All Cats Are Beautiful edition. Previous: >>4027798
Hello not sure where to ask this but I have been really wanting to adopt a cat, however I am moving in 4 months a few states away. I would bring the cat with me but I read it will stress them out a lot to be in a new environment. Is it necessary that I wait to adopt when I am in my new place?
>>4034556he gets around fine and he was almost blind before hand as wellhe just hates the fucking cone
>>4034613If it's in just 4 months I'd wait desu, it's a pain moving with a cat.>>4034621Is he declawed for your hand not to be shredded
>>4034623no i would never declaw my cat
>>4034621ew whats wrong with your hand
>>4034630my cat turned in black
>>4034529There is in fact a cat in this pic.>>4034613Yes, wait 4 months and adopt when you are in the new place. Come on, it's not a long wait. Is this gonna be your first cat? If you haven't, do some research in the meantime.
>>4034672Ok I’ll waitI’ve just been depressed and i found that being around cats really helps me a lot and awakens some parent instinct in me. so waiting 4 months makes me sad but I can wait that long and will do research
I fell for the meme and named my new cat Giovoni Giorgio
My cat was in a fight :(
>>4034519LMAO he looks happy with his new gear
I dressed up my cat for Halloween
>>4034857god she is so hot...
>>4034613As someone who has moved internationally AND domestically with cats, its a giant pain in the ass for you AND it stresses the cat out. If you can wait till you're settled in I would suggest that. Especially if you're going to be moving so soon the cat will just be getting comfortable about the time you're packing things up.
Is clumping litter really bad? Someone said cats can lick their paws after and it can build up inside them.
If your sterilize all the friendly domestic cats we'll see a decline in the friendly cat population.
>>4034723It's Giovanni not Giovoni. Not that it matters since everybody calls him Giorgio.>>4034691I'm sorry for your situation anon. Pets do improve mental health. Do your best to prepare yourself so that you can raise your future cat in the best way possible.>>4034986I've never had this issue and I've never heard of people with cats that had these problems. You could say the same about outdoor or stray cats: any kind of dirt could get trapped in their paws that they later lick.
I love this dude
>>4035024My eyetalian is terrible
>>4034986Only for young kittens, I read those sometimes straight up eat it. I once tried some 'hygiene' litter from neighbours cat guest leftovers and I thought it was utterly disgusting. Now I'm afraid to try anything else besides clumping.
>looking at me:
>looking at any flying insect:
>>4035125awww kiss him
>>4035127what's the heat gun for
>>4035135It's a girl>>4035152Car painting and fairing work
Reminder that humans only like cats because they infect you with Toxoplasmosis that brainwashes you into liking cats.
>>4035174Yeah, it's totally badass.
>>4035174Reminder that dogfags only like dogs because their fragile narcissistic ego needs a source of unlimited validation
>>4035208This, plus cats know not to use their claws when playing. They're much gentler than the memes about them biting/slashing hands would have you believe.
>>4035199No one mentioned dogs but my cat is an attention whore that doles out unconditional love and my dog does whatever the fuck they want and tries to train me
>>4035051Handsome>>4035208I mean yeah but to be fair, the time I remember prominently was when I tried getting my cat in his carrier and he was fighting me about it and his hind leg caught into my forearm and sliced the shit out of it.
>>4035218you know how people who have never had cats think they're antisocial wild animals? people who have never had dogs think they're all slaves that can't eat without being told toin either case people make them that way with beatings.
I noticed yesterday when I was stroking his face that he had something really bristly. When I looked closer its like he has a bunch of whisker stubble. I only brought him home a week ago, and he was living with his brothers and sisters, did they just nibble off his whiskers and they're just now growing back? And its not like he doesn't have any, he's got a couple cute little white ones in front. But the ones growing in are black and much thicker. It's been a while since I've had a kitten. It would explain why he's such a klutz. I think he's run face first into everything in my apartment at full speed to the point I'm almost afraid to take him in for his first checkup because they're going to think I'm beating his ass with a shovel.
>>4035208>Cats hind leg claws are nowhere nearly as sharp as the front legsBecause they're pulling their punches. That bunny kick, if they put serious effort into it, could disembowel an animal. Its part of the reason why its not uncommon to see male cats with a vestigial pouch (that goofy waddle of skin that hangs off the gut of some cats) its just an extra layer of protection in case they pick a fight.
>>4035174>toxosplasm affects humans mentallyThis is just a meme, there has never been an instance proven of Humans with mental issues having been directly caused by toxoplasm.The most we get is people pointing to crazy cat ladies who were crazy BEFORE getting infected and saying their mental illness and desire to hoard cats is due to the disease.
Hello, everyone. One of my cats, Snowball, had a huge drop in energy today and hasn't been purring when I pet her. Her tail still moves, so she's getting plenty of pets before and after I make this post. I can't get her into the vet until tomorrow at the earliest, but I'm preparing myself for her passing away. It's really hard to sleep right now so I'm making a post because I don't have anyone else to talk to about it. Her and her sister, Whiskers, are my first and only cats and I've had them since I was 6 (they both turn 18 this year). This sucks.
Think my cat is broken. He pants instead of purring.
>>4035323I'm sorry anon, that sucks. You gave her a good loving home, and she's had a good life with you guys.
R8 my cat
>>4035349He's stressed or too hot, stop being a shit owner.
>>4035222>they're going to think I'm beating his ass with a shovel.Don't try to trick us into thinking you're not
I wish I could get a genet for cheap, I wonder if it would make friends with hitlerina
>>4035406Dopey>>4035461Fat>>4035601Cute, is he a gray tux or is that just the light?
>>4034519so my kot has FIV and has a real problem with ear polyps. They've removed them twice but it just kinda seems like it's never going to go away. Gave him a shot of antibiotics to hopefully curb any infection going on in there but breaks my heart to see him digging at it all the time.I kind of wanted to take him to get the surgery which has a better shot of solving the issue, but my vet is worried that because of his FIV he might not survive it. He's probably older than 6 or 7 since he's experiencing some early stages of kidney failure. Any thoughts? Pretty sweet cat but don't want him to be miserable
>>4035222Cats' whiskers drop often, and when they regrow they appear thicker because it's the base, just like hair. Once they're longer you don't see the difference. The color isn't a cause of concern, whiskers can grow black, white or bicolor. Kittens are little rascals and I wouldn't exclude that he or his siblings did something dumb that resulted in having his whiskers chopped, maybe while playing.Wait and see if there are progresses in the next days. Also no reason for a vet to think such things; a true abusive/neglectful owner wouldn't take it to a vet and spend money for it to begin with.
