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Old 09-14-2006, 02:45 AM
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cat lover do you give your cats different brands of cat food or you stick with the same one all the time my cat act like she is getting alittle board i would like to give her a verity but dont want her to get sick
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Old 09-14-2006, 03:28 AM
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I stay with one kind. I start them off on Purina Kitten Chow and then go to Purnia Cat chow at 6 months. I tried switching around a long time ago, but it never made any difference; we still had a cat or two that from time to time didn't seem to eat. So I stay with the above and we feed in the am and pm; they eventually eat when they get hungry! It took me awhile to agree with that method, but it works eventually,LOL Once in awhile I do give them a can of moist food mixed with the dry, but not very often.

When one is not feeling well I keep rice and chicken cooked in chicken broth frozen in snack size zip loc bags to feed a cat when needed. I just let it thaw on the counter. I buy reduced chicken legs when I see them and prepare this so I always have about 12 bags frozen.
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Old 09-14-2006, 07:01 PM
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I used to tie my cats with a collar & leash. I don't have doors on any of my rooms. Now they are loose all the time.
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Old 09-16-2006, 02:49 PM
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I have two indoor cats. Personally, I would not kennel a cat and have also heard that they don't like their food and litter box in the same area. I would also worry that if I got delayed on my errands or something that they would be stuck in the cage and get muscle cramps.

I trained my cats not to get on the kitchen counter or table by saying a firm "no" and they obey, even when I am gone. I use a lot of throw covers on the soft furniture, so I can just toss them in the washing machine. One cat gets very active in the morning, takes a very long nap and then likes to sit on my lap when I'm watching TV in the evening. The other cat sleeps and gets up throughout the day. Most adult cats sleep most of the day and roam at night or in the early morning.
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Old 09-17-2006, 05:17 PM
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When I've had to cage up one for a reason I used a large dog cage so their food and water was at one end and their litter box (a rather small one) was at the other end. It worked well when we have to cage one ,but I don't like cageing them unless necessary.
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Old 02-24-2007, 11:52 AM
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We have 2 kittens and we leave them run , the only time they are in a cage is going to the vets.I love watching them play and do funny thing.


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Old 02-24-2007, 12:59 PM
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Our old fat cat is free to roam the house. When we leave he is usually in our bed fast asleep. I don't even put him in a cage to go to the vet's.
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Old 02-24-2007, 10:53 PM
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We had a cat years ago and he always had the run of the house...
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Old 02-25-2007, 04:40 AM
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We have two cats who have the run of the house. They are strictly indoor cats and the only time I contain them is if we have people coming in & out of the house who might let them out accidently & then we put them in the old bathroom.

Funny thing - occasionally our older cat, Pip sneaks out when my husband goes out. We used to get upset and go out & chase around. It turns out, the cat goes out for about 5 minutes and comes back & knocks on the door, kid you not! He pats the screen door hard to let us know he is back & wants in!

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Old 02-25-2007, 04:42 AM
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my 2 cats have free run of the house. The only time I contain them is if I have someone doing work at the house.
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