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  1. Question: Crazy Face Rash

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    I never suggest using products over-the-counter...

    I never suggest using products over-the-counter unless they are all natural. Most store-bought products contain all kinds of synthetic chemicals.

    Stay away from alcohol or harsh chemicals that...
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    Best thing I ever used for acne and oily skin is...

    Best thing I ever used for acne and oily skin is Clay & Tea Tree Oil Sudz by Mineral Girlz. I've been fighting breakouts for years and tried many things but this has really done it for me.

    Here...
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    It is possible that some ovarian tissue was left...

    It is possible that some ovarian tissue was left in the abdomen when she was spayed. When this happens, they can actually start having heat cycles again which can cause this sort of behavior.
    ...
  4. Question: Struvite Crystals

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    First of all, I would change her diet to Iams...

    First of all, I would change her diet to Iams Hairball or Hill's C/D. Hill's C/D is specifically designed to prevent Struvite crystal formation. Be aware that it is high in calories though so cut...
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    Is your female a long haired cat? I've noticed...

    Is your female a long haired cat? I've noticed this behavior more in long haired cats.

    I see this behavior a lot working at a veterinary clinic so don't worry. It's not all that uncommon......
  6. Question: Shaving a cat

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    Hello, We shave cats almost on a daily basis...

    Hello,

    We shave cats almost on a daily basis at our clinic. Normally, we sedate them as most cats don't take well to the noise of the clippers or to being held down.

    I have a diabetic cat that...
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    I'm so sorry to hear about this situation. It's...

    I'm so sorry to hear about this situation. It's a tough thing when a cat is "stolen" or "lured" away. Unfortunately, I don't think there is much you can do besides keep her in all the time.

    I...
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    It's possible that, if your cat is very...

    It's possible that, if your cat is very territorial and/or possesive of you, then he/she could start spraying. This is sometimes behavioral but, a lot of the time, it is a bladder infection brought...
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    It is possible that some of the ovarian tissue...

    It is possible that some of the ovarian tissue was accidentally left in the abdomen during surgery. This can cause a cat to still put off signals and phermones as if she were in heat. Usually they...
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    If it is hair that your cat is vomiting, then I...

    If it is hair that your cat is vomiting, then I can suggest you either have the cat shaved or comb her daily with a good long-tooth, metal comb (brushes only make things worse).

    There are...
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    Hello, First of all, I 'advertise' Feliway...

    Hello,

    First of all, I 'advertise' Feliway Comfort Zone because it works. It is made for cases such as yours where a cat is super stressed and/or naturally timid or anti-social.

    Don't knock it...
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    I'd love to see the kittens! Unfortunately, my...

    I'd love to see the kittens!

    Unfortunately, my husband doesn't like Schnauzers. Neither do I really, had a bad experience with one when I was in school! ACK!

    Thanks for the offer though.
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    8 to 10 weeks is a generally accepted age to find...

    8 to 10 weeks is a generally accepted age to find kittens new homes. If a kitten is a runt, I usually let it stay the longer period.

    Good luck, I wish I could take the kitten but I'm maxed out at...
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    Hello Piperfan, As long as they are still...

    Hello Piperfan,

    As long as they are still nursing momma, I'd wait to offer them solid food. Their teeth are just now coming in at 4 weeks and they are barely able to go potty on their own. Solid...
  15. Question: Skitish Kitty

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    Feliway Comfort Zone plug-in's run about $36...

    Feliway Comfort Zone plug-in's run about $36 dollars but it's the best investment I ever made!

    Regards,
  16. Question: Skitish Kitty

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    Hello, For a skittish kitty, I would highly...

    Hello,

    For a skittish kitty, I would highly recommend Feliway Comfort Zone plug in. Feliway is made from a phermone which is naturally produced in a cat's facial glands. They use it to mark...
  17. Question: I found a cat

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    Hello, The poor cat might have been a house...

    Hello,

    The poor cat might have been a house cat that got out by mistake. Have you contacted your neighbors?

