My family keeps "barn" cats as in they have a "tribe" of outdoor kitties. I think at least 15 or so, but not sure. They are well cared for and spoiled rotten. They get milk in the morning, and hard food twice a day. Very rarely will they take down a bird, although we do have two who love to try, and try again, and again, and again. They are all neutered, and vaccinated. So there are responsible cat owners out there. We just wish they were better mousers. lolView Thread
Sorry your dog died. We had a slightly similar experience with our Huskie/german sheperad mix. China was fine when we all went to bed, when I woke up the next morning I found her dead on the back porch. It sorta looked like she might have had convulsions and wrapped her collar around a decorative railing post, but we never did find out what caused her death. She was 11 or 12 I think when she died. Our other dogs did fine and so did our cats. Hope this helps. Again sorry to hear about your dog.View Thread
She may be allergic to flea spit. I've had two cats with just that problem. In fact my Ralphie was so allergic that during the summer we not only had to put a flea collar on him but spot on treatment as well and treat him with neosporin every other day so his sores weren't quite as bad. Hope this helps. Take care and have a nice day.View Thread
I lived in central Indiana for 4 years before moving to Texas. My tuxedo male short hair Bubby used to do the same thing. Except in his case it was licking. He would lick his belly practically nude. I talked to my vet, and he said it was just a result of him living in the local animal shelter for the first 6 months of his live. He never got "hair" balls, it never affected his health in anyway (other than hating every human but me and trying to bite both the vet and a maintenance worker who came to do some work in our apartment.) I would just keep an eye on your poor kitty and if she shows signs of really getting sick or something, then take her to the vet. Bubby acted this way from age 1 to the day he died at 9.View Thread
I have an adult male cat Jack who's between 12 and 13 years old ( He's a rescued stray so we don't know his exact age.) Four days ago took him to our vet who told us he had a heart murmur and possible hyperthyroidism. They did blood work, the results of which we got yesterday. No problem with the thyroid, now they want to do an ultrasound which we can't really afford thanks to money issues. So my question both to the vet and anyone else who may know about this, what else can cause a murmur??? Any help/advise would be appreciated. Thanks.
My cat Bubby hated my husband's guts. Had ever since we were dating and hubbie would stay at my place. After we got married and the whole "furry" family moved into hubbie's place, Bubby really asserted his opinion. If he was laying on the back of my recliner which was one of his favorite places in the apartment and hubbie came to give me a kiss good night he would growl and hiss like the end of the world. Our other cat Jack though, LOVED daddy and still does. Bubby passed away 3 years ago so we adopted a kitten named Peabody from the local SPCA. He LOVES to cuddle. Especially with Daddy. Hubbie can't lay in his recliner with a blanket without Peabs curling up UNDER the blanket with him. At night he'll lay at the foot of our bed and nibble on hubbie's feet. If he gets kicked out of the bedroom though he'll curl up on MY chair and sleep. I have to practically sit on him to get him to move, lol. LOVE MY CATS!!!View Thread