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Kot no like cold edition

Food & Nutrition
>http://catinfo.org/docs/Feeding%20Your%20Cat%20-%204%20pages%2011-13.pdf
>http://consciouscat.net/2012/03/22/the-best-food-for-your-cat/

Outside Enrichment
>https://catiospaces.com/
>http://www.adventurecats.org/backcountry-basics/train-your-cat-to-walk-on-a-leash/
Behavioral problems
>https://thecatsite.com/threads/inappropriate-peeing-problems-answered.9563/
>http://www.catvets.com/public/PDFs/PracticeGuidelines/FelineBehaviorGLS.pdf

Kitten care
>http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=1+2137&aid=912

Cat Food Database:
>http://catfooddb.com/
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>>3044698
cute kot!
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guys my cat tries to bite the shit out of me when i touch her feet, what should i do?
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>>3044808
dont touch feet
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>>3044808
While giving her a treat touch her feet simultaneously.
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>>3044808
ay, no toucha da feets!
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What causes a domestic cat to not eat?
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>>3044994
Any number of reasons, both medical and behavioral. What's the history on this cat? Was it eating fine previously? What changed in its food, feeding time, environment, etc? How old?
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>>3044698

How often is it normal for cats to throw up?
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Is it normal for a cat to almost always have their nose cold?
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>>3045043
0, normally. But if they have digestion issues or eat too fast or have hairballs, more often than that. I had one that barfed pretty regular til I switched her food to a formula that was supposed to help with hairballs. Worth having a vet's advice on if it's a new issue.

>>3045056
IIRC that's normal and if it's hot they're running fever.
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>>3045021
>What's the history on this cat? Was it eating fine previously?
Yes she was eating fine when she was a kitten
> What changed in its food, feeding time, environment
Nothing. Everyting is same
>How old?
2
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>has been working a lot while finding time to take care of grandma who had a stroke
>accidentally spoils cat by giving him too much food due to lack of attention/concentration
>now he asks to be fed from 10 to 10 minutes and won't settle for small amounts
I created a gimme-monster who demands the moon. How do I fix this disaster?
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>>3045157

you can't fix it. all you can do is run away from the cat
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My cat gets in this weird mood sometimes. He'll get up on a table to try and be eye level with me then stare at me, then he'll meow forcefully as if he's demanding something. He'll kind of stomp is foot sometimes too. I can't figure out what he wants when he does this, we've just had playtime, he has food and water available, and his litterbox is clean. During these moods he doesn't really like to be pet either, if I try he'll give another forceful meow and kind of love bite me. When I ignore him he'll keep meowing then bat at me and nibble at me. What gives? Is it due to lack of attention? I work 8hrs a day but I play a bit with him and pet him when I get home, then we're hanging out together for the rest of the day. He sits on my desk while I'm on my pc
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>>3045187
He want's a head butt.
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>>3045187
If you stand up and look back at him what does he do?
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Vet said my 6 year old little guy may have kidney disease starting already.
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my 2yo boy Milkshake and my new little girl Harper

i have 2 other very good boys and many photos

i love them all
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>>3045187
Maybe he wants to wrestle.

>>3045438
That's damn young but cats can live years with it if it's catched early.
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>>3045512

he's a picky eater and doesn't take pills. I'd have a hell of a time getting him to eat any special food or take medicine. To say nothing of the cost.

I can only hope its a kidney infection (diarrhea and being lethargic was why I took him in to the first place) blood work then said that one enzyme is quite high, which indicates either an infection or beginning kidney disease.

He's going to recheck the enzyme after a few weeks and two antibiotic injections to make sure the infection, if there is one, is completely gone.
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What should i do if my kitten keeps biting me?
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Starting to think my cat hates her water dish. She’d rather yank it so the water splashes out and lick it off the floor instead. Do cats really dislike when their whiskers touch the bowl edges? It is a pretty small bowl...
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>>3045657
Say “ow” and take your hand away or else they won’t learn not to do it
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>>3045657

get kitten an appropriate toy it can bite the shit out of
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my two cats that have always gotten along are now hissing and fighting, how do I fix this?
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>>3045437
He'll kind of back off if I really make a point of acting confrontational, is he trying to dominate me? Lol I want to assert myself as the dominate party, I don't cater to his every meow so I wouldn't say he's spoiled.

>>3045512
He does like to wrestle, he grabs my hand and bats and kicks it in his little death roll that he does, that's playful behavior right?
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So today I accidently stepped on one of my cats paws and now it seems to be carrying it when it walks around. This is the paw in question. She's currently sleeping and doesn't appear to be meowing in pain
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>>3045765

is she putting weight on it? If not, vet.
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>>3045449
Aww Harper's adorable! Do you have anymore pics of her?
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>>3045790
sometimes she does, but she still tries to carry it. Still jumps around, though she nips if I try touching it
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>>3045818

vet, it's probably just bruised/swollen but she needs to have it looked at.
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>>3045705
Re-introduce them, like you would if one of them was a new cat. Feed them with a transparent screen between and site-swap (one goes in the front of house, other goes in back of house, doors between, then swap them every day or so). Try some calming pheramones. Make sure both get plenty of pats and treats. Try and make more vertical space so one or the other will be less perturbed when the other walks in or thru a room.
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>>3045946

any ideas as to what caused it? Before they weren't the best of friends but they mostly just ignored each other, then one day they're at each other's throats. They weren't even this bad when I first introduced them.
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>>3045992
One is pro-skub, the other is anti-skub. Many such cases!
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My cat's 20 and I don't think she'll live much longer.
What should I do?
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>>3046042

enjoy every moment with her, let her have her favorite things and take tons of pictures.
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Today one of my kittens fell in well.
It was really sad, he clinged to the pipe as hard as he can but at the end he completly lost his grip. His mother still sniffing around the well looking for her child
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Kitty doppelgänger
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>>3046069
damn thats a cute nose
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Fags
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>>3046061
I'm sorry for the loss anon, can you cover the well so more don't fall in?
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>>3046289
How are they supposed to drink if I close the well?
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>>3046293

