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  1. O

    Natural detoxification.

    Hi, I have been reading articles about detoxification for animals and cats and would like some advice on it, please. What would you recommend for a natural detoxification? How would you give your animal green tea for detoxification? Do you put one green tea bag in their drinking bowl and then...
  2. O

    Natural Instinct pure chicken raw meat. Nutritional enough ??

    Hi, I have been feeding my cat Natural Instinct pure chicken raw meat and would like some advice on it and your experiences with Natural Instinct or Raw meat in general, please. I don't know if that alone is nutritional enough or has enough fibre for my cat and if not, what do I need to add to...
  3. onyxandkristen

    Raw diet suggestions

    Hi there!! I feed Onyx a completely raw diet, I wanted to make a thread about what brands of raw food people use and also stuff to add into it! I am a huge fan of raw diets and im always looking for things to add into the raw food as well as some good brands! I use Carnivora as Onyx main diet...
  4. Gisele

    Raw fed cats contracting TB in UK

    Hi guys, I'm a veterinary nurse in the uk, recently the veterinary industry have been concerned that a number of raw fed house cats in the UK have been diagnosed with TB (tuberculosis). The number has climbed to 6 reported cases so far, however there could be many more non reported cases. The...
  5. The Earl Grey

    Need IBD diet recommendations

    My sweet girl Gretchen has IBD. We confirmed with biopsies taken when I had her spayed. The vet started her on Prednisone and Metronidazole. I wanted to stray from prolonged steroid use and opted to look into her diet Years ago I came across a post on here recommending Evangers Dry Cat Food -...
  6. Ginalmarie

    What to feed my sphynx?

    I went to a new vet recently who recommended cutting out dry food completely from my 2 year old Sphynx’s diet. She gave me a ton of data and information that proved dry food is essentially like chips for cats, and dry food makes sense for dogs but can be harmful to cats. I’ve tried weaning my...
  7. Monica

    BAD Table Manners: training help

    We've had Kenzo for 2 weeks now, and he has been everything I had hoped, and more! He is so well behaved the majority of the time, so cuddly and sweet, so great with my 9 month old daughter and my 2 dogs.... Only issue is, he has HORRIBLE table manners.:arghh: When Hubs and I are eating, he is...
  8. K

    chronic diarrhea finally fixed - just want to share!

    Hello! I've never posted before but after finally seeing progress in my cat's severe chronic diarrhea I wanted to share what helped her. Background: I got her about 5 months ago at 6 months old. She came to me with normal stool, but was on the expensive Hill's i.d. diet. My vet told me that it...
  9. Ty Blaze

    PLEASE Help - Skin problem, anyone recognize this?

    hey guys! I just adopted my second little girl who seems to be giving me more problems than I could’ve imagined. My first sphynx (whom I got 2 years ago) has had no issues in health. I adopted Jasmine 4 weeks ago (she just turned 1) and seems to have a rash that nobody can figure out. She...
  10. Condo commando

    5 Powerful Cat-Care Tips Your Kitty Will Thank You For

    I made the bone broth. I only left it simmering for 5 hours and then took out the bones and just left the meat and water. Then I poured it into ice cube trays for frozen snacks. Both cats gave it paws up. Top 5 Tips for Cat Guardians
  11. Condo commando

    Two Crazy Cat Ladies Want to Help You Help Your Cat Stay Healthy

    This is so true. One of the best things about cats is that they stay active and playful their entire lives. Great tips here to maintain optimal health! Two Crazy Cat Ladies Want to Help You Help Your Cat Stay Healthy
  12. Condo commando

    How to Turn Your Finicky Feline Into a Foodie

    It's "Cat Week" at Mercola Healthy Pets, so they're posting an article every day devoted to cat health and nutrition. Here is a link to the first one that was just posted today. Not advocating any one food, there's something here for everyone. How to Turn Your Finicky Feline into a Foodie
  13. Halie Lemaster

    EVO Food No Longer Being Sold??

