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Cat Health > prozac
Tigger

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Purred: Thu May 21, '15 12:45pm PST 
Hi Chloe's momma - yes he was neutered as a kitten. He has access to a large cat tree, a dresser in front of the window in my office (I work from home) I have baskets for them on the tall hutch that is part of my desk. (his fav nap spot) Another cat ledge by the kitchen window. He is ruler of all around here. I give him a ton of attention. He sleeps with me every night. He sits bewteen me & hubby on the couch on his own softy blankie- he rides my shoulders. I am forever loving him up. He doesn't really play a whole lot, but he will jump for a feather toy a couple times. I try not to overdo it because of his heart. I have a Feliway in every room. (both spray & diffuser) I clean with Nature's Miracle first, per directions, then will use a pet safe cleaner. I have 3 huge tote bin boxes in the basement (it is a finished basement), one in my bedroom closet, one on our attached screened porch. I am putting another one in my office. They are cleaned 1-2x day. I completely agree that he is certainly more important than the colony- it is just hard when they were all born in our backyard woodpile, and a couple are so tame that I could bring them in and they would make great pets. I feel a responsibility to them too, I am the colony's registered caretaker -Do I wish I had never started feeding the first one? yes, but I cannot go back & change the past, just gotta deal with the present. It is frustrating on all levels. I was going to purchase some Cat Away sprinkles to put closer to the house in the hopes of keeping the ferals further away from the house. I even thought of having the vet test to see if perhaps he was not fully neutered since he has such a strong reaction. Part of it too he & I are so attuned, and I have been under much MUCH stress the past couple years, so I am sure he feels it too as much as I try to chill myself. I am glad to hear that it is safe with HCM and that it is ok. I guess I kind of feel like a failure to him. I am supposed to keep him well, and hard as I try, nothing works.shrug
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Cat Health > prozac
Tigger

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Purred: Wed May 20, '15 5:22pm PST 
Hello all - After having tried everything, and I mean EVERYTHING to curtail Tig's spraying, I am seriously considering asking the vet about medication. I do not like to go this route, but I really don't know what to do anymore. I love this cat - he is my soul-cat & I don't want his sweet quirky personality to change, but I actually cried today when I had to clean up yet another spray area. I know part of the cause, and it cannot be changed, (I am the caretaker of a registered colony of kits - that are all fixed, but they do like to lounge around the area - how can I stop feeding them - it's not their fault.) Although I do remember when I got Smitty, he did it a couple times before Smitty was fixed, then it stopped. I brought Felix in at the time the colony was here, and that is when it started, and has not stopped.But I have made sure to cover all the other bases. Seriously, I buy Nature's Miracle in 2 gallons at a time. I can even tell you which formulas work better than others. My hubby has been patient about it, but he is frustrated too - he adores Tig. He is tired of pee - I am tired of pee - I worry that my house smells as much as I try to clean - I am sure I have missed spots that he has marked. Sometimes I don't find it until it is dry. So now I am desperate. My concern is how prozac will interact with his HCM and atenolol. He is healthy otherwise. I have him on supplements for his bladder since he had the blockages as a young tyke, he gets 95% wet food. Anyone have experience with this med, with a HCM kitty on this med? I truly have tried it all:
calming collar, calming sachet, the other relaxing collar that is purple, Feliway spray, Feliway diffuser, I clean with Nature's Miracle - I use a pee light. I keep doors closed. I take him out on his leash to let it fly on the bush or the garbage can in hopes that it will curtail it one more night. We play, we snuggle - again he is my boy -He seems to ramp up at night, and even paces. I just can't take it anymore. I would never ever ever get rid of him - I just want some peace, as I know I get stressed when he does it, and it exacerbates the issue. My daughter comes over, and if she leaves her bag on the floor - bam pee....I leave something new anywhere, pee - the door way, my clothes in the closet - I wash and clean EVERY DAY. I am beginning to think I need the prozac too.....help? pwease?
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Laws & Legislation > Revoke the veterinary license of Kristen Lindsey

Tigger

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Purred: Thu Apr 30, '15 12:56pm PST 
I signed. I think she is an awful person.
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Saying Goodbye: Memorials & Support > Pookie's now at the Bridge

Smithwick

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Purred: Thu Apr 16, '15 3:54pm PST 
I remember seeing you around here. Sending our sympathy to you for your loss. Pookie is no longer hurting, and is keeping watch over you. I wish you peace. little angel
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Behavior & Training > Shy new cat~

