Old thread: >>3101637Food & 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/
>>3108868Why would anyone torment a cat by selectively breeding such stubby legs?
>>3108908They cute and bad at murder finally the perfect pet cat
>>3108868Don't they have to be bred with a normal cat or else their kittens die?
>>3108941>MurderBirdfags need to leave
going to the shelter on friday to adopt my first cat, is it better for a begginer to get a kitty or a already grown cat?
Hey guys do you think my cat needs to lose weight? She's 10 and doesn't do much anymore besides bite people and cuddle with my dad
>>3109060That's quite the chonk.Yeah she could lose a bit of weight, what type of food does she eat?
>>3109061She eats meow mix dry food and my mom treats her to some kind of canned food, half a can, once a day. I told her to stop giving the canned food but I don't live there so I can't stop her. I was thinking of getting them a dog harness for her so they can take her on walks or something
>>3109068Dry food is shit, player. Giver less of that and more wet.
My cat has a thyroid condition, what should I feed him? He is very thin. No vets
>>3109069Seriously? I thought wet food was worse. So they could put her on a diet of wet food a couple times a day and she'd be healthier?
And it's sleep time! My legs feel warm
Say good night to her
Have anyone on the world ever had success taking a cat for a walk on the street with a harness like we do with dogs?
>>3109344Goodnight anon and comfy kot
tfw you're walking and out of nowhere the cat tries to pet your leg with their body but you end up accidently stepping on their paw or kicking them
>>3108941>not wanting to own a killing machineGo back to /LGBT/.
>>3109091Make good wet food her main food, high protein low fat is best to keep her statisfied with less calories. Use a little bit of dry food for playtime, like try if she runs after the pieces if you throw them through the room or if you can motivate her to search for pieces you hide. 10 is no age to only lay around.>>3109423I guess this happens to everyone at least once.
>>3109342I hope you don't pay more than $25USD/month to live in that flea bag.
>>3109558Don't talk about my house like that
>>3109568It looks pretty crummy, my man. Fix that door and get some decent sheets.
>>3109570There's nothing wrong with the door and I got that sheet from my aunt of the countryside on my birthday
>>3109570>>3109602But the wall is dirty yeah
>>3109602It looks pretty crummy, my man. Fix that door, get some decent sheets, and clean the wall.
That feeling when it's Monday morning.
>>3109628>Says the man with leopard print sheets.
>>3109646I own a cat so it's all fitting
The neighbor cat is now entering our house to search for our cat
>make little comfy cave in the blankets on my bed and play with kitty inside>later come to bed and see him running around under the blanket alonec u t e
>>3109704Do you live in a grass hut?
>>3109752 Fuck off this isn't the board to humiliate people with low quality posts like that
Post black cats
>>3109754>Admit animals freely walk through your home.>Insulted when asked if you live in a hovel.Get a fucking grip. Where do you think you are?
>>3109861What a regal puss
>>3110016>Proteshits spreading salvation through a single prayer crap.
>>3110016I don't see the part about butt sex being the holiest of holys. Or only the lawd's servants are ordained to touch children. Or spread ye the holy SAGE among the heathen protestant.
>>3108868how do i get a cat to abort? been feeding a cat, shes had 2 liters, and working on her third now. wat do?
"yeah I'm on your desk, fight me"
How can she be so cute and comfy guys?>>3109799Cats are known to walk around the 'hood and enter people's houses, what's your fuckin problem?
>>3110172Not in countries where having front doors and indoor plumbing are standard.
My room mate went to LA. I let his inside cat outFuck cat food. I feed him fresh steak and fish. Hes fine.
If anyone has more pictures from this cat. I'll give everything for them.I fell in love.
>sound of cat licking herself is slowly driving me insaneHow do you put up with this shit lads?
>>3110234If their collar is making noise, take it off. Otherwise, play with them or kick them out of the room.
>People say cats have a low thirst drive.>My cat has drank more than 8 oz of water nearly every day for years.
>>3110245Maybe your water is tasty. Mine hasn't drunk at all since I've limited dry food.
>>3110185this is a thread about cats, not about human living standards. if the cat is happy living there, stop being a whiny cunt and post your own cat for a change
Help me to understand my cat.Example:>we(humans) are laying in bed ready to sleep>she hops in, starts milk stepping and purring>I try to reach my hand to pet her cause she's absolute cuteness>she declines my hand, says 'mrrr' and goes to purr under the bedCat enjoys pets in regular but then why she does this?? She's visibly enjoying her time with us but still goes away under the bed. She comes at night\early morning to sleep with us or for pets and she's affectionate when just woke up.Another example is when she laying on the floor, meows to me, and when I get up and go to her she says mrr and runs away.
>cat gives me love bite on the nose>that love bite gets purchase on the inside of my nostril>even with very little force behind it, it's eye wateringly painfulI was struck suddenly by the huge amount of trust I place in my cat. While she couldn't kill me, she could easily do permanent damage while we're face to face. Does anyone else do something similar? The realization of trust was an extremely weird sensation, granted my cat and I are basically aliens compared to each other. At the same time, she's obviously trusting me a lot too when she lets me scratch her tummy, or literally grab her (extremely gently) around her throat. Feels like it'd be almost rude to not show her I trust her as well. I wonder if she can register the trust I put in her. Also, in case anyone wants to call me out, I'm always aware of her body language. I know it's still possible that she could lash out at me, but I've raised her from a kitten and I'm pretty well aware of what her body language is telling me when she's feeling frisky.
>>3110325Cats do what they want, when they want. They have personality quirks like humans do. It might just be that she wants affection but only on her terms. If she's choosing to be in the same room as you and relaxing, that's still a compliment. She could be anywhere else at that moment and she chooses to be near you -- even if she doesn't necessarily want physical contact.
Today, I found out that my most beloved cat got hit by a car deadly.I know that one's supposed to like all cats/children/whatever equally but if one's honest, that's just not possible. He was very cheeky (or sassy? English is not my first language) and trustful. He also brought home many birds which he ate when I was watching.I will bury him at a river tomorrow early morning when nobody's watching because it's illegal around here. His brothers will miss him.
>>3110185You have plumbing you're so rich!
>>3110234my cat does this every single night right when i close my eyes to sleep so i know the feeling
>>3108970Find one that loves you. My cat was fully grown but walked up to me climbed into my lap, flopped down, and started purring immediately. He chose me.
>>3110325My furball is currently running up and down the stairs for no reason. Cats be 'tarded.
>>3110340>Implying that was the implication.
