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Jul 17, 2016

Outdoor cat not allowed in garden

Hi there! I adopted a sweet abandoned cat last year (Panda) who had come to me through my garden, and had no owners or chip. she's a very relaxed lovely

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Jul 17, 2016

What can give to my cat who is constipated?

I rescue an old cat and it seems because he eat more than before he is always constipated. What can I give him to resolve that problem? thank Jeannine

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Jul 17, 2016

excessive grooming/hair loss

I have a colorpoint ragdoll and his once luscious coat is now a body-length mohawk w/fuzzy arms & legs. Okay,we moved in january of this year to another

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Jul 17, 2016

Amanda Mummy to Ollie (RIP) & Stan

My baby boys, was kept in for 9 month before being let outside. Beautiful boys so proud they was always with me in our garden, it was just them and me.

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Jul 02, 2016

My cats spinal injury

Hi my cats tail got caught under my car tyre three days ago. Her X-ray determined she has a dislocation of the vertebrae at the root of her tail, and her

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May 26, 2016

My cat Minnie w/a dx.of f.i.p. wet form

My little cat Minnie who is about 6 months old started to swell up in the belly thought she was pregnant but noticed nipples were not swelled up with milk

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May 24, 2016

My cats ear is drooping

I first noticed his droopy ear a week ago. He's keeping it down, shaking his head, and pawing/scratching at it almost constantly now. I couldn't find any

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May 24, 2016

cats eye and nose

HI, My cats one eye started out as tearing, with a small pink growth in the corner of the eye.It also then was puffy under the eye and then he would sneeze

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Apr 30, 2016

My cat appears to be paralyzed from the hips down

Five days ago I came home from work to be greeted by my cat as always. However the poor cat was dragging his back half of his body. I picked him up and

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Apr 30, 2016

Hair loss


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Apr 30, 2016

Loss of Appetite

First, I have to apologize but in order to ask my question, I have to tell you my story. I have 2 cats, neutered male (Smokey) and spayed female (Miss);

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Apr 09, 2016

FLUTD now both cats

One of my cats had FLUTD (crystals) and is on a special diet, and now over a year later my other cat got it Have you heard of this problem tending

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Feb 19, 2016

Upper respiratory infection - antibiotics necessary?

Hello, and thank you for this wonderful site - it is always so helpful! I adopted a sweet stray cat (Panda) 6 months ago and she is doing well. However

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Feb 19, 2016

Buprenex for 17-year old cat

I have a female spayed cat (5.5 pounds) who had a tumor successfully removed in August. The pathology report was of 'probable' thyroid cancer. Molly was

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Feb 19, 2016

hair loss

My Bengal cat has pulled her hair out for 18months she has been seen by our vet changed. Food and cat litter no good she still does it she is now on Prozac

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Feb 19, 2016


Cat was holding one ear down. Checked him over and discovered fleas, so treated him. A few days later he is still holding his ear down although not scratching

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Feb 19, 2016

Devil's Claw for cats

Hi, I would like to give my cat Devil's Claw, but not sure how much to give. I have on hand the regular Devil's Claw NOW brand, for people. It's in capsules,

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Jan 22, 2016

Blood blister

My cat has something above his eye that I thought was a cut but looks like a bubble of blood. It dried up and looked better but then started bleeding.

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Jan 22, 2016

constant sneezing and scratching

My 14 year old male cat sneezes and scratches all the time. He is an indoor cat and never goes out. He eats and poops well but the constant sneezing

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Jan 01, 2016

cat's pads on paw

My cat just recently had it's front claws removed. I did not put a collar on right away after surgery and he licked one foot so much that not only removed

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Nov 29, 2015


Josie is my kitten, she is about 18 months old, very pampered and continuously played with...we have a game we play a lot, but when I don't want to play,she

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Nov 29, 2015

Cat diapers?

I have a 17-year-old cat who still eats and sleeps well. She's a little dotty but generally in good health. Lately she's been peeing (sometimes accompanied

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Nov 08, 2015


My kitten is about 5 months old, male, siamese-maine coon mix, indoor. I came home one day and his eyes, face and mouth were crusty and the eyes were swollen.

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Oct 31, 2015

cat losing weight

I think I know why my cat is losing weight. We have a hole in our bathroom wall and I caught him eating the drywall paper that is painted. What remedies

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Oct 31, 2015

Siamese goes ballistic when near our other cat

We have tried several calming collars, sprays, etc and was wondering what kind of tranquilizer would be best (hopefully short term use)to allow our cat

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