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|Comment||Thank you for letting me know that the hyperthyroidism is actually protecting the kidneys with increased blood pressure. I am seeing another vet; On the thyroid pill pill bottle it says check blood in 4 to 6 weeks. We got an IV, Fluid & needles to inject Saline into him to flush out his kidneys. For 3 days, he was almost his normal self (before the pills), he came up to me for me to hold him & one day while I was praying to God & crying, he was under the bed & the bed was one foot out so I could see him & he climbed up the box spring & mattress (I hope that was a good sign); another day he put his head on top of my head (for 15 minutes) when I was reading & he used to do that half the night. I think he was trying to say he loved me, which I know he does. Whenever I leave him to go upstairs, he cry's because I have left him. I always take him upstairs when I go to bed or if I am going to be up there for awhile. He is such a loving, very affectionate, devoted cat who in 3 months will have given me 18 years of his life, spending 5 or 6 hrs. a day with me, no human has ever devoted their time like that in my lifetime. I would love to send pictures, but I don't know how to send them. I will check the site and see if I can figure it out. Thanks for lighting a candle for Baby, I appreciate it very much & I am almost starting to cry again cause I love him so much. It has snowed here & is supposed to be -27 with wind chill on FRiday, it's a bad time of the year for Baby to be sick, what with snowstorms etc. Thank you very much for your advice. Jenny|
I am the proud guardian of 5 mixed breed cats ranging from 12 weeks to 13 years old and one purebred ragdoll. I have 20+ years experience working with mixed breed cats from a variety of different situations. I have fostered cats/kittens with special needs/behavioral issues. I have rescued/rehabilitated/re-homed a variety of stray/abused cats. I can offer advice on managing feral cat colonies, rehabilitating strays and finding them forever homes. I can help you to determine whether a cat is stray or feral, there IS a significant difference. Improperly introducing a new cat/kitten can result in aggression between newly introduced cats because cats are territorial by nature and they don't like sudden changes in their environment. To learn more about a peaceful way to introduce a new cat into a home with other cats please check out my previous answers on this subject. Proper nutrition for cats can be confusing, I recommend checking out catinfo.org which was created by a veterinarian (Dr. Lisa Pierson) who takes a common sense approach to explaining feline nutrition. Cat behavior and instincts are different from those of humans, I can help you understand your cat's needs so that you can meet them adequately and have a balanced, psychologically and physically sound kitty. Cats vary in personality, energy level and intelligence, different approaches may be required to achieve results in terms of training and interaction with your feline companion. An intelligent, high energy cat must be kept busy or they will make their own fun. I am NOT a licensed veterinarian and I can't offer medical advice. If your cat is ill/injured my advice is always the same: get prompt medical treatment provided by a veterinarian. If finances are an issue I will try to find resources in your area that can help with medical costs or make other choices to ensure the welfare of your cat.
I have fostered feral and stray cats, rehabilitated and homed cats that many people recommended euthanasia for. I am willing to make an effort to do the research and ask questions because I care enough to find solutions to behavioral problems rather than giving up. I have an interest in the use of alternative therapies to help provide the best possible care for all cats and I can say in all honesty that I've seen some incredible things happen for some incredible cats and their human caregivers when the right alternative therapeutic modality is used by a qualified veterinarian with expertise and experience in the field.
I've earned my diploma as a veterinary assistant with honors.