Questions tagged [cats]

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

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Kitten is cuddly, not playful--typical?

I am fostering a 10 week old kitten, tested negative for feline leukemia (but littermates are positive). He's the sweetest kitten, is very cuddly, walks around the house with me (and that's just after ...
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my cat won't wean her kittens [duplicate]

I am perplexed. I have a first-time mother cat.she won't wean her kittens. I have gone from soft to hard food with the kittens. but yet mother still nurses. kittens are 12 weeks old, should mother not ...
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Should cats eat fruit?

My cat has only ever eaten protein and fat, from meat, fish and some canned foods. Suddenly today I saw him eating watermelon. Do you think I should feed it to him?
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Is this cat food harmful?

I own a cat (a British shorthair). A few days ago I searched for cat food. I found a website that sells cat food, and I wanted to buy this ('Royal Canin British Shorthair Kitten cat food'), but I ...
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Cat licks her tummy

The moment I start to pet my cat, she starts to purr and then takes breaks in between to bend forward and inward to lick the primordial pouch on her tummy. She only does it when she's purring. She's ...
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Why does my cat scratch wall around litter box? [duplicate]

We have a single cat in my apartment around 10 months old. We notice that after he is done peeing/pooping he covers his waste in the litter box but starts scratching the wall around the litter box. It ...
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Would it be considered inappropriate or even illegal to call 911 if I find my cat or dog in a critical state?

If I find my cat or dog in a critical state, when it's seemingly about to die, and I call 911 and tell them "dying cat" or "dying dog", is this correct/acceptable behaviour? Or would it be considered ...
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My kitten is meowing loudly and constantly

Darien, my white Persian cat is 7 months old. I had him vaccinated for rabies when he was 3 months old. He has been dewormed three times, most recently today. He is not neutered. For the last few ...
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My cat's razor sharp 'poison-tipped' claws: any physiological issues I should be concerned about?

Our young male rescue cat has razor sharp claws: 5 needle sharp spikes on each paw. I've played with lots of cats and never encountered this? We've had him for about 4 months now and he is getting ...
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Keeping outdoor cat away from my indoor cat

Is there anything i can do to prevent an outdoor cat from my window that is eye level? My Cat is an indoor cat and the two are fighting through my screen.
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How to help my cat feel less threatened by other cats outside? [duplicate]

A little over a year ago, a cat showed up on our doorstep. Since then, we've taken her in and she lives with us. She spends most of her time indoors, but she doesn't have a litter box, as she goes ...
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Cats peeing in potted plants. What to do?

I have several big potted plants, and my cats are peeing on these plants. Needless to say, the plants aren't doing that great. The cat litters are always clean. Is there anything I can do so that the ...
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is it a bad idea to let my tortoise explore my room while supervised?

I let my tortoise wander around my room to let out his energy(if I don't he gets restless and antsy). I was wondering if I need to have the humidity/temperature up in my room? also, some of my cats ...
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15 Year old cat used to other cats/dogs now alone

My 15 year old cat (Simon) grew up with dogs since he was born. He actually thinks he's a dog (still plays fetch), so cute. When he was young, I got him another kitty friend, Buddy. They lived ...
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My cat occasionally wounds himself. Should I be worried?

To clarify I don't let my cat go outside and he sometimes runs around the house and has several hiding spots I don't know to this day. However my cat occasionally gets a wound (Usually near his head). ...
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I have a rescue that needs to lose weight and another that doesn't- I am not around at meal times to supervise- help!

I have put Nacho on a diet per the recommendation of the vet (15 lbs). He's a rescue stray that climbed into my car engine and was engine burned and we nursed to health. I joke that he is an ...
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Are there any known side-effects to neutering a cat before being 10 months old? [duplicate]

Context My wife and me own a 10 and half month old male cat. We know that we must neuter him, but we decided to do it later rather than sooner. The cat recently sprayed for the first time and my ...
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What is best escape proof harness / leash for a cat?

A cat lives in our house who is basically a full time indoor cat as that is the safest way to keep a cat. Problem is that this cat really really wants to go outside and really does well with short 100%...
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Why does my cat never like to be picked up?

I have a 2 year old neutered male house cat. Had him since he was 10 weeks old. He has never liked being picked up - no matter how gently we do it. He does not like being petted very often either, ...
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Cat has IBD and has lost a lot of weight and has diarrhea a decent amount of the time

I am having trouble remedying my cat's inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). My cat ShayShay has been losing weight for the past year; he has lost roughly 2/5 of his weight. He is 7 pounds in weight; he ...
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How much play time does a 5-month old kitten need? [duplicate]

First time posting here, and Furry is my first pet ever. Furry joined us when he was 1-month old. Last month we decided that he was being too annoying at night so we set up an environment for him in ...
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Do cats roll to music, is there a type of music they enjoy?

Our persian cat start rolling when some one of family start hand snapping around him like this: So I like to know do you know this kind of song to encourage this activity in cat and make some ...
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What are the signs of an old cat dying?

She is a 17 year old female indoor cat. I have only had her for almost 7 years. She's always loved food, but she began turning her nose up to even her favorites. About a week later, she isn't eating ...
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How normal is it for a non-dominant cat to stand its ground in a fight?

I live in a condominium complex where about 12 feral cats have made their home. The cats are fairly well-established, they tolerate people well, they are well-fed, they are all fixed, and some of them ...
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Husband stepped on the cat's head, and now she hates him

While I was away, my husband gave my cat a bath and accidentally stepped on her head hard. She swelled up pretty bad, but she recovered. Every time he gives her a bath now, her head swells. But ...
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How long will the cat remember an unpleasant, failed kitten introduction?

