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Cats and pinballs... :-)

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#3851 53 days ago
Quoted from BubbaK:

My vet told me our cat had allergies and to give 1/2 zyrtec. I've tried numerous times and she will not swallow it. She will not eat it in a pill pocket, she is just not having it. I expected to find poop in my shoe after my last attempt. I gave up.

We use spreadable cheese to give cat pills. Might give it a try.

#3852 53 days ago
Quoted from NYP:

Hey cat lovers! Any of you have experience with something called hyperesthesia? It's sort of a cat anxiety attack, they get all restless and start over-grooming and twitchy etc. Diagnosing is hard and there aren't really any cures, and it's not very common although there are plenty of YouTube videos showing it. I'm not even sure if my cat has it, but he did have a couple of episodes of weird behavior. The vet took blood and x-rays and said nothing unusual. Some say it's related to or starts because of itchy dry skin, which my cat has, dandruff etc. So I have him on a regimen of daily sprayings to keep his skin moist, and brushing him more, and starting him on omega-3/fish oils which I should have had him on already. It's happened 2-3 times over the course of a few weeks but hasn't reoccurred since I've been taking care of his dry skin. But being an overprotective parent and obsessive cat lover, thought I would throw this out there so see if any of you had any experience with it, TIA

Not the same thing, but my Ripley was a bit of an anxious maniac when we first got him; over-grooming, scratching us, etc. Our vet put him on 5 mg Fluoxetine daily, and it's calmed him down considerably. Basically, it's kitty Prozac.

#3853 53 days ago

Thanks for the replies! My vet did give me Gabapentin but I don't want to use sedatives unless I have to. I tried it and it calmed him down but it just makes him sleepy. So far, by controlling his skin itch and dandruff, it hasn't happened so I'm praying that's what it was. Spraying him with Burts Bees dander spray and his dandruff is almost gone. I ordered some omega 3 fish oil that I can mix with his food. Similar to adding salmon oil, which I've tried in the past and it really works. For those of you with cats with dry skin, you might want to try it, it's amazing for their skin and coat, makes it nice and shiny and healthy looking. I stopped because it was a little fattening but the pros outweigh the cons so I'm starting again.

#3854 53 days ago
Quoted from newovad:

We use spreadable cheese to give cat pills. Might give it a try.

Thats a great idea.. I will give that a shot.. Thanks

#3855 52 days ago
Quoted from BubbaK:

Thats a great idea.. I will give that a shot.. Thanks

Haven't tried this method before, but noticed years ago while at the compounding pharmacy that these are a thing: https://bcpvetpharm.com/products/bcp-vetchews - might just be available for Rx stuff, dunno about regular antihistamine and other otc products. Even so, a good product to know about if you have pets that just won't take their meds any other way.

Richard

#3856 52 days ago
Quoted from someotherguy:

Haven't tried this method before, but noticed years ago while at the compounding pharmacy that these are a thing: https://bcpvetpharm.com/products/bcp-vetchews - might just be available for Rx stuff, dunno about regular antihistamine and other otc products. Even so, a good product to know about if you have pets that just won't take their meds any other way.
Richard

Thats interesting.. Thanks. I'll save that link for future if needed...

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#3857 51 days ago

Can you find Ouija in this photo?
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Black cat sitting in black velvet chair

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#3858 43 days ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Can you find Ouija in this photo?
Black cat sitting in black velvet chair

suppose he's watching PREDATOR on the television...

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#3859 42 days ago

This is a shot of our outdoor feral cat, Otis, lounging around. Minutes before he had his head hanging out dangling.

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#3860 42 days ago

Lol! I believe that cats have a sick sense of humor.

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#3861 42 days ago

Cats and dogs living together...
Charlie the dog and Dutchess the cat.
The two have a very unnatural love affair going on as you see, Charlie cannot hardly tolerate his indoor feline friends. Yet come outside and if Dutchess is around, the two are inseparable!

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#3862 42 days ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

Cats and dogs living together...
Charlie the dog and Dutchess the cat.
The two have a very unnatural love affair going on as you see, Charlie cannot hardly tolerate his indoor feline friends. Yet come outside and if Dutchess is around, the two are inseparable![quoted image]

Dogs and cats living together mass hysteria.

#3863 40 days ago

Brotherly love. JimmyJoe (Siamese)and Munky aka Big Baby (MaineCoon type), exchanging favors

#3864 40 days ago
Quoted from NYP:

Thanks for the replies! My vet did give me Gabapentin but I don't want to use sedatives unless I have to. I tried it and it calmed him down but it just makes him sleepy. So far, by controlling his skin itch and dandruff, it hasn't happened so I'm praying that's what it was. Spraying him with Burts Bees dander spray and his dandruff is almost gone. I ordered some omega 3 fish oil that I can mix with his food. Similar to adding salmon oil, which I've tried in the past and it really works. For those of you with cats with dry skin, you might want to try it, it's amazing for their skin and coat, makes it nice and shiny and healthy looking. I stopped because it was a little fattening but the pros outweigh the cons so I'm starting again.

