Search Results

  1. Rhall

    Herpes Virus question?

    Ok thanks. He does not take anti virals. He just has the herpes respiratory virus as a kitten and the vet said he will have it his life. He is FIV negative. The lysine dose help and he occasionally gets red eyes - the so vet gives me eye drops for him which I've only had to use once since...
  2. Rhall

    Herpes Virus question?

    Good Morning, My Ollie is about 13 months old. He had the herpes viral infection as a kitten and I understand he will always have this. I give him lysine daily. We are experiencing a flare up I guess. He is sneezing a lot and his eyes are a bit runny. I don't see any yellow or green discharge...
  3. Rhall

    Is Amlodipine Prescribed for Heart Issues Other than Hypertension?

    No an ekg doesn't show blood pressure, but it often is ordered for blood pressure (I am on one for that). Usually they can hear a murmur when they listen with their stethoscope. If cats are similar to humans, it would not be unusual to be prescribed a calcium channel blocker for heart issues.
  4. Rhall

    Is Amlodipine Prescribed for Heart Issues Other than Hypertension?

    First I would preface by saying my experience is with humans not with cats in this manner, so still check with your vet . Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker that helps reduce the work of the heart (as well as lower blood pressure). So if your cat has a heart murmur it means that probably...
  5. Rhall

    Hi All, First Time Cat Parent

    Welcome! Cats are terrific company. Mine are the same love pets and in every room I'm in but don't particularly want to be picked up. Always on the bed. My one calico will sit on you - when SHE chooses...lol! Cats are great!
  6. Rhall

    5-6 Month Old Kitten Spay

    I had 3 cats spayed/neutered this year. All came home with pain meds for 3 days.
  7. Rhall

    Spay site smells badly and looks strange

    I think it looks ok - just healing. Make sure she isn't licking it.
  8. Rhall

    5 month old kitten pees on my daughter’s bed

    It's usually a reaction to something. I too have 3 cats and I know they will all start to use it - but something is upsetting the kitten so that she won't go downstairs. I would start with that first and clean it a couple of times daily. I would also restrict access to your daughters room.
  9. Rhall

    Upping the l-lysine dose?

    I give my Ollie the lysine chews. He gets one per day and two per day (one morning/one night) if he's showing symptoms.
  10. Rhall

    5 month old kitten pees on my daughter’s bed

    I would put a box back closer to your daughters room. I also would try cat attract (there is a kitten attract) litter. Cat Attract™ Litter | Dr. Elsey's
  11. Rhall

    I miss my Maine Coon...

    I did something similar except it was my golden retriever. I lost her in April and I totally got George based on my broken heart. It's still broken. But George is his own "kitty", has his own personality and traits and well - he's a cat. He didn't replace my Sadie - I have a brand new heart just...
  12. Rhall

    Is there a food that you do NOT want to see on your Thanksgiving table?

    Turnips here too. I'm coming around to brussel sprouts - especially with bacon and cheese!
  13. Rhall

    Thinking about giving back my cat

    Have you considered using Advantage? Much easier to administer than a bath.
  14. Rhall

    Name for Cat

    I think she looks like a Lucy.
  15. Rhall

    Scratching & Housing Advice

    I know when I was a teen we had an outdoor cat that became and indoor/outdoor cat that used a piece of driftwood my dad had that he had placed it in a corner thinking it was artistic. Maybe you could find something like that and spray it with catnip?
  16. Rhall

    Am I worrying too much about my cat?

    When we were in the thick of it with Oliver we did this. We actually found keeping him in the carrier and bringing a pot of hot water and placing it a few feet away from the door with a large towel over head very effective and clearing him up. When he was really sick I did this 4x per day. Just...
  17. Rhall

    Been There Or Not Been There?

    Yes! Toronto, Ontario
  18. Rhall

    Am I worrying too much about my cat?

    It does take awhile to get over it. My one cat who had URI as a kitten still sneezes pretty regularly (he just turned a year). His eyes need to be cleaned daily as well. I give him lysine chews daily and I do believe this is helping. His eyes would have an infected look from time to time and...
  19. Rhall

    I need the very super best really huge litter box, and I'm running out of steam trying to find one.

    OMG! I am so glad for your rescue group and that he got his furever home with you. Poor baby - probably never knew love and comfort til he met you. Love those Oscar cuddles!
Top