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Cats: Not Tamed Himalayan Cats, affectionate cats, himalayan cats
affectionate cats, himalayan cats, kitten care: Hi this is a problem as cats learn about feeling safe and getting used to to people etc in the first seven weeks of their life and in deed the first year of their life needs to be full of contact. I m sorry to say that over time the cats may become more used...

Cats: Taming a Feral - Too hard, feral cat population, feral cats
feral cat population, feral cats, animal control agencies: Adria, Taming a feral cat is extremely difficult to do. However, by having him neutered, he will better be able to fend for himself as a feral and not contribute to the feral cat population. Trapping, vaccinating, neutering/spaying, and releasing...

Cats: Taming a Feral, time and patience, heat stroke
time and patience, heat stroke, anethesia: Adria, Petting him while under anesthesia is fine if you just want to get close, but it wont tame him. It will take lots of time and patience to do this. Depending on how long he has been feral, he may never be tame. If you set him free, please ask yourself...

Cats: Taming a feral - too difficult, catnip toy, male hormones
catnip toy, male hormones, male cats: First, what a wonderful thing you have done for this cat. Let me thank you since he can t. Secondly, you have invested time and now money in this kitty and I wouldn t give up yet for two very important reasons. 1) Unaltered male cats are much more aggressive...

Cats: Taming kittens, adorable kittens, mom cat
adorable kittens, mom cat, cat cage: This will take some time. At 3 to 4 months old, they have not previously experienced a human handling them and they know its strange. Very young, like a few days old, they don t know any better and it becomes totally normal. This does not mean yours are too...

Cats: Tangles and Mats, rabbit fur, types of cats
rabbit fur, types of cats, stray cat: It is possible that this is someones well cared for kitty. However, it could be that she does indeed, have a coat that is not as easily matted as others. Some are softer, almost like rabbit fur, and more prone to matting. It is also possible that this cat...

Cats: Tapeworm, flea larvae, carpet powder
flea larvae, carpet powder, valley vet: Hi Sharon, It sounds like you guys are very good pet owners. I hope I can help you. Tapeworms are one of the hardest to get rid of. You really should deworm again in two weeks after the first deworming, unless your vet thinks its not necessary, but...

Cats: Taser, ose weight, oral pill
ose weight, oral pill, muscle function: Take him back to the vet and ask them if they think that a regimen of Prednisone would help. See if they will give him an injection there at the office, followed by an oral pill you would give him twice daily for ten days. Prednisone is a steroid that...

Cats: TEENAGE KITTEN MOODS ?, feral friends, sky light
feral friends, sky light, mood change: Jane, cats can be moody, but I don t think that s the only reason for her behavioral changes. I would still see your vet just to be sure. It may be nothing or it could be a sign that she is ill. Cats like high places when they don t feel comfortable, so the...

Cats: How to Teach a Cat to Graze, hr clock, indoor cats
hr clock, indoor cats, food dishes: You can easily solve this problem by continuing to feed them timed meals. Check out http://www.fosterandsmith.com they have cat food dishes with sections in them and you can set the timer so that the lids will open at set intervals (on a 24 hr clock too)...

Cats: Teaching Kitten to drink water?, kittens, dry food
kittens, dry food, drinking water: Hi JoAnne, Thank you for your question. Kittens start drinking water on their own when they are about 6-7 weeks old. It sounds like your kitten may be getting enough liquid with the formula so that is why he is not drinking water from a dish. Does he lap milk...

Cats: Teeth cleaning, maine coon cat, tomay
maine coon cat, tomay, maine coon: Hello, Thank you for your inquiry. Dental care is very important in maintaining the overall health of your cat. There are liquid drops that are added daily to the water bowl. Most animals won t notice a difference, while the plaque and tartar are being...

Cats: Teething newborn kitten, dusty rainbolt, poor kitten
dusty rainbolt, poor kitten, rawhide chews: Donna, We have used little (toy dog sized) rawhide chews for kittens. When they are not chewing on them, they like to play with them. It sure will save your fingers. Two books you might look for to help you in saving this orphaned kitten are: Hand...

Cats: Temperment in hybrid cat, asian leopard cat, african wildcat
asian leopard cat, african wildcat, female kitten: Bobbie, First off, I have a bias against any domestic X wild cat crosses of any kind. I would be extremely leery of a Bengal (already Domestic X Asian Leopard Cat) X African Wildcat. Wild cats are NOT domesticated and can easily go from being sweet to...

Cats: Terminally Ill cat, nasal tissues, nasal cavity
nasal tissues, nasal cavity, nose drop: Hi Mary. I m so sorry to hear about this. First and foremost, watch her eating. The fact that she s not eating her full ration of food is not a good sign. If her appetite tapers more, it s an indication she s really feeling poorly, and it s probably...

Cats: Terminally Sick Cat, incubation period, boy cat
incubation period, boy cat, dealing with separation: Hi Brittany. I m so sorry to hear this! FIP is the worst disease I ve had the displeasure of dealing with. Separation is always recommended with FIP. Some evidence suggests a second exposure is required for the virus to mutate into the one that causes...

Cats: Territorial Behaivour In Cats, cats welfare, bengal cats
cats welfare, bengal cats, male bengal: Craig, Truthfully, unless you batten down the hatches at home and keep your cats inside, there is nothing you can do. Generally, the cats do work it out amongst themselves, although it may take many weeks. Also, as noisy and as gruesome as it might...

Cats: Thin Cat, female cats, sensitive stomach
female cats, sensitive stomach, thin cat: Hi Tracy! Some cats are just naturally slender, but I agree that if you can feel the backbone that they may be too thin. You can add some chicken and/or cottage cheese to their diet and even a good quality canned food. I presume you are feeding dry? Be...

Cats: I Think There is Something wrong With My Cat!, carol carol, peices
carol carol, peices, physical exam: Christian, Poor Precious! It sounds like something is definitely wrong and she is coming to you after she eats a couple of bites because it hurts. She may have something caught somewhere, or an obstruction. She needs a physical exam to pinpoint the problem...

Cats: Thinking about getting a 2nd kitty., introducing cats, new companion
introducing cats, new companion, food dishes: HI Cheri, I think a companion cat is a very good idea. Cats left alone during the day are generally more active and therefore healthier than lone cats. However take your time to find a compatible kitty and introduce them gradually and carefully. Here is...

Cats: Three cats too many?, oriental shorthair cats, siamese kittens
oriental shorthair cats, siamese kittens, introducing new cats: Hi Carlie, I love Orientals! I have owned several in the past. One of mine was white and the other chestnut. Anyway, to answer your question I doubt you will have any problems. As you said you will experience the hissing and growling at first, but eventually...

Cats: Three cats too many?, oriental shorthair cats, shorthair cats
oriental shorthair cats, shorthair cats, solitary creatures: I have eight cats in my house, with minimal fighting (no one ever gets hurt, its all posturing) so you can have multiple cats in your house that get along. The trick is whether or not they will. Cats are by nature solitary creatures, but can adjust to having...

Cats: My Three Kittens, average lifespan of a cat, lifespan of a cat
average lifespan of a cat, lifespan of a cat, three kittens: Before I get to your question directly I have to say something first. Many people seem to think that its Ok for cats to just go off on their out there, but its not true. The average lifespan of a cat that lives outside all the time is 3 years whereas a cat...

Cats: Three Week Old Kitten, maricle, pouring rain
maricle, pouring rain, warm milk: Hi Laura! She sure is a Miracle! How lucky she is to have been found by you! You will have to feed her yourself for a while, and you might want to put a teddybear in with her so she can snuggle it. Keep her as warm as you can, as she is so little. ...

Cats: Throw up, hairball remedies, indoor cats
hairball remedies, indoor cats, raw diet: Hello Doug, Cats are pukers, no delicate way to say that :) Cats in the wild eat a raw diet, with this kind of diet there is a higher risk of bacterial type of issue s so the cat s system is built to purge anything that may seem even remotely off. Cats...

Cats: Throw Up, great cat, ok thanks
great cat, ok thanks, diarrhea: Hi Kim and thanks for writing about your cat. I recommend that you take your cat into the Vet right away! Diarrhea is really hard on cats because they get dyhdrated from this very quickly. The sooner the better for your cats sake. Good luck and please...

Cats: Throwing up, stomach bugs, adult cat
stomach bugs, adult cat, hair ball: Cats do indeed get stomach bugs like people do. When an adult cat is vomiting like this, you should withhold food for 12 hours, and then try feeding her a small amount of something mild. Chicken breast mixed with boiled white rice is recommended. However,...

Cats: Throwing Up, margerine, indoor cat
margerine, indoor cat, excess hair: Hi Jenn! This is actually a common problem, and my cats will sometimes do the same thing. As long as she does not lose weight or act sick, then she is probably ok. One reason may be that she has hairballs. You can help her with elimination of excess hair...

Cats: Throwing up, orange tabby, sensitive stomach
orange tabby, sensitive stomach, petromalt: That s a lot!! Start giving Laxatone or Petromalt or another hairball medicine. One inch a day and if this is still going on after 3 days, a call to the vet is in order. His stomach could also be getting sensitive for various reasons, and if the barfing...

Cats: Throwing up, etc., litter box train, inappropriate elimination
litter box train, inappropriate elimination, kidney problems: Hi, Kathleen. It sounds very likely that your kitty is sick, and the two symptoms may be related. Kidney problems, for one, can cause vomiting and failure to use the litter box. Even illnesses unrelated to urinary tract issues can cause a cat to eliminate...

Cats: Throwing Up!, cat laxative, digestion
cat laxative, digestion, vet: unfortunaty a trip to the vet is in order. You might try some cat laxative, it aids in digestion, and there are several foods out there on the market that claim to be more easily digested. I am afraid for you to wait too long to take him to the doctor however,...

Cats: TICA?, american cat fanciers, international cat association
american cat fanciers, international cat association, american cat fanciers association: Linda, Reputable breeders should be registered with one or all of The International Cat Association (TICA), The Cat Fanciers Association, inc. (CFA), or American Cat Fanciers Association (ACFA). I would look for this, but, being registered with any of...

Cats: Tiger Kitty, kitty cats, wild tigers
kitty cats, wild tigers, maine coon: http://cats.about.com/cs/breedprofiles/a/breeds_a.htm this is a listing of most cat breeds. i have never heard of a domestic cat bred with a tiger. however if you just want a large cat, the maine coon is big as are several other cats on that website...

Cats: Tigger's bad habit, litter box problems, pet stains
litter box problems, pet stains, heartland pointe: LeAnna, Given your cats age and the sudden onset of the problem, it would, most likely, be a physical problem. Urinary tract problems can result in this type of behavior. I would have your boy checked out by your vet. If it is not a physical problem,...

Cats: Time between births; first litter, tortoise shell, kittens
tortoise shell, kittens, calico: Hi Charlie, Sometimes very young cats will have only one or two kittens for their first litter. Feel her belly. Does it feel soft and gushy? If so, she most likely doesn t have any more kittens in her. If it feels hard, I would get her checked out by a...

Cats: Timid cat, litterbox, cat treats
litterbox, cat treats, jum: Sorry for the delayed response. Giving him a box to hide in is just fine, as long as you can reach him and pat him often. And a lot of nervous cats will not take food from your hand, but I would continue trying. My cats prefer Greenies for cats, which...

Cats: Tiny kitten, kitten shots, tiny kitten
kitten shots, tiny kitten, low cost spay: HI P, You should definitely take the kitten to the vet for a check, and bring along a stool sample when you go. It s very common for kittens to have internal parasites like worms or coccidia, and these can kill a small kitten if left untreated. The vet...

Cats: Tiny skinny kitty, holy moly, male kitten
holy moly, male kitten, cat crate: Awww.. what a sad story. I think you are doing the right thing. Do not feed him too much at once but you could give him the canned food in 1/4 can rations throughout the night. Keep him warm and give him access to lots of water. Do you have other pets? you...

Cats: OUR TOM CAT "SMOKEY", plastic spikes, cat smokey
plastic spikes, cat smokey, carpet runner: Hi Jason, I sympathize with your problem with Smokey. Sometimes cats can drive you crazy. But putting him outside and risking him running away or getting killed is not the answer. The first thing you want to do is neuter him. This will calm him down a...

Cats: MY TOM CAT, unwanted kittens, cats life
unwanted kittens, cats life, female cats: You are making a big mistake and endangering your cats life by suggesting he live outdoors at all. Many people have this concept that cats can somehow just take it all - weather, fights with strays, fleas and so on not to mention communicable diseases from...

Cats: Toby, time and patience, kittens
time and patience, kittens, 7 months: As always, cats take time and patience to get used to each other. Just give Toby extra love and attention and in time he will accept the little one. It might take him some time, but he will eventually come around. Most cats, even the most independent ones...

Cats: Toe Nail Clipping, toe nails, scissor type
toe nails, scissor type, furry feet: hello, Thank you for your inquiry. Fortunately, kitty claws are relatively easy to clip. Virtually all cat claws are clear, making it very easy to determine where the quick of the nail, is. As long as you stay a minimum of 1/16th of an inch from the pink...

Cats: Toilet Habits, toilet habits, breed cat
toilet habits, breed cat, poops: dont rub the cats nose in anything......try rubbing your nose on that tissue...ugh! id suggest a visit to the vet to make sure nothing is wrong healthwise first.....then if there are no health problems........stop cleaning the box so often.....put the poop...

Cats: Toilet Training your Cat, toilet train, toilet habits
toilet train, toilet habits, kidney failure: Hi Misty. I have no doubt Cici CAN learn to use the toilet despite her missing leg. My specialty is dealing with special needs kitties. I have a few with deformed or missing legs, and they are almost as agile as any other cat. It may take them extra time,...

Cats: Toilet Training, paul loeb, natural instincts
paul loeb, natural instincts, domestic cats: Diana, There are two things absolutely required to teach cats anything: Patience and Persistance. If you keep trying, Sable will get the idea! However, to help things along, there is a training technique that has shown great promise in training cats....

Cats: Toilet training - feline behaviour, indoor cats, feline behaviour
indoor cats, feline behaviour, kittens: Barry, Kittens tend to go where their mamas train them to go. However, there are two things to keep in mind. (1) Kittens do forget themselves every so often and (2) at 6 months of age, these kittens are probably just getting into puberty and so hormones...

Cats: Tom cat hissing and growling, cat hissing, outdoor cat
cat hissing, outdoor cat, bizarre behavior: Candy, It sounds to me as if two things are happening. First, there are numerous females in season, and his hormones are probably raging. Secondly, if he got a terrible fright outside (by who knows what?!?!?!?), it may take him a number of weeks to settle...

Cats: Tonkinese - Applehead Siamese not eating, applehead siamese, enlarged lympnodes
applehead siamese, enlarged lympnodes, prescription food: Jeanne, Hopefully, they gave you lots of good information for supportive care. Let s also hope that the tumor is benign or at least not yet metaxised anywhere else. As frail as Korie may be, if he begins to feel better, he can bounce back pretty quickly....

Cats: Tonkinese - Applehead Siamese - Korie, applehead siamese, aggressive chemotherapy
applehead siamese, aggressive chemotherapy, korie: Jeanne, No, I have never heard of them, but I did look them up on Google. From looking at the list of ingredients, I do not believe they would hurt Korie. They may not help him either. However, I would discuss it with your vet and consider using them...

Cats: Tooth care, dry cat food, pet supermarket
dry cat food, pet supermarket, wet food: Hi! I believe he is teething. Dont worry this will pass. Like humans, kittens also experience discomfort when teething. Some vets will recommend to brush their teeth. A brush and toothpaste can be bought from a pet supplies store (ie. petsmart, pet supermarket,...

Cats: Tooth problem, tooth problem, wet food
tooth problem, wet food, male cat: well sounds like it might be a tooth problem , but if you brush his teeth i would think he would let you know at that time that its a sensitive tooth. the vet will only put him to sleep if you have them to clean his teeth and do other dental proceedures....

Cats: Topical Prozac, sofa coverings, vertical surface
sofa coverings, vertical surface, foaming at the mouth: Jo Ann, Thanks for letting me know his history. I am assuming he is neutered. You and your vet should talk to one of the pharmacies in your area who do their own compounding. I am betting they can compound Prozac into a tuna flavored transdermal, so...

Cats: Toxoplasmosis, indoor cats, twin babies
indoor cats, twin babies, new cat: Hi Chelsea, No, you shouldn t worry about that. Since you are not changing the cat litter then you will be fine. Actually, it s only when people bring in a new cat that they have to worry. If someone has had a cat for awhile, then they are already exposed...

Cats: Toygers care, new breed of cat, toygers
new breed of cat, toygers, toyger: Hi Deni, Nice looking cats. I don t have much info on them. What I would suggest is to contact a number of breeders and ask them the same set of questions. The answers that you get that are the same are you the ones I would use about these cats. Here s...

Cats: Training Cats, sisal rope, double sided sticky tape
sisal rope, double sided sticky tape, four cats: Ms. Bivins, If you find a way to stop kittens from climbing on the counters, scratching furniture, etc., please let me know. Cats are trainable, using a technique known as the clicker, You can do a search on the web under animal training and clicker...

Cats: Training cats to stay in at night - without a litter tray!, litter tray, strange question
litter tray, strange question, litter box: Hi Kate, No they can t. You are going to have to get a litter box for them. If you are afraid of Toxoplasmosis, have someone else change the litter or get gloves and a mask to do it. Also get clumping litter. Or you can get a litter box were you don t handle...

Cats: Training a Kitten, cubby holes, beautiful seven
cubby holes, beautiful seven, laperm: Jackie, On the first one you might be able to try spraying the exercise posts with catnip spray. However, to be fair, are the exercise posts more attractive to your kitten than the furniture? Exercise posts must be long enough so that the kitten can...

Cats: Training Kittens, mom cat, kittens
mom cat, kittens, meat protein: HI Alice, Kudos to you for taking in this pregnant kitty and her babies! It s very wise of you to make sure they get as much milk as they can, because it is so important for growing kittens. When they are old enough, I recommend canned food over dry food...

Cats: Training Litter of Kitties, kittens, dinner bell
kittens, dinner bell, kitties: Well, to be honest cats are not known for coming when they are called. They rather seem to come when they want to. But having a group will make it all the harder even if they were inclined to follow orders. The only thing I can really suggest is trying to...

Cats: Training older cat to use scratching post, sisal carpet, futon sofa
sisal carpet, futon sofa, spayed cat: Hi Melissa, You can train an adult cat to use a scratching post, it just takes some persistence! Two of my 3 cats were adopted as adults and learned about this. Here are the steps you should take: 1. Try different scratching materials until you find...

Cats: Training, tight bun, cat kitten
tight bun, cat kitten, tabby cat: Hey ! This is a tuff one since the water bottle trick isn t working, this is a difficult one because their could be many reasons why the kitten is doing this. The only possible solution I can think of is locking her out, although you may not want to do...

Cats: Tranquilizing before grooming, rescue remedy, working with animals
rescue remedy, working with animals, acepromazine: Hello Linda, I am not a vet, so I cannot give specific medical advice. What I can do, is tell you what I have experienced in almost 20 years in the grooming end of it, and working with animals that are tranquilized. In my experience, I have found that many...

