kot is german for excrement
>>4161704And Russian for cat.
>>4161709Proof once again that russians > germans
look at my 10 months old cat. He is a big boi
>cats other eye is having issueswhy does this keep happening? she struggles so hard against getting the eyedrops that it's nearly impossible to get even 1 in, let alone 2. Is it because she's less than a year old and has never been around in springtime?
Sunbath time>>4161718How ferocious>>4161729It's fun to see them getting bigger
Any advice on how I get him to calm down in the mornings? He paces around my apartment meowing and sounding stressed starting at like 5 or 6 AM, just started happening this past week. Otherwise he’s a really laid back little gentleman. 7 ish months old
She is shy, but a cutey nonetheless.
>>4161813Her brother loves me. He is a big baby, but a vicious gopher killer.
>>4161780No idea honestly.For how many more days does she need to take the drops?Don't give up, you can do it. Be obstinate and patient.
>>4161839"until it gets better+3 days" but that was only when 1 eye had the issue. While it has definitely gotten better, the other eye getting issues concerns me greatly.
>>4161780Try laying her belly up and just pet her face a lot. sneak in the drops between petting. Mine didn't even notice.
>>4161848The second she sees the eyedropper she squirms like mad. I'm going to try wrapping her up in a towel later.
>>4161799That's the time of the day when crepuscular animals are the most active. Plus, he's very young.Try to tire him out with more playing after dinner/before you go to bed, or during the day when you have free time.>>4161811>>4161816They have intense eyes.
>>4161851If you can get help from someone else, the easiest way for me is to wrap in towel and have someone petting while I do the medicine. Usually I'm along though so I just do towel and get a bit forceful to hold the cat in place, and give treats afterwards. Giving mine medicine twice a day and he doesn't hate me yet.
My gf says I should get this cat. Should I do it?
>>4161891Looks pretty cute, I'll take him if you don't.
>>4161856Got it, been trying to get a good 30 minutes of playing w/ a wand toy after his dinner at 8. Should I move his dinner back a bit? More play? Both? Thank you for the advice <3
Holy shit I have claws
>>4161903Consider a laser pointer since it's pretty easy to get them to shoot across a whole room. Cats aren't distance or endurance runners, so if you can keep them running until they're breathing heavy they get pretty tuckered out. I know with my cat he also likes plastic lids, you know like on a cup of yogurt, or a cup of wonton soup from chinese takeout? They're really good frisbees, and I've never met a cat that wont chase them across the room or try to swat them out of the air. Alternatively, if he's got a little ball or cat toy you can try throwing that and letting him chase it. My cat has a couple of balls that he'll drop in my lap and get impatient if I don't throw it, at which point he'll chase it across the house, playing cat soccer, until he eventually brings it back for me to throw again. My old place used to have this one long hallways that had wood floors, and I'd flick cat treats, or piece of food down the hallway and he'd have fun going after it.
>>4161903Every cat is different, you could try changing his habits a bit and see if there are any differences in the behavior in the morning.>been trying to get a good 30 minutes of playingYou're already doing better than most people. More play is always welcome though, especially for a cat that isn't an adult yet.Have you thought of interactive toys? To not make him feel lonely and bored when nobody's home. https://youtu.be/2ScMKqZVTJk>>4161921>laser pointernottodisushittoagen.jpegIt overstimulates cats and stresses them out since they can't physically touch and catch it. If you really want to use it, end the game session by replacing the dot with a kibble the cat can actually catch, or with a toy.
I'm just gonna share a picture of my boy because he cute
I fuckin hate my catIt's an annoying & ungrateful piece of shitIt barely even likes me if at all, just my bed and the food I give him and barely gives anything back, yet it thinks it's a balanced relationship and it's all good
>>4161962poke him in the chest
>>4161856Based farm cat.
>>4161978First cat? You've got to learn to deal with them on their terms. Every cat has its own personality and its own way of communicating with you.
I love it when cats
>>4161702bloodlust in his eyes now
why won’t my cat eat unless I watch him?
>>4162033Where is four ears new?
Is it possible to have enough cats to cover your whole body that you don't need a blanket at night
I can't rest my heavy head on hitlerina so Im using a pillow and she's between my shoulder and the pillow warming my neck up
if i have to give eyedrops to this cat for much longer i'm going to lose my fucking mind."wrap her up in a towel" the vet says. What he doesn't mention is that she'll wiggle around and be nearly impossible to hold still inside it."pinch the back of her neck" people tell me. She still moves around and hates it a shitload.It shouldn't be a 3 person job to drop meds into a cat's fucking eyes. I love how i hadn't even had the cat a month and this bullshit starts, all but guaranteeing she'll hate being held forever and probably hate everybody forever.
>get cat new puzzle toy since he figured out all the old ones too quickly>he figures it out in 30 secondsI don't know why I fucking bother. He knows how to open cabinets and drawers, what cabinets are locked and which arent, and has figured out every puzzle toy ive gotten him in less than 5 minutes. It takes more time filling them up then it fucking does for him to solve them.Fucking cat.
>>4162225Get one of those puzzles meant for dogs or rats, that should stump him.
