Cat Fan especially Black Cats
- Jan 9, 2018
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- Colorado USA
Okay, I ordered it. The expense of these cats...it's never-ending. Don't know how that will keep him from getting his hindquarters if he's determined as he is, but even if it makes it less comfortable and harder to do, anything to keep it from turning into a wound. These boys have been doing so well for the last few days - no tussles at all. Like abnormally well - longest they've ever gone without a tussle. Praying that the vet visit doesn't interrupt our streak, and that the collar doesn't cause problems between them. Gotta do what we gotta do, though.I don't know about required, but it might be quite helpful to stop licking
I found this in my cabinet. Do you think the "other natural flavors" would be a problem?Chamomile tea, maybe?
It is extremely soothing, as well as being antibacterial and antifungal. DO use the commercial tea bags, as those are all German chamomile, medicinally active and safe for cats. The English variety is useless and toxic to cats. ALL COMMERCIAL chamomile tea bags are German, BTW, so just grab a box at the grocery store, brew a cup, and chill before using. It can also be used internally for anxiety.
Oh wait. How can I tell the difference between the commercial and English variety I wonder? This says product of Germany, Poland, Egypt, and Chile. However, it says blended in London, England. Hmmmm
Thanks Furballsmom! I know it's been suggested a lot, but I couldn't imagine that pressing a wet tea bag against his skin wouldn't make him lick more. I'm willing to try anything now, though. Now to see if he allows me to press it against his bald spots.All commercial tea is the German variety and therefore safe.
Yes, that's the least fou-frou tea I had in the cabinets. I'll have to pick up some plain chamomile bags at the store the "other" raises my eyebrows, too. Thanks, Mamanyt1953!You can just dip a cloth or cotton ball in the chilled tea and swab it on. I know that organic honey is safe for cats externally, but I'm wondering what those "other" natural flavors" actually are...THAT would be the determining factor. And your tea bag is expired by two years. It won't hurt, but might not help as much.
I had to laugh at Finn worrying about whether it ending up on him! LOL! The boys have been getting along SO WELL that dare I hope they've reached an agreement?! I hope this donut doesn't throw them both for a loop, because it is wonderful to have peace!I kind of feel like Finn will either give this thing a very wide berth or try to help Charlie get out! Probably the first if I had to guess. At least in the beginning. He may worry it will end up on him!
Things are well. Charlie still chewing on himself, but my parents stopped by briefly and he really chewed like crazy then. Visitors stress him out. So even though it's allergies, I notice him chew himself more when he's stressed, either by altercations with Finn or visitors. I was working on paperwork all day today and didn't leave to get the chamomile - I'll go to town tomorrow.How goes things today?
I have to tell you this reminds me of what I accidentally did to Moo once- this was awhile ago. I have an electric reclining couch in my living room. She and Waffies would get behind the couch when they were afraid- if a repairman came, too loud of thunder, etc.I felt terrible tonight, you guys- I was on the phone and went out to the garage and shut Finn's head in the door! I was HORRIFIED! I turned around to see why the door wouldn't shut and it's because it shut on Finn's head. I've examined him and he's acting fine, but he did stand and shake his head several times right after it happened. He's become a real door darter since his escape - I cannot step outside without being hyper vigilant. Poor little dude! I'll keep an eye on him tonight and watch for soreness.
Oh no, Jcatbird! What happened with WandaHeart? How is she doing now? If anyone knows how to create a sense of security and restore a kitty's sanity, it's you. I hope she's back on solid footing both health-wise and psyche.I am dealing with a stressed out Wanda Heart here. I had my step sister come for a visit and it really upset WH. We were at the vet today because of it. I can totally understand that Charlie would be stressed by company. Cats just don’t like change.
It sounds so treatable! Hope this cures it.Vet appointment this morning. Charlie has feline acquired symmetrical alopecia with probably endocrine cause. My vet feels confident that Charlie will respond to thyroid medication. I crushed it up (after checking that the pill could be crushed) and added to his food and he ate it - that's one hurdle we won't have to struggle over. My vet thinks he should respond to this med within a few days! I had to drop the boys off at home and leave for work, but have been watching them on the camera. They're being very wary of each other post-vet. Will see how things go when I get back home. Just had to pop back in and update you guys.
Oh no, Jcatbird! What happened with WandaHeart? How is she doing now? If anyone knows how to create a sense of security and restore a kitty's sanity, it's you. I hope she's back on solid footing both health-wise and psyche.
he ate it - that's one hurdle we won't have to struggle over. My vet thinks he should respond to this med within a few days!