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Hello everyone!! I have always been curious about what kind of breed my lil fatboy Sandy is. At one of our vet trips I was looking at the posters on the wall. One poster had pictures of car breeds. The moment I saw the Turkish Van picture I couldn't help but think about my cats resemblance to the Turkish Van. I went home and looked up this breed and noticed a lot of similar traits. He loves water; when he was a kitten he would jump in the shower with me. He liked to sit in the ledge of the tub and play in the water. He loves being up high- sometimes I wonder how the heck he gets in the places he does. He's super loving & will give you kisses a d headbutts as a sign of affection. 


He is orange & white and weighs 12.7 lbs. his tail is fluffy and he is long hair -very very soft fur. He is 9 years old & I love him to pieces! Bet can't & the longest cat I have ever owned! 

How do I upload a picture so everyone can see my handsome lil guy? Would love to figure out what kind of breed he is!!

Thanks!

Summer & Sandy 

Hi there,


I fell in love with cat, and I'd really like to know what kind breed it is.
If anyone has any idea what type/breed it is, I'd really appreciate it :)

Thank you! :)

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KatsandDogs6

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We saved a Tuxedo kitten just over a year ago her name is scooter.  We, of course, have three other jealous cats.  They range Maverick, 17 yrs old, Toots 8 yrs old, Smoke 8 yrs and Scooter 1yr and 2 months.

All the cats except Toots get along fine with Scooter.  We are having trouble with Scooter.  You just mention toots name and she heads for under the couch.  At first we kept them apart and gradually let them meet mainly by smelling where the other had been and just followed the plan of how to help them accept one another.  One day Toots got out of the room and a fight happened we immediately intervened and I believe Scooter has never gotten over it.  We have noticed lately Toots doesn't pay much attention to Scooter but when Scooter takes off running for cover Toots goes after her.  We have put them on the screen porch together Scooter does the submission and they don't fight now.  Well, once,  I just sprayed water and put Toots in the room.  I just want to know how to calm Scooter down and is there something I can give her.  I don't want to keep them in a closed room any longer even though we rotate them.  I have been leaving the door opened more but Scooter is about too big to hide under the couch....If you have any ideas all will be appreciated. 

Just adding my Babies that have past away....Tutti, passed away nine years ago she lacked two weeks being 21 years old.  Dobber, past away a eight months ago she was 18 and 1/2 years old so we love our furry babies.    

12 year old cat having fits of biting at her back area. She will flop around on the floor biting at self and she will urinate some. Does not stiffen up like a seizure, but can't be handled while it's happening. Usually last from 30 secs to a min, and happens several times a day. Please tell me what this might be?

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spiccone1

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Hi, 


I have a kitten and she broke a bone about 4 weeks ago. The vet had said after 4 weeks she would be able to probably get it off. Well it came off today and the vet office is closed. I was just wondering how they act when their cast is able to come off? I am just trying to debate if she is acting normal or not so I dont have to waste a good 100-150 at the vet tomorrow. She has been grooming it alot, and is walking on it. It seems it is stiff though. I figure that should be normal though. Any help would be great. 

The Dentistry Service of the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary Hospital is currently recruiting cats with oral stomatitis for a pilot study to evaluate the effectiveness of a new drug when injected into oral lesions. Knowledge gained from this study may provide an advancement in the treatment of feline stomatitis, and possibly similar conditions seen in humans. We are seeking ten cats with bilateral caudal stomatitis to be enrolled as a pilot to evaluate the potential for future studies.

Feline stomatitis is a poorly understood inflammatory disease of the oral mucosal linings which causes pain and suffering in domestic cats. Symptoms of oral pain include decreased appetite, vocalizing when eating, yawning or opening the mouth, and drooling. Severe chronic inflammation is seen in the gums and adjacent soft tissues around the teeth and in the back of the mouth, making it difficult to chew and swallow. Full-mouth extraction is currently the treatment of choice, which does provide significant benefit in approximately 80% of affected cats. However, approximately 20% of cats that underwent surgical extractions have continued inflammation and pain.

