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During the month of June, our 12 yr old female cat is
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My ten year old cat (female) has become listless, won't eat, she does drink, and her hind quarters have become somewhat 'wobbly' whe walking. Oddly enough, she does purr when touched, and does use the… read more
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My house cat is 16 1/2 yrs old and in the pass couple months
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I have been using the pine pellets for about a year and a half
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I have an 18 year old tuxedo cat. During the summer we noticed
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