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    Is There a Vicks-like Product that is Safe for Cats? Maybe HomeoPet?

    Yeah I find the homeopathy really really hard to believe myself. After I read the description more carefully, turns out it's something you're supposed to add to food, not a topical, so I nixed that idea. I've sent the vet's office an email, and I may try the carrier idea. I hadn't thought of...
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    Is There a Vicks-like Product that is Safe for Cats? Maybe HomeoPet?

    I did have him in the bathroom with the shower running on hot and the vaporizer (without any vaporizer additive) running, but it didn't seem to help much. :-(
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    Is There a Vicks-like Product that is Safe for Cats? Maybe HomeoPet?

    Following three vet trips last week, including one for an ultrasound, my boy Quincy has either caught a cold or is having a stress and/or steroid related herpes flare. He's fine and acting normal, except that he has nasal congestion and sneezing. The vet says ride it out since it is almost...
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    Vomiting and Confusing Blood Lab Results

    Update on Quincy: We went to the vet again first thing the next morning (without an appointment) because he completely stopped eating and drinking that evening. They gave him a dexamethasone injection and a Cerenia injection, and scheduled his ultrasound for Thursday. A few hours later he was...
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    Vomiting and Confusing Blood Lab Results

    Okay, sounds good, I will mention that to his doc. I've had cats with just about every medical problem before, but believe it or not, I haven't had one that couldn't keep food down before, so I am just really lost on this. Thanks much for the reply!
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    Vomiting and Confusing Blood Lab Results

    We've already been to the vet (earlier today), so this is me consumed by anxiety and trying to figure out what is happening while I wait two days for further info. I knew one of the cats was vomiting in the middle of the night, about once every week or two. Basically sludge...some bits of food...
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    Ideas To Cat Proof Floor Hvac Registers?

    Those are REALLY nice, wow! I found some in a pattern that is safe for the cats but they will inevitably rust, like they all do. I'm going to keep these ones in mind for next time!
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    Hookworm Advice Needed For Multicat Home

    Perfect! I suspected as much, which is why I went ahead and ordered 18 doses instead of just 9. I'm determined to get these little beasties!
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    So Punky's diarrhea was feline corona virus - now what?

    Thankfully, FIP isn't the problem here, but it's true there is a black market treatment available for it that really works. But costs thousands of dollars, some of the vendors are pretty sketchy, and it has to arrive from overseas in time for it to work. I'm furious with drug manufacturers for...
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    Hookworm Advice Needed For Multicat Home

    Thank you! Good news all around! I will use hot water, mild soap, and probably a touch of vinegar (which my cats don't seem to mind as they're always interested in our pickles, salad dressing, etc.) as the article advises, and I'll also use disposables for a bit once they're treated, out of an...
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    Hookworm Advice Needed For Multicat Home

    Sounds good. Yeah, none of them are pale or more lethargic than usual, LOL. Frank isn't pale either, but that may be more a result of him having inflamed gums and needing a dental (which is set for the soonest available surgery date they had). His platelets were a bit low (157 vs normal minimum...
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    Outdoor to Indoor litter box ideas

    All three of the ferals I've taken in used the litterbox right away with no issues whatsoever. Two were too young for scoopable litter and had pellets, but the third is a three year old tomcat and he took to the scoopable right away. I don't think mine are especially smart:flail:or anything like...
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    Hookworm Advice Needed For Multicat Home

    Despite having all rescue cats (currently nine!), I've actually never had a cat test positive for parasites before. But I realize sometimes tests are wrong too. I have a bit of a baffling situation here. I trapped and took in a feral cat (Frank) in March. Frank was treated with Revolution on...
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    So Punky's diarrhea was feline corona virus - now what?

    Almost all cats carry feline coronavirus if they've been around other cats. Typically they'll be ill for a short time and then no more symptoms, but they carry it. So if, for example, Molly came from a shelter, or another place with lots of cats (even a breeder), chances are she carries it...
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    Not Eating, Sick, Diarrhea

    Hmm I have the powder. But yeah I'd say if he doesn't like it see if you can sort of mash up or cut up the chewies and mix it into his food, especially a wet food he really likes, and see if that does the trick.
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