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  1. sylorna

    Best Clumping Litter In Canada?

    Hey I feel like I've tried every single litter out there and can't find one I love. Biggest issue is smell since we live in an apartment with 3 cats. All the litters I've tried recently seem to hold the smell even when cleaned regularly. What's your favourite that's available in Canada?
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    Bad Teeth And Heart Murmurs

    My cat Chester has had a grade 4 heart murmur for many years. He recently was taken off his heart meds because they have damaged his kidneys enough that his blood pressure dropped too much and he was fainting. He's never let me brush his teeth, but the vets never seemed too concerned. Today he...
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    Alternatives to s/o index?

    Hey guys Dynah had some bladder stones last year. Fortunately with the help of antibiotics, s/o vet food, and lots of water around the house we were able to get rid of them and avoided surgery. I tried using up what I had left of her old food about a month ago and she started being uncomfortable...
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    bladder stones and nutrition

    Hi there One of our cats, Dynah was recently diagnosed with bladder stones.  She is on Royal Cannin S/O dry, because she refused to eat the wet from either Royal Cannin or Hills...down right refused.  She likes the dry and is eating it with occasional grain free wet from Performatrin.  I think...
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    Pet Sitters in Toronto (North York area)?

    Hi all We are going away for a weekend in June and I have been searching for a pet sitter in our new area.  So far, all of the companies I have contacted have not contacted me back, with the exception of 1 who wanted a ridiculous amount of money. I have found a social networking site on line...
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    imaginary symptoms

    Hey I have noticed something about myself over the last few health complications with my cats... As soon as I realize they are sick I become hyper vigilant and create symptoms. usually it's that the cat is lethargic or something to do with eating or bathroom. Dynah came home having been...
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    getting her to eat royal canin so

    hi Dynah was diagnosed with bladder crystals today. The vet has her on royal canin so wet as of today. Problem is that she is excessively picky about her wet foods.. Even if there is a batch that is slightly different she'll refuse to eat. Fortunately her favorite is pate turkey so the chicken...
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    first time dealing with crystals

    Hi guys I just found out that Dynah has bladder crystals.  I took her to a new vet (so far they've been great) and I just wanted to run what's happened by you guys to make sure everything is going as expected. I took her in this morning to do a urine analysis and some blood work and left her...
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    Which ceramic water bowl is better?

    Hey Due to some various health concerns (past case of possible acne in one cat, and current urinary problems in another) it is time to get a new water fountain.  This time I'm looking at going ceramic. I get the impression that there are two readily available brands on the market: Pioneer and...
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    need some reassurance

    Hi guys. I have been having the worst time lately! A few weeks ago my friends dog died and we grieved together, then my fiances grandmother passed and we went to his home town to grieve, then right after that my dad went into the hospital with severe pneumonia for two weeks (he does not live...
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    how to stop the yeowling

    Hi all Yuki is our siamese kitty.  Generally she is just this small loving puppy like purr ball.   In the last 6 months to a year Yuki has decided to start hunting for her true love....my other half.  At first she would bring him pom pom cat toys, stand on her chest, and try to shove the ball...
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    "green" cat litters- What should I try next?

    Hi hi I am one of those people who is constantly unhappy with litters...and thus have tried them all.  Currently I am in search of the next non-clay litter to try, or retry.  For the record, I have tried multiple clay litters, but when it comes down to it I just hate the smell of the clay (it...
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    I'm back!

    Hi everyone It's been a long time since I've posted in this part of the forum.  I have been using the site for advice for a couple of years now, but I think it's time to start being social again. it's been a stressful week, and opening up this forum felt like coming home again.  Looking...
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    frustrated-hyperthyroid cat-looking for support

    Hi I am so frustrated! My Chester (see above picture) was diagnosed with a high level heart murmur when he was 2. I was told he wouldn't live till 3...7 years later he's still kicking at the age of 9. He has always been obsessed with food so I didn't think much of his demanding nature until my...
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    gravol?

    Hi all Chester is my special needs kitty.  He has had a level 3-4 out of 6 heart murmur for 7 years now and has been on meds for it.  Recently he started showing signs of thyroid problems and I brought him to the vet, who then diagnosed the problem with some blood tests (he also had high liver...
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    Chicken bad for cats? - short rant plus questionQu

    Ok, so I'm back from my local pet store and am pretty annoyed. We just moved to the area and 2 out of 3 times that I've been into the closest pet store I have had an employee lecture me on grain-free feeding.  I seriously have spent hours and hours and hours talking with you guys, reading other...
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    box for cat who pees high

    Hey I was wondering if anyone had any box suggestions for a cat who pees high in the back of a litter pan.  We're not sure which cat is doing it, but for about a year I've been finding urine in the gap between the hood and the box itself.  Recently we have put the box in the spare bathtub (just...
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    possible ear pain?

    Hi guys I've got an ear question.  Let me just start by saying I'm going to call my vet tomorrow, but it's 4:30am right now, and I can't sleep. A couple days ago Dynah started scratching her ear/tilting her head/squishing her ear down/shaking her head.  She has only done it twice in front of me...
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    Lost my job - Food for 3? Canadian

    Hi all I will be unemployed as of next Friday for the first time...well...ever.   Aside from my sadness and anger around all of this, I'm scared about being able to feed the two of us and our 3 cats.  They were eating Natural Balance Dry reduced calorie and Chicken Soup hairball until the...
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    Automatic Feeder recommendations?

    Hi there After many years of struggle I think I have finally found a solution to a huge kitty problem!!!  Chester has had behavioural problems related to cat food for as long as I've had him. He screams, bites, trips you, gets in your face, etc for at least 2 hours before every feeding (usually...
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