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  1. amandag1

    Tooth Extraction for senior cat with HCM?

    I would be very cautious of surgery unless absolutely necessary I have a cat with severe HCM and his heart cannot handle any type of stress. (Anesthesia is a stressor) Talk it over with the specialist but his heart should be thoroughly examined. He may need diuretics like lasix to keep fluid...
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    I need advice on making emergency arrangements for my cat's care should something happen to me

    sorry to sound mean, but your brother is an idiot for thinking he will get blood clots because YOU got the vaccine. What the actual fxxx Okay, now that that off my chest. If your care manager agreed to care for Pumpkin why would she go back on that? Im wondering why you are so worried if she...
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    Lame Cat..

    Could your vet do a home visit? Or any mobile vets?
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    Cat with kidney failure having gingivitis

    Try classic fancy feast Or fancy feast gravies
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    Cat with kidney failure having gingivitis

    im not sure i would put him under for a scaling... thats basically a dental cleaning. Check his gums are they red inflamed puffy? Do his teeth have alot of buildup on them? Maybe get a pet toothbrush and try to brush gently. IMO, a cat with chronic kidney disease shouldnt really go under for a...
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    Questions about diuretics and CHF

    Hi! Im sorry your baby has CHF My baby boy does too and was in the same situation 2 years ago April 2019. What dose of lasix is Millie taking? Typically they gradually increase the dose if needed... was she put on any other medications? Blood pressure or blood thinner? Typically a thinner is...
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    Experience with Mirtazapine?

    Ive also had my boy on mirtazepine daily- the pill. I give him the 7.5mg cut into FOURTHS. So he gets about 1.87 mg and this works way better with less drowsiness and weird behaviour than 3.25 mg every other day (which is what the vet wanted..) I read a paper saying more adverse effects are seen...
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    Experience with Mirtazapine?

    While kidney diets are great, if she was doing fine maybe looking for low phosphorus foods but still giving her some of what she likes may be best. A fed cat is better than a cat refusing to eat.... kind of like fed is best in the breastfreeding/ formula discussion.
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    I'm at the beginning of my cat's hypertrophic cardiomyopathy journey

    Is he on lasix? If he has hcm he should be on lasix which will make him pee alot alot and that is normal
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    Ordering cat meds online

    Allivet.com Or costco pharmacy!
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    In dire need of help, please 😭

    And heres nutrical Vetoquinol Nutri-Cal High Calorie Nutritional Oral Gel Supplement for Dogs and Cats, 4.25oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000RI3ZG6/?tag=thecatsite
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    In dire need of help, please 😭

    You can also buy nutrical/ high calorie gel and put a tiny bit on his paw or nose let him lick it up. also- look for virbac on amazon they have a recouperation liquid I have given my cat before Virbac Rebound Recuperation Formula for Cats, Clear (10851) Amazon.com : Virbac Rebound Recuperation...
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    In dire need of help, please 😭

    Have you tried boiling chicken and shredding it? Also gerber baby foods- meat ones only? Also the delectables squeeze up treats or Churu inaba lickable treats(all can be amazon primed or found in pet store) Fancy feast broths... even turkey deli meat! I have a cat on a ton of meds and have to...
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    Urgent: I'm so Sad about a Recent Event

    Cats really have an amazing ability to land, typically if they jumped themselves they are able to handle it
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    Help with cat that just won't eat.

    Also try sprinkling fortiflora packet on top of his food
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    Help with cat that just won't eat.

    Try some boiled chicken, tuna, Deli meat/ turkey also grab some delectables brand lickable treats, the bisque/stews or some fancy feast broths packets. The squeeze ups are also great, my low appetite kitty always goes for those. Theres delectables brand, Churu brand and Chewy- all on amazon too !
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    Midi you are so missed and always loved

    Gorgeous Midi Rest in peace
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    I feel horrible.. help me

    :thanks::redheartpump::redheartpump::redheartpump::hugs: Thanks I really really thought we were at the end thanksgiving weekend when he wasnt moving much & breathing pretty badly :( The same day I booked an in home vet to say goodbye- he perked up. I spoke to his cardiologist on black Friday and...
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    I feel horrible.. help me

    Thank you! He is hanging in. Eating and drinking, taking his naps and playing. I dont see him struggling anymore Hope he continues to do well
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    3 month old kitten with suspected cold--not eating

    Force feed/ syringe feed him some hi cal gel Maybe kitten milk?
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