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Cats are a type of pet first domesticated in Egypt around 2500 BC. Today, they are very popular as companion animals worldwide. Cats are independent, and are less attention demanding than other animals. They also need very little exercise and does not need to be walk daily, like the way dogs do. These qualities make them ideal pets for people who can only spend little time with their companion animals each day, and people who wants an indoor pet. In this category, there are questions containing information about cats.
No, because they have fur to protect them. Unless it's a fashion outing. Why would you do that unless the cat is missing fur or shedding those are the only reasons that come to mind for making your cat wear a coat.
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Humane Ways to Deal with a Stray CatIdeas from Wiki s contributors:   There are many humane ways to keep cats out of an area. One is a "Yard Guard" (or similar electronic device), which emits a high-pitched sound inaudible to humans, but extremely annoying to cats. It will protect a radius of…
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As a cat owner, you want your feline friend to be healthy, safe, and happy.Everything you need to know about getting a cat and how to keep it happy, healthy and safe.The Catnip Times is an online service provider that provides you all information about your cat.
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Well it is because they either are bored or they want to play one way to get them to stop is to play with them. It is as simple as that just a little play could do the heart and soulgood. Also cats like the smell of anything sweet and fragrant and could be attracted to your shampoo like a bee is a…
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You should definitely, stop feeding the cat...unless you want to own another cat! Usually it is not good to feed feral cats for fear of rabies, ticks and fleas. (BAD fleas) However, you can take the cat to the Doctor and see if has rabies or ear mites, ETC. Good Luck! Another Actually, the big…
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You should not do anything yourself to treat your cat's cold. Most upper respiratory infections in cats are caused by viruses that are very common in the cat population, so there aren't any medications available even through your veterinarian that will do anything about the infection. In general, an…
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It's best to take your cat to the vet right away. In my cat's case, she had an eye infection that is common to cats and the doctor gave me some salve to put in her eye each night. That took care of the problem within about a week. Another Sneezing in cats will occur in every cat several times throu…
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I too have a cat that was spayed and has gone into heat. One doctor suggested all of the reproductive tissue wasn't removed. My Molly was spayed 3 times! I went to a vet that was highly recommended. Molly was spayed and we thought all was well until the "season" came and she began to act like she wa…
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Take it to the vet.  I agree you should take it to the vet ASAP and have him/her checked it could be something as simple as a food allergy but it could also be something more severe... all those symptoms could be indications of Kidney failure... which could be brought on by Feline Lukemia,FIV,…
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There are multiple tactics to try to keep cats out of your flower bed. You can try to 'sabotage' your garden with a motion detector that makes a loud noise when triggered. A honk or anything startling. Cats hate being startled. You could also try having it spray water, like an auto-sprinkler. Pet st…
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: No kitten should be adopted and taken from the mother before 8-9 weeks, at a minimum, but 12 weeks is much better, as long as they are getting plenty of attention and socialization with people. Kittens will be able to begin eating some solid food at about 4 weeks of age, but that does not mean th…
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You need to trap the mother cat and take the babies and cat into a safe place like the garage.Get the kittens around people so they are not wild anymore.Then when the kittens get better you can set the mother cat back into the wild , you can keep the cat as your own ,or give the the cat to the shelt…
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Is it normal for the outside of a cat's anus to have little 'things' on it and not seem perfectly clean? Well, this depends. Usually a cat will have a little bit of dried feces around the opening -which is dark and usually hard. If what you see is white/beige and looks like small rice grains,…
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Yes, it is normal, and yes, they will grow back. Cats shed whiskers just as they shed fur. Losing a whisker is no problem unless there is bleeeding or swelling and drainage at the site. Provided there are no signs of illness, injury, or infection. If there are get your friend to the vet ASAP. Then …
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More than likely it is a benign cyst. Those are the type that become filled with fluid/water. If the cat is in good health otherwise there is nothing to be concerned about. These type of cysts, sometimes enlarge enough to create problems for the animal, and then need to be drained or removed.* thi…
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Close the toilet seat or toilet door, also, close the door of the bathroom if you don't want to keep the bathroom door shut for some reason just put something in front of the door to block it. Your cat is probably thirsty. Put the toilet seat down, and change its water in its bowl regularly.
