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  1. sidneykitty

    Decreased senior appetite, normals labs & imaging

    I have a tendency to write essays so I will try to keep this brief. Back in April, I noticed my cat Amber (15) was eating less wet food than normal. I noticed she only wanted it fresh from the can, not leftover (even warmed up) from the fridge. My original expectation was constipation, she's...
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    Accidental duplicate posts

    Hello, I don't know what happened here but I seem to have accidentally posted about 6x what I intended in this thread :I Don't Know What To Do - 15+yo Cat from my post from today's date. Some of the posts were duplicates and some were blank? If someone could please delete the extras, I'd be...
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    Omega 3 supplements - human or cat?

    I'm looking into starting my 15-yo Amber on Omega-3 to help with arthritis. She currently gets a joint supplement with glucosamine and chondroitin. I'd like to add Omega-3. I take veggie-derived Omega-3's myself because I don't eat fish or meat. If I buy human Omega-3 fish oil for Amber, is...
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    Intestinal abnormalities and won't eat after bupe

    Yesterday I took my cat Amber to the vet because she had stopped eating her wet food this week. It started when she stopped eating it refridgerated or eating leftovers. My main concern was constipation as its been an issue for her in the past. All they found yesterday was that she had abdominal...
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    Questions for those who homecook

    I'm thinking about trying homecooking for my cat. She's picky about wet food but seems to like when I cook meat for her. I've requested a sample of EZComplete to try out to start with and see if she will eat it. If successful, I will give homecooking a try and have some questions abut...
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    Foods similar to Almo Nature?

    Can anyone recommend canned foods similar to Almo Nature cans? My cat who has not been loving her usual wet food lately just ate my last can of it (its one of my last ditch foods to get her to eat) and its not sold in stores where I live. Does anyone know any similar canned foods more widely...
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    Cat suddenly won't eat leftover/refridgerated wet food

    Hello! I'm wondering if anyone has thoughts on this. My 15-year old Amber usually eats 1/2 can of wet food per day. The past week, she suddenly won't eat the leftover portion from the fridge but she will eat if I open up a new can. She's always eaten them before. Normally I store the leftovers...
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    Constipation - vomit after pooping. what now?

    I've been managing my 15 year old cat Amber's chronic constipation for the last year or so. I keep a close eye on the litterbox and her eating habits to monitor her appetite. About a year ago she was very badly constipated (required enema, very painful) and after much trial and error and vet...
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    Homecooking Newbie & Supplementation

    Hello! I am just exploring the idea of trying home cooking for Amber and I'd like a little more info. I'm sort of just starting to experiment a little/just beginning to think about it... Tonight, I boiled a chicken thigh and sliced up the meat, added some of the broth/water it was cooked in and...
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    Slippery Elm For Constipation

    Hello. If you've seen my recent posts, then you know my cat Amber has been dealing with constipation for some time. I've read about slippery elm bark/powder on this site previously and I am curious to learn more about it. Is it possible to purchase it sort of ready-made? I've had a look at a...
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    How Do You Manage Your Cat's Constipation?

    Hi! I have been on a constipation prevention adventure with my 14 year old cat, Amber. She tended to sometimes have recurring bouts of decreased appetite and vomiting. We took her to the vet and had her all checked out, they found nothing wrong and thought maybe IBD. Now, we're trialing the...
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    Automatic Feeders That Will Close After Set Amount Of Time?

    Hi! I'm totally new to automatic feeders and I don't know much about them. However, I am thinking it might be a good thing to get for my cat Amber. We've been trying to feed her more wet food, less dry food and one part of this is not leaving her dry food out all day long. I'm not working at...
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    Adding Raw For Constipation-prone Ibd Cat?

    Hello! I've been working to improve the diet of my 14-yo cat Amber since the start of this year when she was tentatively diagnosed with IBD (or food intolerance). She has always been prone to constipation in the 3 years she's lived with us. We're trying to encourage her to eat more wet food...
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    Cat Proofing Window Screens

    So I moved a couple of months ago with my cat, Amber, from a basement flat with screens in some windows and others with no screens. Because it stayed really cool during summer, we hardly ever opened the screen-less windows unless Amber wasn't in the room and the door was closed. I'm worried...
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    I've Always Wondered About The Size Of Pee...

    So, cat pee. Its something that can be a common problem for kitties. Something I have always wondered is how big should a cat's pee be? (I guess if using a clumping litter). I guess there could be a lot of variation, but I'm wondering if there's a range that's considered normal. As far as I...
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    Smelliest Or Juciest Novel Protein / Hydrolyzed Protein Wet Foods?

    Hello! I am looking for any recommenations you might have for wet foods that are either novel protein or hydrolyzed protein for my cat. She seems to really only like very juicey or really smelly wet foods as I am trying to get her to eat more wet and less dry. I thought if its really smelly, she...
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    Help Deleting A Post?

    Hello! Sorry, my laptop touchpad is a bit extra touchy sometimes and will click three times instead of once. I just posted the same thing three times by accident, is there a way to delete two of them please?
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    Ibd? Constipated Cat. After The Enema...

    I posted recently about my Amber's potential IBD diagnosis - here. Wasn't sure if I should continue that or start a new thread. Last night, Amber was not acting herself. She was hiding and being antisocial and when I checked on her, she would yowl loudy when I touched her stomach. She was...
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    Senior Cat Vomiting, Potential Ibd??

    Hello! My cat Amber, 14 years old, whom I've had for about 3 years now has just recently starting vomiting occasionally. I'd say it started in the last few months (October-ish). She hasn't had any changes to her diet that coincide with the onset of vomiting. She's never ever been a vomiter...
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    Advice for adopting out a special needs kitten

    (Please move this to a different forum if appropriate, I was unsure where to post). Hi! I'm looking for advice on adopting out a special needs kitten. She is about 6 months old and she has hydronephrosis which caused her to have cystitis for a long time. She came home with me after that and I...
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