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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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Oct 31, 2015

Cat Vestibular Disease

What medication is available to treat cat vestibular disease? My wife took Serc (Betahistine) for hers, can this be used for cats? RESPONSE: With cats

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Oct 26, 2015

peeing out of jealousy

my sons cat pees on all of the babys things its a female young cat she is off limits upstairs ..what will help so shes not peeing on eveything she peed

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Sep 27, 2015

Spine injury

My cat had a mass removed and has a spine injury. Before surgery I came home to him totally loosing control of his bladder and pee everywhere after surgery

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Sep 19, 2015

Help, my white cat has blackish discharge from mouth and eyes

Hello, my white cat,Leo, has a black discharge around one side of his mouth and also a little in the corner of his eyes.Is it because he's white and its

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Sep 17, 2015

Cat with hind leg paralysis

Hello, recently my cat Milo apparently fell(he was alone) and hurt his spinal cord. Now, he has paralysis in his hind legs and tail, although he has some

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Sep 17, 2015

Does acrylic paint hurt cats health

Is it ok to paint with acrylic paint while having a house cat RESPONSE: There are some precautions to take when doing home projects such as painting

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Aug 30, 2015

sudden problem

My 11 year old cat started behaving strangely last 2-3 days- going in and out of the litter many times but not doing anything in it. Then he became slow

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Aug 24, 2015

Cats left eye weeping, his squinting has a build up of discharge

Hi, my cat whom was a not plesant and at first very scared and unhealthy stray, I have taken the time over the past few yrs, as this has and still is a

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Aug 21, 2015

Hair loss on back legs and tummy areas

Dave the Cat - Indoor/Outdoor - approx. 9 yrs. old - *has hair loss on his back legs and tummy area *Every month has flea/tick medicine (No visible

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Aug 21, 2015

Cats travelling in cars

Hi My cat utterly hates travelling in the car, but will have to make several 2 hour car journies to ou holiday home. She is fine once of the car. Years

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Aug 06, 2015

sore pads

can you use neosporin on at cats paws ? RESPONSE: Yes, you can use Neosporin on the paws but since cats tend to lick off anything they find, it would

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Jul 16, 2015

A sore due to flea allergy

Can I make a paste of baking soda compress to put on the area, and is it safe for my cat? RESPONSE: You can use the baking soda for your cat. The amount

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Jul 16, 2015

Long stringy mucus coming from cats rear end

Hi there, Thanks for this wonderful site, it is so helpful! I recently adopted a stray cat (I took her to the vet for her vaccines and worming tablets

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Jul 16, 2015

Cat squinnting eye and keeping closed.

My cat is 2 years old white girl. Indoors .Never goes out. AND today she seems to be keeping eye closed alot and squinting. I tryed looking in it looks

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Jul 07, 2015

Can another cat catch liver disease from a cat that died in March 2015

We are planning to bring into the home another cat from an animal shelter when it's ready to come home soon. I am concerned if the new cat will pick up

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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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