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Itches and a Witchie!!

September 15th 2012 7:19 am
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Hi my friends! I haven't gotten to write in my journal for quite awhile thanks to mom and her "busy schedule." (rolls eyes!) And you notice I call it a journal, NOT a diary, cause diaries are for girlies! MOL!

Mom has noticed that I've been scratching and grooming myself a lot lately. Then she did a close inspection and found that I have some patches where my fur is thin, like I've over-groomed or scratched too much and lost fur there. I don't have fleas so mom thinks its an allergy. She also noticed my brother Harry's paw pads are suddenly dry and look flaky. So she's wondering if the litter she bought is bothering us both?? We had been primarily using a natural corn cob litter, but mom bought some commercial clumping litter. She thought maybe that was drying out Harry's paws??

Also, for our canned food she actually bought some cheaper grocery store brand rather than the grain free stuff she had been giving us. Money's been tighter this year and she was trying to save. (where's that head bonking rolling pin?!) Mom knows what all those grains can do, but she saw so many of her friends feeding their cats that brand with no problem that she thought she could try it with us. she thinks that is at the root of my itchies. So she went online and order us some of the good (expensive!) stuff.

Do any mom's out make their own food for kitties? If so, do you have any advice for a meal for a very finicky cat like me? I won't even eat roast chicken. Mom secretly wonders if my sense of smell is off! MOL!!

And finally.....on to the Witchie! My pawrents are cat sitting that black devil cat again. I don't care for her and I've been very vocal about it. That makes her chase me then. Usually she gets me trapped in a corner and then I start screaming bloody murder. Mom's had to keep her closed up in the spare bedroom to keep the peace. We were ok at the start of the week but then she got braver and nastier with me :( At least she goes home today - YAY!

Hey, thanks for reading my ramblings. Hope you all have a great weekend.

Purred by: Luke (Catster Member)

September 15th 2012 at 8:31 am

Oh man, sorry about your itchies. Those grains can definitely cause that to happen. We don't have any experience with home made food, other than the occasional turkey or grilled chicken we sometimes get, but we have seen lots of websites that have recipes and advice on nutritional supplements to add to the food. Good to hear from you pal!
Purred by: MILO BLUE EYES DB#73 (Catster Member)

September 15th 2012 at 10:42 am

OMC~ Dat devil witchie sounds like MALLEE~! MOL~ Hehehe, her can get down rite viscous though~Sorry to hear 'bout da itchies, dood~! Can't belief's U turn down roast cheekin~!?? Well, Julius, dood, I iz one finicky eater too 'n mommy know's I jus' like my dry kibbles, but her shares when FF comes into da pishure 'n all I jus' like iz da gravies part~! I heard dat Timmy Tomcat 'n furmilies make dere own home made kitty foodage~!!
I not know'z, mom iz not dat good wif stuff, but tries to get us good kibbles dat r high in protein 'n stuff kitties should eat~!
We know 'bout times bein' hard 'n mommy still not workin', but we r furmily 'n make do. Luke, U purrty darn smart kitty~We hope U find what Ur lookin' fur, Julius~! We jus' try out best to live eash day to da fullest.

Purrs 'n hugs,
MILO 'n Mallee 'n furmilies
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

September 16th 2012 at 1:02 am

Sorry about your itcheis! One of our dogs has got allergies and they are no fun!
Purred by: Julius (Catster Member)

September 16th 2012 at 8:03 am

Thanks everyone! Milo we get a combo of canned food and also dry food. The dry food IS grain free and a high quality one. I don't really like it and will only pick at it if I'm really hungry. I am the pickiest cat mom has every met! MOL.

Today dad talked to his niece, who just became a vet...know what she said? FLEAS! Mom said "no way! I don't believe it!" She's checked all of us and saw no fleas nor flea dirt. We don't get the flea stuff put on us since we do not go outside, but the dogs get it on them. She recommended putting the flea stuff on us. But really???? I could understand that a flea could have jumped on me before that stuff on the doggies killed it, but wouldn't mom see the flea dirt at least?? And if it was just from a flea bite, why am I still scratching??

