Do Indoor Cats Live Longer Than Outdoor Cats? (Film)
Hi there,I recently produced a short documentary film on indoor vs outdoor cats and addressed topics such as nutrition, health, injuries, diseases and neutering. A vet's advice (who treats 2,000 cats p.a.) is included! Eventually, he will answer the question whether indoor cats live a better and longer life than outdoor cats.http://youtu.be/uK0KEssN3SsLet me know how you keep your cats and how old and how well they are!Best wishes,Martin
Is my cat ill or grieving?
We rescued Beckham in off the streets about four years ago. He was never 100% confident around us, he seemed skittish when we showed him affection but he loves a good chin scratch and belly rub and often let's us stroke his back. But lately when we go to stroke him he moves his head back or to the sides and if we go to stroke his back, he dips down, this behaviour comes and goes, one minute he'll let us stroke him etc, the next he moves away. He has been acting strange, lying in places he doesn't normally lie and acting up. But my niebour told me today that his cat died a couple of weeks ago, around the time my cat started acting strange. My cat is an outdoors cat and we often see him roaming around my niebours house and starting fights with his cat. His cat was a female at 19 years old and my cat is a male at 12 years old. Is it possible for cats to feel emotional about the loss of another cat like we would with one another. I'm wondering is my cat showing signs of illness or grieving?
Cat urinating outside let box
I have a anxious cat. He has to be on Prozac to function like a normal cat and it has made a tremendous improvement. He does like to Lee outside of the litter box when I leave for more than a day. He only does it once I return though not while I'm gone. Lucky I only leave a couple times a year. But the last few weeks he has been wanting to urinate on my couch. But only between the hours of 4-6am. My daily routine has not changed at all so I can't figure out why he is doing this but only between those hours in the early morning. Any idea on why this is happening?
cat plague my babies are dying
Got 2 new kittens from different litters.1 had sick eyes, other one plump n healthy.both dead within 2 weeks.now my 14 month old cat is hanging to life with same symptoms. Been tested for distemper,FIV,porvo test and panleuk.. All negative. Please help me.what is it??
identifying you cat or kitten
i have a kitten that has very nice markings on him and he has such a wild personality and is so funny and can be so naughty ,i wish to find out if hes a special breed or just a tabby.
My kitten died - What caused it? [Details in the post]
Sudden death of Kitten
Background info:Living in the house - Indoor and outdoor spay and neutered cats with a neutered dog.Mother healthy, no problems birthing and attentive. 4 week old kittens are active with no signs of illness still nourished solely by mothers milk. Last night - 10pm "Gorgo" one of the kittens was going to sleep and started meowing. Not seeming to need anything and just having been fed by mama we all went to bed. 4 am I awoke hearing a kitten's loud cry. It was so loud I thought it had made it all the way to my room. I found her lying on her blanket, and it seemed like she was crying out in her sleep. "nightmare?" After going back to bed, the sound of her cry rang in my head (it was not a normal meow) and I got back up to double check her. She was gasping for air and died in my hands in minutes.My first thoughts: Dog had been put out for the night.Our neutered male cat had caused her injury. But after close examination I saw no signs of puncture wounds or wet fur. Second thoughts: Mama kitty has been fierce about any cats coming down the hall let alone in the same room and she was not alert when I went into the room. Perhaps their was something causing colic or an obstruction in the bowels?This is a mystery and was hoping we could all narrow it down a bit. My 9 yr old daughter wants to be a vet and is needing answers.My question is - What are the likely causes of death?
Cats going crazy
I have a cat that is about a year old and got very sick all of a sudden vomiting, stopped eating after $1000.00 at the vet they couldn't find anything wrong with him. Advised me to put him down I couldn't do it so I brought him home. After 2mths he is still eating but broke out from something constantly itchs and has huge sores. Our vet doesn't want to give steroid shot because of history but we gave tried antibiotic steroid spray and anthesiame. Today when we came home its like he is losing his mind and is jumping and meowing like he's never done. Is it possible for a cat to go mad?
Meggs, our friend and companion
Meggs, our two year old indoor ginger cat died a week ago and we have no idea why. He was my best friend and I am so sad as is my wife. We buried him in the front yard and bought a rose bush with two flowers on it, one for each year of his life. He will be remembered with fond memories and I am so sad that he was taken too soon.
Current cats terrified of new cat
I have two cats, brother & sister orange tabbies, about
two years old that I adopted as kittens. They are very good cats – affectionate, happy
and friendly to other humans.
Enter Max, the black cat: After three years separated, my wife moved
back in last year along with Max. We raised Max from a kitten over eight years
ago. He’s extremely affectionate with us, but skittish around other humans.
Max is like a Disney story. A few years ago he got lost in
northern California. While lost he crossed two interstates and survived eight
months in a state park until the park ranger finally earned his trust, found
his chip and got us reunited. He’s obviously a tough little guy.
The problem: My cats (Dexter & Stella) are terrified of
Max. At first, last year, Max was aggressive with them, but now it appears he
just wants to buddy up so we can all sleep in the same bed together. Max chases
them sometimes, but I haven’t seen him attack. If cornered, Dex & Stel hiss
and growl, and sometimes reflexively poop. When Max is upstairs my cats run to
the top of the refrigerator. But, when Max is downstairs, or appears to be gone,
Dex & Stel are back to normal as if nothing ever changed.
Does anyone have a suggestion how to get cat harmony here? We
thought about locking all of them together in a room for a while, forcing Dex
& Stel to accept Max. But I’m not sure that’s a good idea. Please help!
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