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Home Prepared Food & Recipes > Home made cat food!!! Beginner! Help!

Hazel Basil

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Purred: Sun Jan 8, '12 10:53pm PST 
Hello!!! I have done a lot of reading/research on making my own cat food. I am a bit nervous because I don't want my cats to miss out of any nutrition they might need and I've never done it before so I am a bit lost. First there is the decision between raw and cooked food. I am a but nervous to do the whole raw thing since there might be bacterias or other harmful things in uncooked food so I get nervous about that. What is the better option and why? Cooked or raw? Can I do both? Is there a good cook book for cat food out there for cats? I've only come across one website advertising a cook book but I would like to have options if they're out there. The next issue is I have an almost three year old cat and an almost 7 year old cat. Are the too old to start them on homemade food? Is it something you have to start them on as kittens or can they get used to it as adult cats? I know it upsets there systems when you switch food so I am afraid if I switch over to homemade food it will do a number on their kitty tummies. Also my cats have been strictly dry food kitties with a once a week wet can of food as a snack which neither of them seem too excited about but eat I think just to make me happy lol! Are any cat foods made at home hardened so it emulates the dry store bought food? I really want to make my own cat food but I am so nervous about it ! Thanks and have a great week!kitty
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Home Prepared Food & Recipes > Homemade relaxation sprays?
Hazel Basil

The most polite- cat in Germany
 
 
Purred: Tue Jan 3, '12 10:44pm PST 
I have been told by many Catsters that using cat relaxation sprays will be very beneficial when introducing a new cat to my resident cat next week. The only problem is I live overseas so my options are limited. Does anyone have a recipe of some sort to make a homemade spray? I don't even know if a homemade spray even exists but I thought I would give it a try! Oh my soon to be new cats name is Farrah and she is 6 years old! We're so excited to bring in another angel!!!
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Behavior & Training > Introducing an older cat to a younger cat

Hazel Basil

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Purred: Mon Jan 2, '12 5:33pm PST 
I have read tons of websites and blogs about introducing a new cat to a home that already has a cat but most seem to center around bringing home a kitten. I am hopefully bringing home a cat that is 6 years old and my current cat is 2 years old. Is the introduction process any different when the new cat is older than the resident cat?
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Behavior & Training > Thinking about another Cat

Hazel Basil

The most polite- cat in Germany
 
 
Purred: Mon Jan 2, '12 5:22pm PST 
Oh what a terrible story about those poor dogs! The person that is possibly giving her to me is very torn up about it. She waited a long time and has put a lot effort into finding a good home for her. I think she is trying to rescue a dog and she has seen Farrah's reaction to dogs and it would just be awful for. She would be so stressed all the time and her owner just wants to have a calm life. So there really isn't any bad in the situation because she's rescuing a dog and I'm helping by taking her cat. The circle of rescue I suppose! I am so excite to take in this little kitty! She looks just like my Hazel!!! They're twins! Well four years apart twins...once I get her I will add her to the Catster family! Thanks so much for the advise!
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Behavior & Training > Thinking about another Cat

Hazel Basil

The most polite- cat in Germany
 
 
Purred: Mon Jan 2, '12 4:05am PST 
My beautiful cat Hazel seems very lonley as of late. When we adopted her she had a buddy which was her previous owners mother's cat so we couldn't adopt her too and I think Hazel misses her buddy. All of the pictures her pervious owner sent to us had her cuddles up with another cat and even a dog so we know she is used to other animals around. I'm a stay at home cat mommy so she always has someone around to love her but I kind of feel like I'm not enough for her since ya know....I'm not a cat. So my question is all the books and blogs are saying to brIng home a younger or smaller cat however, all the classifieds are showing are about 2-3 year old cats and I would hate to pass up a puurfect little angel just because they aren't kittens or below a year. Had anyone brought home an older cat to their younger cat? My Hazel is a little over a year and a half and is very tame and nice to both me and my husband. I would hate to change that with another cat but I also hate that she doesn't have a companion. Thanks and I hope you are all having a catastic new year!!!party
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