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Cats: Male Cat Still Sprays After Being Neuter, cat, neutered
cat, neutered, sprays: Alma, Yes, the testosterone levels take a few weeks to dissipate. So, see if he stops spraying within another couple of weeks. Meanwhile, you need to use an enzyme based cleaner specifically for cat stains and cat odors (available from most pet supermarkets...

Cats: Male Cat Still Sprays After Being Neuter, cat urine odor, urine odor remover
cat urine odor, urine odor remover, cat urine odor remover: Hi Alma, Yes it is true it takes up to 6 weeks for the testosterone levels to decline after neutering. However it can also be a habit to spray, and cats are drawn back to places they smell urine. So in the meantime, keep your male cat separate from your...

Cats: Male domestic cats, dominance behavior, anal glands
dominance behavior, anal glands, curious cats: Hi Rose. This isn t a dominance behavior but is a nonconfrontational method of collecting information. Cats become familiar with each other through sniffing one another s anuses to pick up each other s scents. But they can gather information even beyond...

Cats: Male Kitten Blood in Poop, egg yolk, blood droplets
egg yolk, blood droplets, karo syrup: Hi Elana, Yes feed him the glop mixed with his regular food. You didn t say how young he was so I can t say how many times he gets fed, (if he is a very young kit). But feed him the Glop whenever he eats regularly. KG is very good for young kits. You can...

Cats: Male Kitty cat behaivor to older male cat, indoor cats, kitty cat
indoor cats, kitty cat, buddie: Hi this sounds so familiar to me. I had the same experience years ago, unfortunately in that case my older cat moved house to down the street and we were happy for them to have her as she obviously was not happy with us. The behaviour you describe is completely...

Cats: Mama Cat and Kittens., canned cat food, mama cat
canned cat food, mama cat, kittens: Angel, Normally by this age the kittens would have been eating on their own and expressing interest in solid foods. My recommendation would be to start off by introducing these guys to a high quality canned cat food like Wellness - the easiest way to do...

Cats: Is it Mastitis?, mother cats, mammary glands
mother cats, mammary glands, household pets: Lisa, My thought would be that mom may be at risk for mastitis, the kittens are far too young to have stopped nursing entirely - normally a queen left to her own devices will permit nursing (in the absence of extreme circumstances, health issues, abuse,...

Cats: Meowing at bed time, spayed cat, cats behaviour
spayed cat, cats behaviour, behaviour changes: Hi well this could be age related. At eleven he is not very old but he is getting on. Some times cats behaviour changes as they get older, they may begin to feel a little more insecure and need more reassurance than before. this could because of eyesight...

Cats: Missing indoor kitten, soft carrier, scruff
soft carrier, scruff, baby back: Edith, I do apologize for the delay in getting back to you, unfortunately one of my foster kitties was quite sick and needed some extra TLC which left less time at the end of the day for answering questions. My thoughts are with you, it s really difficult...

Cats: main coon kitten, cat, male
cat, male, get neutered?: Angelina, I would get your boy neutered. One benefit is that there are thousands of unwanted kittens that are born every year. Your boy being neutered will not add to this unfoirtunate circumstance. Also, it is my experience that neutered males tend...

Cats: male cat aggression, cat aggression, lovable cat
cat aggression, lovable cat, male cat: Sarah, I think that a visit to a homeopathic vet would be a good place to start, there are effective, safe homeopathic remedies that deal specifically with aggression. If you don t know where to start looking for a homeopathic vet try the Ask A Vet portion...

Cats: medications for indoor cats, cats, vaccinations
cats, vaccinations: Edward, Remember, I am not a vet, but indoor only cats need to vacccinated against panleukopenia, rhinotracheitis, and calici (this is a 3-1 vaccine). There is a 4-1 (for chlamydia in additon to the other 3), but this is really unnecessary and can have...

Cats: How much medicine should i give my kitten?, kitten, sick
kitten, sick, clavamox: Lynn, Like it or not, half of a half sounds like an overdose to me, if the kitten weighs what you say it weighs. Yes, you can crush the pill and give it in water. However, were it mey kitten, I would have it checked out by your vet before doing anything....

Cats: milk, fading kitten syndrome, baby kittens
fading kitten syndrome, baby kittens, kitten formula: Sorry to answer so late. My grandfather passed away. Yes, mothers can certainly have trouble producing milk. It can be due to nutritional problems, which in this case may simply be that her growing body has too much of a demand for the nutrients she s...

Cats: miscarriage, local animal shelters, cats and kittens
local animal shelters, cats and kittens, rescue cats: Cindy, I applaud and respect your commitment to this kitty - if only all people were so compassionate and loving with cats and kittens that might be strays in their neighborhood. Often rescue cats are amazing companions who are fantastic additions to just...

Cats: missing cat, male cats, happy cat
male cats, happy cat, happy home: Hi well it all depends on the cat really. Some cats are natural wanderers. And even though he is neutered they still are very inquisitive and want to explore and mark there territory. So yes he may just be off on a road trip. i have heard of cats doing...

Cats: missing cats, feral kitten, cat traps
feral kitten, cat traps, vet clinics: Kayla, I certainly understand your conviction that a safe cat is an indoor cat (provided they re properly cared for of course, but it sounds like your guys are). I m so sorry to hear that your mother let the cats outside (did she do it intentionally or...

Cats: No mites, yeast, or infection, but itchy itchy ears., cat ear mites, itchy ears
cat ear mites, itchy ears, free discharge: Hi well this is a puzzle. All i can suggest is that you take a look at my web page about cat ear problems and see if there is anything there that rings a bell with her symptoms. here is the page /cat-ear-mites.html There are some remedies on the...

Cats: mother cat attacking her kitten, kittens, mother cat
kittens, mother cat, negative behavior: Hi Angel, It sounds like she is disciplining him in a major way. If you feel she is overdoing it you might want to do two things. Get a spray bottle and spray her when she is overdoing the discipling. And get some treats and give her those when she is being...

Cats: mother cat attacking young, mother cat, cat attack
mother cat, cat attack, strange smell: Hi Kimberly, Sorry about your loss. There could be a few answers for this. They could have been sick. They might have gotten a very strange smell on them and she thought they were an enemy. It might not have been the Mom but the Dad, or another tomcat....

Cats: mothers milk, kitten formula, uterine horns
kitten formula, uterine horns, pear shape: Sam, Based on the short history you ve provided I m somewhat concerned that there may be problems with the small black kitten that aren t immediately apparent. Momís milk supply may not be adequate, but itís also possible that this kittenís position in...

Cats: mothers milk, kitten formula, egyptian mau
kitten formula, egyptian mau, little kitty: Hi this is not really my area but i always say that the cat owners know best. I.e you are best placed to ascertain what is happening and if you are at in the least bit worried then I would always say take them to the vets straight away. I say this because...

Cats: how to move on, and when?, indoor cats, beloved pets
indoor cats, beloved pets, live trap: Hi Kayla. I m so sorry. This is truly the worst thing a pet owner can go through. The honest truth is, I don t really know how to help you move on. There are so many what-ifs and worries and wishes, and there s a lot of anger and resentment that comes...

Cats: New Kitten, animal charity, home remedy
animal charity, home remedy, happy cat: Hi I am sorry there is no home remedy for this. the best and only thing you need to do is to get him to a vets as soon as possible. you can never be sure if a kitten could be suffering from an illness when they are not rehomed from a animal charity. plus if...

Cats: New moms back legs problem., low potassium, seizure activity
low potassium, seizure activity, muscle cramps: Hi Rhonda. This is worrisome. It can be difficult to tell the difference between cramping and seizures, so I think seizure activity could be a possibility. But muscle cramps can be a sign of something just as dangerous. It can indicate dehydration and...

Cats: Newly adopted pregnant feral cat with a sniffle., feral kittens, newborn kittens
feral kittens, newborn kittens, vet asap: Andy, Feral and stray aren t interchangeable terms, in fact a stray is quite simply an abandoned pet while a feral cat has had little or no contact with people in their socialization period and feral cats are basically wild animals. Feral cats are often...

Cats: newborns???, Cat, newborns
Cat, newborns, behavior?: Leah, I am sorry I could not get back to you sooner. If this is a first litter, she is probably unsure of herself, and this behavior is not unusual. The pressure of the milk and the screaming of the kittens will driver her back into the basket. For...

Cats: nursing mother cat, cat, milk drying up
cat, milk drying up: Karen, Usually, 2-3 weeks after the kittens have stopped nursing, the mama absorbs unused milk back into her body. The mamaries harden (called packing up ), and then it all eventually gets absorbed. As to getting her spayed, I would wait until her...

Cats: nursing mother cat, cat, kittens
cat, kittens, where?: Carrie, How long ago did she have the kittens? If she has not nursed for a couple of weeks, it is possible her milk is all dried up. If the kittens are old enough, she may have weaned them and taken them outside. It is hard to know without a bit more...

Cats: Oci siblings, one aloof, cat, loss of affection
cat, loss of affection: Casey, Cats are very good at manipulating people. I think he is using his behavior to manipulate you. He may still be miffed about the claw clipping!!!!!!! One thing you can try is ignoring him. Do not approach him, just make pretend he does not exist....

Cats: other Cats behavior after birth of kittens, birth of kittens, adorable kittens
birth of kittens, adorable kittens, spayed and neutered: Don t allow any other cats near the mother cat and kittens. Other adult cats may kill the kittens. Also please get all your cats spayed and neutered do you realize how many unwanted healthy adorable kittens are killed in shelters every day because there...

Cats: Possible cyst, cancerous tumours, exact shape
cancerous tumours, exact shape, happy cat: Hi I am not a vet but it may be that your cat is prone to non cancerous tumours. you did not mention what the vet said about the first one. i assume tests were done on it after it was removed to make sure that it was not cancerous. I would take your...

Cats: Pregnant Cat or False Pregnancy, cat, pregnant?
cat, pregnant?: Jennifer, I have had cats that do not show very much until a week or so before birth and some that show after the first month. Here is an information dump on what to expect, if she is, indeed, pregnant. Cat gestation is normally 65-67 days with 63 days...

Cats: Pregnant Kitty, cat, pregnancy
cat, pregnancy, when due?: Lacie, OK, I am going to give you a bit of an information dump on what to expect during the very later stages of pregnancy. I suspect you know most of this, but there may be some things that may help you: Cat gestation is normally 65-67 days with 63...

Cats: plz help me, flower essences, cats name
flower essences, cats name, pet shelter: Hi Kelsea. Sorry to hear there has been such a change in your kitty! It sounds like there was some specific event that scared Buttons. It could have been a loud noise, such as a dish that shattered or construction that went on outside the house, a trip...

Cats: polydactyl ??, stray kitten, minimal intervention
stray kitten, minimal intervention, polydactyly: Kayla, It sounds to me like this baby has a variation of polydactyly. If you keep those claws (including the extras) trimmed short then I wouldn t expect that his anomaly would cause him any discomfort. If you keep the nails trimmed and the kitten still...

Cats: pregnant 6 month old cat, enlarged nipples, conception chances
enlarged nipples, conception chances, maternal instinct: Hi Crystal. If your kitty was in estrus (heat) when she got outside, chances are fairly good she is pregnant. Cats are induced ovulators, meaning that they ovulate each time they mate. This is why most breedings result in a pregnancy. It can be very...

Cats: pregnant cat, cat, pregnancy
cat, pregnancy, when due?: Wendy, Unfortunately, there are no hard and fast rules, so I will give you a bit of an information dump: Cat gestation is normally 65-67 days with 63 days being a normal minimum and 69 days being a normal maximum. Anything over 69 days would mean...

Cats: pregnant cat, cat, pregnancy
cat, pregnancy, when due?: Jade, She may be OK, but I would double check with a vet to make sure. Here is a bit of an information dump on what to expect: Cat gestation is normally 65-67 days with 63 days being a normal minimum and 69 days being a normal maximum. Anything over...

Cats: My pregnant cat is being spoilt., week of pregnancy, cardboard box
week of pregnancy, cardboard box, pregnant cat: Hi Renee. She certainly is being spoiled! Is there any possibility that you could create a bed just for her? Maybe if you have a cardboard box that s about the right size for her to curl up in, and you have a small pillow, an old towel or a couple of t-shirts...

Cats: pregnant cat (urgent), pink nipples, kittens
pink nipples, kittens, big breasts: It is possible that she could have more kittens to be delivered. Many cats go through a break between delivering the kittens in one half of the uterus (called a horn ) and the other. However, if she has still not had any more kittens today, then it would...

Cats: pregnant mom, cat, pregnancy
cat, pregnancy, when due?: Nikole, Were is so easy to give you a simple way of twlling, but, instead, you are going to get a bit of an information dump, so, please bear with the long winded reply. Cat gestation is normally 65-67 days with 63 days being a normal minimum and 69...

Cats: Question about my cat, cat, litter box problems
cat, litter box problems: Bobby Jo, Cats usually develop poor bathroom habits suddenly due to a medical problem or some major change in the household. How old is Marley? Is he neutered? Given the bloating you are mentioning, I might suspect the first step is to have Marley checked...

Cats: not raising tail, cat, tail injury?
cat, tail injury?: Linda, It sounds as if the cat has injured his tail. If this is the case, he needs to be examined by a vet to see what is going on. If this is a new phenomenon, it should be able to be corrected. If this cat has had this problem for some time, it may...

Cats: Senior Cat, scoopable litter, glucosomine
scoopable litter, glucosomine, litter pan: Hi Angela, I would like you to try something as an experiment. This might solve your problem. He may be having pain when he uses the litter pan. And he may be associating the litter pan with his defecation pain. He could have arthritis which is hurting...

Cats: Sergeant's Gold, cat, fleas
cat, fleas: Kaiu, Aloha. I suspect your cat may be allergic to fleas or to the chemicals in Sergeant s Gold. I would think you might do better going to your vet and getting a topical flea treatment from them (like Frontline Plus). Also, it takes about 2 weeks for...

Cats: Siamese cat adoption and independence, siamese cat, cat adoption
siamese cat, cat adoption, cat at home: Hi Ed. There is quite a bit of truth to this. Siamese can vary as individuals just as much as people can. However, there absolutely is the predisposition of this breed to be noisy. Siamese enjoy talking and crave for their humans to talk back. They also...

Cats: Sick Kitten, feline herpes virus, upper respiratory disease
feline herpes virus, upper respiratory disease, sick kitten: Hi Ashley. The kitten does sound like he needs antibiotics, and unfortunately, if no one is available to give you the antibiotics promised, the baby should see a vet right away. Untreated upper respiratory infections can cause a kitten to stop eating, because...

Cats: Sick Kitty?, domestic medium hair, common bacterial infections
domestic medium hair, common bacterial infections, inflammatory bowel disease: Hi Doug. Vomiting once a month is generally not something to be concerned about with cats, but vomiting every week or more often usually is. Iím listing some of the causes for frequent vomiting, in the order in which I have found them to be most common to...

Cats: Sick stray kitten, stray kitten, kitten food
stray kitten, kitten food, plain yogurt: Hi Artemis. Unfortunately, there are a lot of animal people who forget how to be people people , and the animals ultimately lose out when there is judgment being passed rather than advice. Sadly, I don t think there s too much that can be done for this...

Cats: Sneezing Cat, cat, upper repiratory problem
cat, upper repiratory problem: Justine, I am not a vet, but were it my kitty, I would see a vet now. Having an upper respiratory problem for a month is not normal. It may be nothing more than allergies or could develop into something more serious. Without knowing what it is, treatment...

Cats: Snuggling My Cats is Getting Painful!, bach flower remedies, affectionate cats
bach flower remedies, affectionate cats, chestnut bud: Melanie, I m not entirely sure that there s a way to stop cats from seeking out attention and affection. I do think that trying a homeopathic remedy geared towards demanding kitties might be worthwhile though. Bach flower remedies are homeopathic remedies...

Cats: Spayed cat - behavioral change, cat, spayed
cat, spayed, personality change: Karen, It is not unheard of for cats to abreact to anaesthetic. I am wondering if that is what happened. Often, when cats have a sudden change in personality, it is due to a medical issue. I would have her checked out by your vet, especially her thyroid...

Cats: Spinal injury, internal organs, hind legs
internal organs, hind legs, veterinary attention: Anne Marie, please take your cat to the vet right away. There could be spinal injury and/or internal organs damaged. Your cat needs pain medication, possibly anti-inflammatories and other veterinary attention. This is an emergency please take him to the...

Cats: Strange cat getting stranger, backround info, personality quirks
backround info, personality quirks, genetic freak: Hi Jessie. It s no doubt that bad genes can lead to a bad personality. Vets generally agree that genetics make up about half of the cat s personality, while environmental influences have to do with about half of it as well. You can raise a cat with good...

Cats: Stray cat suffering weight loss, cat, weight loss
cat, weight loss: Kara-lee, I am surprised the vet did not do more. However, the best thing to put muscle tone back on a kitty is raw meat, If you do not have access to raw meat for pets, you can feed boiled chicken or rabbit. I would also go to your friendly neighborhood...

Cats: Surviving my cat., cat, tree
cat, tree: Cindy, This is tough, but cats do seem to finally come down, once they get hungry enough. I beleive the best bet, now, is to wait her out as I do not think you have much choiuce. I have enver heard of a cat dieing in a tree!!!!!!!!!! Anyway, here is...

Cats: Surviving my cat., tree toppers, smell food
tree toppers, smell food, happy cat: Hi well this is very unusual indeed for a cat to be up a tree for six days. They would normally get down of there own accord once they were hungry or thirsty. the danger is from the cold and also from dehydration rather than from lack of food. I would...

Cats: Out of season queen & aggressive tom, kittens, tom cat
kittens, tom cat, scared cat: Hi Nichola. It s possible your female could be having silent heats , so called because, while they are in estrus, there are none of the typical behavioral signs associated with it. It also may be possible that she has a vaginal or uterine infection. Cats...

Cats: Getting a second Bengal, cats, introducing
cats, introducing: Amanda, Usually, once they are fixed, the gender does not seem to make that much difference. Also, there is no guarantee that the new acquisition will get along with your 2 1/2 year old. If the breeder will let you have a kitten (at least 4 months of...

Cats: siamese cats - in season, siamese cats, cats in season
siamese cats, cats in season, good neighbours: Stress can cause the end of a pregnancy. And Siamese do tend to get quite stressed out when their owners need to be absent for extended periods. That said, I ve seen cats go through lots worse trauma and still come through it to deliver a healthy litter....

Cats: siamese in season, cat, season
cat, season: Catherine, Unaltered females seem to come into season whenever they want. This can be any time of the year as to their whim. With Siamese it is particularly daunting as they do everything in a larger than life manner. So, indoor cat or not, she will...

