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Cat Behavior

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Parent Category: Cats (Felines)
Cat Behavior includes ways in which cats act and behave, from purring when they are content to playing to other types of behavior.
stop being scared. Just tell them. There's no easy way to tell someone your pregnant   First of all, make sure you are really pregnant first. Secondly, I was in the same situation: 19, pregnant, and recently broken up with the babies father. When I found out, I thought my mom was going to KIL…
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Was the kitten weaned too young, or separated from mother before it was ready to stop nursing? That is the only thing I can think of. Maybe the texture of the dog's mouth reminds kitty of it's momma. Another Answer I agree that the cat may have been weaned too young, however kneading is also a comfo…
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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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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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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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Yes I live in a basement apartment, and our windows are covered in black mold. My cat liked to sit in the window sills a lot. One day I came home to him frothing at the mouth, dialated pupils, running around like a mad man. I took him to the vet... He was having cluster seizures. The eventually got …
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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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Bottom line is that you should never have gotten the dog because you don't want to give the dog any training or attention. You didn't mention if this was a put or adult dog. Pups will follow you around the house and separation anxiety happens with most dogs. I have a small dog and he was six weeks o…
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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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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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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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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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Narcissists "love" their spouses or other significant othersas long as they continue to reliably provide them with Narcissistic Supply (in one word, with attention). Inevitably, they regard others as mere "sources", objects, or functions. Lacking empathy and emotional maturity, the narcissist's love…
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They don't think of you actively - but they add you to a "database" of old and discarded sources that can be "recycled" for future use.
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This is a very general question for a problem that has many answers. Programs that you would like to run in the background need to have an option somewhere in their configuration menu or options menu in order to change whether it will be active or not while the window itself is inactive. As far as I…
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There are several causes for this. If you swim a lot this will shrink the penis size temporarily (anything cold does.) Stress, emotional problems that have not been resolved can also do this. I strongly suggest you get a check-up by your doctor. He will check for blood flow, and also give you a blo…
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Normally around age 50.But it can occasionally happen very early (even mid 20s), and prevent the woman from having any children. Or it can be delayed until almost 60. It tends to be hereditary so if your mother had an early or late menopause then you are more likely to follow that pattern.The first …
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Since Chlamydia is a "silent" std -you wouldn't know you had it unless you got tested. Or when did get tested, and contracted the virus just a few days before getting tested, it will go unnoticed. What happened with me is, a guy I had unprotected sex with got it from me... like a year ago but when h…
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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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My cat is outside off and on during the day and she will go after mice or squirrels, but never have I heard of a going after a snake. I suppose anything is possible. Cats as you know are generally nocturnal so who knows what the little rat bags are up too. Once my cat dragged in a hefty rat and scar…
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Who are you dating? Him or his freinds?I went out with him and his friends for dinner im dating him please advise... this is what he told me when i was with himYou missed my point. Don't worry about everyone else or what they think. It only matters between you and him. I would be a lunatic if I took…
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The prerequisites for admission vary by veterinary medical college. Many of these colleges do not require a bachelor's degree for entrance, but all require a significant number of credit hours -- ranging from 45 to 90 semester hours -- at the undergraduate level. However, most of the students admitt…
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Cats urinate outside the litter box for several reasons. They could be sick and have a urinary tract infection, which can kill a cat if left untreated. Cats will not go in a dirty litter box so make sure it is scooped daily and I even wipe down the back and sides (anywhere that looks like it needs i…
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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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Answer Your age has nothing at all to do with it. If convicted of speeding, you may lose your driving license for a period of time, and have to pay a cash fine, as well. And your insurance cost will definitely go up, once the conviction is on your state driving record. Unless you have an un-lim…
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Face the facts. Natural Selection. Put the poor thing out of it's misery. Take it to the vet if it stands a chance of survival.  Some vets won't do anything, My cat bought in a wild baby mouse, fortunately it wasn't injured, I phoned the vets to see what to do and all they could say was put i…
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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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Answer Habit! When we either go with someone for years or are married to them for a few years we are usually used to a set pattern. Also, some people want what they know they shouldn't have or can't have. It's obvious you like a challenge and you've basically so-called "tamed" the boyfriend (the …
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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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I have that problem. I'm bigger now, but before I had my kids, I weighed 130 lbs and my legs were huge. Why? If I think about it, I used to boogie-board a lot!! 12 hours a day as often as I could. And now my leg shape has never changed. I'd like to lose it too!! Another example is my aunt, who used…
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She just has the flu, or is allergic to something in the cage. Another reason, she might have escaped from the cage recently and a flea or tick might have hitched a ride on your hamster. Bring it to the vet for medicine.I would check the type of bedding you are using. Ceder and pine bedding or toys …
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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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amount of Refrigerant is criticalUmits with r-12 Fittings for low (Blue)and High (Red) are normally same size, however those of r-134a fittings are different and the are not even remotly similar to those of r-12. There are other things that can help but is better to let a technician work it out.Char…
