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tendrilly10 karma

Came here to ask this too please.

tendrilly9 karma

I hope the OPs see this, I'd like to know the answer.

tendrilly9 karma

Thank you for doing this, I'd welcome any advice.

I have two cats, mother (Sushi) and daughter (Noodle), about 3yrs and 2yrs old respectively. They are rescued cats.

Sushi is quite chilled but Noodle is very very highly strung, is on a special vet-prescribed diet because she would be sick all the time, and is on steroids otherwise she scratches her face and neck raw. Noodle is scared of people who aren't me, whereas Sushi falls in love with any stranger who walks through the door.

Sushi is dominant over Noodle. They don't outright fight, but Sushi doesn't want Noodle there even though Noodle looks to her for reassurance (e.g. will only go into the garden if Sushi or I go first). Noodle does not like to be picked up, she panics, but she loves affection on her terms. She likes to be stroked so long as she is standing in an open space and she'll snuggle her face into my hand. She used to love to play with toys with me but hasn't for the last year because every time we do, Sushi comes over and takes over.

I make a point of giving them both my time even though Sushi gets jealous, and Noodle backs off if Sushi is there. They have their own "space" in my house since they lived here, but recently Sushi has made a point of going and lying in Noodle's space. I could give lots more examples but that's probably enough!

Any tips of how I can encourage Noodle to chill out, and/or Sushi to back off?

tendrilly7 karma

This is the method I use too, and I use red cabbage because it makes the juice it's in after it's fermented go a dark pink. It's very pretty.

tendrilly6 karma

Given the prevalence and continuing rise in obesity, I'd hope there would be lots of research into this with a view to making some remedies available to the public - or at least some reliable advice on what types of probiotics to take, or a test to show if your biome might be contributing to your obesity - but I see no sign of that. Not from reliable sources, anyway. Do you know how close we are to any solutions or diagnoses being made public? Or maybe there are already and I just haven't seen it (I live in the UK). Thanks.