My kitten of (five weeks – six weeks) appears to have a swollen belly. I have been concerned for a while as it does not seem to go away, my kitten also seems to constipate a bit and isolate himself from other kittens. Although he shows some odd behavior, he still is the most energetic kitten of the lot and eats very often, more so than the other kittens, and he loves climbing, jumping, running, and is an all around happy lil guy. His feces does not seem to show any signs of parasitic infection (no eggs, mucus, blood) and I’m concerned it might even be FIP. Just wondering what it could be, thanks for taking the time in reading this!
1) 2010 CO vet adv 7/yr fem cat, fixed, front claws pulled (prev elderly owner afraid her cats would climb drapes etc). Cat afraid (no claw prot assumed) never wanted to go outside. Health etc good
2) great relatnshp next 10 years, i ret @12yrs ago, after @2 years we started talking to (i spk, she spks, i spk, etc) to each other. Also, didnt take long, w/in 5 min of me going to bed at nite (or naps etc) she would curl up on my chesr, watch until i fell asleep and then so did she.
3) i’ve lived RV’s all my life (excpt 20 years ‘65-85 worked maritime), she took to this wuite well, liked watching out window or curl on lap, nightime driving i turn on defroster, she likess watching oncoming headlites white sprawled out on dash &defrstr her warm.
4) been staying new places @a year then find new place &do same.
5)@1.2 yrs ago moved to page, AZ (largest 200mi lg, 2500mi circumf fresh water inland lake in usa, few yrs ago built solar powered boat this reason 1 for Page AZ; reason 2 4 Corners archeology, ancient native Am history etc)
3 yrs bldg boat Cat got used to boat & accepted boat @Almost@ as well as RV.
6) couple months after “calling Page new temp home Cat develops hair mats (long soft hair, appearance much like maine coon cat appearance), prev i always take to groomer, which she liked.
7)page pop 7000 mostly bat an, businesses, IF there is one of anything there is no 2, 3 etc iow NO competition on services or prices, only comp is.boat storage and small storage places
8) vet blows off helping with mats, cat still has teeth so nada ever done @ that.
9) vet takes BP say cats are identical to humans in this regard (my est of this vet dropped several points at this point) a humans BP can change a thoudand times a day and new places, out of rv comfort zone, strange people poking her, dogs eksewhere barking, all sorts of reasons a one time BP test useless. Meanwhile he says she has urinary tract inf (all prev signs re cat, litter box, excess h20 drinking, etc then never applied. Vet Refusing recommedg drugs, antibiotics, wet food etc. Vet stressed ONLY thing that would help was HIS brand dry food (forget name but same brand seen/sold in almost ALL vet ofcs. Dummy cat owner says ok and takes 2 8lb bags. Pays& leaves. Getting into RV and Cat settled looked at receipt: use of treatg room$60. 2 bags dry food $80.Dummy got real smart real quick & this collegeeducated BUSInESSMAN with triple ultra minor in screwing cat owners just relegated ti phq u u jerk!
10) 3 weeks later Cat keeps asking where food is & get rid of this dumpster dived excuse for cat food. So we head back to WallyWorld and study whats there. Low & behold 1 bag ONLY no grain “pure balance”hi protein also few sm cand fancy feast salmon&shrimp. First couple days started feeling like gaining then suddenly nada, losing ground. Last few weeks seldom to no catbox use, pees everywhere. Last night i had rolled on sude, when cant sleep on my checst, hip is great alternative, but woke up with right hip totally soaked. Cant tell her she can no longer sleep w/on me as thats gonna be even greater psycho hit. Clothes bedfing etc inste ad of usual 3-4 week trip to laundrmat is still 3-4 weeks but looks like 3-4 months. Couple hours ago had thougjt to thought to search “female cat urinary tract infection” on youtube, several hits but listening to vodeosbyours was more inteteveted in the pet than the high dollar competition prone.
11) she not doing well, looks worse, have med raising and training in addition to farm background. Unfortunately, putting farm raised animals down is no longer the answer when world culture teaches us to regard them as semi-human family members. I hate watching her wither aw ay keep hoping better alternative can be.
