• My cat ate a piece of plastic?

    My kitten (5 months old) ate one of those long stretchy pieces of plastic that comes on shirts. She seems fine right now but should I take her to the vet or should I just wait and see if it passes?
    My kitten (5 months old) ate one of those long stretchy pieces of plastic that comes on shirts. She seems fine right now but should I take her to the vet or should I just wait and see if it passes?
    8 answers · 3 days ago
  • Kitten got an abscess?

    I adopted a kitten two weeks ago and the day I got him he had all his shots and got nuetered. He came home and was loopy for a day and a half or so and then as he started to adjust and start running around he then became very sleepy for a few days. All he would do would eat and then go right back to sleep. I... show more
    I adopted a kitten two weeks ago and the day I got him he had all his shots and got nuetered. He came home and was loopy for a day and a half or so and then as he started to adjust and start running around he then became very sleepy for a few days. All he would do would eat and then go right back to sleep. I thought was odd but he is a baby. But then after about the 4th day I started to think he was sick or something. So the next evening he had a giant abscess on his stomach between his back two legs that burst. There was lots of puss almost a cup and there was some blood too. It was already after 5 o clock on a Friday so we looked up so info kept it clean, cleaned everything and kept the wound open for at least 2 days. He started to act fine again he isn t sleeping and he is running around like normal playing but I noticed the area got hard where it had drained. We drenched the scab to open it up and no puss and nothing came out but it is tender to the kitten. 1. Im not Sure where the abscess came from because he has been with us and hasn t had any open wounds. 2. Do you think it s healing and we should leave it alone, or should we call the shelter where I adopted him from?
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can cats eat canned tuna in water?

    Best answer: Yes, as a one time thing. Human tuna is not good for cats. It does not have taurine (it's added to cat food), it is HIGHLY ADDICTIVE, and it can lead to a heath issue called yellow fat disease. It's fine for an occasional treat (mine get a spoonful when I am making something with tuna) or an emergency... show more
    Best answer: Yes, as a one time thing. Human tuna is not good for cats. It does not have taurine (it's added to cat food), it is HIGHLY ADDICTIVE, and it can lead to a heath issue called yellow fat disease. It's fine for an occasional treat (mine get a spoonful when I am making something with tuna) or an emergency meal, but not as a steady diet. Do you have chicken? Shredded baked chicken (no bones no skin) is a good substitute too.
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • How to take care of a pregnant street cat?

    I found a cat in my backyard and she looks very pregnant. There are no vets near me and i dont know how to take care of her. I gave her food and water and she made herself comfortable in a corner in my garden What more can i do? She keeps meowing she only stops when i sit beside her I also cannot bring her... show more
    I found a cat in my backyard and she looks very pregnant. There are no vets near me and i dont know how to take care of her. I gave her food and water and she made herself comfortable in a corner in my garden What more can i do? She keeps meowing she only stops when i sit beside her I also cannot bring her inside because i have another cat.. i dont know how clean the street cat is or what diseases she might carry so it s very risky What should i do? Thank you
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why is my cat so agressive?

    We got her when she was around a week old, a local cat had her in my neighbors yard. We would always see my neighbors daughter hurt the kitten by throwing her up in the air and letting her fall to the ground. So my sister and I went over there one night and took her and we raised her. She was never abused at our... show more
    We got her when she was around a week old, a local cat had her in my neighbors yard. We would always see my neighbors daughter hurt the kitten by throwing her up in the air and letting her fall to the ground. So my sister and I went over there one night and took her and we raised her. She was never abused at our house, we’ve had cats our whole life and my entire family loves animals to death. We’ve done nothing but show her love and now she’s about two years old and she’s had kittens of her own, she attacks her own kittens if they get too close and she attacks our legs if we walk too close to her. If she’s laying on the couch and we start petting her she’ll attack our hand, just a second ago my little brother went and tried to give her a kiss on her head and she attacked his face and left him bleeding. I’m assuming the abuse and being taken away from her mother as a kitten made her so aggressive but I’m not sure. Any advice?
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can I study for exams/work full time and raise a kitten?

    Best answer: What vivienne said. You would need to have time to play with the kitten. An adult cat would probably work.
    Best answer: What vivienne said. You would need to have time to play with the kitten. An adult cat would probably work.
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • Diarrhea or litter maintenance problem?

    I am a new cat owner and am still understanding the art of scooping litter boxes 😂 I have two cats and I’ve noticed for a couple months now that when I go to clean their litter boxes, there’s often large splat-like dried messes at the bottom of the box that I have to scrape out, which then crumble smaller. These... show more
    I am a new cat owner and am still understanding the art of scooping litter boxes 😂 I have two cats and I’ve noticed for a couple months now that when I go to clean their litter boxes, there’s often large splat-like dried messes at the bottom of the box that I have to scrape out, which then crumble smaller. These are not the nice ball-shaped urine pieces. Not being very familiar with clumping litter, I’m wondering how I would tell whether this is diarrhea vs. whether this is pee that didn’t clump and it’s nornal to have to scrape. I try to clean the boxes once daily but maybe I need to do it more?
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • How do I hide a cat from my parents?

