can a recently adopted playful kitten regress to being aggressive and scared of an existing area?
we adopted a 5 month old kitten two weeks ago, and immediately, he was playful and started purring whenever we were around, talking or petting him. we play with him twice a month. he barely was scared, and if so only for like 5-10 mins max
suddenly, two days ago he got very scared when playing together. he did run into our foot and hit a table, but this has happened before.
since he’s not as affectionate and his eyes seem to be dilated more, he doesn’t sleep as much during the day but is eating, drinking and using the litter regularly. he is playing, but is more bite-y and doesn’t acknowledge us quickly like before.
there's a part of the apartment where he loved his cat tree that he avoids or nears with fear and super cautiously.
interestingly, he'll start meowing when we're not around or it gets quiet.
any thoughts? so puzzled. he’s neutered and went to the vet two weeks ago and was super friendly.
Hi guys! I am interested in buying a 2.5 year old british shorthair. However, the one thing that is holding me back is a potential health issue. This is what the breeder told me: “He does not have any medical conditions that I am aware of. I imported him from Bulgaria as a kitten and he broke his leg shortly before. They didn't set it quite straight so his right leg healed turned slightly outward. When he was a kitten, he limped somewhat, but he doesn't limp now and hasn't for a very long time.” Will this cause him issues down the line? Any advice or insight is greatly appreciated.
I’ve had a 6 month old standard poodle for about 2 weeks now. Tonight, he was really restless when we went to bed - jumped on and off the bed and was panting. Doesn’t seem to have any injuries or hurting anywhere. I took him back outside and he got some water. He finally settled down to sleep after about an hour. But now it’s been 45 mins of him sleeping and he’s breathing 120-140 breaths a minute this whole time. I keep trying to calm him down by slowly petting him but it’s not working. How long can he maintain this rate??? I’m scared to go to sleep
How did you know it was time? I’m really struggling watching my boxer mix Boomer go through this. At times I look and he seems his old happy self. But more times he just lays and looks sad. He’s been a loving and loyal member of my family for 14 years so I HAVE to do right by him. I don’t want to put him down if he’s not ready, but I also don’t want to make him linger for my benefit.
My dog Louise has had this problem her whole life and she's the sweetest. id love for her to be able to live a normal life with out having to wear a diaper inside. Has anyone else had a dog with an ectopic ureter and gotten it resolved? How much did you have to pay? What is the process like? So far in life she's just worn diapers while inside.
I feel pretty strange asking this question because I've always had both cats and dogs my entire life and this has never really been an issue, but 2 years ago I had to get my cat put to sleep and just adopted 3 kittens yesterday. Those 2 years were the first time in my life not having any cats at all. My one dog, a 12-year old boxer, lived with our previous cats for 10 years and she's fine with the new kittens. My other dog, a 5-year old black-mouth cur, lived with our cat for 3 years and then we didn't have any cats for the past 2 years so she's curious but also barks at them. I know black-mouth curs have a high prey drive but she did live peacefully with our last cat and it should be possible for them to live together. I know it's going to take time, but how do I speed the process up and make it less stressful for everyone? So far, my dog has just been barking and pacing around (signs of stress, which I expected) but not growling or being visibly aggressive. The kittens are in a separate room and have their food, water and bedding in a dog crate where they sleep and we're only doing introductions while they're safely locked in the crate. I'm thinking of putting one of my dirty shirts in the crate to get their scent on it and then giving it to my dog so she's getting their scents mixed with my scent, which is more familiar to her. I'm not expecting this to be an overnight process but surely there's a way to speed things up a little bit so it doesn't take months.
More information so nobody else tries to make baseless accusations: We tried one face to face introduction yesterday while the kittens were in their crate and my dogs were leashed. My boxer gave them a sniff then walked away to take a nap. My black-mouth cur walked around the entire crate sniffing and did not start barking until one of the kittens hissed, and I immediately separated them. Today it was the same thing, she didn't bark until she got hissed at. The rest of the barking is because she can hear them playing and she can smell them but she can't see them, but she's smart enough to know we're keeping her away from something. We also have bearded dragons and when they escape from their tanks, she barks to let us know and she watches over them from a distance but she doesn't actually go after them. That's why, while I know black-mouth curs as a breed trend to have high prey drive, my dog will eventually calm down. I'm just really hoping there are ways to make things go smoother and hopefully it won't take months. I'm not asking for advice on how to force things. If it takes months then it takes months but hopefully by making things go smoother, the process won't take that long. And hopefully things will be less stressful in the meantime.
