Pet Questions Page

This FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page contains answers to a number of common questions people ask about their pets - specifically, those that don't pertain to getting rid of fleas. The main part of the site will cover that, but many people come here with other questions. You might find the answers here. Just keep in mind that all this information is culled from the Internet - I'm not a vet, I've just researched the answers to common questions and collected them here. The best general advice you can get is that if your pet is having problems of some kind, get them a checkup.

   

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Cat Specific Questions:

Getting A Cat

1) How do I adopt a cat from an animal shelter?

2) Should I get a kitten from a pet store?

3) How do I get a kitten from an individual or a breeder?

4) What kind of cat should I adopt?

5) What should I have the vet check for in a new cat?

6) How should I go about introducing a new cat to old pets?

7) Should I raise my cats as indoor cats or outdoor cats?

8) Should I get cats for my barn to deal with mice?


Feral Cats

 

1) How can I go about taming feral kittens?

2) How can I go about taming feral cats?

Cat Health Related Questions:

1) Can cat vaccines cause cancer?

2) What can I do to keep my cat from shedding hair everywhere?

3) What is a good remedy for cat hairballs?

4) What are the symptoms of feline diabetes?

5) What's the treatment for cat diabetes?

6) Can cats drink milk?

7) What is feline hyperesthesia?

8) What is feline cystitis?

9) What is feline osteosarcoma?

10) What is feline melanoma?

11) How do I get rid of cat dandruff?

12) What is feline lymphoma?

13) What causes cat liver disease?

14) What do I do about cat arthritis?

15) What causes cat thyroid problems?

16) What causes cat asthma?

17) What is feline epilepsy?

18) What is feline stud tail?

19) What is feline endocrine alopecia?

20) Why does my cat have bald spots?

21) What is feline anemia?

22) What is cat age in human years?

23) How do I care for old cats?

24) What are cat anal glands?

25) What are the risks of antifreeze poisoning in cats?

26) What causes cat bladder stones?

27) What is feline cardiomyopathy?

28) What causes feline heart murmur?

29) What causes cat blindness?

30) What is cat constipation?

31) What are cat ear hematomas?

32) How does cat euthanasia work?

33) What is a feline corneal ulcer?

34) What is feline hyperthyroidism?

35) What are feline kidney stones?

36) What is feline kidney failure?

37) What is feline kidney disease?

38) What is cat fatty liver disease?

39) What is feline hepatitis?

40) What is feline megacolon?

41) What is feline pancreatitis?

42) What is feline Cushings disease?

43) What is hyperadrenocorticism?

44) What is feline pyometra?

45) What is rabies in cats?

46) What is chronic renal failure in cats?

 

General Symptoms in Cats:

 

1) Why is my cat vomiting?

2) Why is my cat not eating?

3) Why is my cat sneezing?

4) Why is my cat biting its tail?

5) What causes bad breath in cats?

6) What if I find blood in my cat's stool?

7) What causes cat seizures?

8) What causes cat diarrhea?

9) What causes cat discharge?

10) How do I know if my cat is running a fever?

11) What causes breathing problems in cats?

12) Why is my kitten crying?

13) Why is my cat eating litter?

14) What is feline jaundice?

15) What does loss of balance in a cat mean?

16) What is feline dermatitis?

17) Why does my cat's meow sound hoarse?

 

General Treatments for Cats:

 

1) How do I find a vet?

2) Should you neuter your male cat?

3) Should you spay your female cat?

4) What should I do for cat dental care?

5) How to give a cat a pill

6) How do I care for a sick kitten?

7) How do I clean my cat's ears?

8) What are the risks of cat anesthesia?

9) How do I perform first aid on a cat?

10) How do I trim cat claws?

 

Questions about Specific Medications for Cats:

 

1) Can I give my cat Ibuprofen?

2) Can I give my cat Tylenol?

3) Can I give my cat Aspirin?

4) Can I give my cat Pepto Bismol?

5) What is Buspar for cats?

6) What is cat valium used for?

7) What does cat prozac do?

8) Is Tapazole a good thyroid treatment for cats?

9) Is cat cortisone safe?

 

Questions about Infectious Diseases in Cats:

 

1) Can I catch diseases from my cat?

2) What are the symptoms of feline leukemia?

3) What are the symptoms of feline distemper?

4) What do I do about cat ear infections?

5) What is a cat urinary tract infection?

6) What is a cat upper respiratory infection?

7) What causes pinkeye in cats?

8) What is feline conjunctivitis?

9) What is a cat eye infection?

10) Can cats get kennel cough?

