Recent Content by dragonlady2

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    Occasional Side Bumping while walking

    We have a cat that does something similar. One thing I noticed with your cat is how fluffed the base of her tail is. Our cat is the same with the tail and we find that she gets herself overstimulated. Maybe your cat is more affectionate during this time?
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    cat goes from purring to biting in a milisecond

    We have a similar cat. We found her across the road. She had been declawed and spayed, yet no one claimed her. We find she is overstimulated very easily and hyper vigilant. She bites, but we get that she can’t help it. She puts herself in time out when it happens. Signs for her are eyes are...
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    Rehoming my cat

    Could you make a catio and give him some outdoor time? I have had to separate my cats as well. The upstairs belongs to one cat and the downstairs belongs to the other two. So far so good.
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    Depression in a 5 yo prior outdoor cat now only inside?

    I have a similar cat like that. I was feeding Squeaky across the road. He definitely did not want contact with me. I slowly moved him over to the yard and then the carport. I worried incessantly about him and when he came for food with a swollen face and scratches, I made the decision to trap...
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    Depression in a 5 yo prior outdoor cat now only inside?

    Try leaving something with your scent on it so he can get used to it. I have trapped and kept 4 outdoor cats. Three are in a catio and one is upstairs with my adult son. They have all made the transition really well. Once you have settled somewhere, he may adjust to a catio. My one cat has...
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    Depression in a 5 yo prior outdoor cat now only inside?

    Have you put any toys ie)little catnip mice, in the room? My outdoor/feral cats love boxes. Are you able to get any Feliway plug ins? You could put a radio on low so there is some soft music playing. Soft blankets. These are items that my own cats really like. What is in the room right now?
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    Somewhere over the rainbow

    I hope you will be the last I lose to FIP...this is breaking me... I don’t know how to do the emoji heart goes out to you.
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    Help for trapping feral cat

    I would trap her with food. Once trapped,put the trap between two chairs or stools. Keep it covered. You can feed the cat through the openings of the trap. The cat can relieve itself through the bottom of the trap. Just put newspaper or litter underneath trap. It’s not ideal, but it’s better...
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    Suggestions for Samantha's congestion

    We have a cat with similar issues. We took a small dog crate and covered it with a towel. We put her in and in the front we placed a clothes/fabric steamer for10 to 15 minutes. It created a steam tent for her. Twice a day and it really helped with the mucus. We would feed her right after because...
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    I didn’t like the idea of cremation either. When one of our dogs died, we made the decision to cremate. We knew there was a good chance that we would be moving and we did not want to leave him behind. He has place in my craft room. I don’t regret that decision. We will be doing it for all of our...
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    I think I am a bad cat owner

    Absolutely agree with kittyluv387. You will feel guilty for rehoming her, but it's in everyone's best interest. Do you have another family member that could take it? What about a neighbor. I so respect your desire to do what's best in your cats best interest. Crossing fingers for the best. And...
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    Need help finding dry cat food.

    I have always had issues with ”pea protein” as one of the main sources of protein. It’s hard to find a kibble in Canada that has an optimum ingredient list without pea protein as one of the main ingredients. One of our dogs died of an enlarged heart which we attribute to the grain free and pea...
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    Let them out when I'm at work... Or not?!

    I leave mine open all the time. The cats sleep a lot of the day. When I was nervous about coyotes and other cats, I doubled the lower level with screening/fencing. The cats have the option to retreat to their safe places in the home/shed. I too was nervous about leaving it open, however, cats...
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    Sweet cat with redirected aggression, please help: euthanasia may be the only option.

    You can use dog on top of the other.
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    Keeping birds out of Feral Cats Food Bowls

    I used a decoy owl. I switched the direction it was looking everyday. It worked for the birds that I was having an issue with. Good luck with keeping them away. They can be PITA.