• Is it 'disgusting' for a cat to sleep in someones bed with them?

    Best answer: Look, my cats walk on the counter after taking a dump (I wash my counters a lot). Do you think I care if the cat crawls under the covers with me? I encourage it. Seriously though why does she think it's gross? I also let dogs sleep on my bed. Don't see an issue with that either. I dog sit and have watched... show more
    Best answer: Look, my cats walk on the counter after taking a dump (I wash my counters a lot). Do you think I care if the cat crawls under the covers with me? I encourage it.
    Seriously though why does she think it's gross?
    I also let dogs sleep on my bed. Don't see an issue with that either. I dog sit and have watched over 100 dogs and have never had a dog that rolled in poop, dead things or anything gross. The worst I have gotten is muddy paws or a wet dog from rain or snow and you clean their paws and dry them off before they go onto furniture. Most don't eat poop or garbage and if they try I just prevent them from doing that. I have never had a dog nearly as bad as what Star described. They stay pretty clean.
    Also gonna point out that anyone who showers in the morning is gross when they crawl into bed.
    31 answers · 3 days ago
  • My cat keeps throwing up?

    My cat has been throwing up a lot. First he was throwing up undigested foods and often bile, so I switched him to sensitive stomach foods. Hes still throwing up even with the sensitivity stomach foods. He threw up bile last night and it had a hair ball in it the size of a quarter. He has no other out of the... show more
    My cat has been throwing up a lot. First he was throwing up undigested foods and often bile, so I switched him to sensitive stomach foods. Hes still throwing up even with the sensitivity stomach foods. He threw up bile last night and it had a hair ball in it the size of a quarter. He has no other out of the ordinary symptoms, so I'm not sure what to do. Can someone please help?
    10 answers · 5 hours ago
  • I force feed my cat red chili pepper for vitamin c?

    is this ok? thoughts?
    is this ok? thoughts?
    16 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is it ok to release my cat to the wild if I can no longer take care of it?

    Best answer: I don't see why not. If cats are allowed to run loose and kill birds, then they can be the prey. What's good for the goose.
    Best answer: I don't see why not. If cats are allowed to run loose and kill birds, then they can be the prey. What's good for the goose.
    18 answers · 3 days ago
  • My two 3 year old cats and in/outside cats, is it bad? (repost)?

    i'm reposting this because i didn't clarify where in the world i lived and answerers thought i lived in the USA with guns and coyotes and crap like that, which i DONT, making outside a much safer place as well as i live on a very quiet side-road and i know all my neighbours and there are no loose dogs or... show more
    i'm reposting this because i didn't clarify where in the world i lived and answerers thought i lived in the USA with guns and coyotes and crap like that, which i DONT, making outside a much safer place as well as i live on a very quiet side-road and i know all my neighbours and there are no loose dogs or people who would poison a cat for shitting in their flower bed or anything (just saying in advance!) i have two 3 year old cats we've owned almost their whole lives, and my mum always says it was cruel to keep them inside because then they'd be sadly looking out at all the mice and birds they used to catch and stuff like that. for 3 years these cats have spent half their days soaking the sun up outside in the bushes in their whole lives, is it too late to move them to permanently be indoors? i don't even know if they still know how to use a litter box, or if we even have one. my parents and my whole family say it's so cruel to not let cats go outside. i must admit, they do spend a lot of time indoors sleeping all day but since they're 3 years old is it cruel to suddenly start not letting them outside, even if we ease them into it? they just love it so much and i can see it just makes them so incredibly happy, and i'd rather they lived a slightly shorter, happy one than a slightly longer boring one. thanks
    9 answers · 17 hours ago
  • Should I call animal control?

    Best answer: I'd call, but I'd also start documenting so you have proof. Take pics and videos of the dog when it's on your property. If she's the type to lie to take the heat off herself, it wouldn't be a bad idea to have some undeniable evidence to shut her down when she starts making up stories. If your... show more
    Best answer: I'd call, but I'd also start documenting so you have proof. Take pics and videos of the dog when it's on your property. If she's the type to lie to take the heat off herself, it wouldn't be a bad idea to have some undeniable evidence to shut her down when she starts making up stories. If your cat has any visible injuries that can be photographed as well, do so. Take pics where her dog dug under the fence too, and put this all in a folder so you have it on hand when it's needed. Your cat really would be much safer inside, but that doesn't excuse your neighbors dog either and it's really your choice.
    9 answers · 20 hours ago
  • Can i bring a kitten to school?

    I want to bring my kitten to school and keep it in my locker. Do u think i can?
    I want to bring my kitten to school and keep it in my locker. Do u think i can?
    23 answers · 5 days ago
  • I'm getting concerned of my elder cat.?

    Best answer: There are few places that will take an elderly sick cat, but I believe the reason why you're being told to put him down is because he is 20, and cats rarely, if at all, bounce back from kidney issues. It's a very steep cost for what, the cat to live another 3-4 months? As a pet owner, this is a very hard... show more
    Best answer: There are few places that will take an elderly sick cat, but I believe the reason why you're being told to put him down is because he is 20, and cats rarely, if at all, bounce back from kidney issues. It's a very steep cost for what, the cat to live another 3-4 months?

    As a pet owner, this is a very hard choice to make. I completely understand, but paying all that money to simply prolong his suffering so you can keep him around seems a bit...selfish. I think the kinder thing would be to put him to sleep. I had a choice with my almost-3 year old cat who contracted FIP; pay the vet another $200 (on top of the already $1000 for the diagnosis, x-rays, tests, and blood work) for steroids to keep him alive for 2 months or pay $130 to put him down, then and there. He was skinny, could hardly walk, didn't eat, and was crapping out nothing but liquid...why in the hell would I prolong that? It was a heartbreaking decision, but when I look back, it was the absolute best. For about 4 months before that, I was trying everything I could to keep this cat alive and fed and watered and it was becoming exhausting, but I did it for my baby boy. I didn't know at the time that he contracted something fatal.

