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    A neutral filling food for my very hungry 22-yr-old cat between meals

    Muzak is 22, DSH, extremely healthy according to the vet (wonderful bloodwork). He weighs 10.1lbs, and gets 1/2 can of friskies pate twice a day. He also (per the vet) gets fish oil and Fortiflora probiotics. His weight has stayed consistent for years, but last year or so he's been so hungry...
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    My roommate is allergic to my unscented cat litter

    He has allergy-caused asthma and reacts badly to many things. I use unscented Arm & Hammer but it does have a smell even just from the package. I’m pretty sure it’s the culprit. We have one elderly cat with no litter box problems. Is there a good basic clumping litter with absolutely no scent...
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    How to care for 22-yr-old blind cat on 4-hr drive

    That's a wonderful article, thank you so much! and I have a recording of a cat purring, that might work too.
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    How to care for 22-yr-old blind cat on 4-hr drive

    The last time I drove this long with my cat, he was only ten. Now he's 22 and, although otherwise very healthy, he is mostly blind. We'll be driving for four hours to our new place. He'll be in a carrier (which is already his much-loved sleeping spot). I want to know what time to stop feeding...
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    How to make a homemade flap for my homemade litter box enclosure?

    Hi, Margot, I put the blind cat you mention into the Search bar of TCS but nothing came up. Could you tell me more? Also, I'm being super careful with odor because my roommate has allergies, so it already gets cleaned twice a day. This is just sort of the extra mile. I'm not sure what he will...
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    How to make a homemade flap for my homemade litter box enclosure?

    Hello all! I've just finished putting together a small deck box where my cat's litter box fits perfectly. I've cut an opening for him in the front, padded the sides of the opening, and placed a box in front for a step. He is happily going in and out with no hesitation. He is 22 and blind, but...
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    How big should I make the opening for him for a homemade enclosed litter box?

    That's a good idea, and I checked through some boxes listed online. Unfortunately none so far have provided any measurements for the opening or the flap. There does look to be a standard size, they mostly look very similar. I'll start with 10.5 wide, that looks right. Thanks!
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    How big should I make the opening for him for a homemade enclosed litter box?

    I have an average size cat. He weighs 10lbs and is at the right weight. I'm building an enclosed area for his litter box. I've got his box inside a deck box, and am cutting an entrance for him in the front of the box. There will also be an opening in the top for a charcoal filter. How do I...
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    Moving to new home with 22-yr-old newly blind cat

    I'm so sorry, I forgot to mention, he has almost no sense of smell - he can't smell his food at all, even if he touches it with his nose. Been this way a couple years.
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    Moving to new home with 22-yr-old newly blind cat

    I have a beautiful, wonderful, amazing, adorable 22-yr-old cat who went blind in the last few months (vet says he can see a little light and dark). I am moving to a new home, 1500 sq ft, in the spring. I am home most of the time. How can I go about helping him adjust? Also, should I restrict him...
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    How much milk kefir can I give my 22-yr-old cat?

    My cat is in seventh heaven right now, he's eating all I give him. I would say he's eating 2-3 tablespoons a day and no digestive issues at all. I love the stuff too. Win-win.
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    How much milk kefir can I give my 22-yr-old cat?

    Very good point. Right now he eats every scrap and begs me for more, hence the search for healthy extra food for him. He's getting an exam and bloodwork this week, so if there's an issue there hopefully we'll catch it.
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    How much milk kefir can I give my 22-yr-old cat?

    I started making homemade milk kefir last year. It comes out light and delicious, no sourness. In this country people tend to say, just drink a cup a day. However my Russian roommate says people drink it all day, from childhood on. In the same vein, I searched this forum and found advice to give...
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    My blind cat is bored

    Hello! I have a beautiful, wonderful, perfect cat, Muzak. He will be 22 in January, and has recently gone almost completely blind; I think he can see a little light/dark. He hasn't played or run around in a year; he has mild arthritis but the vet says he's not in pain, just aches. He has a...
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    My 21-yr-old cat just went blind, but also no sense of smell

    Also, I just started giving him a good pinch of bonito flakes in his food a couple of weeks ago. Could the salt have raised his blood pressure?
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    My 21-yr-old cat just went blind, but also no sense of smell

    My 21-yr-old cat Muzak has just gone blind. My vet says come in tomorrow for an exam, but that it's very common at his age. I've read about how to care for a blind cat, and how he will compensate by using his hearing and smell. However Muzak has not been able to smell anything for a year. His...
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    Is bacon ok for a cat in small quantities? just for flavor?

    Thanks so much, I didn't know about the sodium. I wonder about maybe chicken drippings?
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    Is bacon ok for a cat in small quantities? just for flavor?

    Hello! thank you all SO much for all the helpful advice on tempting my elderly cat to eat. One person mentioned bacon. Would bacon bits, fresh if necessary, stirred into his food, be safe? Also, would a very small amount of bacon drippings stirred in be an option? The official toppers tend to be...
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    21-yr-old cat with good appetite has become picky - I want to mix something tasty into his wet food

    Muzak is a 21-year-old neutered DSH, in remarkably good health (vet's words). I have him eating Friskies pate (he has to be on wet food). He's eaten it well for several years. However he has by now almost completely lost his sense of smell, and is eating maybe 1/2 - 2/3 of his food. He will...
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