>>3110332I guess, my cat is princess type, her being purebreed british doesn't help. I was trying to make her to get used to human laps by giving treats and it kinda working, she has to reach a treat by standing on my laps. But otherwise, I guess we just need to accept her personality.
>>3108970Kittens can be a lot of work, but I don't regret having gotten my girl as a kitten. That said, now that I'm more familiar with cats in general, I'd probably go for an adult. Also, if you care, the adoption outlook for adult cats is generally really poor. Many people want a cute little purr ball but dump the adult creature back into the system when it's no longer a baby. Many cats end up being put down because there just simply isn't a demand compared to kittens. All said, an adult cat will likely be less work to handle, but you kind of have to know what to look for. A feral adult cat would likely not be a good fit for a first time cat caretaker. You could likely explain that to the shelter and ask them to show you adult cats which were released directly to the shelter by owners. They probably know who the real sweethearts are and will likely love you for your interest in the adults. It's up to you though. I don't personally subscribe to the kind of moral absolutism some people do where adopting cats is concerned. Do what feels right, but just make sure you do it right.
>>3110359Yeah you really just gotta accept the creature for what it is, it can't help its nature. In my own opinion, part of what makes cats so amazing is that they're still wild enough to care about their own desires more than they'll ever care about yours. You can try to incentivize your cat all you want -- nothing wrong with that -- but I think cultivating a sense of the cat's own innate and absolute agency is helpful as well. Gotta see what the creature really is before you can appreciate what it really is.
>>3110375>Kittens can be a lot of workLol no, unless they don't have a mother.If they have a mother to show them how to hunt and an according, save surrounding, they'll develop to become your most beloved cats ever.
>>3110380Kittens test their environment. They test their boundaries, of what's acceptable for them to do. My cat used to try to chew through coaxial and power cables as a kitten. Kittens have way more energy and need a lot of attention compared to adult cats, who tend to mellow out as they grow older. How is this not more work?
MY CAT IS DYING RIGHT NOW, GUYS...>>>/b/807017003
>>3110384Better fucking post about it in capital letters on 4chan.
>>3110385What i can?
Hello anons, I saw a homeless woman with a kitten yesterday, discovered she only just got a hold of it. She was obviously crazy and a frequent drug user, I tried to offer $40 and a gram of weed for the cat, but she refused because it would keep her warm at night.What drug and amount can I offer that will likely make her change her mind, at all? Or if not, I'd there anyone I can call to get the kitten taken away from her? Even all her homeless buddies were saying she cant look after it.
>>3110390Call animal control. Police won't give a shit unless animal control calls them in.
>>3110384Take my money, but heal her! Give me your card NOW
>>3110392I'm concerned as this was yesterday and I couldnt stay there all night trying to haggle. Should've called the cops on them for smoking weed while I was there, they might've taken the cat away then.
>>3110393Check my thread, bro(https://www.donationalerts.com/r/cxcsick)
>>3110399This is a 4chan image name, retard. Been saving pictures of your cat posted by other people on /b/? Fuck off third world scammer.
>>3110402Its my pics from /bretard
why the fuck does my cat like drinking salty water
>>3110403Why would you save and repost your own image?
>>3110403>>3110419Image in original thread has 4chan filenames as well and are the same as the ones in this thread. It's bullshit. Someone else's cat and he's trying to scam.
How the fuck do I discipline my kitten? I love him very much but he can be very naughty at times. Especially when I am eating, he will keep jumping on the table trying to snatch my food.
>>3110533Put him down and say 'no' every time he does it. Also feed him like 400g 10%+ animal only protein wet food a day so he doesn't feel like starving and can grow big and strong.
>>3110419It is not inconceivable that somebody's camera might also use the Unix time for the image's default file name.You did know that's what the file names on here were, right?
>>3110234Close your eyes and pretend it’s a girl schlicking herself
>>3110325Sure it doesn't want to play? Mine does the mrrrrb & dash when she's up for a little chase.
>>3108868Inbred or not, that cat is ridiculously cute and round.
Anyone know a good site to try to get a stray cat adopted? I've already tried Craigslist but I have to compete with people giving away little kittens.The cat is I think 1 years old and hangs around my house. He will lay on my doormat for pets but I have a dog that could get to it so I want it to have a safe home. I let the cat come into my house when my dog is sleeping in my room and roam around and he would make a great indoor cat.This is what the cat looks like. I'm near the Los Angeles area.
>>3110603¿What breed is your dog, ese?
>>3110603cute lil guy. i don't know how to beat the legions of kitten-wanters, but i hope it works out for him.
>>3110606Lab mix. Great around kids. Not so much around any small animal that moves fast. Will even go after birds if he has the chance.
>>3110603Make some expecially good pictures and write a lot about his character. Kittens are mostly too young to say anything about how they are, so that's the strong point of young cats. Use it.
>>3110234I make the licking noise really loudly until they look at me like, "WTF"
>>3110543I lol'd.>>3110234Try having a dog that licks his paws like mad. Cats are so quiet compared to doggos.
you guys got any recommendations for pet trees?
>>3110767cat trees not pet trees im retarded
>>3110603Not sure if getting euthanized or having to live in LA is the better optionfor either of you
>>3110795There is literally nothing wrong with living in LA.
Why do so many feral cats like to live around my house?
>>3110337Sad for you, pal. At least make him a wood coffin.
>>3110384Please keep it private. We share your pain, but many tards here also.
ok how the hell do i keep this smug bastard off my desk, he keeps sitting behind my monitor because he knows i can't grab him back therei dont want kot hairs in my machine
>>3110308in the interest of having a healthy pet cat, dont allow animals to enter your home. You have a door, yes? Close it.
>>3111008Nice background poster
I got a young cat/old kitten day before yesterday. I want to have it make frens w dog. I put the cat in its carrier, and bring the dog in; dog sniffs the cage, I give it treats for being a good boy---the cat growls and even smacked the cage once.I am afraid for the cat---I dont want it to start a fight w the dog. How can I get the cat to be nice? My attention is mostly on keeping the dog calm. I expect I will have to do these meetings for 2-4 weeks.Pic related, said cat being a goofball
>>3111076Don't do that. Cats hate enclosed spaces and being cornered by a big scary dog will just make them anxious.If anything put the dog in the kennel and let the cat come up at its own pace. Or just put them in the same room and keep a very very close eye on them. Make sure the dog doesn't get too friendly. Once the cat is familiar with the environment, you, the dog, and just everything in general it will calm down. Cats typically do not start fights. They get into fights with other cats over territory.
Here kitty kitty
She likes to sit in my wardrobe. Every night she starts moaning until I open it for her to jump in there
>>3110399except that's a stuffed cat lmao
I don't actually have a cat, I just come here to see cute pics of all your cats. You don't mind, right?
