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Everyone has cat health questions once in a while and you are invited to ask them here. We don't always have the answers but will attempt to put you at ease about your little critter.

Sometimes its just a fur ball causing that queasy stomach and periodically its a little more than that. I'm attempting to cover most questions as the pages get published here, but I still have a lot to cover.......however, you may find what you need by clicking on the Index/Site Map button which gives a pretty thorough selection of what is available right now.

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male cat weird traites 
I have a male kitten that was born at our home. His mother is still here, but all its siblings have good homes. He has everything a cat could want. …

Why is my cat wet and losing fur? 
My 8 year old feral cat, Little Winnie, has been wet on her tail, back paws and stomach. My vet did 2 ultrasounds and 2 rounds of meds for a bladder infection. …

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 …

Kitty is not playing 
Ms. Kitty, who is normally a playful and curious cat, hasn't been playing or active at all. She's eating and drinking water, she is also using the kitty …

Cat Agressive After being Gone for 1 month 
My male 6-toed cat is back home safe but is being aggressive to his brother cat. He is not neutered. Is this common for a cat who has been out in the …

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 …

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. …

Activia yogurt 
Can I give my cat Activia yogurt? My vet recommended this since she has diarrhea and was throwing up. He wants me to give her her antibiotic pill crushed …

ticks on stray cat  
A stray cat has been hanging out by my house for about 2 months. He now comes to the door when I open it and takes a step inside, maybe to get a little …

Crusty 
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. …

scared or feverish feral. 
Recently caught a feral i"ve been feeding for a few months n got her spayed. She was pregnant when brought her in. After picking her up to drop her back …

side effects of buprenorphine--3 day timed release (testing for travel sedation-- 
my vet gave ringo (11 year old cat) a 3mg dose of timed release buprenorphine yesterday at noon---she had also had me give her 100mg of gabapentin 3 hours …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

MOTHER CAT SEPARATED FROM ITS LITTER! 
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??? …

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 …

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 …

WHAT CAME FIRST, THE CAT OR THE CHRISTMAS TREE? 
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 …

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 …

Cat and dog :( 
I have had Piper my cat for six year and my boyfriend has had Logan, a large bouncy husky dog for two. We have just moved in together 2 months ago and …

Literally bites and scratches on purpose.. 
Hello Carolyne, Do you have any idea why a cat just bites alot and is very hyper all the time? .. Its been about six months since a sister in law adopted …

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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Cat Blood Blister 
My 4 year old (indoor/outdoor) cat is limping. When I took a look, it seems there is a blood blister on her foot pad. Is this serious? RESPONSE: …

big black spot on my cats upper palate 
What can cause this? I just adopted this silver bengal 3 year old. I just noticed this spot when she yawned. No other concerns. Could it be a birth mark, …

engine fan and belt 
Our cat Russell apparently was in a car engines fan and then slung in the belt also??? What vet told us,her palate is broke plus her jaw,the nails on 1 …

Problems with my kitty; might be nothing, but... 
Ok here's the situation: 1)She is 4 years old 2)A month ago, we took her and her kitty companion to the vet 3)The vet said it could be a URI or chlamydia …

my cat is not urinating on his own 
hi, it is 15 days past my cat is getting treatment from a vet but no sign of improvement. Suddenly one he was not able to jump on bed and stomach was looking …

Enigma Cat 
eats more than ever,chews on side, weight loss and is sick quite often.Vet checked for diabetes,thyroid,parasites and said if saw blood results without …

weight loss 
I have a 16 year old male cat with arthrithis (sp?) in his hind quarters and is dropping some weight. He still has a good appetite but no weight gain. …

I have a kitten that has diarrhea... 
My freind said to me give my kitten Pepto-Bismel. Can I give this to her? RESPONSE: No, do not give Pepto Bismol to your kitten (or cat). It contains …

will feral kittens stay together in the wild or do they go there own ways 
feral kittens with they stay together in the wild or do they go there own way RESPONSE: First, you didn’t say how old the kittens were, and secondly…are …

relieving pain of severe arthritis in cat 
Hello, Happened upon your website and hope you can help or direct me as to where to go. Do they ever give epidurals to cats for arthritis? I have …

Eye Issues and no treatment can be found? 
In January I took my cat to the vet because his right eye seemed to always be running and didn't have the same reflective properties as the other eye. …

Cat all of a sudden not getting along with the other cats 
Good day, My older cat came down with a severe upper respiratory infection that lasted over a month. While he was sick he was isolated from the other …

Cats eyes & ears questions answered 
Our two and a half year old female tuxedo cat has had her third lids up for a few days. No other discern able symptoms. Should I take her to the vet? …

SPRAYING MALE 
Several weeks ago, something spooked one of my kitties. Both were found in a park by a friend, and I adopted them.Two males, who are very close emotionally, …

Cat nose & mouth questions answered 
My cat has a kind of black substance around the mouth. Its kind of crusty and its growing. ANSWER: There are a number of things that this could …

Feline behavior questions answered 
Im wondering if you could give me some reasons why i would find blood in my cats stool. ANSWER: You say that your cat has blood in its stool but …

