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

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I'm worried about moving my cat when he's lying on top of me

My cat is an eleven-year-old rescue. I found him as a tiny, starving kitten. I've moved many times with him, including between continents. The older he gets, the more affectionate he gets, which I ...
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7 month old kitten and adopted 5 month old won't stop nursing - help? [duplicate]

Hi and thanks in advance for any input. I've read the other threads with similar issues and helpful comments. We kept the runt of the litter and got a companion for him and his mother. Buddy is now ...
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New kitten lunges at older cat

We adopted a 1ish year old stray cat. We already had a 10 year old cat. We did a slow introduction and all seemed to be going well. Most of the day they retreat to different rooms, occasionally they’...
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My female 1 year old cat won't stop meowing at night [duplicate]

My female cat, Apollo, is a little over a year old, and at night she meows a lot. Some high-pitched and some lower-pitched. Sometimes she stares at the corner of my room and sometimes she meows while ...
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How much monthly costs can I expect if I get a kitten or two?

I'm located in London and thinking to get a kitten (or two). (Assuming my landlord does not object.) I have about 150 GBP per month budget. Is this sufficient for a British-short-hair? Is this ...
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How can I get my cat used to smaller portions?

My cat has started to become a bit old(9 years old) and as a result he is less willing to play and prefers to lounge around or cuddle. The problem here is that he wants to eat the same amount as he ...
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How do I stop my cat inappropriately urinating and the other litter box guarding?

I adopted two kittens three months ago, they've since become a bonded pair.They were both using the litter boxes with no issue. After the first month my more timid cat began inappropriately urinating ...
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Why would you treat a cat with a ball of ingested fur with Cola and xray contrast liquid?

I am referring to this (peer-reviewed) publication from Wilson et al. (2023) where the authors claimed to have used a mixture of 55 mL of Coca-Cola and 5 mL of iohexol for the treatment of a small ...
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Is it okay to walk my cats?

I have two cats, and both are about three years old. They've been locked inside the house since day 1. Last night, I accidentally left the window (1st floor) open, and these bad boys found a way out ...
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Cat refuses to walk on carpet?

A few days ago, our cat has started to avoid walking on the carpet. Our living room is carpeted and has been the whole time we have been in the property and had the cat. As of a few days ago he had no ...
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My Kitten has 3 wound

My kitten has 3 wounds 2 under his belly and one between his thigh and belly am not sure how it caused it. I don't think anyone bit it as it is always home I do have another kitten almost same age ...
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How to help my cat loose weight [duplicate]

My 5 year old female cat (Circus) is very overweight. Bloodwork is fine - vet says she just likes food and is getting less exercise as she gets bigger. She is indoor/outdoor but doesn't leave the yard....
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Difficult introduction: 5mo male kitten an 14mo female cat don't get along?

Been introducing for 7+ weeks now. We have so far made slow but steady progress. The two cats eat side by side, and can sleep and play in the same room, although the cat reacts negatively to the ...
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Cat fell off 4th story balcony

So the day before yesterday at around 8 am my cat fell off the balcony. He got a piece of the third floor's balcony on his way down but wasn't able to catch himself. He had a bit of blood out his nose ...
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What should I do with a dead kitten?

My cat gave birth to 5 kittens. Everything was fine and they were all feeding until today when my mom noticed one of the kittens (pretty sure it was the runt) not moving or breathing. We also noticed ...
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Why the infection on my cat's neck is turning black when medicine is sprayed?

My cat (5 months old) had certain infection near his neck area and suddenly he became very ill and wasn't eating anything at all. He was losing weight and his ribs were becoming visible. I contacted a ...
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A cat with a broken leg: What will happen if it is not surgically treated? [duplicate]

My 11-month-old cat has a broken pelvis and tibia in her back paw (see photo). According to the information I received, the pelvic bone may heal on its own, but the leg bone will most likely require ...
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What is this bump on my cats paw

I only just found this now, it’s on the back of her left hind paw. She doesn’t like her paws being touched regardless, but it doesn’t look like it’s hurting her. She’s an indoor cat, but I let her out ...
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Opened canned food left out (in a zipper close bag) overnight--is it safe?

I left my opened cat wet food in a ziplock bag on a shelf overnight. Is it safe to feed it to the 3 months old kitten? I gave him some the morning after. It didn’t seem to have a strong smell and the ...
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Can't care for the cat population anymore

I found a baby cat 3 years ago in the bushes next the the house we had just moved into. We weren't originally going to feed her as we could not take her in or care for her but she was a baby. We fed ...
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Adoption contract for two cats

Three years ago, I adopted two tabby cat sisters from a local agency. The contract says that they are a bonded pair and must be kept together. After three years of behavior issues with one of the cats,...
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Skittish kitten doesn't seem to be socializing

This is a follow-up to this question -- my female cat, JE, is still extremely skittish after several months. The good news: She will let me pet her most of the time, she has snuggled up beside me on ...
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Catsitting a kitten

I will be catsitting a friends kitten for a couple of weeks starting next week, the kitten is a female, about 2 months old, not litter trained and probably not yet neutered last time I checked. I have ...
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Cat may have spent a week locked in a drawer - how concerned should I be?

I just went on a 6-day vacation, leaving two cats behind. I had someone coming in to feed/water/clean litter for the cats. The friend never saw one of the cats, but that didn't raise any alarms ...
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Vaccinations for cat in heat

My intact female cat (about 3 years old) is almost due for re-vaccinations, and I'm worried she's going to be in heat soon. I've read somewhere the dogs in heat shouldn't get re-vaccinated but that ...
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Can the neighbours stop me from feeding the stray cat inside my home?