Cats: sick cat, cat fancy magazine, metronidazole flagyl
cat fancy magazine, metronidazole flagyl, excess salivation: Hi Joan, thank you for your complements. She was featured in Cat Fancy Magazine this month! Sorry to hear about your Bengal. I think it s time for a vet to look at him. An antibiotic that targets gastrointestinal infections would generally be recommended....

Cats: sick kitten, sick kitten, eye ointment
sick kitten, eye ointment, viral illness: Hi Kelli. You should get him to the vet right away. By the sounds of it, this little one needs antibiotics, without which he may die. If he doesn t receive medical care, he could develop pneumonia or stop eating due to a stuffy nose. Both are quickly fatal....

Cats: sickness caused from urine/fecies, rubber gloves, husband don
rubber gloves, husband don, health threats: Hi Ginger. Probably not. Health threats from cat feces come from ingesting them, so as long as your daughter and her husband don t place their hands in their mouths immediately after handling soiled laundry, there is not likely to be any threat. Simply...

Cats: My sister's cat!, cold butter, deworming
cold butter, deworming, bitter taste: Hi Sadra. Many cats are very difficult to get to take their pills. Your sister can try putting the pill in a small chunk of cold butter. The butter helps take the bitter taste away and also makes them slide down that cat s throat more easily. I always...

Cats: six week old kitten, kitten chow, cat nutrition
kitten chow, cat nutrition, kittens: Hi Sherie, You need to find out what she was eating before you got her. When you change a cats or kittens food drastically they will throw it up until they get used to it. Making a change in diet should be done gradually. You usually mix 3/4 old food to...

Cats: still born kitten, viral illnesses, feline leukemia
viral illnesses, feline leukemia, amniotic sac: Cats definitely sense these things! Some vets will be able to squeeze in a spay appointment at the last minute, since the procedure takes less than 15 minutes. When the time comes, if she comes home on an afternoon and you can keep her in, you may want to...

Cats: stray cat fleas
Hi i think the bet thing I can do is to refer you to my web pages about getting rid of fleas on your pets and your home. the pages will give you a better idea of how they live and survive and how best to eradicate them for good. Also make sure all your...

Cats: stray kitten, feline infectious peritonitis, stray kitten
feline infectious peritonitis, stray kitten, fluid in the abdomen: Yes, kitten food should be fed until she s a year old, or longer if she has not yet gotten to a healthy weight. Some grain-free foods, which I prefer, are suitable for all life stages, and they will say this on the package. Eggs are generally fine for...

Cats: Transitioning a stray indoors, cat population, feral cats
cat population, feral cats, ferals: Beth, With regards to getting this kitty inside I think you re on the right track, but for this kitty it might be too much, too soon - she wants to stay with you, she just hasn t completely committed to the idea yet. It s absolutely perfect that you confine...

Cats: Traumatized kitten, cat bed, sunday evening
cat bed, sunday evening, kitten: Hi Tamarah, You need to keep her by you for a bit. She was traumatized. She looks to you for comfort as a child would in a similar situation. She was without food and water for 3 days. Of course this kitty is going to be frantic if left alone. Keep her...

Cats: Travelling radius for a cat from the home., outdoor cats, lostfound
outdoor cats, lostfound, oldest cat: Ange, The question is why did you let her outside after just moving to a new house? How is she supposed to know she should stay here now? Normally, cats do not wander too far from home. But the exception is when the household moves, they may try to return...

Cats: My three week old kitten won't eat!, aids viruses, eye dropper
aids viruses, eye dropper, feline leukemia: Hi Ashley. It s difficult to say what the problem could be, but he should see a vet. Often, the best idea with these little ones with non-specific symptoms is just to try them on an antibiotic. The real fact of the matter is that the baby will not survive...

Cats: trimming my cat's nails, kitten, claw clipping
kitten, claw clipping, exercise post: Sandra, Yes, trimming nails will help. You can use a variety of devices to clip the claws. I would start with one paw at a time. You press gently on the toe until the cat unretracts the claw and, for now, just clip off the tips. In time you will be...

Cats: Underweight cat, homemade cat food, home page recipes
homemade cat food, home page recipes, thyroid problem: Hi my first thought is that if your cat is eating there food normally then there should not be any weight loss and need for suppliment food. So I wonder if your cat may be suffering from a underlining illness such as a thyroid problem etc, it may be worth...

Cats: URGENT Bladder/UTI Issue, emergency vet, mature chicken
emergency vet, mature chicken, silver tabby: Ruth, It sounds like you and your baby boy have been through a horrible time. At this point I think it s too soon to make the determination to euthanize - he needs to have some time to heal before you ll be certain that anything will be permanent. I do...

Cats: Ur my only hope!, cat fleas, flea treatment
cat fleas, flea treatment, happy cat: Hi Don t worry all cat owners experience fleas at some point and yes they are horrible but its all part of being a cat owner. First of all. stop buying the over the counter flea treatment, they are often not as affective as the ones you get from the vet....

Cats: Uses litter box, but still pees in house, negative emotional states, human caregivers
negative emotional states, human caregivers, female cats: Meredith, Questions about inappropriate elimination come my way quite frequently, in an attempt to provide pet parents with complete information about litter box avoidance Iíve developed a somewhat standardized answer that addresses the most common causes...

Cats: Vacation and my cat, baby kittens, anything can happen in a day
baby kittens, anything can happen in a day, awake time: Hi Ray, Leave her home. This is the least stressful of all situations. Try to have someone come in everyday. Anything can happen in a day. She can knock over her water and have none for the day. If you can t make sure you get one of those gravity feeders...

Cats: Various behavior problems with 2 1/2 year old Bengal, russian blue cat, best buds
russian blue cat, best buds, cat fur: Krista, It s not uncommon for cats to go after plastic items with varying degrees of interest. There are a variety of theories for why cats will lick, chew on or even eat plastic products ranging from the manufacturing process using some sort of animal...

Cats: My vet is stumped!, human grade ingredients, fur child
human grade ingredients, fur child, first world countries: Rachel, I m so glad that your kitty has turned around and gotten onto a path that will help him to regain his physical and emotional health. It sounds like it s been a really rough time for both of you, but it s hopefully over for now. I do think that it...

Cats: wierd behaveor, water bottle, squirt
water bottle, squirt, kitten: Hi Linda, I would take the older cat to the vet and see if he is ok. He may have a discharge of some sort that the other is taking care of. I know it sounds yucky but this is what cats do. Get the older one checked out. I think the vet will find something...

Cats: wormer question, stray kittens, pyrantel pamoate
stray kittens, pyrantel pamoate, adorable kitten: Hi Jenny. Adorable kitten!!! First, let me make the disclaimer that neither fenbendazole nor pyrantel pamoate 2.27mg/ml is approved for use in kittens in the U.S. However, they are both approved for use in kittens in other countries, and vets do use them...

Cats: worms, female cats, flea drops
female cats, flea drops, happy cat: Hi often un spayed female cats will display this behaviour when they are on heat. The other possibility is that they have some discomfort there, some cats get anal gland blockage, which is uncomfortable and sometimes painful. A vet needs to drain them...

Cats: What is wrong with my kitten!, rectal prolapse, vet bills
rectal prolapse, vet bills, kittens: Hi Michelle. It s generally agreed upon by vets that cats don t get hemorrhoids, but I think you may be exactly right - her intestines could be coming out. This is called a prolapse, and the most common kind is a rectal prolapse, where the last part of the...

Cats: 1 year old male cat, cat, biting
cat, biting: Cheri, It is not clear to me what the problem is. Cats, in general, do not care about no, and do not respond well to negative reinforcement. An excellent training technique which does work on cats is called clicker training (see Karen Pryor s web site...

Cats: 10year old maincoone cat, sinus cavity, mouth infections
sinus cavity, mouth infections, abcessed tooth: Hi Michael. A bad abscessed tooth could cause these symptoms, because the bone between the sinuses and the upper jaw is very thin. Bacteria can pass through it or even rupture the bone, creating an open cavitiy that allows bacteria from the mouth to easily...

Cats: 11 year old Female cat, spayed cats, liver failure
spayed cats, liver failure, kidney failure: Hi Manda. This sounds like an extreme emergency situation if your cat is not spayed. And I mean that she may die if she does not receive vet care tonight. If your kitty isn t spayed, please get her to a veterinarian right now, even if it means going to...

Cats: 18mth silver spotted bsh, cat litter box, diet change
cat litter box, diet change, litter tray: Hi The cat is probably feeling very uncertain about her new home etc and this is causing her to scent mark her new territory. She needs some time to settle down and so the best option is to take her through the litter training process for a bout a week....

Cats: 2 male cats fighting, none neutered, male cats, new neighbours
male cats, new neighbours, unneutered males: Hi Lientjie, There are two reasons for the fighting going on. One, which you have figured out, is that they are not neutered. Unneutered males will fight like that. Neutered males make the best companions together. The other reason is the neighbors cats....

Cats: 2 Week Old Kittens, kitten, development
kitten, development: Lee Ann, You will just have to keep an eye on the littlest one. If he turns himself around and begins to have more normal development, this will be a good thing. On the other hand, if he is really fat, he can exhibit the behaviors you are talking about....

Cats: 4 month old cat fights with 2 month old kitten, cats, getting along
cats, getting along: Kelly, I tend to not be in agreement with many other experts, but, to me Elfie and Toki are playing. If you could see young suckling kittens playing, they are awful. They bite and scratch and hiss and spit and carry on. So, what you were witnessing is...

Cats: 4 week old kitten seems slow in motor skills, kitten, development
kitten, development: Kimberly, I have no idea what is wrong, but you may want to run this kitten by your veterinarian. I am not a vet, but I would wonder if there is a heart problem or something like that given the breathing and heart rate problems you are talking about. ...

Cats: 5 Week old Kitten, kitten, eating too much
kitten, eating too much, diarrhea: Catherine, Has the kitten been checked for worms? Even if it has not, worming these days is relatively benign and may solve some of the voracious appetite problems. At 5 weeks, kittesn do eat quite a bit as they are growing and full of energy. The stress...

Cats: My 7yrs old Burmese cat, cat, eating peculiarities
cat, eating peculiarities: Melissa, Not to second guess your vet, but I would want to get the bottom of why your Burmese is gagging as he eats!?!?!?!?!? This may offer some clues as to his other behaviors. Cats do not normally starve themselves, even though they may be finicky....

Cats: Adult Bengal Cat/Aggressiveness, inflammatory bowel disease, bladder condition
inflammatory bowel disease, bladder condition, bengal cat: Hi Sharon. Have you and your vet discussed putting your Bengal on an antidepressant? Antidepressants can help because most aggression issues in neutered males are feuled by anxiety, which antidepressants help control. I think when aggression gets to the...

Cats: Age of my cat, nutritional deficiencies, gum disease
nutritional deficiencies, gum disease, bad habit: Hi Samantha. Guessing the age of a cat is very far from an exact science. There are a number of things that can fool the vets when making an estimate. Likewise, there are a number of things that can stunt a cat s growth so badly that they appear much younger...

Cats: adopted 3 year old, quiet kind, chicken breast
quiet kind, chicken breast, sized pieces: Hi Vivian. I don t think she hates you. It sounds as though she is just extremely timid. Dealing with cats of this nature is my specialty. Even the worst of them can be made to come around, but it does take a lot of patience and persistence. It can take...

Cats: adopting cats, kitten, adopt
kitten, adopt: Kayla, The politically correct easy answer is to say adopt from a shelter, however, let s look at some pro s and con s. In the end, the decision is totally up to you. People adopt in all three ways and, most of the time, never have a problem. The biggest...

Cats: age to alter siberian cat, cat vaccinations, siberian kitten
cat vaccinations, siberian kitten, cat neutering: Hi as far as I am concerned cats can be neutered any where between 3 and 6 months of age but need to be done before sexual maturity kicks in. This has nothing to do with the particular breed. I have several pages about cat neutering which you may find...

Cats: aggressive male kitten behavior, kitten, aggressive
kitten, aggressive: Kristal, The kitten is behaving like kittens do. Kittens have very, very tough skin and engage in very rough play with lots of biting and scratching. Unless kittens are socialized to us soft skinned humans, their play will seem like they are attacking and...

Cats: allergies, cat dander, salivia
cat dander, salivia, allegies: Hi Allegies to cats has nothing to do with the fur it is to do with their salivia. they wash themselves, it dries and becomes flaky and this is what can cause allergies. So it depends on the particular cats and their own hormones etc in the salivia, some...

Cats: Bad Behavior, siamese mix, tasty treats
siamese mix, tasty treats, mealtime: Hi Tammy. It takes most cats about 2 weeks to begin to adjust a newcomer, some longer. I would recommend that when you allow the new baby to run around the home, you put Moo Shu in the kitten s room and allow her to sniff out the baby s belongings, rather...

Cats: Bad cat, introducing cats, orange tabby
introducing cats, orange tabby, discipline methods: Hi I have a introduction method which helps cats to meet each other in a safe environment and it also helps them to build confidence in each other. here is the page about the process /introducing-cats.html As for the hissing etc you could try to discipline...

Cats: Bengal cat behavior, cat, smergling
cat, smergling, aggressively: Carla, I have seen and heard of domestic cats that exhibit this rather uncommon behavior, so, my guess is thta it is more of a cat thing than something peculiar to Bengals. I have seen kittens go through this with other kittens, neutered males, etc., almnost...

Cats: British Blue, cat, itching
cat, itching: Elizabeth, It sure sounds like an allergic reaction to me, but I am not a vet. It could be body mites and a treatment with ivermectin once a week for 4 weeks would clear it up. If it is not body mites, the ivermectin treatment will not hurt and you can...

Cats: Budgie?, cats, birds
cats, birds: Terry, I am sorry to be a bit late getting to this. Personally, I think the cat will find a way to get to the bird no matter where you put the cage. The poor bird will be terrorized or eaten, eventually. This is just in the nature of cats. In many cases...

Cats: bad labor with my cat, dark brown discharge, pink blood
dark brown discharge, pink blood, birth canal: Shana I really do not know what to say to you. you say she is your life but instead of finding the money to get her treatment you wait and ask questions online which in fact no one can answer. Also after her last preganancy where she had so much trouble and...

Cats: What breed is my cat, long haired cats, handsome fellow
long haired cats, handsome fellow, maine coon: Hi Yoshi. Without a pedigree, it s difficult to say if a cat is any breed. 98% of cats worldwide are of no particular breed and are called either domestic short hairs or domestic long hairs (yours would be a domestic long hair). But based on appearances,...

Cats: Cat allergies, cats, allergies
cats, allergies: Katie, Most people who have cat allergies are allergic not to the fur nor the dander. What they seem to be allergic to is a protein in the saliva. So, it may be possible, if the kitten is not cleaning itself as well as it should that you are not getting...

Cats: Cat behavior, maine coon cat, cat meows a lot
maine coon cat, cat meows a lot, behavior question: Hi Kemi, Well one thing I can tell you is that I don t think you are feeding him enough. 1/2 cup dry food and 1/2 can of wet for a Maine Coon doesn t sound right to me. Male Maine Coons should weigh between 15-25lbs. Yours is on the light end. And with...

Cats: Cat got bitten on the ear and it's infected, antibacterial hand soap, hydrogen peroxide
antibacterial hand soap, hydrogen peroxide, dial cat: Hi Michelle. Yes, it certainly does sound like it s time for an antibiotic, which the vet will need to provide. Abscesses are less common on the ears than on thicker tissues where bite wounds can penetrate more deeply, but they do occur. And these pockets...

Cats: Cat bug., removing ticks, cat fleas
removing ticks, cat fleas, little critters: Hi if it was very tiny then it could have been a flea they too are full of blood if it was the size of say have the size of your small finger nail then yes it could have been a tick, they sort of look greyish in colour whereas flease are brown. Please...

Cats: Cat colours and Patterns, cat breed books, animal health technician
cat breed books, animal health technician, cat colours: Sandra, To be honest up until I received your email I d never associated the term Van with a coat color or pattern, instead I was under the impression that a purebred kitty called a Turkish Van was what folks referred to when they talked about a Van kitty....

Cats: Cat Eating Habits, kitty cats, science diet
kitty cats, science diet, low sodium: Donna, I have a few questions for you so that I can get a better idea of what s happening with this kitty which will enable me to help you and your kitty through this more effectively. The questions are as follows: - When was your cat s last check up...

Cats: My Cat Eats Plastic?, cats, plastic
cats, plastic, plants: Amber, First off, congratulations in the good care you are giving to have your make it to such a ripe old age. We also have cats that eat plastic, and our solution is to keep all plastic out of their reach (sometimes easier said than done). Fortunately,...

Cats: Cat not eating, appetite stimulant, diabetic cats
appetite stimulant, diabetic cats, term diabetes: Deep abdominal breathing, when the cat uses his diaphragm to draw in breaths, can be a sign of heart disease. It is certainly one of the top things on the list to suspect when patients come in with deep abdominal breathing. But problems like asthma, which...

Cats: Cat eating things other than food, cat, eating wool
cat, eating wool, paper: Lee, I am not a vet and do not know what meds Barnabus is on. However, if that is all that has changed, it is a good bet it is a reaction to the meds. Fortunately, the acute stage of UTI is cured within a couple of weeks, so, hopefully, once Barnabus...

Cats: Cat IBS/Urinating, english mastiff, bladder infections
english mastiff, bladder infections, brita filter: Hi Julie. Surprisingly, a study was recently performed to determine the drinking habits of cats. Cats were offered bottled water and tap water, and every cat in the study consistently drank from the bowls of tap water! Researchers aren t sure why, but the...

Cats: Cat lost eye tooth, rodent ulcer, eosinophilic granuloma
rodent ulcer, eosinophilic granuloma, immune system attacks: Tina, Unfortunately I m not a veterinarian so I m unable to offer a diagnosis or make treatment recommendations, but after reading your brief history and explanation of the problem your kitty is having it sounds to me that your kitty should really see a...

Cats: Cat's nails, cats, claws
cats, claws: Lou, I can find nothing about any limits to the growth of cat s claws. However, in the wild, they constantly are scratching on rough surfaces, like trees, stone walls, etc. which helps remove the outer sheath and keep the claws from growing uncontrollably....

Cats: Cat's paw has an infection, antibacterial soap, vets office
antibacterial soap, vets office, pain reliever: Hi Michelle. Convenia is a decent antibiotic for abscesses, but it doesnít work in every case. Considering that itís the fourth day of treatment and the infection appears to have worsened, itís definitely time to ask the vet for another antibiotic to be...

Cats: Cat peeing in anything that resembles a litterbox and in her litterbox, negative emotional states, human caregivers
negative emotional states, human caregivers, bladder infection: Loni, I would guess that there s something upsetting this kitty or she might be a very territorial girl who feels the need to mark anything in her environment. I have a few questions for you that might be able to give me a clearer picture of what s going...

