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    What can cause vomiting only when feeding dry food?

    My tomcat has gastritis, for 2 years now. He was on Nexium (esomeprazol) for 2 months. When I stopped the treatment (vet decision), he started to vomit and/or regurgitate (gastric juice + non-digested dry food) a few minutes after feeding dry food - Purina Delicat. I switched to Purina...
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    Diabetes - new approaches

    Years ago I expressed my doubts about the reality of diabetes in cats At that time I was wrong by stating that while diabetes in humans is irreversible, so-called diabetes in cats cant be real since it can enter into remission. This assertion proved not true, by my personal experience: human...
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    How to set up a cat shelter or cat rescue service?

    Not sure whether this is the right place to post this. In my area, there are only a few shelters and non-profit services that are specifically designed for cats. I am thinking to open one, maybe in a couple of years (depending on available time). I will be very grateful if forum mates will be...
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    How to prevent inappropriate feeding

    I occasionally feed 2 colonies near my condominium. One has no identifiable caregiver, but cats look very healthy. The other one gets cheese, milk, and cooked chicken bones from somebody. Question is: a) How big is the risk of this diet? b) Should I interfere (say by leaving a note), or leave...
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    Advanced Cat dentist in Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Hungary, Austria?

    Hi! Just found a fractured tooth, needing an apical repair. I was unable to find a cat dentist to do that. Moreover, I do not know how risky is this intervention. Any experience? Thank you!
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    Tomcat sexual frustration can cause gastric ulcer?

    Vet diagnosed 4 years old my tomcat by mild gastric ulcer. Her guess is that it was caused by sexual frustration (no mating for long time), and recommended neutering him. 1) Did anybody experienced similar cases? 2) From experience, did you experienced other sources of frustration than...
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    Good by, Blakie my friend!

    Blakie was a condo cat, a pure, elegant black cat. I used to say him/her Hi! every time I passed by his/her green "home plot", near the entrance in my condo. Once I gave him/her wet food leftovers from my tom cat. Another time I admired his/her gracious steps through the grass. In my...
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    Formalities to bring a cat in Ukraine from EU?

    Not sure where to post this. Is anyone aware about formalities to cross the Ukrainian border with a cat (by car)? My search on the internet returns inconclusive results. Apparently, the only official info is in Ukraine, but I do not know the language :-(. Thank you very much! Really...
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    Loaf and Flat to the ground positions meaning?

    My 4 years old tomcat (integer) used to be a moderately active cat to the moment vet discovered he suffers from gastritis (frequent vomiting and pee outside the box). Gastritis was successfully cured (very rare vomiting - once in three months and pee in the box). I replaced the supermarket wet...
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    Pee once a day - to worry?

    After treating gastritis and a mild bladder inflammation, my 4 years old tomcat, minimized marking and restarted to pee on his litterbox. Once a day. I have no memories about how many times he did it one or two years ago. An internet search is inconclusive, returning, in brief: "it is normal...
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    Causes of gastritis?

    My cat suffers from gastritis. Prescription is esomeprasol and gastro-entero diet (which refuses). What could trigger this? Thank you!
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    chicken neck to adult cat?

    Natural diet of cats includes bones and intestines. None is found in commercial food. Is it raw chicken neck safe, as one neck every three days or so? Thank you!
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    Empty Space

    For almost one year now I crossed a green area patch hosting a small feral colony. In the close background there are bushes and a a construction site. An old lady brought food and water to the colony. I saw her only two times during this period: - One year ago I asked her permission to TNR the...
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    Can Owner Passing Trough A Feral Colony Rise Risks To Indoor Cats?

    My cat does not eat all can content. He is a small cat. In the second day after opening, I should throw away the remaining content. Instead of doing this barbarous thing, I decided to offer the leftovers to a cat colony nearby (I am not the caregiving person to that colony, thus I just leave...
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    No Hairball Vomit In Months - Is This Natural?

    My 3 years old integer tomcat never vomits a hairball. He is not constipated. He eats normally (free meals). Three months ago he vomited twice, yellow liquid, but no hairball. Vet said it can be just a result of not feeding for more than 12 hrs (no reason identified). No medication given. I...
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    What To Prepare For And Manage Cats In Tower Buildings During Earthquakes?

    I attempted a google search, but not very successful, because of excessive generic nature of "cat" word and because of abundance of the links about earthquakes in general. I am preparing an article on this matter to be published (pro-bono and free access) on a blog in my country, so any help...
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    Cat Depression - A Medical Reality?

    My cat sleeps all the time. That is what the cats do, right? But how much is to much? His physical activity is reduce to night "hunting" (aka running around the room for maybe 20 minutes) and a few minutes "catch-me" play with a toy every morning , before getting the wet food he deserves :-)...
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    Urine Marking Management?

    My 3 years old tomcat Pischiriz (his name :-)) is not neutered. Indoor only. He marks places indoor, mostly in front of the doors. Placing some plastic bags in the favorite places - OK. But he started to mark the beds - which is really annoying. Vet told me its normal for a male cat that age...
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    Incidental Raw Diet- How To Reduce Risks?

    I feed my tomcat mix diet: one wet breakfast + free dry food. It just happens to run out of preferred dry food or the Cat to demand imperatively (:-)) fresh meat (chicken meat, more precisely). Since "incidental" does not mean "diet", I am confuse about risks. I attempt to balance the meat by...
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    How Spread Is Normal Presence Of E Coli In Urine?

    My Cat urine's tested positive for E coli. I collected the probe from the floor, which is built in ceramic tiles. The scientific records I am aware state for abnormal presence of E coli only in case of very young cats. Of course, the E coli infection shall be doubled by clinical signs to...
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