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Forum: Foster talk - Rescue talk - NO listings please Yesterday, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By sugarcatmom
Maybe you could contact Seer Farms in New Jersey...

Maybe you could contact Seer Farms in New Jersey to see if they know of any similar organizations closer to you? http://www.seerfarms.org/mission.php

Good luck!
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! September 27th, 2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By sugarcatmom
Is surgery an option? I know the liver is quite...

Is surgery an option? I know the liver is quite capable of recovery from surgery, but no idea how the spleen would be affected, or if removing it is feasible.
Forum: Senior cats September 27th, 2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 299
Posted By sugarcatmom
What various foods (brands, flavours, wet or...

What various foods (brands, flavours, wet or dry?) has she had over the years?

Have you ever tried feeding her a (balanced) raw diet?

Slippery elm bark powder and/or probiotics are also...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs September 23rd, 2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By sugarcatmom
I know how tough it can be to pin-point exactly...

I know how tough it can be to pin-point exactly where a barking dog resides. And Animal Control or by-law officers really can't do much until they have an address and description of the dog. I dealt...
Forum: Senior cats September 16th, 2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 530
Posted By sugarcatmom
These symptoms, plus her hearty appetite, sound...

These symptoms, plus her hearty appetite, sound an awful lot like hyperthyroidism, a very common health problem in older cats. It's also readily treatable with inexpensive medication. A simple blood...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs September 13th, 2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By sugarcatmom
Without having any clue what the damage is or...

Without having any clue what the damage is or what treatment is available for this pup, and of course not being a vet myself, the only thing I can think of is to mention some possible alternative...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! September 6th, 2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By sugarcatmom
What brands/flavours of dry and wet? And...

What brands/flavours of dry and wet?

And that's just silly for a vet to suggest that a cat can't digest protein. Shows they really don't understand feline physiology at all. Protein (meat protein,...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! September 5th, 2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By sugarcatmom
What did Athena eat before the constipation...

What did Athena eat before the constipation problem, and what does she eat now?

Has she had any lab work done, like a urinalysis and senior blood panel? If so, do you have a copy of the results?
Forum: Kitten health September 4th, 2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By sugarcatmom
Has the vet ever actually tested a stool sample...

Has the vet ever actually tested a stool sample for anything? I think just throwing de-wormers at the problem without doing any investigating is pretty irresponsible. Are there any other vets you can...
Forum: Dog food forum September 3rd, 2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By sugarcatmom
Lots of breeders don't actually feed inferior...

Lots of breeders don't actually feed inferior products like Iams because they truly think it's good for their dogs, but because they get "breeder" discounts and incentives for referring new puppy...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs September 1st, 2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By sugarcatmom
Ack! Cuteness overload! What a couple of darlings...

Ack! Cuteness overload! What a couple of darlings you have.

I agree that it's best if you can stay away from too much fish in their diet. I'm also a big fan of feeding lots of variety (in brands...
Forum: Senior cats August 30th, 2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By sugarcatmom
Increased vocalization in senior cats can often...

Increased vocalization in senior cats can often be one of the symptoms of hyperthyroidism (as can weight loss and increased thirst). Also could be "kitty dementia", or even related to loss of...
Forum: Photo challenges on Pets.ca August 24th, 2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,004
Posted By sugarcatmom
This would be Buzz Fuzzler's fuzzy little butt....

This would be Buzz Fuzzler's fuzzy little butt. He was one of the kittens I fostered a few years back (now in the loving care of some good friends of mine):...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs August 21st, 2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By sugarcatmom
Have you tried contacting the SPCA? They seem to...

Have you tried contacting the SPCA? They seem to have a TNR program:
http://www.spca.com/?p=6065&lang=en
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs August 12th, 2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By sugarcatmom
Chittering! That's what I call it anyway. I think...

Chittering! That's what I call it anyway. I think it's more commonly referred to as "chattering", but I like chittering better. The reason cats do this is not understood at all (kind of like so many...
Forum: Senior cats August 10th, 2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By sugarcatmom
What flavours of Fancy Feast? Many contain fish...

What flavours of Fancy Feast? Many contain fish products, which can be a problem for cats. Is your kitty willing to try any other canned foods that have better quality ingredients?

I would also...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs August 1st, 2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By sugarcatmom
Oh boy, do I ever feel your pain! I actually have...

Oh boy, do I ever feel your pain! I actually have a very, shall we say "macho", cat myself who also happens to be incredibly vocal (some Siamese in there somewhere) and a bit of a spritzer. Even...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! July 29th, 2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By sugarcatmom
Sounds more like a "scarf-n-barf" issue than a...

Sounds more like a "scarf-n-barf" issue than a hairball one. Can you try spreading the food around on a large plate so they can't eat so fast? Also, sometimes giving them an appetizer of just a...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! July 28th, 2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By sugarcatmom
If his appetite is fine and he isn't lethargic or...

If his appetite is fine and he isn't lethargic or hiding, I would just wait it out and see if things resolve on their own. My cats occasionally get soft stool (don't we all!) and it doesn't amount to...
Forum: Cat behavior forum - cat training July 24th, 2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By sugarcatmom
As Barkingdog mentioned, a tendonectomy would not...

As Barkingdog mentioned, a tendonectomy would not be a good idea. Here's what The Paw Project (http://www.pawproject.org/faqs/) has to say:

Tendonectomy or Tenectomy is a procedure in which the...
Forum: Introduce yourself here - Say hello July 21st, 2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By sugarcatmom
Does she have an absolutely favourite treat that...

Does she have an absolutely favourite treat that she'll climb mountains for? Temptations seem to be a big hit with many kitties, although my guys really go nuts for freeze-dried salmon or chicken.
...
Forum: Cat behavior forum - cat training July 20th, 2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By sugarcatmom
Hi Swhite, What are your kitties name? ...

Hi Swhite,

What are your kitties name?

Are you able to trim their claws at all? That would be my first recommendation. If you need some instruction on ways to do it, let us know. The vet can...
Forum: Photo challenges on Pets.ca July 6th, 2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 815
Posted By sugarcatmom
Peppercorn lounging about on the kitchen floor...

Peppercorn lounging about on the kitchen floor after a romp with his bro.
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f177/aztec_egypt/Pepfloorangle_zpsca1e17f4.jpg
Forum: Senior cats June 26th, 2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By sugarcatmom
One of the best articles I've seen on IBD in cats...

One of the best articles I've seen on IBD in cats (and why hydrolized diets aren't the answer), by the Feline Nutrition Education Society:

Feline Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Nature and Treatment ...
Forum: Senior cats June 25th, 2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By sugarcatmom
As hazelrunpack mentions, a raw diet might be a...

As hazelrunpack mentions, a raw diet might be a good option. Many a cat with IBD has had symptoms resolve when switched to a species-appropriate diet: http://www.catnutrition.org/ibd.html
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