1. LuvinThisPig

    LuvinThisPig Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday's Condo

    Not to bad of a start for a night of snacks because mom was a pansy and didn't feel safe leaving him with just 2 (how will he manage with only 2 :eek: meals?) meals for the night. :cool: Here's to surfing it out today.

    I have waited so many months for this cycle to kick in. It seemed no matter what I did I was constantly struggling against the highs of constipation and the lows of BMs. Well, back to Weruva we went and it has not taken long for it to sort itself out accordingly. Last night I was so nervous to shoot that 97 because in the months prior I was doing a high influenced by constipation. So, when it would release, I often found the dose a bit much. I have not seen him run a steady run for 24 hours since Washington and oh my how happy I am to see it!

    He is snoozing (and quite loudly) in his chewy box at the moment. The winter pudge the gained from the raw lamb is sloughing off and he is trimming down again. I am ashamed to say that he put on an extra 1.5lbs. :oops:
    No worries, because this food is doing the trick for him. More importantly, it is doing the trick for his bladder as well!

    You know, we had the oddest thing happen a little while back. Tail, who has always been my healthy tank, just decided to stop eating one day. I was a little worried, but sometimes he gets picky so I brushed it off. Well, about two hours later his unwillingness to eat was joined with lethargy and I knew something was up. I called and got an emergency vet appointment and by the time we made it his temperature was sky high and his skin was glowing red! :eek: I have never seen a cat flush red. I felt awful for him. We ran hundreds of dollars worth of tests to find them all inconclusive. They gave him IV fluids and tried to give convenia (nope, not today vetters....). I opted for oral antibiotics instead. He got a few doses of potassium as well. Within two doses of the AB he was scarfing down food like it never happened. It was so odd. I never did figure out what it was that made him ill.

    I said it before but I'll say it again.... We are SO glad to be home! Missed you all! :bighug:
     
  2. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Well-Known Member

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    Keeping an acrocat to a steady weight is indeed a challenge. I told Neko that girl cats, even with Maine Coon in them, should not get over 15 lbs. She hovered at 14 lbs, 15 oz for the longest time. Growth hormone and IGF-1 are the building blocks of muscles. You will find that Pig is fairly muscular. I have heard them referred to as mini football players. I am so glad you have found a food that helps all his issues.

    Poor Tail. I hate problems that go away without finding out what caused them.
     
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  3. Sue and Luci

    Sue and Luci Well-Known Member

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    My goodness but you do have a lot of excitement (for lack of a better word)! How terrifying what Tail went thru..and mysterious too! Glad Pig is feeling better and is back with the old crowd of miscreants! They're all here to try to take over the world ya know (the cats that is)...hang in there :)
     
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  4. LuvinThisPig

    LuvinThisPig Well-Known Member

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    Football player seems accurate. He feels like one if he hits you when he is perturbed. All of my friends are intimidated by him, but I say he is a lovey guy. I had hoped the added fat content would help him poo better, but that was not the case. He just gathered a bit more insulation. :rolleyes:

    Yes, they had thought it was panc there for a bit, but nothing then or since to indicate it. I am still baffled. Either way, I hope we never deal with it again.
     
  5. LuvinThisPig

    LuvinThisPig Well-Known Member

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    Oh yes they are! They already rule the internet! But, really, when you look at those diabolical and deviant cute faces is it any surprise!?
     
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  6. Olive & Paula

    Olive & Paula Well-Known Member

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    Olive's vet is always saying how solid she is. I'm managing to keep her at 13-13 1/2 pounds. Now that she is shaved you can see she isn't to over weight, I think 11-12 pounds is good for her. But when picking her up, she feels solid.
     
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