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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 …

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 …

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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 …

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, …

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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 …

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. …

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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 …

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 …

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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... …

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 …

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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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