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Forum: Photo challenges on Pets.ca August 24th, 2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 704
Posted By sugarcatmom
This would be Buzz Fuzzler's fuzzy little butt....

This would be Buzz Fuzzler's fuzzy little butt. He was one of the kittens I fostered a few years back (now in the loving care of some good friends of mine):...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs August 21st, 2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By sugarcatmom
Have you tried contacting the SPCA? They seem to...

Have you tried contacting the SPCA? They seem to have a TNR program:
http://www.spca.com/?p=6065&lang=en
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs August 12th, 2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By sugarcatmom
Chittering! That's what I call it anyway. I think...

Chittering! That's what I call it anyway. I think it's more commonly referred to as "chattering", but I like chittering better. The reason cats do this is not understood at all (kind of like so many...
Forum: Senior cats August 10th, 2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By sugarcatmom
What flavours of Fancy Feast? Many contain fish...

What flavours of Fancy Feast? Many contain fish products, which can be a problem for cats. Is your kitty willing to try any other canned foods that have better quality ingredients?

I would also...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs August 1st, 2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By sugarcatmom
Oh boy, do I ever feel your pain! I actually have...

Oh boy, do I ever feel your pain! I actually have a very, shall we say "macho", cat myself who also happens to be incredibly vocal (some Siamese in there somewhere) and a bit of a spritzer. Even...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! July 29th, 2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 488
Posted By sugarcatmom
Sounds more like a "scarf-n-barf" issue than a...

Sounds more like a "scarf-n-barf" issue than a hairball one. Can you try spreading the food around on a large plate so they can't eat so fast? Also, sometimes giving them an appetizer of just a...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! July 28th, 2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By sugarcatmom
If his appetite is fine and he isn't lethargic or...

If his appetite is fine and he isn't lethargic or hiding, I would just wait it out and see if things resolve on their own. My cats occasionally get soft stool (don't we all!) and it doesn't amount to...
Forum: Cat behavior forum - cat training July 24th, 2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 587
Posted By sugarcatmom
As Barkingdog mentioned, a tendonectomy would not...

As Barkingdog mentioned, a tendonectomy would not be a good idea. Here's what The Paw Project (http://www.pawproject.org/faqs/) has to say:

Tendonectomy or Tenectomy is a procedure in which the...
Forum: Introduce yourself here - Say hello July 21st, 2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
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: 13
Views: 587
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: 19
Views: 686
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: 285
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: 285
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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Views: 191
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: 312
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: 282
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: 282
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: 577
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: 276
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: 317
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: 340
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: 430
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: 391
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: 340
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: 248
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.
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