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Food & Nutrition > Iams wet food recall
Aquavit

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Purred: Wed Jun 9, '10 3:05pm PST 
I was just coming here to post this. From the Pet Connection: Proctor & Gamble recall Iams canned cat foods
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Food & Nutrition > New food needed
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Purred: Fri Feb 26, '10 10:19am PST 
Hi, Hobert! I guess you know my baby sister Addy, right? laugh out loud

I know she likes the Blue and California Naturals, so I'll ask my mom to look at the kitty versions of those. Mom has never been able to convince me that canned food is anything other than a treat, not like, you know, real breakfast or dinner, but we have water fountains upstairs and down, so that Addy and I always have fresh water available.

And maybe, even though I won't eat canned every day for my main meals, Mom will give it to me more often as a treat! That might be fun!
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Food & Nutrition > New food needed

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Purred: Sat Feb 20, '10 2:38pm PST 
Thanks, Mason!
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Food & Nutrition > New food needed

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Purred: Sat Feb 20, '10 6:50am PST 
That sounds like a great possibility! I include Natural Balance in my dog's rotation; thanks!
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Food & Nutrition > New food needed

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Purred: Fri Feb 19, '10 7:01pm PST 
First, I want to start by saying that I haven't been able to get either of my cats to reliably and consistently eat any canned food, and that's not a battle I'm equipped to fight right now.

Retsina had an incredibly sensitive stomach, and for most of her life my food choices for the cats have been dictated by what didn't make her vomit daily. About a year ago, she was diagnosed with kidney failure, and with great reluctance I switched both the cats to Science Diet K/D. However, Retsina has now gone to the Bridge, Aquavit doesn't need to be on K/D--and Aquavit will eat most any decent kibble.

So I'm looking for a new food. Preferably something high-quality, and low-phosphorus--she's not in renal failure, but she's just shy of her twelfth birthday, and if I get her on something healthier for her kidneys now, maybe I'll never have to deal with Science Diet again.

Any suggestions?
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Behavior & Training > Indoors or Outdoors - Cruel or Kind?
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Purred: Fri Nov 27, '09 2:10pm PST 
Well, my post is a mess, and for some reason, even though I noticed immediately and hit the edit button, I can't edit it. Sorry!red face
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Behavior & Training > Indoors or Outdoors - Cruel or Kind?

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Purred: Fri Nov 27, '09 2:03pm PST 
Here in England it is expected that you will let your cats out......they are seen as semi-wild animals and it is seen as cruel if you do not let them out, at least a little........

There in England, you have essentially no predators.

In all parts of North America, we have a lot of things for which cats look like anything from a quite decent meal to a tasty snack. Dogs, cars, and crazy humans are not remotely the only threats outdoor cats face here. I live in a pretty thickly settled city, and we have coyotes and foxes and opossoms, as well as hawks that are a real threat to smaller cats.

In a neighboring suburb, there are bears.

A bit further out, and there are bobcats and fishers (a large and nasty weasel). There are confirmed reports of wolves just a little ways north of here, and unconfirmed reports of cougars.

And this is a long-settled and fairly tame region of the continent. There are areas where the existing wild predators are both bigger and more common.

This is why we have such different attitudes about the acceptability of letting cats out, or keeping them in.

Having said all that, there are still plenty of people who let their cats out, and while most cats do just fine as indoor-only cats, for some it just does not work. I know someone who, after a couple of years of unsuccessfully trying to keep her two cats inside or confined to the portion of the property that's cat-fenced, had to accept the fact that both of them, for a combination of reasonere in England it is expected that you will let your cats out......they are seen as semi-wild animals and it is seen as cruel if you do not let them out, at least a little........

There in England, you have essentially no predators.

In all parts of North America, we have a lot of things for which cats look like anything from a quite decent meal to a tasty snack. Dogs, cars, and crazy humans are not remotely the only threats outdoor cats face here. I live in a pretty thickly settled city, and we have coyotes and foxes and opossoms, as well as hawks that are a real threat to smaller cats.

In a neighboring suburb, there are bears.

A bit further out, and there are
bobcats and fishers (a large and nasty weasel). There are confirmed reports of wolves just a little ways north of here, and unconfirmed reports of cougars.

And this is a long-settled and fairly tame region of the continent. There are areas where the existing wild predators are both bigger and more common.

This is why we have such different attitudes about the acceptability of letting cats out, or keeping them in.

Having said all that, there are still plenty of people who let their cats out, and while most cats do just fine as indoor-only cats, for some it just does not work. I know someone who, after a couple of years of unsuccessfully trying to keep her two cats inside or confined to the portion of the property that's cat-fenced, had to accept the fact that both of them, for a combination of reasons, win England it is expected that you will let your cats out......they are seen as semi-wild animals and it is seen as cruel if you do not let them out, at least a little........

There in England, you have essentially no predators.

In all parts of North America, we have a lot of things for which cats look like anything from a quite decent meal to a tasty snack. Dogs, cars, and crazy humans are not remotely the only threats outdoor cats face here. I live in a pretty thickly settled city, and we have coyotes and foxes and opossoms, as well as hawks that are a real threat to smaller cats.

In a neighboring suburb, there are bears.

A bit further out, and there are
bobcats and fishers (a large and nasty weasel). There are confirmed reports of wolves just a little ways north of here, and unconfirmed reports of cougars.

And this is a long-settled and fairly tame region of the continent. There are areas where the existing wild predators are both bigger and more common.

This is why we have such different attitudes about the acceptability of letting cats out, or keeping them in.

Having said all that, there are still plenty of people who let their cats out, and while most cats do just fine as indoor-only cats, for some it just does not work. I know someone who, after a couple of years of unsuccessfully trying to keep her two cats inside or confined to the portion of the property that's cat-fenced, had to accept the fact that both of them, for a combination of reasons, were ngland it is expected that you will let your cats out......they are seen as semi-wild animals and it is seen as cruel if you do not let them out, at least a little........

