Welcome to /kot/, the magical general of felines. You're stuck here forever.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.pdfKitten care>http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=1+2137&aid=912Cat Food Database:>http://catfooddb.com/Discordhttps://discord.gg/3xGbBG2Old Thread>>3088529
Every night my cat lover sleeps with meToday is Sunday so we got up for breakfast and came back to chill together in bed
Do absolutely ALL cats have toxoplasmose?
>>3101654pretty cat, but gnarly toes
i want to pet cat now, i am dying
Got a nice ass too
>>3101651For statistics: is your orange cat like cuddles and friendly?
>>3101671like his socks and mustache, what's the name?
>>3101693Yeah and he gets jealous and attacks other cats I pet
>>3101637>mfw cat farted
>>3101637This is Moby
I thought cats were supposed to be independent. My fat orange nigga is needy as fuck.
she was supposed to be an indoor cat but I let her out in the garden with me because she has problems with her nose and needs the air
>>3101785every cat has individual personality, surprise
>>3101785Cats are selfish, not independent. They love being near people that feed them and love them
Can doge be included as long as there is a meow? He is but a tiny meow. Consider it a combo?
>>3101931I fear for that cat's life
>>3101932Oh please. When I found the kitten it hated the dog and puffed up. Dog was like, y u no liek me? Now they are best buds and cuddle. I found him in a field screaming and covered in grass burrs, I couldn't leave him there. He cleaned up pretty nice.
Is it ok to change an adult cats name? he just turned 4 and i find that i dont like the name i gave him anymore. is it too late and will people think im weird for changing it?
>>3101920The cat is actually my fiancé’s. She feeds him and cleans his litter. The cat still prefers me and will cuddle next to me and ignore her. What’s up with that?
New /kot/ thread. Alright, time for stories.CONTEXT: I'm the anon from previous threads that lives in rural Texas, where there are no stray TNR programs, neutering laws, and a stray cat epidemic. The city will not pay for anything and will not ask a vet/shelter to provide services. They refuse to put money into any kind of program to reduce the number of strays. This has resulted in sick kittens, dead cats, and lots of frustrated tears. I have two cats. A 9 year old female and a 16 month old male. They are both spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and inside cats. The rest are strays that I simply watch out for and take care of. The cats are not nuisances. They keep the pest population low, most are skittish but tame, but they are not MY cats. The closest vet charges over $100 per cat for appointment and neutering. I simply can't afford to spay/neuter the stray problem in this town. I've been thinking of setting up a GoFundMe to help with this. I have many stories. They are sad stories. Some people visit /kot/ for cute cat pics. So if you see any other posts by someone with this tripcode, you understand that these are not those kinds of posts. I refuse to post abused animal photos here, but the stories I have do include abuse and neglect.Next post, I explain how dire the situation is, here.
Let's start with the one I'm the most pissed off about.The town has a lot of money. There's oil here, there's ranch land, there's also a trailer park but honestly most of the residents are upper-middle class with no fucking responsibility. The kinds of people that say 'well we should help' but never actually help. I am currently unemployed and close to being in financial distress, but I try to do what I can. I just can't do everything.My current neighbors... Well. The wife is a lab tech at the hospital. The husband works with machinery. They have 2 or 3 kids and the family is pretty quiet. They're actually pretty nice. But when it comes to animals, they are clueless or ignorant. They choose to be fucking morons.They have a cat... Let's call her Pretty. Because she is pretty. She's a snowshoe, and has looked exceedingly unhealthy, lately. Swollen face, thinning considerably... She's primarily an outside cat, and the neighbors do have food set up for both their cats and dogs. So my first assumption is that Pretty is sick. The last few litters she had (4-6 kittens each) died. This kind of confirmed it for me. She had been attacking most of the female cats, as well, and I've been trying to drive her off without getting violent.In the last thread, I posted that Pepper (another stray cat) had 5 kittens. Her biggest, and miraculously healthy, litter so far. Well, the neighbor kids came over to want to play with the kittens, and I let them. Want to get the babies socialized for adoption. The kids are very respectful. One of the kittens had its claws into their shirt, and was pulled a little too hard and yelped. The kids stopped immediately and waited for the adult (me) to correct the situation before they played much more gently. (Kitten ended up being fine, it wasn't a problem at all.)They told me that they received kittens from the same neighbor that owns Pretty. And they were Pretty's kittens. (1/2)
>>3102070The kids said that the ADULT neighbors gave them kittens that died days later. One was dying, and was so thin that they brought it back. I remembered the neighbor telling me about this, that they brought back sick kittens that died. However, the kids were fawning over the kittens like they were going to take them home. And I told them they couldn't, that they still needed their mother. Which was true. Then it clicked. I asked the kids if the kittens they got from the neighbor were this small or smaller. All three said 'yes'. I explained to them that that's why those kittens died. They needed their mother because they were so young. The oldest girl looked horrified, like she caused the murder. I told them it wasn't their fault (oldest might have been 10 years old), gave them some verbal, easy to understand information, and told them they could come play with the kittens any time as long as they kept them on my front porch. All three of them have respected this condition so far. They're good kids.Pretty isn't sick. She's fucking depressed. Her kittens have either died or have been taken away from her at less than 4 weeks of age. I immediately apologized for trying to run her off, gave her gentle pets. She flinched, but when I got to her ears she closed her eyes and relaxed. She currently has three kittens that are coming up on 2 months old. They are feral, and I don't know if I can catch them. I don't know if I want to. I called the SPCA to find out my legal rights on spaying other people's animals. Explained the sickness and kitten situation. They told me as long as the animal comes in my yard, legally it can be spayed as it is perceived to be stray. (Note this is Texas. Rules may not be the same in other areas.) When her kittens get a little bit older, I'm going to trap her and spay her. Pretty deserves a better life than fucking this. She might be scared, she might hate me, but she'll never have to lose another kitten ever again.
