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    New to putting cat on diet

    Hello! I just started my cat on Purina Overweight Management. She’s always eaten wet and dry food, so I thought I’d continue that. I figured out how many calories she needs to eat per day for weight loss. She can have one 5.5 oz can plus 48 grams of dry food per day. I was worried about...
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    Should I just give up on feeding ferals?

    I’ve been feeding ferals in my yard for about 8 years without too many problems. This year I have groundhogs, raccoons and a new feral driving me crazy and I’m wondering if I should just stop for awhile. The raccoon is getting really bold and comes after me when I have food and it’s around...
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    Injured Feral

    One of my feral cats has an injured back leg that it’s not using at all. This one hasn’t been trapped before, I just tried trapping it but it wouldn’t go in the trap and hobbled away. I don’t know what else to do, I want to take it to a vet but how can I catch it? It was starting to come...
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    Free Feeding One Fat Cat/One Skinny

    I have a 15 yr old skinny cat with hyperthyroidism that only eats dry and has free fed his entire life. Now I've also brought in a young, former feral that is getting obese! She will eat ANYTHING, canned and dry. I give her some canned because they say all dry is bad, but then she chows...
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    Birds eating all of the cat food!

    I've been feeding a small group of ferals down by my woods for almost two years. They are not tame enough to come running when I put the food out. There is always a bowl of cat chow down there, so they come by at their leisure. I also put canned out when it's not too cold but now in the...
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    Young cat terrorizing my older cat

    I have a former feral, Georgie, that I brought into the house last October. She (thought it was a "he"!) was a TNR that became super attached to me and started following me to the house. When she was still living in the woods, she climbed up on my roof at 5am looking for me in my bedroom...
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    Introducing semi-feral to my resident cat

    Does anyone have advice for helping my resident house cat Henry get along with a former feral that I've brought into the house? Georgie (turned out to be a girl) was sleeping in my basement all summer and going out during the day. With winter coming and it gets dark so early, I couldn't keep...
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    Suspected IBD and frequent vomiting- need advice please!

    Hi, I have a 13 year old cat that I'm pretty sure has had IBD her entire life. It was never formally diagnosed, didn't want to put her through invasive scopes. She has never been a great eater and would vomit occasionally. The last 3 months she has gotten way worse- hardly eating enough and...
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    Food for ferals in the summer

    What kind of food is everyone feeding ferals in the summer? Mine are spoiled with dry AND canned, they clearly prefer the canned. But now that it's hot out, the flies are horrible and are laying some kind of maggot eggs in the food!!! I guess I'll only be able to put out dry food for the...
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    Messing with nature too much? Opinions please!

    I am so happy that my ferals made it through the winter! My favorite little one is semi-tame now, I was so happy when she started to let me pet her. But now all she does is hang around down in my yard by the woods and wait/look for me. This morning she started following me back up to the house...
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    TNR in this weather?

    Hi! I'm new to caring for about 4-5 ferals this winter. The weather in Pittsburgh has been extremely cold lately. I decided not to start trapping them until the weather warmed up a bit- however, today I spotted a new male mating with my favorite little feral (which I thought was a boy- ha...
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    Should I move 2 ferals?

    I have been stressing out over the two ferals that I have using a Rubbermaid shelter down by my woods. It's fine for the weather we've had so far in PA, but the temperature is dropping to 3 degrees this Wednesday! I have 160 ft of extension cords just to get a heated water bowl down there, I'm...
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    Anyone heard of using reptile bulbs or ceramic heater bulbs?

    Help! It's dropping to 3 degrees this week and I am panicked for my feral kitties. They use a Rubbermaid shelter right now, but I had to cut an emergency exit, which means two large holes in the box. It has to be freezing in there, I am worried sick about this cold weather coming. I want to...
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    Distance of food from shelter

    Hi, I'm new to this and still figuring things out. I have to admit it's been causing me a lot of stress. I had one black cat that I started feeding, and now there is a little tabby with it, possibly a mother and offspring? Anyway, I think I was bringing them to eat too close to the house...
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