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Bonded cats adopted separately 
I took a pair of bonded year old cats to the shelter and they were adopted separately. The shelter said they had them in separate cages once they were …

Is it normal for a kitten to play with her toys RIGHT NEXT to me? 
My kitten wants to bring her toys to me and play with them next to me. If the toy is out of her reach and too far from me, she won't even chase it. …

My 8 year old "rescue cat" refuses to even touch wet food! 
I adopted an 8-year-old female calico that was owned by one family for nearly 8 years. I got detailed information when I adopted this cat. I have read …

Is it normal for a cat's personality to change after an injury? 
So my cat injured her wrist by jumping off the balcony a little over 2 months ago. I got her checked by a vet and the x-rays showed a partially dislocated …

Set up outdoor cat litter area on currently stone floor in backyard? 
What litter mix and how deep to set up outdoor cat litter area of 6x3, on top of currently stone flooring? Would 1 foot deep with mix of dirt/pea gravels …

Has anyone ever seen a limping cat suddenly stop limping when it feels threatened? 
The reason for my question is I recently took in a stray cat who had been limping for about 5 days before I was able to get it and take it to a local Animal …

Why does my cat like to lie down on my neck? 
Hi there! While I highly doubt that this behavior is negative, I am still curious. My cat is about 4-5 years old now. When I’m just relaxing in bed, my …

Can one kitten alone be happy? 
We are getting a kitten in August and it will be our very first one. We have lived with adult cats before. Reading online we increasingly get the sense …

Why won't my cat play when it wants to? 
I have a year old male cat who is quite vocal. Usually, when he wants to play he will meow (cry) and/or lie next to his toys. I try to play with him twice …

How to get adult cat adjusted to new home / litter box use 
I adopted 2 cats Saturday as a bonded pair. One of the 2 is already adjusting. She explores the house and lets me pet her (occasionally). She’s been aggressive …

Is it time for another cat? 
Two weeks ago I had to put my 2-year-old cat down due to lily toxicity. His brother (both from the same litter) is doing ok. He’s eating normally, drinking …

Is my cat a male or female? 
The cat was born 6 weeks ago but I can’t tell if it’s a male or female. I originally thought it was a female but I’m not sure. I haven’t taken it to a …

I don't know what to do about my grieving cat 
I have a 9-year-old DSH female. Her 15-year-old companion (male) who was diabetic passed away at home just 6 days ago on 05/26/2020. She has been isolating …

Lesser of two evils? 
Some background first. There are two 'stray cats' at my boyfriend's mom's home. I say 'stray' because one has been coming around for nearly two years, …

Why are domestic cats' pupils "vertical" (like snakes) while large wild cats' pupils are round? 
I was looking at a photo of a Snow Leopard and it struck me that the pupils were round, unlike my 8 cats' pupils. And my dogs' for that matter.

I am afraid my 2 week old orphaned kitten is lonely 
I believe it is 10-12 days old. I have had it for 1 week. Lately, after I feed it, it stays awake in its bed for awhile. Not searching, just hanging out …

Cat will only fall asleep to ringing bell 
About a month ago we moved to a new house and my cat has been meowing and howling at night. Since the move, she's been attached to this toy with a bell …

Unprovoked cat biting 
Hello! My roommate and I have adopted a male stray cat a month and a half ago. He is not completely unadapted to humans. He was spending a lot of time …

Should I get a second cat when moving? 
I have a cat who is 2 years old. The girl who I live with now has 3 cats. I am moving out and only taking my cat with me. She’s not really close with …

Feral cat took her 2 kittens away 
I live in Colombo, Sri Lanka and I adore cats. A feral cat brought two kittens to my place who were 5 weeks old. She suddenly took them away after three …

Why would a cat be obsessed with an injury on a human? 
I recently lost my toenail in an injury, and my cat is insistent on biting, licking, smelling, and rubbing the injured toe. It's still an open wound and …

Mouth chatter? 
I have 3 cats. Can you explain to me why it is that whenever they spot a bird, their mouths do this very unusual chattering movement, and their teeth make …

Can I do something for the meowing since I have no money to fix him? 
My cat talks a lot and makes different sounds like he's in heat. He has gotten two of our cats pregnant. They've had their babies and they're almost …

Why does my cat do this to me? 
My cat likes to lay his head on my boobs, paw at them, or lick them. Luckily he never kneads or sits on them like some other cats do to their owners. …

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One cat eats too much and the other eats too little 
Of my family's two cats, one eats too much and the other eats too little. She has been losing weight and she was at an ideal weight. What should I do? …

Cat kill questions 
I have a 28-month-old female, neutered. There is a big neighborhood cat who if they stand off, they yell, hiss, and spit at each other. Now the neighborhood …

Found pregnant feral cat  
We have several feral cats in our neighborhood. One of them started coming to us and we began feeding it. She lets us hold her and hangs around. We …

Is it true that every time a cat uses its claw, it becomes less sharp? 
Sometimes cats scratch trees in order to keep their claws sharp, so is it true that every time a cat or any other feline uses its claws, their claws become …

7 month old male cat being introduced to 6 month old female cat 
I have a beautiful white Persian male cat, 7 months old. I recently rescued another all white cat, female, 6 months old, who came from a hoarding situation. …

What is the type or breed of my cat? 
What is the type or breed of my domestic cat?

Question about my potential cat's living arrangement? 
I’m thinking about adopting a young cat from an animal shelter sometime soon. I currently live with my parents in a 3 story, 4 bedroom house, with the …

I need help identifying my cat's breed 
I’m trying to find the breed of my cat. She’s a wonderful girl! We took her in after the mother was hit by a car and our family adores her!