>>4162238A lot of these seem easier than the one I got. Any specific ones you have in mind?
>>4162239Treats hidden inside a large brown paper bag.
can a cat jump from the window and the ban is permanent?
OH! Look what the cat just dragged in! What a good fellow. I've even been feeding him kibble and he still does his job like a true champ.
>>4162434He thinks you are too retarded to hunt and brought you a pity gift. Eat it or he will be disappointed
>>4162434My cat sometimes bring rodents inside but he just eats them and growls at me when I come too close. I think he hates me.
Is it safe to feed my cat poorly boiled chicken? (pink inside)
>>4162523No! That would ruin the chicken!
>>4162160She won't hate you, eventually she'll forget. It's not like you are physically hurting her, or leaving her injured. After you have applied eyedrops and let her go she realizes that you didn't do anything to her.Of course no cat wants to be held/trapped, that is the problem. She is gonna fight you every time. Deal with it and do not give up.In the past I had to administer eye drops to a stray cat I temporarily brought home so I understand what a crazy journey it can be. I ended up not following the schedule precisely (had to give him the drops 2-3 times a day) but the cat was fine and his eyes healed anyway.If you can't find a way out, try asking your vet if they know of a different therapy.
>>4161702Korean cats have long nose.
>>4162460He tries to train you to hunt your own food by making you jealous about his meal
Hitlerina was chasing an injured bird this morning and I helped her
>>4162458I would, but his sister already stole it when he got distracted wanting pets. D:>>4162460Mine does that occasionally, but he loves me. >>4161995 he was chewing and forming the whole time he was eating this dude.
>>4162601what did he mean by this?
>>4161702I bought this collar to help prevent my cat from killing birds.>However it has just hadicapped her and forced her to adapt.>If I don't keep the collar on when she is outside she is able to double her kill count than before she was forced to wear it. I've tried fucking bells and that kind of helps too, I honestly just think birds in my area are suicidal.
I'm also gonna dump some pics of her I think you guys might like.
>>4162750If you want a higher bird population and have a backyard just make sure they have enough hides (thorny dense shrubs), safe breeding places (corvid woodpecker and marten safe nestboxes or bigger thorny shrubs) and food (lots of weeds and insects, birdbath, feeder). Fenced shrubs are also great. You can have a neighbourhood full of hunting outdoor cats, some birds of prey and also a shitload of songbirds at the same time with an environment that supports high bird breeding as long as you live somewhere with natural cat like predators. If you're not, even a collar won't help.
>>4161799If your cat has too much energy, you need to play with it more. Especially kittens. You can't just drug him up like an ADHD kid.A second cat can make it easier if they get along because they'll play with each other.
>>4162780Thanks for the advice. I'll plant some shrubs for them.
>>4162523No, cats can get very sick from salmonella, the same reason it's not safe for humans to eat raw chicken.
>>4162815I feed my cat raw chicken often. Risk of Salmonella is low.
>>4162821Raw, FRESH chicken is another matter.
>>4161702bros why do anti-kot fags hate us so much? should we keep a better eye out for toxoplasmosis?
My cat (11 years old, male, neutered) has always been shy and scared of strangers that came over, he'd hide under the blankets until the person hasn't left. At the sound of the doorbell he understands that someone is coming so he goes to hide. Other than that he's normal and physically healthy.Things seem to have worsened lately. He's become hesitant when playing or eating, also for instance when I come home and don't take my jacket off right away he looks at me from a distance meowing, sometimes hides too.Should I take him to the vet for a blood test? Is a slight but visible change in behavior a red flag for a disease?
>>4161891yes>>4161962what's he starin at?>>4162619What breed are they?>>4162754Munch munch munch
My cat apparently dipped his little litter-crusted paws into my food one night when I wasn't paying attention and I've been dealing with one of the worst food-poisonings I've ever had. Definitely had to have been e.coli or salmonella. Just starting to come back to life after a week.
>>4161891Do you want it to make your gf happy or do you want it for yourself?
>>4163091Korean Long nosed cat. The breed made by Crazy Cat ladies of Korea.
>>4163112my room smells like cat shit. Is it healthy?
>>4163144no let some air in. it's supposed to be bad to breathe let alone accidentally ingesting.
>>4161891dump the gf marry the cat
Tfw it's bedtime and hitlerina won't show up
>>4163317Omg she cameAt midnight exactly
Hey bros, potentially first time cat owner here. How are Bengals as kittens, and how are they once they grown up? Never owned a cat before so I could use any and all info. Thanks kings.
>>4162991Dogfags are mentally ill and a lot of them are zoophiles.Birdfags are severely mentally ill and schizophrenic.
>>4162991Because you have falseflagging trolls like you, this guy >>4163369 (also might be you) and someone falsely flying the banner of catfaggotry claimed to be shitting up dog threads with zoophile larping./an/ in general also hates both dogs and cats, because this board is full of autists and budding psychopaths.>im gonna take my cat to a dog park and shoot every mutt that approaches hre>im gonna adopt free huskies and train them to hunt cats on my property>why dont we put down all pets? they're useless>kill pets and pet owners>-normal day of posting for norm/an/ bates
>>4163371It is known that someone really likes to play both sides of an imaginary war to start it, and he's not a catfag, a dogfag, or a horsefag.