>>3102079>They are feral, and I don't know if I can catch them. I don't know if I want to.Clarification: I want to catch them for neutering, but I refuse to catch them for the neighbors. I told them I would try before I found all this information out. I will not ever bring them an animal.
>>3102069Cute dog, but wrong general
>Our cat didn't come home last night>The other one had some scratches/claw marks on its legWe let them outside when they want to buy they always come home at night to sleep inside. They are also always together and never go by themselves anywhere
Is Toxoplasmosis a thing that as soon as you catch it you start vomiting and having fever? Help I dont want to have brain damage.
>>3101783i love Moby
My little posy
fucking redpill me on Toxoplasmosis
>>3102185>letting your cat outsideWew lad. There's your first mistake.
>>3102340Post is a pretty lady kitty
>>3102399Ah fuck autocorrect
>Allergic as fuck to p much all animals>Avoid animals like hell>Issues with family happen and end up having to help my grandmother take care of my aunt's cat>cat is a paranoid bag of nerves, is named "Mouse">will never approach anyone, and hide 24/7. Not even my aunt besides feeding time>I just tag along with my family to go feed it>I don't even feed it and it just always follows me around>I try to avoid it because I'm allergic but it will never leave me alone>Rare occasion I'm alone with it sitting on a staircase>It rubs up on me and hops up by my ear>Leans into my ear and just. Starts whispering>Sounds like Harry Potter parseltongue>Walks around and just starts whispering in my other ear. It sounded fucking supernatural>Passed away soon after I will never forget those sounds. I've looked up stuff online about it and got no answers. Anyone know anything about those type of cat sounds?
>>3102361If you aren't a toddler or a 99 year old woman, and don't have an autoimmune disease, you won't get it. Ever. 4chan sensationalized bullshit just to watch dumbasses believe their crap.
>jerk brother still hasn't spayed his cat>she's yelling the whole day>i can't do anything
>>3102474Tell him to fix it or you'll take it to a shelter
>>3101931After the shitbull kills the cat I hope it turns on you and pulls your micro penis off
This 4 month old cutie is officially mine since yesterday evening!
>>3101989Is the cat knows his name and answering? If not, doesn't matter, if yes, then you will need some time to teach him his new name
Here's my black tabby. Her name is Cookie. She's extremely playful and affectionate. I love laying in bed with her while she purrs like a motor.
>>3102608She had little beady eyes when she was a kitten. She got even prettier when she grew up.
>>3102609aww she's pretty and she knows it!
>>3102370just arm them with knifes and guns
My cat doesn't sleep on my bed and hops off if I try to set her on it, but right now i'm laying down on the couch and she promptly hopped up and is currently sleeping on my lap. I donno why she doesnt sleep on my bed with me.
am i worth to keep a cat? I am a almost jobless poorfag
>>3102721Everyone deserves to keep a kot. Feeding them isn't that expensive. Buy food in bulk and you're spending at most an euro per day. Teach the kot to use the WC and you save on litter too.
>>3102721You better start setting money aside just in case of medical emergencies.
>>3102187Maybe if you're an immunelet, usually you skip right to the brain damage without noticing.
>>3102684My kots the same way
>>3102684My kot has attempted to sleep on the bed a couple of times but I always turn or accidentally kick her so she has written it off as a futile endeavour.
>>3102399That she is
>>3102470what if i have low imunnity for other reasons like stress and depression
who else has split faced kots
>>3103020ffs why is the picture the wrong way (also she was this rotund when we got her)
>>3101637Retarded cat fell out of balcony AGAIN. The other one learned from its first time. Also, didn't get as lucky this time. Lower back is fucked, no control of the tail (though can feel it), walks funny and it hurts.
>>3103031Keep the fucking door shut my dude and take the cat to vet
This is Finn.
>>3102979then get a kot and remove yourself from the gene pool
>>3103208i already have a cat since a few months, that's why im so worried
>>3102979You'll be fine, it's not something to stress yourself over anymore than you already are
>>3103227oh fuck youi'm calling the pharmacy and ordering some meds for Toxoplasmosis
>>3103229I was being genuine but get yourself checked out for being a schizo/BPD while you're at it, cunt
>>3103231whyit's fuckin toxoplasmosis
I want a cat like a ragdoll, but I'm not a fan of their flat faces..
hey /kot/,i adopted these two girls on Saturday morning. i've been doing nothing but watching TV and coaxing them to snuggle me with treats. the colourful one was purring up against me, so i decided to purr back to her, and she kept booping my nose with her paw every time i vocalized. probably the cutest thing i've ever witnessed; i don't think i've smiled so wide since i was a kidthanks to those who suggested i adopt a cat. it's early days but i love these little cunts already.
What breed would you recommend if I want a pure black, or maybe a pure white cat?
>>3102979Low immunity is not an autoimmune disease.Unless you have AIDS or Addison's Disease, you're fine. But stay the fuck away from cats anyway, they don't need your bullshit.
Catlord coming in.
