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Nichole Newton | 1 year ago
There’s A Cat Outside That I Feed Who Was Hit By A Car A Couple…

There’s a cat outside that I feed who was hit by a car a couple of months ago. I noticed about a month ago that her tail was just limp and she had feces matted on the back of her legs and tail. Half of her tail fell off a couple of weeks ago and I also noticed that she doesn’t seem able to control her bowel movements anymore. I find feces all over the porch and it just seems to fall right out of her. Is there anything that can be done for this cat? The humane society in my county doesn’t have the ability to help and I couldn’t afford to take her to a vet.

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Good morning. I am sorry to hear about your cat. If you cannot afford to take care of her, I would urge you to give her up to the humane society or other shelter so that they can help her. I cannot speculate as to what is exactly wrong with your cat at this point. My guess would be it is quite serious and will only get worse without proper treatment. Hopefully it is not already too late, but usually the longer one waits without needed medical attention, the worse the prognosis. Again, I strongly urge you to give up… Read more »

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I’m sorry. The only other advice I can offer would be to talk to your vet and humane society again. Explain the situation. See if you can work out some sort of affordable payment plan where you can pay in installments (weekly or monthly) in order to get this cat the hel she desperately needs.

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Dee Dislan | 1 year ago
Hello Krista, Thank You So Much For The Response. It Means Alot For Me. About My…

Hello Krista, thank you so much for the response. It means alot for me.
About my cat diarrhae, it was cure after the treatment, diet, medicine, and vitamin. and vet asked to changed his food to Royal Canin Gastrointestinal. He eat that food for 2 months, and after he look all fine, the vet asked to change his food to Royal Canin Digestive Care for maintenance. I did changed his food step by step, like 70% old food mix 30% new food to make his stomach not shock for new food. His stool was runny once, 2 days after his stool look normal like usually, but yesterday night his stool runny again and it pop out again (prolapse).
Im so confused and stress. I really did everything 🙁 in my issue like this, is the colopexy the last way i must take??
Thank you so much for the response

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Call your vet back. Ask about long term probiotic use. And all of the things I mentioned in the last answer

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Hello Krista, Thank You So Much For The Response. It Means Alot For Me. About My… Hello Krista, thank you so much for the response. It means alot for me. About my cat diarrhae, it was cure after the treatment, diet, medicine, and vitamin. and vet asked to changed his food to Royal Canin Gastrointestinal. He eat that food for 2 months, and after he look all fine, the vet asked to change his food to Royal Canin Digestive Care for maintenance. I did changed his food step by step, like 70% old food mix 30% new food to make… Read more »

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Dee Dislan | 1 year ago
Hi I Have 4 Years Old Male Cat. He Was Diarrhae And Now Prolapsed Rectal…

Hi i have 4 years old male cat. He was diarrhae and now prolapsed rectal. It happens since September 2018. Vet was put it back manual and do string. But it keep came out like every month. If his poo is watery or diarrhae it will pop out again. What should i do? Should my cat got colopexy surgery?? And if do the colopexy, is it will pop out again? Please i really need help. I really appreciate your help. Thank you so much

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I work very hard to resolve the prolapses. I try to figure out the cause of them before expecting a colopexy will cure it. In my experience even with a colopexy they reprolapse if I don’t find and correct the underlying cause. If your cat is having diarrhea figure out why first. Ask your vet to look for intestinal parasites, disease, poor diet, allergies, or even stress. I usually start with a fecal exam, bloodwork and a few other tests than look for response to treatments like anti diarrheals, probiotics, anxiety medications or even a steroid or tylan powder. Start… Read more »

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Janice Heebsh | 1 year ago
My Cat, Mattie, Is 12 Years Old Currently And Has Been Acting A Bit Strange…

My cat, Mattie, is 12 years old currently and has been acting a bit strange these past 2 years. She wanders into bathrooms in the middle of the night and yeowls loudly, but when you investigate she seems disinterested in you. I found that she has a habit of drinking from the toilet and assumed that the water in her dish was inadequate. I make it a point to refresh the water dish every time I pass her water bowl. However the yeowling continues. The vets I’ve visited have ruled out blindness and dementia, and simply say shes lonely. I don’t really know how to feel about this as she isn’t a clingy cat. Recently, she has been diagnosed with Kidney Disease, and I was instructed to put her on prescription food (Dry and Wet), and I can’t help but wonder if her midnight caterwauls are due to an illness I can’t see. Is there anything I can do?

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Good morning? I would speak with your vet. Let them know your concerns and start keeping note of any changes in behavior that you can share with them. You could request blood work, but I’m assuming that she’s had some done recently since her diagnosis? However, with more information it’s possible your vet will know to be on the lookout for something else… perhaps more specific. Good luck ??

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Please (please!!) call your vet and make an appointment. I think that bloodwork (full chemistry, CBC, urine, fecal and thyroid) are indicated. This is about $170 at my clinic. I also think that blood pressure and a talk about diet are warranted. I would also discuss cognitive dysfunction but ONLY after the exam and bloodwork are done. Also lead poisoning comes to mind. This is a case for your vet. If you don’t have one look into a feline only practice. Let me know. I hope we can find you some answers.

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Definely ask for a thyroid panel! Caterwalling is common with thyroid issues. I agree with the the other posts to ask for full bloodwork panels, especially if she already has kidney issues. In my experience kidney problems need to be rechecked at least every 6 months of not every 3.

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Ashleigh Fuller | 1 year ago
Is It Normal For A Cat With Psychogenic Alopecia/overgrooming To Get Worse With Stress And…

Is it normal for a cat with psychogenic alopecia/overgrooming to get worse with stress and somewhat better when stress levels go down?

