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Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! August 5th, 2008, 01:04 PM
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Posted By plmgifford
Sam's Weight Loss

Well, I've been tracking his weight loss very closely - the LAST thing I want is hepatic lipidosis! I even bought a baby scale to weigh him every few days!! (And the other two as well to make sure...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! August 4th, 2008, 09:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,586
Posted By plmgifford
Sam Losing Weight - Hooray!!

Thanks to everyone for all of your help, support, and advice. Sam is doing just great. My guess is, he must have just injured his back leg. After a few weeks of hobbling, he's all better.
In...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! July 3rd, 2008, 12:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,586
Posted By plmgifford
I have been picking it up after they are done b/c...

I have been picking it up after they are done b/c I was worried about it spoiling. (And also to try to be sure Sam doesn't get too much and not lose weight.) Is it okay to leave out all day?
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! July 2nd, 2008, 01:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,586
Posted By plmgifford
Well, so far, the two "decent" sized cats are...

Well, so far, the two "decent" sized cats are eating about 1/4 can of Instinct in the morning and in the evening. Sam - the huge one - is eating about 1/2 can in the morning and the evening. I give...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! July 2nd, 2008, 08:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,586
Posted By plmgifford
Well, the xrays from yesterday show some tissue...

Well, the xrays from yesterday show some tissue swelling on his right knee. Vet thinks it's an injury probably from jumping - although clearly I'm having issues trusting them after the last vet's...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! June 30th, 2008, 05:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,586
Posted By plmgifford
Well all, I finally actually got to speak with a...

Well all, I finally actually got to speak with a vet - not the vet who took the xrays and examined Sam last Wednesday. This one said she took a look at the Xrays and he does have mild hip dysplacia....
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! June 30th, 2008, 08:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,586
Posted By plmgifford
[QUOTE=Dr Lee;614462]A few questions I have in...

[QUOTE=Dr Lee;614462]A few questions I have in order to try to help...

1) The hind limb weakness is perisistent or episodic? Did your veterinarian identify this as a generalized illness or a...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! June 27th, 2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,586
Posted By plmgifford
I Already Ordered New Food!

After visiting the site, I already ordered new canned food online and will stop by on my way home to pick some up and start them all today!!!!!!!!!THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

Hopefully, Sam will be okay,...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! June 27th, 2008, 12:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,586
Posted By plmgifford
Thank You

I'm planning on isolating him tomorrow to get the urine sample. I will ask the vet about the potassium and phosphrous levels. Can you tell me why these should be checked?

I really appreciate all...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! June 27th, 2008, 11:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,586
Posted By plmgifford
Soft Tissue Is Possible

I'm sure a soft tissue injury is possible. I'm truly hoping that is all that it is. Clearly at that weight, he's not a very agile jumper. And it's certainly possible he hurt himself jumping off my...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! June 27th, 2008, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 713
Posted By plmgifford
Please Help! Dr. Lee? Anyone?

I posted this yesterday. Sam was the same last night and today. I have questions for the vet as to whether the CBC would have shown anything elevated if he received too much roundworm treatment, or...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! June 26th, 2008, 02:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,586
Posted By plmgifford
Cat with Hind Leg Weakness, Etc. Xrays Normal, CBC Normal

I am new to this site, but my Sam's issue seems to be a lot like Brianna's.

This started about two days ago that I noticed. Sam is an 8 year old - and very fat - 24lb - cat. A few weeks ago, one...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! June 26th, 2008, 02:39 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 198,279
Posted By plmgifford
My Cat Just Started the Same Symptoms

This started about two days ago that I noticed. Sam is an 8 year old - and very fat - 24lb - cat. A few weeks ago, one of my other cats was coughing - either asthma or acute bronchitis. Treated,...
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