Hi everyone, My cats are about 9 and 10 years old. One of them has had a couple of urinary tract infections ( although not in a very long time) so I feed them mostly urinary tract formulated food. When looking at the nutrition facts on cat food, what should we look for? For instance, how much ash, taurine, etc...should there be in the food?Special kitty just came out with a new "selects" line which includes Duck and rice among other flavors. My cats LOVE it but I know its a cheap food and was wondering what the recommended requirements are. I give them urinary tract formula pro plan wet food in the morning but like to switch it up at night. They also free feed on purine one urinary tract. Thanks!!!View Thread
Hello everyone, My good friend just informed me that her 10 year old cat suddenly passed this morning. He was a bit overweight, but was fine one minute but suffering the next. It started with a little bit of vomiting and he was clearly having trouble breathing before he passed.
I have two cats around the same age...both about 11 pounds. I am now terrified. How common is this? Is there anything that can be done to prevent this?
I've never treated my strictly indoor cats for heartworm...should I start now?
It's very difficult to bring one of my cats to the vet b/c he gets absolutely terrified and I am scared he will have a heart attack; therefore he does not get regular exams. I would have to somehow give him a sedative before we go. Is it imperative for their health to receive yearly vaccinations? I would never want to do anything (or not do anything) that would harm them, but I also do not want to put them through any undue stress.
Sorry for all of the questions...this shock just has me questioning everything and I want to do everything I can to ensure that my cats live a long healthy life. Thank you!View Thread
Hi, My mom has two four month old kittens. One, that was adopted from the shelter at about 3 months old, seems to be growing more than the other one. The one I am concerned about was rescued and bottle fed by mom. Could this have something to do with her small size? She has been to the doctor quite often, due to her being orphaned, but not in a couple of months. It is during this time that it seems like the other one is growing and she is not. She doesn't seem unhealthy, just small. She will be going to the vet in October to be spayed. Thanks!View Thread
Thanks everyone. I think we figured it out. My mom was changing their food brand often to find out what they liked. It appears that "friskies" upsets her tummy. She had stuck with pro plan for a few days and there were no problems. As soon as she gave her firskies, it appeared! Thanks again.View Thread
Thank you for your concern fislam. This kitten has been to the vet sooooo many times b/c we rescued her at 10 days old. She had multiple worm tests and even an ultrasound of her tummy. She hasn't been in a while though so I think she should go back. My sister seems to think that its not a coincidence that this really started when the new kitten came. They are friends now but maybe she is still a little territorial?View Thread
Thank for your response fislam...my mom is going to try multiple litter boxes.
Still having the problem. Sometimes she goes in the box, sometimes she does not. I don't get it. She seems to have a sensitive tummy b/c, after she eats a meal, and you pick her up, she burps. Also, my mom says that sometimes she can hear her tummy grumbling.
Hello everyone, My mom's 4 month old kitten is having bathroom problems. She poops in the litter box but every other day poops wherever she feels like it...the bathroom carpet, under a desk, and her favorite spot is the bathtub!!!! My mom literally cleans the boxes the second they go. You couldn't get a cleaner litter box yet she still does it. I've suggested she take off the hood to the box but that didn't work. My mom uses litter pan liners so I suggested she get rid of those. She has tried different litters. A few weeks ago they adoped another kitten her age and after the inital introduction, they get along like best friends. So I don't think its her marking her territory. Any other suggestions? She seems to be perfectly healthy...gaining weight at a healthy pace and plays until her hearts content. The only other thing I think is a bit odd is that she is always hungary! She goes around licking everything off the floor....even the slightest crumb. The dr. has tested her for worms many times and I haven't seen any rice looking things to indicate tapeworm. Please help!! Thanks!View Thread
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