Should I keep two socialized ferals inside? 
I began feeding two feral kittens about 15 months ago. After a while they began acting more like domesticated cats. They spent most of their time in …

Cat won’t cover poop, but tries to cover his food? 
I adopted a kitten two months ago. He was 2 months old. He has never covered his poop in his litter box. When he gets done eating he will try to cover …

Getting a cat spayed 
We're trying to help a cat by getting her spayed. Catching her with a cage is not working? Is there a drug I can get to put in her food to knock her out …

Why does my cat not eat or use litter box when I’m not home? 
My cat (have had her for two months) is 1 year old. She is extremely active, playful, and friendly with any guests. When I’m not home, however, she does …

How can I get my cat to go out to my porch? 
I have been looking for an answer to this all over the web and have never found any help. I have an indoor cat who refuses to go out on my porch. It’s …

Outside female feral cat found in attic 
We have an outside female feral cat. She usually sticks pretty close to home, but she has been missing for several days. A day ago I discovered she …

Why is my cat doing this? 
I have a 2-year-old female black domesticated cat and whenever she is relaxed, she first starts purring, drooling and kneading but the drooling isn't the …

What breed is my cat? 
I have had my cat Wolfgang for 15 years now. We kept him out of a litter of kittens because he looked so different from the rest of his siblings. We have …

Do young cats remember their mother and father? 
We have 2 Persian kittens of 3 months each. We are traveling for a week and would like to leave them at my friend’s house with their mom and dad. This …

Scared cat needs help adjusting to new home? 
I took home a sweet little girl from work. Long story short, she has been living in our parking lot since she was a little kitten, and I finally got her …

Will an adult male cat get along with a female kitten? 
Our adult male cat (he’s neutered) didn’t get along with our recent male kitten Dexter that we adopted. The kitten was very nice and friendly but our adult …

I need help figuring out the gender of my kitten? 
I was told my many cat lovers it's a male but when taken to get shots they said it's likely a female. I am now confused and need help figuring out the …

Do cats get embarrassed? 
Do cats get embarrassed and do male and female cats feel masculine and feminine?

Friend or Foe? 
I have a neutered male cat, 7 months old. A week and a half ago I got a 5-month-old neutered male cat. Due to an upper respiratory infection/tapeworms/fleas, …

Is my 6 year old neutered male cat cold? 
I've noticed lately that my cat is lying between our shoes, or by the heater. Does it mean he's cold? Today I found him laying looking around the corner …

Will a fixed male cat be more likely to get along with another fixed male cat? 
I recently adopted a stray cat because he wasn't being taken care of properly and wasn't being fed. Since taking him in I have not been successful at getting …

Can I leave 2 cats alone for 3 nights? 
I need to travel out of state for three nights. I am wondering if it will be okay to leave my two cats alone for those 3 nights. I don't have anyone to …

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Should I get a 2nd cat so she has a companion? 
I have one cat. Should I get a 2nd cat so she has a companion? She just seems lonely.

Should I introduce my cat to a scratching post? 
I’ve had my new kitten for about two days already and I haven’t seen her really exhibit any interest in scratching things like furniture, etc. although …

Best Hypoallergenic AND Indoor-cat breeds? 
Myself and my family are looking to get a cat that is both hypoallergenic, and a good breed to keep as a happy house cat. So far we have found that a Russian …

My cat loves to push her head into mine 
My cat loves to push her head into mine and sometimes fall asleep like that but usually just a long gentle head hold. Why? What does this mean?

Should I continue to let my cat out on my balcony or keep him in? 
I live on the 2nd floor, not high up, but still nervous. He has always stayed on the balcony but yesterday I couldn't find him and when I called, he came …

Should I help a stranded kitten or not? 
For starters, I found this kitten yesterday at around 6 p.m when I heard him screaming loudly. I found him cowering in a dirty corner from a kid who had …

My cats seem to like drinking from the faucet? 
My cats seem to like drinking from the faucet instead of their stainless steel water dish. Why?

Can I add a stray to my family? 
Question. I have a male cat, 15 years old. Recently, I have had a stay young male cat show up at the house. He is not fixed. My cat, Roy, growls something …

Should I get another kitten for Boomer? 
I just turned 20 and I live alone, work full time, and my boyfriend lives with me when he is not at school in the summer. I just adopted a five-month-old …

Don't want my cat to be lonely 
I have a very loving and sweet Persian male about 5 years old. Because I do some traveling, my kids come in to make sure he's fed but do not spend much …

Can a feral cat and a house cat get along? 
I saved a cat which I thought was a kitten because she is that small from living under our shed. She was fine there until raccoons went after her. I brought …

What kind of cat do I have? 
Does anyone have any idea what kind of cat Wednesday may be? She is a 1-year-old female that is about ten pounds.

