Cat Nap not catnip...it is a combination of essential oils that are
appropriate for cats.........so many are dangerous to them. I got
mine from http://www.horizonvetserv.com/ because I know the vet and
her training. Rescue Remedy is available most places. However, an
angel apparently sat on your shoulder and mentioned the
catnip........try it and see how he likes it. I keep 3 pas (goat
feeder rubber pans) with various grasses and catnip for Dixie. They
are big enough for her to roll around it and enjoy herself. I can't
say they look great.....then I can't say I care.
There are others on the site who are familiar with Dr. Maiers and/or
Dr. Boswell if you can't find a holistic vet.
I had a cat with cancer who was impossible to pill. It was
heartbreaking. Your little buddy just needs for you to calm down and
help him calm down. How would you like someone 100 times bigger than
you picking you up, forcing open your mouth and forcing something down
your throat? Especially if that person was giving off all the vibes
You might try Feliway spray on yourself and his room too. It is very
calming. It helped The Royal Princess Kitty Katt accept me.
Don't give it up. Enjoy the time you have. It doesn't matter how
long or how short.
On Feb 23, 2008, at 2:19 PM, Lynne wrote:
We had to go out to visit my dad today Marylyn so I reluctantly left
BooBoo alone sleeping. When we got home I went upstairs and lay
down with him and even though he didn't open his eyes he began
purring. I told Bob what you said about the amount of sleep they
need so we've determined not to bug him so much. He did pee and poo
while we were gone and went up on the bed to sleep. He is breathing
better now. Still have the appointment tomorrow because they
couldn't see us today. There were two emergencies apparently. Big
friggin deal. If a vets office can't handle two emergencies and one
sick cat in a day, I give up. I am searching for another vet. I
have a lead on a good one. This guy told Bob he would analyse the
fluid and get back to us and he just got rid of it. Like I've said,
everything he has done for us so far has been after I've read up on
the disease or read these posts and told him my suggestions. He
obviously thinks we are fighting a losing battle here and doesn't
have Boo's best interest at heart. We will persevere because
neither Boo or we want him dead yet. I actually have some catnip in
the garden despite this miserable cold weather. I'll give it a
shot. I wish cats liked lavender because I have a lot of that and
it is supposed to be calming for people.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2008 3:06 PM
Subject: Re: coughing
Try spraying Rescue Remedy or Cat Nap around him a few minutes
before you pill him. Check with a holistic vet if you are having
trouble with the status quo. Basically, ask yourself what you have
to gain and what you have to lose.
It is an awful situation. Been there. Done that. With various
critters and various physical problems. I would never give up the
total pleasure of their company and the wisdom of their
teachings........in spite of the frustration and pain and all the
other emotions..........each friend taught me and gave me so much.
Here is where I get too emotional.
On Feb 23, 2008, at 8:25 AM, Lynne wrote: