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    My cat is behaving so strangely regarding his adopted brother that he's known since they were 4 months old

    The other issue is funding. Our funds are better suited elsewhere at the moment. I'll research ultrasonic alarms that irritate cat ears and see what I could afford in the near future. Actually, I'm anticipating my local animal rescue doing another TNR run one day soon, so I don't want to do too...
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    My cat is behaving so strangely regarding his adopted brother that he's known since they were 4 months old

    No, a motion-activated sprinkler won't help. We have almost 2 acres of land; that's part of the reason why it's so difficult to keep cats out!
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    My cat is behaving so strangely regarding his adopted brother that he's known since they were 4 months old

    No, there are too many windows and doors. Plus, we appreciate being able to go about our business with plenty of light, so I don't think my other family members would be on board even if we did have sufficient covering material.
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    My cat is behaving so strangely regarding his adopted brother that he's known since they were 4 months old

    I appreciate your words. We have so many windows and glass doors that it's nearly impossible to keep our indoor cats from seeing the outdoor cats at one time or another.
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    My cat is behaving so strangely regarding his adopted brother that he's known since they were 4 months old

    Ugh! I was afraid of that. Yes, help with the feral cat overpopulation is badly needed out here and our local animal rescue group does help us with TNR as often as they can, but it's not enough. One of our neighbors is a cat hoarder, so her place is a currently never-ending cat factory that...
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    Lucy & Padma: yet another cat introduction advice thread...

    If you can afford to add a third cat to your house (or maybe even a cat-friendly dog), it might be a good idea to try it out. If you try fostering or adopting another cat, make sure it's close in age to Padma and possibly the opposite gender. My dad's since deceased senior female cat was very...
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    My cat is behaving so strangely regarding his adopted brother that he's known since they were 4 months old

    Last summer, or thereabouts, my cat Boaz's relationship with my brother's cat Asher, fell apart. The two boys are from different litters but they're only a few weeks apart in age and they've lived under the same roof since the age of 4 months. Outdoor feral cat activity has DRAMATICALLY...
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    Bully kitten behavior, need help!

    I don't entirely agree with you. My cat Boaz is 3 years old and he is STILL a jerk to our 2 other cats his age!
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    My cat won't let me sleep past 5 am. Help.

    Lots of great advice here! I'll second the encouragement to never reward your howling cat with attention. My cat used to wake me up as early as yours does. He still tries, but not nearly as early as he used to. I laid in bed, kept my eyes closed, and ignored him morning after morning until he...
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    Is this good wet food for a kitten?

    He absolutely does NOT need dry food for optimal growth and health. The brands I mentioned provide a completely balanced diet in their wet form, but raw food is better. More nutrients, vitamins, and minerals can be absorbed from raw food than from cooked food, which means less waste and less...
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    Cat Bathroom

    Personally, I think the covered litter boxes are a big part of the problem. Covered litter boxes are convenient for the humans, but terribly aggravating for most cats. Do you like going to the bathroom in an outhouse? Neither do your cats. In the same way that an outhouse contains unpleasant...
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    unneutered male cat hasnt come home in 4 days

    Set a trap and get him neutered fast! Put out his favorite wet food night after night, put out his litter box in another place he frequents.
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    Why Is Dry Food So Bad?

    Yes, ditch the dry food entirely! If at all possible, transition her to human-grade canned food or raw. Feed-grade canned food or kibble are very bad for cats' long-term health. With animal health, it's either pay now or pay later. Trust me; you'd be a whole lot better off paying more with...
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    Is this good wet food for a kitten?

    There will be people who disagree with me, and that's fine, but I'm passionate about natural health for dogs and cats so I feel led to say something about it now. I had to watch my Dad's senior cat suffer a slow, painful death from cancer due to long-term consumption of garbage cat food (Whiskas...
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    4 year old boy pooping regularly, but has hard stools. Tips?

    Please consider ditching the dry food. Cats on a dry diet will not drink enough water to compensate for the lack of moisture in the food and your cat is showing this. Cats are one of the least domesticated species and are not much different from their wild ancestors who receive most of the...
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    25 day vacation help deciding

    @Caspers Human makes some good points. As for me, I believe (not that I'm much of a cat expert) cats have short-term memory, so whatever you want them to be good at, you should make them do often. I currently live with my parents and my cat Boaz does fine with the other humans, but not our...
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    25 day vacation help deciding

    Hmmm, that's tough. I work as a pet sitter, so I will tell you about a recent experience I had when I was looking after my client's 4 indoor cats (all females) while the family was on a 6-day vacation. All went well up until about mid-week. One of the cats began peeing on the sofa. Thankfully...
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    Going away for 2 months

    Trust your instincts if you're worried that your cat will exhibit behavior problems by being left alone for a long period. I just got done pet sitting for a client who was gone for 6 days. I came in twice a day to feed the cats, but just 6 days of being alone most of the time was enough to make...
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    High Quality Cat Food

    I recommend human-grade canned or raw cat food. Feed-grade food and kibble in general are really bad for a cat's health. I'm still searching for the perfect raw brand, but as for human-grade canned food brands, I recommend Tiki Cat (which has a raw option) and Nature's Logic. Raw Dog Food Co. is...
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    Networking ideas?

    I don't do any social media like Facebook. Thank you though! I do have a few clients under my belt, so that helps.
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