Is my cat spraying? 
I just adopted a male kitten who's 4 months old. He was just neutered this weekend then we brought him home Tuesday and we've only had him 2 nights. …

Do cats answer you? 
When we ask our cats questions and they blink twice or once, does the blinking mean once for no and twice for yes or twice for no and once for yes? …

Our cats are stuck in our tiny bedroom 
I have two adorable male tuxedos, a six-month-old and a four-year-old and I love them to pieces. They are literally my whole world and more. This last …

Introducing a new cat 
I have a fixed male cat since he was a kitten and is now 9 years old. He has always lived with my dog who recently passed and he seems off. We are thinking …

6 year old tabby female got a new, 6 week old stray male 
The tabby keeps hissing at us and the kitten. How long before the kitten can be out by her? The kitten cries a lot. Is this normal? More like a screech. …

How to move with an older cat into a new home with a younger cat? 
How do you move with an older cat into a new home with a younger cat living there already? I currently have the sweetest 9-year-old indoor male Maine Coon …

New cat owner with a few questions? 
I’m a new cat owner and everything has been going fine so far. I have two kittens that are sister and brother. One problem I have is in my apartment …

Is my new kitten acting normal? 
We brought home a new kitten a week and a half ago. He’s a Persian. For the first few days, he would roam around, and would pay attention when we tried …

Would a cat go feral within 3 weeks of being lost? 
Several years ago, my super friendly and sweet 1½ yr old male cat went missing. Three weeks later and less than a half-mile straight down my street, there …

Should I bring a new kitten into the home? 
I have a one-year-old, fixed, male cat who has had all of his shots. The only problem is that he is kind of aggressive. He likes to bite people if they …

My cat and shoes 
One of my kitties has been bringing shoes into my bedroom at night. She brings in 3 to 4 pairs almost every night as I’m getting ready for bed. She brings …

Leave kitten alone at home or bring to new house? 
A family member had a serious accident and won’t be home for a few weeks. Is it better to leave her kitten at her house and go in and care for it daily …

Cat brings another cat, with babies, mice to eat? 
I have a cat that brings another cat, with babies, mice to eat. These are outdoor farm cats that were here when I purchased my farm. Both cats were feral, …

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How will my death affect my cat? 
I rescued my cat from a shelter 6 years ago. She lived alone with my husband and me until 6 months ago when I had to move into my daughter's home with …

How do I make a feral kitten not afraid of me? 
I have been feeding and talking in a quiet tone to this feral kitten for 3 days, but the kitty is still scared of me. I want the kitty to be friendly with …

What to do with community cats when I move? 
I'm a caregiver to community cats, but I'm moving next month! What do I do with them? Please understand that a community cat isn't a cat you can take to …

Train cat to alert? 
My two-year-old with autism was recently diagnosed with sleep apnea. My orange tabby, Clementine, has been a mama to her since she was born. She's very …

New cat won’t leave the couch? 
I adopted a cat on Monday, a 6-year-old girl. She hid in the corner the first day, as expected. But then I started putting her on the couch and snuggling …

What killed my cat? 
To make a long story short, he was let outside and found the next day, disemboweled with no blood. He had a large round hole in his stomach. What would …

Should I trim around my cat's nipples? 
My cat had 5 kittens last night. She has A LOT of hair, especially on her belly. The kittens won't go to certain areas because it's too hard to find. Her …

My cat likes to suck on my fingers? 
It sounds weird, but my cat likes to suck on my fingers. He grips them and it’s gotten to a point where he wakes me up for it. It's as if he was still …

My cat gave birth yesterday and is breathing heavy 
My cat gave birth to 4 kittens yesterday afternoon. She has been breathing heavy and occasionally panting. She seems to be eating and drinking normally …

Older cat and one kitten or two? 
I have an older cat and I took in a cat who gave birth to kittens. I plan on keeping a kitten and my older cat is hissing at the cats. My main question …

Outside cat help? 
My family ended up with a stray cat on the condition that it would be an outside cat. It is an older male kitten and shorthaired. We live in Ohio and …

My cat acts like she wants me to pet her, but runs away 
My cat acts like she wants me to pet her, then runs away. My cat is a 5-year-old tortoiseshell, and she's a bit of a dweeb. We have a ping pong table in …

My indoor cat Is missing 
I’ve never owned a cat before and I’m panicking about the idea of my cat simply disappearing. I’ve kept her in my personal room for just over 24 hours …

My cat won't explore unless I'm nearby? 
My cat doesn't like when I look at her, but she won't explore unless I'm nearby. Is this normal? I got a new cat. Her name is Citrus and she won't allow …

Why do our cats suddenly keep waking us up at 6 am? 
We got two cats from a rescue at the beginning of February. They were fine sleeping downstairs. Then for the last two weeks, they have woken us up at 6 …

I don’t know what breed my kitten is! 
I found her about 1 1/2 to 2 weeks ago and now it’s really bothering me as to what breed she is. Her face says Siamese. Her fur says Balinese, her personality …

What breed should I get? 
I’ve been researching for months but every time I seem to settle, I’m told they’re high maintenance or not well suited for a first-time owner. I’m 16, …

How to find a cat after falling off the balcony? 
My cat is a neutered female, 11 months old. She showed signs of wanting to go outside, but she never went out before. Nine days ago, she fell off the balcony …

How much does a kitten's first vet visit usually cost? 
I’m probably getting a kitten from a friend whose cat had an accidental litter. I know that on the first visit they need their vaccinations, feline leukemia …

How do our cats tell us apart? 
Our two cats sleep in another room of the house which is down a hallway, and yet when I have to get up in the middle of the night to go to the restroom …

Kitty behavior after shots 
My little girl is only 12 weeks old at the moment, so she loves running around and pouncing on things and chewing the life out of them. She had her first …

Should I give my cat more food if he still hasn't finished what I gave him yesterday? 
I give my cat a 1/2 cup of dry food every morning. Normally by the next morning, the bowl is empty or just has a few kibbles left. But today, there's about …

My kitty won't purr! 
About two years ago, my brother adopted a cat named Chaos from a nearby shelter. Chaos was only about 7-9 months old at the time. Ever since we brought …

Best way to introduce 4-month-old kitten to two 5-year-old sisters? 
What's the best way to introduce a four-month-old rambunctious male Maine Coon kitten to two, five-year-old docile sisters (house cats)? The Maine Coon …

How do I care for a pregnant cat? 
My mom recently rescued a female cat on February 12. She took her to the vet to get a checkup, get treatment for a wound she had, and to see if she had …

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My kitten doesn't play fight back and runs away 
I have an older cat who is seven years old and just got a new kitten who is 18 weeks old. They get along fine, sleep next to each other, and eat together. …

Is my cat a Ragdoll? 
I have had my cat for eight years and she's called Dolly. Someone asked me how much I paid for her. I said nothing, to which she replied, "Is she not a …

Cat behavior changes after coyote trauma 
We live on an acreage by a lake in Minnesota. We have four indoor/outdoor cats who prefer to be outside but we bring in at night and during cold spells. …

How to prevent cat from bringing mice in through the cat door? 
I have a cat door and my cat goes outside. How can I get free not to bring in mice through this door?