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OK. i have a cat with the same problem many of my friends think its because my cat is not spade/neutered so if it is not spade or neutered get it done. It could also be that you are cleaning the litter pan too much... i hope i helped.. I also have a cat like that. It could be because of food allergi…
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Even a small amount of alcohol will make a cat (animal) very ill, and can be fatal. Cats cannot process alcohol it can cause kidney damage, and if not treated quickly, may cause renal failure leading to the death of the animal. NO ANIMAL should be given this! All alcohol will NOT immediately endan…
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Dogs are intelligent enough to know that they are not cats. They have their own sense just as cats do. That's why dogs chase cats because they know they are superior. Also if one of the dogs worst enemy is a cat it intently does not think its a cat. And it is actually that if a cat bumps into a tree…
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Answer When my cat was spayed I used a plastic collar on her so she could rip at her stitches. Just like in humans when the stitches start to dry out and the wound is healing it can prickle or become very irritating. Please see the vet that performed the operation. Answer Most cities have a h…
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Yes, this is called "scooting" and dogs do it as well. Call the vet for treatment or get a product at the pet store that will help. Make sure they have lots of water to drink. One product used to be called Cat-Lax, and was meat flavored and the consistency of Vaseline. One way to get them to eat i…
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There may be many reasons: Make sure you keep the litter box clean-cats have sensitive noses and don't like the ammonia smell in the box. Also, keep the cat out of your bedroom. Get a product at the pet store called Nature's Miracle to clean up the odor on your bed. It has enzymes that break down th…
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The symptoms of roundworms in adult cats are very similar to tapeworms. In kittens vomiting, diarrhea, dull coats, a pot belly on a thin body, and weakness are symptoms of roundworm. It is a good idea to get your kitten checked for roundworm by your vet, as it can cause serious illness in kittens. …
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If your cat is breathing through his mouth and breathing heavy, it is highly likely that he has Asthma (I have 2 asthma cats). He needs to immediately get x-rayed at the vet (a lot of vets don't know a LOT about feline asthma and even more don't even carry the inhalors (AeroKat chamber or Flovent), …
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The best way to remove cats urine from carpets etc, is biological washing powder diluted with water. If you leave any mark that the cat has urinated in that spot and the scent has faded then the cat will more than likely urinate there again to remark its territory, so it is important to remove the s…
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A way to tell if a cat is cold a cats nose is usually dry and it might be shaking. Also if your cat is sick their ears will be warm. You should also notice some different behavior with your cat.
