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What to do about cat semi-killing birds?

A young cat that I took in in in an emergency situation, expecting to be able to rehome her quickly, is turning out to be a skilled bird hunter, which is really stressing me out. The thing is, she doesn't kill them, just seems to incapacitate them so that they can't walk or fly. [more inside]
posted by mmiddle on Jul 12, 2014 - 27 answers

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

How awful is it to give a cat fluid injections?

My aged (but still quite lively!) kitty has had kidney disease as long as we've known him. We've switched him to K/D prescription cat food and we've done everything we can think of to convince the stubborn little dope to drink more water, but on our last vet visit the vet told us that unless he shows signs of improvement soon, we may need to start giving him regular fluid injections. I'm hoping for a little more info about the process, and our options... [more inside]
posted by Ursula Hitler on May 3, 2013 - 35 answers

Please help me decide if I need to seek emergency medical care for my cat.

Please help me decide if I need to seek emergency medical care for my cat. [more inside]
posted by socks are for puppets on Feb 14, 2012 - 25 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

Low Income veterinary care assistance

My next door neighbor's cat is seriously ill. Unfortunately, she has had her hours cut at work and cannot afford veterinary care. Does anyone know of any organizations, national or local, that provide financial assistance for emergency animal care? [more inside]
posted by IvoShandor on Apr 8, 2011 - 10 answers

I just want him back.

Oh joy, it's another cat piss question! Sort of. Please share your experiences with cat perineal urethrostomy (PU) surgery, or other advanced treatments for urinary blockages. [more inside]
posted by notquitemaryann on May 28, 2009 - 11 answers

What's wrong with my cat's ear?

Why is my cat's ear all messed up? [more inside]
posted by jtron on Jan 25, 2006 - 5 answers

how much to allow for emergency vet costs?

How much money should we allow for cat veterinary emergencies? This is for our cat sitter or vet to spend to fix up our cat, without contacting us, if we're incommunicado. We're putting together a letter of consent for the cat sitter and vet. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Jan 22, 2006 - 15 answers

Curing wool-eating cat?

Has anyone ever known a cat who liked to eat wool? Was it a medical or a behavioral issue? Was it ever possible to discourage this behavior? [more inside]
posted by matildaben on Jan 5, 2006 - 16 answers

bad kitty

Last week my wife put one of those toilet cleaning puck things - 2 discs, one blue and one white (a type of chlorine bleach, I think) in the toilet tank. Apparently one of us or our houseguest left the toilet open and one of our two cats - the stupid one - drank a quantity of the water, even though he had a big bowl of fresh water by his food (yes, we're now being very careful to leave it closed). My questions: 1) did he drink it because it tasted good, the way some animals will eat antifreeze, and 2) is he gonna be OK? He's acting a little odd - staring at his own shadow and attacking invisible things, growling at nothing, but then again he's kind of brain-damaged anyway (flea anemia as a feral kitten). He's 9 yrs old and otherwise in good health.
posted by luriete on Oct 25, 2005 - 15 answers

Gender of cat

At what age should a cat's gender be obvious to a vet? {mi} [more inside]
posted by nakedcodemonkey on Feb 10, 2005 - 12 answers

How do you solve a problem like cat diarrhea?

Kitty has diarrhea, and has had it for about four days. It it is now abating, but not completely gone. We (forcibly) gave her bismuth, but not for two days and it seems to be drying up on its own (from great pools of near-liquid to soft stools that probably wouldn't seem suspicious without the forerunners). She's otherwise completely normal and we seem more concerned about it than she.

Getting her to the vet is a PITA. Is there anything else OTC we can give her to speed up the correction before one of us takes time off, schedules an appointment and pays the vet for the priveledge of giving advice that I might get here?
posted by Mayor Curley on Dec 6, 2004 - 20 answers

Do cats get cataracts?

Cats and Cataracts. Does anyone have any experience or expertise in regards to cats with cataracts? [more inside]
posted by y2karl on Sep 7, 2004 - 5 answers

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