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Atheist Ailurophiles

All things cat, and the nontheist people who love them.

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Sugarless gum kills pets

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How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy

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Mommy's widdle fwuffiekins cwosses the "Rainbow Bridge"

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How to exercise with your cats!

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more catnip!!! (Кот с похмелья)

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Eco-Footprint of a cat

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Does your cat "help" with chores?

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Comment by Steph S. on November 8, 2011 at 8:23pm
Sk8eycat - that's an interesting story about your cat leaving you presents. Maybe your kitty could sense you were stressed and thought the gifts would help you.
Comment by sk8eycat on November 8, 2011 at 7:03pm

Ah, yes.  I hear you.  We had a tortie (who died at age 16 about 5 years ago) who not only loved to sneak outside whenever she could, she also left us "presents" on the door mats. The spooky thing about it all was that the number of gifts increased when I was having serious financial problems, and was living mostly on oatmeal, and other cheap food. I don't know if she was really trying to help, but it was a strange coincidence.

Comment by Kosak Grabovsky on November 8, 2011 at 4:25am

Have used Advantage for years, had a cat(who died 2 years ago, he was 15, so wasnt too much of a shock) who had really bad reactions to flea bites, so I know all about anti-flea meds.

We do keep our cats inside, but this one loves going outside, hes a bit stupid and gets lost, which is why hes an inside cat, but he loves to escape. So he will get out every now and then, and get fleas. I talked to a couple vets, and they said locally people have had a really hard time getting rid of fleas this year. We regularly vacuum and clean the areas where he sleeps, but just couldnt get rid of them. Flea bombed twice back in the spring, but that only lasted a few weeks.

Hopefully with colder weather, and this last flea bombing(and cat washing) we can finally get rid of them for good.

Comment by sk8eycat on November 8, 2011 at 1:39am

@Kosak - How old is your cat?  If he's older than 6 months get Advantage from your vet. It takes a few weeks to work, and you have to keep cleaning the cat's bed, and other places he likes to lounge around for a couple of weeks.  And vacuum the floors thoroughly (then throw the bag in the outside trash bin immediately.) BUT it does work!  I've used it for years...off and on, and I know.

If your cat doesn't ever go outside, you only have to apply it for a few months until the fleas and flea eggs are absolutely gone.  If your cat does go outside, you have to apply it once a month...just a tiny drop on the skin at the back of the head where a cat can't lick it.

PLEASE don't try any supermarket brand anti-flea products, they can make your cat sick. I think PetMeds sells it online without a prescription. 

I'm not sure.  I have indoor cats, and haven't had a flea problem in about 5 years. (When we adopted a kitty who had fleas.)

Comment by Pixy Giggles on November 7, 2011 at 9:19pm
Kosak, I agree with Steph. I bet your cat is thanking you for the flea bath. Can you imagine what it would feel like having a bunch of little bugs all over you crawling & biting? Ewww, gives me the creeps just thinking about it. I'd be thanking you, too!
Comment by Steph S. on November 7, 2011 at 6:38pm

Hi Kosak!

AWWW - sounds like a very sweet cat. I bet your cat feels so much better without the fleas. Your kitty is thanking you for getting rid of those fleas.

Comment by Kosak Grabovsky on November 7, 2011 at 6:34pm
I feel so bad for my cat right now. Had to give him a flea bath, horrible flea infestation, though i think we may get it this time. The best part is, my cat is so desperate for attention(he always has been, even if we have been petting him all day, he wants more), he is begging me to pet him, even though i had to wash him.
Comment by Steph S. on November 7, 2011 at 6:18pm
Happy Monday!
Comment by Steph S. on November 4, 2011 at 10:58am
Comment by Natalie A Sera on November 2, 2011 at 6:07pm
Coming to this group always makes my day! :-)
 

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