Excessive grooming when touched  
We have noticed our 3 year old cat will start grooming herself whenever we touch her lower back - on her spine. She and our older male cat do not have …

kitties and CHRISTMAS TREE 
Our former kitties, did not bother a table artificial tree ( used because of them ) ~~~ However, new , two males , are wild ~ as young felines can be …

Gray mass in corner of eye 
My cat has a hard, gray mass in the tear duct area of her eye & the other eye has one forming too, but its smaller. The vet doesnt know what it is or how …

Cat skin problem questions answered 
Is alcohol on a cats skin poisonous? Not to drink, but only on the skin. Answer: Some cat owners use a small amount of rubbing alcohol on a cotton …

Proofreading oops? Or is it me? 
In paragraph 3 on the cat fever page, don't you mean "hyperthermia"? Hypothermia is a lowering of body temperature. Thanks, charliebrownjones@hotmail.com …

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 …

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 …

Cat diapers 
Great for urination but what if they have to defecate? RESPONSE: As with a human baby, you change the diapers as needed. So, after defecation change …

Cat diapers 
How often do you need to change these, and do you need to use cream or shave the area? RESPONSE: I haven't used these on my cats but many of our …

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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 …

Cats ears been cut 
My wife and myself look after 5 feral cats. 3 seem really friendly and they all have circular notches removed from their right ears. Are we right in …

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 …

Spaying 
I want to get my cat spayed. Is antihistamine safe to use as a sedative on her? Antihistamines are safe for cats in small doses. It is most commonly …

Sedation 
Does antihistamine safely sedate cats? Antihistamines are frequently used to help with motion-sickness when travelling with your cat. If you need …

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: …

Hair tufts on Siamese kitten 
What would cause a purebred Siamese kitten to be born with tufts of longer hair? RESPONSE: Typically, a kitten born with longer tufts of hair indicates …

my baby kitten sounds like shes having a very hard time breathing 
My kitten sounds like its hard for her to breath. I feel sorry for her, vet too expensive. Is their any way I can help her? RESPONSE: Your cat …

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 …

BLIND CAT CIRCLING 
i RESCUED A BLIND CAT WHEN HE WAS ABOUT THREE MONTHS OLD HIS EYES WERE FULL OF BLOOD AND HE WAS IN A VERY BAD SHAPE. I THOUGHT I WOULD GIVE HIM A CHANCE …

Burnt and bleeding cat paws  
So I have three cats they all eat the same food use the same litter tray go the same places as they don't really go out but his paws look like they have …

Whisker colors 
My red Persian has whiskers that are very dark (either brown or black) at the base (about an inch) and are white the rest of way to the tip. You didn't …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

protien  
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 …

My kitty has a blister on his chest, it's about the size of a nickel 
My kitty has a blister that was not there yesterday, tonight I saw it when he was rolling around being so cute. It looks like it's filled with pinkish …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

female's spraying. 
do femail cats spary?. RESPOMSE: Yes, female cats can spray. Typically they are not spayed and are marking to get a mate or to establish territory. …

runny eyes & nose & very lethargic 
just noticed my cat has been sleeping most of the day she has runny eyes & nose & it was a big effort for her to move RESPONSE: It sounds like …

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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 …

Male cat has crystals in urine 
Hello,I have a 2yr.old male cat and has crystals in urine but has no problem with eating drinking or urinating, the problem is he refuses to use the litter …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Brain swelling due to getting run over by a car 
How to treat my cat for internal injuries from being run over by a car RESPONSE: You can't treat your cat at home for such serious injuries, you …

Nuzzling me with very wet nose 
I have had a new cat (male manx 5+yrs) for less than a month. A friend came in and fed and brushed him 2x/day when I was out of town for 8 days last week. …

Left paw pad 
My cat is a mail it's a main coon and his left paw is swollen and warm I had it treated and looked at nothing was in it Inc. they gave him a shot and …

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 …

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 …

Black ring around nose 
My six year old neutered male cat has developed a black ring around his nose. He has lost a lot of weight, and has become lethargic. There has also been …

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 …

hi there, 
hello, i need your help please, how many weeks old cats can eat Friskies party mix crunch? is it good for cats health or not? RESPONSE: A kitten …

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 …

Hair loss 
My CAT S HAIR KEEPS SHEDDING ALL DAY EVERY DAY HE IS 15ys old I DON T KNOW WHAT TO DO I CAN T GET HIM IN CAGE WHEN YOU RUB HIM HAIR IS IN YOUR HANDS …

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); …

My Cat Drools & Acts Different 
So my cat-son, Atlas, started acting strange a day or two ago. I think he has stomatitis because he's drooling (and it smells) so much but his gums arent …

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 …

shampoo and long hair cut 
I WANT TO FIX MY CATS HAIR. HES A LONG HAIRED CAT AND IT GETS MATTED, ESPECIALLY AROUND THE REAR END. ANY SUGGESTIONS? RESPONSE: A daily routine …

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 …

cat's leg sore, possibly lower back too 
I picked my 13 year-old cat up this evening and held him like a baby. He doesn't particularly like me doing this but this time he liked it less than usual. …