>>4163369Case in point, severe mental illness and schizophrenia: >>4163371
Press F for my bro my cat Reese's that Ive had for almost my entire life just died in the corner of my room, pic related is him a little younger. I thought he was fucking sleeping until I felt something wrong and checked him. I'm 31 and he was 24 I had him since I was in the 3rd grade he was a fucking trooper making it as far as he did. His health got so bad the past few weeks, my Mom was going to call someone to come to the house to put him down because she didn't want to watch him suffer. Well no need for that Happy Mothers day, what lovely news when she wakes up tomorrow. Anyone else have something similar happen?
>>4163419yes, I have a 5 months old cat but he's still alive
>>4163419Reads like written by a bot or an r/4chan faggot fishing for (you)s and screencaps to get upboats
>>4163345>first time owner>Bengal catNot a brilliant idea.>>4163419>he was 24Hey, he lived almost a quarter of century. That's quite impressive even for a domestic cat.May he RIP.
>>4163419Sorry bro. At least the cat lived a long happy life and passed away at home. I had a cat who died on easter morning. I was asleep at the time but it happened right in front of my dad, freak accident. As far as I am concerned, Jesus killed my cat, and he will answer for that.
>>4163419rip kitty. sorry anon. going through same thing. unfortunately my cat is 10 years younger>>4163618when you get older you'll realize your message is just a reflection of your own inner world and theres no point in putting people down who probably share a bit in common with you being on this board and all
>>4163731got more pics of this fella?
An entire whisker of my cat fell out. Do cats just lose and regrow them like that or should I be worried?
>>4163802yes they fall out and grow back
>>4163802Nothing to be worried about unless they all start falling out.Its just like a hair, each follicle has a cycle where it will grow for a while, pause, sort of die and pinch off the hair from the root, and then start growing a new hair from the root that pushes the old one out. Sometimes you'll fine one just laying around. Once in a while it might fall out when you're stroking his face. I always poke my cat in the face with it when he's sleeping so he can see how it feels to get woken up like that.
>>4163787give me more pussy pics then
>>4163807>>4163808Thanks.>Once in a while it might fall out when you're stroking his faceYeah that's what happened I thought I pet too rough or something.>I always poke my cat in the face with it when he's sleeping so he can see how it feels to get woken up like that.:)
>>4163824If you pulled out a whisker that wasn't ready to come out, the cat would let you know.
how to teach my cat to not fucking lick itself in my bedrorom
>>4163837You are a monster.
>>4163837A cat's going to lick itself anywhere it is. So either keep the cat out all the time, or deal with it. And if it doesn't clean itself thats just dirty butt all over your stuff.
>>4163731Asking for it
my cat dug a hole in my bag and ate all the grains
>>4163839>>4163842the noise is annoying>And if it doesn't clean itself thats just dirty butt all over your stuff.not true it cleans for any reason even because ive petted it
>>4163867>even because ive petted itWe smell funny to cats. A lot of times they will groom themselves after you play with them to get the stink off.
>>4163867>the noise is annoyingit triggers me also. it's like when people eat loudly.
>>4163873not true my cat likes the smell of my sandals
>>4163879Its like driving by a dead skunk on the road, you always take a whiff because a smell that bad needs to be appreciated for the fine bouquet of terrible it is. Cats also have an additional gland in the roof of their mouth that's really sensitive to trace chemicals. Same organ snakes have. Its why they do that weird face sometimes when they're sniffing stinky things. They are conceptualizing the aroma in a dimension we can't imagine. And if its your sandals, you were probably wearing them outside where the cat doesn't go, and its rich with all kinds of weird odors that tickle it on an instinctual level.
>>4163873I have to say my cat always sleeps in my clothes when I leave them somewhere. I'd assume it's because they atleast associate something good with your odor.
>>4163886its not just a whiff it sleeps on them
>>4163891>>4163893emergency decontamination protocolbest to do it when its still warm
>"german longhair" as breed on vaccination cardAm I correct to assume that this is probably a run of the mill european shorthair mix and the previous owners got scammed?
hitlerina is so small and pretty
where tf did the posts go where i asked for a name for my new cat and /kot/ said hitlerina?the oldest post with hitlerina in desuarchive is from 2019 with the grey cat, but it's been archiving this board since 2012 or so. what gives?
>>4164018cute kitten pic from 10 years ago related
>>4163419F24 years is a lot for a cat, it means you did him some good.
>>4164024Something memoryholed as hard as that is far too dangerous for mere mortals to delve in. Simply asking that question has put you on twelve lists.
>>4164018>>4164026Yes, highly probable. I've never even heard of a "german longair" breed for cats.Also cute kitten pic.
>>4163785>>4163731>got more pics of this (lady)?Here she is chillin on my lap
how tf do i deal with a cat in heat? can they be spayed in heat or do I have to wait? i'm disgusted of having to qtip her every 6 hours or so.
