If you can't feel her ribs really easily, and if she's energetic and active, I wouldn't worry too much. Being slightly underweight is healthier than being overweight, and many times pet owners aren't calibrated on what a healthy weight in a pet looks like. The vet has a lot of experience with guaging weight and would definitely tell you if she was too thin. My mom has the same problem with her dog, an Australian Cattle Dog who has finally rocketed up to the amazing weight of 27 pounds. Most of them are forty pounds or more. And she only nibbles her toof doo. So I do understand.View Thread
How about a doggie diaper? Is there any way he'd put up with that? It sounds like he doesn't have access to a run you could put him in, or anything like that. Also, waht's causing his urination? If it's behavioral, you might be able to help with training. If it's medical, maybe there's some way your vet could help him.View Thread
A lot will depend on the cause of his diarrhea and vomiting. Do you k now if he got into something? Is it possible to get him a vet check? It could be something resolvable by a bland diet like chicken and rice, but it could be something more serious at his age. Has he been losing weight even though his diet hasn't changed?View Thread
I've very sorry to hear about your dog. I know how hearbreaking this can be.
Unconsciousness would come faster depending on how much blood was being lost and how quickly, but blood loss can cause some dulling of the senses even before unconsciousness comes. If he was in a lot of discomfort, the bark collar wouldn't have overridden his ability to bark. His need to bark would have overcome the correction, in my opinion. I think it's likely that he went quickly. You can also tell a bit by body position. If he was curled up or lying down when it happened, without a lot of signs of struggle, it's likely that he wasn't suffering too badly.
Thank you! I really appreciate your detailed, thoughtful response. I know it's a little off topic, but there have been official topics from the editors that inluded such discussion questions as "do you let your pet sleep on your bed?" so I figured it wasn't too far afield.
I'll save this information. Every cat who has ever owned me, save one, has been a rescue. Mouse found her way to me and she's so wonderufl and special that I'm glad there's a breeder's association that specialises in breeding cats that sound a lot like her.
The diarrhea may not have had anything to do with the Rescue Remedy. The pup could have gotten diarrhea from stress, an unrelated illness, or a change in food. If he's active and fairly happy otherwise, you might want to watch him and only call the vet if it gets worse. As long as he's eating and drinking normally it's not such a concernt. Check for signs of parasites and watch for any changes to his food. Feed a bland diet (like chicken and rice) for a day or two and see how he does.View Thread
Your cat looks a lot like mine. Mine is also calico, with about the same color eyes and the same length of fur. I was wondering, was yours a particular breed, or mixed breed? She's absolutely lovely. My calico started out life as a near-to-stray so I don't know much about her lineage. Someday, hopefully many years down the road, I'd like a better chance of finding a kitten like her.View Thread
It depends on what type of cancer it is and what the vet thinks. There isn't much advice we can give you before we know more, and when you know more, your vet will have a treatment plan or at least advice to give.
I hope things turn out okay for your kitty. For now, love her, give her good supportive nutrition and plenty of pettings. My thoughts will be with you.View Thread