I have 3 indoor cats that I’d like to keep indoor, but I also would like my dog to be able to go outside when she pleases.
We had a doggy door but my cat figured out how to use it. Does anyone have any advice or recommendations for doors that can prevent my cats from using it?
help, I opened my ice breaker mints to take one a kitten i just rescued off the streets (she hasnt learned fully the no human food rule) took one straight out while i was looking at my mom having a conversation when i tried to stop her in time she bit me hard and took it back, i dont know how old she is, but from size shes about 4-6 months, she ran off with it licked it a few times then left it alone, i heard they have xylitol in them which can be highly toxic to animals in the smallest amount, because they can cause over insulin release which can cause a lot of things like kydney failure, im going to be seperating her from our other 3 cats and monitoring her, but it this something the be concerned about??? should i schedule an emergency visit i tried calling aspca poison control but they tried saying JUST THE CALLING SERVICE would be $95
My cat just turned 6. She's recently been having issues with her tail. The vet suspects Hyperesthesia. Having just spent $300 on a consultation, I don’t think I’ll be able to afford another vet visit. I’m a college student who’s paying for everything without parental support, so I need to find as much financial assistance as I can. Are there any cat insurances you’d recommend, fellow cat parents?
Approximately 1 month ago, our 2 year old, female cat, began limping on her rear right paw. She hid for a few days but was still coming out to eat/drink/use the litter box.
We ended up taking her to the vet because it didn’t seem to be getting better by the 5th day. They ran blood tests and took an x-ray and nothing was fractured, blood work was normal. The vet said it was likely a sprain which should resolve soon.
Over the next few weeks she started venturing out more instead of hiding away. Then we noticed she was no longer limping with her rear paw, but her right front paw! Back to the vet we go, same story. Nothing can be found.
It’s been 4ish weeks and she’s totally back to her normal self, does everything she always did, but now she limps around and won’t walk on her front paw.
She cleans herself with that paw, holds herself up on that paw if she’s cleaning with her other one, uses her scratch mat. She doesn’t cry in pain when we pick her up/press around.
What on earth could be going on?!
I currently have 3 cats: Salem (5), Numbnuts (3), and Teddy (1). I've had Salem for 2 years, but I recently got Numbnuts and Teddy from the same shelter where they originally got along just fine. Now, Teddy attacks Numbnuts so I leave Numbnuts in my bedroom and sleep in the living room with Salem and Teddy. Salem gets along with both Numbnuts and Teddy so I'm not worried about him, but I just want them to all get along and be able to leave my doors open. Whenever Numbnuts moves, Teddy immediately chases him and pounces on him to rip out his fur which causes Numbnuts to urinate everywhere. I play with them every day and Teddy and Salem play with each other throughout the day, so I don't think it's pent-up play aggression, I hope (Numbnuts never displays aggression). But whenever I have to open the bedroom door to feed and clean Numbnuts, Teddy bolts in waiting for Numbnuts to move so he can pounce on him. And if Numbnuts sees Teddy entering the bedroom, Numbnuts will start growling and urinating. I tried the re-introduction method, playing more with them, giving them more food, and giving them 3 separate litter boxes, but Teddy will not leave Numbnuts alone. I'm just lost, please help.
I also brought this up to my vet but she kind of laughed it off and I really don't have the money right now to have to have that happen again.
Я вышел покурить когда ей вводили наркоз, после того как покурил, записал тебе гс, захожу в клинику, мать уже на кассе расплачивается за усыпление, тут же полностью понимаю что все же произошло, зовут в кабинет, как только зашёл у кошки останавливается сердце, подошёл к столу, залился слезами. Позавчера как понял что придётся усыплять весь день прошёл в истерике, сегодня тоже самое, я просто по часу сижу и втыкаю в точку пытаясь понять можно ли все таки были ей помочь или мы сделали все правильно, ем просто по тому что болит желудок и чуть ли не падаю в обморок, ничего не хочу, пытаюсь понять как быть дальше. Я прекрасно понимаю что тебя это и касаться по идее не должно но мне просто хочется кому то выговориться, мать везде пытается ходить со мной понимая что я могу просто не вывезти и выпилиться. Для меня эта кошка была даже больше чем просто любимым членом семьи, намного больше, она терпела все мои детские игры с ней, начинала царапаться даже не потому что я заебал а из за детской травмы когда покойный ебырь матери свернул ей шею а она чудом осталась жива в отличии от второй кошки, мне по моему и года тогда не было даже.