>>3103207Looks like he has something to say
>>3101659no, indoor cats are pretty safe from it
>>3101654Sounds like my typical weekend>>3103310Adopt black cat from a sheltet
>>3102185The danger is the price they pay for freedom.Go look for cat sometime today, maybe he's just withdrawn somewhere but still alive.
>>3102711Look at those big eyes, so pretty.
Do you prefer male or female cats generally? This is planning far ahead but I'd like to get a cat eventually
>>3103576I didn't care about gender at first, but my female cat happens to be more shy, gentle and afraid of things\people. She also likes female humans more. I heard females are more careful while using litterbox when male cats just tossing litter around, my cat confirms. But spaying is more complicated than neutering male cat, surgery-wise. Also male cats might be more active but this depends on personality and breed more.
>>3103550he's not sleep, you woke him
too small to stay in
is it better to get a kitten if want to train it since young? will it be hard for total beginner?
>>3103248Then you're in luck, because ragdolls don't have a flat face :) the ones who do are persian cats!
>>3103617Your kot is obese.
My cat has tapeworms and I can't get this mother hecker to take the pill. I tried doing the whole tilt head upwards thing to open her mouth, but she just spits the pill out. I tried crushing and putting it in wet food, but then she loses interest in the food. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH
i want to pet cat, pls let me to
>>3103631Starve her and then put it in her wet food.
>>3103631After you drop the pill in, wrap you fingers around it's muzzle. Your goal is to leave it with enough wiggle room to make chewing motions but not enough to spit the pill out through it's teeth.
Halp.> my cat usually keeps her to herself> is out in my garden each night> sleeps all day> eats/awake in the morning and evening> likes attention/petting but is not an attention whoreyet... now, it's seeking cover/hideout all the time (for hours now) and meowing loudly. just randomly and at me / others too.she never does this...any clues what she might be up to?I saw her hide when there is a storm coming, she drops her height/legs then and seeks cover. But now she just keeps going around the house, checking out every small corner while meowing and shit.
>>3101693I have an orange cat and he has the same behaviour if it helps
>>3103207what are those black spots on his mouth?
he is my boyfriend's gremlin. he looks adorable but destroys every toilet paper he can find
In what age cats starts to throw up their fur? I'm feeding my cat high quality expensive food and she seem processing furballs with digestive system, she never threw up anything. Is it possible that she'll never start while she's healthy and fed correctly?
>use plastic grocery bags for scooping litter>moving to a new city in which plastic grocery bags cost moneyWhat do you use to scoop litter?
>stray cat in backyard having its 2nd litterCan I force a cat to miscarriage
>>3103762Fuck off. Do you dump it into your mouth?
>>3103668I read that cats trying to hide a lot even tho they don't usually do so might be sick, does it look like some thing's wrong with her? Take her to your vet if you can
>>3103631Put the pill on the back of her tongue then hold her mouth closed until you feel her swallow. You can also get a little 1 mL oral syringe from your vet and squirt water in after you put the pill to encourage her to swallow
>>3103767have animal control pick it up
>>3103757buy a poop bag big enough to fill with litter and when it has enough then you buy a new one. use a shovel.
My cat got super skinny after he was neutered does this happen every time to males? I've only had girl cats and they got fatter after we spayed them
>>3103427My cat sleeps on my bed every night and even when it doesnt, it enters my room by morning and stays chilling in there until i get up to work.Are you sure that unless i dont have AIDS i will not get toxoplasmosis from kissing my cat?
GUYS i'm the one whose cat pissed out of her sandbox and pissed blood on my room floor. The vet came to my house, touched her and said everything was fine, just her bladder was kinda small but it's nothing to worry about.He said cats like to piss anywhere that's sand, not only on her sand box. My retarded sister was at home when he came, not me, so she didnt confront him that the cat pissed on the cement floor not on some pile of sand.Is it all ok?
>>3103855Toxoplasmosis enters your body via contact with infected feces. For it to cause more damage than headaches and such things you would need to have your defenses lowered via AIDS, unless you are, as it was said some posts up, a toddler or a grandpa.Don't kiss your cat's butt, don't touch the poop and take it to the vet if it shows symptoms.
>>3103865Dont all cats have toxoplasmosis and not have symptomsAnd what if i need to touch her poop when collecting it
>>3103668>>3103782Just saw your reply.Turns out it was hair or something that upset her stomach. She went out in the end, vomited up some hair ...thing, and also had some kind of diarrhea-like-shit.Oh well.Been fine ever since. Never had this happen before. > vetYea it was late over here, no vets are available at night/late evening sadly.
im getting a kitten today if the shelter doesnt deny my applicationwhats a decent collar brand?
>>3103869They sometimes display neurological symptoms.Use a shovel and wash your hands.
>>3103904 i kiss my cat's face and belly
>>3103869Can this contact come from inhaling litter dust?
>>3103817I live in a studio apartment, I'm not going to keep a giant bag of shit in it
>>3102082I hope you can spay the cat anon, keep us updated
>>3103808This is almost impossible to do by myself. I think I'm gonna have to bite the bullet and take her to the vet and have them do it. She wiggles and thrashes like crazy. It was a miracle I was even able to open their jaw. At least the pill was only 7 bux.
>>3103918are you a produceri have a home studio
>>3103617I'm going to barbecue your kot>>3103680What's wrong with his paws? Looks weird.
>>3101637this is my cathe has a lot of hair
>>3103926No I'm in college in a major American city
>>3103944oh but you produce
>>3103950Nice bait if you're fucking with me. In the event that you're a eurofag a studio apartment is where living room, kitchen and bedroom are not seperated by doors. They're small.