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 …

Blood in urine 
For several years my 18 year old female cat has had blood in her urine. Administration of Orbax had no positive effect, which ruled out UTI. My vet indicated …

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 …

Smell! 
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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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, …

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 …

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 …

Josie 
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 …

Scabs on chin 
My cat keeps coming up with scabs on and around his chin? RESPONSE: It sounds like feline acne. There are a number of causes, even stress. It can …

Dose of bupronex for cats 
What is the standard dosage for a cat receiving this medication for palliative reasons? My cat was ordered 0.07 ml every 12 hours but we were able to give …

Doxycycline 
How do I get it with out taking it to vet RESPONSE: I believe this is a prescription drug so a trip to the vet would be required. It is a …

hair pulling 
I have a male cat approximately 3 years old that continues to pull his hair out. I have tried steroid shots, valium, baths,acupuncture and changing diet …

Spinal Cord Bruising Post Surgery care at Home 
My 18 year old cat just had spinal surgery after we found her at home not walking on her back legs. Immediately taken to Cornell, NY Vet Hospital where …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

kitten with sudden paralysis 
We have a kitten 31/2 wks. old, was perfectly healthy. My granddaughter noticed it's head was flopping around and it was unableto walk. Its paralyzed, …

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 …

Kitten Crusty Mouth 
My cat had a litter of four kittens less than a week ago. I check them every day to make sure they are doing well. Tonight, I noticed that all four of …

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 …

tail issue PLEASE HELP 
Hi there, I sent you a lengthy summary a couple of days ago and have not heard back yet. here is a picture of my kitties tail. could you also please forward/email …

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 …

Am I overreacting? 
my four-year-old cat started sneezing A lot on Monday night and Tuesday morning. We took her into the vet on Tuesday. And the vet gave her a shot of convenia …

black crust between nose and mouth  
My cat has some black crust between his nose and mouth. Normally he has boogers but this is close to his whiskers.... I don't know what it is, he's acting …

Laser Therapy effective for cat's arthritis? 
Is laser therapy effective for arthritis in senior cats? I have 2 cats who are 18 years old, and would like to schedule them for the treatment, but don't …

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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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. …

found 2 cats with blisters on paws what do i do or do they need vet 
found 2 adult black cats that one has blisters on the 2 front paws and swollen and other has the same thing but just its back paw.they are very sensitive …

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 …

Our indoor lost cat returned 
Our neutered male indoor cat was lost outside for over a week. We found him hiding under a schoolhouse. My concern is what should we do right away to …

Dog-sitting two canines in my home. 
I adopted a 9 year old cat 7 months ago. She once disappeared for 4 days but since her return she has always remained within calling distance and that …

Snot sprays everywhere when cat sneezes  
For 3 years now not one vet has determined why my cat sneezes and so much snot comes out and gets ALL OVER THE WALLS, FLOORS ETC. he has been on antibiotics, …

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 …

Milky/cloudy eye of my kitten (3months) 
Hi, maybe you can help us. We are living in Maldives, far away from a Vet (earliest to see him in a 2-3 weeks). Around 2 months back we found two tiny …

Flea Treatment Stops Working after the Second Week 
Our 5 year old male Himalayan cat named Raz is an indoor cat, and since moving to California 14 months has gotten fleas. He is very sensitive to flea …

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 …

Denosyl and empty stomach 
When medication says give on an empty stomach, how many hours after eating is considered empty stomach, medicine is denosyl The main reason that denosyl …

Torn tendon surgery 
How much does it cost to repair a tendon in a cat's back leg? RESPONSE: I don't know the cost. I would assume it depends on how severely damaged …

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 …

Stray short hair w/hard as rock dried substance 
How can I clean off ? My gmail's ClaCeltCou@ RESPONSE: I'm sorry that I have no idea what would be safe to use to remove this. If this was my cat, …

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 …

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 …

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: …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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) …

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 …

Age 
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 …

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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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. …

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 …

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 …

unhealed sore 
our cat has a constant sore on the back joint of paw. We get it almost healed, then it breaks open again. It is right at the heel bone. took him to …

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 …

Right front leg limb 
A 2 year old female limps on right front leg. Leg seems jointed about one inch above the wrist. She holds the foot off the ground when seated but swats …

What is wrong with my cat? 
My cat is acting very strangely, she will jump up out of nowhere then start panting hardly as she runs back and forth and all around, she has never acted …

flutd question 
Is flutd contagious? RESPONSE: No, this is not contagious. Here is a link to the full description: Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease

Sheba 
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 …

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 …

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 …

sneezing 
Is it normal for a cat to sneeze a lot? RESPONSE: It is fairly common for cats to sneeze and you can find the page that gives additional info here: …

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" …

cat using litter box 
My cat was sick with a respiratory infection over the holiday's. I was having problems her using her litter box when she pooped. She is around 5yrs old …

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 …

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. …

Manx cat appears to have lost his bump of a tail 
I thought that Stumpy got into a fight and had a bad bite above his anus, but below his tail. When I went to clean it today I see that there is a hole. …

cats eyes are watery and she is sneezing 
my cats eyes are extremely watery and she is sneezing. She eats well and doesn't show any signs of being sick other then this. I have tried to get …

