Pita's Dosing party: 16

Discussion in 'Prozinc / PZI' started by Caitlin M, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. Caitlin M

    Caitlin M Well-Known Member

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    Hello all! Matt and I are back in LA and man is it great to be home. Had a 309 AMPS today but he didn't get a shot at all yesterday. No biggie. I shot 0.8 units and will be seeing what we get over the next couple of days. When she was able to test and shoot him, he always had a nice 100's PS after, so I'm pretty pleased! Just wanted to say hello and I hope everyone is doing well!
     
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  2. Rachel

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    Welcome home Caitlin and Matt!
     
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  3. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    Welcome back, Caitlin! :)
     
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  4. Djamila

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    Welcome back!!! Did you enjoy our time back east? So glad to hear the your boys did well while you were gone, and that they were in such good hands :cat:
     
  5. Caitlin M

    Caitlin M Well-Known Member

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    We did, but it was such a good reminder that we 100% made the right decision for us, in moving to LA!
     
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  6. Caitlin M

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    So I think they both may have had some separation anxiety while I was gone because they are both SUPER cuddly! Which is adorable but also makes me feel bad. The one thing though that I noticed was Pita's fur. Again, he has always had dry skin, even in MA, but it looks like someone sprinkled powder onto his fur. It's pretty bad. Also, he has gnawed off some fur on both hind legs. I thought it may have been fleas because the one time he had them, I learned he is very allergic to their saliva. However, I gave them both their Revolution treatment at the end of September and have been flea combing to see what I can find- nothing! I had been putting salmon oil in their food for a few months now and I didn't have the neighbor do it while I was gone. I'd be shocked if a week off of it made that much difference but I just ordered more. I also ordered a skin salve that had a lot of reviews so I'll be putting that on his legs and documenting as well. Anywho, that's the latest. 214 AMPS- he was very vocal this morning. I decided to up the dose to 1 unit and at +5.5 he was just at a nice 63.
     
  7. Caitlin M

    Caitlin M Well-Known Member

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    I should have mentioned also that Brat currently has the same dry skin and dandruff just not as bad.
     
  8. Djamila

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    I wonder if a week off is enough to make it come back? I remember when Atty was using it that within a couple of days I noticed an improvement. So maybe it works just as quickly in the opposite direction? Also, the air in LA is so dry, and especially as it hits autumn (you know...that season in LA when the leaves turn brown-er than usual and then fall off ;)), they might just be more prone than usual right now. Hopefully between that and the salve they will improve quickly.

    Don't feel badly about the extra cuddles. Your trip just reminded them how much they love and appreciate you! :cat::bighug:
     
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  9. Caitlin M

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    Hello all! At the moment, my household seems to be doing pretty well! Both furbabies seem happier and by god, I don't know if it truly is the salmon oil or if his anxiety has decreased, but Pita's fur looks completely different than it did a week ago. Thank god! We have been diligent with Brat's 2-3 times a week ear cleaning as well, so I am hoping that his ears never get to how bad they were again. They are still super snuggly and seem much happier overall that we're back. Matt and I are ecstatic to be back still and we even went to a new bar last night! There are so many places to walk to, so we ventured out and had a great time. One downside of coming back to a drier climate- nosebleeds. Yep, got a massive one last night which was not fun. Anywho, I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the weekend! Here's a pic of the boys the other day that melted my heart.

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  10. Djamila

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    Oh those sweet boys!!! I love that picture ❤️.

    I hope your poor nose heals quickly. Dry air can be brutal on our poor bodies. Maybe you should take some of that salmon oil too!

    Glad to hear you are all safe and sound and settling in!:bighug:
     
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  11. Kris & Teasel

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    Love the photo! :smuggrin:
     
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  12. Caitlin M

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    Hello everyone! Aside from all this Confirm meter drama, things are going well here. Couple wonky PMPS's the last night or so but AMPS have been good and he's doing well. However, I tested his right ear this am and Matt did his midday test on the right ear as well. I remember feeling a bump on his ear when I applied the Neosporin but when I got home tonight I found this. I tried my best to take a steady pic as he was finishing his treats so I hope you guys can see what I'm referencing. It almost looks like a pimple on the edge of his ear! It's a bit white and red (strange combo I know). It doesn't seem to bother him, he just wasn't having Matt and I trying to hold his head still and poke around it. At this point, at least have a beginning photo if it keeps getting bigger or does something funky and we need to vet it.



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  13. Rachel

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    Huh that's weird. I have to wonder if it isn't just a pimple...I see no reason cats couldn't get them. I think the pictures are good...that way you have the visuals in case you need them. :)

    Sending head scritches to Pita on the other side of the head!
     
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  14. Djamila

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    Maybe just try to leave that area alone and keep putting some neosporin on it for a few days? It kind of looks like a chicken pox ;) Hope it clears up soon!
     
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    Yay!!!
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  16. Caitlin M

    Caitlin M Well-Known Member

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    Happy November everyone! Well I don't want to jinx anything but Pita's been doing very well with 0.8 units! Even when he has a wonky PMPS, the am has been lower again. That's all folks! Hope everyone is doing well and will be voting next week! (Sorry, I had to!)
     
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  17. Djamila

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    Pita is like the definition of Every Cat Is Different. :smuggrin: He just does his own unique version of this little dance, doesn't he? :cat:

    I'm so glad to see him doing so well again! I hope you're enjoying the slightly cooler weather and the brown leaves (a.k.a. Fall in LA ;)).

    And yes, definitely voting! We vote by mail up here, so gathered a few friends and we made a party out of it. :):):)
     
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  18. Jenna Josie

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    Yes, somewhat off topic, but we’re currently reconfiguring Josie’s shot time so we can get to the polls in time for work! :D

    Pita has such a lovely blue-green sea going!
     
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  19. Rachel

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    Also definitely voting! Luckily work lets me come in late if I need to, so I'll be in line at 7 and ready to go!

    Glad to hear Pita is doing well! How is his ear doing?
     
  20. Caitlin M

    Caitlin M Well-Known Member

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    Yay! Thanks Rachel, me too. Still a small bump there but it is a bit smaller. I'm going to put a tiny bit of pimple cream on it and see if that helps. It's still not bothering him and we're able to poke above it, so that's good at least :)
     
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  21. Yong

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    Hi Caitlin! :cat:
    How long has it been there? Maury got something similar on his ears a couple times and yes they were like pimples. I cleaned it with an alcohol wipe and would but antibiotic ointment on it and poke around if needed. They never seemed to bother him :). I think it was caused by putting a little antibiotic ointment on every day for his pokes lol. He hasn't had one pop up (I know, bad pun :p) for a while since I stopped the ointment :bookworm:.
     
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  22. Djamila

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    Whoa. What was that last night?!? How is he this morning?
     
  23. Caitlin M

    Caitlin M Well-Known Member

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    Omg we're not sure what that was! Just tested and had an 80 AMPS :facepalm:
     

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