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  1. danteshuman

    Is Oratene safe for my cat?

    So Jackie is part siamese & on his 1 year checkup she said he had some tarter!!! He is 2 now. He will drink the water with it in it. However after a couple of weeks I stopped giving it him until I knew adding chemicals to his water wouldn’t hurt him. So does anyone else give their cat this? Is...
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    Will a proper bath get rid of more hair then brushing?

    My cat is starting to shed. I was wondering if I would get rid of more hair spraying him down with a nozel in the sink over brushing him daily. Does anyone know? Jackie is short haired. I usually just give him a foam bath twice a year. Long hair question: Cami’s fur was more prone to tangled...
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    Cat with beginning kidney failure now throwing up every day

    So a bit of background: Salem is a senior 16 years old. He lives with my mom because he refused/hated moving with me. So I took a kitten she wanted to get rid of to have less cats & she agreed to let Salem retire at her house. At the time we both thought he would live 6 months. He had lost a...
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    Some kind of spray to prevent furniture scratching?

    Jackie removed the vinyl scratch guard sticker & apparently really likes sticky tape. This is what he did as soon as I applied the cat training tape! 🤣 I had to shoo him away.🤦🏻‍♀️ Mind you it isn’t about saving this old piece of furniture. It is about breaking this bad furniture scratching...
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    Does anyone have any litter box suggestions for this kind of problem?

    So Jackie is kinda an idiot. He likes to pee in one box, then poop in the other. In his excitement/eagerness he doesn’t cover his pee or something. When he climbs over the side of one box, into the other he steps into his pee litter puddle and gets clumping litter stuck all over his back paw(s)...
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    ?How do I help my cat feel more secure outside with the repair men?

    Jackie is a kitty that NEEDS his 2 hours of outside harness time every day. Normally this isn’t a problem. He hangs out in his area on his 22 foot leash & I read. I take him for 2-3 short walks every day. Unless it rains. On super cold days I put him in a fleece and we only stay out an hour...
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    Harness safety question ...... not sure where to post it

    So this is not my cat but family drama. So please skip the fence toppers or keep the bit about keeping him inside. 1) is a Velcro harness safe if he gets it caught on a fence? 2) Will said harness slow him down if he gets in a fight? I love Nick to pieces but I’m extremely worried about...
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    I’m trying to enjoy Jackie extra this Christmas

    So the first Christmas, Dante got very ill right on Christmas Eve. I wound up putting him to sleep about a week after Christmas. Last year I was still to heartbroken to really enjoy Christmas. My mom gave me a painting of Dante which I love. Weird as it sounds, I like putting my seasonal...
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    A little help getting Jackie to eat his hairball goop?

    3-4 times a year he needs it. When he starts making little gagging noises I give it to him. I have tried chicken and even fish flavored and he flat out refuses to eat it! Holding him still, to pry open his jaws & shove the hairball medicine on his tongue is well a trial. Next time I might wrap...
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    I could use some input from people who have lots of experience with cats' allergies

    I lost my last cat to severe allergy induced asthma & pancreatitis. (Dante, the greatest bud.) So I’m extra nervous about those two things with my “new” cat (Jackie male, 2 years old.) Jackie is half siamese & apparently Siamese cats are more prone to allergies. In the grief forum they...
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    Bit obsessed with my new cat’s health

    So around Christmas, 2 years ago, I lost Dante, the greatest Bud. I adopted a returned foster kitten to give him a steady home & it was probably to soon. The thing is, I’m worried about his health allllll the time. I’m not sure how I get over that hurdle. I lost Dante, way to soon at 13.5 years...
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    Cat stung by a bee he caught 🤦🏻‍♀️

    So his paw is a little swollen but he is fine. I can tell his paw still hurts by how he keeps lifting it. I’m just trying to keep him quiet ..... & he is a bit extra sleepy. I will call the vet tomorrow & ask about benadryl dosage for the next time my idiot cat hunts bees. 🤦🏻‍♀️ You know in case...
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    Puzzle Feeder

    So I figured if Jackie wants to nibble on dry food, he needs to work for it. My question is how long do I need to leave it onthe easiest setting? 2 weeks& then I can make the holes a bit smaller? He currently nudges it with his head despite my showing him he could tap it with a paw.🤷🏻‍♀️...
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    Any suggestions of a healthy wet food in gravy?

    My picky brat is going to slowly start getting healthy wet food snuck into fancy feast (he prefers gravy lovers or melodies.) So any ideas? I want to avoid chicken and I’m looking for variety. He eats to much tuna and doesn’t really like salmon that much. I’m looking for LID, low carb, healthy...
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    Ways to discourage hunting bees?

    When Jackie is outside, I have see him a few times hunt a bee. Yesterday he tried to bat at one & I pulled him back by his harness & slowly waved my hand in the area the bee was at, to get it to go away. I know when it comes to bees, the best thing you can do is freeze but I was worried about...
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    Is it safe to starve my picky cat into eating his damn food?

    Jackie turns 2 next month. All he wants is tuna, tuna & oh wait now he doesn’t like this type of tuna food but he still wants tuna! I want to feed him a whole lot less fish. Quite frankly his finickiness is driving me nuts! So can I safely only give him one type/flavor of food for the entire...
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    Night walks?

    Does anyone walk their cats at night? Today I slept in & missed the cool time when I could take Jackie outside. (MS, tempature sensitive, live in the hills of Southern California) So I took him out tonight. On his walk he was like a different kitty, hunting every flying insect and trying to...
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    Ways to get my boy running?

    Besides, you know when he escapes his harness and is running laps so I won’t catch him? He does run after the occasional bird or squirrel & I ussually let him. He sometimes runs after a bouncing golf ball. He ignores lasers (I think because he l control the laser pointer.) I can get him jumping...
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    How do I stop a cat attack outside?

    So Jackie almost got attacked today while out on a walk & I got clawed up protecting him. I will not take him that way in case Dora (the little fighter, cat) is there. However it did get me wondering, what I could do if I ever faced that situation again. So I looked for Dora and I didn’t see...
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    New tricks to teach my hyper punk?

    I caved & got a clicker..... it perfected his spin in 1 day!!!! So now Jackie does: high 5, spin, sit, get on the cat tree to put on/take off his harness & sit then meow back at me for his dinner. Does anyone else have any ideas on what else I can train him to do? He is easily bored and...
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