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How much is mobility problems a concern in declawed cats?

Given declawing is causing pain the the paws as well as leading to back pain due to the different way the paws meet the floor, it is safe to assume that it will lead to earlier onset and increased ...
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Why does my cat shed so much?

Maybe your cat is stressed. During this time, the follicles of certain hairs called telogen hairs are released. The discharge causes the cat to shed more than usual. I have had cats for 5 years. I ...
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Codependence and food stealing -Cats

Unfortunately, I do not think you will be able to train the cats out of this sort of dynamic. It happens because one of your cats is food motivated while the other is not. The food motivated cat is ...
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My cat has a wormy eye discharge

I believe you should bring the cat back to the vet because if the cat is still getting this infection the cat should be further examined. Also at home are you keeping the cat litter clean and keeping ...
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Providing Enrichment for a Cat Uninterested in Play

One simple idea is to hide some dry cat food all around the places he frequents. Some people just throw a handful of cat food into the room and let their cats collect it. Others place food on the ...
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My long furred cat was recently groomed and it's revealed lots of dandruff, is that normal?

"Normal" as in "happens frequently" - yes. "Normal" as in "no health concern" - maybe. Cats (from personal observations) generally get visible amount of ...
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Does my cat hate me now

In this time of year (a good summer in the moderate northern hemisphere) my cats would barely enter the house - just to feed and (not always) to sleep in my bed with me. In winter, they stay at home (...
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Does my cat hate me now

I was watching TV and it muttered something about cats and mirrors. I had both within arms reach. The cat freaked. For the next week it refused to come up stairs. So I picked it up and scratched its ...
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Does my cat hate me now

Cats do not hate but they get scared at times when unexpected things happen and might need a bit of time to get over it. Cats learn from experiences in the same way as you and I do and sometimes it ...
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My long furred cat was recently groomed and it's revealed lots of dandruff, is that normal?

Your cat may have lots of dandruff due to a poor quality diet, sometimes the wrong fatty oils you feed your cat may cause dry skin, thus leading to a unhealthy amount of dandruff. Your cat may also ...
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How can I help my cat not get carsick?

When taking my cat in the car I always cover her carrier with a towel or cloth especially at the front, so she can't see out of the front of the car, only the back (maybe) . Obviously don't cover the ...
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Only give cat attention when silent - for how long?

It may be time for a completely chaotic reset. You write that as soon as you go to get the treats, the screaming starts again. Have you ever heard of Ivan Pavlov's dogs? Pavlov rang a bell every time ...
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Only give cat attention when silent - for how long?

This sounds like a tricky situation. While it is important to avoid negative reinforcement, it's still worthwhile making sure your cat knows it when he does something you don't agree with, especially ...
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Do kittens get balding in the area above their eyes?

Depending on fur color and length, the area above the eyes might look thinner when observed from certain angles. This is especially noticeable with black fur on the pink skin, since the individual ...
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My nervous cat has become a bit frightened of me

You are a stranger 20-ish times her size; it’s pretty natural for her to be afraid of you. As difficult as it is, the fastest and most reliable way to get a cat to trust you is to be in their space ...
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My nervous cat has become a bit frightened of me

Your cat (Isla) may had bad experiences with humans. Also, Some Cats tend to get afraid while they get comfortable, your cat may not be ready yet, To make your cat (Isla) adjust to you, you may need ...
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Cat ate rubber band. Is this dangerous?

Yes, this is a potentially dangerous situation. Rubber bands and other items that are string-like can get tangled up in the digestive tract and cause damage. Though it's definitely possible nothing ...
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Cat disappeared for 2.5 days before coming back

Someone probably took him in thinking he was lost or a stray, but his I-like-the-outdoors habits probably allowed him to either escape or make it firmly known that he had other places to go and they ...
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Why does these stray cats keep coming to my house

Cats are beggars that like to snack all day long. They will visit every house that MIGHT have food for them. If you show them any attention, they will check frequently to see if you have anything for ...
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Why does these stray cats keep coming to my house

Look at you as their owner? Ahahaha... In case you missed it: You and your house are under new management now. While animals like dogs stay with their owners, because they want to form a pack with an ...
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Cat attacks me then beats up his brother

He may be trying to defend himself from you nudging his hand, and left foot. Sometime cats defend themselves when they feel like you were bothering them, it's completely normal for them to act like ...
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New cat being bullied ruthlessly by older cats; hides all day and never leaves bedroom

I recommend that you put the cat who has been bullied inside a cat house with a door that is closed so the cat bullies won't be able to hurt your cat, both mentally and physically.
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I'm very exhausted giving ear drops to my overly skittish cat. I can't take him treating me like a threat. What should I do?

I hope this message finds you and your cat well and that you still have him. I understand exactly how stressful it can be to look after a cat such as yours because my cat is the same way but you are ...
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Reasonable standard of cleanliness required for kitten environment?

Cleaning Wild and feral cats are born into an environment that is full of dirt and bacteria, and occasionally parasites and other pathogens. The cat mother's milk provides them with the immune system ...
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Playing between two cats with age, weight imbalance

Honestly, the only thing I can say is "don't worry". Playing between young animals often consists of play fighting. Often it's hard for us humans to tell whether it's still play or maybe too ...
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How can I stop my kitten from growing?

Why would you want to harm your cat in such a way? There is a reason why they naturally grow, and attempting to stunt your cat's growth could cause major health issues. This is one of the worst ...
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How can I stop my kitten from growing?

I don't quite know how to accomplish this either...and to anyone who says it's cruel or anything like that there is never harm in a question. Intact I was wondering the same thing not because I don't ...
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Can cats survive on a diet composed of insects?

Looks like yes. Taurine content for insects varies widely; some are listed in this article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insect-based_pet_food Some insect-based cat foods: https://usa.catit.com/shop/...
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My cat is terrified of me after we moved

Don't worry, this behavior is unsettling but normal for many cats and eventually he will likely return to his old self, but it may take a few months. Unlike dogs which form strong bonds with their ...
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What is this on stray cat’s skin?

I'm not a vet, so this is not professional advice. From the pictures, these look like seriously infected wounds that urgently need treatment, these will not heal on their own and likely get worse ...
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What effect do loud drums have on cats' hearing?

Human hearing ranges from ~50 Hz to ~20,000 Hz (the upper range limits decreases a lot with age - ref) while cat's hearing ranges from ~50 Hz to ~80,000 Hz (for a 70 dB SPL sound stimulus - ref). ...
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