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    My Cat's Newest Obsession - What Is Going On?

    No, everything is status quo. Maybe now that she's explored the whole house, she is looking for new nooks and crannies to conquer. That is all I can come up with - but it is all kind of sudden which is why I'm puzzled.
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    My Cat's Newest Obsession - What Is Going On?

    Yes, she is spayed and she seems to feel just fine (had her checkup at the vet just a few days ago, in fact, and she's in perfect health.) She isn't acting "off" in any way, just a sudden burst of intense curiosity.
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    My Cat's Newest Obsession - What Is Going On?

    Stella is two years old, and has lived with us for 1-1/2 years now. She has the complete run of our large home, plus a sizable catio, and three hoomans who shower her with attention. She is neither bored nor neglected. But the past few days she has started a new habit of standing in front of...
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    What is that special touch they have?

    Or how about a cat that will go in a paper bag. A cat that will go in a shoe box. A cat that will go in a suitcase. But get out a crate with a nice comfy pad and treats inside and NO WAY.
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    Did My Cat Have Kittens?

    I should clarify that this photo was taken a few days after I got her. Yes, she has long since been spayed. I guess I just wondered whether I took a mother cat away from her kittens, but the vet wasn't very definitive on whether she had actually had kittens or how long ago it might have been...
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    Did My Cat Have Kittens?

    I know it doesn't really matter now, but I've always been curious. This little stray cat showed up in my backyard a year and a half ago - she looked barely half grown at the time weighing less than 7 lbs. In order to protect her from outdoor threats like the coyotes that roam our neighborhood, I...
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    Cat obsessively meows to go outside.

    I realize you need to keep him in now while the injury heals, but otherwise have you thought about installing a cat flap so he can come and go without bothering you? You can lock it when you don't want the cat to go out for some reason.
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    What is that special touch they have?

    When I first got my cat, she had worms and I was sent home with an oral medication which I COULD NOT get down the cat's throat (I still wasn't super comfortable with handling her at the time.) I took her back to the vet and asked if they could help me out. The doctor confidently said, "Okay...
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    Stray Cat Care - Just the basics, please!

    If someone else came and did it, that's fine by me, but I am just not in a place (physically, mentally, emotionally, financially) to take that on. I'm not against TNR - that's not what I meant - only that I just can't handle being the one to do it right now.
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    Stray Cat Care - Just the basics, please!

    I don't want to do a deep dive into this, I never even wanted to go down this road at all, but here it is. A year and a half ago a stray cat "adopted" me when she showed up in my yard, gaunt and needy, and I captured her in a humane trap. I've never been a cat person, never had a cat before in...
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    Cat still hiding after 1 month

    Just like you said! My cat hid like this for about two weeks after we got her. Her hidey place was under a piece of furniture in my sewing room which was perfect because I'd work on my projects and talk to her the whole time. Every now and then I'd peer into her hiding spot and try coax her...
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    Cat attacked me very aggressively. At a loss

    About something in his head being "wired wrong," this is a rat we're talking about, and who's to say they are "wired wrong" if they don't behave in ways that humans find acceptable? What he did probably made perfect sense to HIM and his goal in life isn't to please and serve humans (like a dog...
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    Grown Cat Likes Kitten Food

    So, what, exactly is the difference in kitten dry food, other than the size of the kibble? While my cat eats mostly wet food, I like to supplement with dry food (one reason being that if we occasionally have to be gone for a day, I know I can leave dry food and she'll be alright.) But the only...
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    The Best Cat Story Ever!

    I am on a trip abroad and I know everyone here will understand when I say I REALLY miss my kitty - I mean I really love this cat. This is my tuxie Stella in my suitcase ready to go with Mommy! (But of course she can't, and a family member is staying with her.). Well, we checked into an old...
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    Cat getting mouthy and "possessive"

    Stella is still young, less than two years old. "Daddy" indulges her almost as much as I do, he is the one who feeds her most of the time and he gives her treats. She does love "daddy" and asks for pets from him, but I am the one she follows everywhere, not him. As for stimulation, this cat...
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    Cat getting mouthy and "possessive"

    I've had my kitty for one year now! She came to us a stray - and the first cat I've ever had - and now she is a full fledged, spoiled rotten member of the family. Stella is a docile cat, I have literally NEVER heard her growl, snarl or even hiss. She is affectionate and playful and loves to...
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    Spaying your cats

    I mainly got my kitty spayed because I didn't want the hormonal ups and downs of her heat cycles, and also for the health benefits. I wasn't worried about her getting knocked up since she is strictly an indoor cat. However, we built a catio a few months ago, and I realized that if she wasn't...
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    I need help

    Funny story - when my cat was prescribed a worm medicine, I couldn't get it down her (inexperienced cat owner here) so I brought her into the vet who proceeded to demonstrate how you shoot the syringe of medication in the back of her throat and make her swallow it. He squirted it in and she...
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    Why is my cat all up in my business - stealing things to get attention!

    Don't have a door to my sewing studio, it is in our bonus room and no door. I had that studio many years before getting a cat so never designed it with a cat in mind! I do cover my sewing machine and put all pins/needles in drawers. But I have many racks of thread and it is just no possible...
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    Why is my cat all up in my business - stealing things to get attention!

    Yes, the reason I chase her down when she steals thread is because I don't want her to eat it (I've never seen her try to do that, but don't want to take any chances.) I have tried to keep sewing stuff away from her, but in a big sewing studio like I have it is impossible to hide every single...
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