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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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    Thin line reflected in cat's eye sometimes -- Just asking out of precaution and ignorance

    Just wanted to update on his eye, since I did take him to the vet for his teeth cleaning and specifically asked them to check it out. They didn't find anything, all clear! Then later, I think I realized what it was, and I felt a little silly. I noticed when I picked him up that they had put the...
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    How long should my cat fast before general anesthesia? (and other worries...)

    Hey, just wanted to give an update! So he's currently at the vet and I'm sitting around waiting to pick him up. They do in fact perform lab tests before the anesthesia at this clinic, so that was very reassuring to hear and I had no further reservations in taking him in for his scheduled visit...
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    How long should my cat fast before general anesthesia? (and other worries...)

    Hmm this is a good point. When i looked it up, I think the consensus is that if the cat is under 7 years old, blood work isn't usually prescribed. I'm guessing they might say something like that. That's not necessarily a good excuse though, maybe I should cancel and go somewhere else. But I'm...
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    How long should my cat fast before general anesthesia? (and other worries...)

    Thank you for your response, so he has had bloodwork in the past but it was a year or two ago. Should I ask if they plan to take blood when he arrives, or is the old data generally enough to rule out underlying conditions? Yes they will do X-rays, which is good. They said they'll charge 150 for...
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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

    I called in to the vet and had them check if all his vaccinations are completed and up to date and they are, but the person on the phone was rude and didn’t seem to care so I didn’t get her honest opinion on whether or not she thinks he needs to see a vet at this point. She said I can walk in...
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    Cat Sneezing

    Thank you. I woke up 45m before work today, no time to take him. I have to leave in a couple minutes. In a bowl I left him a can of extra gravy cat food that I mixed extra water into. Hopefully he won't get dehydrated. I will check everyone's responses again on my break. if I have time I'll try...
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    Cat Sneezing

    UPDATE: I woke up today (day 4 of sneezing) and found he has two new symptoms. I'm worried for him. On one of his eyes, the third eyelid is partially closed and he is squinting a little bit. He is also a little lethargic and is not doing any running like he normally would around morning feeding...
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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?

    Thank you. That sort of situation would be what I'd hope for with a new cat. I'd feel much more relaxed knowing that Caine has someone else to turn to when I'm gone. I think based on all the advice that everyone has given me, I won't rush into getting a new cat. What I'll do is keep an eye out...
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    Getting Another Cat Solely So That My Current Cat Won't Be Lonely?

    Thank you for the suggestion. I can't think of someone who would want to do that for me every time my work is busy. There's a pet sitter I pay when I go on trips, but it's too steep for multiple times a week. If I eventually got a roommate maybe they would be around at different times than me...
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    Getting Another Cat Solely So That My Current Cat Won't Be Lonely?

    His age is unknown because he was a stray, but probably around 5 years old. I've had him for almost two years. Up until a few months ago i mostly worked from home, so I was always here with him. He's very social and he wants nearly constant attention, any sort of attention is good but if you...
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    Getting Another Cat Solely So That My Current Cat Won't Be Lonely?

    Thank you very much, this is exactly the type of response I needed. I'll consider what you said, and I'll come back to reread this when I have freetime to follow your suggestions. ^ ^ Thanks again.
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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)?

    Thank you everyone for your replies. I was going to go through one by one, but I noticed a lot of repeats so I hope this one response reaches you all. Some of you mentioned pocketing the pill in a treat, and this ended up being the solution. I considered it long before, but I didn't think it...
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    How To Build Trust With My Cat (to Give Him A Pill)?

    Thanks! I finally managed to administer it to him, I guess I gave up too soon on pocketing in treats since that ended up being the solution. He is picky about treats and I thought he would be able to taste it, but I remembered that he scarfs down the sheba sticks treats so i quartered the...
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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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