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    Cat teeth grinding and licking lips

    They say gaba is very safe and effective for most cats but I was very uncomfortable with it. My Speedy did not react well, it usually took at least two hours to kick in and then she would be extremely sedated, completely out of it and unable to walk straight etc., for the rest of the day. She...
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    Making A Blind Kitten Comfortable

    My friend adopted a blind kitten earlier this year. She had a plan to keep kitty in one room at first and slowly introduce her to more and more of the house. But the cat was having none of it and in just a few days had given herself run of the house. It's a narrow city rowhouse and kitty has no...
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    How or why does a 12 year old cat show up limping?

    When my indoor cat was about 12, she too suddenly started limping. I took her to the emergency vet but she was such a hellion that they couldn't examine her. They said she probably sprained it jumping on/off something, just take her home and watch her for a few days. (They also refused to ever...
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    Cat Has Pimples Or Acne Under Chin??

    My cat used to get a little acne once in a while. Then when she would scratch her chin, it would bleed. My vet said it is normal, just keep it clean to fend off infection (and any of the remedies suggested here are good) but she was not concerned.
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    Wet Food Advice For A Picky Kitty

    I used to fill a bowl with hot water and sit the can in there for a few minutes, like a water bath.
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    Advice On Wet Food For Senior Cat

    My Speedy was also a gravy hog, she would lick up all the gravy and leave the meat behind. And she was not into pate, either. I spent a few years pureeing Weruva in the blender until they came out with their Slide n Serve pouches. Holy cow, that was life changing for both of us. It is not a...
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    Dry Food For Senior Cat

    I'm getting into this thread a bit late, but FYI my little Speedy did very well on Science Diet Indoor Age Defying 11+ (along with mostly Weruva wet food). I know some people don't like Science but it was great for Speedy, she was on a mild sodium restriction and this food was great for her.
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    Grieving

    Margaret and di and bob, your comments about not letting death overshadow life reflect something I have been feeling since I lost Speedy. I am going to write letters to her, about her much I love her, everything about her life, and the little nicknames I called her, all my happy memories. As my...
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    Grieving

    I said goodbye to Speedy on Wednesday night, it hasn't even been two days yet. I am wracked with grief and regret and not ready to post yet at the Rainbow Bridge section. It has been just me and Speedy, on our own together for 18 years, and it is very difficult to be home alone with my memories...
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    Cbd Oil For Speedy

    I posted that on Tuesday, before Speedy's blood work came back. She didn't have arthritis, the weakness in her hind legs and the weight loss were symptoms of end stage kidney disease. And on Wednesday night I had to say goodbye. I am devastated and so, so regretful that I didn't pick up on those...
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    End Stage Kidney Disease Help...

    Oh, I just had to say goodbye. I can't talk to anyone, you guys are the only people I can cry with right now in the middle of the night. Speedy deteriorated over the last six hours since we came home from the ER, she couldn't drink, her breath smelled terrible, she couldn't get comfortable or...
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    End Stage Kidney Disease Help...

    Oh my, it looks like there is nothing more we can do for Speedy. Her cardiologist says what she really needs is IV fluid treatment but he is pessimistic about her heart disease. After consulting with my regular vet, I took Speedy to the pet ER but the advised against treating her. Based on her...
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    End Stage Kidney Disease Help...

    Update: In the time it took me to write that post, my vet did some research and Wedgewood is going to make a soft chew phosphorus binder, which will be easier for Speedy to take. So now we wait for the cardiologist to weigh in before deciding about sub q fluids. I'm so sad.
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    End Stage Kidney Disease Help...

    My vet just called to tell me that Speedy is in kidey failure, and I came straight to this site. I feel like I could be reading about Speedy, everything you described for Luna is almost exactly the same - except Speedy is almost 18 and also has HCM/CHF. I went to the vet yesterday about the...
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    Cbd Oil For Speedy

    Yesterday y vet prescribed CBD oil for SPeedy. She is almost 18 years old and has a number of health problems, but the CBD oil is for possible arthritis or joint pain She has some symptoms hat make us think she may be having pain in her hind legs. She will take two drops in the morning and two...
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