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Old 02-13-2020, 07:50 PM   #21
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Ive been seeing a tv ad for "pretty kitty litter" that must have some kind of whatsit pH test built in - it turns colors depending on the kitty pee.
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Emily, that's great news!
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Honey, I admit I have been dreading reading this thread, fearing you had put your kitty down. But, I see he is doing much better!! I am relieved and you saved your kitty!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox Probiotics? WOW!!!!!!!!!!!
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Have you checked your garden/indoors out for any plants that might make your cat sick?

I had a cat that got kept on getting sick but I never knew what caused it. Years later I realized that I had put a plant in the garden that is very toxic to cats.


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Have you checked your garden/indoors out for any plants that might make your cat sick?
He is an indoor cat and I have no plants in the house.

I know he has a sensitive tummy. He has had bouts of this 3 or 4 times since I had him but no so severe, that could be due to the Mirilax and his age.
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He is an indoor cat and I have no plants in the house.

I know he has a sensitive tummy. He has had bouts of this 3 or 4 times since I had him but no so severe, that could be due to the Mirilax and his age.

I am pleased that you don't need to worry about plants. I will always be left wondering. I hope you and your cat are well today.
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Did a make a mistake? A month after his vet visit and he has grown his nails out and he ripped a chunk out of his face. No chance of me looking at that and worse... I cannot give him is asthma medication because the wound is where the cover to the nose goes.

And now I have a couple of serious health issues. That require my full attention.

Not to mention that this corona virus is really making everything quite difficult.

Basically he is back to old habits and so am I? Wondering if I made a mistake and should correct it as soon as society gets back to normal.
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Emily you could always surrender your cat to a no-kill animal shelter instead of having him euthanized. At least he would be looked after since its a no-kill shelter. I think that is your best choice.
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Emily you could always surrender your cat to a no-kill animal shelter instead of having him euthanized. At least he would be looked after since its a no-kill shelter. I think that is your best choice.
Nope as it turns out they warn against surrendering animals with behavior problems as they will not get along with the other cats and will need to be isolated for the rest of his days. And, if it is they OR me, he will hurt himself at the vet. I can only imagine how fractious he will be if abandoned and let in a shelter.
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Emily, sometimes we want to save animals despite their pain and suffering. I have worked as a volunteer alongside many people who run shelters and they have all said that no kill ideals can actually harm many animals that we keep alive and subject to poor shelter conditions when there is no hope they will be adopted or little hope they will be adopted.

It puts a huge drain on the shelter system to care for these animals and make decisions about who to treat and who not to treat. If your cat is having so many medical problems and so many vet visits are necessary, which you know are traumatizing for the cat, I dont think you'd be a bad person for helping him pass away and easing his pain. It sounds like he's in a lot of turmoil anyhow. No kill shelters do put down animals that are too sick to help. You would likely be just passing that stress onto them.

It's very hard to know when to help out furry friends pass, but just remember that it will happen sooner or later and you just have to try and do your best by him. From your description he sounds quite miserable and also like medical interventions are making him worse. In the case of a psychological problem with an older pet, sometimes the kindest thing is to help end their suffering. I have unfortunately had to do this and it sucks but I also felt it was the right thing to do.
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