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12/20/12 11:47 P

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Welcome to the team!

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12/20/12 10:44 A

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Welcome Darlene! I'm sorry about your loss, but glad you were able to rescue a cat.

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12/19/12 1:47 P

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I have tried a few different "add to water" products and found the Ark to be the best option out there. You have to be careful not to add it to a large quantity of water. I have a special "water bowl" that I add it to in addition to their water fountains around the house. The fountains are also good to abate the faucet drinking that all cats seem to love.

At least that's what I've found.

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12/19/12 1:00 P

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Thank you for the information. I did get one kind to put in the water and just put a few drops in his bowl. He has been asking for his water to be from the faucet directly, but maybe he will drink from the bowl since I gave him a larger one and I will try to remember not to turn the faucet on for him. I didn't have problems with my other cats, but since he already has a problem I don't want it returning. I never had problems with my earlier dogs, either, but the last few their teeth were terrible and I couldn't get it under control.

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12/19/12 12:21 P

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I have been using Ark Naturals Breathless Brushless Plaque Zapper. I SWEAR by the stuff. You add it to their water and it doesn't have any taste or odor. They drink it and I have seen a BIG difference in my cats. And there is no need to torture them with a toothbrush. It's great stuff and good for cats and/or dogs.

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12/19/12 12:16 P

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Well, I am learning some things slow but sure. When I had my other cats no one worried about feeding in plastic. I have small bowls here that are glass and ceramic, so fed and watered in them. He would not eat and drink out of them. He hardly ate anything. Today I mixed the two feeds I had and put them in some small baking dishes and he went nuts eating. I guess I should have noticed earlier that his big head was too big for those little dishes (he is a fairly large cat). I have to observe better.

BTW, what do you all do to keep their teeth healthy? He had 3 teeth pulled in November and I sould like to make sure that he doesn't have any more problems. I have some greenies for him and he is eating dry food. I am changing from the Science Diet that they had him on to more natural foods (current is BG).

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12/19/12 8:59 A

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He sounds like a real sweetie!

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12/18/12 3:49 P

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Thank you for adopting Orzo. He sounds very sweet and adorable.

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12/18/12 1:19 P

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Aloha and welcome! Orzo sounds like he is a sweetie, just dying for some love! Glad you two found one another.

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12/18/12 1:02 P

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Welcome Darlene! And congrats to you and Orzo. Sounds like you found a real gem! Hope you both have many happy years together!

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12/18/12 12:44 P

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Hi all. I have had cats before, but not for about 14 years or so. My dogs, though growing up in the house with the cat, didn't like her and she didn't like them (actually, probably more her fault since she was always hissing and growling at them from birth). I had to send my dog to the Bridge a couple weeks ago and decided to get a cat for a while before I get another dog which I will eventually. I think the cat I adopted will get along with dogs since he has been checking everywhere they had been and will come running if I pretend a bark. Orzo is a 5-yr-old that was at the Dumb Friends for 2 months and at the Petco for 2 weeks. One of their employees told me that he always wanted to be with the dogs. He was the only cat they had that didn't get adopted. Besides his age, he would stay back in his bed and just watch people and not interact with them. Boy did they miss out. Orzo sleeps on my stomach (when he lets me sleep) and does a lot of head bumping, rubbing his head on me, and giving kisses. Whoever evaluated him at Dumb Friends was right -- he is the sweetest cat. So I have joined to have a place to talk if I have any questions since it's been so long since I had a cat.

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