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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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Jan 15, 2015

Kitten with lower intestine infection.

our 4 month old kitten Winston began not being able to hold in his poo, it was watery and just leaked out wherever. It began to get VERY messy so we kept

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Jan 12, 2015

eye tears

My cat has brownish red tears... They are gel like. Is this normal? He is 15 years old. RESPONSE: It sounds like this might be conjunctivitis. The

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Jan 04, 2015


Hello my fellow cat family, and Happy New Year! My cat Smores, approx 1.5 years appears to have an eye problem. My strange title goes along with the


Oct 30, 2014

Tooth problems in elderly cats

My cat is 14 and half years old and she has always had gum/teeth problems. Around age 5 she had four teeth pulled and the remanding teeth are finally decaying.

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Oct 30, 2014

Skin problems

I have several cats with skin problems. It varies from almost unbearable to not too bad. I feel like it has something to do with fleas, but we treat them.

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Oct 30, 2014

Small Blister on Paw

My cat developed a small blister on one of his front toe pads. Its a dark red color with a small black dot in the middle leading me to believe he stepped

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Oct 24, 2014

Vitamin E for cats skin care?

My 11year old cat seems to have itchy skin because she insists on as much petting, scratching, as possible. Would it be ok to put vitamin E on her

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Oct 24, 2014

blood work irregularities

Trying to find out what thees numbers indicate: ALT 713 AST412 CREATINE KINASE 966 ALBUMIN 1.5 TOTAL PROTEIN 13.8 GLOBULIN 12.3 ALB/GLOB RATIO 0.1 RBC

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Sep 19, 2014

litter box

I have 2 male cats and 1 female. The female keeps pooping on the floor. Its only started in the last few months and we've had her almost a year. I've tried

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Aug 29, 2014

Why is she losing weight and hiding out?

Hi, I confess I'm a dog person, so I never cared much for my husband's cat, but lately I've become concerned for her. We noticed the past month or so that

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Aug 03, 2014

Garfield is gone..

On the 30th of July , 10:45 am he died in the same way that the kitten died..Sadly i wasn't there with him..I'm really in shock and feel like i failed

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