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  1. Eca

    Asthmatic Cat

    Oh, what I mean about "forever" is the vet specifically told me that Miku needs to be nebulized twice daily, for the rest of his life. I understand that asthma is a chronic, lifelong disease with no cure, but can be controlled. I thought that after his episode was under control (no more...
  2. Eca

    Asthmatic Cat

    Hi, everyone. I just got back home from Miku's checkup. The vet said that everything is looking good and I should continue nebulizing him daily with a lower, maintenance dose of corticosteroids. When I asked her for how long, she said that I have to do it forever. She said that just avoiding the...
  3. Eca

    Asthmatic Cat

    I agree. It's not easy seeing our beloved baby suffering and I believe we'll do anything we're capable of to lessen their pain. I believe Bourbon is happy and thankful having you as her parent 🤗. Right now I'm trying my best to calm down, laying around the couch watching Miku asleep, thankful of...
  4. Eca

    Asthmatic Cat

    I'm so sorry about your friend 😢. I'm really terrified by suffocation, be it from drowning, disease related, anything. That's why it pains me so much seeing my cat starving for air. Since I took my cat home from the clinic, there hasn't been a day where I'm not contacting the vet. I've been...
  5. Eca

    Asthmatic Cat

    Oh my God, now that you mention about cold weather, I wonder if that's the main trigger! I remember the night before Miku's bad asthma attack was unusually cold due to heavy rain. We've entered the wet season now so the nights are colder than usual. He sleeps with me every night and I always...
  6. Eca

    Asthmatic Cat

    Well, I guess where I live nebulizers are the only go to treatment for asthma, even for human babies. I can't find a "spacer", just infant sized mask for nebulizers. About the steroids, I'm gonna ask about it again to the vet on the next checkup. She's so adamant about not giving it to my cat...
  7. Eca

    Asthmatic Cat

    Yes, I'm not using any right now. I also stopped using fabric softener as well.
  8. Eca

    Asthmatic Cat

    Hi, thank you for your reply. You don't know how much your words calmed me down 🤗. The vet did tell me to be patient in Miku's care. The inhaled meds should be administered for at least 10 days before the full effect can be observed. Guess I'm just too anxious to be patient. About the weigh...
  9. Eca

    Asthmatic Cat

    My vet just won't give the steroid to my cat. She said the side effects to his immune system will be bad, so I have to work my way up with inhaled steroid instead. I've been wondering if I should see another vet.
  10. Eca

    Asthmatic Cat

    Unfortunately it's unavailable where I live so I'll have to stick with nebulizers for now 😢.
  11. Eca

    Asthmatic Cat

    I've seen so many people treated their asthmatic cats with aerokat and would very much like to try one but unfortunately it's unavailable in Indonesia. When I look up the price plus shipping fee from US, it costs like half of my monthly salary 🙀. I'm gonna try harder to look what is the trigger...
  12. Eca

    Asthmatic Cat

    I read about oral/injected steroids too and asked my vet about it but she's very hesitant to give it to Miku. She said because of his age, the steroid will impact his immune system way more than younger cats. So I have to stick with the inhaled steroid that she prescribed. Do you think I should...
  13. Eca

    Asthmatic Cat

    Since I'm also allergic to dust, there's no carpet in my house. Oh, maybe I'll stop using cleaning products that comes in a spray can to see if that's one of the cause. Thanks!
  14. Eca

    My Cat is Fat:(

    One of my cat used to be quite fat as well. When I adopted her, she's stick thin and very gluttonous. After getting spayed, she got fat very quickly. She won't eat wet food as well. It's dry kibbles or nothing at all. She's a tabby, not a big one but she used to weigh nearly six kilos. I reduced...
  15. Eca

    Asthmatic Cat

    Hi, everyone. Recently, one of my cats was diagnosed with asthma. I have absolutely no experience with feline asthma, so I'm honestly quite terrified. I'd be really grateful if any of you can give me some advice about what I should and shouldn't do. First, I'm gonna tell you about my cat. About...
  16. Eca

    My cat keeps wanting to go outside

    Hi, everyone. A little update: I'm feeling slightly better now and I'm currently getting Mikan to get used to wearing his harness inside the house. He's still rebelling by laying down, rubbing the harness against the table legs, and even successfully escaped from the harness a couple of times...
  17. Eca

    My cat keeps wanting to go outside

    Hi, thank you very much for all of your replies. I just want to update that right now I'm down with a particularly bad cold. Almost two weeks of sleep deprivation finally took its toll on me. I'm unable to take care of Mikan right now, so my family and I decided to crate him when he's acting up...
  18. Eca

    What made you decide to get another cat?

    I have 4 cats right now. I started off with Sachi, a male white-orange tabby. He's my very first furry family member. I rescued him in 2018 from the gutters when he's only a tiny kitten about 2-3 months old. It's my Dad who found him crying in the gutters and quickly took him out. The poor kitty...
  19. Eca

    My cat keeps wanting to go outside

    Hi, thanks for your reply. About taping the window, I just can't bring myself to do that. With the way our home is located, the only window where my cats can have some kind of visual entertainment is the front window. They love to see people walking by and would hang around the window for hours...
  20. Eca

    My cat keeps wanting to go outside

    Hi, I just want to update. I've just taken Mikan to the vet as many of you suggested. The vet said there's nothing wrong with him physically. No signs of UTI as well. But now a new problem arise. Now both his sister and his mom are having non recognition aggression towards him. I'm currently...
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