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Hi! I have a 10 year old food obsessed overweight little orange guy named Lucky. Long story short my dad found him when he was camping. He might have been 6 or 7 weeks and Lucky decided I AM COMING WITH YOU. He ended up choosing me to be his human. The only problem (aside from his food obsession which is currently being treated) is his attitude! Hes done this for so long my mom even says "oh I always am looking right at him when I touch him I know to never look away".
Lucky bites me the most. It seems like he takes anything and everything out on me even though he is absolutely unhealthily obsessed with me. For example I went out of town for 3 days and left him with his kitten friend and husband (he likes them both). I come home and Lucky developed an inflamed bladder and was peeing blood a little. Nothing serious came out of it at all but very scary he returned to normal quickly. He also vomits when stressed. Especially if I close him out of the bedroom or I go on a trip (he chose...
Id like to give some happy news to the group. Thank you all for your suggestions on Skooma, and helping the community cats that were being poisoned. Within a week he has gone from his chicken coop we got for him, to a loving house cat. As soon as he was delivered to me I knew that this was NOT a feral cat, but a stray that was reverting into feral. He was terrified of me, and the first night we brought him inside, he peed himself out of fear and was to scared to move out of the puddle. Today we managed to get him to the vet where he had a clean bill of health, all his vaccinations, and a double check that he was fixed.
First day inside. Trying to hide in my bonsai...ineffectively.
100% indoor cat. Loving his new pampered life. I feel we can now start trying to find him a forever...
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Hi, this is my first post but I’ve searched the site & found a few threads on sexual aggression in neutered males but I’m not even sure that’s what this is.
We have 6 cats, all neutered males, 5 have lived together happily for years with the occasional playtime taken too far kind of fuss. Last week we introduced cat #6, a 3 year old Siamese mix male. The shelter said he was previously neutered so idk how long ago that was. Honestly I’d guess could be anywhere from 2 months to 2.5 years ago. He was very calm at the shelter and was doing great in their adult cat room getting along with the others.
He’s overall extremely calm at home too, and I will say up front we do introductions absolutely wrong. We separate them very little and let them get to know each other at their own pace. Our house is only 1400 sf but they do seem to have plenty of room to be apart when necessary, they have plenty of vertical spaces, food and water are scattered around the house and we have 4 litter...
Cinnabon's my two-year-old Exotic Shorthair. She has always had an issue with tear stains. Because the fold on the right side of her face (the crease that is right next to her nose) is deeper than the left, tear staining is more of a problem for the right side (a lot of the times I don't even have to clean the left side at all). If I don't clean her face multiple times a day, the stains on the right side will dry up and develop a black crust.
Recently I've noticed that when I pull the right fold back, there is a patch right next to her nose that is nearly hairless. This is not true for the left side. Is this because she has had so much staining? I'm debating taking her to the vet, but I wanted to ask if any other owners of flat-faced cats who have tear stain issues have noticed something similar.
A coworker of mine had adopted a cat last November who had been found injured on the street and his back left leg had to be amputated due to infection. He is six years old and the cuddliest cat you can imagine!
Long story short, she asked me if I would be able to take him as she is no longer in a position where she feels she can properly care for him, so I may be bringing him home as early as next week.
I have a couple questions about making the transaction as smooth as possible! His current owner told me yesterday when I met him that he has trouble jumping, and gets around vertically by climbing most of the time. He climbs onto her bed, climbs up the couch, climbs into his window seat. He also enjoys hiding under things low to the ground. So I want to know what I should have ready in my home for his arrival?
I want him to have plenty of safe spaces as I have one cat already (Florine), and I want them both to feel safe during the introduction process. Florine enjoys...
