• Should I declaw my cat?

    Best answer: Declawing a cat is a really big decision, and one that can have permanent repercussions for you and your animal. I'll try to summarize some information for you. Declawing a cat is no simple procedure. It's not simply like trimming their nails or even cutting them off entirely. A cats claw is actually... show more
    Best answer: Declawing a cat is a really big decision, and one that can have permanent repercussions for you and your animal. I'll try to summarize some information for you.

    Declawing a cat is no simple procedure. It's not simply like trimming their nails or even cutting them off entirely. A cats claw is actually infused with their finger, so declawing them is basically like chopping off part of their fingers. If you want to compare it with a human procedure, it would be likely chopping off your fingers where they bend. It is very painful for the cat and has been banned in many countries for being inhumane.

    While declawing a cat obviously removes the risk that they will scratch you and damage your house, it poses other risks. Many cats are reported to have mood changes after the operation, and some tend to be more aggressive and bite more (and a cat's bite is MUCH more dangerous than getting scratched). Declawing also takes away their natural weapon- should your cat ever find himself against another animal, he will have not way to defend himself.

    In summary, you CAN declaw your cat. It's not the end of the world for the cat, and many declawed cats live healthy, happy lives. But it's a BIG decision to consider, and it may have negative repercussions for you and your kitty.
    16 answers · 2 days ago
  • Should I get a kitten?

    I have been thinking about getting a kitten but and unsure. I just dont want to pay alot of money for them. Like if I get a kitten and later on it life it needs surgery I will put it down because at the end of the day shes just an animal and Im not forkin gout 2k for surgery. I am fully capable of buying food and... show more
    I have been thinking about getting a kitten but and unsure. I just dont want to pay alot of money for them. Like if I get a kitten and later on it life it needs surgery I will put it down because at the end of the day shes just an animal and Im not forkin gout 2k for surgery. I am fully capable of buying food and litter, toys and all the essentials... though anything over $200 I would not spend on any animal I own.
    15 answers · 1 day ago
  • How to get my cat to like vegetables ?

    I want her to have a well-balanced diet.
    I want her to have a well-balanced diet.
    13 answers · 2 days ago
  • I’m worried about my cat. I think she may she struggling with going to the bathroom?

    Her cat litter box is down in the basement. It’s always been there and it’s always clean. She would just walk downstairs and go, but now she’s acting weird. She’ll cry over and over and stand at the top of the stairs staring at me. I usher her to go downstairs and she does a little but it’s like I have to walk down... show more
    Her cat litter box is down in the basement. It’s always been there and it’s always clean. She would just walk downstairs and go, but now she’s acting weird. She’ll cry over and over and stand at the top of the stairs staring at me. I usher her to go downstairs and she does a little but it’s like I have to walk down the stairs with her. I know she has to go to the bathroom whenever she does this because once we get down there she goes. Does anyone understand why she’s doing this? She has also peed in my bed two times in the past week. I’m not sure if she can’t get down stairs but she doesn’t have a problem getting around normally. She’s playful and jumps around still. She’s been alive for about 7-8 years, so maybe she’s getting old? I’m not sure.
    11 answers · 1 day ago
  • Is my cat exotic?

    Is my cat exotic?

    Best answer: No. It's just a typical cat with a pissed-off look.
    Best answer: No. It's just a typical cat with a pissed-off look.
    14 answers · 4 days ago
  • Homeless can I carry my cat in a cage? Help?

    I may be homeless on Monday for about 2 weeks or so and I don't want to get rid of my cats as I grew up around them and they're like family, is it a bad idea to carry them in a cage until I can find a camping spot?
    I may be homeless on Monday for about 2 weeks or so and I don't want to get rid of my cats as I grew up around them and they're like family, is it a bad idea to carry them in a cage until I can find a camping spot?
    16 answers · 5 days ago
  • Kittens gender?

    I just found two feral kittens and I’ve gotten them pretty good with people but they are still funny about being picked up and stuff so I can’t just lift up their tails. Are there any other ways to tell a male from a female kitten? Like face shape and attitude? Does size have anything to do with it because one is... show more
    I just found two feral kittens and I’ve gotten them pretty good with people but they are still funny about being picked up and stuff so I can’t just lift up their tails. Are there any other ways to tell a male from a female kitten? Like face shape and attitude? Does size have anything to do with it because one is smaller then the other so I’ve been calling her a girl and the bigger one I call a boy? Oh and they are around 8 weeks old
    9 answers · 1 day ago
  • Why does my cat sleep next to me every night?

