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  1. daftcat75

    Identity cat food

    Agar agar is a gum. It’s a potentially irritating one too. Up there with carrageenan. Not all cats are sensitive to it. But those that are, like my Krista 🌈, it hunched her over in pain every time. 😿 But if it works for your cat(s), you can do a whole lot worse than this.
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    Introducing Betty White

    I haven’t decided yet on a second month of poop pills. I was really hoping I’d have her first report results back by now. The pills have a year expiration date and I get a discount on both if I buy them bundled with a test. I would like to do an after pills test anyway. Perhaps redo the poop...
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    Introducing Betty White

    I know what you’re saying. I was feeling awfully defeated for awhile there that my new cat after Krista would also be an IBD cat. It’s still a fear of mine. That after all the progress we’ve made here, how frustrating would that be to still see inflamed intestines? It’s not like she gives me...
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    New cat wants to eat my food - after being fed!

    He's still kittenish at 1 year old. This behavior can change over the next year or two as he becomes more of an adult. And 2 weeks together is nothing to either of you. It takes months for you to learn each other's routines. How big of a problem is this? Are you in danger? Is he in danger? Or is...
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    Introducing Betty White

    Such a pushover! 🤦‍♂️ 😽🍔🐷 Betty finished her daytime portion and was zipping through her Speak n Spell of vocalizations she knows. I groomed her and fussed her and gave her a face to bunt and that seemed to have almost done the trick. Then only a short time later she came back in with a few...
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    New cat wants to eat my food - after being fed!

    Is that half a 5.5 oz can or half the smaller can? What’s the calorie content? Look for the big ME (Metabolic Energy) number on the label. It is usually specified as kcal/kg. If you divide that by 1000, you get calories per gram. A wet food that is greater than 1 calorie per gram is going to be...
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    New cat wants to eat my food - after being fed!

    Discipline doesn’t work with cats. My suggestion is to never feed him human food. The minute you do, he’ll think all I need to do is beg hard enough. His interest in your food may or may not go away with frustration. Always be consistent because cats will always test their training. Ask the vet...
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    Regular canned cat food similar in texture to Hills A D or Royal Canin Recovery

    You can also mix A/D with something else to up that something else's appeal and get a smoother texture if that something else is a firmer pate. My Betty has tummy issues. The A/D on its own is too rich for her. I/D stew doesn't have enough calories. I mix 1 part A/D to 2 parts I/D for a firm and...
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    Introducing Betty White

    In case anyone missed it from earlier, Betty is sniffing more here than usual. Often she goes right in for the bunt. When I get down to her level to brush her or put her food coated pills on the carpet, I brace for the bunt first. Then she comes back for brushes and cuddles.
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    Introducing Betty White

    Never known a cat who was so much into face bunting as Betty. If you get down to her level, you’d better brace yourself. It’s coming and she doesn’t hold back. She might be part goat. 🐐 Yoga is a challenge with her. Now that she’s become a lap cat, that’s just another attack angle for her...
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    Cat not eating normally more than 2 weeks after teeth extraction

    I was talking about a dentist appointment eg with a specialist in the more medium to long term depending on those wait times. Do this on a parallel track while you consult with your vet or seek a second opinion or wait it out in the short term. Bupe can be part of the short term. And if she...
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    Cat not eating normally more than 2 weeks after teeth extraction

    Can you ask the vet for a small prescription of buprenorphine? Maybe a few days' worth. If she eats better or faster with a little bupe in her, then you can reasonably assume that she's still got a little pain going on. And if the bupe doesn't change her eating, well, you can't really draw a...
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    How to help a suddenly blind cat adjust (and eventually learn to use stairs)

    Hopefully she can get the cone off soon. Touch and whiskers will be a huge guide for her in addition to scents and sound. I don't have experience with a blind cat. But I've seen a few on Instagram. I've seen one go down stairs by brushing his side along the wall to steady himself and he just...
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    Introducing Betty White

    Krista was almost entirely trills. She had meows and she could certainly turn on the siren. But she was more pig than bird in her vocalizations. 🐷
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    Introducing Betty White

    Chirp sounds like meh Quack sounds like mao Siren sounds like meoooooow
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    Introducing Betty White

    I’ve also heard her make pigeon-like cooing noises as part a happy trilling. 🕊
  17. daftcat75

    Introducing Betty White

    And for reference, the first one is definitely a chirp. The other two are not quite quacks but getting there. Betty has quite the vocabulary and I’ve put it upon myself to learn all her vocalizations and guess what they mean. And sometimes give them a name. You should hear her grumble squeak...
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    Introducing Betty White

    It doesn’t really sound like a quack. I just needed something to call it. If a chirp is short and sharp, a quack is bit longer. A chirp is mostly a statement where a quack is starting to border on a request. I’ll get chirps when she’s happy in my lap. They turn to quacks when she’s getting...
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    Introducing Betty White

    It's a size four capsule that cannot be opened. Not unless you want to give him a mouthful of dried poop that will be useless when it gets to the gut. Restore Cat and Dog Gut Health - AnimalBiome You could also try the Pet Flora from Vitality Science which has been well-received by both Betty...
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    Introducing Betty White

    If you think you can get him to eat a daily capsule like Betty does, I recommend the poop pills that Betty is taking. We haven't seen a hairball since starting them and wow! Her appetite has really taken off in the last week or two. I mean I know she's on an appetite stimulant, but that doesn't...
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