One of my cats (Boo) lately I noticed that he was not drinking water nor going to the litter box. The poor thing would sit outside of litter box and look into in and not going in. I read all about if the bladder is full and no urine is emptied, its a serious condition. So I was able to find a great clinic that was so helpful. I did have not any transportation to go there and I was desperate thinking if my cat develops cystitis or anything I would mortified. So the clinic had one of their staff to pick up my cat. I had the other cat with me and he was looking all over the house for his brother.
The poor thing didnt know what was happening. I talked to him gently and assure that Boo will be come back. The vet called me and what the plan was. He did have a urine infection, they gave a antibiotic shot that lasts 2 weeks. They also run blood tests on him.
The girl brought him back to me. Tiger was so happy to see Boo home, he went to up and nuzzled to him. A few hours later, I hear this low growl from one. My god, my Tiger who's is so gentle and mild all the time, was growling at Boo, then hissing. I could not believe it. He never never did that before. That continued through the night whenever Boo was in sight. Still today, the same thing, no change. I don't know what to do with this onset of Tiger being so ornery at Boo for what reason. Usually they running and playful and grooming each other and now then. Any suggestion would be helpful.
I wish it was that easy but alot transpired since then. I do give them catnip alot of times and they like it. Since Boo came home and the incidence between Tiger hissing and growling that night I was waiting for Boo to do something in the litter box. I put a separate box in the other room so he can use it. I was in the other room with Tiger last night and hear a cry from other room. I went there and Boo was in the litter box and nothing came out. I thought now what, the Vet said he gave a antibiotic shot for the infection. I called the Vet today and told about Boo not doing anything and cried a bit when he was in the box. He drank enough water to urinate. The vet said he can swing over and look at him again.
He came with his assistant and he palpated all over Boo to see anything was wrong. He said he felt fine but he said cats have a lower uterine tract and it could cause pain when try to void. He gave him a steroid shot in case the pain made him not urinate.
The tables turned last night when Boo started to hiss and growling at Tiger. Boo hid under the bed all last night and today and whenever Tiger peeked his head under, Boo would hiss and growl at him. I cant get him without him growing at me and getting away. I have so many scratches on me try to pry out of the under bed. I thought if i cuddled him and get him to nice to Tiger, but he is very ornery and growls now.
It's probably nothing, but it could be a problem. I give my 2 cats Friskies canned food, different flavors in the pate, chunks or shreds. The other night i saw some red stuff in the bowls. Since both cats feed from the bowls, one in particular like his canned food. I gave them shreds that time. I saw red stuff within the food. Usually at morning if they didnt eat the food I dumped it out and give fresh. Today i gave them a different flavor. What is with the red color in the meat, could it be the canned. Hoping that is nothing wrong with cats. If they were sick, would they still eat, drink water, play and run with the other cat if he was sick..?? I really want to get better food for them but at my budget the higher priced food i couldnt buy. Any theories about the red in the bowl would be appreciated.
I have two male cats, one is orange tabby (Tiger) and a black cat (Boo) that I got when they were about 4 months. They're about 31/2 yrs now. tiger is smaller than Boo. I give them canned and dry food (indoor) because they're indoor cats. I give them one fourth of the can in the morning and if they don'' eat the rest, I don't give them anymore for the day. Boo likes the dry, he don't care for canned ..go figure. Tiger likes his canned foot and hes smaller than Boo. One thing I started in the evening is giving Temptation treats and now I don't how to wean them. At least I make them fetch them when I throw to each cat.
Boo luckily is content and he does'n't care to fetch. If he happens to get the treats, which is not much its ok. Tiger on the other hand, leaps and runs like a road runner to get them. After throwing one handful of treats, he will coming back to get more and I will tell him "no, no more" and he leave and then 30 mins later hes back. He whines and whines to get more. I hate any kind of crying or whining I feel bad and I feel so weak that I give in. What can I do to wean him. They have a box of toys and I try to distract his distraction with no avail. I live alone, no kids, well my son is an adult and whenever he came over, the cats run like rabbits. They are not sociable at all. This has been since I got them. How can 4 month cats develop anti-social tendencies toward other people. Also does the fact that they don't care for their toys is because they're anti-social..??. Any kind of advice would be greatly appreciated.
It will be that time again soon where I take my annual a trip up to see the family for Christmas. My mom and sister will be coming up from Florida. My other sister lives in California and she can not get away at that time so she visits other times to see her grandson. I got a call from her the other day and she is visiting her son and see grandson and will stay at his house and she wants to see me since it's over a year since we saw each other. It just means another train trip to where she is staying. She will pick me up from the train which ten minutes from his son's house.
I of course will have to ask my son if he can stop at my house every day to feed the cats, change the litter. I dont why I feel so guilty about asking him to pop over. Understand he only lives 5 miles away so he should not be feel bothered. I think my real problem is; I have guilty feeling leaving the cats which I have not taken a trip since last year when I went to Florida at Christmas. I spoil them that's a fact, I am too soft at night when they expect their treats and religiously I give them, probably too many treats...it's my fault. One of the cats will come to me and meow and meow till I gave him the treats. I want to ween him off those treats every night. I am quite sure my son won't give them the treats like me. Hopefully he will give cats at least some treats. I have been panicky at night just thinkin taking trip because the catsy start in the morning meowing before 6 am for me to wake up.. They have their bowls full with food and their water but they still want me to get up.