put out water for them yourself.
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>>3045697
This, people who complain their cat bites 9/10 times let their kitten nibble and play with their fingers. Cats are not nearly as hard to teach as people say
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>>3045449
Wanna smack Milkshakes butt
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>>3045814
heres her snuggling with her little pink pig toy i call Peppa
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>>3046400
>>3045814
tucked her in with a soft washcloth
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>>3046397
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containment
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>>3046417
Heartless.
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>>3046419
how is it heartless to let them get some fresh air outside in their play pen? they're not in there all day and i don't want them roaming around and possibly getting hurt
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This neighborhood demon cat comes to my house and beats up my cat really bad, he's too autistic to fight back, just sits and takes it.
I want to trap the motherfucker, maybe kill him. I'll be doing the neighborhood a favor as he has killed many other cats before, including my other cat's kittens.
How do I go about it? Lace somewhat with catnip in a cage?
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>>3046417
Responsible.
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My cat doesn't like hugs and boxes
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>>3046400
These furry motherfuckers are adorable.
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Why doesn't he love me, he's the only cat I've never been able to break into a purring lap cat.
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>>3045719
>that's playful behavior right?
Yeah. Expecially the males seem to love it but even old lady cats what to do it every now and then.
Mine initiates it by playfully attacking my ankle and staring at me like "What you're gonna do about it? huh? You'll have to fight me to stop me"

>>3046061
Couldn't you let down a rope so it can cling to it?
Sounds damn dangerous for small animals so you might as well just keep one hanging in.

>>3046417
Give that setting an update.

>>3046506
Too bad, this looks very hugable.
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>>3046506

perfect fluff
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>>3046552
>Too bad, this looks very hugable.
haha she can tolerate my hugs for a bit
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>>3046552

the mesh doesn't seem to go to the top of the tent, couldn't they jump/climb out if they wanted to?
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>>3046506
They look like a plush toy
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how should I teach my kitten to not go on the balcony?I live on the 3rd floor and I'm afraid she might climb up the railing and fall (or jump at a bird)
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I adopted an 8 year old overweight cat the other day. shes the sweetest cat I've ever met. think i'll have to wash my sheets every other day due to her hair though
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>>3044994
Stress, different food, changes in preference, sickness, etc
>>3045126
Try warming up the food first or a different brand. If your cat doesnt eat at all for 24 hours, you should take them to a vet.
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who has smoll kots here? She's full grown but she's about the size of 6-7 month old kitten. she also has a stubby half tail; her mom was tailless and her two littermates both have full tails.
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What's a normal price for a cat tooth extraction? I was quoted $640 for what looks to be about an hour long procedure. (45 minutes of anesthesia for $125 and the actual extraction being $66)
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>>3046849
What the hell, do you live in California?
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>>3046853
Cincinnati Ohio
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>>3046855

I'd call around to get other vets prices at the very least.
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>>3046849
I paid $250
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>>3046863
>>3046862
Yeah I checked in with a coworker familiar with animal rescue and they're saying it's not the most unreasonable thing with all the services quoted but to shop around a bit.
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>>3045654
I managed to get my own pill-hating cat to consume his meds by mashing them into a liquid and using a tiny syringe to spray the medical fluid directly down the gullet. It might not be super perfect or effective or whatever but it put the medicine in his system and he recovered.
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I had a dream last night my kot was sick and they had to amputate everything behind the shoulderblades, then after that she was running around happy again.
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>>3046835
can you post a picture of her next to banana?
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>>3046604
she's also super soft
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>>3046835
We call her bonsai cat
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>>3046947
What's her name?
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>>3046950
Fiona (little bun)
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Bros my cat is a little lethargic, seems to have trouble lifting its hindlegs and I haven't seen him poop in a day or so. Took him to the vet but blood, ultrasound came clean, he said everything seems normal outside some bladder crystals (that he'll take care of tomorrow). Vet did see poop in the cat's intestines too but its butthole seems fine, got its temperature checked there.

Could it just be the constipation? Or should I see another vet?
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big kot
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>>3044698

My 7 week old kitten has been great in everyway, but she doesn't go to the bathroom soon enough.

2 weeks ago she finished taking her intestinal worm and bacteria medicine to fix her diarrhea and leaky ass. She still occasionally has wet poop and it leaks a bit, but she doesn't go to the bathroom when it starts to leak. Im figuring its her stomach getting used to her food.

How can i get my dumbass cat to shit sooner since im getting tired of cleaning drops of cat shit? Or am i fucked and need to wait till she gets older and actually cleans and shits properly
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>>3047217
This is goober
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>>3046500
Stop letting your cat outside and contributing to the problem.
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>>3046994
If he's eating and drinking normally, not vomiting, and urinating without issue, I think it'd be okay to give him a day or two to see if he bounces back. You did the right thing bringing him in even if they didn't find anything overtly wrong.
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>>3047217

is momma around? 7 weeks is too young to be weaned yet.
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>>3047441
This.
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>>3047441
Not an option, he hates it inside. I asked in the wrong place.
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>>3047217
If his mommy not around you have to teach your kitten to use litterbox.
Try to catch when he's shitting on the floor and grab him quickly to the litterbox, make him sit there even if he's done already, but do it right after\in the middle of his defecation.
Pick a little bit of shit and take it to the litterbox so he starts to associate the scent
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>>3047642
Also dig the litter with his paws
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>tfw cat eats so fast she throws up
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My cat really likes me, but isn't wild about strangers and particularly men. I wish she wasn't so shy, she'd be happier if she was comfortable with more people.
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>>3047619
Then throw him in nature.
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>mfw new kitten keeps playing and rolling around in the litterbox like a goddamn chinchilla taking a dust bath
why is he like this
I'm spraying him with water when he does it but not when he uses it normally, I hope he gets rid of that habit soon. It makes such a mess.
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>>3048036

don't spray kitten
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>>3048036
don't spray cats with water its just going to make them not trust you and develop emotional issues

it makes me really depressed when people do that to their cats and wonder why their cats have issues
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>>3047739
Pretty much the only people who see her at all are the people at the vet's office.
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>>3046835
one of the left I believe was the runt of the litter. She's still small compared to her sister, on the right.
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>>3048377
she was tiny, skinny as a rail when we rescued them a year ago. Happy to say that she's very healthy
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At work tonight there was a cat in the parking lot, we were kind of worried about it getting hit by a car so my coworker gave me a carrier and I took it home. I contacted a local radio station to post a picture of the cat online. It’s very friendly and seems to be chilling out in my bathroom, but if the owner doesn’t respond I want to bring him to a local shelter the day after tomorrow.

