks left. She's not eating regular food (wet, dry, whatever) at all. Is there any reason not to give her lots of treats? (I mean, not so ...
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How can I help my cat avoid depression and separation anxiety after moving to my first apartment ever?

I just need some advice or kind words! I am 19 and just moved into my very first apartment! After all the heavy lifting, I brought my cat into the apartment, and I've kept him in my room. I just did ...
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My cat is doing a strange move with his mouth

My cat had a problem a couple of months ago, and ate almost nothing for a few days. He started to move his mouth in a weird way, as if the right side of his lips was hurting or as if some food were ...
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My cat hisses and starts screaming at me wherever we make eye contact

Let me sum it up, so yesterday my wife taked our cat into the garden and started playing with it, as I come back from work I decided to come into the house from the garden side , cat noticed me , as I ...
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Feral cats and stray cats

I had one feral cat I fed who turned out to be pregnant. She had babies, then a year later the babies had babies. All of them grew up under my house and have been fed by me. They have never been ...
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Cat races me when I pace

I have a habit of pacing around my apartment, and after a few paces my cat will start sprinting in front of me as I go back and forth. It's annoying because he'll cross my path and I have to stop in ...
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Daily "Liver & <whatever>" commercial wet food?

I've seen this question, Is it ok to feed my cat one chicken liver daily? and the answer was that "liver should be fed maybe once a week". However that question was about home-made food. My ...
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Bayer Elanco Advocate topical treatment for Deworming cats

I have always used oral medication for deworming my adult cat but I recently learnt about "Bayer Elanco Advocate" - which is a topical treatment for worms. I always thought topical ...
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Cat rubbing face in litter box?

My can often buries his face in the litter before using the box, frequently leaving his forehead covered in dust. He's three years old, and has been doing this since he was a kitten. What can cause a ...
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What do I do for a feral sick cat?

I feed a small feral community, this particular little guy is about 6 months old & I noticed for a few days that he was getting sluggish & his eyes were getting crusty, finally about the third ...
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Cat refuses to stop meowing and scratching at doors in the middle of the night [duplicate]

My 7 year old cat has started meowing very loudly all through the night and scratching at my bedroom door. He just started this behavior close to one week ago when i cleaned out a small water fountain ...
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I think my cat is scared of me [duplicate]

So my cat likes to go outside onto the porch even though he’s an inside cat. I am rushing to get to the bus today and I try going through the back door, but my cat thinks it’s outside time so because ...
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How to stop my kitten from playing (clawing/biting) with my hands and fee [duplicate]

Recently I let an orange cat, about 7-8 months old, in the house because its cold outside and one of her canines (I am assuming baby/milk teeths) was missing. But he is so full of energy, he is more ...
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13 year old adopted shelter cat will not eat any kind of meat

I adopted a 12 y/o (now 13) cat from a shelter. Although the shelter said she had always been in a shelter she was not socialized when I adopted her. She was eating Science Diet senior kibble and I ...
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If a cat does not eat plant food, what food source does it get vitamins and minerals from? [duplicate]

Courtesy link: Is there benefit to feeding my cats cat food that incorporates fruits and vegetables? Nutrients found specifically in vegetables/fruits aren't digestible by cats, and the nutrients ...
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My cat sometimes eats random things at night, and has no appetite the next day

My wife and I have a 2 year old tuxedo American shorthair cat. Half a year ago had to take her to the vet because she had something stuck in her stomach (might be some carpet). She was refusing to eat ...
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How long until new cat settled in (going on holiday)

Recently we were considering getting a cat from someone who was leaving the country. But we were afraid the cat would not get enough time to settle in at our house before we left to go on holiday for ...
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My cat is prescribed animax ointment today. Is it safe to ingest?

My cat has a bold patch below neck and I took him to a vet yesterday. We were prescribed animax ointment. I researched a lot and it says avoid licking in 20-30 mins until it’s dried. To be more safer, ...
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Can’t get any clue why my cat has a hair loss on chin and arm

my cat first had a bold spot, redness on one of arm. When I touched it, it was bumpy like acne. So I took him a vet and she gave us an antiseptic solution to clean and to prevent any bacterial ...
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Cat constantly meowing for food or whenever someone stands

I am fostering a cat for 1 year now (He’s a street cat with underlying condition and people are more into problem free breeds, so we haven’t been able to find a house for him). He has Hernia and one ...
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How can I get my cat to stop hating my other cats?

