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Help with travel arrangements

Hello everyone,

I want to return to my home country from the UK to EU and I’ve got a little chaos cat whom I love very much.

I haven’t been able to figure out how to bring her with me in the cabin - most preferred -and/or the holding area if possible.

Pet Air isn’t replying to my emails nor my calls and some of the airlines I have contacted either don’t allow pets in the cabin or the customer service doesn’t even know…

I would really appreciate any help/guidance anyone can provide.

Thank you in advance!

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2024/05/23
11:48 UTC

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Need help finding a dog toy

My dog has had this toy for a few years now its called a (Squeakybeasties cocoa the chameleon dog toy) but I can't find anywhere to buy a new one online. hers is kinda ripped in half. If anyone could find it that would be nice.

0 Comments
2024/05/23
08:29 UTC

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my roommate is neglecting her ESA cat & idk what to do

I (25f) moved in with my roommate (26f) this January, knowing that she had an emotional support cat. She has epilepsy managed with medication & hasn’t had an episode since 2013, and told me verbatim that she only got her doctor to write a note saying her cat was an ESA so she wouldn’t have to pay pet fees to our apartment complex. I’ve lived with other people in the past who have had ESAs and since I have never had any issues thought nothing of it at first, but everything I’ve seen since I moved just continues to expand my concerns.

I work from home and she works a 9-5 in office, so I’m basically the only one with the cat 24/7. Since I’ve lived here, I’ve never once heard/seen her change the litter box (which is in the carpeted closet in her room) or clean any of the cats food/water bowls, and her room and bathroom are always in a state where everything from clothes, months-old dirty plates/mugs, empty contact lens trash, pill bottles, hair ties, empty wrappers etc are all over the floor, countertops, and surrounding where she keeps the cat’s primary tower/bed & food dispenser. It’s so bad that you essentially have to find spaces to hop to actually step on carpet and not the mess. She leaves her door and bathroom door ajar so the mess is not only visible/smellable, but is always being tracked into the common spaces along with litter box residue whenever the cat decides to get the zoomies or hang in its living room tower because she’s never once vacuumed her space on top of everything else. Not to mention, back in March, her cat vomited on her floor very close to her door, and her solution was to dry-pat with baking soda, “clean” with lysol countertop liquid/vinegar & laugh, telling me that he’s vomited in her room before but that “he (the cat) usually knows where to throw up.”

My biggest concern is that from what I’ve noticed, she doesn’t seem to care much about the choking hazards on the floor or generally caring for the cat beyond “playing” with it for 10-15 mins whenever the cat crying overload finally forces her to get off her phone. She also takes weekend and overnight trips at least once a month, during which I’m left with the cat and told that his food dispenser and water bowls are mostly full and that he should be fine. However, it’s happened twice now where I have had to be the one to wash and refill the bowls because we had ants+insects find their way into the apartment because of the mess.

Under normal circumstances, I’d just leave the situation be since I’m in my room 98% of the time as a result. I’ve already talked to her twice about the issue mentioning things I’ve read/heard about animals doing better in clean environments and nothing has changed. However since I’m moving out in 2 months, I’m worried for the wellbeing of this cat and the next roommate who’s inevitably going to end up being the one dealing with everything I’ve had to over the past few months.

Any advice on what I can do in this situation would be super appreciated. For context, we live in a 2 bdrm apartment in Albemarle County VA.

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2024/05/23
06:16 UTC

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Do I rehome my cat?

Alright. I’ve been holding off on this for awhile but I think it’s time. I (23/F) adopted a cat without consulting my long term partner (22/M) do I need to rehome my cat?