>>3111008orange peel. citrus.
>>3111122Not terribly, no.
>>3111371I put a sheet of aluminum foil back there and it seems to keep him out (but not off the desk entirely, but whatever)do you mean like diffuse a citrus oil or put it back there
>>3111591>Aluminum foilNever worked for my retard. He'd just sit on top of it.
i have a 20 year old cat with recurring dental infections, hes seen several vets for it and they all agree that the only thing i can do is either have his remaining teeth removed which would probably be hard on him at this age or just leave it be and give him painkillers as needed. its a pretty even split of some pushing harder for one option over the other and i dont know what to do at this point, i dont want him to live the rest of his life in pain but the possibility of complications during surgery really worries me, especially with all the stories ive heard of older cats passing during it or having a very difficult recovery
>>3110330slow blink is a good way to show your trust. when i play with my cat he often starts to slap my hand, claws retracted. i can still approach him with my face for a headbump when he's in play mode without being attacked. after 12 years the mutual trust is well established.
>>3111596i hope it does, he's a giant baby and hates stuff like that that makes noise
>>3111624kill him and free him from this pain
So there was this wild mama cat who was hanging around my house a couple months back, she had three kittens, one died, the other I rescued, and the third wouldn't let me near it at all. The one I rescued basically spent an entire month in bad condition, in and out of the vet, he was in really rough shape for awhile there and it took a lot of effort to get him healthy again(anemic, worms, bad flea infestation, looked like he was attacked and had puncture wounds full of maggots, pink eye in both eyes), the other surviving sibling is easily three times as big as him. Is he going to be smol forever? :(
hey /kot/, i need some advice. theres this stray whos been around here since 2010/2011 named blackbeard. back in 2012, he disappeared and never came back until just these last few months. hes old as hell and sickly looking, and i dont know what to do. i really really wanna take him in and give him a good home to live out the last few years of his life, but at the same time i cant bring him in due to the risk of him getting my indoor cats sick, and i cant afford vet bills for him due to being a poorfag and knowing that his vet bills are probably gonna be something that are impossible for me to pay currently, and it makes me feel terrible. poor guys obviously attention starved, as he wants nothing but pets and cuddles and will ignore any food i give him if it means getting affection, and i really dont want him to die alone in a ditch somewhere. does anyone know what to do?
lil nigga got stepped on as a kitter, somewhere between 2-4 weeks old i think. wasnt that hard, but now its a few months old and one ear is kinda floppy and the other one is normal is that a bad thing? i mean it looks cute but would that impact its hunting ability? intended to be a mouser as well as a companion.
my cat doesnt want to stay in the bed while i use the computerbut if i go and lay in the bed, she will jump in and get to rest position
>>3112136She's trying to show you how to sleep.
N i c e
>>3111624Sounds like forl, so all teeth out, including seemingly healthy ones, but not without a dental x-ray before and after. Cat's only really use their teeth for breaking down large prey so if you feed raw chicken wings as a snacks he might miss those, otherwise nearly nothing changes. Just switch to smaller kibble if you feed that.Lingering infection and pain medication can cause other issues, in a 20 year old that might not be important anymore so if it works, okay. But in a younger cat I would get rid of all teeth at the first sign of infection, this disease sounds like it always comes back and the more it advances the more difficult it gets to get rid of.
My cat won't wash her asshole properly. No, she's not fat, either - physically she's perfectly capable of doing it, but just doesn't seem to know or care how to. She does the typical violin ass-cleaning thing after using the box, but only very briefly and rarely enough. Sometimes I'll clean her with a damp cloth, but she hates that. Any ideas?
My cat gf says good night to you guys>>3112927Why didn't 4chan round it up to 1mb
>>3113000good night dirty wall anon and kitty, may the trips deliver nice dreams to both of you
>>3113000It's not 1024 kB. 1017/1024*100=99.3 so it rounds down.
How can I get my cats to get along? I got two cats from the shelter back in March, both just over a year and a half old now, one male and one female. After a few weeks the female started actively bullying the male, and he's just too much of a sweetheart to fight back. He won't sit with me anymore because she comes around to kick him out and demand my attention. There are times when she just really has it out for him and will chase him around the house and slap him around. I've taken to giving her timeouts when I see it happen, but sometimes she'll just go right back to it when I let her out. I've been using the Feliway hormones for a few months and it's hard to tell if it's working. I try to get both of them active with toys and such to burn off energy, but what more can I do to decrease her aggression?
>>3111029>not catching them all
>>3111624If he can handle the anesthesia you'll have a better long-term outcome removing the teeth
>>3113015Contrary to popular belief cats are solitary creatures and mostly prefer to be alone in a territory. You can work to train them to tolerate one another, but likely there will always be some kind of tension between the two of them. The best thing would be to make sure they each have their own spaces, try to intervene when it seems there will be issues, and use positive reinforcement to encourage good behaviors. Keep up with the feliway, and sometimes having them play together can help
>>3112038Get him to a vet and possibly from there to a shelter man. You don’t have to pay the vet bills even. I found a stray once who was out in the cold, and I got him in a carrier and to the vet. I told the vet I couldn’t keep him (my apartment was no pets) and explained the situation. He got some medical care and was put in a shelter. If you are really freaked out the vet will hold you accountable, drop him off and run. But honestly I wouldn’t worry about that. I think most vets got into the practice because they want to do right by animals and I think many of them will do what they can given the situation.
>>3113095Most vets are fucking tired of shitty owners that have $50 and want them to save the day.
[spoiler]I never learened the right way to pet a cat. Thankfully mine doesn't mind.[/spoiler]
>>3108970If it likes you it doesn't matter what age. One thing to consider is that if you get another cat, it's easier for a kitten to adapt to the house than for 2 full growns to get used to each other. Something to keep in mind.This is my 4y/o, had him since he was a wee lad.
How do I stop my dumbass cat knocking over my trash can when I'm out of the house
>tfw notice my cat always has shit stuck to her asshole>try to clean or pick it off but can't without her squirming awaywhat the hell do I do
>>3113203Depends on why she's doing it. Is it just knocked over or does she roam through the trash?>>3113267Start with regular cuddling and slowly move lower when she's purring and relaxed.
