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I have a cat that's approximately 4 years old. i have
hello. I have a cat that's approximately 4 years old. i have recently been having a problem with him pooping in front of his lilter box. he never did this before. its been happening now for about 3-4 … read more
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My cat is 8 years old, female and since she was a kitten has
My cat is 8 years old, female and since she was a kitten has never gone in the litter box. The only way we can control it is if we put her in the bathroom with door closed and she will most of the tim… read more
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My cat is perfectly healthy (been checked out by our vet multiple
My cat is perfectly healthy (been checked out by our vet multiple times). We've had him for just over a year & he'll be 2 on August 3rd. Every few weeks he urinates on or near my husband or on an arti… read more
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my cat was declawed about 10 years ago. Recently he has started
my cat was declawed about 10 years ago. Recently he has started urinating outside the box. I was wondering if he has developed OA or scaring from the making it painful to use the litter box… read more
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We have a very large tabby (twenty-two pounds). We adopted
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My cat has been spraying for the past month. He is a 4 year
My cat has been spraying for the past month. He is a 4 year old male who has been neutered. We have another female cat in the house who is 7 who he has constantly bullied.That's gone on since the day … read more
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About 2 months ago I lost an older bailanese cat. As he got
About 2 months ago I lost an older bailanese cat. As he got older, he would use my living room rug instead of the litter box. Now my 4 yr old Bengal who always used the litter box is now using the rug… read more
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I brought a male tabby, approx. 5 years old at the time (2007)
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I have a cat in renal failure. She is doing well at current.
I have a cat in renal failure. She is doing well at current. We have tried various Rx diet foods but she will not eat any. Our vet said the main thing is to keep the weight on her. She has always been… read more
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What would cause our 2yr Persian/Ragdoll female/spay declawed
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I have a nine year old calico cat. We also have an eight yr
I have a nine year old calico cat. We also have an eight yr old black tuxedo cat. Both cats are female. Both cats are spayed and declawed on the front paws only. The Calico cat is urinating and defeca… read more
Dr. Scott
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Doctoral Degree
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cat: started deficating outside her litter box..medication (metacam)
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my 4 YO Male cat is a very happy boy, hes very frisky, cuddly
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Doctoral Degree
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We brought a male cat out of a barn and gave him and nice warm
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a 6-year old neutered tom who has always been an outdoor/indoor cat and always used the outdoors as his bathroom. Because hof new city regulations re cats, he now as to be an indoor cat. He has… read more
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cat: litter box when he poops, he uses it when he urinates
I have two cats one cat has stopped using the litter box when he poops, he uses it when he urinates. I have tried adding additional liter boxes, I have tried using different liters, I have had him che… read more
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