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Kitten Corner > Help with a Baby
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Purred: Mon Sep 15, '14 11:42am PST 
Although weaning at 6 weeks is not ideal, she'll be fine. The vet will know what shots she needs and when. She should have a visit as soon as possible to be thoroughly checked out and she can be spayed when she's 2 pounds. Otherwise, feed her canned kitten food, give her lots of toys and lots of love. If you find she's getting into trouble while you're at work you might consider getting another kitten. They do best in pairs because they occupy each other and can play all day. But please, if you do decide to get another, adopt from a local shelter. There are too many homeless cats for people to be buying them.
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Food & Nutrition > Best dry food to feed growing kittens?
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Purred: Fri Sep 12, '14 11:23am PST 
Actually, dry food does not have more protein than canned. You can research this yourself very easily. In order to create kibble that holds together in those shapes there has to be some kind of binder, which is always carb based - whether it's corn, wheat, potato starch, etc. This makes them very high in carbs, which can cause obesity and diabetes. There are charts out there that show what percentages of different foods are protein/carbs/fats and canned food is always higher in protein which is what your cat needs. You can feed something as cheap as Friskies pate flavors. They're low in carbs and fine for growing kittens while keeping costs down.

As far as nutrition, all commercial cat food is nutritionally complete.
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Cat Health > Diarrhea

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Purred: Thu Sep 11, '14 5:59pm PST 
I've had foster kittens with diarrhea that did the same thing. They're busy playing, the box is too far and they go wherever they are. A week isn't that long but there are a few things to do if it persists. If you haven't had a fecal exam done, you should do that first. It's common for kittens to have parasites. You can also add a bit of pumpkin to his food (plain pumpkin in a can, not the pie filling) and see if that helps.
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Cat Health > dental care/brushing teeth

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Purred: Thu Aug 28, '14 8:06pm PST 
Although a dental is expensive, it's usually necessary. It can lead to so many problems down the road if it's not taken care of. Plus the teeth start to hurt and your cat will probably stop eating.

My suggestion would be to get the dental done professionally and then start brushing her teeth so it doesn't happen again. I didn't do that and now my little girl needs a second dental only a little more than a year after the first one. I'll be brushing this time!
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Cat Health > 5 month old kitten not eating/drinking enough

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Purred: Wed Aug 27, '14 12:17pm PST 
You have to get her into the vet before Monday. A cat that goes even two days without eating is in danger of liver damage. Beg your vet for a payment plan but bring her in. This can be serious.
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Home Prepared Food & Recipes > New to making cat food~no grinder?
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Purred: Mon Aug 25, '14 11:35am PST 
Yes, that would be ok. Meanwhile here are some tips to help transition, which will make everything so much easier: http://catinfo.org/docs/TipsForTransitioning1-14-11.pdf
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Raw Food Diet > Starting to make cat food~mice?

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Purred: Fri Aug 22, '14 11:21am PST 
You can also use crushed egg shells while you're waiting for the bone meal. Let us know if he eats the mice!
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Behavior & Training > 22 year old cat starting to pee in the house

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Purred: Tue Aug 19, '14 4:45am PST 
This is my favorite site for all litterbox info and help. Maybe you'll find something here: http://catinfo.org/?link=litterbox
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Home Prepared Food & Recipes > New to making cat food~no grinder?

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Purred: Tue Aug 19, '14 4:43am PST 
Ah, here's more info on your question! This sounds like a cat that would do really well on prey model raw. This is what we also call "Frankenprey", where you feed a variety of raw meat to mimic the diet your cat would get in the wild by eating whole creatures. It's the same proportions as ground - 80% muscle meat, 10% bone, 5% liver and 5% other secreting organ. The difference is that you feed the raw meat on the bone so your cat can gnaw and chew. You could see how he does by feeding a small, chewable meat/bone combo like a raw chicken wing tip. He may have to rebuild his jaw strength so you can start slowly and see if he likes it. The other thing you could try is to take one of the thighs you have and smash the bone up a bit with the hammer (don't take the meat off, just try to get the thighbone in smaller pieces). Just don't cook any bones - that's when they become brittle and splinter into dangerous pieces. A raw bone is not dangerous and provides a lot of dental benefits too.

One last thing. You really shouldn't mix raw and dry food within 12 hours of each other. Dry food is full of so many ingredients that are not part of a cat's natural diet, that it takes a very long time to digest. Raw food moves through their systems very quickly and can back up behind the dry in the digestive process. Raw's quick digestion rate is one of the reasons you don't have to worry about the bacteria in the food, but if it sits too long in the digestive system, that bacteria can be dangerous.

Hope this helps!
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Cat Health > Female kitten straining to pee ??
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Purred: Tue Aug 19, '14 4:27am PST 
Don't even mess around with this. Urinary issues are very dangerous and can actually be fatal. Get the cat to the vet quickly and make sure it's nothing serious. If she's not already on a wet diet get her on one and add some water to the food to make sure she has extra and gets flushed out. A dry diet can dehydrate your cat so that her kidneys are in danger. It can also cause urinary crystals to form. This can be avoided with enough fluids in her food. A cat can't drink enough to make up for the lack of moisture in kibble. Good luck!
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