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  1. frankiecatsle

    Tips to prevent spraying...before it starts

    I've posted a little in other threads about a kitten we recently adopted. He's 16 weeks old now and has a grade 5 heart murmur. We just went to his latest check-up yesterday, vet confirmed the murmur hadn't improved, and we now have a referral to a cardiologist. Because of the severity of his...
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    Snowshoe...ish?

    Thank you! I've been reading a bit myself but honestly, the seal point, color point, snowshoe stuff all just runs together for me. That probably sounds utterly foolish. :lol: Either way, I can't wait to see how his colors change as he ages. Thank you again.
  3. frankiecatsle

    Snowshoe...ish?

    Would love some advice on how to describe my new little guy. One person said he was a snowshoe (though that seems fairly uncommon), I've heard all different sort of suggestions about seal points and I honestly don't really know what that means or what the differences are. I got him from a friend...
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    Heart murmur - 10 week old kitten

    Yeah, we already have plans to get a second opinion. The vet is actually a new vet (to us) that we don't use for our other cats but our normal vet didn't have an early enough appointment so we went to this one who came highly recommended. I'll call my vet on Monday to schedule an appointment but...
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    Heart murmur - 10 week old kitten

    I took our new kitten to the vet today for his first checkup since getting him last week. Prognosis? Not good. They discovered a heart murmur and after listening and an ultrasound, rated it a 5. They're holding off on his vaccines for now and have scheduled another appointment when he's 16 weeks...
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    Kitten going potty next to the litter box

    Now that we've moved him into the bathroom and away from carpet access he's using the litter box just fine on his own...but he's also now using it as his bed. Actually, whenever we go in there, he's in the litter box. I'm worried that he's now depressed about being in the bathroom vs the first...
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    Kitten going potty next to the litter box

    Well, update. After trying a few different things with no success, we decided to move him into the bathroom (tiled room) early yesterday. Good news - he's had great success and is using the box 100% of the time now that he has no carpet. Bad news? I feel guilty putting him in there. He seems...
  8. frankiecatsle

    Kitten going potty next to the litter box

    Thanks for the replies! I honestly had no idea to always use non-clumping with a kitten. Eventually, once he's healthy and we're at that point, he'll be introduced to the two resident cats and I just figured it'd be easier to start with the same litter they use just to make it easier for...
  9. frankiecatsle

    Kitten going potty next to the litter box

    So we got a new kitten Friday, he's 9 weeks old. I knew going into the situation to not expect very much in terms of his behavior/health/fleas/etc tbh. He came from a friend of my sister's who had "too many cats" and anyway, long story short, he didn't come from the best conditions though I'm...
  10. frankiecatsle

    Stray - feeling guilty to release after TNR

    Thanks for the suggestions/help/links everyone! We're still reaching out and trying to find a place for her. I talked to the TNR place again this morning and they're adamant they won't take the kittens until they're eight weeks unlike earlier the first person I spoke with said they may take...
  11. frankiecatsle

    Stray - feeling guilty to release after TNR

    Unfortunately, yeah. So far my mom has made it quite clear they(mom and stepdad) aren't looking to add another cat. I'm extremely grateful she took in Mama Cat and the kittens so I don't blame her for not wanting to be a permanent solution but I can dream, right? I'm still holding out hope...
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    Stray - feeling guilty to release after TNR

    I apologize in advance if this gets long, I only know how to write novels, I'm sorry! So, two days ago I found a litter of kittens under my car. Four babies, all black, approximately three weeks old. I "knew" the mama cat, she's a stray that's been around for a while and stays in a vacant lot...
  13. frankiecatsle

    I Have Cats And I Want To Get A Dog!

    If the cats have never seen a dog before I really wouldn't suggest a puppy. But that's just me. Neither you or the cats are used to having a puppy around so it will really increase everyone's stress levels. Puppies are hyper, very curious, play rough, and are far more likely to terrify a...
  14. frankiecatsle

    Do Your Cats Have Their Favorite Human?

    Our cats definitely prefer me. Most likely it's because I'm the one that's home with them all day which means I'm the one that feeds them the most, cuddles them, plays with them, etc. When we first got Kitty Cat, she immediately clung to me instead of my fiance. :D About a year later we decided...
  15. frankiecatsle

    Swollen Lip - Advice?

    Thank you both for the replies! The new vet was definitely...an experience. I'm so used to the old place that would tell me best case scenario, worst case scenario, things to watch for (which I forgot to ask this one), etc. I guess that's definitely adding to my stress as I'm a worrier by...
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    Swollen Lip - Advice?

    Hey everybody! I'm new around these parts but I'd love some advice or maybe even some past experiences. I noticed my cat Frankie had a swollen lip about a week ago. At first I wasn't entirely sure it was really swollen but after a day or so it became obvious. The vet we used to go to recently...
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