Felix

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Purred: Thu Apr 16, '15 3:52pm PST 
Just give her some time. SHe has had some major changes, and now she has to get used to a new home and new person. Rather than trying to pick her up, sit in the same room with her. Try reading aloud or talking to her softly so she learns your voice. Toss some treats or food for her, or try a wand toy. It will take some time, especially if she is a shy girl, but curiosity will win out and she will start to explore & get to know you better. And thank you for saving a kitty! cheer
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Behavior & Training > Crazy Ollie (issues with cat looking for advice)
Tigger

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Purred: Thu Apr 16, '15 3:49pm PST 
You could try hiding some toys for him to hunt, or treats. They have treat dispenser toys that are like a puzzle. I have a puzzle box that mine like. It is flat with holes, and you can put a toy or treats, then they have to paw inside to get them out. I think keeping him occupied like that will help! cheer
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Food & Nutrition > What is the best choice of food for a cat with a sensitive tummy? Please help!

Maizy

I may meow to- you if you're- worthy
 
 
Purred: Thu Apr 16, '15 3:46pm PST 
I feed grain free wet, a tiny bit of dry. Halo brand. I have one with IBD, and another with a touchy tummy, and this works for all.
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Cat Health > Stomach Issues

Maizy

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Purred: Thu Apr 16, '15 3:44pm PST 
Hello! Maizy (and the 3 boys) eat Halo canned. She does get a pinch of dry, Halo grain free, but only as her night time snack. Any treats I buy are all grain free. She went from 1/2 tab of the prednisolone daily to 1/4 every other day. Can't seem to get it lower, but she is doing well. The supplement also seems to help her. I also feed 4 times a day. I work from home so it is easy for me to do this, but I find that if she eats smaller amounts through the day rather than wolfing down a larger amount (she is tiny, but not a lady when it comes to chow!) it keeps her from vomiting. Once in a while she does get some ProPlan ocean fish - as it is an old favorite and a special treat. SHe keeps her weight steady. Maybe try using the wet food, and if scheduling doesn't permit frequent feeding, give a smaller portion, then wait a few minutes & try more. Funny, but my son had an issue with keeping food down, and I had to do the same with him. I hope that you are able to get to the bottom of this. But perhaps there is something in that food that she just cannot tolerate. Maizy was on ZD diet for a while. The protein is broken down and made easier to digest & absorb. Fair warning it is crazy expensive. She did not stay on it because it seemed to give her gas...in the smelliest of ways... but after a bit, we transitioned over to the Halo, and so far so good. It is just finding the magic combo I guess. You could also try & mix a bit of plain pumpkin (organic preferred) with her food. It helps with both vomiting & any issues with the litter box duties. If you are able to try raw, then by all means give that a try. BK is very knowledgeable in that. Maizy would get "the vapors" and faint if I tried to place anything like that in front of her. She does sometimes eat some plain cooked chicken. I hope that your vet visit will give you some more clues. It hurts when your baby is sick & you can't figure it out that is for sure. And if you do not feel utmost confidence with your vet, then try a new one if you need to. Best to you both!cat on moon
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Cat Health > Advice for cat not eating - possibly due to stress

Maizy

I may meow to- you if you're- worthy
 
 
Purred: Tue Apr 14, '15 4:21pm PST 
Maybe try and put a bit of food JimJam does like to see if he eats. I did have once, Maizy got frightened and hid behind the couch. SHe would not come out and of course I was panicky. I just left the area & kept things quiet, and she did come out & eat, then finally ventured out. Just to be sure though - is he stuck that he can't figure out how to come out? If things do not improve, I agree with CHloe's mom that a vet visit is in order.
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Cat Health > Stomach Issues
Maizy

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Purred: Tue Apr 14, '15 4:16pm PST 
Did the vet mention IBD at all? The site IBDkitties.net is very good to learn about tummy troubles. Maizy has IBD and is on some prednisolone, but not sure if your vet looked for that issue also. I feed only no grain foods, some of the Hills do have corn, and can be causing tummy troubles. Wet also seems to be a bit more tolerable. I also give Maiz by Vet's Best - hairball control - it has slippery elm, and other soothing herbs to make the tummy happy - no mineral oil or anything. I hope your kitty feels better soon.
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