>>3113280no matter what I do I can't get it without her squirmingI can't even see it without finagling because she has really long hair
>>3113281Put her head first I to a pillowcase on your bed. Lower your body over her to keep her still and use a baby wipe to pick it off
>>3113009It should have rounded
cats like usb cables
i truly have an emotional connection with my cat we love eachother
Hello Guys,My cat never chews his dry food & eats meal in seconds.. Sometimes he threws up. I thinks that's one reason he's always asking for food. Also he's not fat yet but i'm worring ;( any advice ? Pic related : that monster
>>3113392start feeding him liquid food
>>3113110I know, I'm sure that's true. I've never been in the industry, but I have friends who are and some of the shit I've heard from them makes me die inside. Still, if the animal clearly needs medical attention and is not so feral it cannot be handled, I'm giving anon the best advice I can think of to save its life and possibly get it long term care. I don't think Blackbeard is going to get cancer surgery from a random vet or anything, but if it needs basic inexpensive medication my guess is a lot of vets will just go ahead and do it, or refer it to a shelter's / humane society's vet after diagnosis.I'm not saying it's an ethical thing to do to dump the animal off at some vet. But neither is it ethical to just let it die, even if money is an issue - and I think most vets and all legitimate shelters will understand that.
>>3113405Also, a vet will have a scanner. If the dude went missing in 2012 and is as friendly as anon says, there is a good chance he is chipped at this point and they may well be able to contact the owner. If he's an old dude, he may have been living quite comfortably for a few years up until the last couple of weeks and has gotten lost.
>>3113387Is it normal to live in closets in Eurostan?
>>3110381>My cat used to try to chew through coaxial and power cables as a kitten.How did you stop it, or did it just grow out of it? And when? My cat chews through cables like a fucking gremlin and nothing has helped. At this point she's chewed through a half dozen ethernet cables and a few USB cables. Anything less hardy than coax can't be exposedin the apartment, and I have to use cable runners and vinyl tubing for any wires that have to be ran.
>>3113392Cats don't have to chew, they have teeth to cut large pieces of meat and break bones. As soon as something is small enough to swallow they just swallow, that's normal.Dry food comes into contact with fluids in the stomach and soaks these up so the portion gets bigger after eating. If the cat ate until full, she'll be more than full after it soaked and she might puke. Switching to wet food or letting the kibble soak beforehand should prevent it.>always asking for foodMost likely he's hungry. Feed as much as he wants but try smaller portions with some time in between. Also look for food with high animal protein, on too much carbs and fat they sometimes can even go fat but stay hungry. If that doesn't help I'd check for thyroid issues.
>>3113281>she has really long hairCutting it a little around her butt might help her clean herself.
>>3113470That make sense, thx anon
I love small cats, but have never been a fan of the large hairy ones. I just find them boring and unappealing. I have nothing against large animals, I've owned an Labrador for the past six years. I would love to add to my collection, but cats are definitely not something I plan on.
>>3110234I generally don't let my cat sleep in my room. If you're hellbound on letting it, get earplugs.
My kot just sneezed like 7 times in a rowScared the living shit out of me
>>3113765Where do you live anon?
>>3109068Feeding Meow Mix is like feeding your child McDonald's five days a week. For maybe $10/bag more they can get her higher-quality food that won't give her the beetus.Wet food always has less filler ingredients than dry.
>>3109070Kitten food has higher fat content than adult formulas. Also, go to the vet you fucking poorfag, a T4 and methimazole is not at all expensive.>>3109749Kawaii as fuck.>>3110146>Pokemon posterMah nigga.>>3110330It's funny when non-cat people talk about how their cats are so mean because they'll play bite or give warning nips for touching their stomachs. I've worked with feral cats and let me tell you, if they actually wanted to fuck us up they're very capable of doing so. When I was interning I had one feral launch from a counter to dig its claws into a coworker's face, narrowly missing her eyeball and instead puncturing the lower lid. She had a black eye for two weeks and looked like a domestic abuse victim.>>3110767Don't get any with that fake fleece shit unless you're getting it dirt cheap, like <$40. It wears off quickly, and the construction tends to be more rickety and low-quality in general. Bigger is not necessarily better either, because if the tree shakes the cat won't feel safe going on the higher levels. Look for trees covered in actual carpet, like this: https://www.costco.com/New-Cat-Condos-4-level-Cat-Lounger.product.100423046.htmlThey're more expensive but will last you a lot longer. I got a ~6ft Bob Cat brand tree at Sam's Club for $40 on clearance. New Cat Condos, Whisker City, and You & Me all tend to make good products.>>3111076Kot needs time to settle into new environment before being introduced to dog. Give him a week to get his bearings, then >>3111079>>3111122Kot fans are friends.>>3111624Tbh, I'd leave it and give abx + buprenorphine long-term if he seems comfortable that way. If he's actually 20 he'll almost certainly die within the next year. If not actually 20, I've seen many 15-18 year old cats that did fine under anesthesia and post-surgery. Anesthetic deaths are extremely rare in decent practices.
>>3112446Was she separated from mom young? May not have learned cat-fu as a kotten. Baby wipes also work and may be gentler for her.>>3112927/r/ vid of you doing this to his clipped ear.>>3113110>tfw you work for a non-profit serving low-income owners and this is 70% of clientsBut a good samaritan trying to do right by a stray is different from Poorfag Fucko #8093 who decides to own 6 pets he can't afford and only seeks medical attention when they're on death's door from completely preventable issues. It's worth a shot - but DON'T dump him off, just call around and ask if any animal hospitals or shelters would be willing to work with you.>>3113392Try using a puzzle feeder or putting a larger non-edible object (e.g. ping pong ball) in the food bowl to slow him down.>>3113463Tried bitter apple spray and/or wrapping cords in double-sided tape?
>>3113832>Tried bitter apple spray and/or wrapping cords in double-sided tape?Both. She doesn't mind the spray, and the tape helps keep her from pulling up carpet for awhile but eventually she starts chewing on it. We got her a legit dog chew toy and she likes it and chews on it a lot of nights, but if she finds an exposed cable she'll go to town.
>>3113832>/r/ vid of you doing this to his clipped ear.See>>3113115
>>3113832I’m the guy who suggested he take the animal to a vet. Yes, exactly, that was my experience, is that someone trying to do right by a friendly stray is different than someone who is just irresponsible.Back in oh, 2009 or so? There was a white stray outside my buddies place. He said it had been out there for several weeks at least. It was early spring and over the last few days we had a cold snap - essentially freezing rain and sleet. This guy looked to be in really rough shape - part of his tail was skeletal and I think he wound up loosing the tips of his ears to frostbite. He was so friendly. My buddy had a cat and could not take it in because of the risk of transmitting disease to his cat. My apartment was no pets. My friend had an extra carrier he was willing to give me, so I got him in to the carrier. He spent the night with me and the next morning I took him to the vet and explained the situation and let them know up front that I didn’t have much money but I couldn’t just let the thing stay outside and probably freeze to death or starve. They were really gracious about it.He turned out to be chipped, but this was about the 3rd time something like this had happened to him, so he was not returned to his owner. He was taken To a shelter. The shelter folks really wanted me to take him, in spite of the no pets policy. I wanted to so bad. I asked everyone I knew, but no one would take him, and even though my wife wanted him, she was more nervous about the prospect that we could be kicked out for not following the rules.Someone else DID eventually take him from the shelter, so it worked out. Happy story. But the main thing I wanted to convey was that I really think talking to the vets, most of them will understand the Good Samaritan and help out as opposed to the douchebag owner you described.
