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Re: The on-going ever-evolving process of feeding Mazy cat
« Reply #315 on: May 01, 2018, 05:38:18 AM »
Never static with Mazy cat.  So after her almost 11 day span, she skipped a day and then yesterday, following her usual pattern, is when I would have expected the next vomit.  I had to work late though so she wasn't fed her usual time.  She DID vomit, but before she was fed, so no food came up, just a lot of liquid,  fur and her denosyl that she had 3 hours previously.  This only confirms my belief that these vomits are caused by motility problems (built up fur) and when the fur builds up that much, the denosyl gets caught in it and is not absorbed.

I waited a while, and gave her her usual meals, with SEB in the first one.

She also had another poop (had pooped in the morning) after her pre-meals that was mostly fur.

So, still following the same pattern, but was able to keep her meals down, due to me working late.

This revelation may or may not help going forward. :)

(IF she is still following her normal pattern though I can expect vomiting today and tomorrow as well)

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Re: The on-going ever-evolving process of feeding Mazy cat
« Reply #316 on: May 01, 2018, 07:03:16 AM »
All I can do is admire your patience and dedication.

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Re: The on-going ever-evolving process of feeding Mazy cat
« Reply #317 on: May 01, 2018, 11:23:40 AM »
All I can do is admire your patience and dedication.

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Re: The on-going ever-evolving process of feeding Mazy cat
« Reply #318 on: May 01, 2018, 01:05:21 PM »
Thanks you guys, but I don't know that I am so special.  Any of you would do the same. It's what we do.  grouphug grouphug

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Re: The on-going ever-evolving process of feeding Mazy cat
« Reply #319 on: May 01, 2018, 01:30:13 PM »
Macy Cat has a good home. That is for sure.

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Re: The on-going ever-evolving process of feeding Mazy cat
« Reply #320 on: May 02, 2018, 06:28:54 AM »
Never static with Mazy cat.  So after her almost 11 day span, she skipped a day and then yesterday, following her usual pattern, is when I would have expected the next vomit.  I had to work late though so she wasn't fed her usual time.  She DID vomit, but before she was fed, so no food came up, just a lot of liquid,  fur and her denosyl that she had 3 hours previously.  This only confirms my belief that these vomits are caused by motility problems (built up fur) and when the fur builds up that much, the denosyl gets caught in it and is not absorbed.

I waited a while, and gave her her usual meals, with SEB in the first one.

She also had another poop (had pooped in the morning) after her pre-meals that was mostly fur.

So, still following the same pattern, but was able to keep her meals down, due to me working late.

This revelation may or may not help going forward. :)

(IF she is still following her normal pattern though I can expect vomiting today and tomorrow as well)

Nothing yesterday, but just brought up her entire breakfast.  Including what she ate 2 1/2 hours ago. With wads of fur.  and foul odor.  Normal pattern for her.  Nothing's changed, except she skipped an extra day, which just made it worse today.

So on we go.


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Re: The on-going ever-evolving process of feeding Mazy cat
« Reply #321 on: May 03, 2018, 05:37:38 AM »
This morning's breakfast came up too. Same old same old. Sometimes I wonder how I can cope any more.

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Re: The on-going ever-evolving process of feeding Mazy cat
« Reply #322 on: May 04, 2018, 05:03:44 AM »
And again.  This should be the last day of it, then hopefully back to "normal" (every 7 days or so)

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Re: The on-going ever-evolving process of feeding Mazy cat
« Reply #323 on: May 05, 2018, 02:57:13 AM »
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Re: The on-going ever-evolving process of feeding Mazy cat
« Reply #324 on: May 05, 2018, 06:27:56 AM »
How is your furry doing this morning after the storm?

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Re: The on-going ever-evolving process of feeding Mazy cat
« Reply #325 on: May 06, 2018, 10:01:19 AM »
She's all done for the time being, thankfully.  It's always like this when she goes 10 or more days between vomiting.  I know it sounds pitiful to say, but I much prefer her to vomit every 7 days, because of what the longer spans do to her.

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Re: The on-going ever-evolving process of feeding Mazy cat
« Reply #326 on: May 16, 2018, 07:23:26 PM »
I like to record unusual events here because it helps me keep track.  This morning BEFORE breakfast Mazy cat brought up an enormous amount of hairballs.  She almost never brings up hair alone, she never has, even in her very young before IBD days.  Always she only pukes up food, either with or without fur. 

But this was a ton of fur.  Then she proceeded to have a poop that was also pure fur.

Today is only day five in her between vomits span, so I am glad she was able to bring up those huge wads.

By the way Jennie and Queen Eva are also struggling with hairballs this spring.

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Re: The on-going ever-evolving process of feeding Mazy cat
« Reply #327 on: May 21, 2018, 06:01:17 AM »
In spite of bringing up all that fur, and pooping it out, Mazy cat had a bad week last week and lost 2 ounces.

Earlier in the week she'd shown a disinclination to eat her final breakfast serving for three days in a row, and since she was maintaining her weight so well, I didn't worry.  Then she had two days in a row of vomiting, and one of those days resulted in inappetence, no food the remainder of the night.  So she lost 2 ounces.

i know it's not a lot, but it still worries. She seems okay now.

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Re: The on-going ever-evolving process of feeding Mazy cat
« Reply #328 on: June 30, 2018, 08:23:46 AM »
By contrast of that last post, Mazy cat has now gone 15 days without puking, and gained (after going back to her usual weight) another ounce and a half haha.

Well you know, while these long spans are wonderful from one perspective, the problem is, once she does puke, she has that pattern of continuing to puke daily for several more days.

In the first 2 weeks of June she vomited 5 times and I was starting to get really worried, and then after the 15th she just...stopped and hasn't bright up a meal since.

It is very nice for her of course, but I don't have any illusions about it being anything but a phase.

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Re: The on-going ever-evolving process of feeding Mazy cat
« Reply #329 on: June 30, 2018, 09:50:54 AM »
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