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  1. sabrinah

    My cat is messy and unsanitary, what do I do?

    Top entry litter boxes work well at preventing litter getting kicked out. I'm a fan of pine pellet litter because there's nearly no tracking, though cats don't tend to bury their poop with it.
  2. sabrinah

    Mast Cell Tumors in Dog

    One thing I'm a bit worried about (and endlessly researching) is the Prilosec. It's not good to be on it long term but the tumors can cause stomach ulcers without it.
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    Mast Cell Tumors in Dog

    My vet didn't have much to say about supplements. She doesn't really believe in them but doesn't think they could hurt since he's not getting treatment. There are no oncologists (or any kind of specialists at all) around here unfortunately. I would have to travel hundreds of miles to get to one...
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    Should I go to a vet for procedures like this one or not?

    Ugh worms are awful. If you can, save the worm to show the vet just in case. Does the worm have segmentation? I find giving pills easier than liquid wormers. My cat isn't the pill pocket type so I coat the pills in butter (it masks the taste and helps them slide down more easily) and rub her...
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    Mast Cell Tumors in Dog

    It's been quite a few months since I've been on the forum! My dog was diagnosed with MCT. He had a mass on his head that didn't show any cancer cells after fine needle aspiration, but since it kept growing I had it removed and sent for testing. It came back as a mast cell tumor, grade 2, low...
  6. sabrinah

    Looking For A Fish Forum Site

    Yea, fish forums can be rough. Have you looked at or I can't recommend because many of the threads I've read have incredibly rude responses. There's also planted tank forums that also have sections for fish in general. Two I know of...
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    Question Of The Day - Monday, July 22, 2019

    I try not to bother things if I can avoid it. If a snake, lizard, or salamander has to be moved out of the yard for mowing I try to use a stick and a bucket. It seems to stress them out less than my hand. If I had to touch it by hand I would be fine with it. Passed out opossums I also try to...
  8. sabrinah

    Dog Help Please!

    What about a super lightweight long line? Paracord with a really small clip weighs almost nothing and letting her drag it around might make her comfortable enough to forget it's there. Tractor supply sells a floating long line that weighs nothing on its own but the clip is pretty heavy and would...
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    Question Of The Day Sunday, 21 July, 2019

    I drink way too much coffee. Hot coffee in the morning and iced coffee later in the day if it's too warm to drink anything hot.
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    Question Of The Day - Thursday 18 July

    Nescafe. I can't say I love it as a name.
  11. sabrinah

    Can A Cat Be Trained Not To Kill?

    It kinda seems like some cats just enjoy the challenge of hunting birds. When Cookie was indoor/outdoor (she's strictly indoor now) she was a pro pigeon hunter. Las Vegas pigeons are massive beasts but she managed to take them down somehow and would leave them in front of the door in pieces. I...
  12. sabrinah

    It's Amazon Prime Day

    I stocked up on Greenies because they're the only treats Cookie likes. I was hoping for good camera deals because I wrecked mine at the tide pools. Other than that I've just been ordering things for other people that don't have Prime. Prime day has been really disappointing this year. Usually, I...
  13. sabrinah

    What Do You Feed Your Cat, And What Do You Wish You Could Feed Your Cat?

    Mine eats homemade raw, Stella and Chewy freeze-dried as a treat, and American Journey dry. I wish I could use organic, free-range local meat for the homemade, buy Hare Today occasionally for variety, and use store-bought raw when I run low. For the dry, I wish I could use Cleanprotein (too...
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    Dog Insurance

    I miss my big city veterinary hospital. They had everything there and would have been able to deal with our emergency in one visit, no problem. The cost was also way more affordable than the clinics around here. This is the only emergency I've ever had with my dog, thankfully. I've mostly been...
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    Dog Insurance

    None of the vets I've ever been to have health plans! It wouldn't work well around here anyway since the clinics (there are only clinics in this county, no hospitals) don't have the same capabilities. For example, the two closest vets to me are part of the same system and offer the same...
  16. sabrinah

    Is It Ever Too Late To Start A Raw Food Diet?

    It's never too late! I didn't introduce raw until my cat was 14 or 15. She was a little stubborn about it in the beginning but she learned to love it.
  17. sabrinah

    What You'd Only Admit To A Fellow Cat Person...

    Cookie isn't vocal and she's turning into a grumpy old lady so what I have to add isn't nearly as cute as everyone else's. She's had anal gland problems for the last 6 years so I'm constantly checking her butt because I can tell when the glands are starting to fill too much. If I don't notice in...
  18. sabrinah

    Cat Left A Surprise...on Me

    Does she have long fur? It could have gotten stuck to her fur in the litterbox and fell off on your shoulder. It can happen with any coat length but it seems to happen more with longhaired cats.
  19. sabrinah

    Rescue Remedy For Pets - Thoughts Or Experience

    Has she been to the vet to make sure there's not a medical reason for inappropriate peeing? If it hurts to pee a cat will often associate it with the litterbox and start peeing elsewhere. I'm a fan of Rescue Remedy. I find it takes the edge off when my pets are experiencing stressful...
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    Permethrin/pyrethrins And Cats

    So Frontline Plus makes Beast itchy, cedarwood Wondercide smells like rubber after a couple of days, and the flea shampoo made Cookie throw up while grooming herself after the bath. I suppose it could have also been the hair getting stuck on her tongue and in her throat (a foreign sensation at...