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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 08:48 PM
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Is thinly mixed bouillon too salty for cat critters?
I don't know too much about them, though I've raised most everything else.
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:09 PM
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1. Everything I've read
says not to give anything salted to cats. But I was looking for recipes to make food for a cat dealing with a 5 month ear infection. I don't know if a one-time serving would hurt. :shrug:

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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:15 PM
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2. Well, it's had it presented to it one time, and it's not dead yet.
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S n o w b a l l Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:17 PM
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4. I think they have fairly sensitive kidneys...
Personally, I wouldn't do it. The no sodium beef broth in cans would probably be ok.
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:24 PM
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13. Okay, I'll quit. If it were a dog I'd have it rescueing Timmy...
but I don't know too much about cats.
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S n o w b a l l Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:30 PM
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18. I understand...
I'm a dog person too but, I do have a kittie that I've had for 14 yrs so I must be doing something right. My mom has a cat, now worth over $4k from kidney dialysis. That's why I wouldn't chance it.
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:34 PM
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21. K, you will not believe how I met this bastid. It's too wierd.
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S n o w b a l l Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:42 PM
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24. Do tell....
:-)
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:49 PM
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27. LOL! You know I have a long very blonde beard, right?
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S n o w b a l l Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:50 PM
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28. LOL...no, for some reason, I thought you were a girl.
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:53 PM
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31. Nope that's those pretty "Writers."
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S n o w b a l l Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:55 PM
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32. Well? So what's the story about the beard and the cat...
Now you have me curious.
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:58 PM
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34. I was lying here in my bed asleep. and... Let's see if someone who knows me catches up...
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 10:22 PM
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37. Maybe they passed out on us, anyway, a couple of weeks ago...
I'm lying here in bed asleep and I become aware of a "presence" on my chest. I felt four cold spots. This is strange since no one has lived here except me for years. I opened my eyes and there was a black cat looking me in the eyes.
I don't own a cat. I'm a combat vet, but I wasn't alarmed or anything, so I didn't move. My eyelids moving scared the cat though, and he ran off. I've spent the last couple of weeks trying to make friends with it, veeeeeerrrrryyyy slowly.
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S n o w b a l l Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 10:37 PM
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39. That's wild...
I'd say the cat's lucky to be alive. :) Good luck with him and hope you can find a home.
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 10:42 PM
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40. I figured it had to have been a pet sometime, so there is hope...
for it. That was very wierd, though, by the time my eyes fully opened it was lying down on me. It's slept on my bed the last couple of nights, so it is calming down.
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S n o w b a l l Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 10:46 PM
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41. Awww...that's so sweet
Any chance you'll keep him?
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 10:48 PM
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42. Hee hee hee! THE CAT does not live here. I'm just trying...
to get someone a good cat. It is a pretty thing.
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 10:52 PM
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43. It must be a Southern breed of cat. It likes instant buttery grits...
It's on the bed now.
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S n o w b a l l Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 10:54 PM
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44. Sure sounds like he lives there...
or he thinks he does. :)
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 10:55 PM
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45. Well, it may think it lives here, but I don't. It's lying down.
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 10:58 PM
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46. How do you call a cat, other than kitty, kitty, kitty? It won't come...
unless I have vienna sausages.
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:19 PM
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8. You're right, lizziegrace. It's hard on their kidneys
and doesn't take much to affect them. Cats (and dogs) can go into renal failure from getting a good dose of salt...and good dose means not much since they are so much smaller than us.

Hi lizzie! :hi: :loveya:
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:21 PM
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10. This bastid loves Vienna Sausages.
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:25 PM
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14. Hi ya Nelly!!
:hug:
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:16 PM
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3. why?
for a treat, or for a specific reason?
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:18 PM
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7. I thought it might want some boullion. I don't know cats too well.
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:23 PM
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11. I just wasn't sure if you were thinking treat,
or trying to coax a kitty who wouldn't eat or something. For a treat, as far as human foods go tuna is probably one of the treats most cats will go nuts for. Sardines too. My kitties also go crazy for a little sprinkle of shredded cheese, or a little bit of any meat I make for myself.

As far as treats and food made just for cats, Fancy Feast's new "Elegant Medleys" seem to be laced with drugs or something, because the cats will KILL for it.
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:29 PM
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17. It likes Austin Cheese Crackers, dry cat food, and Vienna Sausages.
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:17 PM
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5. It's Pretty Salty
cats are little critters

although, I really don't know the answer.

:shrug:
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:38 PM
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23. I've never liked them, anyway, but this one is here.
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philosophie_en_rose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:17 PM
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6. probably
It's probably not deadly, but it's probably not that great for them.
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:20 PM
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9. If I give it any more I'll mix it very thin then.
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:44 PM
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26. What NOT to feed the cat
Edited on Sat Jan-20-07 09:50 PM by Whoa_Nelly
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:52 PM
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29. Okay, thank you. You da bomb. The cat won't like that list...
It lurves tuna!
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:52 PM
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30. Thanks for the links!
I am going to add them to the links on the shelter website.
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 10:33 PM
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38. Good deal!
:hi:
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:24 PM
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12. For that matter, it's not great for humans either, because of the salt content.
Edited on Sat Jan-20-07 09:24 PM by Lisa0825
I don't think it is harmful for a "now and then" thing, but definitely not a diet staple.
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:26 PM
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16. It won't get many treats! Just trying to get a hand on it, so...
I can find a home for it.
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:43 PM
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25. will it let you touch it at all?
If not, if it isn't tame yet, and you have a large cage or a spare room to keep it in, while you work on taming it, you can try trapping it. But you have to have a plan at that point, because trapping will initially stress it out, until you teach it that it's safe inside.

A Havahart trap with tuna or smelly seafood flavored canned cat food, with a towel draped over it for a bit of camoflage should do the trick. Then move it into a large cage with room for a litter box and a loft made out of a milk crate strapped to the top, with a cushion in it. Keep it in there and reach in to pet it often, always with treats in hand. A small room, like a spare bathroom could also work, but it might be too easy for it to avoid you in there. The best bet is to keep it somewhere where it has no choice but to let you pet it.

:loveya: to you for trying to find it a home.
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:56 PM
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33. Okay, do you remember the last mama cat that damned near ate me?
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 11:17 PM
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47. I may have to bring this one to you, but I was hoping not to...
traumatise it with the trap before I got some of its trust back. I'm wondering if it remembers petting at all, or just won't accept it from me yet. It seems to be sleeping soundly at the end of my bed right now. It had to have been a pet at one time or another.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:26 PM
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15. Yes. Their kidneys aren't like ours.
:P
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:31 PM
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19. Hmm, these Grilled Cheese Crackers may not be the best thing then?
Edited on Sat Jan-20-07 09:32 PM by BikeWriter
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:33 PM
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20. OTOH, what's life without grilled cheese crackers?
:D
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:36 PM
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22. True, very true, and the cat seems to like them.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:59 PM
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35. Feeding it to them or cooking them in it?
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 10:01 PM
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36. Hee hee hee! Not this one. :-)
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