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. …

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 …

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. …

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 …

Fecal impacted cat 
Can an impacted colon in a cat be felt in the abdomen and feel like a tumor? RESPONSE: Yes, when the colon is full, it can be felt. For some additional …

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 …

kittens nuzzle 
Why do kittens nuzzle each other RESPONSE: Until kittens get older they rely on smell more than some other senses. Even when they are older they …

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Will you Please email me a diagnosis of what this is 
Our Black cat Timone (10 yrs Old) has lost a lot of weight recently, urine is yellow in color, drinks LOTS of water, still has his appetite, and has lost …

Mommycat antisocial with her kittens, WHY? 
Hi Carolyn, how's your cat family? As previously written, Mommycat had 4 gorgeous kittens on April 8. Until recently, she would hang out with them, sleep …

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 …

The Kitten is Dead !!... :'( 
Tonight at about 22:30 the kitten died while in my arms..looks as though it had a seizure..I was shocked and still am..She was a great kitten.. Garfield's …

POISONED!!!!! 
Hello Carolyne..It's about Garfield and this little kitten..I think they may have been rat-poisoned..They are vomiting this mucus and grandma says they …

re. Estrus  
It is sad to have a moaning cat ~ There is a site : azmira.com I use their food for my animals cats / dogs / and occasionally as protein for my turtles.( …

Are there any remedies to ease the discomfort of Estrus? 
Hello, cat lovers...I want to know if there are any natural remedies, etc, to ease the discomfort of Estrus. My cat, Smores seems to be more uncomfortable …

Potty Problems 
hello, I have adopted a senior cat from a local no-kill cat shelter. His name's mr dude, he's a sweet mild-mannered cat that just kinda minds his own business. …

For the lady in Georgia with kitty not well ~ 
I am so sorry to hear about your kitty ~ I would always recommend a vet if money is available however there is one place that may be a help to you. …

help  
My cat is sick, and have no money for a vet I live in Lagrange Georgia is there any free vet services or some type of help????? RESPONSE: All I can …

Big blood blister on cats under chin 
It just popped and I don't know what to do... HELP PLEASE. RESPONSE: You have to clean the wound with an antiseptic solution or plain water and gauze(not …

Old age & eye issue 
My 18 year old cat has a ferocous appetite, but is now skin & bones. Her eyes appear to work - but independently of each other. Does she have a cataract? …

Litter box and construction part 2 
In response to your response, I understand that I must move the litter box away from where the construction is! As you said, that is an obvious move to …

not eating due to infection 
cat persian taken to vet 5 days ago with green snots,given antibiotics & antiinflamatories,stools have become very dark, snots now pale yellow but she …

Nuzzling 
My cats put there faces in the palm of my hand and push. I think they are nuzzling me but not sure what they want me to do. RESPONSE: Typically …

Cut In Cat's Tail 
"My cat's tail got stuck in a door a few days ago, his tail was cut open length wise for a couple inches. It now looks like there is litter in it, and …

litter box and construction 
I will be having some construction work in the house and the litter box is in the room where the construction will be happening. What should I do? …

What to do with new litter of feral kittens......HELP! 
Dear fellow cat family, how are you? Well, Mommycat had a new litter of 4 kittens on April 8. BEAUTIFUL does not do them justice....She once again …

diagnosis on blood work 
what does it mean when the nitrogen is 44 (high) triglycerides 185 (high) wbc 32.1 (high) mchc 29.7 (low) platelet count 143 (low) what does this mean …

CT FELINE KIDNEY SCAN 
OUR VET SAID WE NEED TO HAVE OUR PET (AN ELEVEN YEAR OLD FEMALE KITTY) SCANED TO SEE IF THERE MAY BE A WAY TO HELP PROLONG HER LIFE. PLEASE HELP US LOCATE …

cat with thyroid issues, on meds 
what are some of the symptons when the cat may be dying, with thyroid issues, shes on thyroid meds but is 12 years old and is not acting right, laying …

older cat vomits brown liquid 
older cat vomits brown coffee colored liquid and she is a hair ball cat RESPONSE: The coffee colored liquid that you mention is an indication of …

Balance 
My cat Garfield has been walking around for the past three days as if he has lost his balance. He walks a bit and then falls to the left, plus when I look …

HOW TO CARE FOR MY FERAL KITTEN AFTER SPAYING 
Hello fellow cat family, I'm back! My question involves how I would adequately care for my 8 month old kitten Smittee after she is spayed, when she still …

do we need to have blood work done on a cat who is on phenobarbital  
I am trying to figure out why all of a sudden my cat needs to have blood work done every 6 mon the cat is 15 yrs old been on phenobarbital for many years …

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WHY WOULD DADDYCAT BITE ME?? 
Hi, I'm back again..what a pest! My saga of Daddycat continues...hope you are feeling better. As you may recall, I took DADDYCAT (the neglected ear infected …

front paw 
My cat came home and is limping with his front left paw. There are no signs of injury, cuts, bites, he does not mind you touching it, turning it, pushing …

