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  1. kittychick

    Deal on outdoor bed warmers & heated water bowls!

    I rarely post anything about specific sales - - - but today (not sure how long it'll last) Cozy Winters is having a pretty big markdown on their heated cat beds, heated cat houses, and heated water bowls. I watch those like a hawk (we use all three of the things I just listed - - and we - and...
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    For Brutal Summers - Self-cooling Pads Worth It Or A Waste?

    Brutally hot summer isn't too far off - - and I always worry about how hot our poor feral guys get when temps rise. I'd been searching for options. We already do ice cubes in the water bowls, etc. Long ago we'd even tried fans on low near where they sleep in the summer, but between the sound...
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    How Scared Should We Be?

    We're a little scared here (this is a new one for me after lots of years of raising kitties) --how concerned should I be that we just realized our 6-year-old, 6 pound kitty "Flick" pulled a large half of a raw chicken breast off of our counter and ate about ⅓ of that half? We're lucky - - none...
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    Movie "kedi" About Feral Kitties - Anyone Seen?

    Saw the trailer the other day for a movie called "Kedi" from 2016. It's a Turkish documentary available on Amazon video (it was only available at theaters when I saw the trailer, and it never made to my little midwestern city) and is described like this: "In the city of Istanbul, there are...
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    Advice On Helping Semi-feral Momma?

    (I may have asked this before - - I hope not! If I did - I obviously don't remember the answer) Last year hubby and I discovered a neighbor family had been trying to care for a little pregnant feral momma who had 3 kittens in their garage (we didn't know them - -they live several blocks away -...
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    Getting Desperate To Get Cat To Eat

    I saw that @cat1967 has a post on this issue too - - and I read through that. But our situations are a little different - - - so I'm hoping some of the amazing people on this site might have just a few more things to try - - we're desperate. :( The background: One of our kitties (Moo - a failed...
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    Reaching The Panicky Stage - To Vet Or Not Our Tnr Feral?

    I'm at a loss as to what to do - - and I know emotion is playing a big part in it. So I'm reaching out to the wonderful people here to ask for advice on how to handle a TNR'd feral that's definitely not feeling well. Short version: years ago hubby and I discovered our neighborhood had a large...
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    Happy Thanksgiving To All........

    For a holiday built around family - - -I wanted to say a brief thank you to all of those who came up with this site, those who keep this site running so beautifully, and of course, to all of the members who provide a shoulder when needed, lots of advice (some when it's needed, some when it's not...
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    A Delicate Question....but We're Getting Worried

    I apologize right now for the amount of times I'll use the word "humping" :) I did a search on this site - and haven't seen this exact behavioral question - and our vets are stumped, thought I'd give my favorite site a try to see if anyone else has thoughts on it. I keep telling myself to not...
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    Love our cat beyond measure - but need alternative food we can afford :(

    I want to start out by saying we desperately love all of our cats, but we have a tighter budget than we'd like...( I definitely don't want it to sound like we don't  want to do anything and everything we can for all of our kitties). Anyone who knows me on this site knows we go out of our way to...
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    Halloween out of control!

    I knew the members of this wonderful forum might get a kick out of my "simple Halloween decoration project" that got a little out-of-control...(but in a good way).... We have 4 indoor rescue kitties and currently care for 5 ferals that we TNR'd ....so each of the two big pumpkins holds a baby...
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    Reducing Dandruff on "plump" feral

    Yes..she came to us plump. And yes....it's hard to call her feral, since she'll eat food from anyone's hand (we're working on getting her homed). So I'd like her to look as sharp and clean as possible as I introduce her to possible homes - - -  but she seems to have dandruff head to tail, all...
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    Trouble weaning orphan kittens? Advice?

    I'm fostering 3 kittensfor a shelter that were -we think -about 2 or 3 days into their 3rd week when we got them (mom hit by car the afternoon I got them). They took to their bottles of KMR really well, litter box great immediately. But now they're Early in their 5th week - and weaning isn't...
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    Cat w/unusual straining - been to vet 3x in 2 wks - ideas?!?!

    Help!!! I'm slowly running out of ideas...and these forums are always so helpful! Our 11-year old cat, Jo, has had, off and on over the years, some issues with crystals in his urine and with constipation. He was on a urinary tract health food for years, and we severely restrict any other food...
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    Help making dummy-proof small insulated feralcat house?

    We've got two nice insulated cat houses for our ever-changing ferals population (as fixed as possible!) with insulation, off the ground, straw & electric outdoor approved cat heating pads. New dilemma: both houses are currently occupied one, with a sweet little blackboy who's become quite a...
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    Warming up a small dogloo for ferals?

    Any suggestions on how to make a small dogloo as warm as possible for feral who's really starting to hang around? Currently has added layer of insulation taped all over inside, inside is stuffed with straw up sides as high as possible, straw on floor, covered by electric outdoor sanctioned cat...
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    Trapping at night vs morning?

    I'm sure I know the answer on this - - but need encouragement if I need to go the one way.... We've done a lot of work reducing the feral population in our suburban neighborhood...probably stupidly, we thought we had all but one. Oh but it were that easy! Suddenly this week we've been seeing...
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    The tiny cat with the big heart

    The past several months have not been the easiest in the Polus/Yunker household, losing both Bruce's mother Eloise and our almost-20-year-old cat, Phoebe within the same week in April. And Monday we rather unexpectedly lost our nearly 19-year-old cat, Ally. A tiny little thing, she was always...
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    How to move shelters when construction's going to start?

    All (or most) of the neighborhood ferals seem to make their way through one specific passageway -the area where our detached garage almost butts up to the neighbors detached garage behind us--/there's a short wooden fence between our two garages/yards (we as neighbors slip around to visit vs...
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