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 on: December 10, 2019, 08:28:32 PM 
Started by NedF - Last post by NedF
Still wanting to snuggle with a toasty human


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 on: December 07, 2019, 06:40:03 AM 
Started by ranger - Last post by lesliek
I have been using Skouts honor for the litter boxes ,toys ,pet laundry & rugs & floors. It's not cheap but works better than anything else I have tried. And they do donate to animal charities . My last order had a leaky carpet solution & they overnighted a replacement of the full order including the 1 that had been back ordered. The pet shampoo / conditioner is really good too .

 3 
 on: December 06, 2019, 03:28:59 PM 
Started by billyD - Last post by billyD
Breaking News:

The J. M. Smucker Company today announced a voluntary recall of specific lots of Special Kitty® wet, canned cat food due to health concerns potentially associated with ingredients believed to not meet the Company’s quality and safety standards.

 Ingesting impacted product may cause nausea with excessive salivation, diarrhea or vomiting to more severe symptoms including difficulty walking, seizures and, in extreme situations, death

The specific product is Special Kitty® Mixed Grill Dinner Pate.

In addition to being sold individually this product is also sold as part of variety packs

. If pet parents have any of the products below in their possession, they should stop feeding it to their cats and dispose of the product.

See full details here:

 https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/j-m-smucker-company-issues-voluntary-recall-specific-lots-special-kittyr-wet-canned-cat-food-due


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 on: December 02, 2019, 03:59:43 PM 
Started by NedF - Last post by GKit
Ranger, thanks for bringing this up. There is indeed a new romaine recall going for romaine grown in Salinas dated Nov, and I did not know! Looks like there was a recall in late October 2019 too.  I think I ate one of those salads on the October recall list, but fortunately seem to have escaped the worst effects.

Current November FDA press release: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/fda-brief/fda-brief-fda-warns-consumers-not-eat-romaine-lettuce-grown-salinas-california

October Missa Bay Recall: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2019/recall-115-2019-release

October Recall list (pdf): https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/7f4bf949-abbe-4bed-b1c9-9c9760c38c33/rc-115-2019-retail-list.pdf?MOD=AJPERES

 5 
 on: December 02, 2019, 02:19:54 PM 
Started by ranger - Last post by August
Ranger, I know your frustration (I guess many of us do).  I'm no stranger to pee in the house.  I even resorted to buying special flashlights that help me find pee.  I've had to throw away my sofa.  I've had to throw away some really nice cat cushions I got.  I have to cover my bed with unsightly waterproof sheets.  The boys are no longer allowed in the room that has my keyboard (synthesizer) because they've peed on it and the pee got down in between the keys.   Tongue Tongue Tongue  I can't tell you how unpleasant it was for me to work on my synth during the summer months.  ( Tongue   Cheesy)   Don't get me started on pee in accordion doors with railing.   Roll Eyes

For us, the pee issues suddenly start up and then suddenly stop.  Something must bug them or remind them to start marking areas, but I don't know what it is.

(I do want to mention that it's a little curious that your cats are now suddenly throwing up and having diarrhea - it might suggest they've been feeling off, or can smell the other is off?)

What I might suggest:

1)  If there are cushions or blankets that have been peed on a bjillion times, you'll want to wash those (obviously) really well.  Then what I do is I put a pet sheet inside a pillow case and put the pillow case over the cushion so if there is any pee issue, the cushion is all right.

2)  I'd cover the places that are expensive or difficult to clean with a waterproof sheet.  You could wrap the bottoms of your furniture with the sheets (while you're out or sleeping) and make it an unpleasant/difficult place to pee.  I have sets of waterproof sheets so that if I need to wash a sheet, I have a spare one to replace it while it's getting laundered.  It might look awful but the idea is to make them not want to pee there anymore.  My experience is that they do give up on the area.  I would recommend waterproof sheets because they are so much easier to clean since they absorb the pee.  I wouldn't, for example, use a plastic tarp because that will mean having to clean the tarp, tracking and leaks.

Something like this... It looks like they're called waterproof bed pads:
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00ZZ00G0Y?aaxitk=gh9hu5n5jwwbv5z39MMLUQ&pd_rd_i=B00ZZ00G0Y&pf_rd_p=44fc3e0f-4b9e-4ed8-b33b-363a7257163d&hsa_cr_id=3304771950901&sb-ci-n=productDescription&sb-ci-v=Vive%20Washable%20Incontinence%20Bed%20Pad%20-%20Heavy%20Duty%2C%20Absorbent%20Waterproof%20Urinary%20Mattress%20Protector%20-%20Overnight%20Sheet%2C%20Reusable%20Dry%20Bed%20Wetting%20Urinary%20Underpad%20Mattress%20Protection%20-%20Elderly%20Seniors%2C%20Kid

Hang in there!  You're not alone!  <3

 6 
 on: December 02, 2019, 02:10:28 PM 
Started by NedF - Last post by ranger
I know this is from last year but it's odd that there have been several more issues with romaine. I never buy it anymore.

 7 
 on: December 02, 2019, 02:03:12 PM 
Started by ranger - Last post by ranger
I read that article Ned thanks.

Leslie do you just use Skouts Honor for cleaning the boxes? I usually use a clear n free detergent, rinse and spray w vinegar and set aside for a week.

I don't use filtered water but I buy them bottled.

Nothing new here except the tv

I've been cleaning pee with Anti Icky Poo and then vinegar. Except for the fake wood tables for those I use peroxide.

I have 4 litter boxes & a puppy training thing and 2 more pee pads in the living room. Two litter boxes in the bedroom. Four of the boxes are Dr. Esley scoop litter and other 2 are regular Tidy Cat 

My place is pretty small no bathroom space at all.

I have tried an empty litter box, a pee pad litter box and a towel in a litter box. He uses some of these things once or twice and then moves on to another thing.

I keep my shoes in a bag hanging on the door.

Oh they do eat the same except I give Sam (pee man) freeze dried chicken to get his thyroid meds in.  I have also put him back on prozac.

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 on: December 02, 2019, 02:00:53 PM 
Started by alek0 - Last post by August
Leo!  LOL!  That eating posture!

Love the kitty castle.  Sophie looks very pleased about her kingdom.

 9 
 on: December 02, 2019, 04:25:00 AM 
Started by alek0 - Last post by NedF
Glad to hear they're all doing well and I hope Leo's test comes back negative.

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 on: December 01, 2019, 11:25:01 PM 
Started by alek0 - Last post by alek0
Mitzie is doing well for her age, blood test results are stable, cartophen injections are helping with mobility, she still hates lactulose supplementation but she needs it in order to poop regularly (constipated otherwise).

Max got a new cushion and spends most of the time on it  Grin funny boy. Sophie is doing well, can't believe she is 13 already and so far so good, no health issues.

Leo is unbelievably relaxed cat. Currently waiting for results of his poop sample to make sure all clear after the tapeworm episode, fingers crossed.  I've seen some blood in the poo, so best to check the cause.

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