    Unfortunately, it could also be newly dumped which would account for it being...
  18. Question: Underweigt cats

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    Boncatgirl, The first thing you should do is...

    Boncatgirl,

    The first thing you should do is upgrade their diets. Special Kitty is one of the worst cat foods you can buy. Too many fillers and preservatives, not enough nutrition.

    Rule of...
  19. Hello, Sorry hear about the one kitten dying. ...

    Hello,

    Sorry hear about the one kitten dying. That isn't unusual though, especially for a first litter. First time mom's aren't as knowledgeable (like human moms) about their first litter. And...
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    Angel

    My first advice is to have her spayed as soon as possible. Heat cycles are very hard on a cat and could cause her to have painful cysts on her ovaries. This can make them shy away and become...
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    Hello, Labman is right. If mom doesn't...

    Hello,

    Labman is right. If mom doesn't object, handle the kittens as much as possible. Be aware though that mom might move them if she thinks your hanging around too much.

    As to...
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    Those behaviors could mean she's been injured, is...

    Those behaviors could mean she's been injured, is sick, or is in heat if she hasn't been spayed.

    Sometimes kittens that play a lot can injure themselves by falling off high places, landing wrong...
  23. Question: Raccoon Troubles

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    Hello, I'm not so sure they eat kittens, but...

    Hello,

    I'm not so sure they eat kittens, but they could certainly kill them. Do what you can to find the kittens before the coons do although I don't think they would go out of their way to look...
  24. Question: Peeing cat

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    Hello, Although there are several...

    Hello,

    Although there are several possibilities, 95% of the time, inappropriate urination is caused by urinary infection. Have your vet do a urinalysis. It's a very simple test and all they need...
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    I'm not a cat behaviorist but after having worked...

    I'm not a cat behaviorist but after having worked with cats for over 11 years, I suspect the kneading is a comfort thing. Just like some children have favorite blankets, stuffed animals, and/or suck...
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    Hello, Aside from the salt issue, it really...

    Hello,

    Aside from the salt issue, it really depends upon how many you are feeding your cat daily.

    One concern is the amount of heavy metals which may be present in sea foods.

    Another is the...
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    For one thing, switching his food all the time...

    For one thing, switching his food all the time can irritate his bowels. It can also make him stop eating.

    Take away his food COMPLETELY for 12 to 24 hours to let his bowels rest. Then try giving...
  28. Question: Bald cat

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    Hello, It could just be that your cat is...

    Hello,

    It could just be that your cat is starting to shed for spring/summer.

    Have you seen the cat scratching or licking excessively? Have you treated for fleas?

    Some cats have allergic...
  29. Question: Cats Matted Fur!

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    Hello, I had a short haired cat who started...

    Hello,

    I had a short haired cat who started getting mats the older she got. Most of the time, diet is the culprit, but in my case it was age.

    As my cat got older, her skin and coat became...
  30. Question: Ode to Buster

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    What a beautiful poem. I'm sorry to hear of your...

    What a beautiful poem. I'm sorry to hear of your loss.

    If you've never read it, I highly recommend The Rainbow Bridge. One can also make a donation in a deceased pet's name which will go to a...
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    Hello Sharon, I'm sorry to hear about your...

    Hello Sharon,

    I'm sorry to hear about your cat's problem. Unfortunately, by the time Renal Failure is diagnosed about 60 to 75% of their kidney function is already destroyed.

    Since we can't...
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    Hello, The yogurt should be okay as long as...

    Hello,

    The yogurt should be okay as long as you don't give more than a couple tablespoons per day. The yogurt helps add beneficial bacteria back into the intestinal tract.

    You could also use a...
  33. Question: Cat acting weird

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    Hello, Could something have scared your cat? ...

    Hello,

    Could something have scared your cat? A loud noise outside perhaps?

    How old is she? Have you ever had labwork done? Is she healthy otherwise?

    I know... so many questions.

    Have...
  34. Question: Day after spaying

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    Hello, I'm not familiar with the procedures...

    Hello,

    I'm not familiar with the procedures your vet uses but, at our clinic, the after care is pretty easy.