Backstory: We have been together since 2014(8th grade) and moved out of state together a few years ago. When we moved into our first place together we weren’t allowed pets. However, I did beg to get a cat for months and to just hide it from the landlord. I eventually bugged him down enough to if I could upkeep the house really well for a month, we’d go pick out a cat together. But then I got mimosa drunk with my friends and we drove to the local animal shelter, I fell in love with a cat, got the necessary stuff from Petsmart and headed home with my new pal. I loved this cat so much (still do). But I also knew that I shouldn’t have given into peer pressure, shouldn’t have let the alcohol cloud my judgement that much, and even if I was getting pressured to just go get a cat, I as a grown ass adult knew my boyfriend would be mad and I shouldn’t have done so. He was furious when I got home, the quiet kind of furious. Within a week he tried to get used to the cat. But then within a month or two, he decided he didn’t like cats at all (he’s never owned one, my family and I have always owned multiple). He eventually, I wouldn’t say forgave me, but moved on and accepted that the cat was part of the household.

Cut to now, we’ve had this cat now for 2.5 years, we also now own our own home together. My boyfriend (partner/common-law husband/soon to be finance) hates my cat. Hates him y’all. He can’t stand his meow, he can’t stand the sound of his eating or licking himself, he doesn’t like him to be on the couch with me while he’s on it, doesn’t let our dog sniff his butt, thinks he’s gross, and will scare him with loud noises, throwing things, or toss him around or kick at him or scruff him if he makes him really mad. (Because he got into our dogs food, got in the bath tub, was clawing something, etc..) He’s never been downright abusive to him but I think he’s been meaner than he should be which I have spoken many, many times. But my cat also lives a pretty happy life. He’s indoor/outdoor and can chase all the birds and mice he wants, he gets dry and wet food, I let him in and out all he wants and has a litter box indoors if needed, and give him all the love I can. But we also can’t have any cat toys around because our dog will eat him, my partner doesn’t want me to put anything on the walls for him to climb on, and another issue is that the cat likes to paw at our windows and meow at us between 5-6 am to be let inside or meow at us incessantly to be let out which drives my boyfriend mad and pisses him off, but he won’t let me install a cat door in a window to alleviate that issue. Quite a few of our arguments are over my cat. I know it’s my fault and this poor cat has to endure it. I feel terrible that I went behind my partners back but I also love my cat. But I also think that his behavior to the cat hasn’t been okay and that’s a big reason for arguing because it makes him mad when I speak up about it because I’m the one who brought him home. But I also think it’s not fair that my cat lives in a home that, for the most part he loves, but he is scared of my boyfriend and I think knows that he hates him. And also so many aspects of owning a cat that I love seem to be ruined due to the hostile feelings. If I did rehome him, it’d be so hard to, but I’d want to make sure it’s the best fit possible so he’s living his best life.

7 Comments
2024/05/23
06:10 UTC

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small dog keeps attacking my cat need tips

me and my gf are having a test week living together, but right now the biggest issue is that her small dog (8 lbs) is very aggressive to my cat (30 lb.) who is much bigger. The dog will constantly try to snap and bite my cat, and in return my cat will paw him leaving small bruises. My cat is very non-aggressive and social and only retaliates when the small dog is actively biting him -- otherwise my cat completely ignores him. they are both males. the small dog seems to be on high defense 24/7 around my cat even though my cat acts completely uninterested. so i don't know why he is so set on starting a fight with my cat all the time. I'm staying at her apartment, so I'm not sure if the dog feels territorial or that he has to protect his owner, but how can I get him to get comfortable around my cat?

typical scenario: dog will stare at the cat for 3 hours from a distance occasionally growling, then randomly dart across the room and try to bite him. gets pawed, runs away whimpering. rinse and repeats this like every 12 hours lol

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2024/05/23
06:06 UTC

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is my frenchie is being abused?

my brother is 16 with nonverbal autism and ADHD, he will often times purposely pick up our frenchie, that is still considered a puppy, and literally drop him from a distance (my brother is 5’9 so that tells how far of a drop he drops our frenchie to the ground) now my mom will not punish, ground him, discipline him in anyway. he will do it without her in his sight. my first instinct is to take care of the frenchie and make sure he aint limping or whimpering. if i yell at him or do anything but ignore it he will harm himself. all my mom says is threaten to take the frenchies away.