>>4035710That's a very delicate situation, I am so sorry. I really don't know what the best route to follow is.Kidney failure can degenerate pretty soon, and with FIV too. There is that one painful choice you can make that would however spare him a lot of suffering. My best wishes.
>>4035718I've had cats before and its just a little strange, Ive never noticed them that thick and bristly when they grow back. Like the difference between shaving a hair and a follicle that falls out on its own. I'm not too concerned it just seems weird.What I am a little worried about are some cuts that have appeared on his head. One by the base of his ears and I can feel a few scabs on his cheek. I'm wondering if he's scratching himself too hard since I can't figure out what he might be hurting himself on.He likes to hang out in my box spring, maybe theres a staple or nail sticking out. It doesn't seem to bother him much though.
My cat has some kind of fascination with q tips and will eat them if he can get his paws on them. Recently he learned how to open cabinets and yesterday he got in my bathroom cabinet (after opening the closed door, since he learned how to do that too) and ate the ends of a few q plastic q tips. He seems perfectly fine, has his usual appetite, no diarreah or vomiting, has his appetite, wants to play as usual. If there were issues I feel I would have noticed by now, right? I really can't afford to go to the vet unless its a serious emergency.What do you guys think?
>>4035814He should be fine. Some sterilized cotton should pass through him just fine. Maybe get a container with a lid to keep them in from now on (like a little tupperware bowl) to keep him out of it.I think cats just like how plastic feels to chew.
>>4035830What about the bits of plastic?
>>4035832Seconding this question because my roommate's cat eats hella plastic. He can lay down some real damage on an unprotected garbage bag.Actually I googled it myself: it's called pica and is harmful because pieces of plastic can get lodged in the intestine, or they might chew electrical wires and hurt themselves. More common in Siamese or Burmese cats. Which frankly doesn't sound that bad. The cat is eating soft thin plastic so it shouldn't get stuck, I figure. He seems fine anyway and he's been doing it for years.
>>4035832Its not good for them but for the most part it just passes through their system unless its big or long enough to cause an obstruction.>>4035836Pica is usually the extreme case, most cats are going to try and gnaw on things. It helps keep their teeth clean, introduce some more roughage in their diet, or to help them puke. Just try to limit their access to things like that. It will probably be fine, but it only takes once of it not being fine to become a problem.
>>4035841>It will probably be fine, but it only takes once of it not being fine to become a problemGood point. I'll keep my eye on it.
>>4035847Back when I was a smoker I never cleaned the litter box without that little ribbon that opens the cellophane braided into a cat turd. Just try to keep your place clean and try to take any piece of plastic they start chewing on.
>move on to mom's property>she has an abandoned building >group of feral cats living inside/underneath>she feeds them regularly>group grows>oh and there's another group that lives underneath her housegood chance to practice my camera skills
>>4036004>feralsSure that aren't the neighbourhood outdoor cats that just came for some extra snacks?They all look fat, healthy, playful and well groomed.
>>4036060Nah, there's no neighborhood around and most of them have been fed regularly since they were born. I've watched a couple of them grow from wee kittens myself since I've been here. They also have their own abandoned home to live in that still keeps moisture out. Maybe I misused feral but they're well fed
>"You see that belly? You can rub it."
>>4036072Nice videos, feel free to share more, they look happy and playful.
>>4036085cheers, It's a pretty nice place they got out here for themselves. Plenty of farm animals around so they can go get mice at nice as well
>>4036067Ah, then your mom took really good care of them. They look very healthy and like A+ pet material.
>>4036156yea she loves them all, will feed them then wonder how they're able to multiply so much. the 6 kittens she managed to catch she was able to find homes for in a day
>>4036004Kek, this one clip is funny. Nice camera.The group will grow every year if nobody catches and neuters them, they seem to be fine at least...
>>4036161With those videos you could probably find homes for the adult ones too. I love doofus already.
>>4034529I don't think that's a cat
>>4034762did it win
>>4036347I would love to meat you in person.
>>4034762Against who? Did it win?
>sad incel losers bragging about being schizosYou you'll end up with a rope around your neck, do you
>>4035125Clean your fucking house
>>4036718The house is my mom's, only my bedroom is messy like that
Cody sleeping in his little bed and demanding belly rubs. Me, as his devote slave, obeyed his command immeadietely
My cat seems bored a lot, but toys I get her that move on their own or make noise spook her. So far the toys she likes most are toy mice and craft pipe cleaners that are twisted around eachother into weird shapes (got the idea from the shelter I got her from). She gets into chasing a laser pointer for a few minutes and then gets bored.What toy should I get that will entertain her? Supposedly "cat wands"/"cat charmers" are real fun for them but then I read terrible reviews about the cats needing surgery like in pic related.
Just a quick question, I recently adopted a young cat and I wanted to ask if it's ok to play with a laser pointer. We have laminate flooring and I'm a little concerned about the light bouncing off and harming his vision
>>4036911I put in the 'dead' batteries from another toy so the thing isn't so bright.
>>4036900You definitely need to supervise them when they play with them, and put them out of reach when you're not around. Try to avoid the real cheapo stuff. Personally I use an old draw string from a hoodie, and then use some paper towels to make a lure or target. The cat is happy because he gets to tear it to shit. The string is strong enough he can't bite through it, and even if he eats the lure its just some paper that can be digested or passed.And not all cats are the playful type. Do you have any cat furniture he can climb, or a box fort he can camp out in?>>4036911Obviously you don't want to be shining it directly in his eyes but a little bit of light bounce shouldn't be a problem, and just like with people you need to gat blasted directly in the eyes for a while before you have more consequences that a blob in your vision for a couple minutes.Personally I use the laser pointer to lure him to his other toys, up his cat tree, or run him in circles until he wears himself off. I know the one I have has a little diffuser on the end to dull it a little, and various lenses that change the shape.
>>4037036>>4037051Their power grows
>>4037051Why does this look like my cats if they were from an alternate reality?
