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Dec 26, 2016

Black Jack Monaghan

Hi folks, My alter ego, 15 year old, 12 lb., male cat, who is is altered and insists on spraying all over the place, which started about 1 1/2 years

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Dec 26, 2016

My cat passed away with FIV

A week ago today, my cat was put down due to FIV. He had not eaten or had any water for over a week. More than half of his teeth fell out. I adopted

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Dec 07, 2016

cat crisis, what can i do to help her

i rescued a kitten 4 yrs ago.we named her fred. her litter was killed by dogs and not sure what happened with mom. she was fine but scared of everything

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Nov 30, 2016

change of cats 'norm'

We are currently renovating our house and as a result our cat has had to start living outside, which isn't a problem as his bed is outside plus to ease

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Oct 01, 2016

Diapers for adult female cat

I need to buy diapers for my cat. She weighs about 9 kegs. Appreciate if you will advise wher can I get the nappies. Thanks, Neela RESPONSE: There

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Oct 01, 2016

My cat attacked by my dog

My cat was attacked by my dog 5 days ago. Has 2 Bite sounds on leg and a small fracture. After attack he was hisding and his tongue was stcking out a little

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Sep 13, 2016

Decompressed paw pads cat

A couple months ago, I noticed my 4 year cat, Py, limping on left paw. A few weeks went by and no limping. He has no cuts or abrasions, nothing stuck.

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Sep 13, 2016

Grief rebound

My cat died on July 14 my other cat seemed to accept the loss though hid in the wardrobe where the deceased cat lay on the day that he died. For about

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Aug 26, 2016

picking cat up by tail?

I know someone who picks up his cats & kittens by the tail and also be the head. I m sure that this is dangerous but he insists it's okay. could you

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Aug 26, 2016

blood blister

My cat has one on his thigh and another at the very beginning of his tail. I thought it was a tick and tried to squeeze it with a tweezers, but realized

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Aug 26, 2016


my cat had a cbc and all was normal but his protein was elevated he has thyroid and takes med does elevated protein mean always mean cancer of can it mean

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Aug 14, 2016

Personal space for a cat

Hi! Thank you for all your work promoting clicker training for cats. It's an integral part of our household! I have a question for you. I had two

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Aug 11, 2016

Spot on cat's nose

Hi! My family has an indoor/outdoor cat, she comes and goes as she pleases. We just recently noticed she had black spots on her nose, it looks like it's

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Aug 11, 2016

Cats backbone

My cat is fat an her backbone above the tail area is sticking out a little is this normal she's 9 months old RESPONSE: Its hard to picture what you

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Aug 04, 2016

High tempeture

Hi my cat is in the vets to night with a tempeture of 120 .2 what should I expect RESPONSE: The outcome depends what is causing the high temperature,

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Aug 04, 2016

growths on top of ear

on tops of ears, raised, little hard, crusty knots that do not weep, get better with an essential oil, but comes back. Is this related to a rash of crusty

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Aug 04, 2016

Loss of whiskers on one side

My black cat lost all his WHITE whiskers on one side and now has only one white whisker left on the other side...the first side seems to have some shorter

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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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