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    Generic selamectin?

    I'm guessing that the patent expired that made Revolution the only available brand of selamectin, and now the price of Revolution is about 50% higher than it used to be, making it prohibitively expensive. Have people used the new Senergy brand of selamectin?
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    How to interest cats in water fountain?

    I ordered a Petkit water fountain to encourage my cats to drink more water. I have six cats in the household due to a couple of foster failures. I figured that maybe one of them would use it and the others would copy that behavior, but, to my surprise, they all just kind of sniffed at it and...
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    Transdermal methimazole transfer to owner?

    I actually treat two hyperthyroid cats daily with transdermal methimazole, my own cat and my mother's. I always carefully wear gloves when applying it, but I'm wondering if I may be getting exposed just by my cat cleaning herself, wiping her ears with her paws, and distributing it over her coat...
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    Younger cat intimidating older cats

    Being a volunteer rescuer, I have had some foster failures, so I have ended up with 6 cats in the house, their ages being 15, 13, 12, 10, 5, and 3, five males and one female (13), all spayed/neutered (obviously). The 3 year-old, named Cole, was one I found at my TNR colony when he was ~8 weeks...
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    Oral cancer -- advice for end of life care?

    I have some good news. My cat's biopsy came back NEGATIVE for cancer. I think the vet was surprised. She does have severe stomatitis, so that will require some aggressive treatment, but at least it's not a death sentence.
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    Supplements for arthritis

    My mother's cat (my cat's sister) is approaching 16 and had been having pretty obvious problems with arthritis, so the vet started her on Dasuquin Advanced ~8 months ago. I was a bit skeptical about the effectiveness, but I've been religiously giving her a full capsule every day. Interesting...
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    Oral cancer -- advice for end of life care?

    Thanks for the replies. My cat was having stomatitis/gingivitis problems, and most of her teeth were removed about a year ago. That was supposed to be the fix for the problem and give her a new lease on life, and I guess it did work -- for a while. She regained weight and maintained it. Then she...
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    Oral cancer -- advice for end of life care?

    After losing her brother 7 months ago to lymphoma, my 13 year-old sweet little girl has been tentatively diagnosed with oral squamous cell carcinoma. I'm heartbroken. The vet did a biopsy, but I get the feeling it's just to confirm what she already knows. She was given a steroid injection to...
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    13 year-old with chronic sniffles and stomatitis

    My 13 year-old calico has developed chronic sniffles, and she's been having problems with gingivitis/stomatitis for a couple of years. She had to have most of her teeth removed as a result of the gingivitis. She was treated at the end of December with a combination of Convenia and steroid...
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    Litter box dust & eye irritation

    This is perhaps more about me than about my cats, but I recently did an early spring-cleaning of my house, going into rarely-accessed corners and bookshelves, cleaning and vacuuming everything. There was a fine coat of litter box dust pretty much everywhere. Now, over the past year, I've been...
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    Differing vet opinions on dental cleaning

    Since I'm involved in cat rescue and have six cats of my own, I've developed client relationships with multiple vets, including one that's close to me and has extended emergency hours. One is out on the country and has lower prices on routine things, and one is an independent vet a half-hour...
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    Rescue cat (~7 mo.) with diarrhea

    Update: After the course of metronidazole and continuing, S. boulardii, diarrhea has not returned!
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    How do you keep track of your cats' health records?

    I've decided to get more organized about keeping track of things like vaccinations, etc..., so I've set up an Excel spreadsheet to keep it all in one location and make it easier to keep track of. In total, between mine and my mother's, I'm responsible for looking after seven cats. Since mine...
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    How would you handle a serious veterinary prescription mistake?

    Update: I'd already emailed the practice when I first discovered the error, and I went in today with the syringes they gave me. Within a couple of minutes of my arrival, the practice manager came out to meet with me. She knew my name and my cat's name. She was already apprised of the situation...
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    How would you handle a serious veterinary prescription mistake?

    This is my regular veterinary practice, and I've been going there for years. I've spent close to $5,000 there this year already. The vet was assisted yesterday by a tech I hadn't seen before, and I'm guessing she may be young and inexperienced. I'm 90% sure she filled the syringes and not the...
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    How would you handle a serious veterinary prescription mistake?

    I saw my regular vet yesterday, and my cat was prescribed four days of meloxicam, which they gave to me in pre-filled syringes. I'm in the habit of always double-checking prescriptions and doses before giving my cats any medications, and I quickly noticed that the amount looked incorrect. It...
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    Metronidazole and interpreting its effects on diarrhea?

    Maybe I'll try the S. boulardii at the end of the metronidazole course. I don't know what's in Fortiflora, which I was adding to the Hill's wet food, but it made very little difference, if any. He's very sweet, and I hate that I'm having to keep him quarantined and isolated. I try to spend as...
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    Metronidazole and interpreting its effects on diarrhea?

    I'm dealing with a ~7 month old rescue cat that had been living outdoors in a semi-rural area and that came in with diarrhea and bad gas. Stool sample was negative, but I know an individual stool sample doesn't always catch everything. My vet originally tried Hill's Digestive Care food plus...
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    Rescue cat (~7 mo.) with diarrhea

    It looked briefly like things were getting better, but then the diarrhea returned. We started him on metronidazole yesterday.
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    4 Kittens and Approachable but Feral Mama, Advice Please! :)

    I've worked with a lot of barn cats that are semi-socialized. They aren't feral, but they aren't used to being handled by people, nor have they ever been indoors. The thing I've found is that it's extremely difficult to predict how any individual cat will react once trapped and brought inside...