Cats: Cat pooping in places she loves, litterboxes, hind legs
litterboxes, hind legs, familiar places: Hi there. This sounds like a complex issue. I see that you mentioned she poops outside the boxes right after theyíve been cleaned. Does this mean right after the litter has been replaced? If so, this is when the litter will be dustiest and most fragrant....

Cats: Cat poops out of box right after pooping in box, litter pan, soft food
litter pan, soft food, hi bob: Hi Bob, The easiest suggestion I can give you is to place another litter pan by her bed. Also try this product, http://www.preciouscat.com/ You can get it at Pet Smart. Also get a low sided litter box for her. She may be having trouble with a bit of arthritis....

Cats: Cat problems, cats, getting along
cats, getting along: April, Who knows why some cats get set off the way they do. I think things might go better if you get Minmin fixed. I would let them back together and ignore any fuss. Usually this will settle down after a couple of days. Cats generally are not going...

Cats: Cat question, neutered cats, intact males
neutered cats, intact males, age history: Tom, I m going to be honest with you, cats always feel as though they re on the wrong side of a closed door regardless of their age, history or personality type. In terms of issues with the bathroom door in our household we ve resorted to leaving the door...

Cats: My Cat is he rare?, cat, breed?
cat, breed?: Debbie, Your cat is a red mackerel tabby domestic shorthair with very remarkable color. Having white or not is no sign of rarity in cats. In some areas, the piebald white spotting gene (with white) is very common, almost prevalent, whereas in otheres...

Cats: Cat sucking on hair while owner is sleeping, cat, sucking hair
cat, sucking hair: Nancy, Unfortunately, I really do not know what you can do beyond not allowing the cat to sleep with the daughter. The problem you have is that unless you know the background of the Siamese, it is impossible to guess the cause and, perhaps, the remedy...

Cats: Cat Tail Broken?, cat, tail broken?
cat, tail broken?: B.E., This kitty needs to see a vet to see how much damage your three year old may have inflicted on it. It may be nothing, but it could also be serious. Cats are very stoical and often have to be in a lot of pain before they will show it. Best regards......

Cats: Cat throwing up, liver failure, kidney disease
liver failure, kidney disease, cat foods: Hi Lea, You need to get him to the vet. His throwing up and his age could mean he has hyperthyroidism, kidney disease, or IBD. I can t give you a diagnosis. But I can tell you his not eating can cause him to go into liver failure. Get him to your vet. This...

Cats: Cats, skin debris, ear mites
skin debris, ear mites, legged creatures: Hi Helen. A vet will have to say for sure, but it sounds like your kitty might be having some problems with his ears. Cats who shake their heads often have ear infections, either bacterial or fungal (yeast), ear polyps, or most commonly, ear mites - microscopic...

Cats: Cats and Kittens, cats and kittens, three kittens
cats and kittens, three kittens, litter box problems: Hi Roxanne. There isn t too much you can do to comfort her when her little ones go except to give her extra love and attention. But if you keep the babies until she s weaned them, and nature is ready for them to be separated, it will be much easier on her...

Cats: Cats' Litter Box, cats, litter pan
cats, litter pan, relocation: Linda, I would keep the second litter box and show them where you have relocated it. Also, I would close out the room the second litter box is in until you are sure they are using the basement litter box. Cats are usually pretty smart about this kind...

Cats: Considering adopting a dog but worried about cat, siamese mix, introducing cats
siamese mix, introducing cats, adult cats: Hi well it is generally not a good idea to have too many animals living in one home at the same time. often this only works if they have been brought up together from a young age. So there really is no guarantees on this. My personal rule is not to bring...

Cats: Considering adopting a dog but worried about cat, cats, dogs
cats, dogs: Chris, Adults tend to be much more tolerant of younger rather than older additions to the household, si I would think they would be more accepting of a puppy. The cats are old enough to get out of the way of the puppy, if need be. Remember, some dogs...

Cats: Considering adopting a dog but worried about cat, siamese mix, adult cats
siamese mix, adult cats, cat bites: Hi Chris. In some cases, it s easier to introduce an adult dog to cats, but only if the dog has a known history with cats and is well-trained. Puppies can be very hyper, so that can be a downfull, but they are easier for cats to put in their place. They...

Cats: my cat, cat, Cornish Rex
cat, Cornish Rex, shedding: Lars, Given that the only coat a Cornish Rex has is undercoat, this is perfectly natural and normal for the breed. There is no way I know to abbreviate or stop the shedding process. It is important for the health and well being of the cat that it can change...

Cats: My cat is acting weird, vet asap, behavioral changes
vet asap, behavioral changes, veterinary care: Melanie, Clearly your kitty is sick, she should see a vet ASAP. If you are unable to afford vet care please contact me again as I keep a list of organizations and charities that may be able to help you with the cost of veterinary care. I wouldn t recommend...

Cats: cat behavior, cat, litter box problems
cat, litter box problems, unaltered: Hether, It sure sounds as if she may be in season. The best thing to do to start is to have her spayed. Also, when at the vet, have her checked for a urinary tract infection, which cat also cause this type of behavior. Best regards... Norm. ...

Cats: cat behavior, introducing cats, indoor cats
introducing cats, indoor cats, calm environment: Hi don t worry this is normal behaviour. There is a way that cats need to be introduced to each other so that they can build confidence in each other in a safe and calm environment. I have described the process here. it does take a little time and effort...

Cats: cat behavior problems, cat behavior problems, cat allergies
cat behavior problems, cat allergies, two females: Hi Emily. I would recommend that you use some products formulated to reduce anxiety, as it sounds like Tara is very prone to this. A product I use and recommend is Feliway, which uses simulated facial pheromones to help promote a feeling of calm in the household....

Cats: cat behavior or symptom?, cat litter box, home smell
cat litter box, home smell, mark territory: Hi yes it could be that she is still feeling the affects of the aneathetic which may have confused her or made her feel a little anxious. cats alos use their urinate not just to scent mark territory but also as a way of making their home smell more like...

Cats: cat bully, cat flu, indoor cats
cat flu, indoor cats, warm beds: Jill, This is a difficult situation made more difficult by a veterinarian lacking in tact, sensitivity and proper knowledge about basic feline behavior. My recommendation would be to consider trying out some homeopathic remedies. I m not sure how you initially...

Cats: does my cat have a cold?, feline herpes virus, upper respiratory infection
feline herpes virus, upper respiratory infection, cat flu: Hi Melissa. It certainly sounds like Simba has an upper respiratory infection, sometimes called a kitty cold or cat flu. There are a number of germs that can cause this. As in people, upper respiratory infections often are caused by viruses. In cats, the...

Cats: cat constipation, constipation in cats, cat constipation
constipation in cats, cat constipation, canned pumpkin: Hi yes it can be good for constipation it does rather depend on how bad or for how long they have been constipated for. Simply buy canned pumpkin and either see if they will eat it on its own or if not mix it with some of their usual food. Also try and encourage...

Cats: cat drooling, petit mal seizure, hard wood floor
petit mal seizure, hard wood floor, seizure activity: Christy, I have a few questions that might help me get a better sense of what s happening with this kitty. The questions I have are as follows: - Does this kitty have a history of any kind of mild petit mal seizure activity? - Have you had this kitty...

Cats: cat fights, introducing cats, litter boxes
introducing cats, litter boxes, litter trays: Hi unfortunaetly not. Cats are not pack animals and unless they have been brought up thogeather or have lived with animals all there life they generally don t take kindly to another cat moving in. Unfortunately we humans make the mistake in thinking that...

Cats: cat growth, cats, runts
cats, runts: Dan, Sometimes they do get to normal size with proper nutrition and sometimes they don t. It just depends. The runt may be somewhat smaller naturally, or may, eventually catch up to her sister. There also may be something else going on that has stunted...

Cats: my cat hates me now, help!, cats, getting along
cats, getting along: Lee, Your cat does not hate you, his nose is just a bit out of joint. You have to give this kind of thing more than a couple of hours, more like a few days to a few weeks for everything to settle down. Meanwhile, your strategy with the established cat...

Cats: My cat hates strangers, cat cats, pet stores
cat cats, pet stores, wks: Hi Jessica, I am very sorry to hear your house was robbed, but thankfully no one was hurt including your cat! But as you can imagine, just as for humans this kind of experience can be very traumatic for a cat. Cats like to feel safe and secure, and having...

Cats: my cat had a kitten with one head and part of another with a mouth and has not nursed since she was born., cats and kittens, female kitten
cats and kittens, female kitten, home nursing care: Linda, I d like to start off by letting you know that I m not a pessimist when it comes to aiming for miracle recoveries in extreme situations and the recommendations I m about are far from easy for me to make. Over the years I ve given so called hopeless...

Cats: My cat poops aliitle outside the box immediately after pooping inside the box, cat, geriatric
cat, geriatric, IBD: Bob, Aaaarrrrrgghhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!! I hate when that happens. Kudos to your regular vet. I tend to steer away from emergency clinics as I have not had the best of experiences with them. I am glad to hear she is doing better. I still would moniotor...

Cats: my cat is pregnant and i dont know when she is due, lack of appetite, hard as rock
lack of appetite, hard as rock, kittens: Hi Kym. It sounds like Cheeky could be entering labor. When the sides buldge out more than usual and they are extremely hard, this can indicate contractions. Many cats also have a lack of appetite for a day or two before they deliver, and some cats go into...

Cats: cat sleeping all the time, intestinal parasites, lack of appetite
intestinal parasites, lack of appetite, liver problems: Hello again! No, it s not entirely true that cats don t mate this time of year. There certainly IS a kitten season starting around April and ending by the end of summer, when kittens are in constant supply, because cats go into estrus very regularly in...

Cats: Why is my cat throwing up?, adoption paperwork, cat vomiting
adoption paperwork, cat vomiting, necessary vaccinations: Hi I have a web site about cats which includes cat health. i do have several pages about cat vomiting which you may find of further help. unfortunately it is impossible to be specific about your own cats symptoms as it does seem like she has had many health...

Cats: cat urinating on carpet, cat urinating on carpet, large dog crate
cat urinating on carpet, large dog crate, litter habits: Hi Collette. He may not have developed very solid litter habits before he left mom. Often the best idea with these young kitties is to limit them to a small room with food, litter, toys and a bed, until they are using the litter box 100% of the time. I...

Cats: My cat's voice changed, feline heartworm, heartworm test
feline heartworm, heartworm test, asthma problems: Wow, sorry to hear she took a turn for the worse! I hope she makes a full recovery. It s possible that the infection was the cause of her voice change rather than the infection being secondary to the strain on her throat, even though blood tests ruled out...

Cats: cat weeing in house, cat flap, weeing
cat flap, weeing, litter trays: Hi unfortunately I m not sure you can do anything about this. i had the same situation with my cat. She would go outside to the toilet during the summer but as soon as the weather turned she returned to her inside litter tray. The installation of the cat...

Cats: cats, pregnant cat, kittens
pregnant cat, kittens, x ray: Annie, She might be pregnant, but there are other issues that might cause her belly to sway, become swollen and feel as though there might be something in there. The best way to know for certain whether your cat is pregnant or not would be to have your...

Cats: cats eating behavior, carbohydrate addict, rich cats
carbohydrate addict, rich cats, toy mice: Hi Jennifer. I m not sure what her history is. If she came from a background where she went hungry sometimes, this could explain her behavior. These cats often become food hogs because it s programmed into them that they can t be assured of the next time...

Cats: my cats hair is not growing back help!, hair loss in cats, cause hair loss
hair loss in cats, cause hair loss, kidney infection: Laura, This kitty s hair loss may be permanent as a result of scarring since she did have a significant wound that became infected. There are antibiotic medications that might cause hair loss in cats (injectable Baytril is one that comes to mind, my eldest...

Cats: cats in heat and urinating, cats in heat, time dawn
cats in heat, time dawn, north port florida: Hi Dawn, This is not normal but it can happen. She may be marking her territory to attract a Tom. Basically she is advertising that she is ready, willing and able. The easiest way to stop this is to get her spayed. I highly recommend that you do this. Good...

Cats: constant mewing reply to reply, rare occurrence, happy cat
rare occurrence, happy cat, cat in heat: Hi once she is spayed she will no longer call. I am sorry to hear of your previous experience but that is a very rare occurrence. i have owned cats all my life and had them all spayed with no ill effects what so ever. in fact i would say they are much...

Cats: Defecating outside box, wheat flour, loose stools
wheat flour, loose stools, bathroom rugs: Hi Jen. You could try a litter called Cat Attract, formulated with an herbal attractant by a veterinarian to encourage cats to use the litter box. 100% litter box usage is guaranteed, or your money back. There is also a Cat Attract additive if you prefer...

Cats: Diabetic Cat Not Eating, nervous nelly, diabetic cats
nervous nelly, diabetic cats, kidney failure: Hi Judy. Yes, I agree something s up. Unfortunately, it is time to see the vet again. A blood work up will probably be warranted, not only to check her blood sugar, but also to check her liver, kidney and pancreas function. Kidney failure, liver disease...

Cats: dehydrated kitten, chicken baby, diet changes
chicken baby, diet changes, kittens: Hi Jonie. If the kitten hasn t been on milk recently, I would stay away from it, as diet changes like this can cause more diarrhea. Also, as kittens wean off of mom s milk, most of them begin to become lactose intolerant, so if the kitten has been weaned...

Cats: diarrhea, kittens, happy cat
kittens, happy cat, digestive systems: Hi kittens can get tummy upsets from time to time it normally due to the fact that their digestive systems are still settling down and getting used to the food they are being given. Make sure he gets plenty of fresh water to drink to stop dehydration and...

Cats: different cat behaviors, urinary track infection, purina one
urinary track infection, purina one, cat behaviors: Hi Karen, The pawing at the food area is a throwback behavior. This is from the days when cats buried their leftover food so no other predators could get their leftovers. The cleaning is to remove any scents of the food. You can feed both the cats the...

Cats: ederly cat fyling, cat, flying
cat, flying: Marsha, How old is this cat???????? Is this cat going with you in the cabin or flying underneath? For the most part cats do very well flying, if they are in the cabin. They curl into their carriers and tend to go to sleep. I would not give her a tranquilizer....

Cats: Female cat with breast cysts, breast cysts, female cat
breast cysts, female cat, medicins: Hi the vet should have told you whether or not they were cancerous or not. All tumours will keep growing if not removed. My old cat had a non cancerous one on her ear which grew and grew until we had it removed. As long as all the tumour is removed completely...

Cats: Female Kittens, female kittens, diseases of the uterus
female kittens, diseases of the uterus, female kitten: Hi Denise. She is getting to the age where she could come into heat at any time, and she can get pregnant on her first heat. Generally, you can expect a cat s first heat to occur any time after 6 months old. The average age is 9 months, but many cats DO...

Cats: A ragdoll and manx mix, ragdoll cats, manx
Cats: A ragdoll and manx mix, ragdoll cats, manx, dogs

Cats: rapid eye movement, geriatric cat, eye movement
Cats: rapid eye movement, geriatric cat, eye movement, tremor

Cats: Am i over feeding my week old kitten?, kitten, newborn
kitten, newborn, feeding: Gina, OK, first of all get a digital scale to be able to weigh the kitten. Also, you would do better to cut the formula with unflavored Pedialyte rather than water. Here are some guidelines: A feeding regimen of 7 AM, 1 PM, 7 PM and midnight is fine....

Cats: feral cat rescue, feral kitten, momma cat
feral kitten, momma cat, loving companion: Jennifer, Given that mom leaves this baby for extended periods of time and there are abundant numbers of predators in the area it might be best for all concerned if you could offer mom and her baby a sheltered place where they have everything they need...

Cats: feral kitten OCD?, egg yolk, carpet fibers
egg yolk, carpet fibers, karo syrup: Hi Alayna, Yes, the fiber sucking and kneading is common in kits that have been removed from their mothers very young. His weight gain, (or lack thereof), is what concerns me. Being put on dry food so early may not be helping. Try feeding him Kitty Glop....

Cats: my friends cat, cat, sudden death
cat, sudden death: Kelly, Please give your friend my condolences!!!!!! Remember, I am not a veterinarian! Hoe old was the cat? Was the cat spayed? If you really want to find out, you can have the cat necropsied, but my best guess as a lay person would be a heart problem....

Cats: gas!, homemade diet, table scraps
homemade diet, table scraps, calico cat: Angela, I have a few questions that will hopefully help me get a clearer picture of why this kitty has such bad gas and what we can do to help her become less offensive. - What brand of food is this kitty eating? - Is she a recent rescue? - If...

Cats: giving medicine, giving medicine, happy cat
giving medicine, happy cat, syring: Hi well as long as you are placing the syringe far back into the throat with his head facing up he should be getting the dose. I would not recommend repeating the dose. If you at all concerned then please speak to your vet who may be able to give the medicine...

Cats: Hairballs, purina cat food, hairball remedies
purina cat food, hairball remedies, occurrance: Hi Becky, There are a couple of things you can do. One is get hairball medicine. It costs about $5. If you can t afford this then a little butter or mineral oil,(1/2 tsp.), does the trick. This coats the hair that your cat swallows and allows it to pass...

Cats: Help!! we are moving in together and i'm worried how our cats will react!, introducing cats, pitch darkness
introducing cats, pitch darkness, approximate age: HI well the likelihood is that yes they will fights, that s what cats do, they are all very territorial even if that is only in a few rooms of a house. However you may be able to get them to at least call a sort of truce with each other living together...

Cats: Introducing a new cat to an old cat., introducing a new cat, introducing cats
introducing a new cat, introducing cats, lady tomorrow: Hi well generally it is recommended that two un related female cats are homed together unless they grew up together etc as they can react rather badly to each other. However not all cats are the same and some are more accepting than others. There is a...

Cats: Introducing a new cat to the resident one, cats, getting along
cats, getting along: Isabel, Things are not as bad as they seem. Cats need to go through a getting to know you ritual that can sound just like World War III. Fortunately, most cats will not really do damage to each other. Also, remember, they have very, very tough skin...

Cats: ill kitten??, male kitten, adult teeth
male kitten, adult teeth, happy cat: Hi try dabbing it with water to see if he pulls it back in and stays there. if not look inside his mouth to see if any teeth are missing at the front, he may be getting his adult teeth but is currently missing some which may affect him keeping his tongue...

Cats: introducing new kittens, cats, introducing
cats, introducing: Daniella, There are never any guarantees when introducing a new cat(s) or kitten(s) inot a household with an existing cat how they will all get along. In most cases all should go well (especially with kittens). I will give you a technique which we have...

Cats: introducing a puppy to an old cat, cat, dog
cat, dog, getting along: Natalia, Both cats and dogs have very tough skin, so your cat should not really hurt the puppy. Without front claws, many cats do turn into biters, but she probably is not biting the puppy hard enough to cause any damage. The only way they will learn...