29 Comments
2024/05/23
05:26 UTC

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New kitten won't stop stepping in their poop

Just got a new pet kitten a few days ago and already I love him. He is roughly 2 months old (about 8 weeks) according to the people I got him from. He is trained to use the cat box, so I had no worry there. Aside from adjusting to his new home and my other preexisting pets. He has been an absolute delight. However the 1 issue I am facing is making this more difficult than I'd like.

Almost every time he uses goes his box, he returns with poop on his toes. To the point where I have to check after he does his business. Where then I have to wash his toes and foot before letting him carry on. (I'm nearly concerned he might develop a bad connection with using the box and being washed every time.)

I have noticed that every time this does happen, its with his hind legs. Most recent incident I made sure to watch, to see if there's any mistakes i can fix. Maybe its too small of a box? (Even though its significantly bigger than him.) Maybe I put too much cat litter? I have added more and more as this issue goes on. Thinking perhaps he's unable to cover his business properly. But that doesn't seem to be the case.

So I'm at a loss and unsure of how to fix this problem. If anyone has experienced a similar issue or knows how to fix this. I'd appreciate all the help I can get.

3 Comments
2024/05/23
05:08 UTC

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My AC in my apartment went out right before a planned vacation, do I need to cancel to stay behind for my cats?

As luck would have it, my apartment AC went out and likely won’t be repaired until next week. I have a vacation planned over the long weekend starting Friday and returning Tuesday. I have several cats in the apartment.

My apartment is on the top floor of a multi unit building. While I’m gone, the max temp is expected to be around 80F, with lows dipping in the mid 50s at night. I am concerned about them being too hot during the day. I was planning on keeping a fan running, having several extra water bowls out, and even cracking a few windows to allow for some air flow … will that be enough? Should I cancel my vacation to stay behind and make sure they’re ok?

18 Comments
2024/05/23
03:57 UTC

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Is it actually time to put down my dog?

I'm sure there are tons of these out there I could read through but I just unsure if I'm putting my dog down too soon.

He's a 13 year old mini schnauzer and out of no where having back leg issues. We picked him up from my brothers after a weekend away and he was hoping and running and wagging his tail, he was super vocal and happy to see us. To next week he was hardly moving/listening and not making any noise or eating much. At first we thought maybe he was mad or depressed because we were gone for vacation but then we started to see his back leg shake. We took him to the vet and they said he's just old and he didn't seem to have any pain because when they touched his legs he didn't make an pain noise. They said they could give him an xray and etc but the vet said it will probably be the same, he's just old and having joint problems. They gave us some medication to help with any pain he may have and some stool softeners. It's been 3 weeks and we've been carrying him up and down the stairs and in order to actually make him eat we've only been feeding him boiled chicken and rice but still only eat a little because he cant stand long to eat. We try to feed him laying down with a plate but then hell try to get up and stand and eat. He's been having accidents in the house and now getting poop on himself because I think he tries to poop but halfway through his back legs hurt and then he tried to sit and it get squash on his legs and we wash him.

My question is, is it time? When it's hard we think it's time but then he gives us small hope here and there like a tail wag or he actually gets up and walks so he can be closer to us, but these are all rare occasions. I don't want to keep him alive because I can't let him go. He's my buddy and I'm so sad thinking about putting him down but it breaks my heart to see him not himself.

5 Comments
2024/05/23
03:48 UTC

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I made my dad a keychain

So my uncle used to have a Dalmatian, he passed some time ago and we were using his old leash for our new dog(Dane), well our dane accidentally broke it and so my dad still had something of the Dalmatian i made the broken part into a keychain for him :)

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2024/05/23
02:55 UTC

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What to do with my 2 budgies inNSW

What to do with my budgies

I bought 2 at the markets under the impression from the salesperson that they’d be extremely low maintenance which I’ve since learned they are not. It’s been 5 months and I need to let them go. Where do I find a new owner? I really don’t know how well they’ve been kept. For a long time I wasn’t replenishing their water except when it seemed low (at the salespersons advice) and also probably went days without food.