>>3103960 im esl i thought you had a studio in your apartment in that case, have you thought of leaving the cat's litter box in the bathroom?
>>3103962a studio apartment is where very poor people live. they can't support themselves, they don't need pets.
>>3103767stomp on it's belly
People are way too afraid of everyday germs itt. Make the test: kiss a tortoise, drink a cup of river water or eat a salat made with fresh mayo after leaving it uncooled for a day - if you don't catch salmonella you aren't an immunelet and you can forget all your worries about the usual dangers of pets and dirt.
>>3103929His paws are fine, actually. Its just the photo.
What do when you want to kiss your kot's paws but the kot doesn't want you to
>>3101637Behold, my Son.
>>3103931alarmed yet regal cat >>3104041would also like an answer to this
IM WORRIED ABOUT MY CAT she was entering my room, near the door. there was an object on the floor. i noticed she was moving in a weird manner. her trunk was stretched as if her was stretching after waking up, and her front arm was moving front and back as if she was paralyzed and fighting it. i thought she was just curious and analyzing the object, but she stood that way for long seconds. then i got up near her and she thought i was shooing her, and she moved away.
>>3101637Can someone post uglier cats? All the nice looking cats start to look the same.
>>3104143Are you retarded?
>>3104154no just esl
My cat companion of 15 years passed away a few months ago, but I'm not here to cry about it.What bothers me is his last moments. He was laying there, very sick. His sickness sort of happened very quickly. As I was kneeling near him he started kicking, pawing in violent jerks and his pupils got wider than I've ever seen them. It only lasted for like 15 or 20 seconds, and then he was dead.Was he in extreme pain? Was he extremely scared? What exactly was happening for him, if anyone knows? I feel awful even now, like that I should have put him to sleep, but I didn't even get that chance. His eyes were looking at me and I keep worrying that in his final seconds he thought I was hurting him.
>>3103862I have no idea, but I'd keep a close eye on her to see if she stops eating or drinking.
>>3104173My guess would be a seizure, but that's just based off of the limited description. If it was a seizure it probably was not very painful; the jerking and clawing were just contractions of the muscles. Same can be said for the staring/eye movement. My condolences. My cat is about middle age now and I know I will one day have to say goodbye to her.
Got a tower for my kots. At least one of them is enjoying it.
I want to live with my boyfriend and he loves cats, he wants us to have one badly, but I'm extremely paranoid about toxoplasmosis and e.coli bacteria. I worry that if a cat slept on my pillow I'd be too paranoid to sleep on it afterwards.I do not want to say no to owning a cat. I think they're adorable animals and they make my boyfriend happy. How do I get over the paranoia, /kot/?
>>3104049wow mnajestic kot. I want to brush him
>>3104348tfw my cat doesnt want to sleep on my pillow
>>3104348You already have toxo and e. Coli already even without the cat. Trust me.
>>3104391goddamn get a new collar for him that looks disgusting like a piece of rag
Do any of you guys own a russian blue? From what I've read at wikipedia they sound right up my alley, but I'd like a personal opinion on them
a stray birthed some kittens at a bird sanctuary my girlfriend works at. we decided to keep one, a little calico girl. haven't named her yet. got her her shots etc already. cuddliest, most playful kitten I've ever had. she never leaves my side and loves to play. she's alpha as fuck too, completely fearless. hisses at and bops our other two fully grown cats, doesn't give a fuck. she flops right onto me when it's time to sleep. always waking me up with kisses and boops and shit. i hope she stays this cuddly as she gets older.
>>3101637Don't have a cat, but got pretty close to:>Got tons of cats going through my garden, but they always stay away from my house>Backdoor open in this summerheat>Close the door later in the evening>Turn off the light and go to bed>As I walk up the hallway I hear very quiet footsteps behind me>Stop>Footsteps stop>Turn around and look>Nothing there>Continue>Footsteps continue>Turn on the light and turn around in a flash>Red kot with white mittens get scared shitless>Run face first into the now closed backdoor and then disappear in another direction in the houseI then spent about half an hour finding the little shit to get him out, and first thing he do when I find him is giving me that curious "Mawr?" cats do.
>>3104348talk to a doctor and maybe a vet about your concerns
>>3104412I've met him several times in my garden, and watched him from afar.He sometimes just sit in the sun and is totally relaxed.Other times he takes a shit on my lawn, look straight into my eyes when I knock on the window to get him away, and just continue his business.If it wasn't because the [spoiler]wife[/spoiler] is allergic, and he probably have a family I would love to adopt him.
>>3104409god i wish that were me
>>3104348I remember when we were waiting for our new cat my bf demanded 'don't let cat to step on my desk!! keep it away!!' and then 2 days later he put a blanket on a desk and put our cat on it because she cute.
>>3104414maybe he fell in love with you, throw wife away, get cat
>>3101662fuckign footfags why are they everywhere
>>3102608>>3102609She's absolutely beautiful anon. She looks identical to my old catbro that I had for all my life, and even a few years before I was born. [spoiler]RIP Ned you smug, handsome IRL shitposter[/spoiler]
Is it true that every cat owner thinks that only his cat\cats are the best? Like he says that he likes your cat but in reality he thinks that his cat is 90000 times prettier, cuter and the best?
>>3104463>my cat: with me for at least several years, many memories formed, attachment>your cat: seen it 1.5 times, in total less than 1 hour, maybe not even personally but only on picswho would you choose?
