• Should I declaw my cat?

    Best answer: Declawing a cat is a really big decision, and one that can have permanent repercussions for you and your animal. I'll try to summarize some information for you. Declawing a cat is no simple procedure. It's not simply like trimming their nails or even cutting them off entirely. A cats claw is actually... show more
    Best answer: Declawing a cat is a really big decision, and one that can have permanent repercussions for you and your animal. I'll try to summarize some information for you.

    Declawing a cat is no simple procedure. It's not simply like trimming their nails or even cutting them off entirely. A cats claw is actually infused with their finger, so declawing them is basically like chopping off part of their fingers. If you want to compare it with a human procedure, it would be likely chopping off your fingers where they bend. It is very painful for the cat and has been banned in many countries for being inhumane.

    While declawing a cat obviously removes the risk that they will scratch you and damage your house, it poses other risks. Many cats are reported to have mood changes after the operation, and some tend to be more aggressive and bite more (and a cat's bite is MUCH more dangerous than getting scratched). Declawing also takes away their natural weapon- should your cat ever find himself against another animal, he will have not way to defend himself.

    In summary, you CAN declaw your cat. It's not the end of the world for the cat, and many declawed cats live healthy, happy lives. But it's a BIG decision to consider, and it may have negative repercussions for you and your kitty.
    15 answers · 17 hours ago
  • Is my cat exotic?

    Is my cat exotic?

    Best answer: No. It's just a typical cat with a pissed-off look.
    Best answer: No. It's just a typical cat with a pissed-off look.
    14 answers · 3 days ago
  • Homeless can I carry my cat in a cage? Help?

    I may be homeless on Monday for about 2 weeks or so and I don't want to get rid of my cats as I grew up around them and they're like family, is it a bad idea to carry them in a cage until I can find a camping spot?
    I may be homeless on Monday for about 2 weeks or so and I don't want to get rid of my cats as I grew up around them and they're like family, is it a bad idea to carry them in a cage until I can find a camping spot?
    16 answers · 4 days ago
  • How to get my cat to like vegetables ?

    I want her to have a well-balanced diet.
    I want her to have a well-balanced diet.
    9 answers · 24 hours ago
  • Why does my cat sleep next to me every night?

    Best answer: Your cat prefers to sleep with you, rather than in her own bed. That's a compliment. It's up to you whether you want to allow it to happen, and a lot of people do. The only drawback is that your bed will accumulate cat hair. But personally, I would say that's a small price to pay to cuddle with your... show more
    Best answer: Your cat prefers to sleep with you, rather than in her own bed. That's a compliment. It's up to you whether you want to allow it to happen, and a lot of people do. The only drawback is that your bed will accumulate cat hair. But personally, I would say that's a small price to pay to cuddle with your friend all night.
    11 answers · 2 days ago
  • Kittens gender?

    I just found two feral kittens and I’ve gotten them pretty good with people but they are still funny about being picked up and stuff so I can’t just lift up their tails. Are there any other ways to tell a male from a female kitten? Like face shape and attitude? Does size have anything to do with it because one is... show more
    I just found two feral kittens and I’ve gotten them pretty good with people but they are still funny about being picked up and stuff so I can’t just lift up their tails. Are there any other ways to tell a male from a female kitten? Like face shape and attitude? Does size have anything to do with it because one is smaller then the other so I’ve been calling her a girl and the bigger one I call a boy? Oh and they are around 8 weeks old
    8 answers · 14 hours ago
  • I found a kitten, when am I able to claim him as mine if I don’t find owners?

    He is about 9 weeks old, he was found on the side of the road with fleas and ear mites. He has no chip. I found him several days ago and so far there are zero posters/posts for him anywhere.
    He is about 9 weeks old, he was found on the side of the road with fleas and ear mites. He has no chip. I found him several days ago and so far there are zero posters/posts for him anywhere.
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • Should I give up looking?

    Best answer: i wouldn’t give up, my friend lost her cat during a blizzard and gave up looking but found her at a shelter 6 months later
    Best answer: i wouldn’t give up, my friend lost her cat during a blizzard and gave up looking but found her at a shelter 6 months later
    7 answers · 1 day ago
  • When should I feed my cat?

