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I'm new here & spent quite a bit going over other threads relating to the same subject but unfortunately, I could really use some help!
I have two cats: one is an 11 year old (black) male and my second little guy is a 6 year old (black) mixed Siamese male. I've had both since they were kittens.
Unfortunately it appears that the younger cat (Latte) has been pooping outside the boxes. He doesn't do it on a daily basis: in the past he's gone 6 months without a single incident. At times he can barely go 6 days.
He has no health issues: his behavior otherwise is completely normal (for him!) He eats well, he plays all day, loves snuggles, hanging with his bro and sleeps well. He's the picture of a healthy, showcat (he looks like TV material). His brother, Felix, has zero bathroom issues.
A bit of background:
My husband works sporadic hours. Latte is closest to him (although close with everyone else) but he's his BFF. My husband can go a week without working...
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my cat was found outside and we have no idea how long she lived like that, but she has a strange reaction to food, she eats her cat food as fast as she can, snarfs crumbs off the floor and tries to put her face in our plates. We’ve had her almost 3 years now and she still acts like this. Tonight we had Popeyes for dinner and as I was cleaning up I noticed she was crouched on the floor chewing and thought she found some crunchy crumbs from the skin of the chicken and went to see. She was munching on a small piece of bone and I had to try twice to take it away because she tried to run with it. I inspected the bone and it seemed like it was just a small wing bone. I threw it away. She’s been acting normal, actually kind of pleased with herself. She’s sleeping on my lap right now, which isn’t abnormal because she sleeps at night ♀️ I know most cats prowl the house at night, but mine sleeps with me. She’s not vomiting or coughing. She used her litter box this evening, although I’m not...
I am helping a home owner who has been caring for a feral colony, but is now ill, has to sell her property and can no longer care for the cats. I am working to get them spayed and neutered, etc. through Friends of Ferals in Port Orford. However, I need to find a shelter/barn program adoption to place them. We have a driver that can transport them wherever there is space.
Also there are 3 - 3 weeks old kitties that are have been handled and 3 six week old kittens that also have been handled, so they are adoptable. They also need a shelter/adoption.
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Anyone here uses these types of bowls? I've been meaning to get one but I'm not sure what would work best for my cats. My youngest kitty Loki eats his kibbles often too fast and vomits almost immediatly after. In the last couple of weeks he's also become quite gluttonous as well and will eat his portion for the entire day within an hour, leaving him and my senior cat Mittens without food for the rest fo the day until their next meal. My older kitty eats normally but I do not believe he would have much patience with an overly complex feeder. So what I was thinking was getting 2 types of feeder in which I could split the food into so it would last longer through the day and satisfy both my cats feeding habits. One that's a regular bowl with simple bumps/columns in the middle just to slow down Loki sufficiently and be simple enough for Mittens, and another more challenging puzzle feeder like say the Northmate feeder for the 2nd half of the food. Does that sound appropriate? What's you...
The vet told that she saw something other breed because her eyes and head shape and a little bit bigger ears than the regular cats. And yesterday I was a cat show and I saw an abyssinian kitten who almost totaly look like my one. What do you think she is half (or less ) abyssinian cat? Thank for the help.
I'm just curious as to how your cat(s) behave at the vet. I'm not talking about emergencies or urgent visits when the cat may be in distress, but rather routine visits.
A few weeks ago I took my cat to the vet for a general wellness exam. I had taken her a few times when she was a kitten for exams, tests, vaccinations, and to be spayed. She was always well behaved and calm on all occasions and in fact during one visit, one of the staff members commented how she was the best behaved cat they had all morning.
However, with the last visit I was concerned because now she is a full grown adult and might put up more of a fight now. Also the fact that she has a fear of strangers, I wasn't sure how she would react to strangers poking and prodding her and sticking needles into her.
All that concern turned out to be unfounded. She did put up a struggle when I put her in the carrier. Once she was in she started crying and clawing at the front gate to get out. However, after a few...
My fiance and I moved in together almost a year ago, and he brought with him two dogs, one of whom has gone from nearly blind to completely blind. My cat is almost two and had never been around other animals before these two dogs. Enzo, our blind dog, walks into everything and that includes Noa, my cat. I think she thinks he's aggressive towards her and so when he walks near her she started hissing and swatting him. Recently, she's taken to attacking him if he was just walking by, and this has happened twice when she was sitting on or near me. My fiance intervened by picking Enzo up and she redirected her aggression to him, meaning she seriously scratched his legs and bit him. This is very stressful for everyone and I'm worried she will hurt Enzo as she has her claws. I failed to get her spayed up until yesterday, and I'm hoping this helps with her aggression. In the meanwhile, we're keeping Noa and Enzo separate but this is not a great long term solution. I am getting caps put on...
I always had male cats. It is not like I am about gender but whenever I got a cat first from a litter of three they were all male. Adopting Tiger and Socks from a shelter who passed away years ago were all male. Now getting two new kittens from the ASPCA who are grown up now both Sandy and Gray are males.
