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I've recently (two dys ago) moved a formerly feral kitten (approx. 6-8 months) into the house from a closed off room of the house. My female is still hissing but I knew she would be difficult. Ideally, I wanted to wait until the hissing stopped but I am having an issue with a home repair issue and I had to move him.
The two males are startin to play more aggressively-wrestling, etc. I am concerned for a few reasons: one-the older male is much bigger and stronger, about twice the weight of the kitten; 2-on two occasions I caught my male sitting on the kitten, crushing him, while the kitten wihipered and struggled to breathe; 3-the kitten doesn't seem to have a voice. He wimpers but he cannot meow or make any noises. He does purr but that's it.
Why is the older male sitting on the kitten and trying to crush him?
Why can't this kitten meow?
Hi everyone! I'm a long time lurker on this site, I've been reading about cats for months waiting for my boyfriend to finally agree to getting one, and yesterday was the day I got to bring one home!
I read about the cat-safe room, and I was planning to keep him in my computer room, where I stay in majority of my day, working quietly. I live in a small apartment, where our bedroom would have too many places to hide, and the living room is quite cluttered as well. But, that didn't go as planned because he got out last night and is now hiding.. somewhere. The first time he hid in my closet, he was purring loudly as I pet him and let me pick him up and we cuddled on the couch for a while while he kneaded his paws.
Now it's been almost 16 hours and I haven't seen him. He hasn't eaten any food since he got here, except for a few treats he ate out of my hand. He also hasn't used the litterbox at all. I want to bring him back into the room so I can monitor him better and he can settle...
Submit your sleeping kitty pictures here!
It's that time again and for the first month of 2018 we have a subject that give us plenty of photogenic opportunities
The winner will receive two cans of Bravo’s new Feline Cafe meals. Each recipe is grain and gluten free. These complete and balanced, natural dinners feature delicious cuts of meat or poultry as the first ingredient!
Prizes can be shipped within the US only but please don't let that stop you from joining in the fun! If you win, I'm sure we can think of a US-based shelter you can donate the prize to (or even to another TCS member!).
Submissions will be accepted through to January 24th
- Choose the best picture you have for our monthly theme and post it to this thread. Please mention the cat's name!
- Image needs to be clear and not too...
- Choose the best picture you have for our monthly theme and post it to this thread. Please mention the cat's name!
I am trying to convince my boyfriend to leash train our cat, she's 9 months old. But he's not to crazy about the idea. Can you share your photos of your cats on walks so I can show him its normal and adorable. We do have a backyard do I want to take her out on it because she loves to look at if from the window, and I am to scared to let her roam free on the backyard so I wanted to take her on a leash there. So please post your photos so I can show my boyfriend
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Our cat's behaviour has recently changed and it's very unnerving. When we first got her when she was a skittish and standoffish cat who didn't like us at all, constantly bolting and hiding under the couch. Over the course of about a year she settled into a sweet but still timid friend who would sit on the couch with us, play, and generally be sweet and calm. Recently we think we might have inadvertently interfered with this as there's only one thing that has changed that we know of, and we're not sure how to proceed.
Over Christmas we discovered that she liked to play with a piece of string that we'd taken off a present. Her reaction to the string is about 40000% more enthusiastic than any of her other toys and because she liked it so much we went along with it, because she was enjoying it and it was fun and we didn't think we could cause harm introducing a game. Problem is it looks like we might have.
My kitty Axel captured my and my husband's heart instantly because of his dashing little tux and mustache. He was a rescued stray kitten that my husband adopted from a local veterinary clinic almost 7 years ago, right around the time we started dating. He's just your standard domestic medium hair with Tuxedo markings, but the 'stache just kills me! I thought it would be fun to start a thread for mustached kitties. I'd love to see yours!
He is pretty sure he's a person, and likes to sit at the counter with my husband while I get dinner ready. He says "mom, I dressed up and everything, I should be able to sit at the table like a gentleman."
And lastly, Axel as a little tiny rescue kitten
Enough of my photo spam! If you have a mustache'd kitty, I would love to see your photos!
Hello! I found your site awhile ago when I was looking for help on grooming Persians (specifically getting rid of the "eye boogies" they can get.) I've lurked ever since, and decided I should come out of the woodwork.
I work in Antarctica over part of the year, but when I am off work, I'm pleased to share my life with my two cats, a Creame Point Himi named Gypsy Rose and a bicolour (Red and White) Persian named Percy. My cats get annoyed by me leaving, but I can assure you, their routine does not get disrupted as they remain in place year-round.
