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May 07, 2020

Felix the balding

I adopted a 6 year old, FIV cat from a vet. I do not live in the same area. He unfortunately got outside overnight a couple of months back. Since that

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Sep 07, 2019

Can you fix a broken link on your site to our product?

Hello there! You mention our product, Enz-O-Matic, on this page here: However, the link you

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Jan 18, 2019

Scratching behind the left ear

In the past 18 months or so, my cat has exhibited a response I've never seen before in a lifetime of living with dozens of cats. When I scratch a certain

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Jan 18, 2019

Constantly hungry, itchy, black "gunk" on mouth and paws, diarrhea

Our 9 year old cat, George, seems very sick, but we can't seem to identify what is wrong with him. Some quick background. We found him wondering a farm

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Oct 19, 2018

Benadryl for cat allergies

For the past few months my beloved Sassy, a petite black and silver tabby, has been mowing the inside of her front and back legs. Though she's an exceptionally

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Aug 19, 2018

Pee Problem Possibly Solved

I wrote a story several months ago about my 16 year old Siamese kitty peeing everywhere but in her litter (I believe because she is jealous of my other

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Aug 19, 2018

Lumps along spine

Hi. Two of my cats (sisters, both 6 yrs old) have very pronounced lumps along the lower half of either side of the spine. They seem to be very tender.

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Aug 19, 2018

Nappies for cats

Where can I buy this? Both listed here are out of stock and no date of availability availabale. Thank you Maureen RESPONSE: Here is the link to the

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Aug 19, 2018

Flexibility of cats

What bones allow cats to twist without breaking their bones Here are the links to the pages dealing with a cat's bone structure. Hopefully, you find

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Jun 17, 2018

Feral kittens

Last summer there were 4 feral kittens born in our shed...never got to see the mother, they would wonder out so I fed them since the mother disappeared.

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Jun 17, 2018

Cat still grieves loss of owner after 1.5yrs

My mother's indoor/outdoor cat of 14 years followed her everywhere and loved her more than anything. My mom had dementia and passed on almost 2 years ago,

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Jun 17, 2018

Throwing up?

My cat has always had problems with keeping his food down without throwing up, we don't have special times we feed him but when ever he meows at us we

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Jun 17, 2018

Long hair on my cat gets everywhere

How can I stop my long haired cats hair from flying everywhere. I groom him every day with different brushes and gloves. Would it be ok to put viamin E

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Apr 19, 2018

cat can't seem to chew hard food

I work for a family that inherited a senior,Siamese, female cat who years back had a tumor removed from somewhere in or around her mouth. Her lower lip

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Apr 19, 2018

Bones not healing

My tabby is about 9yrs old. He started limping about a year ago and I took him in to get checked , they did an X-ray but couldn’t see and told me to make

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Feb 09, 2018

Chronic ringworm problem

Could you tell what is the safest way of treating chronic ringworm (eight cats) and is it even possible to treat it anymore? Also what would be the most

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Jan 23, 2018

Title:how to take care of cats with wobbly cat syndrome

Where can you get pampers for cats that have a drunkencatsyndrome/wobbly cat syndrome a cat in a wheelchair RESPONSE: Cat diapers are used for aging

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Dec 11, 2017

multi cat spraying issues

I have many cats but about four are spraying. I have tried everything and am now looking into putting a few into diapers. Will diapers help with the spraying

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Dec 11, 2017

Feeding Feral Kittens

I am feeding a feral cat who I decided was either pregnant or already had a litter. During my walk one day I saw her about a block away with the kittens.

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Oct 13, 2017

A bump on cats spine.

I want to know what this is. My bf petted my cat on the back and told me to feel something. I felt between his shoulder blades on his spine a bump that

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Sep 28, 2017

Does Feliway work for loud noises?

We have a 12 year old cat that has become afraid of noises and has some health issues. We need to have a new water well drilled tomorrow, and I'm trying

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Sep 25, 2017

Senior cat won't poop in the litter Xbox

My 14 yr old cat is in good health. She will urinate in the litter box but not poop. I have 3 boxes and another cat. She poops all over the house. Help

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Jul 04, 2017

Fur Mowing Mystery

Hello, My 13 yo female cat is of normal weight and in good health. However, she engages in fur mowing on her back legs, belly and tail. Her brother passed

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Jul 04, 2017

Feral kittens

I have a feral mother cat that had three kittens. She did not have the kittens at my home. She brought the kittens here several times to eat, but she takes

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Jul 04, 2017

Cat making loud rattling, rasping sounds

Do you know what might cause a cat to make loud rattling, rasping sounds even when not asleep? The behavior is intermittent but the cat does not seem

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