10/07 Mačka AMPS 419, +4 152, +5.5 145, +6.5 121 Blues!!!

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  1. Penelope and Mačka

    Penelope and Mačka Well-Known Member

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  2. Penelope and Mačka

    Penelope and Mačka Well-Known Member

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    Planning on taking a +5
     
  3. Red & Rover (GA)

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    I'd see what a tsp or two of LC would do. You want to encourage a surf, not abort it.
     
  4. Penelope and Mačka

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    I tried the LC but he doesn't want it! not even the Dr Elsey's dry food.
     
  5. Red & Rover (GA)

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    Try a very small amount of MC, maybe 1/2 tsp.
     
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  6. Penelope and Mačka

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    I just did, plus finally 2 spoons of LC 3%. Thank you!!
     
  7. Penelope and Mačka

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    When should I test again? Sorry I'm a little panicky right now.
     
  8. Red & Rover (GA)

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    A +5 in roughly 30 minutes will be fine.
    Mačka has food enough on board.

    The next time Mačka is in good numbers but not wanting to eat LC, try a smidgen of MC (no more than 1/8 tsp) on top of the LC. Just letting him see you put some MC on top of the LC and smelling it might be enough to get him to eat the LC. He's used to getting MC at lower numbers and will delay eating the LC because he is expecting MC. With him hitting lovely blues and greens now, that is an expectation that needs to be broken.
     
  9. Tucker12

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    You are doing great with Mačka! I think waiting to +5 is safe. He has dropped from this AM to now, but has some cushion room and food on board now to slow the drop.
     
  10. Penelope and Mačka

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    Oh I didn't think he would trick me into this so soon! I think you're right!

    I couldn't help myself and tested at +4.5 = 159, so basically same number as 1/2 hour ago. I'll test again at +5.5.
    He keeps my heart pounding hard, this little gangster
     
  11. AliceMeowliss&Cassandra

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    Have you ever tried getting freeze dried duck liver and sprinkling it on top? That will make any of my cats eat anything. Alice gets expectant of MC when she goes through a stint of low numbers. It only takes a couple days for her to demand the good stuff. :facepalm:

    That is quite a drop for sure, glad he’s hanging steady for the moment.
     
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    I haven't! I tried duck in can and he dislikes it, but freeze dried stuff usually works ok. Next time I go to the pet store I'll get some! Thanks!
    He used to be obsessed with raw but now will not touch it anymore. Ahhhhh....
     
  13. AliceMeowliss&Cassandra

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    I think it’s the smell that does it, and liver has a strong smell! If he is a fish lover instead, you could look for something in that area. Since all my cats have an upper respiratory virus, they may not eat as much if they can’t smell it, and liver will always convince them, but fish seemed to rather confuse them instead. Go figure! Alice wasn’t into the freeze dried chicken either until I added liver to the bag with it.
     
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  14. Penelope and Mačka

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    145 @+5.5! He is surfing the blues!!! :eek::cool:
     
  15. AliceMeowliss&Cassandra

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    Well done!!!!! :D
     
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  16. Tina Marie and Jan

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    I'm grinning from ear to ear for you Penelope!!!
     
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  17. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Senior Member Moderator

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    Lovely. :cool::cool:
     
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  18. Bron and Sheba (GA)

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    Love those blues:cool:
     
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  19. Sue and Luci

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    Beautiful blues today!!!!
     
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  20. Penelope and Mačka

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    Bouncing time! PMPS 552 :mad::banghead:
     
  21. Red & Rover (GA)

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    The time necessary to clear a bounce is slowly decreasing. That's a good sign.
     
  22. Penelope and Mačka

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    You’re right! It is.
    It’s funny how I can see in his behavior that we’re going in the right direction. He meows again for all kinds of reasons, he assesses the heights of countertops and furniture (but can’t jump and lets me know, that’s an extra meow), he’s just friendlier in general.
     
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