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Food & Nutrition > FREAKING OUT! Need Help!
Rio

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Purred: Fri Dec 6, '13 5:25pm PST 
I concur on mixing the BB with the old food and converting them over time. We don't prefer Science Diet - our owners don't like to give us foods with rice as fillers. The Vetasyl is tasteless and mixes very well with wetfood.
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Cat Health > Fleas? Stress?
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Purred: Fri Dec 6, '13 5:21pm PST 
The year before last, I scratched open some sores around my ears. My owners had already treated me just prior with Revolution. The vet felt (wasn't sure) that it was a flea dermatitis although by the time the vet checked me, there were no fleas. I received an injection for the flea caused allergy and things cleared up. My owners now try to get ahead of the fleas when spring comes and treat just a bit earlier if the weather is warmer than normal. Also, suspecting dry skin, they also add a few drops of flax seed oil to our wetfood once per day - and they keep us brushed.

And I presume you have checked for ear mites...
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Cat Health > How Much Does Laser Declawing Cost?

Rio

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Purred: Fri Dec 6, '13 5:13pm PST 
My sister and I completely concur with 3 main things stated in this thread: 1). declawing is cruel - as one vet wrote, it should be called de-toeing; 2). keeping the claws trimmed helps a lot - ours are trimmed every 3 weeks and we are used to it; 3). giving cats a lot of good scratching options minimizes furniture damage - cat trees with sisal, cardboard scratchers etc.
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Cat Health > Revolution or Advantage?

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Purred: Fri Dec 6, '13 5:07pm PST 
My sister and I have used both but definitely Revolution is the better option. Our vet says Revolution is better by far.
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Food & Nutrition > FREAKING OUT! Need Help!

Rio

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Purred: Fri Nov 29, '13 7:55pm PST 
Try Vetasyl. I have a little in my wet food once per day. It does not alter the taste of my food and is a natural fiber powder that is easier to administer than pastes and the like. Just pull open a capsule and sprinkle some into the food and mix it in well. It is probably sold by your vet else you can get it online at Fosters and Smith or Amazon. My owner also cuts some catnip from the garden a couple of times per week and either adds a bit to my food or lets me eat it directly from his hand.

Someone else mentioned the importance of water. My owner adds a bit of water to my wet food. Not enough to make it soggy but just enough so I get a little extra hydration. Our food is always grain-free Wellness, Natural Balance, Pride, Halo, Blue Buffalo and a few others.
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Behavior & Training > Chewing Cords is Getting Expensive... and the other family members aren't happy!
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Purred: Wed Nov 20, '13 6:45pm PST 
I'm a cord chewer too! I've ruined a couple of ethernet cables and my owner's laptop charger. Then my darn owner found the Bitter Yuck product. He also bought the cord protectors (already suggested here) and anything valuable gets wrapped. He hides the other cords as much as possible (not always possible) and treats them periodically with the Bitter Yuck. Now chewing cords is not so fun anymorefrown
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Cat Health > Persistent vomiting, but super-healthy cat

Rio

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Purred: Wed Nov 20, '13 6:38pm PST 
This may sound silly (it did to me at first) but have you tried feeding from the elevated bowls? You can get these on Foster's and Smith. I was vomiting maybe once every week and I am a little overweight (or so says my human). My owner noticed that I would eat fast and hunched over and I mostly vomited immediately after eating. So he researched and read that eating from the elevated bowls may help this. I haven't vomited in a couple of weeks since we started with the bowls - but I understand this could purely be coincidence.

We only eat high quality grain-free foods and my owner mixes some Vetasyl in our food once per day (to aid digestion). He gives us fresh catnip from the garden once or twice per week as well. Our food portion is 1/2 of a small can of cat food per feeding (about 1.75 ounces I think). He also doesn't give us any food variety with beef or too much seafood (once in a while a seafood/poultry mix is ok). The bowls he purchased from Fosters were the 6 inch diameter small elevated bowls (elevate to about 4 inches off the ground). Best of luck to you and I hope you stop vomiting soon!
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Cats and a Clean Home > How do you do you kitty litter?

Rio

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Purred: Sat Nov 2, '13 4:29pm PST 
My owner uses 3 boxes for 2 cats. 2 boxes are covered and 1 is uncovered. All 3 boxes are plastic and he does not use liners.

My owner buys Blue Buffalo pellets and Blue Buffalo regular and also mixes some corn or pine litter to a depth of about 2 inches. The pellets are layered on top to reduce the dust a bit. He scoops twice daily and cleans the boxes once per week. He does not completely change the litter once per week but rather just empties the box, washes them out, lets them dry and then puts the litter back. We proudly have a perfect record of using our boxes.
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Food & Nutrition > Please take my survey on cat food!

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Purred: Sat Nov 2, '13 4:20pm PST 
Done!
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Behavior & Training > I like to throw litter everywhere!!
Rio

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Purred: Fri Sep 6, '13 6:26pm PST 
I love to fling litter too! But I have my owner very well trained and he comes right along and cleans it up. My owner used to have all of our boxes covered (3 boxes for 2 cats). But he then did an experiment and uncovered one and left 2 covered. He discovered that me and my sister prefer our boxes uncovered (we are not shy). Now he leaves 1 covered and 2 uncovered just so we have options. I guess cleaning up the litter we fling around is a small price to pay for two cats that always use their boxes. Just a suggestion: try providing 2 boxes for a time with 1 covered and eventually try to remove the uncovered box.
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