I feel terrible so hopefully better owners would rather take them. I’d be happy to give them for free… including cage and whatever food / roundworm medicine I’ve got remaining.

0 Comments
2024/05/23
02:54 UTC

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I need advice on how to get my cat to stop peeing on my bed

I have 3 cats that live in the house 1 being my cat all 3 cats sleep in me and my S/Os room my cat is not very fond of one of the other cats now it’s not entirely his fault as the cat that he isn’t fond of is admittedly not the warmest welcome so with that being said she sleeps in a closet by herself (she is not forced to she is more then welcome out and about) and since her brother has started to come out of the closet she has been pissed off at him she has been continuously been peeing in laundry baskets on my clothes on the bed on anything of ours! she has been seen by a vet the vets has been very dismissive saying she has a uti I know she doesn’t have a uti! She has done this for the last year and I know for a fact she doesn’t have a uti she has been seen multiple times! The litter box gets done everyday we have 2 of them! We have taken every precaution I feel like we can we don’t let our cat in our room at night and I don’t know what else to do I feel like pulling my hair out and crying! I will take any advice I can get! Thank you in advance

TLDR I have 3 cats 1 is very mean 2 the other two and she continuously pees on anything of mine or my S/Os

10 Comments
2024/05/23
02:39 UTC

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I need advice on flea removal for my dog!!

I need help! Unfortunately at the moment I can't take my dog to the vet for flea prescriptions and I've tried so many flea shampoos. Nothing's working. The shampoos only irritate her skin more, and all the shampoos left for fleas have a TON of people saying it killed or injured their dog. I can't get rid of the fleas and seeing her itch to the point where she is bleeding makes me feel useless. I just want my dog to be comfortable. Any advice?

4 Comments
2024/05/23
02:20 UTC

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I let my cat out and he hasn't come back yet. I am panicking and I don't know what to do!

I let my 11 month old, male cat out last night at around 8:45pm and he hasn't come back. It's now the next day. The most he goes out for is around an hour max. He is an indoor-outdoor cat who only goes out to my back garden whilst under supervision. Last night, we had guests over and he was becoming really stressed, so I let him out in the garden to calm him down. He was relaxed and playing with my other female cat. It started to rain and when I came to get him in, he was gone. I waited for about 4 hours but he still hasn't returned. I have two neighbours either side of me and one of my walls of my garden is connected to the parking space of a big supermarket. I've tried shaking his favourite treats, jingling his favourite toys and calling his name all night. I spent a quite a bit of time wandering the store's parking space at night looking for him too, with no luck.

All throughout the night, I keep hearing a cat screaming but I don't know if it's him. (it's the kind of scream you hear when a cat is fighting with another cat) I went out to investigate at 2 in the morning but I couldn't find him nor could I hear the cat screaming.

I have read that people found luck when they left their cat's litter box out, but that's not working. He has peed and pooed around the garden so I'm hoping the garden is a big enough litter box for him to recognise his scent. I'm worried out of my mind and I'm not sure what to do. At what point do I contact my local shelter?

2 Comments
2024/05/23
02:07 UTC

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A pet in my dorm

So I’m a student in Belgium and I live alone in a dorm wich allows small pets. I live in a big building with about 60 rooms and I have one of the large xl rooms wich count 30m2, whilst the others are 18m2.

I am close to finishing my first year at uni and one thing I miss is a form of companionship. Usually when I get home from uni I study until 2 am minimum and all this time I feel kinda alone.

I go home over the weekends from Friday evening 8pm until Sunday evening 8pm, wich means the pet would have to be alone for a while.

I was talking to my mum and she had a hamster when she was in uni, and only took it home when school was out for 2 weeks.

The reason why I still haven’t bought a pet js because the health and wellbeing of the little guy is my nr1 priority. I would love to have a furry friend, but not a the cost of his comfort.

I also don’t really know what animal I would want, I can spend time with the little guy, but I’m still at school for the entire day (except lunch break I go to my dorm).

