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  1. daftcat75

    My cat doesn't like high quality wet food

    He probably ate too fast if he was that excited about it. If he does regurgitate, give him smaller portions the next few times until he’s not scarfing and barfing.
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    Remembering Krista

    June 18, 2020: Krista’s had enough of activity restriction already.
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    Remembering Krista

    June 18, 2018: Box protocol. “If I fits, I sits.”
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    Remembering Krista

    November 8, 2019: Speaking of ears and wet willies… Krista was definitely not as blissed about transdermal as this insert cat. 😹
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    Help - Perfectly Healthy Cat Suddenly Sick, Vet Says I May Lose Her

    If you have an extra litter box or three, or if you want to pick up some disposable litter boxes, I can tell you from personal experience that when the barium hits bottom, if the obstruction finally clears, you’re going to want litter boxes where the cat is rather than expecting her to make it...
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    Disguising pills for a cat w. kidney disease

    For something you have to give regularly, it makes sense to compound it to something appealing (flavored oil or treat) or easy (transdermal.) Your vet will have to call or fax in the prescription. But you can talk with customer support or a pharmacist about choosing a formulation. If you get a...
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    Remembering Krista

    June 17, 2020: One of the sweeter moments to come out of this episode. Doc told me to ice her incision site a few times a day for the first couple days. I wasn’t sure she’d take to it. I put the ice pack inside an oven mitt (which conducts cold just fine through the other side of the mitt) and...
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    Help - Perfectly Healthy Cat Suddenly Sick, Vet Says I May Lose Her

    In the meantime, pick up grocery store wet food like Friskies, Sheba, etc. Popular brands are popular with cats. They would not be on the shelf otherwise. Also canned tuna in water or those lickable treats like Inaba Churu. Did the vet check her teeth before? Cats are notoriously stoic about...
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    Help - Perfectly Healthy Cat Suddenly Sick, Vet Says I May Lose Her

    House cats are descended from desert cats. They are meant to get their water from their food, not watering holes. As long as Clementine eats enough wet food, she’ll get enough moisture in her food. Often seeing a cat drinking water means that cat is in some kind of dehydrated state. Usually cats...
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    Help - Perfectly Healthy Cat Suddenly Sick, Vet Says I May Lose Her

    I would still call the vet back and mention the unsuccessful attempt. Cats are not supposed to whimper in the litter box or have unsuccessful pee attempts. 😿 She could still have stones even though she peed. Those would make her miserable like you’re seeing.
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    Remembering Krista

    She actually looks better stumbling out of the carrier than she did the night before when she fell off the bed, barfed, and hugged the floor. This wasn't the first time that an ear issue gave her vestibular disease. But that first time was brought on by an ear cleaning. This was so sudden. Out...
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    How to transition food when old food has been recalled?

    Normally you would do a slow transition mixing mostly old food with some new food, changing the proportions every day or two until, by the end of the week, he's eating all new food. But without the old food, I would simply put down half as much as you usually do for a day or two and then grow...
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    Help - Perfectly Healthy Cat Suddenly Sick, Vet Says I May Lose Her

    Many cats get nauseated with antibiotics. Your vet may have meant well. But he may have made it that much harder. Feeding tube surgery is actually not all that expensive. You'll pay more for the X-ray to confirm its placement than the tube or the procedure. I believe the line items for my...
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    Supplements for cat when given Antibiotic?

    No, no vet of mine has ever recommended immune support supplements along side antibiotics. Immune supplements take time to work. If they work at all. The only supplement I recommend in conjunction with antibiotics is saccharomyces boulardii. It is a yeast-based probiotic that will counteract...
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    Best food for senior cat with CKD & possible IBD

    I am not familiar with subscription homecooked services. I'm sure they are out there. But they are likely predominantly chicken-based. I would start your food trials by crossing chicken and fish off his list including chicken liver, "poultry meal", and "poultry by-products." That's going to...
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    Best food for senior cat with CKD & possible IBD

    I'm going to be really adamant about this. You're not likely to get anywhere with food trials with dry food in his diet. Krista's vets were the pred-and-pray type. When she failed to respond to pred, their answer was more pred. I begged her vet to try chemo. She said she wasn't comfortable...
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    Best food for senior cat with CKD & possible IBD

    The relentless weight loss and the chronic loose stools sounds more like GI lymphoma than IBD. Is he able to maintain or even gain weight when he eats a normal or more than normal amount? Or does he lose weight despite eating more than normal? If the latter, that sounds like lymphoma. The good...
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    Remembering Krista

    June 16, 2019: Wearing the cat bib again. 😹😻
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    Any Cryptococcus Survivors or Success stories?

    I don't have any experience with cryptococcus specifically. But I have plenty of experience with giving medicine on a daily/ongoing basis. My recommendation is to get the meds compounded to more appealing (flavored liquids or treats) or easier to give forms (transdermal.) Also, keep in mind...
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    Remembering Krista

    June 15, 2020: Poor girl. Early this morning (like 2am?), she would wake up, stumble off the bed, throw up, and stagger and crawl on her hocks like she didn’t have the strength or the balance. I was freaking out and thought daily steroids finally did it and made her diabetic—that I was watching...
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