Cats: Transitioning to a new home, bringing home a new cat, comfort zone feliway
bringing home a new cat, comfort zone feliway, introducing cats: Introducing cats may take no effort at all, or it may take work, patience, and plenty of time. The cats in question are really the deciding factor. Some cats adore other cats, and they can simply be tossed together without a second thought. Some cats dislike...

Cats: Trauma Kitty, bach flower remedy, craving attention
bach flower remedy, craving attention, indoor cat: Joe, Like people, cats have different personalities. Your kitty is talkative and aloof. I would ignore the talikng and not attribute it to whining (this is something people do). Just because a cat is talking does not necessarily mean it wants something....

Cats: Traumatised Cat, High Temperature, girl cat, degree temperature
girl cat, degree temperature, comfy bed: you should trust your vet on this one. also dont let her outside anymore ever again and you can avoid any trouble like this again. buy a litter box and a comfy bed for her and just let her live inside for the rest of her life. cats really do not NEED to go...

Cats: Traumatised Cat, High Temperature, poisonous insect, subcutaneous fluids
poisonous insect, subcutaneous fluids, girl cat: Oh Laura, I m so sorry to hear this. It really doesn t look good. It sounds to me as though it might have been a fall of some sort -- perhaps she was up a tree and something scared her and she fell. . . Is your vet sure that she is not bleeding internally?...

Cats: Traumatised Cat and High Temperature, teeth marks, girl cat
teeth marks, girl cat, degree temperature: Hi Laura, This is a hard one. As you say, I can only speculate. If another animal attacked, there would definetly be teeth marks and surely your vet would have found those. If she were hit by a car, I would think there would be more damage, but that could...

Cats: Traumatised Cat, High Temperature, feline distemper, bloody diarrhea
feline distemper, bloody diarrhea, gastrointestinal tract: How awful! I hope she will pull through. Certainly, there are people rotten enough to do this to a poor cat. Internal injuries can occur without leaving a mark on the outside, and the symptoms fit. A couple other things I wonder about. One is poisoning....

Cats: Traumatized Kitten, back porch, human members
back porch, human members, kittens: Hi Carol, Did your vet check him over for bites? He may be going nuts because he may be hurt. If everything is okay then let s try a few things. Get a product called Feliway. This will help calm him down. Talk to him quietly and feed him special treats....

Cats: Travelling with kitten, kitten litter, little kitten
kitten litter, little kitten, cat harness: Hi Hannes, Sorry I am in Canada and it is bitter cold here right now so I wasn t thinking about the food going sour so quickly !! I guess if you are in south africa that would be a real concern. Just put down the amount of wet food that he would eat in half...

Cats: Travelling w/cat on plane overseas, plane rides, layover
plane rides, layover, xmas gift: Hi Vin, well we hope that your cat will not go in the bag under the seat but it sounds like you have a well traveled cat so he will probably try really hard to hold it for you. What I do with my cats is have a leash and harness with me when traveling and a...

Cats: Trip, couple days, abby
couple days, abby, neighbor: Its hard to say really. She may - after a few days acclimating - come to realize this person is there to be kind and feed her and be ok with it. When you have other people visit briefly or your neighbor just look in on her, she is never really given more thna...

Cats: Trouble breathing well, trouble breathing, breathing problems
trouble breathing, breathing problems, root cause: Kim, It sounds as if your cat may have asthma (but, I am not a vet). There are, probably, treatments for your cat. Have you had Wheezy to your vet to see if they can get to the root cause of her breathing problems? Best regards... Norm. ...

Cats: A Troublesome Kitten, apointment, litter box
apointment, litter box, litterbox: Most cats train themselves. Its going to depend on how old your kitten is as to how fast they re going to pick it up. If she s very young, then you ll have to give her a little more time. Anytime you find her using the bathroom somewhere else, make a big...

Cats: Trying to take my Siamese to the Vet, feline leukemia, calming techniques
feline leukemia, calming techniques, dialate: Hi Deb. Sounds as though your kitty is beyond most of the calming techniques (using Feliway spray in her crate [see www.felineway.com], giving her a helping of catnip 1/2 hour prior to the trip, although you could give these a shot). A real prescription...

Cats: Tuching cats, kittens, mama
kittens, mama, norm: Jordan, I would keep them close to mama until they are weaned. I would not take them into another room as long as mama is nursing them. Otherwise, she may get very concerned about the whereabouts of her kittens and start moving them once they are back...

Cats: Tumor, pet angel, material gifts
pet angel, material gifts, vet assitant: Hi Lacey! I don t know where you live, but that price seems really high to me. Also,even if you had it removed, you do NOT have to have it examined to see if it is cancerous! Just tell your vet that you want it removed and that you cannot afford the other....

Cats: Tweeks eyes, third eyelid, technical word
third eyelid, technical word, eye infection: Hi Melissa. It could be that Tweek has a little touch of conjunctivitis - which is a really technical word for a little eye infection. Easily treated by eye drops, no so easily given to the cat. :) If there were eye bogies as I call them, just make sure...

Cats: Twitching Back, kitten food, baby kitten
kitten food, baby kitten, digestive tracts: Hi Kathy. Sorry for the lateness, I ve had bronchitis. As for the twitching back, I wouldn t worry about it. SOmetimes when a cat gets a good scratch, their hackles stand up, then they relax. That s all it probably is. If it s worrying you, head to the...

Cats: Can't we all just get along?, fuzz ball, new companion
fuzz ball, new companion, spats: Hi Kathryn, The kitten is new and in your older ones territory. Actually they don t sound too bad for new intros. Time will take care of the spats. Give them a week or two. But I think you will have problems with the move and the two of them. I would...

Cats: can't get cat in carrier, scruff of the neck, excess skin
scruff of the neck, excess skin, arlene: Hi Arlene, I wanted to tell you how to grab her by the scruff of the neck. Basically you are going to take your hand to her back of her neck and grab the excess skin there. this will hold her immobile. Then you support her bottom with your other hand...

Cats: I can't find my kittens, kittens, hiding in plain sight
kittens, hiding in plain sight, home territory: Holly, You will have to play detective and see where she goes and if she is hiding them. By 6 weeks they should be weaned and she may have moved them as they are probably getting too adventurous (as kittens that age will do). Cats are masters at hiding...

Cats: Can't find stray cat's kittens!, maternal instinct, kittens
maternal instinct, kittens, mastitis: She may be very yound and ofen they aren t great mothers at that stage. Finding her kittens would be best done by listening for their crying as they will be crying for food unless they have passed already or are too weakened to do so. Check behind and under...

Cats: can't leave my cats at home, feline herpes, old cats
feline herpes, old cats, feliway: Hi Babs, I know some people who take their cats with them for week-long vacations at cottages etc. With an IBD cat of course you have to be a bit more careful about stress, but leaving him at home will be stressful too. I think it depends on the cats, but...

Cats: can't get to new born kittens, new born kittens, first few days
new born kittens, first few days, random places: Claire, I would leave her be for the first week. If she and the kittens appear to be thriving, leaving well enough alone may be best. The less she is tempted to move the kittens, the better. If you can get her out of the cupboard into a carrier, temporarily,...

Cats: tail bumps, vet check, persians
vet check, persians, kitten: Michelle, It could be a number of things depending on the age of the kitten. I would take the kitten to a vet to find out what is really going on. If the kitten is older it could be hormonal. It could be an allergic reaction to something. Someone could...

Cats: taking care of cats, taking care of cats, siamese cat
taking care of cats, siamese cat, excessive dryness: Hi Ekhlaass! Honestly,I just use one of my own. I really haven t ever had a problem. I also use a conditioner to make their coats shiny and soft. I use this for my dogs and my cats. There may be those who disagree, and there are some good pet shampoos...

Cats: tale tale signs, cats eyes, kittens
cats eyes, kittens, nipples: Hello Sarah, I honestly have no idea, I would have to get my hands on the cat itself to know. I would not be letting her out of the house if she is close as she just may end up having the kittens outside. I know it s tough to be patient but the kittens...

Cats: taming feral kittens, taming feral kittens, will probably take months
taming feral kittens, will probably take months, rescue org: Thanks for rescuing these babies! Definitely don t let them outside. Sounds like the neighbor is capable of some pretty rotten stuff. The kittens are still young enough where I suggest you be very aggressive about taming them. They are going to be much...

Cats: tangled fur masses, higgens, mases
higgens, mases, bald spots: Hello William, Thank you for your inquiry. The matting you describe sounds like excessive seasonal shedding. The coat begins regrowth and attempts to push out the old, shedding coat. When the old coat is not removed, to make room for the new growth, via...

Cats: teacups, home alot, kitten
home alot, kitten, lorraine: Lorraine, Personally, I do not belive in what must be done genetically to produce a teacup kitten. To me cats are beautiful in the sizes we pretty much see and, I feel, they should not be any more diminutive than the smallest breed, i.e. the Singapura....

Cats: tearing eyes, feline calicivirus, feline rhinotracheitis
feline calicivirus, feline rhinotracheitis, persian kitten: Many different things can cause Epiphora (watering of the eyes). In your kitten s case, I m guessing there is only a minor irritation involved. She could ve gotten poked with something or was simply bothered by a few strands of fur hanging in the way....

Cats: tearing up my house, sign of labour, soft paws
sign of labour, soft paws, cat nip: Have you calculated her due date from the date that she returned home? If so, and she is on day 68 or later, then she definitely should see a vet right away. It would probably be a good idea to induce labor. Sixty-eight is the last day when a pregnancy...

Cats: teeth, front teeth, gum disease
front teeth, gum disease, baby teeth: To the best of my knowledge, no one has yet created braces for cats but it is probably only a matter of time! Meanwhile, though, there s not much you can do and she is probably going to lose these teeth. Sometimes that happens, although it is unusual in...

Cats: teeth, old cats, emergency type
old cats, emergency type, lisa smith: yeah old cats teeth fall out sometimes. usually its no biggie, but ya might want to just take her to the vet for a check up. probably not a emergency type of thing. as long as she is acting the same and still eating id say her yearly check up will be fine...

Cats: teething, pens pencils, bitter oils
pens pencils, bitter oils, tabsco: We bought our cats a bristle post, you know those little bristle tools to clean dishes that you cant fit you hand in, well if you go to petsmart or some type of pet store and can see if you can find a bristle post, it has big bristles and is shaped into an...

Cats: how can i tell when my cat is due to have her kittens, kittens, mucous discharge
kittens, mucous discharge, skeletal development: Hayley, Normal gestation in cast is 65-67 days from when they were bred. 63 days is a normal minimum, whereas 69 days is a normal maximum. Your vet can X-ray the queen and may be able to give you some idea based on skeletal development of the kittens....

Cats: how can you tell if a cat is still pregnant?, kittens, cat breeder
kittens, cat breeder, stray cat: Liza, An experienced cat breeder would be able to tell easily. Normally, if she is well along, you should be able to see kittens moving. What I would do is to have her see your veterinarian. This accomplishes a couple of things. One you get a better...

Cats: How can I tell if she is pregnant?, increased appetite, kittens
increased appetite, kittens, nine weeks: Maria, Nipples swell and become pinker in color. That is the first sign. She will have an increased appetite. She may have morning sickness (just like humans). And around the 5th week her tummy starts to grow. They are pregnant for 60 to 67 days or approximately...

Cats: tempermental cat, untoward behavior, daughter nikki
untoward behavior, daughter nikki, indoor cat: Nikki, This behavior is very perplexing. Does she exhibit the behavior with all company or is there some number of strangers beyond which she exhibits this behavior? Does she start out friendly and then turn, or does she exhibit the untoward behavior...

Cats: My ten month old kitten, kittens, silver tabby
kittens, silver tabby, british shorthair: Corrie, The British Shorthair is a very slow developing breed. So, at 10 months of age, she very well may not have had a season yet. This is a very normal happenstance. There are what we call silent seasoners who come into season, but only a male...

Cats: territory, indoor cats, cat doors
indoor cats, cat doors, mousers: If cats are not family, you must trick them sometimes into making them think their related. Some people recommend bady powder that is safe for the cats and putting it on them for sometimes weeks till they act like family. You should talk to your vet about...

Cats: thanks for your help!!, kitten food, male cats
kitten food, male cats, allergic to cats: Hello! Glad to be of help if I can. To answer your questions: “Could you tell me how long does an average cat stay pregnant for?” Cat pregnancy lasts 58-68 days, usually, with 63 being average. “I ll really need to prepare for our new, little...

Cats: thick, dark yellow urine, dark yellow urine, dead bacteria
dark yellow urine, dead bacteria, fatty substance: HI Melissa, Diabetes is fairly uncommon in a cat this young (you said 4 years old I think) but that doesn t make it out of the question. The vet should definitely do a urine test, that will show diabetes, urine crystals or other problems. Many cats like...

Cats: thin cat, high protein foods, thin cat
high protein foods, thin cat, hind end: Hey ! First get him/her a litter hooded litter box and teach him to use the litter box to prevent him from going outside where he is exposed to parasites such as worms. First I would change your cats dietary habits, and keep him inside. High Protein foods...

Cats: I think my cat might be pregnant.., sign of pregnancy, pinkish color
sign of pregnancy, pinkish color, girl cat: Hi Kathryn, Well odds are she IS pregnant. A cat that gets out when she is in heat is 99% of the time bred and pregnant. Being overly affectionate is one sign of pregnancy. Another sign is that she may be vomiting more often than normal and eating more....

Cats: i think my cat may have miscarried, sysmptoms of pregnancy, kittens
sysmptoms of pregnancy, kittens, viral infection: Stacy, There are two things that cats do: (1) Reabsorb litters and (2) have false pregnancies (not very common). Very rarely do they miscarry. Has she ever had kittens before? If not, it is also possible that her ovaries are cystic. Your vet can...

Cats: I think my cat is preg., kitten food, vet check
kitten food, vet check, male cats: Hi Patty, well it really sounds like you have your hands full over there. You may want to get those boys neutered right away before they start fighting or getting ready to breed your little girl again. Then once her kittens are about 8 wks old you can get...

Cats: i think my cat is pregnant, pregnant cats, informative article
pregnant cats, informative article, vet: Hi Autumn, There are two questions to ask yourself to figure out if she is pregnant. Was she in heat and did she get outside? If it s yes to both then more than likely she is pregnant. I am attaching a link to a really informative article about pregnant...

Cats: I think my cat is pregnant!, unwanted kittens, spayed
unwanted kittens, spayed, do the right thing: Its tough to tell if she is pregnant at such an early stage but I really think she is a bit young. She may not be large enough to safely deliver the kittens to term. She may suffer and the kittens not survive. In addition even if they did survive birth, she...

Cats: I think my cats water broke, early stages of labor, new babies
early stages of labor, new babies, stages of labor: Hello, Sorry for the late reply, hope this is still helpful. Cat s do have water, but there are other signs that are more helpful in knowing if she is in the early stages of labor. First she will nest several days beforehand, she will look for a dark,...

Cats: I think my kitten is sick, bronchotis, vet visits
bronchotis, vet visits, rescue cats: Hi Abby and thanks for asking on AllExperts! Glad to see you caring so much and good for you on noticing. I m not a Vet - though I have 4 rescue cats from 11 years old down to 2 they have had their share of vet visits : -) I don t like when the cats...

Cats: I think my kittys sick!, sick kitty, siamese cat
sick kitty, siamese cat, rib bones: Hi Rachel, Since you said he is not urinating, it makes me think he may have a urinary blockage. This could be very serious. You really should take him to the Vet as soon as you can. The pads of his feet being dry doesn t mean anything, so don t worry about...

Cats: I think a stray delivered an undeveloped kitten..., momma kitty, mucus plug
momma kitty, mucus plug, back porch: Hi Valerie, Isn t it sad that Lizzie s owners just moved away and left her! It never ceases to amaze me how people treat their pets. Well I am glad she is with you now... for the time being. If Lizzie is eating and drinking and seems quite settled then I would...

Cats: very two/three week old abandoned kitten, aspiration pneumonia, congenital problems
aspiration pneumonia, congenital problems, kittens: Definitely get the kitten into a vet on an emergency basis! I have to stress that there is no time to lose with a baby this little. Even at just a couple weeks old, a kitten can be put on antibiotics. This may be the baby s only hope. Honestly, there...

Cats: throw up, inflammatory bowel disease, parasitic worms
inflammatory bowel disease, parasitic worms, kidney failure: Hi, Sara, The first thing I would recommend is to stop feeding your kitties any milk. After 3 months of age, most cats cannot digest lactose, a sugar found in milk. This can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and gas. You should call the vet and tell him that...

Cats: throw up, sensitive stomachs, male kitten
sensitive stomachs, male kitten, adult cat: I would split a medium-sized can of food between the kitten and his mother, and I would make dry food available (separate plate) to her constantly. She is nursing so needs to eat more than the average adult. I d also give the kitten dry food twice a day. ...

Cats: throw up, veterinary intervention, human meat
veterinary intervention, human meat, chiken: Sara, I think if I were you , I would watch him closely to make sure that he isn t throwing up after every meal. If he only does it ever now and then, then I doubt you have to worry. As I said, my own cats will overeat and then throw up sometimes. I...

Cats: throw up, cows milk, giving him something
cows milk, giving him something, human meat: Sara, First of all, it is, indeed, possible that your kitty is teething. However, under no circumstances should you give a cat cows milk. It can cause all kinds of gastric problems including throwing up and diarrhea. In addition, I would get your kitten...

Cats: throwing up, hairball remedy, shedding season
hairball remedy, shedding season, himalyan: Ramone, Does it smell like a bowel movement? If so, I would run your Himalayan to the vet immediately. If it does not smell like stool: Sometimes when a cat wolfs down dry food too quickly, it comes right back up totally formed as a round cylinder...

Cats: throwing up but sick looking...., red blood cell, red blood cell count
red blood cell, red blood cell count, blood cell count: Your best bet is going to be to take him in to the vet. Since he is losing weight and he has become lethargic, you really should have a vet evaluate him. If he has never been tested for feline leukemia and FIV I would definitely recommend that as well since...

Cats: throwing up, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic vomiting
inflammatory bowel disease, chronic vomiting, parasitic worms: Ideally, he should see a vet. He may have parasitic worms or protozoa that are causing him to vomit. These are very common in cats. It s also possible he s developed an intolerance to his food. Siamese have notoriously sensitive bellies, and he may need...

Cats: thyroid, fighting a losing battle, thyroid disorder
fighting a losing battle, thyroid disorder, kidney failure: Hi Joyce, Thyroid disorders often go hand in hand with kidney disease and that may be what s making her feel bad. Does she seem dehydrated? Pick up her fur at the scruff and let it fall back down. It should just snap back, if it takes a few seconds to...

Cats: tibbie, antibiotic ointment, litterbox
antibiotic ointment, litterbox, anythin: Hi Terrie, Keep him quiet. Put him in the bathroom with his litterbox and a bed. No food, just water. If you can try to get some antibiotic ointment on the cut. If he fights you don t press the issue. See if there is another vet in the area who is open....

Cats: ticks, ticks, tweezers
ticks, tweezers, tick: Hi Paulette, Make sure you wear gloves when doing this- get some tweezers and grasp the tick by the head, not the body and twist anti-clockwise to remove. Frontline also makes a product that will kill ticks, so maybe check with your vet or petfood store....

