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    Philosophy - does taking care of a cat throughout its life have less value than taking care of a human child?

    I appreciate your insight on the matter and I believe my question may have been a bit confusing for sure. The thought behind it was less about whether someone who raises both would find more connection with their human child compared to their cat, but more as follows: 1. Person A - raises and...
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    Philosophy - does taking care of a cat throughout its life have less value than taking care of a human child?

    Strange question maybe, but it came to me tonight and I'm wondering what others think about this. If you are a mother who has kids and raises them, is that of more value than a cat parent who takes care of some cats throughout their lives? You could play with the scenarios like what if the...
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    2 weeks post knee surgery - limping still to be expected?

    Just an update but I brought him for his 2 week follow-up and apparently he is doing very well according to the doc. And yes, it's expected for him to likely have some limp for up to 8 weeks and perhaps even a slight stiffness from sitting just going forward as he is getting older. Last few...
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    2 weeks post knee surgery - limping still to be expected?

    My cat had patellar luxation surgery on his left hind leg 2 weeks ago and I was told full recovery would take 6-8 weeks. My concern is not so much that he still has some limp, but that it's the same kind of limp that existed prior to the procedure which was one of the main signs of the patellar...
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    Adopting a cat has been rough on my mental health

    I don't know, I think it took at least 2-3 months for my cat and I to get in sync, then a bit longer to truly "bond". It's another living thing, by adopting it you have to accept that in some ways the cat may put you out of what you want to do from time to time or may not do exactly what you...
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    Cat having surgery - needs to be in a small confined space for 6-8 weeks. Where can I buy something to keep him in?

    Apparently I need to get some sort of kennel like thing for my cat - not a tiny thing but something that has room for his litter box, food, water and a bed but not too much more room. He is orthopedic surgery and will need to be kept from any jumping, climbing, running, playing, etc for 6-8...
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    I feel hopeless - I can't give my cat his medication and it's such a stressful experience

    I called and talked to the vet and this is what they told me too. They said never pick up a cat by scruffing but doing it just to give a medication is sometimes necessary and not a big deal. That worked, was able to give the medication today twice and while he was kind of pissed afterwards...
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    I feel hopeless - I can't give my cat his medication and it's such a stressful experience

    My cat needs surgery in a week, they gave me liquid pain medicine to give him and it's been an absolute nightmare of an experience trying to give this to him to the point I'm just crying and feel absolutely hopeless. I've watched endless videos on how to give cats liquid medication and every...
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    Cat insurance questions

    Hi there, My cat recently has developed a limp. After bringing him in and x-rays they said to try rest and a joint supplement and if that doesn't work I will need to bring him to an orthopedic surgeon. The bill was 900 dollars just to get this info and I'm scared to death of what the bill...
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    How do I not give in to my begging cat?

    I tried doing that and he was begging for his dry food. I don't know if I switched fully to wet if over time he would eventually just accept and get used to that?
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    Cosequin? Vet recommended it but seems to be mixed info online about it

    My vet recommended cosequin for my cat but online it seems there is some info saying it's helpful, others saying it's harmful and other's saying it does absolutely nothing. I feel concerned about what to do, does anyone have experience with giving this to their cat and how it went, if it...
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    How do I not give in to my begging cat?

    I'm trying to get my cat to lose weight, I have reduced his calorie intake by a very small amount (10% maybe not even) and even that small amount he is pestering me for food. I eventually give in after a few days of this I can't stand seeing him miserable like that. But, I know I'm also not...
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    Patellar luxation? Anyone have a cat with this?

    My cat started to randomly limp after laying down recently so I took to the vet and got X-rays. They said there are signs of potential patellar luxation which is I guess where the knee sometimes isn't in the socket. Wondering if anyone here has a cat with that and can relate to the experience...
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    Cat calming spray experiences and recommendations? Cat becoming increasingly hard to get to the vet

    I've never tried any of these sprays can anyone tell me what ones they recommend in reference to getting their cat in a carrier to go to the vet? My cat is practically impossible to get ahold of when he can tell it's vet time and it is so incredibly stressful trying to accomplish this. Also...
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    Sudden hind leg lameness in my cat? I'm worried please help

    8 years old, 17 pound male domestic short hair No prior issue at all, seems normal during day, I leave for about an hour then when I come home he is in the same spot he was when I left (on top of dresser by window, laying on a cat heating pad thing) My bed is next to the dresser, when I get home...
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    How to get my cat on a scale and stay still?

    I bought a pet scale so I can gauge my cat's weight loss progress but I can't seem to convince him to get on it himself and when I lift him into it he gets scared and squirms himself away real fast. Impossible to get his weight. What do?
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    Weight loss attempt for cat - begging for food now driving me insane

    Yeah timed feeder. That's a good idea thanks
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    Weight loss attempt for cat - begging for food now driving me insane

    So my cat is 17 pounds and here is what I was feeding him: 8:00 am - 1/8 cup of dry food 12:00 pm - 3 oz can of wet food 12:00 am - 1/4 cup of dry food Want him to lose weight and decided to just start by lowering his 1/4 cup to 1/8 cup, to hit about 180-200 calories per day instead of the...
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    Looking for Brand suggestions for healthy/weight loss wet and dry food

    My cat is becoming a chonker and I need him to lose weight. Currently I feed him: 1. 1/4 cup of Purina Beyond Grain Free dry cat food at 8:00 am 2. One 4 oz can of of Luvsome canned cat food at 12:00 pm 3. 1/8 cup of Purina Beyond Grain Free dry cat food at 12:00 am The dry food is from a...
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    Accidentally stepped on cat's tail - the sound he made almost made my ears bleed

    I'm super careful walking around my cat and have never had a full blown step-on-tail before until this morning. I took a step backwards and ended up with all my weight on his tail for a super brief period of time but in that super brief period he let out an ear piercing shriek the likes I never...
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