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Would someone or somecat write JUST FOR MISS MAXI..re: allergies?

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Tambolina

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Purred: Sat Jun 30, '12 3:49am PST 
Hallo....Hi....It is Tambolina here...!! Yes it is...!!....Miss Littlecopse Tambolina....(being as how I am a pedigree girlycat and must give you all my credentials...!!)

I have a question, dear people and pussycats, on behalf of a friend of mine, a certain Miss Maxi....or rather, on behalf of her 'evil-female-captor' Miss Hannah.....!!

No, sorry, I am 'mucking about' and the question IS really serious....

Miss Maxi is being sick and squitting all the time....she is poorly...but the vet has given her some bland food to eat (Hill's stuff).....and says it is an allergy to her food......I HAVE HEARD OF THIS SO OFTEN....Dear Ones.....perhaps Bumpurr and his Meouwmy would write to Hannah and Miss Maxi (c/o me and Jan) I know he and his Meouwmy have said it all before....but I just feel that if Hannah and Miss Maxi know that someone or somecat is writing JUST FOR THEM, they will take more notice....

Any help would be helpful.....

Jan and Tambolina
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Miss Maxi

Always a- pleasure, never- a chore.
 
 
Purred: Sat Jun 30, '12 5:24am PST 
Dear Everyone, we're new around here and are just getting to grips with a new interweb place.
Thanks to Jan and Tambolina for starting a thread for us.
Miss Maxi is on a special rice and chicken diet for the foreseeable future...We may be able to introduce foods back in to her diet, but not for 8 weeks, so I've been trying to source cheaper prescription food, thanks to the help from Jan, Tambolina's Meowmy.
Any help or advice would be gratefully received.
Thank you all,
Hannah and Miss Maxi
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Bumpurr

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Purred: Sat Jun 30, '12 5:43am PST 
Hi Miss Maxi, this is just, for you, Miss Tambolina, may read it, for a quarter, mol. laugh out loud

I am not too clear on what your issues are. Do you have tummy issues, do you have urinary issues, what exactly, is going on. way to go

I have to work today, but if you can tell me in detail, what the issues are, I will be very glad to help you, if any tests were done, tell me what those are too. Bump has been gone for only 2 months, and I really am not up to doing any smileys, but, just for you, to make you feel welcome, and I will do my best to help you, I did smileys. waveway to gohug
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BK

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Purred: Sat Jun 30, '12 8:55am PST 
I'm a little unclear too. The vet thinks it's food allergies? If that's what they suspect, the cat is put on an elimination diet. One protein source and preferably a novel protein that the cat has never had before. That's why if they think it's allergies I'm surprised they put her on chicken. You do not need to buy the prescription food, but you do need to be very careful what she eats. When BK was diagnosed with allergies and stopped eating the prescription cans they had him on, I found that Natural Balance LID (Limited Ingredient Diet) cans worked for him, but there are others out there. Eventually we went to a raw diet so I could keep his allergies under control. Here's his story on Alex's IBD site: http://www.ibdkitties.net/Allergiesandraw.html
You may find some info or pointers in there. Or please feel free to pawmail me if you have any questions.
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Miss Maxi

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Purred: Sat Jun 30, '12 8:58am PST 
Hi Bumpurr, thank you for the lovely welcome, and all the smilies smile

Dear Miss Maxi had one bout of constipation, then loose bowels and projectile vomiting. We saw the lovely cat specialist last Wednesday and are due to go for a check up next Thursday with the same expert at the vet's.

They felt her abdomen, of which the lining had thickened. They listened to her heart and breathing which were both fine. No urinary issues. She was given anti-inflammatory injections and vitamins, and she is under weight (having been over weight for such a long time -slimmed her down with strict diet, active play, and confidence building...She's also survived cat flu twice - quite a life story having been the runt of a litter birthed by a road!).

She is now on a strict gluten free (chicken and rice) diet for a minimum of 8 weeks, if by that time the symptoms have passed, and she has got up to proper weight, we can try slowly introducing other foods (and treats...That's one 'human' word that she knows!) then we will see if she has to be gluten free for the rest of her life.

Thanking you in advance for any advice,
From Miss Maxi and Hannah hail
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Tambolina

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Purred: Sat Jun 30, '12 9:01am PST 
Dear Bumpurr's Meouwmy......thank you SO MUCH for replying so quickly......Tambi and I, of course, know that Bump has only recently gone to Rainbow Bridge.....and we and Hannah and Miss Maxi do not expect 'smileys'....of course we do not......but we know that you and Bump both are still here for allpeople and allcats with health problems.....and we thank you.....

Tambolina and Jan (ps. Here is our 10p so we can have a look at your reply.....!!)
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Miss Maxi

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Purred: Sat Jun 30, '12 9:14am PST 
Dear BK, thank you for your response smile

The vet seemed to think it a long shot, but believes is could be diet based, so they have prescribed her 'bland food'. Through Tambolina's Meowmy,Jan, we have found that we can buy the exact same food for less via Amazon Pet Supplies.

The bland diet is to settle Miss Maxi's stomach and aid in her gaining some weight.

Thank you smile
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Bumpurr

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Purred: Sat Jun 30, '12 2:55pm PST 
Thank you, I really am not up to doing smileys yet, just don't feel that way yet.

I am pretty sure I got a solution, because Bump had tummy issues too, when he was on goodlife. They were on the verge of sending him to specialists, it was looking like this was going to be a long drawn out nightmare, little did I know, the worst was yet to come.

Then he diagnosed with HCM, and his cardiologist at UC Davis, said grain free and low in salt. I tried about every one out there, he would not eat a one. My vet was on the verge of letting him go back to his goodlife, just so he would eat something. Then I looked at Blue Wilderness, it was thee very last one, which I had prev dismissed, because it had a lynx on it, guess I didn't understand the wording of the lynx diet. I figured what the heck, well, he eat it, and he loved it, and his cardiologist approved it.

It also got rid of his tummy issues. I put all of them on it. Their fur is soft and shiney, they run thru the house at warp speed. Have seen many posts, on the Blue Buffalo site, saying the same thing, cat and dog, and saying it pretty much eliminated other health issues too.

I feed Blue Wilderness chicken, wet in the morn, dry at night, Bump would only eat the dry, but heck, they were happy he would eat something.

Its grain free, by product free, gluten free, soy free and it has omega 3 & 6, and antioxidants, which is what a heart kitty needs.

http://www.bluebuffalo.com/cat-food/wilderness-chicken

(((((( (((((BIG HUGS)))))))))))
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Miss Maxi

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Purred: Sun Jul 1, '12 4:49am PST 
Dear Bumpurr,
Thank you so much for your help, advice and support - its just what we need right now.
I will keep you posted on how we get on.
Big hugs right back at you xxx hail
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BK

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Purred: Sun Jul 1, '12 6:41am PST 
Best of luck, Miss Maxi! Let's hope this bland diet works. It's a long process, but don't give up! There are plenty of alternative things to try but let's hope you don't have to and this diet is just what she needs.
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