I wasn’t sure how much food to feed him during the day. He ate a can and a half tonight but what should I do tomorrow?
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>>3048426
It might be a longshot, but try installing the Ring app on your phone and report the cat missing on the neighborhoods section.
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>>3048190
>>3048295
Oh, that's awful. I didn't know. I never did it to my older cat only because I never needed to, but now I feel as if I narrowly missed a bullet.
How else can I stop this? He always kicks up a whole beach and damn near bathes in the stuff, I can only take solace in the fact the litter box is always clean when he does it.
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>>3048377

your cat looks just like one of her littermates and her mother cat as well.
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Had this fluffball for 11 years.
Was a very chill cat, liked to play a bit and LOVED being brushed.
Unfortunately had to put him down due to a tumor.
Grew up with him, was my best friend.
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>>3048601
Got a new catto, and this one oh boy... A complete total opposite.
Energetic AF, basically runs arounds the house meowing and hunting down any bug or bird he sees.
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my cat has eaten like five flies this week, this won't hurt him will it?
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>>3047619
>"Not an option"
>t. Too lazy and irresponsible to acclimate a cat
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>>3048623
Nah, extra protein
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>>3046849
I paid nearly a grand for my cat to get all of his teeth pulled out here in California. Price typically depends on how many teeth need to come out and what meds the kitty needs after the operation.

Also fuck stomatitis.
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>>3048036
Never scare them in the litterbox if you want them to use it. It's likely they'll learn to stop using the place all together.

Most cat problems like that can be fixed by offering them a better alternative where they can do the thing they shouldn't at others. So I'd get him a box with a sand/earth mix for dust bath fun.
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>>3047217
>7 week old kitten
>2 weeks ago
Did she got to be separated from her family at 5 weeks? At that age her caregiver is supposed to still lick her clean and slowly introduce her to the right use of the litterbox. Also of course a toddler still has problems going to the bathroom, put up litterboxes everywhere so she can actually reach one in time wherever she is, expecially after taking a nap, otherwise she might learn shitting on the floor is what cats do.

If there is any chance you can get her back to her mom do it until she's at least 12 weeks old. Or get an 12 to 16 week old kitten that had enough time to learn how to cat so it can teach yours.
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>>3048623
We live near the hospital and when my cat caught a fly and ate it, I was freaking out cause it could be a fly with infection from the hospital, and my bf said I'm an autist and panicking. Cat doesn't give a shit and nothing happened with her.
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>>3048449
I wound up making a Craigslist ad and printed some posters for the store. I was worried about having the cat at first because he was pacing around but he’s started relaxing again. He seems kind of old, toilet trained enough and doesn’t run when outside.

One of my coworkers seems interested in taking him and my parents brought it up, too. Even though we don’t have pets I think they like how well behaved he is.
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my cat meows every time I sneeze.

I know its a condition response and not her saying bless you, but its still cute.
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>>3048601
>>3048602
F.
How long before you got the new cat? When my old one had to be put to sleep, I only lasted a month before I couldn’t stand living in a catless house anymore.
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>>3049078
Mine too. She does a two-syllable “bless you” meow and I always thank her. It’s only polite.
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>>3049100

sometimes she'll do a two syllable one, or one long one she holds. She'll also do on it coughs sometimes.

She only does it for me though, if anyone else sneezes she just kinda looks at them funny.
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>>3049169

take that band off kitty right now. That shit isn't funny or cute.
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>>3047655
Buy a puzzle feeder, they'll force him to slow down. Alternately, put a ping pong ball or other larger (impossible to accidentally to swallow) object in his food dish to force him to eat around it.

>>3047739
Is she food-motivated?
>have friend come over
>come in door
>drop high-value food item, like turkey lunchmeat or whatever
>leave
>repeat
>repeat again with multiple people

>>3048456
Yes, never punish kot in box, you are likely to create litterbox aversion.

When he starts fussing with the litter, distract him with another toy. He'll probably grow out of it, honestly.

>>3048426
Standard for an adult cat is 1/4 cup kibble twice daily OR 1 5.5oz can wet food split into two meals.

>>3048601
F
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>>3049100
My cat makes 2-syllable 'hi-hi' when I come back home. I thought I'm a crazy cat lady for thinking cats actually have different meows for certain things
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>>3047506

Cats ween at 5-6 weeks fuck out here

>>3047642
>>3048763
Momma was gone when i found her. She took well to eating hard food and a litter box. The problem isnt her shitting in the box. The problem is that she still has soft stool after being de-wormed and eating the same science diet kitten food for the past three week and a half. She isn't lethargic or sick. She just farts up wet poop and doesn't realize that its poop.

Ive brought her to vet to check up on it, and they said her results are fine.

Im not overfeeding her either, so I dont wtf is wrong.
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>adopt two sister cats from neglect situation
>lived 8-9 years in single room with little human interaction, only each other
>bring to apartment
>both adore me but suddenly fucking hate each other
>uh, ok
>separate, get pheromone diffuser, site swap
>feed on opposite sides of closed door
>feed on opposite sides of window screen barrier
>nearly 2 weeks later
>little to no progress

Every time I think they're taking a step forward and improving, they end up taking two steps backwards right after. Yesterday afternoon was one of the best intros they've ever had. One actually hopped the screen (previously was very reluctant to leave bedroom) and started sniffing around the living room where sister cat was sitting. Sister cat huffed a little but ate treats from me and did nothing. Intro last night feeding them before bed, they're hissing, growling, and swatted the screen, and bedroom cat would not approach the screen at all this morning.

I'm at a loss. It's been 80-90F the past few days and the bedroom is fucking broiling because the AC can't cool through a closed door. On Friday I had to call into work because I barely slept an hour or two in the heat.

