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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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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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