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Forum: Introduce yourself here - Say hello July 21st, 2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By sugarcatmom
Does she have an absolutely favourite treat that...

Does she have an absolutely favourite treat that she'll climb mountains for? Temptations seem to be a big hit with many kitties, although my guys really go nuts for freeze-dried salmon or chicken.
...
Forum: Cat behavior forum - cat training July 20th, 2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By sugarcatmom
Hi Swhite, What are your kitties name? ...

Hi Swhite,

What are your kitties name?

Are you able to trim their claws at all? That would be my first recommendation. If you need some instruction on ways to do it, let us know. The vet can...
Forum: Photo challenges on Pets.ca July 6th, 2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 503
Posted By sugarcatmom
Peppercorn lounging about on the kitchen floor...

Peppercorn lounging about on the kitchen floor after a romp with his bro.
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f177/aztec_egypt/Pepfloorangle_zpsca1e17f4.jpg
Forum: Senior cats June 26th, 2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By sugarcatmom
One of the best articles I've seen on IBD in cats...

One of the best articles I've seen on IBD in cats (and why hydrolized diets aren't the answer), by the Feline Nutrition Education Society:

Feline Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Nature and Treatment ...
Forum: Senior cats June 25th, 2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By sugarcatmom
As hazelrunpack mentions, a raw diet might be a...

As hazelrunpack mentions, a raw diet might be a good option. Many a cat with IBD has had symptoms resolve when switched to a species-appropriate diet: http://www.catnutrition.org/ibd.html
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs June 25th, 2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By sugarcatmom
Sounds like you might have to wait until you have...

Sounds like you might have to wait until you have your own place. But maybe in the meantime, you could volunteer at an animal shelter or rescue and get your "cat fix" that way. Plus, you'd learn...
Forum: Senior cats June 21st, 2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By sugarcatmom
How come Ebenee was prescribed the Fibre Response...

How come Ebenee was prescribed the Fibre Response kibble? Is changing her food to something else (i.e. more suitable for her needs) an option? Perhaps a wet food that's higher in protein would be...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! June 11th, 2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By sugarcatmom
Super! If you need any specific info, let me...

Super! If you need any specific info, let me know. I've got a ton of great links on the subject, starting with this amazing resource: http://feline-nutrition.org/




I love the sound of cats...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! June 10th, 2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By sugarcatmom
Hi crochetingnana, welcome to pets.ca! Sorry...

Hi crochetingnana, welcome to pets.ca!

Sorry to hear about your kitty's illness. I had something similar happen to a feral that I took in....she developed the limping form of the Calicivirus...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs June 10th, 2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 529
Posted By sugarcatmom
Aww, poor Tommy! Might be a lot of work, but...

Aww, poor Tommy!

Might be a lot of work, but could you build a drop-trap like this?: http://www.catinfo.org/?link=buildingadroptrap

Also info here: http://www.alleycat.org/page.aspx?pid=366
...
Forum: Cat behavior forum - cat training June 4th, 2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By sugarcatmom
Instead of trying to force your cat to do...

Instead of trying to force your cat to do something she clearly doesn't want to do, what about finding a creative solution for a litter box in your tiny apartment?:...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! May 30th, 2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By sugarcatmom
What sort of coat does Sammy have?...

What sort of coat does Sammy have? Short/medium/long, coarse or fine hair? I've used a Furminator on my cats in the past (all short-hair), but they didn't really like it much. Sure got a lot of hair...
Forum: Cat behavior forum - cat training May 15th, 2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By sugarcatmom
:highfive::thumbs up Yay!!!! A true...

:highfive::thumbs up

Yay!!!! A true cat-lover. :)
Forum: Photo challenges on Pets.ca May 14th, 2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By sugarcatmom
Me and Peppercorn. ...

Me and Peppercorn.
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f177/aztec_egypt/Peppercorn/sunshineeyes.jpg
Forum: Newspaper Articles of Interest (animal/pet related) from Around the World May 14th, 2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By sugarcatmom
Total conjecture, but I wonder if the little bike...

Total conjecture, but I wonder if the little bike the boy was riding made a squeaky sound that triggered the dog's prey drive.
Forum: Cat behavior forum - cat training May 13th, 2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By sugarcatmom
How on earth would mutilating anything,...

How on earth would mutilating anything, especially a cat, make it easier to train? What a load of bs.

Declawing is cruel and unnecessary, and can cause a life-time of suffering for the kitty....
Forum: Kitten health May 10th, 2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By sugarcatmom
Make an appt for early next week to get her...

Make an appt for early next week to get her spayed, and it won't be an issue.
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs May 8th, 2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By sugarcatmom
One of my cats (Umiak, the youngest at 7 months)...

One of my cats (Umiak, the youngest at 7 months) loooooooves watching hockey. He first got into it during the Olympics, and now that the NHL playoff season is in full force, he's glued to the TV most...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs May 1st, 2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By sugarcatmom
Although I probably don't use them as much as I...

Although I probably don't use them as much as I should, my very favourite nail trimmers are these ones:

http://www.arsapak.com/2010/small-products/nsp-115.jpg

They're hard to find though. I got...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs May 1st, 2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By sugarcatmom
My cats get 2 scheduled raw meals a day, and then...

My cats get 2 scheduled raw meals a day, and then I leave a limited amount of canned food out for free-feeding. Unless you have a pest problem or live where it's really hot, it's quite all right to...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! April 13th, 2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By sugarcatmom
Echoing what the others have said: this cat...

Echoing what the others have said: this cat really needs to get to the vet ASAP. There are a number of conditions cats can develop as they age that fit these symptoms (diabetes, kidney disease,...
Forum: Photo challenges on Pets.ca April 6th, 2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 658
Posted By sugarcatmom
Nothing green outside yet, but there's always my...

Nothing green outside yet, but there's always my much sought-after Yucca plant (great for flossing!).

This is Umiak, picking out the most succulent of the leaves:...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! March 27th, 2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By sugarcatmom
Yahooooo!!!! :thumbs up ...

Yahooooo!!!! :thumbs up




Unfortunately many vets really haven't made the connection yet between dry food and the detrimental effects it has on feline health. A big part of that is due to the...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! March 25th, 2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By sugarcatmom
My understanding of ProZinc is that it's a...

My understanding of ProZinc is that it's a medium-long lasting insulin, with anywhere from 10-14 hours duration, but that there is quite a bit of variability between cats. What dose did the vet first...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! March 24th, 2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By sugarcatmom
Hi normad, and welcome to pets.ca! What...

Hi normad, and welcome to pets.ca!

What does Sammy currently eat?

Some tips on what ingredients to look for in a good canned food can be found at this link:...
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