Cats: itchy cats, little bells, resident cats
little bells, resident cats, indoor cats: Margo, The behavior you re describing isn t uncommon in cats with new collars (although since they do go outside occasionally checking for fleas isn t a bad idea even though you re fairly certain that parasites aren t playing a role in the scratching) -...

Cats: Kitten Biting, cat, scratching
cat, scratching, climbing curtains: Ada, Cats have very, very tough skin and, even as little kittens, engage in aggressive rough play with lots of biting and scratching. They have to learn to be gentler with us soft skinned humans. Many kittens and cats love to be held and cuddled and...

Cats: Kitten Overfeeding - How to Correct It?, kitten, over eating?
kitten, over eating?: Robert, At age 3 weeks, you may want to consider weaning him. However, the total amount the kitten should get is about 8 mL -- 10 mL for every 4 oz (100 g) of body weight each day. I would also weigh the kitten each day on a digital postal scale (not...

Cats: Kitten spaying oozing clear liquid, surgical incision, vet asap
surgical incision, vet asap, drainage hole: Hi Afreen. If there is a small amount of clear liquid oozing from her incision, it is usually considered normal. This is serum, the liquid component of blood, which is left to drain after blood begins to clot. Vets often leave a very small drainage hole...

Cats: Kitten using her bed as a toilet, cat litter box, rescue kitten
cat litter box, rescue kitten, wet beds: Hi yes this is a common problem is down to the fact that she has not settled into her new home properly yet and so feel the need to scent mark. try giving her a week of litter training using the confinement process this should help to build her confidence,...

Cats: keeping siamese together, cats, introducing
cats, introducing: Charlotte, Yes, a kitten would be best. Once they are neutered or spayed, gender really does not matter. Here is a pretty good protocol for introducing a new kitten to a household with an already existing cat. If you can, I would get a kitten that is...

Cats: kitten, boiled chicken breast, antibiotic eye ointment
boiled chicken breast, antibiotic eye ointment, secondary bacterial infections: The vets do charge you for the medicine. The cost will all depend on which medicines your vet prescribes and where you are located in the country, since prices vary. However, if you let your vet know you re on a budget, they can give you the least expensive...

Cats: Can a kitten have ADD, companion animals, video catnip
companion animals, video catnip, kittens: Hi Will. Companion animals can have ADHD-type behavioral problems. This is more often a problem in dogs than in cats, and it tends to be considered a problem when the animal is untrainable or engages in destructive behavior due to hyperactivity. With...

Cats: kitten behavior in new environment, kitten behavior, feral cat
kitten behavior, feral cat, time and patience: Hi Jessica, A semi feral cat takes a little time and patience to win them over. Something spooked her to cause the set back. The good news is it won t take as long for her to get back to where she was before. The best thing you can do is feed her special...

Cats: kitten not eating, weaning kittens, kitten formula
weaning kittens, kitten formula, kitten food: That s excellent! I m so glad the kitten came around and that you are stepping in to save homeless pets. If everyone just put in a little extra effort like you and your daughter are, the outlook for our cats wouldn t look so bleak. Keep up the good work...

Cats: kitten severe illness?, feline infectious peritonitis, upper respitory infection
feline infectious peritonitis, upper respitory infection, feline leukemia: Hello again. I m so sorry to hear that your kitten had to be put to sleep. If your vet feels the kitten was born with the condition it was affected by, I don t believe they suspect FIP. I am wondering if they believe your kitty was suffering from a condition...

Cats: kitten temper, litter mates, indoor cats
litter mates, indoor cats, kittens: He is a young energetic full of energy and mischief kitten and all that you have said sounds perfectly normal to me. Night time is the normal time for cats to be most active as this would be the time they hunt etc so it is no surprise that he is alert...

Cats: kitten vomiting, nothing on xrays, siamese kitten, flora fauna
siamese kitten, flora fauna, packing peanuts: Hi Hannah. My youngest blue point was very similar, and I feared something was the matter with him. But as his digestive and immune systems continued to mature, he had far fewer tummy troubles. Siamese have notoriously sensitive bellies. In fact, Royal...

Cats: kitten with weak hind legs?, effects of starvation, holistic vets
effects of starvation, holistic vets, rough shape: Allysha, I too have rescued emaciated kittens on more than one occasion. This baby is still quite young, give her time to get herself sorted out - with proper feeding, gentle therapy in the form of play, plenty of love and attention she should come around....

Cats: kittens, pair of scissors, kittens
pair of scissors, kittens, umbilical cord: Hi Jacob. No, that s not really anything to worry about at this point. Umbilical cords can fall off anywhere from 3-10 days old. For now, the leave umbilical cord in place, since trying to remove it could cause a tear in the belly, leading to infection....

Cats: My two kittens have cat flu, flu vaccination, cat flu
flu vaccination, cat flu, green discharge: Hi cat flu can be very nasty and in small kittens it can be very dangerous too. As with any flu there is no cure the body simply has to fight the infection off with the help of the antibiotics. Please see my web page about cat flu for some more back ground...

Cats: kittens being left outside, cat holly, puppy training
cat holly, puppy training, kittens: Hi Katrina. This is a difficult situation for sure. Probably the best thing you can do is to limit Holly and the babies to a small area while you are away. Ideally, see if you can rent a dog crate that is large enough to fit a litter box in, along with...

Cats: Leaving on vacation for 5 weeks, cat, vacation
cat, vacation: Daniel, I agree that Chester should stay in his home territory. I also agree with your spouse that Snowball is also better off at home. If Snowball has not seen her sister in some time, they wiil have to go through all thet getting to know you ritual...

Cats: labour, kittens, happy cat
kittens, happy cat, cat owners: Hi I m sure that by the time you receive this email that your cat would have delivered her litter. It can take some time for them to deliver and is in extreme cases the kitten does get stuck then a vet should really be called to help as it can be rather delicate...

Cats: leave cat home-alone for 6 weeks, fabulous personality, self mutilation
fabulous personality, self mutilation, going on holiday: Hi Christelle. Hmmm, sounds like this will take some work! I m not certain there s anything I can say that will convince your mom if she s already got her mind made up, but try to get her to think like the cat. Your mom disappears for 6 weeks and the cat...

Cats: after our long distance move my cat is missing, cat, lost
cat, lost: Ariel, Cats tend to be very territorial and when they move from one location to another, it takes a number of weeks for them to adjust. So far, most of what you are doing is about all you can do. I would also call your old neighbors in Sacramento to be...

Cats: Maine Coon Mix, maine coon mix, learned behaviour
maine coon mix, learned behaviour, maine coon: Hi no this is not a breed trait it is a learned behaviour. It may be that someone in the past has played or teased him with their hands or feet or he may have been taken away from his litter too early and never learnt acceptable play behaviour. The only...

Cats: Male Cat Behaviour, cat behaviour, hormone imbalance
cat behaviour, hormone imbalance, male cat: Hi you do not say whether or not he is neutered or not. Although a male cat does not necessarily have to be intacked to display this sort of behavior. It could be a hormone imbalance which has caused this and has triggered the mating instinct behavior....

Cats: Male Cat hates Boyfriend, old cats, male cat
old cats, male cat, voice body: Lisa, The history you ve provided is quite brief and I m not sure that I have a complete understanding of what s going on with this kitty and your partner. I have a few questions that will hopefully give me a better idea of what s missing here so that I...

Cats: Male Kitten, sebaceous cysts, non cancerous tumors
sebaceous cysts, non cancerous tumors, male kitten: Hi Amanda. This is definitely something that should be brought to the attention of his vet. Lumps may always be something of concern until a vet clears them. Since your kitten is young, it is probably not something cancerous, although malignant tumors have...

Cats: "Moping" older cat after new kitten brought home, male kitten, cats behaviour
male kitten, cats behaviour, behaviour changes: Hi well this is a bit tricky to answer as we can t be sure that his apparent moody behaviour is definitely caused by the arrival of the kitten. Whenever a cats behaviour changes I always recommend that you have the cat checked by a vet first just in case...

Cats: mr.whiskers, mr whiskers, ear mite
mr whiskers, ear mite, feline acne: Hello Heidi. These absolutely could be related. It sounds like Mr. Whiskers has feline acne on his chin for sure. It s not completely understood, but it s strongly believed to be caused by an overactive immune response. It may be related to an allergy...

Cats: New Cat Won't Stop Crying, indoor cats, social separation
indoor cats, social separation, separation anxiety: Hi poor little guy he is obviously feeling very nervous and anxious and is using his meows to get attention from you. Now it should start to calm down after a while as he gets used to his new home but you will have to be careful that he does not become...

Cats: New kitty, bad cat, happy cat
bad cat, happy cat, bill of health: Hi firstly can i say you should never smack an animal, it is cruel because unlike humans they do not understand its meaning. All it is to them is pain and fear and will not stop the behaviour. if you are interested i do have a page about cat discipline on...

Cats: New Mums, cat, moving kittens
cat, moving kittens: Jane, I am sorry I am a bit late getting to this. Cats like something den like to keep their babies in. It sure sounds like the bottom of your husband s wardrobe fits the bill. If mama is happy there, I would leave things alone. There is alwasy the danger...

Cats: Nursing queen's diet, cat, pregnant
cat, pregnant, feeding: Susan, You may have to crate her so that she will eat what she should. Any premium cat food with virtually all of its protein from meat would do the trick. I would add some bone meal powder and a good kitty vitamin (like Kitty Bloom). We mix dry and canned...

Cats: I need help! please, my girl kitten is going crazy!, cats, no longer getting along
cats, no longer getting along: Marissa, This is not uncommon. Cats know each other mostly by scent. After being at the vets office and under anaesthetic, your boy kitten does not smell right . After a few days, things should return to normal, when his scent returns to normal. Best...

Cats: neutered male cat spraying, outdoor cats, male cat
outdoor cats, male cat, citrus scent: Hi well it could also be because of other cats in the area. if he is a particularly skittish cat he may be affected more than other cats by the presence of other cats in your area. this is making him feel threatened and so to make him feel better about his...

Cats: Our new kitten and our existing cat - is this a positive start?, introducing cats, male kitten
introducing cats, male kitten, safe room: Hi there is a method for introducing cats over a period of a week which allows them to meet each other but in a calm and safe environment. See this page for more details /introducing-cats.html As they become more confident with each other there should...

Cats: Odd behaviour after neutering, introducing cats, male kitten
introducing cats, male kitten, dear kate: Hi yes this is common. basically your kitten smells different and may look and be behaving slightly differently than normal after his operation. this has frightened the female cat and she is reacting with aggression. in fact it is known as aggression trauma...

Cats: Older outdoor cat now peeing inside, excessive vocalization, cognitive dysfunction syndrome
excessive vocalization, cognitive dysfunction syndrome, bladder pain: Hi Andrea. Those are both good possibilities. It s also possible your kitty may have developed a urinary tract infection and is urinating in inappropriate areas as a result of bladder pain and urgency. He should be examined by a vet to determine whether...

Cats: obsessive itching and twitching, cat, itching
cat, itching: Nancy, It sure sounds like an allergic reaction to me, but I am not a vet. It could be body mites and a treatment with ivermectin once a week for 4 weeks would clear it up. If it is not body mites, the ivermectin treatment will not hurt and you can rule...

Cats: older cat not using litter box, cat, geriatric
cat, geriatric, litter box problems: Linda, At age 14, your cat is considered geriatric, and, as such, she may have developed a health problem. On the other hand, she may just be getting forgetful . So, you may want to take her to your veterinarian to see if she has developed something that...

Cats: Peeing in the bathroom, yorkie terrier, learned behaviour
yorkie terrier, learned behaviour, happy cat: Hi There are two possible causes of this. either he has UTI or it is behavioural. because he does it one place it sounds more behavioural to me and that means that something must have started the behaviour off and now it may just be a learned behaviour. ...

Cats: Piperazine, muscle tremors, kittens
muscle tremors, kittens, pedialyte: Hi I am sorry there are no home remedies that I can think of that would help here. Only a vet will have the medications which may be able to counteract any adverse affects. I really don t like the sound of the tremors they could lead on to something worse...

Cats: PLEASE HELP MY CAT!!!!, vomiting, vet
vomiting, vet, period of time: Hi Joey, You need to take your cat to the vet. This is something that I can t help you with. Her vomiting over a period of time and the wheezing are symptoms of something that can t be taken care of at home. Get her to your vet. He will be able to help...

Cats: Pregnant Cat, seal point siamese, kitten food
seal point siamese, kitten food, cat pregnancy: Hi Well it is difficult to describe exactly what they look like as they can differer slightly from cat to cat. it is probably best if I point you in the direction of my web page about cat pregnancy etc for more advice. /cat-pregnancy.html best wishes...

Cats: Pregnant Cat, pregnant cat, urine infection
pregnant cat, urine infection, kittens: Hi it may be spotting because she is due to give birth. As long as she is still eating and drinking water and not showing signs of being in pain. I would wait until she has given birth and see ho she is. If blood continues to be in her urine then I would...

Cats: Pregnant cat lost mucus plug a week ago-Still no kittens, cat, pregnant
cat, pregnant, discharge: Crystal, The fact that your queen lost her mucous plug about a week ago still puts her in a safety zone. However, if you are concerned, you may want to see your vet. Here is a bit of an information dump on what to expect during the very later stages...

Cats: paw injury, vet staff, vet bill
vet staff, vet bill, vet care: Alberto, My concern with this kitty s paw is that it might become seriously infected, the fact that you re still seeing any bleeding and it s swollen up could indicate that he s got something caught in there that you can t see or he may have a painful infection....

Cats: pooing, cat poo, happy cat
cat poo, happy cat, best wishes: Hi well there are many possible reasons why this started. Basically unless she is ill in some way which it doesn t sound like as she is using the same place all the time, then it is caused by her needing to scent mark her territory for some reason. The...

Cats: pooping in the house, cat, litter box problems
cat, litter box problems: Brother Paul, Usually, pooping inappropriately is due to either medical problems or behavioral problems. So, the easiest thing to do first is to see the vet to make sure there is nothing wrong medically (intestinal parasites, impacted anal glands, etc.)....

Cats: pregnant cat, cat, pregnant?
cat, pregnant?: Victoria, I would see if you can get a free recheck, since she may not have been pregnant in the first place! Most vets should do such a recheck for free as, maybe, they had made a mistake. Cat gestation is normally 65-67 days, with 63 days being a normal...

Cats: pregnant cat, cat, male breeding pregnant cat
cat, male breeding pregnant cat: Moe, Male cats will sometimes try to mate females whether or not they are in season, but most females won t let the male near them. However, given that the female is pregnant, do you really want her to be stressed if he should try to breed her? Best...

Cats: pregnant cat, kittens, unseen problems
kittens, unseen problems, pregnant cat: Hi well i suppose it is possible that she may still have kittens in side her but it has been some time now between the first delivery. As to why the kittens were born dead, well they may just not have developed properly internally, genetic problems like...

Cats: prozac for cat, mental confusion, transdermal gel
mental confusion, transdermal gel, compounding pharmacy: I hadn t felt the Feliway really worked, either, until I stopped using it! The spats started up again within a week. It doesn t work for everyone, but I think it s worth a try. As for the Vitamin D, it s a good idea to talk to your vet about this. ...

Cats: questions about cat behaviors, cats, feeding
cats, feeding, burying food: Karen, (1) In the wild cats do tend to try bury their food when they have eaten their fill. The other behaviors are an adaptation of the first behavior for reasons none of us ever seem to understand. Cats will engage in obsessive/compulsive behavior and...

Cats: Ragdoll Kitten, kitten food, kittens
kitten food, kittens, chicken baby: Hi Trish. It s normal for many new kittens not to want to eat or drink or use their litter box right away. It s been almost 24 hours since you sent me this question, so I m guessing she s probably opening up by now. If she still hasn t had anything to eat,...

Cats: A ragdoll and manx mix, cat, new
cat, new, scared: Julie, A Ragdoll X Manx mix????????? That is, indeed, a bit unusual, to say the least. However, on to your question. It does not matter the breed, this cat or kitten (you did not tell me the age) seems to be a bit overwhelmed. After all, you have had...

Cats: rapid eye movement, cat, uncontrolled eye movement
cat, uncontrolled eye movement: Cindy, Remember, I am not a vet, but at age 17 your cat is geriatric, and, like people, they get various health problems as they age. It sounds like some kind of seizure to me. If it were my kitty, I would have a consult with my veterinarian. Best regards......

Cats: rehoming, boy cat, small apartment
boy cat, small apartment, freak out: Hi I understand your worry and I think you are being very wise about the decision in rehomeing them if you are having difficulties with your new situation. It really is in their best interests if they can have a home where they get as much attention as possible...

Cats: runny nose, upper respiratory infection, sinus infection
upper respiratory infection, sinus infection, declaw: Yvonne, Your vet should be your ex-vet in my opinion, any vet that isn t willing to care for my animals doesn t get a second chance at a first impression. A runny nose could be an indication of the beginnings of an upper respiratory infection or your kitty...

Cats: ruptured cyst in my cat, cat, ruptured cyst
cat, ruptured cyst: Marji, Truly, this cat needs to see a vet. You can keep it clean and flush a couple times a day with Novasan and try bandaging it up. I would try to get a veterinary antibiotic ointment for cats to pack it with. Neosporin may work, but you need to be...

Cats: Siamese Kitten Training, siamese kitten, happy cat
siamese kitten, happy cat, leather furniture: Hi well I have never found a cure for attacking feet whilst in bed, my own too will do it too however luckily I can t feel it through the covers. I think the best thing I can do is to point you in the direction of my web page about general cat discipline,...

Cats: Siamese lilac point behaviour problems, siamese cats, siamese cat
siamese cats, siamese cat, lilac point: Hi Sadie. With children, you can explain why they are getting spanked so they can adjust their behavior. Cats don t have any chance of understanding why they re getting smacked, so not only is it ineffective, but it causes a further strain on your relationship,...

Cats: Sickly cat, cat, thin
cat, thin, diarrhea: Lauren, The first step in all this is to get your new cat to a veterinarian to find out what is going on. There are many causes of diarrhea and it is important to attack all of them. I am not a vet, but if I had to guess, your new cat probably has worms...

Cats: Soiling Our Bed, cat poo, chocolate point
cat poo, chocolate point, happy cat: Hi as you can imagine this sort of problem can very complex and caused by all sorts of things, often we are the last to know the cause. I think the best thing I can suggest is that you read my page about this issue. It may shed some light on the situation....

Cats: Strange Behavior, liver failure, indoor cat
liver failure, indoor cat, vomitting: Hi Kirby. It s too bad she was at the vet so recently, and now she has symptoms, but I really do think she should be seen again. It s difficult to say what could be ailing her, but I think in light of her recent healthy test results, an infection sounds...

Cats: Stray pregnant, cat, pregnant
cat, pregnant, winter: Keira, Is there any place in your house you could confine her away from the two male cats until she gives birth? I lived in Southern Ontario for 15 years and did visit Alberta many times in winter, so I have some idea about the temperatures. I really...

