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    How to deal with territorial alpha queen cat at new residence?

    Hello! I have successfully moved me and my blind kitty from New York to California! We are moving to a beautiful new spot with a lot of land. While my little guy is most an indoor cat for his own safety, I take him outside a lot so he can listen to birds and nibble on grass (which he loves)...
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    Is it a bad idea to bring my cat with me on vacation?

    Thank you everyone for your input! I think my reasons for wanting to bring my cat on vacation are selfish — I love him and I don't want to leave him! But the reality is that he'd probably be a lot happier at home in his territory with a sitter coming to feed him. Thanks everyone!
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    Is it a bad idea to bring my cat with me on vacation?

    I'm thinking of staying in a secluded summer cabin for a couple weeks this summer. A small cabin on a lake or something like that. Just me. Would it be a terrible idea to bring my cat? He's blind, so I'm not sure how he'd adapt to a new environment. However he definitely enjoys having me...
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    Check This Out.... Chart For Cat Food Ingredients

    Hi, Babypaws — I still haven't heard back from the spreadsheet creator. I'm almost done creating a mobile-friendly web app (NOT a downloadable mobile app) for the spreadsheet. I'll post the link here when it's done. If the spreadsheet creator considers this a violation of their stipulation not...
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    The -- Yum!! Or Ick!!-- Game

    Ick Cuz I'm a vegetarian :D Coconut macaroons!
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    Check This Out.... Chart For Cat Food Ingredients

    Hello! I have a cat with a history of struvite crystals, so I'm really careful about his diet. I'm also a software engineer! Would it be ok with the creators if I built a mobile-friendly web app that uses data from this amazing spreadsheet? I'm thinking it would be really helpful for people in...
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    Collar or no collar?

    My lil guy is indoor-only with some supervised outside time. He's blind so he doesn't really go anywhere that's too far from me. He's chipped. I don't use a collar for him. I figure the risk of a collar is especially big for a blind cat and there's no benefit since he's (mostly) indoor only.
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    Leaving cat with a sitter for a week while on vacation vs boarding?

    Graycie was ok with boarding? Would you board her for a week??? I'm torn because Wali is blind, so he doesn't normally get into stuff, but if he did by accident it could be pretty bad...
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    Leaving cat with a sitter for a week while on vacation vs boarding?

    I will do that!! I'm in a really hippie area and literally next door to an animal shelter so I think it will be easy to find good sitters :)
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    Leaving cat with a sitter for a week while on vacation vs boarding?

    I just moved to this town in September so neither me nor Wali have many friends in the area. However I do have kind neighbors so I'm thinking about transcending my social anxiety and asking them to pop in while I'm gone to give him treats. * breathes through panic attack * Thank you all!! I...
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    Leaving cat with a sitter for a week while on vacation vs boarding?

    This is really helpful. I like the idea of times music and/or a heartbeat toy. If I put one of my sweaty shirts on it, maybe Wali won't be too scared...
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    Leaving cat with a sitter for a week while on vacation vs boarding?

    Hello! So I'm due to be vaccinated for COVID soon. I'll be traveling with my mom to Hawaii in June for her birthday. I adopted my cat, Wali, age 7 and blind, back in October. Things are going great. I'm worried about this upcoming vacation, however. I'll be gone for 7 days and am planning on...
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    My cat refuses to eat wet food

    Hello! My cat has been on a wet food only urinary care diet since I adopted him, as he has a history of urinary issues. However: he stopped eating his wet food! He'll take a single bite and then try to "bury" the food. I've been leaving out Dr. Elsey's dry food so he has something to graze...
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    Lost my FIP Kitten

    I'm so sorry you lost your Loki so soon :( But his last months with you were undoubtedly full of love and joy.
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    My cat is drinking way more water than usual... Should I be worried?

    I adopted my cat (7 years old, male) 1.5 months ago. Until a couple days ago, I had never seen him drink water from his water bowl. I have been adding water to his wet food to compensate for his apparent lack of thirst. Recently he started eating only half of his wet food so I started leaving...
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    Scared and shy

    1.5 weeks is a very, very short amount of time. It can take a cat several months to adjust to a new home. Please give your new kitty time and space to explore her new environment in her own. It might be better to visit her less frequently. Give her space to feel comfortable. It's been such a...
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    A tale of conflicting vet advice: which diet is best for my cat's teeth/urinary health?

    Hello! My 7 year-old male cat has now seen three different vets in as many months. He has gingivitis on one tooth and periodontal disease. He also has a history of urinary crystals (likely caused by stress, which all three vets agree on, because his bladder is otherwise healthy). The first vet...
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    Is coconut cream dangerous for cats?

    Coconut isn't toxic to cats. But the high fat content might upset their stomachs. They should be fine :)
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    Litter litter!

    I'm a new cat guardian but the litter tracking is driving me bonkers. I've purchased a larger litter mat, since right now Wali just jumps right over the mat. I'm hoping that will help. I scoop his litter frequently so there's less of a chance of his stepping on wet litter. I've started sweeping...
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    First time vet visit for adopted, stress-prone cat

    Oooh, Wali loves being brushed. I'll bring the brush then... Thanks for the advice! He has responded well to Feliway before, so I'll try that, and leave my pillowcase in the carrier...
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