I (23F) just adopted a kitten 3 months ago. She’s 5.5 months and just as happy as can be when I’m around. Purring and playing, eating and drinking, sleeps with me, gets treats every day, goes on trips with me to get coffee, etc. I do everything in my power to make her happy. Her bowl is filled every morning and night. Her water is changed often, and her litter box is scooped every day, every other day at the latest. She has a cat tree, and the one window to my apartment is her territory.
I feel constant guilt that she may be unhappy. I’m solo affording an apartment with high rent, so it’s 1300 for a studio, about 500 sq ft, likely less. She has a cat tree and everything she needs and seems happy. But I work 4-10 five days a week, take a class, teach two classes, and I’m in a recovery program. So I spend a lot of time out of the apartment, but I never sleep away from her. Even if it’s late I come home.
Am I right to feel guilty? I feel like her captor, like she could’ve been adopted to a home with more space where they can afford more toys and bigger cat trees. I feel selfish having adopted her, because I love cats I’ve always had cats, and it was getting lonely living by myself. Am I selfish?
So recently (on Dec the 1st) my mom get a new cat and has been trying to get her to coexist with her dog but idk anything about helping with that and am looking for help. We did try letting him walk around and kept her(the dog) on a leash but she eyed him the whole time.
Me and my husband saved a poor little mouse that got into my house and my cats definitely got to him. It seemed really shaken up but no bleeding or anything. He doesn’t have any injuries that I could see and he was walking around
He is breathing super fast and I first put him in a Tupperware and later went to the pet store and got him something roomier.
He’s seems to be breathing really fast. I’m not sure if he’s gonna make it but I wanted to at least try.
Is there anything I can do? He has food and water but won’t eat. I gave him water by the dropper, and also tried to give him some peanut butter which he did eat alittle of.
All he seems to do is sleep and he’s shaking. I thought he was in shock but now I’m not sure. I just didn’t want to release him to the wild for him to die. He’s clearly weak. I don’t know anything about rodents really. I’m out of my element here so
Any advice is welcomed thank you
Edit: I am keeping him. Fully aware he might not make it but I just knew if I put him outside he would die, he was so weak. I realize it’s still a huge possibility but I can atlwast provide him with shelter and warmth and some love I did go out and get a “starter rodent cage” from my local pet store. He seems to be at least warm and comfortable for the time being. I’m calling him cannoli. I realize chances are slim he makes it but atleast he’s not suffering. (I hope)
Thank you all for the advice.
Hello, looking for a little insight here and hopefully some closure. My cat Gracie died 3 years ago. She was 12 years old. She started showing signs of weight loss, lethargic behavior, and vomiting. This all happened in a span of a week. The first time she threw up and started drinking a ton I wish I would have just taken her to the vet. Instead I waited a couple days… The last day of her life was really tough. She could hardly stand up and wouldn’t drink a thing. I took her in immediately and after the vet came in after seeing her he rushed into the office and in a stern voice said “what did you do to her”. I am crying as I write this because the guilt that I feel to this day is so extremely heavy. It haunts me every day. He told me that her body temperature was very low and that he needed to put her down because she was in pain. To this day I don’t know what happened. That day was a blur, I lost my best friend and I felt like the doctor blamed me. Can somebody who has medical knowledge tell me if there was anything more I could have done.
TW: Added flair for sensitive content / death.
I have been a pet owner my entire life. I've had cats since I was 8 and dogs since I was 4. I love my animals. ❤️
Recently I adopted a stray, who has a comfy life as a barn cat on the farm.
She was pregnant, and had kittens. We kept them inside and they were fine.
One of the kittens went missing. We had assumed that she had maybe gotten outside. A few days pass and still no sign.
It wasn't until today we found her under the new recliner we just bought. She had gotten caught up in the mechanics and was crushed. We didn't even know.
This may be obvious to some other people on here, but I have NEVER heard of this. My grandmother had cats and recliners her whole life.
These things are death traps. Came to learn that this is an extremely common cause of accidents. I'm shocked that there's not more information about this.
Maybe I'm just grieving. They are just now ready to find homes too. :(
I hope this helps someone else from avoiding the same thing. I feel so much guilty for going out and buying the damn thing.