There in England, you have essentially no predators.

In all parts of North America, we have a lot of things for which cats look like anything from a quite decent meal to a tasty snack. Dogs, cars, and crazy humans are not remotely the only threats outdoor cats face here. I live in a pretty thickly settled city, and we have coyotes and foxes and opossoms, as well as hawks that are a real threat to smaller cats.

In a neighboring suburb, there are bears.

A bit further out, and there are
bobcats and fishers (a large and nasty weasel). There are confirmed reports of wolves just a little ways north of here, and unconfirmed reports of cougars.

And this is a long-settled and fairly tame region of the continent. There are areas where the existing wild predators are both bigger and more common.

This is why we have such different attitudes about the acceptability of letting cats out, or keeping them in.

Having said all that, there are still plenty of people who let their cats out, and while most cats do just fine as indoor-only cats, for some it just does not work. I know someone who, after a couple of years of unsuccessfully trying to keep her two cats inside or confined to the portion of the property that's cat-fenced, had to accept the fact that both of them, for a combination of reasons, were gettnd it is expected that you will let your cats out......they are seen as semi-wild animals and it is seen as cruel if you do not let them out, at least a little........

There in England, you have essentially no predators.

In all parts of North America, we have a lot of things for which cats look like anything from a quite decent meal to a tasty snack. Dogs, cars, and crazy humans are not remotely the only threats outdoor cats face here. I live in a pretty thickly settled city, and we have coyotes and foxes and opossoms, as well as hawks that are a real threat to smaller cats.

In a neighboring suburb, there are bears.

A bit further out, and there are
bobcats and fishers (a large and nasty weasel). There are confirmed reports of wolves just a little ways north of here, and unconfirmed reports of cougars.

And this is a long-settled and fairly tame region of the continent. There are areas where the existing wild predators are both bigger and more common.

This is why we have such different attitudes about the acceptability of letting cats out, or keeping them in.

Having said all that, there are still plenty of people who let their cats out, and while most cats do just fine as indoor-only cats, for some it just does not work. I know someone who, after a couple of years of unsuccessfully trying to keep her two cats inside or confined to the portion of the property that's cat-fenced, had to accept the fact that both of them, for a combination of reasons, were getting t is expected that you will let your cats out......they are seen as semi-wild animals and it is seen as cruel if you do not let them out, at least a little........

There in England, you have essentially no predators.

In all parts of North America, we have a lot of things for which cats look like anything from a quite decent meal to a tasty snack. Dogs, cars, and crazy humans are not remotely the only threats outdoor cats face here. I live in a pretty thickly settled city, and we have coyotes and foxes and opossoms, as well as hawks that are a real threat to smaller cats.

In a neighboring suburb, there are bears.

A bit further out, and there are
bobcats and fishers (a large and nasty weasel). There are confirmed reports of wolves just a little ways north of here, and unconfirmed reports of cougars.

And this is a long-settled and fairly tame region of the continent. There are areas where the existing wild predators are both bigger and more common.

This is why we have such different attitudes about the acceptability of letting cats out, or keeping them in.

Having said all that, there are still plenty of people who let their cats out, and while most cats do just fine as indoor-only cats, for some it just does not work. I know someone who, after a couple of years of unsuccessfully trying to keep her two cats inside or confined to the portion of the property that's cat-fenced, had to accept the fact that both of them, for a combination of reasons, were getting out expected that you will let your cats out......they are seen as semi-wild animals and it is seen as cruel if you do not let them out, at least a little........

There in England, you have essentially no predators.

In all parts of North America, we have a lot of things for which cats look like anything from a quite decent meal to a tasty snack. Dogs, cars, and crazy humans are not remotely the only threats outdoor cats face here. I live in a pretty thickly settled city, and we have coyotes and foxes and opossoms, as well as hawks that are a real threat to smaller cats.

In a neighboring suburb, there are bears.

A bit further out, and there are
bobcats and fishers (a large and nasty weasel). There are confirmed reports of wolves just a little ways north of here, and unconfirmed reports of cougars.

And this is a long-settled and fairly tame region of the continent. There are areas where the existing wild predators are both bigger and more common.

This is why we have such different attitudes about the acceptability of letting cats out, or keeping them in.

Having said all that, there are still plenty of people who let their cats out, and while most cats do just fine as indoor-only cats, for some it just does not work. I know someone who, after a couple of years of unsuccessfully trying to keep her two cats inside or confined to the portion of the property that's cat-fenced, had to accept the fact that both of them, for a combination of reasons, were getting out anywected that you will let your cats out......they are seen as semi-wild animals and it is seen as cruel if you do not let them out, at least a little........

There in England, you have essentially no predators.

In all parts of North America, we have a lot of things for which cats look like anything from a quite decent meal to a tasty snack. Dogs, cars, and crazy humans are not remotely the only threats outdoor cats face here. I live in a pretty thickly settled city, and we have coyotes and foxes and opossoms, as well as hawks that are a real threat to smaller cats.

In a neighboring suburb, there are bears.

A bit further out, and there are
bobcats and fishers (a large and nasty weasel). There are confirmed reports of wolves just a little ways north of here, and unconfirmed reports of cougars.

And this is a long-settled and fairly tame region of the continent. There are areas where the existing wild predators are both bigger and more common.

This is why we have such different attitudes about the acceptability of letting cats out, or keeping them in.

Having said all that, there are still plenty of people who let their cats out, and while most cats do just fine as indoor-only cats, for some it just does not work. I know someone who, after a couple of years of unsuccessfully trying to keep her two cats inside or confined to the portion of the property that's cat-fenced, had to accept the fact that both of them, for a combination of reasons, were getting out anyway, d that you will let your cats out......they are seen as semi-wild animals and it is seen as cruel if you do not let them out, at least a little........

There in England, you have essentially no predators.

