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

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Codependence and food stealing -Cats

I have two male cats, brothers of the same litter. At meal times Percy will always go after Poseidon's food. Sometimes after he's licked his bowl clean but often before he's even finished his food. ...
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Providing Enrichment for a Cat Uninterested in Play

We've been living with a rescue cat (~2 years old) for about a year now. He's really loving, relaxed, and loves food; but he seems quite uninterested in/upset by play. He generally won't attack/stalk/...
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Does my cat hate me now

Please help! My cat won't come back indoors. After I accidently kicked my cat she will no longer come back into the house at night. She was out all day most days but in on a night in my room sleeping ...
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Is it normal for a stray cat to not come for 2 days once I ask a question here [duplicate]

There's a cat that I now have as a stray pet, her name is Blackpink, named after BTS of course. This cat went missing for 2 whole days before appearing, It appeared as normal after 2 whole days, but ...
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How to help my cat de-stress / get back to normal after a stressful few days seemed to have left her on edge?

I adopted a cat back in December and we have a great bond. She is a rescue and can be a little timid with new people sometimes but for the most part has done great with all my friends and others who ...
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Only give cat attention when silent - for how long?

I'm dealing with an overly vocal cat - almost all literature states to completely ignore a cat when the behavior is not as desired. This means not feeding, not giving attention, not giving into ...
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Do kittens get balding in the area above their eyes? [duplicate]

Why is it balding is it fungus like what my dog had Not completely bald, but just thinner fur.
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My nervous cat has become a bit frightened of me

I’ve adopted two cats recently and one of them was immediately comfortable (Bell) and the other is the complete opposite (Isla). Bell settled right in and doesn’t mind being held or being pet but she’...
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Cat ate rubber band. Is this dangerous?

My 2 y/o cat just ate a rubber band. Vet suggested waiting to see if it passes (since it wasn’t very big and in the past he has successfully passed at least one) and then bringing him in if he shows ...
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Why does the other stray cat let me pet it, while the other one runs away when i try to pet it?

I found some stray cats coming to my house, so I decided to feed and pet the strays. So when I pet the black and white cat, it let me pet itself. And when I came to pet the bread colored cat, it just ...
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Cat disappeared for 2.5 days before coming back

Context My fiancée and bought a new house and moved in at the beginning of the month (just over two weeks ago now). The previous owners were leaving the country and we opted to adopt their cat; a 5 ...
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Why does these stray cats keep coming to my house

So recently these stray cats started coming to my house, and even tho I'm a dog person, I pet them and they started adjusting to me. But now they come to my house everyday at morning and night, ...
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Reasonable standard of cleanliness required for kitten environment?

My family have recently gotten a couple of 9 week old kittens (rag dolls). My partner and I disagree what is appropriate environmentally, and neither of us has had a cat before. One of us seeks to ...
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Can a mother cat distinguish among her kittens?

Can a mother cat distinguish among her kittens? For example: If she has three kittens can she tell which one is “Kitten 1”? Same question for the kittens, if they have two siblings can they tell which ...
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Playing between two cats with age, weight imbalance

As a follow-up to my previous question, our family was able to secure a feline friend for my 1 year old (male) part-Siamese cat. She is almost a 5 month old (female) kitten, and they seem to get along ...
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What's the best way to move forward with a cat with CKD and gingivitis?

I don't know where to start this story but I have had a terrible experience with multiple vets, and even now I get conflicting information from two different vets. Two years ago, my now 11 year old ...
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Cat attacks me then beats up his brother

I was cutting fabric on my worktable and Milo (age 9, neutered male) was sitting on the fabric. I nudged his hind left foot, the only part of him that was in my way. He reared up and slapped my head ...
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My cat is terrified of me after we moved

A little over 2 weeks ago I had to move my cat from college to home. He used to be very social and loved me but after the move acts like he’s never met me before. He is set up away from all other ...
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Why is my cat suddenly pooping outside the litter box? [duplicate]

I have had two cats for over two years now. For the past year I’ve had a litter robot that cleans the box after every use and,after the initial adjustment period, I haven’t had any problems with it. ...
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What is this on stray cat’s skin?

This is a stray cat that I already neutered. He doesn’t live in my building, but I feed him whenever he’s around. These are some pictures of his skin. I have no idea what it is, but it’s spreading. Is ...
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What cone comes with those hoops, or how you can add hoops to a cone

I have seen others speak of tricks to keep a cone on. What cones come with the hoops that others have spoken of? My cat was a stray whose ear was injured, and now over half of her ear is gone. She won'...
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Help socializing a 5-month old rescued feral street cat [duplicate]

Some kittens were born at the start of the year near my wife's workplace. One of her coworkers brings them cat food and rescued all kittens from the litter except one. He captured the remaining one ...
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Cat swollen eyes, freckles on eyelid, how to treat it?

My cat suddenly started to avoid sunlight. His eyes are swollen, and I noticed a brown freckles on his 3rd eyelid. He is an indoor cat. I didn't notice anything else. What is that? How do I treat it?
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Are Bifenthrin granules safe to use outside when I have cats inside?

I am in the deep woods and ticks are bad this year. Seems like they are getting worse over time. I have a 3 foot wide gravel trail down to the house. The trail is about 100 feet long. Intent is to use ...
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male cat wanting me to follow him [duplicate]

My male cat, who never meows, has been coming to me, screaming at me, and going through the hole in the floor behind the dryer. The hole leads to under the trailer. he did it again tonight and I ...
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How can I keep one cat from eating from the other cats bowl? [duplicate]

I’m in university and i keep a cat where i live out of town while i’m in school and move back home for the summer. My cat cannot regulate her eating and she needs special food but the other cats do ...
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How do I stop two stray cats from crying loudly when I feedthem?

