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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 08:45 PM
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My kitty is home from the hospital
He's doing fine, just wants to sit in his window. He's already peed once, which is a bit of a relief.
I'm a bit concerned, because the vet put him on a Rx food from Royal Canin, and they've had a bunch of products recalled. But then what company hasn't?

Anyway, the Critters household is complete again.
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Steven_S Donating Member (810 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 09:01 PM
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1. Nice to see some good kitty news....
this place could use some good news about now.

Any kitty pics?
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 09:03 PM
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2. I'm glad he's home
and I'm glad you have him back
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Daisymae97 Donating Member (27 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 09:52 PM
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3. I'm glad someone has good news today.
My mom had to have her beagle put to sleep today. She was diagnosed with diabetes. This is the 2nd beagle that this has happened to. Mom did insulin injections twice a day with the first one and just couldn't go through it again with this one. It was so hard explaining to my girls(ages 8 and 6). Daisy was 8 and my kids grew up with her.
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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 09:55 PM
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4. I'm so sorry to hear that, Daisy.

My condolences to your mom and family.

:hug:
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Daisymae97 Donating Member (27 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 09:58 PM
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5. Thanks, It's kind of weird though-
Daisy is the dog's name too lol. My dad used to call me Daisymae as a kid and it stuck.
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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 10:02 PM
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7. That's what happens with nicknames.

There's an old Norse saying,

I'm going to try to translate it to make sense-

" A loved child has many names"

-I've always liked that one.

;-)
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Daisymae97 Donating Member (27 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 10:05 PM
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9. That is such a sweet thought.
My brother must be really loved, because you should have heard some of the names my dad had for him!! :eyes:
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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 10:07 PM
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10. LOL!


My brother, too!

:rofl:
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 03:50 PM
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18. I am so sorry!! I'm on my second beagle, and they really
nuzzle their way into your heart. I can't imagine how you must feel. You and your kids are in my thoughts. :hug:
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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 10:00 PM
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6. That's good news, Critters.
I haven't followed the whole story, but
it sounds like what one of my kitties went
through.
He had complete urinary blockage and
almost died.

Is the Rx food Royal Canin SO formula for felines?

That's what my two guys eat and it's A-OK!

I know, I was worried, too.

;-) :hi:
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 03:53 PM
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19. Yes, it is the Royal Canin SO. He was on C/D, but the vet said
it obviously hadn't worked, so time to try something else. Have you been feeding it to a non-flutd cat? Shadow wants to eat it, and I need to check with the vet as to whether that's okay. He ate the c/d some, but wasn't that fond. Sophie, cat no 3, won't touch anything but Wysong.

Glad to hear you've had good luck with the Royal Canin.
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Daisymae97 Donating Member (27 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 10:03 PM
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8. One of my kitties had a blockage a few years ago
The vet swore that it was because we were feeding him dry food. Trying to take the kittie's dry away was impossible. They wouldn't stop yowling- like we were starving them- all 3 of them "singing in the round". We surrendered and still feed them dry-haven't had a problem since.
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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 10:10 PM
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11. Baloney. The Rx food the vets

prescribe for urinary tract problems IS

dry food!

I hope you got a new vet.
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Daisymae97 Donating Member (27 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 10:20 PM
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13. Yes, we go to the same practice, just not to him.
Snickers is our dumpster cat. That is where my husband and I found him almost 10 years ago. He eats anything. His favorites are corn on the cob and salad. He jumps up on the table when we're done and eats what the kids leave behind-right off the cob. It's hysterical. I personally think it was something to do with the litter we were using,it was some no name brand that we had not used before and haven't since. He didn't like it and avoided the litter box at all costs and probably gave himself the infection/blockage. It was a scary few days for us, I really thought he wasn't going to make it. But he's still here.
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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 10:50 PM
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14. I'm glad he pulled through.

i know exactly what you went through!

It's very scary.
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 10:10 PM
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12. Glad to hear your kitty is okay
Do you know Lizerdbits, fluffy Max's mom? Max also had a urinary tract blockage and is also on special food but I can't remember the name off the top of my head. If you see her around you could ask her.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 03:54 PM
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20. Thanks, I'll do that. nt
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 10:54 PM
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15. sweeeet "Critters' household"
all the.
..

okay my phone rang, so I forgot what I was gonna say then but it was probably hoping he's 100% soon. And something like
Thank God for Vets :headbang:
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 11:05 PM
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16. Well that's terrific!
MAy I ask what was wrong with him?
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 03:58 PM
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21. Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease--
Edited on Wed May-16-07 03:59 PM by mycritters2
He was diagnosed with it about a year ago. He'd never blocked before, but they found crystals in his urine when he had a urinary infection. Last Wednesday night, he became completely blocked (his urethra). He was SCREAMING in the litter box, so I rushed him to the vet. They cleared the blockage, and kept him catheterized for a few days. Now he's on an antibiotic and a new prescription food. He goes back for a re-check in 2 weeks. But he seems to be fine.
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 12:54 AM
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17. I am so glad he made it!
:)
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 07:19 PM
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22. My cat went through that. He's been as good as new ever since.
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