• Why is it when i mention i dont love my parents cat people tell me to take it to an animal shelter? it would die in 2 weeks guaranteed?

    around here theres no such thing as a no kill animal shelter. 2 weeks and they die. We have a cat epidemic of sorts, the whole reason we even have this one is because we were foster owners and then nobody took him, because otherwise he would have been put down. Anyway, i often have problems with this cat, namely... show more
    around here theres no such thing as a no kill animal shelter. 2 weeks and they die. We have a cat epidemic of sorts, the whole reason we even have this one is because we were foster owners and then nobody took him, because otherwise he would have been put down. Anyway, i often have problems with this cat, namely the fact that i own a bird (my bird), and getting this cat, who does not respect any life at all, has caused my bird much distress, i actually had to put an electro shock collar on the cat, with the transmitter on the bird cage, goes off if he steps within 1 meter, because he often continues to claw at the bird. It works fortunately, and from time to time i do check if he will leave the bird alone on his own. Also, the cage is huge, it cannot be hung from the ceiling, it is a big stationary cage. It only takes one scratch to kill. Anywho, the overall fact is i WANT this cat GONE, im very open about it and actively try to convince the family to get rid of him. Why do people ignore this fact whenever i mention anything about my disliking the cat? (FYI if you have the resources to do so please come kidnap this cat)
    6 answers · 20 hours ago
  • Why does my cat only scratch the carpet at night?

    My kitten is a 7 month old ragdoll. For the last two months he has started pulling up the carpet near doors. The thing is he never does it during the day when he can see me. It's only at night time when i've turned all the lights of and got into and been in bed for about 10mins. I tell him off but he... show more
    My kitten is a 7 month old ragdoll. For the last two months he has started pulling up the carpet near doors. The thing is he never does it during the day when he can see me. It's only at night time when i've turned all the lights of and got into and been in bed for about 10mins. I tell him off but he doesn't seem to care. Last two days i have been ignoring him when he does it and i've not even been telling him off and, he does it less. I think i've worked out it's just for attention. To be honest he is a needy cat anyway and he is always following me or laying watching me. I mean to the point he sits on my lap when im on the toilet. Does anyone know why he does thia apart from what i mentioned above? Also how can i stop him doing it? A friend said that i should put double sided tape on the area as, it would get stuck on cats paws when trying to scratch and they wont like. It has been a week and not worked so far. I have read that feliway classic spray is meant to be good although, i have not used it so i have no idea. Does anyone reconmend it? I'd like to know before i buy as it's almost £30 a spray. I know in the long run it's cheaper than a new carpet but still.
    6 answers · 19 hours ago
  • Whch cat lives longer?

    Inside cats or outside cats
    Inside cats or outside cats
    24 answers · 2 days ago
  • Are cat cafes truely safe and secure for rescue cats?

    I go to a cat cafe in the city often, as I find being in the company of cats thearupetic. My mum says that such places are cruel for the cats - not being outdoors, risk of infection, etc. I argued that while the cats may not be allowed outdoors, they have food, a roof over their heads, places to sleep and play,... show more
    I go to a cat cafe in the city often, as I find being in the company of cats thearupetic. My mum says that such places are cruel for the cats - not being outdoors, risk of infection, etc. I argued that while the cats may not be allowed outdoors, they have food, a roof over their heads, places to sleep and play, cat company and human company. I think cat cafes give rescues a second chance at life.
    6 answers · 1 day ago
  • Am I a cat lady?

    I just LOVE cats! I want to have at least two or three of them. I watch alot of cat videos. I am 28 years old. I even make kitty cat noises sometimes when i'm alone. Am I a cat lady?
    I just LOVE cats! I want to have at least two or three of them. I watch alot of cat videos. I am 28 years old. I even make kitty cat noises sometimes when i'm alone. Am I a cat lady?
    22 answers · 4 days ago
  • What can cause cats to howl in pain, besides pregnasy?

    A couple of cats outside are howling in what sounds like pain. And they aren't pregnant, this time it's not the case.
    A couple of cats outside are howling in what sounds like pain. And they aren't pregnant, this time it's not the case.
    8 answers · 6 hours ago
  • Declawing cats question?