Will my new cat always be sedentary? 
Just before Christmas, we adopted a two-year-old cat that had been in the cat pound for nearly a year. She originally came to the shelter with a litter …

My cat is mimicking my lost cat's meow? 
It’s been about three weeks that my male cat has been gone. My other cats don’t really notice since he’s hardly home anyway. Before I mention his sister, …

Help building back trust with stray 
I have been feeding a stray cat who has made my yard his home for about 10 years now. He is very sweet and comes by for food several times a day and night. …

How do I keep my kitten from getting fat? 
I just got a new kitten and I am noticing that his belly is getting a little big. We already have a two-year-old cat and we feed her open bowl because …

Cat coloring genetics? 
Does anybody know how cat coloration genetics work?! Two black cats had a lilac Siamese (boy), two brown Siamese (boy and girl), a gray non-tabby (girl), …

Why did my cat bite me? 
I have a 10-month-old cat. While I was asleep, she got under the blanket. I was woken up when she began to bite my leg, hard, like she was trying to eat …

Can a cat die from a sudden traumatic event such as an eviction? 
My family's cat, Fraya died a couple of days ago, a week after we were evicted from our place with no notice. It was stressful for everyone involved. …

How do we keep our senior cat happy if we get a new kitten? 
We have a senior cat, Kitty (18 years old). My kids have been asking for a new kitten for years, but I always say no because I think it would make Kitty …

Cat toy on my comforter? 
I've had my kitty, Calvin, for a year. Every night for the past couple of months, he has left his favorite toy on my bed while I'm sleeping. I think it's …

How much playtime should I give my cats? 
I'm a student who lives alone in a pretty small apartment. I have two cats which are brothers. They're about one year old, but they're huuuge. They're …

How to transition an outdoor cat to a new home? 
In the next year, I am looking to move to Charleston, SC, from Columbia, SC, and currently live in a neighborhood where I found my kitty! He loves going …

Do cats like to be pet with one hand or two? 
I was rubbing my cat with one hand for awhile. He really enjoys me scratching his chin and was okay with me rubbing the top of his head. I usually rub …

Is it okay to lock a kitten in a dark, windowless closet every time she is alone? 
My friend brought home her new kitten who is adopted and a few weeks old. She already has three dogs, one big, one medium, and one small. The large …

Why would an unsociable cat allow me to pet it? 
Is it normal for an unsociable cat to allow someone it doesn't know pet it? Back in 2011, my mother was visiting with one of her friends in my home …

Is my cat lonely? 
He went from living with a dog and another human, to just living with me. Recently, he’s started meowing a lot, being overly clingy, and sitting by the …

How to move an outdoor ONLY cat? 
We are moving VERY SOON, and I was wondering if there was a way to move our outdoor only cat with us. We are moving approximately 1 mile down the road. …

How to safely allow indoor cat on balcony? 
My 10-month-old kitty is an indoor cat and has supervised chances to lay in the sun on the balcony (first floor). I'd like for him to be able to relax …

Is it possible to bring in our 10 year old outside kitty Zeke? 
We had him from birth. His mother was feral but warmed up to us and just disappeared one day. Zeke mainly stays in the yard close to the house during the …

Is my cat long-haired or short-haired? 
I can't tell if he is short-haired or long-haired. He is 18 weeks old and there's no way of figuring out what breed he is. He was born on an acreage with …

Question about cat meeting cat 
I don't know where else to ask this so I will ask this here: I have a female cat that has been living in my home for about 10+ years and I am soon moving …

Moving indoor-outdoor cats from a house to a 5th wheel? 
I have two cats, a male and female, both fixed. I travel. The cats have free roam at home, i.e. cat doors to go in and out. How will they react to moving …

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How do I get my current cat used to a new kitten? 
I have a 7-month-old tabby cat I got from the Humane Society when he was 3 months old. He's been the only cat in the apartment ever since. I just adopted …

How do I win the trust of a stray cat I feed? 
This cat and several other cats appeared last year after hurricane Harvey. I think the others had other people take them in. The one that I feed is …

Why is my cat trying to swallow my finger? 
My cat sucks on my finger until it’s going down his throat. He grabs my finger with his claws and won’t let me pull it away. Until now, it has just …

How to get orphan kitten to latch new foster mum's teet? 
HELP! I have a mother, Hilda with kittens. They are 10 days old. They are all fine. We just found a lost 5-day-old kitten and are trying to get her to …

Is it normal for a cat to like bleach smell? 
My cat never licks my hands unless I've been washing canning jars or similar items in bleach water. Not strong bleach water mind you, just to disinfect …

The momma cat I rescued with her kittens won't wean them 
I rescued a neighborhood cat (Moonpie, as named by my neighbors), who was getting pregnant before each litter was even weaned. We noticed that the kittens …