Cats: tomcat, wet cat food, special diet
wet cat food, special diet, brithday: Hi Christina. If there was about 1/2 of the contents of his bowel movements being blood, collect a sample and take it to the vet for analysis. This could be a number of things - and as much as I would love to give you my opinion, it s in the best interests...

Cats: I just took a friendly stray in, but now he's turned very aggressive, live trap, indoor cat
live trap, indoor cat, stray cat: I m hoping he s calmed down enough now for you to have been able to get him. If not, you could see about borrowing or renting a live trap from the animal officer, a local vet or animal shelter. Set it up with something very aromatic, like tuna. If he won...

Cats: took on a stray, kittens, three year olds
kittens, three year olds, deadly combination: Naomi, You will probably not like my answer. As a rule, cats like predictability. Three year olds are not predictable and often do not realize that they are a real danger to a cat. I suspect the three year old is bothering the cat and the cat is doing...

Cats: tough vs. gentle, male cats, jealouse
male cats, jealouse, little man: Hi Katie, They sound like very sweet kitties, I love your descriptions :) Is Jake fixed? If not, I would suggest this could be part of the problem as male cats can be aggressive when they re not neutered. It sounds like Jake is trying to be top cat...

Cats: toxoplasmosis, indoor cat, litter box
indoor cat, litter box, cat food: http://kidshealth.org/parent/infections/parasitic/toxoplasmosis.html I would say your chances of getting it are slim. However, would it be such a bad thing for someone else in the house to clean the litter box for 9 months? I think not. Surely the father...

Cats: toy and teacup exotics and persians, sized cats, exotic shorthairs
sized cats, exotic shorthairs, exotic shorthair: Mutations sometimes lead to health problems, but teacups/mini s are not the result of a mutation. They are the result of carefully breeding the smallest stock available of the regular-sized Persian. In reality, they are just small Persians (or Exotic Shorthairs)....

Cats: how to train, cats are cats, chance cats
cats are cats, chance cats, positive reinforcement: This is not an easy thing to do. you do not say how old your cat is but I can assure you that the older the kitty, the more difficulat this will probably be. If it is a kitten you will have a better chance. Cats can be trained but not as easily as dogs. Stay...

Cats: training, little paws, little kitten
little paws, little kitten, good bacteria: Rich & Deb, Certainly try the Cat Attract product, it may very well work. It may be worth your while to have the vet check to see if there is anything wrong with her bladder or bowels. If she has a bladder infection she may be trying to tell you that she...

Cats: training a kitten to be an indoor cat, neutered cats, 13 cats
neutered cats, 13 cats, natural instinct: Hi Carlene, There isn t much you need to do. Make sure they are neutered. Cats, if they don t go out from the beginning, usually don t want to go out. They will look out the window. It s a form of kitty TV. Make sure you have toys for them and have play...

Cats: training a kitten to use litter box, dusty rainbolt, water dishes
dusty rainbolt, water dishes, kittens: Linda, What happened to mama? Normally the mama trains the kittens to use the litter box. What we have done with recalcitrant kittens is to cage them where all they have are litter boxes on the floor of the cage, except for food and water dishes. Usually,...

Cats: travel, water dish, strange effect
water dish, strange effect, litterbox: Hi, I would start out your trip with the cats in their carriers and then about 3-4 hours into the trip I would let them out loose in the car and have a litterbox and water dish on the floor for them so they can relieve themselves and have a drink. Then do...

Cats: travelling with a cat, baby kitty, catnip toys
baby kitty, catnip toys, short periods: maybe you could get a small crate/kennel (they have them at walmart for around $15) to put him in during car rides. this would be safer too he won t like it if you just shove him in there and take off... you may want to put the kennel in a room with a small...

Cats: travelling with cats, siamese kitten, mild tranquilizers
siamese kitten, mild tranquilizers, siamese cats: Hi Jo, Siamese are some of the most wonderful creatures... they are spunky, super-intelligent, demanding, pursuasive, and are so cute when they play... They are also very affectionate. They are active, mouthy, and there is just nothing like a Siamese!...

Cats: travelling with cats, siamese cats, travelling with cats
siamese cats, travelling with cats, raucous voice: Jo, Most cats settle down and go to sleep after an hour or so, so the trip may not be as bad as you think. On the other hand, there are those cats who never shut up sigh ! One hint on traveling by car with cats is to make sure you have a carrier large...

Cats: how to treat a skiddish cat with advantege flea treatment, cat trap, flea treatment
cat trap, flea treatment, last winter: A vet should NEVER EVER!!! recommend to throw a animal outside to fend for itself NEVER!!!!!. I would try to set a cat trap, it doesnt hurt them at all to catch her,OR I would try and get her in the bathroom or a room by herself with food and water then go...

Cats: How to treat?, sarcoptic mites, flank area
sarcoptic mites, flank area, stud tail: Hi Donna. Sarcoptic mites as well as other less common mites (collectively called mange) do infect cats, so that s a possibility. The base of the tail is also where you ll find flea dirt - flea feces that look like small particles of dirt close to the...

Cats: treatment for illness after receiving shots, kitties, vets
kitties, vets, vet: well everything i can find on the internet about steroid shots for cats basically says it is to calm them down..make them mellow sorta. i dont see any harm in it really. if i were you i would call around to other vets and ask them exactly what a steroid shot...

Cats: trouble with two cats, food dish, resident cat
food dish, resident cat, boy cat: Hey ! The best way to avoid conflict between cats is to carefully prepare for the first encounter. The resident cat may adjust to the newly introduced cat without confrontation if they are first required to share your home but at different times of day,...

Cats: trouble with kitten birth, ky jelly, birth canal
ky jelly, birth canal, contractions: Tabatha, I am sorry that I just got back on my computer. You need to take your female to the vet immediately. You can gently pull on the paws timing your pulls with her contractions. You need to pull upwards and out if she is on her back or downwards...

Cats: I am trying to raise an orphaned kitten, loose stools, kittens
loose stools, kittens, formula milk: Hi Sean, It sounds like you are doing ok. Kittens will usually have that soft yellow stool when they are being fed milk replacer. So, that was ok... It is better for a kitten to have loose stools then to have hard ones. How long have you been caring for him?...

Cats: tumor, surgery options, gunsmoke
surgery options, gunsmoke, intestine: Hi Joyce, This is the hardest part, the time when we have to say goodbye to our kids. In rescue we deal with this a lot but that s mostly animals that come in sick or old and we really haven t gotten attached to them. That s hard enough and I ve done...

Cats: tumor, great memories, lucky cat
great memories, lucky cat, fun times: Hi Joyce, I m glad Festus is still with us. Has your vet considered that this could be inflammatory bowel instead of a tumor? I m sure he did some blood tests but I had a foster cat who presented with the same symptoms as intestinal lymphoma and it was...

Cats: tumor in older cat, initial treatments, chemo treatment
initial treatments, chemo treatment, type of cancer: So sorry to hear this. Cancer is such an awful diagnosis. A lot of it depends on the type of cancer she s got and how advanced it is, as well as how far you re willing to go with treatment. I did a full chemo protocol with a couple of my cats. One responded...

Cats: tuna can, chunk chicken, chicken breast
chunk chicken, chicken breast, trace amounts: Hi Katelyn, Tuna could have trace amounts of mercury and my veterinarian advises against feeding tuna of any kind to cats. It probably won t hurt the cat, but there is always a chance, so if it were up to me, I would just throw the can away unopened. ...

Cats: tuna can, chunk chicken, church food pantry
chunk chicken, church food pantry, chicken breast: they can mix a little bit of it with his regular food and use it over the course of 2 days or feed him a little bit of it at first to see how he tolerates it Otherwise you might consider donating it to the local church food pantry as long as its not expire...

Cats: is turmeric O.K?, nutmeg plant, capsicum annuum
nutmeg plant, capsicum annuum, harmful plants: Hey ! There are some that I know of I dont mind sharing them with you Rafael, depending on the circumstances of exposure. Mace is derived from the nutmeg plant (Mtristica fragrans); both mace and nutmeg have actually gained popularity as street drugs,...

Cats: How to turn a stray into a house cat?, cow bell, control authorities
cow bell, control authorities, pet control: It really just takes time. Letting him out less and less. Let him out later every day and call him back earlier. If you have cold winters, that is a good time to totally make him an indoor cat. He will appreciate the warmth of the house instead of the cold...

Cats: twin kittens, phonomenon, kittens
phonomenon, kittens, litters: Hi Wendy, That s a common phonomenon. Cats can give birth to up to 6 litters each time but not all might survive. Therefore, it s important that proper care and nutrition is given to both the mother and the young at this point of time. Carris...

Cats: twin kittens, kittens, evalution
kittens, evalution, umbilical cords: Morgan, Of all the litters I ve ever seen, I ve only had one set of twins. To answer your question, identical twins share one amniotic sac, one placenta, and the umbilical cords are usually merged together at some point, and then it turns into one cord...

Cats: What type of breed are my 2 cats, tiger stripes, sabertooth cat
tiger stripes, sabertooth cat, type of cats: I m sorry, but it sounds as though what you have are two domestic mixed-breed cats. It isn t really possibly to tell whether there might be any specific breeds in their background, as the characteristics you describe are not unique to any specific breed. ...

Cats: What type of cat do I have?, coat patterns, definitive answer
coat patterns, definitive answer, squint: I m not sure. Because of the crossed eyes, which is called a squint , and because they are blue, it may suggest he s part Siamese. Though a squint can happen in any cat, Siamese have them most often. Also, if the rust on hir paws, face and tail is gradually...

Cats: type of cat i have, bombay breed, copper eyes
bombay breed, copper eyes, mass quantities: Your cat is most likely a crossbred (mixed breed). I have arrived at this conclusion for a number of reasons. First of all, I m guessing that you got her at a shelter or rescue center, since you would have already known the breed if she had come from...

Cats: what type?, turkish angoras, allergy attack
turkish angoras, allergy attack, talkative cat: Well, Persians and their shorter-haired cousins the Exotics make great lap fungus cats. They are very affectionate and usually pretty outgoing but caring for them does take a lot of time (The Exotics less so) and they aren t real smart. They also have the...

Cats: U got me wrong, turkish angora, male cats
turkish angora, male cats, kittens: Hi Sorry, what i was reading in the other question,it sounded as if 2 kittens where not getting along. Well it is very rare that a father will get along with there kittens. Sometimes the father will try and kill them. If i was u i would probaly get rid...

Cats: Umbilical Cords, kittens, umbilical cords
kittens, umbilical cords, umbilical cord: It should be OK. It should still fall off. Are you able to tell if its really still attached or perhaps its just stuck to kitties fur? If really attached I would leave it. The kits will need the vet soon enough for tests and so on and if its still there, your...

Cats: Umm My cat's health, wet cat food, gastrointestinal problems
wet cat food, gastrointestinal problems, putting on weight: Hi Randall, Cats are quick hit and run drinkers. You may not see him drink the water. If your kitten is only a pound he is not going to urinate a lot out. He should be urinating at least 3-4 times a day though. If he is not you need to try to get some more...

Cats: Undiagnosed cat in hospital, high blood sugar, high fever
high blood sugar, high fever, urine analysis: HI Lena, Your Vet has not told you what is wrong with your cat after all those tests? I think I would get a second opinion if I were you. The high blood sugar makes me wonder if he is diabetic. I m not much help here, I know, but I think I would ask for...

Cats: Unfriendly Burmese Kitten, speedy response, expert answer
speedy response, expert answer, surrogate mother: If he is getting better now, my money is on it being a teething issue. Kittens can get very weird when they go through it. I had a Turkish Angora kitten start acting oddly and then actually develop a fever at a show and her co-ower and I were very concerned....

Cats: Unfriendly Burmese Kitten, oriental breeds, personality changes
oriental breeds, personality changes, recommended age: Hi Laurie, He doesn t hate you, and as far as any personality changes after neutering, this is possible on a very small level, but usually not probable. If he s 5 mos. now, you should be getting him neutered within the next few weeks. Six weeks is the...

Cats: Unhappy Cat, kittens, american cheese
kittens, american cheese, male cat: Hi Priscilla, Yes he is upset with the new additions to the house. You can get a product called Feliway. Spray it around the house. This should help calm the cats down. If he has accepted other additions in the past he should now. He needs time. Also some...

Cats: Unhappy cat, verbal command, housebreaking
verbal command, housebreaking, kitties: I would definitely have the one kitty checked by a vet. It does sound very possible she s sick. The stress of the new puppy may have lowered her resistance against disease. As for the puppy, you should start training him now. It s never too young. I...

Cats: Unknown Feline Disease, feline infectious peritonitis, siamese kitten
feline infectious peritonitis, siamese kitten, feline distemper: I would definitely keep her indoors until she s been fully vaccianted for a few weeks. Right now, she s completely unprotected against anything. Truly, she shouldn t even be weaned entirely for another month at least (12 weeks is ideal). The symptoms...

Cats: Unusual behavior of my cat., deep concentration, bedroom closet
deep concentration, bedroom closet, cat breeds: Jeremy, Wow, that is quite a tale, but not so unusual. Cats have better senses all around than us mere humans. They can hear, see, smell, and feel better than we can. There are many explanations from the supernatural to something as mundane as something...

Cats: Unusual female cat behavior, false pregnancy, female cat
false pregnancy, female cat, cat behavior: Actually, it s not that unusual. Lots of cats will do this with socks, undies, toys - anything they can drag around. I have one that did it with a bath towel. Some cats collect the things in one spot, often a food bowl or bed. In the case where they...

Cats: Update (or lack of one!), little kiss, atm machine
little kiss, atm machine, snuggle bunny: Hi Christina, Well that is a sad story. It was most likely that kitten that was giving your mom cat the problems when she was pregnant. You didn t mention mom? so I am assuming she is fine and that the vet won t be buying himself a new mercedes from her ceasarian...

Cats: Upper feline respiratory diesease, feline respiratory disease, medical one
feline respiratory disease, medical one, vets: Dear Nathan, Thank you for your inquiry, however my field of expertise is in coat care and grooming. Your question is a medical one and would be better addressed to one of the vets on this site. Sorry I could be of no help to you. Good luck, though, with...

Cats: Upper Resperatory Problems, upper respirtory infection, worrisome problem
upper respirtory infection, worrisome problem, difficulty breathing: sounds to me like he has upper respirtory infection. take him to a different vet if you can, he will need a shot of antibiotic and a 2 week series of oral drops from you and a shot called a 4 in 1. good luck. if its not uri...then im sorry i just dont know...

Cats: Upper Respirtory in kittens, feline herpes virus, antibiotics and the body
feline herpes virus, antibiotics and the body, l arginine: Hi Lee. You could ask the vet about using a fluoroquinolone antibiotic (Baytril, Orbax, Zeniquin). Very strong antibiotics, though some vets are leery about using them in young cats. However, Zithromax is a very good medication for upper respiratory infections....

Cats: Upper Respitory, calici virus, upper respitory
calici virus, upper respitory, l lysine: If she s still having symptoms, I would ask the shelter if she d seen a vet, and then consult him or her, since he ll be familiar with the case. Most URI s are caused by viral illnesses. Two of them, feline herpes and calici virus, tend to stay in the body...

Cats: Upper respitory problems, feline infectious peritonitis, upper respiratory problem
feline infectious peritonitis, upper respiratory problem, upper respiratory infections: This is too broad a question to answer yes or no. The problem is that there are both serious upper respiratory infections which can, in fact, kill a cat, and also mild viral infections (similar to the common cold in humans) which cannot, in and of themselves,...

Cats: URGENT kiten delivery how long should it take!!!, veterinary attention, kittens
veterinary attention, kittens, hi thanks: Hi, Thanks for your question. The easiest way to tell if a cat is finished delivering is by her behaviour. If she is settled with her kittens and letting them nurse and she is eating she is probably finished and is just fine. If she is restless and pacing...

Cats: URI or Feline leukemia?, feline herpes virus, l lysine
feline herpes virus, l lysine, feline leukemia: I think this is one of those absolutely necessary times unless you don t mind the thought of losing her over something that may be treatable. I think a leukemia and AIDS test would be a wise investment. If you have a Petco nearby, many of them offer leukemia...

Cats: Urinary Condition, food safety issues, sick cat
food safety issues, sick cat, time trip: Mary, Thank you for your kind comments, I appreciate that. I love the Korat breed! They are such beautiful cats. I used to show Cornish Rex and still have one. Please check out my website and see all of my pets. http://www.geocities.com/the_pets_of_our_lives/index.html...

Cats: Urinary Condition, indoor cats, predatory birds
indoor cats, predatory birds, scar tissue: Allexperts from what I was taught is not allowed to give medical advice. I can give it in theory, yet I have to point to the fact that one must still see a vet and not to trust my advice fully. This is because I do not see the animal making it impossible...

Cats: Urinary tract problems, flint river ranch, purina one
flint river ranch, purina one, prescription diets: Hi Suzanne. I have several cats with this problem, and aside from diet, I am not aware of any natural ways to prevent urinary tract problems. Have you tried only prescription urinary tract diets? Many of the super premium cat foods are just as good at...

Cats: Urinary tract, siamese cat, cause failure
siamese cat, cause failure, urinary tract infection: Hi Anne, Odorous urine can, indeed, be a sign of a urinary tract infection. These can t be treated over the counter and require antibiotics promptly. If left too long, infections can spread to the kidneys and cause failure. Because she is becoming aggressive...

Cats: Urinating, male cats, litter boxes
male cats, litter boxes, enzymatic cleaner: Tommy: It is advisable to get an older cat health checkup for both of your cats to check their kidney, liver, and thyroid functions. (They are 60 and 68 years old in human years.). It could be that one of them has a kidney failing. It is also possible...

Cats: Urinating out of the box and urine odor, good mews cat litter, natures miracle
good mews cat litter, natures miracle, cat habits: Melody, Have you had your cat checked by your vet? It is very possible that she ha a urinary tract infection (bladder, cystitis or etc.). This would explain the sudden onset of this behavior. On the other hand the problem could be behavioral, e.g....

Cats: Urinating on the carpet!, urinary tract infections, litter tray
urinary tract infections, litter tray, feliway: Hey! Go to www.drsfostersmith.com and purchase Feliway that should calm your cat during this problem. Whenever you catch her urinating on the carpet have a spray water bottle and every time you catch her spray her with the water directly in her face, but...

Cats: Urinating cat, feliway diffuser, inappropriate urination
feliway diffuser, inappropriate urination, pet stains: Terri, Ever since I have been in cats, there are tales of large animal vets attempting spay jobs on female felines and not quite getting everything (as they are not used to the small size of the feline as compared to what they usually work with). In these...

Cats: Urinating over the litter box lid., personality quirk, maincoon cat
personality quirk, maincoon cat, adult cats: Hi Keri. As long as he s still using the box consistently, I wouldn t suspect any health problems, but certainly, if that s a concern for you, a check up is entirely approrpriate. Urinating over the edge is pretty common, unfortunately. Studies show...

