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  1. Richard2121

    Otis, my 1 year old boy is pickiest eater alive (or just has ADHD)

    Thanks for the encouraging words! I think what will end up happening is he will have to be on dry food partially and I will have to continue my valiant effort of finding some wet foods he likes. It is difficult for me as a pet parent to let him eat dry food, but he needs to gain weight and be...
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    Otis, my 1 year old boy is pickiest eater alive (or just has ADHD)

    So one of my four cats, Otis, has always been kind of a strange boy. He’s an orange tabby so you can imagine his personality reflects this! Well, one problem I have always had with him compared to my other 3 cats is that he gets distracted super easily while eating. All of my cats are males and...
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    Cat food allergies really starting to wear me down :(

    I picked up the drops this past weekend from my vet, we had time to sit down and chat about the treatment plan and the effectiveness of the immunotherapy drops. Sounds like they are about 60% effective in most patients with environmental allergies. He also mentioned that most of the cats he has...
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    Cat food allergies really starting to wear me down :(

    Good news for the holidays! We took Daniel in for allergy testing last week Thursday and our vet is SO amazing and already got rushed results back yesterday even with holiday shipping chaos. He did the basic blood environmental allergy test and told us a food allergy test was unlikely to give us...
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    Cat food allergies really starting to wear me down :(

    The problems never stop though, once they start, they only get worse they never stop until steroid intervention takes place
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    Cat food allergies really starting to wear me down :(

    The litter is just a basic unscented (Chewy Frisco Brand) multi-cat clumping litter and he seems fine with his litter box usage! This all started to develop shortly after he hit 8-9 months which is a common age for food allergies to begin showing up symptomatically. He was put on steroids fairly...
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    Cat food allergies really starting to wear me down :(

    Skin problems, including a rash near his ears, rash/scabs that form in his ears, chin acne, inflammation in his paws, and he is a white cat so we can see a very defined "red" ish colored dry discharge that we have to clear from the corner of his eyes periodically and probably more if we...
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    Cat food allergies really starting to wear me down :(

    I am basically at my wits end with one of my 4 cats, Daniel, who is a 1 year old, healthy male cat (domestic short hair). We love him to death and really want to narrow down what is causing his food allergy symptoms but time is our worst enemy. We seem to get the symptoms under control fairly...
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    Young Cat Allergic To Chicken/turkey

    I guess the problem I am having is he doesn’t like the prescription diet foods and refuses to eat them. At this point I’m wondering if he will live the best quality life on a dry LID food. I can’t get him to eat anything LID in canned form and I’ve spent so much time and energy trying to get...
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    Young Cat Allergic To Chicken/turkey

    So far so good, I have actually gotten 3 companies to respond already and offered to ship out samples same-day! :) I also ordered a case of Merrick LID Duck pate because Daniel has shown enthusiasm with Merrick's Purrfect Bistro Pate line before and so I figured I would try the LID. Only...
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    Young Cat Allergic To Chicken/turkey

    Thanks for the abundance of information so far everyone! I am looking into some of the aforementioned options and have requested samples from a few cat food companies. Hopefully I can find one or two other brands to rotate into Daniel's diet so he does not get bored. :flail:
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    Young Cat Allergic To Chicken/turkey

    So I’m new to the whole food allergy thing and we still don’t have exaaaacttt allergens narrowed down. However, Daniel seems to be allergic to Chicken and Turkey so far. We eliminated most common proteins from his diet while he was on prednisone and after about 2 months his symptoms were gone...
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    New Young Kitten Not Gaining Weight As Quickly As I’d Like

    He seems completely healthy so maybe he just needs more freedom in his eating schedule right now. We may try leaving him in the bedroom during the day while we are at work!
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    New Young Kitten Not Gaining Weight As Quickly As I’d Like

    So I’ve posted about the new little fur ball already in a separate forum. Harry is an 8 week old kitten who we found last week. We took him to the vet, got him set up on Revolution, gave him his first vaccines, had a general health exam and everything else was fine!! The issue is we have 4 other...
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    Is Your Cat A Real Cat?

    Fortunately we have trained him not to cry for attention as we have had him since he was 12 weeks old. So when he gets excessive we have always just ignored him so he knows there is a line not to cross LOL! He is very well-behaved and talks to me a lot but we got lucky and were able to "train"...
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    Is Your Cat A Real Cat?

    My cat is a dog. He behaves exactly like a dog would in almost every conceivable way but he has the smarts of a cat to couple with his personality! His name is Richard and he is a Bengal Siamese Mix. His mom is a purebred Siamese and dad is a purebred Bengal. It was an accidental litter prior to...
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    How Does Your Cat Demand Attention?

    By laying right next to me for about 15 seconds and if I refuse to give him adequate attention and say his name he will meow endlessly and get right in my face to block me from doing whatever I am doing
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    Cat Gagging/coughing Randomly??

    How old is she? That’s my first question to eliminate a few possibilities. However if the vet recommends treatment of any kind I would advise to do a Respiratory PCR panel to determine what type of infection may be present so I can be treated properly. I had the same issue for months and it...
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    Found A Kitten And Cannot Decide What To Do

    Here’s a good one!! Standing like he’s king of the world on a 6 foot cat tree I’m still stumped how he got up there :flail:
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    Found A Kitten And Cannot Decide What To Do

    I will post more pictures later on today when I get a chance!! :)
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