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Re: Mazy cat's arthritis
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2016, 08:58:53 PM »
VERY clever!  Where do you get the reflective foil?

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Re: Mazy cat's arthritis
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2016, 05:12:26 AM »
Thanks. It's not foil, it's more tarp like.  I used to get the blankets at REI but the price has gone up a lot.  On Amazon they are even higher.  I finally found them at Home Depot, I can order on line and pick them up at the store, no shipping even.

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Re: Mazy cat's arthritis
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2016, 09:13:41 AM »
Mazy cat is so funny.  When I open the porch and she goes out, I put the warming bed next to her in the sun patch (if there is one).  She pretends to ignore it.  She waits a decent amount of time to get on it, figuring I will forget I gave it to her presumably, so it becomes her own idea to use it.

 Just now I peeked out and she was in the process of stepping onto the bed.  When she saw me looking she froze, and then retracted her foot from the bed, so I hurriedly turned my back and went about my business.  Next time I checked.... funny2


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Re: Mazy cat's arthritis
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2016, 09:53:17 AM »
And of course when it's time for a snack....

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Re: Mazy cat's arthritis
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2016, 10:08:03 AM »
And one more..."Here comes the sun..."

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Re: Mazy cat's arthritis
« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2016, 10:45:07 AM »
Oh dear, here comes another.  The sun has gone in and it is too chilly for Mazy cat out there, even with the warming bed.  Before bringing her in I thought to see if she would accept a cover.

So far she is accepting it!  Queen Eva is NOT accepting it and for some reason objects to Mazy cat being covered and has tried to harass her twice.  Both times I have intervened, and even with the harassment, Mazy cat is staying under the cover!

**okay Queen Eva has gone out twice more and this time left covered Mazy cat alone.

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Re: Mazy cat's arthritis
« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2016, 09:35:50 PM »
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« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2016, 03:14:16 PM »
thumbsup1  I love the stories/pics you share!

Ditto!
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Re: Mazy cat's arthritis
« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2016, 06:59:21 PM »
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Re: Mazy cat's arthritis
« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2016, 05:48:17 PM »
She's playing hardly at all.  I may have to bring her in.  Sadly I've lost all faith in my vet, but maybe she'll have some ideas on how to help. I know they have the cold laser, and of course there's always adequan injections. The injections I can do at home, I don't know if the cold laser would be doable for Mazy cat.

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Re: Mazy cat's arthritis
« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2016, 06:00:51 PM »
 :(  I wish I had some advice I could offer, other than more Omega-3's (fish oil) - if she'd even take and/or tolerate it.

You're doing all you can.  Maybe having that friend send her some Reiki energy would help?
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Re: Mazy cat's arthritis
« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2016, 06:32:29 PM »
. . .and of course there's always adequan injections. The injections I can do at home. . .

I think that might be a good solution. I've heard it works miracles on a lot of dogs.
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Re: Mazy cat's arthritis
« Reply #27 on: November 05, 2016, 08:35:16 PM »
I keep thinking about putting her back on the krill, but she didn't do well with it.   None of them did. They all had very flaky skin on it.

She gets the green lipped mussell in her EZcomplete, but that's only one meal a day.  And she's not getting the ACV any more either.  She won't take it in raw food.

I just realized that since I am now giving her that .2 oz of canned each night with the SEB and MMR, I could start giving her the ACV again too.

By the way, a little while after I made that post she got up out of the hammock and started rolling around asking to play and played for about 15 minutes.  Very calm playing compared to other days, but she's still out and about and quite lively.

For a change she really wanted to play with ME instead of Queen Eva. :)

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Re: Mazy cat's arthritis
« Reply #28 on: November 06, 2016, 05:37:32 PM »
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For a change she really wanted to play with ME instead of Queen Eva.
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Re: Mazy cat's arthritis
« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2016, 05:58:47 PM »
I'm looking at increasing the green lipped mussel to help her.  She gets it in the EZcomplete, but that's only 1/3 of her daily intake.  I posted a question about it on the IBD group, hoping to hear from people who use it, especially the makes of EZc. They haven't responded yet.

These are the two products I am looking at.  The snout one (marketed for pets) was a recommendation from an IBD group member. The other I unearthed on my own researching.Any opinions?

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FAZRKJO/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CO7LDEO/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A143XG0Q3EH6JP





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