I miss my cat :(
the more I read about feral cats' destruction of wildlife the more I'm starting to think that all outdoor cats should be euthanized how do I reconcile that belief with my love of my own (indoor) cats? A lot of TNR fags would say I'm a bad person, but feral cats are incapable of co-existing with anyone else and are a blight on nature and should be destroyed
>>4037489I don't think you need to feel conflicted or guilty. Just say that cats (like all other pets or stock animals) need to be kept under control to avoid harming the environment, and that ferals or uncontrolled pests should be put down. If yours is an indoor cat it's not causing any issue, so what's the problem?
>>4037489I don't know what the logic is behind the people who feed ferals. Even my mom acknowledges that her keeping them around has turned her hummingbird feeders in to killing grounds
>>4037492go on any video about how feral cats are invasive species and how groups are taking steps to trap and euthanize them and you'll get a bunch of bleeding hearts who make excuses for the feral beasts and how people are heartless for killing muh cute poor kitties, even though TNR is useless as an actual prevention method because you still have millions of cats murdering birds, reptiles, and small mammals for food and sport I read an article that described people who feed ferals as "outdoor hoarders" and I thought that was funny. Who the fuck wants to take care of a feral cat that doesn't give a shit about you lmao
Not sure if this is the right place to ask since I don't visit /an/ often.My cat sometimes jumps on me in the middle of the night, walks over me and kneads all over me, rubbing her head around my neck and arms and sometimes licks me too. Last night she also took a couple of bites at my arm for some reason. I just scratch/pet her during this time.After 15 minutes she just goes back to her bed and goes to sleep like nothing happened.So my question is what's happening here? Do cats just randomly wake people up just to cuddle or is there a meaning to all this? Is the fact that she's biting me concerning?She does sometimes ask for attention in the middle of the night by making noises with her scratch post notifying me that she wants to eat, play or go outside. But I know this isn't the case in this case since she doesn't even jump off the bed. She just jumps into her bed and goes to sleep.
>>4037498Might be a cultural difference. Here in Australia people have never heard of TNR and think that culling ferals is fine, I've never heard anyone here (including cat lovers) take issue with it.
>>4037498>>4037517have fun with your concentration- I meam quarantine camps and rodent plague, ausfagshttps://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-15/nsw-qld-mouse-plague-returning-/100463334This is gods way of fucking you for killing cats
>>4037548>The cats never controlled the mouse plagueYea it's just a coincidence the rodent plague starts right after cat culling begins, retardIt is said that in Ulthar, no man may kill a catInsha allah may every woman, child and man in australia be purged
>>4037565>Posted from iPhone in a concentrattion campSometimes, there is justice
>>4037494>turned her hummingbird feeders in to killing groundsThe weak should fear the strong.
>>4037489>allHow does that work? You should start to be able to tell the vulnerable habitats where straying cats should be eradicated and also probably banned as pets as a whole from those where catlike predators aren't invasive and only able to kill species that aren't effected by it.Expecially people that go all 'muh birds' in areas where reptiles are way more at risk but too ugly for them to care about annoy me.I'm more for mandatory pet cat neutering and a outdoor cat tax that's directly used for TNR(ehome to farms) to keep feral colonies from forming and buying land for habitat protection of prey species.>>4037517Australia is one of those very vulnerable places and as far as I know one of the few places where cats went truly invasive as in not dependent on human settlements anymore. TNR won't be able to fix things on that scale without a big culling beforehand.
This is probably retarded, but I'll ask away:For about the past year I've been feeding a few stray cats. One in particular, a female, has/had become pretty friendly with me. At first she was pretty stand offish and when I'd move towards her she'd move out of range, but eventually she got so comfortable that I could scratch her head and she'd brush against me, etc. I have no intentions (nor the ability) to take this cat in as my own, but with it being so cold where I live I've been letting her stay inside while I'm home and at night. She's never been the most affectionate cat, and she's batted me and lightly cut me up many times but lately she's just been kind of a cunt and I don't know why. From what I can tell she's not injured anywhere, she's not sick, I provide her with fresh food and water but half the time when I got to give her head scratches or even just stand near her I'll get my hand scratched or my leg attacked. She doesn't seem stressed in my house and she'll lounge without a care; there are no kids or loud noises or anything to mess with her either. It's like the more comfortable she's gotten the more she's being an asshole (women amirite.)I've never really been an animal person and I'm kind of thinking of just ignoring her when she comes around once things start to warm up in a few months (or sooner if she keeps acting like an asshole.) Is this wrong of me? It probably all sounds so immature and petty or something, but I'm not really thrilled with the idea of investing time and energy (and a little bit of money) on something that's going to act shitty for no reason.
>>4037501maybe she wants under the covers with you, my cat will cuddle with me in the morning a lot and yell at me to let him under the blankets. maybe your cat just loves her midnight pets, cats can be pretty individually weird. does seem like she wants something though, might try letting her lead you to it. also the bites are probably for attention or you arent giving her the reaction/thing she wanted, you would probably know if it was a bite reaction to worry about
Her nose is cold.
My cat doesn't know I'm seeing another cat at work.
>>4037419What happened? >>4037501You simply have an adorable cat.What I believe she means with her action is:1. She wants cuddles at that time of the day2. She's in the mood to play and wants to convince you to get up I might be wrong, but I have no idea what else it could be when cats act like this. If she was hungry she would be insistent and would start to slap your face (my cats does it).>>4037632>retard expects an adult stray cat to be as tame as a domestic catThey will never feel 100% safe around you. A sudden movement, being pet when they don't want to etc. might trigger violent reactions. Also despite she certainly likes to be in a warm place now, the house is not the environment she has grown up in, so she keeps her guard up.I took a stray cat to my house one year ago to neuter him and to take care of a wound; while he was very sweet to me outside, during the 40 days he's spent indoors he's been kind of a introverted cat and didn't really like to be cuddled. I saw some progresses a couple of times, but then I had to rehome him.If you don't want to spend money for this cat but still care, put an old card board box outside as a nest, with thick blankets and stuff like plastic wrap or a trash bag under the box for thermal insulation.You have to deal with the fact that cats, eespecially strays and ferals, are selfish pieces of shit that exploit humans to get by. It's in their nature.
He is as grumpy as he looks
>>4037756Keep this cute lady warm.>>4037760Your cat pretends not to know, but it can smell the other cat's scent. It's over.