    My friend's cat just had kittens and I really want to adopt one of them. I seriously love cats more than anything and I know I'd be able to take care of it. I'd have to hide it from my parents for awhile but I'd tell them eventually. I have a space under my bed that pulls out to fit another mattress... show more
    My friend's cat just had kittens and I really want to adopt one of them. I seriously love cats more than anything and I know I'd be able to take care of it. I'd have to hide it from my parents for awhile but I'd tell them eventually. I have a space under my bed that pulls out to fit another mattress and I know no one would look there, so I was thinking I could keep the bed and some other furniture under there. I have some other spots in my room I could keep the litter box, food and things like that. I'm homeschooled and basically home 24/7, I do have the money to care for her though (I work from home). If anyone has any other tips for taking care of a kitten and hiding it let me know, I've never lived with a cat before so it'd be nice to hear from someone who does.
    28 answers · 1 week ago
  • My cat is peeing blood !?

    HELP!! i came home from a weekend vacation today and noticed my cat is frequently urinating small drops of blood. I am beyond stressed by it and cannot take him to the vet in the morning ! He still has a lot of energy and is actively wanting to play. He is also wanting to drink water. What can i do until i can take... show more
    HELP!! i came home from a weekend vacation today and noticed my cat is frequently urinating small drops of blood. I am beyond stressed by it and cannot take him to the vet in the morning ! He still has a lot of energy and is actively wanting to play. He is also wanting to drink water. What can i do until i can take him? Had this ever happened to any of you? Cat is one year and a few months old.
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Very anxious cat, how can I clip his nails without buying products?

    Best answer: This wil take a lot of time, and you will need two people. One person should hold him. WHie he is being held, give him a really great treat, like a spoonful of canned food, or even a small piece of human food that he really likes. This isn't just a treat, its the greatest treat every so find something that... show more
    Best answer: This wil take a lot of time, and you will need two people.
    One person should hold him. WHie he is being held, give him a really great treat, like a spoonful of canned food, or even a small piece of human food that he really likes. This isn't just a treat, its the greatest treat every so find something that he really really likes.
    How far will he let you go and be calm? does he freak out and just being held? If so, then pick him up, put him on your lap, give him a treat, then let him go.
    Once he is ok with you holding him, then hold his paw. If he starts to struggle, have someone give him a treat while you hold his paw, then let him go.
    Once he is on with you holding a paw, extend a claw and trim it, then give him a treat. Do this with each toe.
    Do this every day. He needs to learn that great things happen when he gets his nails done. This is not easy, it takes time and patience, much more than people usually want to give, but its really for the best.
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • If my cat live-streamed herself torturing me, what would you do?

    Best answer: I'd give that cat a high five.
    Best answer: I'd give that cat a high five.
    12 answers · 6 days ago
  • Kitten won't eat solid food?

    My cat recently had kittens. I have started to give the two kittens canned food to get them weaned off mothers milk. But one kitten will barely sniff the food. I have tried to put the food up to his lips so he can get the taste and smell and he has seen his sibling and mother eat the food. The other kitten started... show more
    My cat recently had kittens. I have started to give the two kittens canned food to get them weaned off mothers milk. But one kitten will barely sniff the food. I have tried to put the food up to his lips so he can get the taste and smell and he has seen his sibling and mother eat the food. The other kitten started eating it no problem. It has been 1-2 weeks since I started giving them the food. Any suggestions To get him to eat
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Where can i find a shelter with unaltered cats?

    in IL. preferably a female. i dont want a spayed kitten.
    in IL. preferably a female. i dont want a spayed kitten.
    17 answers · 1 week ago
  • How to stop feeding my neighbours cat?

    I know I'm going to get judged for this, here's a thread of someone in the same situation as me; https://thecatsite.com/threads/help-were-stealing-the-neighbours-cat.228168/ The people there said the cat had chosen this new owner and they should adopt her. IDK if I could be so forward however. Basically... show more
    I know I'm going to get judged for this, here's a thread of someone in the same situation as me; https://thecatsite.com/threads/help-were... The people there said the cat had chosen this new owner and they should adopt her. IDK if I could be so forward however. Basically I think the cat was neglected/ wasn't the happiest in its living situation. Nevertheless, I have realised my wrongs and want to stop feeding the cat. Even before I fed the cat she spent hours in my garden and then after I let her in my house in the winter (snow and pouring rain). If I don't give the cat food it is heartbreaking- But I did reduce the amount so it would not be her fill and she would return home. Only problem is, she disappears for an hour or so and returns back looking for more food. She could have easily gone to her original home and got dinner - and I dont know if she did. So I am obliged to give the rest of her meal incase so she won't starve. And its worse when the cat shows up at 6am. I feel obliged to give her breakfast because after she is up all night she just wants to sleep for 8 hours. Some days when I haven't let her in in the morning she skips breakfast and goes to sleep on my neighbours shed. Any methods of transitioning to her old home is appreciated. And IK there's going to be a lot of 'selfish fool' type comments. I accept them and admit my mistake.
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • Should my dad mess with my cat ?

    He sometimes shoves him around causing my cat to yell at him and "play fight" which my dad thinks is funny but i really don't think it is and i dont think my cat thinks it is. He'll also chase him and things. Never to hurt just mess with an annoy. I dont like it but i have no say in what he does... show more
    He sometimes shoves him around causing my cat to yell at him and "play fight" which my dad thinks is funny but i really don't think it is and i dont think my cat thinks it is. He'll also chase him and things. Never to hurt just mess with an annoy. I dont like it but i have no say in what he does .My cat attacks our legs and my dad thinks thats funny too until he doesnt, then he gets mad. But HE'S the one who makes him "play fight". like he yells at him saying he'll play when he wants to but its not like my cat can understand him. I just dont know what to do.
    6 answers · 5 days ago