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Food & Nutrition > What are the least expensive brands of grain-free cat food (both canned and dry)?
Mordred,PAWS

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Purred: Thu Sep 18, '14 5:14pm PST 
Visit chewy.com; they carry many, many brands, and for each brand, they give the info on ingredients. There are also consumer reviews, which can prove helpful. It will be extremely easy to compare prices for the different foods. Shipping is free for $49 or more; I placed an order last night and it arrived already! I've found Dave's to be good and much less expensive than the big-name stuff. Look it up - and good luck!
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Cat Health > How to get our kitty to play?
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Purred: Wed Sep 3, '14 10:27pm PST 
Oh, gee, this has got to be so sad for you! I can't offer much, but I can tell you that Mordred, whom I adopted as a kitten, never played very much. What kind of canned food are you feeding? I used to feed just dry, but then I read about different kinds of food. Several years ago, I switched to a grain-free dry food (Taste of the Wild), and noticed that Mordred seemed more active. So that's a thought - try to feed grain-free. If the current food has grain (which are carbs) that could explain the weight gain - and the weight gain itself could be a cause of less activity. After all, it's harder to move more mass around!

If you go the grain-free way, do be patient; it really takes weeks and weeks - maybe a couple of months or more - for the difference to show.

If you're already feeding grain-free, then I have no idea what to suggest. I do wish you the best of luck!
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Cat Health > Thoughts on pet insurance?

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Purred: Sat Aug 23, '14 9:53pm PST 
You are very wise and prudent to be looking into medical insurance! Just be aware that it will cost you more to insure a 7-year-old than a kitten. Does it help? For me, it certainly did. When Mordred, at age 9, was diagnosed with a heart murmur by his new vet ( which his old one had missed altogether), I took Mordred to a cardiologist for an ultrasound. The cost was more than $500, but Mordred's insurance paid more than half. (I apologize I don't remember the exact figures.) Mordred is an indoor cat, 18 pounds, on good food and with no previous medical issues - which just goes to show that anything can show up at any time. I used to have VPI, but didn't like their system; I now have Pet Plan and have been satisfied. Just watch: they say they'll insure a cat (or dog) with a pre-existing condition - and they do - but they won't pay anything toward a recurrence of that condition.

Bottom line: I wouldn't be without it. Veterinary medicine is evolving quickly, but that evolution comes with a higher price tag - which is only fair. I decided on insurance after I'd read on a pet-loss site several people who had no choice but to euthanize a beloved furchild because the people simply did not have the money needed for an expensive surgery or treatment. I never want to be among them, so - insurance.

Google "pet insurance" - you'll find many, many choices, so do your homework, considering your needs and budget. Good luck!
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Cat Health > Kitty may have cancer-very scared

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Purred: Wed Jun 4, '14 11:11am PST 
Mindy, we can't add much to what the others have said. Mom's been through this with several furchilren, and it is unbearably difficult and painful. Mom sometimes looks at us and almost hopes she leaves first - but then, that would leave us behind, and she couldn't be happy with that.

Listen to your heart and to your regular vet; like the others, I wouldn't go back to the person who treated her so roughly. She's sick, and she needs gentle care. If your vet thinks steroids would help, by all means, try that. You need time to adjust. I can tell you from personal experience: Willy Wonka had acute kidney failure, and I knew he'd be leaving. I nursed him and nursed him, watched over him, agonized over him - it reached the point that, although I certainly did NOT want him to go, I just wanted this to be over with! It was too difficult to watch him slide downhill; the emotional toll was heavy.

Listen to your heart, and have faith in Mindy's Creator; He, after all, is the One who lent her to you, and He's trying to help you prepare for taking her Home. REMEMBER, though, that you, too, will go Home when the time is right, and you and Mindy will be reunited forever - no more parting, ever! In the meantime, she'll be gloriously alive, perfectly healthy, and blissfully happy waiting for you.

May Mindy's Creator bless you with the faith, the strength, the courage, and the wisdom you will need, and then may He bless you with peace of heart.
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Behavior & Training > Older Cat Peeing Everywhere for no Reason?

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Purred: Sun May 4, '14 6:50am PST 
I agree with Stella; what you describe sounds more like "spraying" than urinating, so it could be a territorial thing. In addition to Stella's good suggestions, you might try a pheromone diffuser; it helps to keep the cat calm.

I know what a frustrating problem this is, and I wish you all the luck in the world in solving it.
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Food & Nutrition > Cat food survey
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Purred: Sun Mar 30, '14 7:36am PST 
Tigger and Jax - the link she posted includes "[url]" (without the quotes) at each end; remove those, and the link will work. The survey is only one page - easy.
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Food & Nutrition > Wild Calling cat food

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Purred: Sun Mar 30, '14 7:26am PST 
Mom went to the website, and this looks like a really good food, but she found the price to be in the stratosphere. For who have the money, it's a *great* choice, but many will find the price prohibitive.
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Food & Nutrition > Wild Calling cat food

Mordred,PAWS

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Purred: Sun Mar 30, '14 7:26am PST 
Mom went to the website, and this looks like a really good food, but she found the price to be in the stratosphere. For who have the money, it's a *great* choice, but many will find the price prohibitive.
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Choosing the Right Cat > Cute hybrid cats

Mordred,PAWS

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Purred: Mon Mar 24, '14 1:02pm PST 
Excuse me, but you don't choose a cat or dog as you do a wallpaper or a car! There is a LOT more to be considered - health issues, personality (the most important), size, amiability; physical appearance is the LEAST important aspect. After all, you are considering bringing into your home not an animate decoration but a sentient being who has likes, dislike, wants, needs, and emotions - and those are the MOST important considerations. Ideally, you should personally meet any cat you might be interested in adopting; it's very, very much like adopting a child, for it is (or should be! a life-time commitment. Please, reconsider your priorities before you disappoint yourself and possibly damage a cat.
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Cat Health > Have A Heart And Spare Some Change
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Purred: Sun Feb 9, '14 7:13am PST 
What a sad and beautiful post. I'm paying bills today, so I'll see what I can do.
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