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Old January 18th 14, 06:44 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
John Doe
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Might have found an interesting solution to my new calico female cat
losing her appetite. She and my male were playing well for a while,
but he has been getting rough. I haven't been spending much time with
them recently, that might be one problem. The calico takes a few
bites and then walks away from the food. Really frustrating. One of
her kittens was the same way. A cat I had for a very long time lost
her appetite. Also possibly do to the presence of a male cat. To
solve this calico's problem... I feed them three or four times per
day. At that time, for a few minutes, I lie down next to her food
where she eats. Really obvious, seeing her lookup and around
periodically. She is afraid she's going to get mugged for food, or
something. And it's working, nearly 100%. She's eating much more.
Still need a day or so to be confident in the results, but it follows
the appearance of the thing being worried. I suppose it could happen
with a male cat too, if there was a big enough tomcat threatening it.
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Old January 18th 14, 06:48 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Sylvia M[_3_]
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"John Doe" wrote in message
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Might have found an interesting solution to my new calico female cat
losing her appetite. She and my male were playing well for a while,
but he has been getting rough. I haven't been spending much time with
them recently, that might be one problem. The calico takes a few
bites and then walks away from the food. Really frustrating. One of
her kittens was the same way. A cat I had for a very long time lost
her appetite. Also possibly do to the presence of a male cat. To
solve this calico's problem... I feed them three or four times per
day. At that time, for a few minutes, I lie down next to her food
where she eats. Really obvious, seeing her lookup and around
periodically. She is afraid she's going to get mugged for food, or
something. And it's working, nearly 100%. She's eating much more.
Still need a day or so to be confident in the results, but it follows
the appearance of the thing being worried. I suppose it could happen
with a male cat too, if there was a big enough tomcat threatening it.


Perhaps feed her in a different location than the male?
HTH
Sylvia


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Old January 18th 14, 07:58 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
John Doe
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"Sylvia M" nsmol dslextreme.com wrote:

"John Doe" jdoe usenetlove.invalid wrote


Might have found an interesting solution to my new calico
female cat losing her appetite. She and my male were playing
well for a while, but he has been getting rough. I haven't been
spending much time with them recently, that might be one
problem. The calico takes a few bites and then walks away from
the food. Really frustrating. One of her kittens was the same
way. A cat I had for a very long time lost her appetite. Also
possibly do to the presence of a male cat. To solve this
calico's problem... I feed them three or four times per day. At
that time, for a few minutes, I lie down next to her food where
she eats. Really obvious, seeing her lookup and around
periodically. She is afraid she's going to get mugged for food,
or something. And it's working, nearly 100%. She's eating much
more. Still need a day or so to be confident in the results,
but it follows the appearance of the thing being worried. I
suppose it could happen with a male cat too, if there was a big
enough tomcat threatening it.


Perhaps feed her in a different location than the male?


It is in a different location. I can spend a few minutes if (so
far) it works this way. Cats come out of nowhere. Someone she
trusts being there is probably what matters. I suspect it's partly
to do with the fact she had to survive outside for years. It's
brutal out there.

I recently saw two identical pedigreed looking cats in the
neighborhood that look like they had been bought from a pet store.
Now they are strays. They make great pets though, having survived
out there for a while.







HTH Sylvia




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Old January 27th 14, 08:01 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
IBen Getiner[_3_]
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On Saturday, January 18, 2014 1:44:33 AM UTC-5, John Doe wrote:
Might have found an interesting solution to my new calico female cat

losing her appetite. She and my male were playing well for a while,

but he has been getting rough. I haven't been spending much time with

them recently, that might be one problem. The calico takes a few

bites and then walks away from the food. Really frustrating. One of

her kittens was the same way. A cat I had for a very long time lost

her appetite. Also possibly do to the presence of a male cat. To

solve this calico's problem... I feed them three or four times per

day. At that time, for a few minutes, I lie down next to her food

where she eats. Really obvious, seeing her lookup and around

periodically. She is afraid she's going to get mugged for food, or

something. And it's working, nearly 100%. She's eating much more.

Still need a day or so to be confident in the results, but it follows

the appearance of the thing being worried. I suppose it could happen

with a male cat too, if there was a big enough tomcat threatening it.


If you can find a male calico as a companion for her, you'll have most of your problem licked.


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Old January 27th 14, 05:01 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav,free.usenet,free.spirit
John Doe
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No need to read this Google Groups troll...

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On Saturday, January 18, 2014 1:44:33 AM UTC-5, John Doe wrote:
Might have found an interesting solution to my new calico female cat

losing her appetite. She and my male were playing well for a while,

but he has been getting rough. I haven't been spending much time with

them recently, that might be one problem. The calico takes a few

bites and then walks away from the food. Really frustrating. One of

her kittens was the same way. A cat I had for a very long time lost

her appetite. Also possibly do to the presence of a male cat. To

solve this calico's problem... I feed them three or four times per

day. At that time, for a few minutes, I lie down next to her food

where she eats. Really obvious, seeing her lookup and around

periodically. She is afraid she's going to get mugged for food, or

something. And it's working, nearly 100%. She's eating much more.

Still need a day or so to be confident in the results, but it follows

the appearance of the thing being worried. I suppose it could happen

with a male cat too, if there was a big enough tomcat threatening it.


If you can find a male calico as a companion for her, you'll have most of your problem licked.





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Old January 27th 14, 06:52 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav,free.usenet,free.spirit
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On 1/27/2014 12:01 PM, John Doe wrote:
No need to read this Google Groups troll...

Stop! You've broken my irony meter!

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