Hi guys, I have a problem with my cat I'm hoping you can help me with. Ever since our kitchen had to be taken apart due to an emergency, she's refused to use her litter boxes that are kept in a small room off to the side of the kitchen. She's been going on the furniture and under beds. The boxes are kept clean and she WILL use them if you put her in one, but she's stressed the entire time and she runs from the room/through the kitchen and back into the living room the second she's done. Since the renovation wasn't planned and our house was suddenly swarming with strangers, and a month later things still aren't back to normal (insurance being a dick) we're fairly confident she just finds the changes too scary. She tries to avoid the kitchen in general if she can. My questions are:-What are the odds that once the kitchen is fixed she'll go back to using the litter boxes on her own?-If low, what can I do to encourage her without stressing her any further? There's only two spaces on the side of the house she's been hiding in I can try moving a litter box into to help her get acclimated to using them again: a small unused closet and the second bathroom. Boyfriend doesn't like the idea of having a litter box in the bathroom but I will fight him on this if it'll help the cat and potentially save the fucking furniture.-Is our furniture just fucked? We've been using Rocco and Roxie and it works 75%ish of the time at getting the odor and stain out, but it's after multiple uses and she STILL tries to go on the couch. We've talked about getting a cleaning company out but I've read that's not a good idea since they usually use steam and that can lock the odor in? Currently we've just put the boxes full of the stuff we had to pack away onto the furniture to keep her off, but she still sometimes finds a way to squeeze in.Ty for your assistance. If it matters she's about 9 years old.
My cat keeps rolling around all over the purse where I keep my perfume. Last time she did it, she wound up smelling just like it. It’s been a couple weeks since then and she never showed any symptoms. I just put my perfume back in my bag, and now she’s trying to roll all over it again.Is this something I should be worried about? I don’t want her getting the scent on her body and then getting sick from licking it off. The bottle says the ingredients are “Alcohol Denat., Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Fragrance, Water.”
>>3113930But my cat
She looks odd in this photo
How much time should I set aside when I get a new cat? What exactly do I do, just sort of follow it around my house and stop it from doing bad things?
I have fake plastic plants and my cat eats them, is it bad?
>>3114010>I have fake plastic plants.Do you know where I could get real plastic plants?
>>3114010Yes, replace with actual plants
Guys,I need help.My cat, who is around 10 years old, started eating the dirt in the plants I have on the balcony.So I stopped letting her out to the balcony thinking "what a weird dumbass", and now she's eating her litter.I poked around online and from that + my intuition I think it's some sort of dietary deficiency.Thing is she's been eating the same food for years, which hasn't given her any problems, so it's weird for a dietary deficiency to suddenly pop up.What should I do? What should I feed her in addition to her dry cat food?
god i want a cat so fucking bad
>>3114037It's not weird at all to get a deficiency when you eat the same food for your entire life, things like that take years to show. Like with taurine you might not notice until the cat gets blind or heart issues at around 14.Don't trust bought food too much, give her several brands and different types, maybe even a frozen mouse or raw chicken wing every now and then.
>>3114010Get cat some wheat grass to eat.
>>3113950Feeding and cleaning the litter are obvious necessities. Spraying/neutering when the cat is of age.Besides that, play with the cat every now and then. Pick it up every so often. That gets it accustomed to human contact. It's not a huge time investment, just giving it a pet or two whenever you pass it in the house or it approaches you gets it more accustomed. You don't have to set aside hours for it, it's something you do on the side.A new kitten might piss on the carpet or puke somewhere occasionally. Normally a cat will prefer the litterbox naturally for the former, so it may be a sign that the litterbox is dirty or it does not know where the litterbox is, just set it in the litterbox every now and then, but the puking you'll just have to get used to reacting to in time.Be careful with leaving tilt windows open unsupervised, they're deathtraps for cats.Also give the kot some space every now and then. The personality of your cat will still develop. You might get a cuddly social type, or a more distant calm cat. You never know in advance.
What should I name her?Before I saw her I was going with "Faye" but she doesn't seem like a "Faye"
Anyone else's kot move their water bowl around the room before drinking from it? I know it's a non-issue, and it happens because they instinctually prefer flowing water and have shitty vision close up, but it's just really annoying having to move his dish back to the pad.
>>3114335this is a very minor problem, to be fair. moving the bowl back is significantly easier than cleaning up piss or repairing furniture
>>3114348so what if it's a minor problem? a leaky faucet is a minor problem, doesn't mean I don't want to fix it.
>>3114354glue or nail the bowl to the floor if it bothers you that much
>>3114358I'll nail your mum to the floor
>>3114359try it you cunt, if you want to be the second jesus
>tfw one of my cats catches a fly
>>3114371>eats it>tries to love on and lick you afterward
The only convenient place for my cat's litter box is in the corner of the dining area (live in an apartment). We have an enclosed box so it's not like there's just shit lying out, but when she uses it sometimes it'll just reek for a little bit afterwards before the litter can take the edge off. There's a grated hole in the top for ventilation, and I've been thinking about using a computer fan and a carbon filter or something to pull air through it after she uses the box to try to take the edge off. I just can't decide if it'd make things better or worse, and if having a fan whirl up when she goes in would deter her from using the box. Any thoughts?
>>3114430Why not put it in the bathroom next to the toilet?
>>3114447Very small bathroom. The toilet is sandwiched between the shower and sink, any placement would be awkward, and we have to keep the door closed because my wife leaves her shit all over the place and the cat will try to eat it.>found one of her earings in front of the toilet this morning
>>3114453Sounds like your wife is the real issue. Consider swapping her out for a newer model.
>>3114335is the bowl next to a food bowl? try setting it up somewhere else, some cats are autistic about water source too close to food source, contamination and whatnot.>>3114288she cute. would name Susi or Poorfag.
i guess this didnt work out
I have a dog, my girlfriend has a cat. We have a dog door for dog but cat is an indoor cat. It's not a super safe area for outdoor cats (lots of wild beasts) but the cat has been sneaking out through the dog door sometimes. I have a decent backyard and I'm planning on filling the holes underneath the fence but eventually she'll just learn to jump the fence. Tldr how can I cat-proof my fence?
