why does my cat not use her litter box

why does my cat not use her litter box

Observe the cat and notice if he is straining to go and/or crying out. He may claw out a space in a potted plant, choosing clean dirt over a soiled litter box. Or he may squat on your carpet or floor because he associates the sensation of digging in litter with uncomfortable elimination. If you confine him to a closed room with a clean litter box and he ignores it, he may have no control over his actions. This signals that illness, not behavior, is the culprit. The cat is in pain, and your vet needs to determine why. A thorough checkup will reveal whether Kitty has a urinary tract infection, inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, arthritis, kidney, liver or thyroid malfunction or other illnesses that may affect his litter box habits. If illness, minor or serious, is the cause, medication

 why does the 5 2 diet work

why does the 5 2 diet work

The body is a temple. In January, for the most part, it is a rather large and overfed temple. This year, under the pressure of constant lifestyle and dietary advice, I decided on a remedy: the intermittent fasting diet. The regime, which instructs dieters to feast for five days a week and fast for the remaining two, originally took the States by storm in 2013. It has gradually crept over the pond, with numerous bestselling books ( The Fast Diet: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer and ) and celebrity adherents ( ). In fact, it s not just contemporary celebs who are singing its praises: Plato once said I fast for greater physical and mental efficiency ; Aristotle was said to be a faster, too. Martin Luther announced: It is right to fast frequently in order to subdue and control the

 why does my cat sleep with her eyes open

why does my cat sleep with her eyes open

My cat sleeps with his eyes open. It scares me. Why does he do it? Eyes-open unconsciousness reminds us of death, so I understand why it scares you. Fortunately, you donвt need to worry about him. Some pets do it, as do some people, and the behavior seems to happen more frequently in older age. Your cat could get dry eyes if he frequently sleeps that way; your vet can prescribe drops if needed. Keep this in mind about your open-eyed cat: Sleepy as he is, with those eyes open heвs probably more prepared to spring into action at a momentвs notice than his closed-eyed counterparts. ...

 why does the airbag light stay on

why does the airbag light stay on

If your Air Bag Light comes on, we strongly suggest that you do not ignore it. With all the lights on your dash, it can be very tempting to ignore one, thinking that it is no big deal. However, the simple fact is that if your Air Bag Light comes on, and you ignore it, you could be playing Russian roulette with your life and the lives of your passengers. It might mean nothing much, or it could mean that in the event of an accident, your airbags are not going to deploy. With that in mind, here is what you need to know: On your dash, you will see a light that either says Air Bag or SRS. SRS stands for Бsupplemental restraint system. Б In some vehicles, you might also see an illustration of a person with an air bag deploying. In some vehicles, you might see a warning saying, Бair bag

 why does the red cross keep calling me

why does the red cross keep calling me

Has anyone else ever had this problem? I believe in blood donation even though nobody will ever accept my blood due to low hemoglobin counts. But I'm getting calls, and have been for months, from the American Red Cross asking for my blood. They don't call once a month or something, oh, no. They call every other day, sometimes every day. A few days ago they called and I said, "Put me on your do not call list. " Their response was "Is there someone else who might be interested? " I responded that there was no way I was going to subject anyone else to this level of harassment. They called again last night. I have called the Red Cross's other number and waded through a gazillion phone trees but there isn't one for "other questions" and no operator (dialing 0 will just get a computer voice

 why does my kitten meow at night

why does my kitten meow at night

ItБsбafter midnight, and you wake up to your cat meowing. This scenario presents a couple of complications: 1) your catБs indicating she has needs that arenБt being met and 2) youБre losing precious sleep. What to do? Thankfully, there are a few possible solutions, but letБs first look at some reasons for cat meowing at night. Cats are known to sleep for extended periods of time but can be active when theyБre not sawing logs. If your cat vocalizes at night while youБre sleeping, consider these reasons for the behavior: can cause anxiety, which may present itself in meowing or whining, especially at night. Kitty is bored and wants you to wake up and play with her. Hunger or thirst are afoot, and your cat is sounding the alarm. An and her meows are based in confusion. ThereБs a

 why does my knuckle hurt when i bend my finger

why does my knuckle hurt when i bend my finger

Ice for five to fifteen minutes at a time on the area which is most swollen and tender. "Over the counter" non-steroidal anti inflammatory medication (NSAID), such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naprosyn, or ketoprofen. Check with your pharmacist regarding possible side effects and drug interactions. Avoid activities which involve a sustained grip. Hold off on the use of grip strengthening devices or exercises involving repetitive squeezing - these put stress on the irritated tendon. If fingers bend and lock during the night and are painful to straighten in the morning, it may be helpful to wear a splint to keep them straight while sleeping. ...

 why does my dog constantly sniff the ground

why does my dog constantly sniff the ground

Hi, Our three and a half year old bitch has started sniffing inside our lounge and hallway since Christmas! It can be in different areas of each room but it is constantly. It is beginning to get frustrating for both of us! We had another dog stay the weekend and he didn't pay any attention to it, so we know there are no rodents. Please help! Carly and Ruby dog. Thanks. Reply From Pauline (Web Owner) Hello Carly and Ruby Dog! Well, I don't like to state the obvious, but dogs love to sniff - there, I said it! Seriously, sniffing is their way of exploring and communicating in our human world, but to be honest with your Carly, I'm not really sure what's going on here. What confuses my is why it's just started since Christmas? I'm assuming that you've lived where you are for a while and not

 why does my cat have a bloated belly

why does my cat have a bloated belly

My 10 yr old indoor female is on amoxicillin for a UTI and a spray for her affected area. I started giving her wet food and mixing it with her dry food to give her some more fluids. She has finally gone pee just for a couple seconds without a lot of blood and had very soft stool slowly coming out once or twice a day. Not much, but it s the wet food so I know there s no blockage. She is bloated today, but in good spirits. Very affectionate like usual and purring. Her appetite is still normal as well. Could the bloating be from eating a new food plus the inability to go to the bathroom normal right now? ...

 why does my directv guide say to be announced

why does my directv guide say to be announced

This can happen when your equipment loses power, is unplugged for any length of time or is rebooted by a signal from Midco. If power has been lost to the box, the TV Guide information needs to be reloaded. This process could take up to one hour to restore information. ...

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