Cats: Sudden Cat Aggression toward owners, cat aggression, ducks in the pond
cat aggression, ducks in the pond, male cat: Hi alot of cat aggression is caused by fear and his reaction is due to something which has triggered fear in him and he is just reacting to this. unfortunately the fear is not caused by you but you are the nearest thing to him when it happens and so he just...

Cats: semi-tame feral kittens, feral kittens, feral cats
feral kittens, feral cats, rabies shots: Miriam, Sadly I suspect that the mistake made by your city s spay/neuter program may have set these guys back a bit - generally it s a good idea to cover crates or traps if you must leave feral/semi-feral or even just plain fearful cats in them to recover...

Cats: siamese lump on belly, sebaceous cysts, siamese
sebaceous cysts, siamese, lumps: Hi Teresa. You need to get your kitty to the vet right away. Lumps are something to be worried about until a vet tells you they are not. Some lumps are non-cancerous, such as pockets of fluid under the skin called sebaceous cysts. These rarely get as large...

Cats: siamese red point snowshoe ?, red point siamese, dark legs
red point siamese, dark legs, ringed tails: Hi Randy. Binks actually looks like he is just a young red point Siamese. Red Points don t have the dark legs like some of the other colors do. They may develop a couple of faint bars of color on the legs as they age, but their feet are never as dark as...

Cats: sick cat, kitten food, lack of appetite
kitten food, lack of appetite, kittens: Hi Ciara. If the kittens are cold, keep them bundled up in a warm room until they have warmed up. I like to put on a sweatshirt and keep cold kittens tucked inside to use my own body heat to help warm them up. Once the kittens are warm and moving around,...

Cats: sick stray cat, feline herpes, contagious diseases
feline herpes, contagious diseases, adult cat: Hi Lainie. It s always a good idea to keep a new cat isolated until they are checked out by the vet, because they certainly can carry contagious diseases. Try to keep her separated from Frank, and wash your hands with soap between handling the two. As long...

Cats: slow kitten, holistic vet, flower essences
holistic vet, flower essences, ear flap: Kimberley, I sent along a question to Dr. Chambreau (a holistic vet on the Ask A Vet portion of this site) and her recommendations with this baby were to seek the advice of a holistic vet who uses homeopathy or a homeopathic practitioner willing to treat...

Cats: spayed cat male still bothers, female cats, cat male
female cats, cat male, female cat: Hi the answer is simply instinct I m afraid. I had a spayed female cat and for years a tom cat would come around to try his luck, she would have none of it. The female cats still smell like female cats even though they are no on heat and that attracts...

Cats: stinky cat, dish soap, litter mate
dish soap, litter mate, baking soda: Hi Krista. No, no cat should ever be smelly. I m not sure what type of situation she was found in, but there are some odors that just cling to the fur that are extremely difficult to get out. One of the kittens I rescued was found in a nest with a dead...

Cats: stray kitten, stray kitten, vet asap
stray kitten, vet asap, intestinal parasites: Allison, This kitten really should see a vet ASAP, she likely has some sort of heavy parasite burden causing the blood in her stool which can be rapidly fatal in young kittens. It s also possible that this baby has ingested a foreign body that s causing...

Cats: Tabby and Siamese cat, aggressive cats, flower essences
aggressive cats, flower essences, siamese cat: Hi Emma. You can try a product called Feliway to help reduce the tension between them. I use the plug-in diffusers in my own home to reduce aggression. See www.feliway.com to learn more about how it works. You might also try using some flower essences...

Cats: Taking a kitten back, girl kitty, resident cats
girl kitty, resident cats, pregnant cat: Hi Jeannine. Chances are they will be hissy and standoffish at first but will come to accept each other quickly. I don t think there s any harm in allowing her to heal in her cage rather than in a completely separate room. Most of my fosters recover from...

Cats: traumatised cat, litter tray, question thanks
litter tray, question thanks, happy cat: HI Well I get asked many many questions every day both here and via my web site and yes I have come across others who have asked similar things. The simple answer is, every cat is different, so adapt quickly, some take longer, some take much longer. It all...

Cats: travel with anxious cat, maine coon cats, maine coons
maine coon cats, maine coons, boat journey: Hi Caro. Galahad certainly is handsome! Maine Coons are among the most striking breeds, in my opinion. As for calming him during travel, you could try using diphenhydramine (Benadryl). Many people use this to help reduce anxiety during car rides and...

Cats: Unusual licking, cat, licking everything
cat, licking everything: Linda, I wish I had a good answer for you. However, your concern is warranted as there can be many substances around the house that can be harmful to your kitty. A good resource for information about substances toxic to cats is: http://www.peteducation.com/category.cfm?c=1+1418...

Cats: Not using litter box, cat litter box, indoor cats
cat litter box, indoor cats, litter boxes: Hi if the litter boxes are in the same room it is likely that the male cat can smell the females usrine and this would cause him to feel the need to scent mark around his territory. Eve if you keep the boxes real clean all the time cats have a very keen...

Cats: Vicious cat, cat, biting
cat, biting, scratching: Margot, This kitten has never really been socialized to humans. Cats and kittens have very, very tough skin and exhibit much biting/scratching behavior in play. They need to learn that such behaviors are not appropriate for us softer skinned humans. We...

Cats: Weight difference in two 5-month old kittens, organic cat food, natural appetite
organic cat food, natural appetite, unneutered males: Hi Sahana. Neutering can cause weight gain in some cats because testosterone is a natural appetite suppressant. However, as long as you continue to control portions, neutering will have no impact on how much he is able to eat. As far as his activity...

Cats: White Siamese, upper respiratory infection, upper respiratory infections
upper respiratory infection, upper respiratory infections, cat flu: Hi Lin. Upper respiratory infections, sometimes called kitty colds or cat flu, are common in cats, and Oriental breeds are especially prone to be seriously affected. Some infections are strictly viral, and these are best treated with an amino acid called...

Cats: water dispenser for persian cat, Cat, Persian
Cat, Persian, drinking: Margaret, Many Persian breeders use those water bottles that are used for hamsters and the like. Cats can easily learn to drink from these. They are a squarish vertical glass bottle with a metal elbow shaped metal tube coming down from the bottom. BTW,...

Cats: watery eye, animal welfare organizations, siamese kitten
animal welfare organizations, siamese kitten, ocular discharge: Jude, Honestly, there are a large number of possibilities for what might be causing this baby s ocular discharge. I really think that it would be in the kitten s best interests to see a veterinarian who has modern facilities and is current on all of the...

Cats: 1-kitten litter, kitten with two faces, kitten litter
kitten with two faces, kitten litter, cat litters: Hi Kelsey, Sorry it took me so long to answer here- Christmas madness. The kitten should have no problem learning its lessons. One cat litters do fine. The only thing I would worry about it is keeping warm. You might want to place a heating pad under on...

Cats: 12 week kitten not eating, vet asap, vet bills
vet asap, vet bills, adult cat: Kayla, This baby is sick, he really should see a vet ASAP since he may require some pretty aggressive treatment to stabilize him. A baby this young doesn t have much in the way of reserves and they can get seriously dehydrated much more quickly than an...

Cats: my 2 very nervous bengals, bach flower remedies, bengal cats
bach flower remedies, bengal cats, rescue remedy: Ferzana, I wouldn t suggest blocking hiding places, these cats are clearly very frightened and they need to be able to retreat to an area where they feel safe. I suspect that these kitties may not have come from the best cattery, in fact you may want to...

Cats: 2 yr old DSH male, seizure activity, fecal test
seizure activity, fecal test, anti convulsant: Hi Nicole. It does sound to me like he is still having seizure activity. Full convulsions are actually rather uncommon in cats. Most seizures are like the episodes you describe. The cat begins salivating and may lose control of his bladder or bowels, but...

Cats: 3 day old abandoned kitten, karo syrup, rectal thermometer
karo syrup, rectal thermometer, kittens: Hi Kevin. When a kitten doesn t have a bowel movement for longer than 2 days, it may be time to start worrying about constipation. Unfortunately, this is common in formula fed kittens. However, it s important to note that many formulas are so highly digestible...

Cats: 8 month old kitten hurting 10 week old kitten?, persian kitten, little kitten
persian kitten, little kitten, dive bomb: Josh, It s possible that your older kitty is responding negatively to the improper introduction of the new kitten into the household. I have answered a number of questions about properly introducing a new cat or kitten into a household with one or more...

Cats: Aggression/aggitation, aggitation, middle daughter
aggitation, middle daughter, mean streak: Hi Irene. Cats can sense fear for sure. Most often, they use this sense to bully other pets who are afraid of them, but it sounds like this kitty can have quite a mean streak! I think the behavior is likely to continue until your daughter is able to put...

Cats: Aggressive cat vs. Peaceful cat, animal behaviorist, scratch marks
animal behaviorist, scratch marks, male cat: Monica, I suspect that what Ludwig is showing signs of is moderate play aggression along with some dominance issues. I would strongly recommend that you and your partner seek advice from an experienced animal behaviorist who specializes in working with...

Cats: Aggressive Neutered Male Cat, cats, getting along
cats, getting along: Gillian, I am sorry to hear anout PK and your loss of your mom last year. I agree, without the alpha females, things may be less tense. I think the drug therapy is a good thing to do for a while. Thank you for your update, and I do look forward to...

Cats: Aquisition of Homin Instint for Inside Feral Cat, homing instinct, neutered cats
homing instinct, neutered cats, lush foliage: I understand your worry. But this is generally of no concern. Diseases that come from cat feces really require direct contact with contaminated feces to become a threat to children. In reality, having a cat who goes outdoors tends to pose more of a health...

Cats: abandond feral kittens, feral kittens, little kitten
feral kittens, little kitten, live trap: A kitten s eyes typically start to change from a gray-blue color to their permanent adult color around 7-8 weeks of age. The permanent eye color can be deep copper, yellow, green, blue, and most any color in between. Generally the only time to be concerned...

Cats: Barn cat turned house cat, cat, litter box blues
cat, litter box blues: Sue, The difficulty is, at 10 years old and cats being creatures of habit, if he was not used to using a litter box outside, he probably has no idea what it is for!!!!!!!!!! It will take him a while to get to using a litter pan. There may be a couple...

Cats: Big Baby, food bowls, maine coon
food bowls, maine coon, litter boxes: Hi I don t know how you introduced your cats to each other but there is a process which is designed to help the cats build confidence and trust in each other without the fear of aggression etc. It may still be a good idea to go throuigh this process with...

Cats: Brands of cat food., raw diets, balanced diets
raw diets, balanced diets, female cats: Hi Cassandra. The good news is that dry cat foods are balanced diets for cats, so most cats do okay on them. Depending on which vet you ask, some will even say that cats should be on dry food only diets. However, most vets now agree that feeding an all...

Cats: biting and scratching, sweet baby boy, soft paws
sweet baby boy, soft paws, nail caps: Hi well you are doing the right thing by putting him down when he bites. When you do this make sure you make no sound or talk to him etc, also get up and move away from him. It may take some time but he will eventually learn that when he bites he gets this...

Cats: Cat agression, introducing cats, time and patience
introducing cats, time and patience, female cat: Hi Well i think the best thing I can do is to direct you to my page about introducing cats to each other (the process is the same with dogs) It does take time and patience but is the best way to help the cats build confidence without the fear of attack....

Cats: Cat Behavior, 13 cats, feline urinary tract
13 cats, feline urinary tract, food allergy: Hi Samantha, Here s a link that I would like you to read. http://catinfo.org/index.htm Please check out the links in it, especially this one. http://catinfo.org/feline_urinary_tract_health.htm I believe if you put into use what Dr. Lisa has written about,...

Cats: Cat behavior problems!, cat behavior problems, cat litter box
cat behavior problems, cat litter box, siamese kitten: Hi basically he did not have the benefit of being with his litter mates during the first seven weeks of his life. This is when they learn socialization skills etc. I think he needs some training in both the discipline department and the litter area ...

Cats: Cat Carrier, pound cat, cat carrier
pound cat, cat carrier, happy holidays: Hi Alma, What are you planning to use the carrier for? If you plan to use it on an airline you first need to contact the airline about size restrictions. Here is a good link about carrier types for cats. http://www.petproductadvisor.com/buyers-guide/selecting-the-right-carrier-for-your-cat/126/page1.aspx...

Cats: Cat Carrier, cat, carrier
cat, carrier: Alma, We use a carrier that is about 17 inches tall, 14 inches wide and 24 inches long for our Maine Coons (can get over 20 pounds). There is a Kennel Cab that is pretty close to these dimensions and also a Vari-Kennel. Best regards... Norm. ...

Cats: Cat Carrier, pound cat, cat carrier
pound cat, cat carrier, pet carriers: Hi Alma. Some pet carriers go by weight, so you should check any listings for weight limits. If no weight limit is listed, you can go by the length, width and height. Your kitty is rather large, so I would recommend something that s at least 24 long and...

Cats: Cat not eating on his own, unpleasant side effect, rescue remedy
unpleasant side effect, rescue remedy, beneficial bacteria: Jeanne, Since this kitty has recently had a tooth extracted I do have a couple of questions for you so that I have a clearer picture of what s happening with your little guy. The questions are as follows: - Is this kitty on antibiotics? Antibiotics...

Cats: Cat peeing, cat litter box, happy cat
cat litter box, happy cat, cat urine: Hi it sounds to me like the area still smells of his urine. Only the tiniest drop will encourage him to go there again. A black light is very good at showing up any remaining spots. also see this page for some ideas about getting rid of the smell /cat-urine-cleaner.html...

Cats: Cat peeing on beds, male cats, pet parents
male cats, pet parents, inappropriate elimination: Megan, Questions about inappropriate elimination come my way quite frequently, in an attempt to provide pet parents with complete information about litter box avoidance Iíve developed a somewhat standardized answer that addresses the most common causes...

Cats: Cat pooping outside the liter box, cat poo, happy cat
cat poo, happy cat, female cat: Hi well there are many reasons why a cat may start this behavior known as middening, however it is basically scent marking. I have written a web page about the problem it also contains details of a process for retraining them to break the habit and to...

Cats: Cat teeth, tooth resorption, canine teeth
tooth resorption, canine teeth, broken tooth: Hi Brooke. Ideally, she should see the vet to make sure that there is no root or broken tooth still present under the gumline that s causing her pain. The vet can check by applying light pressure to the area as well as examining her gums for redness and...

Cats: Cat throwing up, cat, feeding
cat, feeding: Sara, OK, now that you have got the amount down to something reasonable, we use a dry food that has no wheat, corn, or soy. It is am Eagle Pack Pro product and is called Holistic Select (they have three flavors chicken, duck, and salmon). We use the chicken...

Cats: Cat urine infection, urinary catheter, male cats
urinary catheter, male cats, urine infection: Hi Francheska, Yes, it sounds likely that he has something wrong with his urinary tract. Infection will cause a cat to return to the box frequently but only urinate in smaller amounts. While this condition is serious and must be treated with antibiotics...

Cats: Cats, christmas cats, cat proof
christmas cats, cat proof, litter box: Hi Kim, Merry Christmas! Cats usually don t pee on trees. That is a dog thing. If your cat pees outside of the litter box then I would suggest a visit to the vet. Changes in litter box habits usually signals a change in your cat s health. Here s a good...

Cats: Cats., bloody discharge, emergency visit
bloody discharge, emergency visit, pregnant cat: Hi Tammy. If your cat is full term (9 weeks), then there is no need to do anything for now unless she is bleeding very heavily. It s likely that she s entering labor, and bloody discharge can be seen for up to 12 hours before delivery. There is usually...

Cats: Cats, cat urinating, cat poo
cat urinating, cat poo, litter tray: Hi I think the best way i can answer this question is by asking you to read my web pages about this very issue. it can be quite involved and the pages should be able to explain better. there are two pages one about cat urinating and one about cats defecating...

Cats: Cats Pregnancy, cat, pregnant?
cat, pregnant?: Catherine, The pinking comes on around 21 days and then goes until much later in the pregnancy. Assuming she was with the stud for more than one day, we usually start counting at the second day of breeding. I would keep watching as, like all things in...

Cats: Cats and Trauma, cat, traumatized
cat, traumatized: Barbara, This is going to take much time. If she does not start eating again in a few days, you may want to take her to your vet to see if there is anything else going on. You will have to let her find her own way back . Just leave her be and let her...

Cats: Considering putting cat to sleep with IBS- medication does not work, cats, gastrointestinal problems
cats, gastrointestinal problems: Amy, I am not a vet, and vets often do not like this answer, but, in my opinion, IBS is a catch all for gastrointestinal problems the vet cannot nail down. Often it is a nasty intestinal parasite called tritrichamonas foetus. Fortunately, this is testable...

Cats: Constipation/Older Cat, pet supply store, human medicines
pet supply store, human medicines, urinary tract disease: Margot, The short answer to your question about OTC human laxatives for your kitty s constipation is that there aren t any human medicines that I could recommend for you in terms of ensuring the safety of your kitty. Given this kitty s history of issues...

Cats: cadiac arrest during anesthesia, dogs cats, body temperatures
dogs cats, body temperatures, initial arrest: Hi Lindsey. I m so sorry to hear this! Unfortunately, I m not sure what the outlook is for your kitty to be honest. The more quickly they were able to restore cardiac function, the more likely it is that her brain will make a full recovery. Chances are...

Cats: cat, dry food, litter box
dry food, litter box, vet: HI, Usually when litter box habits change, it can signal problems with the urinary tract of some sort. However, I am not sure why she is just peeing on her dry food. It may be more helpful for you to contact a vet on this site to get their opinion. Best...

Cats: cat, kittens, female cat
kittens, female cat, colours: yes cats i believe are the only creatures that can do this. Often many males will mate with a female cat and so her litter can have kittens with different fathers. this explains why you can have a litter with lots of different colours of kittens etc. ...

Cats: My cat, cats, human food
cats, human food: Rick, The tuna thing grew out of when some people fed nothing but tuna. Tuna is an incomplete food and cats fed nothing but tuna lacked vitamin K and developed what was called yellow fat disease. So as long as all you are using human food for is treats,...

Cats: Is my cat albino or a rare gene result, cat, pattern?
cat, pattern?: Danial, Your cat has a gene called the piebald white gene that can express many different ways, from one white toe to the entire cat being white. This is a dominant gene, so either the father or mother or both had to have at least one copy of the gene....

Cats: cat biting, orange tabby, animal behaviorist
orange tabby, animal behaviorist, consistent time: Hi Pam. My cats do the same thing with the water. Usually, water from the tap is fresher and cooler than what s in their bowls. Cats are also attracted to moving water, and for these cats, a pet fountain is an excellent choice. Drinkwell fountains also...