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For anyone who knows my cats on here, of course it's Jade that I'm talking about
She is slipping by me outside multiple times a day and it's really stressing me out. I feel like she's bored, i'm not home a lot right now and when I am, i'm preoccupied with school, etc. She is fixed and microchipped, and I guess I'm going to get her a collar with a tag. I got a harness and leash for her yesterday, thinking she might like to walk outside, but she was so freaked out and then managed to slip out of the harness and that was the end of that. To be fair, I know that may take some time and acclimation. She really freaked me out this morning, she slipped out at 430am and wouldn't come back to me, I finally got her to after about 5 minutes. She is acting possessed, she runs around outside meowing and meowing, she is not trying to hide that she wants out and is meowing at the door acting all antsy. She's so little and fast (and black, so hard to see in the dark), it's not like I...
i know cats have a tendency to whine throughout the night, looking for their loved ones. Half a year ago, my cat would wake me up to feed her early in the morning. I changed her feeding schedule, and it seemed to help. For the past few months it’s been quiet in the mornings, until recently. My cat is currently 15 years old, and I, still in school. I keep bugging my family to talk her to the vets to get her shots and stuff.
I decided I wanted to know what was wrong. Maybe she found something. I know she is lonely because her little sister had passed away, but that’s been 1.5 years(maybe she just realized she’s not coming back). I followed her around the house, watched her sniff around, and gave her some food before I went back to sleep. For a while she didn’t come up, so I thought it was all good, until she came up again.
I think she might be getting ill but I would like some tips. I’ll keep updating.
(I would like to note that I have been leaving from 7:30am-10:30pm everyday for...
First let me say thank you to the wealth of information on this forum about ringworm. I feel like I have been reading everything! I have some specific questions about cleaning the environment and I hope someone can advise me.
We have two beautiful and very expensive pieces of cat furniture: a cat tree and a "kitty barrel" that both had carpet/fabric on them.
We have vacuuumed and carpet cleaned everything with a mix of water and borax. We gave lysoled both from head to toe. We gave let them sit in the Florida sun for an afternoon (and plan to do a couple more because I hear sunlight kills ringworm).
What else could we do? I've actually messaged the folks who make the furniture to ask if they could reupholster the barrel, as it just has 2 cushions and definitely has the more porus/shaglike cover. The tree has more like microsuede and smooth fabric, although there is a scratching post as well as some fabric that is almsot like short carpet along the inside of the...
You know what they say, curiosity killed the cat, and i am curious about mine!
my kitten, guppy, is about 13 months old. he has this giant fluffy tail, his fur is the softest of any cat i've ever pet (& i've pet a lot of kitties), and his personality is so gentle. he's extremely skittish around anyone other than me, and when strangers meet him, and he runs, they have a hard time believing how he curls up next to me every night, wanting to be spooned and sleep with his head in my hand.
when he stretches out he's between 2.5-3ft long, front paws to back paws, and growing! his coat isn't overly thick or long, aside from his tail, and he has the fluffy "beard".
i adopted him from my local shelter back in july 2018, so i have no idea as to what he could possibly have in him gene-wise. i have a feeling that he is...
We got our little tabby boy, Dillon, from a farm near in Yorkshire, UK on 12th January 2019. He had lived in the barn with access to farmyard. Only other resident cat was his mum.He was around 5 months old but looked more like 3.
I just thought he was a small cat as he seemed perfectly healthy - Nice nature. Bright eyes. Glossy, thick coat. Lively. No obvious snot or other discharges.
We have 2 other cats, Pookie (m 17) & Bella (f 13). Both are relaxed & made no objection to the new arrival.
For the first week he was quiet, weighing us all up, but otherwise fine.
By the 2nd week he had blossomed into a friendly & playful cat who seemed happy in his new enviroment.
The only clue that something might be amiss was a lack of appetite. He never ate more than a teaspoon full at a meal.
After 2 weeks on 28th Jan I took him for his first vaccination. He was pretty stressed & lively on the way to the vet (a short walk) but calm in the consulting room. He was seen by a lady vet, &...
