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    A Waste Of Money?

    A lot of commercially available cat trees just aren't big enough or sturdy enough for an adult cat, especially a bigger one. There are some that attach to the ceiling which might make them feel safer for her. Or maybe your girl would like a scratcher lounge. They're lower to the ground and have...
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    My Cat Lost His Voice

    I must not have gotten my notifications for this thread. Sorry I never answered! Charlie got over his sore throat pretty quickly, so I didn't take him to the vet at that time. He ended up getting hurt not long after, so of course he saw the vet then, and he was fine apart from the injury (which...
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    Tail Injury

    He's home now, wearing the cone of shame and bumping into things.:tongue: He does seem to feel better already, and with any luck he'll be able to recover properly now.
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    Tail Injury

    So it turns out that most of his tail has died. He's in surgery right now having it removed and I'm kind of freaking out. This is a lot more upsetting than I would have expected.
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    Herbs And Other Alternatives To Steroids For Allergies?

    Ascorbic acid is what I used. I was told it was the best form to use - more easily absorbed, I think? You can start with a small dose and gradually increase until you see results, but back off if he gets an upset tummy. Yeah, if he's getting salmon oil in his food, that's definitely better than...
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    Glutten Strays

    That really isn't all that much for two cats, especially since they live outdoors. Canned fish for humans tends to be low-calorie, and it isn't a balanced meal for cats if that's all they're eating. It might be better (and almost certainly cheaper) to feed them cat food, if you are their main...
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    Cat Suddenly Finnicky

    Good luck! I hope you can find something that works for him.
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    Cat Suddenly Finnicky

    In my experience, when a cat suddenly becomes picky, there is something else going on. Did he have blood work done at his last checkup? How do you know it's the Iams food causing diarrhea? Could he have parasites or some other illness that is causing both the diarrhea and the pickiness? You...
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    Tail Injury

    Thanks. I hope Charlie will do as well as Primus did. He is acting more normal now, playing and purring and jumping again, but for some reason he keeps holding his tail stiffly curved. I'm guessing it hurts and he wants to avoid letting it touch anything as he moves.
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    Kitten Bums Smell Weird...like Food?

    Is it possible they aren't fully digesting their food, even though the diarrhea has cleared up? It can take a while for digestive systems to fully heal and work properly after a long illness like that. Maybe it will improve in time. Or, being kittens, maybe they sit in or play in their food...
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    Experience With Revolution (flea/parasite Topical Treatment)?

    I have never used Revolution myself, but I believe it's considered one of the safer flea treatments available. Any medication carries some risk of certain individuals reacting badly, but most will not have any problem. At any rate, if you don't use the Revolution you will need to use something...
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    Herbs And Other Alternatives To Steroids For Allergies?

    I think you're right to be wary, especially with Buddy's compromised immune system. I've had success using antioxidants for allergies, especially vitamin C. I would think that's a relatively safe place to start. Omega 3s are very good for skin problems, and fish oil supplements are not the only...
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    Tail Injury

    My cat Charlie injured his tail somehow, last Monday. He had to have the end of his tail amputated on Wednesday. He seems to be recovering reasonably well, but of course I'm still worried. Has anyone had experience with this type of thing? I'd love to hear from anyone who has dealt with a...
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    My Cat Lost His Voice

    My Charlie doesn't seem to feel well - he is less interested in food and play than usual, just wants to nap, and when he meows nothing comes out. This doesn't seem like a normal "silent meow". He only wants his canned food today, no dry food or crunchy treats, so I think maybe his throat is sore...
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    Questions About Our 4 Week Old Kittens And Momma

    If mom has ever had roundworms, even as a kitten, the kittens can get them from her milk. They can be dormant in her body until pregnancy wakes them up, so to speak. That's why all kittens normally get wormed when they have their first vaccines. No need to worry about it yet, though. If mom is...
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