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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 11:45 AM
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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 07:34 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 03:54 PM
by Peter W. Go to last post
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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 07:20 PM
by Peter W. Go to last post
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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 07:37 PM
by Peter W. Go to last post
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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 08:43 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
by Peter W. Go to last post
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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
by cshenk Go to last post
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Filter fan makes litter duty easy by John Doe[_2_]
My filter fan broke. Before, I would pick it up and take it into the closet where there big litter pale is. Put the filter fan on high, scooped, and then sprayed some bleach into the clump container before tying it up. I knew the filter fan drew all of the dust away, but I did not realize how...
July 31st 17 11:48 AM
by Peter W. Go to last post
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Looks like 1/8 inch recycled rubber mat works well for climbing by John Doe[_2_]
Besides the fact that it stinks horribly for weeks, it has started shedding fine particles. The thick stuff I used before worked great. It showed signs of wear, but did not shed any rubber. Next time I will try getting that other formula in a thinner version. Looking back at my posts......
June 29th 17 12:11 AM
by John Doe[_2_] Go to last post
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Coat matting by reilloc
Advise, please: my long-haired cat, who's got a personality more suspicious than a mother/father-in-law (take your choice) and a hair trigger when it comes to any sudden noise (and when the trigger trips the creature turns into a buzz saw that must get away) has significant matting of his coat....
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June 27th 17 05:54 PM
by [email protected][_2_] Go to last post
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Unhappy
Old cat can't keep any food down? by zhenzhen
Hello, I'm fairly new here but I just wanted some advice about my 16 year old cat Spot? He's still quite a mobile, vocal cat but he's unable to eat pretty much anything without throwing it up a few minutes later; have tried Fancy Feast tuna, Dine, Whiskas wet food, and just plain old Coles brand...
May 4th 17 01:15 AM
by zhenzhen Go to last post
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Introducing new food gradually by John Doe[_2_]
Introducing new food gradually by the book is great, but you must be on the lookout for a gradual decrease in food intake. That is likely especially true if you have multiple cats and one of them has an eating disorder, you must keep an eye on that one.
May 3rd 17 10:08 PM
by John Doe[_2_] Go to last post
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Cat Passed away by Charles Devlin
We brought our cat into the Vet today for minor eye surgery ( lower eye lid). Our cat (Phoebe) was 8 years old, and in good health. 5 hours later, the Vet called to say he was very sorry, but Phoebe passed away after surgery. My wife and I are devastated. We used all our savings to pay for the...
May 3rd 17 04:55 AM
by John Doe[_2_] Go to last post
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Gooey eyes -- what to do? by My2Kitties
Greetings, everyone. It's been quite a while since I've been to the forum. My cat's name is Boston Blackie, named after a detective in a 1940s radio show. Like the detective called "Blackie," that's what I call my cat, too. Anyway, he's been totally healthy. Has all his shots. He is five years...
April 10th 17 01:41 AM
by Mack A. Damia[_2_] Go to last post
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Cat's eyes gooey --what to do? by My2Kitties
IGNORE THIS POST -- I HAVE REPOSTED IT SO I COULD SUBSCRIBE Greetings, eveyone. It's been quite a while since I've been to the forum. My cat's name is Boston Blackie, named after a detective in a 1940s radio show. Like the detective called "Blackie," that's what I call my cat, too. Anyway, he's...
April 8th 17 07:59 PM
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Minitablets help medicate picky cats by Internetado
Of all pets, cats are often considered the most difficult ones to medicate. Very small minitablets with flavors or flavor coatings can help cat owners commit to the treatment and make cats more compliant to it, while making it easier to regulate dosage and administer medication...
March 26th 17 02:33 AM
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