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Pulling my cat back to bed

Stop trying to force your cat to go to bed. Cats sleep a lot more than us humans do. According to Wikipedia up to 20 hours a day. And they sleep differently as well in that they are prey animals in ...
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Should I do anything if I catch my cat sleeping on the floor?

My cat does this too. You have to remember, cats were not always domestic animals. They still have instincts and memories from when they were wild animals. In the wild, there is no fluffy bed or cat ...
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Is it safe to let my cat sleep completely covered in blanket where oxygen supply becomes very low?

Unless your blanket is a solid plastic sheet or some other gas impermeable material your cat will not suffocate. Normal woven fiber blankets still allow air to pass though the fibers. As long as you ...
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My cat is not sleeping at night since I switched to a night shift job

You can take your t-shirt that you have used for the day and put it on the cat's bed. This makes your cat more comfortable as your cat can smell you even if you are not there in person. I have used ...
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How to get a cat to sleep in a cat bed?

Cats and dogs become very accustomed to recognizing your scent. This also applies to items belonging to you that carry your scent. If you spend a solid amount of time with your cat and it likes to ...
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Dog with red eye because sleeps with eye opened (photo)

Looks like his nictitating membrane (the "third eye lid") is inflamed. You should go to the vet for several reasons: Get some antibiotic or anti-inflammatory eye drops to treat the current ...
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Is it bad for the cat's health if I keep prodding my cat to play when she wants to rest or sleep?

Cats aren't toys! They are living creatures - and like (most) living creatures they need a sufficient amount of sleep in order to maintain their health, and cats in particular sleep quite a lot (16-...
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Dog keeps eating my cats medicated food

Put the cat food up on a counter where the cat can get to it but the dog can't. If the cat does not get all of the medicine you can create worms in the cat that are immune to drug you are using to ...
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How to get a cat to sleep in a cat bed?

Cats don't do something because you tell them to. Cats do what they want, and you have limited influence on steering their own voluntary behavior. Cats don't scratch things because we buy them ...
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My cat tried to tuck me in bed. What does it mean?

The behaviour is called Kneading. There could be multiple reason for it, but I'll go with Bedding Down: The wild ancestors of domestic cats liked to lay down on soft, comfortable surfaces to either ...
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How much play time does a 5-month old kitten need?

For mammalian children like your cat it is always a good time for a playtime unless they are sleeping or are otherwise temporarily distracted by their physiological needs. So I think it's not really ...
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Pulling my cat back to bed

I second the advice of the answer from Flummox - you can't control when or where a cat sleeps. It is simply not possible. Why can't you let her roam the house and sleep when and where she wants? If ...
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How many hours should a cat sleep to be healthy? What are the effects of less and more sleep? Is it same for feral cats?

Cats average about 15 hours a day sleeping, sometimes as much as 20! This is because they are crepuscular creatures which means they are primarily active at dawn and at dusk as this is the best time ...
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Cat won't let me sleep at night

Is there a room that you can put the cat into at night, along with her litter box and her bed (or a cushion that she can use as a bed, if you haven't already gotten her one)? Another bedroom, a ...
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My kitten is constantly sleeping or shutting the eyes. Is the kitten alright?

It is normal for a three month old kitten to sleep most of the time. She probably slept less in the first day because she was uneasy of a new environment. As given in the site - How Much Sleep Is ...
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How do I make a cat fall asleep?

The first thing to make sure is that you take your cat on small trips in your car so that she gets used to it. Start it with a trip for a few minutes and then return home. This is to show your cat ...
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Is me staying up all night bad for my dog?

By default, dogs are diurnal, like humans, and have a monophasic sleep schedule (one sleep period per day). We sleep when it gets dark, and wake when it gets light. This likely has the most to do with ...
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How to get a cat to sleep in a cat bed?

You can't. Sleeping is their main hobby and they will sleep wherever they like or are allowed. In all my years of having cats i can tell you this: Buy an expensive cat bed for $99 and the cat ...
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My cat claws my face when snuggling and keeps waking me up

Shut Him Out at Night While these behaviors may be correctable, it could take a lot of work and time that it doesn't sound like you are able to commit right now. The best course of action would be to ...
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My cat claws my face when snuggling and keeps waking me up

First, remember that you did a good thing by agreeing to foster this cat for a few months. Right now you feel very stressed out, so when these problems occur you feel guilty because you've grown to ...
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Light switches and pets

Because cats (dogs and many other animals) eyes have very sensitive Tapetum lucidum, your cat can see you and what's going on in the room she's occupying, before the light comes on, so there is little ...
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Why does my puppy like to put his face in my neck when he sleeps?

Sounds like trying to get close and "cuddling". Also this way the puppy immediately notices when you're trying to leave. I wouldn't try to interpret too much into this. Our dogs usually rest their ...
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Dog keeps eating my cats medicated food

Your dog can get a bit overweight from too many proteins from cat food. Cat food can also spoil dogs, especially puppies, because it tastes better than dog food. Theoretically your puppy's potential ...
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Should I do anything if I catch my cat sleeping on the floor?

If the temperature in your house gets above 23-25C it is normal for most cats to lay on a hard surface to cool themselves down. Absolutely all cats in the world do this, both the big cats in nature ...
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Sleeping cats in the bedroom

I have two cats and most days at least one cat sleeps in my bed at night. So here are some observations and research conclusions: Pro If the cat is shy/new letting the cat in the bedroom could help ...
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Why can my cat not sleep anywhere else other than my mother's lap?

She calms down only after someone of us comes to her and pets her. If you respond to her meowing by giving her attention, then you are teaching her to meow for attention. This is a negative feedback ...
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How do I make a cat fall asleep?

Drives can be very stressful for cats, especially if they've been medicated. It is highly recommended that cats in a car, in boats, or on planes remain unmedicated during the trip, both for comfort, ...
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Dog with red eye because sleeps with eye opened (photo)

Many stroke patients or folks who have contracted Bell's Palsy lack the ability to close their (affected side) eye completely, and it does lead to problems with dryness, irritation, and at worse, ...
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Girlfriend's chihuahua very aggressive with me at night while being already awake

This is a very common problem It will get worse if you don't tackle it. Optionally jump straight to the video at the end of this answer! I have no connection to this trainer or any other. The (...
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