>>4164188offer it your leg
>>4164192she already fucked all of her plushies and every corner of my desk... but it doesn't satisfy her unless it goes in (or if i do the weird pressure thingy at the base of her tail I saw on yt)
Anons who managed to pet feral/stray cats, how long did it take you to achieve it?There's a colony of semiferal cats that some people feed regularly, albeit in fire-and-forget manner. They don't want to be pet in general. One cat however is not as fearful and is most attracted to food. He eats snacks from the ground at 1ft from me crouching. But even though he made physical contact like pouncing my hand with snacks on it, he jumped back when I tried to pet him. I wonder how much time would I need to get him to accept petting.
Do cats just have an internal switch that makes them go into Asshole Mode? I love my cat, but it seems like every evening, he becomes the neediest thing ever, constantly meowing, jumping up where he shouldn't, and trying to knock things over. There's nothing wrong with him, he'd neutered, his litterbox is good, he has water, he gets fed at a set time...I don't know what he wants.
>>4164369He wants to get your attention with this kind of behavior. Are you playing enough with him?
>>4161704etron is french for turd but that doesn't stop audi
>>4163419I wished my cat died in her sleep. She died in my arms, agonizing for about 20 minutes. Made it till 19 years old. She was a lady. Days after, I was lost, depressed, fuck, I wanted to die.
>cat was always weird around roommate>she gets evicted after getting arrested for trying to murder me>cat acts like a completely normal kitten nowHe knew
>>4164111the breed does apparently exist, positive to say mine ain't it
why are certain autists so vitriolic towards cats on this site?
>>4164580Fail trolls from unironically r/4chan trying to bait and get screencaps for upboats.Report bait threads and posts report them often and consistently
>>4164188You have to wait. Call the vet to get an appointment as soon as the heat stops.>>4164203Some cats will never want to be pet no matter how many weeks, months or years you spend bonding with them.It's almost impossible to become friends with adult semiferals or ferals that grew up without a direct contact with humans.A cute feral female cat I have been feeding for about 5 years will run away if I don't respect her self-imposed social distancing rule of 3 meters. Whenever particularly hungry she herself breaks that rule, but she never allowed me to reach out and pet her.It was different with the daughter of this cat, since she saw me since when she was a kitten; she lets me stay around her, occasionally petting her.
>>4164188how old is she?
>>4164548>trying to murder meAre you gonna elaborate on that
This little idiot brought a live mouse into the house. Say something mean about her!
>>4164687She thinks your retarded and is trying to show you how to catch dinner.I know I always felt bad when my cat would bring a field mouse home and I'd have to distract him se he didn't see me flinging it over the fence.
>>4161774He's beautiful. What's his personality like?
I'm at the vet right now. There's only a couple of interns. Should I leave?
>>4164741What is wrong with your cat?
>>4164748nothing. I'm deworming her
>>4164749You don't need a vet for that. Get deworming drops and do it yourself.
>>4163802>>4163808They also occasionally break them off if they're a super active maniac like my boy is.
>>4164751too risky m8
>>4164749so they can't fuck up right?
>>4164753Risky? You just sprinkle the drops in the cats neck and the next day it's free of worms. There is literally 0 risk and it's piss easy.
>>4164769I like how they're always cuddling. I really wish I had gotten two kittens from the litter.
>>4164651no idea, found her next to my trash cans and after months of feeding her i was able to take her inside
>>4164680>>4164776She had a psychotic break one day and tried to decapitate me with a soup pot lid. When that failed she just started swinging and I just sat there and let her do it because she swings like a kid in a Worldstar video so she wasn't doing any serious damage. My boyfriend called the cops while that was happening and she was arrested right after they showed up.
>>4164770>I really wish I had gotten two kittens from the litter.This is something everyone looking to adopt a kitten should consider imo. While taking care of two kittens/cats can seem daunting, one positive is that they don't constantly seek the human for attention, and can keep each other's company.Ours are almost inseparable; they trot around the house as a duo and often sleep alongside eachother.
>>4164756the vet put some yellow past in her mouth
>>4164815You're right, let a vet handle it the first time.If your cat is outdoor though it's convenient to learn how to do it yourself.
>>4164720He is pretty chill. Gets along with my two older female cats(5 and 7eyars old), even though he is much bigger than both of them. He is very social and talks a lot.
Here's my girl
Had to put my cat down today. They gave me a box when they finished. Sadder than i thought it would be when i held it and felt the weight of his lifeless body. Rip buddy
>>4163419wow 24? Im jealousI had to put my Siamese cat Mimzy down on April 25 due to kidney disease, she was 15.5 years old.I feel like a bad owner for her not living to at least 18 or something :(She was a pure breed and they tend to live a little shorter, as well as being a female.What did you feed your cat? Thats a very impressive lifespan - you should be proud, Reese had a wonderful life
>>4165064my cat had heart failure at 14 years and had double the breath at resting rate. i feel like he should have had at least 3 more years. miss him
>>4165091I feel your pain, my Mimzy had a very quick heart rate, at 220 bpms at rest and I believe it was due to her hyperthyroidism which was a separate issue.I fed her whiskas dry food for 12 years regretfully :( and then once I had earned more money and got a decent job I started her on Canned salmon/beef cat foods - needless to say she had some weight issues from boredom eating and I believe that contributed to her lower lifespan than people who fed their cats blended chicken hearts/liver and so forth since they were youngYou live and you learn, at least we can appreciate the time we did have with them and can be proud that we made their lives as comfortable and loving as possible - much more than nature would have provided
my cat got a fever after getting the vaccine. he refuses to eat or drink.
