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    Cat got surgery and a shot of Convenia and now I regret everything

    Same, IBDCat is great at the DVM, they always say he's a super compliant, nice patient. Hence why they're a bit condescending when we say we can't pill him or do any kind of care procedure on him really at home. He basically plays dead at the vet. At home, he has no respect for authority. He's a...
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    Cat got surgery and a shot of Convenia and now I regret everything

    He is one of the most difficult cats. Very, very stubborn and wants to do what he wants, when he wants, and he will do all the things that are bad for him and fight us to do it. We switched up his diet a little bit yesterday because we're running out of the one food he's doing well on, and this...
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    Throwing up more often recently

    While it's possible it's not allergies, my cat with allergies had only vomiting as the first symptom something was wrong. It then progressed to the skin bumps on his legs, and to severe constipation which led to an hernia. Not saying it's the case here for your cat, just to keep in mind not to...
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    Throwing up more often recently

    Does she throw up right after eating (if she's free feeding)? IBDCat had pretty much that symptom presentation. Perfectly healthy, ate some food, threw up several times, then right back to being perfectly healthy and happy. Rinse and repeat almost every day. He also had very small bumps on his...
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    Cat got surgery and a shot of Convenia and now I regret everything

    I bought a surgery suit, doesn't really work due to where the stitches were, they're about 1 inch on either side of his butt, the regular suits that allow for going to the litter don't cover the area well. A full coverage suit would in theory work, but I'm not sure how to deal with him wanting...
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    Cat got surgery and a shot of Convenia and now I regret everything

    So I guess I cried victory too soon, he immediately proceeded to pull out his scabs and his wounds are bleeding again and I need to go back to watching him like a hawk while he wears the flower collar of shame.
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    Cat got surgery and a shot of Convenia and now I regret everything

    Quick update: IBD cat is freeeeeeeeeeee. Stitches were removed this morning, he has the all-clear to cat as much as he wants (which means being a complete pest). We're all thrilled!
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    Best way to remove lilies without getting pollen all over clothes?

    Just a regular house, but the entrance is completely closed off from the rest of the house, like a mudroom. We have the outside door, and a door to the rest of the house. No interlocks or air pressure differentials, sadly, it's all procedural, we only ever open one door at a time. But at least...
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    Best way to remove lilies without getting pollen all over clothes?

    I have an "airlock" entrance where the cats can't go, if I don't want to drag in contaminants or dangerous things for the cats, I usually undress there in the dirty zone and put the clothing straight in the washing machine if there is a risk. Another option is to get a tyvek suit from Amazon...
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    Cat got surgery and a shot of Convenia and now I regret everything

    So, tomorrow IBD cat gets his stitches removed, hopefully. He somehow managed to tear off a bit of scab from the healing wounds, I just hope the vet won't request we leave the stitches on longer due to that. We brought him to the vet yesterday and waited 5 hours at the ER because he tried to go...
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    Cat got surgery and a shot of Convenia and now I regret everything

    I'd be curious to see if you test positive, I researched a bit more and it seems Northern areas have high infection rates in humans mostly due to consuming venison.
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    Cat got surgery and a shot of Convenia and now I regret everything

    So, update on IBDCat.... he hasn't gone to poop since Tuesday. Went from full blown diarrhea to some kind of constipation, and now I'm worried about megacolon, etc. Guess we shouldn't have cut the laxatives that drastically. The vet basically said "as long as he doesn't strain when he does go...
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    Cat got surgery and a shot of Convenia and now I regret everything

    Thanks for the information @Meowmee , that's very useful to know, I didn't think commercial meat would have that risk specifically, mostly I'm on the lookout for salmonella, E.coli and listeria, but didn't think of toxoplasmosis really. I always thought it was more of a risk when cats were...
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    Deworming issues

    One thing I found out after one of my cats had a single (dead) worm in his feces soon after adoption, is that the worm eggs are extremely resistant to every cleaner and extremely sticky so it's nearly impossible to prevent worm eggs staying in the environment if an infected cat was there, even...
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    Cat got surgery and a shot of Convenia and now I regret everything

    Is there a history of toxoplasmosis from raw food, is that the concern?
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    Treatment for FIP is now legally available in the US

    Even with the same molecule, sometimes the isomers are different and it affects the metabolism or efficacy of the compound, or sometimes there's a slight difference in the excipients used in the formula which affect the bioavailability of the medication. It appears, from a quick search, that...
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    Treatment for FIP is now legally available in the US

    Interesting, I thought the patents for these two compounds were still held by Gilead, and their longstanding refusal to market it for cats. I wonder if it's bioequivalent to theirs or a "close enough" synthesis to bypass patents.
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    Thank you for welcoming me to your site🌺.

    I'm just curious, what exactly leads you to believe he has COVID instead of the more common causes of upper respiratory infections in cats?
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    Cat got surgery and a shot of Convenia and now I regret everything

    Oh, I completely agree the risk is present no matter what precautions the manufacturer takes. Procedures not followed, cross contamination, etc. I do trust this company though, they have a good track record in spite of the recalls they had, and the measures put into place as corrective actions...
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    Cat got surgery and a shot of Convenia and now I regret everything

    No, we haven't, because we had resolved his allergy symptoms on this diet before the surgery (no more skin bumps, no vomiting). He only had the GI symptoms caused by the hernia in the past few months (stool getting stuck in the rectum, causing blockage). There's very few foods that don't have...
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