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    Dog Insurance

    I was looking at Trupanion as well. The ladies at the labrador forum speak well of it. It's definitely the one I'd pick. Since they work on a per-ilness basis, if you get something on-going, you only pay the initial $500(or whatever your plan is set to) once, then they cover 80% Perfect for...
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    Dog Insurance

    Yikes! There are times that I take for granted that I'm in a big city....I could shop around, get a second opinion, and choose a vet that we both like. I'm still looking at another vet, for Matt-a hollistic vet. As he gets older, I want the best quality of life for him, but in the least...
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    Weight Loss Tips?

    That makes sense. I often swap him to Friskies wet in summer, and do 1/2 can each twice a day, with Matt finishing the other's food to suppliment his own intake. I'm probably not feeding enough in the first place, thus encouraging the foraging behavior......whereas the smaller cats don't eat all...
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    Weight Loss Tips?

    Right now he's at 2/3 cup of the Natural Balance, and what he mooches from the other bowls....that's the X-factor I don't have the bag, so I'm not sure the calorie count....so that's 213 plus extras. I have been feeding each cat from a 1/3 cup scoop, twice daily for a while now. Matt finishes...
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    Weight Loss Tips?

    Ok, I'll try the FF I'd tried Friskies Wet, but he only kept gaining weight. That was why I was considering the weight loss food. How many cans for his size? His ideal is 12lb, so I don't want to cut his calories too quick.... I'm letting him go out back with Shamas and I. I was originally...
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    Weight Loss Tips?

    Matt has become quite large over the years, now at 24lbs. As he carries it so well, no one realised HOW heavy he was getting until the most recent vet appointment, when we realised he'd gone up from 18.6 Two major factors at play here: Friskies, and wandering around eating from the other cat's...
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    Dog Insurance

    I don't have pet insurance...I have a 7 year old Lab, and he'd be about $100/month with a $500 deductable, and not cover any core things,. he has a pre existing lump, a limp, and anxiety. So there's a good chance the things I'd want coverage for wouldn't be covered Here's what I did: Each...
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    Hello Again. Been A Long Time

    Hi everyone. It's been years. My old computer had all of my information saved, and it took awhile for me to find my credentials after I finally replaced it. I'm SO pleased to see the photos of my cats when they were young- Matt is now 9 years old! the kitten is 5, and the foster is 4. Matt's a...
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    Bully cat, or bored cat?

    He's about due for his yearly check-up, so I'll mention it when I see him.  However this isn't out of character for Midnight. As a kitten her would terrorise Matt, and the two would scuffle. He's born feral, and his littermates always play-fought with him. He used to pounce and attack them...
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    New adoptee still staying in safe room after two weeks

    That's how Helen was. She stayed in the closet for the first week, and the room a little longer. When she started to get the nerve to explore, it was a few feet at a time. First the back hall, as far as the kitchen doorway, haunches bunched ready to spring back to the safety of the room. A few...
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    Bully cat, or bored cat?

    Hey there It's been awhile, but I'm having some disputes between a couple of my cats, and wondered if the community could weigh in? We brought Little Helen home last November. She adjusted well, got along well with everyone, with only one real point of conflict: one week she seemed to be...
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    What the heck?! translation please

    So my daughter's standing there holding Helen, telling her how pretty she is.....and she's purring away....and all of of sudden she bites her shoulder. she drew blood too. She was immediately put down, and looked hurt at the hurt human. She's been a biter since we got her(not nasty, just...
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    UTI? NO money left on the credit card..HELP!

    He gets lots of hugs and kisses :) :) and the occasional positive re-inforcement for bad behavior I'm afraid to say....I realized as I did it this afternoon, he went to steal one of my cheese nips, and I scolded him, then gave him one  Bad mommy
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    UTI? NO money left on the credit card..HELP!

    Well the vet never did call me back, they must not have deemed him enough of an emergency to receive funding. Now here's the funny thing: While waiting for the vet to call, I put Matt back on wet food(we'd been convinced by someone that friskies was horrible for him and Orijjins was gong to be...
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