>>3104471I'm talking about appearance parameters only
>>3104173There is never an ideal way for pets to die, if you had euthanized him you'd probably still be wondering if you did the right thing. You gave him 15 years of health and happiness, that is much more important than 15-20 sec of suffering that he might have experienced at the end. He was also likely less distressed because you were there, rather than going through it alone.
My cat likes to watch bird videos on my iPad. My sister started doing this a while ago and now everytime a screen is on he'll usually look at it, when before he usually ignored them.My question is can this be bad for his eyesight? He sits really close to the screen, sometimes literally having his eyes a couple cm from the screen. If this can ruin a humans eyes and make them need glasses, couldn't that happen with a cat too? My cat seems to be going a bit blind recently, but it might be a coincidence
>>3104489How did he manage to sit on the wall though
>>3104521idk man it was crazy
>>3104275>Get a tower for my cat>Even has some nice scratching posts>She won't even look at it
>>3104463Subjectively my Puss is the cutest Kot alive but objectively no, I much prefer the fluffy look >>3104049But the shelter didn’t have any fluffy ones and I bought the cat for mice removal not looks and she’s great at it.
>>3104489>IndyThat's a cute name
Hey /an/ weird question but has your cat ever ripped his butthole a little bit from pooping a too big poo? This morning my cat took a dump and when he was done I realized he has some blood on his butt. He was acting super normal before and after. He was jumping around like nothing was wrong. I had to leave for work but when I got home I checked him out and he hadn't bled again (he hadn't pooped again, though) and he was still acting perfectly normal. He didn't seem to be bothered whatsoever when I examined his butt tonight either and there was nothing off-looking either so I doubt it's anything like the anal glands. His poop was normal too aside from some blood smears.It's definitely not normal but at the same time I'm not super worried since the blood was bright red, so it's probably nothing internal. I'm gonna watch him throughout the night and call a vet tomorrow if it happens again but I'm just wondering if that's something that can actually happen?
>>3104945Stop sodomizing your cat.
>>3104936>>3104939>>3104942Kisses from me to this kitty
>>3104950But he's too cute!
>>3104955I present to you; Refrigerator cat
>>3105019Special behind the scenes footage.
>>3105019>>3105073>Adopt a cat for the first time>Look away for a moment>She jumps on top of my fridge
>>3105074This is actually a new development for this moron(last week) despite having lived in this house for a year.
>>3105073Where is this kot's tail
>>3105091Medical landfill. I'm pretty sure he got hit by a car and got some nerves cut in it. He couldn't move it and had a big lesion next to his rectum. So they lopped it off and sutured his butt back together.
>>3105099[spoiler]He has almost no teeth now either thanks to a bad case of periodontitis.[/spoiler]
My sentient fur ball. Very therapeutic to pet.
All of a sudden my cat doesnt want to stay in my bedroom
>>3105127Such is the nature of cats. They're fickle, petty, cruel, yet loving. Not at all disimilar to women.
My cats are being goofballs today.
Any fellow tort bros?
>>3104401Bumping this, different guy but also interested
>>3105101Poor kot ;_;
>>3105171Don't have pity for him. He gets to sit on a nice big porch, eat nice and fancy food, drink ice water from cups, and basically live a nicer life than most Africans and S. Americans.
>>3105073what a cutiehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuvxF7GiO7I
>>3105167I think mine is >>3104837Does yours have zero tolerance for other cats?
>>3105197I wouldn't really know since I don't have any other cats. However, she seemed to separate herself from the other cats in the shelter.
>wake up to this on top of youWhat do you do?
>>3105199I don’t have any other cats but outdoor cats will sometimes come onto my deck and she snaps. She wasn’t allowed near the other cats at the shelter either. I read Tortoise are like that but who knows >>3105200Sigh, rub it’s face and get the food ready
>>3104173>>3104485this anon, you being there in his last moments was comfort enough.I once found a mouse in my old school and had the crazy idea to keep it as a pet. well after few hours it got spasms, just like you said, 15-20 sec. and then died.I also had to put a 6 month old kitten to sleep few months ago due to FIP, the worst was once the muscles relaxed some brown fluid kept on pouring of its mouth and nose. had to keep on telling myself that she doesn't feel pain anymore but i kept on talking to her till it stopped.
>>3105298I'm sorry you had to go through that experience, anon, but you definitely did the right thing.
>>3105298at least you were with your cat until the last momentswhen I found my boy, it was already too late. he was only a year and a month old
Last time they slept like this, it was in a heart formation. Kicking myself for not taking a pic of it then.>>3105298Sorry for your loss anon
>>3105119I want to brush him>>3105185Gonna be a handsome kot>>3105160The first one seem huggable>>3105522Lovely pixel cats
Porch chair cat
Porch swing cat
>>3105714What's his name?
>>3105728Turk. His first owner picked it out. He was just going to leave him when he moved and my vet student neighbor made the guy pay for his shots and to get fixed. Back then he had all his teeth, two full ears, and a tail. Now he's my problem.
There's this cat that hangs out outside my condo. Will walk up to literally everyone for pets. I spent an hour or so petting it last week and the little bugger followed me everywhere I went and crawled up on my head.More affectionate than any dog I've come across and I'm a dog person.I don't think it's a stray but it had no collar on it and was hunting crickets. Small cat maybe 10 pounds or so. I know /an/ is not hot about letting cats outdoors and I agree with many of their points but my question is how many cats are actually like this? Cats are known for being aloof and independent with their owners let alone strangers. I want a cat now.
