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Jun 20, 2015

cat's eyes closed, sleeping more than usual and eyes are draining clear discharge

our 14 year old cat just began keeping her eyes closed today, she is sleeping more than usual, and her eyes are draining a clear discharge. She is lethargic

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Jun 20, 2015

sore eyes

My kitten is 6 weeks old and has sore eyes i don't have money to take her to the vet is there anything i can do for her at home RESPONSE: Sorry to hear

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Jun 18, 2015


Hello cat family(he's), Can a momma cat be heartbroken when she is trapped, taken to shelter to be spayed....ultimately being taken from her litter???


Jun 04, 2015

Unsure if cat is neglected?

Hi there, this website is great! I have had a cat visiting me this past week, I'm wondering if it is neglected or has been abandoned. The cat is quite

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Jun 04, 2015

Buprenex taste

Liquid Buprenex is being given for one of my cats, cancer. It's a clear, tasteless, liquid. Everything I've found indicate all forms have an unpleasant

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May 22, 2015

Sleeping habit

Our cat is 7 months old she wakes us up at 3 or 5 she doesn't want to be by herself. how to break this. They told us she was 3 month when we adopted but

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May 22, 2015

Cat whiskers

My healthy and happy cat seems to have had his whiskers shrink in the last couple of years. I've looked around the internet and can't seem to find any

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May 22, 2015

Bowel Incontinence

Are there cat diapers for bowel movements? My son's cat has been to a cat vet and the cat is allergic to food, etc. He goes everywhere. RESPONSE:

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May 07, 2015

merging cats

I'm getting ready to move in with my fiancé and we each have 2 cats (we both have a girl and boy cats). her cats are 13 yrs plus old and mine are 3 yrs

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May 07, 2015

Rough patch at corner of mouth

I have about a 8 month old kitten and she has a rough patch at the one corner of her mouth and she hasn't had it all the time. Maybe for about a month

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May 03, 2015

Don't know what to do !

I have 2 kitties which I introduced here when they first came to live with us. Yoshi was very shy at first Mika not so much....I am very close to them...with

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Apr 21, 2015

Green/Dry 7week old kitten

Boy 7 week old cat had green/dry nose. it looks like he can't breath but he can breath. 1) how do I clean his nose? 2) what do I clean it with?? 3)

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Apr 21, 2015

if my cat has fleas on her stomache and private parts can we comb her in those areas

we have a cat that has fleas. when we comb her the fleas go right to her stomache and private parts. and then when we go to comb in those areas we are

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Apr 04, 2015

Runny eye

My cat has developed a runny eye and his third lid is covering his eye slightly. RESPONSE: My first reaction was that it sounded like conjunctivitis.

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Apr 04, 2015


How can you tell how old your kitten is? RESPONSE: It is difficult to always tell the age of kittens that are past the very early stages. but early

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Apr 04, 2015

abdominal scope cat aftereffects

My cat had a full abdominal scope Wed. and today Good Friday she is very uncomfortable , can't settle, and goes to pee all the time. She has a drop of

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Mar 26, 2015

cat sneezing with nose and eye discharge

My 15 year old cat has been sneezing and has a discharge from her eyes and nose. She got her rabies vaccination a few days before it started. She is eating

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Mar 16, 2015

Leg Swelling

hey, I have a couple of Bengal Cats named as Alex and Bunty, both are male. Alex is pretty healthy and wild type but Bunty is little weak and from two

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Mar 16, 2015

length of cat tounge

How long average cat tounge? RESPONSE: Just like humans have a big variation in tongue sizes, so do cats, so this is no real average that I know of.

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Mar 16, 2015

litter boxes

For a larger box is there a preference between a square deep/high sided or a longer more rectangular to prevent over shooting? RESPONSE: In my opinion

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Feb 01, 2015

pulling fur out

My older neutered cat is becoming bald on his backend and the baldness is progressing alarmingly. i cannot tell if he is pulling all of the missing fur

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Feb 01, 2015


14 year-old at not recovering from anesthesia from an endoscopy to find out why she is losing weight. Otherwise seemed healthy. Now Not eating, just

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Feb 01, 2015

Urine marking

Hi there; what a wonderful site you have! You had mentioned: Max, the largest cat, is just a good, mellowed out oaf. His bad trait is urine marking to

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Feb 01, 2015

Finally Opening a Cat Shelter.. :)

Hello Carolynne, A small group of people here in Maldives, including myself are planing to open a cat shelter. This Sunday we will be visiting The Fisheries

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Feb 01, 2015

Why does my cat poop everywhere -- driveway, walkway, on my husband's car

I am at my wit's end. My male cat (neutered) is pooping everywhere, most recently on top of my husband's car in the garage and he pooped all around his

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