>>3114616>Tldr how can I cat-proof my fence?you don't
>>3114616Might be easier to just get a smart dog door.
>>3114601 why u ignored
>>3114601What country anon?
>>3109060Have you been feeding him buffalo wild wings by any chance?
>>3114616The only way to cat-proof a fence is to make sure it encloses the area and put a roof on it, and even then it doesn’t always work.
>>3110337I know it doesn't mean much from an anon on a basket weaving forum but condolences man
I got a kot and all she wants to do is snuggle. She won't even play with string toys, she just snuggles them instead. Should I be worried?
god I want a cat so bad but I know I won't be able to get one for years it gives me pain to know that I don't have one now but my chest aches for the cuteness of the cat I will one day have
>>3114735>Should I be worried?Not at all, it's great that she's affectionate with you
>>3114743Is there a shelter nearby where you could volunteer to help with the cats?
It's 21 o'clock and we're chilling in bed She's wearing the body leash to get used to it before I try taking her for walks
>>3114759Clean your closet wall.
>>3114768It's a bedroom.
>>3114735Lots of cats dont play with toys, its normal
>>3114735My cat also doesn't want to walk with the leash, she just wants to sit around. She used to run around all day before we castrated her.
>>3114774It's even smaller and more filthy than I thought.
>>3114774>Posting your face on 4chanNot a very good idea my man.Also you'd look better without the facial hair
>>3114335see if water bowl behavior improves w/ a fountain, you can get a cheap one that is just a pump that sits in the existing water bowl
Does anyone make their own cat food here? I'm a poorfag but still care for my cat.
>>3114616My cat doesnt know how to climb a fence.
>>3114859Don't even bother you will end up killing your own damn kot
What does it mean when a k0t rubs her body to your legs?!?! I fed a stray cat and she rubbed herself on my legs but she still runs away from me. What do?!
>>3114925You just formed a contract with her now. Good luck getting out of it.
>>3114941But then why did she run away? She didn't come back since 3 days
>>3114925She called dibs.
>>3114859Too complicated for me since I don't have a big enough freezer. If that changes and I find a good meat/organ source I want to try at least those premade supplements a little.
>>3114774insha'allah if you call that a bedroom
Dis guy thinks I can't see him?
Non-cat owner here but curious. What do you do if cat needs to shit but litter box isn't available? e.g if you're just unlucky because it's in the bathroom and you're having a shower
>>3115090They hold it in til you’re out of the shower, same way a dog would hold it til you take them outside or a person would if they couldn’t get to a toilet.
>>3115089That little feline there, you see him right?
>>3115090Cats will hold for a long time because they don't want their space to stink, unless they aren't neutered or feel depressed for which they will pee wherever to mark territory or try to tell you they feel bad.Litter box should ALWAYS be avalaible for the cat.
>>3115096What a good sneaky looking boy there. But in >>3115088 all I see is a pile of blankets.
>>3114601>>3114636Please stop torturing her you dumbass, cats who don't leash simply don't, it's important you leave your cat move where it wants to until it meets boundaries, keep doing this and I promise you she will never sleep by your side again.
When I do eventually get a cat, I'd prefer to get two. I'd prefer kittens, but is it an okay idea to adopt an adult and get a kitten? If so, they'd be within the same timeframe but does it matter if one arrives a day or so before the other? Or is this a bad idea?
>>3115102Cats generally don't get along because of their competitive nature, don't fall for the buddy cat meme or you will end up with a depressed fat duo of cats.If you want two cats adopt them as kitten so they grow up together and they need to do EVERYTHING together, so don't give them each their own litter box.Don't adopt kittens of different gender, cats even if they are of the same family, they don't have the concept of blood ties I hope this makes obvious what it means.Neuter then asap when they grow up so they don't fight for space.It is important that they get along because otherwise they will live depressed and one will be bullied by the other, we humans can't sense or see it all the time(some owners are so irresponsible they never see it and think, that one cat is shy and the other is agitated...).Best way to know if they get along: give them each their own water boil when they grow up and see if THE TWO(important) of them switch boils around from time to time, this indicates that they don't care where they drink from.
>>3115102Also yes, it matters if one comes after the other unless its a kitten, once a cat determined this is his house he won't share.Better get two the same day.
>>3115101no retard im not arguing with you
>>3110617>Lab mix.So...a shitbull.
>>31152617 and 8 are terrible protestant lies.
>>3108868well I just fostered and adopted out a kitten that reminded me a lot of my old deceased cat. That was a mistake ;_;god I miss having a cat who needs you all the time and will sleep on your neck
>>3110384subq fluids and suboxone, what is going on with kot?
>>3110603contact the local rescues. Odds are you will have to call the animal control that covers your area, the officers don't like dealing with this so they will make up shit and give you the run around, just talk to the local shelter volunteers to figure out which place you might have to go/call and what to expect. Then once you've figured out which animal control office to call and where the cat will end up (and if you are comfortable with that) you call the officer and tell them you have a friendly stray that's been hanging around for a few days and can he get it or can you drop it off. If he tries to say you're outside of their jurisdiction and you're pretty sure they're not threaten to contact the city/mayors office/whatever
>>3111008spray vinegar around your desk
>>3114601do not drag them, if they want to sit let them sit, they have to feel in control. you might have ruined it for sure if there was any potential there, good job faggot
>>3115102>is it an okay idea to adopt an adult and get a kitten?Kittens ned to play a lot and an older cat might feel annoyed and later maybe scared by the constant 'attacks' of the kitten. So if you do this, choose an active adult cat that is as close to kitten age as possible to prevent trouble. Same sex pairs also tend to get along better, because they have a higher chance of playing alike. It really depends on the character though, and with a kitten you won't really know until it's grown up. That's also why two kittens work very well and get along fast at first but sometimes turn out to be the wrong combination at around a year or two, like if one really loves to cuddle and fight and the other one would prefer no body contact at all. Have an eye on that and just in case be prepare you'll might have to 'change' cats or rehome one if they don't get along.But a single kitten still is the worst option if there's not someone at home almost all day and its humans (bad idea in a single household if you do have a job and hobbies or value sleep) can't keep up giving it the huge amount of attention it needs to not develop behaviour problems. Also reminder that you shouldn't get a kitten that spent less than 12 weeks, better 16, with its family because they still learn things you might not be able to teach them, you'll want a well socialized cat in a two cat household (older ones better be proven social with cats, too) and a very small kitten can be overrun by a older, stronger cat if you choose that combination.(1/2)
>>3115400>>3115102(2/2)A single, older cat usually works fine as long as you can offer enough social contact and entertainment. Expecially younger 'old' ones require a good amount of playtime like chasing, fighting and hunting games, cuddling and general attention. Even if you don't see it as a chore and can skip a few days of it if you're stressed or something without problems, you should be aware it's a responsibility you take just like feeding. Otherwise your cat might turn into depressed living furniture or get stressed which can cause damage.So if no one is home much, better get a really old cat like 10+ or one that is known to not need much human attention and will probably do fine most of the day on its own.Two older cats from different places with well known fitting characters that are known to be social usually work well, too. Older already bonded pairs are also an option but their dynamic can change due to the new territory.All in all you can have some bad luck with your plan but it's not nearly as bad as >>3115108 makes it sound, at least if you are willing to give it a second try and don't just throw unfitting cats together that haven't had friendly contact with another cat since they were 8 weeks old. If it works well, you'll have to worry less about entertainment, lonelyness and brushing/cleaning ears. Worth a try or two.
