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

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Can cats skip clopidogrel doses

I have two cats, one of which has just been diagnosed with HCM. She's been prescribed clopidogrel tablets, which I crush up an mix in to wet food. I'm going away for a week and my neighbour would ...
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What might be the cause of my cat's feces smelling like mothballs?

Two days ago, when I walked into the room where my 1 year old cat's litter box is kept, I noticed an odd, unpleasant odor (not ammonia). I thought it might be coming from the sewer pipes (ugh), so I ...
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Unearthing cat buried 2 years ago. What to expect?

Our cat died 2 years ago, and we buried it on our property. But now we are moving. So my SO wants to unearth it, and move it with us. I'm gonna guess its not gonna be pretty, but what is there to ...
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Picky cat - only eats when I spoon food out of can

My cat seems a bit neurotic, only eating wet food when I take it out of the can. Here's where it gets weird. If she doesn't eat it all she will only eat it if I take it out of her bowl, put it back in ...
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Can my cat forgive me after series of physical abuse? [duplicate]

Please I need help. I got a cat because I felt alone and thought she would make me feel better but it turns out I'm a horrible person. I carry out my aggression on my pussycat. I feel very bad for ...
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I think my cats in labor. Is she ok?

My cat is 3 years old she got outside a little while ago and got pregnant. I'm not sure the exact date of conception but I think she might be in labor. It sounds goofy but I didn't realize she was ...
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When to reintroduce a cat and dog after fight?

My fiancé's dog (rowlf) and my cat (Nala) have been best of friends since day 1 of meeting each-other. Never had any issues when we started living together and were the best of friends. However, about ...
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I'm hoping for advice on how to transition 10+ week old feral kittens to the indoors

While gardening I found a queen and her three kittens, that were 8 weeks old, living under my house. Mama Cat is obviously a stray as, once we got past the hissing defense of her kittens, she loves ...
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What is causing the cats' spontaneous aggression after being hurt?

My friend and I moved in together and she brought her two cats. The other day, a kid was brought to the house, and for some reason, the cats started attacking the kid when he was left alone. Not ...
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Non pregnant female stealing kittens from a mother [duplicate]

I have two female cats that were dumped on our property,who have both had kittens. My mother has several cats and lives with me. She has four females unfixed two which haven't had litters and aren't ...
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Kitten stealing other cat's food and fighting them [duplicate]

I have- or my family has an kitten (we dont know how old) and they are keep stealing the other cat's food even if their bowel has food or not. We tried to make the kitten not take the food by saying &...
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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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