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Food & Nutrition > Transition to Wet Food
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Purred: Mon Apr 20, '15 5:01am PST 
It can be a long, slow process but you're right, she has to eat. Have you tried Forti Flora? It's made from the same thing that they coat kibble with and I've found it's a good topper to get a cat started on canned. It helps to put something irresistible on top of the canned food. You could try bonito flakes too, if she likes fish.
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Cat Health > Littler Box Issues
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Purred: Mon Apr 20, '15 4:51am PST 
Chloe's mom and I disagree on protein levels. In my opinion you should be looking for high protein/low carbs. In canned food, the fewer ingredients the better - read the labels. I know Evo and Instinct used to make good limited ingredient foods. I think you're doing the right thing getting her off the dry and this should help the urinary problems.
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Behavior & Training > Licking stomach bald!

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Purred: Sun Apr 19, '15 4:12am PST 
It could be something as simple as a flea allergy (one flea could do it) or as complicated as food allergies which are hard to diagnose and pinpoint. I wish you the best of luck - please keep us posted!
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Raw Food Diet > Loose Poop

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Purred: Sun Apr 19, '15 4:10am PST 
Hi K&A! Sorry this just showed up in my forums view today. I would go straight raw for a few days (as many as you can afford) and I would also get some probiotics. Get the human kind with no additives. I recommend an acidophilus and an S. Boulardii. You may want to do one thing at a time so if it works you know what it is. Let me know if you need help with brands or anything. Good luck!
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Behavior & Training > Licking stomach bald!

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Purred: Sat Apr 18, '15 4:32pm PST 
BK used to lick his stomach bald and scratch so hard he would bleed. He was diagnosed with allergies after eliminating every other possible cause. She should be seen by a vet - a dermatologist if possible. They'll investigate what could be causing it.
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Cat Health > Stomach Issues
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Purred: Thu Apr 16, '15 4:05am PST 
I have two long term fosters with IBD, one the vomiting kind and one the diarrhea kind. The vomiter has benefited from a half raw diet and prednisolone, the one with diarrhea has completely cleared up with raw food. If you don't want to try raw you should try a canned with as few ingredients as possible - no grains or additives. The ibdkitties site has a wealth of information that can help. Good luck!
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Cat Health > Littler Box Issues

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Purred: Thu Apr 16, '15 3:59am PST 
You've answered your own question - a wet or raw diet is the only way to keep her properly hydrated and avoid future urinary issues. There are plenty of tips to encourage her to transition. Here's one good website: http://catinfo.org/docs/TipsForTransitioning1-14-11.pdf
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Cat Health > How to get cats to drink more

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Purred: Thu Apr 16, '15 3:56am PST 
The reason your cats aren't drinking is because they're getting all the moisture they need from their raw diet. Cats' bodies were designed to get all their fluids from their food, which is why kibble can cause so many health issues like urinary and kidney problems. If you're not sure and you're feeding ground raw you can add some extra water but I wouldn't worry about it.
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Cat Health > Dental cleaning

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Purred: Thu Apr 9, '15 5:18am PST 
I would definitely consider seeing another vet. You'd think they'd be particularly careful with an overweight cat. I don't like that it's not standard there to do bloodwork first.

In my opinion you might try a high protein wet food for weight loss. The carbs in the dry food are what's keeping the weight on. A low carb canned food would help his weight and other health issues.
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Cat Health > Dental cleaning
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Purred: Tue Apr 7, '15 5:04am PST 
Yes, it is usual to have bloodwork done before any kind of anesthesia to be sure the cat is healthy enough to withstand it. You can insist on the bloodwork or look for a vet where this is the common practice.
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