>>4165136Pro tip:All vaccines, for humans or pets, are a scam. Vaccines have not been proven to prevent any illness ever.
>>4164975I'm sorry. RIP.Want to share a pic of your cat?
>>4165136That will happen. Just like when you get a shot it isn't working if it doesn't promote and immune response. I know when I got my kitten his shots they told me he might feel pretty shitty the next day, and they called me to follow up on him.
>>4165166ty. yes here he is: >>4165192it's weird how i feel so down over a cat. but he's been in my life for 14 years. knowing his last moments were scary and stressful at an animal hospital make me sad. not being able to stroke his fur again also makes me sad. but he was in pain and it had to be done
>>4165195Nothing weird about it at all. They're part of your life and a thing you cared for that gave companionship in the weird way cats tend to do. The part that always makes me feel weird is I'm generally a pretty stoic person, even at my cousin's funeral, who was like an older brother to me, I only got a little misty in my eyes, and throat got a little tight, but otherwise I held my shit together. But the two times I've had to put my cat to sleep I sobbed like a bitch the minute I got alone. I think maybe its because at a funeral you have to try and be strong for everyone's sake, and you collectively mourn. With a pet, there's not as many people who can share that burden, and its just you. Nothing else to do but take the time to process and heal. Just remember that there are a lot of other cats out in the world who are desperate for a loving home. It isn't replacing your pet, because nothing could, but you're giving another little guy a chance.
>>4165219thank you, anon. you're right, there's no one else to share the burden with. it's an odd lonesome feeling. i regret not being in the room with him when they did it, but I feared I was cry like a bitch in front of everyone. so i waited when i was alone. being handed a 5lb carboard box coffin hit hard. 14 years of memories reduced to a lifeless box i plopped into the passenger seat of my car. i buried him in my yard. part of my wants to dig it up just to look at him again.be well, anon.
>>4164187>>4163731Fishing for birds
what's it like having a cat?
>>4165359Got 2 friendly farm cats. They just want food and pets a few times a day and one of them loves jumping on my lap for his pets. They're funny and eat gophers. You don't even need to feed them and they'll just catch more gophers.
>>4164687Torties are based af
How do I register my cats as emotional support animals?
sometimes my new cat will do the head nod thing when he sees me and wants my attention;_;
>>4165413why is this sad?
I have to care for a newborn kitten for about 24 hours, he's 4 days old today. Have been at it for around 5-ish hours and he fed thrice in that period. He's in a box full of socks and wooly stuff, and I've put a bottle of warm water beside the box. I think he pissed at some point but I removed the wetted sock.I'm kinda stressed and hope he won't die on me. Right now he's probably sleeping. Any tips ?If he's not crying, does that mean that everything is okay ?
https://youtu.be/G_IgFwA5GH4 what did that cat mean by this
>>4165698You have to stimulate genitals and anus to make him pee and poop, use a warm wet rag or toilet paper.And yes keep him warm all the time, kittens can't thermoregulate their body for 1 month or so.
>>4165726Yeah, I've stimulated him, he pissed but didn't shit. Just fed him once more too and putting his box under a heat lamp for a few minutes, then I'll put the box into a bigger one with warmed bottles beside it.I just hope I'm doing everything alright
>>4165738Nvm he just shat on me
>>4165778Lmao at least he did it.How did you find this kitten, and where are you taking him tomorrow?
>>4165359Depends on the cat. They all have distinct personalities and will reflect your own back at you.Good companionship, and not many things are as good at destressing you than a warm purring cat lying on you.
my cat's nose is dry. Id that a sign of fever?she got vaccinated yesterday. got fever last night but she seemed fine this morning.
>cat that used to be too scared to leave her spot on a chair under a table is now busy bugging me and making sure i don't sleep in
>>4165800Not really, sometimes their nose is dry. Make sure she isn't dehydrated>>4165807That's cute
>>4165780Not really mine, he was apparently abandonned by his mother. I'm keeping him for the day to help out a friend that can't watch over him today because of work.
Long story short, a cat that's been hanging around my grandma's farm had a litter of five kittens a few days ago, outside. I know not to move them but is there anything I should be doing for them aside from making sure there's clean water and food? She lives 40 minutes away from where I do and she's in her late 80s so will probably forget to do anything for them, and I want to maximize what I can do to help things while I'm there because it will only be once a day.
>>4161702i kneel kot
>>4165867Take them to a no-kill shelter if there's one.
This is the face of a cat that doesn't know she'll be trapped and spayed in a couple weeks. (Still no kittens on sight)
>>4163419He is in a better place nowSweet kittyF
>>4164892Daaaamn she is a cutePost moar, pls
>>4165867Pretty mamma cat. Not much you can really do besides leave plenty of food and water out for her.
