Questions tagged [cats]

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

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Why are some cats more vocal than others?

To put this in my perspective. I have three cats at home. They are silent, hardly ever meow but will occasionally purr if you stroke them in the right spot. They will also occasionally rub on you but ...
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relocating and been feeding a feral cat [duplicate]

been feeding twice a day a 8 mo old female feral cat.she comes faithfully everyday several times throughout the day. She also sleeps in shelter we made her.She appeared with mommy feral cat. I am able ...
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Clothes for shaved cats

Our Persian cat was shaved yesterday and now it's become sensitive about touching and I think also he could become cold at home by this situation, his conditions now and before are like this:   So I ...
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How to stop my cat jumping on my desk

So I have 2 cats A and B. They're both 10 months old and from the same litter. A jumps on my desk, on my bedside table and chest of drawers which results in him knocking over and breaking things. ...
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Why does my cat prefer to stand on her back legs to drink water?

My cat has her designated water bowl, but for some reason, she largely prefers to drink from a 30 cm (12 in) tall water buckets around the house, while standing on her back legs. Is it normal ?
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Days after our young female was desexed, our older male cat is trying to mount her and will not leave her alone

Monkey is 15 years old with arthritis, cancer (a tumor on his adrenal gland which has been operated on once last year to remove it, and has since returned), pancreatitis and kidney disease as a result ...
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Our cat has dry itchy “eyelids” and keeps scratching them, how to stop this?

Our cat has had an issue with both eyes for the last two weeks. It started with some small eye discharge (similar to "sleep" in our eyes) and infrequently watery however he seems to have taken to ...
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Is it okay to neuter my cat although he had been exposed to FIP cat?

I have two male cats, both are stray which decided to live in my house this past year. one cat is less than a year, 10 months perhaps, and other is probably older than 2 years, both are not neutered ...
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Is it safe to hold a cat by the front paws and jump (not intensively)?

There's a comparatively popular video (starting at 1:41) by a pop band "Little Big" that features two young girls jumping and dancing together with cats. I've once seen kids around trying to play the ...
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How long will it take my kittens to settle?

We bought home two beautiful Bengal kittens about a week and a half ago (15 weeks old) as the new additions to our family, a brother and sister. Whilst they are eating, popping, sleeping and cleaning ...
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My cat has been diagnosed with 4th stage of chronic renal failure. Is the saline infusion worth it?

My cat is 10 years old and he has been diagnosed with chronic renal failure. I feel so bad for not noticing until the last minute. He was supposed to stay at the hospital for a week and have the ...
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Mother cat won’t let 5 week old kittens eat soft food

If I don’t separate my mother cat and her kittens that she is trying to wean, she will not let them eat the food that I gave them. It's concerning me, what should I do?
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Cat stressed by being shut out of bedroom

Typical meowing and scratching at door after I adopted her. I didn't want her in there because I tried it the first night and she stepped on my face at like 3 AM. Sleep is sacred. It's been several ...
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Stray cat terrorized because of medicines and trust issues

I'm Dex from India. I have been feeding a stray cat (1 year old male) near my house for almost 3-4 months. A week ago or so he has got some minor skin issues after fight with another stray cat (...
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why cat lame in hind legs, irregular times?

My cat started showing signs of lameness/injury/paralysis in hind legs, in the hip area. initially vets thought it was neurological, i think its spinal or bone injury. after weeks of vet visits and ...
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My cat’s back is twitching and he’s running around

Just today my cat started to bolt from one place back to the bedroom. He was panting and meowing. When I got him to lay down his back started twitching and his tail and back leg. He was growling and ...
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My cat keeps pooping on my dads stuff because he doesn't like dad. My dad wants to put him down, how can I stop the cat from doing this [duplicate]

We got 2 cats around 7ish years ago, and they're both 8. My dad doesn't like the cats and instead only tolerates them. The first cat he has no problem with. Shes generally well behaved but a bit ...
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Cat health consideration regarding the coronavirus

We have a two year old Persian cat with some kidney problems. We live in Iran, which these days is not a good place relative to potential coronavirus outbreaks because of the government not giving ...
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Is milk a good treat for my cat with kidney disease? [duplicate]

We have one Persian cat (2 years old) with a history of kidney disease that led to Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease. His food is similar to this kind (which is prescribed by our veterinarian): So ...
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How long will it take feral kittens (5 and 8 months old) to adjust to their new home?

On January 5 they were trapped along with several others from a cat colony and were brought to a sub Foster’s house in a cage where they remained with their colony mates. They were then taken to the ...
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My cat has started slapping my head/forehead with her claws when she wants to be fed

Unfortunately our cat needed to have all her teeth pulled and a couple of other visits to the veterinarian. Fortunately, (we're quite sure) she's not in pain anymore. However we noticed, that her ...
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Cat about to be spayed, but still nursing 3 month old kittens! How to wean them?

I’ve made appointment for momma cat to be spayed, but she won’t wean her 3 kittens who are 3 months old! They eat kitten chow so don’t need to feed off her. Momma is still lactating and encourages ...
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is elevated glucose in cat's urine urgent?

We went to the animal hospital 5 days ago (Sunday) because our 7-year-old cat Betsy was frequently in the litter box trying to pee but producing only a few drops (or nothing). They said when they saw ...
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My cat is terrified of me

My wife bought a pretty shy kitten, but after a while it got used to me and was even jumping on my shoulders in the morning purring when I was getting ready for work. She almost wouldn't leave my side....
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Cat with newly diagnosed diabetes not eating much before insulin injection

My 10 1/2 year old male cat has just been diagnosed with diabetes. He usually grazes on dry food through the day and has a wet pouch. He is on 1 unit of prozinc. I've been told not to change his food ...
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Is it ok if the kittens are stacked up on top of eachother while nursing?