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Answer I had a similar problem. My 95 cougar would stutter when I would put it into gear, especially when I was going up a hill, and it would take me a while to work up some speed. What I did to solve the problem is, instead of buying a new mass air flow sensor, I cleaned the one I had with elect…
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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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It COULD be related. Not a certainty.When you say "bleach" are you referring to chlorine bleach? Chlorine (as in laundry bleach) is an extreme irritant and can be toxic. You don't want to put that on your teeth.Tooth whitening formulas use various forms of peroxide, which oxygenates safely in low co…
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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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Answer Something to do with the transmission, but that's all I know, sorry. My 1999 is doing it about 1 out of every 5 times I switch from 2nd to 3rd gear. It seems to have something to do with the rpm's at the time of the shift, since it always does it at the exact same parts of my commute (same…
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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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your eng has jump timeing Or you may need to replace the cam position sensor
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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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Answer (1) There are many theories, and as you can imagine, they are not easily tested. The above answer is generally the inevitable conclusion. But some of the theories are quite fun. Think for a minute about the surface of a globe, like the earth. If you had a super powerful UFO taxi, you could s…
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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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Answer Having menstruation stop after losing too much weight is known as "secondary amenorrhea." Most women who experience this, such as athletes or those with eating disorders, do have a return of their menstrual cycle once they regain the weight. If the woman doesn't have it return, then she sh…
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Answer okay i am a 14 year old girl and i hate it at my house because my dad always yells at me and hes to strickt and i dont have a compurter or cable.!=[ just be a laid back parent dont be up her butt when she vists let her do her thing!give her a reasnable cirfu like 10:00 and just let her…
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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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There is a solution to every problem. You are very young (no I'm not going to give you a sermon here), and I know your pain feels deep just like anyone of us.Instead of contemplating suicide, how about being more mature and together we'll figure out a solution to this problem and here are some ideas…
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If he's been honest with you from the beginning and you still want more out of the relationship then no, he's not abusive. If he never told you before, has had a relationship with you and is now telling you this he is being mentally abusive to you and has absolutely no consideration for your feeling…
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I don't mean to sound like a smart alex but they must or they wouldn't spray that awful stuff.  Answer (actually,just a comment)If they do then it must be horribly to their noses mabie their just used to it  They are just used to it, they have lived with that smell ever since they were…
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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 No, cat feces contains stuff that will hurt unborn child. * They say that you sould not do any thing of that nature like the person above said it can harm the baby. They also say you should not clean tubs stuff like that no harsh chemicals of any sort.
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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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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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Answer http://www.cervicalbarriers.org/downloads/Imagesfemale_condom_(hand).JPG
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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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Answer There is a spray cleaner available at Target stores called "Folex", in a white and purple bottle. We have been amazed by it--it takes out all kinds of carpet stains. Try to spray it on when the stain is still wet, if you catch it in time. Having two dogs, we have also found that purchasing a…
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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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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 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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Answer A HUMMING SOUND CAN BE A BAD WHEEL BEARING.(YOU WOULD HEAR THIS AT ANY SPEED AND ANY ROAD SURFACE) Answer Our '03 Vue hummed also. Replaced the rear wheel bearing/hub assembly...40,000 miles! My 03 Vue had a bad carrier bearing...The drive shaft is a two part design...and where the tw…
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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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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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Yes, but it a very difficult, sometimes impossible procedure to reverse, so they will probably want the woman to have some counseling just to explore some issues with her and make sure this is what she wants to do.  It is safe, although most doctors would not do it at such a young age. There i…
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Answer That's a difficult question to answer it really depends upon what the item is, the circumstances and the age of the child. One example is a child saves their money to purchase a Game Boy, and then a parent takes the Game Boy for disciplinary reasons: the answer is yes, parents have …
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Yes, they can go outside for fresh food and fresh air. Make sure you don't take them out on windy days or hot days. Since they have soft fur, they could really heat up on hot days. And they just don't like the wind. It makes them feel uncomfortable. Make sure hamster have a little play area outside …
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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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I have used defender pro parental control before and it works great. Not only does it track web pages vistied it also takes screen shots and recoreds all key strokes.I bought mine a wallmart for about 20 bucks and you get 9 other programs with it. It is called defender pro 10 in 1Hope this helps you…
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Yes and no: legitimacy is in the eyes of the beholder. A minister can become legally ordained online with the Universal Life Church. The ULC's ordinations are recognized as legitimate by the United States government, and a minister of the ULC has access to all the rights and privileges as afforded …
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Will your bad breathe go away I know that throwing up isn't fun but trust me your breathe will go back to normal just drink some water or any kind of beverage and the smell will go away.
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