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Is there a way to safely tranquilize my cat, so he does not remember a vet visit?

Are there different safe forms of cat sedation for vet exam/visit and travel? My cat is 13 and has not been to a vet or held by any human in 11 years. We found him (just a baby) crying in a bush, took ...
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What might be wrong with my kitten's toe?

When I got her from the shelter it looked like she had a scab on the side of her pad, but when I checked I saw that her full pad was there and it came off easily. Her toe is very thick and hard to ...
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Can big cats retract their claws?

Some people do have exotic pets like tigers. I was watching a video where a man got his tigers to lean on his shoulders standing up. It got me thinking, would he get scratched? I couldn't see their ...
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Is there a way to stop my kitten from digging his claws into my arm for no reason?

So I recently adopted two new kittens, both of which are remarkably well behaved for their ages and breeds. The only real problem I have is with the male, a black cat that's a mix of Maine Coon and ...
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How to help cat get more comfortable with claw clipping and/or purrito?

I've adopted a cat who formerly lived outdoors and likely has not lived with people before. She's incredibly friendly, sweet and loves pets. In the first few months we had her she was uncomfortable ...
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How to increase the abrasiveness of a cat's scratching post?

My cat has a scratching post and uses it several times a day. She also scratches her claws at a felt doormat. But despite all that scratching, some of her claws (especially the pinky and thumb claws) ...
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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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