Hey guys, Just an update on the situation with Grizzabella and Poppy. I stopped by my vet's office this morning with the UT vet referral forms in hand. I was actually quite surprised, they seemed very receptive to the idea, so I left the forms with them. They said the vet that diagnosed them wasn't working today, but they would leave them there for him in the morning. (he's a graduate of the UT CVM, as I checked his state licensure, so I'm hoping it won't be too hard to get a referral from him.) I'll let you guys know if I get the referral tomorrow. As for food....I went today and picked up the Innova EVO. For anyone else who might be looking for it, in addition to the place off Middlebrook that Melanie mentioned, they also have it at Smokey Mountain Grain and Feed in Maryville, and Earth Share, the organic/natural foods grocery store in Turkey Creek. Anyway, I picked it up today (as well as a couple cans of Innova EVO canned food, not sure if they will eat it, I'm going to try tonight) and I also stopped by Northshore Animal Hospital on my way home and bought a bag of the professional strength veterinary formula Missing Link supplement. They also got the Lysine this morning, and ate it very well! I'm going to start trying to incorporate the Lysine and Missing Link into their wet food in the am and pm by dividing the dose and feeding half of each both times. I'm still trying to figure out what to do about separating the litterbox/food/water for Penelope. She is, so far, negative. What do you guys think? Should I wait, or go with the separate food/water/litterboxes in separate rooms with the infrared kitty doors that require the collar to open? I figure I can buy two different doors....one for Poppy and Grizzabella, and another with a different frequency for Penny...that way it will keep all their food/water/litter separate. I don't really have to worry about separating Penny because she's a loner anyway..she doesn't associate with the other two really much at all. Should I go ahead with the separate bowls, and start by just adding a second set and letting all of them use both, and then after a while (when they know the second litterbox/water/food exists) add the radio controlled doors? I want to do whatever is easiest for them, I don't want to stress them over it, but I want to make sure Penny stays negative as much as humanly possible. I figure it'll be an easier transition if Penelope knows the food/water bowls are there before I "lock" her out of the others area. What do you think? I'm open to recommendations/suggestions. Right now I just have their dry food in disposable bowls that I'm changing daily. I'm also bleaching the drinkwell daily. I feed them once in their glass bowls then bleach/wash them. They are all still sharing a litterbox though. Thoughts?
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