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

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My cat is refusing to eat for 4 days?

My cat have not eaten anything for 5 days that he became so skinny, so I went to the vet and he got his temperature normal also looked at the cat ear wax through a microscope and it seemed normal, so ...
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How do I move with a colony of ex feral cats who depend on me?

I currently live in an apartment complex and took on the responsibility 3 years ago to tend to what was then 18 cats and has been up to 24 at once. Mostly all were sick and none were fixed - a couple ...
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kitten (2 months) trying to nurse on male cat(1year) [duplicate]

It started about a week ago and has progressed very quickly. She did not do this when they first met. The older cat has no issue with it. Now were to the point where she is started to chew hair off. ...
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My cat keeps vomiting and isn’t acting like herself, should I be worried?

My wee 6 month old kitten vomited up a small piece of plastic a few days ago. I have no idea where it came from as we are super cautious with cat proofing as she likes to eat random things from the ...
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Cat has recurring urinary bladder/tract inflammation due to stress

Since about a month and half ago my male cat has been having problems with his urinary system. The symptoms were excessive runs to the litter box with little pee coming out. I took him to the vet, all ...
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Normal Alopecia? [closed]

Ok so my black cat is 14 months an has had these bald spots between the ears an eyes for a while which I found out was normal but on the right side looks irritated a bit I wash him with flea an tick ...
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Aggressive cat towards my wife but is super affectionate with me

We have a 5 year old Egyptian Mau rescued from the streets. She has a weird habit whenever she sees my wife laying in bed with the phone in her hand she would analyze the situation in how to charge at ...
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Lice eggs won't come off cat fur

Four months ago, I rescued a cat who had been living on the streets. When she was first rescued we noticed she was covered (particularly on her hind end) with little brown ovals adhered to the end of ...
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My cat only likes dry food or the sauce of wet food. How can i make her eat the wet food?

My cat is about 2-3 years old (she’s a rescue) and until now she’s only had dry (complete) food because the shelter mom said she doesn’t like wet food. But since i have some wet food left from my ...
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I feel my cat doesn't love me anymore please help

I adopted my very first cat a little over 2 years now. The first year and 6 months he was the best pet and friend I could ever ask for, he slept with me all day and night, he played with me, when I ...
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How do i get my cat to stop being deathly afraid of my mother whom he now lives with?

When he was a baby I held him and gave him to my mom to hold, to which he promptly freaked out and ran away. She didn't do anything or hurt him, just probably held him a bit to tightly but let him go ...
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Our cat may be attacking neighbour's cat - what to do?

We've had a visit from a neighbour saying that he recognized our cat and he attacked his cat, causing an injury that needs vet's attention. This has apparently happened before, too. He says his cat ...
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Is it okay to raise two kittens in a single room?

I need to provide some context for this. I got a kitten around 5 weeks old from a family friend, and she stayed with me for about 3 weeks (about 2 months old). I have done a lot of research saying it'...
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What do you do if you think your kitten is emotionally scarred?

I just adopted a kitten not long ago, been around cats my whole life, this is the first cat I've actually personally owned but i take care of many and usually have strong bonds with cats. He's a ...
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My kitten isn’t as energetic as my other kitten. Is something wrong?

My kitten Leo (male) for one looks smaller than the other kitten Mimi but I got them both from the shelter the same day, from the same cage. Leo follows us around, meows, loves cuddles and purrs. ...
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Which diseases can humans carry from cat to cat?

I regularly pet and feed stray cats. Some of them live together and some live apart, so sometimes I touch two different cats that normally wouldn't interact with each other. Also, currently there is ...
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Cat’s Neck - Fur Missing In Front

I just noticed a large bald spot at the front of my 10 month indoor Calico. It was not there yesterday. I removed her collar with a bell and charm as well as the Seresto collar. She has had both on ...
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Good collar tracker for my deaf cat

I have a deaf cat, 7 years old, and I've been trying to find a tracker for her collar but there's so many different options I don't know which type is best. As she's deaf she's an indoor cat and so ...
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Advice on letting my wild cats in the garden/outside

I read through the questions and answers here but didn't find any suitable advice so I'm looking for some answers for the following situation: I got two stray cats that grew up in the wild from a ...
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Almost fell on my cat and now she's scared of me

As the title says, I was feeding my cat her dinner and she was winding around my legs as usual. Except, this time I tripped on her and accidentally stepped on her paw. I also almost fell on her, but ...
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Our kittens are still afraid of us after a week in our home [duplicate]

I have never had this issue before with kittens — in my experience, they aren’t afraid of people. I feel like I got tricked by the woman who ran the rescue, who allegedly hand-reared them from the age ...
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My cat who just gave birth for the first time to 3 kittens stopped caring about them and has rapid breathing [duplicate]

Today My cat Maša gave birth to 5 kittens, but 2 of them didnt make it. It took some time and we got worried, so we called the vet, who suggested giving a shot of some medicine that should help with ...
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How much is mobility problems a concern in declawed cats?

We are looking to adopt a cat, and a cat we may have the opportunity to adopt is actually already declawed. I'm of course against declawing cats, but I'm willing to consider taking in a declawed cat ...
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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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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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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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