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    Small lump on Caine's chin :( would like help identifying it

    Hi everyone, I noticed a small lump on Caine's chin and I'm a little concerned. I noticed it within the past month, and looking back at photos, it wasn't there a few months ago. I don't know exactly when it showed up. It's hard to get a clear photo because of his fur in the way, but it's not...
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    How long should my cat fast before general anesthesia? (and other worries...)

    I've decided to take Caine in for his first dental cleaning tomorrow at 8am, alongside getting his eyes checked out. He's around 6 years old and I adopted him from a shelter as an adult, so we're both very new to this, and I think I'm much more worried than he is for now... I was told by the...
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    Thin line reflected in cat's eye sometimes -- Just asking out of precaution and ignorance

    Hey everyone, I have a question about my cat Caine's health, but I don't think it's urgent. He has no medical symptoms and expresses no discomfort, but I'm very confused by something I see in his eye sometimes. I'll sometimes see a bright, vertical, slightly curved line reflected in one of his...
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    First extended vacation (two weeks) with very shy, attached cat :( not sure what the best care option is for him

    Hello everyone, I got my cat Caine in 2017 as an adult from a shelter and he is very attached to me. He always likes to be in the same room as me, if not cuddled right next to me. When I ignore him or I'm away for long he meows at me a lot for attention, and then seems very happy when I give it...
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    Cat Sneezing

    Hi everyone, unfortunately Caine seems to be having an issue since about 3 days ago. He's just been sneezing really often, and that's the only symptom I can see. At first I thought maybe he inhaled something that he was sniffing, so I've just been keeping an eye on him. Now he's still sneezing...
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    Getting Another Cat Solely So That My Current Cat Won't Be Lonely?

    Hi everyone, I want to make an honest post describing my current situation to get some advice. I'll be talking about my feelings, so please understand how much I'm considering Caine's feelings here too. I don't want another cat, at least not right now. If I could have it my way, Caine would be...
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    How To Build Trust With My Cat (to Give Him A Pill)?

    Hello, I'm trying to build my cat Caine's trust with me, especially now, because I need to give him a pill and I want him to understand I'm not trying to hurt him. I've struggled with this in the past with just picking him up to put him in the carrier, it's not something he goes along with. He...
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    Two New Cat Behaviors, Feeling Overwhelmed

    Hi all, I've had my cat Caine for over a year and he's just started doing some new things which aren't good for either of us. The first is chewing cords, like power cords. The second is walking on everything, including unstable/unsafe surfaces. I wonder if he's trying to get my attention...
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    Knocking Everything Off The Table

    its not a huge deal, and its kinda funny, but Caine didn't used to go on surfaces where there's too many things for him to lay down. The living room table has a serving tray in the middle and its pretty small so ive been safe putting keys, tissue box, mail and other random things on it for over...
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    Getting Rid Of The Cat Smell™

    I can't tell if im just not tackling the sources of these odors quick enough or if every place with a cat has a distinctive cat odor to it like my condo does. I clean the litterbox every day, i feed him wet food but i pick up the dish when he's done, he sprayed in the corner once but i cleaned...
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    Caution Against Walmart Spring Toys!

    First off my cat is safe, miraculously, but this specific toy from Walmart is a serious health hazard for any cat that bites or chews! Today I found three bite-size pieces of the toy in one spot...and the rest of the toy was missing. I was thinking 'no way, thats way too big for him to have...
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    Lazy Playing

    I'm trying to get my cat Caine to be more active, but he's more of an opportunistic hunter. I have to get the toys or the laser pointer 6 inches away from him before he'll lift a paw. He's on the chubby side, 15 lbs on a large frame, so I'd love some suggestions for toys that can burn off some...
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    Cat Spraying?

    Hi everyone ^^ There's been a really bad smell in my condo. It's mostly in one room, where my cat Caine spends a lot of time. That room is also where the litter box is, but I scoop it very often and this is definitely not that smell. Either something has been dying in the walls once a month, or...
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    Cat Sick?

    (gross warning) My cat threw up 3 or 4 times this morning, and i think it was just hairballs because there was a lot of loose hair and yellow stuff, no blood or anything, but that's very unusual to happen 3 times in a row. It's been about 6 hours since that happened and he's been really sleepy...
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    Cat Biting And Scratching Without Prompt?

    for the last couple days my 3 year old male neutered cat Caine who i got 3ish months ago who is very afectionate and cuddly, has been coming up to me, rubbing the front of his face/mouth on my hand then immediately proceeding to bite me. After the first time i have made sure to not move or...
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    Is My Cat Neutered??

    I adopted a cat from a shelter about 10 days ago. They said he's neutered. It's written on his documents as 'Gender - Male, Sterilized'. He was a stray prior to being in the shelter. No ear clipping or tattoo. (graphic ahead) Seems to have testicles in-tact. In fact I'm 98% certain that there's...
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    Help! New Cat Meowing Constantly

    On thursday 10/19 I got a 3 year old male cat from a shelter. He had a clean bill of health from the vets there when I picked him up, aside from the fact that he had just been administered a one-time hookworm treatment. He's neutered and updated on vaccines. He's a little afraid of people but...
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