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  1. Renne

    Spoilt kibble? (with a picture)

    A while ago I ordered my cat's favorite kibble, and when it arrived it was strange. Small particles were all over it, and it was almost wet to the touch, due to the particles sticking all over it. The cat still liked it. The package was not damaged in any way, and the expiration date was year...
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    How can I teach a cat to pick up food with her teeth?

    Hello! Since kittenhood my cat had a peculiar problem: she doesn't know how to pick up food with her teeth in order to eat. What she does instead is lick her food in order to acrobatically put it into her mouth with her tongue. Naturally, that doesn't work too well. I must stress that there is...
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    Ultrasonic teeth cleaning - is sedation required?

    My cat has to undergo the ultrasonic cleaning, however, vet clinics in my city have different opinions about whether sedation is required. Those that say it is make a convincing argument, they say that without sedation such a procedure would be badly done and merely cosmetic, but I'm no expert...
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    Bengal cats and food questions

    I don't know much about the breed, but I'm planning to possibly adopt a Bengal kitten. I visited her yesterday at home, and the owner told me that Bengals can only eat food with 70-80% protein, otherwise they poo a lot (?!) and have other digestion problems. Also she said that they eat a lot...
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    How do you introduce a new kitten to a cat in my circumstances?

    The cat is 1.4 y.o., the potential kitten is going to be 3 to 4 months. I have no lockable rooms in the house, so I cannot really make them stay apart for days until they meet. My goal for them is to play with each other. My cat is craaaazy active and playful, but she cannot entertain herself...
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    Can a vaccinated cat visiting an infected place carry the infection back home to other cats?

    My cat had panleukopenia half a year ago. Now she's fine, vaccinated, but afaik the infection is supposed to be impossible to fully eliminate from the apartment and is retained for 1.5 years afterwards on some of the surfaces. My cat is so mine-blowingly hyperactive that I want to take in...
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    Cat can't eat certain foods, they fall out of her mouth

    My cat has developed so much trouble eating wet foods that now she refuses to eat them at all. I don't really mind, I feed her dry foods, but in case she ever develops some disease and needs wet food that could be a big issue. Besides, maybe there's a health issue involved. After adopting her...
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    After panleukopenia, how safe is it to adopt a second kitten?

    My kitten recently stopped eating, and after blood test and ultrasound she was diagnosed with panleukopenia. Her case turned out to be rather 'lite', and she's now fully recovered after a week of treatment with antibiotics. As I understand, this particular virus is so resilient that it's pretty...
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    How do I teach a kitten to play on her own?

    When we took her in she was 2 months old and had no problem playing on her own! Usually I would start to play with her and she'd continue all by herself. She'd roll balls around, she'd play with hanging toys, she'd run around the apartment after imagined prey... and all was well. The kitten was...
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    Kitten doesn't like to be petted, except at certain times

    My kitten is not a lap cat, doesn't sleep with me, and doesn't like to be petted. The exception is when she has what we call 'a petting mood'. At such a time she comes over purring and demands to be petted, and that mood lasts for approx. 20 minutes every time, during which she demands to be...
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    Avoiding worm re-infection, how to?

    My kitten started throwing up recently, and a lot, and after taking her to the vet I was told she has worm eggs in her poo. However, the vet wasn't very helpful about my re-infection questions. Maybe I'm missing something... I gave an anti-worm pill to the kitten today, but as far as I...
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    Can I allow my cat to lick my hair?

    My kitten\cat (she is more like a teen right now) really likes to lick my hair whenever she feels like being carressed and gets in the mood. I understand that it's an instinct, cats lick each other, and I sort of 'lick' her by carressing her, too, but I'm worried that she'll eat my hair and have...
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    What to buy a kitten for safe chewing? (not food)

    My kitten really likes dangling ropes and such. I don't want to deprive her of favorite toys, but they really aren't safe. Today she managed to bite off a huge piece of rope somehow, the one that I considered safe. She didn't eat it, but I'm horrified just to imagine that she would... Any...
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    Kitten ate a 1cm button

    4 days have passed, and I've found nothing in her litterbox or excrements. Should I offer her for an abdominal X-ray by now? If yes, then in case nothing is found, should I ask for a gastric X-ray? I've heard that objects can get stuck in the stomach rather than pass into the intestines, but I...
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    Do cats actually clean their ears and how?

    The vet I went to told me with that my kitten's ears will always get dirty fast, because 'she doesn't clean her ears'. But how can cats clean their ears? Some cats do put their paws over their ears while 'washing' their faces, but this way they can only clean them on the outside, not inside. So...
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    Sterilization: health benefits statistics?

    I don't mind my kitten meowing for days, once she's going to start, her voice is very quite. But I've heard that sterilization helps a cat avoid many serious health issues like cancer of breast and womb. Is there reliable statistics of cats with and without sterelization having these diseases...
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    Kitten won't play unless I'm watching

    When I brought the kitten in my mother and I watched her 24\7. She played A LOT. Her normal routine was to play for an hour, get tired and fall asleep. She never played less than for an hour. Once she became used to the litterbox we stopped watching her. And we noticed a significant reduction...
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    In need of similar but new litter (with a picture)!

    My kitten refuses to use any litter but this clumping one. However, there is a problem: after she takes a poo the litter always sticks to, excuse me, her moist butt. I try to pick it out as best I can (but I don't always succeed), and I'm very worried about her developing a local inflammantion...
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    What kind of scales you use to weigh a cat too active to sit still?

    I used small kitchen digital scales for my kitten, but now she's too big. And she won't sit still even if I grab her and put her on scales during sleep. There are many types of scales, which do you use? If you know any tricks for weighing a cat (how to make her still, etc.), please share. I...
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