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    Anal Glands?

    Haha! If she is only a little dirty, I'm very glad to hear it! She probably didn't want to be outdone by her sister, who refuses to clean her ears. ;) Thank you so much!
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    Anal Glands?

    I'm glad to hear it doesn't seem to be too concerning; thank you! I don't know how well she'd take a cleaning due to her personality, but I'll certainly give it a try! Thank you!
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    Anal Glands?

    (Heads up that there's a butthole image at the end!) Hello! I'd thought my cat was kind of lazy when it came to cleaning her bumhole because it seemed she always left pieces of poop there, but I recently came across an image of expressing anal glands that looked similar to what she had. I've...
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    Dental Cleaning

    Thank you so much for your replies, everyone! I was worried that dental cleanings would be considered a last resort due to the anesthesia involved, so the replies so far have done a lot to reassure me! I'll definitely schedule a cleaning for both (and I think Juno is telling me she'd do better...
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    Dental Cleaning

    Aha! That'd be great! Thank you so much for the suggestion; Juno did (understandably) have problems with non-recognition aggression when Henri went to visit her long-haired cousin, so I'd been worried about that. If Juno ends up not getting a cleaning, I'll definitely try to bring her along!
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    Dental Cleaning

    @Furballsmom Will do; thank you! Initially I thought I would not be able to take Juno if it was only Henri since the cleaning would be a whole-day affair, but I just realized: did you mean take Juno during the drop off and pickup? Would that still make them smell the same?
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    Dental Cleaning

    Hello @Furballsmom and thank you so much; I appreciate all the information you included in your post! They are not fed dry food (Juno took 6 months to transition, but she finally made it through at the start of the year! I like to joke it was her New Year's gift to me 💙).
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    Dental Cleaning

    Hello, everyone! Thank you again for your help with my questions about the yearly exam earlier; today was the day, and we took the cats in for their first checkups as adults! I asked for their teeth to be look at in particular as I've worked up to being able to smear toothpaste on their top row...
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    Diluting Darwin Bone Content

    Thank you so much, everyone! I'll go with offering Darwin's infrequently, rather than diluting it; if they seem receptive to it more than once or twice a week, I can add Alnutrin with chunks (thigh/hearts/liver), and then move ahead with obtaining a grinder! 🙌
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    Diluting Darwin Bone Content

    Hello! I'm considering using Darwin's introductory offer to get my cats acclimated to raw before transitioning to homemade, but I know high bone content and the resulting constipation is likely guaranteed. I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions for diluting the bone content to a safe amount...
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    Yearly Exam: What to Expect?

    Hello, everyone! Life got a bit busy for a while there, so I really appreciate coming back to so many informative replies! One of my cats is fearful, so I think it will be helpful for us both to have an idea of what to expect going in! Last time we went to the vet, I saved my follow-up questions...
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    Yearly Exam: What to Expect?

    Hello! My cats are the first pets I've ever owned. They are 16 and 13 months, and I was wondering which of the following I could expect for their yearly checkup: Physical exam. Fecal exam? Urinalysis? CBC? Blood paneling? Mouth x-rays (done yearly, or done anytime a cat goes under)? Dental...
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    From Market to Feeding: How to handle raw?

    This is all helpful to know! Part of what confused me from my own research was that it seemed to assume the reader had some background knowledge about food handling; it made the text seem vague to someone like me, who's coming in pretty much blind. I'm hoping to learn as much as I can for my...
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    From Market to Feeding: How to handle raw?

    Hello! I've come across mixed feedback online, so before I bought a new batch I wanted to ask: For chicken hearts, giblets, and liver, is it necessary to store them in the freezer for 8 weeks before feeding? Or can they be used as treats right away? Do they need to be washed before they're...
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    [feedback] 11-week Old Kittens

    Oh, wow! I just saw the timestamp on the first post. 🤦‍♀️
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