new cat introduction
I recently adopted a cat. They seem to be accepting of each other. The problem is my resident cat wont eat in front of the new cat. i have put a bowl of food and water in the basement but its hard to monitor how much hes eating. I am worried about him developing fatty liver diseAse.
Good way to have fun inside this winter
My cat just moves to chase a little yarn when we play. One thing I thought was so cute was when I tied a little to my shoe and walked around the house. She chased the string all over, and I learned it was a great way to for some indoor fun while its cold outside. I guess we all get a little cabin feaver:)
Sudden death...heart attack?
We are beside ourselves. Our perfectly healthy (or so we thought) 9 y/o female cat died suddently Sat night. I put her down and she ate and drank, then went in to our daughters bedroom with her. We noticed nothing abnormal. "TJ" was on the bed responding to our daughter with her normal meow, and a few moments later.....I will describe as our daughter did, since I was in our room ... TJ's hind legs collapsed and she slid off the side of the bed onto the carpeted floor. She let out some kind of meow and shook. Our daughter grabbed her and ran to our room...she said she could feel her heart beating fast, but by the time she got her to me, TJ was taking her last breaths. I checked her throat thinking she may have choked, but found nothing....everything happened so fast. She quit breathing, and I could not feel a heart beat....however, we waited a while to bury her, just in case. In fact, we were so afraid, we waited until we felt coolness. She showed NO signs of anything, but looking back now, I remember thinking a few days prior that her face looked fuller. I am sick over her loss...shocked. Her coat was beautifully shiney, and she was not overweight. Inside cat, except, that she did love to sit on the front porch. She didnt wonder off. Does this sound like a heart attack? Did I miss something? Hope someone has some insight............
Cat Needs to Loose Weight
Hey everyone, I wanted to start going on a diet and loose a few extra pounds. Is there a a way I can get more exercise inside of the house?
PLEASE HELP ME My Cat is in PAIN
Hello all, my inside cat got out today and when he came back about 2 hours ago he was walking weird, and now about an 1 hour ago he can't hardly move without yelling in pain. He was laying on my bed and he wanted to jump down, but couldn't, so I layed him down on the floor and he went #2 in the corner of my room. This is HIGHLY irregular for him to do. He then left my room and I found him laying at his litter box, so I picked him up and brought him back to my bed again, he screamed the whole way here. I don't see any visible marks or blood on him. Can someone please tell me what I should do. Thanks, Jeremy Moffett
Sudden seizures? The end of my sweet baby, please help
Recently my beautiful cat, Superman had to be put down...Ok now you may be asking why this is a question about her death, well here is why. Just a week prior she had been sleeping on my bed and suddenly had a seizure. When I finally got my mother, she thought I was simply mistaken. The next weekend I was with my dad, unable to watch Superman, the night after I got home she had yet another seizure and again my mother thought I was mistaken she also had these drool attacks so to speak, where she would seem to be in a lot pain and spittle would come out of her mouth, she urinated during one of them, I wonder if it was a mini seizure....finally...the next day I came home from school and she had drool all over her chest, she seemed weak...I was terrified. Then my mom came home. Supey was sitting on a chair when suddenly she spazmed and feel off the chair, spinning around the room, out of control, she then collapsed on her side, seizing. My mom witness this in horror, and asked me if this is what had been happening I replied of course with a yes and we took her to the vet. They rehydrated her and took some blood tests. WWe then took her home, with in minute of her arriving home she had another seizure. I was almost crying, I took her up to the bathroom so she would hurt her self in her next seizure. She had two more with in an hour...I walked into the bathroom and stroked her fur...she just sort of stared off, slowly breathing and unresponsive, usually she would be rubbing against me begging for help...It 1 am and my mom decided we needed to take her to the emergency animal hospital....they then told us we had to put her down...I watched my baby die in my arms...The blood tests came back inconclussive, can anyone give me answers?
My older cat has a seizure (maybe) when hes cleaning himself and cranes his neck around to do his back....he will then , pretty much spasm and starts kicking and tryin to lick himself, rolls around and wets on everything!! If I happen to be too close he literally reaches and grabs my hand and CHOMPS down on my fingers...Hes ripped my little finger to where it needed a stitch. 2 1/2 mo. to 3 mo . later he nailed my ring finger and it was bad...he just kept chomping and ripping while im tryin to get him off me!! Then the other night he had one on my bed and I jumped up and leaned over to get a towel I keep handy for him and he grabbed my Thumb! Its severely swollen and going to dr. tomorrow.