In all parts of North America, we have a lot of things for which cats look like anything from a quite decent meal to a tasty snack. Dogs, cars, and crazy humans are not remotely the only threats outdoor cats face here. I live in a pretty thickly settled city, and we have coyotes and foxes and opossoms, as well as hawks that are a real threat to smaller cats.

In a neighboring suburb, there are bears.

A bit further out, and there are
bobcats and fishers (a large and nasty weasel). There are confirmed reports of wolves just a little ways north of here, and unconfirmed reports of cougars.

And this is a long-settled and fairly tame region of the continent. There are areas where the existing wild predators are both bigger and more common.

This is why we have such different attitudes about the acceptability of letting cats out, or keeping them in.

Having said all that, there are still plenty of people who let their cats out, and while most cats do just fine as indoor-only cats, for some it just does not work. I know someone who, after a couple of years of unsuccessfully trying to keep her two cats inside or confined to the portion of the property that's cat-fenced, had to accept the fact that both of them, for a combination of reasons, were getting out anyway, neitat you will let your cats out......they are seen as semi-wild animals and it is seen as cruel if you do not let them out, at least a little........

There in England, you have essentially no predators.

In all parts of North America, we have a lot of things for which cats look like anything from a quite decent meal to a tasty snack. Dogs, cars, and crazy humans are not remotely the only threats outdoor cats face here. I live in a pretty thickly settled city, and we have coyotes and foxes and opossoms, as well as hawks that are a real threat to smaller cats.

In a neighboring suburb, there are bears.

A bit further out, and there are
bobcats and fishers (a large and nasty weasel). There are confirmed reports of wolves just a little ways north of here, and unconfirmed reports of cougars.

And this is a long-settled and fairly tame region of the continent. There are areas where the existing wild predators are both bigger and more common.

This is why we have such different attitudes about the acceptability of letting cats out, or keeping them in.

Having said all that, there are still plenty of people who let their cats out, and while most cats do just fine as indoor-only cats, for some it just does not work. I know someone who, after a couple of years of unsuccessfully trying to keep her two cats inside or confined to the portion of the property that's cat-fenced, had to accept the fact that both of them, for a combination of reasons, were getting out anyway, neither ou will let your cats out......they are seen as semi-wild animals and it is seen as cruel if you do not let them out, at least a little........

There in England, you have essentially no predators.

In all parts of North America, we have a lot of things for which cats look like anything from a quite decent meal to a tasty snack. Dogs, cars, and crazy humans are not remotely the only threats outdoor cats face here. I live in a pretty thickly settled city, and we have coyotes and foxes and opossoms, as well as hawks that are a real threat to smaller cats.

In a neighboring suburb, there are bears.

A bit further out, and there are
bobcats and fishers (a large and nasty weasel). There are confirmed reports of wolves just a little ways north of here, and unconfirmed reports of cougars.

And this is a long-settled and fairly tame region of the continent. There are areas where the existing wild predators are both bigger and more common.

This is why we have such different attitudes about the acceptability of letting cats out, or keeping them in.

Having said all that, there are still plenty of people who let their cats out, and while most cats do just fine as indoor-only cats, for some it just does not work. I know someone who, after a couple of years of unsuccessfully trying to keep her two cats inside or confined to the portion of the property that's cat-fenced, had to accept the fact that both of them, for a combination of reasons, were getting out anyway, neither of till let your cats out......they are seen as semi-wild animals and it is seen as cruel if you do not let them out, at least a little........

There in England, you have essentially no predators.

In all parts of North America, we have a lot of things for which cats look like anything from a quite decent meal to a tasty snack. Dogs, cars, and crazy humans are not remotely the only threats outdoor cats face here. I live in a pretty thickly settled city, and we have coyotes and foxes and opossoms, as well as hawks that are a real threat to smaller cats.

In a neighboring suburb, there are bears.

A bit further out, and there are
bobcats and fishers (a large and nasty weasel). There are confirmed reports of wolves just a little ways north of here, and unconfirmed reports of cougars.

And this is a long-settled and fairly tame region of the continent. There are areas where the existing wild predators are both bigger and more common.

This is why we have such different attitudes about the acceptability of letting cats out, or keeping them in.

Having said all that, there are still plenty of people who let their cats out, and while most cats do just fine as indoor-only cats, for some it just does not work. I know someone who, after a couple of years of unsuccessfully trying to keep her two cats inside or confined to the portion of the property that's cat-fenced, had to accept the fact that both of them, for a combination of reasons, were getting out anyway, neither of them let your cats out......they are seen as semi-wild animals and it is seen as cruel if you do not let them out, at least a little........

There in England, you have essentially no predators.

In all parts of North America, we have a lot of things for which cats look like anything from a quite decent meal to a tasty snack. Dogs, cars, and crazy humans are not remotely the only threats outdoor cats face here. I live in a pretty thickly settled city, and we have coyotes and foxes and opossoms, as well as hawks that are a real threat to smaller cats.

In a neighboring suburb, there are bears.

A bit further out, and there are
bobcats and fishers (a large and nasty weasel). There are confirmed reports of wolves just a little ways north of here, and unconfirmed reports of cougars.

And this is a long-settled and fairly tame region of the continent. There are areas where the existing wild predators are both bigger and more common.

This is why we have such different attitudes about the acceptability of letting cats out, or keeping them in.

Having said all that, there are still plenty of people who let their cats out, and while most cats do just fine as indoor-only cats, for some it just does not work. I know someone who, after a couple of years of unsuccessfully trying to keep her two cats inside or confined to the portion of the property that's cat-fenced, had to accept the fact that both of them, for a combination of reasons, were getting out anyway, neither of them was your cats out......they are seen as semi-wild animals and it is seen as cruel if you do not let them out, at least a little........

There in England, you have essentially no predators.