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Estrus is the time in a female cats reproductive cycle which the female cat is receptive to the male cat. According to the question posted the cat had been spayed.   If the cat has really been spayed it cannot come into estrus. If it has not actually been spayed and you just think it has, the…
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Cats can catch colds from humans, even months after the person is well. ANSWER cats can NOT get colds from humans! you will not give your cat your cold! its pretty much unheard of except in extreme cases where the cold has mutated and changed to be able to affect cats, but as i said this is rare.…
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Repellent plants are practical if they will grow in your area. You can also put up a fence, even a low, decorative one, and run a low-voltage hot wire around the top. You can get a pet-voltage box that will not injure an animal, and the wire itself, at pretty much any hardware store. After getting s…
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Most cats do not like nor readily take to being leash trained but, fear not! It can be done. Most cats can be leash trained with patience. I have trained both my kitties successfully Make sure you get a harness specially made for cats, collars or dog harnesses are just too easy for kitty to escape…
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Well you could... For this type of circumstance you need to call a Vet or your S.P.C.A. Immediately. They are tuned to these types of circumstances, and some practices and facilities will donate the drug therapy needed for your felines. They will kindly direct you and recommend the appropriate ther…
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An unspayed cat will display many troubling behaviours. The cat should be neutered, for the cat's and your sake.Assuming the behavior you are asking about is SPRAYING. A discussion with your room mate on getting this male neutered should be in order. Un-Neutered Male cats will alway's Spray. They ar…
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one thing that people don't look at is the eyes for other symptoms, if your cat has a glazed look or just a little extra watery, it could be allergies, just like people they can get them to things outside or in, during any time of the year. take them in and get them checked out. the vet can give you…
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Spay her! An unspayed cat will vocalize (meow loudly) and become VERY affactionate if she is in heat. She will also do anything to escape outside to find a mate, even resorting to scratching at doors and windows. Being in heat every few weeks is not natural for a cat (Outdoors, the cycle of light a…
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Cats have an extremely sensitive sense of smell, and can easily detect any decomposing proteins in their food or water. Cats, given the option, will only drink from the freshest water sources such as dripping faucets and toilet bowls. Domestic cats, like their wild ancestors and cousins, are design…
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Contact your vet, as they will be able to give you the insight your looking for.   Depending on the vet, yes. Keep in mind that this will abort the kittens. If you would rather let her have the kittens, take the mother to be fixed as soon as they are done nursing.
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Answer This could be an upper respiratory infection, which is airborn (contagious), and that is probebly why this cat has caught it (from your other cat). You should get it into the vet for treatment, as you do not need a secondary infection on your hands. Keep it dry and warm and do not let it …
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They love the smell of fish and anything fishy. It's normal and not dangerous.
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You can not give your cat any type of over the counter or prescription medication. This is toxic and will kill your feline. Only a licensed Vet can prescribe and administer any type of medication, to your feline. If the Sedation you are speaking of is a (local or general) this is administered by…
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This has been tried, and there is in fact a seat and training method developed for it, but you should probably do a "Google" search for it to find more information.HOWEVER I personally think that it is less dangerous (cats could fall into the toilet and drown) to use a litter box.   Well norm…
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That would be at the discretion of the commander of the ship but I think it generally would have been permitted. Michael Montagne
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If some how they are getting in try to completely secure your garden so they can no longer get in. This way they do not go to the toilet in your garden. make sure that you don't have anything to hurt the cat, so when proofing your garden make sure there is nothing sharp that could hurt it.
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Just rub it's tummy a whole lot. Drag a shoelace on the floor. While the cat is busy pouncing, bring the shoelace up into the air a few inches over the cat's shoulder blades. The paws will follow. sprinkle catnip all over it!!! ->pour catnip all over the floor. It'll roll around for hours in that…
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Answer With the fear of terrorism in the U.S. and even Canada it's best to get Visas. Also the birth certificates of your children and yourselves. You may have a high chance they will never ask, but if they do you'd best have those papers ready. Security is tight right now and it's a whole differ…
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I'm by no means a veterinarian but I would consult one if you see/notice any of the following signs: Ringworms are usually caused by dirty catboxes and bacteria that forms from the old fecal matter and excrement. When my cat had them, she would lick at her anus and clean herself in that area very fr…
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Answer: My male cat had to be opened in 2 places to neuter him, then had to return 6 months later and was opened again. The vet said the cat would try to remove the stitches himself while grooming and unless one got infected, I would not need to come back in. If, by some chance, any stitches…
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Your cat may have worms in which case you will most likely have to take him to the vet or go to your local pet store and ask them if they have deworming medicine. To check if it is worms you need to look at the cats butt and stools to check them for small white things resembling pieces of rice. You …
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Answer After you pick up the mess spray foaming carpet cleaner on it and let it sit over night. In the morning sweep the floor and spray a foaming carpet deodoriser. Answer Baking soda works well, too.
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brown kittens It should be okay. After they become adults, they may fight for real over who runs the garden, but kittens are not territorial.
