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  1. sivyaleah

    Achoo! Cat with Allergies Advice Please!

    Our younger girl, Luna, has been suffering from recurrent yeast infections in her ears since last July. She was 14 months old the first time it happened and is now 21 months old. We've had her treated several times to no avail, although since winter hit it hasn't been quite as bad - still gets...
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    I've Created A Monster (Fountain Help Needed)

    Luna has discovered the joys of drinking directly out of our bathroom faucet. Prior to this, we used a Catit water fountain but eventually found it got dirty too fast plus the unit was not entirely of stainless steel so couldn't put it in the dishwasher. At the recommendations of many cat...
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    Recurrent Yeast Infections in Ears

    Luna, our purebred Maine Coon, has been having recurrent yeast infections in her ears for quite some time now. Vet has done 2 cultures, so we know what it is. I bring her to have her ears cleaned out by them as much as I can (i.e. monthly approx) and attempt to clean them at home in between but...
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    Paper Litter Questions

    Luna will be scheduled for surgical removal of a malformed dewclaw in the next few weeks. It's killing us that this has to be done but there is no other remedy for her problem as the claw has grown under and into her leg and had gotten infected also. It's now kind of swollen looking and for...
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    Deformed Dew Claw - Surgery Questions

    When we brought Luna home we discovered she had a deformed dew claw. At the time, wasn't a huge concern since we brought her to our vet regularly for them to clip her claws on a regular basis. When she was about to be spayed, we had a discussion if it might be appropriate to remove this claw...
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    Cat Triggered by Smell of Laundry Detergent?

    So, a couple of days ago my husband washed all the bedding at the same time which he normally doesn't do. Sheets, comforter, blankets, the works. All of it went back on our bed nice and clean and smelling great. Luna for some reason has been completely triggered by the scent of the detergent...
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    Luna Moonshadow is 1!

    I can not believe my little werecat, who I thought would never develop a huge fluffy tail has turned 1 and yes, she has quite the tail now! We celebrated by giving her some special treats and not pushing her off the desk when she totally made it impossible for me to work LOL. She even spent...
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    High Calorie Wet Food?

    Does anyone have suggestions for high calorie canned food? Grain free, pea free, potato free, cranberry free etc. Just found out our Maine Coon Luna is rather underweight, had no idea with all that fur on her, she's lost a pound in the past couple of months instead should be gaining being she's...
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    How On Earth Do You Get Your Cat to Eat Hairball Treatment???

    It's been a very long time since I had to administer hairball treatment to a cat. I remember that none of them ever wanted it, in fact they all balked at it completely. Cocoabean had 2 bouts of throwing up this past weekend, rather severely and we found a pretty big hairball in one of the...
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    Cat Will NOT Allow Herself to Be Groomed, No Ifs Ands or Buts!

    I wrote about our Maine Coon kitten Luna under the Showing and Ethical Breeding Thread because my problem is specific to the MC breed but as this has gone on much longer than I expected, I'm opening it up to a wider audience hoping for more help. This is a bit long so bear with me. Luna is an...
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    Professional Grooming Questions

    I'm posting this here instead of other places because it pertains to a specific breed and I know that there are breeders who are frequent posters at this area of the site. You are my audience and who I need advice from. Our Maine Coon kitten, Luna, is really awful as far as grooming is...
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    Fancy Feast Senior 7+?

    I just noticed that Fancy Feast now has a "Senior 7+ Classic Pate" variety. Seems extremely similar to their regular Classic pate, except slightly higher protein count and higher taurine. Carbs are a lot lower in the new variety which is nice to see that they are paying attention to this...
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    8 Months Tall :)

    Our Maine Coon kitten Luna at 8 months tall 🙀 It's actually a few weeks later now and she's just about 9 months. She easily reaches to the counter tops. Luckily has had no inclination to jump up on them yet. She's a bit of a spaz anyway - so I don't think she'd make the jump very well anyway but...
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    Luna's Ophthalmologist Visit Update

    Updating our saga about our Maine Coon kittens goopy eye situation. Took her this morning to see the ophthalmologist specialist recommended by our vet. A bit of a drive but was not terrible - Luna usually freaks out being put into the carrier and isn't good on rides but was shockingly well...
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    Cat Tongue Colors

    So, I've noticed for months that our black Maine Coon kitten's tongue is very dark colored in the middle. The part known as the filiform papillae, which is the area they use to groom themselves (and rip flesh from prey). I keep forgetting to mention this to our vet - although Luna has been...
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    Recurrent Eye Infections - Not Bacterial Nor Viral

    Our 7 month old Maine Coon kitten has had recurrent minor eye infections which started a few weeks after we brought her home when she developed a kitten cold. That time, it seemed more related to the cold itself and it went away by me keeping her eyes cleaned daily. The 2nd time, it required an...
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    Black Cat - Rusting

    Our 7 month old purebred black Maine Coon's coat has started having a rust color tinge to it. When we got her, the breeder wasn't sure if she would turn out to be black smoke (which it appeared she would be) or solid black. We registered her as black smoke because that was what she appeared to...
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    Heart Healthy Cookbook Recs Needed

    So. My husband had a heart attack Wednesday. He's ok. I was home when it happened recovering from a pulled tooth (thankfully) and recognized what was happening and got him over to the hospital pronto. He had an angioplasty and stent placed. Came home Friday. We eat pretty darn healthy at...
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    BIG Cat Tree Recs Please!

    Big, meaning large sized platform landings! We have a purebreed Maine Coon so we know she's going to get quite large - she is already 8 pounds at just over 6 months old. It's been difficult figuring out what cat trees will fit her eventual adult sized body. When I read reviews many mention that...
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    Kitten In A Onesie

    Luna was spayed last week and we opted to try using a onsie for her How cute is this? I can't take it LOL It was a bit too small in the back end - I bought it 2 weeks before surgery to make sure I had it on hand and well, she kept growing those 2 weeks OMG. But it worked anyway - still was...
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