In all parts of North America, we have a lot of things for which cats look like anything from a quite decent meal to a tasty snack. Dogs, cars, and crazy humans are not remotely the only threats outdoor cats face here. I live in a pretty thickly settled city, and we have coyotes and foxes and opossoms, as well as hawks that are a real threat to smaller cats.

In a neighboring suburb, there are bears.

A bit further out, and there are
bobcats and fishers (a large and nasty weasel). There are confirmed reports of wolves just a little ways north of here, and unconfirmed reports of cougars.

And this is a long-settled and fairly tame region of the continent. There are areas where the existing wild predators are both bigger and more common.

This is why we have such different attitudes about the acceptability of letting cats out, or keeping them in.

Having said all that, there are still plenty of people who let their cats out, and while most cats do just fine as indoor-only cats, for some it just does not work. I know someone who, after a couple of years of unsuccessfully trying to keep her two cats inside or confined to the portion of the property that's cat-fenced, had to accept the fact that both of them, for a combination of reasons, were getting out anyway, neither of them was happ cats out......they are seen as semi-wild animals and it is seen as cruel if you do not let them out, at least a little........

There in England, you have essentially no predators.

In all parts of North America, we have a lot of things for which cats look like anything from a quite decent meal to a tasty snack. Dogs, cars, and crazy humans are not remotely the only threats outdoor cats face here. I live in a pretty thickly settled city, and we have coyotes and foxes and opossoms, as well as hawks that are a real threat to smaller cats.

In a neighboring suburb, there are bears.

A bit further out, and there are
bobcats and fishers (a large and nasty weasel). There are confirmed reports of wolves just a little ways north of here, and unconfirmed reports of cougars.

And this is a long-settled and fairly tame region of the continent. There are areas where the existing wild predators are both bigger and more common.

This is why we have such different attitudes about the acceptability of letting cats out, or keeping them in.

Having said all that, there are still plenty of people who let their cats out, and while most cats do just fine as indoor-only cats, for some it just does not work. I know someone who, after a couple of years of unsuccessfully trying to keep her two cats inside or confined to the portion of the property that's cat-fenced, had to accept the fact that both of them, for a combination of reasons, were getting out anyway, neither of them was happy bes out......they are seen as semi-wild animals and it is seen as cruel if you do not let them out, at least a little........

There in England, you have essentially no predators.

In all parts of North America, we have a lot of things for which cats look like anything from a quite decent meal to a tasty snack. Dogs, cars, and crazy humans are not remotely the only threats outdoor cats face here. I live in a pretty thickly settled city, and we have coyotes and foxes and opossoms, as well as hawks that are a real threat to smaller cats.

In a neighboring suburb, there are bears.

A bit further out, and there are
bobcats and fishers (a large and nasty weasel). There are confirmed reports of wolves just a little ways north of here, and unconfirmed reports of cougars.

And this is a long-settled and fairly tame region of the continent. There are areas where the existing wild predators are both bigger and more common.

This is why we have such different attitudes about the acceptability of letting cats out, or keeping them in.

Having said all that, there are still plenty of people who let their cats out, and while most cats do just fine as indoor-only cats, for some it just does not work. I know someone who, after a couple of years of unsuccessfully trying to keep her two cats inside or confined to the portion of the property that's cat-fenced, had to accept the fact that both of them, for a combination of reasons, were getting out anyway, neither of them was happy being t......they are seen as semi-wild animals and it is seen as cruel if you do not let them out, at least a little........

There in England, you have essentially no predators.

In all parts of North America, we have a lot of things for which cats look like anything from a quite decent meal to a tasty snack. Dogs, cars, and crazy humans are not remotely the only threats outdoor cats face here. I live in a pretty thickly settled city, and we have coyotes and foxes and opossoms, as well as hawks that are a real threat to smaller cats.

In a neighboring suburb, there are bears.

A bit further out, and there are
bobcats and fishers (a large and nasty weasel). There are confirmed reports of wolves just a little ways north of here, and unconfirmed reports of cougars.

And this is a long-settled and fairly tame region of the continent. There are areas where the existing wild predators are both bigger and more common.

This is why we have such different attitudes about the acceptability of letting cats out, or keeping them in.

Having said all that, there are still plenty of people who let their cats out, and while most cats do just fine as indoor-only cats, for some it just does not work. I know someone who, after a couple of years of unsuccessfully trying to keep her two cats inside or confined to the portion of the property that's cat-fenced, had to accept the fact that both of them, for a combination of reasons, were getting out anyway, neither of them was happy being conf...they are seen as semi-wild animals and it is seen as cruel if you do not let them out, at least a little........

There in England, you have essentially no predators.

In all parts of North America, we have a lot of things for which cats look like anything from a quite decent meal to a tasty snack. Dogs, cars, and crazy humans are not remotely the only threats outdoor cats face here. I live in a pretty thickly settled city, and we have coyotes and foxes and opossoms, as well as hawks that are a real threat to smaller cats.

In a neighboring suburb, there are bears.

A bit further out, and there are
bobcats and fishers (a large and nasty weasel). There are confirmed reports of wolves just a little ways north of here, and unconfirmed reports of cougars.

And this is a long-settled and fairly tame region of the continent. There are areas where the existing wild predators are both bigger and more common.

This is why we have such different attitudes about the acceptability of letting cats out, or keeping them in.

Having said all that, there are still plenty of people who let their cats out, and while most cats do just fine as indoor-only cats, for some it just does not work. I know someone who, after a couple of years of unsuccessfully trying to keep her two cats inside or confined to the portion of the property that's cat-fenced, had to accept the fact that both of them, for a combination of reasons, were getting out anyway, neither of them was happy being confinedhey are seen as semi-wild animals and it is seen as cruel if you do not let them out, at least a little........

There in England, you have essentially no predators.

In all parts of North America, we have a lot of things for which cats look like anything from a quite decent meal to a tasty snack. Dogs, cars, and crazy humans are not remotely the only threats outdoor cats face here. I live in a pretty thickly settled city, and we have coyotes and foxes and opossoms, as well as hawks that are a real threat to smaller cats.