Thank you, Art
I adopted a 4 year old rescue small lab mix about 2 weeks ago. She is already deeply attached to me, and is starting to show some separation anxiety. Keeping her contained and safe while I’m at work has become a challenge. My Boston Terrier is content gated in the kitchen, but my rescue Duchess simply climbs over the gate. So I put her in a crate and I have attached a pic of the result (it’s sideways). She had bloodied her mouth and scraped her muzzle. The last couple of days I’ve left her loose in the house and hoped for the best. I saw evidence of her trying to push the gate through to get into the kitchen – to be with my other dog? I don’t know. Any advice is welcome.
Does anyone have any idea why my kitten died?
Our kitty was almost 4 months old. The other night he was playing just fine and having fun with his brother like he always does, in the morning my husband saw him climbing up the side of our bed, happy like usual. My daughter saw him playing with his brother on the floor of her room, he had shred up a cat toy of his, which had some small pieces of tinsel and yarn. He seemed totally fine to everyone, then we found him laying on the floor of a different bedroom, dead. We are absolutely devastated. We have no idea what happened and its really bothering me. We also have his brother, almost 4 months old, and 3 other cats in our house. When we found him, he was laying on his side, mouth open, eyes open and they looked cross. His paws seemed like they were sticky, and had kitty litter on them, his tail had the same thing on it and a couple spots in his fur. i found a spot in our kitchen, which resembled what was on his fur, It looked like he vomited bile maybe, or I dont know if it came out his back end? I have no clue! It smelled terrible, and there was also a small brown smooshy pile in the middle of it as well, and looked like he had tried to cover some spots of it up with some kitty litter. Does anyone maybe have some insight? #suddendeath
Acl in dogs my 16 year old westie had his surgery but still does not walk very
well cannot climb stairs and he does not like doggie wheelchair , What else can I do for my fur baby.
Would like to know about a brace or where I can get one made for him and a new vet out here .
My dog is no longer going to bed at night. We have a 10 month old toy poodle. Male. Every night since he was born, we held him for a few minutes, pet him, and then we put him in his pin with blankets, food, and water.
2 weeks ago we took him to the vet for s castration. The surgery went fine and he is well. 1 week ago he stopped wanting to staying in his pin. He whines and tries to climb out non stop. He will not calm down. Please help. We CANNOT get any sleep unless we take him to our couch and sleep there with him.
dear Vet, Krista Magnifico: One of my (former stray) 2 cats, Jazzy, was blimped out & looked very pregnant last summer or early fall, so I had her spayed, not wanting to have babies to feed, care f/ & find homes f/. Vet said she hadn’t been pregnant, no babies inside. (I couldn’t believe it). Well now, months later, this winter, she looks like a huge blimp again, & I don’t know why. She waddles now, & walks funny, never goes outside, exercises, very sedentary. In summer she’s a very fast runner, climbs tree, catches & eats lots of birds. (yuk. don’t like that, plus she tries bringing in house.) But she’s fast!, normally, & normally skinny. (u can feel her spine, still.). Any ideas what my be the problem causing this unusual blimping out, b4, & now months later after being spayed? She does not look pretty, healthy, or normal, & her huge sides & belly are tight & hard, not soft like normal kitty. She’s not a very affectionate kitty, often skittish just when I walk near or into a room she’s in. Constantly begs f/ food, espec. chicken. gets under foot in kitchen to point I don’t realize she’s @ my feet & bump into her accidentally. I’m not that fond of her, but didn’t want to just abandon her when I moved, & thought I could easily find her a home if I decided not to keep her myself. I took her & another cat (that one was pregnant, later died huge w/ stillbirths inside & major dehydration)…to Humane Soc. to find a nice home f/ her, but they let both escape & both found way home & walked miles, across big highway, to get back to trailer where I used to live where all these strays kept breeding. I love Cherokee, also former stray, & am keeping her forever. But not so thrilled w/ Jazz. She scratches door frames & insulation around door when wants in or out, (which ruins beautiful nice new house.) I noticed this morn she had dried poop residue near her anus, so I removed much as could & softened rest stuck in her fur w/ water & scott towel best I could b4 she scratched free. Maybe she’s not pooping like should & extremely constipated? Maybe I should get 2 litter boxes vs. just 1? Cherokee grooms herself til super clean, she would never let poop dry on her like that. She also grooms/licks Jazz’s ears, face f/ her, many times, as if she were Jazz’s Mom, maybe to show her affection. Any ideas how to help Jazz get back to normal? I don’t want a vet bill bc I’m just not enamored w/ Jazz & don’t really care, tho I feel guilty even saying that, it’s true. I just figured if she could walk all the way home from Humane Soc., she wanted to stay, so I kept her. & she used to greet me & mailbox when I pulled in. She’s terribly afraid of other people, incl. me, many times, (when I walk by, or walk into a room,) so not easy to shower her w/ “love” or affection, she’s quite skittish, tho she will come up to be petted outside when I come home, etc. TY, Krista f/ your expert advice! (I can send u pics, if helps, tho I know u can’t diagnose from pics.)
