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    Cat Asthma

    That’s great advice, thank you! I haven’t monitored his rate before but I will start. I’ve been confused about the inhalers, because I know they’re the safest option but I don’t know how to administer it without being wasteful or unnecessary- since he doesn’t cough every day. I will ask my vet...
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    Cat Asthma

    What made you choose the pred pill over the injections?
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    Cat Asthma

    How often if your cat coughing? For Pimento it’s only 4-5 times a month so I’m not sure if he needs a daily pill.
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    Cat Asthma

    Thanks for the reply. So you do a steroid pill 3-4 times a year for asthma instead of injected steroid? The thing is he tolerates the injection well and it does treat the cough well for a few months at a time. We do it at the same frequency you do the pill it sounds like. I’d have trouble...
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    Cat Asthma

    My cat Pimento (6.5 y.o) was diagnosed by one vet with mild asthma two years ago. The diagnosis was made based on her watching videos of his cough episodes and discussing their frequency. Pimento was having brief cough episodes maybe a few times (4-5) a month. The treatment was an injection of...
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    Cat Enema - when will he be “regular” again?

    My vet has actually told me that the dry fiber diet works better than wet food diet in most cats he’s treated. But again everyone is different. I just know in my experience, Pimento didn’t drink on wet food because he was still sick and unhappy and the wet didn’t provide enough moisture on its...
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    Cat Enema - when will he be “regular” again?

    My vet explained that in some cats, dry food can make it worse. But in other cats, it’s a fiber issue. For my 6.5 year old Pimento, he actually drank LESS water on wet food because he was still constipated and not feeling well. Now on this new food, he is feeling so much better and drinks tons...
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    Cat Enema - when will he be “regular” again?

    And to answer your question more directly, each time Pimento had an enema, he would go almost right away but then it took usually 2-3 days for him to go #2 again.
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    Cat Enema - when will he be “regular” again?

    Hello. I’m sorry to hear your cat is having issues! I know the feeling. We really went through it with Pimento. He had additional blood work done and all was well, which I recommend doing if you haven’t yet. Yet, he continued to get constipated. The absolute miracle cure for us, and I was...
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    Fat cat that never ate a lot

    This is true. I know the kitten is growing and requiring a lot so maybe not a fair comparison. It’s always something with my Pimento, bless his big heart!
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    Fat cat that never ate a lot

    He is a domestic shorthair. The vet has definitely called him overweight and an 8/9 on the body condition score.
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    Fat cat that never ate a lot

    He also exercises, a lot, for such a big cat. He loves to chase a laser.
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    Fat cat that never ate a lot

    Exactly the same for my kitten and big Pimento!
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    Fat cat that never ate a lot

    For added context, if I give a 3 oz can of wet food at a meal, he won’t eat even half of it.
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    Fat cat that never ate a lot

    I adopted my boy Pimento over 2 years ago, he is now 6. He is between 15-17 pounds consistently. For a cat this size, he does not eat as you’d expect and is very finicky. I never gave it much thought until recently bringing in a kitten, only 7 pounds, who eats like a ravenous machine! I started...
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    E-collar alternative when stitches are on the neck?

    True! And I mean, my vet is really awesome. I’m sure he considered that Pimento might eventually bother the wound, but that covering it or putting a cone on top of it might be worse. I can’t imagine he wouldn’t have thought about the pros and cons and told me what to do accordingly...I’ve...
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    E-collar alternative when stitches are on the neck?

    Thanks. I did look at those in the store today. I wondered if it’d be too abrasive on the wound. But I suppose having it covered is better than him chewing at it or scratching it!
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    E-collar alternative when stitches are on the neck?

    And this is what the site looks like Sunday (surgery was Friday). Does this look okay? There is a little blood at the top. Calling the vet Monday when they open of course.
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    E-collar alternative when stitches are on the neck?

    Hey y’all my Pimento had a growth removed off his neck. The stitches are buried beneath the skin. The vet did not send him with an e-collar because it would rest right on top of the stitches. They didn’t mention an alternative, I didn’t think to ask in the moment, and they also made no mention...
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