I m posting this to any exotic bug/ animal sub I can bc I DESPERATELY need an answer
All my stick insects are dying, I have a mix of Indian and Vietnamese stick Insects. But I went from 9 to now 3. I got them about 2/3 months ago and everything was fine, they were lively and eating well, but about 5 weeks into having them the younger Indian ones started dropping to the bottom, I put them in a small container and some of them got a bit better but the others died, And I noticed decreased activity in all of them and a huge loss of egg numbers, and now they all just died. Only one was lively but I went away for 3 days and now she too has become weak. I’m doing everything right. I knew I probably didn’t have the best setup for Indians as they need a TON of ventilation but the others should of been fine? What’s going on? I’ve fed them ivy and bramble, all from my garden where nothing is sprayed on them. It has enough ventilation at least for the Vietnamese ones. Plus they were perfectly fine for the first 5-6 weeks, I’m at a total loss. This is my first time owning stick insects but I’m so confused and upset about them dying
I have 2 boys and 2 girls, one of them is in heat and Im just curious if I should let them mate? The boys are fixed so she wont get pregnant but i know they can get stuck sometimes so I was always told to not let them
Edit: The reason she is not fixed yet is because we had to wait. Shes a small chihuahua, about to turn 2, and the vet wanted to wait until her vulva came out to spay her. The only reason I am asking is because I looked on google and it said it was fine either way so I came to reddit to get more opinions on it before I let them.
Hi - I wiped down my FF classic can top the other day and it came back with neon pink residue. Out of curiosity I wiped the others - all neon pink. I went and bought more from a different store to see if it was a fluke.... all neon pink residue on the can tops. Has anyone experienced this or anyone that has the gold cans that could see if this happens to them? Thanks!
They are litter mates and have lived together with me for 11 years. This is totally new behavior, or at least the intensity and frequency. He does it very often and the female cat does not like it. He bites her neck and she tolerates it until she’s uncomfortable and then meows back and they have a little tussle and then she escapes him. I don’t know how to correct this behavior. I try to scold him verbally immediately after, or keep them apart but I worry his hormone levels are off or something and she’s getting sores on her neck from the biting and fighting. It also wakes me up in the middle of the night bc they meow so loud. Somethings gotta give.
Like if I train my dog to jump up and embrace me, I give them treats every time I make a sound and then starts doing it far away so associate that noise with “come here”. Won’t they get sad after the trading since they don’t get treats? Cat: I used to get paid for this and now I don’t :(
This cat would never want to escape my side. Anytime I'd come home from school growing up, he'd always be waiting on my bed, and anytime we moved, he'd memorize which bed I slept in. He would always want to pet, would purr all the time, almost no anger in him. Then one day, I came home from school, and I found him dead on my bed. He was waiting for me, he had no pain, he was an elderly cat. He never wanted to leave my side, and he was the best cat in the whole world. It was 6 years ago he passed, and I will miss him forever...
So guys this is my very first post in reddit because I need help with my kitty, I need more opinions on this. This might be long I adopted a kitty about a month ago, the very first day that I took him he got really sick, he didn't want to eat or drink (he wasn't vaccinated, he only had his first deworming) He had syntomps very similar to panelukopemia, so we had him on fluids and monitoring him on the vet. After 1 hard week of recovery he came back to home, eating and drinking really well, we gave him fortiflora because he's stomach was really damaged, and his poops slowly came back to normal He was amazing, playing, eating, everything came back to like a normal cat. So 2 weeks later, he relapsed, he started to have intermittent fever at around 40-41 Celsius, he came back to the vet and administrated meloxidy 0.5 g (1,5ml) every 24 hours, after some days with the treatment they told us to stop to see if he could stay stabilized without the medication, after 2 days the fever came back and they told us they were coming back to the vet to try to stabilize the fever. They did to him some analisys and sent to a laboratory to see what it's really happening here. We talked about dry FIP (not diagnosticated yet just simply talked about the options of diseases) but he's not presenting hard symptomps, only fever (now controlled at 38.8) and anemia, he is walking great, really active when he is not in fever, eating and drinking well, soft poops because of the antibiotics, not signs of ataxia, injuries on his eyes, discoordination, fluids on his body etc…
what is going on with him? • He is not positive on FIV and FelV •He is now 3 months old • Not vaccinated (i was going to the next day •he came home but he suddenly fell sick) •Ginger cat •Anemia and controled fever
So my cats (indoor only) got fleas. We live with my bfs grandparents and they have an indoor/outdoor cat who wears a flea collar. I put the topical on one of them (taking it one cat at a time so I don’t get overwhelmed) and we had to cone him since he literally will not stop trying to lick and scratch at the application site. I’m worried he’s going to ingest some of it, as the vet was very serious about 24 hr supervision but he is stressing me out. Any suggestions for future use of topicals or maybe something I can do right now to prevent him from trying to get the treatment off of him?