So a quick followup. For the past few weeks I've been giving him omega fish oil supplements once a day mixed in with his food. Then twice a day I spray him good with Burts Bee's dander reducing spray. His dandruff is gone and so is his itchiness and he hasn't had any more strange episodes of behavior. And here I was bringing him to the vet for blood tests and setting up appointments with neurologists etc thinking is was feline hyperesthesia. So for all you cat owners, if your cat has dandruff, try to keep this in mind!

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#3865 39 days ago

Myshka's favorite machine is Eight Ball Deluxe... The game is slow enough to follow the ball with his eyes... And no crazy multiball!

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#3866 39 days ago

my cutest cat
Josie

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Despite being the youngest and smallest of our nine indoor only cats;
Josie is the most curious, least afraid and most likely to give some of the other cats,
"the what for"...

#3867 39 days ago
Quoted from NYP:

Then twice a day I spay him good

That poor, sore kitty.

#3868 39 days ago

Can we see the ugly ones too?

#3869 39 days ago
Quoted from Slacker_Quacker:Can we see the ugly ones too?

No such thing as an ugly cat.

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#3870 38 days ago

Who you calling ugly
says Tippy

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#3871 34 days ago
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#3872 34 days ago

Cat porn
Ouija spread eagle

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#3873 34 days ago

I wasn't allowed to play 300 last night..

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#3874 34 days ago

Busted!

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#3875 34 days ago

This is a beautiful picture! Cool cat too

#3876 34 days ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Cat porn
Ouija spread eagle
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Ouija has set the trap for unsuspecting belly rubbing hands

#3877 33 days ago
Quoted from BubbaK:

I wasn't allowed to play 300 last night..

"Play with ME, Daddy! Not that dork machine!"

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#3878 33 days ago

Calvin was once again “helping” as I was installing LED’s into Earthshaker.

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#3879 33 days ago

Why thank you Calvin .... lend a paw !

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#3880 32 days ago
Quoted from transprtr4u:

Why thank you Calvin .... lend a paw !

LOL, in the second pic it's almost like the guy on the backglass is reacting to him

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#3881 28 days ago

Someone near Austin need a little friend?

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I wish I could but I have 11 cats I feed on a daily basis already!

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#3882 27 days ago

Today at T+ 0.47 seconds into nap time...

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#3883 27 days ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

Today at T+ 0.47 seconds into nap time...

Almost didn't see the white cat.

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#3884 25 days ago

What could possibly go wrong?

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#3886 25 days ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

Charlie the dog and Dutchess the cat.

Here they are again, enjoying each other's company.
She bonks him very much.

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#3887 24 days ago

Apparently there is a new edition to the Atari_daze family.
He shall henceforth be known, as Lucifer.
Wife found him on the side of the of the road near her work.
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#3888 24 days ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

Wife found him on the side of the of the road

And now he is family...
Good day for him

#3889 24 days ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

Wife found him on the side of the of the road near her work.

Gawd, hope my wife does not do this,
as we have nine indoor only cats already
plus 2 outdoor feral cats she feeds regularly.
She says she will not adopt anymore, but at times threatens
that if she found a kitten on the side of the road (like your wife)
she will bring it home.
I love cats but 9+ cats get to be quite the chore,
add on top of that, one cat is getting senile at age 19 yrs (& pees outside the box at times)
plus we have a dachshund that is 17yrs old
that can hardly walk, and is deaf and blind.

#3890 23 days ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Gawd, hope my wife does not do this

So here is the thing, ever since we were together, our pets ALWAYS like me best.
It started with the toy poodle she brought to the relationship to the next dog she found at the school she was teaching at during her first job after graduation.
Then there was the bird we had for a few years, many cats in between, the greyhounds we used to foster, even "her" dog now. They ALL have always ended up "my" animals. So lately as our outdoor cat numbers have dwindled she has been "threatening" to bring home a cat to be "hers". Yesterday was that day.
I give it six months for the little tyke to grow up a bit, then we will see with whom he ends up taking a liking to.
He sure is a vocal critter, I figure he is still looking for his mom and siblings. He's found a good home though.

#3891 23 days ago

I think my wife has finally come to the conclusion that we do not need any more animals,
As we are less physically able to take care of them all.
My wife in particular has hip arthritis problem and can hardly walk or bend over without severe pain.
She is scheduled to talk with a doctor about hip replacement.
As I have stated previously, it seems all I do all day is cleaning up after the animals,
cleaning litter boxes, cleaning up pees and poos outside the box
(our doxie too, is at that stage in life where he sometimes does not make it to the door to do his business outside.)
and we are forever vacuuming up dust bunnies from all the cat fur & dander shed all over the place.
Climbing up and down stairs to clean boxes and resupply feeding and water stations is how I get my exercise.
Our weekly trash bin weighs a ton when i haul it to the curb, from all the cat litter deposits.
I am constantly on the look out for sales on cat litter,
which has gone up in price a lot the past couple of years beyond normal inflation,
at least the brand I prefer.