I stay in a rented apartment and I’ve been feeding a pregnant stray cat. She delivered the kittens 2 months back and she comes to me door in the morning and evening twice for food.I always feed the ...
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My cat recently started to snort when yawning. Should I be worried?

My cat recently started to snort when yawning. Not every time he yawns, but frequent enough to catch my attention. I think the first time I noticed that was about 1 month ago, but he always breathes ...
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New cat keeps wailing to get out of safe room, but also constantly attacks resident cat

We just adopted a new female cat around 2 weeks ago, and did the usual protocol - we prepared a safe room for her with all the required food and litter boxes. Problem is, she is a confident young cat ...
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New cats are avoiding me [duplicate]

So this woman lost her job and car and has become a semi-truck driver and didn't have a home for her two cats. So I rehomed them, but since they arrived four days ago, they are exploring and doing ...
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Brand new kittens moved prematurely

My cat birthed a kitten on the couch. My friend moved it to a closet, then the mom went under the bed and had another. My friend moved it also. It still has a placenta attached. The mom will not come ...
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Do you think this kitten will have medium or short hair? [duplicate]

Thinking about getting this cutie but I live in higher elevation in Denver. Hoping for a medium hair cat! :)
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Clicker Training Cat that is not Treat Motivated

I am wanting to start clicker training my cat but unfortunately she almost never eats treats and is not food motivated. However she does really like catnip and attention. Does anyone have experience ...
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How to regain my cats trust after medical care?

So I’ve been having an issue with my cat trusting me these last few days as we’ve started a new ointment that I have to apply directly to his tail. The very first time was ok but ever since he had be ...
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Deterring Neighborhood Cat (Humanely) [duplicate]

A neighborhood cat is entering our yard and going to the bathroom, killing unsuspecting birds, chipmunks, and other wildlife. The cat's owners will not keep her inside in the short term--they've made ...
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Which houseplants are most toxic to cats?

Numerous ordinary house plants have been marked as toxic to cats. Then again trace amounts on the claws that it licks off is different from eating the plant like they sometime do to grass to obtain ...
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How to best work around elderly cat not using litter box?

So our elderly cat, who is around 17, sometimes "forgets" about the litter box. He is generally rather confused at times and his senses are not the best. He urinates and defecates other ...
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I used to abuse my cat. Is it best that I get rid of him, or is it okay if he stays with me?

I've had my cat for 6 years now. a few times during his early years, I abused him. I don't have a good excuse. If I could go back in time and stop myself, I would, but I can't. I have to just live ...
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What's the best way to move my feral cats from their outdoor enclosure at our home to a new enclosure at our new home?

To make a long story short, my husband befriended a feral cat 6 years ago. After months of feeding her, she brought to feeding area her 4 kittens. He was able to capture 2 at 6 weeks old and bring ...
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How to discourage an apartment cat from disturbing soil?

I have too many plants to cover all the soil with some net or mulch. The cat it a just kidnapped stray of 3-4 months of age. Furthermore I intend to keep it somewhat feral by occasional forest picnics....
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How to i get my cat to stop ruining everything, eating cardboard and foam, and peed on my bed

My cat is almost a year old, but I can't get him to stop eating cardboard, he is eating the foam from the underneath of my futon, and now he has destroyed the rubber mats on my kitchen floor in front ...
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Fleas persist on cat days after treatment

My two tabby cats have had fleas since we got them as kittens over a year ago. We're using Advocate as prescribed by the vet, once a month and have done for nearly a year now. I've treated the house ...
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Small amount of blood occasonally in cat stool. Concern?

I recently switched my year old cat back to his original wet cat food I and Love and You. He has only been back on this food for about a week now, but the issues I have had with his stool were present ...
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Is diatomaceous earth actually effective against ticks and lice?

I've heard that diatomaceous earth is a good alternative to mainstream chemicals like Frontline anti bug drops. I'm wondering if there are any studies supporting this claim? I am specifically looking ...
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Cat Aggression (not my cat)

I'm having a lot of trouble with my boyfriend's cat. In several instances, she has attacked me and I don't understand why or how to stop it. So my boyfriends American short hair cat liked me so much ...
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Cat now peeing in house, what to do

Our cat, Wookie, is now 12 years old. About a month ago she had a fight, don't know details and she was a little hurt so we took her to the vet for the first time since she was spayed. She recovered ...
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How can an accidental cat scratch break skin but not damage clothes?

Recently, when my cat was sitting on my sister's lap, my cat leaped off onto the floor and accidentally scratched my sister under her pants. It was about an hour later that my sister noticed the ...
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Need help with feeding schedule/type of food for cat

I am currently struggling with finding a good brand of cat food for my year old cat. I am also struggling with the proper amount to feed him since all the bags of food and cans have different amounts. ...
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Year old cat being too aggressive when playing

I adopted a 5 month old kitten back in September and aside from the normal adjusting and kitten behaviour everything was fine. He turned a year old in April and around this same time I noticed a ...
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Should I be worried about my kittens suckling on my neck?

I have two 14 day old kittens. My cat died after she gave birth, so I have been feeding, cleaning and doing everything else for them since they were born. Now they are suckling and clawing on my neck, ...
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Why doesn't my kitten poop?

I have a two-week-old kitten. I adopted him at one week old. He took his first poop in the first week and since then (something like 3-4 days) he hasn't had another one. I am reading a lot about ...
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