My cat will push the bedroom door closed and then bitch about it. And then do it again 10 minutes later.I know he does it because he's bored but it drives me crazy.
>>4037899My cat meows when he wants inside my room, then when is iny my room, he starts meowing because he wants out...
>>4037632You first have to find out what you're dealing with:>angry, annoyed or scared attackingCat's don't do gratitude and will not endure physical contact they don't like because you opened a door for them (just like women, yeah). They might suffer through it if they think they have to, to get food but that doesn't make a good relationship.Offer pets and ear scratches but let her make the decision to make use of it. And respect her signs of 'no thank you'. The more you ignore body language the more she will have to use a language you actually listen to like hissing, growling, scratching. Even without underlying issues like fleas or something even the best pet cats are sometimes just not in the mood for touching and you loose trust fast by not accepting this. >playful attackingCats love to play 'fight' but those that grew up only around cats can easily overdo it since they never learned how to play with partners that don't have fur and cat skin. She might learn it but in your case I'd just ban playing with human body parts and offer her a dog plush toy on a string instead or some classic cat toys.
I presented my cat a bowl of snow last night and she was making this funny face the whole time, but also purring.
So we had this stray show up about a month ago and we took her in. She's really nice. We thought she maybe belonged to somebody but doesn't seem to be the case. Vet couldn't tell if she was fixed (ok I guess) So here is the problem -- while she is affectionate to me, she is ridiculously hostile to our other cats. We've been trying to introduce her slowly. Let them smell through the door. Swap rooms they are in. But she just fucking HATES our other cats despite being 2 at most. She chased out big cat all through the house. She sees the outdoor cat we feed and hissed at him and slaps at the door and goes nuts. Not sure what to do. Any advice? Been about a month of this.
>>4037937I'd be pissed if I were your actual cats and you brought this piece of shit in to the home
>>4037937Should probably re-home the cat to someone who doesn't have other pets.
Just had to put my 20 year old tux to sleep.How do you cope with loss /kot/?
>>4037931Ha, I did the same thing with my cats, but they didn't seem to care. They're both from Florida up in MA now so they had never seen snow before, but they weren't interested.
>>4037931>>4037944>should i be impressed, stupid hooman?>>4037942I've never lost a cat (yet), so I'm not the one to give suggestions. Have my condolences anyway. RIP. Post a pic and tell us more of your buddy, if you think it could make you feel a bit better.>>4037937Of course a stray would be hostile, territorial and jealous with the other cats.>Vet couldn't tell if she was fixedIn the case she isn't fixed her territoriality and agressiveness will not decrease, if you plan to keep her, spay her. Finding a good family for her would be for the best, but if you're determined to insist and try to make her and your cats get along, at least ask the vet to check if she's spayed or not.
>>4037940Rude >>4037941Maybe will but I have grown attached to her. I've never gone through a rehome and I'm always worried about black cats. >>4037966Is there any risk of "respaying" her? That would be my concern. Maybe my mom who took her is retarded. I thought there was a test they could run or something.If she doesn't turn around after a few months max i will probably rehome her either way
Hitlerina is a good kitty
>>4037970>Rudenot rude, realistic. Your cats have a perfectly comfortable life until their parents brought in the equivalent of a crazy homeless person who actively chases and threatens them.Are you female by chance? It strikes me as a person who would bring a dangerous man around their children
>>4037970Since she's female, you can first off inspect her yourself; touch her belly and search for if a scar of a previous surgery. It should be a vertical line somewhere on the abdomen area.Or you can wait and see if she goes into heat, that's the definite sign she isn't.If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, January is when females' heat cycles usually begin. Not for ALL of them though, she can go into it later, in Spring, or summer...
>>4037990I'll take a look. The vet said they couldn't tell if it was the right scar or not though, but I'll watch out for signs of heat. It's kind of a shame she seems domesticated but I've never seen a cat so aggressive with other cats who wasn't a feral. Never had this much trouble integrating them before.
>>4038000Adult cats have a hard time adapting to a new situation, it's easier with kittens. Don't rule out the adoption option if the attempt fails. Ask to volunteers and non-profit organizations to help you so to can avoid as many potential shit owners as possible. It's for her and your cats' sake. Sometimes time doesn't fix it, and they are all gonna be stressed as fuck. Not to mention the cats could injure each other when nobody is home.
>>4037501They're partly nocturnal animals. The cat just thinks you're boring for sleeping through the best part of the day. Maybe you're snoring and the cat figured out a trick to make you stop.I had an old fat cat that would try to smother me with his belly occasionally to try and get some quiet.
My kitty sleeps in bed with me :)
Theoretically how difficult would it be to get a cat transferred halfway around the world? (Seattle to Amsterdam)Should I try to put him up with a friend or take him with me? I don't want to traumatize him
>>4037791>They will never feel 100% safe around you. A sudden movement, being pet when they don't want to etc. might trigger violent reactions.I don't understand though. It's not just when petting, it'll be like I'm standing as still as board and all of a sudden my leg gets attacked and she scurries off. This only started recently too. There would be the odd bat or swipe, but now for no reason I get scratched. There's no reason for me to help this thing if it's going to be like that as far as I can see it.
>>4038207For how long are we talking?
I just saw my cat drag her butt across the carpet and apparently they do that if they have worms or inflamed anal glands? I looked at it, and her butt is more reddish than usual. Any tips/suggestions? (Besides going to the vet of course).
>>4038217Like a few years is the plan right now
>>4037937Ayy bed bros
>>4038216Then fucking get rid of it dude. Cats aren't dogs, if it isn't properly socialized as a kitten and lives any extent of its adult life outdoors, it will always be a fucked up cat that will be a pain to take care of
Brought this lil dude home a few hours ago. He's been walking around, playing with toys, using his litterbox and eating/drinking.I know with a new home you have to give them some time before exploring the rest of the house, but is there any harm in doing it early? He seems pretty ready
>>4038311Forgot the pic
>>4038303How do I best get it to stop coming around my house? Just try to ignore it whenever it comes close or should I actively try to scare it off?
I just realized my cats take turns harassing me for food. One of them has the job of waking me up on time in the morning for breakfast and the other whines for dinner.
>>4038311Play it by ear. Some are better than others. I'd at least give him a few days just to get comfortable. Doesn't hurt.
Psst, /kot/chad, you want some whiskey?