We love our animals and get great pleasure from them and they are all spoiled rotten,
but enough is enough.
Some of the younger cats will probably out live us both.

Sorry for the rant.
cheers Tom

#3892 23 days ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Gawd, hope my wife does not do this,
as we have nine indoor only cats already
plus 2 outdoor feral cats she feeds regularly.
She says she will not adopt anymore, but at times threatens
that if she found a kitten on the side of the road (like your wife)
she will bring it home.
I love cats but 9+ cats get to be quite the chore,
add on top of that, one cat is getting senile at age 19 yrs (& pees outside the box at times)
plus we have a dachshund that is 17yrs old
that can hardly walk, and is deaf and blind.

As far as your 17 year old ,why are you letting it suffer???

#3893 23 days ago
Quoted from mollyspub:

As far as your 17 year old ,why are you letting it suffer??

We are about at that point. Though he does not appear to be suffering .
He still has a very good appetite. He basically lives to eat.
He sleeps/naps most of the day, except at mealtime or when we take him out to Pee & Poo.
He can no longer climb stairs/steps that is why we now have ramp on the front porch.
A lot of his mobility issues relate to our slick hardwood floors,
when Dewey dog is on carpet or the lawn he moves about fine, slow but fine,
but on the hardwood flooring his rear feet get no grip and tend to slip out from under him.
He is at his worst when first getting up from bed, like his hind legs are asleep,
but after some massaging, he becomes more mobile.
Also Rimadyl pills tend to help with his mobility.
He gets around fairly well despite his cataracts and deafness,
(maybe he just refuses to listen to us anymore)
relying more on the nose to guide him.

When he has lost his appetite and/or no longer able to get around on his own, even with our help,
We will make that hard decision to ease his suffering,
but in meantime we will continue to see to his needs and pick up after his accidents.
We will all miss him when that time comes, including his cat brothers and sisters.

#3894 23 days ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

Apparently there is a new edition to the Atari_daze family.
He shall henceforth be known, as Lucifer.
Wife found him on the side of the of the road near her work.
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We had black cat named Satan

#3895 23 days ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

We are about at that point. Though he does not appear to be suffering .
He still has a very good appetite. He basically lives to eat.
He sleeps/naps most of the day, except at mealtime or when we take him out to Pee & Poo.
He can no longer climb stairs/steps that is why we now have ramp on the front porch.
A lot of his mobility issues relate to our slick hardwood floors,
when Dewey dog is on carpet or the lawn he moves about fine, slow but fine,
but on the hardwood flooring his rear feet get no grip and tend to slip out from under him.
He is at his worst when first getting up from bed, like his hind legs are asleep,
but after some massaging, he becomes more mobile.
Also Rimadyl pills tend to help with his mobility.
He gets around fairly well despite his cataracts and deafness,
(maybe he just refuses to listen to us anymore)
relying more on the nose to guide him.
When he has lost his appetite and/or no longer able to get around on his own, even with our help,
We will make that hard decision to ease his suffering,
but in meantime we will continue to see to his needs and pick up after his accidents.
We will all miss him when that time comes, including his cat brothers and sisters.

amazon.com link »

#3896 23 days ago

We have bought non slip tube socks for infants to use on Dewey
to see if that helped with his hind feet sliding out from under him.
And they do help, but problem is keeping them on and from coming off.
I just bought a life jacket vest with 2 handles to help with me carrying him outside to do his business.
Actually designed for dog swimming, but I am hoping it will more easily allow me to pick him up,
less likely to accidently twist his back or my back, as it often takes too long to coax him outside to pee/poo,
and that leads to accidents on the way to the door.
We basically take him out every 90-120 minutes now, to help prevent accidents.

Sorry for taking up space on this forum topic (for cats) with my dog problems,
but Dewey thinks he is a cat some times, his best buddy Jack (19yr old cat)
regularly tries to hump him
and Dewey at times gets frisky with one of our other cats (Tippy)
and when he was a pup he was litter box trained,
now he is too old and can no longer hop in and out of the box easily.

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#3897 23 days ago

How about some cat photos

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Mojo nuzzling with Jack

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#3898 22 days ago

(oh dear i still love this topic ! give some more guys)

and than, a "hard day" in life's cat - episode 856

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#3899 22 days ago
Quoted from RipleYYY:

"hard day" in life's cat -

My cat Luke spends a lot of time like that. He refers to it as resting up after his chores.

What chores?

Well, Dad, if I hadn't done them, things would be worse around here.

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#3900 22 days ago

Yoga time!

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