What do you guys think??? I think I sense a vet visit coming
Purred by: MILO BLUE EYES DB#73 (Catster Member)

September 16th 2012 at 11:51 am

I thinks Ur dad's niece got a point here. I seen an incident like Urs in our Sam one time, but he was itchin' 'n scratchin' SOOO bad dat he dug a hole in da side o' him face 'n neck!! So yeah, patches o' gone fur is a SIGN~! Him mommy didn't see any fleas or dirt either~! Dat's what da vet said too~! So her got him ona Advantage II 'n got some meds fur him itch 'n mommy has some spray gived to her 'n after dat, NO more itches~! We do Revolution coz it's best 'n is fur heartworms, parasites, fleas, ticks, ringworm's all da junk~ Iz kin'a spensive but works best o' 'em all!~
Dood, I does see a Vet visit comin'~!!! Ya know da Vet will tell ya, efen if'n U don't go outside, chances r too risky NOT to be protected~da doggies do, so should U~!
shrugs, I hope dis might halpz a bit?? Purrlease let us know what happens 'k??

Purred by: Platelicker ♥ DB#69 (Catster Member)

September 17th 2012 at 9:22 am

MOL! MILO! Mallee is down rite vicious! Cute! :D

Ok now... We don't have fleas 'cause MC keeps Revolution for us. She don't put it on us regularly and during them times our skin gets itchy and we scritch a lot. After we get a drop or two on our heads we don't scritch ourselves as much. Must be good fer our skin.

And some of us gets ear itches. Revolution seems to help with that too.

MC buys Revolution from Australia 'cause it is cheaper. And she orders the beeg large dog ones 'cause it is the same stuff and last us kittehs a long, long time.

We have Meow Mix Indoor dry fuds out all the time. We get Friskies mixed grill pate can fuds on weekends. Every day we get a can of flake tuna too. Plus we eat some raw meats most days too.

*licks his paws*

It is larapin'! :D
Purred by: Platelicker ♥ DB#69 (Catster Member)

September 17th 2012 at 9:30 am

Oh!... *chews up some raw stew meat*

MC says AC cool and heat drys her skin and she gets itchy, so she thinks it prolly duz dry our skin too so maybe the raw meats and eggs and Revolution helps keep our skin moister since we can't use smelleh loshuns.

Ok dat wuz all :D

*pops on headphones and starts fist-pumpin'*
Purred by: Julius (Catster Member)

September 19th 2012 at 7:15 am

Raw meat....eewwwww! I wouldn't touch the stuff. Nor those stinky eggs. Have I mentioned how picky I am? MOL! Well mom agreed to get some flea stuff but she hasn't put it on me yet. Since I never had it on me before she wants to wait until her days off so she can watch me closely for any reactions. She is SUCH a worrywart!
She did check us all for fleas again and still sees nada. I'll keep you all posted.
Thanks my friends!!!
Purred by: Julius (Catster Member)

September 26th 2012 at 8:17 pm

So guess what???!! Mom never put the flea stuff on us cause she was convinced that I did not have fleas.....

Sunday night I was sitting in her lap and she was petting me and looking thru my fur and WHAT did she find? A FLEA!! Mom was wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, WRONG!! Ha ha mom!

So we all got the flea treatment on us and now mom is checking us daily with a flea comb. And washing our cat beds...and running that vacuum monster a lot... bah!
Purred by: MILO BLUE EYES DB#73 (Catster Member)

September 27th 2012 at 6:07 am

Julius dood~! We tol' ya~! MOL~! Really glad U got da treatments 'n it iz shur to halp U get rid o' dem stoopid itches too~! Dem fleas tend to hop 'round 'n really know how to hide~! Defleain' takes lotza works, mom been dere done dat~!!
Thanks fur da update, good buddy~!!

Purred by: Platelicker ♥ DB#69 (Catster Member)

September 27th 2012 at 6:42 am

Kinda good thing to use flea stuffs on us 'cause fleas hop rides you know! They hop on socks and pant legs and come on in our houses!

And them little fellers can jump! Door open... JUMP! O_O

Gonna look around fer fleas naow... 'cause I plum done gone and made myself itchie now jus' thinkin' 'bout 'em...




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