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    Our ex stray cat is coming home with food

    I don't know where he's getting the food but I can venture a guess as to why he's bringing it home. Cats bring dead animals home to their humans because they think of them like family. Lions share kills with other members of their pride. Mother cats bring food home for their kittens. House...
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    Cat was sleeping on me, then jolted awake.

    It's probably something called a "Hypnic Jerk." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypnic_jerk It's that sensation you get, just as you are falling asleep, and you feel like you are falling then suddenly startle awake. Doctors and scientists aren't sure why hypnic jerks occur but they theorize...
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    Need help!

    OMG! I'm so sorry! Shocked! :sniffle: Don't second guess yourself. Don't start thinking "Woulda' Coulda' Shoulda' " It won't get you anywhere and will only make you feel worse. If he had cancer, there was nothing that anybody could have done. He was a 17 year old cat going on 18. It was...
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    Need help!

    If his heart and breathing rates are close to normal, he'll probably be okay till you get him to the vet. You don't have to be perfect. The vet is the expert. You're the assistant. You just have to be able to speak to the vet on knowledgeable terms. If he vitals are a little bit fast or...
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    Need help!

    I don't know but, yes, you should call a vet ASAP. Can you read your cat's vital signs? You can feel your cat's heartbeat by placing your hand on the left side of the chest, behind the left, front leg. It's, pretty much where you think it should be. If you have a stethoscope, more's the...
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    MASS CAT ABDUCTION

    It would take just one coyote to make thirty cats head for the hills. They would either stay hidden until the coast is clear or else move to an area where they felt safer. They might move back to their original territory if they felt safe enough but they might move for good of there was a...
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    MASS CAT ABDUCTION

    It's funny how the timing of missing cats seems to fluctuate like waves, isn't it? I lived in Cambridge. As you would walk around the neighborhood, you'll see posters of lost cats stuck on every lamppost. It wasn't uncommon to see two missing cats or dogs posters in a week. Then, there would...
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    Cat personification

    I grew up around animals, too. :) My father bred dogs for hunting and he was the keeper at an animal farm before I was born. When I was very young, I remember my father having a python in a cage. It's name was "Sylvester" and I remember hissing at it in its cage. He kept a red tailed hawk...
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    MASS CAT ABDUCTION

    There are coyotes living on the streets of cities like New York and Los Angeles. They have been spotted in both places. Like @fionasmom says, they are wily and run under the radar. Many city folk have probably seen them but thought they were just a stray dog. I know, for certain that coyotes...
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    Cat personification

    Cats and teddy bears are similar because we project our thoughts onto them then imagine that they are thinking what we want them to. They are different because cats are alive and teddies are not. However, it is the same phenomenon of psychological projection happening with both. It gets funky...
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    Blue Lights, for urine detection do they actually work?

    I don't have one, now, but I used to use a UV light all the time for work. Casper doesn't pee in the house. He's the most fastidious cat I have ever had. The only time he ever peed was when he was sick and couldn't help it. He was in the car and on the way to the vet within the hour. For...
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    Cat personification

    Some people talk to their teddy bears but most people don't think that teddy bears are real. Why can't we talk to our cats the same way without people thinking that we believe it's real? It's the exact, same phenomenon. What's the difference between cats and teddy bears?
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    MASS CAT ABDUCTION

    I can't tell you whether it actually was coyotes but I feel certain that there are coyotes where you live. Coyotes inhabit every major city on the continental United States. You might not see them but they are there. It's also a pretty sure bet that your cat knows when they are around, even...
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    My cat had some garlic dipping sauce should I be worried?

    Garlic isn't immediately toxic to cats but it is harmful on a broad scale. In other words, it's a "systemic" toxin but not necessarily an "acute" toxin. The harmful substance(s) in garlic (and other plants in the allium group such as onion, garlic, chive, leek and scallion) act mainly on the...
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    MASS CAT ABDUCTION

    Yes! I agree, completely! I live near a State Park that has a lot of wilderness areas where large packs of coyotes live. If you're in the right place at the right time, you can hear them when they all start yipping. Just about every small animal, rabbit, raccoon and squirrel instantly dives...
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