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Old 03-20-2013, 11:16 PM   #3676
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That's the funny thing about Jelly Bean. She loves water! She will drink from the sink, and absolutely devour an entire bowl of water. She'll have puking fits where the first is solid, then the rest are really wet (sorry for the tmi).

I'm going to look up some foods that are good for her sensitive tummy.
What have you been feeding so far?
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:19 PM   #3677
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What have you been feeding so far?
Purina One Hairball formula. We are thinking of going to a grain-free diet for her. Did some research on Blue Basics Grain Free, and have heard great reviews. Going to see what else there is before I buy a bag.

Knock on wood, she hasn't puked in almost two days...
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:40 PM   #3678
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Purina One Hairball formula. We are thinking of going to a grain-free diet for her. Did some research on Blue Basics Grain Free, and have heard great reviews. Going to see what else there is before I buy a bag.

Knock on wood, she hasn't puked in almost two days...
If she can stomach Purina One, she should be fine with any of the premium brands. If you want to combine sensitive stomach with hairball, Royal Canin has an "Intense Hairball" formula that I have used with my fuzzbutts to good success. I just have an issue with a food that has so many non-meat products in it at that price. It was super effective though, so meh.

Also had good luck with Innova, but I think they just had *another* recall so might be time to give up on that stuff. I think you're on the right track with Blue Basics though. Keep us posted, food feedback is always cool.

Speaking of which, my kittehs have not been able to handle wet food since I got them as babies. (They came to me with bloody diarrhea, which none of the vets could ever diagnose.) But I know it's healthier for them, so I sprung for Prowl from The Honest Kitchen. Fat boy gobbles it up and has had no ill effects so far, after 3 days, and his intestines are the more sensitive. My calico isn't fond of it though. Not sure why. But if anyone was curious about THK's products, or how the dehydrated food is working, so far so good.
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:32 PM   #3679
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If she can stomach Purina One, she should be fine with any of the premium brands. If you want to combine sensitive stomach with hairball, Royal Canin has an "Intense Hairball" formula that I have used with my fuzzbutts to good success. I just have an issue with a food that has so many non-meat products in it at that price. It was super effective though, so meh.

Also had good luck with Innova, but I think they just had *another* recall so might be time to give up on that stuff. I think you're on the right track with Blue Basics though. Keep us posted, food feedback is always cool.

Speaking of which, my kittehs have not been able to handle wet food since I got them as babies. (They came to me with bloody diarrhea, which none of the vets could ever diagnose.) But I know it's healthier for them, so I sprung for Prowl from The Honest Kitchen. Fat boy gobbles it up and has had no ill effects so far, after 3 days, and his intestines are the more sensitive. My calico isn't fond of it though. Not sure why. But if anyone was curious about THK's products, or how the dehydrated food is working, so far so good.
Thanks for the info! I think we are going to buy a small bag of Blue Basics and see how she likes it. Ill report back with my findings.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:45 AM   #3680
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Kitties played an April fools joke today...


Wake up wake up you're late!!!!1!!1!

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LOL JK!!

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Old 04-01-2013, 04:09 PM   #3681
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I've used two grain free cat foods.

Halo Spots Stew (current) and then Wellness. Both worked well and I switched to spots stew because it was cheaper.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:37 PM   #3682
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Kitties played an April fools joke today...


Wake up wake up you're late!!!!1!!1!

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LOL JK!!

Blue did too.

"Mmmmm, this moist food is good dad!" Nom nom nom nom...nom nom nom nom nom...pause...GACK!!!HORK!!!GACK GACK!!!

A few moments later, "Hey dad, ya got'ny treats?"

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Old 04-02-2013, 10:00 AM   #3683
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Cat grass was on sale at Whole Foods.. Risotto will shove his entire face in it and eat it till we take it away.



Curious bengal is curious - "Hey! Hey! What are you doing up there!"

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Old 04-02-2013, 11:14 AM   #3684
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I tried to grow some cat grass but i forgot about it Dose kitteh loev it?
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:18 PM   #3685
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Kittehs does love it. Dogs love it too.

I tried to grow it once too, but there was no way that I was going to be able to keep up with how quickly the cats devoured it.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:21 PM   #3686
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I bought some grass for my cat and she wouldn't touch it.

But let her outside and she is mowing the yard. Only to throw it up later in the house
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:41 PM   #3687
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None of my 3 cats show much interest in cat grass. One of them will nibble occasionslly, the other two have no interest in it.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:48 PM   #3688
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I bought some grass for my cat and she wouldn't touch it.