They have one more week of cool weather to work this dumb cat shit out between each other, then if they can't coexist at that point one's gonna have to go. I can't live like this.
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my cats are just over a year old and 10.8 and 11.6 pounds, I feed them a quarter of a can of soft food each twice a day and have hard food out all the time
should I take away the hard food completely? I'm worried about their weight
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>>3049199
Well, it's easier to overeat on dry than on wet so reversing this feeding order might be helpful.
Also having cats keen on dry food is nice since you can make them run a lot by throwing single pieces of kibble.
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>>3049183
>1/4 cup kibble twice daily OR 1 5.5oz can wet food split into two meals
This seems so little food
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>>3049334
how would I reverse it if I just have the hard food out all the time?
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>>3049343
>>3049199
The amount you feed will depend on a number of factors including your cat's build, age, the type of food, and whether or not they're spayed/neutered. Try this:

https://petnutritionalliance.org/cat.php
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>cat somehow got outside
>waited until he came back
>he came back acting weird as if he's in pain
>took him to the vet
>they did all kinds of exams and nothing major showed up
>the doctor said he had a trauma and his temperature was low
>also that he was feeling pain in the back
>come back home
>he starts foaming and having spasms
>can barely walk and is extremely weak
>he's now under the table and doesn't want to eat or drink water
>he's just there still and will growl if I try to pick him

I'm worried, /an/. I'm taking him back tomorrow to do a blood exam.
Any idea what he might have? I feel like I'll die from anxiety if he's not well by tomorrow.
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>>3049490

definitely something happened to him physically. Seems to me that the vet would have taken x-rays and given him some pain meds at least..
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This stray cat came up to my house a few minutes ago. He's already on his way hunting rabbits or whatever.
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>>3049199
Do they have a tower or toys to chase around? Also you could do this.
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>>3044808
Touch her feet. Post pics of hands.
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>>3049546
They did exactly that. They also said he had some kind of trauma.
He's still having spasms and foaming. He tried to walk a little and feel.

I can't take this. It's too much for my heart.
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>>3049584

you may have to take him to a 24 hour emergency vet then.
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>>3049574
What a cutie, go out and give him a kiss on the head for me please
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>>3046576
it does go to the top of the tent
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>>3049585
I did just that. He was getting stone cold and had 34°C when I got there.
The doctors are taking care of him now. Wish him luck.
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My new kitten started to steal my older cat's favorite sleeping spot. I am inclined to not intervene and let them sort that kind of stuff by themselves (it's not like there aren't enough sleeping spots around my apartment) but my mom says that I should force the new kitten to adopt a new sleeping spot. wat do?
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>>3049790
The hierarchy is very important but you can try to intervene the other way. Older cat's in stress too and needs to know that he's loved not less. Try to pet him first, give him food first. Maybe organize new sleeping spot for kitten near older cat's spot. I'd advise to intervene only when there's a serious fight starting.
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>>3049799
>>3049799
>Try to pet him first, give him food first

I already do that. And honestly they go along very well: they don't fight, and they play together. But the older cat seems to want to be the one in charge, as he initiates a lot of that "dominance wrestling" cats do.
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No one’s contacted me about this cat but over the last day I found out he’s definitely housetrained and likes going outside. I let him stay out of the bathroom last night and he didn’t do anything too weird or pee everywhere. He also loves playing with softballs and crumpled paper, which is good because I don’t have any cat toys.
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>>3049807
They're both very cute! What're their names?
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>>3044808
Hmm :thinkface:
my cat has no problem when i touch his feet

maybe form a stronger bond with your feline
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My cat likes going outside

so far i have witness him killing mice (which is a good thing)

Im wondering when he'll start catching rabbits? (I have some that linger in my yard)
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>>3044698
Do cats feel physical pleasure from being pet and rubbing on you? My cat is so aggressive with it sometimes, driving his face into my hand or against my chin.
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>>3049931
Old one is Mousse ("Foam" in French): 33% fluff, 33% cuddles, 33% fat and 0.0% brains.

Young one is Poudre ("Powder") and he's pretty much a saint.
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pls r8 my cat

She is very sweet and affectionate.
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>>3050045

adorable Kitler, would genocide rodents with.
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>>3050039
> 33% fluff, 33% cuddles, 33% fat and 0.0% brains.

Sounds like your average frenchman.
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>>3050060

I wish I was that fluffy and cuddly.
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>>3049369
>>3049581
should I just take away the dry food completely?
they always take forever to eat their soft food as is and constantly try to eat off each other's plates
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does licking equal kissing to cats? I know about the whole eye blink thing but I like some physical expression of it.
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>>3044698
How worried should I be about hot weather? A 2-day heat wave ends today, when I got home an hour ago it was 102 indoors and had probably been 95+ for about 5 hours. 15 yr old kitty (pic related) was walking a little wobbly when I first got in, fed him a cold wet treat which he gobbled down. He's lazing on the ground and breathing steadily now, it picks up when he moves around but no panting. He's not interested in ice or regular water but I've been petting him with wet hands.

I'm going to have to get a window AC unit before the next heat wave, just wondering if anyone has experience with this in the meantime. I'm hoping he's just feeling lazy but worried about dehydration or other issues (his kidney/liver scan came back healthy a couple months ago).
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>>3045187
He's establishing dominance. You're his bitch now
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>>3046431
Take them for a walk instead you lazy bum
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>>3046500
Catch him, neuter him and give him home. Killing is not a good solution
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how do I know if my cat really, actually loves me
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I think I may need to consign my cat back to the shelter. I've had her for a year and a half, and since I got her every couple weeks she'll pee outside of the litterbox and ruin something. It can be on the floor, my bed, the couch, or even clothes. I live in a 3 room apartment with 2 litter boxes. I've tried different foods. I give her plenty of attention every day. I've consulted two vets countless times and they couldn't find any health or environmental causes for the behavior.
I think this weekend when my friend visited me and the cat peed on the inflatable mattress once, then a second time after I cleaned everything, was the tipping point. I realized these incidents aren't flukes or normal cat behavior, they're a pattern that I haven't been able to make a dent in after over a year. I don't think there's anything left I can try, and I realized I can't keep living like this.
I love my cat. She's so sweet and docile and loves belly rubs. But the realization that this isn't sustainable and I have no other options for fixing it is tearing me apart.
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>>3050455

something must be stressing her, like the friend visiting. Cats very much creatures of habit and some very fickle to any disruptions of the routine
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>>3050455
How often do you change her litter? Be honest
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>>3050359
The internal body temperature of house cats is naturally 102 to 104 degrees F, and they evolved from their ancestors who are desert dwelling animals. I'm mean you don't want your cat roasting in your house but they can handle heat fairly well relatively speaking.
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>>3050460
I hardly ever have guests, and she'll pee on things regardless of whether there is one or not. In fact, she's happy to walk near guests and get pet by them soon after they arrive. The vets and I couldn't think of any other potential stressors in my apartment.

