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  1. Maurey

    How often should a neighbour pop in when I'm away?

    Two times a day (morning and evening) for at least 10-15 minutes would be best, imo — gives a chance to check the place over, clean litter boxes, provide water, and give kitty some socialisation and play time. If possible, having someone come in during the day, as well, would be good, especially...
  2. Maurey

    Feline herpes help

    They work differently (different mechanism of action + l-lysine is an amino acid, while beta glucan is a sugar (a polysaccharide, specifically)), but they have similar effect in aiding the immune system. That said, there’s more research on L-lysine use in cats, so that’s why it tends to be...
  3. Maurey

    Feline herpes help

    If you’re in Serbia, you might be best off getting the human version of the supplement, and dosing as @di and bob has mentioned, if you can find human L-lysine in that dosage. That said, this Serbian pet shop sells these beta glucan tablets for cats, which is also considered good for immune...
  4. Maurey

    Feline herpes help

    Where are you located? There are many L-lysine options for cats, both in powder and treat form. I’ll link a few popular supplements below. If they’re not in stock on Amazon, you can probably get them on Chewy. If you’re in Europe, check out Zooplus...
  5. Maurey

    Ragdoll Kitten Colours

    It’s too early to tell from the kittens, themselves, imo. The possibilities depends on the ancestors of your cats, though. Namely whether your girl has the dilute gene, whether she has one or two copies of agouti, and whether she carries cinnamon. Also depends on whether your stud carries...
  6. Maurey

    Getting cat's blood work for anesthesia tomorrow, will it pick up on any heart issues?

    If breathing at rest is normal, I wouldn’t worry too much. Bloodwork won’t pick up most heart issues, though — you need a ultrasound(ECG) for that.
  7. Maurey

    Whats my cats breed?

    Looks like a red broken (the interrupted stripes along the body) mackerel tabby domestic shorthair, to me :> most cats aren’t any specific breed, or a mix of breed, they’re just cats. Doesn’t make them any less special, though!
  8. Maurey

    Help me choose from these brands, please

    Your average vet doesn’t know much about nutrition, sadly — only vets that specialise in nutrition or holistic care will really get any real education about it, to my knowledge. I know several really good vet nutritionists in my area that will formulate diets tailored to your cat, whether based...
  9. Maurey

    How do I stop mother cat from relentlessly stealing food?

    Has she been checked over by a vet recently and wormed? Her being super hungry, to a point, is normal. Is she getting any high caloric load kitten wet food (specifically wet food, as it’s more satiating than dry)? Has she gotten any KMR or goat milk? Both are calorically dense, and will provide...
  10. Maurey

    Help me choose from these brands, please

    Heya! Pretty much all of these look good, though if possible, I’d contact the companies, see if any use guar gum — with Musiaka’s sensitivities, might be a good idea to avoid it, see if it helps his tummy troubles any. I’m sceptical of the Nutrilove (doesn’t specify what animal protein they use...
  11. Maurey

    Frequent bowel movement

    Ideal diet for diabetic/pre-diabetic/high blood glucose cats are high protein, low carb. So all you really need is something your cat will eat with minimal tummy upset that has a minimum amount of fillers :> Some other good brands you might find where you are in Europe include Thrive, Feringa...
  12. Maurey

    Frequent bowel movement

    You’re doing the best you can by Musiaka, I’m sure — don’t blame yourself for trying your best to give him a good life! Definitely have him seen for peace of mind, regardless. In terms of food availability — are you able to order from Zooplus? They have a lot of quality brands on there, and...
  13. Maurey

    I have taken in a stray - Wondering if it is male or female?

    Looks like a neutered (or very young) male to me.
  14. Maurey

    Featured Singleton aggressive anti social behavior

    How old is the kitten? What have you tried to resolve his behaviour? Playing rough is pretty typical for kittens. I’m certain his mother would discipline him if he was actually out of line when playing with her.
  15. Maurey

    What sex is my cat?

    Looks like a male to me, probably unneutered, given his age. The opening under his anus is too low for it to be a girl, and you can pretty distinctly see a scrotum.
  16. Maurey

    Cat hissed at me and defecated on me

    The peeing and defecation sound like a fear response. Seems like your cat is afraid of you, and generally doesn’t have a positive relationship with you, sadly. How long have you been blowing in his face? How does he normally react? When was the last time you had a positive interaction? Is he...
  17. Maurey

    I’ve been offered an active ragdoll kitten

    Keep in mind that breeding Ragdolls is particularly expensive as compared to other relatively healthy cat breeds. With ethical breeding, in general, you shouldn’t expect profit — its common for litters to result in net loss, especially in the beginning. With breeding large cat breeds, you need...
  18. Maurey

    Human safety w/raw

    Imo, feeding raw requires the same precautions as handling your own raw meat, no more, no less. If the meat smells or look off, don’t feed it. Wash hands. Sanitise area/tools used to cut meat. I also don’t touch my cats mouth area (or kiss them on their cute little heads) within an hour of them...
  19. Maurey

    Bravecto Plus

    Thank you for all the info, I’ll be sure to look into it! Always appreciate bouncing ideas back and forth :> Having looked into it, encephalitis ticks aren’t endemic in my specific city and the suburbs I take my cats to, but they’re present in nearby regions. We also have Borrielia ticks (Lyme...
  20. Maurey

    Bravecto Plus

    Advocate doesn’t cover tapeworms, which is what the Drontal is for (tmk flies can carry tapeworm larvae) — it has complete coverage with Advocate for everything but ticks. That’s why I generally feel safe giving it as rarely as I do, given we don’t really get bugs in winter due to how cold it...
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