11) Do cats catch colds?

12) What is cat flu?

13) What is cat scratch disease?

14) What is feline chlamydia?

15) What is feline herpes?

16) What is fading kitten syndrome?

17) What is feline infectious peritonitis?

18) What is feline AIDS / FIV?

19) What is feline inflammatory bowel disease (feline IBD)?

20) What is cat lyme disease?

21) What is feline panleukopenia?

22) What is a staph infection in cats?


Questions about Parasites in Cats (Other than fleas - see main site for that):

 

1) What is the treatment for ringworm in cats?

2) How do I treat cat tapeworms?

3) How do I treat roundworms in cats?

4) Can cats get heartworms?

5) How do I treat cat ear mites?

6) What is Giardia in cats?

7) What are the symptoms of hookworms in cats?

8) What are feline coccidia?

9) Can a cat get whipworms?

10) Can cats get pinworms?

 

Questions about Physical Injuries in Cats:

 

1) What is a cat abscess?

2) What do I do if my cat has a broken tail?

3) What do I do if a snake bit my cat?

4) What do I do if a bee or wasp stings my cat?

5) Can I use Neosporin on a cat?

 

Questions about Psychological Problems in Cats:

 

1) What is cat depression?

2) Can my cat have obsessive compulsive disorder?

3) What is feline psychogenic alopecia?

Cat Pregnancy Related Questions:

1) How to tell if your cat is pregnant

2) How long is a cat pregnancy?

3) What should I do if I have a pregnant cat?

4) What are some tips on raising kittens?

Declawing Cats Questions:

1) Is declawing cats humane?

2) What are alternatives to cat declaw procedures?

3) Where can I buy a good scratching post?

Cat Weight/Diet Questions:

1) How do I tell if I've got overweight cats?

2) What can I do for a cat diet for a fat cat?

3) What is a good diet cat food?

4) I'm a vegetarian. Can I get vegetarian cat food?

5) Can my cat eat dog food?

6) Can cats eat onions?

7) Can cats eat garlic?

 

Questions About Cats in Heat

 

1) What is cat heat?

2) Why are female cats in heat?

3) When do cats go in heat?

4) How long are cats in heat?

5) What are the symptoms of a cat in heat?

6) What do you do when your cat is in heat?

7) Can a male cat be in heat?

8) Can a spayed cat be in heat?

9) Is spaying a cat in heat possible?

10) What age do cats go in heat?

 

Cat Behavior Related Questions:

Normal Behavior:

1) Why do cats purr?

2) Why do cats lick themselves?

3) Why do cats like catnip?

4) Why do cats knead with their paws?

5) Why do cats eat grass?

6) What do cat whiskers do?

7) Why do I keep finding pieces of cat claws around?

8) Why do cats meow?

9) Why does my cat meow or stare at me when I'm on the phone?

10) Why do cats like people who don't like cats?

11) Why are cats curious?

12) Do cats dream?

13) How much do cats sleep in a day?

14) Why do cats sleep so much?

15) How do I get a cat out of a tree?

16) Why do cats hiss?

17) How smart are cats?

18) Why do cats bury their stool in litter?

19) Can cats swim?

20) Why do cats chatter at birds and small animals?

Bad Behavior / Training:

1) How do I discipline my cat?

2) What is cat clicker training?

3) What do I do about cat toilet training?

4) How do I stop my cat from peeing somewhere?

5) How do I train my cat to walk on a leash?

6) How do I stop my cat from chewing on electrical wires and cords?

7) How do I get my cat to stop chewing on house plants?

8) How do I stop a cat from spraying?

9) How do I stop a cat from climbing up curtains?

10) How do I train my cats to prevent cat bites?

11) What is the treatment for a cat bite?

12) Why do cats scratch furniture?

13) How do I stop a kitten from biting?

14) How do I introduce a new baby to a cat?

15) What causes cat aggression?

16) Why do cats bring dead animals into the house?

17) How do I make a new cat get along with my older cats?

Dangerous Behavior:

1) What plants are poisonous to cats if they eat them?

2) Why is my cat pulling out fur?

3) What do I do if my cat won't drink water?

4) Why do cats hide?

Cat Travel Questions:

1) What do I do when my cat freaks out when I try to get it in the travel carrier to go to the vet?

2) What's a good cat carrier for my cat?

3) Can I sedate my cat during air travel?

4) What are some tips for moving homes with a cat?

 

Cat Allergies (in people) Questions:

 

1) What causes cat allergy issues?

2) What are hypoallergenic cat breeds?