We went to our vet with our new adopted kitty Lily for a stubborn URI that she has been battling since we adopted her (previously she was seeing the shelter's vet).
As this was her first visit, we gave them all her health history (as much as we could) and had physical exam.
Lily is a very small cat at only 6 Lbs. She is 2, and has been spayed. She was a rescue, brought into the shelter pregnant, had her litter and they were all healthy and I was told she was a very good mom.
My vet mentioned though that she believes her pregnancy took a toll on her. She says that her weight is OK for her size (fat wise - has a waist, no ribs etc...) but that she has lost (or maybe never had enough to begin with) muscle mass in her spine and a bit in her hind legs. So I was wondering if anyone has had experience with rehab exercises, specifically for the spine. I have done rehab for hind legs before as my other kitty (RIP) had CKD and significant muscle wasting in the legs, but I'm not a...
After several years of asking and begging, my wife has finally agreed to let me get a cat, with the caveat that we need to wait until 2-3 months after she gives birth to our first child. She's not pregnant yet.
My question is, what is the best time to get a cat around a pregnancy? Before, during, shortly after (2-3 months) or even longer - 6 months to a year? If there's a solid consensus that it's better to get it before, I may be able to push for it...
I have 2 cats. One is about a year and a half and her name is Kit. She was adopted from a shelter when she was about a year old. Someone had brought her in as a stray. She has adapted remarkably well. My other cat (kitten) is around 8 or 9 weeks old. His name is Jonesy. He was also adopted from the shelter when he was 4 weeks old. Someone had left him and his siblings in a hotel room.
They get along extremely well. I would say that they are bonded. You very rarely see one without the other. They play well together and often sleep curled up with each other.
I free feed them dry food and then they also get 2 meals of wet food a day. I had noticed that, even though there's 3 bowls of food, Jonesy seemed to want the bowl that Kit was eating out of. I thought it was cute and Kit didn't seem to mind, she just moves to another bowl when he does that.
I refill their dry food around 2a (I'm on a 2nd/3rd shift schedule). Kit was the first to the bowl tonight. I watched...
HI. Im new here and searching/hoping for some answers. I have an 18 1/2 y/o cat. In order to have ANYTHING done ( bloodwork, trimming nails, vaccinations, etc.) she has to be sedated.
I hate this and thus, she has not been to the vet much. Well, this year I moved from the US to SE ASIA. She obviously had to be sedated in order to be vaccinated for the move. Also, she is
persian so she develops severe matts and has to get "lion-cuts" once a year. Usually the type of sedation is isoflurane which is often the safest. Ive been in Asia for 6 mo. I had to eventually take her in (yesterday) bc her matting was really bad and she needed blood work.
When we arrived back home she ate like she hadnt eaten in a month...then was doing odd things like walking all around the house as if it was new and we just moved in. But thats not the strangest. Last nite she couldnt sleep and was extremely anxious. I discovered her standing by the bedroom door ( in the bedrm) wanting to get out. She has...
I have been giving My 14 year old tabby 1/4 of Glandex every day for the last 12 days. The problem is that he became constipated so I have given him a couple doses of Miralax (one yesterday and one today). He has pooped which is good, but I am wondering if anyone has experienced this issue.
Is it ok to administer glandex with Benefiber to counteract the effect?
I adopted a beautiful 8 month old kitten from Chicago animal control on Saturday. She is SO crazy affectionate. The Kitten was at the shelter less than 24 hours and she was just spayed on Friday night. Animal control let me take the kitten home where I gave her a quiet room to recover. I put out Hills Science Diet kibble and wet food out for her. That evening we heard her chomp on the kibble but found that she vomited every bit of it during the night. Now, she is not eating at all. I’m really concerned. It is Monday night, and I don’t think my kitten has eaten or drank anything since Saturday except for a few temptation treats. She seems alert, and interested in me, but I know cats need to eat or they might do damage to internal organs. Anybody have any advice out there to help encourage my kitty to eat?
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