>>4038425There's really not that much you can do about it besides going to vet, so definitely do that and if the fecal test confirms the worms, give your kitty prescribed medications
My cat has an inch long rip on his arm that he won't leave alone. It begins to heal and then he pulls it open again. I called every vet in the city and none of them are taking clients because of fucking covid. I have to take care of it myself, so what should I do? It's not bleeding and it's not infected.
>>4038441Just wrap some tape around the arm?
>>4038445Pretty much this.And maybe buy/make a cone of shame for him. Put some antibacterial ointment on the wound, dress it, and wait for it to get a little farther along.
>>4036067do they get worm, tick and flea medicine too? they look very healthy and borderline obese...
>>4038447Okay, so I shouldn't try to shave it or anything like that first?
>>4038445>>4038447disregard this. badages on dog/cat limbs need to be done right. people have applied them too tight causing the limb to die from loss of blood flow. it happens fast. these things need to be done right by a professional. the cone is a good idea though.
>>4038450If not bandaging, what should I do about the open wound? How can it heal if the skin's pulled apart from that area?
>>4038448no medicine that I'm aware of unless that's something you can just put in the food. They're fed very well, plenty of mice and small animals around the property they eat as well as a heap of bread and hot dogs on top of dishes of food
>>4038453emergency vets exist. sounds to me like the cat needs one...
>>4038457I'm on a waiting list for one. The problem is that thanks to all the normal vets closing down, the urgent cares are insanely packed and they didn't consider my cat's injury a priority. In the meantime it's getting worse so I'm just kind of fucked and need to figure this out on my own before it gets infected.
>>4038450Fair enough, I was assuming anon knew how to properly apply wound dressings. >>4038453You could try dermabond, but after that last anon I hesitate to give medical advice without knowing if you've got some basic first aid training. I also don't know if that would be toxic to the cat. But if you've got a cat, you really need to have a vet for him. My vet is still seeing people, but they're picking up the animals at curbside. But they've been my vet as long as I've been in town.
>>4038467>>4038464you could make a picture and upload it. ther are instructional vids on YT too. I'm not suggesting to do anything really but if it's the only option, it is what it is. most first aid kits have the stuff needed to apply a decent bandage: sterile compress, padding and self adhesve gauze. but if the cut needs stitches, that's not really going to help either... for cleaning you can use Octenisept Wash or some other non burning alcohl desinfectant...https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=bandage+cat+leg
>>4038478>but if the cut needs stitches, that's not really going to help eitherbetter than an open gaping wound
>>4038478>but if the cut needs stitches, that's not really going to help eitherThats why I was thinking dermabond. It's basically non toxic super glue that will put skin back together. But even if it was perfectly safe for the cat, I really can't imagine a bigger potential disaster than trying to put a cat into an arm bar while applying superglue. 10:1 odds you'd wind up glued to a cat. On the bright side, the emergency room you'd wind up in would probably treat the cat's cut as well.
>>4038499>dermabondone can try it, sure. I've tried a number of those spray bottle band aids that you basically spray on on myself and this shit hurts/burns a lot. whatever you do, test it on yourself first to make sure it will not freak the cat out at least....best option imo would be to just lie, say your cat was dying, it had been bitten and beaten up by another cat or whatever and cheat yourself into getting an appointment.
I play with cat balls for the sole person of making them growl.
>>4034762Hopefully it won and asserted dominance, your cat isn't a chud beta is it?
It's so hard to get a good macro shot of her face when she's awake because macro mode turns on the camera light.
anyone successfully introduced a new kitten to a cat you already had?if so got any tips or recommendations?
>>4036004>>4036048Grey one is the alpha.
>>4034519Hey mates, my cat vomitted a yellow substance and now seems a little down, acting differently and being quiet. A veterinarian told me to get some Mercepton to give her, but I've never given my cat any medicine and I'm a bit worried.Should I wait it out or give her medicine?
>>4038975By the way, I do not know if she has eaten or if she drank water since she vomitted.
Do you even feed your cat raw?
>>4038864Yes, me.Keep the kitten inside one room with all its stuff for the first days (this includes tje litter box and the bowls). The reasons simply are: 1. it's better if the kitten completes deworming and flea/tick treatment before physically interacting with the resident cat 2. give the resident cat time to get used to the unfamiliar smell to not stress it, and when it has calmed a bit they can start interacting. Start with letting it see the kitten for a few minutes, gradually let them get close. It is normal if they hiss and growl, even fight. If the fighting continues for months it's no good though.There needs to be 1 litter box per cat. 1 water bowl pet cat.Do not neglect the resident cat, I'd say instead spend more time with it like in the evening, play with it, buy it interesting toys or give it a food it really likes... something like this.
>>4038975What else can you do?Give her the medicine. Watch over her. Does she regularly drink and eat? Does she pee/poop fine?
>>4038969I think he's just a dope who goes where the wind takes him. Finally managed to get this one on camera
>>4039117>What else can you do?No idea.>Give her the medicine. Watch over her. I will. I'll watch some tutorials on how to, as I'm already watching over her.>Does she regularly drink and eat? Does she pee/poop fine?Normally, yes, she does all of them fine, I believe. She hasn't peed/pooped nor eaten in a while, but she did drink a little bit of water after vomitting.Thank you.
Getting my first cat tomorrow, aaah so excited.
>>4039216Good luck, I hope in good news soon.>>4039227Congrats. Post pics!
>>4039344Thank you, anon, me too.
What's the normal average lifespan for a mixed breed cat anyways? (Ragdoll/calico mix by my guess)My cat's around 18 and starting to wonder about how much longer before she kicks the bucket.
Her name is Molly
>>4039344>>4039227Havent decided a name yet. Hasnt been hiding which is nice
>>4039671>What's the normal average lifespan for a mixed breed cat anyways? (Ragdoll/calico mix by my guess)Most domestic cats are mixed>My cat's around 18 Take every new day as a gift
>I am her pillow
>she's my pillow>>4039914
>>4034613Definitely wait. Cats get super stressed out by being moved around too much.