Cats: Urinating outside the litter box, kidney infections, kidney problems
kidney infections, kidney problems, stray cats: Alrighty, it seems like your cat may have just gotten used to going where ever he wants. Time to break the habit! First of all, I recommend getting Hartz Stay Off Training Aid Spray. This stuff is great! It has a smell, only noticeable by cats, that drives...

Cats: Urinating outside litter box..., natural deodorizer, old black cat
natural deodorizer, old black cat, leather couches: Hi Melissa! It takes time and patience but cats can be re-trained to use a litter box. If you will follow these instructions, you should have good results. 1. You must remove the urine from the area that your cat has been urinating. If it is carpet,...

Cats: Urinating problem, kitchen sink, pee
kitchen sink, pee, vet: i am assuming you have already taken him to the vet. I am not sure what you can do to stop it. he is doing it for some reason you just have to figure out the reason and fix it. you will need to keep a close eye on him to see what he does before he jumps in...

Cats: Urination or Behavioral Problem, best cat litter, male kitten
best cat litter, male kitten, fresh step: Hi Erika, When you say the litter has not been changed in 2 days do you mean you have not cleaned it at all? Cats need clean litter, if you would not step in the box with bare feet your cat won t want to either! Cats are very clean creatures and won t go...

Cats: Urination delay, cat litter tray, feline urinary syndrome
cat litter tray, feline urinary syndrome, blood panel: Jayne, With a 21 year old, anything outside of the ordinary should go to your vet immediately. If the cat is drinking normally, but not urinating, I would have the vet see the cat. Feline urinary syndrome is a possibility and can be very treatable if...

Cats: Urine, stray kitten, bladder infection
stray kitten, bladder infection, sluggish behavior: Hi Stephany, You need to bring Ozzy to a vet immediately. He probably has a bladder infection but he could also have a urinary blockage or kidney problems. Bladder infections and blockages are very painful and can make him very very sick if left alone....

Cats: Not Using Litter Box. PLEASE HELP!, different shape, litterbox
different shape, litterbox, sick time: Jason, More than likely when he went to the bathroom, before you discovered what his problem, was it was painful for him. Now he may associate the litterbox and where it is located with that pain. I would try a different litterbox, maybe a different...

Cats: Using the sofa again!, scoopable litter, bladder infection
scoopable litter, bladder infection, male cat: Hi Christa, After you get him checked out by the vet, get a product called Feliway. Spray it around the house. It helps in situation like you have. It acts as a kitty tranquilizer and calms him down. Whatever is bothering him should be aleved with this...

Cats: UTI or kidney problems?, pet food recall, uti infection
pet food recall, uti infection, kitty mom: Hi Marisa, Often (as your vet may have told you), once a cat develops UTI they may need more antibotic treatments than one to help them get over this. I was told by my vet to never give our cats any Fancy Feast wet food at all (and not much wet food),...

Cats: UTI, kitty mom, vet asap
kitty mom, vet asap, boy cat: Hi Kaitlyn and bless you for running him into the Vet ASAP! I had a boy cat that as he got older, had more UTI s so we researched this thoroughly, like you. I m sure your Vet will tell you this, but try to catch the infection right away - our boy would...

Cats: can u help ????, four cats, nutured
four cats, nutured, pregnant cat: Kayla, Mark off 21 days on your calendar after the female was apparently bred. The nipples should get bright pink (look at their color today to get a baseline) and protrude somewhat. This phenomenon only lasts a couple of days, so you will have to be...

Cats: can u keep a white cat as an outdoors cat?, indoor cats, outdoor cats
indoor cats, outdoor cats, skin cancers: Jennifer, I have not heard that before, and I do not really buy into that. The coat, whether it is white or otherwise will protect the cat from the elements. My druthers are to keep the cat indoors, mostly because bathing and cleaning the mess an outdoor...

Cats: unable to get hold of cat, wild feral cats, kittens
wild feral cats, kittens, cat carrier: If you know there is a certian time she generally shows up, I suggest you just leave the carrier out with some comfy bedding and some treats inside. When you see her go in, close it and IMMEDIATELY cover the carte completely with a blanket, towle or sheet....

Cats: unbehaved cats, enzymatic cleaner, kittens
enzymatic cleaner, kittens, urine odor: Hi April, Yes, if they are not fixed this could be the main reason for them marking their territory. You also need to make sure their litters boxes are clean. I would get them spayed. This should take care of this problem. Also make sure you clean the...

Cats: underweight Calico, indoor cat, bulimic
indoor cat, bulimic, calico: Brian, You need to find out why she is having trouble keeping her food down. Have you changed her feed? If not, you might check with a veterinarian to see if something is going on with her. It is normal for cats to have some throwing up, but not every...

Cats: unfriendly cat, male cat, scottish fold
male cat, scottish fold, female cat: Well, I don t know anything about her previous history before you got her. Possibly she didn t get enough handling when she was a kitten and just never got socialized. Or maybe she was abused and is fearful of humans as a result. But probably something like...

Cats: Two unlikely friends, shy cat, cat post
shy cat, cat post, aggressive nature: Amy & Zane, I am assuming they are both neutered/spayed! I have two rules about how cats inter-relate to each other. (1) No human interference and (2) We mere humans do not understand the ways cats interact with each other. So, as aggressive as...

Cats: unsure, protein levels, anti biotics
protein levels, anti biotics, stool sample: If this were my cat, I would ask for a copy of her test results and get a second opinion. Did the vet do a urinalysis? With increased urination, there could be a problem with her kidneys and this would be consistent with higher protein levels in the blood....

Cats: unusual behavior, egg yolk, bartonella henselae
egg yolk, bartonella henselae, knox gelatin: Hi Wendy, Herpes in cats usually takes the form of eye infections or a longstanding cold. Nausea and dooling aren t part of that. But it is part of something that mimics herpes; Bartonella henselae. It can last in a cat for years. Before they do an ultrasound...

Cats: unwell burmese cat, vet visit, burmese cat
vet visit, burmese cat, vital signs: Cats certainly can experience nausea and lethargy when they start undergoing hormonal changes associated with pregnancy. However, these symptoms are also general signs of illness. So I would urge a vet visit. Though it s probably too early for the vet to...

Cats: upper respiratory virus and just gave birth, upper respiratory virus, upper respiratory infection
upper respiratory virus, upper respiratory infection, eye dropper: I agree with your vet. An upper respiratory infection at this age usually kills kittens. I d see if any vets in the area or animal shelters know of a nursing mother who could foster the kittens. If not, feed the kittens with an eye dropper instead of a...

Cats: urethral catheter, lower abdomen, urethral catheter
lower abdomen, urethral catheter, litter box: Urethral catheters are definitely irritating, which is why most cats try to remove them. The irritation from that can last a few days, and compounded with the infection I m sure he s very uncomfortable. I m glad you are keeping such a close eye on him -...

Cats: urinary tract diet, purina one, royal canin urinary
purina one, royal canin urinary, diet rx: I don t really study Royal canin products..and you said ALL of your cats are on the RX diet? You could ask your vet if it is really necessary to continue this unless you have all male cats as they are prone to UTIs If you do get the OK to switch to OTC food..I...

Cats: urinating, inappropriate urination, heartland pointe
inappropriate urination, heartland pointe, bathroom habits: Kris, If I had to guess, she is coming into season. So, I would have her spayed, immediately. Generally, the hormone levels drop off pretty quickly and this type of behavior stops. For cats puberty can begin as young as 4.5 months, and the females can...

Cats: urinating, urinary track infections, canned cat food
urinary track infections, canned cat food, spaying: Hi Tina, Her infection may not be cleared up. This will effect her. Make sure she is well. You will need to clean where she has peed with an enzymatic urine cleaner to get rid of the smells. This will prevent her from being tempted to use those same areas...

Cats: urinating on the bed, vinegar mixture, natural deodorizer
vinegar mixture, natural deodorizer, white vinegar: Hi Vicki, Here is what I tell people who have problems with cats who do not want to use their litter box. I think this will help you if you follow it. See below God Bless, Becky It takes time and patience but cats can be re-trained to use a litter...

Cats: urinating cat, childrens beds, litter tray
childrens beds, litter tray, lovins: it probably is the changes in the household, but if you want to rule out any health problems a visit to the vet for bloodwork would be due. but it is probably the new animals. i would seclude the cat, litterbox and food in a room by himself for a few days,...

Cats: urinating cat, litter box problems, getting a new puppy
litter box problems, getting a new puppy, urinary tract infections: Hi, Sharon. Nine times out of ten, litter box problems are due to physical problems, such as urinary tract infections or stones. So your first step should be to have a vet look him over and run a urine test on him. I m not sure how many boxes you have....

Cats: urinating kittens, pet urine stains, vet visit
pet urine stains, vet visit, behavioural problem: Hello Barb, It is possible that there is a urinary tract problem with your kitten. When urinating becomes painful, a cat will associate that with the litter box, and pee in other areas in an effort to find relief. If that is excluded by a vet visit, then...

Cats: urinating on new sofa, feliway spray, bladder infection
feliway spray, bladder infection, ssscat: Hi Jim, First of all, cats urinate outside the box almost always for medical reasons. Please take your cat to the vet and have her urine tested for crystals or bladder infection - these are very common in cats. Here is an article with help on the issue:...

Cats: urinating outside the litter box, plastic runners, male cats
plastic runners, male cats, urinary tract infections: Carol, I am assuming this cat is neutered! My first inclination would be to check him for urinary tract problems. Male cats, especially neutered male cats, do seem more prone to kidney, bladder, and other urinary tract infections and irritations. More...

Cats: urinating outside the litter box, plastic runners, anxiety medication
plastic runners, anxiety medication, medication for anxiety: Carol, sounds like he s got a decent history of anxiety going and that treatment has helped. Is he still on the anti-anxiety medication? If not, it s not at all uncommon for cats to need to be put back on the medication from time to time. Maybe he just...

Cats: urinating and pooping outside litter box, direah, kitty bed
direah, kitty bed, cat spray: Cats are very difficult to train compared to dogs so I don t think you can get him to use the litterpan by scolding him. Even when I have a treat in my hand, my cat won t come to me if she don t feel like it lol compare this to my dog -- if I have a treat...

Cats: urinating in strange places, cat behaviours, vet visit
cat behaviours, vet visit, impending arrival: Hi, I think you would benefit more by posing this question to someone on this site who specializes in cat behaviours. I can, however, tell you what I think. I think you are probably right in that she was a bit nervous the night your friends came in. However,...

Cats: urinating, litter box problems, cat spayed
litter box problems, cat spayed, unspayed females: Well, I get this question more often than any other and I have a standard response, plus some more specific questions. The standard response: You need to first rule out any physical cause for this. Most likely you will need to consult a vet. But see questions...

Cats: urination, bedroom doors, cat urinating
bedroom doors, cat urinating, litter boxes: try putting the litter boxes where they were in your other home. keep all the soiled bedsheets and things washed up and keep the bedroom doors shut so he cant go in there and keep the boxes clean, and making sure he cant see the other cat might help. other...

Cats: not using his litter, detective work, dry food
detective work, dry food, bathroom floor: Hi Karen, Here s a great link and article that should help you. It is going to take a little bit of detective work to figure out what is causing him to do this. But you will be able to find why he is doing this and correct the problem. Good luck. http://cats.about.com/cs/behavioralissues/a/outsidebox_two.htm...

Cats: Not using the litter box, cute kittens, persian cats
cute kittens, persian cats, female cat: Hi Soheil, Have you seen the vet about this problem? Sometimes inappropriate litter behaviour can be the sign of something medically wrong with kitty. It could be that he is mad that you are not feeding him more and that is how he s showing it. ...

Cats: Not using the litter box, cute kittens, persian cats
cute kittens, persian cats, female cat: Hi firstly you must understand that when a cat does something like this it is Not because they are being bad or naughty. All cat behavior is caused by something. the problem is finding out what that something is. Cats usually urinate in other parts of the...

Cats: Not using the litter box, cute kittens, persian cats
cute kittens, persian cats, female cat: Soheil, Your male is trying to tell you that there is some sort of problem. He needs to see a vet immediately to rule out painful bladder infections or other conditions. Please do not punish your cat physically, he is trying to tell you that something is...

Cats: not using litter box, feliway diffuser, pet stains
feliway diffuser, pet stains, heartland pointe: Lourdes, Usually, fixing the cat solves the problem of spraying because of being in season. However, what also must be done is for the areas to be cleaned up with an enzyme based cleaner specifically for pet stains and pet odors (available at most pet...

Cats: Not using the litter box, cute kittens, persian cats
cute kittens, persian cats, female cat: Soheil, There are two possibilities. First is that there may be a medical problem (like a urinary tract disease). If this is the case, he needs to be treated immediately. The second is that he may be feeling more and more macho as he continues to produce...

Cats: not using litter, pet stains, sexual maturity
pet stains, sexual maturity, bathroom sink: It can be a few things. He is approaching sexual maturity and may be marking and also, once kitty has peed in a spot, he will pee there again unless you clean it with a cleaner for pet stains that completely eliminates his scent. Read this article: http://www.pets.ca/pettips/tips-47.htm...

Cats: not using the litterbox sometimes, little kitty, cat poo
little kitty, cat poo, loving cat: Hi It sounds as if you have a very insecure kitty there. Cats use faeces as an extreme marker, it sends a bigger more visual message than just urine. Please read my page regarding this problem. Its called middening and is all about territory and feeling insecure....

Cats: Not using litterbox, sister cats, indoor cats
sister cats, indoor cats, king size bed: Pat, Cats are so complex, there could be numerous reasons as to why they would start this behaviour. All I can tell you is that if you put some aluminum foil in the area where they are pooping, it should deter them. They hate the stuff! I wish I could...

Cats: using yard as bathroom, neighborhood cats, pine cones
neighborhood cats, pine cones, aluminum foil: Hi Susan, Cats don t like to step on aluminum foil, is there anyway you can put that down for awhile until they stop? Also, moth balls are a good deterrent. I have even put pine cones in planters because they don t like to step on them. Hope this...

Cats: Vacation trouble, backup person, ragdoll cat
backup person, ragdoll cat, friends place: Hi Madeline, Ragdolls are great cats. You can leave her alone like that with no problem. I would leave a radio or TV on a timer for her during the day so she has some normal sound in the house. Also make sure that the person taking care of her is really...

Cats: Vaccination questions for cats, cats greetings, vaccination questions
cats greetings, vaccination questions, indoor cats: Hi Amanda! First, let me apologize for not getting back to you sooner. I tried to answer your question last night, but the server must have been down, as I could not get to this site in order to reply. I work two jobs, so I am getting back to you as soon...

Cats: Vaccination reaction, indoor cats, feline leukemia
indoor cats, feline leukemia, moving across country: Well sometimes the medication can make them tired and cranky is really all i can tell ya. I have 6 cats and it affects each of my cats differently. My 14 yr old can sleeps for 2 days after her shots. You really need to have him get certain shots every year...

Cats: Value of a make calico cat, male calico cats, male calico cat
male calico cats, male calico cat, having trouble finding information: Michelle, Although male calico cats are unusual, when they occur, they are usually sterile. As far as I know, the concept of these cats being of value is a myth. You may be able to find someone who is willing to pay for such a cat, but no one doing...

Cats: Various Bahavioral Questions, wet food, wet cat
wet food, wet cat, boiled chicken: Hi Diane. Good to hear back from you! Let s see if I can help: Q: When taking her to the vet for the second round of shots, she began to pant alot with tongue drooling. The weather was about 75 degrees or so with all car windows down. Is this just stress...

Cats: Vegetarian cat?, indoor cats, beef liver
indoor cats, beef liver, control mouse: Hey ! WOW ! This is a first lol. A cat attacking vegetables amazing. Maybe your sister could try changing his diet or mixing it up a bit such as one brand of dry food in the morning and then a different soft can food brand in the evening. Tell your sister...

Cats: Vestibular Disorder? No end in sight., inner ear symptoms, head tilt
inner ear symptoms, head tilt, vestibular problems: No we havent seen this in our office yet but your vet should have other options for you.If you ask your vet he/she should have a whole let of treatments and things for you.If he/she doesnt then I would try another vet or call another vet to ask. sorry I...

Cats: Vile Carwash!!!, cat flap, scratch marks
cat flap, scratch marks, girl cat: Hi Joy, It appears that carwash doesn t like Pumpkin and finds her intolerable at the moment. It can be due to him being terriorial. After all, it s Pumpkin that s intruding into his territory. When Pumpkin lies on her back, Pumpkin is trying to tell Carwash...

Cats: Violent and aggressive cat behavior, neighborhood cat, water bowls
neighborhood cat, water bowls, cat room: Hey ! Your sister must overcome this fear or the cat will starve lol. Tell her to open the carrier door as quickly as possible and leave the door open, its the cats choice to come out from there. Make sure that she releases the cat in a room that the cat...

Cats: VOMITING, cats and dogs, undigested food
cats and dogs, undigested food, horrible pain: it sounds like worms because most worms past through the anus and stools of cats and dogs.I would ask your vet for a deworming med because if that is the cause of him because sick it will stop when you give him the meds,if that is the case when you give him...

Cats: VOVAL CAT AT NITE IN BED, cat meowing, litter tray
cat meowing, litter tray, happy cat: Hi the main reason a cat does this at night is because this is a normal time for a cat to be most active ie hunting etc. The meowing is saying I m bored come and play with me. They know that you will eventual give in and pat them or play with them or do something...

Cats: Vocal cat, separation anxiety, hair cat
separation anxiety, hair cat, lack of sleep: I think you could be right on all three. I think it is most likely that he is lonely, as you suggested, so when you are home, he wants attention. Cats are usually more active at night, and if that is when you are usually home, even if it s just to sleep,...

Cats: Vocal cat, fritzie, neutered
fritzie, neutered, wonderful thing: why is he locked in the kitchen???? you ever think that maybe he just wants to sleep and be near YOU?? congrats on having a vocal cat!! that is actually a wonderful thing. give that baby what he wants in rewards for being so vocal. most cats rarely talk...

Cats: Vocalizing, breeds of cats, spca
breeds of cats, spca, black cat: Some cats just have nothing much to say. She may start vocalizing as she gets more comfortable with you, or she may never say much. I have 4 cats. One does not say very much at all. The other three never shut up. You can never tell about cats. :) That...

Cats: Vomiting, vet visit, hair balls
vet visit, hair balls, digestive problem: Hi Keenan, This may warrant a vet visit. Sometimes cats will swallow a string or thread and it gets wound up around the intestines, causing them to throw up their meals. Does he do it after eating every time? If so, then yes, take him to a vet as food...

Cats: Vomiting in Cats, cat laxative, vomiting in cats
cat laxative, vomiting in cats, walmart: im not sure what might be causing it, but try giving her some cat laxative (you can buy it at the vet, dont get the one at walmart or the grocery store) about every 2 days and if she still isnt back to playing and being a normal young cat, take her to the...

Cats: Vomiting and Loss of Appetite, fluid shots, fancy feast
fluid shots, fancy feast, tsp: Oh Tory...I SO glad to hear Rosie is so much better! Thank goodness! Make sure she doesn t overdo it. If it was up to her she would. Hopefully this is all past now. It s nice to hear a happy ending! Bless her little heart! And I appreciate you keeping...