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The best way to curtail this unfortunate occurrence is to keep your cat indoors at times when rodents, birds, etc. are most susceptible, namely around sunset and at dawn. If you have a catflap/dogflap, or keep a window open or closed for the cat to get in and out, then this should be manageable. Th…
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If you have a garage you may consider using it. but if you have no choice but park outside, use a sprinkle system with a timer. they have a timer you can screw onto the water hose nozel for the sprinkler system. you can set it for certain times. they will stay away from that area . some cats like th…
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Carpet Cleaners can get out many stains, but for exteme or rare stains they will have to be treated with some chemicals (mostly acidic). If you can afford it or if it is time for your carpet to be cleaned (approximately every 9 months), I suggest that you get a professional carpet cleaner. They have…
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I had a cat that was 20 years old. She had been a barn kitten and the runt of the litter and quite sick when the person gave her to me. I took great care of her and cuddled her constantly. At first she just rejected being cuddled, but with gentle and persistent tries several times a day for a coupl…
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Your cat may be ill or seriously ill. Either way, you should take your cat to the vet as soon as possible.
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Answer Certain times of the year a cat can slick it's ears back, go absolutley bonkers and appear that is attacking you, but they are generally frisky. They may even try to give you a quick nip (I call them love bites) but don't take any type of this behavior from your cat. I give my cat a flip on…
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Male Cat Hissing, Screaming & Growling & Attacking Owner & His Brother: Was he around any catnip? that makes them hyper, he might have just been playing roughly. Providing the cat was not in pain, or scared by something obvious, as far as I think, maybe he saw something you could not…
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Your cat might see the newcomer as a rival and a threat, especially if you immediately thrust them together. Keep the new cat segregated from the other one (or ones) at first and make sure the new cat has its own stuff: a separate litter box, food and water, perch, scratching post and toys. Then, gr…
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I've done this. One kitten was orange, the other two were black. You can never tell what color of kittens you're going to get. I once bred two black cats. The litter contained a white one and three gray tabbies. Sometimes the kittens will look like the father or the mother.(They could inherit color…
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This is not normal behaviour. Cats usually completely reject its food because it cannot digest or swallow it, or it could even be an intolerance to something in the food.If your cat can't hold down food please take it into your vets as soon as possible. Anything could be wrong: Your cat could have a…
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I am interested in this topic as well. I bought a 375 [Winchester] calibre Marlin lever action rifle in 1981. To my memory it is a model 336. Have only just begun researching its' origins and I couldn't even find a reference to it at Marlins' website. I did find an intersting article at the URL <…
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Answer I'm not a vet, but I've owned cats all my 55 years. They love salty things (like Doritos and potato chips), so I'm guessing you were sweating at the time, or that for some reason, your perspiration is suddenly more salty. You might want to Google "medical causes for salty-tasting perspirat…
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Answer The only way you can be sure is by taking your cat to your vet. I take all my new pets to our vet for a good going over. The vet will also give you good tips on raising the pet, what food is the healthiest and all the shots they should have. Marcy Some vet clinics offer a free, new kitte…
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When the female cat goes into heat, the male will mount her and bite the scruff of the female cat's neck and place his penis inside her vulva. A male cat's penis has barbed ridges on it, which stimulates ovulation in the female. Then, once you hear the female let out a piercing howl, he has mated he…
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'88 o2 sensor not grounded.if the sundance is an 88 it will have a three prong lead. Plymouth realized that it was not getting enough ground (mopar EEK forum) I've wrapped a wire aroung mine and ran it directly to the negative terminal. code 52 is gone. As to the map senor. try this forumhttp://mopa…