Both are altered, and neither has shown, although both are papered. I had a PKD Persian once and since then I've been religious about interviewing the breeder as much as they interview me, and insist on seeing the genetic test proof.
This thread is intended to follow the experiences of fostering a group of FELV cats for my local no kill shelter. All related comments and discussions are welcome , as always, please be kind .
Shortly after I started volunteering at my local shelter there was a kitty in an upper cage yelling to be let out. Her name at the time was Whisper, but she was LOUD! Then someone told me that she could never be let out of her cage because she had Feline Leukemia. It was one of the unintended, or at least unknown to me, consequences of a no kill shelter. In our community there was no place for cats with FELV to go. I found this unacceptable, and since I had a large, empty basement I got to work creating a kitty home. Hubby was a bit dismayed, but knew he wouldn’t win, he’s a wonderful man. At the time the shelter had four FELV positive cats in their care so, after a couple of weeks of preparation, I brought them home. They aren’t my first foster cats, or...
Hi everyone. This is going to be a bit long, but please please hang in there. I’m pretty desperate.
I’m a foster parent, I foster kittens and cats and have seen a lot of stuff.
I walked into my vet one day and they showed me this 4 month old kitten who was left with them. I scooped him up and took him home!
I named him River and ended up bringing him back in the next day because he was feverish. We assumed it was stress because the initial blood work didn’t show anything and he was giving an antibiotic for good measure. He got better in a few days.
For some reason, I had a strange feeling and never pushed for him to be sent out for adoption (into a pet store) as soon as he was neutered etc. He ended up getting sick again.
Fast forward: I have had him in my care for almost 9 months. He has been on 4 different antibiotics. 4 fevers. Along with the fever he gets uncontrollable diarrhea. Sometimes it’s just a little too soft, and sometimes he literally cannot control it...
I have 2 medium sized cats. My husband and I can’t get to the litter box every day, so we invested in an automatic scooping box that rakes through the litter 30 seconds after the cat leaves the box. It’s been great! But we’ve tried several different brands of clumping litter, and after less than a week there is always a thick layer of wet, caked on litter sitting at the bottom! I don’t think the litter we are using is clumping the urine very well, so even though it is being scooped constantly, the house eventually starts to smell like pee.
Does anybody have a really good experience with a super absorbent litter? I’ve read good things about Swheat, but my husband has celiac disease so we can’t keep that litter in the house. I also read a blog saying that Integrity is bar non the best, but it isn’t super widely accessible so even though I can get some at my local pet store, I haven’t seen many more reviews on it.
Any advice helps!!!
Okay I know little Ophelia is still young so I'm not condemning her. She is about oh maybe a month in half now. I started litter training her the minute I got her. I know she's still a baby so I always keep an eye on her to see if she needs to go. I also encourage her to go as soon as she wakes up and after oh every 4 hours or so. I've even seen her go to litter box even without me coaxing her. I always keep the litter box clean and I have a separate box for Opi cause I know you have to have one for each cat. Her litter box is the right size for her and everything not scented litter either it's plain. Some days I have no problem with her at all and she goes potty all by herself and I may have to catch her maybe once. Then just some days she refuses to use the litter box and I can't understand why . Even when it's right in front of her she will just go on something like my shoe,backpack,shirt,book or one time my hubby was working on a computer he left it unplugged opened and she...
hello everyone, my cat got attacked by a dog and I rushed her to the vet he did X-rays and found no breaks. I went home with her and the next day her jaw looked crooked. I went to another vet to get second opinion and he took X-rays of different angles and found she had a fracture near the Tmj joint. He said it was far back on one side of her mouth and said it was uncommon for that bone to fracture. He couldn’t repaired it with wires because of the location of the fracture. What he did instead is “cement” her front teeth shut with a special acrylic. He put a tube on the side of her neck for feeding. Her mouth is completely shut. He said that if she vomits she could die. I’m terrified of that because I am new to tube feeding and heard that it is common for cats the vomit during tube feeding. The first day I fed her only about 15cc of watered down a/d food and about 25cc of water both divided into 3 feedings. I didn’t want to over do it the first day since she hasn’t eaten in 3 days...