If I would get a pet I would get it next year, but I really needs some help deciding.

I want something that likes to be held. I don’t mind noise at night because me myself am a night person. I don’t really want more than 1 per, so no pets that get depressed when alone .

Can anyone help me?

2 Comments
2024/05/23
01:37 UTC

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What should I do at night?

I just adopted an 8 week old kitten and I was wondering at what age I could leave her alone while I sleep. I have a rabbit that's free roams in my room at night and she's not able to do this with a kitten in there.

9 Comments
2024/05/23
01:36 UTC

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Suggestions for an anemic dog

Age: Around 8-10, was an adult stray when rescued so age is an estimate
Breed: 100% American Village Dog
Weight: 40ish lbs
Symptoms: Eating dirt, low RBC, low hematocrit, high MVC, high MCH, high MPV, and high plateletcrit
History: My dog was diagnosed with anemia, believed to be caused by a tick bite. Bloodwork found that her RBC count was very low, and her blood was coagulating very quickly. She began Doxycycline, which initially improved her numbers. At the next follow up (3 weeks on meds), her counts were even lower than at intake, and she was put on Prednisone, along with continuing antibiotics. Her blood was tested for IMHA twice, and both times came back negative. She had an abdominal ultrasound, which found nothing. She is receiving a bone marrow aspiration, followed by a blood transfusion tonight.

I am hoping for any suggestions on what else we could be testing for. Our vet seems to to be running out of ideas, and is not confident with the tick diagnosis since the antibiotics aren't helping, and we do not live in an area with many ticks.

She is acting totally fine, drinking water and eating food regularly. Still wants to go on walks and chase lizards. If she hadn't started eating dirt, we would have no clue she was sick.

Thank you for your time!

3 Comments
2024/05/22
23:24 UTC

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I need to find helping a Raccoon license in FL

My friend found a 4 week old baby raccoon, she’s determined to keep it. Evidently in FL you have to have bought it from a breeder. I’m going to flat out say, she will treat this raccoon like a baby. She is an insanely great pet mom. She’s taking it to the vet, already has a plan for shots. It’s been dewormed. She’s planning on chipping & fixing it. I’m pretty sure money isn’t a big issue for her. She has told me she is required by the state to have a paper trail. If you find an orphan or abandoned raccoon you can’t keep it! Insane. The animal welfare department will euthanize it!!! I really would like to speak with a breeder or rescue if anyone knows one (or is one)! Please I don’t need to be told about how terrible it is to keep a wild animal etc… it’s not mine. I have 2 very sweet house cats & 2 dogs. Any help would be appreciated.

8 Comments
2024/05/22
23:21 UTC

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My dog cried when he saw me

About 3 weeks ago I got into a bad car accident with my boyfriend that resulted in a concussion and stitches in my forehead. When my family came up to be with me my mother told me my dog started acting very sad and almost sickly the day after the accident. He required a lot of attention. When I came home 2 weeks before my college graduation he cried when he saw me walk through the door and immediately fell into my arms. He hasn’t left my side since as he always follows me wherever I go and doesn’t move until I do. For instance he stands right behind me as I do my skincare at night. I wanted to see if anyone can give me some insight as to where this behavior may be stemming from. Any and all thoughts are appreciated

18 Comments
2024/05/22
22:52 UTC

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Advice

So about 10 mins ago my 6 month old F puppy kind of tripped out the door (there’s about 2 foot drop from the door to the floor) and fell on the floor yelling for about 15 seconds. My partner picked her up and she was limping. She’s now running about not limping much. But she’s adamant on walking, running etc. she seems completely fine now, but unsure if we should take her to the vets now or in the morning.

0 Comments
2024/05/22
22:37 UTC

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What are some things I can do to have people not think my cat is a stray?

So my cat (Aiko) is on the chunkier side, it's been a problem for the last year I've been trying to work on for her. She has thankfully lost a pound due to me and parents putting all the cats on a diet however she still lays down a lot and does nothing a lot. I try to get her play and run around but she trots for the most part.

