• How do I convince my parents to allow me to get an emotional support animal?

    I have relatively severe anxiety and depression, and I know that an ESA (emotional support animal) would benefit me greatly. I have proposed the idea of adopting a male kitten with the assumption that the responsibility of it's care would fall on me. However, my parents have a few issues with it. We already... show more
    I have relatively severe anxiety and depression, and I know that an ESA (emotional support animal) would benefit me greatly. I have proposed the idea of adopting a male kitten with the assumption that the responsibility of it's care would fall on me. However, my parents have a few issues with it. We already have 2 cats and 2 dogs, sop they don't see why I would want another cat. But the reasoning is because none of our animals really spend time with me, so I want a kitten that can grow up adapted to the idea of spending a majority of it's time around me (I want it to associate me as it's owner). Additionally, I'll be going off to college in about 8 months, and they're extremely against me taking the cat with me (ESA are allowed in dorms, I did some research). Because of this, they do not want to have to take care of the cat when I leave. If anyone has any suggestions, I would greatly appreciate it. No matter what I say, I can't seem to convince my dad. My mom seems a bit easier to convince, but the whole process has been very draining.
    21 answers · 2 days ago
  • Cats will never respond to commands like dogs do, right?

    A relative got a cat, but talks to it, and tries to give commands like it's a dog. I said to them about it, and their response was, well, eventually they'll pick it up, yea but I've never seen a cat that responded to, a, come here, command. I told them that dogs are more receptive to commands than... show more
    A relative got a cat, but talks to it, and tries to give commands like it's a dog. I said to them about it, and their response was, well, eventually they'll pick it up, yea but I've never seen a cat that responded to, a, come here, command. I told them that dogs are more receptive to commands than cats are, although another relative who has their own cat, was climbing up on something of mine and I said no, and the cat got off immediately. So I think extremely basic commands do work, like no, but things like, come here, or shake, or roll over, or lay down, etc. those are commands dogs will be able to easily learn and follow. So my question is, there's not anyway in which a cat can learn advanced commands is there? Even talking to the cat, calling its name, etc. it just ignores you, as if you don't exist. But I do guess it is possible for some cats to be more receptive than other cats? Thanks, and 10 points for an informative answer.
    15 answers · 2 days ago
  • When do you know it’s “time”?

    My 13 year old cat (my baby) recently started to have seizures and peeing all over himself and he keeps licking himself raw. But at the same time he still wants attention, loves pets, loves to play, has an appetite, and is still extremely friendly. I’m just torn because my parents want me to put him down, but I... show more
    My 13 year old cat (my baby) recently started to have seizures and peeing all over himself and he keeps licking himself raw. But at the same time he still wants attention, loves pets, loves to play, has an appetite, and is still extremely friendly. I’m just torn because my parents want me to put him down, but I still see years in him. When is it “time” to put a pet down and how did you “know” it was time? ):
    9 answers · 1 day ago
  • Our lovely cat "THOMAS" died suddenly of heart failure Friday. Would it be considered callous if I adopted a new cat this Wednesday?

    Best answer: I think as long as you love your cat and honor his memory, then it's certainly not callous. In fact, adopting a new cat who needs a good and loving home is a good way to honor your cat. Just make sure to communicate about it with those you live with, and let them talk about the situation. That way, everyone can... show more
    Best answer: I think as long as you love your cat and honor his memory, then it's certainly not callous. In fact, adopting a new cat who needs a good and loving home is a good way to honor your cat. Just make sure to communicate about it with those you live with, and let them talk about the situation. That way, everyone can grieve at their own pace and feel heard. If your household is uncertain about a new cat, consider giving them a mourning period. That way, your new cat can enter to a house filled with love and warmth.

    My condolences to you. Wishing you and yours the best!
    15 answers · 3 days ago
  • Yikes! The cat food had PEAS in it! Is that normal?

    I kid you not, the chicken 'n; vegetable cat food I fed my cats had PEAS in it! Since when do cats eat PEAS? Big green PEAS! How do they come up with this stuff, do they have a bunch of people sitting round a table trying to think up what kind of bizarre ingredients they can stick in the cat food? Whats next,... show more
    I kid you not, the chicken 'n; vegetable cat food I fed my cats had PEAS in it! Since when do cats eat PEAS? Big green PEAS! How do they come up with this stuff, do they have a bunch of people sitting round a table trying to think up what kind of bizarre ingredients they can stick in the cat food? Whats next, pineapple? pomegranates? raisins? cashews? bran flakes? And yet my cats yummed it up and left a clean plate, maybe cats really do like PEAS? Can that be true?
    13 answers · 2 days ago
  • Dogs or cats?

