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The main concern here should not be the weight, but attachment. When putting a collar on a cat, one should make sure to get one that has a safety unlock feature that opens the collar by weight, and that it is properly set for the cats weight. Collars without this feature pose a significant danger, as the collar might get caught on a fence or strong branch of ...


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This is my personal, subjective opinion: You could travel with dogs, but it would mean a lot of stress for the cat. Dogs are (in general) very social animals and their pack is their home. If the pack moves, each dog will want to move as well. There are many people who travel together with their dogs or don't even have a fixed place to live but move from one ...


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African wildcats, domestic cats’ nearest relative, have a rather scary meow with a wide spectrum, though they don’t use it much around humans anyway. Ditto for other wild felids. However, there is always some natural variation due to random mutation. Those cats that sounded less scary were more likely to be tolerated by the humans attracting all those yummy ...


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This question is almost impossible to answer. The only reason why I don't close it is that you've already been to the vet and they didn't give you any answers either. No-one can know whether he will survive or not. You should not feed milk to cats, it could cause diarrhea. A better alternative is a teaspoon of yogurt or any of the alternatives listed in this ...


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There are several human foods you can use as emergency cat foods. Please note that all the listed options are meant to be temporary only and cannot provide a balanced diet long term. Despite what comics and TV shows portrait, cats shouldn't be fed any milk or cream. They become lactose intolerant early in their life (soon after the mother cat stops feeding ...


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You say these kittens are in an "empty room in your house." How long have they been there? (How long have you been ignoring this room?) Is there a clear area where the mother can come and go that you have not blocked recently? It's possible the mother has been prevented from returning; these are very young kittens who would not yet be left by the ...


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Mother cats don’t abandon her kittens. Maybe she was hit by a car or something. Cats are good with living on their own but they like humans to take care of them. If the animal control is effective, call them but that depends in the country you are living in. They won’t die if you don’t do anything. They will find a way on their own like strays do. Yes, if ...


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The eye of your cat is cloudy, that much is clear. But there are different types of cloudy eyes. A cataract is "only" a cloudy lens and can be treated by an operation. A cloudy cornea affects the (usually transparent) skin of the eyeball and covers the pupil and iris. This is what your cat has and there is no appropriate home care. You should get ...


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Disclaimer: Unfortunately, I could not find any scientific sources or studies on this, so my answer is purely speculative and not necessarily correct - merely an opinion. I also use these sounds to goad my cat sleep with me. I can see that he gets unsettled, as there are dangerous territorial cats around that he cannot see, but it usually takes five ten ...


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Cats are great with routines. Each cat has a very well defined daily program. Waking up, grooming, playing, cuddling, going for a bathroom are all planned to a finer detail than most humans. When there is a change to their routine, they resist it. In the long run, they adapt to the new settings, but this long run depends on how much the cat wants to accept ...


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It is SAFE for your cat and there is no evidence that would suggest otherwise. According to www.scmp.com: “Samples collected from the cat and the dog by the department tested positive for the Covid-19 virus. However, neither of the animals has shown any symptoms at present. The AFCD will continue to closely monitor them and conduct repeated testing.” Now, ...


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If your cat has not eaten anything for so long, it is a serious concern. If a cat does not eat for any longer than 24 hours, it is at risk of developing feline hepatic lipidosis, also known as fatty liver syndrome; this is potentially fatal disease that is capable of causing death within just 3 days since the cat has stopped eating. I do not think asking ...


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In this case you need to stop the older kittens. The best thing would be if the mother and the young kittens could have a room for themselves, while the older kittens can not enter. It is important the new kittens are getting enough milk and especially the early milk since it contains important antibodies and nutrients. Spay your cat now unless you really ...


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Closing her eyes is an indication the cat trusts you. When a cat is feeling wary of its surroundings, its natural instinct is to stay alert. A cat will only relax enough to close its eyes or sleep if it feels safe enough to. Cats even communicate a certain level of friendliness by using body language that indicates its feeling relaxed and secure in its ...