3) What are cat allergy symptoms?

4) Is there a cat allergy treatment?

 

Allergies in Cats Questions:

 

1) What causes feline allergies?

2) What is flea allergy dermatitis?

3) What is a feline food allergy?

 

Miscellaneous Cat Questions:

 

1) How do I find a lost cat?

2) Do cats see better than people at night?

3) Are cats color blind, or can they see in color?

4) What is the third eyelid for in cats?

5) What are some tips for cat grooming?

6) My cat died - how do I cope?

7) What are some funny cat stories?

8) How to Give a Cat a Bath

9) Why do cat eyes glow in the dark?

10) How do I get a cat sitter?

11) Is it safe to leave my cat home alone?

12) Is it safe to leave my cat in a car?

13) What are library cats?

14) Is Febreze safe for cats?

15) What is cat blogging?

 

Dog Specific Questions

 

Getting a Dog

 

1) Should I get a mixed breed dog?

 

Dog Training Questions:

 

1) Dog Leash Training

2) How to Stop a Dog from Digging

3) Puppy Potty Training

4) Paper Training Puppy - How to use "paper-training," a method of toilet training your puppy.

5) Crate Training a Puppy - How to use crate training, another method of toilet training puppies.

6) How do I train a dog to stop whining?

7) How do I stop a puppy from biting?

8) How do I deal with puppy teething?

9) How do I stop puppy chewing?

10) How do I stop dog separation anxiety?

11) How do I stop my dog from jumping over the fence?

12) How do I stop my dog from chasing cats, cars, and people?

13) What are the best dog training books?

14) How do I make my dog bark when he wants outside?

15) What do I do if my dog won't walk on a leash?

16) How do I establish dominance over a dog?

17) How do I deal with dog aggression?

 

Dog Health Questions:

 

1) What plants are poisonous for dogs?

2) What is dog mange?

3) What is the treatment for dog mange?

4) What is dog scabies?

5) What is Cushing's disease in dogs?

6) What is canine Addison's disease?

7) What is canine arthritis?

8) Why do you express a dog's anal glands?

9) What is kennel cough in dogs?

10) Is Febreze safe for dogs?

11) What is pyoderma in dogs?

12) What is a staph infection in dogs?

13) What is dog hard pad disease?

14) What is canine distemper?

15) Can I use human sunscreen on a dog?

 

General Symptoms in Dogs:

 

1) Why is my dog losing hair?

2) Why does my dog have cracks on its paw pads?

 

Questions about Parasites in Dogs (other than fleas):

 

1) What are dog tapeworms?

2) What are dog roundworms?

3) What are whipworms in dogs?

4) What is heartworm in dogs?

5) What is dog ringworm?

6) What do I do about ear mites in dogs?

7) What is giardia in dogs?

8) What are hookworms in dogs?

9) What is canine coccidia?

10) Can dogs get pinworms?

 

Questions about Physical Injuries in Dogs:

 

1) What is the treatment for snake bites in dogs?

2) What do I do if a bee or wasp stings my dog?

3) What do I do if my dog has a broken tail?

4) What is an abscess in dogs?

5) Can I use Neosporin on a dog?

 

Allergies in Dogs Questions:

 

1) What are dog food allergies?

2) What is flea allergy dermatitis?

 

Dog Allergies (in people) Questions:

 

1) What are dog allergy symptoms?

2) What are hypoallergenic dog breeds?

 

Dog Weight/Diet Questions:

 

1) Can dogs eat onions?

2) Is it poisonous for a dog eating chocolate?

3) Can dogs eat macadamia nuts?

4) Can dogs eat garlic?

5) Can dogs eat grapes or raisins?

6) Is salmon toxic to dogs?

7) Can I feed bones to dogs?

 

Dog Behavior Questions:

 

1) Why do dogs bark?

2) What is dog debarking?

3) What is the dog sense of smell like?

4) Why is my dog chasing its tail?

5) Why do dogs wag their tails?

 

Dangerous Behavior in Dogs:

 

1) What do I do if my dog won't drink water?


Dog Grooming Questions:

 

1) How do I stop my dog from shedding?

2) Is there a non-shedding dog breed?

 

Hunting Dogs:

 

1) What is a good hunting dog breed?

2) What should I do if my dog has a gunshot wound?

 

Miscellaneous Dog Questions:

 

1) What are bitch britches?

2) What is dog blogging?

 

General Flea Related Questions:

 

1) What are chigger bites?

2) What is a child safe way to kill fleas?

3) How do I keep a flea infestation from hurting my children?


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