In a neighboring suburb, there are bears.

A bit further out, and there are
bobcats and fishers (a large and nasty weasel). There are confirmed reports of wolves just a little ways north of here, and unconfirmed reports of cougars.

And this is a long-settled and fairly tame region of the continent. There are areas where the existing wild predators are both bigger and more common.

This is why we have such different attitudes about the acceptability of letting cats out, or keeping them in.

Having said all that, there are still plenty of people who let their cats out, and while most cats do just fine as indoor-only cats, for some it just does not work. I know someone who, after a couple of years of unsuccessfully trying to keep her two cats inside or confined to the portion of the property that's cat-fenced, had to accept the fact that both of them, for a combination of reasons, were getting out anyway, neither of them was happy being confined, anare seen as semi-wild animals and it is seen as cruel if you do not let them out, at least a little........

There in England, you have essentially no predators.

In all parts of North America, we have a lot of things for which cats look like anything from a quite decent meal to a tasty snack. Dogs, cars, and crazy humans are not remotely the only threats outdoor cats face here. I live in a pretty thickly settled city, and we have coyotes and foxes and opossoms, as well as hawks that are a real threat to smaller cats.

In a neighboring suburb, there are bears.

A bit further out, and there are
bobcats and fishers (a large and nasty weasel). There are confirmed reports of wolves just a little ways north of here, and unconfirmed reports of cougars.

And this is a long-settled and fairly tame region of the continent. There are areas where the existing wild predators are both bigger and more common.

This is why we have such different attitudes about the acceptability of letting cats out, or keeping them in.

Having said all that, there are still plenty of people who let their cats out, and while most cats do just fine as indoor-only cats, for some it just does not work. I know someone who, after a couple of years of unsuccessfully trying to keep her two cats inside or confined to the portion of the property that's cat-fenced, had to accept the fact that both of them, for a combination of reasons, were getting out anyway, neither of them was happy being confined, and onseen as semi-wild animals and it is seen as cruel if you do not let them out, at least a little........

There in England, you have essentially no predators.

In all parts of North America, we have a lot of things for which cats look like anything from a quite decent meal to a tasty snack. Dogs, cars, and crazy humans are not remotely the only threats outdoor cats face here. I live in a pretty thickly settled city, and we have coyotes and foxes and opossoms, as well as hawks that are a real threat to smaller cats.

In a neighboring suburb, there are bears.

A bit further out, and there are
bobcats and fishers (a large and nasty weasel). There are confirmed reports of wolves just a little ways north of here, and unconfirmed reports of cougars.

And this is a long-settled and fairly tame region of the continent. There are areas where the existing wild predators are both bigger and more common.

This is why we have such different attitudes about the acceptability of letting cats out, or keeping them in.

Having said all that, there are still plenty of people who let their cats out, and while most cats do just fine as indoor-only cats, for some it just does not work. I know someone who, after a couple of years of unsuccessfully trying to keep her two cats inside or confined to the portion of the property that's cat-fenced, had to accept the fact that both of them, for a combination of reasons, were getting out anyway, neither of them was happy being confined, and one of as semi-wild animals and it is seen as cruel if you do not let them out, at least a little........

There in England, you have essentially no predators.

In all parts of North America, we have a lot of things for which cats look like anything from a quite decent meal to a tasty snack. Dogs, cars, and crazy humans are not remotely the only threats outdoor cats face here. I live in a pretty thickly settled city, and we have coyotes and foxes and opossoms, as well as hawks that are a real threat to smaller cats.

In a neighboring suburb, there are bears.

A bit further out, and there are
bobcats and fishers (a large and nasty weasel). There are confirmed reports of wolves just a little ways north of here, and unconfirmed reports of cougars.

And this is a long-settled and fairly tame region of the continent. There are areas where the existing wild predators are both bigger and more common.

This is why we have such different attitudes about the acceptability of letting cats out, or keeping them in.

Having said all that, there are still plenty of people who let their cats out, and while most cats do just fine as indoor-only cats, for some it just does not work. I know someone who, after a couple of years of unsuccessfully trying to keep her two cats inside or confined to the portion of the property that's cat-fenced, had to accept the fact that both of them, for a combination of reasons, were getting out anyway, neither of them was happy being confined, and one of thesemi-wild animals and it is seen as cruel if you do not let them out, at least a little........

There in England, you have essentially no predators.

In all parts of North America, we have a lot of things for which cats look like anything from a quite decent meal to a tasty snack. Dogs, cars, and crazy humans are not remotely the only threats outdoor cats face here. I live in a pretty thickly settled city, and we have coyotes and foxes and opossoms, as well as hawks that are a real threat to smaller cats.

In a neighboring suburb, there are bears.

A bit further out, and there are
bobcats and fishers (a large and nasty weasel). There are confirmed reports of wolves just a little ways north of here, and unconfirmed reports of cougars.

And this is a long-settled and fairly tame region of the continent. There are areas where the existing wild predators are both bigger and more common.

This is why we have such different attitudes about the acceptability of letting cats out, or keeping them in.

Having said all that, there are still plenty of people who let their cats out, and while most cats do just fine as indoor-only cats, for some it just does not work. I know someone who, after a couple of years of unsuccessfully trying to keep her two cats inside or confined to the portion of the property that's cat-fenced, had to accept the fact that both of them, for a combination of reasons, were getting out anyway, neither of them was happy being confined, and one of them wa-wild animals and it is seen as cruel if you do not let them out, at least a little........

There in England, you have essentially no predators.

In all parts of North America, we have a lot of things for which cats look like anything from a quite decent meal to a tasty snack. Dogs, cars, and crazy humans are not remotely the only threats outdoor cats face here. I live in a pretty thickly settled city, and we have coyotes and foxes and opossoms, as well as hawks that are a real threat to smaller cats.

