Cats are good therapy for all kinds of stuff:)

Kelley

On Dec 25, 2007 7:20 AM, catatonya <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> I used to be a neat freak, germ freak, ocd.......... The cats will cure
> you!!  You will be healed of that condition and learn to pick up poop with
> your own hands.  You will learn to just 'scoot over' a bit if there's vomit
> on one side of the bed.  I think we could start an ocd therapy program with
> cats!
> tonya
>
>
> *Caroline Kaufmann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>* wrote:
>
> Well, Yoda's favorite thing to do is run across my bed, romp on it and
> rummage in my pillow!  So sometimes there are poopy footprints left on my
> bed!  It's so gross- and I have a multiple junky covers I use as my top
> sheet to protect my actual bedsheets from getting the Yoda-prints...but
> still, it's gross and I'm tired of changing it every day after his little
> party on my bed!  He really trashed it one time and my mom was like, "I
> would rather die than sleep in that bed!"  And I'm a
> clean-freak/germaphobe-- that's the irony!
> caroline
>
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> Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 13:25:06 -0800
> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: RE: OT: diarreah in 6 month old kitten
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
>
> Metronidazole can in very rare instances cause convulsions.  Very rare
> though.  Untreated giardia is far more dangerous.
>
> And, uh, Caroline, if you ever catch giardia from a foster kitty, we're
> going to have to discuss some grooming issues.  Transmission is a fecal to
> oral route.  So don't take playing mamma cat too literally and you should be
> OK.
>
> *Caroline Kaufmann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>* wrote:
>
> No.  I didn't want to give him anything that he didn't need.  But I do
> have access to Albon.
>
> Incidentally, one of the other fosters told me on Sat.- when I was
> complaining about Yoda's on going saga- that some of her cats- or a litter
> that was recently adopted, not sure which, just tested positive for giardia,
> but they haven't treated yet b/c the vet said that the drug for it can cause
> seizures and that scared her to death.  This is another one of those "this
> is just what I heard."  But she wanted to know if Yoda tested pos for
> giardia (which he didn't and I'm sure he doesn't have- it's a Yoda-specific
> problem and if he had had giardia, I'd have it by now!), b/c she wanted to
> know what I decided to do b/c the vet really freaked her out about treating
> the cats for giardia.  Anyone know about this?
> Caroline
>
>
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> Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 15:06:14 -0600
> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: Re: OT: diarreah in 6 month old kitten
>
> You know - has he been treated for coccidia?  A lot of times my vet will
> treat for coccidia even if nothing shows up on the fecal, because it is so
> hard to detect.  Metronidazole doesn't cure coccidia...Albon or there is a
> new drug that does it...
>
> On Dec 19, 2007 2:32 PM, Caroline Kaufmann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> wrote:
>
> I have a 6 month old non-felv kitten named Yoda that has had diarrhea
> pretty much off and on ever since I've had him (Labor Day).  Some of you may
> remember me asking you about Yoda's diarrhea back then (at first I thought
> it was just the antibiotic for his URI, but he hasn't been on an antibiotic
> since the first weeks of Sept., so that is out).  The vet ran a fecal back
> in Oct.- nothing.  We treated with metro...zole (can't remember the name)--
> no difference really.  And I have treated him with probiotics just for H of
> it- I used a whole can up of the Eagle Pack Holistic Remedy for Diarreah
> (added to his food)- it seemed to make no difference with Yoda, so when it
> ran out, I stopped using it.  I've been adding benebac (sp?) to his wet food
> at night lately- again, no difference.  Don't ask about food and diet
> changes-- I'm so TIRED of answering those friggin questions-- I mean, this
> isn't my first time up to bat-- I'm not an idiot.  I'm tired of the adoption
> agency people (those that have to "approve" Yoda going to the vet) asking me
> every friggin week about diet changes (um, none!) and the vet's office
> asking the same.  If anyone asks this on Sat. at Cat Adoption Day, I'm going
> to say: "Yeah, I'm trying this new thing were I feed Yoda something
> different for every meal...and tons of table scraps!  Why?  Do you think
> that could be it?!"
>
> What else?  Oh, I took him back to the vet this Monday so they had the
> Yoda butt to really test for giardia- which I knew it wasn't b/c Yoda is
> mingled with other fosters and personal cats and they would all have it by
> now and they don't, but just in case...They did another fecal--
> nothing.  And I know he's healthy-- he looks like a little greyhound he's so
> healthy- he's all muscle and lean and just doing wonderful.  He never feels
> bad, but he'll go in the litter box and I will hear these horrible diarrhea,
> squirty sounds (sorry!) and then he just comes out like nothing happened!
> But it smells horrible and sometimes he can't help but getting it on him and
> we're all just really tired of it!  The Vet said he looked "great"- which I
> already knew- and his hydration was great, his temp was fine, etc.  But I'm
> not crazy!  He's having this diarrhea!  He had a whole puddle of it last
> night in the litter box!  Sometimes it more "cow pie"-like, so that is why I
> say it comes and goes.  It's obviously not sustained diarrhea or else he
> would have hydration issues, which he doesn't.  But I really want to solve
> this problem and I feel like I'm at a loss.  *Yoda also seems to pass gas
> a lot*- especially when he is nervous- like when we go to the cat adoption
> day-- he kind of "smells" and it's not his fur b/c I kitty wet wipe him
> before each adoption day- it's him sitting there nervously passing gas like
> he has IBS or something?
>
> *I've been feeding Yoda kitten food- the Eagle Pack Holistic Chicken
> flavor that is for "adult cats and kittens" *(whatever the H that means?)
> in the day.  In the evening, he gets half a can of the small can of Wellness
> kitten with Brewer's Yeast and Lysine added.  *The vet said that kitten
> food can be "richer" and to try switching him to adult cat food- maybe all
> dry b/c he thinks the wet, with the extra moisture can contribute to
> diarrhea. * *He recommended Purina (no, I'm not kidding-- my mom and I
> would have laughed, but we're tired of the runny poo, so it's not as funny
> as it should be), *so* *I kind of think this vet's a quack at this point
> (for this an other reasons) and with all the premium brands on the market,
> why in the world would I feed him Purina?  (plus that means I'd have to
> switch over two other cats who eat with Yoda- one who is underweight that I
> am rehabbing and needs the best of the best brands of food).  *Has anyone
> heard anything like this?  Has anyone had any problems with the newer
> premium foods with their cats? * I just wonder if Yoda has a
> gastrointestinal problem like IBS, UC or even Crohns or something--
> something that isn't life threatening, but still a problem that can be
> managed by diet.  I just wonder if the newer premium foods- with the
> emphasis being on the high protein content- maybe that is harder to digest
> for some cats?  I switched him on Monday to adult, regular wellness wet at
> night and he's now only getting 1/4 of a can.  I haven't changed the dry
> food yet b/c I haven't decided what to do about that?  We're status quo with
> the runny poo.  I just don't know what to do/try and I'm so frustrated!
>
> Someone help!
> Caroline
>
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