Eligibility
Criteria Include:

Cats
must be deemed to be otherwise healthy based on physical
examination and blood work.

Cats
must be previously diagnosed with bilateral caudal mucositis which has been unresponsive to other treatments, including full-mouth (or nearly full-mouth)
extractions.

Enrollment will finish May 15, 2012 or when 10 cats have been enrolled.


If
you are interested in enrolling a patient for this study, or would like more information, please contact the Veterinary Clinical Investigations Center at 215-573-0302 or vcic@vet.upenn.edu

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CatSpert11

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Hi, I have 2 female cats ages 2 and 4, and one male cat who is about to turn 12.  My concern is with the girls.  My boyfriend and I moved in together almost a year ago.  I already owned Simon and Sophia and he owned Haylee.  Simon is not the issue because he is the most layed back cat you will ever meet.  Haylee was very neglected as a kitten and saved by my boyfriend.  Sophia is feisty and likes things to be her way.  We took our time and did everything we could to introduce them gradually.  We used Feliway and it seemed to have an adverse effect on Sophia.  We kept each in a different room and used blankets and toys to exchange each other's scent.  We had them play on either side of the door and rewarded with treats.  We let each cat have a chance to roam the remainder of the house on their own.  We opened the door just a little to let them start peeking at each other.  Finally, we let them have free rein of the house.  However, we are not so pleased with the relationship they currently have, stalking each other, hissing and growling, sneaking up on each other.  Things improved but are not great.  Haylee is also trying to adjust to having me.  Her abuser was a female so she is apprehensive but we are getting their.  I just feel bad that I can't show her the same affection as I do Simon and Sophia...maybe that plays a part in all of this?


So we are about to move again.  I was wondering if I should repeat the process of introducing them.  If so, should I do anything differently?  How long should this take?  The benefit to moving is everyone will have more space now! ANY advice would be greatly appreciated! 

Thanks!  
Hilary, Simon, Sophia, and Haylee

This has been going on one month.  My tenant died and her cat is hiding in a very inaccesable spot.  She found a hole in a closet and now hides in the frame work of the upstairs apt.  Trapping her with food, in a humain trap has been a complete failure. She has been existing on only the small pieces of food I leave to tempt her to the food in the trap release.  She never goes near it.  I have three traps.  I do leave out water. She uses her litter box in the middle of the night so I do know she is alive.  Please help.  I have pulled out all the walls that would give me access to her but no luck.  If she dies she is going to die where I can't get to her.  What else do I do????  I am a cat lover with five cats of my own.  This has me in tears.  

I have recently adopted a Russian Blue rescue cat, he was left alone for a very long period without food, apart from being very thin, he is a wonderful cat, full of love and fun and I am setting about feeding him up and giving him a lot of fuss!  Only problem I have come across is he doesn't seem to sleep at night, instead he will meow loudly through the night whether I let him in the bedroom or not.  Is there any advice you can offer as to why he is doing this? I appreciate this breed is very intelligent, I have shown him his litter tray and toys and food which he has remembered all and uses frequetly but he doesn't seem to be interested in his bed and I am not getting a wink of sleep.  He clearly wants to be around me a lot and is very affectionate, other than craving attention, any ideas why he meow's so loudly and contstantly at night? Thanks.

I have cat that I had to bottle feed from a kitten cause his mother was run over.  He was a few weeks old, and my mothers cat was hit by a car, leaving 4 kittens behind.  They were not going to worry about the one i took cause he was blind.  We took him home, bottle fed him, and about 3 months later, his eyes cleared up and he is able to see!!!  We have had problems with him since he was a kitten with not always using the litter box.  As he has gotten older, he is better, but he still refuses to use it all the time.  He will pick different places all over the house, and as we get him to stop in one place, he just finds another "favorite place" to go.   We have had him for 2 years.  He is nutered and declawed, but my husband is so beyond done with finding poo all over.  PLEASE help me so we can keep my little kitty! 

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