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How can I keep our cats from endangering my pregnant wife?

First of all, please calm down. Your question sounds as if any interaction with your cats would potentially endanger the life of your unborn child, but that is not the case. It's not the cat itself ...
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I was bitten by a kitten not even a month old, what should I do?

First off, rule one for an animal bite (beyond the obvious first step of thoroughly cleaning it and properly bandaging it) is to contact your doctor ASAP, even if it seems innocuous. There are two ...
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Is it safe for a cat to be with a Covid patient?

TLDR: Not really. While the risk is low, COVID-19 seems to be fairly indiscriminate, with documented cases of dogs, cats, zoo otters and farmed minks getting it. Most corona virus (There's a whole ...
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How to deal with the parvovirus infected dead body?

I'm sorry for your loss, but with this particular virus I would be very careful. The safest solution is to cremate her body or leave her with the vet or clinic, but I can understand if you want to ...
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Worried about domestic cat and urban cat fight

Cats are extremely territorial animals. Most of the fights break out when territory is contested. Once territory is established, they no longer fight. Cats doing small excursions to other's territory ...
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How can I help my betta, who has a white-ish sore on his side, is laying at the bottom of the tank, and isn't eating?

It is most important that a betta fish have the right environment. If the environment is right, it's easier to treat any illnesses the fish may develop. Your fish needs at least 5 gallons (19 L) (...
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Goldfish unresponsive, what should I do?

Your goldfish has ammonia poisoning. First aid for this is to change 50% of the water at once. You need to change 20% of the water on day 2 and day 3, and from day 4 you need to change 10% water ...
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When can my newborn human baby hug my cat?

It's not easy to give one definitive answer - it's never really absolutely and completely safe, even healthy adults could get infected by pathogens transmitted from the cat. On the other hand - we ...
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When can my newborn human baby hug my cat?

You need to be present in the room if your child is to pet the cat. Young babies have little control of their body, so he might scare your cat. This might lead to the cat clawing or biting your child, ...
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How clean are pets?

As a cancer patient, your risk may be higher than another person's due to the possibility of being immunocompromised. I would consult with your doctor to get a better assessment as to the risk. ...
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How can I keep our cats from endangering my pregnant wife?

If my wife is pregnant, she may need to spend her days lying down on our couch - and with our second bedroom set aside to become a nursery, where will we keep the cats? Why can the cats not be around ...
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My cat is fighting for his life with chronic calicivirus

Your message here doesn't contain an explicit question, but I noticed the "euthanasia" tag and can kinda guess what you're going for here. Ultimately, this is an opinion based answer, and ...
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My cat is fighting for his life with chronic calicivirus

This is a difficult one. Sometimes supportive care as you are doing may be all that can be done. Injectable steroids and injectable antibiotics tend not to be very effective for calicivirus, although ...
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Cat euthanasia. Kidneys shut down

From what I hear, it's typical for a cat with kidney disease to have their health go critical very suddenly, and when that happens, then it is definitely time. With a human, you could put them on ...
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Kitten is suddenly paralyzed, refuses to eat and leaves

I am so sorry your lost your little friend. I know how bad that can hurt. Outdoor cats (and all animals) often live very harsh and short lives. There are a number of diseases such as FIP that can ...
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Alternatives for kidney disease food

Prescription kidney diets are beneficial for cats with chronic kidney disease (CKD) for many reasons, but the primary reasons: protein restricted (cats with CKD struggle to filter the protein out of ...
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Could my cat catch something from this oddly-acting mouse?

This sounds like perfectly normal behavior. Imagine you were almost swallowed by a giant beast and then suddenly put into an unknown place. Wouldn't you turn around and try to orient yourself? The ...
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I was bitten by a kitten not even a month old, what should I do?

It depends on where you live. If you are living in a western country, chances are rabies is almost completely eliminated. Disinfect the wound as soon as it happens. You will be fine. To make certain ...
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Can cat with pyometra be allowed to mate and get pregnant?

Please do not let your cat mate! It will not help with the disease! To treat pyometra you need the help of a vet. The usual way of treating a pyometra is to remove the uterus completely. This is done ...
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What's with these cats' eyes?

They need to see a vet, chances are it's feline rhinotracheitis which can cause some issues with eyes (we see this a lot in our cats from the SPCA), it could also be an eye infection which would ...
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How clean are pets?

Can(I just need a moderate possibility of 3% or so, so as to brand them dirty) a human not allergic to them get moderately sick because of contact with their dirt, mud, dust, hair, saliva, tears, ...
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Dangers from street-cat bite that left a tiny speckle of blood?

The bites of free-roaming animals like stray cats and dogs are always risky, because these animals may have recently had contact with rodents, vermin and filth. As pointed out by this Wikipedia ...
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My cat threw up once, should I be worried?

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 ...
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What causes pyometra in cats, and if allowed to mate, will the chances of having it decrease or increase?

Yes, pyometras can happen after insemination, after copulation, after a heat cycle, after administrating estrogens and after parturition. It happens from progesterone lasting longer than usual in the ...
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Cat exposed to sewer waste, does it need antibiotic?

No, do not use unnecessary antibiotics! Unless your cat is ill - then you should go to your vet with it - then take the steps to cure. Do NOT use antibiotics as a precautionary measure in pets, or ...
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Can a cat get a sexually transmitted disease?

The answer to this is yes this do happen but sex is only one way cats can get infected other types of close contact can spread diseases too. Feline herpes can be transmitted by body fluids. FIV cat ...
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How to treat a 20 year old cat with pancreatitis?

You need to ask your vet about the treatment of this. Most of us here are common pet owners, so all I can do is give you some advice. Antibiotics are only an option if your cat has a bacterial ...
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How clean are pets?

At risk of making a fool of myself... Directly answering the question, pets are dirty. I'm avoiding specifics, you'll find reasons in the other answers. That being said: I myself have had extreme "...
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German Shepherd with horrible smelling oral tumor

In my (admittedly limited) experience with tumors, there's not much you can do against the odor. First you need to understand the state your dog is in. Tumors are bundles of cells that are physically ...
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Is it safe for a cat to be with a Covid patient?

Advice from the UK government is similar to that of the CDC mentioned by Journeyman Geek (emphasis mine): If you, or a member of your household, have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) you should ...
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