A Kurumi for every thread
>>4164592Well, 1 ft and standing sideways (kinda vulnerable position) means to me they're not as scared.I wonder though how do I try touching them in order not to get injured in the process.
does my cat look like Hitler?
>>4166176I think if you fed it some cheese it may look a bit more hitler-esque tbqd.
I'm not certain but I think my senior cat might be peeing blood. I'm going to keep an eye on her but does anyone have any ideas what it could be? I'm thinking maybe UTI
>>4165867Please find a way to take care of the kittens too and once they're older put them up for adoption or something.If they remain there, you'll see more moms and litters pop out every year.
>>4166181>I'm not certain but I think my senior cat might be peeing blood.I mean is there blood in the litter? what do you mean you're not certain?
>>4166185I'm seeing some red splotches on places she frequents. Have yet to confirm
>>4166181Could be anything, kidney failure, passing a bladder stone, being severely dehydrated. Might be worth calling your vet and asking them.
>>4166240Planning to take her to the vet shortly. Thanks
>>4165958That's mostly the plan until the kittens are older.>>4166183The mother and father cats are going to get taken in to get spayed and neutered along with the kittens (at 8+ weeks, obviously), so no worries there. I'm going to try to get all of them adopted out because neither of them are feral or barn cats and are probably abandoned. The area is also not too far from an interstate so I'd worry for safety.
>>4161741that bedspread is prettyyy....SUS!!!!!!!
hitlerina is perfect. no flaws.
>>4166559It's all the cheese he is feeding him.
>>4163374Are you saying he is just a /pol/fag? or just your basic fagfag?
How to teach kittens to stop jumping up on counters? I don't leave food out and I squirt them with a water bottle when they do it but it's been two months since I've got them and they keep pulling this shit.
This big baby loves his scritches.
>cat feels the urge to try nipping me if my hand gets near her for too long but still enjoys getting petthe fuck is her problem?
hi guys I'm thinking of getting a catshould I get two or just one? I don't want it to be lonely
Roughly what kind of cat is this?
What is the best thing to feed my cat if I want to be sure it gets fat quickly?I think fat cats are the cutest
>>4166712Eggs and heavy cream
I had to put my best buddy in the world to sleep and my cat curled up by me in bed that night. then the next day he laid down in the dog's toy basket for hours. He's never done either of these things since I got him in 2014. I know it's likely just a coincidence but fuck it seems like he's just as sad as I am
>>4166728Similar story here. Had to watch my Huskie go. Cat hopped into my lap and we were cuddling for a while when he weirdly placed his paw on my chest, I fucking broke down like a little bitch
So ive got a cut feline 10 years old.Shes an outdoor cat, and we live in a country where house cats and domestic dogs are apex predators. In her older days she has become more chatty, and way more demanding than before. When i wake up, make my morning tea, sit down, she give me this intense look, then proceed to jump down from the coach, walk to the door and demand that i open door to the big outside. I take on drink of my tea, Suddently cat is in front of me and begin meowing. i walk her over to the door go back to drink tea, and shes there meowing. and she wont stop until i take a walk all the way around with her, while she goes from door to door to greet my neighbors, sometimes she will go in and sleep in their furniture. And it just shook me, my cat knows more people in my neighborhood than i do.
is my cat depressed?
>>4166606You put them on the floor when you see them, and shout "No!". The tone of voice is important, they have to pick up on your bad mood when you use that voice.Water and other deterrents are most times useless, cats don't learn through those and they can become scared of water.>>4166616Cats being weirdos is a common trait of every cat.>>4166627If you want two, always get them when they're kittens and adopt them together. Don't adopt two adults that haven't had interactions with other cats before.Do you live with someone else? Cats are fine with being alone for some hours, as long as their human that doesn't neglect them when at home.>>4166712R*ddit is that way.
>>4166286That's nice to read.As anons said what you can do for now is give the mom access to food and water so she doesn't have to worry about it, her priority will be taking care of the kittens.>>4166738This is one cute sociable cat. Are your neighbors fine with it? Watch out for roaming dogs.
>>4166286>spayed and neutered along with the kittens (at 8+ weeks, obviously)That's too early for kittens. Should wait until they're at least 3-4 months at least.
should I bother vaccinating an indoor cat?
>>4166779Ginger was running all over the house today with this in her mouth today, growling at anyone who came near.
>>4166782With mine I only did first shot and booster.If they will be indoor from now on there's no reason to repeat it yearly.
>>4166780She has access to multiple bowls filled with catfood and water as well. She rarely eats, only if its rainy outside and she cant go hunt for insects, mice or birds. It is only if the hunt didnt go she eats her fill in dry food. Once a week i feed her raw food, and also spoil her with lots of snacks, like beef jerky but for cats. When we sleep inside she enjoy to wrap belly around my face so i get to feel that smooth soft belly fur and reassuring loud purring. Cats give is good to have in your house, because they give you calmness and a healthy blood flow.
>>4166780Here she is
>>4166793she looks unhealthy
Well i can tell you she isnt, in fact the vet said she was very healthy for a cat her age, teeth look great. and her weight was just under 4.5kg
>>4166793Cute and doesn't look unhealthy at all. Just the old cat look ^^
>>4166776Is depressed because you haven't fed it a piece of cheese.