>>3105752I had an outdoor cat like that. She was very sweet and loved to be near me. She also was a huge whore and hit up like three other people for food, but I think I was the only one she'd let pick her up and put her across my shoulders. She'd follow me everywhere and try to run into my townhouse to hang out.
My cats want to travel
How do I stop my kitten from jumping on tables and knocking shit over?
>>3106323Don't leave fragile/dangerous stuff on tables to knock over. Kittens have a lot of energy to spend so she's going to want to jump and climb. You can try playing with it more during its energy bursts to tire it out.You can try hissing and gently tapping your kitten with one finger on the head (just enough to be uncomfortable/annoying- dont hurt it) when it does stuff you don't want it to do. It worked with my cat when she was a kitten.
>>3106233That one cats raised eyebrow
>>3106233>>3106331I am judging you with very deep thought.
I'm thinking about buying a Sphinx.I have no pets and I don't intend on having any apart from said Sphinx.I'm kind of experienced with cats because I lived with one for three years(It belonged to my flatmate).Do you recommend them? Any advice?
I love cats so fucking much
>>3105709What's up with this guy's collar?
>>3106566What do you mean?
>>3106383You need to put sun screen on them when they go outside, anon.
/an/ pls help im trapped
>>3105752The aloof thing comes from those times when you want to snuggle but kot doesn't. I would say most of the cats I have known have been good for a scratch at least if treated carefully - that is, if you bound up to them and start rubbing their back back and forth they are going to fuck right off, but if you are quiet and careful and let them get a sniff, a lot of them will cuddle with you some, and a few are downright snuggle sluts.
>>3104489I doubt it if you don't let him watch bird tv for hours everyday. Going blind due to a lack of taurine in the diet is way more likely, so I'd check that.
>>3105752>Cats are known for being aloof and independent with their owners let alone strangers. Of course it depends on the cats character and they're independent compared to other pets but they really aren't aloof if you bother to bond with them.
emergency emergencythere is no vet in my area and there's no way I could afford one even if there was (DEEP COUNTRY)my cat gave birth to three kittenstwo were doing great and the third just suddenly died and I think it was because of starvationwell now one of the other two is doing the exact same thing and I can't figure out what to doI've tried putting sugar water on his gums to give him energy to eat from mom but he's still not eating what the fuck do I do what the fuck do I doTHIS KITTEN IS GOING TO DIEI DON'T WANT HIM TO DIEPLEASE HELP
>>3106668Shit. I'm in no way qualified to give medical advice and I haven't dealt with this. But here's my take. How long has it been since the kittens ate and how old are they? Can you syringe feed them? Is there a pet store or pharmacy nearby where you can get a feeding syringe?Have they been pooping? Kitten require stimulation to poop they cannot do it on their own. Has mom been with them? She should be gross as it sounds, licking their assholes to stimulate poop. If not, you may have to do it yourself this can be looked up online.I am not sure what else to do, if you truly can;t get them to a vet I would start doing searches for what the heck to try :( . Good luck anon.
>>3106693I managed to get him to eat some evaporated milk (we don't have goat milk) and his heartbeat bumped up like 30 bpm so that's promising now I just have to watch and make sure mom stimulates his genital region so he can poop and pee and if not do it myselfgod damn bum ass mom only gives a shit about the biggest one of the litterlike what the fuck you only have three kittens to take care of your mom took care of 7lazy ass bitchtl;dr I think I'm on the road to saving this poor things life
>>3106566If I'm not mistaken, it's actually a dog collar. I just have it really loose on him right now and have an address and rabies tag on it. I mostly have him wear it now so it jingles and he doesn't sneak up on me.
>>3106761I’m glad to hear that. I don’t know if my advice is good or bad or what. Do you think you could at least give a vet a call and ask for some advice?I really hope they make it.
Does my cat have autism?
>>3106811>>3106811What're you knitting?
>>3102037Personality. Some cats do not enjoy feeling smothered with attention. Many actually, it's why allergics have issues with cats getting attached.
>>3104348Have your boyfriend handle the litter and don't lick its ass? Either way chances are you got both Toxo and E-Coli already. Most peoples immune systems just swipe it off. Now if you're pregnant that's when you should worry.
Should I get a male or female for my first cat?
>>3106644He usually only watches for 15-30 minutes before he falls asleep and I turn it off so that's good.Thanks anon I'll see about his diet.
>>3106874They can both be awesome. Every one is a little different. I generally prefer males - they are on average more outgoing, less likely to spend long periods of time under the bed in my experience. That said, when we went to go adopt a cat a couple years back, I said I wanted a male. Well, the one I wound up falling for was a tiny orange female. She was way up above the kennels but when I got up on a chair to see her, she was just funny and affectionate. My wife on the other hand, who had been partial to princess cats in the past, fell for a big white and patch tabby male.We love them both. If I had to do a Sophie’s choice thing at this point I don’t know if I could. They are complete opposites of each other. She’s become slightly overweight, and for a cat she is clumsy - she has to scrabble up on stuff when she jumps a lot of times. But she’s quite fearless and affectionate. He on the other hand, is probably the most graceful thing I have ever witnessed. He looks weightless when he jumps, as if gravity had taken a lunch break. He’s getting bolder, but he’s the more cautious of the two, and the more reserved around strangers. That said, he will make out with me or the wife for half an hour or so, being pet and running his cheeks and side on you, whereas she will usually get up after five minutes of petting and go sit just out of reach.I’m probably not helping, but the point is they are all kind of individuals - one of the things I like about them. I would suggest you go to a shelter. You’ll know which one is right. Don’t get hung up on male or female and let that make you pass over the right one.
