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tkjf

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We have an 18 year old tabby. Lately she started randomly crying out. We call to her, and she settles. We thought she might have lost her vision, but she can track our movements and still likes to play. She has a basket in the corner of our bedroom and she will face the wall and cry out, and is fine when we respond to her. We wonder if she's getting disoriented somehow. Do cats get dementia?

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Ssmith0127

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My little orange tabby has had 4 surgeries in a 6 month period. She has a need to eat soft plastic. First time she ate a nipple from a baby bottle. Second time was a chunk of corn on the cob. Third time was part of a Wii remote cover. Fourth time was part of a silicone oven mitt. She's currently on Prozac for her pica. However we had a scare a few weeks back and she ate, but three up a soft mouse you. And now I'm not sure what she ate, but she's not eating. She's acting how she was when she had intestinal blocks. She can't physically have any more surgeries. She's been on medication for over 3 months. But she seems to still have this problem. Had anyone been through this? I need someone to talk to and get advice from. I'm at such a loss and I don't know what to do. Has anyone been in this situation?

My kitty was 7 years old. He was not showing any signs of being unhealthy. Everything was completely normal the night before. My boyfriend and I came home from work Monday, and found our cat laying on a box, he was cold and stiff. He had probably been there all day, there was no food missing from his bowl, and nothing in the litter box. I just have no clue what could have happened. When we found him, I noticed his eyes were partly open and looked black instead of his beautiful green, and they looked bloodshot around the black. His mouth was partly open and I could see a lot of white in there with some blood, it looked more like vomit than foam though. There was also a spot on his nose that looked like something might have leaked out of it either while he was dying or right after he died. His tail was completely up and the fur on it was poofed out. Does anybody have any idea of what might have happened?

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southlake

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My savannah kitten is nervous and skittish. Ive have him almost 3 weeks, and each time I think we are making progress its like we take a step back. Any advice on what I can do to gain his trust

My Siberian kitten was eating up to a can a day of nature's instinct chicken flavor plus some dry kibble of Orijen. He would run to where I would put his food and eat very happily. But then 2.5 day ago when I got home from work I noticed the some of the wet food I left in the morning was dried up because it wasn't eaten completely and there was still some dry kibble. The quarter of wet food is always eaten by the time I leave for work., but not this time. So when I got home I cleaned and washed with soap his bowl like I always do before feeding, and when it was time to feed he chased after me like always, but when I put his food down he would smelled it and backed away meowing. I never experienced this. So I thought maybe after 3.5 weeks of the same food he wants change. So I gave him lamb..he ate a tiny bit then stopped... I then gave him rabbit....nothing... then I gave him salmon. he ate that but reluctantly. I decided to try raw food from nature's instinct... he didn't like that either. so I tried hand feeding the chicken flavor again, and he finally ate that way... I put the food on the hardwood floor..he ate that way but still not that much. i don't know what to do!!! I will go the vet this week to make sure there is nothing physical. He is not a huge eater, but then he weighs only 3 lbs. He is a very tiny kitten, but doc said he was not underweight. I'm trying to get extra weight on him since I got him, and now this is happening. AGH!!!!

I currently have 3 cats who all show signs of being sick.

Symptoms include:
- Lack of appetite/thirst
- "Calm" or overly mellow behavior
- Coughing (or attempting to spit something up, but nothing comes out)

This recently just happened ever since I introduced a new kitten to our household.
The kitten was in cages along side other cats who were within their own. My cats were healthy and NEVER had a health related issues until I got this kitten so I think it might have started because of it. The kitten has received de-worming treatments so anything worm related is probably out of the possible diagnosis.
I love all my cats and don't want them to be miserable or even die.
But since I have more than one, I won't be able to afford all the vet fees to get them checked out and prescribed meds. There aren't any low-cost/low-income or free vets in my area that will perform an exam.
I looked up antibiotics and other cold related meds that I think I should end up buying for them. 
I ultimately am wondering if anyone has had good luck with treating their cats at home. And if there are any suggestions for in-store meds.

Is there anyone here now that may be able to help me with my/cat


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SamiGianfri

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I have been a cat owner for many years. I am thouroughly convinced of the healing power of pets in general.
Cats can provide great help and comfort to suffering people, their healing potential is only starting to be understood and appreciated.
My question is: how can we protect the wellbeing of our cats, of all cats and, at the same time, encourage people with health problems/disabilities to  adopt a cat?

I have always owned wild cats.  I either found them in a bush or they would adopt me by showing up on my front door step.  My cat recently passed, and I don't want to wait very long before getting a new cat.  I am thinking of purchasing purebred cat from a breeder that I found in the newspaper.  She has these beautiful Scottish Fold cats, and I was thinking about getting one.  Has anyone bought a purebred cat before?  Were they just as loveable as the cats you adopt?

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carvan

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My cat littlefoot died july4 2012 .He was my hero my best freind and baby boy and was loved by evryone that knew him. I also lost his sweetheart my other cat baby kitty sept 14 2013 . Littlefoot an baby kitty grew old together an lived happy lives with me an my now 2 grown kids. I just had to let the world know that its amazing how much an animal can bring so much joy and happiness to a human. My 2 cats are now buried here in my own yard with each other and have flowers and solar lights marking their grave because i dont know about anyone else but i see my cats as being more then just a cat . They were a very big and special part of my life and will be missed. so in loving memory of littlefoot and baby kitty, i'll always love them. I now have a siamese cat named porche mae and i have a boy cat name si lee and they are doin great . I also took in a cat i call cali cause her owner abanden her she is malnourished an dehydrated im doin everything i can to save her im even workin with a lady who takes strays spays them an neuters them even finds them homes so hats off to an amazing person. This is also why I'm writing this tonight cali seems to be taken a turn for the worse been up with her all night she is young bout 4 at least an upsetting to me cause she is a great cat. so if anyone reading this please pray for her that she makes it tomorrow so i can get her to vet. My freind has some program with the vet for helpin strays i have met him and they are fantastic vetinarian hospital i do hope they can help sweet lil cali. thank you for reading my post, like i said please pray for cali she never asked to be mistreated an abandoned she is a good cat


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