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    How to get a cat to like the leash?

    We trained our kitty on a leash when she was a kitten. We travelled with her for work, so it was for her safety. I know that it’s much better to start them as young as possible. Don’t know how old your kitty is. Our girl walked on the leash with no problems. The only thing was, she went...
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    Trouble with pooping

    I am also giving my 16 yo the PEG powder once a day 1/8 tsp to 1/4 tsp. Got it from the vet to soften kitty’s stool. She was having very hard and small bowel movements. She does not eat any wet food, so I just mix it in water and syringe it (without a needle, or course) into her mouth. It is...
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    Petal stopped eating one of her 2 favourite foods

    Hi Furballsmom! Thanks for the advice. I do have another variety of Purina on hand, I can try. Good idea. I also told Petal what you said and she blinked at me. Thanks
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    Petal stopped eating one of her 2 favourite foods

    Hello everyone: Just worrying about my 16 3/4 yo female, Petal. She is a fussy eater. She has never eaten wet food, though I have tried many types over the years! She was doing very well on Hill’s I/D and Purina Cat Chow Complete. She had stopped vomiting every few days and was eating...
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    How to disinfect safely

    Hi: Interesting you should mention it...I made a 1:9 bleach/water solution to clean. I accidentally left the rag I used with the spray bottle on the rug for a moment. Next thing I know my 16 1/2 yo kitty was rolling around on the rag and kicking it with her rear paws. She was acting like it...
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    Cerenia question

    Hi: I got a tip on this site to hide the pill in liverwurst. Maybe your kitty can eat this, since it is a pate-consistency. My girl (luckily) eats pill pockets with 1/4 tab of Cerenia every 3 days. Sometimes I have to put the pill in liverwurst, or cheese, when she if “off” the pill pockets.
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    Cartrophen for arthritis in 16 yo

    Hi Everyone: My vet has suggested this drug for my 16 yo girl. She is showing some signs of arthritis in her legs. She has some problems squatting in the litter box. Does anyone have experience with this drug? Is there anything to watch out for in the way of side effects? Thanks!
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    What can i add to food

    Also with my 16 yo kitty the kibble is just too big for her. She would eat it without chewing then throw up. I put it in the food processor and grind it up. My kitty is taking Cerenia (prescription from vet) for vomiting. Good luck with your kitty issues.
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    How do you get your cat to take pills?

    I got my girl to eat her pill inside liverwurst. This will work for a couple of weeks then she will turn up her nose, so I switch to pill pockets, then on to lactose-free cheese balls, and so on. Everyone gets tired of the same thing day after day! I got the liverwurst tip from the great...
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    Advice for senior cat...

    Hi: One thing I found with my 16 yo kitty is that the size of the kibble (dry food) was too big. She was eating it whole and not chewing it. Old teeth. She would vomit it back up. She eats Hill’s I/D. I just pop it in a food processer to pulverize the kibble. Don’t know if this will help...
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    Subq Fluids - Questions

    Hi: Thanks for your great advice and understanding. I am using 20 guage needles. The vet tech showed me a little bit different way to administer fluids. I have a 60 ml syringe that I fill from a large 1000 ml bag of fluidsI then attach the line to the syringe and plunge the filled syringe...
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    Subq Fluids - Questions

    Hello all you lovely cat lovers. I am feeling depressed since my vet told me my 16 yo girl is in early kidney disease. I have managed (with husband’s help) to inject 60 ml of subq fluids every 3 days. This has really helped with her constipation. She now deficates with larger stools and does...
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    Kitty Won’t Drink From Fancy Fountain

    Thanks for your thoughtful replies! You guys/gals are the best! She does seem a little timid around the fountain, so perhaps I need to be patient. I will try to get some other bowls that are the same as her favourite, as well. I don’t think I can return the fountain, though.
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    Kitty Won’t Drink From Fancy Fountain

    My 16 year old girl, Petal, is going to the vet for a checkup soon. She is a little constipated so, you guys suggested I get a plug in fountain to encourage her to drink more water. I spent the money, assembled the fountain and she does not use it! It is situated beside a large glass salad...
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