    I live with my best friend & her family. Our mutual friend was selling kittens & my friend convinced her parents to let us get the kitten. I didn't even think about this at first until they met the kitten & started talking about making appointments for him to get neutered & declawed. The... show more
    I live with my best friend & her family. Our mutual friend was selling kittens & my friend convinced her parents to let us get the kitten. I didn't even think about this at first until they met the kitten & started talking about making appointments for him to get neutered & declawed. The neutering I'm okay with. The declawing I'm TOTALLY against! Now I'm kind of in a bad situation because we can't just give the kitten back, & if I would have known that they wanted to do that I wouldn't have even suggested the idea of getting the kitten. I think it's a totally inhumane process that most people aren't educated about. They think its as simple as just removing the claws from the cat but i think if they actually did their research they would agree with me that its a terrible thing to do! They literally cut the tips of their toes off, its extremely painful for them & has absolutely no benefits for cats whatsoever. It also can completely change a cats personality, cause them to resort to biting since they no longer have their claws, cause them to not use their litter box because the litter can irritate & cause more pain to their freshly cut toes, & even more. They cut down to the last bone in the toes. For a human, that would be like cutting each finger off at the last knuckle. If anything, I would prefer for them to get the cat caps, which are little caps you glue on their claws and replace every 6 weeks. I haven't said anything yet, but I cannot let this happen. What should I do?
    21 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is it considered cruel to get your cat declawed?

    I am looking for apartments and some say that you can have a cat but it has to be declawed. Is this right for your cat?
    I am looking for apartments and some say that you can have a cat but it has to be declawed. Is this right for your cat?
    16 answers · 2 days ago
  • What breed is this cat?

    What breed is this cat?

    This stray cat has been at my backyard since yesterday and I just want to know what breed it is because it's super pretty :)
    This stray cat has been at my backyard since yesterday and I just want to know what breed it is because it's super pretty :)
    7 answers · 2 hours ago
  • HELP, URGENT!! I need cheap cataract surgery for my cat!!!?

    Best answer: Cats do not need cataract surgery - they do just fine with the limited vision it gives them. Keep her indoors. I have fostered many blind cats, and my very elderly cat (17 1/2) has a cataract in one eye. Doesn't bother her in the least, and the vet has confirmed that surgery would be pointless. And there... show more
    Best answer: Cats do not need cataract surgery - they do just fine with the limited vision it gives them. Keep her indoors. I have fostered many blind cats, and my very elderly cat (17 1/2) has a cataract in one eye. Doesn't bother her in the least, and the vet has confirmed that surgery would be pointless. And there is no such thing as cheap surgery, nor would a really cheap place be recommended.
    8 answers · 24 hours ago
  • How can I dispose of my Pet cat for little or no money?

    I lost my family cat last night but I don't have any money to have her Buried or cremated. Does anyone know of somewhere I can take her?
    I lost my family cat last night but I don't have any money to have her Buried or cremated. Does anyone know of somewhere I can take her?
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • HELP my cat won t stop drinking from my Beta fish bowl!?

    No matter what I do she doesn t stop. Ive tried a spray bottle with water, spraying her lightly while saying "get down" when she jumps up, I ve tried luring her down with treats while saying "get down" and giving her a treat when she does so, I ve tried tin foil laid out on the table; she loved... show more
    No matter what I do she doesn t stop. Ive tried a spray bottle with water, spraying her lightly while saying "get down" when she jumps up, I ve tried luring her down with treats while saying "get down" and giving her a treat when she does so, I ve tried tin foil laid out on the table; she loved the tin foil. I ve tried plastic wrap over the bowl with holes and she bites through the plastic to get to the water. I have 2 cats and 2 separate sets of feeding and drinking dishes for them, my other cat stopped drinking from the fish bowl when I laid out tin foil, but I cannot seek to stop my first cat from doing so. I m concerned that the water conditioner that I use for the fish will eventually cause harm!
    45 answers · 1 week ago
  • Should Trump nuke China to stop them from eating cats and dogs?

    C'mon. Those squinty eyes only have around 250 nuclear warheads, the US, France and UK combined has a nuclear stockpiles of over 5,000+. They can't beat us...
    C'mon. Those squinty eyes only have around 250 nuclear warheads, the US, France and UK combined has a nuclear stockpiles of over 5,000+. They can't beat us...
    7 answers · 19 hours ago
  • Can I give my cat chocolate?

    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • Our new 11 month old cat is barely eating but drinking lots of water.?

    We just got a new cat this past Sunday and he hasn't really eaten anything. At first we thought it was because he was too shaken up about being in a new place, but now I'm not so sure. We had to take him to the vet yesterday to get shaved and have severe mats removed from his fur. He was sedated to have it... show more
    We just got a new cat this past Sunday and he hasn't really eaten anything. At first we thought it was because he was too shaken up about being in a new place, but now I'm not so sure. We had to take him to the vet yesterday to get shaved and have severe mats removed from his fur. He was sedated to have it done. Now all he will do is drink tons of water and sniff his food. Last night he was messing with the bag of cat food and when I went to pour him some he was meowing like crazy and ran to his bowl. But all he did was smell it. I have tried dry food and canned food. He will just take a few bites and that's it. And since his shave it is apparent that he is very underweight. But the vet never said anything about it. We are going to call the vet today but I just want to know if anybody would have any idea what it could be. Do I just have a picky eater?
    7 answers · 4 days ago