>>3050463
Literally every day; it isn't hard. Usually when she pees on something I'll notice that the litter box was untouched since the last time I cleaned it.
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>>3050455
>>3050460
Sometimes the stressing thing isn't something you can locate or fix, so searching for a different home might not be a bad idea.
I know of some cases where cats that had litterbox issues stopped these in a new home and nobody ever found out why.
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>>3050454
if it headbumps your face when you sleep or jumps on your belly and starts kneading it
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>>3049843
The owner of the cat came to my work last night after someone told him about the posters. The cat’s name is Oliver and he stays inside of a business down the street, but he went outside and walked off too far on Saturday. I dropped him off this morning and if he gets lost again I know where to bring him
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Do certain types of cat food make your cat's claws grow? My cats front claws get really long and thick over time, so much that they have punctured her pawpads in the past.
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>>3050928

is she an older cat? Sometimes as they get older they don't trump their claws often enough so they grow inwards.

For like two years before she died I had to trim her claws when before I never had to do it.
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>>3050931
No, she's only 6, and she's had this problem ever since we brought her home in 2014
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>>3049581
I guess I'm a dumbass I never would have thought something so simple to make would be such a hit.
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>>3050928
>>3050972

some cats just have a really low scratch drive. you're probably going to have to trim your cat's nails, assuming you already have scratching posts she's not using.
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>>3051043

if they're really close to being ingrown then I'd have a vet-tech do it. I had to do that the first time, then I could keep them trimmed afterward.
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Vietnamese here. So i want to talk about something.
I have female cat at home. So when i came home and i start to pet her and suddenly she bite my hand and growl at me.
She never bite me before well expect one time taking a bath.
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>>3051082
>Vietnamese
I'm surprised you haven't eaten her already
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>>3051095
That very offensive you know that right?
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>>3051129
Yes I know that
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>>3050487
That's reassuring, thank you. I just worry about the sweet old boy when he acts strange.
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So I guess I have a kitten now. My brother adopted him and realized a second cat and a baby is too much. He’s around 6 weeks old I think. I brought him home and he seems comfortable, but when he met my 17 year old cat he got scared and started hissing after they touched noses. The kitten got along fine with my brothers cat, whose like 3. Any tips for getting them used to each other or just general advice? I haven’t had a kitten since I was 6 years old.
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>Just spent $1500 to pull some more of my cat's teeth.
>Turns out stomatitis was a misdiagnosis and I've been giving him steroid shots for nothing.
>Bloodwork also indicated Stage 2 renal failure despite bloodwork in February showing nothing. Probably thanks to the fucking steroids.
I've thrown like $5k at this moron. Now I can waste some more on specialty foods.
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>>3046500
There is no issue that cannot be solved by land mines. Just putting it out there.
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how do i stop my kitten from biting every single item she can find? (she has her toys, but that doesn't stop her)
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My cat's back is so sensitive I can't even give her a full body pet without her twitching like crazy. Is there any way to lessen this?
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>>3050147
>>3049351
please respond
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Found a malnourished, and cigarette smelling Maine Cat today. Took her in and now currently caring for the little one that looks to be around 4-5 months old I think.

Any tips on taking care of one of these? and are they really the biggest cat breed in the world? I already bought the litter box, bed, toys, and food so kinda late to regret anything, but help me out here.
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>>3051520
>6 weeks old
I hope not. That'd be like 6 weeks too early and it would be best to give him back to his family.

Almost every new cat/home causes territorial issues at first and they need time to get used to each other. Young ones usually get along quickly since they love to play a lot and bond easily that way.
With a Kitten and a 17 year old cat its likely they won't get along as soon as the little one starts to play more rough since it will annoy or even scare the hell out of the old one if the senior isn't a total chad.

>>3051528
You don't have to buy special food, just high quality one and give phosphate binders.

>>3049351
>>3051668
Leave some wet food out all the time and only use limited dry food for snacktime if the weight allows it. If you don't use plastic plates it won't go bad in just half a day.

>>3051623
Toddler issues, it'll stop after a while. Give her things to chew on that are similar to or better to chew than what she's using. Doesn't hae to be cat toys, try whatever, maybe toddler biting rings.

>>3051671
Cute little fucker.
Let it eat as much quality cat food as it wants at least until it's fully grown, yes they tend to grow a lot and eat a shitload and hungry cats get cranky.
Also gently make it used to combing or brushing its fur if it isn't yet.
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>>3051707
>Leave some wet food out all the time
You can't leave wet food for more than 2-3 hours, especially in summer time, it'll most likely spoil and cat can get sick.
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>>3051082
Alright took a little while a reason why she bite me. I pet this one at my work place.
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>>3051671
what makes you think he's a maine coon? He looks cute, unlike those retarded freaks.
Best I can do is take him to the vet for a check up and feed him quality food
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>>3051671
Update on her right here

She's CRAZY playful like she always comes and cuddles when you call her. She didn't really let me get much sleep cause she was just huddling all night.

Won't even stop playing with her toys once we start either she's that into it.

So far she knows where the litter box is, she knows her feeding station, but she's a bit reluctant to really stay there for long since all she wants to do is explore when I'm doing something else.

I heard from my aunt she is a maine coon, but she could also be one of those norwegian wood cats or something? they tend to look super similar or so I'm told.

