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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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Re: ShadowCat
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2019, 07:22:33 PM »
How is Shadowcat doing now?  Hug1

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Re: ShadowCat
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2019, 03:38:56 PM »
She is doing her very best to get under foot, leaves her full bowl to chase the others of their food. But she comes in to take over my side of the bed at night.

Between my problems, furlow and six inches of snow one morning and 70F the next it has been a turbulent couple of days. I will find a second vet. As long as I cannot drive SO will take her.

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Re: ShadowCat
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2019, 08:06:34 AM »
She is getting under foot constantly, turning around herself, seems disoriented. We are sure her eyesight is gone or almost gone. SO found a vet within reasonable driving distance and will get her there.
She comes to bed, demands getting brushed and is convinced that she is starving to death while everyone else is getting extra helpings.
Last night she tried to tackle me - ears back, fangs exposed and screaming. She was on the Sid elf my pillow and I laid my head down. ??? SO was fast. He had her by the scruff and she tried to fight him. Then she acted like nothing happened, curled up, did the diesel (she purs and snores at the same time) and went to sleep.

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Re: ShadowCat
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2019, 08:24:58 AM »
Sorry to read that.  :(  Hope the vet will have some answers for you AND ShadowCat. 
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Re: ShadowCat
« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2019, 10:16:17 AM »
She came back to bed after furries breakfast, curled up and took a nap. When I brushed her - no signs of discomfort. One day at a time. In retrospect - was her clawing me in the face an accident or not?

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Re: ShadowCat
« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2019, 10:05:56 PM »
In retrospect - was her clawing me in the face an accident or not?

Just a guess:  seizure?

Like Lola, I hope the vet can give you some answers.   fingerscrossed  Hug1
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Re: ShadowCat
« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2019, 06:59:50 AM »
Oh no how scary! Please keep us posted. x

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Re: ShadowCat
« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2019, 09:00:32 AM »
Just a guess:  seizure?

Like Lola, I hope the vet can give you some answers.   fingerscrossed  Hug1

No, just lashing out because she did not get my pillow. Last night she got to it before I did than she followed me to SO's side. I had to move her and she got mad. Well, there is only so much room and side sleeper does not mean you get to sleep sideways and take up over half of the space:)

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Re: ShadowCat
« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2019, 09:43:40 AM »
No, just lashing out because she did not get my pillow. Last night she got to it before I did than she followed me to SO's side. I had to move her and she got mad. Well, there is only so much room and side sleeper does not mean you get to sleep sideways and take up over half of the space:)

Funny you should say that.  Jennie has started doing that.  Sleeping across ways instead long ways.  She starts out in my arms stretched the right way but by the time I get up for my first trip to the bathroom she's repositioned herself perpendicular.  When I get back to the bed, as you an guess, there is no room left for me.

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Re: ShadowCat
« Reply #29 on: January 20, 2019, 11:02:38 AM »
I have had to start limiting the number of cats that can sleep in bed with me.  If I allow all of them, they "line up" on both sides of my body.  If I have to get up, none of them will move!  Plus, I move around a LOT in my sleep... afraid I will roll over on one of them. 

My nights include Lola, Misa dog (if she chooses) plus one other cat.   The "plus one cat" is different every night.  I try to be somewhat fair.  ;)

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