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catmomof4 September 27th, 2011 03:45 PM

4 cats and 4 kids..
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Hello all!

I am new to owning cats. I have as you can see 4 cats and 4 kids. :) Kids age range is from 12 to 3.5 cat age range is 1.5 to 2.5 months. I have 2 cats that are brothers by birth, then we added camaro who is 6 months older than shadow and smokey and then we added tiger. When we got him the owner said he was ready to go but just small for his age. When we took him to the vet a week later, vet said nope about 10-12 days old! Well we nursed him like a new born, my 12 year old son carrying him around in his sweatshirt pocket all summer long and feeding him by bottle every 2 hrs! The older cats took to grooming and lovin Tiger up and now he runs with the pack! :):grouphug:

I have 3 litter boxes, 2 without covers and 1 with a cover. Seems each cat likes things just a bit different. Camaro is a rescue and the only one that voids sometimes outside of the litter box and I don't know why. Any suggestions? :confused:

chico2 September 27th, 2011 03:51 PM

catmomof4,you should start your own thread where you can properly introduce yourself,maybe someone can move you.
Love your 4 kitties,beautiful!!

hazelrunpack September 27th, 2011 06:32 PM

Moved to its own thread. :thumbs up Thx, chico2.

And welcome to the board, catmomof4! :D You have a lovely crew! :lovestruck:

sugarcatmom September 27th, 2011 10:12 PM

[QUOTE=catmomof4;1025293]Hello all! [/quote]

Well hello there, catmomof4! What a lovely bunch of kitties you have, and such a fabulous tree to display them on! :D

[QUOTE=catmomof4;1025293]Camaro is a rescue and the only one that voids sometimes outside of the litter box and I don't know why. Any suggestions? :confused:[/QUOTE]

Could be a few things. For one, how clean do you keep the boxes? Do you scoop them at least twice a day, if not more? Are the boxes all kept in one area or do you have some in different parts of the house? Is Camaro peeing AND pooping outside the box, or just doing one or the other? And, what type of litter do you use (scented or not? clay or alternative? clumping?)?

There's some good info at this link on inappropriate elimination and how to deal with it: [url][/url] One important factor to consider is that it can be a medical problem (such as bladder/urinary tract issues). Male cats especially are prone to urinary tract blockages, which are life threatening. The best way to prevent that is by feeding wet food, no kibble. Some excellent info on that topic: [url][/url]

chico2 September 28th, 2011 07:25 AM

The little one in the middle is just too cute,but they all are beautiful:lovestruck:
I assume that the 2 larger tabbies are the tabbies.
Oh and thank for giving the little guy a chance and working hard with him,he must have a ball with the adult kitties..

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