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    Cat introduction saga - entering month 3

    Thank you for taking the time to reply. I tried MusicForCat specifically last night and WOW, she loved it. I had no idea the role FIC and stress played together since putting her on a prescription diet recommended by our vet in 2018, she hadn't had any cystitis flair ups since then and when we...
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    Cat introduction saga - entering month 3

    Hi, I appreciate your feedback. Fluoxetine is a generic name for Prozac so she is only being put on one medication. The Prozac decision was made after consulting 2 separate veterinarians and a review of our cat's medical history which includes ideopathic feline cystitis. We adopted her in 2017...
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    Cat introduction saga - entering month 3

    I wanted to say thank you to everyone who has taken the time to respond to my posts and I wanted to provide an update. Quick recap: We have had New Cat (NC - Jellybean) for about a month now. We had to restart the intro process a couple of weeks ago (about 2?) because NC made a jailbreak from...
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    How big should a 1 yrs old pee clumps bee?

    I have a 1 yr old male who has larger pee clumps than my other cats that I've owned, will post a pic when I can get one. Our vet appt got rescheduled and we are defin. Going to do blood work, he just turned 1 in sept and is super active. Never owned this active or young a cat. Just curious as...
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    Our cat jumped over 6 foot containment for visual introductions

    We went to my mother in laws yesterday (we have been in quarantine since march) and came bak around dinner time. Today our boy is now growling at the door and hiding. Hes not aggressive towards us but won't come into the common space? Should I take a step back with scent swapping, follow the...
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    Our cat jumped over 6 foot containment for visual introductions

    Thank you for response, to clarify the younger cat would go in the enclosure but I think the idea of bells as a deterrent is great!
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    Our cat jumped over 6 foot containment for visual introductions

    So the hugely sucky thing is our landlord won't let us attach anything that's not permanent to the walls, think command hooks, replacing the door with a screen door, like we haven't even hung up ARTWORK in our place. The reason we rent it is it's a good size apartment with in-unit wash that...
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    W8shingvi had done better by Smudge

    It was sudden. I can't help think where did we go wrong? You can't do a ton screen on a cat and they found nothing in his x-rays or ultrasound. We adopted a new kitten to help our grieving girl after a period of time and consulting our vet, that process is going... But 8m still haunted by what...
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    W8shingvi had done better by Smudge

    Smudge was my baby, he was about 5 when we adopted him and he had acute kidney failure at age 8/9. The intensive care vets asked if we had lilies or if he ate something and the answer as far as we could tell was no. His kidney numbers were astronomically high but otherwise he acted totally...
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    Our cat jumped over 6 foot containment for visual introductions

    I took the advice of a bunch of people here and we used wireless shelling from home depot she create a containment barrier so that our new and resident kitties could see each other. We put a blanket for visual cover and aluminum foil to deter climbing but our boy used the door frame to shimmy up...
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    Recommendation for a slow feed cat bowl for dry food?

    Both our cats eat super fast no matter how much food we give them (they both got vet check-ups their blood work & physical exam was fine, they are just jerks sometimes). There are a TON of slow feed cat bowls, does anyone have a recommendation, the options are a bit much and I don't want them...
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    What baby gate brands stack nicely?

    We decided to go with stacking baby gates for cat intros, does anyone have recommendations on which ones will stack nicely? It is a bedroom door so we would like to be able to get in and out. 6 foot 6 inches tall and 2.5 feet wide. Pic of the door is also included
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    Giving new cat enough time away from kitty base camp?

    Ok I'm sorry for the lack of clarity. The fights were two weeks ago. The furthest we have gotten is scent swapping, they have not seen each other since the jail break. We are being extra cautious when we swap them, I am trying to figure out: A. Am I being overly cautious by only giving the new...
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    Giving new cat enough time away from kitty base camp?

    Thank you all so much! So basically when we feed them between the door it is fine, she will hiss once and a while but not much. The main issue is he wants out, we have everything set up for a kitty base camp (towe4s toys, food etc.) ut he still can't be in one room all day. We let him out for...
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    Giving new cat enough time away from kitty base camp?

    We adopted male cat, Jellybean (a little under a year, he'll be 1 next month in August). We have an 9-year old resident cat, Ruthie. Long story short, weeks ago Jellybean got loose twice (I'm not proud of it) so we had to start the intro process all over. We've been giving him "yard time" (it's...
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