What's wrong with my kitty? 
For over 10 years I've had a cat who's not very affectionate. He is usually a loner. He's indoor, and no one really pets him or shows him affection because …

What to do with my stray outdoor cat when I am on vacation? 
I have a stray cat that lives outside like 80% of the time, but he is inside here about 1 - 4 hours a day. It depends. He is very nice and cuddly and he …

How do I teach a cat to eat wet food? 
I have the worlds best cat. Sorry everybody but I do. He is all black and named Blackberry. My only problem is I got him from the Humane Society when he …

Seeking cat food similar to Weruva Mack & Jack 
One of my cats, Brio, is a very picky eater. He's two years old. He likes Temptations but everyone says that's kitty junk food. He occasionally will …

Order in which mother cat moves kittens? 
Is there any particular order in which a mother cat takes its kittens to relocate them? Does it have something to do with weight or fur color or birth …

I gave away my cat to a stranger I met online. Does she miss me? 
One day I had to give away my cat called Marshi. Marshi used to love me a lot. She always slept with me and always followed me. One day, unfortunately, …

Why is my shy kitty finally exploring upstairs? 
After four years, why is my shy kitty finally exploring upstairs? I have a VERY shy Russian Blue. She has lived exclusively in the basement for the last …

How can I make my kitten feel less anxious alone? 
My kitten does not handle being alone very well. I didn't realize this until my family brought it to my attention, but she will run up and down the hallway, …

Brown thing sticking out of cat's skin? 
Last night I found this light brown thing sticking out of my cat's skin. Me and my boyfriend decided to pull it out. It came out pretty easily and it …

3 years ago my cat was found dead in a puddle 
Three years ago my cat was found dead in a puddle of water. How’d she die? I took a cat off the streets and got her shots at the SPCA. After my job …

Where to keep my cats during vacation? 
This is kind of a long-winded background but I'll try to keep it as short as possible. lol~ I have two cats, a 3.5 year old Scottish Fold who I've had …

How to temporarily house two cats that don’t know each other? 
I grew up in a very small condo with two bedrooms, a den and an open concept first floor. My family has a cat named Jack that is now ~11 to 12 years old …

How to control feeding of multiple cats? 
My boyfriend and I are moving in together soon. He has a cat who is able to do free feeding, whereas I have two cats that have always been a little overweight …

What to do when one cat dies and the other is left alone now? 
I have had these two cats from when they were tiny kittens. We found them outside in the back yard. They are from two different litters but the same mom, …

How long does it take for a missing house cat to come back? 
We live in the suburban area of Minnesota, near a very big woods. The woods is our backyard. Our cat has been missing for three days. She is bright white …

Would my cat be OK indoors when I am on vacation? 
Would my cat be OK indoors for four days with daily supervision twice when I am on vacation? I am going to be leaving my cat for the first time. He is …

Should I be so worried about this cat? 
I sort of take care of a stray cat that has been living around my house for almost eight months now. It looked meek and hungry once, so I gave it milk. …

Cat bites when I play videos of kittens meowing? 
Why does my cat bite me when I play videos of kittens meowing? I was thinking of adopting a kitten, and out of curiosity I tried playing a video of kittens …

How to tell if two adult male cats are friends? 
How do you tell if two adult male cats are friends or if one is dominant? We have a 2-year-old male tabby cat as our outdoor pet since past year. He …

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One kitten is overly playful 
We got two kittens. The girl is a couple of months older and calmer. The boy is younger (around 3 months), and absolutely crazy, unless he is tired. Then …

Outdoor cats roaming and breeding? 
I have a bit of a dilemma happening right now. I love my cat so much, he’s one of the best things that ever happened and I couldn’t be happier with him. …

Strange adult male cat sexual behavior toward kitten? 
Do adult male cats just hump male kittens or do they perform the actual sexual act with them? I have a male adult cat of 4 years. He is not neutered and …

Dominant cat won't let submissive cat play 
Help! My dominant cat won't let the other cat play during play time. The submissive one just sits nearby and watches. Later, he takes out his aggression …

My cat has become very affectionate in the last week or two 
Why has my cat become very affectionate towards me in the last week or two?

How can I help mama cat get to her kittens? 
Mama cat transferred the kittens to a small size holed sewer where its hard for human hands to enter. So, I cannot move the kittens elsewhere, and the …

My resident cat is acting distant after adopting new kitten 
A few days ago, I adopted an approximately 3-month-old male kitten named Charlie. I wanted a buddy for my current 9-month-old female, Chip. I did a …

My cat acts like a dog when she's in heat? 
Is it weird that my cat acts like a dog when she's in heat? Texas, my almost 1-and-a-half year old cat, displays behavior and attitude that is mostly attributed …

Why does my cat run to me meowing? 
Why is my 2 year old cat all of a sudden randomly running to my bedroom to meow at me. She sits there and I pet her and give her attention, and then try …

Why does my cat hate me? 
A couple of months ago my aunt and her family (who love cats) shifted in the same house as ours because they didn't have a place to live and couldn't afford …

Timing for integrating cats? 
Over the past week, I’ve slowly tried to introduce my new 9 week old kitten to my 7 month old resident kitten. Naturally, my resident kitten was unhappy …

Does anyone have an indoor cat and an outdoor cat? 
How do you go about it? Mine currently has a cat door and goes out when she pleases. We can't do that when I get a second.

