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Behavior & Training > Strange Cat Behavior: Turned Uncuddly?
Calypso

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Purred: Tue May 1, '12 7:35pm PST 
Thanks, Bump. Calypso and I are headed back to the vet Friday if we don't see any improvement. I ordered her some better food (right now she is eating Castor and Pollux Organix, but I'm thinking she may have a grain allergy of some sort. She's been up and down with her moods, so I'm pretty concerned.
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Behavior & Training > Strange Cat Behavior: Turned Uncuddly?
Calypso

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Purred: Fri Apr 27, '12 5:58pm PST 
Calypso recently came down with an upper respiratory infection. I really didn't know what was going on, just that she had stopped sleeping in bed with me..and that she was finding strange (high up) places to hide from both my husband and me..and Darwin. She didn't want to play with Darwin either. I grew concerned after a week of her not sleeping in bed with me, and I took her to the vet. She was running a fever and had a really red throat, and they gave her an antibiotic shot (this was over a week ago?). Her temp went down, and she is eating just fine now.

The thing is, she still doesn't want to sleep in the bed with me or play with Darwin. She sits in the windowsill all day and sleeps right next to the window at night. She doesn't want to sit with anyone or get petted very much. She doesn't come running for tummy rubs in the bathroom in the morning anymore. I feel depressed about this situation, and I don't really know what to do. The only physical thing I can note is that she has been having a skin allergy of some sort (with little scabs under her chin and above her tail). I showed the vet last week, and they brushed it off...

what should I do? what CAN I do? My funds are low, and I cannot afford a lot of tests this week!
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Cat Health > Advantix for Cats-safety?

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Purred: Mon Dec 5, '11 4:06pm PST 
EDIT: SORRY, i meant Advantage, not advantix

I searched the topics here, and I could not find much info on the safety of advantage for cats (flea control). I have used it in the past on the kitties (i try to use it sparingly, however). Well, the fleas got out of hand, and we treated them around 3 pm est today. They didn't like it at all, but no side effects were noted. I went out to dinner, got home at 6:30. around 7:00, Darwin (i'm guessing) had scratched the application spot and was cleaning his paw. He began "running from himself." I'm not sure if he was upset by the taste, but I got flustered and wiped off some of the advantix with soapy water (worried he was having a reaction). I've read horror stories about other brands, but should I be as concerned as I am?

Darwin is now chilled out on the bed watching tv, but I cannot help but worry about my babies!

*soft kitten hugs*
Lisa
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Cat Health > Outdoor Cat: Weight & Appetite Loss

Buster

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Purred: Sat Jun 25, '11 8:49am PST 
Buster boy is up and about, stalking the yard, as usual! And he's putting on weight again! weee! kitty
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Cat Health > Outdoor Cat: Weight & Appetite Loss

Buster

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Purred: Tue Jun 21, '11 2:09pm PST 
UPDATE!
It turns out that Buster has an upper respiratory infection! No wonder the poor guy was having trouble eating. I'm putting ice cubes in his water bowl, and they gave him an antibiotic injection. I'm hoping that he feels better soon!

big hug
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Cat Health > Outdoor Cat: Weight & Appetite Loss
Buster

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Purred: Sun Jun 19, '11 8:58pm PST 
Thanks, Lacey. He ate half a can of wet food this evening in addition to his breakfast, so that is a plus! I am still taking him to the doctor tomorrow to see what is going on! I hate that he isn't feeling well.
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Cat Health > Outdoor Cat: Weight & Appetite Loss

Buster

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Purred: Sun Jun 19, '11 3:00pm PST 
I know Buster is getting old, but I recently noted that he had begun to get quite thin. I took him in for his yearly vaccinations and a quick checkup (3 weeks ago), and they didn't seem too concerned about it. They treated him for worms, fleas, etc.

I've been keeping an eye on his food (we even created an even safer spot for his food and water bowl). He has stopped eating the dry food all together, so I started feeding him the EVO wet cat food. He is eating a small amount now and is still drinking from his water bowl. However, he seems very low in energy and is still too thin. Also, I've seen a lot of hairballs outside. I'm soo worried! What could be the problem?

I'm going to take him to the clinic in the morning, but I was hoping to get some sort of answers this evening.
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Catster Crushes > Say something nice about the kitty in front of you...

Darwin

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Purred: Tue Apr 27, '10 2:57pm PST 
Bumpurr! I love that your eyes and fur match!
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Cat Health > Sick/Old Stray

Darwin

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Purred: Tue Apr 27, '10 2:55pm PST 
I've been taking care of a lot of neighborhood strays since I've lived here, but I've become particularly concerned about an elderly gentleman. He's had allergies since I've met him, but he seems to be losing a lot of weight (even though he eats a lot here at the buffet) and having some breathing problems. I'm terrified to take him to the vet. I get the feeling they may want to put the poor old guy down. But, then again, I feel this may be the right thing to do. I don't want the poor guy to suffer.

What should I do? I don't have a lot of money, but I can't stand to see him the way he is.
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Cat Health > insensitive vet
Calypso

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Purred: Tue Apr 27, '10 2:51pm PST 
Wow. That seems extremely rude. Vets and human doctors, alike, can be so insensitive. I would definitely find a new clinic and vet that you and your kitties can feel comfortable with.
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