I feed the same two stray cats every evening. The issue is that they won't stop crying trying to get more food from me while feeding. They are so loud that they can be heard from neighboring houses. ...
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My long furred cat was recently groomed and it's revealed lots of dandruff, is that normal?

My non-pedigree cat was long furred, and our wonderful groomer cut it right back. He didn't seem stressed at all, and is walking around with a confident tail. But what I noticed was a significant ...
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Cat suddenly being aggressive

Two cats - both male, neutered and have access outside. Older cat has recently been hissing, hitting and yowling at the younger cat. Younger cat is not aggressive or retaliatory and is pretty ...
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Our cat obsessively eats shoelaces. Bitter sprays have failed. Any good deterrents?

Cat obsessively chews and swallows shoelaces. The obvious answer is keeping shoes away from the cats, but that's easier said than done. Try as I may, it's hard to break a lifetime of habit taking off ...
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Can a spayed cat have kittens?

I took in a cat from a cold cold snowy night; I have never owned a cat, only dogs, but I couldn't let this young cat stay out there. She is now my cat. She's female (which I did not know at the time), ...
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Do cats purr for other animals?

It's well known that cats purr for humans more than for other cats. But: Would a cat purr if stroked by another humanoid animal, like a chimp? Would a cat purr if stroked by a non-humanoid animal, ...
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Dealing with an overactive, unpredictable part-Siamese

Almost two months ago, we recently welcomed a 1 year old black cat into our family. We believe he's part Siamese: he's got the sleek jawline and he's very skinny. Our problem with our cat is that ...
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my cat gets stuck on the same rooftop every day

we have a cat whom we raised from birth (which was 1 year ago). For most of the day she stays at home, however sometimes she will venture outside, there are 2 other cats and a dog with whom she is ...
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My cat is incredibly stinky [closed]

My cat gave birth about two months ago to five kittens. A couple weeks ago, I noticed this horrible odor that seemed to follow her wherever she went. At the time I thought she was just having some ...
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What types of couch are resistant to damage from a cat?

My orange tabby cat, Cheeto, is almost six years old. Right now in my living room I have three Ikea armchairs which are a simple wooden frame and cushions covered with a blue denim-like fabric. When ...
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What is this red/hair loss spot on my cats ear

My cat is a little over 3. She has a sister who she snuggles with quiet a bit (figured it’s worth mentioning). They are strictly indoors and I keep a very clean home. I noticed this spot on her ear. ...
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Cat Sits in Front of the TV

My girlfriend and I adopted our cat Beatrice (F, 2 yo, spayed) about 4 months ago. About 2 months ago (so 2 months after adoption), she started the annoying habit of getting up in front of the TV when ...
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My one year old kitten doesnt show affection to my 9 weeks old kitten

I have a one year old Birman cat who we adore so much. On his first birthday we introduced him to his brother a 8 week old british short hair. We took about three days to introduce them and since we ...
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My cat is in pain when eating and even from drinking

So for about 2 months we had noticed that my male cat would jump away from his bowl and act like something was stack in his teeth. We assumed at first that it was due to the dry kibbles he really like ...
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Can a cat drink human milk?

My mom always gives our cat human milk, because our cat loves it. But I'm scared because it might be bad for him, even though he likes it. And I heard that it's bad for cats to drink milk because they ...
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Cat won't let us close door on carrier during training

I've been trying to train our cat to let us put her in the carrier, in anticipation of a long car ride. She absolutely never lets us hold or handle her directly without freaking out. No purritos ...
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Can I stop loving on my cats to get them bonded to my wife?

I went my entire life never having a cat, so it was quite the leap for me when my wife presented the idea of adopting two kittens from a foster. I reluctantly agreed at the time but almost immediately ...
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Why does the neighbour cat refuse to sit in our laps and be cuddled with in that manner? [duplicate]

I've never bought a cat. Every cat I've had, has come to me automatically, on its own. Cats generally like me for some reason, possibly because I love them. It's even happened that strange cats just ...
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Will a 7 week old kitten stay long-haired? [duplicate]

I’m looking at getting a kitten, and in particular would love a medium/long-haired cat. I’ve been looking into ragdolls but since have seen this little cutie pop up (see photo). She’s the only one in ...
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What happens if female cat mate after anti heat injections?

2 days ago I went to the vet for my cat's anti heat injections and he told that it will effect in 36 hours. Then i moved my cat where male cats are also available. If my cat met with the male cat ...
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When do we wean kittens?

These two delightful creatures appeared two and a half weeks ago. Mum (a tortoiseshell) is now happy to wander around the house and go back betimes for suckling purposes. At what stage should we ...
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My male cat led me into the woods and onto a dirt mound

my cat that we had for 1+ years started to meow at me today (which he barely does) he's a outdoor cat and visits for a few hours of the day and goes off somewhere else he started to meow a lot and ...
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How can I train my cat to successfully bury her poop

I have a 19 week old ragdoll kitten. I got her at 3 months from the breeder and she was well trained, good with her litter box and knew to use a scratching post. The exception being that when she ...
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Will a (feral) cat's footpad injury heal by itself?

There's this cat near my house that has gradually (over several months) become semi-domesticated. Yesterday I noticed it limping and, when lying down, licking its paw (right foreleg) more than usual. ...
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