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Cat Forum: Cat Questions and Answers 06-28-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By acerlt
Add more litter boxes. Most cats prefer to poop...

Add more litter boxes. Most cats prefer to poop in one place and pee in another, it is normal instinctive behavior for cats because they are prey animals.

Determine if your cat is having a health...
Cat Forum: Cat Chat 03-02-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 4,945
Posted By acerlt
My answer is the same. A cat's ear is not meant...

My answer is the same. A cat's ear is not meant to bear weight of any kind and what you are doing is quite cruel an dangerous. The earring could get caught om something, including her own claws...
Cat Forum: Cat Chat 03-02-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 4,945
Posted By acerlt
That is quite horrifying to read. Why would you...

That is quite horrifying to read. Why would you do such a cruel thing to your cat. Leave her ear wound alone.

Of course she doesn't want it in there. It probably hurts her. Cats' ears are not...
Cat Forum: Cat Food Recipes 03-01-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 4,749
Posted By acerlt
A kibble addict cat often wil not recognize raw...

A kibble addict cat often wil not recognize raw as food. You have to introduce it slowly. In the mean time you can also work on getting her to eat canned cat food. The goal is to get her...
Cat Forum: Cat Advice 03-01-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By acerlt
If you read my reply you would know. Stop...

If you read my reply you would know. Stop feeding dry food. If the damage isn't too bad a wet (canned cat food) diet may be all that's needed. Or you may need to feed a raw diet.

Raw Feeding...
Cat Forum: Cat Questions and Answers 10-27-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By acerlt
What does the vet say? What is her diet? ...

What does the vet say?

What is her diet?

Did you do the flea dirt test?
Cat Forum: Cat Advice 10-22-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By acerlt
Never ever EVER take advice from a pet store...

Never ever EVER take advice from a pet store employee. I hope you are not feeding the dry any more.

Please go to this website for help. If you are on Facebook you can get real-time help. It...
Cat Forum: Cat Questions and Answers 10-22-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By acerlt
Flea dirt turns red when wet. Comb her out, put...

Flea dirt turns red when wet. Comb her out, put the flecks on a piece of white paper and dampen it. If it turns red it's flea dirt.

Black specks from scratching sounds more like flea dirt, skin...
Cat Forum: Cat Questions and Answers 09-06-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By acerlt
This is normal kitten behavior. First:...

This is normal kitten behavior.

First: Keep the kitten's claws trimmed. Snip the sharp little tips off once a week.

Play with the kitten more. Kittens need an enormous amount of interactive...
Cat Forum: Cat Questions and Answers 09-03-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,216
Posted By acerlt
Thank you so much for the update. The forum's...

Thank you so much for the update. The forum's been down for a week and I couldn't get your little one out of my mind, as I did not see the above post until now. I hope she is still well and never...
Cat Forum: Cat Questions and Answers 08-21-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,216
Posted By acerlt
The thing is Mike she is most likely suffering....

The thing is Mike she is most likely suffering. Cats, including kittens, hide suffering instinctively. It's something they just do. She could be in agony and you wouldn't know. At the very least...
Cat Forum: Cat Questions and Answers 08-21-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,216
Posted By acerlt
I would take her to the vet. Right away. Kittens...

I would take her to the vet. Right away. Kittens just can't go long without adequate nourishment and it has now been 5 days. Their livers fail, or they can go into hypoglycemic shock. She needs to...
Cat Forum: Cat Questions and Answers 08-21-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,216
Posted By acerlt
So glad to hear you got some food into your...

So glad to hear you got some food into your precious little girl! Just checking in on my lunch hour, how was the vet appointment?
Cat Forum: Cat Questions and Answers 08-21-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,216
Posted By acerlt
You're welcome! Georgie is still on my mind. I...

You're welcome! Georgie is still on my mind. I hope she had a better night. I'll be checking in when I come home for lunch for an update! xxx
Cat Forum: Cat Questions and Answers 08-20-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,216
Posted By acerlt
Mike-I have to go to bed, it's way past my...

Mike-I have to go to bed, it's way past my bedtime now, I get up at 5 a.m and it's past 10.

here is my advice for tonight. I had to add a smiley at the end, otherwise this post would show up as...
Cat Forum: Cat Questions and Answers 08-20-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,216
Posted By acerlt
1:30 where? Are you in the US? East coast or...

1:30 where? Are you in the US? East coast or west? for a time frame...?

(working on another reply)
Cat Forum: Cat Questions and Answers 08-20-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,216
Posted By acerlt
Of course you are worried! It's very scary when...

Of course you are worried! It's very scary when a kitten can't eat!

How long ago was it she was seen by the vet and got all the meds and fluids?

When was her last bile vomit?

Standing by...
Cat Forum: Cat Questions and Answers 08-20-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,216
Posted By acerlt
You've done exactly the right thing. Sorry the...

You've done exactly the right thing. Sorry the ER vet wasn't better at his or her job.

If there's an infection at the spay site, the antibiotics will be working on that.

The fluids will...
Cat Forum: Cat Questions and Answers 08-19-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 964
Posted By acerlt
This does sound like feline herpes. Was Meezee...

This does sound like feline herpes. Was Meezee vaccinated for this before bringing home Rizzo?

L-lysine can help, but not those stupid useless treats. They do not contain a therapeutic dose and...
Cat Forum: Cat Questions and Answers 08-18-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By acerlt
It is helpful because when you find him, you put...

It is helpful because when you find him, you put him in one room, and start the introduction process over again.

Hopefully he has appeared by now, and you have proceeded to do that.

To answer...
Cat Forum: Cat Questions and Answers 08-17-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By acerlt
How many rooms in the house? Ideally you...

How many rooms in the house?

Ideally you would have kept him in one room for a few days. Let him get used to one space, and the other pets get used to the new one, then gradually allow him more...
Cat Forum: Cat Health & Nutrition 08-11-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 450
Posted By acerlt
I'm so sorry your kitty is having this problem! ...

I'm so sorry your kitty is having this problem!

What's his diet?

What diagnostics has the vet done? Blood work? X ray? Ultrasound?

Is he peeing and pooping normally?
Cat Forum: Cat Questions and Answers 08-11-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By acerlt
Poor kitty! Some cats do get terrible separation...

Poor kitty! Some cats do get terrible separation anxiety. You are such a kind loving person to try so hard with him.

Is he food motivated? I was thinking special treats that he gets only when...
Cat Forum: Cat Breeds Central 07-25-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,271
Posted By acerlt
No breed. That pretty kitty is a Domestic Long...

No breed. That pretty kitty is a Domestic Long Hair. I love his white whiskers!

PS tell your friend to please take the bell off the collar. Cats have very sensitive hearing. Imagine having to...
Cat Forum: Cat Questions and Answers 07-18-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By acerlt
Stop yelling at him and spraying him with water. ...

Stop yelling at him and spraying him with water. This is only making the situation worse. He doesn't know why you are doing that, and you are just causing more stress. Stress makes cats sick.
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