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I too had a similar problem with my cat. Personally, I would suggest placing a litter pan in each room and periodically, putting the cat in there after meals so he/she can smell it. Also, make sure you clean the litter everyday. Cats hate a messy litter box. Another idea is to experiment with the b…
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Ibuprofen For A Cat: Technically, NO, you can't give anything to a cat. Ibuprofen is deadly to cats and "Ibuprofen is reported to have potential for serious side effects in dogs and cats and is not recommended for use in these species." (Applied Pharmacology for the Veterinary Technician)NEVER give…
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We have had EXCELLENT luck with a product called EVER CLEAN. We've got 5 cats in the house, and visitors find that hard to believe since they never smell any odor. If a cat has missed the box, and urine has gotten on your floor, clean with a warm solution that is heavy on white vinegar. There also…
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As long as there are no other symptoms i.e. he's still eating and drinking and going to the toilet regularly and seems generally happy in himself then chances are it's just old age. Perhaps your cat's senses are fading. Maybe he's just finding it more difficult to get into the litter box. Try making…
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Your cat has to earn your trust first. So give it lots of love! Then start slowly. Start with some thing really easy like jumping up, then just keep taking it slow, then eventually your cat will get the hang of it. But you just have to have patience, and it may take time but some pets do catch on t…
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Answer Cats with a heart murmur is just like a person with one. There may be things that the cat shouldn't do (i.e ride on roller coasters, no sky diving etc..) I believe for the cat to lead the best quality of life the cat should be an indoor cat, if the cat isn't spayed or neutered you should t…
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Apply some Novisan, or some some of anti biotic, and wrap it with Co-flex or Vet wrap... but not too tight!
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Answer BROKEN OR BLEEDING NAIL BROKEN NAIL If the nail is not bleeding and is causing the dog or cat pain because it is in the way then it needs to be removed. Only remove it yourself it is loose and you feel comfortable doing so. You may need to have someone help you hold your pet or muzzle yo…
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Get Rid of It You can't get cat piddle out of your leather jacket. I suggest getting a new leather jacket! Answer You don't. You throw it away or all the cats in the neighborhood will also pee on your jacket as they will want to put their scent on it! Answer You can try something called P…
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Try to introduce them to each other early in age. Or introduce them slowly, dont do everything at once. A good idea would be to let them got used to the other, put the dog's crate near the cat's sleeping area. the cat wont be afraid because it might know that the dog cant get to it because of the cr…
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Same as you would any other animal. If you are unsure consult a vet or cat breeder. The best way to tell what gender a cat is, it by looking underneath the base of its tail. A male cat that has not been neutered will have two furry testicles right below the anus, and a penis right below the testicl…
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To put it simply, calico cats are caused by the random conversion during embyronic development of X chromosomes into Barr bodies. When you have a female cat, you have two X chromosomes (XX). When the female cat embryo is a morula (earliest recognizable embryo), each cell in the embryo randomly inact…
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The smallest cat breed is the Singapura. Males weigh about six pounds while females weigh about four pounds.
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I completely believe that kittens' nails shouldn't be cut because, when they need it, they pull off old layers when needed. When I'm walking round the house I often find claws on the floor, discarded. This is natural because, when they scratch at things, they are sharpening their claws, and when his…
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Yes, a male cat only does that because a female that is in heat is near! Just make sure he doesn't get out, the other owner might get kittens! you dont want that responsibility!
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When a cat is pregnant, it's pretty much the owner's responsibility to help it maintain a proper level of nutrition and health. That requires the owner to actually know how to care for a pregnant cat and for the owner to know when the cat is pregnant to begin with. There are certain signs you can l…
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You should get the vet to check it out just in case, but if it is a cyst it shouldn't hurt your cat, you have the choice to get it removed, but wether or not you do it won't hurt it.
