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New to Catster/Tips & Tricks > Purr...hello everyone
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Purred: Wed Dec 31, '14 11:37am PST 
welcomecat on moon
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Get Well Soon > The New Home of Hazel Lucy's List for Kitties in Need of Purrs
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Purred: Wed Dec 31, '14 11:36am PST 
I am hoping that all are well, and that 2015 will be a good year full of happiness & health for everyone. We are all doing well, so Momma is glad that The Kitty Quartet are in ship shape! purrs to all purrpurrpurrpurr. partypartykittycheer
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Behavior & Training > One year old spayed cat refuses to pee in her litter box!

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Purred: Wed Dec 31, '14 11:20am PST 
Water, will help keep her flushed out. Her bladder is irritated from the crystals. Wet food, even with a bit of water will help keep her flushed out. IF they associate discomfort with the box, it will cause them to go other places. And like others have said, make sure the area is clean. You might try cosequin supplements. they will not hurt her, and the anti-inflammatory action of cosequin soothes the bladder. I also use Vet's Best urinary tract supplements. They contain herbs to soothe and to flush things out. Keep in mind, she is not being vindictive & doing this for treats. WHen cats do things like that, there is a reason. If you get upset when she does this (understandable - Tig is a pee out of the box cat too) I get it, but she can pick up on your stress, which can cause her to have cystitis, which is a recurring inflammation of the bladder lining. A perpetual circle you know? I have had MANY bladder issues with Tig - he blocked 2x and I almost lost him - so I am speaking from experience. The litter things you are trying are good too, it all helps. Best of luck! way to gowave
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Food & Nutrition > Help loose stool

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Purred: Wed Dec 31, '14 11:11am PST 
I agree with BK. Mine have gotten diarrhea from antibiotics too, and with his immune system being weaker, it could use a boost. Could he also be allergic to the oatmeal? what about rice baby cereal? Or I wonder if some plain baby food meat like chicken would help if he can eat chicken. Poor little mite. Hope it works!
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Cat Health > How do you know it is time?

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Purred: Wed Dec 31, '14 11:06am PST 
I am sorry that you are facing this situation. It is not an easy one. With my dog, I held on as long as possible. The day his back legs gave out & he could not stand up, I took him in. He had canine dementia, and really was no longer himself for a while. I wish in a way I had let him go sooner, he was suffering. That said, it is an unspoken message between you two. I am all for giving them every chance, and I certainly respect Chloe's Mom for what she says, and some great ideas on supplements - however if it is cancer, the inevitable will happen, and I hate to see the suffering that comes with it. What does your vet say? Personally, if it was me, I would try to manage his other health issues to keep him comfortable, and if it gets to the point that I no longer see the kitty having a quality of life, then sadly, time to say goodbye has come. You know your cat best, and can tell if he is fading. One thing for sure, is do not look down on yourself for the decision. We all wish we had more time with them, but being able to let them go in peace is a gift of love in itself too. I wish you peace, and I hope your kitty can stay with you a long time yet. hug
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Cat Health > Neutering?
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Purred: Wed Dec 31, '14 10:56am PST 
Do the cats live together? If so, or if you are close, why not offer to take your sister's cat in when you take yours? The best gift you can give your kitty is to spay/neuter. I have 3 males & 1 female. Only one male is a bit "fluffier" than he should be, but not by much. WHen they are fixed, they can focus on just being a good kitty, you can see their personality. They are not focused on reproducing. Your sister's cat can get more aggressive, and if there happens to be a female in the area in heat - he will do whatever it takes to get to her. As I said the best gift (besides love of course!)is to do this. It reduces cancer risk in females for sure, and maybe in males also.
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Rescue, Adoption & Happy Endings > My 85-year-old grandpaw, who has dementia, wants a cat

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Purred: Sun Dec 28, '14 2:48pm PST 
That is tricky, and yet if it is a bad day, will the kitty get fed or it's box changed? Is it possible to maybe take him to volunteer on good days, to play with kitties at a shelter? Especially if he feels it is an important job for him to do. Having had a grandma with the same issue, I know what the bad days can be like, and that is why I hestitate putting an animal in that situation. If he has a bad day, the poor kitty won't understand why he isn't being fed or given attention. Then again, it may help keep him more lucid - they say people with even Alzheimer's recognize an animal. I personally would really think about the shelter angle first - see how he does with it before actually getting a cat, (and I am all about saving pets for sure). Not an easy decision, but you have to be the voice for the potential kitty. Best luck in this situation.
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Cat Health > Ear mite scabs

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Purred: Sun Dec 28, '14 2:27pm PST 
You can also use a warm damp washcloth or ear wipes to clean the ears. They also do sell ear clean liquid. I pour some on a cotton pad, and squish into the ear, then gently rub the ear to get it in there. I would have them rechecked at the vet in case the problem has not resolved.
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Cat Health > Gun Shy and Nervous Wreck (Mouth Problems)

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Purred: Tue Dec 16, '14 3:45pm PST 
Glad he is doing well, and I love his name. I remember you and Sprinkles too! Just a note - I would not give baby aspirin to him again. I know you meant well and were trying to relieve his pain, but check with your vet if this is a safe thing to do. I know that acetametaphine (Tylenol) is deadly for cats, but I am not sure about the aspirin. It sure seems that you will be happy to put this past year behind you. I send you hugs for your pain. Perhaps Gandalf the Grey was sent to you by your loved ones, (human & kitty alike) to help heal your heart. Here's to a fresh year with your new kitty! hug
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Behavior & Training > Any advice on keeping cats off of 'cat restricted' areas?
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Purred: Tue Dec 16, '14 3:24pm PST 
I usually will pick them up while saying "no table" etc and place them on the floor. This does not always work though. Maizy will give me a "whithering look" sometimes. My son tried the sticky tape for his cat, which he said worked alright as long as the kitty wasn't chewing the tape. You can also use a car matt the kind with little nubby teeth flipped teeth side out. They don't like the feel. SOme citrus peels on the counter can help to deter. They also have a cannister of compressed air that has a motion sensor & will spray air if the kitty triggers it. I think it is called Sssscaaat. Good luck, it is not easy to keep them off all the time, but with redirection and a nice place that they CAN go helps alot.wave
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