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Cat(s) behavior issues...what to do?

Sister cats, adopted from the shelter very young (~couple months)...are now around 3 years and thriving. Problem is they will randomly get very...agitated? Upset? Freaked out may be the best way to describe this. Not sure what to do or how to go about explaining it to vet without having to force pills down their little throats (this causes more trauma and anxiety!) Tedious details inside. [more inside]
posted by PeppahCat on May 8, 2014 - 16 answers

Catfilter: Cat is urpy, vet is closed, how worried should I be?

My darling dearest kitteh is 5 years old, and seems to have some kind of stomach issue. Our vet is closed til Monday, so in the meantime -Is this a potential emergency? -If not, how can I help her poor little belly? Slightly gross details below. [more inside]
posted by like_a_friend on Jan 26, 2013 - 14 answers

What toys would you suggest for a cat that needs exercise but...

What toys would you suggest for a cat that needs exercise but isn't motivated by treats? She does like scratching posts/beds and chin scritches, but I don't know how to work those into an active toy.
posted by Evilspork on Jan 22, 2013 - 35 answers

Help me get my fat cat slim (again).

I got my cat back! Yay! But he's fat again... boo! I'm concerned that putting him on a diet again will do him damage. [more inside]
posted by patheral on May 23, 2012 - 13 answers

Is this a cat emergency?

Yesterday or the day before I noticed one of my cats was squinting a little in one eye. Then she started producing thick yellow goop. This morning there was a lot more thick yellow goop. This evening I noticed the nictating membrane of that eye is a little pinker and more swollen than the other one. She is having no trouble breathing and her appetite, thirst, and energy are normal. I don't have a lot of money. How urgent is this situation? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Dec 2, 2011 - 19 answers

He seems perfectly happy to me, if a little cantankerous...

Am I doing right by my aging kitty? [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities on Oct 12, 2011 - 37 answers

My cat is leaking from many orifices. Awesome.

My four-year-old cat has recently started drooling when happy. Okay. But in the last two days she has twice peed in weird places inside. [more inside]
posted by tracicle on Sep 24, 2011 - 6 answers

She's a good cat.

My cat's left eye is weepy and shutting. Her inner eyelid looks like it might be infected. What can I do for her? [more inside]
posted by aniola on Feb 18, 2011 - 21 answers

Cat leaking urine. Explanation?

What could be causing a young adult cat to leak small amounts of urine? [more inside]
posted by altopower on Jan 4, 2011 - 13 answers

Cat Food Goo

Cat Food Filter -- Seeking a supplement medium [more inside]
posted by freshwater on Sep 30, 2010 - 18 answers

My hypothetical kittens already have the sniffles.

The Mr and I are seriously considering getting a pair of kittens. We've worked out most of the logistics that this would entail to have the happiest and healthiest cats possible, but he did raise one question that hadn't been a concern with my last cat. His daughter lives in a house with 3 cats. At least one of these cats is indoor/outdoor, our cats would be strictly indoor. When his daughter comes to our house on the weekends, are we putting our cats at any risk of disease?
posted by Zophi on Sep 8, 2010 - 12 answers

It's another cat health question

It's another "What's going on with my cat?" question.. and it seems like a complicated one. Before I go into it, we have taken him to the vet a few times and are not against taking him more, but I'm looking for input from you guys. [more inside]
posted by wondermouse on Aug 8, 2010 - 18 answers

Outdoor-cat-to-indoor-cat transition

Attempting to transition an outdoor-indoor kitty to being an indoor-only kitty. Help/tips/suggestions for helping him be happier indoors? [more inside]
posted by so_gracefully on Jan 29, 2010 - 25 answers

Catmalion?

I've bonded with a stray cat in the neighborhood. I have no idea if he can successfully become a house cat. How do I figure out – and do – what’s best for him? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Sep 10, 2009 - 32 answers

What's up with our cat?

Cat gone crazy? If so, what to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 21, 2009 - 17 answers

Cat is licking himself raw--how worried should I be?

My cat is licking himself raw in a certain spot--how worried should I be? [more inside]
posted by leesh on Apr 16, 2009 - 16 answers

How to fill up a cat's bladder

How can I make sure my cat has a full bladder? [more inside]
posted by Ruby Tuesday on Apr 9, 2009 - 15 answers

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Dehydration, lethargy, and horrible bad breath in a six year old cat. What are the potential problems [more inside]
posted by Octoparrot on Oct 10, 2008 - 7 answers

Don't cry for me, Mookie Monster! What's up with my cat's right eye?

You Are Not My Vet Filter: My 10-year-old Siamese has had a weeping right eye for the past few weeks. He's otherwise frisky and healthy as ever, but I find myself cleaning his right eye three or four times a day. I'm stymied; has anyone experienced a "single-eye" weeping issue? There's no sneezing or appearance of illness. What's a good treatment?
posted by porn in the woods on Apr 3, 2008 - 8 answers

Decaffeinated pussy cat

Our ten year old cat has suddenly decided that she loves cold green tea. Will it do her any harm? Could this be a safe treat for her that's healthier than cat milk? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Feb 3, 2006 - 23 answers

How to switch sick kitty from dry to wet food?

Sick-Kitty-Filter. Has anyone here had success in switching a cat from their favorite dry food to a prescription canned food? Any tips would be greatly appreciated...more inside... [more inside]
posted by catfood on Aug 20, 2004 - 13 answers

Wiggling Cat

My female cat's hind end slips from side-to-side in a strange fashion. [more inside]
posted by erebora on Apr 10, 2004 - 10 answers

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