My kittens were just born and they are stacking on top of each other while nursing. I don't know if that's bad or ok?
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Can my newly neutered male cat get his sister pregnant?

I just had my 7 month old male cat neutered 4 days ago but now his sister has gone in heat and he is chasing and mounting her. Since he is only newly fixed can he still get her pregnant? Should I ...
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Cat with kidney disease eats wet dog food, but shuns most cat food

Since my cat is old (17) and has kidney disease I Try to give her whatever she will eat. She won't touch the canned cat food anymore, and I don't often see her eating the dry food. She will eat scraps ...
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Why is my house cat trying to jump out my upper sash windows?

The only time she has tried to jump in the 18 weeks of her being a happy though clingy pussy cat (mummy's girl) is when she was in heat and I had a horrid guest who stank of dog (a scent she is ...
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How can I recover my cat and boyfriends relationship

My boyfriend is an alcoholic and has done some horrible things when he's got hammered. It had affected the whole family and been a very toxic abusive time for the last three years. My cat is terrified ...
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How much dry food (and when) should I feed my cats? [duplicate]

I have two cats: one's a senior citizen gal (Tincy) and the other's a talkative 7-yr old guy (Willis). They both have small plates that's always filled with dry food, and in the morning I each give ...
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Recovering from bad introduction between two cats [duplicate]

Two days ago, we adopted a cat. This is the second cat in our household, and both are around 1.5 years old. We did not follow the general recommendation of separating the two cats at first, instead ...
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Why is my cat so aggressive about feeding?

I adopted two male kittens (brothers), who are about 8 months old now. They are both generally calm and I play with them pretty frequently. They also have plenty of toys. I give them wet and dry food ...
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Is it ok to lock my cat for half an hour to clean my room? If not how should I do it?

I adopted my cat ~4 months ago from a shelter, he was a stray before. About a few days in, I did the terrible mistake of cleaning my room with a vacuum cleaner. In my defense, in the shelter they told ...
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Male cat suddenly aggressive towards female cat with whom he has been together for more than a year

I have 2 outdoor cats, A male and another female. Both were very friendly and have had a litter too around 4 months ago. They are together since more than a year. They were very playful and shared ...
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Symptoms of diphtheria in cats

Diphtheria is considered to be one of the few diseases transmittable between cats/humans. This disease doesn't really exist (anymore) in most of the world, but is unfortunately prevalent (but ...
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What caused the death of my kitten?

He was 2 months old and 2 weeks before he was suffering from hypothermia, me and my sister went to the veterinary and doctor said we need to keep him warm. On those days he was also not eating ...
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What's wrong with this cat's mouth?

This is a street cat I have come across. Its two lower canines seem like protruding outward, instead of pointing upward as they normally do here they point almost horizontally. Its mouth is always ...
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“Banding” in cat's fur

As shown in the photo of the side of its body below, one of my cat's fur forms bands, while my other cat does not have this issue with its fur. (This is not a result of having ticked fur pattern, but ...
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Is my cat actively trying to get hurt to win sympathy and cuddling from us humans?

I frequently catch my cat sitting or lying very close to the door in the kitchen which he knows opens inwards. Quite often, the door is violently opened and smacks the poor creature, and then I always ...
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Do cats benefit from human probiotics?

My cat is going through a 4-week antibiotics prescription, and due to it he’s having a bad diarrhea. I have a probiotic suppliment containing bifidobacterium bifidum bifidobacterium longum ...
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Cephalexin vs amoxicillin in treating urinary tract infections in feline

My cat has a urinary tract infection and the vet prescribed 25mg/kg cephalexin to cure it. I’m curious whether there is a reason to choose cephalexin over amoxicillin in this situation. Can I change ...
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Why do I wake up to my cat's toy on my bed?

Every now and then my cat Bellatrix (Belly for short) will bring my husband and I her green mouse toy while we are sleeping. So we will wake up with the toy on the bed. We assume this is her favorite ...
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Should we try to adopt wild kittens?

Background About 3-4 months ago, a wild cat gave birth to four kittens, likely somewhere near to our house. We first noticed them meowing and then managed to spy them playing in the overgrown bamboo ...
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9 month old cat gaining weight, switch to adult food?

Long back story below. See last paragraph for question. My cat just turned 9 months old. I’ve researched and it was recommended that you free fee a kitten till 1yr old, for growth. She was abandoned ...
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Cats and kittens won't eat their age-appriopiate food

I take care of four cats, two three-year-olds and two 5 months old kittens. I feed them all wet feed. The kittens receive special feed suited for their age. The old and young cats eat in different ...
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Why do cats love vets?

In my experience, cats prefer familiar surroundings, people they know, warm soft surfaces, the ability to go wherever they please, and exactly as much petting as they want (and absolutely no more than ...
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How can I get my feral kitten to let me approach her?

I adopted a 5-month-old feral kitten who had been fostered for socialization. Initially she was very skittish so I kept her in a small room in which I could reach into her hiding spots. She ...
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Stray/Abandoned/Lost cat wandered into apartment; found fresh wound behind ear

Last Saturday a cat walked into my apartment and wouldn't leave. He was clean, seemed well fed, and had a collar on, so I assumed he belonged to someone in my complex. I took him to the vet and he ...
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How can I reduce sound-related stress for my cat?

Our cat is 3 years old, and for the last year and a half or so, she became very stressed out regarding any unexpected little noise. For instance, grazing a carboard, coughing, the creasing of a paper, ...

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