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Offline Lola

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Re: ShadowCat
« Reply #15 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.

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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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Re: ShadowCat
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2018, 12:48:21 PM »
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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.

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Re: ShadowCat
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2018, 05:27:23 PM »
Ladies:) Dinner went well. Three fur heaps in the living room.

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Re: ShadowCat
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2018, 06:35:57 PM »
Ladies:) Dinner went well. Three fur heaps in the living room.




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Re: ShadowCat
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2018, 07:13:45 AM »
The night went well with ShadowCat between me and my side of the bed. ChaCha curled around my legs. How can that be comfortable? Izzi had to keep tabs on SO. It is her human thus her job.

About 3/4 of a can for the aunties and 1/2 can plus kibbles for Izzi plus seconds. ChaCha went to her hammock infront of the fireplace and returned everything, spread it nicely. Why? She vomits when she is stressed out or mad. Believe me, she gives the look that says haha got you. No playing, no excitement, no change in routine, just a normal weekday morning. ???

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