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I'd suggest to try much bigger boxes, we are not using commercially available litterboxes as even the large ones tend to be somewhat small, but instead use those plastic under-the-bed containers you can put your blankets in. Those are about 50x90 centimeters (20x35 inches), and even the largest cats can use them comfortably with a lot of room to spare. You'...


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Your cat loves to climb. You stated that when you said My cat loves to climb my TV counter. Maybe you could consider getting him a cat tower/tree for him to climb on? It will prevent him from getting shocked and distract him from the counter. According to Armarkat.com, Cat trees are a great way to distract felines who would rather climb and scratch the ...


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If he never threw up in his 2 years of life, you're probably not providing him with grass to chew. Although this is not essential for his health and wellbeing, it's still recommended to offer a cat fresh grass for the health benefits and to prevent the cat eating plants that might be toxic. When cats lick their fur they inevitably swallow hairs, which are ...


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Short answer: No. Cats do throw up from time to time, and it is normal. Keep an eye out for: more throwing up general sluggishness less appetite lack of defecation Generally just keep an eye out for more things that point to your cat being sick. If it is just this one throwing up, and he does not do it several times a day, you do not need to go to the vet. ...


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Do you even need to wash your cat? Usually, cats wash themselves by licking their fur and don't need to be bathed by humans. But with Shpynx cats, the situation is a different one. Skin always produces natural skin oil, called "sebum". The hairs of cats would usually wick most of that sebum away from the skin, where it is then licked away by the ...


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I agree with the other answers that personal ethics and philosophy come into play here, but I would also like to point out your responsibility towards your cat. You took him in (hopefully) to give him a good life. To me, a good life means a life without any unnecessary stress. In the cases where you use it to get your cat to the vet, I can see some value to ...


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After a month, I'm happy to say that my cat and I have a much better time with giving her medicine! She still isn't excited to get medicine, but she doesn't fight me with it anymore. And after being given a few minutes to collect herself, she's a happy friend again. So my answer is, give your cat time and it gets better. There are a few things that I did ...


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So this question got me thinking a lot. I have tried several times to find a reliable research paper on the topic but no success yet. In my opinion there are a few layers to this question. Stress for the cat The way you describe it, there seems to be some stress for your cat when he hears the recorded meows. You describe the hasty eating and that he takes ...


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This is a form of manipulation. I can think of more cruel things. It doesn't sound to be causing harm to the cat especially in the case with the veterinary. At least no more harm than the harm of domesticating an animal (in case you consider that harmful or beneficial). Whether you feel comfortable doing so with your personal philosophy is another topic. I ...


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I let my Siberian cat Bear play fight with me a little and when he gets too rough. I give him "Bear Easy, Easy, he at that time breaks away his aggression. I have been training him to do that since he was 5 months old he is now 3.5 years old. I think its natural for cats to have a little play fighting. Even when he is really into the play fighting ...


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According to Blog.Feliway.com, They don’t have a routine Kittens need to eat regularly to support their growth and energy needs! And while some owners may want to leave food out for their cats all the time, having food to graze on won’t help your pet develop a clear routine - or could cause your kitten to under or over eat. To ensure your kitty is only ...


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MEDICAL EMERGENCY! Your cat may have ingested Hydrogen Peroxide which is never safe for cats! Take your cat to the vet immediately as hydrogen peroxide is never safe for cats according to PetPoisonhelpline.com


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Yes, it's possible. My cat gave birth and withing 8 days she went into heat and managed to mate. 9 weeks later she gave birth to another litter and 12 days after that she went into heat again. We're trying to confine her and get her spayed but like last time she is breastfeeding. The vet advised we wait until after she has finished weaning in 8 weeks then we ...


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The older cat makes it impossible for you to blindly rely on the cats to fairly distribute the food among themselves, which means you need to be more involved in this process. There is a clash between your current feeding strategy and the ability of your cat(s) to self-regulate their food consumption. If the older cat is eating more than the food you've &...


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Gatão is being friendly. When cats are friends, they will "hang out" by simply staying near each other. If one cat moves, the other is likely to follow. Only the most affectionate cats will actually cuddle with each other and groom each other as a sign of friendship. Otherwise, you can tell your cats are friends if you usually see them peacefully ...


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