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Cat Chatter / Re: Why does Diva do this?
« Last post by Lola on December 11, 2018, 02:37:11 PM »
Diva REALLY gets into it!!!
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General Discussion / Re: Smoking - Quit Date
« Last post by Lola on December 11, 2018, 02:36:07 PM »
Starting Chantix again soon. I got a new quit buddy.  She is going to come up with an actual quit date.  She doesn't like New Year's resolutions, so it will likely be shortly after. 
People that "quit" over and over and over... then die a smoker, I will probably be one of them. Thinking positive didn't help, so now I will go for shaming myself...  Silly7
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One of the FIRST things I learned ....rotation.... rotation... rotation.  Can't say that enough!
Rotating brands saved our cats' lives, from a Wellness recall many years ago. 

Great point, Lola!   thumbsup1
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GENERAL CAT CARE / Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Last post by Lola on December 11, 2018, 01:01:58 PM »
Cute picture of Jennie in the sun beam.  Her hair looks good too!  :)
How is she doing today?
Not to drive you nuts, but I am curious... have you decided if you are going to give her the CBD oil?
You also mentioned that YOU would be trying it.  That peaked my interest as well.   ;D
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One of the FIRST things I learned ....rotation.... rotation... rotation.  Can't say that enough!
Rotating brands saved our cats' lives, from a Wellness recall many years ago. 
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Supplements / Re: Looking for advice on a milk thistle supplement
« Last post by Pookie on December 11, 2018, 12:50:59 PM »
I'll try.  We don't live together, so I can only provide "long distance" supervision.   :)
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Cat Chatter / Re: ShadowCat
« Last post by Pookie on December 11, 2018, 12:48:21 PM »
^^^^^^^^   thumbsup1 thumbsup1 thumbsup1 DrLisaPiersonWorthy DrLisaPiersonWorthy DrLisaPiersonWorthy DrLisaPiersonWorthy


NO comments are meant in a poopy manner.  I think I can speak for Pookie also when I say ... we just want to HELP.  Maybe also spare you and your feline family some of the horrors we (and our cats) had to learn the hard way. 

Exactly!  Sadly, I had to learn the hard way that the food my kitties were getting was making them sick.  NO ONE should have to go through that.  And just to add:  there are some vegetables that can be dangerous to cats because they are high in oxalate and can create oxalate stones in the bladder.  Spinach is one, but I don't know about green beans.  Personally, that's just something I'd avoid giving a cat -- it's not a natural part of their diet.

 fingerscrossed that she continues to get better!

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As far as her snoring goes - she has snored as long as she has been with us. And I mean cutting log snore not little wheezing sounds.

I know it's not funny but  funny2
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Cat Chatter / Re: What The Cat(s) Did Today...
« Last post by Lola on December 11, 2018, 12:44:09 PM »
She is a beauty... that's for sure!
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Cat Chatter / Re: ShadowCat
« Last post by Lola on December 11, 2018, 12:37:43 PM »
I am a bit stunned myself, that a vet would recommend vegetables to a cat.  Although I know I shouldn't be.  I haven't always had the fortunate experience of having a vet that is educated in pet nutrition.

I am NOT being a jerk when I say this... many of us have learned a few things over the years.  Unfortunatley, many of us also have learned ...via bad advice from vets and sick cats. 

My personal learning experience started with https://catinfo.org
Dr. Lisa Pierson DVM is a feline specialist.  She is a specialist because she didn't just stop at the education (and I use that word lightly) that was provided to her, while in veterinary school. 
She took her education MUCH further. 

Somewhere within her website  ;D she states how her interest in feline nutrition all started.  Her first love was/is horses.  In her practice, horses didn't have near the number of illnesses and issues that cats did.  Long story short... she came to realize that horses are fed species appropriate diets and cats are not. 

As far as feeding ShadowCat green beans...

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Cats are obligate (strict) carnivores and are very different from dogs in their nutritional needs. What does it mean to be an ‘obligate carnivore’?  It means that your cat was built by Mother Nature to get her nutritional needs met by the consumption of a large amount of animal-based proteins (meat/organs) and derives much less nutritional support from plant-based proteins (grains/vegetables). It means that cats lack specific metabolic (enzymatic) pathways and cannot utilize plant proteins as efficiently as animal proteins.

https://catinfo.org

NO comments are meant in a poopy manner.  I think I can speak for Pookie also when I say ... we just want to HELP.  Maybe also spare you and your feline family some of the horrors we (and our cats) had to learn the hard way. 
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Cat Chatter / Re: ShadowCat
« Last post by ThreeStep on December 11, 2018, 11:15:31 AM »

Pookie - please do not get a heart attack. I would rather try to feed SO broccoli then ShadowCat green beans. She has actually taken to reduced rations a lot easier then expected. Or is she just working me? As far as her snoring goes - she has snored as long as she has been with us. And I mean cutting log snore not little wheezing sounds. She had two episodes where she got stuck getting up/down over the last three years and we do not know anything about her life before us. The rescue folks were exquisitely unhelpful but SO was smitten by her and she by him. She always enjoyed brushing so that is being extended. Yes, we talk to all three and petting/scratching/physical contact is always for all three. Trying not to let one feel the slightest bit neglected.
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