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    Overgrown Nails

    Thank you for the replies! I'm thinking it's probably because when I trim her claws they aren't sharp enough to catch on things and remove the old sheath. I work at a cat rescue and whenever you find the shed claws you find them caught on something (like carpet or wood). I'll just have to put a...
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    Overgrown Nails

    My kitty, Nocturne, is around 3 years old. I raised her as a foster baby and foster-failed her due to some special needs she had. She is slightly different from other cats, not that noticeably now that she is an adult, but she is a little poor in her balance and doesn't seem the best at grooming...
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    Contest What makes your kitty so adorable? (Share stories to win!)

    ENTRY My little baby girl is Nocturne (Noxie for short). She was born July 7th at the Humane Society where I volunteer. Her mother had just come in a few days ago, and decided it was time to give birth! She had four kittens, but one passed away. They were all so tiny, half the size of your...
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    Limited to Indoors

    Thank you all for the replies! We don't have a lot of money, so a catio wouldn't be an option (though I work for a cat rescue that has them, so I know they are AWESOME). We might try the harness and leash thing, but he is really mouthy about being handled. I've worked with blind and deaf...
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    Limited to Indoors

    Thanks for the reply! Coral, our biggest and newest dog, does like to chase him sometimes. We tell her no, so she generally doesn't, but it bothers Nym. He's not really scared, just frustrated by it. He grew up with six dogs (five of the ones we have now), so he's use to them running around and...
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    Limited to Indoors

    So we have a kitty named Nym, about 4 or 5 years old. He is a neutered male, very large (I'd say around 15 lbs, and he's not over-weight) and can be quite nasty. We raised him since he was two weeks old as an orphan. He was raised around people, other cats, and animals like dogs and chickens...
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    Cat Dream Or Seizure?

    I would try to video it, but she has only ever done it twice, and it was months apart, so I wouldn't know when to expect it, if it ever happened again. One of our dogs has occasional seizures, so I've seen what that looks like. It looks different, though I know different kinds of seizures...
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    Cat Dream Or Seizure?

    Jem, Yes, that sounds like what Nocturne did. I'll have to try calling to her. It's hard to keep out of her way when she is asleep across my chest : )
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    Help Kitten Fell

    Did the vet say if sneezing was an issue associated with head trauma? We had a ferret who fell and hit her head (she was completely fine) but she scared us half to death when she started backing up and shaking her head. She sneezed a couple times and than walked off. I think maybe they just...
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    Cat Dream Or Seizure?

    Thank you for the reply and advice! Nocturne is completely recovered from her "nightmare" and in a good mood. I did have to wash the blankets and my shirt because they stunk! She's only done this once before and it wasn't this bad, so I was just curious if there was something more to it than a...
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    Help Kitten Fell

    How old is she? From the way you describe it she sounds like she is fine, though it is definitely a scary thing to experience! We've had things like that happen before. I think the fear and adrenaline makes them sleepy afterwards. My Nocturne hit her head as a kitten and was very sleepy and...
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    What Breed Co You Think Tacos & Beans Are?

    So adorable! Love your descriptions! : ) The vast majority of cats are what are known as "Moggies", or cats that aren't and never were a breed. They are just "domestic cats" that were never selected for specific traits. They are commonly known as "Domestic Shorthairs", though this is not the...
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    Cat Dream Or Seizure?

    So, I'm pretty sure it was just a bad dream, but my cat Nocturne started shaking in her sleep (like a dreaming dog) and once before she had done this and woken up terrified and scratched me as she tried to get away. I tried to carefully wake her up but she woke up terrified again and threw...
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    Housecat Turned Barn Cat, Can He Still Be A Housecat?

    Talking to her is a good idea. It can be hard to figure out what is right for the kitty and for you guys. I would still get him neutered (and if he isn't, microchipped. Outdoor cats are sometimes taken in as strays) and let him heal on the farm while you guys come to a decision. You said that...
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    Black Cats Only

    My Nocturne, she was grooming herself and accidentally folded her own ear. Such a silly girl!
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