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  1. stephmnichols

    Best slow-feeders?

    Looking for something to slow Maui down in eating for when she gets her kibbles. I was maybe considering one of the Cat-It products, like the tree or maze or digger? Or a treat ball of some kind (but not a hard plastic one as we have laminate and tile flooring and the sound would drive me crazy...
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    Cat peeing-help!!

    @dwidget the pee pads are a great idea. When we first adopted Maui she was 3 years old and acted the same way. She took to the pee pads immediately when trying to train her to go in her litter box! Like @FeebysOwner said, it's probably unlikely you'd get her trained to use a litter box...
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    Teenage kitty needs mouthwash

    You can also get dental-care specific food as well! The kibbles are larger, so as long as your cat isn't a hoover-vac then the crunching takes off excess plaque. I second this! And then the dental food to take off tartar before it forms and prolong the time between professional dental cleanings.
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    What is this darn thing? :p

    She could be part Manx, due to the short tail. They range anywhere in length from rumpy, rumpy riser, stumpy, and longy (very scientific I know). I think she would be classified as stumpy. I say "part" Manx because she doesn't look as round-faced as a typical Manx would be...
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    How to stop feeling guilty?

    Thank you so much :hearthrob:
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    How to stop feeling guilty?

    Hi @Meowmee! I actually just have the two cats. I know Maui needs some cat-discipline... I wish Coffee would just give her one good wallop over the head to show her that she isn't a toy! (I get their nails trimmed regularly, don't worry) :lol:
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    How to stop feeling guilty?

    Oh yes, Maui absolutely knows when she's done something wrong! I always yell no and try to grab her for a time out but she scurries under the bed because she knows it's coming :lol:
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    How to stop feeling guilty?

    I'm also finding that now that it's winter it's harder. We were making so much progress in the summer, due to the new catio and both cats' desires to be out there, they were putting up with each other! Now that it's winter and they aren't allowed out (and let's be honest, don't want to be) they...
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    How to stop feeling guilty?

    @ArtNJ thank you! Yes I absolutely find that when I do leave them out alone (I happen to have the day off today and that's what we are doing now) they are both just chilling. Coffee on her shelf-perch, Maui on the window perch. I just feel bad that if Coffee feels the *desire* to come down, Maui...
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    How to stop feeling guilty?

    @Furballsmom oh sorry, I meant that there are two that Coffee uses, two that Maui uses, and one of them overlaps. It's like they each have their own and then share one lol! Yes I'll try to amp up the playing. She loves "da bird" and "da bee" so I try to play with her at least twice a day with...
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    How to stop feeling guilty?

    @ArtNJ thank you so much! Coffee is just over 3 now, and was almost 2 when we got Maui. We actually got Maui when she was about 3 years old, so she is around 4.5 now. I think you are right about the Christmas morning effect, it's like it's more the "novelty" of being around Coffee than anything...
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    Cat likes bleach smell on hands?

    * to bleach their own!
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    How to stop feeling guilty?

    @nurseangel thank you! Do you still alternate them? What about the kitten?
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    Cat likes bleach smell on hands?

    One of my cats loves bleach too. The other couldn't care less. I did some research and it said that as long as it's dry, the fumes won't harm them!
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    "Sacrifices" and concessions you've made...(fun thread)

    So many towels. All around the house, on various shelves or in cupboards. They just love sleeping in weird spots.
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    How to stop feeling guilty?

    So we adopted a second cat about a year and a half ago, and while the two of them are never going to kill each other or anything, I can't help but feel bad for the first one since she really doesn't like the new one. I realize that some cats may never be friends, and that as long as they can...
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    Have to Move and must re-home most of our cats

    I realize that the shelters don't want to take them since you are financially able to care for them, but I wonder if they would help you find homes provided that you still shouldered the financial burden until they are adopted. For example, could you communicate with the shelters in the area...
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    Urinating And Pooping On Furniture... I Don’t Know What To Do :(

    Lol! We had some meowing and scratching at first but like I said, she got used to it pretty quick and learned that we weren't going to let her out just for being loud. We used a large dog-transport kennel, so there was room only for the bed, litter box, and food/water and nothing else. She...
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    Urinating And Pooping On Furniture... I Don’t Know What To Do :(

    I also have a cat who was also shipped from home to home before we adopted her, again for "various" reasons (but I, like you, believe it was her urinary issues). I think she had been doing it for so long that it had become a habit. She went back and forth to the vet numerous times but always got...
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