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    Supplementing small batches?

    Hi everyone :) I'm putting together an order of several 1-pound whole-carcass grinds (rabbit, quail, mouse, cavy) from Hare-Today. I'm trying to figure out the best way to supplement these small portions of meat, since most recipes are for 3+ pounds of meat. My plan is to mix the supplements...
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    Food scale precision

    Hi, I'm looking at food scales, but I'm not sure how precisely raw food ingredients (specifically, vitamins/supplements) need to be measured.  Is an error margin of +/- 1 gram acceptable?  Consumer food scales with larger capacities (10+ lbs.) don't have precision to <1 g. This is the scale I'm...
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    Grain- & carrageenan-free foods

    I made a spreadsheet of foods that are grain- & carrageenan-free for my own reference when I am out shopping, so I just thought I'd share. I only listed foods that are available in a 3 oz. (or close to 3 oz.) size, since I am lazy and dislike dealing with the big 5-5.5 oz. cans (I don't know...
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    Feedback before placing first HT order :)

    Hi everyone!  I am trying to plan out my first HT order.  I'm nearing the end of my 13-month Master's program, and will soon have time to try making cat food. I was originally going to order ground rabbit since it already has the optimal meat/bone/organ ratio, but then I saw this thread...
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    Fresh 4 Life Eco-Clump Cat Litter

    Has anyone tried this litter?  We currently use Dr. Elsey's Cat Attract, but are always on the lookout for better options. "Fresh 4 Life Natural Grass Clumping cat litter is 100% natural, made from a renewnable resource...
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    Sharing a toothbrush?

    I'm planning to purchase the Virbac C.E.T. Oral Hygiene Cat Kit, and start brushing my two kitties' teeth.  They are currently each getting one of the dental chews each day, but they are quite pricey and each treat adds 15-20 extra calories to their daily diet. Anyway, my question, for those of...
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    Does your indoor cat wear a collar?

    Just curious as to how many TCS members put collars on their kitties. 
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    Pawing around food bowl

    Hi all... as many of you know, I have a new kitty in the house. :) I've noticed that Callie will eat about half of her food, and then paw around her bowl and begin walking away.  If I move my hand near the bowl, she comes running back to finish.  I end up sitting with her and moving her bowl...
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    Litter box concerns

    Hi all :)  So as some of you know, my husband and I are currently fostering Callie, who we hope to adopt at the end of the 2-3 week foster period. She used the litter box in her room today (we are keeping her separate from Coco for the time being), but I'm a little concerned.  Her poo was soft...
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    A second cat!

    My husband and I were at Petco picking up some supplies last night (including this can lid which is AWESOME: and I fell in love with a 2-year-old calico.  She turned and saw me and chirped... and I was heads over...
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    Indoor formulas?

    Is there any difference between indoor and "original" formulas?  We feed Coco dry food in the mornings (though we have begun substituting raw for dry on weekends!) and canned food in the evenings.  Do we need to be feeding an "indoor" dry food, or is that just a marketing trick?
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    Wellness CORE Air Dried Natural Grain-Free Indoor

    Does anyone have experience with this dry food?  My husband and I feed our cat dry food in the mornings, and wet food in the evenings.  Our cat is currently on a prescription diet (Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Urinary SO Moderate Calorie), but we want to switch to something else. I'd really...