I have a cat thats 18 years old. She has hypothyroidism and is on medication for that. I have begun to wonder if she is becoming senile. She always used her litter box and has always been a good cat. In about the past year she has begun to mainly sleep. When she has the urge to go to the bathroom..she will 'go' wherever she happens to be. She has literally stood up from the spot where she was sleeping.near her food dish,squatted and urinated and/or pooped. Not only that..she has been known to do this in other strange places. She has gotten on the dinner table and urinated. She has came running into my room and jumped staright up onto my bed and squatted and urinated. She has urinated in the dogs food dish. pooped in the bathtub, just anytime the urge hits her..she goes.. any place,anytime,anywhere. This is not the beloved cat we once knew. We are at our wits end on what to do. We don't have the money for alot of tests. When we took her to the vet he said to be 18 years old she looked very healthy, though she only weighs about 5 pounds..she used to be very fat. We have tried taking her to her box in the bathroom after meals and in between. She will use the box....so she knows what its for and where its at. She occassionally goes to her box on her own. is there anyone out there dealing with a situation like this? All answers appreciated.
Please Help Guess Dog Breeds Present In Penny
I have a six month old puppy from my local county animal shelter, although the picture was taken at around three months. I am quite curious to know which breeds are in her, because it is very unclear to me. She was certainly the runt of her litter, she is currently about twenty pounds, about fourteen inches tall, has pointy ears, a fawn/ malinois coat, non-shedding short hair, a long wiry tail, small white paws, dark brown mussel, thin frame, and a kind, gentle, loyal, slightly protective, obedient, and friendly personality. I see many possibilities of breeds in her, but want to know what you think. She obviously has shepherd in her, but which kind, and what would she be mixed with to be so small? How big do you think she'll get?
When Cats Attack
My friend told me about her cat suddenly attacking people and I was wondering if that happened to anyone else. She said she would just be petting her cat, the cat would all sweet like she liked being pet, but then out of no where she would just turn and attack her. I have never heard of this happening before, has anyone else?
Our Cat Has Lost Her Mind, Please Help...
Hello,My wife and I just brought home a new kitten yesterday and our established cat (Shadow) immediately became very aggressive towards the two of us. Shadow is a Maine Coon and weighs about fifteen pounds, so she's a pretty large cat. We live in a nice big clean home, so there's much room for everyone and the little kitten even has her own room. The only contact they've had is when we had Shadow check out the kitten, while the kitten was inside of a carrier. We've given Shadow her space, but she's literally lunged on numerous occasions at both me and my wife, trying to attack us. We live in Portland, Oregon and a couple of years ago we went through a big snow storm for about a week and this is when Shadow (about five to six months old at the time) came to our door and we believed she was a feral cat and the Multnomah County Animal Shelter also thought there was a good chance? We had taken her to the shelter after she had road out the storm in our bathroom for a few days, hoping her family would come looking, but no one ever did and we had told the shelter not to put her down, we would take her if it ever came to that. Shadow has always been an aggressive cat and she'll occasionally show her dominance towards my wife, but she's never tried to actually harm us like what we've seen over the last twenty-four hours. I'm 6'3 and 245 lbs. and I'm even scared of her now, she just tried to attack my wife and then she turned and ran at me (while hissing and growling), but luckily she proceeded to slip on the hard wood floors and passed me without incident. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated, we truly feel like prisoners in our own home and this just isn't fair to anyone involved, Thank You! Scott & Alice.
Can I breed my 45lb dam standard poodle to my 60lb F1 labradoodle?
I am wondering if I can breed my 45lb standard poodle dam to my 60lb F1 labradoodle.
My cat has a throw up problem. Not hairballs. Liquid and food. I'm getting quite tired of cleaning this up and I am considering getting rid of the cat. This occurs maybe once a month.
Short of that, what could be causing this ?
Male 2 year old cat.
How much is your cats life worth?
A friend of mine has a cat that was diagnosed with Chronic Renal Failure. This disease is terrible and can eventually kill a cat. There are treatment options, but they all mainly help to manage the cat's remaining years, and do not cure or undo the damage caused by the disease.There is however a new operation where the cat's can receive healthy new kidneys through a transplant procedure. They say its about 80% effective, meaning the cat is all better, but its costs $5,000.00. How much would people be willing to pay to save their cats life?
My boxer was lethargic a few days ago, looked almost depressed, head hung low and hid under the table (Not typical behavior). The next day, he started bumping into the walls and furniture and had a seizure lasting about 1 minute. He looked like he lost equibrium and didn't have control of his limbs for a few hours afterwards. We took him to the vet who gave him a shot of something, took blood and gave us Phenabarbitol.
The blood test came back showing he has elevated white blood cellsm indicating an infection of some sort and they prescribed antibiotics. Aparently everything else they tested for was normal..
My issue is - the vet didn't examine my dog, didn't check his temperature, check his ears for an infection (I'm thinking loss of balance may indicate an inner ear issue) - nothing. Just doped him up and says he "probably" has epilepy. I have read that a high fever can cause seizures. My dog has been on the antibiotics for a day or so now and is looking much better, regained his balance and is acting fine.
I really don't want to keep him doped up on drugs he may not really need and suspect the vet is maybe just trying to get a little extra $$ treating him, but I can't really be sure. I am thinking about discontinuing the phenabaratol and see what happens, had anyone had experience with this type of thing?
Male not able to penetrate female
Help, can anyone tell me what else I can do? I have a male maltese about 7 lbs mating with a malteshuz about the same size. My male has breed 3 other times successfully. This is the females first time but she is ready and standing for him. He is thrusting and continues to mount her but cant seem to penetrate. I've tried to help guide him and he seems to be ok with it but still can't do the job. I've also tried to lift the female and put some lubrication on her, but still no luck.... PLEASE can anyone tell me what else to do?Desperate!
Help me with choosing a breed
Okay. I would love to get a cat. I have a rather small apartment, but hopefully I'd be moving out in a year or two. I spent the last few days trying to determine which cat breed would be the best choice, and I am even more confused than before. I have always had cats, but they were ordinary cats picked up from containers, cleaned and fed. But now I'd like to have a breed.So. I'm looking for the love of my life. Long-semi long hair, intelligent, lap cat. Someone who can listen to me while I study aloud all day long, meow here and there agreeing with me, and demanding attention. He would be alone about 3-5 hours every day. Sometimes maybe 7. He wouldn't be allowed outside, since sadly, there is no outside here. He would get all the love I have.At one point I loved the idea of getting a Norwegian forest cat, but then I realized how huge they can get, and decided to hold that thought for a while. On my chosen list are also: Turkish Angora and Van, Korat, Birman, Ragdoll, Russian Blue and Chartreux. Yes, I understand that not all of them have the length of hair I'd prefer, and some of them don't score the highest on intelligence.What do you think would be the best option? Maybe another breed I didn't take under consideration? Thank you a lot.
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