Cats: cat biting and chewing and table food, wet cat food, table food
wet cat food, table food, happy cat: Hi sounds to me like this kitty needs some discipline, he obviously has not learned not to bite when playing etc and also the begging from the table for food is not acceptable. generally spraying with a water bottle is not a good idea as all it does is...

Cats: cat box behavior, introducing cats, male kitten
introducing cats, male kitten, stray kitten: Hi she is feeling threatened and so is using her poop as a strong scent indicator. yes after he is neutered things should settle down more but it is also important that you introduce these two cats to each other in such a way as to build there confidence...

Cats: cat constipation, glycerin suppository, elderly kitties
glycerin suppository, elderly kitties, cat constipation: Roger, If at all possible I d strongly suggest that this kitty sees a veterinarian ASAP because there s a possibility that she s got a health issue that may look like constipation to you but there is a possibility, especially in an older kitty that she...

Cats: My cat doesn't piss on his litter box, cat litter box, natural instinct
cat litter box, natural instinct, chip paper: Hi it shouldn t stain his paws. My cats use a litter box and they are fine with it. perhaps try a different type of litter than you used before, this may stop the problem of staining. My link page i gave you has various types ie clay, wood chip, paper...

Cats: cat food, mature cats, carbohydrate content
mature cats, carbohydrate content, money back guarantee: Hi Jennifer. Science Diet products actually have a 100% money-back guarantee, so you should be able to return the food for a full refund, even if it s been opened. However, if you prefer, it won t harm your cats to feed them this bag of the Mature Indoor...

Cats: cat in heat and pregnant?, cat, in heat
cat, in heat, pregnant?: Jamie, Unless she was just in heat and just got bred, she could still be in heat and just barely be pregnant. However, if she has been in the house a month, no, she should not be able to be in heat and pregnant at the same time. What can happen, is the...

Cats: cat irritated skin, microscopic mites, bacterial skin infections
microscopic mites, bacterial skin infections, inflammatory cells: Hi Beth. Skin problems can be difficult to diagnose. You should have her examined by a vet to see if her pattern of fur loss and the irritation fit any specific conditions. Some cats simply overgroom these areas when they become stressed, breaking their...

Cats: a cat who licks his lips and gags without throwing up, nausea and vomiting, kitten food
nausea and vomiting, kitten food, pyrantel pamoate: Hi Diane. Very unfortunately, this is one that only a vet can treat. There are no medications on the market that can stop nausea in cats without a prescription, although sometimes catnip will calm their stomach a bit. Place one teaspoon of dried catnip...

Cats: Can a cat lose her voice?, social withdrawal, polyps
social withdrawal, polyps, lethargy: Hi Alaric. Cats can indeed lose their voices. Occasionally, this can be caused by polyps or other growths, but cats can get laryngitis just like people can. And as with people, it s caused by an infection. Sometimes the infection is viral, and it passes...

Cats: cat pee, cat urine cleaner, litter habits
cat urine cleaner, litter habits, inappropriate areas: Hi Parama, Merry Christmas! He most likely wasn t peeing against you, but on the blanket, (very soft). You might want to run him in to the vet to get a check up. He might have the beginnings if an infection in the urinary tract. Cats are usually very clean...

Cats: cat pooing in the house and on my pillow, poor kitty, litter training
poor kitty, litter training, box toys: Hi yes it sounds like your poor kitty is sensing change is in the air. And as you now know her middening is just her way to make her feel happier in the home. yes i would try the litter training process. She should not be caged but kept in one room for...

Cats: cat pooping outside litterbox, litter box problems, parisite
litter box problems, parisite, suffering from depression: Hi Cheri. It certainly is the best idea to have a kitty looked at by a vet when behavior changes suddenly. The fact that she s been a little withdrawn may further indicate that she s feeling poorly. Try to bring a fresh stool sample with you to the vet,...

Cats: cat pregnant or not, male kitten, feline pregnancy
male kitten, feline pregnancy, breed cats: Monique, There aren t a whole lot of details in your question that would help me to provide you with the best possible answer so I ve got a few questions for you. It is possible for the male kitten to have mated with his mother and gotten her pregnant (they...

Cats: is my cat pregnant?, enlarged nipples, cause pregnancy
enlarged nipples, cause pregnancy, miscarage: Hi Amanda. It s certainly possible that she s pregnant if she was recently in heat and was exposed to any unneutered males over the age of 5 months or so. It s very difficult to tell if a cat is pregnant for sure until she is about 6 weeks along, unless...

Cats: cat with swollen breast, high protein food, belly flap
high protein food, belly flap, free diets: Hi Rose. Any swelling in the mammary area should definitely be brought to the attention of your vet. Thickening of the mammary tissue can indicate early changes associated with mammary cancer, and swelling can indicate an infection. If what you re noticing,...

Cats: cat urinating, cat urination problems, cat litter box
cat urination problems, cat litter box, cat urinating: Hi well this is actually a very complex question with lots of possible reasons. it may be that the box is too near the other one and she can smell the other cat the type of litter may not be to her liking, they can be very fussy Is the box in an...

Cats: cat vomiting food, happy cat, stray cat
happy cat, stray cat, hairball: Hi well it could be due to anxiety due to her recent past as you suggest My old cat used to vomit her food p almost every day because she would eat too fast. To stop this I fed her smaller amounts of food but more often throughout the day so that she was...

Cats: My cat has a wet tail...., tongue infections, obsessive compulsive behavior
tongue infections, obsessive compulsive behavior, rough tongue: Hi Keri. It sounds likely that your kitty is suckling on the tip of her tail. Some cats engage in this for comfort, just as a child sucks his thumb. The fur can break off due to the rough barbs on the cat s tongue. If you notice any broken or irritated...

Cats: cat wetting, happy cat, cat urine
happy cat, cat urine, best wishes: Hi there are a few possible causes for this. the best thing i can suggest is that you read my page about this issue it will give you more information about the possible causes and also what to do to try and stop it. here is the page /cat-urine.html...

Cats: my cats, cats, no longer getting along
cats, no longer getting along: Lise, I tend to voice a minority opinion about such things. My practice is to leave them back together and let them work it out. It is possible one or the other or both saw a strange cat and got into that fight/fright/flight thing. When cats are in the...

Cats: Can cats get colds?, mike richards dvm, upper respiratory diseases
mike richards dvm, upper respiratory diseases, feline immunodeficiency virus: Hi Christine, Here s an answer from Dr. Mike Richards about this. This is a vexing problem in veterinary medicine. I have at least 10 or 20 cat patients who have lost their voices either temporarily or permanently. So far, I have not been able to pin...

Cats: cats in heat, cats in heat, dogs cats
cats in heat, dogs cats, indoor lighting: Hi Karen. Different cats experience different heat cycles. While many go into heat once a month, others do go into heat every other week. This is normal. Heats tend to be more frequent during the summer months, but cats who are exposed to indoor lighting...

Cats: cats and mirrors, visual accuity, raising kittens
visual accuity, raising kittens, self awareness test: Hi John. Each cat s behavior will differ when they see a reflection in the mirror due to their individual intelligence and understanding. Some cats immediately recognize that reflections in a mirror are two-dimensional and will usually pay them no further...

Cats: My cats do not like each other, cats, not getting along
cats, not getting along: Lisa, We still have no understanding about how cats get along with each other or not. I do have a suggestion or two about Mystic. I would have her checked by your vet to make sure there is not a medical issue. If it hurts when you pick her up, she will...

Cats: cats run away, cats. horses, territory
cats. horses, territory: Rohit, Cats tend to be independent but are very territorial. Thus, it is difficult to make a cat do anything, unless the cat thinks it his his/her idea!!!!! They tend to be more loyal to place than people. So, cats that grow up in an area tend to stay...

Cats: My cats skin, obsessive compulsive behavior, cortisone injection
obsessive compulsive behavior, cortisone injection, salmon skin: Hi there. It might be worth having at least a skin scraping done in order to see what type of pathology seems to be underlying her problem. The vet takes a blade instrument and scrapes off several layers of skin cells. The cells are then analyzed to determine...

Cats: cats suddenly stopped getting along, food bowls, separate beds
food bowls, separate beds, laundry room: Hi Saira, It seems there is something else going on. If they were getting along before something has changed to upset the dom. cat. Check around and see if the dom. cat is able to see outside. There may be another cat around that he sees or smell. This...

Cats: Diabetic Cat, karo syrup, eye dropper
karo syrup, eye dropper, insulin injection: Hi Sandra. She could be licking her lips due nausea, and this would explain her reluctance to eat. It may be just a coincidence that she s got a stomach bug on the same day that she started insulin. But licking the lips could also be due to the Karo syrup....

Cats: diarrhea, purina kitten chow, siamese kitten
purina kitten chow, siamese kitten, corn wheat: Hi Anna. There is another gastrointestinal antibiotic called metronidazole (Flagyl) that targets bacterial infections in the gut as well as a protozoan germ called giardia. Since the Albon didn t work, perhaps your kitten has a germ that Flagyl would be...

Cats: evil cat, cat aggression, introducing cats
cat aggression, introducing cats, ft cat: Hi well there is no such thing as an evil cat only a frightened cat. Often cat aggression is due to fear or for territory reasons. Now if your mum intends on keeping both cats then it is vital to make sure that both cats are neutered / spayed and vaccinated....

Cats: Female cat hissing at injured male, cat aggression, introducing cats
cat aggression, introducing cats, two bitches: Hi often cat aggression is caused by fear and I think this is what has happened in this case. Your female cat has become afraid not of the male cat but f the situation i.e he may be acting differently because of his experience, he may smell different due...

Cats: Fighting after neuter, introducing cats, happy cat
introducing cats, happy cat, female cat: Hi This sounds to me like something called aggression trauma. basically your male cat has come home smelling differently ie of the vets and this has frightened your female cat. it is a common issue. basically what needs to happen is for their confidence...

Cats: Fleas, insect growth regulator, adult fleas
insect growth regulator, adult fleas, flea bombs: Yes, it s still a good idea to wash bedding in hot water where possible. Frontline only kills adult fleas. Since flea eggs fall off of your pet while they have an active flea problem, their bedding probably contains thousands of flea eggs, as will your carpets,...

Cats: Found cat, cat care advice, ear mites
cat care advice, ear mites, wet food: Hi well just by feeding her a quality cat food (do not exceed the daily allowance on the can or this could create other problems for her) I have a web site which is full of cat care advice re fleas and worms etc. i m sure if you read through the site you...

Cats: pregnant cat temperature dropped, vet bills, kitten
Cats: pregnant cat temperature dropped, vet bills, kitten, labour

Cats: female cat spraying, female cat spraying, cat urine cleaner
female cat spraying, cat urine cleaner, litter habits: Hi Mandy, Sorry it took me so long to answer. Marking territory isn t usually a full pee out. Changes in litter habits usually signal a change in health. She could have an UTI from being stressed out. Get her checked by your vet first to rule out an illness....

Cats: feral cat got behind our walls, boiled chicken breast, feral kitten
boiled chicken breast, feral kitten, quiet shell: Hi Susie. Oh no! The best thing you can do is to set a live trap for her in the bathroom at night, baited with some really tasty food, such as tuna. She should come out of hiding more freely when the house is dark and quiet. Sheíll be able to smell the...

Cats: feral cat rehab- Sister, tuna fish, vet care
tuna fish, vet care, indoor cats: Jeri, Trust your instincts, at this point you know Sister far better than I do so you would know how far she could safely be pushed - you don t want to push too hard, but it s quite possible that touching Sister gently as per your vet s recommendation to...

Cats: feral kitten, feral kittens, toy mice
feral kittens, toy mice, water dishes: Kristina, Quite good actually. Generally when a kitten is younger than 12 weeks of age they re still quite impressionable and making changes like domesticating a baby born feral are significantly easier than they would be if you waited until they were older....

Cats: Greasy fur on an older cat?, common health problems, elderly cats
common health problems, elderly cats, overactive thyroid: Hi Casey. You should have Sugarpine checked out by a vet. One of the most common health problems in older cats is hyperthyroidism (overactive or high thyroid). And one of the symptoms of this condition is greasy, separated fur along with dandruff. Your...

Cats: Gutteral meow/vomiting/strange behavior, stomach bug, puker
stomach bug, puker, cognitive dysfunction: Hi Melinda. The strange meowing with the sock in his mouth is actually somewhat common. Nobody s sure why cats do this, but most suspect it s either a parenting or hunting behavior. Some cats drag the items to their beds, which may indicate they are treating...

Cats: grooming, sign of affection, happy cat
sign of affection, happy cat, appeasement: Hi i think it just a sign of affection. Cats do it to each other a sort of appeasement and greeting. My cat grooms my hand and a few days ago someone else asked me the same question as yours. So it is not uncommon. I would see it as a gift from the cat...

Cats: Help for lactating cat, cat, lactating
cat, lactating: Lynelle, Usually, after about 2 weeks, the milk packs up , i.e. the mammary glands get hard as the milk dries up. Within another two weeks, the milk should all be absorbed by the mama. The best thing to do is to let nature take its course and let the...

Cats: Help with taming feral kitty boy, lynx point siamese, lack of appetite
lynx point siamese, lack of appetite, ferals: Hello again. Do you suppose you could offer him the chicken through the bars of the crate without being swatted at? Even if you need to place it at the end of a fork and stick it through the cage for him, I would start trying to hand-feed him now. If he...

Cats: help to identify colour points, cat, pointed
cat, pointed, color?: Carol, The problem is to understand what the Dam and Sire are carrying. If they are both chocolates, and neither carries blue, the kittens would be chocolates. If both carry blue, some of the kittens could be lilacs. You have not mentioned tabby pattern....

Cats: Is my house too cold for my kittens?, kittens, room temperatures
kittens, room temperatures: Guen, Truthfully, they will grow their coats to compensate for the temperature. If they can get to some sunlight during the day where there are blankets and bedding, they should do just fine. They will learn to use each other s body temperatures to keep...

Cats: hurt cat paw, ingrown nails, ingrown nail
ingrown nails, ingrown nail, paw pad: Hi Nicole. I don t think this is likely due to old age. Most cats are living closer to 15 years now. However, there could be a possibility she s suffering from a little bit of arthritis, and that could make her uncomfortable. Cats can also contract a virus...

Cats: IBD and Tylosin, diarrhea, kitten
diarrhea, kitten, ibd: Hi Patty. The dosage for cats is .04 mg per pound. This means for an 8 lb cat, he should get .32 mg every 8 hours. So, if you re using regular 2 mg Immodium tablets, he should get no more than 1/4 tablet three times a day. You may want to start him on...

Cats: Introducing Bengals, cats, getting along
cats, getting along: Hannah, Once they have been introduced, you may as well let them run together. Cats go through a rather loud intimidating getting to know you ritual with each other. There is often lots of hissing, spitting, growling, and posturing. Given that Viv was...

Cats: intergrating cats and kittens, cats, introducing
cats, introducing: Jennie, I am providing a protocol below which is pretty good for introduction of new cats into a household with existing cats. However, there is no guarantee all will go smoothly. There will be a new dynamic in the relationships and some that got along...

Cats: introducing new cat, introducing new cat, kitten adult
introducing new cat, kitten adult, introducing cats: Hi firstly can i say that she won t be lonely in the sense that we feel lonely. She may grieve for the other cat and this is ok and normal. Please see my page here for more on this /cat-grief.html If you do go ahead and get another cat, then do not...

Cats: introducing new cat to household, cats, getting along
cats, getting along: Kevin, I would put out another food bowl out, just to simplify things for everyone. Also, I would leave the litter pan Tux has been using where it is so there is another place she can go in case one of the others decides to exercise his territorial imperative...

Cats: introducing a puppy into the home, labrador pups, strict obedience
labrador pups, strict obedience, old cats: Hi Nick. Introducing new pets to the household will probably be stressful to the cats, but most cats adapt fine. And bringing in puppies may be much easier than bringing in adult dogs. Cats are less threatened by their size, obviously, and the behavior...

Cats: KItten dragging legs, kitten, health issues?
kitten, health issues?: Karen, At 5 weeks, this kitten should not be dragging its hind legs. I would get a vet check for that and the kitten s other issues. I am not a vet, but I do not like the combination of possible labored breathing, dragging feet, and constipation!!!!!!!!!!...

Cats: What kind of cat do i have?, tabby markings, paw pads
tabby markings, paw pads, gray rings: Hi well she has the tabby markings so there is definitely that breed in there somewhere. She also has the lovely colouring of an Abyssinian /abyssinian.html However because moggies may have all sorts of breed bloodlines in their family tree it can be impossible...

Cats: What kind of cat do we have?, cat, breed?
cat, breed?: Lisa, It is very possible the stripes on Dirt may disappear as he grows up. From the picture he appears to be a black smoke. The long body, tail, pointy head, and big ears all tend to go together and these types of cats are, generally, quite athletic....

Cats: kitten, virus herpes, litter mates
virus herpes, litter mates, rhinotracheitis: Hi Wanda, It sounds like she may have a rhinotracheitis virus (Herpes-1). If she gets a secondary infection she will need antibiotics. You should take her to the vet to make sure all is ok with her. Take a warm wet cloth and clean her eyes and nose. That...

Cats: kitten fur length, cat, coat length
cat, coat length: Kaila, Unless the short haired male is carrying the long haired gene, all the kittens will probably be short hairs. Usually, coat length is pretty apparent early on. So, unless you already have kittens with different coat lengths, the odds are that they...

Cats: kitten glop and tube feeding, new borns, kitten formula
new borns, kitten formula, kitten food: Hi Moe, Yes you can feed kitty glop from one day old. The best scenario is to have the kittens nurse from the mom. Even if it is for a day the kitten gets some protection from the mom. Tube feeding is preferred if you have a weak kitten. You should have...

Cats: kitten lump, sebaceous cysts, feline distemper
sebaceous cysts, feline distemper, fatty tumors: Hi Emily. Did your kitten recently have her vaccinations? It sounds like this lump COULD be a reaction to her FVRCP vaccine. This vaccine protects against feline distemper, calici virus and feline herpes and is given in the right shoulder. If the location...

Cats: kittens, skin tents, kitten food
skin tents, kitten food, kittens: James, Unfortunately I m not a veterinarian so I can t offer a diagnosis or treatment recommendations. Based on your brief history I m somewhat concerned about these two kittens and their inability to remain properly hydrated. You re absolutely right about...

Cats: kittens, kittens, cramped space
kittens, cramped space, subtle movements: Hi Jessica. Generally, I feel the first subtle movements of the fetuses around 7 weeks along. They are often most active from then until the beginning of the 9th week, but activity can slow down in the last week or so. This is probably due to the increasingly...

Cats: kittens belly, cat, belly
cat, belly: Shelley, I wonder if this kitten has been over fed and has developed what is called a fat bag . But, at 7 months of age, this would be awfully young to have a fat bag! However, just to make sure it is not someting else, I would have your vet take a look...

