I have been a foster failure 4 times.  Once I saw how well the foster's did
with the the other cats and I fell in love, they had to stay :-D.

As far as treating shelter pets, I know that at my shelter there is a set
amount per pet and anything above that comes from a special account which
has been newly set up.  We do not have a vet at our shelter, we have to
take the cats and dogs to the vet clinic and there really is no shelter
discount for medicine or office visits.  I can't make decisions for pets
based on money alone.  My goal is always the quality of life.

I wish you and Gilbert all the best in getting him the right meds to keep
him pain-free :-D.  I love the image of a 15lb kitty snoozing on your chest
:).


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On Sun, Jun 25, 2017 at 5:21 PM, <dlg...@windstream.net> wrote:

> They do get under our skin and become a necessary to our lives.  I have 3
> 15 pounders who think I am a mattress for them to sleep on.  Thank God they
> take turns.  Does Gilbert like to KNEED a lot?  Homey gets into a trance
> and digs deeply so I have had to explain to doctors what all those little
> red spots are.  Do you have to foster, or can you just adopt so you can
> give pain treatment as you see fit?
> I end up adopting everyone that comes my way.  After just a couple of days
> I could not let them go.
>
> ---- ROBERT CHAPEL <bcha...@optonline.net> wrote:
> >
>
> Amani...
> As always... thank you for the advice and all the other references to
> research ( Doxy, Cannabinol) that can be helpful down the road...   In
> the case of Gilbert it is perplexing that they are so withholding re:
> drugs.  Gilbert is a favorite of everyone and no one wants to see him
> hurting....  I'll keep making suggestions.  Starting once again to pay
> my own ( larger) medical contributions under medicare I cannot afford to
> be taking him to vets on my own ( as well as it being a potential
> problem if I do because he is ( technically) the shelters " property as
> he is a Foster....   Right now he is on purefied liquid Venus Fly Trap
> per a complementary Vet who is well regarded in the local
> community...which she says helped her keep her own cats tumor at bay for
> nine months (  This lady is not simply " out there"... but I have not
> yet done any looking re: VFT as I was not planning to prolong Gilbies
> life.. Just to make him comfortable and keep him out of the shelter
> during his final days....  Now, of course, having gotten so used to and
> loving having him with me I am interested in how to keep him painlessly
> around with me longer....  I like watching TV with a 15 lb cat sitting
> on my chest with his face inches from my own... snoring..
>
> Bob
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