Yes, there are my parents cats in the house but my dad's cat (Fluffy) just little next to never plays or outright just refuse to. The other is her son (Freckles) that still plays too rough with both her and Fluffy and it makes neither of them want to play.

One of the things I've wanted to do since I first got her was to let her go inside and outside and let her run around. I know she loves the outdoors. At first it was just me keeping her inside till I got her the necessary shots to prevent diseases getting to her or the other cats then I looked up stuff I needed to be concerned about, steps to take precaution for, etc.

I trust her to come back and to be safe, she had shitty owners in the past and lived outside for at least a while before we took her in. I just don't trust other people. I don't want people to think she's a stray or was dumped (my neighborhood is unfortunately a popular dumping spot so everyone tends to see a lot of strays running around or ended up as roadkill) and so I'm trying to take all the precautions I can for her.

I'm gonna eventually get her microchipped when I have enough money saved up and I do wanna train her to get used to wearing a collar; specifically a breakaway one for her in case she gets stuck on a branch. I'm just wanna double check to make sure if there was any other ways to help prove she's my cat.

Edit: I'm just gonna add this here instead of trying to individually respond to every comment. I do plan on leash-training her if/when I let her outside. I should've specified on what my plan was to train her to come back when she's called or to have her walk alongside me in my neighborhood, like one reddit user said it'd be a nice bonding activity for Aiko and I. Plus also help me get out in the sun more. I've also thinking of training her to keep her in the yard since that's what we did for the last two cats while I was growing up. Came to us when they were called and never left the backyard.
I have gone to the vet multiple times specifically about her weight since it was causing her to have bathroom problems in the past. After a few weeks of a laxative, I put her on a diet and it did work for a while. However it came back since I've been picking up more hours at work and my mom is the one that primarily takes care of my cat while I'm at work. She'll tell me the same thing every time about how she's being picky, she'll bug my mom for food, etc. and I tell her every time to ignore it and not give in. I wrote down a list of when I feed her and how much one day to help her out and when I got back she told me she threw it out cause it "wasn't working for her."

I've sat her down multiple times to talk about how I'd really like it if she stuck to the schedule I had for her to help her lose weight, she eventually turns it into a screaming match about how I don't understand cause I'm at work all the time and how much she does and blah blah blah. The only other solution I can really think of to help solve that is just to buy an auto food-dispenser, bring a water bowl into my bedroom and a litter box then keeping her in my bedroom while I'm at work but I'd feel awful to do that cause she'd probably really lonely and cry to be let out.

26 Comments
2024/05/22
22:09 UTC

4

What kinda critter can live in a 20 gallon long tank?

I had shrimp dreams, but alas, my chemistry skills are not up to par.

11 Comments
2024/05/22
21:07 UTC

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Should I be worried? A neighborhood cat and her kitten

If you are not interested in background story you can skip to the question.

A brief background - So I have a neighborhood cat I made friends with slowly when she was pregnant in January if this year, she was very young and was also growing and I think she is 13-14 months. I made sure she is getting regular food and supplies. She gave birth couple of months back and started bringing her baby kitten(male) to my house when her kitten was about 5-7weeks old. I started feeding them, worming medication, lies and mites treatment, getting good grooming apart from nails and bathing as both them won't let me do it and baby kitten keep scratching my hands a lot. Sometimes they both sleep at my house inside and sometimes mother cat keeps mewing until I let her out but then she will her kitten and both sleeps at her old place in the neighbor's yard. In the morning they come back in the house, then she roams outside while the baby sleeps and plays inside the house.

Question - Now since he is about 3 months old and very energetic, he plays with her mom, catching her tail or biting her legs, which is pretty normal but lately I think he is biting very hard and she sometimes bites him back to tell to back off. But today she was growling at him and he still kept chasing him and she kind of slammed him in the floor to convey her back off and he sat in the corner after that but he was looking in rage. while attacking today he had tail all charged up and hair on his lower back also up, he was intentionally hiding then making distress calls to her mother and when comes running he kept pouncing or scratching her face. Should I need to put them in separate room? Is it normal or the kitten is actually voilenta?

