Thanks again, everyone, for your excellent replies. I take my cat to the vet in a little while. I'll tell you what happens--I don't know if I will be back to the computer soon. It might be a few days.View Thread
Thank you all for your honest and heartfelt stories of your kitties. Mine is going back to the doctor this week.
I would have taken him this past week, but some important human business came up that left me totally saying that I should have taken the cat to the vet instead--It's a long story.
Anyway, it is hot here. I don't have a.c. (another long story), but my cats don't seem to mind. I bought a fountain a couple of weeks ago, but he prefers to drink water straight from the tap. He doesn't eat too much. He's still the sweetest kitty in the best mood. His siblings are pretty dear, too.
I've always bought them the premium cat food, but now I'm not sure if supermarket brands are worse--I know of a woman who fed her cat Friskies, and the cat lived to 23 years.View Thread
My cat overeats at times and throws up the dry food.
I've been anxious about them lately, suspecting that any of them might wet my bed, so I bought some waterproof mattress covers. So far, no trouble, but I'm suspecting my cat who was newly diagnosed with kidney disease might wet my bed some day.
My dear cat TZ has kidney disease according to my vet. He's going for an ultrasound this week. He's just turned 13.
I've heard from 2 people that they had to have their cats euthanized because of kidney disease. I can't see putting him down--I can get Nature's Miracle to deal with any messes. I'd be heart broken to have him euthanized.
How do you handle kidney disease in a 13-year-old cat?View Thread
I've gotten so good with the dropper (and antibiotics) and towel that my cat hangs around me now after I've given her the medication--Isn't that a hoot? My cat waits for more meds. Anyway, I give her a good brushing after dosing her with the meds.
Thanks for all of your suggestions. I'll check them out.View Thread
I can't find the "straight jacket" I purchased used to give my ca's medication. I haven't a clue where it is, so, I used a towel.
I had some trouble with her before, trying to give her antibiotic pills--She kept spitting them out. Using the liquid antibiotic, I've had more success, however, it's still hard trying to round her up and settle her down so that she doesn't think I'm feeding her poison.
I love using the dropper, and it's not so much of a showdown. However, if there is an easier way to administer meds, would someone share?