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Old 03-15-2010, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Sunset Mountain
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Since I'm a housewife now, I have so much time to keep the cat area spick and span. I love having the time to devote to those things I used to reserve for weekends and evenings I wasn't dragging in from a 60 hour work week.

I often feel guilty for not knowing about how harmful cat food is, my Misty had thyroid problems and I had to put her down after 19 years....

I want to be the wiser this time around, not that kitties live forever or anything, but I don't want them to needlessly suffer when it is something I could have fixed, ya know?

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Old 03-15-2010, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Sunset Mountain
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If you type Spick w/out the K it bleeps it out!
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Sunset Mountain
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Ok...so last night she threw up all of her food, and this morning she is dry heaving.

I wonder if she just had nerves from the doc yesterday, or this is part of her symptoms? I'll ask the vet when he calls.
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Sunset Mountain
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Vet just called, and all of her tests were negative, for everything!

I am so relieved, but so bewildered as to what is causing all this bloody stool and yakking this morning?

He suggested.....chicken diet for tonight and antibiotics today.

He said the only thing would be an obstruction, but when he felt her tummy he felt nothing.

Isn't this the weirdest thing ever?

I can't wait to start making my own cat food to keep my girls healthy and natural w/out chemically scientifically altered food.

For the first time, I really feel like a mom.
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Wichita, KS
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I'm glad to hear kitty isn't diabetic!
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:18 AM
 
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Vet just called, and all of her tests were negative, for everything!

I am so relieved, but so bewildered as to what is causing all this bloody stool and yakking this morning?

He suggested.....chicken diet for tonight and antibiotics today.

He said the only thing would be an obstruction, but when he felt her tummy he felt nothing.

Isn't this the weirdest thing ever?

I can't wait to start making my own cat food to keep my girls healthy and natural w/out chemically scientifically altered food.

For the first time, I really feel like a mom.
Could be constipation. Ours got that after having some cooked hamburger meat (with nothing in or on it). Seems like she can't digest it well enough. So she ended up having blood in her stool from straining. She's fine now and no more table food for her.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Sunset Mountain
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I'm glad to hear kitty isn't diabetic!
Oh God I am so relieved. I was trying to juggle how much medications would be and I'm not working right now.....

and it was such a sigh of relief.

But what I do with this gift is crucial. I have decided its time to stop the processed cat food and make it myself.

My husband and I already eat well balanced diets of fresh fruit, vegetables, trying to cut out cholesterol, high blood pressure, and triglycerides.

I will really enjoy making cat food and then dog food as part of my weekly meal time preparation.

Why not have a tree hugger family all the way around? LOL

We all just love our junk food, but its time to face reality that it is really slowly killing us....

Oh but it tastes so good! Damn I hate loving food....and that goes for Babygirl who will climb up your pants and back to sit on your shoulder to eat that raw chicken I'm slicing. LOL

This is my husband's cat Babygirl when she was a kitten, and how she looks now, she's 10 years old this year.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Wichita, KS
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Great pics.

I know about junk food all too well. I don't keep it around the house. if I want something I have to go out and get it and eat it there. It's actually been working for me to do it that way.

Having a diabetic cat isn't the end of the world. yes, they require care. Shots, syringes, insulin and a 3-4 month trip to the vet for a blood sugar check. And then they also require an approved diet.

I tell ya the cat eats better then me sometimes
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Canada
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What happened? Damn it, I hate when there is no follow up lol! Well I will keep looking :P
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:44 AM
 
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Default expensive vets..

Alot of people don't know about Care Credit..a credit card that can be used for both animal and human health care. Just as with a regular credit card, you are given a credit limit. I use mine for my animals only...and have never paid any interest on balances, as you are given 30 days to 1 year to pay back balances. It has come in very handy for emergencies..one drawback is finding a vet that honors this card. Just tho't this info might come in handy.
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