Comments for Cat Advice | Paws and Effect http://www.paws-and-effect.com Advice by cats, for cats and their people Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:12:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Comment on Did my cat get paralyzed because I pulled his tail? by Mike http://www.paws-and-effect.com/did-my-cat-get-paralyzed-because-i-pulled-his-tail/comment-page-1/#comment-43318 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:12:00 +0000 http://www.paws-and-effect.com/?p=375#comment-43318 You’re an idiot

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Comment on My Cat Won’t Eat and My Vet Says to Euthanize Her. Why? by Catherine Murdoch http://www.paws-and-effect.com/my-cat-wont-eat-and-my-vet-says-to-euthanize-her-why/comment-page-1/#comment-43317 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:55:42 +0000 http://www.paws-and-effect.com/?p=3962#comment-43317 I agree you should definitely het a second opinion – sorry to say this but IMO your vet sounds lazy. Fancy telling you to have your furrbaby put to sleep when apparently she is still healthy! If she was sick, that (obviously) is another matter. I agree with Siouxie – get Pebbles’ teeth checked. Meantime, as for food, may I suggest some tinned sardines, mashed. They are soft and easy to eat sand my cats like them. Perhaps also a beaten egg from time to time? If you have a food processor or a blender, maybe you could whirr her food in that to make it soft and easier to eat.

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Comment on My Cat Won’t Eat and My Vet Says to Euthanize Her. Why? by letarosetree http://www.paws-and-effect.com/my-cat-wont-eat-and-my-vet-says-to-euthanize-her-why/comment-page-1/#comment-43315 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 07:01:58 +0000 http://www.paws-and-effect.com/?p=3962#comment-43315 I forgot…(above) also go online and research cat foods. and cat diets, Phone couple other resources, vets, vet schools., etc. and DO CHECK TEETH>..that can be so painful, some cats will almost starve, especially if they’re being fed crummy(dry) food. Remember, cats evolved eating mice, insects, snakes, etc.They got their calcium from bones of their prey, also. If I remember anything else, I’ll post here. Feel free to email me. I’ll see if I can contact my old vet and ask her if she still has my former cat’s records.

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Comment on My Cat Won’t Eat and My Vet Says to Euthanize Her. Why? by letarosetree http://www.paws-and-effect.com/my-cat-wont-eat-and-my-vet-says-to-euthanize-her-why/comment-page-1/#comment-43314 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 06:53:54 +0000 http://www.paws-and-effect.com/?p=3962#comment-43314 When my cat was 23 (!), we had these same issues. FOOD+ He ate Gerber’s baby food ( #2 – in glass jar) the turkey. and this became a favourite. You want to be SURE there’s no sugar in what you feed your cat. I found the most consistently good advice to be one by Anitra Frazer (Frazzier?) and another one i can’t remember. I went into a big bookstore and sat on the flor and read relevant parts of several books. I also remember some holistic, simple meds…do the research, you’ll find good advice in several books, unfortunately not always the least expensive…I remember one rather big book on cat health which was a
lot of help, can’t remember the name. Don’t Give up…KEEP READING…make sure there’s plenty of water, and DO NOT GIVE DRY KIBBLE. Even some vets do not remember that cats evolved in desert climates, and therefore got most if not all their requirements for water from plants,- WET FOOD…which if it’s a brand like Innova, for instance, has the finer which is also so important. I believe the major factor here is WET FOOD – (a good quality one), not necessarily the least expensive or most popular one. And vary the flavour…turkey, chicken, there’s one I wouldn’t recommend, but can’t remember; I’ve unfortunately been carless for a couple years. Best wishes.

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