Hello, everyone. Three weeks ago, my cat would (rarely) start walking, only to begin limping on his right hind leg. By rare, I mean maybe once every two or three days. The frequency increased slowly over time, where a few days ago he would limp/ decide to lay down instead of walking due to the limp maybe three or four times a day. I brought him to the vet on Friday, and they performed X-Rays and all that. They told me something about his leg/disk narrowing, and that he had a small excess fecal matter (he has been using the bathroom however, I have seen him do it). It's not like he has been inactive, and he doesn't even act as though he is in pain (no vocalizations/other signs). They game me five days of Meloxicam, which is an anti-inflamatory. I didn't understand how this would help him in the long run, but they just kept telling me to see how this does and bring him back in five days if there is no improvement. I don't understand any of this, and they were no help. What does this mean? Will he be stuck with this? Will the frequency of his limping increase until that's how he always walks? He's only four. When he was two he escaped the house and got super high in a pine tree, and since he didn't come out after a day we got one of those climbing gears that hunters scale trees with and went to save him. He freaked out and tried to jump too early, and fell 60 feet. He hit the sloped tin roof of the barn, so that broke his fall. We obviously hurried him to the vet, but they found no broken bones or fractures of any kind. Could this be a result of that? I am scared for him. He is too young for something debilitating like this. And I still don't understand the treatment plan. Is this anti-inflamatory simply to treat the symptoms? Is there no cure or solution for this? He doesn't deserve this, he's a tall and long cat that loves running around the house. And if the only treatment is to just keep giving him anti-inflamatories, then I'll go fucking broke.
>>4040015Yes, you are scared and it shows. I want to tell you to be calm because your cat is being treated, you are taking care of him and it sounds like he's NOT in a critical condition. I can understand how you're feeling, but try to keep a cool head.Since I'm no vet, I can't comment whether your vet's modus operandi was right or wrong; anyhow, follow their instructions by all means. No point in wondering what the future holds, you have to go step by step.You're bringing him back in 5 days if there's no improvement, right? In that case, mention this to the vet (if you haven't):>He's only four. When he was two he escaped the house and got super high in a pine tree, and since he didn't come out after a day we got one of those climbing gears that hunters scale trees with and went to save him. He freaked out and tried to jump too early, and fell 60 feet. He hit the sloped tin roof of the barn, so that broke his fall. We obviously hurried him to the vet, but they found no broken bones or fractures of any kind. Could this be a result of that?They probably couldn't be of help because not even they have 100% figured out what's wrong with his leg, so they're proceeding carefully.
>>4040266omg why is he so mad?? Did you come inside again?
Has anyone transitioned their cat from being an outdoor cat to an indoor cat? My cat goes out and fights so much and comes back with cuts all over him. He's getting old so worry it's going to end up killing him. Any tips for keeping an old cat entertained if kept indoors?
>>4040339a cat tree, a couple of scratching posts/pads and some toys is enough for all cats.
how do I stop being such an asshole to my kitten? I don't like, hurt him, but I love petting and cuddling with him so much that sometimes I make him uncomfortable. He'll try to dart under the couch and I'll grab him and pull him out. How do I learn to just let him be? He's just so damn cute
>>4039116thanks for the information and the reassurance it gave me.have the new kitten in a separate room with everything it needs and started to let them see each other today. they both kept a distance and stared at each other while my older cat hissed once or twice accompanied by some growling. the little one didn't seem too intimidated by it but kept his distance. guess they'll just need lots of the time to get used to the new situation.
>>4040353seems like you have bad impulse control. Stop drugs, practice nofap and meditation. And just let the cat be, he will love you way more when you don't force cuddles and leave him every once in a while
My cat has a derpy smile
Can I deworm my cat with something off amazon? She's been an only inside cat for years but she started dragging her butt around last week.
Do you guys think cats would have ever been domesticated of they weren't cute? 80 percent of the reason I don't kick my nigger cat to the curb is because when I look at him and he does cute little noises or curls up in my lap my heart melts and I know I couldn't get rid of him. But if he was ugly that cuteness wouldn't save him
>>4040358He looks regal
>>4036088they're all really beautiful kitties
>>4037419Same.. even though its been 6 yearstoo poor to have a cat now, sadly
>>4037489It's a big problem in New Zealand. For a country like here whos wildlife is all birds and small lizards its fucked a lot of species.I honestly grew to really loathe outdoor cats to a point when i lived at my old home.My entire garden was the neighborhood litterbox. I could not do anything in the garden without coming across fat turds.And being immune compromised I wasn't allowed to deal with the literal shit unless i was masked and gloved up. Took the joy out of the garden and I let it over grow.One good thing is i befriended the cat next door and I got 4 years of free cuddles.
>>4039144These are some really beautiful strays/abandoned cats
Do I really need to trim my cat's nails?
>>4040771Is he an outdoor cat?
>>4040780No she's indoor only. She has a few scratching posts she uses often
>>4040801You should then. Cats have their claws filed down through pavement or sand in nature, but indoor cats don't have surfaces that will file them down. Because of this they can get too long and start to curl in which will hurt their paws when they walk.scratching posts don't file down cats claws, cats just have a natural instinct to scratch stuff.
>>4040803Thanks. Any advice for how to do it correctly? I can barely brush her because of how squirmy and playful she is. Anything in my hands becomes a toy to her.
>>4040811You just gotta do it. Hold them in your arms and hold her very still and clip it. She will probably cry but she's not in any,pain, cats are just babies
I'm considering whether cats are for me, I've never owned one before but I'd like to get one or two because I'm lonely and based on playing with friend's cats in the past I think they'd make me happy, I like how they're independent and would be happy just walking around the house and staring at birds outdoors My problem is that one of my main hobbies is collecting orchids and I grow them indoors around the house especially in certain room, either hanging or on tables/benchesIf I get cats will they tear through all my plants? Will they try to jump up at hanging plants?What height of tables do you need so that there's no risk of cats getting to them?
>>4040903All cats have different personalities so it's hard to say if they'll be calm or mischievous. You're gonna want to cat proof your home to be safe. Not just so your stuff doesn't get destroyed, but so your cat doesn't hurt itself or ingest something poisonous. Unless you prevent them from entering a room assume they can find a way to reach any surface by jumping. Plants are tricky when you have cats. They will probably want to chew on them a little so make sure they're safe.
The cats I had before were always cuddly and affectionate. My current cat that I have for 3 years now is aloof and I dont know how to feel about it.Am I an asshole if I would rehome him and get another cat?
