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OT - But Relevant: Bug Zappers by Peter W.[_2_]
Now that Spring is about to Spring in 2.2 days, and given that other-than-cats subjects are fair game; Please look at the information below. Please note that songbirds, bats and vast sections of our ecosystem depend on beneficial insects for proper survival. https://www.mosquito.org/page/faq ...
March 18th 19 06:01 PM
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Spring Cleaning and Cats - Re-Post by Peter W.[_2_]
Now that spring is just around the corner, some of you might be itching to do the traditional Spring Cleaning, usually a good thing. But your cats may not think so: Liquid Lysol (or any phenol-based disinfecting cleaner): Harmful or fatal to cats of all sizes from Tigers to domestics in...
March 13th 19 01:45 PM
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Hello by Mack A. Damia[_2_]
On Mon, 25 Feb 2019 04:59:31 -0800 (PST), "Peter W." wrote: On Friday, February 22, 2019 at 11:47:14 PM UTC-5, John Doe wrote: "qwertyuiopasdfghjklxcvbnm," wrote: I like kittens Too!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Everybody likes...
February 25th 19 09:15 PM
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Found a copy of my eternal poop scoop! by John Doe[_2_]
I found the exact copy at Target. I suspect that is where I bought it 25 + years and literally tons of litter ago. For two dollars. Every tiny little feature is precisely the same, including all of the plastic injection points. The old one has a number 2 on it, this one has a number 4 on it, on...
October 23rd 18 11:31 PM
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The benefits of controlling humidity by John Doe[_2_]
After over 5 years experience... I believe controlling humidity has done much good for my cats. It is easy enough. Buy a couple of dirt cheap humidity sensors from the local megastore (multiple meters provides more accuracy). Then use your air conditioner, maybe in combination with an...
July 24th 18 04:08 PM
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For those of you with Indoor Cats by Peter W.[_2_]
Now that the warm weather has come to the northern hemisphere, it is important for those indoor cat people to understand a few truisms that many would like to deny: a) Mosquito-borne Parasites, Diseases & Viruses: parasites such as heartworm, viruses such as West Nile and diseases such as Horse...
June 6th 18 03:11 PM
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Hunting Feeders by Peter W.[_2_]
It is a start! https://docandphoebe.com/ Not quite live prey, but a start.
May 23rd 18 04:58 PM
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Another method for feeding dry food by John Doe[_2_]
One of my cats mainly gets Purina Pro plan dry after it is placed in a zipper sandwich bag, filled with 50% water, sealed, and let saturate before refrigerating. Take some practice to get the mixture correct. Been doing that for 7+ years. About a year ago, I discovered another method that is...
March 12th 18 12:52 PM
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my cat refuses most of the food; lost weight by Alwood
I thought I posted it yesterday, but don't see it appearing anywhere.... OK, my cat Vas'ka (neutered male, 17 year old, tuxedo cat), has been progressively refusing all sorts of food, yet he feels hungry and keep asking for food... He's lost 6 pounds withing a year (14 down to 8 now). He lost his...
March 5th 18 12:45 PM
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Cat refuses all food, lost a lot of weight by Alwood
My cat Vas'ka (17 years old, neutered male), refuses to take any food offered to him by now, but is terribly hungry and keep asking for food. We tried regular dry food, canned food, baby food, tuna for humans, all kind of treat, high caloric jell in tube, raw chicken cut into tiny pieces, tried to...
March 3rd 18 08:34 AM
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Beware of cat on window air-conditioners by John Doe[_2_]
Beware of cat on window air-conditioners. This might not apply to anyone here, not suggesting it is anything but an unfortunate rare occurrence. But just in case... My neutered outside feral attempted to jump from the window AC unit onto her nearby covered platform (with a heating pad)....
December 31st 17 04:54 PM
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Full Circuit on Male Cat Blockages by Peter W.
Do you all remember when male cats were supposed to be neutered as soon as possible as there was "No effect on future urinary problems"? And everyone looked down on people delaying neutering to allow male cats to mature? Not so much any more. Our 4-year, 6-month old Maine Coon mix went in for...
December 21st 17 08:20 PM
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For the Holidays by Peter W.
No self-respecting cat will eat a toxic plant. The only way this would happen is if they already were on a restricted/inadequate diet exceedingly low in roughage. Poinsettias may be toxic, but not sufficiently toxic to be dangerous. However, Lilies of any kind, and anything in the lily family are...
December 11th 17 08:37 PM
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Litter Robot 3 "open-air" by John Doe[_2_]
Bought one. Not sure about prior models, but it is okay. Doubt I would have liked the preceding models' small openings. With the current model you can easily wipe off the inside, so you can remove the shield, giving them a little more room inside. Mine slightly bobs up and down as it cycles. I...
November 27th 17 09:43 AM
by John Doe[_2_] Go to last post
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Beware of bully cats by John Doe[_2_]
They can destroy your other cats' lives. My best method so far for coping... Make a small closed belt perhaps 4 inches in diameter. Very easy to do with belt/strapping material and hot melt glue. It must be just the right size. You slip it over their head and pull one of their legs, paw...
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November 27th 17 09:23 AM
by John Doe[_2_] Go to last post
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Cat Ass Trophy by Peter W.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/cslhtgas3dcl1oi/Cat%20Ass%20Trophy.jpg?dl=0 Our young guy, Seamus, caught a young squirrel out in the dog/cat yard (cat-proof fencing). He ate most of it, but saved a trophy. Just doing what every cat wishes it could do.
October 13th 17 04:13 PM
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Singing to cats by John Doe[_2_]
I sing badly, but... After 10 years of singing to my hard-core feral, it is finally coming out to me. Also... Singing works with strays. You can see them relax immediately when you start singing to them. Not talking about a ballad, just a few words repeated over and over again. Monotone, does...
September 28th 17 07:58 PM
by Peter W. Go to last post
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Florida Keys - Hemingway's Cats by Peter W.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/11/us/hemingway-cats-irma.html
September 12th 17 12:15 PM
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Hard-core feral softening up after 10 years by John Doe[_2_]
Never say never. After 10 long years, my hard-core feral appears to be softening up to me. Early on, I began singing (badly) to her because it visibly relaxed her. Over the last month or so, she has started coming around me while I am in my computer chair. I can usually gently grab her tail as...
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August 28th 17 11:58 AM
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John Doe by [email protected][_2_]
Hmmmm… I have come to doubt this individual’s understanding of what a “Feral” cat actually is. There are, typically four types of cats seen in outdoor settings, broad brush: a) Housecats that are allowed outdoors – common enough. In some areas, outdoor access is a requirement to...
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August 4th 17 02:33 AM
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