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We get more rain than snow here in the winter. I wasn't sure what Willow would think about it, but decided not to cancel our Sunday hike since she showed curiousity, rather than fear, about a damp place in one of our regular haunts and didn't seem to mind getting her feet muddy.
It was just a brief introduction, but she did fantastic! She's comfortable wearing clothes, so she had no problem with my putting a raincoat on her when we stopped for lunch. I was concerned about kitty claws damaging my own raingear, but something about the texture didn't appeal to her or something so she didn't dig in and used the same velvet paws that she does on naked shoulders.
She walked for a bit, sat on my shoulders for a bit, and when she had enough, she was perfectly fine being put into the cat sling under my raincoat for the trip back to the trailhead and was even purring and making biscuits on my chest.
I'm wondering if anyone else here takes their cats hiking in the rain and can give me...
This is baby girl. She is around 2 years old. A friend asked me on spur of the moment whether I wanted her and I immediately said yes. I didn't even know what she looked like. She was dropped off without a cat carrier with my friend holding her on her shoulder. I immediately I loved how calm she was a put up no fight for me to take her. Her original name was Oreo but she never responded to that so over time baby girl stuck and she seems to like and respond to that name. She's very playful, loving and sweet. She's never done anymore than give me a nibble on my hand while playing. She loves baths. The first time I bathed her I was very careful I thought she was going to tear me up but she liked the pampering even putting her paw up to let me clean between her toes.
She's very active day and night jumping over the couch and speeding over the window over the tv stand and knocking everything over but I have a soft spot for her she is like a daughter to me. She is a cat nip...
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Hi everyone, my cat Noodles started trying to pee in his litter box every 5-10 minutes two nights ago. Each time, he would pee a few drops or nothing would come out. I immediately thought that he has a blockage so took him to the vet. After an exam and urinalysis, the vet said he was completely clean and there was no bacteria at all. She suggested that it might be stress induced from the hurricane last weekend (I live in Halifax and the wind actually blow up rocks strong enough to break one of my windows). She gave me some pain medication, but My cat has continue to go to his litter box non-stop. He’s eating fine and I would like a decent pee clump in his litter each day, so I know that he is peeing ok for the time being, but I just don’t understand why he keeps going back to the box. I also noticed that he’s not drinking as much water as he normally does. He used to even jump onto tables to get at our water glasses, but the past two days, he seems to not care at all. I’ve ordered...
Hey! My cat had to get surgery on her eye 14 days ago.
At the time we didnt know, but our kitty had mites, she was scratching her head very aggressively, and drew blood on her chin/eye a few times before we could take her to that vet.
With this scratching she also managed to flip over her inner eyelid. They had to put her under anesthesia and flip the lid back over, and stitch that area up. They also neutered her at this time.
They just took the stitches out, and I have her at home, but shes scratching her eye/head very aggressively again, now that the cone is off. There is redness, and little bit of bleeding where the stiches were, is that normal? I worry that she's scratched herself again, any information is helpful thank you!!
So about 2 and a half weeks ago, maybe 3 weeks ago, I took in a unspayed female cat from someone who could no longer keep her. She was the only cat they had and she was strictly indoors. I planned to get her spayed. Last week I noticed that her belly was getting bigger, before I noticed her getting bigger I had just thought she was eating too much and was fat but once I noticed her getting bigger pretty much every day I kinda got the idea that she was pregnant. a few days ago when I was petting her I was feeling her stomach and could definitely feel some babies in there squirming around and kicking. I asked the person I got her from if she had been around any males and they said “not that we know of, but she did get outside for a few hours one afternoon when she slipped through the front door.” I took her to the vet yesterday and the vet indeed confirmed that she is in fact pregnant. He’s...
So my Fat Kitty Banjo went in for some test (blood test, urine test, cardiopet PNB and xrays) as he is scheduled to had an extensive dentistry on the 19th. Well, xrays show that he has DMC. His heart is pretty large and I'm scared. We've known since the beginning that he's had heart issues (heart murmur grade 3/6), but never thought it would of gotten this bad. He also has very high blood pressure (first time getting his pressure taken and he was at 280!! Now he's down to 160, but still needs to go down)
Basically, I'm here because I need support and advice. Has anyone had a pet with this disease? What did your vet do? Is there any kind of medication the vet can give you?
I can't help but feel guilty. Did I wait too long to get his pressure checked out? Did I feed him the wrong food (raw)? My vet (who is also my boss) reassures me that it is genetic and isn't my fault, but still. Can't help but feel like poop about all this.
If anyone can send some much needed healing...
Hello everyone! I am not sure if I am posting this in the correct forum so please feel free to correct me if I am posting in the wrong forum. Anyhow, I wanted to share our experience with hurricane Dorian to those who are curious. Our apartment is located in Central Florida where the storm was forecasted to hit pretty hard. My parents live inland (meaning away from the beach and in the middle of the state) and have a sturdy house made from cement and told us we could stay with them during the storm and that we could bring Pixie along. I agreed, and my husband decided to stay at the apartment during the storm. I packed for myself and Pixie and we arrived at my parent's home saturday night. The first night, Pixie was very stressed. He meowed and was very vocal, paced around the house, and ended up having a severe asthma attack. It was the worst attack he has had since being put on medication to manage his breathing. I gave him his rescue inhaler, and took him to our room to...