Help! We adopted a 10 month old cat from the Soi Dog Foundation in Thailand in September. She had been living in their cat suite with around 60 other cats whilst a home was found so was well used to other cats but clearly also well used to other cats that like to play rough. We have 2 existing cats at home that are indoor/outdoor cats due to our rural location (mostly indoor). Our rescue has some hearing loss so won't be allowed out. We kept them separate for a while and introductions went well but our rescue has gained confidence drastically since then and now regularly stalks our other 2 and pounces on them or chase them around the house. She doesn't seem to pick up on the signals that they don't want this sort of contact! The hissing/spitting/growling is back in full force and I'm worried about their general state of mind now. I don't want any to pack their bags and leave home nor be unhappy. We've tried lost of things to stop her rough play (we've had many cats/kittens over the...
If you live in the Grand Junction area, read this. If you need to get cats spayed/neutered - or know of people who care for cats that are not yet fixed - this is your chance to get it done before kitten season.
If all of your cats are spayed/neutered please consider contacting the phone number in the article and volunteering to help! They need volunteers to help with trapping and transporting ferals.
Free neuter, spay weekend aims to curb feline fertility
My cat (2,5 yr old, neutered female) has elevated liver enzyme levels for a long time. They sometime decrease but on the next check up (3-4 times a year) they skyrocket back again.
Last time veterinarian gave aminoacid shots, prescription cat food (hepatic) and beta glucane supplements. But all of these just decrased her ALT 850 to 615 (which has a maximum limit of 84) Now we are using hepatic food and a human drug named ursactive (properly dosed for cat by veterinarian) but didn't see the results yet.
They also took a US scan and said she has some liver damage but situation is not bad.
Other than high levels of blood test, she looks like a healthy cat. Her appetite is normal, she plays and jumps around and poops once a day.
Do any of you had the same or similar issue? How did you overcome of this health issue?
We're giving away a fabulous scratcher by Art Motion And Sound!
We are so lucky to have designer and craftsman Eric - aka @Bengalcatman - as a TCS community member! Eric and his CEF (Chief Executive Feline) Makena have graciously donated one more magnificent scratching post!
Each one of Eric's scratchers is a work of art, designed and handcrafted for a unique level of quality you won't find at any store.
Click to see how and why Eric designed these unique scratching posts and you'll see why it's exactly the kind of scratcher your own cat is going to love.
So many designs to choose from! Dark oak? Barn board? Curvy or straight base? Only you know if your cat prefers a vertical or a horizontal scratching surface and which of Eric's beautiful designs will best match your...
I'm new to this forum, I am interested in acquiring my very first cat/ kitten in about 1 – 2 years time.
I have a some questions regarding adopting adult cats.
Being from the UK, I understand there are lots of adult cats of various ages currently in rescues at the moment and more so then kittens available.
I am lookin for an indoor only cat, so am a bit limited on choice.
Are older/senior/ young adult cats more set in their ways when it comes to starting a routine of dental care, such as weekly toothbrushing, and nail clipping?
I would like to establish the routine of dental/ nail clipping as I am aware that gum disease might be problamatic in some cats. Also regular nail trimmings I know are obviously important.
Are these impossible tasks for a older/senior/ young adult cat to get acustomed to especially those whom have never had these things done to them?
Or are there any methods/ tricks that you could share to get an older/senior/ young adult cat accustomed to such...
Trying to reach new cat owners and spread the word about good cat care is a constant challenge.
Social media networks have their own algorithms which control post visibility. They all rely on feedback from users - the more views, shares, likes etc., the more likely are other users to see the message in their feed.
Which is where you can help!
I'd like to try and embed some of our social media posts here in this thread, adding as we publish new ones. If you have an account with that social media and you're logged in, you should be able to see the "like" and "share" links within the posts. You don't even have to leave TCS - just click from within the embedded post to like, share or comment.
Every interaction you have with these posts will help us spread the word!
Here's how this would work -
1. Subscribe to this thread by clicking on "Watch Thread" at the top.
2. Visit the thread for new updates (you should be notified via email for new posts...
I know this might be tmi but every month when i have my period my fixed female (Freya) won't let my two fixed males near me and she poops and pees around the house if they come near!
It's getting very frustrating, I've added litter boxes, safe places, multiple beds, scratchers, climbers and tons of toys on rotation but i can't do much about my biology!
Any advice on how to deal with this? She's been doing this since I got her about a year ago (former stray). I love her tons despite this behaviour but it's stressful for me and my cats to deal with every month!
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