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  1. I love reading your articles, Michael. I always seem to find something that I did not know before. I check out PoC every day. Thank you for your hard work and consistently unique approach.πŸΎπŸ’œπŸ’œ

  2. Elisa is such a great asset and has contributed so many articles, not just here.
    I’m delving hard to retrieve my articles for my book right now. I think Elisa could, herself, write an awesome book too.

    • I would love to write a book but my moods swing too much. I wouldn’t be able to stay at a consistent level. Haven’t you notice I have a manic/happy ending style of writing. I write whatever I’m in the mood to write for the day. Sometimes it’s abuse and sometimes it’s about a rescue.

      I’m going to be writing a LOT more. We have to get PoC back in the #1 spot. Michael writes health and technical articles. I can’t do those. I’m not good those and this whole writing thing can’t seem like work. I HATE work. LOL.

  3. Thank you to all who write articles on cats. POC is one site I visit daily. Please keep it up (although I know it is sometimes difficult).

  4. I honestly don’t know how I got so many supporters. The more I ramble and go into a frenzy the more people read my articles. And whenever something occurs in the cat advocacy world, my Facebook inbox is swarmed. There are so many things happening on any given day that I just fly blindly into Google and see what pops up that I’d personally want to know about.

    Trust me: you wouldn’t want to live inside my head πŸ™‚

    I did a survey recently and people like a mix of topics, as long as the photos aren’t too graphic. Most will share an article their friend has shared on Facebook, but it’s a toss-up as to whether a person will visit the page just to see what’s new. Readers want good and honest writing more than anything and they LOVE the happy endings most of all.

    People need to understand the internet has changed in the past decade and if you don’t go with the changes you get booted off by more interesting sites.

  5. Thanks for sharing this, Michael. POC is one of the few sites I visit daily when possible. I like to share on Facebook and Twitter as a way to inform and also to promote POC. Your content is so much more than pictures of cats, I tell people it’s more like an encyclopedia of “all things cat”.

    I enjoy contributing content that I come across online, and of course also personal experiences with my rescued cat, Mitzy.

    Because of some unpleasant experiences with vets (and even being rejected by one because I asked too many questions) I began to immerse myself in studying various aspects that affect domestic cats. These include diet, environment, drug reactions, behavior issues, flea treatments, diseases and preventative strategies, in addition to home remedies.

    Since I started a FB page called CAT Advocate, I have people contacting me with questions. One common health issue in males is UTI. It’s unusual to have a male cat (fixed or not) that hasn’t suffered from UTI blockages.

    A few years ago I was fortunate to speak with the owner of Vitality Science when my female cat had a UTI. He recommended UroCleanse, with D-Mannose to keep the urinary tract clear of bacteria. D-Mannose also helps people who experience frequent UTI. I sprinkle 1/4 tsp in each of my cat’s meals, as a preventative. I’ve mentioned it to vets, and none of them had heard of it. Not surprising!

    Although it’s mainly a preventative, I’ve read that when used in larger quantities it has been used to treat UTI. But many times anti-biotics are needed, so I wouldn’t rely on it as a treatment.

    I appreciate reading informative content from your regular contributors. It seems that there’s always something new to learn about the wonderful wild world of cats. It continues to fascinate me. I have an extensive reference library and a complete first aid kit.

    I’m not sure if you have an article on what might be included in a first aid kit, or a “go bag” for cats, since I haven’t checked.

    Another helpful hint that none of my friends do, but I highly recommend is to create a medical history, with copies of vet records and personal notes about any issues. I bring this updated version whenever I visit a vet. They tell me that they’ve never had anyone do this. Past drug reactions are highlighted in RED, and this entire document goes in the file.

    I’ve taken my cat to 5 different vets this past year in an effort to decide on one I found compatible with my own beliefs, and one that doesn’t push vaccines, heartworm meds and other products. I only found one, and he’s actually retired and lives about an hour away. He’s in his 80’s, and seems to reflect the attitudes of the “country doctor”.

    Thank you and your readers for enriching my cat’s life!

    • Thanks a lot for this Sandy. Your comment:

      It’s unusual to have a male cat (fixed or not) that hasn’t suffered from UTI blockages.

      Interested me. I am going to research that now and see what I can come up with. If I write about it I’ll include your preventative advice. Good info.

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