    Cats are usually very good at keeping themselves quiet but we always tell owners...
  35. Question: Cat Delema

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    Hello Blair, I suggest you get her to a...

    Hello Blair,

    I suggest you get her to a veterinarian. Sometimes unspayed females can get a pyrometra which is an infection of the uterus. This infection can cause the uterus to fill with pus. ...
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    bcre8tive, I certainly didn't feel as if you...

    bcre8tive,

    I certainly didn't feel as if you were attacking me personally. I also was not trying to lay a guilt trip at your feet.

    Just as you were, I was speaking in generalities. As you...
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    To Becre8tive:

    Attacking responsible pet owners like me is not going to help your situation any, becre8tive.

    All my pets are spayed and neutered. If I lived in town, where they might create a problem for my...
  38. Question: Mange

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    I thought we were discussing 9 weel old puppies....

    I thought we were discussing 9 weel old puppies.

    Anyway, Tea Tree shampoo would probably be okay as long as you make sure it is rinsed off VERY well. Using Tea Tree Oil straight, at least in an...
  39. Question: Mange

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    WARNING: Tea Tree oil is very toxic to animals. ...

    WARNING: Tea Tree oil is very toxic to animals.

    If you opt to use anything, use something safe like Revolution. It takes care of fleas, roundworms, heartworms, ear mites, and sarcoptic mange...
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    Melissa, Could it be an inner ear infection? ...

    Melissa,

    Could it be an inner ear infection? That is a possibility as well.

    Brain tumors do not always have pain as a symptom. In my Great Aunt's cat, we used prednisone which could have...
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    If this is her first heat, it can last 3 to 5...

    If this is her first heat, it can last 3 to 5 days. Subsequent heats last 5 to 7 days and repeat every two weeks until she's been bred or spayed. We usually spay females at about 5 to 6 months old...
  42. Question: DAP diffusors

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    Hello Tiger_leg, One of the doctor's who works...

    Hello Tiger_leg,

    One of the doctor's who works part-time at the clinic uses DAP. She swears by it but I've never had any personal experience with it.

    If you try it, let us know how it works!
    ...
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    Hello, I don't want to rain on your parade or...

    Hello,

    I don't want to rain on your parade or anything, but brain tumor or encephalitis come to mind.

    We recently had a cat presented with the same symptoms. He seemed to be in excrutiating...
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    Hello, Sometimes, being in heat can cause...

    Hello,

    Sometimes, being in heat can cause females to exhibit unusual behavior. It's rare to see them act hateful or scared toward their owner, but it can happen.

    I wonder if something (besides...
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    Hello, Unfortunately, at his age, there are...

    Hello,

    Unfortunately, at his age, there are several possibilities. 95% of the time, inappropriate urination is caused by urinary infection. Find out if the vet did a urinalysis. If not, I'd...
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    Hello, Try putting a Feliway Comfort Zone...

    Hello,

    Try putting a Feliway Comfort Zone plug-in where ever they spend the most time. Each plug-in lasts 4 to 5 weeks and my help significantly reduce their stress levels helping them feel happy...
  47. Question: Hissing cat!

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    Hello, Sorry to hear things are not getting...

    Hello,

    Sorry to hear things are not getting better. I suggest you try some herbal calmative for the mother cat such as Bach Flower Remedy: Rescue Remedy; 2 drops in the mouth daily.

    Also, if...
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    Hello, Unfortunately, I can't be much help on...

    Hello,

    Unfortunately, I can't be much help on this. We have never experienced this at our clinic. What exactly did the vet call the condition? Was it Hydranencephaly?

    Hydranencephaly can be...
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    Hello, The ginger cat may be coincidental. A...

    Hello,

    The ginger cat may be coincidental. A kitten from a previous litter or a unneutered male are possibilities also. Maybe he/she is a housemate?

    Regards,
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    Hello, Have you or your mom asked around to...

    Hello,

    Have you or your mom asked around to see if the cat belongs to a neighbor? If it does, it could be well cared for but just chooses to have it's babies under your house. That also could be...
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