Got a Kitten..Please advise..

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  1. hawkeyefan

    hawkeyefan Maha Guru

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    Shrooms is one old fricken cat! I only know one other that made it to 19, who was owned by a close friend. We called her "Grandma Kitty". Blind as a bat and completely deaf. Used to scream at the top of our lungs half an inch from her ear and she wouldn't even flinch.
     
  2. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    WATCH WHAT FOOD YOU GET FOR THE CAT.

    There were a lot of recalls recently on canned cat food, due to a glucose type flavoring or something of the sort causing kidney failure in cats. We recently lost a cat to this.=[
     
  3. Waylander

    Waylander Guest

    the same as everyone else, don't get her declawed, do get her neutered.
    Mine (Oakley, about 8 months old) gets a mixture of dry and wet food, plenty of water, and loads of little furry mice and such like to play with.
    he plays constantly, likes torches and string.
    He keeps sneaking into bed with me and the wife, tends to sneak down between us under the duvet, then starts pummeling my butt!!

    EDIT: as for ages, my ex had 2 that were house cats all their lives, died at 21 and 24. becky who was originally white was yellow with age when she finally died...
     
  4. Neo Cyrus

    Neo Cyrus Ancient Guru

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    It's hard to tell by that picture alone but either the ears of the cat are dirty with wax or are possibly infected. You should look into that.

    As a rule of thumb you shouldn't wash the cat unless necessary (if it falls into mud or something) and also keep in mind you should regularly trim your cat's nails. When trimming the nails trim only the tips because it's not like human nails, if you cut it from the bottom it WILL bleed and cause the cat a lot of pain and even possibly become infected. You can even see right in the nails up to what point there is/isn't blood, trim only the tip, that will prevent the cat from causing too much damage but it will need to be done regularly because the tip easily grows back.
     

  5. Palerider

    Palerider Ancient Guru

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    Good eye. Yes, her ears were dirty,and a little bit scabbed. The vet took care of that for us.
    Thats a hell I went through with my dog. Sorry about your cat.It's absolutely ridiculous.
    ROFL- We have the same problem, I was too embarrassed to say it.
     
  6. Waylander

    Waylander Guest

    he's fine, my only concern is one of us rolling over and killing him..
    But he does seem quite adept at getting out of the way...

    Doesn't half interfere with boy-girl relations though... :(
     
  7. Don Rockard

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    Good way to discipline a cat is with a watergun.
    Doesn't hurt, but they just don't like water.
    Just a couple of squirts when they do something you don't want them to.
     
  8. scatman839

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    Just wait until it starts sleeping on top of your head.

    I loooove when my cat does that.

    Every night.

    All the time.
     
  9. JACK4HIRE

    JACK4HIRE Ancient Guru

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    My last cat received his airborne training due in part to that little stunt.

    The worst though is when the cat would lay on top of the blankets on me at night, purr and kneed its claws through the blankets and into what ever part of my body happened to be under it.
     
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    If you have pool, don't let the water level get too low. Can't count the number of times my cats have gone ass over tit into the pool :)
     

  11. PhatKat

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    For toys, you really don't need to spend any money. Wadded paper, shoestrings, and paper sacks all work well, and cost nothing.
     
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    Best advice is to get a scratching post ASAP, as it helps to learn form a young age. Toy wise, as a kitten its in there instincts to play, sneak up etc, does no harm just there nature, best to have some toys as they like to play a lot. Even just a ball of wool will suffice, thing slike shoe laces etc will do. Word of advice dont get it de-clawed as its just plain cruel, it can give cats depression and give them a sense of loss. Its just part of being a cat ;) . Its great that you have taken her in, and good luck.
     
  13. Richard_Noggin

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    My cat used to attack my feet while i was sleeping not realizing it i kicked him across the room many times.
     
  14. nightime_bird

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    Apply H2O Cooling and overclock the hell outta it

    What? Oh Cats!!!!

    They love when u scratch their chins if i remeber correctly
    I had my last cat 10 years ago
     
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  15. Food

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    this is the sign of things to come Palerider...

    i think destiny wanted you to have this CAT before your Doggy goes to the afterlife very soon, believe it or not i think you did something good in your life and life is trying to repay you (losing your pet dog can be devastating).

    it is a very beautiful cat, i really wish your dog to live a long long time but at the 18th birthday i want you to be prepared anytime for the worst, no exceptions.

    Cats are very sensitive to food and stress unlike dogs, they are practically identical to Rabbits only a bit stronger but still would suffer from many of the symptoms rabbits can have in fact most of the cures for cats work on rabbits too.
    cats always clean themselves so they swallow hair and this can cause intestinal obstruction, so i recommend you feed a slice of Ananas (fresh, not canned) at least once a month, works wonders, also if you see your cat sitting down like a sphinx and changing position every 2 minutes it means they got gas they are not able to pass but if they do they'll get watery stool so be prepared, if not it is time for the vet.

    that's all i can say. good luck.
     

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    Cat farts are really bad.....
     
  17. Corrupt^

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    Give them both but don't overreact with the canned food, once they had a plate of canned food, give them hard food if they ask for more. Oh and as much as cats mike like it, milk is actually bad for them, water is better.
     

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