    23 answers · 4 days ago
  • So I don't think my cat can survive without her yarn ball that she lost yesterday that i bought tomorrow can anyone help?

    Best answer: When your cat lost its yarn ball, the microfibers that are inside of the yarn itself aligned perfectly into a densely packed spiral that opened up the void for the space-time continuum. Therefore, the ball got lost inside of itself so the ball is both there and not there currently. However, the yarn ball is now in... show more
    Best answer: When your cat lost its yarn ball, the microfibers that are inside of the yarn itself aligned perfectly into a densely packed spiral that opened up the void for the space-time continuum. Therefore, the ball got lost inside of itself so the ball is both there and not there currently. However, the yarn ball is now in the past, present, and future at the same time, making it possible to buy it tomorrow. Therefore your only option is to retrieve it from the space time continuum yesterday. Good luck sir.
    6 answers · 4 hours ago
  • Can you put Vicks BabyRub on cats?

    My cat tends to have issues with an overwhelming amount of snot, it sounds funny, but it gets the point as to where he can’t breathe through his nose. My mother just put Vicks BabyRub on his nose, and I wanted to make sure it was safe.
    My cat tends to have issues with an overwhelming amount of snot, it sounds funny, but it gets the point as to where he can’t breathe through his nose. My mother just put Vicks BabyRub on his nose, and I wanted to make sure it was safe.
    10 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is it considered cruel to keep a cat alive who has a severe flea allergy?

    My cat, who is 14, was recently diagnosed with a severe allergy to fleas and their bites. I try my best to keep fleas off all my animals, using frontline monthly, vacuuming daily, using natural sprays and even have plants that fleas don’t like the smell of like rosemary and lavender. But fleas never fail in finding... show more
    My cat, who is 14, was recently diagnosed with a severe allergy to fleas and their bites. I try my best to keep fleas off all my animals, using frontline monthly, vacuuming daily, using natural sprays and even have plants that fleas don’t like the smell of like rosemary and lavender. But fleas never fail in finding their way to my poor white cat... he’s tearing his fur out, over cleaning himself, he itches so much that when petting him he starts to lick and bite me. I’m concerned about his overall heath. I know the constant itching and tugging at his skin and fur hurt. Sometimes when he cleans a “hotspot” on his back, he gives himself a seizure. I put a cone on him so he won’t get the spot on his back that makes him have seizures. When does though, he’s having a full on seizure- thrashing back and forth, having a fit on the floor and urinating all over himself. The vet gave him a steroid shot to help ease the itching he’s having, but I’m still concerned about his overall heath :( My close family keeps telling me it’s okay to put him down, but I’m having conflicting feeling over it.
    7 answers · 10 hours ago
  • What to expect when I move my cat's grave?

    May 22 2018, my senior cat, Molly, past away. She had lived at his house for the 20 years of her life and it seemed appropriate to bury her in the garden that she loved so much. Fast forward almost 6 months later and the house will be sold in a couple of months and will likely be either demolished or completely... show more
    May 22 2018, my senior cat, Molly, past away. She had lived at his house for the 20 years of her life and it seemed appropriate to bury her in the garden that she loved so much. Fast forward almost 6 months later and the house will be sold in a couple of months and will likely be either demolished or completely renovated along with the gardens. And though at the time it seemed like the best option to bury her in the garden, I am very hesitant to leave her bones to be dug up by an excavator. I am thinking that I need to cremate her. But I am worried about what I may find when I exhume her body. When she passed she weighed about 3 lb and was mostly skin and bones with very little muscle tone. There were a lot of rocks in the soil so I was only able to get her down just over a foot and a half. I wrapped her in a thin cotton cloth with fresh flowers because I didn't want to hinder the rate of decomposition. The soil is typical topsoil with lots of stones and some coal mixed in. I live on Vancouver Island and the weather throughout the summer was warm and dry and our fall has been very wet and average about 10°C. The earth on her grave has settled and sunk down and the ground is covered in new growth moss. I am going to wait till the last possible moment to dig her up. I want to know what I'm in for. I dont want anyone else to dig her up because I want to take the extra care in handling her. Photos are of Molly, in the month before she passed aw
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why does my cat look so different from her brother?

