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!
A stray cat had a litter of 5 kittens in my yard. I fixed a place on my porch for the kittens and mother cat. The kittens were about 5 to 6 weeks old when one night I heard cats fighting on my porch and when I went to investigate there was a big tom cat ready to fight the mother cat. I chased tom cat away and then found all the kittens dead. It appeared they had been bitten in the neck. I assume the tom cat had killed the kittens, but why? Me and my wife were very upset.!
HI,I have a white German Shepard that is a sweetie, but at random times when we are together, he starts growling at me at sometimes snap and bark as if i am a burglar. i really don't want to give him away, but if he ends up biting me or my mother, we may have to. i need some helpful suggestions. any ideas?
Smokey My Little Trouper
Smokey, it's been a year and eight months since you left me, and I still miss you very much. I talk to you every day. I think about you. You were such a wonderful kitty. You were abandoned, my mother adopted you from the shelter, my mom became ill, you moved with her into my house with my little Meck cat, you visited my mom in the hospital, visited my uncle in the hospital too, my mom left us, and through it all you were delightful and loving and funny and sweet. Smokey.
Cat Loves Cardboard
My cat loves to sit in boxes. Fair enough. I know several kitties who like that. But my cat also loves to chew up the boxes, tear off the cardboard, even eat it sometimes. He has a "bed" that encloses him like box and is soft and made of material, but he won't use it. He wants to sit in boxes and then rip pieces off with his teeth. Is this behavior a sign of a health problem? Is there a way to get him to stop ripping up the boxes without banning them because he loves to sit in them so? Thanks for any help
What Food your dog cant eat
Your dog may be eager to eat "people food" from your dinner table or finish leftovers after a meal. It's safe to share certain foods with your dog. But some common foods and drinks can be harmful or even deadly for dogs.
Don't share these items:
Even small amounts of alcohol can be dangerous for your dog. At parties and other events where alcohol is flowing, place open drinks where your dog can't reach them.
Keep household items that contain alcohol, such as mouthwash, in a safe place.
Alcohol can be found in other surprising places. Dogs have gotten into trouble eating rotten apples, which can produce alcohol when they go bad.
Symptoms of alcohol poisoning in dogs include:
VomitingExcited behaviorClumsy movementsLack of energyAvocados
Avocados and their leaves contain a toxin called persin. It can be harmful to dogs and many other pets.
Avocado poisoning in dogs can cause symptoms such as:
Keep bones from chicken, roasts, and other meats away from your dog. He can choke while eating bones.
Also, bones can break into sharp pieces that may cause bleeding and infection inside your dog.
Yeast dough can be harmful to dogs for several reasons.
After a dog eats dough, it can produce gas. This can cause the stomach to become twisted or even torn.
The rising dough also produces alcohol, which dogs should avoid.
If your dog has eaten bread dough, he may have these symptoms:
Swollen bellyAbdominal painYou'll know your dog has abdominal pain if he has symptoms such as:
Doesn't want to lie downStretches front legs out with chest down and rear upYelps when abdomen is touchedDoesn't want to eatCaffeinated Drinks
While caffeine may give you a sense of wakefulness and energy, it's toxic to your dog.
Keep these items away from him:
Coffee or coffee groundsTeaSodaEnergy drinksTablets containing caffeineIf your dog has caffeine poisoning he may have these symptoms:
Hyperactive behaviorPantingClumsinessMuscle quiversChocolate
Chocolate contains caffeine and a related chemical called theobromine that is also harmful to dogs.
Darker chocolates, including cocoa powder, contain more theobromine per ounce than milk chocolate. Eating just a half-ounce of baking chocolate could be deadly for a 5-pound dog.
Symptoms from eating a small amount of chocolate include:
VomitingDiarrheaIf your dog eats larger amounts it can also lead to:
HyperactivityTremors and seizuresIrregular heartbeat
Fun Activity with Dog
I have started to set aside one hour a day to get some exercise for me and by my boy. We have been running, but thats become a little boring. Does anyone have any ideas for an hour long activity that I could do other than running?
My dog salivates excessively when she's in the crate and wants to get out!
I have 2 (6 month old) puppies. The female is so distructive when I put her in a crate. If I put her in with her brother she fights with him. She carries on whinning a lot and salivates excessively to the point where she looks like she has a white beard (she's all black), and there's a puddle in the crate and saliva all over the door of the crate. She's supposedly a Vizsla Hound/Black Lab Mix. Her brother looks like a Vizsla and she looks like a Black Lab. Both dogs were rescued. They were from a litter of 10 and were found abadoned in a house, skin and bones. Any ideas as to why all the saliva and carrying on?
cat tremor maybe
yesterday my cat's left front leg shaking. she produces a loud noise when I touch her feet. sounds like a pain. today left its back legs shaking. she only used the front and rear right leg to move. what is the disease that she faced. is likely she suffered a sprained foot?
Beagle in severe pain, lethargic, can hardly walk
My 3 year old Beagle is suddenly barely able to walk. I went to a concert Sunday afternoon. Before I left the dog was fine. When I got home at 10 pm the dog could barely walk. She was unable to make it down the stairs so I carried her. She was obviously in pain, and lethargic - completely unlike herself - but was still eating, drinking and went to the bathroom. Took her to the vet Monday morning. She wasn't acting as bad at the vet as she was at home - I think maybe adrenaline was pumping because she was at the vet. They did the ortho exam and she didn't yelp once. There was no sign of spinal/skeletal damage based on the physical exam. They did not do an x-ray. Blood work came back "great". Now it is Tuesday night and she seems worse. She is still eating and drinking, but when I carry her out to go potty, she just lays down and will no longer attempt to stand up. She seems to be more sensitive when moved. She did walk around a little this afternoon and go potty on her own, but now she won't. She is on pain meds prescribed by the vet, but that does not seem to be helping. Has anyone come across this? I am going to take her for a second opinion tomorrow and insist on an x-ray, but anyone knows of something I else I should be looking out for, I would really like to know. I read about Beagle Pain Syndrome, but her blood work was "great" according to the vet so I don't know if that is something to worry about. Again, any advice/help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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