DADDYCAT URGENT.....CAN VET REFUSE TO NEUTER AND RETURN TO OUTSIDE DUE TO FIV?? 
Hi, how is your house of 6? You told me to update you regarding Daddycat and Mommycat. My urgency is that I took Daddycat to the vet because his ears …

FERAL KITTEN SEEMS UNHAPPY ALWAYS BEING "INSIDE" 
This is a question involving the "mental health" (this is possible?) Of my feral kitten that I brought into my home 3 months ago today. I rescued 2 kittens …

Third eyelids 
I have a 10 month old male and a 6 month old female from the same healthy stray that came to our barn. They are both vaccinated. I recently moved them …

CAT HOLDS UP FRONT PAWS ONLY ALTERNATES LEFT AND RIGHT 
My feral kitten that I (now 6-7 months old) rescued from outside, will at times hold her front paw up, and then alternate and hold the other paw up. She …

A rogue hair growing out of cat's gums? 
We noticed a hair sticking out of our cats mouth and figured it was something she picked up. But it didn't come out and we investigated to find it is a …

defication in house 
I have a clean, automatic litter box for the life of my 9 yr old torti. She keeps pooping on my carpets daily when her box is clean.I am ready to put my …

Cat Not Gaining Weight  
I have had this problem a few times with rescue and recently when my two 'found in a park kitties' had to be at a Pet Kennel for two days. Yoshi wouldn't …

Can feline granuloma be transferred from cat to cat 
Can feline granuloma be transferred from cat to cat through Sharing food or water ? RESPONSE: Granulomas are large inflamed nodes or lesions usually …

"Tiny' Kitten who is failing to gain weight and thrive 
We rescued a ferrel kitten in Aug 2013 who was 1/3 the size of her other 2 siblings. She weighed 2 lbs but was about 6 months old. Since then, she has …

My cat dank  
My cat dank is about a year old And has problem with his bones sence he was a baby kitten when I found him on the street . He had a favcher in both his …

I am so very sorry ~ 
My heart goes out to you ~ This is a great sorrow for you and it will take time ~ The most difficult for animal people is our love is so great and our …

ticks/ fleas 
How to rid the semi feral cat that will now let us feed every day and touch him a little bit. We can see large ticks on him but we're unable to get the …

injection shot question 
Hello, Shirley from Red Deer Alberta would like to let you know that our cat died not long after I had posted the "holding your cat to get injection" …

Bald Spots 
something is irritating the cats skin ......she scratches! I tried steroid injections....creams....anti-biotics...... then OVARID Result!!!! it's …

Film over the eye. 
Hello Carolyne, I am writing to ask about an eye condition..I hope you would be able to help me..My little brothers cat Patchy has this white film moved …

eyebrows 
Why does my cat have eyebrows that turn out instead of going back toward his head RESPONSE: Cats don’t really have eyebrows although I’ve seen cats …

Agressive female.. 
Hello Carolyne, Sorry i haven't written for so long..i have been busy studying.. We recently adopted a female cat,she's about one or two years old..She …

Cat liver cyst 
My cat has a very large liver cyst. A biopsy of cyst fluid showed no cancer cells. X-ray and ultrasound only show a large cyst that is causing pain and …

Cat is not sleeping since being on Buprenex 
Hello there! This site is very informative, thank you! My cat had surgery on her stomach 36 hours ago. A mammary gland and two masses were removed and …

Rocky's passing ~ 
I am so sorry to hear this ~ we with animals of any kind are deeply saddened by your loss and know from our own experiences how difficult it is. The younger …

Deceased cat bedding-can it be used by a surviving cat? 
Rocky, a 13-year old cat was diagnosed with cancer had labored breathing. Rocky died. But had a younger cat. Her behavior changed. Now cold weather …

can't hold head up or walk well after acupuncture 
my cat got lower and upper x-rays of body but none of head. was diagnoised with bad arthritis 2 months ago. Has not done well with any medicines so we …

greiving cats and nesting cats 
My oldest cat Tiger age 16 recently passed away and ever since then my middle cat Kota has started nesting in the litter box . This is causing problems …

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Diaphragmatic Hernia  
My cat is two years old, male that has been neutered and a tabby rescue. When I had Ivan neutered about a month ago, the vets told me he has a diaphragmatic …

rib cage 
i have a new kitten and her rib cage is flat not in a ovel shape and she it is hard for her to breath she was born this way. how can i help her. RESPONSE: …

Fasting 
What is the minimum time for fasting cat before endoscopy of upper intestine. I cannot, will not, starve my cat for 24 hours. If a small amount of baby …

Cat's spine feels protruding 
Is it normal to be able to feel your cat's spine protruding somewhat? I'm not sure if I felt it to be as protruding as I do now. He doesn't seem to be …

senior cat  
My 17 year old cat suddenly cant chew dry food or her hard treats that she loves!! she tries but it's as though she cant chew anything hard. she is eating …

My cat has cancer or a fungal infection, what to do? 
Hello, please help me. My 3 y/o cat has been to the vet, who consulted with other vets and radiologists, and it has been determined he has bone cancer …

My neutered cats seem to have coitus. 
My neutered male cat often mounts my spayed female and thrusts. Are they really having coitus, or is this just a common behavior? RESPONSE: There …