Should I get a cat? 
I've been wanting to adopt a cat for a while now, but my house is a little chaotic. My grandparents cook for a small family-run store on Friday - Sunday …

Why is my cat attacking inanimate objects? 
Just recently my carb has been attacking random objects that aren’t moving at all, such as shoes, socks, bags, etc. I can tell she’s not playing either …

Bird catching or not 
I take my cat outside on about a 40 foot leash. He stalks birds and tries to catch them. Is it OK to allow that, or will he be frustrated if I continue …

2 month old kitten biting hands 
This is probably a basic question and perhaps an issue which many people go through, but our kitten of about 2 months "gnaws" our hands while we pet her. …

Leaving your cat home alone 
I'm thinking about getting a cat but I'm wondering if it's OK to leave my cat home alone on some weekends. Once or twice a month, I will not be home on …

Cat constantly attacks and bites my feet 
I have had my cat for almost a year now and got her when she was only 6 weeks old. She is so cute and I have really liked having her, but I can’t really …

Why do cats Huff? 
I have a very sweet (never scratches or bites me), recently spayed female who is very possessive, protective and territorial, with minor food aggression …

Cat behavior change after meeting new kitten? 
I have recently decided to get a male kitten who is 6 weeks old. As I introduced him to my current female cat, who is 7 months and 2 weeks old, she started …

Kibble in the water bowl? 
Years ago, I had a neutered male cat, Bob. He was a great cat. Dog people often said he was more like a dog, and he lived to be 19 years old. He had …

Suddenly, cat only wants to be on the street 
We are living at a hotel/resident apartment. We adopted or were adopted by a small (young) street cat. It doesn't have use of its back legs - from an accident, …

What to do if I have male and female sibling kittens? 
I recently bought two kittens from the same litter. I was led to believe they where both female, but have recently discovered that I have a male and female …

Why won't my cat go to the cooler room? 
I have a long haired cat, and every summer he looks so miserable and pathetic lying stretched out in the heat. Since we moved to an upstairs apartment, …

Why is my cat growling? 
We just rescued a Manx three months ago. We also have another cat that we’ve had since he was a kitten. We introduced them slowly (both males) and now …

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Cat friends' sudden hostility towards each other 
We have two cats, a 6-year-old male and a 4-year-old female, both neutered. They have been the best friends, the most sweet and loving cats there can be. …

My cat brings socks downstairs every night 
My female cat (10 years old) digs around upstairs until she finds a sock, brings it downstairs, and then sits and starts wailing for like 2 minutes and …

What to do when there’s a litter of cats in your backyard? 
Hello! A few days ago I found a litter of cats hiding under my house and playing in the backyard. They are very cute and I want to somehow take them inside …

Introducing kitten and dog 
I rescued a kitten that I am giving to a couple that already has a dog. This kitten gets along very well with my dogs, but my question is do I introduce …

Should I return these feral kittens to their mother? 
Today I "kittynapped" four kittens from their feral momma. They seem to be doing OK. They are six weeks old, doing a little bit of hissing at me, but they …

Confused about pricing on cat breeds 
I’m new to pets and I wanted to know about breeds. I've researched a bit on breeds and I know which breed I like. I’m confused because some say they are …

Indoor pregnant cat escaped. When will she be back? 
My indoor pregnant cat escaped. In how many days will she be back? My cat is 9 months old and 4-5 weeks pregnant. She escaped once before, but came back. …

What to do about a stray or feral mother and her litter? 
A cat and her newborn kittens are currently residing by the side of the house for a couple of days now. I am not sure what I should do at this point. …

Help with 2 neutered spraying cats and a pregnant cat 
I have two male cats who just turned a year old. I just got them both neutered two days ago. I wish I would have done it sooner but I did not have the …

Cat vocalizing, urinating everywhere, and not eating 
My cat has been showing some abnormalities. He is not eating since yesterday and has developed increased vocalization. He is shouting at the top of his …

Why is my cat being so vocal? 
Last summer my 4-year-old cat sneaked outside after (I believe) an outdoor cat got into our backyard. Since then, he’s gotten more vocal, and it seems …

What does it mean when your cat bows to you? 
My cat "Buddy" is a male cat, almost 2 years old. We rescued him when he was 10 months old. He will jump up on my desk, I will pet him and he will rub …

Why is my cat acting differently? 
My cat (1 year old), is acting differently. She's distancing herself from me, doesn't show affection, and is being very weird. It's like she doesn't like …

Is my cat pregnant or just growing up? 
I have an 11 month old cat who is not fixed, only because I was told she was, only to find out at her vet visit, she's not. I had an appointment set, but …

Which cat breed should I own? 
I don't have a cat, and I want to adopt one. I have a question about which breed of cat I should own. I need a cat that is short in size and long haired …

Stray kitten reverted to wild 
The stray/wild kitten I brought inside went back outside with the other cats and now she acts like she doesn't even know me. What can I do to get her back …

Gave cats too much antibiotic 
Soooo I have a question I made a boo boo!! My cats are both on antibiotics for an upper respiratory infection and are both towards the end of their …

Looking for a cat water drinking fountain 
I'm looking for a cat water drinking fountain, but I need one where my cat can’t get at the filter because he loves pulling it out and tearing them apart. …

Adopting a triplet of sibling cats 
I recently encountered a post on a social media group where people rescue animals and put them up for adoption. The guy who posted told me that a mother …

Is YouTube cats good for newly adopted cats? 
I just adopted a 1 year old cat and she is very shy. Is playing YouTube cats meowing to get her to investigate the area a good idea or will it make her …

Is my cat traumatized? 
This question has a backstory, so bear with me! I have a portable aircon which is relatively loud, but like most aircons, it turns off automatically when …

Will kittens remember their siblings? 
Will kittens remember their siblings if they’re together 3 out of the 7 days a week? My boyfriend and I recently adopted two kittens, brother and sister. …

Just brought new cat home 
I just brought a new cat home and my old one has not been around cats. My old one is having problems adjusting and just growls and hisses at the new one. …

Neutered cat ran away while walking on leash 
My neutered cat ran away while I was walking him on a leash. What should I do? I was walking him because he wanted to go outside for a long time. While …

Should I let a feral cat meet my 3 month old female kitten? 
Should I let a feral cat meet my three month old female kitten? For nearly a month a feral (not stray) cat has been visiting my kitten daily. Initially …

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How to protect cat against dog attack? 
Is a spiked collar a good way to protect my beloved Mystic Birman against a dog attack (Weimaraner in neighborhood)?

