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ProfessorGAC

(65,585 posts)
7. This And...
Thu May 27, 2021, 06:51 PM
May 2021

...how close to a spot with sunlight is it?
Because if it's near a sunny spot, the cat is already right next to the expensive rug!

Phoenix61

(17,038 posts)
13. Well there's your answer. Mine never opt for the
Sat May 29, 2021, 03:05 PM
May 2021

dollar store kitchen rugs. They prefer the hand knotted one in the dining room. It’s also their preferred one for sharpening their claws.

Shermann

(7,519 posts)
3. Dogs won't eat messy treats on tile floors
Thu May 27, 2021, 10:42 AM
May 2021

The treat MUST be carried over to a rug where they can make a proper mess with it.

LastDemocratInSC

(3,659 posts)
5. Our new kitty had an inaugural barf on the carpet last week.
Thu May 27, 2021, 10:54 AM
May 2021

I got 2 paper towels down in front of her before the action really got going but she swung to the side on the first heave. All I could do was watch. Yuck.

zuul

(14,631 posts)
6. Consider yourself lucky. I have one that regularly pukes while he's looking out the window . . .
Thu May 27, 2021, 05:13 PM
May 2021

Puke on the glass in the window. CHECK

Puke on the blinds. CHECK

Puke on the window sill. CHECK

Puke down the drywall. CHECK

Puke on the floor. CHECK

3catwoman3

(24,176 posts)
18. You forgot puke down the heat vent in the floor.
Sun May 30, 2021, 12:28 PM
May 2021

Or maybe yours haven't figured out that particular pleasure yet.

csziggy

(34,141 posts)
9. Yeah, we have two really nice oriental rugs in the living room
Fri May 28, 2021, 10:13 PM
May 2021

As prep for bringing them into the remodeled house, we sent them to a rug cleaner company. Within two days - TWO DAYS - of putting the clean rugs down with their new pads, the cats had thrown up on them at least twice for each of the three cats.

For those who might worry about the cats' health - I found out that my husband was 'sharing' the milk he puts on his cereal with the cats. AS soon he stopped doing that, the vomiting stopped.

wnylib

(21,872 posts)
16. They can cough up hair balls on rugs pretty well, too.
Sun May 30, 2021, 01:22 AM
May 2021

I have learned not to give mine treats before or soon after feeding her. I usually let her have a small piece of lincheon meat or tuna as a treat when making a sandwich. But their tummies are small compared to ours and too much going in means some coming up and out later.

Spot remover, scrub brush, and carpet shampooer - essential items in a kitty home.

csziggy

(34,141 posts)
17. Yep, though mine don't get many treats
Sun May 30, 2021, 01:47 AM
May 2021

Sabra is very overweight so we are restricting their food. We put out 1/3 of a cup of crunchies twice a day for each cat. Maya is tiny - under 8 pounds so she often does not finish her food. Lucas is larger so he cleans up what Maya doesn't eat. Sabra eats hers and looks for more, but Lucas is very efficient at cleaning up uneaten food so there isn't much left for Sabra. It takes several hours for all the crunchies to be consumed.

We split one of those little cans of cat food among the three cats two or three times a week. That is a big occasion for the cats. I put that down then wait a couple of hours to put down their crunchies, so they don't eat too much at a time.

We don't have much problem with hair balls. I have cat grass growing on the catio and they all go out there and graze on it. I've never found green vomit, so I guess that is pushing the hair through their systems.

In fact, since we put them on diets, I have not found any cat vomit anywhere in the house. I think it helps that they all eat slowly and don't bolt their food.

Lady Freedom Returns

(14,120 posts)
11. Better one!
Sat May 29, 2021, 01:24 PM
May 2021

Take a football field, put a table two thirds the size of the field and put it in the field. Then put a glass in the middle of the table. Use a stopwatch to find out how long it takes for the cat to knock the glass off the table.

3catwoman3

(24,176 posts)
19. This thread is a hoot, and oh so true.
Sun May 30, 2021, 12:31 PM
May 2021

Ours will start to gag on the tile floor in the kitchen, and then run for the Oriental carpet.

One of our, as I observed above, has managed to barf into the heat vent in the floor of the kitchen - a special talent.

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