    My cat is 2 years old and she is overweight. I used to free-feed her and she basically got fat. I want to start feeding her 3 times daily but I don't know the quantity of food that I'm supposed to give her each time. Please help! She is around 5kg. Thank you!
    My cat is 2 years old and she is overweight. I used to free-feed her and she basically got fat. I want to start feeding her 3 times daily but I don't know the quantity of food that I'm supposed to give her each time. Please help! She is around 5kg. Thank you!
    6 answers · 17 hours ago
  • Is it legal for a vet to put down a kitten that could have been saved?

    Best answer: If you did not agree to it being put down sue the vet.
    Best answer: If you did not agree to it being put down sue the vet.
    10 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why did my cat try to poop on the rug?

    My cat threw-up on the rug...straight afterwards she went to the other side of the rug to try to poop. She's had times before when she'd try to pee/poop on the rug, around Christmas she had a UTI which caused her to squat on the rug without actually peeing and she's pooped on the rug once before this... show more
    My cat threw-up on the rug...straight afterwards she went to the other side of the rug to try to poop. She's had times before when she'd try to pee/poop on the rug, around Christmas she had a UTI which caused her to squat on the rug without actually peeing and she's pooped on the rug once before this year, but she's healthy right now. Could it just be a stress response (maybe stressed about having thrown-up)? She's round 10 years old, she's normally perfectly behaved. We've two clean litter trays as we've two cats (litter-mates).
    16 answers · 6 days ago
  • I’m worried about my cat. I think she may she struggling with going to the bathroom?

    Her cat litter box is down in the basement. It’s always been there and it’s always clean. She would just walk downstairs and go, but now she’s acting weird. She’ll cry over and over and stand at the top of the stairs staring at me. I usher her to go downstairs and she does a little but it’s like I have to walk down... show more
    Her cat litter box is down in the basement. It’s always been there and it’s always clean. She would just walk downstairs and go, but now she’s acting weird. She’ll cry over and over and stand at the top of the stairs staring at me. I usher her to go downstairs and she does a little but it’s like I have to walk down the stairs with her. I know she has to go to the bathroom whenever she does this because once we get down there she goes. Does anyone understand why she’s doing this? She has also peed in my bed two times in the past week. I’m not sure if she can’t get down stairs but she doesn’t have a problem getting around normally. She’s playful and jumps around still. She’s been alive for about 7-8 years, so maybe she’s getting old? I’m not sure.
    6 answers · 16 hours ago
  • Why and how to control my felines poop smell?

    It is so bad, why do their poop smell so bad? It's mom cat and 5 month old kittens.
    It is so bad, why do their poop smell so bad? It's mom cat and 5 month old kittens.
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • My cat ate a piece of plastic?

    My kitten (5 months old) ate one of those long stretchy pieces of plastic that comes on shirts. She seems fine right now but should I take her to the vet or should I just wait and see if it passes?
    My kitten (5 months old) ate one of those long stretchy pieces of plastic that comes on shirts. She seems fine right now but should I take her to the vet or should I just wait and see if it passes?
    8 answers · 3 days ago
  • Kitten got an abscess?

    I adopted a kitten two weeks ago and the day I got him he had all his shots and got nuetered. He came home and was loopy for a day and a half or so and then as he started to adjust and start running around he then became very sleepy for a few days. All he would do would eat and then go right back to sleep. I... show more
    I adopted a kitten two weeks ago and the day I got him he had all his shots and got nuetered. He came home and was loopy for a day and a half or so and then as he started to adjust and start running around he then became very sleepy for a few days. All he would do would eat and then go right back to sleep. I thought was odd but he is a baby. But then after about the 4th day I started to think he was sick or something. So the next evening he had a giant abscess on his stomach between his back two legs that burst. There was lots of puss almost a cup and there was some blood too. It was already after 5 o clock on a Friday so we looked up so info kept it clean, cleaned everything and kept the wound open for at least 2 days. He started to act fine again he isn t sleeping and he is running around like normal playing but I noticed the area got hard where it had drained. We drenched the scab to open it up and no puss and nothing came out but it is tender to the kitten. 1. Im not Sure where the abscess came from because he has been with us and hasn t had any open wounds. 2. Do you think it s healing and we should leave it alone, or should we call the shelter where I adopted him from?
    7 answers · 2 days ago