Cats: Vomiting and loosing weight, baby rice cereal, egg yolk
baby rice cereal, egg yolk, knox gelatin: Hi Michael, I m sorry for what is happening. There are a few things you can do. One thing you can feed her is baby food. Get her any brand of stage one food. Chicken and turkey is good. You can try her on something called kitty glop. I ll give you the recipe...

Cats: Vomiting, cat laxative, digestion
cat laxative, digestion, vet: its either hairball blockage or the food you are feeding it is too hard to digest. buy a food that is for easier digestion (gonna have to read some labels) and go to the vet and get some cat laxative....its prevents and eliminates hairballs......just follow...

Cats: Vomitting, dry cat food, fancy feast
dry cat food, fancy feast, cat formula: Hi Linda, often going to the smaller portions will help so that is discouraging. The other option is to slow him down so that he eats slower and doesn t overeat. There are two ways to do this. 1. Give him something that he doesn t like as much so that he...

Cats: vacation trouble, cat boxes, ragdoll cat
cat boxes, ragdoll cat, friends place: Good Day! We had a couple of ragdolls (mom and baby) and I adored this type of cat! Very loyal and super loving. I would definately hire someone who not only knows the ragdoll (they can be protective), but very trustworthy too. For a few days, enough...

Cats: vaccination reations, sweetest little girl, petsmart
sweetest little girl, petsmart, girl in the world: no that is not normal. normal is a bit sleepy maybe and not limping and not eating. try putting out a few bites of food and some water, i say a few bites, that way you will know if she has eaten. just make her comfy and let her be alone if she wants. then...

Cats: vaginal discharge, emergency c section, foul odour
emergency c section, foul odour, kitten food: Hi, Angela. This is abnormal. Usually, any type of discharge, unless clear, indicates a vaginal or uterine infection. A vaginal infection isn t terribly serious, but it does need to be treated with antibiotics. Some cats can even carry chlamydia, which...

Cats: veg cat, faucet drip, purina pro plan
faucet drip, purina pro plan, purina one: Whiskas should be 100% complete and balanced for all life stages. http://www.whiskas.com You should not have to give your cat anything else to eat but about 3/4 cup of Whiskas daily. Adding rice is not necessary..if you want to give her milk as a treat,...

Cats: vet care, widows pension, vet care
widows pension, vet care, starvation: well no you dont have to give him away. if he is an indoor only cat and you absolutely never let him outside, he will not have to have yearly shots. but should have a yearly check up. what you need to do is start yourself a catfund in a coffee can or something....

Cats: virgin cat owner, cat ownership, crossed wires
cat ownership, crossed wires, kittens: Answer: Hello April, I am so sorry you didn t recieve my reply. It was the same day! Anyway, fortunately I always send a copy of these questions and answers to myself, and I copied and pasted the reply. The format may be a little off, but the information...

Cats: visiting cats, male cats, male cat
male cats, male cat, newcomers: Diana, Well it sounds like you are going to have to play door monitor for your cat to keep the new cats indoors. You also are going to have a couple of weeks of adjustment before you have a calm or semi-calm household. And your cat may want to stay...

Cats: vocal cat, cat flap, laser pointer
cat flap, laser pointer, numbr: Hi Ju, Cats may be vocal for a numbr of reasons, but it sounds like your cat may be bored or lonely. Cats are nocturnal and are often active at night when we are trying to sleep, but it is possible to help them learn a new schedule. Intelligent cats are...

Cats: voice change in cat, giant hairball, voice change
giant hairball, voice change, male cat: Hello Suresh, I can understand your concern with your cat s problem. I am not a vet, but I would venture to say that the chances of something as serious as cancer in a three year old cat, are slim. It is possible that the process of coughing up the hairball,...

Cats: voice, silent meow, breeds of cats
silent meow, breeds of cats, octaves: As long as it s consistent, it can be considered normal. There are actually breeds of cats that have more of a tiny cheep than a meow, like the Persian. It s not terribly uncommon in mixed breeds. There is some speculation that this silent meow is...

Cats: vomiting in a 5 mth old kitten, playful self, kittens
playful self, kittens, pea green: Hi Annette, Make sure your kitty didn t get into anything. Look at your houseplants for nibble marks. If she hasn t vomited again just give her water right now. Or if you have it , pedilyte or gatorade diluted with water. Wait at least 24 hours to give her...

Cats: vomiting cat, fur ball, long haired cat
fur ball, long haired cat, vomit: Hi Tam, What do you see in his vomit? If there was fur in it, most likely it is due to the fur ball. If not, I suggest that you do not feed him for a day to let his tummy rest and if he still vomit when you feed him the next day, it will be better to bring...

Cats: vomitting, fatty liver, tummy bug
fatty liver, tummy bug, vomiting and diarrhea: Hi, Debbie. I would definitely recommend taking him to the vet. It s possible that its nothing serious, and if you recently changed his food, or he ate anything unusual that could be enough to give him an upset stomach. Cats can t go very long without eating...

Cats: vomitting, hairballs, couple times
hairballs, couple times, vet: Hi Katelyn! That sounds like more than normal. Most cats will vomit somewhat. Mine overeat sometimes, and of course hairballs will do it too. If your cat is doing this every day, then I would have him/her checked by a Vet. There may be more going on...

Cats: WAGGING OF THE TAIL, extreme happiness, wags
extreme happiness, wags, indecision: Hi, Barbara. When a cat thrashes his tail from side to side, it indicates he s irritated or aggressive. It s a good sign you should leave him alone, because touching him at this time is likely to result in a swat, maybe even a bite. A twitching tail,...

Cats: WATER BOWL, oldest cat, water bowl
oldest cat, water bowl, puddles: Elizabeth, my oldest cat does this too. One day she spilled her water while playing and went without until I returned home from work. Ever since that she tests with her paw to make sure that there is water in her bowl. She probably went without water at some...

Cats: WATER, vet asap, natural instinct
vet asap, natural instinct, urinary tract infections: HI Starlette, I have never heard of giving distilled water to prevent urinary tract infections. Males are prone to this though, so if you ever see him straining in the litter box, and going back there often, take him to a vet asap. It could be fatal if...

Cats: Wagging of tails, housecat, wag
housecat, wag, flick: Shearer, The wagging, or flicking of tails in cats does not necessarily mean what it does in dogs. If the cat is intense, as in stalking something, the tail will flick from side to side. If the cat is annoyed at something, it will also flick its tail from...

Cats: Want to return new cat to breeder, cat meowing, cat condo
cat meowing, cat condo, hidey hole: I know your frustration. Pets are like children, and they all pose challenges at some point. And it s normal for cats to cry for the first couple weeks when they go to a new, unfamiliar home. If this challenge is too big for you, then I would contact the...

Cats: Warm Kitten, vet visit, adult cats
vet visit, adult cats, adult cat: Hello Susan. That is really a tough call on BamBam. Since you don t know the history of the mother she could have inherited any of several diseases, especially if the mother was wild. But then again it may not be anything serious. I would give your vet...

Cats: Washing my cat, warm soapy water, hazardous job
warm soapy water, hazardous job, mother cat: Hello Celeste, Bathing your cat can sometimes be a hazardous job, as you know! Altho you may be surprised at how good some kitties are to be bathed. While some may vocally protest, but accept it nonetheless, others may go straight up the walls when they...

Cats: Water Bowl Problems, mao mao, food dishes
mao mao, food dishes, soft surface: Hi Ryan, I actually have a kitten that was doing the same thing....the part about tipping the bowl over. I would come home to a river in my kitchen! I went to PetSmart and bought a heavy crock type bowl that is too heavy for her to spill. There are also...

Cats: Water bowl, water bowls, kittens
water bowls, kittens, water bowl: Tobi, You can t leave cats without water, it is not humane. If I was you I would set the water up in the bathroom, even in the tub if they are really persistant about dumping the water, it is a stage and it passes with most kittens. So water bowls in the...

Cats: Water, water places, automatic waterer
water places, automatic waterer, rescue cat: it seems he is one of those cats that likes unusual drinking situations. try this. get a plastic glass, something cute that will look fine sitting on your bathroom sink, fill it full of water and leave it there for him, then buy some type of plastic tub, (like...

Cats: WETTING CAT, pain while urinating, cat attract litter
pain while urinating, cat attract litter, kidney infection: How many boxes do you have? The standard rule is to maintain one box for each cat plus one extra. I have not found this to be necessary, but with 8 cats I would think you would need to have at LEAST 6 boxes, depending on whether they all have free run of the...

Cats: Weaning an adult cat from a feeding tube., shrimp feast, appetite stimulant
shrimp feast, appetite stimulant, fancy feast: Hi, Lynda. I know this is a big problem with cats who ve been on feeding tubes, and Siamese are especially notorious for developing anorexia after an illness. I m not sure if he had an esophagostomy tube placed or a gastrostomy tube placed. Esophagostomies...

Cats: Weaning Kittens, weaning kittens, dry food
weaning kittens, dry food, canned food: Hi Cyndi, This is a good age to start the weaning! I leave my kittens with mom but I put out some canned food stirred in with the dry food for the kittens to start munching on. When you put this down you will have to put mom in another room as she will just...

Cats: Weaning Kittens, weaning kittens, tube sock
weaning kittens, tube sock, germs: Yes, mama has certainly humored the kittens too long. Some breeders will recommend cutting the end off a tube sock and placing the sock over the cat s midsection to stop kittens from nursing. I ve never had it be successful, though. It just tends to upset...

Cats: Weaning kittens, dry kitten food, weaning kittens
dry kitten food, weaning kittens, having kittens: Hi Nichola, How nice of you to take this poor girl in. Having kittens is VERY draining for a cat even if they only have 2 so I can only imagine a young undernourished little one raising 6 !! At 4 weeks old you can start giving the kittens some kitten food....

Cats: Weeds and Cats, oat grass, catnip
oat grass, catnip, nibble: Cats love to eat grassy material and will often escape and find some grass to eat outside. They tend to eat grass when they have something that they want to vomit up. It does not harm then at all, but you need to make sure that the grass they are eating...

Cats: Week old kitten is breathing fast, newborn kittens, gaining weight
newborn kittens, gaining weight, lisa lisa: Lisa, My wife and I conferred on this as she usually is much more into little newborn kittens than I am. She agrees with me that this is normal. As long as the little one is gaining weight (I assume you are weighing the kitten every day). all should be...

Cats: Weeping Kitten, female kitten, wet food
female kitten, wet food, separation anxiety: Hi, Diane. I am thinking it is far more likely that little Peatee is crying at the door for YOU, not food. Many cats do suffer separation anxiety when their people are not around. And you started with Peatee so young, she really does see you as her mama...

Cats: Weight, orange tabby cat, male cat
orange tabby cat, male cat, happy cat: Carol, The problem is that cats (like people) come in different sizes and body types. A male cat can be anywhere from 6 pounds to 25 pounds as a normal weight. If the cats ribs are not showing and the cat does not have lots of fat (especially a fat bag),...

Cats: Weird cat behavior., red herring, weird cat
red herring, weird cat, flea collar: Kevin, Unfortunately, cats do not always show what they are feeling in the ways we expect. We ve all heard the jokes about cats looking around after something has happened and looking like they are saying hey, I meant for that to happen . Maybe you ve...

Cats: Weird Meows, breast cancer, girl cat
breast cancer, girl cat, meows: Hi Angela, Don t worry, that s perfectly normal. I have no idea why they do it but I ve had lots of them do it over the years, its almost as though they ve lost sight of you and are not sure if you re still there. When you answer her meow she s comforted...

Cats: Wet Cat Nurse and Her own Kittens, kittens, wet cat
kittens, wet cat, milk replacer: Hi kendra, Well isn t that quite amazing that you would have a cat that would take these little ones on. If the little kittens are able to nurse at least 4 times a day then I would not interrupt this too much. Even though the others are a little rough that...

Cats: Wet cat food, wet cat food, crazy cat ladies
wet cat food, crazy cat ladies, neutered cats: My vet told me Just about all the pet food on the market today exceeds the minimum nutrition requirements. Most vets say to stick to name brands and avoid generics. I m told this is because name brands have a consistent formula/ingredients that they use...

Cats: Wet eye in cats, upper respiratory infection, cats eye
upper respiratory infection, cats eye, tear duct: Hi Beth, I think what you re referring to is when a cats eye continually weeps , is that right? Some breeds, such as Persians, have this condition almost constantly, other cats get it from a blocked tear duct most likely caused by a bout of upper respiratory...

Cats: Wet Food Dry Food and Dental Chew, pet supply shops, gastro intestinal problems
pet supply shops, gastro intestinal problems, precise cat food: Hi, Thank you for your inquiry. Teeth maintenance is vital in the overall health and longivity of your pet. Dog or Cat. Just as with humans, gum disease and tooth breakdown can be very hard on the vital organs as well as the body in general. Your question...

Cats: Whining and staring, feliway spray, corn snake
feliway spray, corn snake, distinctive personalities: Hi Herve & Kim, While it s quite possible that your cat s behavior is related to stress or anxiety about changes in her life, if this were my cat I d want to be absolutely sure there was not something else wrong first. I d take her to the vet and have a...

Cats: Whistling To My Cat, cat behavior, affection
cat behavior, affection, meg: Hi Meg, My guess would be that she associates the whistle with pleasant things, like food and affection, and so hearing it makes her very happy. She is reacting to you as she would to her mother calling her - so she views you as her mom . It sounds like...

Cats: White Cat with Spaghetti Stain, maine coon cat, whitening shampoo
maine coon cat, whitening shampoo, spaghetti sauce: Oops! A regular whitening shampoo, like Bio-Groom Super White, would help get the stain out. I m not sure if Oxyclean is safe for the skin. Maybe very diluted and only on the fur itself. You could also just let it wear off. Good luck with him! Toma...

Cats: White under paw!, pink tongue, vet clinic
pink tongue, vet clinic, kittens: Jennifer, I would suggest that your kitten sees a vet just to be sure that there is no parasite burden. I have met cats who are naturally white in the pads. A more reliable indicator of color is their mucous membranes. To look at mucous membranes you will...

Cats: Wierd behaviour, old grey cat, humaine society
old grey cat, humaine society, hind legs: Hi Loriann, I am so happy to hear that you adopted your cat! There are so many animals out there that need good homes. I think it would be a great idea to get another one! She would be much happier with a friend, and when you aren t home, it would keep...

Cats: Wierd cat behavior?, outdoor cat, mother figure
outdoor cat, mother figure, female cat: yes its normal. i have a male cat who does it too. you have to keep in mind that he sees you as the top female cat, the mother figure. he is showing you his love as if you are his mother.. just wipe the slobbers off and go on about your way. its just love...

Cats: Wild Antics, kitchen cupboards, indoor cats
kitchen cupboards, indoor cats, four cats: I am thinking it will pass in time.... but you have to keep up the playing with them, and getting them all to play together. Did the fishing-pole type toy work out? You can use a kids fishing pole with a piece of fabric tied to the end of the line.... Tell...

Cats: Wild Cat Breeds, asian leopard cats, felis chaus
asian leopard cats, felis chaus, bengal jungle: Jason, As far as I have been able to determine all of these breeds have been developed in the USA. Bengals were developed from Asian Leopard Cats. Pixie Bob s are probably not Bobcat hybrids (although they have been touted as such). Jungle Bob...

Cats: Wild kittens! I need Help!!!, socializing feral cats, wild kittens
socializing feral cats, wild kittens, peninsula humane society: Kimberly, Feral cats are usually very wary of humans (and for good reason as many are not as nice and thoughtful as you are). Feral cats can be socialized to some extent. The best source of how to capture feral cats is Peninsula Humane Society (which...

Cats: Wild salmon treats and urinary problem, diet change, health aspect
diet change, health aspect, urinary problem: Are these freeze dried treats made especially for cats? If so, I would say that most likely they are fine. However, I have a cat who has had issues with urine/defecation and diet is imporatant to control the problem. So while for a healthy cat, the salmon...

Cats: Willow - Siames - 16 yrs old, seal point siamese, kidney failure
seal point siamese, kidney failure, kindest thing: Hi Jayme, I am very impressed that your Siamese is 16 years old! How you must love her! Sadly,at her age it could be a number of things. I tend to lose my cats through kidney failure. I had one that lived to be 17 and lost her that way. She lost a lot...

Cats: Worms, scented shampoo, cat smell
scented shampoo, cat smell, cat spraying: Hey ! Just because the back end of your cat smells doesn t mean that it worms, that has nothing to do with it lol, it just means that your cat needs to be bathed with a stronger shampoo for at least ten minutes. Your cat should be de-wormed and neutered/spayed...

Cats: Worms!, kittens, outdoor cat
kittens, outdoor cat, ziploc: You need to get her to the vet immediately; there are many types of worms that an animal can get, and your vet needs to consult with you about the type that your cat has. Place some of the sick in a ziploc baggie (make sure you wear gloves and wash your hands...

Cats: Worms??, seperate room, fecal samples
seperate room, fecal samples, step article: http://www.ehow.com/how_16502_prevent-worms-cats.html That s a fantastic step by step article on worming your animals and securing your home so your other animals don t become infected. I suggest keeping your animal isolated for two weeks, and also...

Cats: Worms, domestic medium hair, cat worms
domestic medium hair, cat worms, kindest thing: Hi yes it is possible that he has diarrhea due to the change of food etc. But also if it is worms then perhaps they have not all been fully go rid of yet and that it will need a little longer for the medicine to work. I wouldn t worry about trying to buy...

Cats: Worms in Cats, worms in cats, tapeworms in cats
worms in cats, tapeworms in cats, tape worm: Hi Ruth. Tapeworms in the U.S. infective to cats really only come from one of two places. The most common species of tapeworms in cats comes from swallowing fleas that are infected. Less common species come from eating raw prey infected with the worms....

Cats: Worms, infective larvae, flea larvae
infective larvae, flea larvae, egg sacs: Hi, Mark. This sounds like a tapeworm segment. Tapeworms are large, segmented parasitic worms, usually a few feet long, that live in the stomach or intestines. They use hooks on their head to latch onto the stomach or intestinal wall. Then they absorb...

Cats: wall jumping, chunks of meat, strange habit
chunks of meat, strange habit, several different kinds: He is jumping at the wall because he is playing, and most likely bored. Does he have toys? If so, maybe he needs new ones to capture his interest. If not, then I would get him some. Get several different kinds and let him choose his favorites. As for...

Cats: I want a cat!, sisal rope, vertical dimension
sisal rope, vertical dimension, cubbyholes: Salim, Cats do remarkably well in the situation you describe. Most cats can become excellent travelers. Part of the trick is to realize that cats operate in all 3 dimensions, so, if the cat is provided with places to stay in the vertical dimension,...

Cats: want to get a kitty, purebred kitten, yesterdays news litter
purebred kitten, yesterdays news litter, unaltered male: This is several questions rolled into one but I will see what I can do. 1) If you are dealing with a reputable breeder, the kitten will have ALL its vaccines and may already be spayed/neutered -- this is being done earlier these days and a lot of breeders...

Cats: want to get a kitty, purebred kitten, lovey dovey
purebred kitten, lovey dovey, male cats: Hi Tara! You are certainly going to be prepared for your new kitten! If you get a male, YES get him neutered as soon as you can. They do this much earlier now, and it s best for him to do it as soon as possible. If you do not ... then chances are he...

