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Forum: Senior cats December 18th, 2009, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,265
Posted By Mikey&Simba
Gee whiz - isn't it difficult to see them shrivel...

Gee whiz - isn't it difficult to see them shrivel up and become ghosts of their former selves ;_;

Simba was 16 lbs! now down to 9 lbs - happily, up from 7 lbs!
He used to have a hearty appetite,...
Forum: Senior cats December 18th, 2009, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,265
Posted By Mikey&Simba
Thanks for the warning. I've been reading...

Thanks for the warning.

I've been reading Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to natural Health for Dogs & Cats and also, The New Natural Cat for information.

I can't afford to go to a homeopathic...
Forum: Senior cats December 17th, 2009, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,265
Posted By Mikey&Simba
I guess the doc doesn't want his BUN level...

I guess the doc doesn't want his BUN level getting too high.

Yes, you are right about raw diet - I tried the conversion many years ago though Simba, has 3 teeth - 1 front on top, 1 front on bottom...
Forum: Senior cats December 17th, 2009, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,265
Posted By Mikey&Simba
homeopathy? any suggestions? experiences?

Simba had a visit to the Vet yesterday. I was told that it is common for cats w/hyperthyroidism and some kidney issues to lose muscle mass in the hindquarters. When I asked why - he didin't seem to...
Forum: Senior cats December 11th, 2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,265
Posted By Mikey&Simba
Hi again - I have lots O'lab test results. ...

Hi again -
I have lots O'lab test results.
In looking at them, I see that his T4 is 7.3 (10/19), down from 8.1.
Have increased his Methimazole dosage - will be retested in beg Jan.
His ALT is...
Forum: Senior cats December 11th, 2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,265
Posted By Mikey&Simba
To Hazelrunpack and Sugarcatmom

Thanks so much for your kindness at this difficult time for me.
I'm posting a photo of Mikey. :candle:
Forum: Senior cats December 11th, 2009, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,265
Posted By Mikey&Simba
Thanks!

Simba's last Vet visit was 1 month ago and had all tests and does not have arthritis. He is showing the same symptoms as all the cats I know that had or have hyperthyroidism. Eventually their hind...
Forum: Senior cats December 10th, 2009, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,265
Posted By Mikey&Simba
Hyperthyroid cat - weak hind legs ;_;

My Simba, 14, diagnosed 2 1/2 years ago with hyperthyroidism, is on Methimazole, 1 tab am, 1/2 tab pm doing ok with that dosage. Occasionally needs Cyproheptadine(sp?) 1/4 tab am to encourage...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! February 20th, 2008, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,399
Posted By Mikey&Simba
thanks for your suggestion

re smaller meals and feeding my cats separately.

I am doing that

yes, I tried EVERY diet - raw, veggies, no grains, etc. Prednisone is the only thing that is working.
:grouphug:
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! February 1st, 2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,399
Posted By Mikey&Simba
Unhappy Does prednisone cause weight gain and aggression in cat?

Poor Mikey - nothing else works to control his diahhrea - He was on Reglan and became very, very hyper and aggressive. Took him off and he's now on prednisone - I know, I know - but believe me for 2...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 19th, 2007, 11:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 911
Posted By Mikey&Simba
thanks again and again

I will try the Unleash Powder - :grouphug:

(my computer was kaput - just got back online today, 12/20)

yes, will consider trying the raw diet again with your suggestions
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 13th, 2007, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 911
Posted By Mikey&Simba
can you give cats digestive enzymes made for humans?

My cat, Mikey, has IBD and I've been reading that digestive enzymes can help him. I take a broad spectrum digestive enzyme capsule (I usually break the capsule and just put the powder in my mouth...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 11th, 2007, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,620
Posted By Mikey&Simba
Always something!

I've been dealing with my other cat, Simba, the 13 yr old orange tabby. It's too long a story to type - suffice it to say his prev. Vet should be jailed. When I have the chance I will find out how...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 7th, 2007, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,620
Posted By Mikey&Simba
thanks for acknowledging my

BEAUTIFUL BOYS:cat::cat:
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 3rd, 2007, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,620
Posted By Mikey&Simba
More thanks

:D
That makes so much sense, re raising the food dishes! yes, my dear Mikey used be 14 lbs, now he is 9 1/4. But since the Reglan (almost 3 weeks) he has gained a 1/2 lb. I will put up a pic of...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 2nd, 2007, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,620
Posted By Mikey&Simba
yes

:cry:That was the last diet I tried. He had awful diahhrea and vomiting. He can't digest the raw food.

What I have been doing now is supplementing his PetGuard grain-free canned food and Stella...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 2nd, 2007, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,620
Posted By Mikey&Simba
thanks y'all!

:thumbs up
I really appreciate your suggestions. Today, he just won't settle down - he's been up since 8:30 am - now it close to 4pm! and is just wondering around and wanting my attention - he...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 1st, 2007, 09:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,620
Posted By Mikey&Simba
Anyone have a cat on Reglan?

My cat, 13, Mikey has IBD and to keep him from throwing-up he is on Reglan, 2.5 mg 2x a day. He's doing so much better, not throwing up and gaining weight, but, he acts weird - likes to come up to...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! August 9th, 2007, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By Mikey&Simba
thanks all for your comforting replies re Simba

wow! never thought of it as "normal" cat behavior. He's been doing "the crazies" for awhile and sometimes he seems quite upset, and even a bit shaky, like he's in pain. I thought it could be a...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! August 9th, 2007, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By Mikey&Simba
Unhappy Help - vet says my cat is ok, but

after my cat urinates in litter pan, he jumps out and dashes around my apartment. Sometimes he meows. Vet said his urine ph is ok and no crystals can be found. I know something is NOT right. Any...
Forum: Introduce yourself here - Say hello December 11th, 2006, 10:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 735
Posted By Mikey&Simba
Oops!

Ahh! my question was answered by Skryker, whose former stray girl only wanted to stay outside for minutes at a time, a couple of times of year!

I also heard about a cat on a leash (in my...
Forum: Introduce yourself here - Say hello December 11th, 2006, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 735
Posted By Mikey&Simba
So great to hear other cat stories

You'd think, living in a big city like New York, I'd be able to have exchanges re my cats and their behaviors and get advice! But, everyone is running around - so busy just trying to take care of...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 11th, 2006, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,757
Posted By Mikey&Simba
Thats' good to hear!

Thanks, vfrohloff and jiorji,
I'm glad to know that cats can gum their food, still feel like hunting, and not compromise their lifespan without teeth. So far, so good - he still has his front, but...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 8th, 2006, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,757
Posted By Mikey&Simba
Question Cat has almost NO teeth - any experience w/this situation

I'm a new member and have posted several times. Great site!

My 12 yr old cat has a congential gum condition and even though he has had dentistry every every, my last visit to the Vet revealed he...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 8th, 2006, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By Mikey&Simba
new vet - teeth scaling

hiya - I've had many cats and, just like humans, some have good gums and teeth while others have major problems. I've changed Vets many times, too, because some of them recommend dentistry every...
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