In a neighboring suburb, there are bears.

A bit further out, and there are
bobcats and fishers (a large and nasty weasel). There are confirmed reports of wolves just a little ways north of here, and unconfirmed reports of cougars.

And this is a long-settled and fairly tame region of the continent. There are areas where the existing wild predators are both bigger and more common.

This is why we have such different attitudes about the acceptability of letting cats out, or keeping them in.

Having said all that, there are still plenty of people who let their cats out, and while most cats do just fine as indoor-only cats, for some it just does not work. I know someone who, after a couple of years of unsuccessfully trying to keep her two cats inside or confined to the portion of the property that's cat-fenced, had to accept the fact that both of them, for a combination of reasons, were getting out anyway, neither of them was happy being confined, and one of them was bed animals and it is seen as cruel if you do not let them out, at least a little........

There in England, you have essentially no predators.

In all parts of North America, we have a lot of things for which cats look like anything from a quite decent meal to a tasty snack. Dogs, cars, and crazy humans are not remotely the only threats outdoor cats face here. I live in a pretty thickly settled city, and we have coyotes and foxes and opossoms, as well as hawks that are a real threat to smaller cats.

In a neighboring suburb, there are bears.

A bit further out, and there are
bobcats and fishers (a large and nasty weasel). There are confirmed reports of wolves just a little ways north of here, and unconfirmed reports of cougars.

And this is a long-settled and fairly tame region of the continent. There are areas where the existing wild predators are both bigger and more common.

This is why we have such different attitudes about the acceptability of letting cats out, or keeping them in.

Having said all that, there are still plenty of people who let their cats out, and while most cats do just fine as indoor-only cats, for some it just does not work. I know someone who, after a couple of years of unsuccessfully trying to keep her two cats inside or confined to the portion of the property that's cat-fenced, had to accept the fact that both of them, for a combination of reasons, were getting out anyway, neither of them was happy being confined, and one of them was becomiimals and it is seen as cruel if you do not let them out, at least a little........

There in England, you have essentially no predators.

In all parts of North America, we have a lot of things for which cats look like anything from a quite decent meal to a tasty snack. Dogs, cars, and crazy humans are not remotely the only threats outdoor cats face here. I live in a pretty thickly settled city, and we have coyotes and foxes and opossoms, as well as hawks that are a real threat to smaller cats.

In a neighboring suburb, there are bears.

A bit further out, and there are
bobcats and fishers (a large and nasty weasel). There are confirmed reports of wolves just a little ways north of here, and unconfirmed reports of cougars.

And this is a long-settled and fairly tame region of the continent. There are areas where the existing wild predators are both bigger and more common.

This is why we have such different attitudes about the acceptability of letting cats out, or keeping them in.

Having said all that, there are still plenty of people who let their cats out, and while most cats do just fine as indoor-only cats, for some it just does not work. I know someone who, after a couple of years of unsuccessfully trying to keep her two cats inside or confined to the portion of the property that's cat-fenced, had to accept the fact that both of them, for a combination of reasons, were getting out anyway, neither of them was happy being confined, and one of them was becoming as and it is seen as cruel if you do not let them out, at least a little........

There in England, you have essentially no predators.

In all parts of North America, we have a lot of things for which cats look like anything from a quite decent meal to a tasty snack. Dogs, cars, and crazy humans are not remotely the only threats outdoor cats face here. I live in a pretty thickly settled city, and we have coyotes and foxes and opossoms, as well as hawks that are a real threat to smaller cats.

In a neighboring suburb, there are bears.

A bit further out, and there are
bobcats and fishers (a large and nasty weasel). There are confirmed reports of wolves just a little ways north of here, and unconfirmed reports of cougars.

And this is a long-settled and fairly tame region of the continent. There are areas where the existing wild predators are both bigger and more common.

This is why we have such different attitudes about the acceptability of letting cats out, or keeping them in.

Having said all that, there are still plenty of people who let their cats out, and while most cats do just fine as indoor-only cats, for some it just does not work. I know someone who, after a couple of years of unsuccessfully trying to keep her two cats inside or confined to the portion of the property that's cat-fenced, had to accept the fact that both of them, for a combination of reasons, were getting out anyway, neither of them was happy being confined, and one of them was becoming an owd it is seen as cruel if you do not let them out, at least a little........

There in England, you have essentially no predators.

In all parts of North America, we have a lot of things for which cats look like anything from a quite decent meal to a tasty snack. Dogs, cars, and crazy humans are not remotely the only threats outdoor cats face here. I live in a pretty thickly settled city, and we have coyotes and foxes and opossoms, as well as hawks that are a real threat to smaller cats.

In a neighboring suburb, there are bears.

A bit further out, and there are
bobcats and fishers (a large and nasty weasel). There are confirmed reports of wolves just a little ways north of here, and unconfirmed reports of cougars.

And this is a long-settled and fairly tame region of the continent. There are areas where the existing wild predators are both bigger and more common.

This is why we have such different attitudes about the acceptability of letting cats out, or keeping them in.

Having said all that, there are still plenty of people who let their cats out, and while most cats do just fine as indoor-only cats, for some it just does not work. I know someone who, after a couple of years of unsuccessfully trying to keep her two cats inside or confined to the portion of the property that's cat-fenced, had to accept the fact that both of them, for a combination of reasons, were getting out anyway, neither of them was happy being confined, and one of them was becoming an owned is seen as cruel if you do not let them out, at least a little........

There in England, you have essentially no predators.

In all parts of North America, we have a lot of things for which cats look like anything from a quite decent meal to a tasty snack. Dogs, cars, and crazy humans are not remotely the only threats outdoor cats face here. I live in a pretty thickly settled city, and we have coyotes and foxes and opossoms, as well as hawks that are a real threat to smaller cats.

In a neighboring suburb, there are bears.