But let her outside and she is mowing the yard. Only to throw it up later in the house
That's just familiarity/habit. She's used to going out to the yard to eat grass. If you restricted her to the grass you buy, she'd eventually eat it too.

All three of mine munch on the store bought grass as well as dried catnip. Only my female throws it up. She's had a history of having a very sensitive stomach and grass is her way of resolving an upset stomach. If you see your cat eating grass in the yard, you can assume she's got a tummy ache and wants relief.
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Risotto LOVES it. Will go to any length to get it. Jackson (bengal) likes the idea of it, but will just chew it for a bit, then leave it.

We just buy it because 1) its cheap, and 2) we can't get it to grow long enough before Riz eats it. doesn't matter where we put it, he WILL get to it.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:33 PM   #3690
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Im afraid my little one will just want to take a dump in the grass/dirt plod. He takes any opportunity to piss in the pot for the rubber plant that we have.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:49 PM   #3691
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Im afraid my little one will just want to take a dump in the grass/dirt plod. He takes any opportunity to piss in the pot for the rubber plant that we have.
Try thoroughly washing the pot with a bleach/water mixture. Getting rid of the urine smell should dissuade him from peeing on it. If it doesn't, try putting the pot somewhere else in the house or getting rid of it altogether.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:48 PM   #3692
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We had to make a cover for the pot so that he can't squeeze his little ass in there and pee. He still looks at it like he wants to pee in it but he can't find a way to get comfy.
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:36 PM   #3693
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That's just familiarity/habit. She's used to going out to the yard to eat grass. If you restricted her to the grass you buy, she'd eventually eat it too.

All three of mine munch on the store bought grass as well as dried catnip. Only my female throws it up. She's had a history of having a very sensitive stomach and grass is her way of resolving an upset stomach. If you see your cat eating grass in the yard, you can assume she's got a tummy ache and wants relief.
Could be. By I don't let mine out without me supervising her and thats only during the summer. So I don't kniw that she's used ot it. Just instinctive?

Although, she becomes such a whiney bitch when I let her out. I don't think it will happen again this year. Otherwise she just sits by the door and cries. I tried a leash once. Once she absolutely hated it.
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:47 PM   #3694
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Once we buy a house, I want to get a leash for my guys. They are too indoorsy already but they both look infatuated every time the Window opens its worth letting them give it a try.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:28 PM   #3695
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I'm considering this too. I'll feel a little silly but it's better than having my friends run off and/or get hit by a car. Does anybody have any recommendations? Murray's pretty big - tall and skinny at the moment.
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I'm considering this too. I'll feel a little silly but it's better than having my friends run off and/or get hit by a car. Does anybody have any recommendations? Murray's pretty big - tall and skinny at the moment.
I have what is basically the smallest dog harness I could find. It has enough adjustment so it will fit all 3 of my cats, though only one of them really likes being outdoors.
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Part of the trick is, letting them get used to the lease without you actually putting it on them. Just throw it on the floor and leave it there for a day or two. Let them explore it as they always do. Then it won't be such a traumatic thing when it's around their neck. Let them walk around inside the house with it on before you take them outside.

If cats think something is their idea, they go for it much better than if they think you're forcing something on them. Try putting a cat in a carrier = freak out. Put the carrier on the floor and walk away. Pretty soon kitteh is asleep inside it.
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I'd considered that but wasn't sure if there was enough anatomical difference between cats and dogs to matter. Although they're indoor cats, mine love to go exploring outside, so I'd like to be able to make the compromise. We could even visit the neighbors!

I think they'd be open to the idea because they're pretty laid-back and smart enough to figure out the correlation between harness/outdoors.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:51 PM   #3699
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If cats think something is their idea, they go for it much better than if they think you're forcing something on them. Try putting a cat in a carrier = freak out. Put the carrier on the floor and walk away. Pretty soon kitteh is asleep inside it.
This. Jelly Bean used to hate her carrier until I let it sit in our spare bedroom. Now it's her cool little hang out spot. It's not a hard-sided carrier, but instead a soft one that doesn't seem like a cage.
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:25 AM   #3700
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Well, little Maggie is growing up into a big girl. Here she is, playing with her bed.

She still bites wifey, but I've been more stern with her, and she pretty much keeps her claws in and teeth off me, even when we roughhouse. Wifery, otoh, gets chomped on daily. I chalk this up to me being quicker to drop the kitty and ignore her when she misbehaves.
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