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Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! January 24th, 2013, 09:35 AM
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Posted By MissPurryJess
The 24 hour results came back - negative on the...

The 24 hour results came back - negative on the cultures. I need to call for the 48 hour results - I was out of town for a few days. I'll edit later with more info, hopefully.
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! January 18th, 2013, 11:17 PM
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Views: 1,871
Posted By MissPurryJess
Another update: I took him in on Wednesday - he...

Another update: I took him in on Wednesday - he had an empty bladder. :wall:

Today at 1pm I realized he hadn't used the box since 8am, and he'd eaten - I called the vet and asked if I could bring...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! January 14th, 2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By MissPurryJess
Quick mini update! The Nature's Variety LI turkey...

Quick mini update! The Nature's Variety LI turkey is a big hit. Between that and the Merrick Thanksgiving dinner the kitties are completely off the high-phosphorous venison and have switched to a...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! January 12th, 2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,871
Posted By MissPurryJess
Thank you for those links! The second link is...

Thank you for those links! The second link is relatively easy to understand, but DH will have to help me through the second link.

I believe it was via cystocentisis. That's what her invoice says,...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! January 11th, 2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,871
Posted By MissPurryJess
So the new food they've been enjoying is the...

So the new food they've been enjoying is the Merrick Thanksgiving Day Dinner, and it's really wet already - it's super goopy. We add a bit more water and try to mash it around (I think there are...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! January 8th, 2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,871
Posted By MissPurryJess
I'll write more later, but I wanted to give you...

I'll write more later, but I wanted to give you the details from Daisy's urinalysis. *not sure what "HPF" means, but I'm including it anyway*

Appearance: cloudy
Specific gravity: 1.036
pH: 7.5...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! January 7th, 2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,871
Posted By MissPurryJess
Eeep I'm trying the quote thing - I don't think...

Eeep I'm trying the quote thing - I don't think I've quite figured out how to get your name in there, though. For the phosphorous values he gave me the LI foods as well as the regular Instinct duck -...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! January 7th, 2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,871
Posted By MissPurryJess
sugarcatmom - I don't know how to do the quoting...

sugarcatmom - I don't know how to do the quoting thing like you do! I need to figure that out.

Daisy wasn't fasted - the test was in the evening, around 7:30pm, so she'd definitely had plenty to...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! January 7th, 2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,871
Posted By MissPurryJess
I got a call from the vet today - Daisy's pH is...

I got a call from the vet today - Daisy's pH is 7.5. :( Her urine is also very concentrated. It was only 2 weeks since the last test, so I don't know if that's why - if it hasn't had a chance to...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! January 4th, 2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,871
Posted By MissPurryJess
Update! Daisy had a cystocentisis and urinalysis...

Update! Daisy had a cystocentisis and urinalysis and no crystals!! :cloud9: We're waiting for the rest of the results, pH and so forth - hopefully we'll get them in the next day or so (this vet is...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! January 3rd, 2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,871
Posted By MissPurryJess
Just a quick update! The kitties are...

Just a quick update!

The kitties are adjusting to the all wet diet. I still sprinkle a dusting of pulverized dry food (like 2 kibbles worth) on their canned food every now and then, and that...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 31st, 2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,871
Posted By MissPurryJess
sugarcatmom - Thank you for those links! I'll...

sugarcatmom - Thank you for those links! I'll watch the videos tonight - I read through the wording on the page but didn't have a chance to watch the actual videos yet.

I did take your advice and...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 30th, 2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,871
Posted By MissPurryJess
Okay new complication - they're not eating...

Okay new complication - they're not eating enough. Fitzy weighs about 9 lbs, Daisy weighs 9.5ish lbs, and today they've eaten about 3.5 oz of wet food between the two of them (1 and a half 3oz cans)....
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 30th, 2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,871
Posted By MissPurryJess
sugarcatmom - I need to find a holistic vet I can...

sugarcatmom - I need to find a holistic vet I can talk to about nutrition. Because I can't have a conversation with any of these vets about it.

I hate feeling like "the crazy conspiracy theory...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 29th, 2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,871
Posted By MissPurryJess
sugarcatmom - I'm speechless. She seriously told...

sugarcatmom - I'm speechless. She seriously told me something completely out of whack?! I looked up potassium citrate and sure enough, it's the exact opposite of what we need. :censored: What the?! I...
Forum: Cat behavior forum - cat training December 29th, 2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,838
Posted By MissPurryJess
Sorry to bump up the thread - but I had to share...

Sorry to bump up the thread - but I had to share this photo from this morning with you guys. :lovestruck:

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I woke up on my back, with Daisy asleep on my upper thighs (wasn't very...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 29th, 2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,871
Posted By MissPurryJess
Okay! So! I've done some research - my head is...

Okay! So! I've done some research - my head is about to explode (again). :crazy:

Luckily DH is a scientist, so I had a few :shrug::eek::confused: moments and he was able to help me a bit. I feel...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 27th, 2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,871
Posted By MissPurryJess
Thanks pattymac - when you say 90% wet food, do...

Thanks pattymac - when you say 90% wet food, do you mean one of those "90% meat" canned foods, or just 90% wet and 10% kibble?

Thanks for the tip to avoid fish - I saw that in an article while I...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 27th, 2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,871
Posted By MissPurryJess
Thanks, Marko! The Rx food you're feeding sounds...

Thanks, Marko! The Rx food you're feeding sounds like the non-Rx food I currently feed my kids - venison green pea - in fact the first few ingredients are exactly the same, too.

I'm all for an Rx...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 27th, 2012, 12:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,871
Posted By MissPurryJess
Exclamation high-quality wet food for kitty with struvite crystals in urine

I just found out that my 10 year old girl kitty has struvite crystals in her urine. Her pH is about 6 (the vet said it should be 5), but her ultrasound and x-ray showed no stones or "sludge" (as the...
Forum: Cat behavior forum - cat training November 11th, 2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,838
Posted By MissPurryJess
So my new pet sitter, who does animal training...

So my new pet sitter, who does animal training and behavioral therapy, has given me some insight into my situation. Ever since we moved the litter box the situation has continued to improve - less...
Forum: Cat behavior forum - cat training October 17th, 2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,838
Posted By MissPurryJess
So just to put it out there since it appears to...

So just to put it out there since it appears to be working - we've solved the pooping problem (for now). He was always doing it in the exact same place, in front of the closed basement door (they're...
Forum: Cat behavior forum - cat training October 15th, 2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,838
Posted By MissPurryJess
Hi Reg, Thank you for telling me about your...

Hi Reg,

Thank you for telling me about your situation. I went to a few pet stores in search of pet safe leather toys and didn't find anything, so I guess it's time to do an online order from...
Forum: Cat behavior forum - cat training October 8th, 2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,838
Posted By MissPurryJess
Thanks marko - I completely understand what...

Thanks marko - I completely understand what you're saying. For now I'm going to let him chew on the leather belt when I'm holding it, so I can watch and make sure he doesn't bite off a piece. And I'm...
Forum: Cat behavior forum - cat training October 8th, 2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,838
Posted By MissPurryJess
Exactly - I'm just concerned that there's...

Exactly - I'm just concerned that there's something potentially toxic in the wire coating or something like that. I'd like to know the same about a leather belt - the leather is shiny on one side and...
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