>>4166782Not a bad idea for the first round of shots and boosters just to be sure, and just like most young animals their immune system takes a while to ramp up to full speed.
>>4166776He's just chillin'
he's always mad at me when i get home from being gone all night at work
>>4167132I always feed my cat when I get home so he's kissing my ass the minute I walk through the door.
Just got back from the vet and she said my cat is obese... Never seeing that vet again
>>4167341You can insult me, my mother, my ancestors, my country, I don't give a fuck... but I get super defensive about someone saying my cat is overweight. >vet asks me what I feed him>tell her he's really picky about his food>she just looks at him, and then me, and says "really?"
Miss you Mimzy, its been 2 weeks since we put you to sleep because of your renal disease. You lived a full 15.5 years, we loved you every day.I'm sorry for feeding you dry Whiskas food for 12 years, the carbs kept you hungry and you got fat. I'm sorry Mimzy, I was poor, at least you got to enjoy salmon cans for the last 3.5 years.I hope your doing well Mimzy, we miss you very much - the house feels quite empty without you. I hope your out there exploring the cosmos, I hope your soul and spirit live on in perpetuity - maybe we will meet again someday.Love you Mimzy, Be good.
I've had cat for maybe 3 months now? First month or so she was an Indoor cat but she started trying to escape out the front door anytime it was opened and meowing at the door endlessly. So now she's an outdoor cat that comes in at night. Tonight she didn't return. Is this normal for cats to sometimes just stay out. I'm worried.
>>4167341Have you considered that, maybe, your cat is, in fact, obese?>>4167402Mimzy would call you a dumbass for being so hard on yourself, because you did it all out of love, and she could feel it.If she had a long, comfortable life it is also thanks to you.You two will certainly meet again, if you believe in that. RIP Mimzy.>>4167820Yes, it's nothing out of the ordinary. Also she might have found other places with people providing food and shelter.Is she spayed at least?
>>4167820Don't worry, my cat usually comes in at noon every day but in summer only at night or sometimes he even spends the night outside.
>>4167820My cat always tries to "escape" any chance he gets, but on the rare occasion he does manage to get outside he always just takes a few steps out the door and then runs right back in quickly...
>>4167826What a handsome majestic boy
Why do you guys hate tortoiseshell cats?
>>4167997I don't. If this >>4168001 >>4168009 is yours, she has a fantastic coat pattern.What's her name?
>>4168025That's mine. My sister named her Dart. I didn't like it at first but it's grown on me. How did you know she was female?
Is my cat retarded? I get that they like playing but attacking the chair he's sitting on is something else. It's not even one of those things with reflective surfaces. I got him a bunch of toys which he likes, but he's just as likely to go crazy for a piece of crunchy plastic as he is for his little mouse-on-a-ball.
>>4168090>How did you know she was female?https://www.willowanimalhospital.com/why-are-all-calico-tortoiseshell-cats-female/
>>4168091He's just acting like cats act.My cats' favorite "toys" aren't even actual toys, but a bunch of DIY balls, strings, pieces of cardboards, old plushes etc.
>>4167820Well she still hasn't returned home
>>4168129ThanksShe's all tuckered out from chasing a fly around the house
I moved to my uncle's anbondoned house. I found a dead cat with his head entirely eaten. Cat poop everywhere including inside the bed frame. Rat poop in the kitchen and dead cockroaches. Pigeon feathers covering the shit-filled floor. Thank god I didn't bring my cat with me
inshallah i will throw up on the carpet
>>4168188There are a lot of things that can get a cat out in the wild.That being said its not uncommon for an outdoor cat to fuck off for a while, they can have a surprisingly large area they patrol and is likely being fed by multiple people. If you're going to let your cat outside make sure it has a collar with contact info as well as a chip.And while I'm not as sensitive about it as some people here are, but an outdoor cat has a dramatically shorter lifespan on average, like by half thanks to accident, disease, and predation.
>>4168138>spend hundreds of dollars on cat toys >his favorite thing to play with is the plastic strip you tear off a bag of beef jerkey to open it
>>4166708Long hair mutt
>>4168188>>4167820The retard was stuck in a tree We got her down this morning thanks to some Mexican day labors who were doing my neighbors roof and they lended us a extended ladder. She was really far out in the woods and wayyy up in the tree so I'm pretty amazed I was able to find her
>>4168394That's why I don't buy toys anymore. They are also pretty expensive.
>>4168466>>4168470What a dummy.
You know you deserved it. Stop fucking with human, DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM
>>4161729God they are so fucking cute. I wish I had a big sister.
>>4167849They do though
>>4163419FHaving your cat live until 24 AND die in its sleep means that you did everything right Anon. I'm sorry for your loss but you really did get the best possible outcome. 24 is a really old age for a kitty.
>>4168664>wish I had a big sisterBecause you want to fuck her?
>>4166783>>4166778Ginger enjoys going on slide rides up and down the hallway.