That'd be super funny since I'm part norwegian myself.
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>>3051528
>misdiagnosis

Fuck vets. Seriously
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>>3050455
Have you tried spraying your home with that stuff that soothes cats? Its some kind of pheramone
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>>3045187
He wants to play more. My cat does this for the same reason
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>>3051767
It's likely a Cat™ brand cat: Longhair Edition. Enjoy your Cat™ and don't focus overmuch on "breed".
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>>3051767
cat has no breed without documents, she can be a phenotype of breed tho
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>>3051767
>they tend to look super similar
no, they don't
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>>3050455
I really feel for you.

Is your cat declawed? I’ve heard the trauma from that can make them litter averse and hurt their paws when they walk on it.
Spayed/neutered?
And have you tried different litters as well?

These questions probably all seem really obvious - but I am just trying to help. I really hope this works out somehow. I do not know what I would do here, it would tear me in half.
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>>3050872
I’m glad to hear Oliver got back home. Thank you for taking good care of him while he was lost.
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How do I get my cat to stop being so picky with her toys? I've bought her so many but she only likes lights and lazers

>>3051671
Have you given her a name yet?
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>>3051707
I just looked at pictures and he’s definitely older than 6. My older cat doesn’t act agressive, but he stands his ground and doesn’t like to play. It’s a shame because he got along well with my brother’s cat.
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>>3051837
I appreciate the sympathy. She wasn't declawed, she's spayed, and different litter types/brands didn't affect this one way or the other.

She also has suffered from persistent rodent ulcers (cysts/lesions around and in her mouth) since I've had her. When it flares up, it's ugly, but more importantly it must have been very painful because she would stop eating for days and I'd have to take her to the vet for a steroid shot to force faster healing. For this, too, I tried everything. Clean, metal food/water bowls. Had her on special hypoallergenic food for over 3 months with no difference. Even paid $300 for a blood test to look for any potential known allergies so we could maybe move forward with a special treatment plan to build up a resistance to any positive-tested allergens... But this very same weekend, the vet called me back to tell me that the blood test didn't find any known allergens to work with, so the only potential treatment left would be expensive immunosuppressants forever that wouldn't even fully fix the issue. Even with this health problem, it seems most ethical to find her another home that isn't poison to her. The only variable left I can try to remove from her life... is me.

I at least have come to terms with the fact that I've done everything I possibly could for either problem, and that I can't possibly keep her unless BOTH were mitigated. There's a decent chance that her next home will be one where the environment isn't poisoning her nor subtly causing her stress to pee on things. But it still hurts. I'm going to miss her.
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>>3051944
Weirdly this reminded me of when I used to volunteer at an animal shelter around my area (it shut down sadly). There was this older lady who had to give up her older cat since the place she moved into didn't allow pets. She would come in every three days or so to see her cat and cuddle it, and she would always cry when she had to put it back in it's cage and leave. It was really fucking depressing to watch.
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>>3051944
That sucks so bad man. I really wish I knew how to advise you or had some magic formula that would help.
>>3051951
Aw FUCK. That hit me right in the feels. That shit is so totally not ok.

I wish so bad I could fix stuff like this.
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>>3051965
>That shit is so totally not ok.
I just find it stupid that some places don't allow small pets like cats. My guess is that the lady was moving to some community living shit that didn't allow animals
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>>3050487
If your cat ever temps at 104 degrees, you better hope your ass is already in the car driving it to the vet. Normal cat temperature is 100-102.9F. Some vets consider the maximum acceptable temp to be even lower, 102.5F.

>>3051528
>stomatitis
>misdiagnosis
How in the unholy hell could a vet be this incompetent? It's one of the most distinctive conditions out there.

>>3051951
That is the saddest shit I've heard in my life. Reminds me of:
>about to walk into appointment one day
>description says cat has sores on ears - ok, likely allergies or ear infection/mites, easy
>enter room to find old woman weeping with sweet cat furiously rubbing all over her
>cautiously ask why she's upset
>this is her first time seeing the cat in half a year
>had to give him up to move into assisted living
>has mobility issues, but managed to bring him in that day because new owner wouldn't
>asks for a brush so she can groom him while waiting for doctor

Wish I could have taken him myself. I'd be willing to swing by an old folk's home every 1-2 weeks to visit.
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at what number is too many cats /kot/? My mother has nine, they are well taken cared of, house is clean, they get vet care if they get sick but I know she won't be able to do it forever. I live a state away now I so I can't be a day to day help.

Oldest one is 10 years old so it'll probably be a while before she loses one of them to natural causes.
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>>3052422
You got one cat first, then you got him a buddy, after 3 it doesn't really matter anymore
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>>3052422
It's too many as soon as the owner can't take care of them properly anymore, so any number from 1 on can be the tipping point.
Just make sure to check on her and help her get help if it starts to get too much.
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>>3052417
The dentist said it's pretty common for people to mix it up with periodontitis when they see the ulcers. Literally they see the ulcers and that's all they think of.
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When my cat was yawning I noticed a tiny black spot on her tooth. Should I be concerned? How cats act when they're in pain? Maybe it's food left and I worry for nothing
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Cat in a bag. Was delayed for 19 hours yesterday coming home from DC. I was in an absolutely foul mood when I finally got home, just so tired and frustrated, and this guy and his friend (not pictured) greeted me with headbutts, rubbing themselves all over my legs. It made me feel better.
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>>3052777
You cat got feline panleukopenia
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Is it ok to feed a kitten only hard food? He can chew it ok. Should I supplement it with beef or something?
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>>3052962
Supplement it with water. I wouldn't feed additional meat without bones or eggshell powder, raw boney meat on the other hand is great fun and cleans the teeth.
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Guys I want to get a cat, but is bad if I only get one? I want it to have company while I'm out at work/in school or exercising. Is it better if I get two instead?
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>>3052976
If you can support both cats financially including vet bills then why not.
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>>3052965
Ok thanks. I’ve been putting water in his food to make sure he drinks enough
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>>3052985
But for real, would I be a bad owner, if I do not see my cat for 8-12 hours everday? If I only get a single one?
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>>3052976
If they're younger and you can afford it, get two. Else get an older indoor one which doesn't mind sleeping/loafing around all day.
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>>3052990
Is it going to be alone at home? Cats can be pretty destructive when bored.
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>>3052991
>>3052998
Yes and no, I have a roomate who tends and we both work odd hours (I'm starting school after summer, so my schedule will likely be opposite his). I will be home during the afternoon till night and he will be home sleeping till early midday. That being said it will be my cat, and mine only.

