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That's a hard decision to make. Who have you reached out to for financial help/trapping help with these cats? Where do you live (county/state)? I have to (want to) believe there is a very low cost/free spay neuter clinic in your area. I know some county governments give free vouchers to pet owners to get their cats/dogs spayed/neutered . Also, check the websites of low cost/non profit s/n clinics. They can apply for (and receive) grants from various companies...
I am introducing Ritz (female, around 5.5 years old) to another cat for the second time (male, I think a year younger than Ritz.) Ritz never adjusted to the first cat who I was fostering. I don't think there is such a thing as too slow of an introduction; introductions can certainly be done too quickly. As I've read on this site and in articles, ignore the advice that tell you specific times/days for introduction. The author didn't interview cats for their opinion--take...
Further update. For the past two weeks, I've been leaving out a nugget of frozen commercial raw (0% veg/carb, around .75 oz) before I leave for work. Ritz has not thrown up except the one day I forgot to leave out a nugget. It alas has not made her any less hungry, and I will be taking her back to the vets for further testing on her thyroid. Also I have pet insurance (Petplan) and I was a little concerned that they would not cover the cost of a "specialist" (holistic...
The directions on my container say 1/4 rounded teaspoon at every meal; there is a 1/4 teaspoon included. I only give it once to Ritz; she likes the taste. You can buy really tiny measuring spoons.
First, thank you for caring. They are coming for the food. They are coming because their former owner(s) did not spay/neuter their cat(s). There is an unwritten rule that for every feral/stray/dumped cat you see, there are 10 cats you don't see. Irresponsible (IMHO) owners of pets do not spay/neuter their cats, who then proceed to make more kittens. The mother cat and kittens are sometimes dumped too (I am the luckily recipient of just such a kitten). There is a well...
I am sorry if I gave you the wrong impression. I take off most of the meat and then weigh the bone. The appropriate amount varies with each cat; that is, is the poop too hard, too soft? There is a delightful thread I believe in raw feeding forum that discusses, with pictures, poop and consistency. :lol3:On kindle so can't search for it.
This seems about right, but I believe you start at a low dose, and consult with your vet. I give Ritz about .5 teaspoon a day, but I am not treating a sick cat, as you may be. Good luck.
Ritz (Female) pees standing up about 75% of the time, always has. I went through several types of boxes. Covered ones didn't work because the urine would seep through the cracks. I finally settled on a LARGE plastic container, about 17 to 19" high; she has to jump in to pee. (An opening at the side of the box didn't work, her urine would go out there too).
I can only tell you what my holistic vet recommended. As way of background, Ritz throws up about twice a week. It is possible (though personally I think unlikely) that she has IBS (acid reflux more like it) or some other immune-supressant illness. Vet advised strongly against vaccinating Ritz for distemper/cold. Additionally, Ritz' FHS symptoms seem to increase after being vaccinated. I am around a lot of cats (volunteer at a cat sanctuary and take care of a small...
I believe they have a different enough nutritional profile to count as a different protein. Note, however, that it may not different enough if you're dealing with a food allergy/sensitivity.
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