Is my new cat messing with my dog? 
I have a new cat and he is pretty young. It has only been three weeks. I also have an older female dog. The cat is adjusting to the house and he is …

How to stop kitten from climbing the curtains? 
My kitten (14 weeks old) will not stop climbing the curtains. The drywall (even with anchors) cannot sustain his weight and the curtains. Please help. …

How to keep kitty off the stove, microwave, counters, etc.? 
Rosie is a darling, sweet kitty. She is three plus years old. We adopted her when she was one year old. She is a CLIMBER. Nothing deters her. She is …

Mother cat always picking on her daughter? 
I have a mother cat, her son, and her daughter. My question is why is the mother always picking on her daughter? She's making her neurotic. She picks on …

How to introduce kitten to boyfriend's dog? 
One of my main concerns for getting a cat has been whether or not a living situation would work with my boyfriend's dog. We are not currently living together …

Kitten jumps in my arms and sits on my neck? 
I got my kitten when she was about one to two months and had her for about two months after that. We gave her to the vet to get her checked and cleaned …

Why doesn't a cat let you pet her? 
I want to know something about cats. There is this really cute cat who always comes up to my door and I would feed her some milk. She would sit there the …

What type of cat do I have? 
I want to know what type of cat I have and what breed it is.

"Indestructible" cat scratching post 
I'm looking to get my cats a new scratching post. My male tears through the rope in them quickly and I was wondering if anyone had a recommendation for …

Cat goes crazy when I fake purr 
My two year old cat is very gentle and has never been aggressive. She has never bitten, scratched or hissed at me. However whenever I make this fake purr …

Leaving my cats for a week with no heat 
My bf and I are leaving for 9 days. I have a sitter coming every other day to replace waters, replenish food, and scoop boxes. But I can't leave the heat …

New cat hisses and attacks my dog 
My cat hisses and attacks my dog with no reason or provocation. I found a kitten probably around six months old on top of a tree and brought him in. He …

Thinking about adopting a second cat. Help! 
I fell in love with a cat at a shelter recently. She is eight years old and an adorable calico cat. I currently already have a cat at home though. She …

Feral male cat hiding inside apartment 
I have a feral male cat that ran in my apartment. He is hiding behind something. He meows, hisses, and growls. I'm not sure if he is hurt. I left the …

Can I claim ownership of an "abandoned" cat? 
OK this requires a little back story. My boyfriend and I previously lived with a couple we are friends with. The friend's house was on his dad's property …

Will catnip spray work to wean cats out of the bed? 
Will catnip sprayed on new cat beds work to wean cats out of the bed? My boyfriend sleeps with his three Siamese cats. We want to wean them out of his …

Cat licking white paper with black ink on it 
My eight year old Tuxedo cat has become obsessed with licking any paper that has black ink on it. She was even hanging upside down to lick a paper on the …

Newly adopted scared cat is hiding 
I've extensively read all over the internet about how long it takes for a new cat to adjust to a new environment. I know it may take weeks or even months. …

Can a feral cat get along with my cats? 
Can a feral cat get along with my elderly cats? We have four cats. One is 18 years old. The other three are 11 year old sisters. I feed 10 feral cats …

Do cats get moles or warts? 
My Whitey has a couple of what feel like moles or warts on his body, they are colorless and kind of hard feeling. Anyone have any ideas on what they …

Why do cats imitate each other's poses? 
I have two cats. One is a 2 year old calico, long haired cat, the other is a short haired tuxedo. They tend to lay next to each other like bookends …

My 2 cats follow me from room to room and meow 
My 2 cats are healthy, well fed, have a clean litter box and get lots of attention, but they follow me from room to room and meow. It's driving me nuts... …

Is my cat's food causing weight gain? 
My girlfriend has a female overweight cat that is about 7 yrs old. When the female was younger, she needed hip surgery. I recently got a male kitten that …

What causes mouth ulcers in a cat? 
My cat is 11 years old and has always been healthy, but she suddenly began developing mouth ulcers. The vet thinks it is a virus. She is wanting to …

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My kitten won't let me sleep at night 
Hi! I need your help, fellow cat lovers! My kitten, 5 months old, still doesn't let me sleep at night. Like clockwork he wakes me up at about 4 and …

Do cats experience separation anxiety? 
I am sure this is not an isolated situation due to the state of our economy. I was a homeowner that had 4 cats, 2 sisters that adopted me in 2001. A …

Where can I find a cat with bunny ears? 
Well, the fact is I would like to know where I can find a baby like this! If somebody knows, please tell me! (email address removed). Editor's note: …

Why does my kitten not let me cuddle her? 
We have two cats, Declan (part ragdoll, a cuddly fella, to me anyway). He is constantly wanting cuddles from me and I am always willing to cuddle him. …

Why does my cat lick my face? 
Why does my cat, Miss Kitty, lick my face for a long time till it's wet, and she licks my hair till it's soaked?

