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Constipation in cats
We found out that constipation in cats is quite common. Our one guy had this problem for over a year. We tried everything. He wouldn't eat pumkin, squash or any of the things that are supposed to help.We researched like crazy. It was so difficult for him that he developed litter box aversion ( a behavioural issue because he related the box to his pain). This made it equally difficult for us. The long and short of it is, we finally tracked down a food that worked beautifully. It's called Medi-Cal Gastro Intestinal and made by Royal Canin. After a few days he was calm again and now uses the litter box again. if you have a cat with these symptoms give it a try. We were able to buy it at the Veterinarians. Good luck!
3 month old kitten almost died not breathing
I know About a week ago, our 3 month old kitten almost died. She has always been healthy aside from an incident she had drinking chocolate milk about a month before. We believed she had fully recovered as she was back to her normal self. She was playing, running, eating,etc. that morning. I called her name. She ran into living room and started doing uncontrollable flips. I realized she could not breathe! I attempted the Heimlich but she still was not breathing. My wife did a finger sweep because we thought she had choked on something. Nothing helped. She was not breathing. About 2 minutes later her body was going lifeless.Then my wife did rescue breaths. Eventually she began to breathe shallow breaths by herself on our way to vet.We got her to vet. They stabilized her, put her on oxygen. The next morning she was sent home because she was eating on her own!They found pneumonia. Put her on antibiotics. But her neurological motor skills are damaged. She mentally is still sharp. But her walking and running is highly erratic and uncoordinated. We figure she got brain damage from oxygen deprivation.The vet has no idea what happened to her. The X-ray showed no object to cause choking. I don't know if she had a seizure. We are just glad she is alive right now.
Itchy red eye and ears turned severe= please help!
Hi,My cat has been sick for years with itching. He's lost most of the fur on his belly, tail, and face. He has small circles of lost fur in his ears but they are not sores. We've tried all the food allergy trials and he does not respond. Recently taking a treatment of Profender seemed to help, and he got his fur back and doesn't itch as much. But he has to take a treatment every three weeks or he's back at it. Over the last three months he's developed a red eye. He scratches it and there are sores all around it and his ears. I thought he might have toxoplasmosis so I got him a treatment for it and it seemed to work but he couldn't keep taking it because it made him sick to his stomach. Now the eye has turned Glacoma and they want me to remove it! I know this won't solve the underlying condition. I am hoping someone out there has heard of this! Please help if you can!Nancy
tapeworm in cat
hi. i have 3 cats, and my vet discovered a tapeworm on my female cat at her last visit. i am really afraid that my other 2 could pick up a tapeworm from the litterbox they share. could anybody help?
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change in behavior
My 3 year old cat has recently been sleeping a lot more, not coming when called, has dry nose, will sit, stare off into space & rock, meowing a lot more than usual & seems to have lost his balance. He is eating & drinking & hasn't lost any weight but I am very worried about him. Seems like he has lost his mind a little.
Kitten Clicker Training Frustration
Over the past month, I have acquired 2 kittens- one male that is about 4 months and one female that's a little younger. Before getting them, I had read up on clicker training cats, so I began to clicker train them right away (seperately, of course). The older male has done extraordinarily well. I successfully loaded the clicker, found a treat that he was crazy about, and taught him to come when called.
The female is a different story and has me at my wits end. It's not that she's not intelligent; it's just that she will NOT cooperate. I was successfully able to load the clicker with her (I know because I clicked without a reward and she searched for one), so I know she is capable of learning. However, when we throw in the commands, and she has to work for the treat, it's like she shuts down or gets bored. When we begin training, I always let her smell the treat to begin with, and then begin with the particular command I want to focus on (so far it's only the "come" command because I can't get her to pick it up). With the "come" command, once I have her attention and issue the command, she will slowly waltz toward me, stopping to look out the window, stopping to clean her paws a little, stopping to scratch on the carpet, etc. All the while I am about to pull my hair out! Once she does make it to me, I click, give a treat, and praise her over and over, and the process begins again.
When I first started training, she would sometimes sniff the treat and walk away, so I was like, "Okay, well maybe she doesn't like the treat. I need to find a better incentive." After several different types of reward including various treats and toys (as well as attempting training before a meal so she would be hungry), nothing is working. I have no idea what I am doing wrong! I know that she is probably just as confused as I am, but her seeminly indifferent attitude is so frustrating! Does anyone have any advice?
my cat has an open sore on his paw that is not healing and I need help please!
My cat has been on Prednisolone for six years due to an allergy where he would itch so much he would get bare spots on his skin. About two years ago, he developed an open sore on a paw and it has gradually grown larger and now it is bright pink and quite puffed up, but not infected. I have been trying Derma Gel for one week now and it has not changed. He also has kidney disease, but no diabetes. He is around 12 years old. The vet told me that there is nothing that can be done. I would like to switch him off the Pred and put him on something else for his skin allergy. Any of you have something similar to this and have advice for me? Thanks!
I think my can't may be a descendant of a Turkish Van.
Hello everyone!! I have always been curious about what kind of breed my lil fatboy Sandy is. At one of our vet trips I was looking at the posters on the wall. One poster had pictures of car breeds. The moment I saw the Turkish Van picture I couldn't help but think about my cats resemblance to the Turkish Van. I went home and looked up this breed and noticed a lot of similar traits. He loves water; when he was a kitten he would jump in the shower with me. He liked to sit in the ledge of the tub and play in the water. He loves being up high- sometimes I wonder how the heck he gets in the places he does. He's super loving & will give you kisses a d headbutts as a sign of affection.
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