Comments for Cat Advice | Paws and Effect http://www.paws-and-effect.com Advice by cats, for cats and their people Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:48:40 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Comment on Can Cats Get PTSD? by Misha http://www.paws-and-effect.com/can-cats-get-ptsd/#comment-43889 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:48:40 +0000 http://www.paws-and-effect.com/?p=4392#comment-43889 Just click on the link in the answers from Thomas “Bach Rescue Remedy” and you’ll be directed to the seller. Unfortunately the three words are not really outstanding in color or bold. Good luck.

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Comment on Can Cats Get PTSD? by Sassenach MacConney (Sass, Lou and Chevy) http://www.paws-and-effect.com/can-cats-get-ptsd/#comment-43878 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:34:24 +0000 http://www.paws-and-effect.com/?p=4392#comment-43878 My Chevy has kittycat PTSD; he was found in the engine bay of a car when he was 4 weeks old. He has many of the behaviors described; hypervigilance, inappropriate urination (but only every once in awhile), aggression, etc. Rescue Remedy on a freeze dried treat helps some (Chevy is very food motivated), but what helps a lot too, is keeping Chevy in the here and now, and giving him the space, encouragement & confidence he needs to figure things out for himself and see that he’s perfectly fine. This whole thing is a process, but Chevy is worth it.

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Comment on Can Cats Get PTSD? by Dorlis /grote http://www.paws-and-effect.com/can-cats-get-ptsd/#comment-43872 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:55:48 +0000 http://www.paws-and-effect.com/?p=4392#comment-43872 I forgot to mention that she was alone in the trailer for 3 weeks, with no interaction, just the lady’s sister came every other day and put out food and changed the litter.

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Comment on Can Cats Get PTSD? by Dorlis /grote http://www.paws-and-effect.com/can-cats-get-ptsd/#comment-43871 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:54:07 +0000 http://www.paws-and-effect.com/?p=4392#comment-43871 My Annie has PTSD. Her owner was dying with cancer and was going to put her to sleep if she could not find a home like hers so my vet kept asking me if I wouldn’t take her (I have the word sucker written on my forhead). So I took her home with me. She went from a single wide trailer to large house with a basement, one person only to 2 people ad another cat (19 years old). She came by a cardboard box to the vet’s office, into a carrier to my house . She was also tested at the vet’s office and found to be positive for leukemia. I still think this was due to stress, as she is healthy as can be. When I got her home, she spent the first week in the basement, sneaking up for food when everyone was in bed. Since, I have gotten other cats and her response to all of them is scream, hiss, run and slap and then run away . It has gotten better over the years. I try to give her special attention to let her know she is loved equally. She has never had a problem with litter boxes as I have had up to 8 cats at a time so there is always one she can claim as hers. Right now I am down to 4 cats: Homey who is 8 same as Annie and a brother and sister , Harley and Dee (because they purr like a Harley)who are now 3-1/2. They are all “dump” cats who either showed up at the house or in Harley and Dee’s case came from Walmart’s parking lot. A lady was giving them away, the manager called cops who were going to arrest her and take the kittens (3 months) to animal control. In Lincoln County we don’t have that, which mean they would be shot. Of Course I did not want that so I got 2 new kittens. Annie’s main reaction to all this is to lick her front legs almost bare . I try to distract her with toys, treats but I think I will have to try Jackson’s remedy. I don’t want to use drugs (vet’s advice)because of side effects.

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Comment on How I Got My Diabetic Cat “Off the Juice” by Dawn http://www.paws-and-effect.com/how-i-got-my-diabetic-cat-off-the-juice/#comment-43853 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:23:22 +0000 http://www.paws-and-effect.com/?p=4099#comment-43853 A little late, but happy remissioniversary! My 2 sugar cats were lucky enough to become diet controlled shortly after I adopted them and got yhem on canned food. It’s been almost 4 years and they are still doing well.

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