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    Next step in adult cat introductions?

    Hi all! Almost a month ago we brought an older cat (her owners said 7, her vet records say 9.5) into our home because her previous owners were unable to bring her to the seniors home they moved to. Mindy is spayed, and has never lived with other cats before. Our resident cats are two adult...
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    Major Dietary Changes - best strategy?

    Hi all! I just brought home the third member of our cat family. Unlike our two boys who were both adopted from the SPCA, Mindy was adopted directly from her previous family; her prior owners are moving to a seniors home that does not allow cats. Her first family clearly love her an enormous...
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    What are your grooming routines?

    I’m curious and didn’t see a thread like this when I searched! Right now our two short haired cats get brushed and get their nails clipped on a weekly basis. I also brush their teeth every day - although Jem is much more cooperative than Merle in that regard. What kind of grooming...
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    Petsmart App

    I downloaded the petsmart app a while ago to make curbside order pickups easier during the pandemic, and I wanted to say it’s been unexpectedly helpful! The app has a simple game called Treat Trail, which I initially thought was just a cute little gimmick. However, if you play the game, you earn...
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    Adopting from Prior Owners

    Hi everyone! Our household is considering adding an additional kitty who needs a home. Unlike our first two cats, who came into our lives through the SPCA, the cat we are currently thinking about would be an adoption directly from her previous owners (an older couple who are moving into a...
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    Catproofing awkward spaces

    Hi all! My roommate, our cats, and I are moving from our apartment to a ~100 year old house soon and we are really excited! We will finally be able to hang a bird feeder outside for the cats to watch, and we will all have much more space. Since the house is so old, it has its fair share of...
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    Canada Fresh

    Hi all! The brand of wet food I was previously feeding Jem (Holistic Select) has sadly been discontinued. Right now I’m working hard to find a quality replacement that isn’t ridiculously expensive. Canada Fresh is one of the ones I am considering. It has a pretty great rating on CatFooddb, a...
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    Sock Collector?

    Hi all! My cat, Jem, will be six this summer and has been with me for a year and a half. Over the course of the past two weeks, Jem has gotten really into stealing socks (no other clothing, just socks) from my roommate's and my laundry baskets. He even figured out how to open my roommate's...
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    Not Eating - Delayed Stress Reaction?

    Hi all! My cat Jem is acting a little "off" recently (starting last night) and I'm worried about him. There have been a lot of changes lately in our household and until now he's been taking them in stride, but I'm wondering if this is stress catching up to him, or potentially something more...
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    Cats Cohabitating - But Not Forever

    Hi folks! I had a question I’ve been mulling over lately. Right now I live in a two bedroom apartment with my longtime roommate and close friend, and my cat, Jem. Recently my roommate fell in love with a cat at our local shelter, and is considering adopting him. I am familiar with all the steps...
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    How Much Vomiting Is Too Much Vomiting?

    Hi everyone! I've had my cat Jem since the end of August and he's such an important part of my family. Over the time I've had him, he's been vomiting occasionally within 10-15 minutes of eating- so just throwing up undigested food. He is very enthusiastic and scarfs his food really quickly...
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    Jem's Pattern?

    Hi folks! I'm curious what the best way to describe my DSH cat, Jem, would be. Here are some pictures of him! White belly/chest, white on face, white "socks" - short on his front feet and longer on his back feet. Whatever he is, I think he's very handsome and I love him very much...
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    Introducing Jem!

    Hi everybody! I've been lurking here for a while, researching and reading up and vibrating with excitement as I prepared to welcome a cat into my life. Yesterday I went to the SPCA, and this sweet boy chose me. He curled up on my shoulder, licked my cheek, purred up a storm, and buried his sweet...
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    How Did You Choose Your Cat?

    Hi folks! As the time ticks down before I move back to my university city and into my pet friendly apartment there, I've been thinking about cats even more than usual (I'm sure some of you can relate!). When I'm settled in my new place I will be going to the local SPCA to look for a cat friend...
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    Cat Food Plans + Student Budget

    Hi everyone! So I want to preface this by saying I don't yet have a cat but have been lurking on this forum for a while. I am planning to adopt an adult cat from my local shelter when I settle in to my new pet friendly apartment in August! I am a Canadian university student, and have been doing...
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    London Naturals

    Hi everyone! The other day I saw a brand of food I'm totally unfamiliar with at London Drugs. I guess it's their store brand, and it seems like they're trying to capitalize on the idea of quality pet food with the whole "Meat First" name of the product. I don't have a ton of experience analyzing...
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    Long Time Lurker, First Time Poster

    Hi folks! As the title suggests, I've been lurking these forums on and off for a long while. I decided to make an account so I can ask questions and contribute to the forum community. I am a university student in Canada, and much to my delight my roommate and I are going to be moving into a...
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