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I've sent a few messages in the past regarding our wonderful girl from the park.
We had a foster and permanent home for her in 2017... sadly our plans on getting her into a carrier have failed ... and no attempt made after this...because of the fostering situation delay.
Now it is a dangerous heat advisory...and we know that our girl has to be inside...
I worry so much about her and I don't want any of us to get sick...her being outside...us worrying inside...
I have no idea how to get her into the carrier...she won't ever even approach it. No trap, no crate, she refuses to eat inside them.
My husband and I are desperate, it is critical to rescue her from the park...But if we scare her...on a hot day... she won't trust us again for many months...
She is very cautious and smart, as sweet as she is, she will fight us ferociously and struggle (as all semi feral kitties do) if she feels in danger.
We can pick her up and hug her... she is in excellent shape, however she is...
sorry for the gross post!
I haven't had my kitten for very long, just over a week and a half.
she seems to be doing great. she is eating (fancy feast) and drinking what I would say is a normal amount. she is super energetic and acts like a normal kitten.
but, my only concern is that her stool is a very very dark brown. not black, but dark brown. (we have another cat who is 1.5 years old and her poop, which is what I would describe as normal, is lighter)
I'm just not sure how worried I should be and if this is normal since she was just dewormed, is eating new food, ect. she uses the litter box just fine, and doesn't struggle to go at all. The only concerning part is purely the color.
I am a big worry wart and google can be scary. google says tar like, black, sticky stool can mean internal bleeding. But it isn't black, or tar like. Just a little runny and dark brown.
Should I see the vet again? we were just there for deworming and general health check on Tuesday. Or is this...
I was gonna post an advice thread but then moving day was upon me and I just had to remember what I'd read in other moving threads!
I moved from a studio to a cheaper one-bedroom a few blocks away. Fortunately little Amelia seems to have taken the move pretty well! She was a little scared at first, but she's eaten and has been exploring and playing for much of the evening, so I'd say she's doing well for her first day in the new apartment.
She still growls at sudden noises, like she did when I first got her, but I'm confident that will go away as she gets more comfortable. Overall, I guess she's still a little on edge, but doing fairly well. I think she'll adjust quickly, which is good, because we're likely to become a two-cat household in a few weeks!
Anyway, I guess I'm just posting this to express my gratitude that everything went well and that my cat actually has pretty decent coping skills.
Hello, I know I haven't been on here for a long while... Since I had basically raised a momma and her 4 kitties...
Today, I was working on my girlfriend's dad's farm (He rents space until he can buy his own). There are feral cats that roam, some love humans and some don't which is usual. Today was like any normal day. Feeding cows, Bottle-feeding Calves, lastly rest of the milk going to the cute kitties.
I was walking through the barn and when I got close to the calves all I heard was a little kitty cry, as if it was crying for momma. Of course I couldn't just ignore it, I went over to check it out and to see if it was what I thought it was. Sure enough, It was a baby kitten. Eyes still closed, could lift its head, Must of been maybe a couple days old to a week. I looked up, it could have fallen, and my instincts just told me to pick it up and try finding where it could have come from. I looked everywhere and even showed some of the female barn cats the kitten... as if I was...
My friend has two outdoor barn cats. Mama (spayed) and her son. Mama is very dominate. My friend would like to bring in one or two more barn cats for mice control. She is wondering if bringing a spayed female or two neutered males would be a better idea. Mama chased her son off. she is quite mean to him. He is basically feral, because of her behavior. Do you think she will accept another cat. Also how to introduce them ? recommendations please
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Whenever i bring my cat out for a walk on his leash and harness, every now and then i notice that his tail is down / occassionally but rarely between his legs. i've read and assumed that that means that he's uncertain and anxious. but whenever i notice that, when i reach over to give him pets or strokes, he raises his tail right back high up for a while.
anyone have any idea if its because that eases his anxiousness or? just curious.
he does like to go for walks though, running right to me whenever i hold up the harness
About four months ago Tom had one ear removed. The biopsy showed skin cancer. The vet couldn't guarantee that it would not recur. He was doing really well -- his old self. A few days ago he started losing his balance. He fell off the sofa and his favorite table. He stumbles when he walks. One eye looks larger than the other, which I understand is called ptosis. I will take him to the vet this week, but I don't feel good about his. Plus, in two weeks we are driving 11 hours south to our new home. He also has HIV and IBC, but we've handled that. Has anyone else coped with neurological problems in cats. He enjoys his food, uses the litterbox, is affectionate. I don't know what to expect.
my cat is around 6-7 years old and I have had him for 6 years but never found out what breed he is. He is beige with darker hairs on the ends of his fur and has light brown eyes with a little bit of blue to it you can tell that theres a bit of blue if u zoom into one of the pictures . He also has long hair . I have inserted pictures so please let me know if anyone can tell me.