    A couple years ago, I adopted these two cats. Brother and sister. Apparently they were found on the streets playing as kittens, completely abandoned. Like I said, I ended up adopting them. Now, the odd part is, they looks very different. While they are both tiger tabby cats, everything else is off. The boy looks... show more
    A couple years ago, I adopted these two cats. Brother and sister. Apparently they were found on the streets playing as kittens, completely abandoned. Like I said, I ended up adopting them. Now, the odd part is, they looks very different. While they are both tiger tabby cats, everything else is off. The boy looks like any "normal" cat you'd find, but the girl looks very different to me. She has the facial structure of an oriental cat and is HUGE! She isn't fat, but just very big with her structure- especially when it comes to her height. Her ears seem to be slightly larger as well, but almost the same as her brother. Why is it they look so different?
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • What did the cat rub against my legs?

    Best answer: As well as leaving its scent on you it is also a sign of affection
    Cats will do it on other objects just to leave its scent
    Best answer: As well as leaving its scent on you it is also a sign of affection
    Cats will do it on other objects just to leave its scent
    9 answers · 3 days ago
  • If I buy a cat, what should I expect?

    Best answer: First, no cat will care about your nationality, whether American or Zulu or anything alphabetically in between. A few cats may prefer one or another human gender. As for expectations, your cat will hope for a kind, gentle protector who provides good food, fresh water, a regularly cleaned litter box, plenty of... show more
    Best answer: First, no cat will care about your nationality, whether American or Zulu or anything alphabetically in between. A few cats may prefer one or another human gender.
    As for expectations, your cat will hope for a kind, gentle protector who provides good food, fresh water, a regularly cleaned litter box, plenty of cuddle and petting once it is accustomed to you. You can expect purrs, cuddles, and love
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • My cat keeps peeing in her cage?

    Best answer: First off, why is a cat in a cage? Of course it would be peeing in there. Where else could it go?

    Now get back under your bridge.
    Best answer: First off, why is a cat in a cage? Of course it would be peeing in there. Where else could it go?

    Now get back under your bridge.
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • Adult female older cat not accpeting kitten after a month?

    I have an adult spayed cat shes about 9 years old and i got a less than a year old kitten that i rescued and having her spayed soon, she is in heat and my older cat keep growling and hissing at the kitten even though i have slowly for the past month been introducing them. For a week or so she didnt hiss or growl... show more
    I have an adult spayed cat shes about 9 years old and i got a less than a year old kitten that i rescued and having her spayed soon, she is in heat and my older cat keep growling and hissing at the kitten even though i have slowly for the past month been introducing them. For a week or so she didnt hiss or growl and now that the kitten is back in heat she wont go near her. Its becoming a huge problem because my tiny apartment im having to keep the door to my bedroom/living room closed which is really measing with my heater that cant keep up. Dont really know what to do.
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • My kitten is five months old, he used to sleep with me but now he sleeps elsewhere or with another family member of mine. Why?

    Should I be worried? Sometimes I go to him and sleep next him. Sometimes he stays and sometimes he doesn’t.
    Should I be worried? Sometimes I go to him and sleep next him. Sometimes he stays and sometimes he doesn’t.
    8 answers · 3 days ago
  • My cat is obsessed with q-tips. He steals used ones from the bathroom to play with. Why would he like a-tips?

    Best answer: This is just a kitty quirk. Many cats have them. A lot of them are little thieves, too. My husband was looking for something last night and we moved one of our couches and there, right in the center, was a bounty of toothpicks. Our little kitten has been stealing them from the kitchen counter ( I have them out... show more
    Best answer: This is just a kitty quirk. Many cats have them. A lot of them are little thieves, too. My husband was looking for something last night and we moved one of our couches and there, right in the center, was a bounty of toothpicks. Our little kitten has been stealing them from the kitchen counter ( I have them out because I bake a lot ) and stashing them away in his little hiding spot...LOL, can't stay mad at that pudgy little face!
    5 answers · 2 hours ago