    Hi everyone, I'm new here! I have two babies, Berlioz and Gretchen, both sphynx. I have been feeding them Evo brand since they were wee little babies and I have just heard that beginning in March, they will no longer be stocking shelves with this brand of food! I was wondering if any kitty...
  14. kaycianne

    Reoccurring Vomitting Episodes - food allergy?

    Hi guys! I’m posting for the first time to hopefully receive some insight and answers, as I feel my sphynx baby’s problems are reoccurring and not being fixed by my vet. Misha will be 3 years old this coming December. I traveled from VA to FL to pick her up from the breeder when she was just...
  15. Anansi

    Wet/Dry cat food in Australia/NZ

    Just doing some research on what wet/dry food brands people are using down under (Aus/NZ) a lot of the brand's I have seen recommend are not readily available in this part of the world and my partner and I would rather not spend a fortune shipping in food since shipping prices are obnoxious for...
  16. SnappleSpice

    Healthy canned food

    I have two kittens (6 months and 10 weeks) that are currently on two different, wet-food-only diets. I'm not confident in my ability to feed them a good raw diet (I can barely prepare food for myself!), and I've heard it's best to stick to wet food until they are over a year old. I would love...
  17. G

    Best Food/Multi Breed Household - UK

    I am picking up my new sphynx baby soon. I have two other indoor cats, 1 bengal and 1 ginger moggy. The sphynx kitten is currently on royal canin mother and babycat food which I will keep her on for a while when she comes here however I would like to get a decent dry food that I can feed them...
  18. Talia

    Cleaning products and diet- new baby on 9th June!

    Hi! Ive been obsessed with Sphynxs (and all animals) for years and years! I decided to finally go for it and get my own little Sphynx! He will not be ready until 9th June. He is a little dark wrinkly black boy! :') I am aware you have to trim their nails, clean their ears and bathe them. I am...
  19. darkawaii

    Kitten Diet Questions!

    Hello! My kitten is about 9 weeks old. I've had her for 5 days now. I currently have her free feeding on dry food (~1/4+ cup a day) and I give her 1/3 of a can of wet food 3x a day (7am, 1pm, 8pm). She really likes wet food but dry food she's not so keen on eating it but she will eat it when...
  20. HarrytheCat

    My sphynx is peeing outside of the litterbox. Help!!

    About two months ago we came back from a month long trip from Thailand and when we got back we noticed that Harry was not peeing in the litter after a few days we brought him to the vet. His bladder was fine but we got his urine checked and there was Crystals. So the vet told us to give him...
  21. Cassandra323

    In Preparation Research/Questions ..

    Hi all! I introduced myself a couple of days ago. We are still a few months out from getting our baby but I have a few questions that I'd like opinions on. What is your favorite shampoo for your sphynx? Do you use any sort of skin moisturizer? What is your go to litter? What food/type of...
  22. Chaz Smith

    Fish?

    Hi! I'm new to this forum but have had my little sphynx for over a year now. He's a bit skinny so we're looking at maybe changing his food, however we've always been told by both the breeder and some places on the internet that sphynx were severely allergic to fish and can't have fish oil...
  23. Ortie and Kheru

    Tummy and Tail Troubles

    Hello everyone! My Ortensia is a 3 y.o. female (spayed) sphynx beauty who has had a couple issues that I have been battling since I've had her (at 14 weeks). Problem #1: Ortie has chronic loose stools. When I first got her as a kitten, I put her on grain free blue buffalo kitten food and she...
  24. K

    Diet worries for 13yr old sphynx w fatty liver please help any advice is appreciated

    My 13 year old female Sphynx was developing some questionable symptoms a few months back that caused concern. When I took her to the vet to get her blood work done it showed a high white blood cell count and the liver panel was another cause for concern. Vet told me she had a "fatty liver" which...
  25. JenniSaysMeow

    Primal Raw Rabbit Nuggets serving size?

    Hello!!! I am feeding Primal raw nuggets rabbit and I was wondering if anyone else uses this and what serving size you use. My girl is right around 5lbs (she's very petite) and it says for her weight to do 2-3 nuggets a day. Right now, I am at 6 and she still begs and screams for food. I'm a...
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