Fish oil...or Omega 3 fatty acids?? 
Hello Carolynne..What would you recommend for Garfield..I am going to buy the medicines you told me about,but i am confused and don't know what to choose..Should …

Losing Fur!! 
My brother's cat kitty and her son patchy are shedding fur..could this be an allergy or is this normal..they would eat anything edible to humans (eg;pasta, …

Will a broken bone lead to Athritis?? 
Will Garfield's broken leg lead to athritis?..?He's been acting very lazy nowadays..plays little and always tends to lie down..is this because he's still …

Our sweet Himalayan is sick-any suggestions? 
Hello, I currently own a Himalayan kitty, "Baby"(chocolate seal point), which I bought approximately 8 years ago from a breeder in Maryland. Unfortunately …

Getting a new cat 
My cat just died about 4 days ago, and I have another who was rather close to him. How long should I allow the cat to grieve and heal before looking at …

Garfield with a broken leg !! 
Our cat Garfield has a broken leg,and we don't really know the reason why..But i'm assuming that someone kicked it real hard..Garfield is an indoor cat …

Cat has fleas or asthma? 
Question: My grown ma ma cat pants extremely heavy, like if she had asthma. I was told that a sign of fleas. & I'm not 2 ready 2 argue about that, cuz …

Itchy red scratchy 
Hi there guys, I've recently posted about my cats sneezing. She seems over that. Now however she now has itchy ears And won't stop scratching. She's …

Eye dilations 
I have an elder cat she is 16 she has alway had one that dilates wide open while the other eye dilation is narrow as she gets older this has become constant …

Sniffles, sneezes and snot 
Hi there I have a 5 year old female cat. Over the last week and a half she has been sneezing with a runny/blocked nose (clear mucous) and for the last …

Why did my cat walk on his wrists when he was a kitten? 
When my cat was a kitten, his two front paws were turned in (one turned left, the other right, inward) at the wrists. I took him to the vet, and they said …

My cat has a bad limp. Please help 
Hi I too have a problem with my 6 year old male cat limping. It started a couple of months ago, now it seems to be getting worse. Shadow is an indoor fixed …

How long can FIP last on cat toys? 
Hello, My family's kitten passed away of FIP three and a half months ago. We cleaned the entire house before bringing in a new kitten, West. However, …

my cat hair limp and less in the underbelly 
should I bath her? have never done that before. she tends to sleep right next to her litter box. RESPONSE: You didn’t tell me the age or weight of …

Licking bloody wound 
My outdoor kitten((8 mo.) came home with bloody wound on forearm. .He keeps licking the blood and now has thrown up 3 times .I am assuming it is from the …

pain medication overdose? 
On Saturday night my daughters cat received an injection of antibiotics that lasts 2 weeks and an injection for pain that lasts 3 days for a tooth abcess. …

My cat has cat flu 
Jasmine my cat is 15 years old and started sneezing 4 months ago. She has been under the vet and had antibiotics and when this did not work she had an …

How is a cat surgery performed? 
How is a cat surgery performed for the intestine by the vet? I am doing a cat surgery for my high school anatomy class. What is the preparations vets do …

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complications from anesthesia -walking  
My cat had a teeth cleaning on Wednesday-it is Friday now, and she still doesn't seem back to "normal". She is 12 years old, with no health problems to …

What to feed my sick cat? 
I've just been told by the vet that my cat aged about 16 ish probably has a tumor in her mouth, under her tongue. She has started drooling, and obviously …

Neighbors cat neglected 
I live in ny and it is very cold and snowy. My neighbors cat has been out in the storm and is always left outside. He climbs on their screen and cries …

cat who has lost both co owner & other cat in household both with in a month 
My 14 yr. old female calico cat has gone through the death of my older cat who was 19 yrs. old & then just over a month later the loss of her co owner …

My cat is very sick and I am worried... 
My cat got neutered last week.. We also got a new kitten that same day. Because of this, it's hard to know what is causing his problems. He has been …

Cat deteriorating back condition... 
Hello, My cat, Sulu, in the past couple weeks looks to have developed a spinal issue where its been sticking up, and just recently his legs are giving …

Green Pepper and Soy 
I have a kitten named Marlon, almost 16 weeks old now, and he likes the oddest things. Once in a while when I'm not looking, he'll snatch a bit of green …

Can FIP be spread this way? 
My kitten passed away of FIP three days ago. I have kept the blanket she loved, often laid on, and "suckled—" so it likely has some of her dried saliva …

Blood blister in cats ear 
Hello, My cat Boo has a blood blister in his ear and it is very swollen. About 6 months ago one of my other cats had one in his ear and it did go away …

vomiting 
What does it mean when my 15 year old cat is vomiting black liquid? RESPONSE: Cats typically vomit because of fur balls, grass that irritates their …

cats tail bleeding 
my cats tail is bleeding and he won't let me touch it to clean it, what can i do at home, i can't afford to take him to a vet at this time RESPONSE: …

feline plus 
Can a cat cause fever blisters on a humans mouth? RESPONSE: You don’t get cold sores (also known as fever blisters) from cats. They are caused by …

medicine for the cat ? 
my cat is having fever and shivering what can I give him? RESPONSE: Typically a veterinarian will attempt to find out the reason for the fever before …

cat is very sensitive to petting right side of rear near tail 
Our 11 year old indoor house cat is very sensitive to petting near his right side from top of back to tail on the right side. He appears to be in pain …