Cats: kitty introductions, introducing cats, ling ling
introducing cats, ling ling, happy cat: Hi i don t know how you have introduced the cats to each other but it is very important that they are allowed time to get to know each other without the fear of attack etc. i always recommend a period of introduction for a week or so. please see this...

Cats: Leg Injury?, polydactyl cats, paw pads
polydactyl cats, paw pads, shallow groove: Hi Brian. It sounds like a case for the vet. She may have pulled a tendon or muscle that is causing some soreness, if her nails got caught on something. In this case, an anti-inflammatory pain medication might be in order. If the affected leg is a rear...

Cats: Litter Box Behaviour, maine coon boy, girl kittens
maine coon boy, girl kittens, kitty family: HI I don t know if you wil like this answer but it is well known that cats do not like to share litter boxes. This is because the smell of another cats urine etc is used in their language as a territory marker. So the litter box is not there territory but...

Cats: Litter training, cat litter box, cat poo
cat litter box, cat poo, litter tray: Hi well it is still early days for him in his new home so i am guessing he still feels a little unsure of his new home and is probably using his feces as a scent marker. i have written several pages on my web site which i feel will be able to help here....

Cats: Long haired becoming short haired, grey fur, alergic reaction
grey fur, alergic reaction, grey coat: HI, It sounds like the grey coat you are seeing is undercoat, with the longer black coat being the outer coat. It could be possible that this is an alergic reaction of somesort. I would check with my vet if this behaviour becomes obsessive or if the kitty...

Cats: Long term psychological effects of kittenhood abandonment, ear lobes, odd behaviors
ear lobes, odd behaviors, psychological development: Kristen, Yes, there can be long term psychological effects when a kitten is taken from mom at such an early age. Some cats will develop excessive attachments to their caregivers to the point that they will cry and be quite distressed when they re left alone,...

Cats: Maine Coon, cat, not yet in season
cat, not yet in season: Amanda, Yes, this is perfectly normal. First of all, many Maine Coon females do not come into season that young. Second this would be a strange time of year for a first season. I would just be patient, her turn will come. Best regards... Norm...

Cats: Missing- Female Himalyan persian cat, cat, lost
cat, lost: Andrea, In all your message, you never mentioned staking out your old house!!!!! Cats being creatures of habit and tending to become very attached to territory, the first place I would begin looking is where you used to live. If it is only 10 minutes away,...

Cats: **Missing Kitten, kittens, live trap
kittens, live trap, local animal: Hi Haley. I m very sorry to hear your little one has gone missing. Most kittens of this age will become separated from their owners if they are allowed outside, for a variety of reasons. She s too young to wander off in search of a mate, however, so if...

Cats: Moving in With Someone New, happy cat, moving home
happy cat, moving home, first move: Hi i think the best thing for me to do is to direct you to my web page about moving home with cats, it goes through the process and how to make it as easy for your cats as possible. here is the page /moving-with-cat.html best wishes and I hope goes...

Cats: My male cat and boyfriend do not get along, 2 females, male cat
2 females, male cat, happy cat: Hi yes i think your right the hissing is caused by fear and this is probabaly due to your boyfriends appraoch and body language. cats are extremely sensitive about this. what your boy fried needs to do is to llow this cat to come to him when and if he...

Cats: male cat with swollen nipple, dead skin cells, sebaceous cysts
dead skin cells, sebaceous cysts, swollen nipple: Hi Lisa. I do think a prompt vet visit is in order. Although male mammary tumors are somewhat uncommon, this always must be suspected when a lump is found under a nipple. If the growth appears characteristic of a tumor, your vet will want to do a biopsy....

Cats: mean cat, aggressive tendencies, nerve bundles
aggressive tendencies, nerve bundles, vulnerable area: Hi Nikole. I m so glad you won t give up on him! There are many theories as to why some cats are so sensitive about having their bellies touched or being petted on the back. Some suggest that any touching on the belly of a male cat triggers mating behavior,...

Cats: mucus from eye, old ginger, moist tissue
old ginger, moist tissue, proper diagnosis: Hi often old age causes eyes to weep and if this is the case often the vet will not recommend any treatment just to keep it clean with a moist tissue which you are doing. However there are some eye conditions which can also cause this and I would always...

Cats: New cat is sweet but jumpy., flower essences, sweet kitty
flower essences, sweet kitty, domestic shorthair: Hi Shauna. I do think that his behavior will continue to improve as he becomes more secure in his new environment. Shelter life can be damaging to the emotional well-being of some sensitive kitties, and it takes stability to heal them. Once he realizes...

Cats: New kitten with older siamese, jack russell terrier, male kitten
jack russell terrier, male kitten, introducing cats: Hi well the first thing would be to make sure that it is a male kitten, two non related females rarely get on. Apart from that there is no best time but there is a way to introduce them so that they can get to know each other in a safe environment. Please...

Cats: new cat, cat urine cleaner, inappropriate urination
cat urine cleaner, inappropriate urination, cats room: Hi Cherre, First off, get him checked by a vet to make sure nothing is physically wrong with him. The number one reason cats stop using the litter box is because they are sick. You do not mention what he is doing. If inappropriate urination he may have...

Cats: Is it normal for a cat to stop liking somebody?, kittens, family cat
kittens, family cat, cat behavior: Hi Neri, Cats usually don t stop liking someone for no reason. You need to play detective here. Does your Dad play with the kittens? Does he go in their room? Is there any way he is picking up their scent on him? If the answer is yes to any of these questions...

Cats: Old cat not using litter box, cat not using litter box, chartreux cat
cat not using litter box, chartreux cat, feline leukemia: Hi Jesse. Thanks for taking in this poor girl! I would recommend to use a training litter with her. There is one formulated with an herbal attractant by a veterinarian, which guarantees 100% litter box usage, or your money back. It s called Cat Attract,...

Cats: Older cat acting violently toward younger cat, stray kitten, outdoor cat
stray kitten, outdoor cat, food bowl: Andy, Thank you so much for providing a detailed and thorough history, it helps me quite a bit when I m trying to help pet parents with any kind of issue. At this point I suspect that part of the reason for the fighting is because Circe was comfortable...

Cats: Organ failure, feline infectious peritonitis, kidney transplants
feline infectious peritonitis, kidney transplants, liver failure: Hi Shimarlie. I m so sorry to hear about your kitty. What awful news. Kidney transplants can be performed on cats. However, only the largest and most experienced of facilities perform them, so you would need to be referred to one by your vet. Additionally,...

Cats: older cat litter box issues, cat, litter box problems
cat, litter box problems: Kenneth, That is a bummer!!!!!!!!! I am going to have to find another one. I have done numerous searches on litter box, litterboxhelp, and the like and have not found anything like the site I had seen before. I am going to go back to my original source...

Cats: Pain after spay surgery, vet visits, pain medicine
vet visits, pain medicine, sevoflurane: Hi Cassandra. There could be a combination of things contributing to her behavior. Certain anesthetics can cause a cat to behave strangely while the anesthesia is wearing off (check your invoice for isoflurane, sevoflurane, Telazol, ketamine and diazepam,...

Cats: Pet Cat Signs of Affection, signs of affection, cat signs
signs of affection, cat signs, happy cat: Hi I really wouldn t worry. from what you have described your cat definitely likes you. the licking and sitting on you etc are all signs of affection. however not all cats like to be picked up or sit on laps etc, its just the way they are. As you know...

Cats: Pregnant Cat, cat pregnancy, tom cats
cat pregnancy, tom cats, pregnant cat: Hi unfortunately only a vet can tell early on in the pregnancy if she is indeed pregnant. It is only in the later stages that her behavior may change and also the visible signs appear. Please see my page about cat pregnancy it has more information which...

Cats: Prozac & FUS, bladder inflammation, pain meds
bladder inflammation, pain meds, frustration level: I have never personally fed a completely raw diet. However, in my experience, it is the grains in foods that really seem to create a problem. The carbohydrates cause a rise in urinary pH, which not only predisposes the cat to urinary tract infections but...

Cats: polydactyl, cats, polydactyls
cats, polydactyls: Kayla, As a rule polydactyls with an extra toe or two on each paw are usually not a problem. If there are too many extra toes the cat can have trouble walking. Polydactylism is a genetic mutation that is not uncommon in North American cats. There is much...

Cats: pooping in the house, couch pillows, anal sacs
couch pillows, anal sacs, savannah cat: Hi Ron. His dashing about and skittish behavior just before he poops outside the box are actually consistent with a cat whoís in pain. He could be having cramps, he may have polyps in his colon, or perhaps his stools are a little too hard or soft, or maybe...

Cats: pregnancy, kitten care, kittens
kitten care, kittens, happy cat: H well unfortunately it is impossible to say. Cats give birth ok every day and so the first case was just unfortunate, she must have had something else wrong which caused her death. In this case though because your cat is showing signs of lethargy i would...

Cats: pregnant or not, weeks of pregnancy, kittens
weeks of pregnancy, kittens, male cat: Hi Monique. It can be difficult to tell if a cat is pregnant just by looking at her or by her behavior. Enlarged, pinkened nipples can be a sign, as is a growing belly. Some cats are very sleepy and may lack an appetite earlier in the pregnancy. Many cats...

Cats: pregnant cat temperature dropped, cat, birth
cat, birth, finished?: More, I have heard of females who will empty one horn of the uterus and then wait 24-48 hours and then empty the other horn. If she has not done anything after 48 hours, I would get her to your vet. We know she can have kittens normally, so, unless there...

Cats: will he remember me??, cat, separation
cat, separation: Nikki, This is a really good question!!!!!!!!!! We do not really know how cat memory works. However, cats are readily adaptable to human bonding. Even if Jazz does not remember you, he will readily re-bond with you and, in time, it will be like old times....

Cats: Siamese cat with highly odiferous stools, royal canin cat food, balinese cat
royal canin cat food, balinese cat, royal canin cat: Hi Stephanie. Royal Canin foods are relatively high-quality, but they contain a lot of grains. Cats have short digestive tracts, and because the food moves through them so quickly, complex grains do not have time to be digested. Much of it passes out as...

Cats: Siamese cat vomting off and on for a week now..., siamese cats, siamese cat
siamese cats, siamese cat, lady bugs: Hi Andreena. You are correct in that some stomach viruses will pass on their own, like a cold. However, these typical do so within 24-48 hours. So for your kitty to be sick over the course of a week, it indicates that something more serious is probably...

Cats: Siamese Kitten: Settling/Personality Issue, siamese kittens, siamese kitten
siamese kittens, siamese kitten, seal point male: Hi Paul. Some Siamese are timid going to a new home, and I believe in giving them some space to adjust, for a few days. When the kitten is still hiding a week later, it becomes time to force contact with the baby. While it seems cruel to us, and the kitten...

Cats: My Siamese kitten, cat, Siamese gene
cat, Siamese gene: Raymond, I am assuming your female does not have the Siamese pattern. She will, however, carry the Siamese pattern gene. The Siamese gene is a recessive, so, unless the male carries the Siamese gene, it is unlikely you would get kittens with the Siamese...

Cats: Very Sick Kitten, feline distemper virus, karo syrup
feline distemper virus, karo syrup, sick kitten: Hi Susan. I imagine this advice is finding you too late. But if the kitten is still hanging on, please rub some Karo Syrup (corn syrup) on the kitten s gums. Then put on a sweatshirt and hold the kitten inside it, or place her on a heating pad that is set...

Cats: Soft Stools, dry kitten food, inflammation of the intestinal tract
dry kitten food, inflammation of the intestinal tract, cause diarrhea: Hi Melanie. Chronic soft stools can lead to malnutrition, and inflammation of the intestinal tract. These two conditions themselves can, in turn, cause diarrhea. So it can be a vicious circle which may require dietary and vitamin supplements, as well as...

Cats: Stray Cat, homing instinct, inner compass
homing instinct, inner compass, neighborhood cat: Hi Kayla. Yes, I would strongly recommend that she be kept in the barn for a good while. Cats have a cluster of magnetized cells in their brains that acts as a compass. It s set to help them return home, even after long moves. Cats who are relocated but...

Cats: Stray cat and my cat- not friends, introducing cats, half way houses
introducing cats, half way houses, long periods of time: Hi well it depends if you intend to take responsibility for this stray cat or not . there can be no half way houses really. if you decide that this can can come and go but you will feed her and provide medical care for her etc then it could be a good idea...

Cats: very skinny/not eating, poached chicken breast, feeding cats
poached chicken breast, feeding cats, calorie supplement: Hi Lisa. Probably the best thing to try force feeding cats without a prescription is stage 1 chicken baby food (for humans). This seems to be the only thing that makes it through a feeding syringe without getting stuck. It s suitable for short-term feeding,...

Cats: sniffles and bringing new kitten home, cat flu, female kitten
cat flu, female kitten, cat allergy: Hi well unfortunately cats can catch colds just like us too and this may be a slight cold she has, in which case there is not much you can do about preventing your other cat from catching it. yes it could also be an allergy, if the symptoms continue for...

Cats: Taming a stray cat, grey hairs, rescue remedy
grey hairs, rescue remedy, christmas night: Q. The area the cat is living in is a park area next to a school, so it is fairly visible from the street. Of a night, there are a lot of people out and about (it is summer at the moment where I live), and the cat seems more timid of an evening because there...

Cats: Tilly and her kittens, car, lactation heat
car, lactation heat: Jane, It sounds as if Tilly is in season. When the kittens get to be between 4 and 6 weeks old, the mama often has a season called a lactation heat. She is capable of being bred and becoming pregnant again while in this season so soon after giving birth,...

Cats: Trying to tame 2 wild kittens, wild kittens, domesticated cats
wild kittens, domesticated cats, mama cat: Hi feral cats can take a very long time to adjust to being domesticated cats and sometimes it never happen eds. At the moment they are still living as feral i.e outside all the time. if you do truly want to become their owners then you will have to...

Cats: Tux vs Coon, cats, getting along
cats, getting along: Kevin, Recall, I said that any human interference is counter productive. You must let them sort out their relationships on their own even though it may not be to your liking. To me, the correct approach in the litter box incident was to leave it all alone....

Cats: temporary stiffness in the front paw of kitten, ear mites, emergency vet
ear mites, emergency vet, anxiety attack: Hi Melissa, Seizures could be causing this behavior. Is he having these once during the day? At the same time each day? Is his paw stiff when this happens? What happens if you touch him when he has these episodes? Is he off his medicines now? Is his illness...

Cats: I think my cat is stressed., fish tank, male cat
fish tank, male cat, female cat: Hi Amy, It sounds like your cat, like most others, doesn t like sudden change in his household. Try using a product called Feliway Comfort Zone. It mimics a cat s happy pheromones and calms them down. This should help. You might also want to take him back...

Cats: I think my cat is a turkish angora?, cat, breed?
cat, breed?: Jenniofer, Thank you for supplying the pictures of Lucas. He sure is a handsome cat. First of all, does he have undercoat? Turkish Angoras do not have undercoat, but a long, silky coat with just guard hairs and awn coat (also known as a single coat)....

Cats: upper res infection, feline herpes virus, l lysine
feline herpes virus, l lysine, upper respiratory infection: Hi April. Most of the time, no, an upper respiratory infection isn t something you can fix at home. This is because cats usually end up with bacterial infections in addition to any viral infection that may have caused the initial symptoms, and prescription...

Cats: Weight loss, blood glucose test, liver patients
blood glucose test, liver patients, drastic weight loss: Hi Patricia. Thyroid would have been my first suspicion, too, but did the vet happen to do a blood glucose test? Another condition often found in older cats is diabetes, which causes many of the same symptoms as overactive thyroid. Weight loss despite a...

Cats: Weight loss..., diabetic cats, sign of diabetes
diabetic cats, sign of diabetes, dramatic weight loss: Hi Kelly. I think you have reason to worry, and he should see the vet. One of the most common reasons overweight senior kitties begin to lose weight is diabetes. Diabetes is very common in cats, and your kitty has three strikes against him - it s more common...

Cats: weird cat behavior-- help!, cat, whole male
cat, whole male: Natasha, This is normal behavior (if you can call anything whole male cats do normal) for a whole male who is over stimulated by something. There could be a female cat in season calling that you cannot hear, but he can. Some male cats get so attached to...

Cats: weird cat habit, weird habit, cotton bud
weird habit, cotton bud, soft balls: You should try to minimize how much cotton he swallows. In significant amounts, it could cause a stomach blockage. However, since cotton is a natural fiber, it is somewhat digestible, and most cats won t have any serious problems from swallowing small bits...

Cats: whining, tabby kitten, happy cat
tabby kitten, happy cat, best wishes: Hi yes I do think having him neutered will help. the whining was probably the first indication of him calling for a mate etc. It can be very persistent. Don t worry have him neutered, give him a few weeks for his body to adjust and i m sure his whining...

Cats: worms, insect growth regulator, topical flea treatment
insect growth regulator, topical flea treatment, siamese kitten: Hi Cher. Do you know what kind of worms your cat is getting? If he s getting tapeworms, as evidenced by small, rice-like worms that are shed from the anus, then fleas are the root problem, unless the kitty hunts rodents. If he hunts, there is a very small...

Cats: Going away, four cats, litter trays
four cats, litter trays, cat sitter: Have a wonderful holiday! And don t worry about the kitties. It sounds like you have taken great care to be sure they are well taken care of while you are away. At almost a year old, the young ones will be just fine, as they have their older friends, and...

Cats: 10 month old neutered male, human body parts, cat mary
human body parts, cat mary, animal behaviorist: Mary, It s odd for a cat that was neutered so long ago to still be humping things. I think that this is more of a behavioral issue than anything but I would recommend that your cat sees the vet to rule out any potential medical issues. Your vet can also...

Cats: 12 week kitten, cat guardians, inappropriate elimination
cat guardians, inappropriate elimination, litter boxes: Tori, I would like to start off by saying that cats don t use the toilet outside of the litter box to make their humans angry. There is a reason for what s going on, there may be a medical issue or this could be behavioral. My first recommendation when...

Cats: 12 year old cat with breast tumors, moth infestation, breast tumors
moth infestation, breast tumors, breast removal: Hi Lavina, First off, I m sorry about the diagnosis. It s rough getting news like that about your companion. I ve lost a cat to cancer of the mouth. It s not easy. Here is a link that I feel will help you. http://www.2ndchance.info/cancer.htm You...

Cats: 13 year old cat with blood in stool, maine coon cat, norwegian forest cat
maine coon cat, norwegian forest cat, gentle giants: Hi Lorna Well I am not a vet myself and so wouldn t presume to try and diagnose the problem but any signs of blood in the stool should always be investigated by a vet. When ever I am asked about blood in urine or stools I know from experience and from...