My schedule would properly be something like
School: 8 or 9-15
Home: 16-17ish
Exercise:17-18/19
Then home again for the rest of the day.

Would O be neglecting the cat?
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>>3053027
Sounds like that would be fine, it all depends on the cat's personality and activity. General rule of thumb is that the older the cat gets the less playtime/attention it requires.

If it doesn't work out you can always bring the cat back. It's not like it would instantly be killed off or something.
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>>3053037
I most likely cant bring it back, as I'm buying a specific type of cat and not from a shelter
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>>3053041
How does your roommate play into this decision? Is he/she okay with the possibility of being woken in the early morning when the cat is miauwing/climbing on its face to get its breakfast?

Do you have enough space for a litterbox, scratching pole etc? My cat for example doesn't like shitting when others are watching.

When the time comes, are you ready to cover the medical expenses that the cat might require?

Is the cat going to be outdoor or indoor?
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>>3053056
Roomate is fine with it. He always sleeps with his door closed. And we live in 3 room apartment with more than enough room for a pole, a litter and a bit more
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>>3053056
And its gonna be a indoor cat. Ive thought about getting a leash though, so we can go for walks
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>>3050872
love cats with gray footpads desu
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I feel pretty gay for petting my male cat because I'm rubbing on another dude. Is this normal?
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>>3053166
Bro, how can rubbing pussy be gay?
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>>3053166
There's nothing manlier than petting another animal.

The fact that you can so totally dominate another animal is manly enough, but the fact that the animal will let you pet it like a child and enjoy like a submissive woman it cements your place at the top of the food chain. It's the ultimate masculine, heterosexual achievement.
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>>3052976
It's better to get two if you want a young one and it won't come into a bigger family or similar setting where enough people are around to entertain it.

If there aren't much people or those who are there are away for most of the day, playing up to several hours with the cat can quickly become more of an annoying chore than a fun thing (I was fed up with it after two days to be honest). Remember you want to have freetime without the cat as well.
In a case like that, two are better because you won't be needed for action playtime and can join in only when you feel like it. They don't have to be from the same litter.
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my neutered male cat sometimes holds down the spayed female cat by the scruff of her neck, while she yowls like crazy. Sometimes she'll manage to strike him in which chase they chase each other.

My other neutered male cat does not do this and the first male cat does not do it to him. Is this normal dominance behavior or something more?
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My cat YOWLS CONSTANTLY. I got him a few months ago so this isn't a new development. His blood work is normal. Vet says his heart and lungs sound good. He's eating, he's active, he's pooping and peeing consistently. No blood in stool. No worms. He has access to dry food and fresh moving water 24/7. Litter boxes cleaned daily. He sleeps with me on my bed. Indoor cat so no way he could get an outside illness.

But he still just walks around and YOWLS. He gets AT LEAST 30 min of active play a day with me and I have automatic toys for him too, I keep windows accessible, he can go wherever he wants so no closed doors to upset him, lots of places for him to run around and hide.

The shelter was adamant about him being the only cat because other cats were bullying him and my landlord only allows one animal too, so another cat is not an option.

I wouldn't mind so much despite being woken up at the crack of dawn sometimes but I am potentially moving in with other people in a few months. One of them has lived with a very talkative cat but the other one is from a quiet house. They are fully aware of how noisy this cat is, but I'm still very nervous. I've tried only giving him attention when he's quiet but he doesn't seem to get the message since he's yowling 90% of the time. Is there a way to train him out of this or is he just always going to be talkative?

Pic related: this my cat 90% of the time.
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>>3053271

he sounds stressed. Just because there are no other cats in the house doesn't mean that he isn't stressed by other cats. A neighbor could have one that he senses or there could be strays outside he sees when he looks out the window.
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>>3053271
What you describe sounds like what my brother complains about if he takes care of our cat when we're away and she just misses the usual amount of attention despite being an outdoor cat.
If he doesn't just meows dramatically but actually does this deep yowling sound https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY70BDJ5x1M he's calling out for someone.

>AT LEAST 30 min of active play a day
How old is he? A youngster can need way more but in any case I'd try more active social contact, not just playing but also random cuddles and conversations whenever you see him.
If that's what he's missing moving in with others could actually help to solve the problem.
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Why does my kitten keep trying to play and bite my hands when I just want to pet his fuckin head.
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>>3053895
I would try to stamp out that behavior now before he becomes a 15 pound murder engine and starts playfully nibbling at your hand with fully developed fangs and jaw muscles.
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>>3053897
I am, I say HEY and freeze. But he relaxes in my lap and I just wanna scratch and pet him but he wants to fight. I dunno if he just has too much energy at the moment, he's like 10 weeks old and bouncing all over the place when he's awake.
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How long does a cats memory last? I took my older cat to the vet for a check up/vaccines/flea work. He started avoiding me after this. He used to chill on my lap and sleep in my room every day but he has been ghosting me for almost three weeks now. I have tried cuddling and playing with him but he just gets away every time.
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How often do you guys give your cat wet cat food?
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>>3054214
Me. So I bought my cat some wet cat food for the first time and she chowed down on it like mad, but I think giving her an entire can of wet cat food was a bad idea. It's a lot and I dont think she can eat it all up in a short amount of time.

