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My cat uses the litter box to pee but she pooping outside the box. Tried differents types of litter got a bigger litter box without any results. 

I have a 7 year old dog who was diagnosed last June (after an endoscopy) with esophagus, stomach duodenal ulcers and possible IBS.  He doesn't have the usual symptoms of vomiting or diarrhea. just in extreme stomach pain at times.  My vet felt it could be from a food allergy/intolerance.  I was feeding Natures Receipe Lamb and Rice,  and now on a prescription diet of Hills d/d , salmon and potato and numerous meds. prednisone, ompeprazole, sucralfate, etc.  I was weaning him off most of the meds, (per vet) only 1-10mg Pred. and Omeprazole every 3rd day.  Did fairly well for a couple of months until last week, when we had another episode of extreme stomach pain.  So off to the vet again for some heavy duty pain meds. and back on all the other medication daily.  She again mentioned a food allergy as nothing in his blood test suggest anything either.  Could it be he has become allergic to the Hills d/d after eating it for 6 months.  Has anybody gone through this with there dog and if so, help what was the solution.  There is no reason for this happening that we can find.  This usually happen in the middle of the night or early morning.  Feeding twice a day.  Any feedback would help, at my wits end.

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MJR

I rescued a 2 yr.old female maltese mix. Have had her for about 5 months. She is crate trained and goes willingly when we head to bed. She sleeps in our room. For the past 3 days/nights she has been sleeping a good bit during the day (she does not want to play with toys) and at night she is whining and keeping us awake. Any suggestions? Thanks.

OK...this may sound silly but...we got a 7 year old cat in September.  He has this annoying habit of meowing or "scratching" (he's declawed) at something in our bedroom very very early in the mornings (4am) and waking us up.  He has dry food in his bowl and plenty of water but, of course, wants the soft food that he gets twice a day.  My husband is ready to toss him out for good so I need some help on how to break him of this habit.  He is a sweetheart otherwise and my baby!  :-)  We have been putting him outside (fenced in yard and he likes to go out) when he does this and let him in when WE are ready to feed him but any ideas would be appreciated so he doesn't continue this annoying habit!  Thanks.

MJ

We have a 13 yr old Airedale, 3 yr old Yorkie, & 7 month old German Shorthair Pointer. Our Yorkie has always been sweet and loving. However, she won't completely accept our GSP. She constantly chases and nips him. He is afraid of her and runs away which leads to a chaotic chasing situation that doesn't stop into we separate them. At night our Yorkie will lay next to him and walk by him while he is laying down. We've tried some different techniques, but can't find one that stops this.  Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

I feel for you me and my gf were at her dads 50th last night an come home to are beloved meeko passed away , there was no signs of why this happened for few weeks before he would try to cough up hair balls but never did other than that he was fine appetite was give very playful an was fine when we left to go the party , he had his claws slightly in the carpet an lieing in his side as if he was sleeping but when he has tryed coughing up hair balls he would lie on his front an stick his head out every time so makes no sense to us and we are devastated an lost an we had him booked for the vets for in 3 days time an I feel like should of used my bill money to take him weeks ago an maybe things would be different , can't stop blaming myself for it an it's killing me . If anyone has a pet with any sign if symptoms how ever mild / small like a hair ball or big it is don't wait till payday like us just take ur loved pet an get him/her checked out an sorted cause if u song an this happens to u I can tell you it's the worst,  an feels like u killed him urself by not doing somet . I hope this opens up people's eyes to how little things or big things can end up like this . Had to get this of my chest sorry people I hope this hasn't happened to u xxxx rip meeko xxxx

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meaganjoy

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Hi, I have a 3 month old kitten, and a stray cat attacked him.  He didnt bled and he is walking normal. But he is very sore on his lower right side near his butt. He is sleeping alot. I gave him 1/2 baby aspirin to try to control his pain (found this on another site).  Is there anything else I should do?

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CharlesFC

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Hello,

  I hope someone can help with some insight into how to help my rescue kitty. I found him roaming the apartments where I worked when he was about four months old. At the time I couldn't take him in but I fed him daily had him neutered at six months. He was known as 'loudmouth' to the residents because he would follow them as they walked their dogs and wail. When anyone tried to approach him, he would freak out and run away. Frequently he followed residents to their doors and wailed outside for half an hour but he would never enter the apartment or allow himself to be touched. 
  Finally I found myself in a new living situation with only 1 very sweet cat and we had our first cold snap so I took him in. He was dirty and skinny and beat up but the vet gave him a clean bill of health and he got his shots. 
  I allowed a good month of transition time and it went (almost) seamlessly-- he got along and still gets along with the other altered male. They are best friends, in fact. 
  The problem is this cat who is now about 3 years old is frightened of absolutely everything. I let him choose when to be petted and held and more often than not he sleeps in the bed with me at night and cuddles nightly. He regresses and makes biscuits on my tummy for about 30 minutes a night as well. The rest of the time he is scared really easily by new sounds, people and new objects in the home. He is almost always on edge and that's what I'm concerned about.
  Is this just something he'll have to live with or is there anything I can do for him? He has plenty of hidey holes and two cat condos. He now eats Blue Buffalo food because the old food caused awful allergies for him. 
  I'm just trying to give as much info about him that I can so if anyone has any suggestions to help him not be so scared all the time I'd be very grateful. 

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catsarethebest

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It amazes me how much cats love to play with a ball of yarn.  My kitty gets so excited when I pull out her favorite toys, does anyone else have a favorite cat toy they can tell me about?

My cat is supposed to take a teaspoon of anchovy/sardine oil every day as part of treatment for 2 serious diseases.  She is not a fan of fish, anyway, and will not take the oil in her food or lap it up by itself.  How can I get her to take it?

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