I live alone without pets, and I get this distinct "cat bump" sound from the firs floor 3 times every week, when I go up to check noting is there. What is it? It sounds exactly like in my parents home, when a cat jumps from a piece of furniture down on the floor.I'm not crazy BTW.
>>3107042cat ghostreport to /x/ for more informationcommonly occurring phenomenon
She was all excited to see me after 2 days of being gone
>>3107078Your legs look very smooth...
>>3107042Pipe banging a bit or machinery kicking in? That’s all I can think of besides an invisible kot.
>>3107078ahhhhhhh CLEAN THAT RUG AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
>>3107083[spoiler]I want to glide my hand across your silky smooth thighs.[/spoiler][spoiler]No homo.[/spoiler]
>>3107081>Pipe bangingThat must be it.My central heat pump and refrigerator regularly makes noises when kicking on and off. The "cat bump" is a low bass sound so maybe I can't tell the if it comes from the main floor or is reflected from the first floor.
>>3107100I've tried multiple times, but she sheds too much so it all just piles up again
>>3107078post the cat on your bare feet it would be funny haha
So I want to adopt a cat but the cats I had growing up were declawed and I don't want to declaw a cat. What are the big differences, aside from teaching it to use a scratching post?
>>3107144Take all of that back.
>>3106811Why did you cover your cat in ground beef?
>>3107151I guess covering pussy in roast beef is pasé.
How do i wash my cat without getting my arms all scratched and bleeding
>>3107192Just don't. Wait until whatever she's gotten into dried and brush it out. Or just cut the dirty piece of fur.
>>3107224 her white fur starts to look dirty
>>3106668>>3106761>preggo cats in at least second generation>no vet lol I'm poor>probably shitty food too so mom cat is maybe running on her last nutrients that weren't enough for more than one kitten>"bum ass mom"This situation is 100% your fault.Sell your shitposting device and neuter or give away your fucking cats you damn horder. There are enough to adopt, no need to treat them like throw-away cuddle livestock and put them through this shit.
>taking morning shit>for some reason cat always like to join me for her morning shit too>she rips a loud audible fart>scares herself>i giggle and rip a large fart too>she bolts out of the bathroom, terrifiedI can't stop laughing it happened hours ago and its still funny to me
>>3106761>god damn bum ass mom only gives a shit about the biggest one of the litterSee it like this: The cat doesn't know humans take sick pets to a vet (in this case she's even right) and just doesn't dare to waste precious resources on kittens that likely won't make it. If she'll try to also save them, she might loose the strong one that still has a chance.Be glad she hasn't eaten them yet because if the situation looks really grim they do that.Getting kittens isn't something "awwww how cute" for cats it's a matter of life and death if they are cared poorly for. So stop making it sound like you're a hero and your 'pet' or whatever it is to you is a "bitch" just because it tries to survive in your shitty ass setup.
>>3103680More gremlin pics
>>3107248I wouldn't laugh if I were you. What if she becomes too scared to poo in the bathroom and starts leaving poo everywhere?
>>3107272She already took a stinky shit in there later on in the day. Im not too worried
>>3107255What's the gremlins name?
>>3107192Use warm water, keep your pressure on top of the shoulder blades (scruff as needed), use a fast-rinsing shampoo, be as quick as possible, make a nice warm kitty bed for drying by stacking a towel on top of a blanket on top of a heating pad.Also, make sure kitty is brushed out before starting the process, otherwise tangles will turn into mats
>>3107252>caring this much about a petjesus christ liberals
Considering getting a cat in the future, and it'd be my first (have had a dog in the past). Is it better to get one or two to start with? In my experience people often get just one dog but if they're getting cats they start with two. I know the personalities etc will vary especially if they're young but I'm wondering if it'd be better to get two as they can then play/socialise with each other as well as people.
Everyone has nice cats it is good
>>3107364Depends on how often you'll be home. If you're away a lot, it may pay to get two cats to entertain each other. Some people find that having two cats fixes a lot of behavioral issues like clawing up furniture and general havoc on your environment. Downside is that you'll have to double down on everything like food and litterboxes. And if the cats don't like each other you're really fucked. If you're adopting from a shelter you'll at least have an alright idea of how they interact with other cats.
Does anyone know how to take in a feral cat. This little guy has been hanging around my house for the past month. He is definitely not owned by someone else, I live in a small neighborhood and the only people who own cats told me its not theirs. I give him food and the cats letting me get very close to him, but doesn't allow physical contact.
>>3107402Make quadruple sure he's not someone else's cat because Tom's can easily spend most of their time outdoors in the middle of the summer even when they have a home.Just give him food, build a relationship. Don't abduct him if he does take to you and keep letting him out; being free is probably the most enjoyable part of his life
why is my normally aloof and assholeish cat such a sweetheart now?Before she tolerated me petting her and some light snuggles but she never sought them out. Now she hops up on my lap without prompting, something she has never done before.
>>3107404Some cats have the ability to know when a person is going to die soon. Your cat is helping you transition into the after life by relieving you of your worldly dire so you can freely become part of the void.
Does anyone else's cat live a double life? He has a secondary family down the street where he spends a few hours a day
>>3107402That's not a cat, Anon
what are your opinions on this sweet little calico?
>>3107588Looks like she is shy
>>3107590she is a bit. she tends to run away from me. she doesn't seem to like men very much
Why are they called "kot" here?
