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Re: The on-going ever-evolving process of feeding Mazy cat
« Reply #255 on: October 05, 2017, 05:09:58 AM »
Something new this morning.  We went down to the litter boxes as usual. I saw she had already peed.  I knew Mazy cat was due for a poop so after asking her "Do you want a ride?" I lifted her up into the litter box she likes to poop in.  Instead of pooping she puked up two sizable wads of fur!  Mazy never brings up fur without food.  I always do wish, if she has to bring it up, it would come up before the meal!  This time, for the first time ever, it did.  I scooped it out and praised her to the skies.  She hopped out of the box. 

But wait....what about your poop Mazy cat?  She turned to look at me when I said that so I picked her up and put her back in the box she likes to poop in.  This time she obliged with a poop.

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Re: The on-going ever-evolving process of feeding Mazy cat
« Reply #256 on: October 09, 2017, 05:14:23 PM »
Aside from that litter aberration reported above Mazy cat is continuing with her current patter.  She goes 6 or 7 or sometimes 10 days without vomiting.  Then she vomits a meal. 

Often, lately, those vomits do contain wads of fur.  She didn't used to bring any fur up. But it is coming up now.  No staggering.  Then she skips a day, then she vomits again, again with fur.  Then she goes on for another 6, 7 or 10 days.

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Re: The on-going ever-evolving process of feeding Mazy cat
« Reply #257 on: November 28, 2017, 05:25:49 PM »
Mazy cat has a new pattern, just in case I was getting bored.  She's stopped bringing up fur in her most recent episodes.  And lately, after she brings up the meal, when she indicates she's ready to eat again and I give her a small amount, that comes up too.  Again, no fur.

Her spans between continue to run every 7-10 days, except this one which was only 4 days.  But I know she's got some fur needing to be moved.  Her last week or so of poops she's been passing almost no fur.  I finally gave her a few drops of mineral oil (not something I recommend generally speaking) with Sunday lunch, and yesterday afternoon she gifted me with a nice furry poop. 

But it wasn't enough. Obviously.

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Re: The on-going ever-evolving process of feeding Mazy cat
« Reply #258 on: November 29, 2017, 05:39:57 AM »
Mazy cat didn't eat again until bed time.  She ate a small meal of chicken breast, skin and egg yolk, with SEB and probiotic, and kept it down.

Incidentally, in spite of her tummy upsets she was quite lively and playful last night.

Early this morning I heard her coughing, before I got up.  She coughed again shortly after I got up.  I decided, given her issues last night and the coughing this morning, to give her a little coconut oil meal this morning. Just a tiny amount of food mixed with half a tsp of coconut oil.  This seems to help her when she's coughing.  I still believe the coughing is not asthma related, but rather she gets fur stuck in her throat.  What contributes to this theory is the coconut oil always makes her feel better.

Her coughing is sporadic and not frequent.  Have discussed it with the vet.

By the way she had her check up November 10.  Her liver values (ALT) are creeping back up again..only 105 (100 is high normal), but just the fact that they are rising.

She'll be going back on the Denosyl, vet wanted to retest in a month.  I asked, could I go two months.  I just can't justify putting Mazy cat through appointments this often.  So when the denosyl comes she'll take it for two months, and then I'll have to bring her back for retesting.

Her lymphocytes are low, but I didn't get a chance to ask what that means.  There is something wrong with my phone since the cable "upgrade" which I didn't realize until I actually used it and the connection was very poor when talking to the vet...

Edited to add, this morning I've opted to give her third meal as her final meal and added extra mucilage/anti inflammatory.  Normally her third meal has marshmallow root (mucilage/anti inflammatory), cosequin, probiotic and ACV. 

Today I added 1/8 tsp of slippery elm bark (mucilage/anti inflammatory) as well, and did not give her the fourth meal.  This will give all that mucilage time to work and hopefully get things moving..

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Re: The on-going ever-evolving process of feeding Mazy cat
« Reply #259 on: November 30, 2017, 06:24:05 AM »
Mazy cat is doing much better, all better even, this morning.  At lunch time yesterday she was still urpy, and last night, while she ate and kept things down, she did not clean her dishes, and at one point did sit like she had a bit of tummy ache. 

None of this stopped her from being her usual Thunder Around The House cat though. Almost 14 and still playing like a kitten.  All my cats have always done so.

Last night in bed I kept dreaming that she wasn't eating at all.  Ugh.

Anyway, she hasn't had a poop since Tuesday night so she is due, (she goes every 36 hours) but I am guessing, by her feeling better, that the wad has finally started to move out. I mean, finally got itself past the pyloric opening into the intestine, and hopefully on to the colon and OUT.

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Re: The on-going ever-evolving process of feeding Mazy cat
« Reply #260 on: November 30, 2017, 04:24:41 PM »
Mazy cat is still doing well.  I found a single solid fur poop when I came home for lunch, small, but all fur. Thankfully her fur is so much lighter in color than the other two, I can identify it as hers with no guessing.  Must have been rough pushing that thing out!  After she ate she had another poop, but it also was just three small pieces and not much fur. No straining.

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Re: The on-going ever-evolving process of feeding Mazy cat
« Reply #261 on: December 01, 2017, 04:49:52 AM »
More fur poop this morning. No straining, but man, that fur must feel scratchy coming out I would think.

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Re: The on-going ever-evolving process of feeding Mazy cat
« Reply #262 on: December 01, 2017, 09:19:53 AM »
Nothing to add...just listening. 
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Re: The on-going ever-evolving process of feeding Mazy cat
« Reply #263 on: December 01, 2017, 09:28:06 AM »
More fur poop this morning. No straining, but man, that fur must feel scratchy coming out I would think.

But is it top-coat or undercoat that's coming out with grooming? I know V&B's undercoat feels like silk.
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Re: The on-going ever-evolving process of feeding Mazy cat
« Reply #264 on: December 02, 2017, 08:03:04 AM »
But is it top-coat or undercoat that's coming out with grooming? I know V&B's undercoat feels like silk.

Mazy cat's fur is very soft, especially the light colored undercoat, but still, I don't know if it feels soft actually coming out.  I haven't ever actually touched it, to see, when pulling poop apart.  Maybe next time I will.

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Re: The on-going ever-evolving process of feeding Mazy cat
« Reply #265 on: December 11, 2017, 05:47:16 AM »
In case anyone has been holding your breath on this, I have not yet taken the time to stroke the fur in Mazy cat's poop, to see if it is scratchy or soft.  funny2

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Re: The on-going ever-evolving process of feeding Mazy cat
« Reply #266 on: December 14, 2017, 05:22:35 AM »
Mazy cat's last cycle lasted two days.  She didn't vomit the second day but was still feeling urpy and skipped a couple of meals.  She's been like that before, I just want it on record here, so I can check back.

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