1 Comment
2024/05/22
21:00 UTC

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Anyone have any links or know where to go for free cat litter or food?

Recently had a position fall through and I've been laid off since January now I'm getting evicted and moving cross country, funds are tight so I'm hoping I can find some resources to get my cat some litter and food sent to my new apt. Are there any resources available for this?

10 Comments
2024/05/22
20:14 UTC

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Will my cat be okay?

Hi so my cat ate hotdog meat with their foil on them because my mom left them on the counter while she left for work. Im very worried will he be okay after eating the plastic foil? is theres something i should do?

1 Comment
2024/05/22
20:03 UTC

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Little bald spot on cat's fur

I discovered a small, soft bald patch on my cat's skin, looks very harmless but it's starting to appear in quite a few places, like on the side of her belly. Should I be concerned?

1 Comment
2024/05/22
19:01 UTC

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Malnourished puppy

Hi guys, I saved a poor skinnnnnny puppy from being attacked by other dogs at work 3 days ago, I took her to the vet and brought her home in the hope to find her forever family soon but is there anything I need to absolutely know in the meantime? Context can help, I live on a Caribbean island that's full of stray animals, shelters are full, there's already 7 cats and 2 dogs in my home and I can't keep her, it breaks my heart but I can't take care of a dog long term. The vet said she was 8 weeks but the size of 5, obviously highly malnourished and dehydrated, with worms and flees and some infected wounds on her face. He gave her medicine for the worms and she has antibiotics to take for the wounds, they already look better. I couldn't afford to pay for the parvo test though. She is in a separate room in my home, she has everything for sleeping confortable, she eats good, hard puppy food, drinks a lot, poops regular poops, does normal pees, but she mostly sleeps. Like a lot. She might be so exhausted and weak it breaks my heart. Anything else I need to know/think of?

3 Comments
2024/05/22
18:34 UTC

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Els automatic litter box Reviews Class action lawsuit

I purchased one of these December 1923 nothing but trouble might work two days. I’ve tried different litters even bought their pensive litter from them and no difference now it won’t work at. All because the same problem the door won’t shut so the rake won’t work hitting the door. I wish I would’ve read the reviews. I have them all documents including a video but it seems every customer that’s wrote a reviews has the same problem and their money back guarantee is bogus because you got to send him a bunch of money.. Has anybody thought about a class action lawsuit? They know these ELS litter boxes are junk and they don’t plan on giving anyone their guaranteed refund.

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2024/05/22
18:10 UTC

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Cat drooling excessively and I’m worried!

We woke up today and our (almost) 3 year old cat was drooling excessively, which is very very unusual of her.

Our office chair was soaked through - so of course we took her to the vet immediately.

They said she seemed healthy otherwise (eating and drinking as usual), and it could be anything from something she’s eaten to an underlying health condition. She hasn’t exhibited unusual behaviour either, except that she’s been sitting in spots she wouldn’t typically sit in.

They told us to monitor and come back in a couple of days if nothing improves.

I’m seriously worried - we got a second opinion and they said the exact same thing.

She has a little cut on the side of her mouth, the vet thinks she likely swallowed a bug like a wasp but I’m really anxious, but mostly hate seeing her like this.

I guess I was just looking for someone to calm my nerves, has anyone else gone through this and can shed some light? Was it something serious?

Thank you!

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2024/05/22
18:06 UTC

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Is 3 cats and 2 dogs too many?

Alright so we live in a house with a fenced in back yard. The house is about 1000 square feet with an unfinished basement. (More of a dungeon honestly)

We currently have a 2 cats, a Maltese pup, and a yellow lab.

We recently rescued two cats that were abandoned by our house.

We found a home for one but have fallen in love with the other kitten.

Is 5 animals too much in a space like ours?

We are both 27 with good income.

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2024/05/22
17:59 UTC

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