My 14yo Cat over the last wk is not eating much & last nite laid on the floor, pee & poop jst came out
My 14yo cat, who I love more than anything... all of a sudden over the last week or so, has not been as friendly or social. She has stopped coming out to me in the morning for her daily treats, and last night she went into the bathroom and let out a fairly load "Meow". I went in there to see why she did that and she was breathing heavy and had her mouth open. I touched her and ran my hands over her like I do all the time and she just laid on her side and just kept breathing fast.. I then noticed that she had pooped a lil where she was laying. She then got up and took four or five steps and laid on the ground again, but this time she pooped and then (she was on the bathroom rug) I saw what I knew was urine spreading thru the rug.. and worse, she j ust laid there and didn't get up.. I was (and still am), horrified.. I laid on the floor all night with her, and though I know she is old for a cat, I can't bare to lose my little baby Girl...
Maine Coon With Anxiety!
My husband and I have 2 two-year-old Maine Coon cats with very big but polar opposite personalities. While one is unbelievably confident - introducing himself to large dogs, excited to go for walks on his leash, and even loves trips to the vet - his brother has always been a little scairdy cat. From the time he was a kitten he would dart under the sofa whenever a new person would come through the door (it would take between 5-10 visits for him to get used to any of our family members, friends, etc.), he is afraid of any unknown noise (more than is normal ... even for cats), and will growl at any dog or cat he sees passing by our third-floor apartment window (and runs from window to window to watch intently until the animal is out of sight). He's also very attached to both of us, although me in particular. If he doesn't know where I am in the apartment he will start making this heart-wrenching, long and low crying sound (sounds like a baby crying), is often very attached to my things (he sleeps on my slippers every night and will cry for hours if they aren't there for him), and always hides behind my legs when he's in a stressful situation like the vet.
With the exception of the crying, we have never considered these things particularly problematic, just part of his quirky personality. He's the sweetest cat we've ever owned, following us from room to room and snuggling up on the couch with us to watch TV most nights. ... That is, until this week! We have just moved from Florida to Rhode Island, and I spent three days driving the 20 plus hours with the cats. Our anxious kitty was (as expected) not so happy the first day, but then the next two slept the entire trip and was even purring. We have moved him before (just to a different apartment across town when we lived in Florida) and he had no trouble adjusting, but he seems to really traumatized by this move. It's a 3-bedroom house (much bigger than any of our apartments) and he is seeing hardwood floors for the first time (which also means there is more noise overall in the house: footsteps, etc.), but I can't imagine that these things alone could have him so freaked out. There are no other cats/dogs walking by the windows and far more "perching" spots to keep an eye on his "people" in each room, so I expected him to feel more secure not less. He has been hiding in the basement and one of the bathrooms and will cry until I go get him. When he used to cry in the apartment we would call back to him, he would follow the sound of our voices and come running over. Now he won't budge from the spot and waits for me to come get him. The minute he gets spooked by something he takes off back into hiding and immediately begins the crying again. And worst of all, this morning he peed on this reusable fabric shopping bag that was on the kitchen floor ... right in front of us! I guess he was crying for attention to my husband who didn't respond quickly enough. I have been keeping a close eye on both cats, so I know they've both been using the litter box regularly since we've been here and it's been cleaned each day. We brought all of his toys with us, as well as this blanket he likes from the apartment, his food dishes, etc., so he would feel comfortable, and we've been using the Feliway Spray to help with the transition but this hasn't seemed to do much. Could it be that without our furniture and other things there yet there aren't enough familiar smells/things?
Anyone have any insight? Given his history of anxiety I'm wondering if I should find a new vet here pronto and ask about anxiety medication. He just visited the vet in Florida for a full check up last week before we left and he is in good health. I'm also doubtful that this is caused by competition for territory with his more confident brother: they have been inseparable since kitten-hood and he seems to cling to his brother as much as to us.
I have a one year old female neutered tabby. I have had her 2 months. I have created a monster. She demands her dry food, Meow Mix, constantly. She can get into cabinets, so I store the food in a closet with bifold doors. She isn't obese yet. If I don't leave a cup of food for her overnight she gets into cabinets and makes a mess. email@example.com
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