Cats: want to get a kitty, turkish angoras, different cat breeds
turkish angoras, different cat breeds, loving companionship: Ah, well, this is where the difference between purebred and mixed-breed really becomes apparent, both with cats and with dogs. When you get a purebred pet, you are getting something that reflects generations of breeding for specific traits -- physical features...

Cats: warble, botfly, kittens
botfly, kittens, wildlife areas: Well, I ve learned something today, and although I have been birthing kittens for 16 years, I think you have a stronger stomach than I do. I don t know that I would have been able to do what you did! You probably don t want to hear this, but I think you...

Cats: wasp bite, happy cat, wasp
happy cat, wasp, vets: It is possible that your cat has been stung or he just might be a little over excited. keep an eye on him for any signs of distress, if his breathing become affected take him to the vets as ASAP. See my web page regarding cat first aid. here. /cat-first-aid.html...

Cats: water dish, water dish, water dishes
water dish, water dishes, reading glasses: Hi Sarah, Congrats on your shelter rescue! I have two cats in my household who do the same. I find that they do this when the water level is low in the dish. As far as I can figure out is the cats can t see the water level and are tapping the dish to make...

Cats: water dish, calico kitten, dripping faucet
calico kitten, dripping faucet, water dish: Some cats just have a fascination with water, especially semilonghairs -- is your kitten shorthaired or long? She probably does this for the same reason that my cats drink from the toilet bowl occasionally or get into the sink and drink from a dripping faucet...

Cats: weaning kitten, sick kitten, sick babies
sick kitten, sick babies, crunch time: Hi Charlene, well if you have kept a sick kitten going for a week you are doing very well !! I am sure the vet would have put her to sleep last week and now you have given her a chance to continue! Can you tell me how much she weighs? And do you know if she...

Cats: weaning a kitten, weaning a kitten, dry cat food
weaning a kitten, dry cat food, petsmart: most kittens will wean themselves. due to the fact that it is not with its mother it will need to have milk a bit longer. get an eyedropper or a medicine syringe from the drugstore. no more nipple needed then, but keep feeding it the milk formula until it...

Cats: weaning, kitten food, kittens
kitten food, kittens, soft food: Hi Nancy, The mom will start to wean the kittens at this age but they will still have her milk as a large part of their daily diet. It may not look like she is nursing them as much but you would be shocked to know the volume of milk they are getting from her!...

Cats: weasing, male cats, neutered
male cats, neutered, chases: Well, first of all male cats can not go into heat at least not as far a s I know. It could be because of her being overweight, as matter of fact I am pretty sure it is because of her weight. Is the male neutered? If not I would suggest doing so, that way...

Cats: weening kitten, cow milk, milk replacement
cow milk, milk replacement, diarhea: Do not give cow s milk at all - it can cause diarhea which is dangerous. She can be given kitten milk replacement which is like baby formula for kittens and can be purchased in good pet stores. It is not imperative if she is already on canned food but can...

Cats: weening kitten, kitten formula, diarhhea
kitten formula, diarhhea, cow milk: This is very normal and no problem at all as long as she is eating canned food. Milk is no good anyway; you should only use special kitten formula and/or kitten/cat milk, never regular milk as it can cause diarhhea which can be fatal to a kitten if it goes...

Cats: weening a kitten, kitten care, kitten food
kitten care, kitten food, wet food: Hi A kitten should start to eat some solid food after one month, but they will still feed from their mother until the end of the second month. I m afraid you will have to use the technique which a mother cat will employ I m afraid and thats tough love. Replace...

Cats: weening a kitten, meat content, kittens
meat content, kittens, food mix: Hi Gwen, Thank you for taking such good care of this orphaned baby. At five weeks, he may not yet be ready for weaning just yet - give him another week or so on the bottle. But you can start getting him used to the taste of canned food - mix about a teaspoon...

Cats: weening a kitten, kittens, soft pillow
kittens, soft pillow, earlobe: Hi Laurie, Yes, this is a perfectly normal reaction to being taken too soon from her mama.... She will probably not completely get over this but it will lessen with time and you can slowly get her to stop. Try covering your head with a blanket just until...

Cats: weening kittens, weening kittens, kitten formula
weening kittens, kitten formula, least three times: It is not necessary to separate them from mom unless she is not letting you touch them. It is important that you are touching and caressing them so that they learn to love human contact and make great pets. But mom is probably still feeding them. So if they...

Cats: weight issue, chubby kitty, sized cat
chubby kitty, sized cat, caloric requirements: Hi Jen. Most cats eat 15-20 small meals a day, and this is the reason many people suggest free feeding. However, not all cats can be trusted to not eat when they re not hungry, and in these cases, one or two meals daily are recommended. In order to regulate...

Cats: weight issue, chubby kitty, science diet
chubby kitty, science diet, caloric requirements: Hi Jen, No I don t think there will be a problem with it. And if they tend to overeat a bit at first, it should stop as soon as they realize the food is there to stay. Probably a day or two will be time enough. Let me know if there are further problems....

Cats: weird-acting cat, vet visit, loss of appetite
vet visit, loss of appetite, skin loss: Hi Phil. Definitely schedule a vet visit. I can t say what the behavior change is due to, but it certainly could be an illness. That s always the first thing to rule out when we see a change in behavior. And weight loss is usually indicative of some sort...

Cats: weird behavior for older cat, bach flowers, rescue remedy
bach flowers, rescue remedy, weird behavior: Terry, I have been thinking about your cat and, although this behavior for a neuter is not unheard of, it is not common. The kneading is common, the growling is problematic. I would have him checked out by your vet to see if there is a physical problem....

Cats: weird cat behavior, weird cat, cat behavior
weird cat, cat behavior, katey: i would take her to the vet and have the vet check her over and do a little blood work because it could be a good number of things.if i knew what it was i would tell you but im very sorry i dont know at all, i think it would be the best if your went to your...

Cats: weird cat behaviour, leg muscles, weird cat
leg muscles, weird cat, precious boy: Good Day Al, I would take your precious boy to your Vet immediately, and have him check for things like a stoke. From what you described, it sounds like a type of episode and at 5 years old, something that I sure hope you have just caught and your Vet...

Cats: weird habit, weird habit, kittens
weird habit, kittens, spray bottle: as long as the oldest one isn t hurting the kitten and the kitten doesn t mind, don t worry about it if its a problem..whenever you see him do it, have your spray bottle ready and squirt him with water..that will send him running If you do it every time...

Cats: wet nosed cat alarm, vicks vaporub, white vinegar
vicks vaporub, white vinegar, minty smell: Hi Bill. No, I wouldn t suggest valium for kitties. Although the thought is there... lol As much as I think that you love to have the kitty sleep on your bed, I think you might have to boot her off. Cats love cream, and the mint in vicks vaporub. Anytime...

Cats: wet nosed cat, cayenne pepper, cat friend
cayenne pepper, cat friend, mustach: Bill, No, I do not have any good suggestions. I find this all too cute, myself. However, I will make a couple of long shot suggestions: One thing I have found keeps a cat from chewing on stuff is a mixture of lemon juice and cayenne pepper, but I...

Cats: whats wrong with my cat, kidney failure, special diet
kidney failure, special diet, kidney disease: Three extremely common things in older cats that cause these symptoms - diabetes, kidney failure and high thyroid. Each can be deadly if left untreated, so you really should get her to a vet as soon as you can. You could check with local shelters and see...

Cats: whats wrong with my cat, irritable bowel syndrome, diet change
irritable bowel syndrome, diet change, kidney disease: HI brittany, Have you taken your cat to see the vet? There are many things that could be the problem, from kidney disease to hyperthyroidism to irritable bowel syndrome. Don t wait another day if it is one of these things every day counts. Kidney disease...

Cats: whats wrong with my cat?, feline infectious peritonitis, inflammatory bowel disease
feline infectious peritonitis, inflammatory bowel disease, declawed cats: Hi Peggy. Unfortunately, there s not much I can recommend except to get her to a vet. Soft lumps can be swollen glands, hernias, or inflammation of some tissues or organs, or fluid-filled cysts. There are serious diseases that can cause the abdomen to become...

Cats: whining cat, siamese cats, laser pointer
siamese cats, laser pointer, pheremones: How recently did you adopt your cat? You have to put yoruself in your cat s place - he is in a new environment, new smells new food and no companions. Cats don t sleep all night like humans do, so sometimes they get bored or lonely at night. Although Siamese...

Cats: whiskas milk, litter tray, indoor cat
litter tray, indoor cat, defecating: Hi Maurice, I would give her 2 tablespoons of this. Make it a special treat for her. The matter of not using the litter box is more of a concern. When you say excreting are you talking about defecating or urinating? Write back to me and let me know and...

Cats: whiskers, tortoise shells, tortoise shell
tortoise shells, tortoise shell, havana brown: Judy, Of course it is not a stupid question and no it is not uncommon for certain colors and patterns of domestic cats to have other than white whiskers. So, yes a tortoiseshell may have white whiskers or black whiskers or a combination of both. I have...

Cats: white persian with blue eyes, white cats, odd eyes
white cats, odd eyes, soheil: Soheil, I have not heard blindness or barrenness attributed to blue eyed white cats, before. That part is definitely not true. What is true is that some blue eyed white cats (including Persians) and odd eyed (one blue and one copper eye) white cats...

Cats: wierd behavior, male cats, siamese
male cats, siamese, norm: Anglley, It may simply be that your cats know this cat and have befriended it. I am assuming they are neutered, otherwise, this may be a female in season which would entice healthy whole male cats? I know of no other explanation. Best regards......

Cats: wierd cat behavior, average lifespan, cat in heat
average lifespan, cat in heat, outdoor cat: Cathy, This reminds me of the song: How Can You Keep Them Back on the Farm, Once They Have Seen Paris? The behavior is not weird at all. Some cats when they go outside for the first time are petrified and never want to do it again. On the other...

Cats: Is wild salmon treat ok?, male cats, health aspect
male cats, health aspect, grooming shop: Hi Steve, Urinary tract issues are rather common in male cats. I have no vet training, nor can I offer medical advice. What I can offer is opinion based on experience. It seems that these urinary problems are related more to diet. Fish in general, offer...

Cats: wild/untame cat ???, disease alcoholism, live trap
disease alcoholism, live trap, dry nose: Hi Dale, Well this is one lucky kitty that she has found you in an area that sounds unwilling to give her (or maybe anyone) a chance! I can see how you would identify with this kitty and I think you re right - these things are all about people s expectations...

Cats: winter is coming, ventilation holes, heating pad
ventilation holes, heating pad, dog kennel: A good way of protecting an outside cat or dog from the cold weather is to get a big dog kennel, line it with an old comforter and then put a heating pad under the comforter. set the heating pad on the highest level so the heat will be able to get through...

Cats: wiskers, whiskers, blind spot
whiskers, blind spot, girl friend: Tony, I wouldn t cut his whiskers. Cats use them for a few different reasons. One is that they have a blind spot 4-5 inches in front of their face where they cannot see because of the position of their eyes. They use their whiskers to sense things within...

Cats: wiskers, trim eyebrows, persian breeders
trim eyebrows, persian breeders, whiskers: Gary, The whiskers and eyebrows serve a major purpose in helping the cat sense tight spaces in an instant on a full run. Unless there is some good reason, I would never, never, never trim whiskers and eyebrows. For show, some Persian breeders trim eyebrows,...

Cats: wnat to get a kitty, adopting a kitten, getting a kitten
adopting a kitten, getting a kitten, kitten food: Hello! If you have never owned a cat.....let me re-phrase that, if a cat has never owned YOU, then you are in for a treat. Cats are wonderful pets, and yes they love to be held, petted, loved on and groomed......when THEY feel like it! If you are getting...

Cats: wobbley hip's on my kitten, feline hip dysplasia, hip displaysia
feline hip dysplasia, hip displaysia, stray kitten: Helgi, Some cats do develop hip displaysia, but it generally does not show up until they are about 18 months or older. I am not sure what you mean by wobbly hips and what you mean by pacing , but I would have him checked out by a vet who is experienced...

Cats: wobbly back legs, head butt, food bowl
head butt, food bowl, happy cat: Hi Lisa, I would suggest you get him to the vet right away. Find someone who will see him asap even if it means driving further. Tell them it is an emergency. It may not be an emergency but I would not take a chance. It is possible he has had a spinal injury.....

Cats: Why won't they get along?, cats kittens, three kittens
cats kittens, three kittens, time and patience: Jamie, I don t know how unless you separate them. Maybe put one of them in a bedroom for awhile for a break? Other than that, there s really nothing you can do. As long as the adult is not hurting the little one I would just watch them and ride it out....

Cats: won't eat, fancy feast, vitamin b12 shot
fancy feast, vitamin b12 shot, vallium: Sharon, I would bet that your 7 year old cat is jealous of the new baby. I suggest to people that when a new arrival comes, lavish the established pet(s) with extra affection and treats. This way they associate the new sibling as a good thing. Often...

Cats: won't use litter box!, litter box problems, pet stains
litter box problems, pet stains, litter pan: Well for starters, once they ve done it once, if you don t clean up using the right type of cleaning product, they will go back and do it again. To really clean up you will have to by an enzyme based cleaner that is made for pet stains such as Nature s Miracle....

Cats: i wonder if she is or not, male cats, reproductive organs
male cats, reproductive organs, stray cat: Hi Kelsie If this cat is not spayed then she is most likely pregnant. It is almost impossible for an unspayed cat to be outside without getting bred. The only time a cat will not get pregnant is if she is spayed or if there is something wrong with her reproductive...

Cats: they just wont get along..., baby kitten, water dish
baby kitten, water dish, fab four: Hi Chelsea and the great news is this can easily be helped right away! Here are a few questions that would help me clarify more long term acceptance. How long has your sister and this cat been in your place? How long do you think they will be there?...

Cats: wormer for cats, bakground, farnum
bakground, farnum, rescue organization: Amy, that s so awful! I m so sorry to hear that. There are many products on the market that definitely should not be there. I have used dipiperazine sulfate, and this is the first I ve heard anything negative about it. I used piperazine citrate once,...

Cats: worms, proof god, tell tale signs
proof god, tell tale signs, kittens: Hi Gerry, Yes, it is possible if they used the same litter box, or if your cat sniffed the feces. You said the kitten did not use the litter box, so if your cat didn t get near the feces then you don t have to worry. You could go ahead and deworm your...

Cats: worms, kittens, grain of rice
kittens, grain of rice, worms: If they are small, about the size of a grain of rice, then they are tapeworms. The tapeworms that cats generally get is caused when they ingest a flea (alive or dead) that is infected. You will need to call your vet to get some medicine for her. Usually...

Cats: worms, tape worm, feral cats
tape worm, feral cats, stool sample: HI Cara, Yes chances are it is a tape worm. They break off in segments (full of eggs) and come out in the feces. Tapeworms are transmitted by fleas, and you can get Droncit, a safe wormer, from your vet to treat her. Have you already treated her for fleas?...

Cats: Are the worms gone?, egg sacs, adult fleas
egg sacs, adult fleas, flea sprays: Hi Sonya, Tapeworms are not detected in a regular fecal check, if your cat still has them you will eventually see little white bits that look like rice grains stuck to the fur around her anus. These are the egg sacs of the tapeworm. If you do not see these...

Cats: worms, pet section, stray cat
pet section, stray cat, petsmart: Hi Dottie, She has roundworms. You can buy over the counter medication in the pet section of Walmart, or at a Petsmart. Just read the directions. If your grandkids put feces in their mouth, they can catch them, but that is the only way. God Bless, Beck...

Cats: worms in cats, worms in cats, flea shampoo
worms in cats, flea shampoo, tiny grains: Just putting flea medicine on her may not be enough. You probably need to give her a bath in flea shampoo to remove/kill any live fleas and eggs still on her, as well as any flea dirt left behind. Hopefully she won t be scratching after that. But if she...

Cats: About worms and parasides, correct medicine, natural medicines
correct medicine, natural medicines, natural medicine: Thanassis, Most worming medicine is quite safe. However, you need to identify the types of worms to know the correct medicine. I must admit, not being a vet, I do not know any natural medicines for worms. I would consult with your vet. The problem...

Cats: worms, bearer of bad news, robin barker
bearer of bad news, robin barker, oral medication: Your kitten needs to see a vet promptly. Over-the-counter roundworm treatments are not as effective as what a vet can provide and I have heard of some cats having serious reactions to them. What is more of an issue is the ringworm. While it is not serious...

Cats: worried about my cat., cancer treatment options, skin trauma
cancer treatment options, skin trauma, insect bite: I can certainly understand your concern, but try not to borrow trouble as we say here in the U.S. Your cat is relatively young and the kind of cancer that is likely to show up at this age would probably be either at a vaccination site (not usually the back...

Cats: what is wrong with my bengal kitten, bengal kitten, indoor cats
bengal kitten, indoor cats, classic fight: Marie, If Nimrod is not neutered, now may be the time!!!!! It could be standard whole male behavior when he does not know what is going on and it is, currently, breeding season!!!!! If Nimrod is neutered, then, a visit to the vet is warranted to find...

Cats: what is wrong with my cat ??, best quality food, caster oil
best quality food, caster oil, cat cats: I m sorry to hear about this. Cats do not know whether they are married or not. It sounds like your cat has reached the age where her body is giving her the wanting to have sex with a male cat. Cats do not have sex for love, marriage, or pleasure. Cats have...

Cats: what is wrong with my cat ??, best quality food, having kittens
best quality food, having kittens, caster oil: Faiza, Simply speaking, your Persian female is likely having a season. Your vet is correct, she is too young to breed. Another point to remember is that breeding her and having kittens will only relieve the situation until the kittens are about 4 weeks...

Cats: what is wrong with my cat ??, best quality food, caster oil
best quality food, caster oil, persian cat: HI Faiza, I think your cat is in heat and will continue to cry off and on until you either breed her or have her spayed. Yes, 10 months is a little young. Wait until she is at least one year old. After you do this, she will stop the crying. Until then,...

Cats: what is wrong with my cat ??, best quality food, cats and kittens
best quality food, cats and kittens, caster oil: I strongly advise you NOT to breed your cat and to get the cat spayed as soon as possible. There are way too many cats and kittens getting killed every day as a result of being bred and then the owners cant keep the kittens. The reason the cat is crying...

Cats: what is wrong with my cat ??, best quality food, unwanted kittens
best quality food, unwanted kittens, caster oil: If your cat is not spayed, then my guess is that she is in heat. A 10 month old cat most certainly is capable of having babies - I ve seen cats as young as six months get pregnant. When cats come into heat they can become very vocal - they are letting any...

Cats: is something wrong with my cat, kidney infection, male cats
kidney infection, male cats, home remedy: Hello P! I m sorry to have to give you bad news, but this could be serious. The dark colored urine you see is actually blood in his urine. It means he has a severe kidney infection. Male cats are prone to getting stopped up, and when this happens it is fatal...

