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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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Supplements / Re: Looking for advice on a milk thistle supplement
« Last post by ThreeStep on December 11, 2018, 11:02:02 AM »
Keep an ye on your mother and her new friend.
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Cat Chatter / Re: What The Cat(s) Did Today...
« Last post by ThreeStep on December 11, 2018, 11:00:46 AM »
Thank you Pookie. What pictures cannot capture is her personality. She is simply a happy go lucky little fur ball.
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Cat Chatter / Re: What The Cat(s) Did Today...
« Last post by Pookie on December 10, 2018, 09:57:07 PM »
Guarding the tree

To me, her expression says "Mine."   :)  The other picture though -- you nailed it with "what can I get into?"   funny2

She's so pretty!
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Supplements / Re: Looking for advice on a milk thistle supplement
« Last post by Pookie on December 10, 2018, 09:55:04 PM »
Can you ask her vet?

The vet put her on this:

https://www.amazon.com/Rx-Vitamins-Pets-Hepato-Support-Capsules/dp/B003PR32TG

However, it's a "prescription" which means it probably costs a LOT more than what I was looking at, which contains the same main ingredient, and the products I posted about are also organic and made in the USA.  I don't know about the one the vet prescribed.

But my other concern was that my mother has arthritic hands, and she has to open these capsules and mix the powder into her dog's food.  Opening capsules with arthritic hands . . . IMO, makes it harder for her than it needs to be, even though she's using a knife to do it (which also makes me a little nervous).  I was looking at products that were just powder so all she had to do was scoop it out and mix into the food.

I did finally order the Herbsmith milk thistle, which will be direct-shipped to her.

On a bit of a side note . . . I do wish the vet hadn't given the dog a rabies booster, esp. since she wasn't due for another 7 months.  Her liver is already carrying a toxic load, which is why she's getting the milk thistle.  It makes no sense to me to add to that burden when it's not yet necessary, and before the milk thistle has had time to work.  But . . . what's done is done.   :(
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Cat Chatter / Re: ShadowCat
« Last post by Pookie on December 10, 2018, 09:44:04 PM »
Poached chicken is not her favorite but it seems to beat the mashed green beans the vet suggested.

"Mashed green beans?"  For a CAT?!  And the vet suggested that?   bangshead bangshead bangshead bangshead  I guess he/she doesn't understand that cats are obligate carnivores and lack the enzymes to digest plants.   bangshead bangshead

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Eye looks better, breathing sound a bit better, snoring has not changed.

I'm glad she's improving (other than the snoring -- or were you talking about someone else?)!
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The J.M. Smucker Company today announced a voluntary recall of specific lots of 9Lives® Protein Plus® wet, canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1). No illnesses related to this issue have been reported to date and the product is being recalled out of an abundance of caution.

The impacted products are as follows:

Product Name                     UPC Code   Product Size                        Best if Used By Date

9Lives® Protein Plus®
With Tuna & Chicken          7910021549   4 pack of cans, 5.5 oz each     Mar. 27, 2020- Nov.14, 2020

9Lives® Protein Plus®
With Tuna & Liver           7910021748   4 pack of cans, 5.5 oz each        Apr. 17, 2020 – Sept.14, 2020

No other 9Lives® products or products of The J.M. Smucker Company are impacted by this recall.


http://truthaboutpetfood.com/smucker-company-issues-voluntary-recall-of-specific-lots-of-9lives-protein-plus-wet-canned-cat-food-due-to-low-levels-of-thiamine/?fbclid=IwAR2Afzk6OZndM2Xz74mnOrvRrcjf2jgBZWUOIbKZn1Y-oZbBwSFxiqfYuIA

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GENERAL CAT CARE / Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Last post by Woodland Girl on December 10, 2018, 02:17:14 PM »
It's great to see Jennie enjoying the sun's rays. I hope that she'll be able to do so for some time to come.

I'm so pleased that you were able to enjoy your hike MC. Fresh air recharges the soul.

Sending hugs as well as gentle strokes for Jennie .xx

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Cat Chatter / Re: What The Cat(s) Did Today...
« Last post by ThreeStep on December 10, 2018, 12:57:17 PM »
What can I get into? I need to get SO's iPad for pictures with the tree lit.
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Cat Chatter / Re: What The Cat(s) Did Today...
« Last post by ThreeStep on December 10, 2018, 12:56:18 PM »
Guarding the tree
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