I am just wondering because picking out these cats because the males always came to me saying pick me but female cats just ignored me.
I have 3 cats that the oldest is 3 years old. My sister is moving cross country and doesn't want to put that stress on her elderly 16 year old cat so i'm taking her in. She hasn't even seen another cat in at least 12 years. She is front declawed and all my cats still have all their claws. I feed all my cats a strict wet caloric diet, 3 meals a day. Oriana has been free fed dry food her whole life. This is her, she needs to lose a few pounds.
I want the rest of her life to be as gentle and easy as possible. I have been keeping her in a spare bedroom and after 1 week i've been letting my cats see her through a crack in the door and no one is happy. Even my own cats who get along well are hissing at each other. I will make sure she gets better food and loses weight eventually, but right now i dont want to stress her out. Right now i am locking my cats on the first floor of my house half the day so she can explore the 2nd floor as she wishes....
So this morning me and my mom brought our four year old cat to the vet. She hadn't eaten or pooped in 3 days. She was clearly lethargic and dehydrated but was taking in very minimal water. We had a full workup done and got radiographs as well and she was clearly extremely constipated.
She was given SQ fluids, a shot for anti nausea and an enema ... and the pooping adventure began. She continued popping for quite a while on an off for several hours, and of course we were quite happy about that, but we realized she still wasn't eating or drinking water. She comes to the water bowl and looks at it like she really wants to drink and then just looks up at us and meows.
Our other cat had this happen in January and as soon as the poop happened she bounced back quickly and is 3+ years older that her daughter whom I'm referring to in this post. It's very clear that she's uncomfortable is pacing around trying to find a comfortable spot and she's plopped down she won't move and...
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My first cat, Teddy, 2 yo, has been through a lot for the past 2 months, battling against FLUTD. It hasn't gotten a lot better, but we also recently found that he possibly has coronavirus, which when I found has a small chance of mutating to basically a death sentence (no matter how small the chance), the pent-up stress over the past 2 months really got to me.
I spend most of recent days extremely stressed out and anxious. I haven't been able to eat or sleep well. Sometimes I'm able to calm down a bit, but one instance of my cat doing something irregular, no matter how small, like having a bit of leftovers after a meal, not fully participating in play sessions, etc, sends me right back into the spiral.
The anxiety has gotten worse and worse. I have never had a pet before, so experiencing something like this for the first time has been extremely overwhelming.
I don't really have anyone to talk to, none of my close friends were ever really close to their pets...
Bit of an unusual situation I've run into. I own a total of nine cats - don't worry, I have TONS of spaces for them. I don't adopt more than I can handle and keep them comfortable. Beck and Rue are NOT getting along after five months, and I'm a bit at a loss of what to do. Mostly with Rue.
Background quickly: About ten years ago I owned a tom cat named Lead. After we got him fixed he would still spray, sing, beat up males, etc. He was MEAN. He liked to pick on my other cat, Spoon. Spoon is a bit of a wimp anyway. He'd chase her all over the house until she would jump into a basket to hide. This went on for years due to the fact I had personal issues and couldn't address it. Finally Lead passed, and Spoon was able to be herself. Ish. Now she's a wimp, but also a bully. This is where Beck comes in. Beck is about seven, Spoon is about 12. When I adopted Beck they would have an uneasy truce. Once in a while Spoon would pound Beck, then they'd ignore each other. The cycle repeats. I...
I am a proud owner of a 3 month old baby boy named Skyler. My roommates also have cats (Kitty age 6 and Riley age 2). My roommates and I have ran into a situation where we are all going out of town this Friday evening through Monday afternoon. I am debating if I should bring my kitten with me.
We are going up north to my cottage and the Kitten has never been up there before and there will be a group of us up there. I just don't know if it would be more stressful to leave him home since (I have never left him alone overnight before) or to bring him. One of my roommates thinks it would be good for him to see a new place and there will be a dog up there so he can be introduced to a dog while he is still young, etc. But I am worried that he is too small and I don't want to stress him out with a new place and a dog and new people.
On the other hand, I don't want to leave him alone thinking I abandoned him or something. He will have this Kitty and Riley with him but still we...
My family adopted two brothers two years back who were a month to two months old. When they turned one years old we brought both of them to get neutered at BC SPCA. When they came home they of course both had to wear cones, however, one of the brothers(Charcoal) came back with a spot on the back of their neck and was just generally more nervous.
Over the last year the small white spot on the back of his neck(specifically nape) hasn't disappeared and he licks a crazy amount! It grew more serious as he began to lick off his fur and scab. It's generally on his back and on the inner thighs of his back legs. He hasn't really reduced his licking at all. We've brought him to multiple different vets and they typically say it's through allergies/stress. One of them prescribed him some pills which were supposed to suppress his allergies(or make it less itchy) but it didn't seem to really help.
Not sure if this will help but when he's sometimes sleeping, his body will...
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