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Overly friendly stray cat wants to come in our house
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Thank you for your concern for the little homeless kitty. While it's very likely the cat has fleas and intestinal parasites, the good news is cat fleas do not feed on humans. I used to rescue dirty, ...

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Why doesn't my cat lick me?
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I have noticed most cats don't lick people a great deal. I have had only one cat who licks quite a bit. One cat always licks a couple of times then nips. Licking is both a grooming and a social ...

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Should I worry about my cat jumping out the window?
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Yes you should worry, lots of bad things could happen: The cat may get frightened or be chasing an insect and bolt for the window then fail to stop in time, slip and fall. The cat may sleep in the ...

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Is it safe to let my cat sleep completely covered in blanket where oxygen supply becomes very low?
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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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Why does my cat wash her paws in her water?
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Some of my cats will bite, swipe, and otherwise play with/at moving water (like from the pet fountain or from a tap). I see it as healthy play or hunting behavior so I don't think you can train her ...

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How do you clean poop out of a long hair cat's fur?
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Often with cats you have to adopt a "do a little at a time strategy" as many cats do not like being restrained or roughly held down. Whichever cleaning method you use start by petting and praising ...

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Why does my cat run away everyday, and return every afternoon?
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Cats like to roam and explore. It is normal cat behavior and it does not mean he does not like you or your home. Yes, there are dangers that go with letting your cat run around outside. If you are ...

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Why does my cat insistently meow at me when I shower?
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One of my cats does this. Cats rely heavily on smell to identify each other and people so I hypothesize she can't smell me (due to soap and water) and becomes worried and vocalizes a crying/upset type ...

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Why does my cat paw her food from the bowl to eat?
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I have a cat who does this, and have heard about the behavior in other cats. One researcher (sorry I don't have a reference) believes that some cats don't like their whiskers touching the sides of ...

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Kitten is suddenly paralyzed, refuses to eat and leaves
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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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What are good cat enrichment toys?
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Pretty much any cat toy is enriching in that it engages the cat’s mind and gives them exercise. I included the low-cost and home-made/repurposed items i have discovered over the years and also some ...

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Why does this dog take food out of his bowl to eat it?
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I have seen dogs do this too. Animals sometime drag their kills off to protect their food from other animals. Feral cats will sometimes rip a hunk of meat of a carcass and run off with it to prevent ...

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Why do cats act like their food bowl is empty when there is still food left?
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I have noticed this and wondered about it too. My very vocal cat was crying at me the other day, since I was 30 minutes past the normal feeding time. I looked and they still had some dry food from ...

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How to handle pet cat's prey when they're injured
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There is no unequivocal right or wrong answer to what you asking. You simply have to decide what you think and feel is right here. Many people believe animal's lives have value, that they should have ...

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My cat is afraid to eat
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Your cat could have all kinds of medical problems (esophageal problems, a dental abscess, kidney failure, etc.) I would take her to a vet. Not to be confused with throwing up or coughing up a ...

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Is it normal for a kitten to have a big belly?
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Yes and No. It depends what you mean by "big." Normally a well fed kitten will have what I refer to as "a fat belly," reflecting their stomach being full of food. One of their main jobs at this stage ...

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Alternatives to neutering a male cat
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There are new methods of chemically neutering cats and dogs: (reference). I know removal of some of your cat's parts is unpleasant to think about and it is painful for them . Going in and altering a ...

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Cat bites my face at night and when he seems happy
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Cat are famous for doing this. They are biting you because the want attention and they want to be pet. It is like a small child tugging on their mother’s dress for attention. You can ignore them or ...

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Why are my cats fighting with each other?
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Has anything changed in the home? Is there anything that could be making them stressed? Animals can turn on each other when stressed. If you can't find an environmental cause then they may have just ...

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How should we handle our two new senior cats having different food than what our other cats eat?
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We have a couple of cats on special diets. Try to fit feeding them into your daily routines: When my wife goes into the bathroom in the morning she takes the two cats that need special food with her, ...

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How should I select a puppy from a litter?
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Well first you should rule out health problems. Examine the puppies eyes, ears, mouth, skin and genitals for anything unusual. Gently hold and feel the puppy for any wounds, deformities or sensitive ...

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What if a cat seems annoyed by her whiskers?
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Your cat is scenting things, marking her territory. Cats have scent glands on the sides of their face, lips, head, and chin (other locations as well). Normal cat behavior is to rub the sides of their ...

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Stop my cat from knocking over cups
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This is a popular topic in my household. One cat likes to dip her paws in glasses of water creating what we refer to as "cat paw flavored water". One cat likes to fish the olives out of martinis. One ...

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Do cats or dogs know we are unhappy or sad?
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Like human beings, healthy cats and dogs are generally concerned with their pack mates' (your) emotional state. If you want to experiment with this, try the following: Lie on the floor and whimper ...

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Will treats make this behavior worse or work as a training aid?
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It doesn't sound like that will work. If the treats are always available on the shelf, the cat may go eat some treats then go lay on the desk. If you put the treats out when you go into the room with ...

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Brothers not getting along
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I have had cats go through this every now and then. It sounds like they are just having a prolonged feud. If this is the case the situation is fixable. This behavior can also be caused by jealousy. ...

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Do cats prefer transparent or opaque litter boxes?
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It is hard to say if they would like transparent or opaque. Go with transparent though since if you think they don’t like the transparency you can cover it up or paint it etc. Offering some extra ...

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How to get my spayed 4 year old male cat to stop fighting the neighbourhood?
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Unfortunately the only way to prevent him from fighting with other cats outside is to keep him inside. While it may seem cruel to deny your cat the great outdoors, your cat will be safer and healthier ...

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Why did my childhood cats do this?
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There are a lot of factors that cats evaluate when selecting a nesting location: Concealment, noise level, proximity to predators / competitors, temperature etc. It is impossible to say which ones are ...

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My cat avoids me picking her up: how do I change this behavior?
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Your cat now associates being picked up with being fed a pill. You will have to recondition her to associate being picked up with good things / things she likes. Start by not picking her up and just ...

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