So my cat Autumn, who is 13 years old, had some incidental findings during her routine physical at the end of August. She ended up having proteinuria with a protein/creatinine ratio value of 7, but her urine culture also came up positive, so my vet is treating the infection with a 3 week course of Clavamox and retesting her urine before we move forward with any diagnostics for kidney disease because the infection could also be causing it. She has a history of frequent UTIs, bladder crystals, and idiopathic cystitis with her second-to-last vet visit being an emergency room trip for straining to urinate outside the box without actually eliminating, so this is nothing new for her. However, she's had Clavamox before, and she's usually tolerated it just fine, but this time around it seems to be messing with her GI tract quite a bit. She puked a few times, so I started making sure she eats at least a little before I pill her, but it's been a hassle some days. Mixing treats into her food...
Hi! I was wondering if anyone has experience with this and what you did to help the nodes go away! We suspect my cats haywire immune system is to blame since he has ITP (immune system kills platelets) he is currently in remission and off all the meds he was on his whole life to keep things okay (he spent a month in critical care and they stopped all immunosuppressive drugs he was on to give his immune system a chance to beat the DKA/sepsis/pancreatitis) . It worked. Platelets fine but his neck lymphnodes are like a bag of marbles/size of a quarter. Got all of them tested (twice) showed inflammation and that's it. No answers how to get them down. I've emailed a few hollistic vets to figure this out (he is also anemic first time in his life and eating litter) I suspect they're going hand in hand. Had a fever earlier too. His nodes have swollen up before but just one.
It's almost like his immune system is taking a break from destroying platelets now on to something else.
With the upcoming hurricane approaching southeast US and people trying to get themselves and their pets to safety, here are some kits and lists to print out to have on hand so you can prepare. There are good for everyone to have on hand no matter where you live
Pet Preparedness Social Media Toolkit | Ready.gov
Pet Disaster Preparedness & Recovery
Downloadable AVMA Saving The Whole Family guide: AVMA Store - Product (Spanish version here)
I just recently switched from tidy cat lightweight litter to the regular clumping one and have noticed Indy's nose and eyes have cleared up.
Since the day I brought her home her right eye and nostril have been running and watering due to a deformity narrowing her tear duct but never guessed her litter could be causing it to become completely blocked.
The lightweight litter is extremely dusty despite being advertised as dust free on the websites selling it. To make it worse, the grains of litter crush into more dust after being stepped on. This dust makes it's way up the nose and in cats with an already narrow passage, the dust can clump and completely block the nostril or tear duct.
I originally switched because I was sick of the tracking but didn't know it was also agrivating Indy's respiratory system.
Just though I would put this out there so others can know about my experience.
Has anyone else ever tried the lightweight litter and had a simaler experience?
I rent a townhouse, and got a roommate about 4 months ago. She arrived with a mama cat and her two week old kitten. The kitten is now over 4 months old. The mama cat is kind of aggressive. I have a male and female, they are 13 and 10 respectively. The mama cat goes after my female on a regular basis. The mama cat is small, but she is feisty. She also goes after my boy cat too sometimes. Everyone's kinda afraid of her, including the cats outside. She's really a sweet cat, and I love her dearly, but she's just a tad aggressive. My female cat hides from her, and i am sure it's causing her stress. Tonight for example, all four cats were down in the living room with me, and the mama cat decided to chase my female up the stairs, I heard them fighting upstairs, and there were a few tufts of my female cat's hair on the carpet. What can I do to help? I don't want my girl to be unhappy. (I've included pics of mama and baby, as well as, my girl). Someone will probably theorize that maybe she...
I adopted two kitties about a month ago. I noticed they were sneezing but thought it was just allergies. I took them to the vet and it turns out they have an upper respiratory infection which is common in kittens.
I first gave them doxycycline for 2 weeks but it didn’t help so now I’m giving them some antiviral. Their eyes are getting worse though, it looks super red around them (not in the eye itself but the part that circles it). I’m trying to give them Terramycin but I’m afraid their eyes are just getting worse. It’s been almost a month and one kitty’s fever went away and they’re both gaining weight but still sneeze a little and have diarrhea and their eyes just look awful to me.
Is it possible they have something other than a URI? They’re FelV negative. They don’t act unhealthy but I don’t know if they should be eating more (they do eat but not a ton).
I’m just worried it’s something worse, I’ve never taken care of kittens on my own before. I don’t know if I just need to be...
My mom hung a clothesline and attached Nick’s leash with a metal clip. They still manage to get tangled up on things sometimes (then they meow and we untangle them.)
Also here is a picture of the boys together today. It makes it worthwhile when they are together. The sliding glass door is open so they are hooked up.
We adopted two kittens (a boy and a girl) from the same litter about two months ago. We continued them on the wet food that the foster family had been giving them and had no problems. Just a couple of days ago, the boy's right eye started watering after eating wet food. We've monitored him eating dry food and drinking water, and it definitely only happens with the wet food. He has no other symptoms, and the liquid coming out is clear. The thing we don't understand is why it would start now. They've been on the same food for four months and have been in our apartment for two months. We haven't changed anything in the feeding routine and also his sister doesn't have any symptoms. Thanks so much for your help!
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