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Yes. I often see it worsening with stress. To be honest I think slot of the cats have this because of stress. Talk to your vet about diet, exercise, environmental enrichment (toys, window seats, taking for walks, etc). Also discuss catnip, any stress your cat might be exposed to in the House and around your house and trying things like feliway and solliquin to start. After that an anti anxiety medication might help. Rule out any medical condition too. Like fleas. !

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I saw alot of positive outcomes with feliway and stress!

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Sharon Wallace | 1 year ago
My Unaltered 1 1/2 Yo Female Gray Tabby Cat, Pebbles Leanna, Has Been…

my unaltered 1 1/2 yo female gray tabby cat, Pebbles Leanna, has been in constant estrus since Christmas eve of 2018…she is usually in heat 7-10 days. this is the first time she’s been in heat this long. no other physiological or heath problems. she eats, defecates and urinates appropriately. she is the only unaltered cat of 5- one female and 3 males. days are ok but her night time yowling is so loud, my next door neighbors (I live in a single dwelling house) tell me THEY can hear her at night singing the songs of her people. no other problems noted. PLEASE advise!..

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Hi there- I think a trip to the vet might be in order. I do have to ask, are you planning on kittens? I would recommend to spay her if you aren’t hoping for kittens anytime. As far as her heat cycle changing and her behavior effecting everyone, again I would suggest the vet. Best of luck.

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Please get her to the vet ASAP. I would be worried about a pyometra. She needs to be spayed. ASAP. That’s my best honest advice. If money is an issue call for help to find a low cost spay clinic. Lots of places have them.

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Defenitly spay hear. If she is in constant estrus, pyometra can be an issue, like Krista said. That can lead to death in extreme causes. Alstough estrus is extremly stressful for cats too.
Please get her spayed ASAP!

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Erin Tucker | 1 year ago
I Have A 2 Year Old Burmese That Has Had A UTI And Likely Has…

I have a 2 year old Burmese that has had a UTI and likely has another. He is a difficult animal with anyone other than me. Our current vet has not been willing to do a clean catch for his urine. Any recommendations for a vet that will in the Prince Frederick/Hughesville/Waldorf area?

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Hello,
Have you asked about leaving your pet at the vet for them to try? Or sedation? Or even a vet who will come to your home? These would be my i initiial suggestions.

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kathy welsh | 1 year ago
My Cat Has These Black, Crusty Spots On Her Chin. What Are They And Is…

My cat has these black, crusty spots on her chin. What are they and is it ok to put peroxide on them?

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Based on what you’re saying, it could be kitty acne. Your vet would be able to diagnose for sure with a quick exam. If it is acne, it’s pretty easy to clean up and take care of. Also, I would recommend changing bowls to stainless steel or ceramic, and clean them regularly to avoid acne. I don’t think peroxide would help much. You can get a Rx solution to clean the area with and sometimes certain facial cleansers are recommended. See what your vet advises. Best of luck!

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Don’t put peroxide anywhere on your cat. Until you see your vet as suggested by Sarah, use a warm wet washcloth.

Krista Magnifico
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I agree with Sarah. Prob acne. Make sure you are using stainless steel or ceramic/glass feeding and water bowls and ask your bet for a safe topical cleaner for this. We have medicated cleaning pads (they look like the old stridex acne cleaning pads) that are safe to use and help open the pores to keep the area clean and happy. Please get help before these become deep and severe and cause infection. Let us know how things go.

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Kristin Weltstein | 1 year ago
When You Say HQ Wet Cat Food, Can You Be Brand Specific?

When you say HQ wet cat food, can you be brand specific?

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Tiki Cat and Weruva are two excellent brands…both are available via chewy.com if you can’t find them locally.

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Hello,
I am a bit old fashioned because for me, personally and professionally, I have seen too many recalls, a whole slew of sick (some died) pets from tainted food, and so, I stick to the tried true, oldies; like Science Diet and Royal Canin. As much as they aren’t gourmet, they do have excellent oversight of their producers/providers, and unparalleled customer service and care when (or if there) is a problem. The smaller companies just dont have the resources or personnel to help the way the big guys do.. TY for asking

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Ellie Choe | 1 year ago
My 2 Year Old Boy Cat Isn’t Eating That Much And Doesn’t Play Anymore And…

My 2 year old boy cat isn’t eating that much and doesn’t play anymore and sits in the same spot everyday. He was really active before we went homeless from June 2017 to November 2017, during that time he ran away twice while we were sleeping in the woods because we had nowhere to go. Ever since he just doesn’t play anymore and the past 2 months he hasn’t been eating that much. I got a girl kitty around May, she’s a hyper girl and I thought they’d play a lot more but he doesn’t seem to like her. Is there anyway I can get them to play together and what do I do about him eating less? He used to come running when I put food down and now he just sits on the table looking outside the window.

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Have you had him seen by the vet since his disappearances? When WAS his last vet visit? I’d worry he’s ill, to be quite honest.

scgreco413
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I agree with Laura. I think that there is an underlying issue – medically. You need a vet. Best of luck.

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Hello, Please reach out to all local rescues, Foundations, and keep calling and calling! Try to find someone, anyone who might be able to help you take a look at this kitty. My first recommendations on placing to start looking are 1. An exam ($50 at my clinic), 2. deworm, JIC he picked up a parasite outside,, remember fleas are parasites too so they need to be assessed and addressed. 3. FeLV/FIV test. then run a blood work panel if poss ($60 for a small basic panel at my clinic). We have funds to help pets in need, maybe others… Read more »