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    Starting kitten off with wet food

    Yes, I ended up getting him August 28th. The others were already spoken for. He's been such a complete sweetheart, so much sweeter than I expected him to be! He already has a routine and loves our dog and is always trying to cuddle but our dog is still nervous of him because our previous cat did...
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    Starting kitten off with wet food

    I haven't picked yet! The 2 dark ones are girls and the others are boys. They go to the vet next week and the week after I can go to the foster home to pick one out since I was the first to get approved for one of the boys. If it's any benefit to the kittens, the foster home that they are in...
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    Starting kitten off with wet food

    I didn't recognize your username at first -- then I read Gem and I realized it was you from Kitty's thread!! It's been really hard not having a cat in the house. There has always been a cat in the house for the past 28 years -- crazy to think about. I'm very excited about getting another little...
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    Starting kitten off with wet food

    I wonder if getting the dry food that they are on right now and mixing it into the wet food for a little bit until the kitten transitions would be a good idea rather than feeding both dry and wet food separate? I do want the kitten just on wet food in the future. I'm just not sure the best way...
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    Starting kitten off with wet food

    What brands can I feed? Does it have to say it's only for kittens? Seems like Fancy Feast is better than Friskies and i'd like to have some sort of "staple" brand before I order online and get some different brands. Am I able to feed FF as a kitten?
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    Starting kitten off with wet food

    Interesting. I have no problem buying dry and wet and letting him eat as much as he wants. Is it okay if i feed wet food 2-3 times a day but leave the dry food out all day? Do I have to track how much he's eating if I do it like that? I'm getting the kitten from a rescue, they came in at 6...
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    Starting kitten off with wet food

    Hi, I'll be getting a male kitten that will be around 8-10 weeks old in a few weeks. I'd like to exclusively feed wet food to get him accustomed to it from the beginning. Is there a certain amount of wet food a kitten should be eating in a day? I'm nervous I won't feed enough due to how much...
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    Litter box suggestion for kitten

    Hi, I'll be getting a kitten in a few weeks and he'll be around 8-10 wks old. Just wondering what the best litter box to get him would be. It's going to be in my living room until he can go upstairs confidently so I want to create some kind of system that provides the least amount of litter...
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    14 y/o cat with pleural effusion, advice?

    We had an appt at 5pm to put her down but not even halfway there she passed. I'm traumatized and I miss her so much. I spent all day petting her before that.
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    14 y/o cat with pleural effusion, advice?

    She just ate some Hills a/d mixed with water since that stuff doesn't have any lumps because even the pate does and she cant chew it now... going to call the vet in a few minutes.
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    14 y/o cat with pleural effusion, advice?

    Since she got stuck yesterday, whenever she gets up she starts breathing by mouth again. She also hasn't eaten since last night and turns her head away if I show her food. She had lots of water though. I'm going to call the vet this morning to tell them but i'm not able to get in until this...
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    14 y/o cat with pleural effusion, advice?

    I just had a really bad scare... Kitty has been sleeping behind the fireplace since that's been the coolest spot this summer. There's some cords back there (mostly out of her way except for one) and I was fixing her blanket and she turned around to right herself and got her back leg caught on...
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    14 y/o cat with pleural effusion, advice?

    Fortunately, one person is allowed in with their pet now so i'll be able to make sure she's okay. In my mind it would be nice to be able to get another chest xray to see if anything changed but even the second time I brought her in when she got put on Benazepril the vet didn't want to do another...
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    14 y/o cat with pleural effusion, advice?

    Kitty is still experiencing shortness of breath, she can't go too long doing activities before she has to lay down. She's acting the same way she did before I took her to the vet the first time (without the open mouth breathing and rapid breaths). I was reading up on Pimobendan and figured i'd...
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    14 y/o cat with pleural effusion, advice?

    I'm so sorry about Gem but it sounds like you took excellent care of her to the best of your abilities and didn't want to stress her out any further. I'm sure she was very appreciative of all that you had done for her throughout her life. I know what you mean with COVID going on, everything is...
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    14 y/o cat with pleural effusion, advice?

    Called the vet's back today and the receptionist wants to check with whatever vet is there today to see if we should keep her on 3x daily furosemide, switch it back to 2x, or whatever else... slightly nervous about that but we will see what comes out of it!
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    14 y/o cat with pleural effusion, advice?

    Kitty is around 14. After the first time she got her chest xray in March her tongue was hanging out because she got herself so worked up and was fighting to get an xray so I have a feeling she definitely wouldn't tolerate an ultrasound. Her chest xray showed pleural effusion around the heart and...
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    14 y/o cat with pleural effusion, advice?

    thank you guys so much, apart from immediate family it is very nice to have some positive thoughts sent Kitty's way. :hearthrob: Just wondering what I should tell the receptionist tomorrow, she said to call back whether she improves or not. I guess i'm just nervous to hear what they have to...
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    14 y/o cat with pleural effusion, advice?

    I'm still so confused as to why she started to pee next to her litter box the other day (even after walking in the litter!) when she's going in it fine now. She's gone in it a few times today without me getting her out and showing her again. She ate 4 times already today as well, about to eat...
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    14 y/o cat with pleural effusion, advice?

    She had a good night last night. She went to the litter twice on her own without me showing her where it was at. She ate treats, rubbed the treat bag, looked for fresh water, and this morning she scratched the ottoman and stared at me until I got her wet food. I hope she feels a little better.
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