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Atheist Ailurophiles

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

Location: Earth, but space cats welcome.
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We are the largest online group for non-theist ailurophiles.

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Camo cats

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 9 hours ago. 29 Replies

London Cat

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Calli May 16th 2003 - Feb 9th 2011

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8 Ways to Make Your Senior Cat Happy

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How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Oct 18, 2013. 9 Replies

Mommy's widdle fwuffiekins cwosses the "Rainbow Bridge"

Started by Little Name Atheist. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Oct 11, 2013. 21 Replies

Experience with Exercise Wheels?

Started by Sarah Walton. Last reply by Sarah Walton Sep 18, 2013. 7 Replies

Well-trained humans

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Swimming Cat Swims for his Life

Started by Lillie. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 14, 2013. 2 Replies

New fungus killing cats in Australia

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Natalie A Sera Jun 19, 2013. 1 Reply

How to exercise with your cats!

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Steph S. Jun 12, 2013. 8 Replies

more catnip!!! (Кот с похмелья)

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Lillie Apr 3, 2013. 1 Reply

Eco-Footprint of a cat

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 14, 2013. 8 Replies

Does your cat "help" with chores?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 27, 2013. 11 Replies

Incessantly Meowing

Started by Starscream. Last reply by Plinius Feb 7, 2013. 12 Replies

Cute kitties improve cognitive performance

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Feb 6, 2013. 3 Replies

Cat returns home 200 miles

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Patricia Jan 20, 2013. 1 Reply

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Comment by booklover on July 29, 2014 at 8:59am

I usually have a cat sink too, Loren!  That's funny Spud!

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 29, 2014 at 8:46am

As long as it's not a sinking cat.

Comment by Loren Miller on July 29, 2014 at 8:40am

It would seem that we have a Sink Cat!

Comment by Plinius on July 26, 2014 at 11:04am

Went shopping for b-i-law's cat - bought big ceramic bowls; she drinks a lot.

Comment by Plinius on July 26, 2014 at 4:38am

Good points, thanks! I'll find other bowls.

Comment by Patricia on July 26, 2014 at 1:36am

I use a ceramic bowl suitable for human foods.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 26, 2014 at 1:24am

Stainless steel is NOT a safe material for pet food or water dishes, it's just cheap:

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4. Stainless steel bowls are better and safer than other materials -- False. Source: See this reference .

Implications: There are over 150 grades of stainless steel that contain various amounts of nickel and chromium which can be toxic when released from poorly made stainless steel. Stainless steel loses its desirable properties when submerged in water such as when used as a watering bowl for pets.

If a safe grade of stainless steel was used to make a safe stainless steel bowl, that bowl could cost hundreds of dollars. Hexavalent chromium was the chemical that was causing birth defects and cancer in the Erin Brockovich story.
Sources: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stainless_steel, www.treehugger.com/files/2010/12/hexavalent-chromium-erin-brockovic...

The idea is to get cats (and dogs) to drink more water to prevent kidney problems, which are a major cause of premature death in small animals.  I can't count the number of cats (both mine and guests at the Cat Hotel) who needed subcutaneous hydration treatments due to kidney failure.  It's effing heartbreaking.

Ever since I bought the fountain, I have observed my own cats drinking 2 or 3 times the amount of water that they did previously (And I always used to use microwavable glass dishes for their water....so I could sanitize them.  NEVER stainless steel!)

Comment by Plinius on July 26, 2014 at 12:37am

"But what's the point?", the stupid foreigner asked...

You don't want to leave your cats alone for days on end, so when you're home, it's no trouble to scrub a stainless steel bowl and refill it with tapwater. I never heard a cat complain about that. I also think that it's difficult to keep that fountain clean.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 25, 2014 at 10:47pm

http://www.glacierpointforcats.com/basicfountain.php

I'm not trying to sell y'all anything, but this IS the perfect pet fountain....100% USA-made, with NO toxic materials, and Barry Ferris really does answer his own phone, no matter what time you call him.

The initial cost seems like a lot, but you save a great deal in vet bills and stuff over time...I can't even remember when I bought my cats' fountain...more than 5 years ago; that's all I know.

Glacier Point for Cats Watering Station

Comment by Patricia on July 23, 2014 at 6:31pm

Well.......if you don't wash your feet properly...........somebody has to do it!!!

 

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