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Posted: Jul 4, 2015 - 4:29am

My cats like the dog more than they like each other

 

 
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Posted: Jul 1, 2015 - 8:50pm

 Alexandra wrote:

I also tried Comfortis - and got it down okay, but I also hate forcing something down her throat.
 
I wonder if she'd tolerate a collar. Thanks for the tip!

 
My cats have never worn collars. These are really light and don't bother them at all. Might be worth a try.
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Posted: Jul 1, 2015 - 8:48pm

 JrzyTmata wrote:

Tosh doesn't like pills either. but I give her water with a medicine syringe after pilling, she loves it and reminds me when it's pill time every night. she still doesn't like the pill part but puts up with it for the water chasers.

 
 

 
You know how I get Ceili to drink a lot of additional water? I put an ice cube in a bowl of water and not only does she like to watch it float and melt (expecting it to do something, I guess), but she laps up the "ice" water because it's refreshing.
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Posted: Jul 1, 2015 - 8:44pm

 Alexandra wrote:

 
I also tried Comfortis - and got it down okay, but I also hate forcing something down her throat.
 
I wonder if she'd tolerate a collar. Thanks for the tip!

 
Tosh doesn't like pills either. but I give her water with a medicine syringe after pilling, she loves it and reminds me when it's pill time every night. she still doesn't like the pill part but puts up with it for the water chasers.
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Posted: Jul 1, 2015 - 8:36pm

 K_Love wrote:

I hated using topicals because my poor cats would drool and their eyes would water. I tried Comfortis but it's a rather big pill for a cat and it was really hard to administer to them. I put it in their food but that month, most of it went to waste because they wouldn't eat the food due to the smell. I ended up getting Seresto collars last month and they're working great. Same idea as the topicals but they don't smell and last 6-8 months. You just need to keep an eye on your cat for any behavioral changes (like anything new that you would introduce) and make sure there's no irritation where the collar sits on their neck. None of mine have had any problems with them and don't even seem to notice it's there. 

 

 
 
I also tried Comfortis - and got it down okay, but I also hate forcing something down her throat.
 
I wonder if she'd tolerate a collar. Thanks for the tip!
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Posted: Jul 1, 2015 - 8:34pm

 Alexandra wrote:
I really dislike putting Advantage on Ceili (necessary evil, now that I know fleas invade our ground floor apt, and since she likes to sit on the patio). She always has this wide-eyed WTF look the first half hour, and tries to "hide" from the icky feeling on her skin. I also don't like how the oil slick on her neck doesn't go away for 48 hours.
 
Oh well...she's meditating now. Little does she know that an hour of discomfort = you get to go outside sometimes

 
I hated using topicals because my poor cats would drool and their eyes would water. I tried Comfortis but it's a rather big pill for a cat and it was really hard to administer to them. I put it in their food but that month, most of it went to waste because they wouldn't eat the food due to the smell. I ended up getting Seresto collars last month and they're working great. Same idea as the topicals but they don't smell and last 6-8 months. You just need to keep an eye on your cat for any behavioral changes (like anything new that you would introduce) and make sure there's no irritation where the collar sits on their neck. None of mine have had any problems with them and don't even seem to notice it's there. 



 


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Posted: Jul 1, 2015 - 5:22pm

I really dislike putting Advantage on Ceili (necessary evil, now that I know fleas invade our ground floor apt, and since she likes to sit on the patio). She always has this wide-eyed WTF look the first half hour, and tries to "hide" from the icky feeling on her skin. I also don't like how the oil slick on her neck doesn't go away for 48 hours.
 
Oh well...she's meditating now. Little does she know that an hour of discomfort = you get to go outside sometimes


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Posted: Jun 16, 2015 - 6:00pm

 JrzyTmata wrote:

are you going to socialize them or give them to the shelter lady?

 
Take 'em to the Humane Society and make a donation to help out.
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Posted: Jun 16, 2015 - 6:00pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:

Gonna give them six weeks, they should be weened by then.

 
If they stay around you two for the next couple weeks, they should start to feel comfortable around people.
I am glad you are helping them. 
You two are the best!
 
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Posted: Jun 16, 2015 - 5:41pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:

Gonna give them six weeks, they should be weened by then.

 
are you going to socialize them or give them to the shelter lady?
bokey
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Posted: Jun 16, 2015 - 5:39pm

 JrzyTmata wrote:

I always suspected that you were feral.

 
More like feeble. {#Lol}
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Posted: Jun 16, 2015 - 5:39pm

 JrzyTmata wrote:

4 weeks seems to be the age before they start learning from mom to fear humans

 
Gonna give them six weeks, they should be weened by then.
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Posted: Jun 16, 2015 - 5:33pm

 bokey wrote:

I'm way older than that and fear humans.

 
I always suspected that you were feral.
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Posted: Jun 16, 2015 - 5:28pm

 JrzyTmata wrote:

4 weeks seems to be the age before they start learning from mom to fear humans

 
I'm way older than that and fear humans.


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Posted: Jun 16, 2015 - 5:25pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:

We're going to make an effort to trap this pair young enough so that they can be socialized and adopted.

 
4 weeks seems to be the age before they start learning from mom to fear humans
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Posted: Jun 16, 2015 - 5:19pm

 onlylynne wrote:
Aww, new babies! 

Kittens are so fun to watch. {#Good-vibes}

 
We're going to make an effort to trap this pair young enough so that they can be socialized and adopted.
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Posted: Jun 16, 2015 - 5:17pm

Aww, new babies! 

Kittens are so fun to watch. {#Good-vibes}
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Posted: Jun 16, 2015 - 4:29pm

We have kittenage...

Two tiny ones (3-4 weeks) are sheltering under the side shed today. Sansa is hanging around close so they must be hers. 
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Posted: Jun 8, 2015 - 8:31am

 DaveInVA wrote:
  porphyrius wrote:

Get a good recipe for squab?

 
So far its been one Mockingbird, and one Sparrow and the rest were Starlings. On the plus side Starlings are an invasive species and some states kill them en masse. So the cats are just doing a public service.

 

It's all good as long as they save room for the rodents including squirrels, after all that is what we pay them for. {#Yes} Only rule we have is no one messes with the bees, we had a dog that used to try to eat them, use to piss me off.{#Frustrated}


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Posted: Jun 7, 2015 - 8:19pm

 DaveInVA wrote:
Found yet another bird on the front door mat. That makes 6 in 3 weeks. Might have to do something about this...

 
Found the remains of a woodpecker in the garden today. I hope someone enjoyed him.
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