>>3114430Some kind of motion sensor with a delay timer. Like spin the fan up 90 seconds after it detects movement and then run it for 5-10min.
>>3114616Electric fence. Or one of those dog doors that only opens with a RFID chip on the dog's collar.
>>3111008maybe he wants/needs more love, attention, play time from you
>>3112446Know someone who has a cat that used to have a bit of shit smeared back there, always. I thought the cat did not care about cleaning or didn't know how cause she was a stray before being rescued. Long story short she had worms or some parasite and after treatment the issue stopped.
Puss being lazy as usual
My landlord is cheap so he's coming in tomorrow to swap out all my faucets, showerheads, and toilets with ones that consume less waterHe won't give a specific time, so I need to secure my two cats for the whole day while I'm at workIf I lock them in my bedroom will they piss and shit, or will they hold it until the litter box is available again? Don't really want to put the litter box in my bedroom because they throw the gravel around like motherfuckers[I would've just scheduled a vet visit for the day to catch up on vaccinations and what not, but landlord gave me notice on Friday evening like a douche, and my vet is closed all weekend]
Give some kot medical advice please...my cat nacho threw up three times yesterday after eating his food. Throwing up from eating quickly isn't unusual from him, but that's more of a once every two weeks kind of thing. Three times in a night is weird. Then today he hasn't had much of an appetite, ate a couple of bites all day and that's it. He threw up just clear slightly foamy liquid midday today...but other than that he still has lots of energy and hasnt slowed down at all. He's just as playful as he always is, and his poops have looked normal...any idea what's going on? The vet over the phone recommended to keep food away for a day and slowly reintroduce it back. I'm doing that, but even after not eating for the day he isn't too jazzed about food.
>>3115767Where do you live? Your landlord can't just crash in like that.
>>3115775in indiana (my state) they only have to give 24hrs notice. doesnt matter if its weekday or not
>>3111658>i can still approach him with my face for a headbump when he's in play mode without being attackedkek Ive been lurking these threads for a while because Id like to get a cat but I finally realize that I dont understand catfags either
What do y'all think about my kot
>>3115774Cats not eating for a day can cause much more serious complications than humans or dogs not eating for a day. Vomiting 3+ times in a day is another serious symptom. Vet ASAP, not worth the risk of wait-and-see
>>3115851cute and small, would pet and play with
Shield your virgin eyes: maximum lewdness incoming.
He has no shame.
soup /kot/,how soon is too soon? i purchased harnesses for my cats yesterday, left them on their tower so they could get used to it. today i just put the harnesses on for the first time and they don't actually don't seem to mind itshould i wait for a few more days before a walk trial? like, put on their harness during play and feeding time, so they associate harnesses with good feelings? i'm so eager to walk these cunts
my cat say Mew!!!
Her tummy is kinda bloated on the sides. She looks fine, i'm petting her now and she's super comfortable and purring lots. Any idea on what it may be?
>>3109060she's not biting people anonshe's trying to eat themleave now
>>3116615Thing is, she's been like this for 3+ years. Wouldn't the symptoms have manifested themselves by now in case of something bad? She doesn't seem distressed.
>>3116642Your cat hasn't been to the vet in 3 fucking years? Yikes
>>3116299sure she isn't just fat? and why is her belly shaved?
>>3116647My cat >>3115760 hasn't been to the vet since 2010. Ever since she became an indoor cat my dad didn't feel the need to take her anymore
>>3116299At least based on this pic it certainly looks weird enough to let a vet check it out. But since you said "sides" she could also just be fat and in a weird position. Do you have a pic of her standing taken from directly above her?>>3116642Doesn't have to be something bad but even minor issues can cause problems later in life if left untreated. A general health check every now and then isn't a bad idea in case you overlooked things or just to get the cat used to vet visits.
My cat likes to sit in a bag, must be comfy
My girlfriend and I just moved in together and have been living in our new place for a little over 2 months now.She has a cat who>isn't very social>but demands someone watch him eat or else he just...won't ever eatWhat's his deal? He was like this at her old apartment before, so it's not new behavior. He doesn't like hanging out very much (I work at home so I try giving him attention when I can...he's not super receptive) but he needs one of us next to him to eat.
>>3117152I don't think this is super unusual. I have one who needs to be watched to eat. What I do now is move her bowl to wherever I'm going to be for the next few minutes.If you do a bit of searching it's likely you'll find that most people think it's because cats are more vulnerable while they are eating, and they like having a second pair of eyes around. Me, I'm not sure, but it comes up every now and then so I don't think it is unusual.
My cat has orange, white and black tabby fur. The orange isn't in great amounts, but its clearly visible on his face. Is he a calico??
>>3117220Post a pic
>>3117222Ok give me a few
>>3117223God damn he doesn't want to sit still this is the best I was able to get
>>3117230That is a tabby.
>>3109091some people say wet food is worse for teeth (marginally, also doesn't matter if you brush like you should), but everyone agrees it's better for her general health for a number of reasons. less filler, water intake is always good, etc. it's also probably easier to portion for a fat shit like her.
>>3110337Why do dipshits still advocate for letting your cat roam unsupervised when we have anywhere from 1-3 posts like this each thread? Serves you retards right.
Can anyone rec a good, relatively stable vertical cardboard scratcher? I've tried a few and they end up toppling over if my cat digs into it. He also doesn't like any other material other than cardboard.
>>3117286Yes, I am aware. Calicos can be tabby. I am wondering if the orange black and white makes him a calico.