I get SSDI every month because I have speech aphasia. I don't really have contacts nor friends to talk to. I feel I am being a hermit and self conscious becauses about my speech. My daughter in law never, never calls me or takes me anywhere since I came here 4 years ago. I have to wait for my son to take me shopping every two weeks. Whenever I go to their house, she is working (shes a hair sylist) and I never see her. Well, sorry for the ventingf but I wish I can get peace of mind about taking a trip and leaving the cats.
I have limited income so I have to rely on store brand cat food. I usually get the Friskies cans, different varieties for my two cats. They like the canned pate flavors, but after a while they will turn their noses up. I do also get other cans like the chunks, shreds, or grilled. I have to buy variety of Friskies canned because I cant buy a case of one kind. I also buy the friskies dry food, 7 lbs when I shop every other week. I usually get the seafood variety cause they seem to like it. Is there better canned food that I dont know of, with my limited income??. Any suggestions would be helpful.
I bought a water fountain for the cats about year ago and I keep it refreshed with cold water and change filter often. They drank of out of it many times and for the last few months they wont drink from it. I was worried that they wouldnt get enough water so, I have a white plastic basin (the kind you put in a sink) and I never used it. I live on a 2nd floor loft apartments and gets very warm in summer. My poor black cat lies around when weather is sticky. I put cold water in the basin for cats and set it on a towel in the front room. They do love drinking out of it and I clean it every day and then put cold water in it. I never wanted to start that habit, how can I get them to drink again from their water fountain again...?
My cats dont have to go the kennel, because my son will come once a day to feed them and change the litter. That takes a huge load of my mind, I was sick about them going to the kennel. Its funny when people dont communicate, I thought that they wanted me to put the cats in a kennel (he and his wife), but he didnt want me to spend money on a kennel and he said that cats would be in their own environment and not confined, thats 100% better. I asked him if he can stay awhile when he comes over with my granddaughter whos 4. I dont know, the cats go and hide whenever they come visit so, its mute unles he wants to coax them under the bed. They are not the most "sociable" cats. But when I am alone, boy oh boy, they want my attention all the time and especiially in the morning before 6 am one of them will start the yowling until I get up. They have their food bowls full but they want me to get up.
They will miss me terribly I fear and cry looking for me. I know this because when I took a trip before, the lady downstairs reported to me that the cats cried every night, and she heard them. I couldnt help that. That was another place. But I have the solace that my son will come by once a day to feed and change the litter. Thats all I could ask and I have the biggest load off my shoulders that I dont have to bring them to kennel...thankfully.
Please forgive me for this long post.... and not caring too much about kennels (cages) at all for my 2 cats. I always spoiled them and the only time I was away was ..one trip i went to my sister in Chgo. I left them for 3 days at home but my son came over and fed them and change litter. This time I am flying across 4 states and for 7 days and too long for them to stay at home. My son and wife won't take them to their house, his wife never liked the cats from the first time. My granddaughter who's 4 comes over with her dad to play with the cats.
So, I am going to visit my mom and sister in Florida over Christmas which I should be tickled pink because I haven't seen her since last year when they came to Chgo at Christmas. I took a train to my sisters and we had a nice visit with everyone.
I never wanted to board my cats, I dont have any friends to take them and i live in a quiet residential area. Anyway, I wanted to get any feedback about kennels and how do cats fare in them when their owners board them there. Do they have any withdrawal symptoms when they come out of the kennels..?? My cats are with me all the time, only me 24/7. I just want someone to say everything will be fine an d not to worry.
Don't you hate it when non pet people tell you that you dont anything or go anywhere cause of your pets. Hold onto your hats, this is a long story. My sister who lives 4 hours away by car and...by train...2 1/2 trip, and since I dont drive I have to take a train. I went there over Christmas and left my cats home but the plans were already made and my son lives 5 miles and he came once a day to feed them and change the litter. I still was torn leaving them home and I almost cried every night knowing they were alone. The reason I went cause my mom and sister from Florida flew there also and i had a chance to see them. When I came home the lady downstaiirs told me the cats cried every night and were running around ...what can i do about that.
Since that time, my sister asked me to go up there, once in may, cause my other sister from california was going to vist her and I flat out said no.,.I am not leaving the cats alone. I had to hear all the rantings that sisters do. Now, we dont talk hardly untill something comes up and sure enough she emailed me and said my sis from Calif is coming in mid July to see her grandson again and the other sister will ask me again if I can make the trip I am crinching cause I know everybody would get on my back. I dont think I skate on this one, even my son will advise that I shouild really go. He will offer to check on them to get their food for a few days. If I dont go... for sure they will say I am putting my cats before my family. How are your feelings about this...??.