Cats: My 13 yrold cat died & my son & I are so sad...why did he die?, cat smokey, outdoor cat
cat smokey, outdoor cat, tub water: Lisa, I m so sorry to hear about the loss of your loyal furry friend. It s tough to know what may have taken him so suddenly and your veterinarian is able to perform a necropsy which is an autopsy for animals. This may provide you with answers, however...

Cats: My 15 YO Calico, cat, geriatric
cat, geriatric: Cheryl, I am sorry that I did not get to this any sooner, but at 15 years of age, your calico would be considered geriatric. It sounds to me like she has some serious health issues and (although I understand being cash constrained), she really needs to...

Cats: 16 year old cat yowling -- started a few months ago, cat, yowling
cat, yowling: B. Kapp. At age 16 your cat is geriatric. So, there could be a number of things going on. Remember I am not a vet, so, I would have a complete physical done by your vet. I would be a bit concerned by the water intake as this can often be a harbinger of...

Cats: 2 male cats out of the blue hate each other, male cats, maurine
male cats, maurine, unprovoked attack: Hi Maurine. It sounds possible that redirected aggression could be to blame. This happens when cats can t reach the source of what s causing their aggression, so they act it out on a pet or person who s nearby, instead. Something may have frightened them...

Cats: My 2 year old cat is sick, kidney failure, lack of appetite
kidney failure, lack of appetite, male cats: Kenia, I m not sure that the lentils have much to do with what s happening with your kitty medically at this point, however if he s a middle aged to older cat it s quite possible that the stress of expanding food in his system pushed him over the edge medically....

Cats: 3 year old cat, behaviour, cat, aggression
cat, aggression: Mariah, It seems to me that Sushi may be seeing a strange cat new to the neighborhood. This may bring out a fight/flight/fright reaction. If this happens, the cat often loses control and does not recognize her usual buddies. When this kind of thing...

Cats: 4 week old kitten with orange stool, development of kittens, human caregivers
development of kittens, human caregivers, intestinal parasite: Jeremy, The first thought that comes to mind is that this kitten has somehow managed to get ahold of something that he shouldn t have, but as I mentioned before I m not a vet and I can t diagnose illnesses. I can tell you that if this kitty was under my...

Cats: 7 month old male cat odd behaviour, sexual tendencies, body lotions
sexual tendencies, body lotions, fabric softener: Hi Beki. This all sounds like it could be sexual behavior. A male will call and pursue a female, then bite the back of her neck and hold her there while he mounts her. If Oscar isn t yet neutered, then having him fixed might help the situation. But neutered...

Cats: 8 week old kitten with a gravelly cough and rattly purr, viral illnesses, different trains
viral illnesses, different trains, kittens: Hi Gerard. The lethargy could be due to her vaccines, because they require an immune response. While her body devotes energy to building this response, she may feel sleepy and not up to as much playing as usual. Personally, I m uneasy with her coughing...

Cats: Adult cat bitting a kitten, spayed females, kittens
spayed females, kittens, adult cat: Hi I m not sure what you mean by bite. if you mean grab the back of the neck then this is the normal way a female cat will carry a small kitten. it is unusual for your cat to try and pick up such a big kitten but it may just be instinct. if the bite...

Cats: Annabelle my cat, kittens, suckling spay
kittens, suckling spay: Phillippa, How old are the kittens? Even though she was spayed, the hormones often take up to 6 weeks to dissipate. The kittens suckling, although a bit of a pain, will not harm her. Hopefully, the kittens will outgrow that. There is no good...

Cats: abandoned kitten, keeping a kitten, kitten care
keeping a kitten, kitten care, good appetite: Hi well hand rearing a kitten from very young can be very tricky but is doable. It is a very complex situation and so cannot give you a full answer here. My My best advice is to ask you to read my section on kitten care it has pages about what to feed...

Cats: adding another cat, cat, introducing a new kitten
cat, introducing a new kitten: Tammy, He may or may nor appreciate a buddy. One can never predict the affects of adding another cat on the dynamics of the household. It may work out really well (which is what usually happens) or they just may not get along at all. I would get a kitten...

Cats: My apoligies, feral cat colonies, humane association of wilson county
feral cat colonies, humane association of wilson county, nashville humane association: Gretta, No problem at all. I ve compiled a list of resources for low cost spay/neuter clinics in your area, I hope this helps. LOW-COST/FREE SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS IN TENNESSEE Holly Help Memorial Spay Fund Bristol VA / Bristol TN 276-466-5375 Everyone...

Cats: BAD CAT, thyroid disease, separation anxiety
thyroid disease, separation anxiety, small fortune: Hi Liz, I am assuming your vet has ruled out Feline Urological Syndrome or F.U.S. and Cystitis. These will cause problems like this in cats. Also thyroid disease and kidney disease. If your vet has ruled out all these problems speak to him about putting...

Cats: Bad Breathe and Eating Habits, feline infectious peritonitis, fecal impaction
feline infectious peritonitis, fecal impaction, feline herpes: Hi Jason. I think it would definitely be a good idea to work with a vet on this one. I m not sure how old the kittens are. Bad breath can be caused by a number of things including growing in teeth, if she s of teething age (younger than six months). But...

Cats: Bali gene, cat, lynx point gene
cat, lynx point gene: Kathy, This gets a bit trickier. Lynx point is just a marketing term for tabby point. The agouti gene which allows the tabby pattern to manifest with darker pigment colors (black, brown, chocolate, cinnamon, blue, lilac, fawn and the tortoiseshell versions)...

Cats: Bathing my 8 month old Sphynx, benadryl, baby wipes
benadryl, baby wipes, medical reasons: Hi Kelly. A lot of people do use Benadryl as a sedative, but cats are quite resistant to its effects, and I am personally uncomfortable with using medications unless clearly necessary for medical reasons, because of their potential for side effects. If your...

Cats: Behaviour In A Neutured Cat, indoor cats, physical elements
indoor cats, physical elements, persian boy: Hi question one. Cats have other urges other than just for mating. Like hunting, exploring, stalking, jumping etc etc. So the fact that your male cat wants to go out has nothing to do with mating. however as the operation was so recent, his hormone levels...

Cats: Birthing, causes of prematurity, kittens
causes of prematurity, kittens, bulging eyes: Tanya, Unfortunately I am not a veterinarian so I don t know all of the causes of prematurity in kittens, I would recommend that you speak to your vet and consider having her thoroughly assessed medically as this may hold the answers to the heartbreaking...

Cats: Biting or pulling hair off rear hip area, scratching, cat, over grooming
cat, over grooming: Wilma, Either the stress of coping with your two established cats or an allergy are the most likely answers. If it is an allergy, the most likely culprit is food (usually, corn, wheat, or soy), although there are some cats allergic to beef. If it is...

Cats: Bitting, indoor cats, natural instincts
indoor cats, natural instincts, cat meowing: Hi well i m not sure hat to say about the butt biting. It may simply be his playful way. Why he should choose her rear end we may never know. perhaps he can bite her here and have a better chance of getting away before she turns around to retaliate. Who...

Cats: Blue Russian's Bad Habit, pumpkin pie mix, baby spinach
pumpkin pie mix, baby spinach, canned pumpkin: Kyla, I m wondering if your kitty is searching for some roughage in his diet. You may want to try leaving a pot of organic cat grass within reach for your little guy to chew on as he likes. If you don t get much sunlight in your home you could try giving...

Cats: birth of kittens and one possibly left inside?, birth of kittens, vet bill
birth of kittens, vet bill, vet care: Marianne, Unfortunately there is no way to tell for sure if there was a kitten left behind without taking her to the vet to be examined. The vet may be able to tell just by performing a thorough physical examination, but there is a possibility that s/he...

Cats: breathing problems, acute asthma attacks, congestive heart failure
acute asthma attacks, congestive heart failure, organ transplant patients: Hi Alyssa. I have one cat who has acute asthma attacks, but she responds to prednisone and theophylline, fortunately. If other causes of severe breathing problems, such as congestive heart failure and tumors in the chest and abdominal area have been ruled...

Cats: breed, cat, breed?
cat, breed?: Camille, I might be able to tell the breed from a good picture. So, feel free to send a picture. However, another source is to go find a book called: The Cat Fanciers Association Complete Cat Book edited by Mordecai Siegal; Harper-Collins; New York,...

Cats: CAT BIRTH CONTROL, cat, birth control
cat, birth control: Sean, Not reliably. The Best way to control the feral population is with TTVNR (Trap, Treat, Vacinate, Neuter (or spay), Release). Check out the Alley Cat Allies web site: http://www.alleycat.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=191 for more information...

Cats: Caring for a cat with cancer, vitamin b complex, feline fibrosarcoma
vitamin b complex, feline fibrosarcoma, heather honey: Hi Trish. What awful news, I m so sorry to hear of it. I m afraid I don t have any experience at all managing the symptoms of cancer with any sort of homeopathic supplements like you re using. So if you re trying to avoid medications, then unfortunately,...

Cats: Cat behavior, introducing new cats, introducing cats
introducing new cats, introducing cats, female cats: Hi don t worry this is a common problem. It is known as aggression trauma. basically something happens which frightens one of the cats and they react with aggression. in this case your other cat went missing which was unusual this may have upset your other...

Cats: Cat birthing for 2nd time, cat birthing, kittens
cat birthing, kittens, 2ndchance: Hi Anna, A lot of times when cats give birth the first time things don t go right. This sounds like what happened with yours. I am attaching a link to an article that has a lot of useful info for you. Read the article and read the other links in the article....

Cats: Cat's Death, cat, died
cat, died: Kendall, I am sorry for your loss. I am not a vet, but it also seems to me that the cat either threw a blood clot or died of a heart problem. I would guess his heart began to fail and the other symptoms you saw may be due to his no longer grooming...

Cats: Cat & Dog Are Now Not Getting Along, introducing cats, careful approach
introducing cats, careful approach, happy cat: Hi this is known as aggression trauma and is quite common between animals when something unexpected happens and frightens one of them. they in turn take out their fear with aggression towards the other animal. the problem is to over come the problem you...

Cats: Cat with Enlarged Milk Ducts, cat, pregnant
cat, pregnant, nipple: Sarah, It seems early for milk to be coming in. I would double check with your vet to make sure there is nothing serious going on. If it is a mastitis and in its very early stages, that is a possibility, since symptoms are sometimes slow to develop....

Cats: Cat's back feet, cat introductions, territorial animals
cat introductions, territorial animals, resident cat: Dove, I took the liberty of passing on your question to one of the veterinarians under a pseudonym in the hopes of finding you some more options. I think you may find some interesting information in her answer so I ve elected to cut and paste onto the initial...

Cats: Cat Giving Birth, cat, kittens
cat, kittens, finished?: Stephanie, Your plan sounds like a good one to me. When all is said and done, you will fell better knowing that the status of the queen, and she will feel better if you have less anxiety. But, yes, I have seen the several hours turn into 24 between...

Cats: My Cat's Happiness, person volunteers, feline companion
person volunteers, feline companion, solitary creatures: Chandi, It sounds to me like Tink is content where she is. Cats are solitary creatures unlike dogs, they don t need a feline companion to have a complete life. It sounds to me like Tink s bond with you stems from the fact that you rescued her from a horrible...

Cats: Cat Puke!, emergency vet clinic, cat puke
emergency vet clinic, cat puke, vet clinics: Victoria, I would recommend that this kitty be assessed by a vet immediately even if that requires a trip to the emergency vet clinic. It s quite possible that this kitty has more thread somewhere in her system, it could be tangled in her digestive tract...

Cats: Cat peeing on my bed!, inappropriate elimination, chair pad
inappropriate elimination, chair pad, medical issue: Chrissie, I would like to start off by saying that cats don t use the toilet outside of the litter box to make their humans angry. There is a reason for what s going on, there may be a medical issue or this could be behavioral. My first recommendation when...

Cats: Cat peeing everywhere!, litter mates, home smell
litter mates, home smell, massage table: Hi Ok sounds to me like this little boy is feeling a little unsettled in his home for some reason and the peeing on things helps them to smell more like him which in turn helps to make him feel happier and more confident. it is a common occurance and what...

Cats: Cat stinging skin, cat, skin problem
cat, skin problem: Marie, I would have your cat go to your vet to see if they can get to the nub of the problem. Were I to guess, it may be some kind of mites or fleas or something. Depending on what it is may depend on how the vet wants to treat. Also, an allergy cannot...

Cats: Cat Teet Care/Hygiene, finger nail, granuloma
finger nail, granuloma, teets: Hi Case, There could be many things going on with her. She could have a granuloma, an infection, or even cancer. You need to get her to the vet. Having part of her teat break away is not normal. Neither is a discharge. Your vet will be able to let you know...

Cats: Cats, cats, CFA
cats, CFA, Breed Council: Judy, CFA stands for the Cat Fanciers Association, inc. which is a cat registry (like the American Kennel Club AKC in dogs). In this context BC stands for Breed Council, i.e. the Persian Breed Council, which is a recognized organization within CFA....

Cats: Cool-Whip, palm kernel oil, fructose corn syrup
palm kernel oil, fructose corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup: Anita, I m sure that you re aware that Cool Whip isn t exactly a first choice in terms of nutrition for people or cats. I have found an ingredient listing for Cool Whip on Wikipedia and enclosed it below. Ingredients Cool Whip is made of water, corn...

Cats: calico cat behavior traits, Cats, calico
Cats, calico, attitude: Carol, There is much mythology about the personalities of tortoiseshell and calico cats. My favorite is that they are like candy bars: A little sweet and a lot of nuts! I have not noticed any real attitude beyond any other colors with Calicos, but there...

Cats: my cat....., kittens, milk replacement
kittens, milk replacement, survival rate: Hi Catherine. She shouldn t leave the babies for too long. Moms do go and stretch their legs, look for food, use the litter box, etc. Some moms are willing to leave their babies alone for longer than others. It may depend on how safe they feel their surroundings...

Cats: cat, cat, strange meowing sounds
cat, strange meowing sounds: Anastasia, Is your female spayed? If not, I wonder if she is in season. They do make some rather strange noises when they are in season. If she is spayed, I have no idea what it could be. IF it persists, you may want to see your vet. Best regards......

Cats: cat, cat sara, cat cats
cat sara, cat cats, pregnant female: Sara, Are there two cats or just a pregnant female with a broken leg? Have you had the cat/cats seen by a veterinarian to confirm diagnosis and treat the injuries? I m more than happy to provide advice about cat care, but my first concern is that...

Cats: my cat's abnormal behaviour, bad tooth, abnormal behaviour
bad tooth, abnormal behaviour, polyp: Hi Kathryn. When a behavior comes on suddenly, it s usually a pretty good indication that there s something specific going on. This sort of symptom can suggest that your kitty may have sores in his mouth, a bad tooth or possibly a growth such as a polyp...

Cats: My cat is acting stange, happy cat, vagina
happy cat, vagina, best wishes: Hi well this is difficult to answer as a examination of the cat would be required to find out if she was pregnant. However the behaviour you describe is not something that I have heard about in regards to pregnancy, so i am reluctant to say that this could...

Cats: cat behaving differently, kittens, male cat
kittens, male cat, happy cat: Hi sometimes after a operation a cat can suffer the effects of the Anaesthetic for a few days afterwards. the symptoms you described could just be his system still getting rid of all the affects of the Anaesthetic. if i were you i would telephone the vets...

Cats: cat behavior, samurai sam, crying sounds
samurai sam, crying sounds, resident cat: Hi Mary. I think things are actually going very well. Cats, especially adults, usually need to be introduced very slowly. It s recommended that when you first bring a new cat home, she be kept in one room, and that the cats don t get to see each other at...

Cats: cat behavor, cat, litter box problems
cat, litter box problems: Lisa. You are right, there are only two options, medical or behavioral. In the case of medical, usually a urinary tract disease will cause these urination behaviors. In the case of behavioral, there is usually some change that has occurred which has...

Cats: cat body odor, pet supply stores, natural shampoo
pet supply stores, natural shampoo, soap and water: Helen, If the cats smell you can bathe them with a natural shampoo designed for cats. I use Earthbath products on my cats because they are mild and the manufacturer makes an effort to be environmentally responsible. You could also use bath wipes made for...

Cats: My cat's eyelids..., cases allergies, cause hair loss
cases allergies, cause hair loss, double eyelid: Kayla, This sounds like an eye infection to me. Your kitty should see the vet immediately because seeing the third eyelid (which is the grayish membrane that covers the eye from the inside) can indicate that your kitty is in poor health or he may just have...

Cats: is my cat grieving?, kidney failure, home smell
kidney failure, home smell, girl cat: Hi well i think you have answered your question. What your cat is showing are classic symptoms of feeling a little stressed and unsettled due to all the changes in his life and to his home. the urinating etc is a way cats use to make the home smell more of...

Cats: cat introduction, cat introductions, chronic viral infections
cat introductions, chronic viral infections, countless inquiries: Beverly, The best way to proceed in your case depends on how long you ve been trying to introduce these two cats. Questions about the general topic of new cat introductions are fairly common and I ve answered countless inquiries on this subject. I will...

Cats: cat just had kittens...., cat, having kittens
cat, having kittens: Kelly, It is not unusual for a new mama to be off her feed and/or water for a day or two. Without seeing the cat, it is hard to surmise what is going on. It is also possible she is not finished. I have seen mamas wait up to 24 hours to finish delivering...

Cats: cat pregnancy, cat pregnancy, nipples
cat pregnancy, nipples, susie: Hi Susie, Here s a link that will give you great info on what you need to know. http://www.2ndchance.info/pregnantcatcare.htm Have a vet check her just to make sure all is ok. There is one condition, (pyrometia), that mimics a cat s pregnancy but is dangerous...

Cats: A cat recently given birth, kittens, megestrol
kittens, megestrol, milk production: Hi Mohamed. It sounds possible that she is already searching for another male and is ready to become pregnant again. This usually happens when the kittens are around 6 weeks or older but sometimes happens when the kittens are only a couple days. If there...

Cats: My cat is sick, ear mite medicine, vet care
ear mite medicine, vet care, pet parents: Kelly, Obviously your kitty is sick. The fact that he s not eating or drinking on his own is concerning. You can t go on giving him tiny amounts of water (and he doesn t need milk at all, in fact that may make him more likely to vomit or have diarrea) without...

Cats: cat skin has bumps, auto immune disease, parasitic mites
auto immune disease, parasitic mites, flea allergies: Hi Kai. I really haven t seen hormones cause skin bumps in any spayed/neutered cats. Sounds possible it s something contagious, so I would start with a vet visit. Skin bumps can be caused by parasitic mites or by contagious fungal infections. You may have...

Cats: Can a cat stop and the start labor, cat, pregnancy
cat, pregnancy: Linda, Let me give you some general guidelines a little further down. Unfortunately, there is no way, usually of telling if there is a dead kitten in there or not without opening her up. If there are any live kittens, the ultrasound will detect hear beats,...