We just adopted a beautiful chocolate lab mix. A girl, 2 yrs old. Named her Molly.
She’s great about going outside for her duty. She knows commands, sit, paw. Etc. She plays fetch. She somewhat socializes at the dog park. She won’t go to other dogs, but will allow them to sniff her.
We give her lots of daily exercise, the best we can.
Our problem: She’s attached to her Daddy. (My husband) from day one..She stays near him at all times, she jumps on him, licks him all the time, climbs on him, lays next to him, follows him everywhere. Cries like a baby when he leaves the house. We thought it cute to begin with. Now it’s become extremely irritating to my husband. He loves her, always. Tried to teach her to stay but it’s not working, she just can’t stand to be away from him..even a few feet.
When he’s not home, she climbs on me, plays fine. Lays down for a nap. Is a bit more relaxed..Yet checks the door occasionally waiting for her daddy.
She does go to bed at night without incident. Now weeks later…He can’t do anything without Molly “right there”!
She comes with little history. She was found wandering, considered a stray In October 2017.
We suspect she was abandoned during the hurricane here in Fla.
Someone obviously trained her.
The vet gave her a clean bill of health. But didn’t give us any advice on her behavior.
I’m suspecting anxiety of some sort.
Had anyone ever had such a problem?
Can anyone give us advise on what to do?
What works, what doesn’t.
My 7yo female Japanese Chin is diagnosed with cervical ivdd, x-ray shows compression at c5 & c6. It started last Monday after she climbed
a few steps of staircase. It started at her right front leg, and a few days later the right rear leg also becomes weak. Her left legs are fine and she didn’t cry for pain when touched.
Vet said that her heart is not in good condition for anesthesia and she may not survive the MRI and surgery, and I can’t really afford it too. So I opt for conservative treatment (prednisolone, gabapantin, and vit 12) and strict crate rest (I’m so regret I started only 4 days later after I did a lot of reading.) On every alternate day, I also bring her for acupuncture (today is the second session)
She still has very good appetite and urinate as usual. Somehow, she pees slightly more than usual so I’m not sure if she has lost control of her urination.
I saw some YouTube videos that show good recovery process, including yours. I really wish to know, what else can I do to help my little girl? And do you think she stands a good chance for recovery?
I attached a pic of her today, she can stand and drink water today, which she couldn’t do for the past few days, is that a good sign that the recovery is taking place? Also, did I prepare the crate right?
Thanks a lot…
Due to financial reasons, I am moving back to my parents for a few months. My ten year old cat will be leaving the only home he’s known.That’s bad enough, but hes going to have to adjust to a lot of restrictions as far as where he can go in the house. I making vertical climbing spaces in my room to help, but I am torn about bringing my other cat, whom hes lived with for almost three years, too. I’m concerned about two cats mainly confined to my room or the enclosed outdoor space i will be providing them with along with it being too much for my dad’s allergies. The ten year old is definitely coming with me, ive had him since he was three months old, we can’t be separated. Is the trauma of a the move, separation from his buddy cat, and new routine going to be too much? His buddy cat and him are friends, but not cuddle buddies ,etc. Should she come too , even though it is going to be cramped?