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Why is everyone on here so smart? lol!

post #1 of 23
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ok, my sister and I were wondering if there were like any veternarians on here or anything, because everyone seems to know everything about cats!! (btw, that's a compliment to everyone ) whenever I have a question, you guys seem to know the answers!!
post #2 of 23
Personally, I make it a point to do as much research as possible and be as self-educated as possible about my furbaby so that I can take as good care of her as possible. I do the same with my own body, and find that my doctor appreciates that I have taken the time to be as educated as possible.

However, you can only learn so much from books, in other areas, you need to talk to people who have experienced the things you are looking for answers on. That's what makes forums like these so great!!

Not to mention, of course, the wonderful people that you get to know!!!
post #3 of 23
I agree with GingersMom - whenever I get interested in something, I do a lot of research to learn as much as possible about it. Weird quirk, lol. I went so far as to create a cat information site that I'm still working on - it's getting a complete redesign.

As far as offering advice, I definitely share what I know but if I'm not 100% on something I always refer the poster to their vet. I don't think our posts can take the place of veterinary care, but I like the fact that we can share our knowledge and experiences and help each other out.
post #4 of 23
The more you talk about something,the more you learn.
post #5 of 23
After spending a month o two on this site, you begin to learn a lot. Plus you'll see in the forums for behaviour, health, and care that visitors to this site ask similar questions ("My cat has dandruff", "My cats hate each other", etc). After seeing this and trying out for yourself if you have similar situations, then you'll be able to offer some of your advice as well.

Just like Crystal though, if I'm not 100% sure on my advice, I always recommend the vet
post #6 of 23
The best thing I EVER learned from this forum is to use huge Rubbermaid containers for the litterboxes.

There are no more loose cat litter all over my apartment!!!
post #7 of 23
I am not a vet or an expert by any means. I just go by experience.
post #8 of 23
Anyone who loves cats is just naturally smarter. Just ask your cat!
post #9 of 23
Ever since I got my first cat as an adult and he was diagnosed with FIC, I've made it a point to research and research some more on any species I bring into my home.
post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by jdpesz
Anyone who loves cats is just naturally smarter. Just ask your cat!
Good one!!!
post #11 of 23
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdpesz
Anyone who loves cats is just naturally smarter. Just ask your cat!

haha!! yup...that's true
post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by jdpesz
Anyone who loves cats is just naturally smarter. Just ask your cat!
Agreed!!!

Cats stimulate neuron production (seriously)!!!
post #13 of 23
This site has taught me alot.. Before I signed up, I actually was considering getting Trout declawed, but thankfully I had second thoughts and looked up the surgery and found out how awful it is to do that..Thank god I didn't do that to my little baby. That was one big thing I learned. I also learned about how overpopulated the world is with unwanted pets, and how important speutering is.

Actually, since joining this site, I have been thinking about volunteering at the HS in my city AND have become somewhat of an activist. People around me are annoyed, but I don't care.

I have also learned that people that don't like animals are generally self absorbed....I only say that because in all MY experience in life and people I know..The ones that don't care for animals...are the more "I'm so important and everyone sucks but me" type of people. And people like us that really care for animals, have caring and compassionate hearts, and generally have concern for everyone else.

Wow, I've rambled on..sorry.

The moral is, I love this site!!
post #14 of 23
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom
This site has taught me alot.. Before I signed up, I actually was considering getting Trout declawed, but thankfully I had second thoughts and looked up the surgery and found out how awful it is to do that..Thank god I didn't do that to my little baby. That was one big thing I learned. I also learned about how overpopulated the world is with unwanted pets, and how important speutering is.

I agree with this. I came to this site when we found our little Tinkerbell abandoned in our backyard...we took her in knowing NOTHING about cats. Our vet mentioned her "spay & declaw" and I just thought it was something that was done. I started looking around online to learn more, and also asked here...and learned SO much. Now I would never get any of my babies declawed...and if I hadn't found this site and the other internet sites I did, that may have happened.
post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom
Actually, since joining this site, I have been thinking about volunteering at the HS in my city AND have become somewhat of an activist.
that's wonderful! Good for you
post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by AbbysMom
that's wonderful! Good for you

Oh Karen, you made me giggle so much saying that!! I pictured you like the pychiatrist saying that all soft and mellow and then saying, "Now let's explore that feeling!"
post #17 of 23
I am currently training at university to become a vet. I've learned so much in 3 short years that I feel like my brain is going to explode. But in the end it will be worth it.
post #18 of 23
Thread Starter 
cool! well, good luck!!
post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by SillyJilly
Oh Karen, you made me giggle so much saying that!! I pictured you like the pychiatrist saying that all soft and mellow and then saying, "Now let's explore that feeling!"
Wow!! Someone has declared it "pick on Karen day". I've gotten it in 2 threads now!
post #20 of 23
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Originally Posted by AbbysMom
Wow!! Someone has declared it "pick on Karen day". I've gotten it in 2 threads now!
...and how does that make you feel?
post #21 of 23
It actually reminds me of college. I had a few friends who would occasionally declare it "Pick on Karen" day!
post #22 of 23
I think this site is a great resource on nutrition.. There isn't much out there in books. I don't think I had ever heard of nutro until this site. I do own about 7 books about cats though, which is helpful for a bunch of stuff. Every kitty is sure different and I have different questions/concerns about all of mine.
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by AbbysMom
Wow!! Someone has declared it "pick on Karen day". I've gotten it in 2 threads now!

Atleast we think of you!!!
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