“I’ve Got a Pet Problem!”
The ever-barking dog next door. The escape artist cat. Here, how to handle those tricky critter situations
5.5 kgs(12 pounds) neutered male 8 years old tabby cat.(was neutered at 7 months old)
He was diagnosesd with urinary tract infection 1 month ago, he used Prunol, and was fine after medication. 3 days later he had his first epileptic seizure.
1 month passed, now he has an epileptic seizure every 8 hours. We have the footage of the seizure and can send it if requested.
Symptoms also include:
– a lot of foamy saliva comes out of his mouth
– uncontrolled muscle movements and release of the bladder which leads to him running into a wall, turning and twisting, having trouble breathing.
– the seizure takes around 30 secounds.
– after the seizure he has a 5 to 10 minute calming period and then he starts eating and drinking a lot.
Veterinarian suggested Tegretol (includes Carbamazepine), and said we should give him 0.1 mililiters orally and also said even 1 dose can be lethal. What do you suggest?
I have an 8 year old indoor female cat which has what appears to be an abscess between her shoulders, but I’m not real sure about it. I have been treating it with antibiotic ointment for about 3 days now. Anyone out there have a similar situation with their cat?
I have a dog and a few bunnies but I’m open to getting another pet to help with my anxiety I’m not sure if I should get like a toucan or like an African grey vs a maine coon cat. I’m looking for something friendly I like an afRican grey because I can talk to it then I love Maine coons because they get so big and they’re soft and amazing to cuddle. But I’m not really sure what do you think?
Weight Gain and Diabetes?
Our vetenarian diagnosed our cat with diabetes last weekend. He was himself surprised by the lab results indicating a glucose level of 25 mmol/L (or 450 mg/dl), and everything else normal, as our cat gained 2 pounds since last year.
The symptoms that prompted us to consult were that our cat has been routinely relieving himself outside of his litter boxes (he has 2 very clean litter boxes), especially when he is frustrated by something (when he can’t go outside for example – he is an indoor cat).
We noticed in the last month a very slight increase in his demand for food and water, but not a dramatic one. He also acts normally. He now weights 6 kg. His last lab results were done in June 2017, and everything was normal. He is 9 years old.
Is it possible that he has diabetes, but still gains weight?
My daughter adopted 2 cats from a shelter. The cats were purely indoor. After having them for six months, they noticed the cats had tapeworms, which they got treated by a vet. They then experienced the most awful flea infestation in their apartment. They had their cats dipped, given medication by the vet twice; treated every inch of their apartment by thoroughly vacuuming, carpet cleaning, spraying and then bombing the place on more than one occasion. The infestation continued.
They ended up taking days off work, moving everything out of their apartment, washing all of the walls and baseboards with a flea insecticide; threw out their couch, pillows, rugs, washed every article of clothing and bedding and towels in their entire place, then used a highly recommended insecticide inside. They completely shaved their cats fur and treated them once again via a medication from the vet.
They then moved to another place. My daughter just called me in tears because she sees tapeworms coming out of the cats’ anus. They spent over $800 on treatments, and used the vets oral medications twice. This has been ongoing for 5 months. They thought it was eradicated before they moved. What is going on here and is there any help for these poor cats and my daughter????
Hi. My 12 year old cat,Lola, has stage 2 kidney disease (according to the blood work). She has lost almost 3 lbs since July. She has not eaten dry food for a month. Lately she prefers the gravy from her wet food only but the last couple days has been eating some of the wet food (not much). Two Fridays ago she received a fluid treatment and an anti nausea shot. For the last 4 days she has vomited at least once a day, usually in the early morning. Today she has thrown up 2 times and has had smelly diarrhea twice within 7 hours. She has been eating Friskies brand food. I did just give her some kidney diet food and she ate it. She has slept a lot but still is bossy, purring and wanting attention. She has a vet appointment on Monday night but I was wondering if I should bringing her into a vet hospital or can I wait until her appointment? Thank you!
Hi, I want to take my cat to vet because she has matted hair on her back. She is a nervous cat and will not let me try to get it out myself. I am concerned if it will be too expensive to take her to vet. Can you give me a ball park figure how much a vet will charge to get out her matted fur? Thank you
Hello, I’ve been seeing seed like things where my cat lays and I found out it was tapeworm segments but today I was looking and actually saw a live worm coming out. Is this a tapeworm?