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Forum: Introduce yourself here - Say hello February 26th, 2015, 03:11 PM
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Posted By sugarcatmom
Such great questions, Yupper! I love that you're...

Such great questions, Yupper! I love that you're carefully considering all the angles before getting a cat, especially since cats can live into their 20s and it really is a serious commitment.
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Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! February 24th, 2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By sugarcatmom
Sounds like maybe a congential issue (the CKD,...

Sounds like maybe a congential issue (the CKD, that is)?

The most important thing is that she eat, and prescription kidney food often becomes unappealing to cats because it's so low in protein. I...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! February 20th, 2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By sugarcatmom
Hi! Don't know much about fractures in cats,...

Hi!

Don't know much about fractures in cats, so can't comment on that, but maybe I can help with the kidney issues:



Do you know how old her kitty is, and how advanced the CKD is?

What...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs February 12th, 2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By sugarcatmom
Forgot to mention that antibiotics might be...

Forgot to mention that antibiotics might be partly responsible for the soft stools, in which case the additon of probiotics to your kitty's food could help with that. Also, pain meds should be at the...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs February 12th, 2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By sugarcatmom
Sounds like your sweet girl is having a rough...

Sounds like your sweet girl is having a rough time these days. :cry:

There are some great "quality of life" scales available that might help you with this difficult decision. Input from a vet you...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs February 1st, 2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By sugarcatmom
I hate that they don't make an antibiotic...

I hate that they don't make an antibiotic palatable to cats. Seriously people, we put a man on the moon, why is this so hard?

It wouldn't happen to be Antirobe drops that she's getting, would it?...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! January 29th, 2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By sugarcatmom
Absolutely! That and diet (a raw diet can be...

Absolutely! That and diet (a raw diet can be great for dental health and the overall immune system). Also, I wonder if part of the gum inflammation has to do with teething? If it were me, I would...
Forum: Senior cats January 28th, 2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By sugarcatmom
I agree that a check-up at the vet would be a...

I agree that a check-up at the vet would be a good idea if she hasn't had one recently. Even if she appears to be in good health, there may be some stuff going on internally that you can't see. A...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs January 28th, 2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By sugarcatmom
How long ago was he neutered? Sometimes it can...

How long ago was he neutered? Sometimes it can take a few months for the hormones to work their way out of their system, especially if they've already reached sexual maturity.



One way to check...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! January 24th, 2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By sugarcatmom
Hi Repunzal123! Is it canned or kibble that...

Hi Repunzal123!

Is it canned or kibble that your kitty is eating? What was s/he eating before the "prescription" diet, when they were having diarrhea?
Forum: Senior dogs January 22nd, 2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By sugarcatmom
Is the K/D canned or kibble? The moisture content...

Is the K/D canned or kibble? The moisture content of a wet food diet can really make a difference in the need for subQ fluids.

You might also want to reconsider the need to feed K/D in the first...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! January 7th, 2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By sugarcatmom
Right, they'll probably do a "spot check" (a...

Right, they'll probably do a "spot check" (a single blood glucose check), which won't be enough to really gauge how he's doing overall (it's only a tiny snapshot of the bigger picture and should...
Forum: Senior cats January 7th, 2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By sugarcatmom
For what it's worth, I think your DIL made the...

For what it's worth, I think your DIL made the right decision. Saddle thrombosis is indeed very serious, and even if a recovery is made (typically not that common), there are huge risks for it...
Forum: Senior cats January 7th, 2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,341
Posted By sugarcatmom
There are some common ailments in older cats like...

There are some common ailments in older cats like diabetes, kidney disease, and hyperthyroidism that can cause weightloss, but these would have shown up in the lab work (although depending on how...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! January 7th, 2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By sugarcatmom
:thumbs up That's when the blood...

:thumbs up



That's when the blood glucose levels are checked at regular intervals (for instance, every 2 hours) over a 12 or 24 hr period. A human glucometer can be used, and the blood is...
Forum: Senior cats January 6th, 2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,341
Posted By sugarcatmom
How is Tig doing today? Any sign of improvement?...

How is Tig doing today? Any sign of improvement? :pray:
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! January 5th, 2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By sugarcatmom
Yikes, the vet actually told you to reuse the...

Yikes, the vet actually told you to reuse the needles? Not a good idea. Here is a pic of what a needles looks like when used more than once:
...
Forum: Senior cats January 3rd, 2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,341
Posted By sugarcatmom
Aww, poor sweetie. What meds is Tig getting at...

Aww, poor sweetie. What meds is Tig getting at this point? How much food, and how often?

Do you have a heating pad or hot water bottle? I would make sure to wrap it in several layers of towel,...
Forum: Senior cats January 3rd, 2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,341
Posted By sugarcatmom
The feeding tube is surgically implanted, either...

The feeding tube is surgically implanted, either through the side of the cat's neck (an "E" or "P" tube), with the tube ending just before reaching the stomach, or another type is the PEG tube, which...
Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! January 1st, 2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 450
Posted By sugarcatmom
Thyroid issues in such a young cat would be...

Thyroid issues in such a young cat would be extremely rare. I'd look more at the food (what was she eating before, and what did you switch her too?), and also stress as your vet mentioned. Does the...
Forum: Senior cats January 1st, 2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,341
Posted By sugarcatmom
Most likely from the anesthetic and/or pain meds,...

Most likely from the anesthetic and/or pain meds, but I agree that a quick chat with a vet might help ease your mind. Is the morphine called Buprenex (aka buprenorphine?) It can make cats feel weird,...
Forum: Senior cats December 30th, 2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,341
Posted By sugarcatmom
What's a "3 tube"? Unless that was a typo and you...

What's a "3 tube"? Unless that was a typo and you meant e-tube.



No one is asking you to do this to one of your pets, so not an issue. Although I would like to mention that you are commenting...
Forum: Senior cats December 29th, 2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,341
Posted By sugarcatmom
:thumbs up I think e-tubes can be amazingly...

:thumbs up

I think e-tubes can be amazingly helpful in these situations. It will definitely help your own peace-of-mind, especially since Tig doesn't otherwise seem to be suffering from any...
Forum: Senior cats December 28th, 2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,341
Posted By sugarcatmom
Sorry to hear Tig is having eating issues again. ...

Sorry to hear Tig is having eating issues again.

Are the fosters kept separate? If not, do you have multiple feeding stations around the house?
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs December 24th, 2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By sugarcatmom
I have to agree with everything Marko said. For...

I have to agree with everything Marko said. For reference, I'll give you a bit of background on my situation, plus some advice on how to help Mango come out of his shell.

I have 5 cats. 2 are...
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