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    Spayed Female Urinating On Vertical Surfaces

    Hi Friends! We're the idiots with 12 indoor cats..but we have about 14 litter boxes that get scooped 2x a day. 1600 sq ft house. No kids or dogs. Happy marriage, no arguing! =) One of our females, Neko, pees inappropriately in various locations throughout the house. She's been checked out by vet...
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    Best Canned Food For Constipated 11 Y.o. Cat?

    Hi friends, Our dear Lucy is being treated for constipation with Lactulose 1-2x a day. Are there canned foods out there for seniors that are easy to digest and make them poop? We have 12 cats so feeding/giving meds in food is kind of iffy (we do it but it's not 100%). She used to not have issues...
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    Conjuctivitis/feline Herp Among My Brood

    Hi Friends, I'm a crazy cat person with a herd of 12 cats. ONE is feral and being kept separate from the rest. They all stay indoors and range in age from 10 months to 11 years. We have runny eyes and sneezing making their way through the population. So far two have had full-on runny eyes, one...
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    Food Recommendations For Thin Senior Cat With Constipation

    Hi Friends, Lucy, one of our 11 year olds has had issues with constipation. She's getting Laculose 1-2x a day. Backstory: She was getting both wet and dry food like the rest of our household (of 12 cats) until one of the boys got bladder blockage last October, so we took dry food away from all...
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    Aimee's Vet Visit: Mammary Mass Found In Semi-feral

    Hi friends, As some of you know, we brought in our semi-feral girl (now named Aimee) last week before the big storm hit NE. We let her settle in for a few days before getting her to the vet today for snap test, deflea, deworm, shots. She had been previously TNR'd by someone else at unknown...
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    Aimee's Vet Visit: Mammary Mass Found

    Hi friends, As some of you know, we brought in our semi-feral girl (now named Aimee) last week before the big storm hit NE. We let her settle in for a few days before getting her to the vet today for snap test, deflea, deworm, shots. She had been previously TNR'd by someone else at unknown...
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    Winter Fleas? Living In New England

    Hi friends, We keep all of our kitties indoors and don't board them, and we don't have a dog. Basic question: we just brought in a semi-feral and have kept her separate from everyone in a bathroom. It has been bitterly cold in CT the last few weeks, and she was outdoors until 1/2/18. We just...
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    Questions, Took In Our Semi-feral Last Week

    Good morning! So now we are up to TWELVE kitties. Hubs and I live in CT and trapped our semi-feral last Tuesday before the temps dropped and the big storm hit. We'd been feeding her consistently for about 2 years, 2x a day. We know she was pregnant 2 yrs back, but she had her kittens...
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    Two Of Three Kittens Going To Adopter: Adjustment For Last Kitten?

    Hi friends, Two of my three kittens are going to their adoptive mom this weekend. This leaves the last one, who is pretty bonded to me, but also chummy with her sibs. They are about 18 wks old. Can anyone tell me what to expect from the kitten who's staying with us? Background: all kittens are...
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    Reintroducing Mom And Kittens After Spay

    Hi all, I have a semi-feral mom cat and her 3 kittens. Mom got fixed 10 days ago and is healed up, so it would be safe for her to see and play with her kids. I tried reintroducing a couple of them (one at a time), and mom was hissing and even chased them a bit. We're planning on keeping mom in...
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    How To Make Best Choice For Kitten To Join Large Cat Household

    Hi everyone! Hubs and I recently took in a semi feral mom and her 3 kittens. There are two girls and one boy. Kits are now 16 weeks old. I have a wonderful adopter lined up to take 2 of them. (She has 3 kitties already). My issue is that we have 9 indoor cats (yes, really), who are loved and...
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    Need guidance on how to catch nervous, strictly indoor semi-feral for spaying

    Hi all. I've had Mama Kitty and her 4 kids since July 2013.  Couldn't get Mama spayed at the time of capture since kittens were only 3-4 wks old and not weaned yet. (Kids all neutered now.) Mama cat is a sweet kitty, but we still can't touch her. I've been sleeping in her room for over a year so...
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    Nervous rescued stray (indoors for 3 mo), tips on getting into carrier, needs to see vet

    Hi all, With pro rescue help, my husband and I trapped & took in a stray mama cat and her 4 small kittens. The kittens are 4 mo old now, had all their shots and deworming, and are thriving and integrated with our 4 resident cats. Mama, named Hanna, has been living in a safe room by herself...
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