so for the past two years i have had my cat, thunderbeam. she has been my #1 and she has usually always lived alone minus about ~6 months where i lived with my ex and his roommate with their 2 cats. thunderbeam took a while to get used to them, but she eventually came around.
she's always been a scared, shy, nervous cat. it's just how she is, and i do my best to care for her through any stressful moments to the best of my ability.
however, today... it's been below freezing outside—mid to low 20s—and there was a momma with babies outside these past few days! when figuring out what to do, we decided since no one was claiming the ownership of the cats that we would do our best to rescue one little guy and brought him inside (the rest as of today weren't with the momma so i'm hoping someone else took them inside!)
we placed him in the bathroom and thats where he has been ever since, a couple hours.
the problem is this: thunderbeam hates me and my husband now. it's so depressing: she is hissing at us, growling, and refusing any contact since we touched the baby.
i don't want to lose MY baby, but i also do not want to put this kitten back outside or concern myself with shelters. what can we do???
i want them to live, at the very least, together without thunderbeam hating HER life. this little kitten loves anything and everything, so i'm not worried about him like that lol.
please let me know what methods i can use to make them both as comfortable as possible.
it's also important to NOTE: i am actually unsure of the sex of the kitten, i will double check but i am using "he" as a placeholder.
thank you so much!
To start off with, my wife's mom passed away in Oct and had 2 young dogs. Because of reasons, we were looking to see if the dogs were possibly compatible with our cats. Some history, both dogs are 3 years old with no history of living with a cat. 1 of our cats is 7 months with no history with dogs and our other cat is 4 years old with possible history with dogs, according to our SPCA.
Before we officially take in the dogs, we are trying to introduce them. My wife took one cat over to the dogs during thanksgiving and said both dogs were making a weird noise on staring at our kitten. So I joined her this past weekend and we brought both cats. Looks like one of the dogs just investigated but showed no weird or aggressive signs. He even got close to one of the cats and didn't care.
By the way, both cats were fine until the dog got too close and then started hissing, which makes sense.
But the other dog is making weird noises while staring at our little kitten. He's not really lunging and he listens to commands, sometimes. But other times. his sole attention is on the kitten and we have to block his view for him to listen. Here is a video of the noise.
But that is twice in 2 weeks now that he made a weird bark noise towards our youngest kitten. I don't know if it s territorial, predatorial or just a I don't know what's happening noise.
Hi all! I have a 1 and a half year old orange cat who I love so much. He’s very stereotypically orange, meaning that he loves to run around and act crazy. He used to live with many other cats but his owners said that he was too "disturbing" and wanted to get rid of him so of course I took him in.
All this to say, I am going on vacation with my parents around the end of December. Everybody who could normally cat sit for me will be occupied with their family as our vacay falls right in the peek of the holiday season. Now, my parents, who I do not live with, also have a cat (my childhood cat), who is 13. I tried to bring my cat to theirs multiple times so that maybe the animals could become friends but here was the result: My cat would try to play with my parent’s cat and was extremely persistent in trying to become her friend, while my childhood cat wanted absolutely nothing to do with it and kept hissing at him over and over. She was obviously very uncomfortable with another cat being in her territory. My parents do have someone to cat sit for them (the neighbour), but I live in a different city so they couldn’t do the same for me.
So, here is my question: would it be okay to bring my cat to my parent’s house, put him into the basement (it’s a nice basement, bigger than my apartment lol), and leave the other cat upstairs? Evidently, my cat would meow non stop to try and get a reaction out of the other cat. Would that be too unstable of an environment for a whole week? I do not want to stress my childhood cat as she is old and has some health concerns. Would it be cruel to go ahead with this idea? Thank you so much for any insight:)
My cat got his surgery years ago now but has been obsessed with that area recently and it's looking red. I plan to take him to the vet and am not looking for advice but noticed that there are zero photos online of HEALED PU patients surgery sites to even try to compare "normal" to.
Does anyone have some photos they could share?
Partners dog is 11 years old. She has arthritis and can’t really go for walks anymore as she struggles so much. She seems happy in herself but just being stuck in the house 24/7 seems cruel to me, hardly a quality of life. I think she’s getting a bit cranky in her old age too sad recently growled at his young son for no reason at all. Is it kinder to let her go?