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How can I train my kitten not to eat my food?
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You're right, cats really don't have the same ideas of discipline as dogs. Dogs are pack animals, and the leader's reaction means a lot to them, while cats are solitary predators, so your disapproval ...

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Can a new cat owner, with no experience handling animals, be expected to successfully restrain a cat using a towel?
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As keshlam mentioned, you shouldn't need towel approach for such basic things as ear or eye drops. At least if your cat is not very aggressive and/or very scared. What I'd suggest instead is the 'peg ...

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Are there any breeds of domestic cat that are bred primarily for their intelligence?
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In short, no. Cat breeds are bred primarily based on looks, then health, then mental stability. Intelligence doesn't come into the picture at all. That being said, the Siamese/Oriental class seems to ...

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Kitten stopped using litterbox, how should I correct him?
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If it's happening for more than a week, the first thing you should do is take him to a vet. There could be a myriad of problems that would cause inappropriate elimination (doing business in ...

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Why does my cat paw at my sheets?
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Does he dig-dig or does it look like he's kneading the sheets? If it's the latter, it's an artifact of when he was a kitten. Kittens knead their mommy's breasts to get the milk going, and some grown ...

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My rescue kitten is afraid of people and hides in the basement
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It's not rare for rescues to distrust people. Many of them have been abused, and cats have good memory. Usually you just have to give them time and a lot of TLC (tender loving care) without imposing ...

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Is crunchy food good for a kitten?
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Please, don't feed your cat just treats. They are treats and not food for a reason, namely they're not balanced, so even if your cat likes them, it's like feeding a child only sweets. As for crunchy ...

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Why does my cat pee on the rug outside the toilet?
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Adding options to the previous answer, which is absolutely correct. If your cat was a stray 10 years ago, she's obviously over 10 y.o. Which means she's not exactly young anymore. Many mature and ...

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Is my cat's new toy making him agressive towards me?
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Try playing with him before breakfast. Quoting Jackson Galaxy, cat instincts are "hunt-catch-kill-eat", so play with him before breakfast, let him "catch" and "kill" his fave toy, then feed him. Then ...

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My dog ate a chicken bone 2 years ago
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If nothing has happened in the 2 years since he's eaten that bone, it's certainly fine by now. If there had been internal haemorrhage, it would've shown itself long ago. And the bone itself, or a ...

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How can I keep my pet from being full of static?
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An anti-static pet spray, and you can hang moist rags on or near the heaters, that'll moisten the air. Or moisten the air in any other way, for example, with commercial air humidifiers, or you can put ...

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Kitten is too thin - what can I do?
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You should ask your vet for possible age of your kittens. It's possible to get it more or less accurately by teeth development and such. Then your course of action will depend on the age of your ...

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How to make my own BARF food (for a cat)
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I also live in a country with less than stellar food quality. Still, it's possible to get your cat on raw (or semi-raw) diet. There are some things to consider though. First, it's not a good idea to ...

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How can I prevent a cat from scratching the top of his head?
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You might try making a padded cloth cap with a collar. He might still get it off as easily as the cone collar but there's still a chance he won't. Or you might try using nail caps. They might still do ...

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Can creatinine levels be lowered in dogs?
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I apologise in advance if I get anything wrong, because I have experience with a kidney cat, not dog, but I'll try to stick to things that should be universal. First, about your last question. The ...

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Is my tom cat attacking my female cat when we're not around?
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He might be attacking her, or he might smell of something weird, or they might have 'forgotten' each other (he's been away for 6 weeks, it's possible). First, try bathing him to rule out the possible ...

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Why is my cat twitching?
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First of all, get your cat to a vet and be sure to do bloodwork. There are very many conditions that can cause that. Siamese cats are predisposed to a lot of conditions, and with a cat over 10 I'd go ...

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How can I get my cat to resume eating her regular food?
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She might. She might've felt bad after eating that particular food, and now associates the food with that experience. It happens. If you're sure that food hasn't gone bad, you can either stop giving ...

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Cat splashing water out of water feeder
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I have a feeling it might be connected to the younger dog hiding the toys. The cat is bored, so he finds a way to amuse himself. Try getting him toys that dog won't be interested in, or train the dog ...

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Please help me find a food brand in Canada for my 3 yr old Tabby which is not all by-products/fillers/gluten etc
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Transferring my comments to an answer: Not to sound like a party pooper, but it's generally either good quality pet food without artificial preservatives, colourings, etc, or affordable. RC is ...

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Why does my cat eat inedible things, how can I stop it, and what are the medical side-effects?
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It can be what D.Tanya said, or it could be something a lot simpler, like hairballs. My cat starts eating plastic bags when she has a lot of fur in her stomach, and it's my cue to give her a course of ...

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How can I get my indoor/outdoor cat to resume going outdoors for toileting?
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Indoor/outdoor debate is a slippery one, so I won't go there now (although I'm strongly opposed to letting a domestic cat roam outside freely). After the dog incident your cat associates outdoors ...

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How can I help my cat with chronic congestion and sneezing?
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My older cat (a year older than yours) had an infection not long ago, and my vet suggested to instill a watered down injectable antibiotic (Lincomycin in our case, but it's individual) into her nose. ...

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