>>4168466I love happy endings
Any tips for cutting my cat got a big matted patch on her back?I've taken her to the groomer in the past to have her shaved but she fucking hates it and is always terrified over there... I've cut them with scissors in the past but I always worry I will screw up and cut her skin, so I cut very slowly with a flea comb in between but the process is slow and usually I can't cut much before her patience runs out and she gets squirmy. I tried using a hair clipper that I use for my own hair but it just bounced right off that fuckin' thing and didn't put a dent in it. If I buy a hair clipper designed for cats will it do better or is it hopeless when it gets so thick and won't work regardless?
So, my cat was diagnosed with IBD in February. He is a european 11 years old, he had gut problems the last year that we thought it was just a gastritis, I went to vet and treated with anti-inflamatory drugs. This February we put him in a special diet for IBD cats which seems to works since the last time he did steroid was over two months ago. This happened because he lost a bit of weight (now it's normal) and puked 2-3 times in a day. He eats and he plays with the other cats.Although, sometimes, he pukes (~1 times every 1-2 weeks) and a bit of diarrhea (like cottage cheese) every 3-4 poop. Is it normal? My vet is telling me he doesn't have inflammation anymore, though the IBD can't be cured at all. I will bring my cat to my vet May 20th for the monthly IBD check, the last month it went good without giving him any steroid shot, antibiotics and such.
>>4168481My cat is always in the back of my mind when I impulse buy random shit online. I brought him just about everything I might want were I in his shoes. I brought him a hundred dollar bed that seemed like the last thing he wanted to be on. I brought him an automated toy laser thingie that he stopped caring for after 30 minutes, I brought him a usb powered dome that had fake rats poking in and out, I even got him a chink ipad with a scratch proof touch screen so he can play fruit ninja. At the end of the day, his favorite thing in the whole world is a piece of red ribbon that I tied to the side of my table.
>>4168991Other cat is like>STOP LIKING THINGS I DON'T LIKE
>>4168998You could try applying olive oil on the matted fur, apparently it softens the mats and the fur falls off on its own in a few days. Want to try this experiment?I have no experience with hair clippers for pets, but what I would recommend is practicing on a wig or a stuffed animal before using it on your cat.>>4169073A bit of diarrhea, as well as puke, is normal even in cats with no health problems so it's hard to say.Good thing you take him to the vet monthly, hopefully the vet can clear up your doubts.
Cat started pissing everywhere uncontrollably this morning and he has been fixed. Thoughts?
>>4169162Has he been fixed lately?The mating behavior can continue for a few weeks after the surgery.
>>4165887Update: I've just seen her busy nursing the kittens. I'm so fucking done.
>>4169163He's been fixed since January
>>4169167Dirty as fuck litterbox? Clean it and see if he stops doing it.If the box is fine, it could be a health related problem. Vet.
Any tips on integrating new cats in the household? We've taken in two cats (1-2 years old) last weekend, however our old cat (18 years old) is very displeased with that. The new ones act interested and friendly, but the old one just growls and hisses at them. Is there any way to make them like each other?
>>4166798shes a very agile lady. Had her let outside and it start raining in carpets, i call for her and she speeds 50 yards in a few seconds.
>>4165854Me again. He's now about a week old and seems to be doing fine. Will have to take care of him again on monday, and fed him from time to time on the last few days. His eyes have fully opened the same day as I posted the other posts, so quite early.Eats readily, crawls alright and starts walking a little wobbly. Currently sleeping, he was purring a little before.My friend told me that she didn't see him shit recently, and I tried to stimulate him and he only pissed (piss is clear). Sometimes he pisses inbetween feedings because I guess all the clothes in his cage might feel like a tongue to him, but it's hard to tell if he shat too as the amount would be so little it'd get lost in the amount of socks and stuff.He otherwise doesn't seem bloated (his belly is soft), and does everything else alright. Just that I don't know if he shat in these last 24 hours. Am I being paranoid ?
I just accidentally ripped out a whisker while grooming my cats neck hair :((((((
>>4161711Well I mean they do got a kind of turd-ish body shape don't they?They're called a "loaf" for a reason.
>>4169363Try calling the vet and enquire about it.
>>4169385I'm not really in a country where I speak fluently enough to enquire about complex stuff. I'll have to ask my friend to do it
>>4169331Forcing a senior cat to share the house with not one, but TWO new cats is an asshole move. A cat so old will hardly adapt to new situations like this. You should have let it live the last years of its life in quietness and peace.If it ever starts tolerating the new cats, don't expect them to necessarily get along.Consider rehoming the cats if things don't go as planned.Also read this guide with useful tips:https://www.pawschicago.org/news-resources/all-about-cats/getting-started-a-guide-for-bringing-home-a-new-cat/introducing-a-new-cat-into-your-household#c4689
>>4169363Add another 12 hours to the 24 and if he still hasn't pooped ask for help
>>4161799Put toys out that he can play with alone. Like one of those balls at the end of a long spring connected to a firm base -- pic rel
>>4161799Maybe another cat for him to hang out with
>>4169331Might be too late for that but introduce them progressively to each other (smelling thru door, each having their own space, etc). Old cat is sure to be displeased either way because he's old and it's his territory but he might tolerate them in a couple weeks.>>4170429My cat literally doesn't care for those. Random pieces of trash are great toys however.