    Best answer: Your cat prefers to sleep with you, rather than in her own bed. That's a compliment. It's up to you whether you want to allow it to happen, and a lot of people do. The only drawback is that your bed will accumulate cat hair. But personally, I would say that's a small price to pay to cuddle with your... show more
    Best answer: Your cat prefers to sleep with you, rather than in her own bed. That's a compliment. It's up to you whether you want to allow it to happen, and a lot of people do. The only drawback is that your bed will accumulate cat hair. But personally, I would say that's a small price to pay to cuddle with your friend all night.
    11 answers · 3 days ago
  • I found a kitten, when am I able to claim him as mine if I don’t find owners?

    He is about 9 weeks old, he was found on the side of the road with fleas and ear mites. He has no chip. I found him several days ago and so far there are zero posters/posts for him anywhere.
    He is about 9 weeks old, he was found on the side of the road with fleas and ear mites. He has no chip. I found him several days ago and so far there are zero posters/posts for him anywhere.
    12 answers · 3 days ago
  • When should I feed my cat?

    Best answer: 2 times a day. More if you want (just split the same amount of food into more meals) but most people just stick with 2 because its easiest. 1 meal a day is not enough. I feed all my adults 5.5-6 oz of canned a day. Should be fine for your girl too since shes about the same size as some of mine. May need more if... show more
    Best answer: 2 times a day. More if you want (just split the same amount of food into more meals) but most people just stick with 2 because its easiest. 1 meal a day is not enough.

    I feed all my adults 5.5-6 oz of canned a day. Should be fine for your girl too since shes about the same size as some of mine. May need more if shes active. I would just start with the 5.5-6 oz a day and monitor her weight. She should only lose 1-2% of her body weight weekly. If she is losing more than that, increase food. If shes not losing anything, decrease.
    If you feed kibble I have no idea how much to feed since I haven't fed kibble in years. If you feed kibble you should switch to canned. It helps with weight loss and is overall healthier.
    This will help you
    https://catinfo.org/feline-obesity-an-ep...
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • Should I give up looking?

    Best answer: i wouldn’t give up, my friend lost her cat during a blizzard and gave up looking but found her at a shelter 6 months later
    Best answer: i wouldn’t give up, my friend lost her cat during a blizzard and gave up looking but found her at a shelter 6 months later
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is it okay to feed my cat canned tuna fish?

    Best answer: Too bad, tuna is not an acceptable cat food, it is far too salty and some canned fish has mercury in it.Borrow some money, get a job or rehome your cat so that it can be properly fed.
    Best answer: Too bad, tuna is not an acceptable cat food, it is far too salty and some canned fish has mercury in it.Borrow some money, get a job or rehome your cat so that it can be properly fed.
    11 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is it legal for a vet to put down a kitten that could have been saved?

    Best answer: If you did not agree to it being put down sue the vet.
    Best answer: If you did not agree to it being put down sue the vet.
    10 answers · 4 days ago
  • If I think a certain brand and flavor of cat treats caused my cat to vomit blood, who should I report it to?

    I gave my cat treats from a new bag. A few hours later, she started vomiting what looked like bright red blood. She vomited about twelve times overnight, and looked like she felt terrible. She wouldn't eat anything else. By morning she had stopped vomiting, but still wouldn't eat anything. I realize... show more
    I gave my cat treats from a new bag. A few hours later, she started vomiting what looked like bright red blood. She vomited about twelve times overnight, and looked like she felt terrible. She wouldn't eat anything else. By morning she had stopped vomiting, but still wouldn't eat anything. I realize there is a possibility that food coloring could have made the vomit look like blood, but seeing that she occasionally vomits hairballs with food and it doesn't look like that, I don't think it was food coloring. I am wondering who I should report it to, so they can look into it. Thanks.
    6 answers · 1 day ago
  • Why did my cat try to poop on the rug?

    My cat threw-up on the rug...straight afterwards she went to the other side of the rug to try to poop. She's had times before when she'd try to pee/poop on the rug, around Christmas she had a UTI which caused her to squat on the rug without actually peeing and she's pooped on the rug once before this... show more
    My cat threw-up on the rug...straight afterwards she went to the other side of the rug to try to poop. She's had times before when she'd try to pee/poop on the rug, around Christmas she had a UTI which caused her to squat on the rug without actually peeing and she's pooped on the rug once before this year, but she's healthy right now. Could it just be a stress response (maybe stressed about having thrown-up)? She's round 10 years old, she's normally perfectly behaved. We've two clean litter trays as we've two cats (litter-mates).
    16 answers · 6 days ago
  • Why and how to control my felines poop smell?

    It is so bad, why do their poop smell so bad? It's mom cat and 5 month old kittens.
    It is so bad, why do their poop smell so bad? It's mom cat and 5 month old kittens.
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • 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 · 4 days ago