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Forum: Dog training - dog behavior October 19th, 2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By sugarcatmom
Dominance theories were for sure around before...

Dominance theories were for sure around before Cesar Millan, but he popularized it.



There are many much more knowledgeable people than me on this subject, and while they might not actually say...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior October 18th, 2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 303
Posted By sugarcatmom
If you don't personally have a problem with him...

If you don't personally have a problem with him on your bed (like allergies or something), then I don't see an issue. The whole concept of being at a "higher level" than the dog is part of the...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs October 15th, 2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By sugarcatmom
Woohoo! That's awesome, and actually not too...

Woohoo! That's awesome, and actually not too common in the cat-world. Enjoy their play dates. :thumbs up
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs October 12th, 2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By sugarcatmom
Hee hee. A little touch of irony, considering...

Hee hee. A little touch of irony, considering that when anyone comes over, the cats all scatter into the underworld for a while. If it wasn't for the abundance of cat paraphernalia lying around, some...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs October 12th, 2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By sugarcatmom
In case anyone wants more ideas and inspiration,...

In case anyone wants more ideas and inspiration, there's a great initiative out of Portland, Oregon between The Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon and The Audubon Society of Portland, where they host an...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs October 11th, 2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By sugarcatmom
Of course he is, that's how it works in the cat...

Of course he is, that's how it works in the cat world. They're all about territory, and whether your cat prefers you or your ex is practically irrelevant. My guess is that he would keep going back to...
Forum: Senior cats October 3rd, 2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By sugarcatmom
Best place to start would be a vet visit with...

Best place to start would be a vet visit with complete senior blood panel, urinalysis, and blood pressure check. The panting might also warrant an EKG or cardiac ultrasound.
Forum: Senior cats October 1st, 2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 599
Posted By sugarcatmom
How did you introduce it? Unfortunately it's...

How did you introduce it? Unfortunately it's quite rare that a cat raised on junk food would take to eating raw right away. Should be done slowly, possibly over many months. Some tips on how, in case...
Forum: Foster talk - Rescue talk - NO listings please September 30th, 2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By sugarcatmom
Maybe you could contact Seer Farms in New Jersey...

Maybe you could contact Seer Farms in New Jersey to see if they know of any similar organizations closer to you? http://www.seerfarms.org/mission.php

Good luck!
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! September 27th, 2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By sugarcatmom
Is surgery an option? I know the liver is quite...

Is surgery an option? I know the liver is quite capable of recovery from surgery, but no idea how the spleen would be affected, or if removing it is feasible.
Forum: Senior cats September 27th, 2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 599
Posted By sugarcatmom
What various foods (brands, flavours, wet or...

What various foods (brands, flavours, wet or dry?) has she had over the years?

Have you ever tried feeding her a (balanced) raw diet?

Slippery elm bark powder and/or probiotics are also...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs September 23rd, 2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By sugarcatmom
I know how tough it can be to pin-point exactly...

I know how tough it can be to pin-point exactly where a barking dog resides. And Animal Control or by-law officers really can't do much until they have an address and description of the dog. I dealt...
Forum: Senior cats September 16th, 2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 585
Posted By sugarcatmom
These symptoms, plus her hearty appetite, sound...

These symptoms, plus her hearty appetite, sound an awful lot like hyperthyroidism, a very common health problem in older cats. It's also readily treatable with inexpensive medication. A simple blood...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs September 13th, 2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By sugarcatmom
Without having any clue what the damage is or...

Without having any clue what the damage is or what treatment is available for this pup, and of course not being a vet myself, the only thing I can think of is to mention some possible alternative...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! September 6th, 2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By sugarcatmom
What brands/flavours of dry and wet? And...

What brands/flavours of dry and wet?

And that's just silly for a vet to suggest that a cat can't digest protein. Shows they really don't understand feline physiology at all. Protein (meat protein,...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! September 5th, 2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By sugarcatmom
What did Athena eat before the constipation...

What did Athena eat before the constipation problem, and what does she eat now?

Has she had any lab work done, like a urinalysis and senior blood panel? If so, do you have a copy of the results?
Forum: Kitten health September 4th, 2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By sugarcatmom
Has the vet ever actually tested a stool sample...

Has the vet ever actually tested a stool sample for anything? I think just throwing de-wormers at the problem without doing any investigating is pretty irresponsible. Are there any other vets you can...
Forum: Dog food forum September 3rd, 2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By sugarcatmom
Lots of breeders don't actually feed inferior...

Lots of breeders don't actually feed inferior products like Iams because they truly think it's good for their dogs, but because they get "breeder" discounts and incentives for referring new puppy...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs September 1st, 2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By sugarcatmom
Ack! Cuteness overload! What a couple of darlings...

Ack! Cuteness overload! What a couple of darlings you have.

I agree that it's best if you can stay away from too much fish in their diet. I'm also a big fan of feeding lots of variety (in brands...
Forum: Senior cats August 30th, 2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By sugarcatmom
Increased vocalization in senior cats can often...

Increased vocalization in senior cats can often be one of the symptoms of hyperthyroidism (as can weight loss and increased thirst). Also could be "kitty dementia", or even related to loss of...
Forum: Photo challenges on Pets.ca August 24th, 2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,057
Posted By sugarcatmom
This would be Buzz Fuzzler's fuzzy little butt....

This would be Buzz Fuzzler's fuzzy little butt. He was one of the kittens I fostered a few years back (now in the loving care of some good friends of mine):...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs August 21st, 2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By sugarcatmom
Have you tried contacting the SPCA? They seem to...

Have you tried contacting the SPCA? They seem to have a TNR program:
http://www.spca.com/?p=6065&lang=en
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs August 12th, 2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By sugarcatmom
Chittering! That's what I call it anyway. I think...

Chittering! That's what I call it anyway. I think it's more commonly referred to as "chattering", but I like chittering better. The reason cats do this is not understood at all (kind of like so many...
Forum: Senior cats August 10th, 2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By sugarcatmom
What flavours of Fancy Feast? Many contain fish...

What flavours of Fancy Feast? Many contain fish products, which can be a problem for cats. Is your kitty willing to try any other canned foods that have better quality ingredients?

I would also...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs August 1st, 2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By sugarcatmom
Oh boy, do I ever feel your pain! I actually have...

Oh boy, do I ever feel your pain! I actually have a very, shall we say "macho", cat myself who also happens to be incredibly vocal (some Siamese in there somewhere) and a bit of a spritzer. Even...
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