>>4040496I prefer to go to the vet when I have to deworm a cat, but many people do it themselves.Don't buy cheap Frontline or similar products that are not very effective. Make sure you apply the correct dosage and carefully read the instructions.Last time I went to the vet she applied a topical dewormer, I had doubts it could have worked but it did perfectly. Can't remember the name, maybe Profender.
my cat had a single kitten litterim thinking about keeping it, seeing has how its the only pure black kitten she had
Coworker had some kittens and is trying to get rid of them and I offered to take one in. It's my first cat..I got some wet kitten food and treats, got it a bed, a nice carrier, and a couple of small toys I've also scheduled a vet appt for it to be spayed and get shots. Is there something crucial I'm missing?
>>4041050+ litter box.
>>4037942You gave her 20 years of life. That's a long time for a cat and you will be blessed in the afterlife when you see them again. >>4036074nice snaggle tooth. Looks just like my cat (he also likes belly rubs). >>4036856cute
>>4041050>>4041051Scratching post and squirt bottle
>>4041009You should have known that not all cats are cuddly and friendly.Yo're an asshole but I guess rehoming him to a trusted family is the most humane thing you can do.What do you do if the next cat is just the same?>>4041027Is it possible to have just one kitten? Did the others die?>>4041050>>4041051Spaying/neutering not before 5 months of age.Cover electrical cords and hide valuable objects. Don't leave small plastic objects and dangerous stuff around, it might chew and swallow them.You're doing everything right, anon, enjoy your tiny fluffy friend. In their first months of life they're hyperactive and want to be always around you.
>>4041009Yes, you're a huge asshole. Cat doesn't exist only to serve and entertain you. Maybe they're better off with someone that will love and care for them forever instead of someone that will give them away when they get bored. Fuck you
>>4041194Do not squirt your cats with water to train them. They'll just think you're an asshole and will learn to avoid you. You train them with incentives they're not like dogs.
Can someone identify what this caked on shit is on my little mutant’s claws? I hope it’s just litter that clumped onto them and not some sort of fungus or infection. His brother’s claws are clear and healthy looking.
I have an anti flea (and other insects) poison bottle of 500ml. It's 0,05 Fipronil, 0,03 Neem Oil and the rest is fill. Is this a good composition, where should i apply it on my cats? In the bottle it's written that i can bathe them 48 hours after using the poison, how many times should i apply it? Weekly? Please help anons
>>4041335That's just filth, nothing to worry about. This is my uneducated guess.
>>4041323I said I would rehome him and not abondon him or put him in a shelter.I obviously would make sure that he has a nice home
>>4041372Neem oil is great for plants but can be an irritant, ask a vet.
>>4041401So i've heard but from what i've read i figured it's only a serious irritant in great dosages and this one is quite a small dosage and really diluted. The warnings i've seen agaisn't Neem Oil were about using pure forms and mixtures with essential oils. But i'll ask a vet, thanks anon.
>>4041009I have a similar problem after 3 months. He's just so goddamn loud when he wants something and he's not a cuddly cat. So our only interactions are him meowing over and over whenever he's bored or hungry.I care about him but I would be better off without him. Not really looking forward to taking care of him for another decade.I think you should rehome your cat.
>>4041496Maybe your cat doesn't like you because you're a bad owner. Why do non cat people adopt a cat when they're not in it for the long haul. Hate people like you your cat deserves better..
>>4041517Can't aren't blameless, cunt
>>4041527Cats are unknowing thus innocent. Rehome your cat and don't get another one irresponsible faggot.
>>4040657medieval europeans generally thought cats were devilish iirc, i agree with that assessment because i've met some terrible cats
>>4041530Not even the catowner friendo but if you think some cats aren't natural cunts you're wacko
>>4041532Yeah but you're an adult human so take some responsibility.
>>4041533He's taking responsibility by acknowledging his cat is a natural cunt and that he's not the type of person to take care of a cunty cat
>>4041534Good. Never get another cat.
>>4041537Maybe the next one won't be naturally terrible
>>4041534give me the cat
>>4041539I've never met a cat that didn't love me. Maybe you're just a piece of shit.
>>4041563I don't even own a cat
>ugh my cat just sits there it's so boring should I rehome itliteral subhuman kill yourself
>I need to change the described scenario in my head because all heckin animals are innocent and are incapable of having any personality that isn't peak cuteness
>>4041517I'm a good cat owner and the cat loves me. I didn't adopt the cat; my roommate did. There are two cats in the house and because I work from home and love cats, they both hang out with me a lot. However, one of them took up residence under my bed and won't leave. His food, litter, etc were moved into my room and eventually it was acknowledged that he was my cat now, which I accept. But he's a very nervous cat, loud, and not much fun. The other cat is 10x more fun to have around.
>>4041630Anyway, the point is that I don't fully enjoy my time with him because of traits unique to this cat. These are:- meows incessantly when he wants something (other cat will meow once or twice and then wait)- incapable of entertaining himself (other cat explores the house, watches birds)- doesn't hang out with me and instead hides under the bed (other cat will sit on my lap or nearby)- hates it when I play piano and meows piteously (other cat loves sitting on my lap while I play)- sheds like crazyI think I would be happy with most cats but this one is not a good fit.
>>4041630Poor cat is stressed for some reason. Do you even know his past, where he comes from? Abused cats or cats that lived for a long time as strays have a hard time adapting inside a house.
>>4041641I don't know his past, except that he's about 7 years old. Unfortunately the other cat can be territorial and will sometimes chase him around when he's outside the room. I'm sure he would be much more relaxed without the other cat around, but there's not much I can do about that.
>>4041715>>4041638>>4041630An egoistic, lazy cunt like you would be happy with no pet at all.Living cooped up in a room all the time, without releasing the pent-up energy, is not good. It certainly affects his personality and relationship with you too. Is it too hard to understand?Rehome him but be sure to find good people that you can trust and that are willing to adopt a cat that isn't the standard sofa cat to cuddle anytime you want.>sheds like crazy>hides under the bed Signs of anxiety and stress, his health will get worse if it continues. I pity this poor thing, he deserves to be taken care of in a proper way. Have you ever tried to bond with him or are you forever waiting that he magically comes out from under the bed?>- incapable of entertaining himself (other cat explores the house, watches birds)Entertain him yourself sometimes? You know, cats need to be stimulated. Outside they have little preys to catch, trees to climb and so on, but inside a house they get bored fast, and he's not a young cat anymore.