My 2 year old female cat, named Flo, was just introduced to a 5 week old baby kitten that we had planned on rescuing. After the kitten had been here for about 4 hours, we soon realized Flo was not ...
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Why does my cat bully my other cat? [duplicate]

I have two cats, Ringo and Milo. Ringo we adopted when he was about a year and 6 months old. After about a few months, we adopted Milo and he was only 4 months at the time. We introduced them slowly ...
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My cat stays perfectly still in my arms but is scared of being picked up, how to make her relaxed?

I have a two year old female cat called Mymble. Her brother Snufkin is very chilled and comes out for walks with me on a lead, but Mymble is terrified of everything. She loves strokes, but if I try to ...
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Outdoor cat suddenly stopped using litter box

I have a young cat (9 months) who was raised indoors and has never had the chance to observe other cats using the dirt outside as a cat toilet. Until now, she has never shown any concern about her ...
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Royal Canin Feline Urinary SO vs. Purina Pro Plan Urinary Tract Health

My cat has been on Royal Canin Feline Urinary SO dry food for a couple of years. However recently Royal Canin changed the formula for that food and it is making cats puke. All reviews starting January ...
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How to stop cats from chewing on cords

My cats have been chewing on various cords throughout the house. The cords to the sound system and the wifi router have been particular favorite targets, and last night they rendered our speakers ...
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What is this bump on my cat?

She has this bump but it’s sticking pretty far out, I’m a little concerned. She started wiggling around when I tried looking at it. It’s too far from her stomach to be a nipple. Should I take her to ...
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Cat Vomiting Every Day

My cat (approximately 16 years old, short hair, no specific breed, indoor cat) has been vomiting pretty much every day (sometimes multiple times) for almost a month. She had a scare with her kidneys ...
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Cat has a small wound on back of the head, do I need to see the vet?

My 5 year old cat has a small wound on the back of it's head for a about two weeks. The wound has an approximate length of 1/4 inch (6mm) and does not seem to grow. What worries me, is that the wound ...
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My cat waves her tail when I make funny sounds. What does this mean?

My family has a cat and lives a more or less balanced life (from sleeping wherever she wants to being chased by young teenagers and actually waiting for them when they do not chase her fast enough). ...
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Our cat began hissing at my boyfriend after 6 months

My boyfriend and I adopted a kitten who was 6weeks old. Dixie (the kitten) has always been lovey and sweet to both of us. She was fixed about a month ago and for the last 2 weeks she hisses at my ...
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My 4.3 month old Persian cat passed away suddenly

My kitten was doing well till yesterday evening. But suddenly she started facing breathing difficulty at 07:30 PM in the evening. I called the Vet and told him symptoms which were no running nose and ...
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What is happening to my cat’s ear?

It started on the inside and now it is all over her ear. The vet told us to put some cream on it. It got worse, so we have her in a cone and some antibiotics. Any have any idea? I’m so sad to see my ...
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My cat suddenly started to attack us!

My cat was really calm and remarkably very friendly for a month since the beginning of March. She was sterilized when she was 3, now she is 5 years old. She has always been always aggressive and does ...
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Cat infected tooth

A stray pregnant cat is visiting us for food, recently I noticed that when she wants to eat she hiss to the food and stop eating. at first I thought maybe she has some bone or something stock to her ...
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My kitten ate a lemon seed

Not really sure what to do about This. It's only one seed but she's my baby could this cause any issues with her?
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cats claws becomes less sharper every time they use it

OK so sometimes cats scratches tree in order to keep their claws sharp so is it true that every time a cat or any other feline uses it claw, there claws become less sharper
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Is a kitten nursing on her mother when she's 8 months old a problem? [duplicate]

I had 5 white cats; a mom and her 4 kittens whom I've witnessed their birth. 2 males and 2 females. 3 kittens got lost, and now we only have one female left. She is almost 8 months old and I've caught ...
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How to stop the neighbor's cats attacking ours

We have a couple of one-year old cats. A neighbor's slightly older male cat keeps coming to our garden and viciously attacking our cats (usually takes one of them by surprise, corners it and hits it ...
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What is this on my cats lip? [duplicate]

I don’t know what this is on my cats lip It’s been here about 5 Days I am worried I am going to take her to the vet when I get paid Just want to know if it’s ok for the time being
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Cat Keeps Drinking Unattended Drinks

I have a ~4 year old cat of uncertain breed. For as long as I can remember, he's had the rather unfortunate habit of drinking out of cups containing water instead of his own water bowl. Considering ...
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Do cats meow only for humans?

I have heard that cats don't actually meow in the wild. Kittens only meow to their parents, and the parents to their kittens, and both do it to humans, and that's all. Is that true? If so, is it for ...
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My 19 year old dying cat bit my chest and punctured the skin last night [closed]

My 19 year old cat must have had a seizure the night before last and was twitching and pawing with a blurry gaze on her face. I know it's an end of life late stage kidney failure as the vet had just ...
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How do I retrain a cat to use the litterbox I prefer?

A friend's cat is going to live with me for the next few weeks while my friend is out of town. This cat is used to using the bathroom in showers, which her usual owner simply cleans out regularly. ...
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Is this cat male or female? [duplicate]

I think it's a male because of the distance between the anus and the opening below it, just want outside confirmation.

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