I have an older cat (13), very much a cuddler and a lap kitty, who was used to being the only cat in the house. About 2 years ago, we adopted two feral kittens. They are also very snuggly, very well ...
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Cat hissing at kitten after rough night

I have 2 cats, Al (age 9) and our new rescue, Tom (12 weeks). When we first brought her home Tom and Al were surprisingly close. They played often, he would follow her around and call for her when he ...
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Cat is screeching terrified of me; screaming, hissing and claws out and I cant go near him [duplicate]

We have a sphynx who is 2 years old and never had problems with our dogs. Today, our dog scared him so bad after the cat jumped on her (accidentally trying to get onto my chair; the dog turned around ...
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Building outside ramp for cat

We would like to build a wooden ramp to let our cat walk freely outside! Anybody aware of the min angle a cat will walk downwards without jumping.
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Baby kitten meowing too much

We live on the 4th floor in a building and there is a kitten left which was brought on the rooftop by her mother with other kittens. Now her mother is gone too alongside other kittens(never visits). ...
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Cats inhaled diatomaceous earth

My cats had fleas so I used diatomaceous earth around the apartment. After vacuuming, a lot of dust filled the air but I opened all the doors to ventilate the air. After some hours the dust in the air ...
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my cat had pyometra, treated with medication. 2months since then - she's pregnant now

so im from a third world country and we have lots of strays around. i look after two of them, one was diagnosed with pyometra, i consulted with a not-so-experienced vet online, and got suggested some ...
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How to choose a christmas tree proper for my pets?

When it comes to buy a christmas tree, what precautions can I take, to choose one, my pets have an advantage from? I have in mind to use it as a toy/entertainment for my pet after it was used in my ...
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I fear my dog wants to hurt my cats

I recently adopted a Pitbull mix and she's a very friendly dog to people, but when she sees my cats she gets very focused and doesn't respond to her name, and if the cats get too close to the cage she ...
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What to do with a begging cat

When will my cat stop begging and meowing for food when we stop her steroid medication? Why is my cat not happy with a meal 3 times a day?
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Kitten fell ten feet to wood floor,

does not appear to have broken bones but is hiding now. I put her in bedroom on bed and immediately ran under bed and hiding again. we are far from any vet and the cost may not be worth it so how ...
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My sick cat disappeared

My sick cat disappeared almost 2 months ago. Before that she vomited, she was shaking, she slept a bit longer, she was moving one leg uncontrollably and she didn't wanted to eat. I remembered that she ...
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Cat behavior towards new cat [duplicate]

We got a new cat a week ago. Tbh we did not do a slow introduction. my old cat was super excited and curious but the new cat seems to like to mind his business. They are both 1 years old. At first the ...
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How can I stop my unneutered male cat from attacking my unspayed female cat when she is NOT in heat

I keep finding wounds on my female cat and at first I thought that she got in a fight with a raccoon or my other male cat. I saw them playing and he was being a little rough but she was defending ...
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Stuck with incomplete diagnosis for a cat (struvites confirmed, infection cannot be confirmed). What are my options?

The full ranty version of this is on reddit, if you want a very detailed explanation. So, I have 5 cats, and 1 of them started peeing bloody urine. I contacted a vet and brought in the cat for ...
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My cat is suddenly drooling a lot while sleeping

My cat is suddenly drooling excessively while sleeping. There are large wet spots on his fur or blanket. There are no other symptoms. He is playing normally and eating and drinking normally. The ...
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why does my cat attack my bf?

I have a confident, intelligent cat. 80% of the time, they're willing to do their own thing, the other 20%, they're rubbing their face in my neck or cuddling close. This cat was raised with a pittie ...
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What makes my kitten fold her tail onto her back

My cat meavis is a 4 month old kitten that I’m not sure the breed and she loves to fold her tail over her back what and how!? I ask bc my other cat can’t do that
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Abrasion on my kitten back [closed]

just notice this tonight doesn't seem to be in pain eating good and playing with my other cat just find.
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Scratch on cat’s head [duplicate]

My cat is outdoor and it’s texhnically feral. It comes in my house for food/shelter and to sleep. But it usually goes outside and roam around my neiguborhood. Today I came home and noticed there’s a ...
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How can I train a cat to stop being underfoot?

My wife and I recently adopted a cat from a local shelter. She's about a year old, and was understandably pretty shy at first, but has warmed to us over the past few weeks and become very ...
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