Cats: What is wrong with my cat?, vet asap, bad eye
vet asap, bad eye, tomorrow afternoon: I suggest taking little Blackie back to the vet. It sounds like he may have had an allergic reaction to the dust you shook out of the furniture. I would monitor him to make sure he is still using the bathroom, as well. If he stops urinating, you must take...

Cats: what is wrong with my cat ??, cat pregnancy, sign of pregnancy
cat pregnancy, sign of pregnancy, cat cats: Hi The symptoms you are describing is not normally a sign of pregnancy (see my page re signs of cat pregnancy /cat-in-heat.html) The signs are normally a sign of a cat that feels the need to redefine their territory. Has anything happened at that is different...

Cats: what is wrong with my cat ??, passing urine, persian cat
passing urine, persian cat, litter box: Hi Fayza, Most times when cats urinate outside the box it s because they have a urinary tract infection. Have her checked out at the vet s. This is most likely the reason for doing this. As for the not covering the feces, it for the same reason. She has...

Cats: what is wrong with my cat Norman??, litterbox habits, heartland pointe
litterbox habits, heartland pointe, litterbox problems: Fayza, She may be adjusting to the new food, but I would tend to doubt that as causing the problem. If she has recently been bred, I would have her checked out by your vet for urinary tract problems (as these can sometimes occur from being bred). Also,...

Cats: what is wrong with my cat Teresa??, pregnant girls, passing urine
pregnant girls, passing urine, organix: Hi Fayza, I don t think the change of food has anything to do with it UNLESS she is having diarrhea. If her stools are loose she will not want to cover them as it will get her feet dirty! Re the urine outside her box, she could have a urinary infection or...

Cats: What is wrong with my cat?, playful cat, professional attention
playful cat, professional attention, random things: Hi Theresa, Your cat is seriously ill. He could have been injured by another animal, or probably hit by a car. You need to take him to a Vet right away. I m sorry, but I cannot help you. He is too badly injured for me to give you a simple solution over...

Cats: What is wrong with my cats eyes?, cats eyes, brain death
cats eyes, brain death, indoor cat: She could go permanently blind from a secondary infection, and if that infection is untreated, she may die of brain death. That is the extreme case, but it is possibly. A wellness check from a veterinarian should cost under $40. The medicines he will likely...

Cats: What is wrong with my kitten, canned chicken broth, blockage in his intestines
canned chicken broth, blockage in his intestines, health checkup: Brittney, Make sure the milk isn t cold, that makes them vomit if they are little. Your kitten may be lactose intolerant and any milk products will may him sick if he is. He may have worms also. Try giving him canned chicken broth, like Swansons. He...

Cats: something wrong with kitten, vet care, followup question
vet care, followup question, kittens: If she isn t able to get up on her legs, she needs a vet. She is not likely to just get better and it is cruel to let her live this way. I strongly urge you to o to your local ASPCA and see if they can help you out with low cost care; explain your financial...

Cats: what is wrong with them?, pet stains, pet odors
pet stains, pet odors, netcat: Shannyn, The problem is there could be lots of reasons the cats pee on your boyfriend s sister s bed. I am sending you an article on why cats may soil one s house, just follow the link: http://www.netcat.org/housesoiling.html What you may need...

Cats: ???????, unwanted kittens, to have kittens
unwanted kittens, to have kittens, kailey: NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please have her spayed. Unwanted kittens are flooding our world. Do yourself and your cat a favor and spay her. Please. In the best of circumstances, cats should not have kittens until they are at least a year old. Good luck. Hugs,...

Cats: Here i am again :), purina one, dry cat food
purina one, dry cat food, science diet: Hello again Balthazar! You are no trouble at all, I enjoy helping people if I can. I have not heard of Felix brand food, and this is for a cat, am I correct? I looked it up online and it is made by the Purina people! I think it will probably be a good...

Cats: ??, kitten formula, kitten food
kitten formula, kitten food, kittens: You should switch her to a kitten food to help her replace nutrients she s losing through nursing. However, if she s not producing enough milk or is doing poorly herself, she definitely needs to see a vet. An injection of Pitocin may be needed to help stimulate...

Cats: ????, wiley publishing inc, dusty rainbolt
wiley publishing inc, dusty rainbolt, kitten puppy: Brittany, If you are planning to be a vet, you may want to get a copy of the Kittens for Dummies book I cited on my answer to your original question. If you have a good track record with the turtle and guinea pig, maybe it is on to something a bit...

Cats: More I can do????, chest x ray, heart murmur
chest x ray, heart murmur, blood clots in the heart: Cardiomyopathy is a tough one. There are several forms of it, and treatments may vary depending on the form. Furosemide is directed toward getting rid of the fluid in the chest. The chest can sometimes be tapped to have fluid removed. This would probably...

Cats: Why?, gum infection, gum disease
gum infection, gum disease, bad teeth: Hi Leigh Ann, If nothing has changed with the litterbox or litter I would get her checked out with the vet. Her gum disease and being fat could be a symptom of something else. As for the food she is getting, try her on some baby food. Cats who have bad...

Cats: ., pain sensations, bladder infection
pain sensations, bladder infection, cat faq: Hello Honey, You are right and your boyfriend is wrong! Cystitis (bladder infection) can be very stubborn and even after antibiotics sometimes they flare up again or the burning and pain sensations continue. Also, once your cat has suffered from cystitis,...

Cats: Why?, meow meow, digestive trouble
meow meow, digestive trouble, constant thing: Well sometimes they want attention, but if you are feeding her proper amounts according to the the package for the food you buy, she may be looking for snacks but not hungry. But if this is a constant thing and its crying not just mewing (a pleasant meow meow...

Cats: what to do, daughters room, alternate place
daughters room, alternate place, kittens: Hi Shannah, it is not unusual for a cat to try to move her kittens. Just keep your daughters room door closed and she will not be able to get in there with them. You might want to try to offer her an alternate place that you think is safe. Put a box with a...

Cats: ?, water dish, food dish
water dish, food dish, storage boxes: Tayler, The more den like the birthing box, the more likely she will use it. I like the cardboard jumbo storage boxes (10 X 16 X 26 ) and put some old toweling and/or sheeting in the bottom for bedding. Encourage her to go in it. You can cover it...

Cats: Why does he do this?, male cat, dry food
male cat, dry food, annoyance: Some cats just have their odd little ways. No one knows why. But if his mother did it, that s where he got it. If he eats dry food, just take a bowl of it into your bedroom at night and put it by your bed so he doesn t wake you at night. And when you are...

Cats: should I put her down?, mobile vet, poor kitty
mobile vet, poor kitty, little bit at a time: Joyce, Poor kitty. There is really no right or wrong decision. I ve made decisions both ways and neither are easy. When I decide to euthanize I always wonder if I did the right thing. I sometimes think that if they have to will to live, who am I to euthanize...

Cats: What if......?, happy cat, aspca
happy cat, aspca, phone call: Well i agree with your parents for the first question, you shouldn t just pick up cats from the street, they may look filthy but they may belong to someone nearby. However i can t see the problem with calling the aspca however your parents are the ones who...

Cats: Why Me?, male cat, female cat
male cat, female cat, spayed: wow......the simple thing to do is have your female spayed. she doesnt rub on the male cat because he doesnt show interest in her and he doesnt smell like a boy...(no hormone smell) she rubs against you because you are the top cat in the house, you...

Cats: -------------------------..., kittens, laundry room
kittens, laundry room, instinct: just follow her, if she tries to take them downstairs dont let her, try to guide her to a room with a door so you can shut the door while you are gone. she will move them all to one place. she doesnt need to move them at all, its just her instinct is telling...

Cats: why, turkish angoras, maine coons
turkish angoras, maine coons, turkish vans: Well, this is a popular fallacy. Some cats DO like water. The two Turkish breeds, Turkish Angoras and Turkish Vans, have been known to swim and catch fish. Maine Coons have an affinity for water as well. Also, even cats that don t show much enthusiasm...

Cats: ??, pet population, anxiety disorders
pet population, anxiety disorders, acting this way: Hello. If your cat isn t neutered, then yes, it is highly likely that he wants to get out to find a female. If this is the case, the answer is easy - have him neutered. It s not very expensive, and it has a lot of benefits. For one, he ll be less likely...

Cats: ?, cornish rex, maine coons
cornish rex, maine coons, rex devon: Jay, Different breeds of cats have different lengths of whiskers. For example, Maine Coons and Persians have gloriously long whiskers. Cornish Rex, Devon Rex and American Wirehairs have crinkled whiskers. In the pedigreed cat shows whisker length has...

Cats: :(, cats and dogs, pyometra
cats and dogs, pyometra, routine operation: http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_pyometra.html this article is about dogs, but im sure its the same for cats. sounds like a simple routine operation and your cat should do fine. i have a 15 yr old cat who had surgery last year and did just fine...

Cats: Which, hind quarters, little bit at a time
hind quarters, little bit at a time, collar line: Hi Mike, The best blade is going to be a 10. (And, if you have a Moser put it on the longer length. Moser+cat= beautiful finish!) I do alot of cats and usually use a 7F against the grain..very smooth..but can be a problem if you are not experience with...

Cats: who is it?, kitty cats, climer
kitty cats, climer, forest cat: Hi Fanju, well my name is Natasha and i have a Norweigion Forest Cat.She is 3 years old and is 4 this year.She is a Ginger colour and she is really pretty.She loves to roll on the grass and sunbave in summer.But in winter she just wants to curl up...

Cats: Young cat harassing older cat & peeing everywhere, spayed females, territorial aggression
spayed females, territorial aggression, urination problem: HI Jodi, First I would take your younger cat in to the vet for a thorough exam. Tell your vet about the urination problem and make sure your ocat doesn t have urinary tract infection or other problem. Urinary tract problems are the #1 reason for urination...

Cats: Young cat peeing in my bed!, natures miracle, bengal cat
natures miracle, bengal cat, bladder infection: HI Marie, Cats urinate outside the box almost always due to medical problems. Your cat may have a bladder infection, and left untreated this can get very serious and damage the kidneys. Please take her to a vet right away and have her checked. If you are...

Cats: Young cat 'scruffing' older cat, domestic shorthair, female cat
domestic shorthair, female cat, cat behavior: Casey, The female cat is asserting her place in the hierarchy as the dominant cat. It is nothing to worry about or interfere with, it is normal cat behavior. The older male is conceding that the female is dominant. If you have any further questions or concerns...

Cats: Young female, overdue for delivery, pack mule, signs of labor
pack mule, signs of labor, kittens: oh hi christina, I have already mailed you another email but I need to respond to this one so that it gets filed Yes, keep an eye on that discharge. clear is ok. mucky is ok. bloody could mean a problem with a kitten, green or blackish could mean a problem...

Cats: Younger Cats attacking older cats., cats ears, elderly cats
cats ears, elderly cats, scruff: Darryl, If I had to guess, the older cat is feeling a bit puny and the younger cats may be taking advantage of it. I would have your older cat checked by the vet to see if she is feeling a bit off! It is not unusual for cats to play roughly, but a sudden...

Cats: Younger cat bullying older one, raw meat diet, selkirk rex
raw meat diet, selkirk rex, obligate carnivores: Hi Myrna, Dealing with multiple cats in the home can be a challenge sometimes - but I do find that even when the cats sometimes get on eachothers nerves, cats with other feline friends are more active and mentally and physically healthier. So please don...

Cats: ,y kitten is scarred and purring at the same time, social cat, reputable breeder
social cat, reputable breeder, extreme pain: Hi Sara, For some cats, in a new situation, it s perfectly normal. He wants the closeness but is afraid of his new surroundings. He is meowing to see who will answer. When you pick him up and hold him give him a treat. This will help with bonding with you....

Cats: young 1st mom: history . unknown., first time mom, welping box
first time mom, welping box, urinary tract infections: Hi Mary. Anytime a cat stops using her litter box, she really needs to see a vet. It s possible she s having labor pains and feels she needs to urinate or defecate, and this is the reason for the accidents. There are other causes, though, that may need...

Cats: young cat gets pregnant, kitten formula, having babies
kitten formula, having babies, kittens: Here is a good article for you to read. http://www.2ndchance.info/felinelabor.htm As for her youth, yes you should be watchful of certain things. First, she may be more likely to have difficulty delivering. Watch her for signs of approaching birth as the...

Cats: Very young cat having kittens, cat having kittens, female cat
cat having kittens, female cat, uncanny ability: Hi Donna. Generally, no, the father of a litter will not pose any threat to the kittens. Cats have an uncanny ability to know when a litter belongs to them, and many will even share in raising the kittens, protecting them, cleaning them and teaching them....

Cats: young male attacking older female, laser pointer, hormonal changes
laser pointer, hormonal changes, calico: Hi Sandy Mae, Thanks for the further update. Yes he s playing with her. She s not used to such a young cat around. If her ears aren t back then she isn t too annoyed with him. She might get a little pissed at him but unless he goes and bites her, don t...

Cats: young mother cat behavior, maternal instincts, playful self
maternal instincts, playful self, kittens: A year and a few months is old enough for a cat to have good mother instincts. She is still quite young, though, that much is true. Do you plan to get her spayed after this litter is weaned? I would strongly recommend it. You said that she is a very attentive...

Cats: Too young?, feline herpes, antibiotic ointments
feline herpes, antibiotic ointments, kittens: Hi Kristen! What you re seeing is very common in kittens. It is usually treated with a prescription eye ointment. These are very safe treatments, even for kittens who have just opened their eyes. Neo Poly Dex is a prescription eye ointment that is used...

Cats: younge kitten, litter box, monthes
litter box, monthes, spca: Hi Caroline, Good for you for getting 2 to become friends over time! I found that when 1 isn t using a litter box, it may be because of the other one s scent IN a litter box. Get another box + keep the one you have. You may have to put 1 kitty box...

Cats: over zealous grooming, bitter apple, pet section
bitter apple, pet section, wierd things: Hi Barbra, Cats do wierd things, don t they? It could be a nervous problem, then again, it may just be as you say , an over-zelous groomer! Have you tried Bitter Apple? Its a product that when licked, tastes very bitter. It might just do the trick....

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: seizures in 4 mnth CKCS bitch, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, seizure
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, seizure: Hello Renai, I am sorry to hear about your little girl. Seizures are never a good sign unfortunately. If she has another seizure keep her calm after and cold compresses to the groin area to keep her cool as she may overheat from the seizure activity. The...

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: cavalier King charles spaniel, cavalier, why not to breed
cavalier, why not to breed: Hello Mark, There are way more reasons to get your Cavalier spayed then not. First, its can be very messy if you don t as the females will get a period when they are in season and ready for breeding. If the reason you are thinking of not spaying her is...

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: Fatty lump, cavalier king charles, charles tilly
cavalier king charles, charles tilly, chopping vegetables: Hi Helen, How did everything go with Tilly? You know, most cavaliers love vegetables so you can give them little pieces of carrot or green peppers, or tomato s. Whenever I start chopping vegetables, my cavaliers come running! I m letting you know this as...

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: King Charles Puppy, new, puppy
new, puppy, cavalier king charles spaniel: Hi Katie, I don t know what kind of health your boy is in, if he is in good health, it should be fine. If not, I would have to know more about the dog to answer the question. Most Cavaliers love the company of other dogs and are professionals at getting...

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: pooping and jumping., housebreaking, cavalier
housebreaking, cavalier: Hi Rachel, Cavaliers, from time to time, forget they are housebroken. Not to the point where they don t straighten out, but they do have their moments. One reason, depending on where you live, could be due to weather. They are going outside to please you...

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: Cavalier licks, licking, supplements
licking, supplements, cavalier king charles spaniel: Hi Kevin, I am really not sure what to tell you about the air licking. There really isn t much on it. I read up a bit about fly-catching syndrome but I don t think that is quite the same thing. My personal feeling is that it is closer to a habit such as tail...

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: Cavalier licks, obsessive compulsive behaviour, hind brain
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: Cavalier licks, obsessive compulsive behaviour, hind brain, research samples

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: Puppy Choice, choosing, puppy
choosing, puppy: Hi Ann, I think this puppy would make an excellent match for you as you have no other pets or children. I have had pups similar to this and I always place them with people with your lifestyle. It doesn t mean that she is antisocial or anything, she sounds...

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: Appetite, puppy food, beleiver
puppy food, beleiver, competitive eating: Hi Jen, I am glad things are getting better with Charlie. I use ice cubes too! We have the ice maker on the door of our fridge and when anyone uses ice they all come running! We started feeding the Water dog with the others. We have to stay there until all...

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: Cavalier puppy weight, cavalier king charles, cavalier puppy
cavalier king charles, cavalier puppy, obsess: Hi Heather, I don t think that she will be over 20 lbs. If you saw the parents, she will probably be in the general area of them. I have one female that is 11 lbs and one that is 17 lbs. The difference is more bone between them than height. The smaller one...

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: over due pups, false pregnancy, stud dogs
false pregnancy, stud dogs, signs of labor: Hi Katrina, As long as your bitch doesn t seem to be in any distress she should be ok. Take her temp and see if it has dropped. If she is in distress than I would worry if no pups are produced. It sounds like a normal breeding, you may have gotten her early...

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: extrene nervousness, poor little girl, mental disability
poor little girl, mental disability, mental disabilities: Hello Anita, How sad for the poor little girl! I don t think that she has a mental disability although some dogs do have mental disabilities, so it wouldn t be unheard of. I would suspect that she wasn t properly socialized as a puppy and likely she will...

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: Introducing a new dog, cavalier king charles, lavish attention
cavalier king charles, lavish attention, foot ball: Hi Anjali, It should be quite easy. Cavalier s are easy going dogs and always want to be loved and acceptance. When you bring your new puppy home, hold the puppy and introduce to your other dog, make sure your Jack Russell mix is not going to take the pup...

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: puppy illness question, tap water, cotton ball
tap water, cotton ball, puppy: Hi Barbara, I thought that I had answered this question, but I see it as unanswered here. Try wiping the eye several times a day with purified water on a cotton ball. The water can be boiled tap water that is cooled. If that doesn t help then he will need...

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: are my dogs pregnant, false pregnancy, rib cage
false pregnancy, rib cage, ovulation: Hello Susan, Sorry for the late answer, I am sure by now you know whether your bitch is pregnant or not. Cavaliers tend to have false pregnancy very often. One of my bitches gained 5lbs, had milk and was showing signs of beginning labor. My vet said that...

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: pregnency, spaniel, puppies
spaniel, puppies, bitch: Hello Deborah, Yes, it is normal for her to make groaning noises. She may just be feeling very full, possibly a lot of puppies. Cavaliers tend to be dramatic. Of course, make sure that she isn t showing signs of something going wrong, like a strange looking...

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: my pup is not eating very much, human food, royal canin
human food, royal canin, pup: Hi Judy, You might want to add some human food to his food to entice him to eat. You could mix a little minced beef in with his food which would help. I would soak it in hot water anyway, but put something tasty in it. Let me know if you need any more help!...

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: size, adult girls, dry food
adult girls, dry food, nutritious food: Hello Alyson, So sorry it has been so long for me to respond. I had a long vacation, a sick father-in-law and all kinds of pending work that I have had to catch up on. As far as my Emma s weight at about 6 months, I don t remember what it was exactly, but...

