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Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! March 2nd, 2009, 10:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 801
Posted By faranya
Hi Marty. So it's not just my two, then? Good to...

Hi Marty. So it's not just my two, then? Good to know.

Thanks for the kind thoughts, catlover. Poor Gollum has been through the most awful sequence of illnesses, so I suppose he's lucky to be here...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! March 2nd, 2009, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 801
Posted By faranya
I didn't see your reply or I would have answered...

I didn't see your reply or I would have answered sooner. I just figured nobody was going to answer and stopped checking the post. I've discontinued feeding the EVO, which saddens me as it's such...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! February 24th, 2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,006
Posted By faranya
I have a heart murmur myself. It's caused by a...

I have a heart murmur myself. It's caused by a mild malfunction of a valve and doesn't affect me at all, except that it's noted on my medical charts. I've undergone many procedures, including...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! February 15th, 2009, 12:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 667
Posted By faranya
I have been battling the runs in two of my three...

I have been battling the runs in two of my three cats for some weeks now. Stool samples showed nothing at first - then one came back positive for coccidia. Apparently it doesn't always show up even...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! January 29th, 2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,519
Posted By faranya
I hope everything will turn out well - I'm sure...

I hope everything will turn out well - I'm sure it will. I have a female tortie who used to get bladder infections every year without fail, and always let me know by peeing in the bathtub! I'd see...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs January 19th, 2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By faranya
Our former neighbor up the road owned a golden...

Our former neighbor up the road owned a golden that would charge at us, teeth bared, whenever my husband and I went for a walk and passed in front of their house. The dog often ran right onto the...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs January 17th, 2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,335
Posted By faranya
And it is a point well worth considering. The...

And it is a point well worth considering. The throwaway-pet culture seems to have grown. Unscrupulous "breeders" (and I use the term with reluctance) don't really care about the welfare of the...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs January 17th, 2009, 10:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,335
Posted By faranya
In other words, companion animals are viewed as...

In other words, companion animals are viewed as disposable by far too many people. So in that sense, unwanted horses are in the same situation as the many homeless cats and dogs sitting in death-row...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs January 16th, 2009, 10:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,335
Posted By faranya
Sadly, this not the case. There are active...

Sadly, this not the case. There are active slaughterhouses in Canada, through which thousands of doomed equines pass each year - many from the US, since horses can no longer be killed there for human...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs January 16th, 2009, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,335
Posted By faranya
I have seriously mixed feelings about this. If he...

I have seriously mixed feelings about this. If he weren't going to be such a public figure, no one would care all that much. But because he and his family can now have almost zero privacy, they'll be...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! January 7th, 2009, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By faranya
Your mention of EVO immediately caught my...

Your mention of EVO immediately caught my attention. I've been having some kitty soft-poop issues, which seem associated with feeding EVO as a dietary change from lower-quality "junk food". Other...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs January 4th, 2009, 08:12 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 60,392
Posted By faranya
When my cat Gollum refused to eat, owing to major...

When my cat Gollum refused to eat, owing to major kidney and liver issues, I ended up pureeing cat food and even raw liver in my blender until it was like thick soup, then using a plastic mouth...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! January 4th, 2009, 12:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,569
Posted By faranya
In my personal opinion, a safety concern for the...

In my personal opinion, a safety concern for the wellbeing of a newborn - or any child - trumps the associated trauma to the cat from being declawed. I also believe that retaining a pet in its home...
Forum: On topic - Pet chat, opinions, feelings and rants January 1st, 2009, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By faranya
I've just done the check-and-compare thing, then...

I've just done the check-and-compare thing, then signed on with the new Purina insurance for my rescue kitten. Monthly premiums are reasonable, deductible is $250, and they cover things like...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs December 29th, 2008, 11:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,387
Posted By faranya
I know that in my own case, it was the dust...

I know that in my own case, it was the dust particles caught within the hair that caused trouble because I was also tested allergic to dust, dust mites, molds, mold spores, horses, feathers and...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs December 29th, 2008, 09:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,387
Posted By faranya
I was allergic - as tested - to several things,...

I was allergic - as tested - to several things, including cats and dogs (even to kleenex!). I went on the needle (immunotherapy) desensitization treatment some years ago as a middle-aged pet owner...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs December 24th, 2008, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,550
Posted By faranya
I'm so sorry for your loss. What a sudden,...

I'm so sorry for your loss. What a sudden, unforeseen and shocking experience! Blaming yourself is needless; these things happen, and the outcome can't really be changed. This is NOT your fault! And...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 24th, 2008, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,067
Posted By faranya
I did, indeed, have great success with the...

I did, indeed, have great success with the denamarin and still use it three times a week to forestall future problems. I get it from Allivet in the US. It's quite closely related to the composition...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 21st, 2008, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 801
Posted By faranya
anyone else experience kitty "runs" when feeding EVO ancestral diet dry?

I have two Manx-cross rescue kitties - Gollum, age 5 and Aragorn, age 13 weeks. Both have tiny tail stumps and typical Manx body shape. I also have a regular tortie female, age 11, but she doesn't...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 21st, 2008, 06:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 493
Posted By faranya
delete please - accidental duplicate post

Ooops. Posted this twice.
Forum: On topic - Pet chat, opinions, feelings and rants December 20th, 2008, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By faranya
I much prefer the personalities of most males...

I much prefer the personalities of most males I've had over the years. They've usually been a bit more goofy, friendly, loving and easy-going. The females have been nice too, of course, but in...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs December 20th, 2008, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,131
Posted By faranya
This survey bothers me. I've lived with the...

This survey bothers me. I've lived with the specter of cancer for many decades now. My husband has suffered through four bouts of colon cancer. He now has no colon and faces continual health issues....
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 12th, 2008, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,087
Posted By faranya
Awwww, I'm so sorry. I've been away for a few...

Awwww, I'm so sorry. I've been away for a few days and just read your post. Poor little dear. She was obviously well-loved. Sometimes, things don't turn out the way we'd hope, but love and memories...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs December 8th, 2008, 11:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,812
Posted By faranya
I know that many natural-foods adherents do...

I know that many natural-foods adherents do recommend kyolic garlic as a supplement for pets (cats or dogs) and that it acts to repel fleas. Because it is aged, the allicin is no longer present so...
Forum: On topic - Pet chat, opinions, feelings and rants December 7th, 2008, 08:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,243
Posted By faranya
Our local SPCA shelter doesn't spay/neuter young...

Our local SPCA shelter doesn't spay/neuter young kittens, but the expectation is that it will be done when the kitten is old enough (and the vet returns proof of said surgery to the shelter)....
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