AbandOned 
What do you do if a maybe starving maybe abandoned cat keeps coming to your doorstep and you don't know it x RESPONSE: The main thing is not to …

Redirected aggression in my cats 
Hi, No idea if anyone will read this, but I found this site, and I need to vent. We have brother/sister cats for 5 years...they hang on our patio,good …

Wanting to be alone after an injury. 
This morning, my cat was hurt after his collar got caught on his mouth. In a panic, he used his paws to try to remove the collar, thereby chewing up his …

Momma cat and two of her four kittens 
Hi there, I have taken in a momma and her 4 kittens, I took them all to the vet 3 months ago. They were treated for worms and tested for FE Lukemia. Only …

Cat nose and mouth questions answered 
My cat is drooling from the nose and mouth and he is unusually drowsy and not eating or drinking =( RESPONSE: First you have to identify the cause …

Why cant my cat walk without falling to the side? 
My cat came home the other day and i found her lying in my hall, quite un-responsive. After calling her several times with no reply, i picked her up. I …

SEVOFLURANE 
Can we use the subject inhalent to make our cat unconcious.?After the use of subject inhalent,How to bring the cat back to normal condition? please advice,immediately.my …

black spots on my cat's nose 
hello, my cat is an orange tabby and my friend got him off the street here in china when he was a couple of months old back in 2009. in 2010, my friend …

Benadryl 
Can I give my cat a very small dose of childrens Benadryl? RESPONSE: I would guess that a small dose of children's Benadryl would be okay but Benadryl …

bathroom 
my cat made urine in the cat litter but the feces on the floor. whats happening or what i can do RESPONSE: There are a number of reasons that could …

Cat Inappropriate Elimination Questions Answered 
We do have 5 cats and have had no problems with marking in the house except when our daughter visits. She sleeps in the down stairs guest room, if she …

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masking medication with flavoring 
I need to give my geriatric cat famotidine daily. It has bitter flavor (I think). No matter how I mix it with her food she will eat all around it. What …

Overweight Cat 
I give my male cat less than the food rec. but he continues to be huge! Almost 20 lbs. He is healthy and happy but I worry he may have a hairball or something. …

clear mucous from anal 6mth old unneutered male 
The cat never goes outside.....from nightime ok to the next morning lethargic...once stomach and bowels assumed empty...vomiting foam,and bowel clear liquid …

Introducing kitten to older cat 
Hi we adopted a 8 week old female kitten 10 months ago, we also have a 5 year old female cat. I followed the steps - keeping the kitten in a room to get …

feral cat with heart outside its body 
a family of feral cats live on my patio. I have not been able to locate any program to spay/neuter them. today, the male (a large siamese) came on the …

Third eyelid showing 
My cat was in a fight this morning and now his third eyelid is showing in one of his eyes. Why? RESPONSE: Several people have asked that question …

3 year old cat dies after c section from kidney failure 
what would cause a female cat to die suddenly after a c section kitten stuck in birth canal. I think the vet made a big mistake by giving her vaccines …

my cat was attacked by a dog and now his no voise 
When my cat was attacked his screamed so loud and for a long time. Were is the cats voise box? Could ny cat just be traumatized? RESPONSE: Only …

bug in a kittens nose 
My Kitten has a bug living in its nose....I've seen it but can't grab it with tweezers. It produces black/brown stuff that comes out of his nose...I guess …

behavior change 
Yesterday afternoon our normally energetic outdoor cat became very lethargic and wouldn't open his eyes. My family brought him the the vet e.r late last …

How long will it take for my cat to stop grieving? 
On May 28, 2012, my 18 year old cat, Charlie died and his companion of 14 years has not stopped howling and screaming and sleeps all day.....she is eating...but …

My indoor cat is vomiting and has dark stools. 
I have 2 indoor cats (16 months old) they were initially fed kitten food until 1year with no problems, we then moved them onto a dried complete cat food …

ear irratation 
My 2 year old cat has an ear irratation. RESPONSE: You don't give me enough details about the ear problem so here is some general information that …

cat grief 
I had 2 Siamese cats, brother and sister, 11.5 years old. Tess and Billy. 7 days ago Billy became ill and was taken to hospital, where he stayed until …

Bordetella 
How many days after a bordetella shot can a cat be boarded? RESPONSE: For cats that are residing in muliple-cat environments the Bordetella vaccine …

Safe to Return Feral Cats to the Wild? 
Hi there. I live in Mexico and I moved here from the US about a year ago with my 2 domesticated older cats. Where we lived, we came across 2 feral kittens …

Adding a 3rd cat when one cat is terminal.  
I have two wonderful tightly bonded cats. One of them has kidney disease and I suspect he has less than 6 months to live. I know my other cat will be …

can vaccines cause anemia? 
Our cat was sneezing and had a runny nose. She did not appear to be sick other than that. I took her to the vet and he said she was fine but due for FVRCP, …