A bit further out, and there are
bobcats and fishers (a large and nasty weasel). There are confirmed reports of wolves just a little ways north of here, and unconfirmed reports of cougars.

And this is a long-settled and fairly tame region of the continent. There are areas where the existing wild predators are both bigger and more common.

This is why we have such different attitudes about the acceptability of letting cats out, or keeping them in.

Having said all that, there are still plenty of people who let their cats out, and while most cats do just fine as indoor-only cats, for some it just does not work. I know someone who, after a couple of years of unsuccessfully trying to keep her two cats inside or confined to the portion of the property that's cat-fenced, had to accept the fact that both of them, for a combination of reasons, were getting out anyway, neither of them was happy being confined, and one of them was becoming an owned feraseen as cruel if you do not let them out, at least a little........

There in England, you have essentially no predators.

In all parts of North America, we have a lot of things for which cats look like anything from a quite decent meal to a tasty snack. Dogs, cars, and crazy humans are not remotely the only threats outdoor cats face here. I live in a pretty thickly settled city, and we have coyotes and foxes and opossoms, as well as hawks that are a real threat to smaller cats.

In a neighboring suburb, there are bears.

A bit further out, and there are
bobcats and fishers (a large and nasty weasel). There are confirmed reports of wolves just a little ways north of here, and unconfirmed reports of cougars.

And this is a long-settled and fairly tame region of the continent. There are areas where the existing wild predators are both bigger and more common.

This is why we have such different attitudes about the acceptability of letting cats out, or keeping them in.

Having said all that, there are still plenty of people who let their cats out, and while most cats do just fine as indoor-only cats, for some it just does not work. I know someone who, after a couple of years of unsuccessfully trying to keep her two cats inside or confined to the portion of the property that's cat-fenced, had to accept the fact that both of them, for a combination of reasons, were getting out anyway, neither of them was happy being confined, and one of them was becoming an owned feral, c as cruel if you do not let them out, at least a little........

There in England, you have essentially no predators.

In all parts of North America, we have a lot of things for which cats look like anything from a quite decent meal to a tasty snack. Dogs, cars, and crazy humans are not remotely the only threats outdoor cats face here. I live in a pretty thickly settled city, and we have coyotes and foxes and opossoms, as well as hawks that are a real threat to smaller cats.

In a neighboring suburb, there are bears.

A bit further out, and there are
bobcats and fishers (a large and nasty weasel). There are confirmed reports of wolves just a little ways north of here, and unconfirmed reports of cougars.

And this is a long-settled and fairly tame region of the continent. There are areas where the existing wild predators are both bigger and more common.

This is why we have such different attitudes about the acceptability of letting cats out, or keeping them in.

Having said all that, there are still plenty of people who let their cats out, and while most cats do just fine as indoor-only cats, for some it just does not work. I know someone who, after a couple of years of unsuccessfully trying to keep her two cats inside or confined to the portion of the property that's cat-fenced, had to accept the fact that both of them, for a combination of reasons, were getting out anyway, neither of them was happy being confined, and one of them was becoming an owned feral, comincruel if you do not let them out, at least a little........

There in England, you have essentially no predators.

In all parts of North America, we have a lot of things for which cats look like anything from a quite decent meal to a tasty snack. Dogs, cars, and crazy humans are not remotely the only threats outdoor cats face here. I live in a pretty thickly settled city, and we have coyotes and foxes and opossoms, as well as hawks that are a real threat to smaller cats.

In a neighboring suburb, there are bears.

A bit further out, and there are
bobcats and fishers (a large and nasty weasel). There are confirmed reports of wolves just a little ways north of here, and unconfirmed reports of cougars.

And this is a long-settled and fairly tame region of the continent. There are areas where the existing wild predators are both bigger and more common.

This is why we have such different attitudes about the acceptability of letting cats out, or keeping them in.

Having said all that, there are still plenty of people who let their cats out, and while most cats do just fine as indoor-only cats, for some it just does not work. I know someone who, after a couple of years of unsuccessfully trying to keep her two cats inside or confined to the portion of the property that's cat-fenced, had to accept the fact that both of them, for a combination of reasons, were getting out anyway, neither of them was happy being confined, and one of them was becoming an owned feral, coming hol if you do not let them out, at least a little........

There in England, you have essentially no predators.

In all parts of North America, we have a lot of things for which cats look like anything from a quite decent meal to a tasty snack. Dogs, cars, and crazy humans are not remotely the only threats outdoor cats face here. I live in a pretty thickly settled city, and we have coyotes and foxes and opossoms, as well as hawks that are a real threat to smaller cats.

In a neighboring suburb, there are bears.

A bit further out, and there are
bobcats and fishers (a large and nasty weasel). There are confirmed reports of wolves just a little ways north of here, and unconfirmed reports of cougars.

And this is a long-settled and fairly tame region of the continent. There are areas where the existing wild predators are both bigger and more common.

This is why we have such different attitudes about the acceptability of letting cats out, or keeping them in.

Having said all that, there are still plenty of people who let their cats out, and while most cats do just fine as indoor-only cats, for some it just does not work. I know someone who, after a couple of years of unsuccessfully trying to keep her two cats inside or confined to the portion of the property that's cat-fenced, had to accept the fact that both of them, for a combination of reasons, were getting out anyway, neither of them was happy being confined, and one of them was becoming an owned feral, coming home o you do not let them out, at least a little........

There in England, you have essentially no predators.

In all parts of North America, we have a lot of things for which cats look like anything from a quite decent meal to a tasty snack. Dogs, cars, and crazy humans are not remotely the only threats outdoor cats face here. I live in a pretty thickly settled city, and we have coyotes and foxes and opossoms, as well as hawks that are a real threat to smaller cats.

In a neighboring suburb, there are bears.

A bit further out, and there are
bobcats and fishers (a large and nasty weasel). There are confirmed reports of wolves just a little ways north of here, and unconfirmed reports of cougars.

