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    Hyperthyroid Cat - Is This A Side Affect Of The Medicine?

    LOL, it's okay. I know it got confusing with me talking about my 3 cats and my dog. Unfortunately Scooter died on November 3rd. It was so unexpected as I thought we were on the road to recovery. We were giving him his pill twice a day. He caught a bad cold at the vet's office, but I doctored him...
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    Not Again

    I'm so sorry. I don't come on this site much anymore as I no longer have any cats. I pray that time will allow your heart to heal a bit. RIP Bobo.
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    Hyperthyroid Cat Is Hungry, But Won't Eat Dry Food

    My Scooter was also hyperthyroid. His medication was in pill form. My husband would wrap him up in a towel like a burrito and hold him while I put the pill in his mouth and then used a syringe full of water to help wash it down. Dry pilling isn't very fun for them. It's like us trying to swallow...
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    Jasmine

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    For The 60 Kitty Lives Lost In Ca Sanctuary In Woolsey Fire

    This breaks my heart. I was looking through a facebook group for missing and found animals in the fire area. One cat had been found very seriously burned. It was so sad. Thank God he survived and was reunited with his owners. There are still so many missing. People left for work not knowing that...
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    Jasmine

    I'm so sorry for your loss. You absolutely did the best thing for Jasmine by letting her go peacefully. After witnessing my cats die at home I would give anything to go back in time and have them go to sleep peacefully, in my arms. In my experience, watching them die like that is heartbreaking...
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    Not Again

    It seems we feel the guilt no matter what happens. I certainly understand how you feel.
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    Not Again

    I know this is an older post but I just wanted to jump in. All three of my cats died at home. The first one died of old age during the night. My husband found her the next morning. The second one had mouth cancer. I hand fed her for a couple of weeks and had decided that I would be taking her in...
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    Anyone Believe In Signs From Afterlife? What Do You Think Of This?

    I lost my 24 year old brother in 1986 from a motorcycle accident. Since then, any time anyone in my family would see what we called an uncle sam (it's actually an Oleander moth) we would say it was a sign from him. (His name was Sam). I used to see them all the time but haven't seen one in many...
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    My Scooter

    Thank you for that thread. It helped a lot. My poor dog is so confused today. He keeps looking for Scooter all over the house. I wish I knew how to help him. The two of them used to compete for my affection all the time. If I was petting one of them the other would come up and insist I pet them...
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    My Scooter

    I lost the last of my 3 cats last night. Scooter was the funniest kitty. He came to me as a tiny kitten who had been tossed away in the woods near my sister's house. By the time I got him he was nearly dead. He had the worst upper respiratory infection and could barely breathe. I got him to the...
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    Hyperthyroid Cat - Is This A Side Affect Of The Medicine?

    I'm pretty certain it did. They did the most expensive blood panel so I would think it covered everything. I'm going to call them tomorrow and ask them to send me a copy of the test results. I think I'm going to take him to a different vet. I've had a couple of friends recommend their vet and. I...
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    Hyperthyroid Cat - Is This A Side Affect Of The Medicine?

    Thank you Antonio. We actually just had a full panel run. That's how we found out about the thyroid. He was a tiny bit anemic but otherwise nothing. His diarrhea is so bad now that he just stops wherever he is and lets it go. I have to make sure he's not on the carpet since the diarrhea is so...
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    Hyperthyroid Cat - Is This A Side Affect Of The Medicine?

    My 14 (almost 15) year old cat was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism a couple weeks ago. He was put on Methimazole twice a day. He seems to be eating less now and his breathing and heart rate is a bit slower. However, he now seems to be heavily congested. It seems like he has a stuffed nose. He was...
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    Question About Making Homemade Catfood For My Hyperthyroid Cat

    Thank you for your help. The recipe I'm going by is from catinfo.org, Dr. Pierson. That one doesn't call for the glandular supplement. I was also looking at a similar recipe on catnutrition.org. That one, however, does call for both lite salt and the glandular supplement. I'm a newbie at...
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