TZ is still living with kidney disease. I guess it's been 2 years or so. He had some labwork taken yesterday, Saturday. He's kind of weak; doesn't climb well anymore--he falls sometimes; and he doesn't move out of the way when I am walking, which probably doesn't mean anything, as he never moves out of the way.
This is my second cat in about 2 months to be deathly ill--Coal died of cancer 2/22/2012. I'm not so well myself.View Thread
My youngest cat, who would have been 14, April 13, died Wednesday, February 22, 2012, of a cancerous tumor that was pushing tissue out of her nose. She had gone from 12.5 pounds to 6.8 pounds, and she could not eat because she could not smell.
I hope she is out of her misery now. Do you think she is?
My nearly 14-year-old cat, Coal, was a real sweetie, to the end. She died of cancer, Wednesday, February 22, 2012. The cancer had filled her nasal passages--Cancer is so ugly and life-sucking--she went from 9.5 pounds to 6.8 pounds. She was suffering, so I asked the vet to euthanize her. It was so kindly and humanely done. My cat didn't even try to fight--It was as if she knew she was going to be relieved.
She's going to be group-cremated. I had a funeral for her at my mother's gravesite. It was such a gorgeous day. I had a big boo-hoo.
Hopefully Coal is running around and having fun with my cousins' (deceased) cat Gingi now, out of pain.View Thread
My cat has something in her sinuses--I could be a tumor. I took her to the vet twice. She gave my cat a liquid antibiotic. Problem is that my cat won't eat because she can't smell, but she is hungry and wakes me up to feed her, though she can't eat. Pee, but no poop.
She breathes laboriously. I'm going to put her in the bathroom again and turn on the shower to make it steamy in there again. I think it gave her a little relief before. The doctor also gave me some nose drops after she flushed one nostril. She also gave me some medicine to stimulate her appetite--If it works.
I can't afford $2500 and more for labwork. I've made $15 fish soup for my kitty, stinky fish soup, hoping she could smell it. No such luck. She looks gaunt. I put warm compresses on her head and everything.
Is this the end? Do you have any suggestions that would get my cat to eat again? She's almost 14 years old. I've had her since she was about 6 to 8 weeks old. She's a sweet little thing, though she's been using her claws a lot to bat my hand away when I try to apply or give her medication.
Please say prayers or send well wishes this way. Thank you so much.View Thread
Are you able to vacuum a few times a week with the windows open? Are you able to mop after vacuuming? Are you able to wash blankets once or twice a month or more, if possible? Perhaps your cat has an allergy.
After an antibiotic, my cat didn't do very well and had diarrhea. The vet recommended a probiotic, and my cat's appetite returned and the diarrhea stopped.View Thread
My cat has colitis--She got it when she was about a year old. I think it comes from the food she was eating--I think she was allergic to wheat. She had bloody stools that scared me. I try not to give her anything with wheat, flaxseed, artificial colors, artificial flavors, artificial preservatives, soybeans, etc.
Nowadays I feed her Nutro natural in the dry form and Innova in the cans, but my cats are senior cats now--12 and 13 and 13.
My suggestion is to read the labels on the cat food. Better food costs more, but in the long run, I've only had to take my cats to the vet just for regular checkups. (I know, though, of a woman who fed her cat Friskies and the cat lived 23 years.)View Thread
An ex of mine used to feed his dog a big bowl of rice, beans and pork. Like the dog wmatto83 described, this dog was grossly obese, labored to breathe and could not walk. This dog also ate his canned dog food. One of the reasons I broke up with the ex is because of his insensitivity to the animal he was killing with "love".
I can't imagine the right words to tell your grandmother. Can you take the dog to the vet or call the vet and have the vet "prescribe" a "strict diet" of commercial dog food?View Thread