And this is a long-settled and fairly tame region of the continent. There are areas where the existing wild predators are both bigger and more common.

This is why we have such different attitudes about the acceptability of letting cats out, or keeping them in.

Having said all that, there are still plenty of people who let their cats out, and while most cats do just fine as indoor-only cats, for some it just does not work. I know someone who, after a couple of years of unsuccessfully trying to keep her two cats inside or confined to the portion of the property that's cat-fenced, had to accept the fact that both of them, for a combination of reasons, were getting out anyway, neither of them was happy being confined, and one of them was becoming an owned feral, coming home only do not let them out, at least a little........

There in England, you have essentially no predators.

In all parts of North America, we have a lot of things for which cats look like anything from a quite decent meal to a tasty snack. Dogs, cars, and crazy humans are not remotely the only threats outdoor cats face here. I live in a pretty thickly settled city, and we have coyotes and foxes and opossoms, as well as hawks that are a real threat to smaller cats.

In a neighboring suburb, there are bears.

A bit further out, and there are
bobcats and fishers (a large and nasty weasel). There are confirmed reports of wolves just a little ways north of here, and unconfirmed reports of cougars.

And this is a long-settled and fairly tame region of the continent. There are areas where the existing wild predators are both bigger and more common.

This is why we have such different attitudes about the acceptability of letting cats out, or keeping them in.

Having said all that, there are still plenty of people who let their cats out, and while most cats do just fine as indoor-only cats, for some it just does not work. I know someone who, after a couple of years of unsuccessfully trying to keep her two cats inside or confined to the portion of the property that's cat-fenced, had to accept the fact that both of them, for a combination of reasons, were getting out anyway, neither of them was happy being confined, and one of them was becoming an owned feral, coming home only whennot let them out, at least a little........

There in England, you have essentially no predators.

In all parts of North America, we have a lot of things for which cats look like anything from a quite decent meal to a tasty snack. Dogs, cars, and crazy humans are not remotely the only threats outdoor cats face here. I live in a pretty thickly settled city, and we have coyotes and foxes and opossoms, as well as hawks that are a real threat to smaller cats.

In a neighboring suburb, there are bears.

A bit further out, and there are
bobcats and fishers (a large and nasty weasel). There are confirmed reports of wolves just a little ways north of here, and unconfirmed reports of cougars.

And this is a long-settled and fairly tame region of the continent. There are areas where the existing wild predators are both bigger and more common.

This is why we have such different attitudes about the acceptability of letting cats out, or keeping them in.

Having said all that, there are still plenty of people who let their cats out, and while most cats do just fine as indoor-only cats, for some it just does not work. I know someone who, after a couple of years of unsuccessfully trying to keep her two cats inside or confined to the portion of the property that's cat-fenced, had to accept the fact that both of them, for a combination of reasons, were getting out anyway, neither of them was happy being confined, and one of them was becoming an owned feral, coming home only when it let them out, at least a little........

There in England, you have essentially no predators.

In all parts of North America, we have a lot of things for which cats look like anything from a quite decent meal to a tasty snack. Dogs, cars, and crazy humans are not remotely the only threats outdoor cats face here. I live in a pretty thickly settled city, and we have coyotes and foxes and opossoms, as well as hawks that are a real threat to smaller cats.

In a neighboring suburb, there are bears.

A bit
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Home Prepared Food & Recipes > sweet candy for cats

Aquavit

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Purred: Thu Nov 26, '09 9:42am PST 
Michis has a real sweet tooth ,

No. Cats do not have the ability to detect sweetness. They have no functioning copy of the gene that codes for it. This is why anti-freeze is usually a bigger threat to dogs than cats--it's just as deadly to cats if they drink it, but dogs detect the sweetness and are attracted to it whether or not they're thirsty, while cats do not, and will drink it only if they are very thirsty and can't find a better source of "water."

she eats ice cream , marshmellows and caramel cream.

It's the dairy and the gelatin, not the sweetness, which she can't taste.
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Behavior & Training > Sleeping against the wall

Aquavit

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Purred: Thu Nov 26, '09 7:32am PST 
What's the problem, exactly?

She's sleeping where she's comfortable, which for cats is often different from what humans find comfortable. Aquavit's dad used to sleep partly on a windowsill, and partly on the typewriter that was in front of that window. It didn't look comfortable, but he loved that spot. Aquavit and Retsina will cram themselves together on one shelf of the cat tree, sometimes. Or Retsina will perch on the headboard of the bed (which just isn't that wide; it's just a headboard), and nap there.

Cats are odd, but they don't do things they find uncomfortable. If Boof likes to sleep against the wall with no bed, let her!laugh out loud
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Laws & Legislation > Rabies Challenge Fund Supports Cruel Dog Experiments
Aquavit

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Purred: Mon Jul 7, '08 5:48am PST 
Not everything in medical research and testing can be done with non-animal methods. And with rabies having a 100% fatality rate for humans AND our beloved cat and dog companions, the FDA is going to demand a rubber-meets-the-road, conclusive, live animal trial.

Over the last two decades, the use of animal testing has been reduced a lot. Every major pharma company has procedures in place to identify non-animal methods that can substitute for animal methods with scientific validity. They also have animal care committies with community representatives (i.e., animal welfare people who aren't employed by the company) to oversee care of the animals that are used.

But those non-animal methods still mostly replace animals in the earlier stages of research, the is it toxic/how toxic/is it likely to have useful pharmaceutical effect. It means that there's a lot less "wasted" animal testing, of things that aren't going to have any use. In the end, nothing can be approved for use by the FDA without being tested on the species it's going to be used in. If they want to prove that rabies vaccine produces five-year or seven-year immunity in dogs, they have to test it--in dogs.

And if they were going to approve something without testing, it wouldn't be a rabies vaccine or an extended rabies vaccine protocol. That's because rabies does have that 100% fatality rate, in humans, dogs, and cats.
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