    You've had 20 years with this cat. It's time to let go.
    10 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why did my cat poop while I was holding it?

    It just happened. I was playing with it and it just started crying like somebody is killing it and just took a dump. Explain why?
    It just happened. I was playing with it and it just started crying like somebody is killing it and just took a dump. Explain why?
    11 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is my cat possibly rabid?

    I was gently poking its nose with a small needle when it suddenly became aggressive, kicked me with its hind legs and tried to bite me so I gently tapped it on the head and locked it outside until it calmed down. Thoughts?
    I was gently poking its nose with a small needle when it suddenly became aggressive, kicked me with its hind legs and tried to bite me so I gently tapped it on the head and locked it outside until it calmed down. Thoughts?
    11 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why do some cat owners allow their cats to poop in other people's gardens?

    Best answer: Because they are inconsiderate pet owners. Our cats are 100% inside cats - they have a litter pan so I don't have to worry about them pooping in neighbor's yards. IMO cats should be confined to your own property same as any dog.
    Best answer: Because they are inconsiderate pet owners. Our cats are 100% inside cats - they have a litter pan so I don't have to worry about them pooping in neighbor's yards. IMO cats should be confined to your own property same as any dog.
    20 answers · 6 days ago
  • How to introduce a cat to a new home?

    Best answer: There isn't a right or wrong, or a 'done' way, because every cat is different and every domestic situation is different. You can only take it home and see what happens.
    Best answer: There isn't a right or wrong, or a 'done' way, because every cat is different and every domestic situation is different. You can only take it home and see what happens.
    10 answers · 5 days ago
  • Please help me litter train my kitten!?

    I adopted a 7 week old kitten about a week ago. When I picked him up he was covered by his and his siblings feces, but I didn t think much of it. When I got him home I cleaned him and introduced him to his room, a closet with a litter box and bed. It was pretty clear early on that he had no litter training because... show more
    I adopted a 7 week old kitten about a week ago. When I picked him up he was covered by his and his siblings feces, but I didn t think much of it. When I got him home I cleaned him and introduced him to his room, a closet with a litter box and bed. It was pretty clear early on that he had no litter training because he pooped everywhere. I changed strategies and got two small litter boxes with two different litters and put them both in the closet with him. He poops in them but also everywhere else. The worst thing is that when he poops, regardless of where, he sits in it, stands in it, sleeps in it. So he is constantly covered in feces. I have been bathing him everyday because he is completely coated in poop. This can t be natural. I ve tried showing him how to burry it, but I don t think he understands. I clean his room everyday and I don t know what to do. He poops in his bed, on his toys, on himself. Nothing is working please give me advice!!! I have been doing this for a week.
    8 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why did my transgender cat (formerly Mr. Sparkles, now just Sparkles) stop using his/her pink litter box? Is he/she detransitioning?

    Best answer: Possibly when the "mr" was dropped he/she took the sparkles part to heart and want the litter box decorated to celebrate the transition.
    Best answer: Possibly when the "mr" was dropped he/she took the sparkles part to heart and want the litter box decorated to celebrate the transition.
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Should I go to the hospital to get a rabies shot? Including my kitten?

    Alright so a couple months ago me and my family got a new kitten and we named her Skye. She's calico but she's mostly white with a dark grayish tail with white strips with dark gray paws and ears. She has beautiful blue eyes and she's just the best kitten. Well she's been getting out alot but... show more
    Alright so a couple months ago me and my family got a new kitten and we named her Skye. She's calico but she's mostly white with a dark grayish tail with white strips with dark gray paws and ears. She has beautiful blue eyes and she's just the best kitten. Well she's been getting out alot but she's stays close but we haven't gotten her spayed yet nor her rabies shot. Our other cat, who's older, spayed and has gotten her shots, Scarlet, caught a chipmunk outside and left it under the trampoline. Skye got outside and I found her under the tramp touching it with her paws. I carried her inside and then she got out again and and ran under the deck which I pulled her out by her paws so now's she's inside. I washed my hands but I'm nervous she might have rabies and that I might have it or some other disease. I know I'm freaking out quite a bit. My family told me everything is ok and that we're both ok but should I go get a rabies shot or something?
    5 answers · 2 hours ago
  • Cat went into labor(?) yesterday but still no kittens?

    yesterday my cat was showing all the symptoms of going into labor, though we hadnt known she was pregnant - shes a stray we let in and stay with us she had begun leaking a reddish fluid, and then stopped. she even expelled some sort of sac and then ate it (gross) but since then, she hasnt pushed anything out. its... show more
    yesterday my cat was showing all the symptoms of going into labor, though we hadnt known she was pregnant - shes a stray we let in and stay with us she had begun leaking a reddish fluid, and then stopped. she even expelled some sort of sac and then ate it (gross) but since then, she hasnt pushed anything out. its been almost 24 hours, but she seems completely fine. Shes eating, using the litterbox, being affectionate and has jumped up and down from our couches without issue. will she be alright? shes still hard in the belly, so i think she still has something in there, but she may be delaying her birth because we already have one newborn kitten in the house that we've been taking care of (she growls and nips at him). i dont really know what to do, since we can barely afford to feed the strays we have around - theres very little chance i can take her to the vet because i simply cannot afford it and im terrified that she may become ill. thank you in advance
    10 answers · 4 days ago