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Inbred kittens tend to be smaller in size and can have health and genetic problems. I have 3 kittens that were part of a litter I was fostering for the animal shelter. All 3 cats are fully grown, but are about the size of a 3 month old kitten. One of them was born blind. Newsroom Fact Sheets &…
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Answer The same problem occurred with my 12-year old shorthair male cat. It turned out that he had a bad tooth that would periodically become inflamed causing the gums to swell. The veterinarian felt the best option was to remove the tooth to prevent the risk of it becoming infected. I was told t…
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Answer No not at all. In fact, if you have a kitten that is on the too frisky side or wild, often the neutering can calm them down. Please phone your vet because the younger you do it (not too young ... the vet will tell you when to bring in your kitten) the easier the operation is on the kitten.…
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Yes, puppies can eat cat food but kittens need food especially for them as there are certain amino acids they need to get from their food. Puppies/dogs are able to make their own so they are not added to dog food. Another Answer Letting a kitten eat dog food frequently is not ideal at all, although …
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Answer It sounds like you have a cat collector next door. The cats are causing you a 'quality of life' problem for you and your property. If you have tried talking to your neighbor about this and they don't understand that their cats are causing you problems then it is time to call animal control…
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Earning $500 as a Teen This will be a challenge. A thirteen year old is not old enough to work in traditional jobs in most Western countries because of child labor laws. One approach would be to ask this very question to your parents: What could I do for you to earn five hundred dollars? If the…
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Answer A parakeet should NEVER be exposed to dogs that try to eat them! That is a major stress and the poor bird or birds are probably terribly stressed and unhappy. It would be better for your birds if you find a real bird lover and see if they are willing to provide a safe, secure home for…
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Answer The M prefix indicates 1955 mfg. Starting on April 14,1955, the last digits of the serial number were etched on the bottom of the bolt of the 336. http://armscollectors.com/sn/marlinlookup.php
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Unfortunately, there is mating time and this is usually when cats will spray on everything (also inside the house if you own one and they are not spayed or neutered.) If you go to your pet store they do have a special spray out that you can spray around the perimeter of your home. Other than this, t…
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Answer Spray them with a water spray bottle every time they come in. Cats HATE that.But that will be a little bit mean>>>>>>true. We have a cat who HATES wearing her collar, she has never had one as she was previously an indoor cat. It's cat nature to enjoy being outdoors tho…
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Yes, there can be several fathers, and because of this there can also be babies of different gestational ages born in the same litter... (I had this happen to me once) One of the cats I was caring for had had a litter of about 8 kittens. All which by the age of 8 weeks should have been fully capable…
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Put them outside and let them stay there for a night and it it does not work then put it in a cage that has the litterbox under it and if that does not work then let somebody that is good at training cats to go and train the animal to go to the bathroom. LOL Jenny
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Answer The year of manufacture for serial number 1271617 is Between 1943 and 1948.. No records are available form 1943 - 1948. http://armscollectors.com/sn/windates.htm
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Another reason is that the cat is simply too stressed in its old house, i.e. new baby, or not enough attention. My cousin had a cat move in with her from across the street because the owner became ill and was in hospital for four months and the caretaker of the property wasn't meeting the cat's need…
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Cats are extremely susceptible to medications. Consult your vet about your concerns and they will be able to provide you with information on how to alleviate the pain. Depending on what is causing the pain the cat may be given antibiotics, pain meds or other palliatives. Keep your cat warm and in a …
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The Oscar is still in a transition period, or a new world, it takes time to create a bond, look from afar, give the fish some time to adjust to its new home. The good news is the fish is eating, this fish has done some traveling to get to his new home and has been under a lot of stress.
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If you're eating right, exercising right and in reasonable health, don't worry about it. Unfortunately, today's entertainment media is focusing a lot on body image. Just be grateful that you're healthy, growing and doing well. Remember that muscle mass weighs more than fat and that nothing is more a…
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How To Keep Stray Cats From Urinating All Over The Inside Of your Boat Without Hurting Them? You could try the spray on repellents. These shouldn't hurt your boat or the cats. If you can afford it buy a snug canopy for the boat, and if you can't afford that then use a tarp and be sure it's t…
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If they are very small and white and look like rice when they dry, those are tapeworms. Tapeworms are a lot harder to get rid of and need stronger medicine. There is a brand that you can usually buy at a farm & home store and it comes with 5 pills. Each pill is for so many pounds of dog. Otherw…
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