Cat fall from banister (10 feet) 
My 3 yr old female cat recently fell from the banister at the top of the stairs, a distance of about 10 feet. She has since been very quiet and reclusive, …

dislocated tight 
how to treat a dislocated thigh on a cat RESPONSE: Unfortunately I'm not a veterinarian and I do not know how to put a dislocated thigh back in place...and …

abcess-like swelling with fever 
my cat had a huge (larger than a golf ball) swollen area on her neck behind her ear that was hot to the touch,but no apparent bite marks that suddenly …

Recent death of older cat with FIP now new kitten in house 
My nine yr old cat was euthanized May 28, 2012 with FIP (wet).He was an indoor/outdoor cat who showed almost no signs of being ill until his abdomen filled …

Itchy, bloody bald spots 
My Cat Molly who is 3, about every 2 months gets bald patches they cause intense itching and she scratches tearing her skin. The skin becomes bloody and …

feline liver research 
I'm looking for any research into feline liver disease that I may make donations to. RESPONSE: University of Minnesota Veterinary Teaching Hospital …

High level of protein in blood sample 
My cat is drinking excessive amounts of water but also urinating everywhere. The vet has done an initial blood test which identified unusually high …

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weak meows 
my cat is 8yrs old and this last week he has been meowing weakly,he is eating ok and appears to be in good health. RESPONSE: Your cat probably has …

Sudden change in cats activity 
Our 8 month old male (desexed)cat, Zorro, is usually a fat boisterous fellow, who plays and sleeps and eats with gusto. We are in New Zealand so the temperatures …

saline solution in cat's eye 
can i put saline solution in my cat's eye? RESPONSE: A mild saline solution (1/4 teaspoon of salt in 1 cup of lukewarm water) is beneficial to rinse …

scratch on my cats ear. 
found what looked like a scratch from maybe a bush on the outside of my cats ear two days ago when he came in from garden. just found another one on other …

lumber spine damaged 
sir/mam , my kitten 11 months old has injured her lumber spine .her back legs are like rope .i am giving her vit b-1 ,b-6 ,b-12 and verti disc . what …

HOW TO CURE CAT THAT HAS EATEN CHEMICALS 
what should we do if a cat had eaten bits of chemical such as acids and other stuffs,Thus the cat cant swallow water in appropriate way 'what should …

pain medication for cat 
may I give my male cat 11 lb 1/8 of a hydroco/acetam crushed with Water? RESPONSE: Without more information I have to say NO . Do not give this …

cat has tail missing but no bleeding 
cat has tail missing but no bleeding RESPONSE: You don’t say when the cat lost his tail, how much of his tail is gone, etc. I can only assume that …

UTI problems 
my cat is having trouble controlling and passing his urine. What can I do? RESPONSE: I’m sorry that I don’t have an easy answer for you. My suggestion …

Cat paws, claws problem is a mystery 
When I went to bed my cat was fine but, in the morning, his right front paw was swollen twice the size of his left paw and, at first, I thought maybe …

Vet says my cat is okay with glucose at 10 and more...really??? 
Last Saturday night my 13 year old female tortie stopped eating and developed diarrhea, I had done Monday morning. Her glucose is 10. Her WBC is 16.9. …

cat scratching 
My cat is about 1-1/2 yrs old, she was born outside and I found her and raised her indoors, the problem is she scratches behind her ear and yells, sometimes …

cat congestion 
Hi.My cat has been dischrging a clear mucous and occasionally sneezing for the last couple of months.She eats and drinks normally.Is there anything I can …

My cat cataracts 
My one year old kitty has cataracts. She eats non stop, and the vet in Sweden says that there is nothing wrong with her but..I'm really not sure. Now …

eyes 
my cat is 15yrs old and we have noticed that one eye has changed colour, it is now a pale green, normally brown. He also seems to have been off his food …

our 1 year old cat has FIV 
My daughters cat has got the fiv virus, she is one yr old. the vet has done the blood test and thinks she will have had this virus passed onto her from …

Can Devil's Claw be used for felines safely? 
My cat is experiencing discomfort from a past injury. Can devil's claw be used for the inflammation and arthritis she probably is experiencing. She is …

Feline safety & health questions answered 
When and how do i know what a biological clck is and how does it affect my kitte or cat female ANSWER: When you say “biological clock” and specify …

Serious cat health problems questions answered 
One of our 4 week old kittens has been losing fur on it's tail, and the tail is "knobby"; tip seems to have "dried-up"; occasional slight bleeding - otherwise, …

Cat food & treats questions answered 
My two 'found in the park' kittes, especially Mika, jumps up to the counter whenever I am cutting fruit, or clipping ends of vegetables. They are not feral, …

Why not retracting? 
My 15 years old male cat has stopped retracting his rear claws. Any idea why? Answer: I don't have a definitive answer for you. I find it puzzling …

Cat paw questions answered 
My cat has four swollen pads on all four paws. How do I help him? Answer: If this was just one paw it could be caused by an insect bite, a burn,a …

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