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Cat Chatter / Re: Here's something I never expected to see
« Last post by Pookie on January 20, 2018, 10:23:22 PM »
In that first pic, is she that little lump between Jennie and Mazy?

Pic #2 had me laughing.  That just cracks me up -- 2 yellow eyes glowing in the dark.   funny2
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Raw Feeding / Re: Jennie developing an intolerance to beef?
« Last post by Pookie on January 20, 2018, 10:03:03 PM »
I'm wondering if it's what the beef cows are fed.

 Doh1  Good point!  I didn't think of that!   :-[

I started her on the ACV yesterday.

Actually, I was thinking she might only need the ACV when fed the beef.  But if you want to give it to her with other meals, that works, too.   :)

My other thought was that maybe beef is higher in magnesium than poultry, so giving bone (calcium) with it might firm up her stools.  However . . . in my SUPER quick search, I didn't find anything that confirmed that, so . . . never mind.   :)

I'm glad this poop was more "normal" than the other ones had been!   thumbsup1  Really good observation about the s.boulardii smell.  And I agree, there's no need to stop it for Mazy if you feel she needs it.  Jennie, on the other hand, may not need it.  You'll find out soon enough.   :)
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Raw Feeding / Re: Catgirl64's Journey To Raw Feeding
« Last post by Middle Child on January 20, 2018, 05:03:03 PM »
I am starting to see differences!

I have already mentioned poop, of course, and that is still true:  much less, and less stinky.  All of the cats are starting to look shinier, and this, too, is no surprise.

One thing I was not really expecting was the fact that the really fine, soft hair behind my long-haired cats' ears is not tangling as much.  Same with Bandit, and that was a real problem with him.  He would start getting snarls there in a matter of days, and he HATES to have his ears messed with.  I've never really had a big issue with the cats getting "eye boogers," but I have had it with him, and that seems to be improving, too.  He has less of that discoloration that you see so often under the eyes of white dogs.  It's not all gone, but it's better. 



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Grooming / Re: Has anyone used these gloves?
« Last post by Middle Child on January 20, 2018, 04:57:24 PM »
Years ago.  Cats were afraid of them.  They hated the Zoom Groom too, though I know many people think it's great. To me it seems to pull the fur out by the roots. I mean..it appears to work by the fur wrapping itself around the little rubber spikes.

I use regular combs..those little black ones that used to get handed out on picture day at school.  And Jennie loves my boar's hair bristle brush that I bought when I was growing my hair out.
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Raw Feeding / Re: Catgirl64's Journey To Raw Feeding
« Last post by Catgirl64 on January 20, 2018, 04:12:34 PM »
I am starting to see differences!

I have already mentioned poop, of course, and that is still true:  much less, and less stinky.  All of the cats are starting to look shinier, and this, too, is no surprise.

One thing I was not really expecting was the fact that the really fine, soft hair behind my long-haired cats' ears is not tangling as much.  Same with Bandit, and that was a real problem with him.  He would start getting snarls there in a matter of days, and he HATES to have his ears messed with.  I've never really had a big issue with the cats getting "eye boogers," but I have had it with him, and that seems to be improving, too.  He has less of that discoloration that you see so often under the eyes of white dogs.  It's not all gone, but it's better. 

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Grooming / Has anyone used these gloves?
« Last post by Catgirl64 on January 20, 2018, 03:36:44 PM »
I was looking at Zoom Groom, but then I found these, and it seems that they would work well on dogs and cats who dislike being brushed.

Has anyone tried a similar product?

https://www.amazon.com/HandsOn-Gloves-Shedding-Shedding-Livestock/dp/B00R3U4WD6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1516483776&sr=8-1&keywords=HandsOn+All-In-One+Bathing+%26+Grooming+Gloves
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Cat Chatter / Re: Rusty Spotted Cat
« Last post by Catgirl64 on January 20, 2018, 01:50:45 PM »
Sand cats are pretty cute, too, although not quite as tiny.

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Cat Chatter / Re: Rusty Spotted Cat
« Last post by DeeDee on January 20, 2018, 12:27:31 PM »
Adorable, but they're wild. Southern India.
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Raw Feeding / Re: Jennie developing an intolerance to beef?
« Last post by Middle Child on January 20, 2018, 12:26:47 PM »
Yes, everything not organic can be expected to be GMO fed.  But up until now Jennie has never had a problem with that, and I don't think she is having a problem with the poultry meals.

I updated the poop report, it must have posted the same time you did, usually I get a warning about that.


Jennie had a normal "raw fed" poop just now, with one exception.  Normal size and texture and consistency, just a shell with a bit of fur.  BUT. It still smells bad.  But what it smells like..I am beginning to realize (had this aha moment last night) is s.boulardii.  Mazy cat's poop smells the same way.  I started Jennie on a small amount of the s.boulardii when these Wed/Sat bad poops first started, before I noticed the pattern I mean.

I am stopping the s.boulardii for Jennie, keeping on with the ACV, and continuing with the elimination of beef, and will see what happens.

I am reluctant to stop the s.boulardii for Mazy cat, I feel she needs it.
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Raw Feeding / Re: Jennie developing an intolerance to beef?
« Last post by DeeDee on January 20, 2018, 12:23:32 PM »
I'm wondering if it's what the beef cows are fed. Remember the skittles thing?  That is true, you know. Waste candy put in beef cattle feed. When I do return her to beef (after I determine IF it's the beef) I guess I am going to have to go organic for her, for beef. It's only 2 meals a week (and one for Queen Eva) so I suppose I could fit it in the budget.

A good possibility that it is. I was wondering about that. GMOs are a main staple in cattle feed if they're not organic. Plus, if there were any kind of infection in the herd, antibiotics were used.
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