I'm thinking on replacing my cats Royal Canin Gastrointestinal Fiber Response food with Farminia's VetLife Gastrointestinal food. Anybody have experience with it? My kitty has chronic constipation issues (not megacolon)
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Ive read and witnessed how a cat will walk with its tail down when it’s not well. I’m not sure about one of our “feral” cats. She’s fine all day but the last couple nights she will lay as shown in the picture. She hasn’t seemed sick prior to laying this way.
I’m thinking maybe she’s afraid something might sneak up behind her so she sits with her tail under her? There two other cats in the colony and another one that has been around a long time trying to break into the group. Plus there are raccoons here daily.
I was just wondering if you all have seen a cat do this out of fear.
I've been looking at cat litters and read a series of threads on here about which ones people like. I am interested in swheatscoop but am afraid of the bug factor. I am interested in okocat but saw it may be dusty? Weruva has cat litter now too has anyone tried it? I read a lot of people like the grass seed, but I'm very allergic to grass so not my best bet. I just want something that isn't dusty and doesn't track terribly, clumping is a must though no crystals. Preferably environementally friendly. I feel like in the world of cat litter this is far too much to ask....
When I adopted Juliette a few years ago, she was 2 years old and 10.5/11 lbs. Now she’s 5.5 years old and 13.2 lbs. The vet does want her to lose a little weight, and we’ve been working on it.
I’m just curious, based on pictures what are y’all’s impression? Does she seem very overweight? She’s also naturally a bigger-framed girl judging by her length and paws.
Creating this thread because my cat made the most hilarious face when they pilled him yesterday. As he’d just gotten groomed, he was in a bad mood and absolutely refusing to cooperate, so the vet scruffed him and ran the pill along the seam of his mouth. My chubby-cheeked cat went all cross-eyed and looked super offended that this was being done to him. I’m sorry to say this but I burst out laughing. I feel so guilty now )
There was also a time when I took him in to get bloodwork and fecals done. I could hear him yowling like he was being murdered in the examination room (I wanted the ground to swallow me up, I was so embarrassed) and when it was time to leave, I put him back in his carrier and the vet and staff all gathered to wave goodbye to him. He very slowly and deliberately stood up and turned his back to them, nose in the air. What a brat!
Would love to hear the funny things your fur babies do at the vets... xD
Hey guys, I would love to get some advice from those who have traveled with their cat to other countries, particularly if your cat was an indoor/outdoor cat. I'm taking my cat to eastern Europe in less than a week and I'm a bit nervous so, would also love to hear some stories of how travel went for any of you. Thanks!
Hello! First time poster, long time lurker. We currently have a 7 year old cat (we lost her sister earlier this year) and will be getting a couple of kittens this month to keep her company as she really misses he sister. We are thinking of building a catio on our deck for the cats to enjoy during the nice months (we live up north) next spring when the kittens are older. My research has shown that cats love catios and we would make it large enough that we could go in and sit and enjoy with them.
However, I have some concerns that are keeping me from committing 100%. My first is a selfish reason- I am used to indoor needy, snuggly kitties. Will they totally desert me all the time? My human baby is a teen and I already feel a tad deserted! I guess knowing that it makes them happier and quality of life better will help me come to peace with it, should that happen.
More importantly, I am afraid of fleas and ticks- actually I should say I am afraid of the medicine. We have never...
What was the first human word your cat seemed to respond to in the "correct" way on a regular basis?
Was it their name, and did they appear to come right when you called them? Did you have a certain word that you used repeatedly for a toy or game, and they came running or lifted their head up and stared at you when you said that word, knowing it meant playtime with you?
For my cat, Milly, her first word was, "Dinner!" Her second words were, "Mildred Rose" or "Milly". The next phrase she came to recognize and react to was, "Are you hungry?"
How about you?
I started account here because I just had to tell someone this. I need to put this out there where the world can see it.
Monday morning, July 1, 2019 EST, the sweetest little cat I've ever known passed away. His name was Oreo ... a little black and white American Shorthair ... and I've never known a cat like him. To me, he was the most greatest, most amazing cat that has ever lived.
I've never met a cat who was so affectionate ... who expressed his love for me and for his mama (my wife) in such sweet ways. When I sat down, he'd hop up on my lap, put his paws on my chest and give me sweet little kisses. Then he'd push his little forehead up against my chin or my head.
He would sleep cuddled by his mama's head, right on the bed beside her with her arm around him. But as he got older, he could not curl up like that anymore, so he begin sleeping on her chest, with his head pressed against hers.
He would respond to the things we said. I don't know what his vocabulary was, but...
So I just moved my four year old cat about three months ago. Before then, she's always slept on my bed with me. But now she sleeps in"her" room. I have a ceiling fan now that's not on but I think she's afraid of it. The thing is though that she'll cuddle and then leave. So I don't get it. Any thoughts??
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