Was my cat killed by a wild animal? 
How often do cats get killed and disemboweled by wild animals? We need help trying to decide if our cat was killed by some wild animal or worse; by an …

Cat Breeding Question - Mother and Son Cats 
Cat breeding question - mother and son cats? I hope someone can help, I have just been asked to look after my daughter's two cats long term. However, they …

Is My Cat Extraordinary or Not? 
When I tell people the things my cat does, they look at me like I'm crazy. That makes me wonder if I have a cat that is truly more intelligent than normal. …

Is my cat pregnant? 
Is my cat pregnant? She's been sleeping and eating a lot and her tummy's getting bigger.

Newly adopted female cat going crazy about going outside! What do I do? 
We adopted a cat last week. She’s 3 1/2 and fixed. No bad habits per se, except at night (and only at night). She goes wild trying to get outside. Scratching …

Demon Cat? Not a Joke 
This is very serious and a concern of mine. I know it sounds crazy, but listen to the facts. Over a month ago, a beautiful black stray was being attacked …

Do cats get less affectionate with age? 
My nearly six month old cat has suddenly become less affectionate. She doesn't sleep with us or come in our lap the way she used to, and meows incessantly …

Why do cats like people who don't like cats? 
A reader asks: I don't like cats and they are always around me. Why is that? It's a common occurrence. You're at a home where a bunch of people have …

Has anyone used the Emery Cat board? 
Has anyone used the Emery Cat board scratcher? There are many complaints posted online about the Emery Cat scratcher, so I thought I'd throw this question …

How much can I do for a neighbor's neglected cat? 
There is a kitten/cat, a calico, who roams the neighborhood. I thought she was a stray because she was hiding under my deck for two weeks and I tried to …

Should I adopt a second cat? 
I adopted two brothers (Maine Coon mixes) when they were about 2.5 months old. I have no other pets. One of the kittens became ill with what doctors concluded …

How can you tell if kittens are playing too rough? 
I have (2) 10 month old male kittens. They are brothers from the same litter. I realize it's normal for them to stalk and attack each other, but how …

When can I let my kitten roam around at night? Not rated yet
I've recently adopted a 3-month-old kitten. She is very self-sufficient and I feel bad locking her in the bathroom at night while I'm asleep. It's the …

Introduction of a female cat and male cat? Not rated yet
I have a 5-year-old female cat that is fixed and has her claws. My daughter is planning on moving into the lower level of my house in order to save up …

How can I get my new kitten to come out of hiding? Not rated yet
I recently got a kitten. She is almost 2 months old and has been an outside cat her whole life. I brought her home and she ran straight under my bed. She …

Why is this new adopted kitten so needy? Not rated yet
I just adopted a 7-month-old kitten and he is so demanding of attention constantly! He cries when I leave the room. He is all over me all the time and …

Why does my mama cat let my male cat care for her kittens? Not rated yet
I have a 15-year-old male cat who is a big sweetheart. We got a kitten which was too young to leave her mom so my male cat would nurse her and care for …

Munchkin cat mix? Not rated yet
I adopted a Munchkin cat in 2007. I never wondered what her mix was until I saw this other kitty on Instagram. She looks just like my Yuki! I asked …

Tips on bringing a new young adult cat into a household with two older cats? Not rated yet
I've adopted a cat because I am finally moving off-campus next year and will have space. But until then, I have a summer break and plan to bring the new …

Making two female outdoor cats into indoor cats? Not rated yet
I recently took over where my mom lived and I noticed an outside cat and started to feed it because I'm a cat person. A month or two goes by and here comes …

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How to help my special needs cat? Not rated yet
I have a 2 1/2 year old cat with epilepsy. I am working with my vet to get her long history of full body attacks under control with meds. Although that …

How to allow my cat in and out of the bedroom? Not rated yet
What is the best solution to allow my cat in and out of the bedroom at night while keeping my privacy? I have recently accumulated a roommate, but my cat …

Trouble introducing a new cat Not rated yet
First, thank you in advance. I am getting a new cat. I've read a lot of guides on how to introduce cats into an existing cat's household. Most of them …

Male cat acting weird, should I be worried? Not rated yet
I have a male cat that has recently been acting weird. He kind of walks around kneading my bed with his back arched like he's trying to poop. He also …

Cats eating and drinking sitting down? Not rated yet
We have about 25 cats. 99% sit down to eat or drink. I don't think most dogs do this. Why do they sit? Also after some lap time, they want to eat again. …

Could my kitten's leg be broken? Not rated yet
My kitten has just turned 2 months old. This morning he jumped off my bed onto the floor and seems to have hurt his front left leg. He limped for what …

After giving birth how soon can a cat become pregnant again? Not rated yet
We have a wild cat with 3 babies that are about 4 months old. When can the mother cat become pregnant again and when do we need to have the babies spayed …

How to get my kitty back from my sister? Not rated yet
I love my little Cliffy-butt, and had some problems last Aug '12. I was hospitalized and my sister retrieved my cat from my motel room (as I had fainted). …

What should I do about my cat's kittens? Not rated yet
My cat Tiger is such a sweet cat. I play with her all the time. She was pregnant and had kits. I hoped I could see them at first, but Tiger had them …

Relocating a cat Not rated yet
Hi :) I have raised an orphaned kitten since she was 2-3 weeks old. She's had op and has been raised indoors in an apartment with no other animals. …

Do cats need salt to live? Not rated yet
Do cats need salt to live? Editor's note: The short answer Austin, is yes, in small quantities. Cats are mammals, just like humans, and share some of …

Are My Cats Lonely? Not rated yet
After 4 years, my fiance and I finally moved in together. The big challenge for us - he is allergic to cats. I have two indoor and long hair "brothers." …

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