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    Veterinary Clinics are Not Disability Friendly

    I'm not sure where to post this. It doesn't seem like it fits here, but I don't think it belongs in the Cat Care forums either. I just realized why I have so many difficulties with any vet clinic I have to deal with. Most businesses are required under the law to be handicap/wheelchair...
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    Can a Squirrel Contaminate a Litter Box?

    Sorry, I wasn't sure where to ask this. Sunday night we had a squirrel somehow get into the house and ended up trapping it in the bathroom shortly after. We put a humane trap in there and left it overnight. We caught and released the squirrel Monday morning. We have one litter box in that...
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    Is Chopped Straw Ok For Bedding?

    Yes, that's it. If I don't get the chopped straw, then I'll have to use regular blankets and towels. I would think the chopped straw would be better. But then I wondered if maybe it posed a health risk. It's definitely better than what my one feral was sleeping in. It was two or three winters...
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    Is Chopped Straw Ok For Bedding?

    There was a post on here from last year where someone advised against using chopped straw. Is there a particular reason why? The only thing I can think of is that the cat would likely ingest it while grooming. I did see something about baled straw being warmer. The only straw I can get my hands...
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    Family Member Interfering in Introduction Process

    I just want an opinion in case I'm being too overly controlling or uptight about this. I live in a large multicat household, all indoor only cats. I took in a relative's cat (Dee) in January and the introduction process had stalled. Recently, I decided it was time to let Dee explore the kitchen...
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    What Does Coughing vs Wheezing Sound Like?

    Great website, thanks! But I'm still confused, I may have received incorrect information in the past, I don't know. Isn't there a difference in what a coughing cat looks like or does vs one that is having an asthma attack? I'd like to be able to tell the difference. Or is it basically the same...
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    What Does Coughing vs Wheezing Sound Like?

    I was talking to a tech about my cat. We were trying to determine if what I'm hearing and seeing is coughing or wheezing. They want me to get a video and send it to them. Easier said than done. While I'm waiting, does anyone know where I can find examples of coughing vs wheezing? I did check on...
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    Question about Ultrasound With Consultation

    Thanks for the info. I've basically gone to the one internist practice before, but the actual internist that I used has retired. So it would be a different doctor doing it. The practice was actually bought out by a big company that has several locations in the USA. I have not been there since...
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    Question about Ultrasound With Consultation

    I have been trying to get info for 2 weeks from my vet and the different internists about prices, etc. for an ultrasound. I'm incredibly frustated because it shouldn't take 2 weeks to get this info. I cannot get anyone to tell me the benefits of doing an ultrasound with a consultation versus...
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    Ultrasound Needed - Should I Use Radiologist or Internal Medicine Vet?

    Thanks again for the help. Sorry if I was (fill in the blank). I just want to make sure I get the correct tests, diagnosis, and treatment without wasting time and getting screwed over. It seems like doctors don't want to take the time to explain things anymore.
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    Ultrasound Needed - Should I Use Radiologist or Internal Medicine Vet?

    Thanks to everyone for the help. I don't know if there is confusion here or not. It may be that my brain is fried and I'm just an idiot right now. I don't know, I'll let you decide. I'm not mad at anyone, just frustrated at the situation of not having enough info from the vet. I'll try...
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    Ultrasound Needed - Should I Use Radiologist or Internal Medicine Vet?

    Thanks. Just to be clear, no matter which option I go with, I'm just getting the ultrasound and a written report of the findings, diagnosis, and treatment plan. The total cost for both the abdomen and heart should be around $625 total no matter who I decide to go with. A cardiologist will not...
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    Ultrasound Needed - Should I Use Radiologist or Internal Medicine Vet?

    I think there's been a misunderstanding. I'm sorry, completely my fault. The radiologist would do the ultrasound AND make the diagnosis. The ultrasound would never be seen by an internal medicine vet or cardiologist. If I went to the internal medicine vet, they would be doing the ultrasound...
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    Ultrasound Needed - Should I Use Radiologist or Internal Medicine Vet?

    One of my cats needs an ultrasound of his abdomen. He may have a rare kidney disease or possibly cancer. I can get this done locally (10 minute drive) using a radiologist or travel about 24 minutes and use the internal medicine vet. My cat gets stressed as soon as I walk out the door with him...
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    Stress Related FIC?

    My 8 y/o spayed female, Pink, is frequently urinating outside the litter box (on the couch, on my bed) and has blood in her urine. I suspect this has been going on for a while and I didn't notice. I just discovered that she has been peeing in an unused room. I found the urine on my couch and a...
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