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  1. ladytimedramon

    Looking at new fountains - suggestions needed please

    I currently have a fountain for Delilah. This is the model we have. The good: it holds a lot of water, it's fairly quiet, and Delilah will drink from it. The bad: it's made from plastic, it's really hard to clean (the plastic gets really bad mineral buildup that is hard to get off), taking...
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    Food frustration...

    I thought Delilah was enjoying the new food (Weruva). 3 weeks later and she won't touch it. Its like a flavor I gave her 3 days ago and she licked the bowl, now she sniffs and walks away. Her weight still needs to come down, which is why I tried switching foods and giving her larger less...
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    1 big meal or 2 smaller meals?

    Delilah seems to be putting on more weight. I adopted her at 7 pounds in April, last weighing with me on the scale was 10.5. She also seems to be more hungry. Usually I feed her 1 "perfect portion" (Crave, Sheba, or Nutro) for breakfast, she has 3 spaced out kibble snacks (Crave Indoor) during...
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    Reassessing Delilah's diet

    How often do you reassess what you are doing food wise with your cat? I've now had Delilah 9 months and I'm considering some changes, particularly since I will be home for 2 weeks with winter break coming up. Delilah has gone from 7 pounds when I adopted her to about 10 pounds. The vet said she...
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    Considering and overthinking 2nd cat adoption

    Last year I adopted Delilah in the middle of Covid. I was alone and working from home. Since then (despite the medical issues) she's become my darling. Now that I'm back at work full time, I've worried about her being lonely and considered a second cat. And I think I'm overthinking everything...
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    Eating her calories, still seems hungry

    Since Delilah's ovarian surgery.... and my return to work on campus... Delilah seems more hungry. According to the last visit she's now up to 10 pounds (I adopted her at 7 pounds). The vet said that's still a good weight for her size and bone structure. She also said the calories are correct...
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    How often to replace cat tree?

    Before I adopted Delilah, I ordered a cat tree off of Amazon that I thought would work for whatever cat I adopted. I've had it since April (about 7 months). I've noticed that it seems to be getting a bit shaky, as well as Delilah totally scratching through the carpet and sisal in spots. Since it...
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    Timed feeder, puzzle feeder, or is my cat just a vegetarian?

    Well, I'm into my second week of being out of the apartment from about 7:30 to 4:30. I feed Delilah wet about 7am and leave her a serving of kibble for later. Then I feed her wet when I get home. I don't know when she eats her dry, but I'm noticing her cat grass is getting smaller. Today it...
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    Changing litters

    When i adopted Delilah I started her with Fresh Step. Because I thought she was having allergies I switched to Dr. Elseys, which she tracked all over the place. So then I switched to Okocat pellets. Now at my second box of it, and now that I'm out of the house more, I'm noticing odors when I...
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    this is odd

    I've noticed this happen a few times and was wondering about it. Sometimes my kitty Delilah will stand, backside facing a wall, and her tail quivers for a few seconds. She did it tonight after I evicted her from my bedroom (she can nap her but bedtime is mom alone). My thought was that she...
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    Nail caps

    I made the decision to get nail caps for Delilah because clipping her nails is a nightmare and she loves making biscuits on my leg, stomach, chest, etc. This is her second round. The problem is she seems to pull off 2 or 3 within the first couple of days. I noticed its the same same claws both...
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    Carrier: Clean it or toss it?

    I had to take Delilah to the vet yesterday. This vet was further away from our usual vet and the drive much longer. Going was ok, but either from stress or waiting, Delilah pottied in her carrier. When we got home I put her in the bathroom to clean up, and the carrier on the porch. This was...
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    Cat grass vs food?

    My kitty Delilah has been doing something a bit odd lately. She had been doing ok on wet twice a day and dry twice a day. Suddenly she would rather eat her cat grass than her wet food. Usually if she's nibbling at her cat grass I know she's hungry. She will eat her dry no problem. But wet...
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    Is my spayed cat acting like she's in heat? (Updated)

    in the ongoing saga of Delilah (now with me for 3 months), she's started doing a lot more weird stuff. Just to note, my last pets were male so I'm basing on internet info. She's still itching and nibbling at various spots. But that's not it. Her walking around meowing has taken on some ear...
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    Best omega 3 oil for cats

    I took my itchy kitty to the groomer. After the groomer, he said he didn't see any dry skin or dandruff on Delilah, but he suggested adding fish oil to her diet. My problem is, I have to be careful of generic "fish oil" since it can have catfish in it (I'm allergic). So now I've seen sardine...
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    Food rotation?

    I've seen a lot of mentions of food rotation here. What are the benefits of rotating? How does that work? Is it rotating foods? Brands? Can you use multiple proteins or brands during a rotation? How frequently do you rotate?
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    Dry skin/fur?

    In the ongoing saga of Delilah's itch, someone said to me that it could be dry skin or fur. Said person didn't tell me how to figure it out. Vet hasn't said anything in last 2 visits but the depo medrol shot seems to have worn off and despite the prescription food she's back to heavy grooming...
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    Miso or brewers yeast for cats?

    in the ongoing attempts to get Delilah's itching and diet under control, I opted to go for the prescription diet for a limited time (the vet says she should be on it for life and I say no) to detox from everything in her system. She seems ok with the Royal Canin for the most part. In the...
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    Depo-medrol after effects on an itchy kitty?

    Hello. In the ongoing saga of Delilah and her itching, when I was at the vet he gave her a shot of depo-medrol. While it seems to have helped her being so itchy, it seems to have affected her behavior. She almost seems to be mopey. The first day or so I figured she'd be sore and cranky. But...
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    Prescription diet >_<

    Well, looks like this new cat mom was right. Delilah had small itches at odd times since I had adopted her (6 weeks now - can't believe it!) but over the last 3 weeks it seemed more and more. I switched her to a wheat free/chicken free kibble, and was trying to find a wet she would eat. The...
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