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Old 11-13-2012, 10:15 PM
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unfortunately, seafood seems to make her vomit She used to have that issue when she was younger and it took years until we figured out why she would vomit on a regular basis. We switched her food to a non-seafood base and she hasn't had any problems since (with the vomiting at least). I did try a really smelly, chicken based baby food which she tried, but it wasn't a miracle solution by any means.
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Lots of vibes for her!!!
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:40 PM
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Lots of vibes for the kitty *VIBES*
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:54 PM
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A transdermal medication is kind of like a gel that you can apply to the inside of their ear flap, and it's absorbed that way.... so you don't have to fight to get pills into them. Lots of pharmacies will compound veterinary drugs like this and it is SO helpful for cats (since they are usually way more complicated than dogs when it comes to meds). Definitely something to ask the vet about.

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Old 11-13-2012, 11:11 PM
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Poor girl

I know a lot of super picky kitties will try eating Nature's Variety Rabbit, not a long term solution obviously, but might be worth a shot :/ If you can get your hands on some Canine Caviar cans (especially the beaver) they are EXTREMELY high in calories. Not a complete and balanced diet, but if you can get her to eat it then at least a bunch of cals will get dumped in her.

I'm sorry you are going through this
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:23 PM
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The valium didn't seem to have any side effects, and it only needed to be given "as needed" when his appetite flagged. Even if it had, if we couldn't keep his appetite up he wouldn't have made it anyway. He had another year and a half of quality life -- at least a year more than either my vet or the specialist (who later helped develop the FIV vaccine) expected.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:18 AM
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Sending lots of healing vibes. My vet had a type of concentrated food that came in a tube that helped when my kittie wasn't feeling good.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:53 AM
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Thanks for the advice and vibes. I just wanted to give a little update. I'm home now and able to see Misty. She's definitely a skinny little thing.

Yesterday morning, I went down to feed her and found her laying in the unfinished portion of the basement with little droplets of blood by her back end. She seemed hesitant to move, but did scoot away to hide when I called my mom down to look at her. The vet fit us in yesterday morning and it turns out she has a pretty bad UTI on top of everything. He says her immune system is likely down because of all the other issues. He gave her an injection of antibiotic so that we wouldn't have more pills to have to fight her with. He's also going to order some transdermal meds of the heart med and the thyroid med to make that easier on us.

She's still tentatively scheduled for the dental on Wednesday, but the vet said he's going to play it by ear, because she'll be staying with them over thanksgiving either way. Her pulse was at a pretty crazy 230 yesterday at the vet, so if her heart is still going that fast come Wednesday, the dental will be postponed.

My parents were absolutely right when they said that she is still begging for food. She had her appetite stimulant yesterday and has definitely been begging. Yet she still isn't cleaning her bowl. She was pretty good about eating all of her baby food last night though, so that's a plus.

Anyhow, that's just a quick update.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:03 PM
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Thanks for the update, and more ~~~~~~~~goodvibes~~~~~~~~~
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:22 AM
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Another update on the kitty

I got an email from my mom this morning, which read:

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I picked up Misty this morning and she seems really good. She ate (just a bit, but more than usual) when she got home. Her weight was up just a bit when I picked her up, and considering the surgery and her stress, I think that's great.
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Anyhow, the dental went well. The vet removed two teeth and a growth inside her mouth. It's sounding like she's doing well.
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