Any advice on what to do with a fussy cat that just got spayed? She's far from groggy or sleepy, and we had to put her back into her carrier to keep her from trying to run or jump. Beyond that, she's very angry with us for having to put a cone on her and I'm somewhat worried that she'll pop a stitch trying to work it off her neck. First time having to deal with a kitten in this state, usually they've been older stray cats and were significantly more chill about the process
>>4041731>Living cooped up in a room all the time, without releasing the pent-up energy, is not good. It certainly affects his personality and relationship with you too.Point taken. He would likely be a healthier cat in a different home. He does have a whole house to explore, but I think the other cat makes him feel unsafe outside my room.>his health will get worse if it continuesI hope not but I'll certainly pay close attention.>Entertain him yourself sometimes?I play with him twice a day with a fishing pole toy or laser pointer.>would be happy with no pet at allTrue.
>>4041790The stitch should be fine even if she walks and jumps around the house, just don't remove the cone. She'll get used to it, and she is gonna wear it a short time.
>>4041009Only if you get another suprise cat/kitten and redo it again and again until it fits by accident. Take your time with searching if you want a cat with a certain character. Also take your time with rehoming so you find owners that really want your boy like he is.Also keep in mind cats change over time and are usually hyper as kittens, action focused when young and get more cuddly as they get older so even with certain characters there is a bit of variety over their lifetime. >>4041790Cones are always weird to me because here we don't seem to do this for simple stitches. At least mine or the cats of people I know didn't get a cone after neutering. No box rest either.
>>4042246NTA but I spayed a feral cat and released her 2 days after the surgery (got told by my vet it was okay to do it) because the stitch is internal in ovariohysterectomy. You just have to check that the skin doesn't get excessively swollen in that area, but it's normal if there is a bump.
>>4039116if they fight do so intervene at some point and separate them? or you just let it go until they themselves stop?
caught a cat creepin the cats I was creepin on
>>4041050Get a tall cat tree or make one yourself if you're handy. A power drill, staple and hot glue gun, scrap wood, sisal twine, and carpet squares and a couple hours is all you need. Or use some cardboard boxes and build a cat fort.Its also a good idea to expose a kitten to multiple people so it doesn't gets acclimatized and socialized to different people. Shitloads of cat toys. If you get anything with feathers or ribbons don't let the kitten play with them unsupervised since they can chew that stuff off easily and get obstructions in their gut. All cats are different so if you have a variety of toys and spots staked out for him you can see what his preferences are and adjust accordingly.
>>4041496>He's just so goddamn loud when he wants somethingCats are clever when it comes to manipulating their people. He's screaming like that because it provokes a response from you and gets him what he wants, which reinforces the behavior. A good trick is to anticipate the game and play accordingly. When my cat would be pesky about something (like acting like he was starving when its still 2 hours to cat dinner) I'd put him in cat jail. A laundry basket turned over. He'd bitch and complain a little, but I'd wait for him to mellow out before releasing him. It soon got into his head that he needed another tactic.He was also a bit of a jerk cat until he was about 5 or 6 at which point a switch flipped and he became super chill and affectionate. Just like people those teen years can be rocky.
>>4042348Separate them if the older one is rough and aggressive. Continuous vocalizations from both parts also are a sign that they aren't playing.
So it turns out that I've inadvertently taught one of my cats to shake for a treat. He then taught his brother to do the same, but he hasn't quite got the point that he doesn't need to use claws.
What’s up with my cat’s paw? She doesn’t seem to mind me touching it.
>>4043027>What’s up with my cat’s paw?Looks gross and dirty. Get a wet nap or a warm wet wash cloth and try cleaning it out. The one bit looks a little pink and raw but it just might be from a small injury and the cat licking at it.
>>4042617Cute cat, I like that his tear stripe being like a border between his colors.
>>4034519get well soon.kids, teach your parents about puppy love
>>4043027>She doesn’t seem to mind me touching it.Cat's paws are very sensitive to touch so if she doesn't care about you touching it, just clean it up a bit
>>4043033>>4043114Ok, thanks. I was worried it might’ve been infected. I’ll give her paws a cleaning
i adopted a cat and dropped like hundreds on supplies for it, even got a little cat cube furniture thing for it. After like a week i realized it wasn't for me and I took it back to the pound. I guess there's a difference between appreciating an animal and appreciating owning an animal
>>4043142cats are so easy. Either you got an asshole cat or you're irredeemably lazy.
14 year old diabetic cat I'm fostering
>>4043142Well at least you made the decision to return it quickly instead of just neglecting it for years
>>4043027Definately dirty, please closely inspect the fur all over and make sure those little specks arent moving because if the kitty has ticks or fleas you're going to want to deal with that asap
>>4040354It took two weeks for these to be in the same room without hissing or attacking each other. This is 6 months later.
>>4043597cats are tsundere >:3
>>4043142Anything specific anon?
That's my girl Hitlerina
>>4043748Yes we know
>>4043219Looks very pretty >>4043597Cute, they look like mine
This is my 4 month old kitty, Sypha I think she's beautiful :D
Anons I need helpI have a cat who ripped one of his claw nails clean off. Can I use hydrogen peroxide to clean his paw so it doesn't get infected?
>>4044131Pretty girl. >>4044211Warm soap and water ought to be fine, but peroxide won't hurt unless its too concentrated or you really over do it. The cat should be fine though, my dad's cat got out, and when it came back it had lost a couple claws on one hand, and they eventually grew back.
This is my new friend. We're going to have kittens.
>>4034519my cat is nearing 1 year old and i want her to leave the confines of my house/garden to play with other cats. Shes too scared to leave over garden wall, do i push her or just let it happen?
>>4044875If she dont want, don't force her. She might get scared and get lost
>>4044877she is a big scaredy so i wont then, thanks. she wants to play 24/7 now and its not something i can provide and i dont appreciate her keeping me up at night crashing around
>>4044875Spay her before one day she really leaves your garden and never comes back.Isn't the garden enough for her to play by herself when you can't play with her? She is so lively because is young. Not a kitten but not even a full adult cat.
>>4037489You could say the same with humans
>>4044905she got spayed months ago. She does play out there and i have a flap but its not very big and she only has plant pots to hide behind