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The Anne Arundel County (Maryland) SPCA is having a program this month: $9 adoption fee for cats over one year old. Applicants still have to qualify, sign a contract. International Homeless Animals Day is Saturday, August 15. http://isaronline.org/programs/international-homeless-animals-day-ihad Here is a link to local events. Coincidentally, on August 15, I am interviewing a potential adopter for a seven month old kitten I am fostering; rescued her from under a car...
Thanks. Good point about the nails: her nails were recently clipped, I had help. Dahalia squirmed a lot but we three survived I'll mention that to the Man. I am very timid by nature and while I see the sense, logic of a contract, I don't know I have it in me to ask him to sign one. This, coming from a legal secretary....And will offer transition help (and lots of plug for The Cat Site). Yes, to some degree I will go by my gut. And see how he treats Moo. I do know...
I have read Kittens to Good Home and learned some good tips. I have a slightly different situation I need some help on. I'll try to keep this post short; feel free to ask questions. Question: where should two cats who don't know each other play? A month ago I rescued Dahalia from under a car when it was really hot. Female; now around seven months old. Previously owned; a super friendly cat who love loves to play--and love you. She was spayed last week and is now...
I didn't see "Mittens" (male) for almost two weeks, so hang in there.
I fed a small community cat colony, in two locations, 1/4 mile apart. The bigger one (four or five cats) get Friskies wet food and dry food, though they seem to be getting pickier: they prefer Fancy Feast! Although sometimes well meaning people will leave out cooked whole chicken or macaroni or beans. I generally throw that away; cats must not eat cooked ones. At the other location, the cat I fed I also fostered for four months; we know each other well. He will eat...
I agree with Feralvr about the timing, and think it is a good idea to call the vet and clinic to see how late you can drop off the cat. Obviously not all cats are being spayed/neutered simultaneously; yet it seems the pick up time remains the same The biggest issue time wise is: is there enough time for the anesthesia to wear off and for the cat to seem at least somewhat aware of his/her surroundings, before the clinic/vet practice closes. Good luck!
A kitten I am fostering is just now deciding she likes the cardboard kind; it comes with its own . Before she liked an heirloom bedspread and mattress (: On the other hand, an adult cat I was fostering ONLY liked bark as a scratching surface (custom made cat tree with sisal and carpet)--perhaps because he had lived on the streets for such a long time.
Kittens can handle the smaller part of the wing with ease. They will digest the bone just as they digest the other food. A wing once a week makes a nice treat; you will know if that is too much if the cats' poop is really hard or, of course, if there is any blood. Yeah, calcium : phosphorus ratio makes my head spin too. I fed prey model raw ("frankenprey")--a combination of meat, a secreting and non-secreting organ, and bone. I would not be too concerned about the C:P...
I believe it use to be thought that you should avoid feeding fish to cats, especially male cats, because of the UTI/heavy metal issue. I think that is no longer the case (assuming no prior history of a UTI.) So I wouldn't worry so much about bonito flakes causing a UTI; I would be more concerned about whether he is getting enough of the other nutrients he needs.
First thank you for thinking of the cats. Generally, cats go where the food is; cats will go several streets over if necessary. If your neighbor is just down the same street, then I think the cats will soon find their way to the food. Remember too cats will go "as the crow flies"; in other words, the new location may be a few streets away, but there may be a more direct route via woods, around houses, across fields. I feed cats in two different locations, about 1/4...
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