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Kara's Journey

Wet food, new toys!

June 6th 2014 4:10 pm
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Kara's Mom here. Today Kara was greatly spoiled. I went to the pet store and bought her some new toys. I got her the Toys R' Us Pets brand of the tri-tunnel for her to play in. She loves it! She has played and sat in it off and on all afternoon/evening (until it was time to go nap). I also got her a new pink blanket to lay by her cat tree where she likes to nap. She has been laying on one of mine, so I decided to get her her own, so I could put mine away. It's the same soft material as the one she's been using, so I'm sure she'll love it. I have also been trying to introduce some wet food into her diet. I want to get more moisture into her diet, to help her skin and coat stay healthy. I tried wet food before, but she would refuse to eat it, no matter the flavor. I think she just didn't like the brand I had (Friskies). I've tried some other brands, and she seems to love them. So far I think the Iams wet food is her favorite. I buy her the Iams dry food, so I thought I'd give the wet food a try. I've also tried a can of Meow Mix and some Fancy Feast Mornings. But I still think she went after the Iams with the most enthusiasm. So I will likely stick with that brand. She will start getting one can of wet food a day, with dry food left out for her to snack on when she's hungry otherwise. I also have been adding some Omega 3's to her dry food when she eats. I bought some wild alaskan salmon oil made for pets from Amazon (I shop a lot on and she loves the taste of it, and it seems to be helping her skin and coat. At her last vet visit (a routine check-up and annual shots) I discussed with her vet about Kara's dandruff issues. It's not too severe, but enough to notice when I scratch and pet her. So far it seems to be helping. I also bought from Amazon a shampoo and conditioner made just for cats. It's a tearless formula, and it seemed to get her nice and clean and get her coat looking nice after her bath. I've only used it once so far, but I really like it. The brand is called Le Salon. It's the "Soothe" shampoo that has colloidal oatmeal in it to help with dry, itchy skin. And I have the "Moisture Renew" conditioner with shea butter to help moisturize. The shampoo is also fragrance free, which I'm sure makes Kara happier. She is needing to go back to the vet again, so as soon as we have the money, we are making an appointment. She is having trouble with her ears again. She had to get ear drops once after I first got her, and I think she needs them again. She scratches at her ears a lot, and when she scratches her left one sometimes, it makes her cry. So I wonder if she has eat mites again somehow, or if something else is going on. So we will take her soon to have her ears checked out.

That's all the updates for now.



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