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    Do your cats talk to each other?

    I can always tell when Dude and Willow are both around because they talk to each other. Willow makes a deep BRRRRRRRRRR! sound, while Dude's sound is a much higher Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! This usually starts when Dude is telling Willow he's just going to walk past her and please don't chase me...
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    How do I find all my older posts?

    A few months ago I posted asking where the list of cat food rating was. I received my answer and the link. I want to go back and review the list via the link, and rather than ask the same question, I thought I could go into my account info and see a list of all my old posts. but I can't find...
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    Cat not drinking nearly enough

    I took my male cat Dude to the vet last week. He got a clean bill of health, except that he's dehydrated. Not severely, but enough that his skin is a bit loose. The vet had me try a special food that's slightly salty and he ate it once, then rejected it completely. It occurs to me that I've...
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    Frenemies? Arch nemeses? Pals?

    Okay, so here we are six months in, with Dude (9-year old male adoptee) and Willow (8 year old female). They are pretty peaceful together, and I'm pretty sure they're playing, but because I'm new to this two-cat thing I'm not sure and I have a couple of questions. Up until recently Willow...
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    Oops. Spraying

    The other day we noticed our Dude making spraying motions. I've seen him do this before but not actually spraying. However, this time there were a couple of drops of spray. I've found a couple of other spots on chair legs, too, now that I'm looking. There's no smell that I can detect, oddly...
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    So - air swatting between two cats -- Play?

    My two cats are really getting along well, with very rare hissing incidents. Every now and then we catch them playing together for a few seconds or even a couple of minutes on one or two occasions, which is pretty good for two middle-aged cats who met 5 months ago. We have a peacful house with...
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    Claw trimming

    My Willow has very long sharp claws that don;t retract all the way. We can't allow her to sit in our laps without a towel between her and our clothes. I've noticed that our adopted cat, Dude, has started to be playful with her a few times, but seems to retreat after a few days and avoids her...
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    Where's the chart listing the nutitional content of each commercial food?

    A while back someone linked me to a chart on this site that showed the protein, fat and carb content of commercial foods. NOT the ingredient spreadhseet listed here. I've found a wet food that both cats will eat but its VERY expensive. I don't mins spending the money if it's a decent food...
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    No, it really has gone from friendly interactions to one cat bullying the other

    After three months my original cat, Willow, and my new cat, Dude (both middle aged cats) were being friendly, even showing sighs of affection and playing together, and we shared some truly adorable moments with the two of them. She's been very friendly with Dude until recently, dominant, but...
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    Behaviour regressing

    After four months our 9 year old male adoptee and my cat Willow seemed to be getting along really well, with some affectionate exchanges and some playing. I thought things were going very well indeed, but all of a sudden Willow's behaviour has changed to bullying. It seems strange that this...
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    Whoops. Bad behaviour three months in

    We adopted 9-year-old Dude three months ago to join our 8 year old female. We had a great intro phase and three months of peace between the two cats, even signs of friendliness. Dude was even showing hesitant signs of wanting to play with Willow, and he was definitely trusting her. But all of...
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    Dr. Elway's Dry food

    My overweight cat is still refusing to eat canned food of any kind. I've been feeding her half pouch food and half dried, but my vet wants her off the high-carb pouch and commercial dry food and onto a high-protein canned food. The trouble is that I have tried literally every single canned...
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    Help with a high protein/low carb wet cat food for an overweight cat

    I was hoping the vet would help me with this, but all he said was not to feed my Willow dry food as it's high in carbs, except for the occasional TD for her teeth. He also said that a lot of the pouch foods are high in carbs. She is a very picky eater and will only eat Natural Balance pouches...
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    Unwanted excessive friendly chasing

    So, WIllow and Dude seemed to be settling in together nicely (We've had Dude for 7 weeks and Willow for 8 years). They cohabit peacefully and there hasn't been a single fight, or even growling. They hang out together in our living room, but usually in their spots at either end of the room...
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    Oh no. Litter box fail

    Two days ago. I tried to get our new cat Dude to move to a larger litter box with a rim. I cleaned out his old box of poop and urine clumps, and put the remainder of the used litter into the new box. I left the new box in exactly the same place as the old box. I noticed that he didn't use his...
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    AM interpreting this behaviour correctly?

    So here we are, at five weeks after our introduction of nine-year-old Dude in to our household with our cat Willow. Most of the time it's great and I feel as though Willow has completely accepted him. He's playful and happy much of the time, and he doesn't seem to mind it when Willow chases...
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    How to play with two very active cats who aren't ready to be friends just yet?

    Since we got Dude a couple of weeks ago, my Willow is all of a sudden very eager to play, much more than she has for the last couple of years. She's been watching Dude play, and he's a very energetic cat who will run up and down the stairs and play until he's panting and can't run any more...
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    How to deal with feeding two cats?

    We now have two cats, both of whom will eat happily in the same room, but I'm faced with the problem of feeding them both the correct amount of food. I've been trying to set them up on a schedule, but apart from first thing in the morning, when they're both starving, I can't get them both...
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    Howling, especially at night

    Thanks to al of you who reassured me on my thread below about dude and Willow and how the integration is going. We have peace, except for feeding times and we'll have to work on that. We do have one additional issue with Dude. He yowls a lot. The SPCA didn't mention it, and I can't imagine he...
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    Is this introduction going all right, or do I need to step it back?

    We have a 7 year-old cat who used to make friends with dogs and cats when she was 3 years old (I walked her on a leash for years until two people scared her by riding straight at her on their bikes). My husband is very ill and because she's not getting as much attention as she used to and...
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