>>3117326who the fuck cares? 90% of cats are mega mutts
>>3117326"He" can't be a calico because only females are calico. He's a tabby. If you've seen a few calicos and tortoise shells you'll know they're not just tabbies
>>3117152Over the long haul that's not necessarily a bad thing. Cats can stop eating if they get sick, and if you're used to leaving food down you might not notice for a day if they've stopped.
>>3117372They can be, it's just incredibly rare.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calico_cat>Because genetic determination of coat colors in calico cats is linked to the X chromosome, calicos are nearly always female, with one color linked to the maternal X chromosome and a second color linked to the paternal X chromosome. In most cases, males are only one color (for instance, black) as they have only one X chromosome. Hence, they cannot be calico, unless they are affected by a rare genetic condition called Klinefelter syndrome, which gives them two X chromosomes and one Y chromosome. In addition to other symptoms caused by the condition, these male calicos are often sterile.
>>3117220>>3117230>>3117326That, sir is a Cat™ brand cat. Enjoy. They make the best cats.
>>3117352I am just asking a question. Also, calico is not a breed. Its just a color combo usually only linked to females(with the exception of males having xxy.
>>3117230anon you are talking to retards who don't understand how calico genetics work.First of all, it is not a breed. Second of all, calicos can be tabby, third of all, the fact he has any orange black and white at the same time makes him a calico because it is impossible to have black fur, white fur and orange fur at once without two x chromosomes. So he has an extra x chromosome. Congrats on your rare kot.
>>3117398That is what I figured. He will probably be sterile, and even if he wasn't you can not breed for this afaik, but I wonder what other issues can happen with klinefelter male cats.
>>3117082>Do you have a pic of her standing taken from directly above her?
Wait, you're supposed to brush your cat's teeth?
>>3117548A lot of them have problems with gingivitis and tooth decay. I am supposed to brush one of mines teeth per the vet, but it’s been hard to remember. She isn’t too bad about it, she squirms a bit but it’s easy for me to get her canines. It’s mush harder for me to get her smaller teeth. I’d like to pick up the finger cap (saw a pic here, maybe earlier in this thread even). As it stands I just use my finger because she hates the actual brush.
>>3117548>>3117615It's also preventative care since cats are prone to dental problems. The gingivitis usually doesn't happen instantly and out of nowhere. It's a lot cheaper and less stressful than having to pay fatty cleaning costs or other, worse bills if it gets bad enough without you noticing. If you can't or are that lazy, at least give them dental treats, real, enzymatic ones, not just the ones that claim they help tooth decay because of chewing.
>>3117383>raresome faggot on 4chan doesn't have a rare cat, if he does he needs to prove it
>>3117152Definitely obese, if you cut the portions and stick to a strict feeding schedule you'll probably find the behavior resolves
>>3117230Torbie and white is the color pattern, DSH is the "breed"
>>3117220For future referencehttp://messybeast.com/colour-charts.htm
>>3117646Problem is he has a food allergy that we haven’t figured out yet. Wet food causes him to lick all his fur off. We found one kind of dry food that doesn’t cause a reaction. Even wet food for sensitive skin causes him to overgroom.It’s taken months for his tummy fur to grow back. It used to be damn near bald.
how are there so many people with ridiculously fat fucking cats? is /kot/ just full of animal abusers?
>>3108868I believe there's a special place in hell for cat breeders
>>3117703Over-grooming is not typically an allergy issue, is actually an anxiety issue. Have you talked to the vet about a Prozac trial? Definitely do not change the food or give any treats for at least 6 months, then add new things in one-by-one.In the meantime, the recommendation still stands that you should feed less and keep a stricter schedule, your cat needs to lose some weight
Sharing my kots with you /kot/
>>3117712Nah, unless you're talking about people letting their intact DSHs get loose and produce more mongrel kittens
>>3117717I'm talking about faggots breeding defective cats like the stumpy in op's pic for money, despite knowing it will cause them great amount of health problems. Same goes for dog breeders
>>3117230That looks more brown than orange, and brown is derived from the black gene. There are lots of cats with similar coloring, male and female, and male calicos are super ultra rare.
>>3116707Your dad is a fucking retard. Go get her blood taken. Kidney failure is common in older cats and often shows no symptoms until it's too late to treat. If cought early (by a simple blood analysis) it can be kept under control with simple diet
>>3115767Just vacuum it later jesus christ
>>3117720There's not any evidence that Munchkins are more prone to health issues than any other breed, and often it's the breeder associations are on the forefront of health research in cats. Any good breeder will remove a pairing if a kitten develops a congenital issue (and sometimes even cancel extended relatives' pairings, depending on the issue), and increasingly good breeders can test for major congenital issue before a pairing takes place. One thing cat breeding has that dog breeding does not is acceptable outcrossing, which strengthens the gene pools of pure breeds
>>3117721It looks orange to me, but I would like some second opinions on this. Everyone who has seen him irl say its orange. Here is a better pic of his face, I also snapped one of the genitals, he is still young but hopefully its clear enough. I thought he was a she at first(I didnt check, just assumed because of the orange and black fur) I took him to a vet and they said she was a he.
>>3117711Free feeding and/or shitty food.
>>3117793Looks orange to me too. Dont want to say if he is a cali or not, but he is a very pretty cat regardless.
>>3117820He is a very pretty boy indeed. He has also come a long way, when I found him he was very sick, honestly he is lucky to be alive. Even the vet didn't think he was gonna make it it was so bad but he pulled through and is so full of energy and love.
>>3117715We put him on Prozac and it did nothing. Changing his food stopped it. When we changed back, he went back to overgrooming. We want him to lose weight too but it’s definitely the food.
>>3117814Free feeding is ok if cat is not from streets
>>3113280>Depends on why she's doing it. Is it just knocked over or does she roam through the trash?Sorry forgot about this thread. He does it anyway. Empty or with trash. I can't teach him not to do it either because he always does it when I'm away.
>>3117712>>3117720We're gonna fix that soon.
>>3118288t. fatfuck catI don't get what's hard about NOT free feeding unless you work more than 8 hour days every day. Sure, depending on your work sched you might have to leave a bowl down for 2 meals but I don't get the morons that just leave the bowl full and keep refilling when empty. I also cant imagine how disgusting your food bowls are since most freefeedfags I've seen just plop down more food instead of washing it every time.
>>3117794Definitely a benis.
>>31182881. free feeding encourages over-eating and obesity2. free feeding makes it difficult to monitor pet's food intake, many times a cat eating less is the first sign of a health issue3. free feeding is unhygienic4. dry food in general is unhealthy for cats
>>3117793>>3117794Yeah, it looks like orange to me too. Thats actually really cool, anon. Give him a good life.