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: Castration leading to bad fur?, cavalier king charles, frankfurt germany
cavalier king charles, frankfurt germany, susann: Hi Susann, I haven t heard of castration at an early age helping to keep the coat nice. I think it is best after the first season because I believe that they need to finish maturing. They are also older and better able to handle the surgery. I feel more strongly...

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: Cavalier charles spaniel, cavalier king charles spaniel, cavalier king charles
cavalier king charles spaniel, cavalier king charles, separation anxiety: Poor Diane, He sounds as though he is suffering from separation anxiety. I am sure you are not still dogsitting, but in the future, crate him when you aren t home with a towel in his crate. He will be ok, dogs don t think the same as people. Give him lots...

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: toilet training, cavalier king charles spaniel, cavalier king charles
cavalier king charles spaniel, cavalier king charles, toilet train: Hi Teresa, First question, has your boy been castrated? At his age, if he hasn t, he is probably marking territory. If he is, or even if he is not, he will need retraining. Positive reinforcement for pinching a penny outside, negative inside. As I am sure...

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: differences between breeds, english cocker spaniel, cavalier king charles spaniel
english cocker spaniel, cavalier king charles spaniel, cavalier king charles: Thanks for the picture of Nala, it does help. She really does look like a Cavalier. Looking at her face I think she could be mixed. Did they also have cavaliers there? She is Blenheim (red and white) so I would say she is definitely at least half cavalier....

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: differences between breeds
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: differences between breeds

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: over weight, cavalier
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: over weight, cavalier

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: Neutering & Others, ckcs, info thanks
ckcs, info thanks, neuter: Hi Michelle, I would neuter him. I don t think that neutering will do anything to his coat that wouldn t normally happen. Their coats often change over time with or without neutering. Some are just prone to a woollier coat. All three of my dogs have different...

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: Potty Training, ckcs, stern voice
ckcs, stern voice, unacceptable behavior: Hi Anita, All small breeds take a little while to get the idea that they aren t supposed to go in the house. You are going to have to start over with housebreaking, but really it won t be as difficult. Everytime she eats/plays/wakes up or does anything...

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: over weight, cavalier king charles, soft boiled egg
cavalier king charles, soft boiled egg, green pepper: Hi Melissa, Ok, you feed your 5 month old cavalier the same amount per day that I feed my 13 year old German Shepherd. I am not familiar with that food but I feed grain free which doesn t have as much carbs and so is lighter in calories. 2 cups is way too...

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: Adult Food for Puppy, puppy chow, puppy food
puppy chow, puppy food, plain yogurt: Hi Colette, Everyone has a different opinion on puppy food. I feed my puppies puppy food until they are 8 weeks and then they are switched over to adult. I started with German Shepherds and it is thought that puppy food makes the pups grow too quickly which...

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: pregnant? not eating, natural flea repellent, pregnant bitch
natural flea repellent, pregnant bitch, google: Hi Michelle, I have always noticed my bitches going off their food at about 3 weeks, usually just a day or two. They must feel more full because of the babies growing. I wouldn t worry about it at all. There are some natural flea repellents out there, I don...

Cayman Islands: 1 bedroom apartments for rent, 1 bedroom apartments, cayman islands real estate
1 bedroom apartments, cayman islands real estate, sunrise apartments: People usually find they have more success looking while they are on the island because rentals can sometimes be found cheaper when individually rented and advertised through the local paper (Caymanian Compass) classified ads - look in Friday s edition for...

Cayman Islands: 16 yo visiting Grand Cayman, concent, grand cayman
concent, grand cayman, passport: Hi Tracie, Are there any legal requirements, since she isn t our child and is only 16? There should be no problem once the 16 yr. old has a passport with a visa. If you want to make extra certain, you can always get a signed letter from the parents...

Cayman Islands: My 20 month old..., atlantis submarines, turtle farm
atlantis submarines, turtle farm, caymanislands: Hi Jerry: To be honest, I am not sure about the car seat question. However, I do know (and checked) that the road safety laws in Cayman, unless specified otherwise, comply with the U.S. road safety laws, so if you by any chance know if it is allowed in...

Cayman Islands: Cayman Islands Jobs in Accounting, fund accountants, qualified accountant
fund accountants, qualified accountant, big four accounting firm: Hi Lindsey, You should have no trouble finding a job as a newly qualified accountant with the South African CA. 1. You should start looking right away even if you are not 100% ready to commit to something. Many firms are already recruiting for March/April...

Cayman Islands: Cayman islanda, caymanian compass, cheap accomodations
caymanian compass, cheap accomodations, taura: Hi Roxana The best place to check (sorry no hostels)is facebook.com The Cayman Islands marketplace-There you ll find people who ve added listings for a roommate or you can post an add and perhaps someone can accomodate you. Another place to check is...

Cayman Islands: extended vacation, immigration employment, engine technician
immigration employment, engine technician, cayman net news: Hi Alex, Re:Just wondering about cost of living in the area per month, rental availability and any other options that may be available to me As I work with long term rentals 6-12 months, I m not too sure where to tell you to go for short term rentals...

Cayman Islands: Graduation - want to live in GC for summer, cayman kai area, ocean frontiers
cayman kai area, ocean frontiers, suitable availability: There are several condos in the Cayman Kai area which may be suitable. Availability for long term rental varies, and many are never listed with an agent or advertised in the newspaper. Island Houses is a group of condos directly across from Rum Point....

Cayman Islands: Immigration and property purchasing, uk solicitor, immigration consultant
uk solicitor, immigration consultant, flat organisational structure: Hi Stephen, First of all, if you have not already done so I d recommend contacting CML s Legal team (http://www.cmlor.com) as they are the experts on Cayman Islands legal jobs and have an in-house immigration consultant that can give you more detailed information....

Cayman Islands: How to get a job as a waiter being spanish, english test, waiter
english test, waiter, e mail: Hi Julio, I would suggest visiting www.gov.ky as this will give you info on work permits, residency and employment (Please note there is an English test for new residents where English is a 2nd language) As far as the industry goes for employment I...

Cayman Islands: jobs for accounting staff, contractual position, recruitment agency
contractual position, recruitment agency, accountancy qualification: Hi Ruschelle, It is certainly possible to get a job from overseas, however it won t be easy to get a job in accounting in the Cayman Islands without a professional accountancy qualification. The best course of action would be for you to commit to travelling...

Cayman Islands: long visit/retirement, chief immigration officer, adequate health insurance coverage
chief immigration officer, adequate health insurance coverage, adequate health insurance: Hi Domenic, Although a visitors visa can be issued for up to 180 days by law, in practice a 90 day limit is normally applied, although this is at the discretion of the Immigration Officer, so cannot be guaranteed. You can extend your stay as a visitor...

Cayman Islands: Move to Cayman Islands, financial services recruitment, work permit application
financial services recruitment, work permit application, immigration officer: Hi Louise Unfortunately the Cayman Islands won t allow unmarried dependents and so you will need to either find your own job (contact CML Offshore Recruitment at http://www.cmlor.com to discuss temping work which is the way most people in your situation...

Cayman Islands: move to cayman, cayman net news, relocate
cayman net news, relocate, compass: Hi Jacob, We have 2 newspapers: Caymanian Compass & Cayman Net News you may want to consider visiting their websites and submitting a resume. Feel free to visit www.gov.ky to view Immigration and Employment processes. If you have any specific questions,...

Cayman Islands: moving to Cayman, video production companies, divemaster level
video production companies, divemaster level, video production services: Now is a good time of year to look for teaching jobs in Cayman. There are several private schools, which are mostly religiously affiliated, as well as the government schools. Your wife needs to have a teaching license and prior teaching experience. Applications...

Cayman Islands: Nautilis semi sub, e mail address, candw ky
e mail address, candw ky, atlantis submarine: John I ve done one of these, but I can t remember which one it was! I think the best idea would be to contact Nautilus directly and see what they say - it may be that if they know you are coming they could make some special arrangement. Their e-mail address...

Cayman Islands: relocating to Grand Cayman, stay at home mom, fine dining restaurants
stay at home mom, fine dining restaurants, head waiter: Hi Cynthia, I can offer info on some of your questions: 1) what an estimated salary would be for a position like my husband has right now?- Maybe $2000-2500CI Not to sure about this just a rough guess... this would depend on negotiations and need. ...

Cayman Islands: relocating and working in the caymans, working in the caymans, bodden town
working in the caymans, bodden town, working in a spa: Hi Robin, There are a lot of parts to the question, so I m going to break them down into sections: 1. How much does it cost to live in Grand Cayman? This will depend on your lifestyle, social, personal, diet, etc... Will you get a roommate, will...

Cayman Islands: Share rentals, caymanian compass, room mates
caymanian compass, room mates, islands network: Hi Carly, Check out facebook.com (Cayman Islands network has over 5,000 members and people often put ads in for room mates) Or check the Caymanian Compass (at this time, I don t think you can see the classifieds section online though) Hope this helps....

Cayman Islands: where should i start, cayman net news, recruitment agencies
cayman net news, recruitment agencies, change thanks: Hi Janine, I would start with a few areas: www.gov.ky (check out info on work permits, new residents, immigration etc...)and employment opportunities Newspapers (available online) Caymanian Compass and Cayman Net News will give info on what is happening...

Cayman Islands: Work permit Application, work permit application, worst case scenario
work permit application, worst case scenario, immigration consultant: Hi Daniel, This is a relatively new requirement at Cayman Islands Immigration. It is normally in reference to the blood test specifically (as this test is normally performed at a third party clinic) although the rules tend to be applied somewhat inconsistently....

Cayman Islands: Work permits in the Cayman Islands, work permit application, gotocayman
work permit application, gotocayman, rudy: Rudy Sorry for the delay - I ve been checking out this with one of my contacts on the island. Their view is that it is all down to timing. If your husband s permit is approved and fully paid for before you arrive, then you are able to legally reside while...

Cayman Islands: Work visa, work visa, caymans
work visa, caymans, getting a job: Hi Clare, Re: I have read conflicting information on various websites, with some saying I should visit the islands and try to find work that way, while others have said I am not allowed to solicit employment whilst being there as a visitor. Can you clarify...

Cayman Islands: Apartments/Condos In Cayman Islands, laguna del mar, pedro st
laguna del mar, pedro st, high speed internet access: Hey Jacob - glad I could be of service to you! As for proximity to the beach, each of the locales I mentioned are on the beach, but just like any neighborhood there are some places on the water, some near the water, some several minutes from the water....

Cayman Islands: apartment rentals, high speed internet access, high speed internet
high speed internet access, high speed internet, apartment rentals: Hi Jacob, I was just researching short term rentals in/on SMB area (for a few couples) and the rents are usually $400+ per night during the busy season.... I found a few owners willing to do $5-$6K per month... This time you are talking about is the high...

Cayman Islands: Cayman hotels and Cayman jazz festival, cayman, pageant beach
cayman, pageant beach, jazz fest 2008: Hi Wally - thank you for choosing me to lend a hand. First off, you ll love Grand Cayman. Clean, safe, upscale, and gorgeous beaches and water. While the British influence can still be felt, Cayman still embodies that unique Caribbean flair that makes it...

Cayman Islands: drinking, car rental agencies, fiancee
car rental agencies, fiancee, honeymoon: Kayla This is actually in my FAQ at http://www.gotocayman.com The legal age to drink on the islands is 18, - you may be asked for identification. Some clubs have a rule that you have to be over 21. The legal age to drive is 17, but be aware that nearly...

Cayman Islands: Employment in Georgetown, Grand Cayman, georgetown grand cayman, cable thx
georgetown grand cayman, cable thx, realistic figure: A bit confused with all the numbers apartment rentals vary based on location and size.... Visit www.thpm.ky to view profiles and photos with prices rentals start at about $1200 and sometimes incl. cable-It will depend on your taste and life style. 99% of...

Cayman Islands: new job + dependent, cash currency, butterfly farm
cash currency, butterfly farm, nursuries: Hi KF, RE:some nursuries with extended hours.. or perhaps the estimated cost of a house keeper Each business is different and may offer different services relating to children- http://caymanislandsyp.com may offer business contact info for day care...

Cayman Islands: Operating a business, cayman, cayman work permit
cayman, cayman work permit: Hi Tricia - thanks for your question. This is not an easy question to answer as so much depends on so many factors, but let me see if I can give you a good summary and then point you to some resources where you may find a lot more detail from the Government...

Cayman Islands: Temporary Jobs, bachelors degree in accounting, qualified accountant
bachelors degree in accounting, qualified accountant, acca qualification: Kandy It isn t up to you to apply for the work permit - it is up to your employer to do that. Please see my FAQ at http://www.gotocayman.com. I suggest that you look at some of the job adverts at http://www.caymannetnews.com and http://www.caycompass.com...

Cayman Islands: Things to do in Cayman Island, cayman islands, cruise to cayman
cayman islands, cruise to cayman, rum point: Hi Alberto - I wish I was going to! I love Grand Cayman. So, you have one day to enjoy so without knowing what you like to do, let me offer you a variety of things to do and see that you can do in a day and still make your ship! The ship will anchor off...

Cayman Islands: various questions, road traffic accident, gemstone jewellery
road traffic accident, gemstone jewellery, immigration consultants: Hi there, Unfortunately Cayman is far from wheel-chair friendly by design/regulation, but it is after all a flat island and so is somewhat friendly by nature. I would strongly recommend that you visit for an extended vacation before committing to moving...

Cayman Islands: about visa, cayman, visa requirements
cayman, visa requirements, guyana: Hi Olim - thank you for your question. Unless laws have very recently changed, Guyanese citizens living in Guyana are indeed required to have a valid Visa and Passport for entering the Cayman Islands. For more information and application information,...

Cayman Islands: Work Permit, temporary work permit, work permit application
temporary work permit, work permit application, visitors visa: Most jobs of a temporary nature are seasonal jobs within the tourism industry. Now is a good time of year to search for such work. Work in hotels, bars, restaurants, and other tourism based businesses is often available on a three or six month temporary work...

Cayman Islands: to work as a bartender!!, crowne plaza dubai, working in dubai
crowne plaza dubai, working in dubai, bars and restaurant: Hi Rakesh, I would suggest using an employment agency to help you find a job or send out your resume to the bars and restaurant in Grand Cayman. The links below will provide resources and info about Cayman. www.newresident.ky www.thpm.ky www. gov.ky...

Cayman Islands: Dental lab services, grand cayman islands, dental crowns
grand cayman islands, dental crowns, investment bureau: Trent This is much more complicated that I though! In most areas of business, there wouldn t be a problem with advertising your services, even if they are offered off-island . However, when it some to do with health, that is a different matter - see http://www.ecayonline.com/cayman-islands-dental-care.asp...

Cayman Islands: Employment as an electrician in Cayman Islands, employment www, directory of companies
employment www, directory of companies, work permit: Hi Greg, Sorry for the delay. The resources below may help with your search and provide some better insight into island living: www.gov.ky for work permit/ immigration process/employment www.newresident.ky overview of island living www.thpm.ky...

Cayman Islands: good hotels near the 2008 jazz festival, westin casuarina grand cayman, low budget hotel
westin casuarina grand cayman, low budget hotel, seven mile beach: Hi Daphne! Congratulations on the blessing of getting to visit Grand Cayman. You ll absolutely love it! As for 4 star hotels right near the jazz fest, there really aren t any due to the location of the festival on pageant beach. However there are many...

Cayman Islands: Island land tours, guided walking tours, palms restaurant
guided walking tours, palms restaurant, grand turk: Hi Helen - yes, traffic in Georgetown can be bad...mainly s-l-o-w. Rush hour, between 8-9 am and 4:30-6pm can be awfully slow, but you should be in between these normal busy times. If there are a ton of ships in, a lot of the problem is with pedestrians crossing...

Cayman Islands: Market Conditions - Cayman Islands, global hedge fund, cayman islands government
global hedge fund, cayman islands government, recruitment agent: While I cannot make predictions with any certainty, redundancies are rarely heard of from the financial services sector in Cayman. In the very few occasions such discussion has arisen, it has been borne out of cost savings measures from corporate mergers....

Cayman Islands: medical insurance/work permit, health insurance contract, prescription drug coverage
health insurance contract, prescription drug coverage, auto immune disease: Employers are required to effect coverage for employees, as well as the employee s uninsured spouse and minor children who are also living in the Cayman Islands. The employer must pay the entire premium to the insurer. The employer may then recover by payroll...

Cayman Islands: Office jobs in Cayman, government information services, temporary employment agencies
government information services, temporary employment agencies, public service experience: The financial services sector is a major player in the Cayman economy driving demand for a variety of jobs. Hedge Funds, Accountancy firms, Legal Services, Banking, Captive Insurance, and more all require office support. Such business afford opportunities...

Cayman Islands: Relocation to Cayman Islands, furniture depot, private doctors
furniture depot, private doctors, new furniture: Hi Linda, Remax in The Cayman Islands is useful for purchasing real estate-I ve always used and worked with Cindy (very nice and knows quite a bit) cindy.raymond@remax.ky Furniture-google Furniture Depot-I get help from Peter Apostle papostle@furnituredepot.ky...

Cayman Islands: Special Education Employment, autism spectrum disorder, e mail address
autism spectrum disorder, e mail address, special education teacher: Marianne I can t remeber ever having seen an advert in this area. However, the Lighthouse School is the main school dealing with special needs. They have an old website at http://www.lhs.edu.ky/, but it does have the schools address, phone number and e-mail...

Cayman Islands: Visa, Employment in Cayman Island, temporary work permit, work permit application
temporary work permit, work permit application, filipino citizen: Gina, Unless you are married to your partner, your only official course of action is to seek employment prior to arrival in the Cayman Islands. You should not come to Cayman first on a tourist visa to seek work. You cannot have a work permit application...

Cayman Islands: Work in the Caymans and other offshore islands, acca qualification, accounting qualifications
acca qualification, accounting qualifications, financial services background: I would first be remiss if I did not mention that there are numerous jobs in the banking sector in Cayman for which particular accounting qualifications are not needed. You may first wish to seek employment in these areas given your experience as a manager....

Cayman Islands: Work permit question, work permit application, immigration department
work permit application, immigration department, controversial work: Matthew, I delayed a response as certain changes in the handling of work permit applications are soon to be forthcoming. I wanted to ensure that I provided correct information. The practice for several years has been that all work permit applications...

Cayman Islands: work contract, private sector employees, administrative matter
private sector employees, administrative matter, managerial role: It is not unusual for work permit holders to not have a written contract. Whether a written contract is technically required by law depends a bit upon where you work. Government employees are required to have a written contract. As far as I am aware private...

Cayman Islands: working in cayman islands, british citizen, cmea
british citizen, cmea, tel numbers: Dave Some of the basics about living/working in Cayman are in my FAQ at http://www.gotocayman.com However, I think that as you imply you want to work at various establichments, I think that the rules will be differeent. I found this (old) press release...

Cayman Islands: living and working on grand cayman, caymanian compass, other useful resources
caymanian compass, other useful resources, cayman net news: Hi Gloria, please view rental prices for properties at www.thpm.ky Other useful resources: www.newresident.ky www.gov.ky www.caymanislandsyp.com Cars: Tony s Toys or classifieds in Cayman Net News or Caymanian Compass Schools for non-Caymanians,...