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    Subforums: *IMPORTANT* Information for New Members, Getting Started - Registration and Posting Privileges, Forum Etiquette & Rules, *** SANDY'S BOOK! ***, ANNOUNCEMENTS
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    Last post by booeymom View the latest post
    Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:29 pm
  • Member Tools

    Subforum: Miscellaneous Tools
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    Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:49 am
  • Forum-related issues
    For discussions/comments/questions about new forum layout, navigation, etc.
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    Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:15 pm
  • Introductions

    Subforum: Tell us about yourself
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    Last post by carolongsongs View the latest post
    Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:24 pm
  • Whole Prey
    Discussions about feeding small whole (not necessarily live) cat-appropriate prey animals and birds to our mini-carnivores. No grinding questions, please. Those should be posted in 'Raw Ground" only.
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    Last post by tortietabbyblack View the latest post
    Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:54 pm
  • Raw Ground
    Interested in feeding a balanced fresh raw ground mix whether pre-made or home-made? Drop in here to post your questions/comments - anything related to preparing ground raw food at home e.g. cutting boards, grinders, cleavers, and other tools.
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    Last post by Pickle_Paws View the latest post
    Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:32 am
  • Supplements for raw diet
    How (and whether) to supplement a home-prepared raw meat-based diet with taurine, vitamins, minerals, etc. This forum is for recipe-related supplement discussion only, not general discussion of supplements e.g. Duralactin. Those should be posted in the "Healing Methods" forum.
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    Last post by tortietabbyblack View the latest post
    Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:56 pm
  • Cooked Food
    For those who wish to move out of feeding commercial cat food, but not quite ready to feed a raw diet. There are lots of crappy cooked food recipes out there; this forum is not for trouble-shooting said recipes found elsewhere. Reason being the same general guidelines apply as for making raw food (discussed in the "Raw Ground" forum) - cook a whole animal/bird if possible w/ 95-98% muscle meat, organs, and bones. No grains, ever. Relevant issues to ponder w.r.t. cooking include - cooking methods, nutrient loss, and general adjustments.
    Subforum: Supplements for cooked diet
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    Last post by spudchick View the latest post
    Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:02 pm
  • Commercial Food
    Have a question about a commercial canned, freeze-dried, or dry food? Looking for, or did you come across a higher-quality commercial food? Post about it here to discuss. Looking to upgrade your cat's diet but not ready to feed raw? Be sure to read the Sticky message for superior commercial food options in the US. UK, and Canada.
    Subforum: Commercial Cat Food Recall
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    Last post by charliemum View the latest post
    Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:17 pm
  • Kitty Fun
    Share your kitty stories and anecdotes here. What toys do they like? How did you choose their names? Share their fun antics and the general enjoyment we get from these fuzzy darlings.
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    Last post by Lady Spangled Paws View the latest post
    Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:09 pm
  • Cat stuff - General
    Have a cat-related question/comment that doesn't fit into any of the other categories? Post it here.
    For example, cat-friendly furniture options, which vacuum cleaner best sucks up cat fur, cat rescue, etc.
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    Last post by 24Paws View the latest post
    Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:30 pm
  • Behavior
    Emotional issues such as stress, biting, aggression, spraying, etc. as well as how to deal with situations such as travel, vet visits etc. to minimize stress for our cats. Ideas include human behavior modification, use of flower essences, and other humane methods to understand where our little lions are coming from.
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    Last post by leeomahoney View the latest post
    Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:50 pm
  • Miscellaneous
    Covering a variety of misc. kitty-related conversations such as Animal Communicators (ACs) and Cat Hazards - what's not safe to use on or around cats. Topics include essential oils (EOs), cleaning products, house plants, as well as general cat safety and wellness (including emotional health). AC conversations specific to a cat behavior problem should be posted in that particular forum. Also appropriate to post in this forum are issues related to vaccinations, including titers to check for antibodies. Note - please expect an anti-vax bias.
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    Last post by luvmycats View the latest post
    Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:20 pm
  • Healing methods and Supplements
    Discussion of flower essences, glandulars, herbs, vitamins, and other supplements e.g. amino acids. as well as homeopathy, NAET, TCM, and other treatment modalities. Can also post about (evil:) drugs here including interactions.
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    Last post by grigsby View the latest post
    Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:39 am
  • Tests & General Medical Procedures
    Surgery (including dental) issues such as pre and post-surgery care, anesthesia, as well as specific questions related to blood work, urinalysis e.g. collection, making sense of what the values mean, and anything else related to medical procedures in general. Questions pertaining to a particular illness e.g. CRF, should be asked under "Diseases".
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    Last post by leeomahoney View the latest post
    Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:07 pm
  • Other health issues
    Anything that doesn't fit in the other 3 categories such as fleas, worms, parasites, skin problems, cataracts, allergies, dental problems, stomatitis, etc.
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    Last post by schelf7 View the latest post
    Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:58 pm
  • Infectious diseases
    FIV, FeLV, FIP, ringworm, calici, herpes
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    Last post by BamaCat View the latest post
    Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:01 am
  • Acute (sudden onset, self-limiting i.e. not long-term) problems
    Hepatic lipidosis (FHL), eye, ear, bites, stings, wounds, poison, accidents, and general injuries etc.
    35 Topics
    454 Posts
    Last post by schelf7 View the latest post
    Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:36 am
  • Chronic (long-term, ongoing) diseases
    The biggies - Chronic Renal Failure (CRF), EGC and rodent ulcers, urinary issues (FLUTD/FUS), heart diseases such as HCM and CHF, Hyperthyroidism (HyperT), HCM, HT, diabetes, liver problems, cancer, asthma, Inflammatory/Irritable Bowel Disease/syndrome IBD/IBS, etc.
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    Last post by grandyb View the latest post
    Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:59 pm
  • Human
    Discussions for the people in cats' lives, not limited to health and nutrition. Gotta stay, happy, healthy and in tip-top shape to take proper care of our feline bosses!:)
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    Last post by carolongsongs View the latest post
    Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:39 pm
  • General Chit Chat
    Within reason, as long as discussions are kept civil, this is the place to discuss animal rights, animal welfare topics as well as any issues related to dogs, ferrets, horses, or other animals. This particular forum will be deleted and/or all posts removed if discussions get out of hand.
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    Last post by eleniki View the latest post
    Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:45 am
  • Product Reviews
    A place for us to share honest reviews of suppliers, and of products, such as drinking water fountains, supplements, treats, scratching posts, cat toys, etc. For questions about a particular product, post in the appropriate forum; this forum is a way for us to share info on only products that have been tried and found to be good/bad.
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    901 Posts
    Last post by tortietabbyblack View the latest post
    Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:20 pm
  • Vibes, Prayers, and Grieving
    Come here for general good wishes and/or to share your loss...others have been there, too.
    Or if you have a sick kitty/animal/person and want vibes, prayers etc.
    371 Topics
    6720 Posts
    Last post by maiyacat View the latest post
    Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:02 am
  • Archives
    All posts older than 60 days will be moved to this read-only forum. Access is available only to members, not those in the 7-day trial period.
    Subforums: Diet, Health, Behavior, Cat-ch All, Non-cat stuff
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