Should I have given her half and refrigerated the other half for later?
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I'm trying to get my cat to sleep on my bed because it's comfy having animal frens with you. But my cat always bites any time I move around my feet or legs while trying to sleep. He also likes to wander around my room and tries to open closets. He does get a lot of playtime though, and I understand that cats are nocturnal. But what are some things I could do so that he does settle down?
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>>3054237
Dont force the cat to sleep with you or it never will. Maybe bring cat treats to entice your cat to sleep near you
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>>3053895
>>3053914
I'd say play with him but stop and complain loudly if he gets too rough. With only 10 weeks his mother most likely hadn't started teaching him how far he can go with his bullshit so you have to. Since he's a male he will want to playfight a LOT in the next few years so you better teach him to be careful as soon as possible. The strong cuddling and petting phase in a cats life usually comes years later.
That energy is normal and healthy for young cats so if you don't have other pets that'll do it for you not playing isn't an option if you want him to get rid of that energy in a good way. Most cats get calmer after about a year.

>>3053897
Even with fully developed fangs and jaw muscles playful nibbling doesn't hurt as long as the cat (or dog) learned to be careful.

>>3054214
2 to 3 times a day

>>3054222
If you don't live in super hot conditions you won't need to refrigerate it, just put a lid on the can. I buy bigger cans so they are unrefrigerated for 2 days and I never had one go bad.
Btw I think they can eat more wet than dry without issues since it's already soaked up with fluids and therefore won't increase in volume after eating, still it's recommended to give several smaller servings instead of a big one because that's more like their natural feeding pattern.
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>>3054281
I play with him with a toy mouse that I make him chase and eventually catch, but I don't want him to play with my hands. I also have some other stuff he plays with on his own.
I'm gonna start letting him outside when he's 6 months, so whatever's out there is gonna keep him entertained then.
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>>3054214
2 times a day, 1 portion is about 30-50g, it's usually half or third of the whole can. I pour a little bit of water additionally into wet food. If she feels eating more she has dry food there at all times.
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How often do you guys replace all the sand in the litter box?
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Took my boy to the vet today for his shots. His cries on the way broke my heart.
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>>3054005
Cats are easy to win over with food, treats and play.

Make sure you're not letting him graze, give him treats just for fun every once in a while, and play with him often. He'll be chilling with you in no time.
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>>3054237
Whenever my cat would bite my legs I'd kick him until he stopped. Bed is for sleeping, not playing. He'd normally jump off and leave after that. Eventually he stopped doing that and just jumps up and naps with me every now and then. At the end of the day you can't force him to sleep in your bed, though, like the other anon said.
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Vet just called me, results are very bad and kidneys are compromised.
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>>3054588
I don't anymore since I realized the company that produced my favourite litter changed the recipe and I haven't found another brand even close in quality yet. I have one bag of this grey gold left and I won't waste a bit of it.
Since my cat prefers to use my garden as a toilet and only uses the litterbox every now and then I hope it'll last another few years.

Litter recommendations welcome. I want it to not dust and clump perfectly and firm so there will no tiny crumbs of soaked up pee be left that I can't get out without a sieve.
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Is it normal my kitten yells at me until I pick him up? Not like meowing but actual yelling

I thought they hated it

Pic is the little bugger
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>>3054788
Everclean?
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>>3053474

Damn, that sounds exactly like my cat. I hear him through the door sometimes when I just get home, he has a deep throaty yowl. I was afraid his chatty nature was pain yowl since that's what google says, but since all of his tests came back normal and the vet says his heart and lungs sound good I'm less inclined to think that.

He's about 3 or so, so he's an adult, but the shelter has no real idea. Someone just left him there in a crate. Maybe past trauma is contributing to his underlying anxiety.

I'll make it a point to talk to him more to let him know where I am. He seems to yowl more when he's in a different room than me for awhile.

If the yowling still continues I'll take him into the vet again.
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>>3054672

I'm so fucking sorry dude. Anything you can do?
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I think my cat ate part of a rubber band
what do I do
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>>3054892
I don't think your cat would eat a rubberband, but if he did I wouldn't be too scared. Cats are hard to kill, they don't say "cats have nine lives" for nothing
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>>3054214
Each cat gets 1/4 can + kibble for breakfast and dinner.

>>3054588
Once monthly.

>>3054672
Sorry, anon. Sometimes kidney failure can be managed with diet and subcutaneous fluids, but if the levels are too high it might just be his time.

>>3054791
Well-socialized cats may really like being held. My family has a cat that will stand up on his hind legs and paw at your thigh begging to be picked up, and one of mine gets so excited when I come home that she'll actually leap into my arms.

>>3054881
Yes, this is the cat "where are you?" yowl. The popular image of cats is that they're solitary hunters that don't give a shit about anyone else, but in reality they may develop separation anxiety just like dogs. https://www.catbehaviorassociates.com/separation-anxiety-in-cats/

One of the cats I grew up with was VERY bonded to me and was always at my side. When I graduated, I went overseas for 6 weeks to celebrate, and my mom told me over the phone that she kept sitting on my bed and crying for me. I thought she was exaggerating until I got home and would hear her doing it if I spent a long time quietly in the bathroom or something. She also would walk around the house yowling for a while after her sister died - they were very close.

If the yowling keeps up even after you move in with more people, talk to your vet about fluoxetine.

>>3054892
It will probably pass normally. Pay attention to the litterbox when you're scooping and look for it.

Symptoms of foreign bodies needing veterinary attention: repetitive vomiting, inability to keep food/water down, inappetence, lethargy, painful abdomen, inability to pass stool (or only passing small amounts of diarrhea)
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>>3054788
I recommend you don't let your cat outside.
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>tfw didn’t know about cat nutrition until very recently since last cats lived to 15+ on meow mix
>tfw family cat is the best cat in the world, bottlefed on day 1 by middle school me, with poofy non-shedding, non-matting fur, and a super friendly personality that loves belly rubs
>he turned 11
>he doesn’t act different but my mom says she thinks his fur feels “older”
>he grew an ugly hairless cyst thing on his chin last year (but the vet said it was nothing worrisome)
>I notice his breath stinks now and there is a lump under the skin in his neck
>fuck, my little boy is getting old
>afraid I prematurely aged him by not researching and letting the family continue to buy meow mix and a Walmart wet food I forget the name of
I’m gonna try to move his vet visit from September to sooner for the lump. But I love him so much and I’m leaving for Japan for work, I’m going to send money home and tell my mom what food to buy with it. I’m scared shitless I fucked his health over from 11 years of crap. I’m so sorry Hermie. Idk how I’ll live there without you.



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