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    Destructive chewing

    Hi! One of my cats has an appetite for plastic, and is by far the most destructive chewer I've ever known. Thankfully I don't think she swallows it, but she chews on everything plastic. I keep charging cords and earphones out of reach or she'll sneak up and sever them the moment I'm not...
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    Cordless water fountain?

    Has anyone tried a cordless water fountain? Have you found one you are happy with? Thoughts? Recommendations? (I'm in the US) Thanks in advance!
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    Chewing and eating foreign objects

    I've had cats all my life but have never had trouble with any of them chewing or eating foreign objects until our current two came along. Our female chews and destroys cords, cables, and Crocs, but doesn't swallow them. I'm ordering cable covers, because bitter pet deterrent doesn't work for...
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    Putting things in the water dish

    One of our 2 cats digs around and in the water bowl before drinking. I know that's pretty common, we just keep the floor clean and change the water frequently to keep it clean. The problem is that she also will seek out a towel, washcloth, or even an item of clothing and put it in the water...
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    Escape artist

    Our 9 month old kitten is the fastest, most fearless, most determined escape artist I have ever known. Up until last month, he had tried once or twice to go outside to explore, but it was pretty easy to prevent him from getting out. Then a few weeks ago he walked out the door while my daughter...
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    Looking for teething toys or suggestions for a chewing kitten

    Teething item recommendations? Our 6 month old kitten is chewing like mad. Our now-adult cat confined herself to destroying our Crocs and all my phone cords at this age (I just had to learn to keep all phone and earphone cords out of reach), but this kitty chews whatever strikes his fancy...
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    What Do Kitten/very Active Cat Owners Do For Christmas Tree Lighting?

    My old cats never bothered with the tree lights, but I'm wondering if our 5 month old kitten might be likely to try to chew light cords/strands on the tree. I've read the Cats and Christmas article but didn't see any mention of lights.
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    Kitten Food Recommendations?

    Looking for suggestions for good quality canned & dry kitten food available in the US that is somewhat reasonably priced and is soy free. I understand that with better brands you can feed a lower volume, so I'm fine with paying more for good quality, but we're on a budget and can't do the super...
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    Homemade Christmas Tree Decoration Ideas?

    :hellosmiley: Hello again! We have a new kitten, after having been cat-less for the past few years, and with the holidays approaching, I'm thinking about tree decorations. Since we'll have to leave the fancy, fragile ornaments boxed up for at least this year and who knows how much longer, I...
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    Litter & Litter Box Recommendations?

    After spending most of my life with multiple cats, for a few years after the last of ours passed, we have been catless. Now we've adopted a 4 month old kitten, and though I thought I knew what I wanted to go with for litter, I'm basing it on my previous experience with multiple cats and senior...
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    Anyone Use Feline Pine With A Sifting Litter Box?

    Hello :) I'm wanting to use Feline Pine pellets, and hoping to find a sifting litter box with enough clearance between the sifter and pan to allow the sawdust to fall down into a pan below as the box is used, to hopefully cut down a lot on tracking. Does anyone know of or have a sifting box...
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    Oreo

    We found him laying next to his bed this morning. He had lymphoma. I knew his time was coming, and was planning to take him in for euthanasia next week, but now we've been spared that difficult trip at least. He was a sweet and patient cat. He taught my daughter about proper cat handling...
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    Felixia

    It's taken me a month to get around to posting this.  Saying goodbye to such a good longtime friend has been difficult.  Felixia came into my life as a tiny stray cat back in 1991, abandoned by neighbors who moved away and left her behind.  I thought she was a kitten because she was so small...
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    Cleaning up after a sneezy cat?

    Hey all, My cat Oreo has chronic sinus problems.  He goes through periodic episodes of sneezing out green gunk, and I'll take him to the vet, she'll prescribe antibiotics, and it will clear up for a little while.  I've started also supplementing with lysine and that has helped.  But in the...
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    Need some dry food advice from the experts, please

    One of our cats was on purina s/o (struvite formula) for a while doing well, when he developed a sensitivity to something in it and started vomiting up his food, so we switched him to an all-canned diet with our vet's blessing. He did well on it for a few months, then he got tired of it and...
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    Tiger Lily

    Tiger Lily showed up at my apartment in 1995 as a full grown feral. I couldn't get within 50 feet of her. Over the next year of spending some time each evening sitting on the porch reading while she ate her food, I was gradually able to get close enough to touch her. I trapped her and had...
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    Anyone give their cat lysine?

    The vet suggested trying lysine for one of our cats' chronic sneezing. She suggested a dose to give, but didn't make any specific product suggestions. I know there are several options available for cats now, from powders to paste to treats. Does anyone have any specific feedback on what's...
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    Sylvestra

    RIP Sylvestra 3/19/1994 - 1/21/2011 You were one of the sweetest cats I've ever known, and I was blessed to have you in my life. I take some small comfort from knowing you're with your sweet brother Mr. Underfoot now over the Bridge. Play and snuggle happily over the Bridge, my precious girl.
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    Is anyone here really knowledgeable about cat food brands & ingredients?

    Sylvestra & Felixia need a new dry food. I feed them a combination of dry & canned because Syllie prefers dry food, so I offer it to make sure she eats enough (she got too thin on a canned only diet). They're both senior cats with early CRF, but because of their food sensitivities they can't...
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    Happy 23rd Birthday Felixia!

    Sweet little Felixia is now 23 years old and still going strong. Happy Birthday, little one!
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