If it helps a puppy to grow up with another puppy does the same hold true for kittens? Will cats be happier and better adjusted if they have a sibling? Does it help to get 2 from the same litter or should they be unrelated?
Okay please no judgment this might sound pathetic.
I have a new cat she is 5 to 6 months old and is a tabby she has been extremely affectionate ever since we got her. However, very recently it has started to get less and less. A week ago I got very sick and the first two days she was super affectionate and caring and spent almost every second with me. The next three days of recovery I notice her mood change and that she wanted to be around me less and less except at night to sleep and the very rare, occasional, situation where she shows a split second of it and then closes off but even now she seems to hardly want to be affectionate and i dont know what is happening and why or what to do. Help!?
Siamese older cat has bumps on back sensitive to the touch seem to be getting more agressive in groth
Sorry for the long winded question but I have recently moved and now live above a pub with my husband who runs the pub and our cat Poppy who is 10 years old.
The flat is quite a strange lay out, at one end of a corridor is part one of our accommodation behind a locked door which is 2 bedrooms and our bathroom, at the other end behind another locked door is our living room and kitchen – the corridor that connects the two areas has staff room and office etc.
Our cat is perfectly happy in the bedroom area where she spends most of the day, however I sometimes work from home in the living room area and when i’m home I try to bring her during in here during the day but she does the loud deep cry they do when they aren’t happy and its so upsetting to hear. I don’t want her to be alone all day and only see us before bed but I also don’t want her to be distressed – will she get used to the living area over time or will she keep being distressed by it?
I was thinking of always having dreamies and treats in the living space so she starts to associate it with good food rather than her usual dry stuff.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
My 1 1/2 yr old cat has bumps on the outside of his ears and his nose. He has been checked for ear mites – none. They seem to be aggravated by the heat. I have put Neosporen on them and it helps for a little white. What else might I try?
My male cat has been vomiting 1 to 2 times a day for about 1 week. He also has dry skin at his back.
My 18 year old cat Growltiger has been through a lot. He was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism in 2016 and has been on his meds since then. He also has arthritis. About 2 weeks ago, he had a seizure while laying next to me. My vet said this was most likely due to old age and not having enough nutrients absorbed so we added some supplements to his diet. Yesterday he had bad diarrhea and is now walking/stumbling around with a lessened appetite. My worry here is this is him going downhill and I don’t want him to be in pain. Does this sound like it may be close to his time? He’s at 6.2 pounds as of last vet visit 2 weeks ago
My tenacious, wonderful, beloved 12-year-old cat is a cancer survivor. She has an uncommon form of cutaneous mast cell cancer that causes her to have thousands of small tumors all over her skin. 2 1/2 years ago she had a splenectomy and takes antihistamines daily to control what is now low-grade cancer. Last year she started having upper respiratory issues, including severe congestion and nasal discharge. To make a very long story short, after an exploratory, CT scan, rhinoscopy, multiple biopsies and cultures she’s finally been diagnosed with possible rhinitis which includes an E Coli infection, severe sinus inflammation, and a nasal polyp. When last visualized (about a month ago) the polyp is in her nasal passage, just above her throat. She’s on her 2nd, 2-week course of the antibiotic Meropenem, which I inject subQ 3x a day, which makes me a bit nervous considering the tumors – I’m concerned it could cause a histamine reaction and trigger the cancer further. We’ve been seeing a specialist in the Los Angeles area, and the bills have become astronomical. The polyp needs to be removed, we’ve been told it will cost $1500 – 3,000, depending on whether it can be pulled out, or if it’s too far up, I’ve been told the surgeon may have to go thru her soft or hard palate, (which, to put it mildly has me a little freaked out). We have to be careful dealing with her based on her cancer (which so far is under control and we treat as a chronic condition). The good news is that she handles anesthesia rather well. (She’s one heck of a tough cat). My questions are: is it normal to have to go thru the palate to remove a polyp? Are there any surgeons in the LA area that are versed in both the easier traction surgery, as well as the more complicated version, that won’t cost an arm and a leg (I’m willing to go further out)? How common, or dangerous, is going thru the soft or hard palate?
Thank you, from both of us!
Hello! We have an orange tabby that does better with a friend. Adopted him from the shelter, and his best pal from the same shelter a week later. We have had them one year. This past week his friend (and my soul mate kitty) passed away unexpectedly. Both are (and were) 3 years old. We adopted a 6 month old kitten for a new friend for him a couple days later. He seems to have accepted him. There has been/is some hissing and growling from the older cat only. They sleep together, he grooms the kitten. However, he has begun to meow a lot, and when the kitten plays he will sit and meow at him constantly. Sometimes it is cute trills and sometimes it sounds bitchy. Should we be concerned? If left alone will they kill each other?
Hi! We are adopting a 7 month old puppy and haven’t had a dog in 20 years so I’m looking for some advice:
How do you recommend he travel in a car?
Where is the best place to buy Science Diet food? Should I get him the puppy formula? He’s 7 months old.
What kind of treats do you recommend? I bought some Blue Health Bars baked with pumpkin and cinnamon because I really had no clue but we don’t have to use them.
How long can he be in his crate before he would need to be let out?
Do you have any advice on introducing him to cats? We have two adult males.
Thank you for any guidance you can provide.