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My cat Tinkerbell was a stray that I adopted at about 8 weeks old. She is very sweet, affectionate & loving most of the time. She does have about an hour in the evening when she goes crazy & gets into everything though!

But the thing she does that makes me nuts is if I'm walking from room to room she will get in front of me & then lay on her back right in my path! Or if she's in the door way and I try to walk by her, she will flip over across the floor right where I'm walking.
I've heard that it is a great sign of respect if they show you their bellies but I'm afraid that I'm not going to see her one time & could really hurt her badly! 
I'm constantly tripping over her & if I can't figure out how to correct this behavior then I may have to give her away, for her safety & my own. I suffer from a clotting disorder like Haemophillia & if I fall, it could be very dangerous.
Please help me! Thanks, Charley

Last fall I had a a 5 year old male outdoor cat neutered. We had this cat from the time he was 6 weeks old.   About a month ago a large black male cat that has periodically appeared on our property came back.  In the past the male I had neutered would fiercely fight this other cat and drive him away.  This time, he just continued to get the crap beat out of him by the black cat.  My neutered cat disappeared about a week ago and we assume he is dead.  My husband blames me for this.  He says that if I had not neutered him he would have been able to fight back and that by neutering him he had no ability to fight back.  The same thing happened about 15 years ago.  We had an outdoor male.  I had him neutered and within a month he was gone and assumed dead.  The vets all say that neutering a male cat lengthens their life.  I am feeling really bad about this.  Is my husband right?

Can someone tell me what breed is this cat?

 

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oksalesgirl

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Sassy,my 15 year old indoor fur baby just jumped on back of chair to relax, within minutes her back end began to slide off ..no control, picked her up to comfort her, she got up and went under bed, next morn she seemed just fine that afternoon I noticed she wobbled when walking, would lose balance (stumble), vet gave her shot to help brain swelling, she seems fine, but stumbles. Blood flow in back leg very weak....We go back Friday ..what to expect?

I have a new kitten 9 months old, who chases her (to play) but she hisses, chases back and will attack her, but really never bites or hurts the kitten...I have kept them apart somewhat, is this bad for Sassy?

Cats? I have only had dogs in my life. After having no pets for the past couple

years I decided to go for the "easier" pet? Mr.B is my nine month old Siberian
Forrest Cat. Hypoallergenic, low shedding and larger of breeds. He was 12 weeks old when I got him and came from a very well cared for environment.
I've worked in the dental field all my life and am very vigilant in the area of
teeth and gums. Who would think a kitten could have such bad

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MiloandOtis

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I just got a new cat and the previous owner didnt know what breed it was. He looks like an American Short hair but his face is much slimmer than them so Im not sure.

Everyone loves being around an easy-going obedient dog, but the larger picture is that an obedient dog sees you as his leader and if you are able to let your dog know he cannot get away with bad behavior, you’re well on your way to having an adorable, well-mannered canine companion. The best known approach has always been the “learn and earn” one, where your dog understands that he doesn’t get anything he likes until he does something you want.

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Serenissima

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I have a neutered male Persian cat with litter box issues. Despite the fact that I keep his litter box clean, he constantly urinates and deficates just inches from where it is located in the hallway. Can anyone offer any insights into the cause of this particular behavior?

 

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candace lee

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Has anyone given their cat a haircut?  My cat's hair is longer than mine!  I think it is too long, and I would like to give her an overall new "do"  but I have heard cats get really freaky when you do this.  Any experiences?  Please reply.....

My two year old, long haired grey cat (approximately 7 pounds) has been pulling out her hair for about three months. This all occurred after getting her three year rabies shot. It was determined that the shot was probably not the cause but it was probably what triggered the pulling. Her skin in fine, not inflamed or red. The vet has ruled out almost everything. We have another cat and he is just fine. It is probably psychogenic alopecia but we have not ruled out hormonal disorders etc. We felt that it was a lot of money to spend when she has every symptoms of psychogenic alopecia.

We tried a cone for two two week periods, and that did not work. We have been doing environmental enrichment, to no avail. There are absolutely no stressors that we can find or think of causing this. She is perfectly healthy outside of the hair pulling. She is active, happy and acting completely normal. We also have a basset hound, but all three animals love each other and sleep together- I highly doubt that as a stressor.

We are looking for advice on what to do. We live in the midwest so maybe it is the dry air? We are hoping to hear from someone who has dealt with this before for any suggestions. We understand it could be hormonal or something bigger but without testing we don't know, but as I said before she is acting perfectly fine besides the pulling. The other cat (her brother) is completely healthy as well, ruling out any disorders or diseases that would affect all cats in the household.

Any help is appreciated!!

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