>>3107588cute>>3107621misspelling of cat possibly named after blini kot (slavic meme)
>>3101637how could sapient cats (or catgirls if you really want to call those that) look like?im thinking of some alt evo shit where they instead of humans evolving you get cats evolving sapient
>>3107288Mao, but he also likes to be called Gremlin
anons, have you ever tried to sing to your kot?
>>3107796When I was first socializing my cat I would read her stories and that would relax her. I guess my voice mainly helped
Do you ever let your cat go outside? I let my cat roam around the backyard, but only under my supervision.
>>3101637Any more kots with thick and fluffy fur?
Had her for 5 years. She's one of the most gentle cats ever.
>>3107854Nah, my area is pretty bad, and there are tons of stray cats. It's not uncommon to find a dead cat on the side of the road. I don't think I could handle finding my cat dead honestly.
it's a nice ass isnt it
>>3104463I have 2 mediumhaired tortoiseshells. I don't really like medium/longhaired cats OR tortoiseshells, but they needed me. People tell me they're beautiful and I'm just like, men. They're okay.I think ginger tabby, orange/white, and pure white cats are the best.
>>3105019>>3105073>it's himI love this shit idiot and his stubbin tail.
>>3106383You NEED to buy from a reputable breeder as they are prone to heart problems due to inbreeding. Do your homework. Ask for records of heart testing (e.g. proBNP, ehocardiogram). If they cannot provide this, walk away. If they don't allow you to see where and how the breeding cats are kept, walk away.Sphynx are a high maintenance breed. They need weekly bathing, ear cleaning, skin care. If you live someplace cold you need to think about things like heated cat beds. They are a very social breed, so don't get one if you live alone in an apartment and work long hours.
>>3107133>aside from teaching it to use a scratching post?That's it. That's the difference.None of my clawed cats even needed to be "taught" to use posts because they have multiple of varying textures that they prefer to my couch or whatever. I trim their nails every 2-3 weeks.
>>3107329>lol taking responsibility for living creatures under your care, fucking libsMan up.
>>3108020I'm glad you like my stupid and ugly cat.
>>3108098I love when cats have bicolored hairs like that
And there I was worried they wouldn't get along.
>>3108132i love their eyes
anyone know where to find more pics like this? cats about to go into surgery? i like the look on their faces. not in a creepy way i just think its cute
>>3108136another one so i don't get banned for requesting with only one image
>>3105019>>310507310/10 would hang out the fridge just to pet
>>3108157Fair enough, but you have to wipe his fur off the top and help him up when he gets performance anxiety.
>>3107133If the cat doesn't figure out the post, sprinkle some nip on it with the cat watching. Then move their paw onto it if you've built that trust. Give the cat pets and all that after using the post. Say NO and poke them gently with your finger if they start fucking up your carpet. That's what I do anyways.
When my cat is really relaxed he does this thing where he'll almost meow but whispers instead, it's fucking adorable, is this normal for cats
>>3105356I'm sorry you went through that anon.
took in a senior kitty from craigslist a week ago and i love her very much. she is the best antidepressant
>>3108479Cute would pet/10Here's my antidepressant that I got from a shelter
>>3108134They do have special eyes.
Is it ever permissible to not spay your cats? I don't own a cat (yet) and I kind of like the idea of a female one having kittens but I'm aware that's almost certainly a retarded delusion. I would definitely spay a male cat though.
>>3108588Its best not to fix females as its quite harsh on their bodies, not a simple operation like males. Also they make cute noises when in heat, just keep her inside
>>3108593That's good to hear. I was planning to keep them inside for the most part anyway, and cute noises are always welcome.
im gonna try to take my cat out for walks like we do with dogs
>>3106383>>3108027why would anyone want to buy and work hard to maintain such ugly aberration
How do I stop waking up many times a night from my cat moving in the bed and getting in and out of the room to eat/piss during night
>>3108620Don't let your cat sleep in the bed with you.Alternatively, put the litter box and food on your bed.
>>3108593>they make cute noises when in heat>>3108588Look up pyometra.
>>3108634I like it sleeping with me and encourage it
>>3103668>>3103883may have eaten something in the garden. my sister's cat ate some weird grassy piece of thing on our backporch and had it block his stomach. would have had to put him down but my sis (a vet tech) wanted surgery. was successful, he survived, lived many more years. dead now though
>>3104041i did it anyway. i was a bad man
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA I LOVE CATS
>>3108593Ignore this faggot. Do you want your cat to die of either a pyometra or mammary tumors?
>>3108860I want to breed my cat in the future. Is there an alternative to surgery?
>>3102782she probably thinks "Damn it I can't train my human to lay still!"
>>3102839This house has all the features you want, cat butt warmer in a convenient corner for example
>>3103240Go to doctor and get a serology done. No use medding your self up for something it's very unlikely you have. The meds to treat as not casual meds. Speaking as a healthcare worker who has cats. It very very hard to catch unless conditions/events are perfect apparently. https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/toxoplasmosis/treatment.html
>>3105200Scritch under the chin and tell her majesty breakfast in 5 minutes. I get up at 530 am work days. Every morning workday or not I get a cat nose in my face between 526am and 533am. If I try to sleep more ear licks follow that. Can my cat tell time?
>>3102082https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EFILwrJRRlkSet up a trap similar to the one in the 30 second mark, and make sure to handle it gently.But continue on what you’re doing, anon, you’re a good person.
>>3103310Turkish Angora or Maine Coon, but I’d reccomend you look at shelters or rescues for specific breeds