hi Bonnie,
 
oh it's canned pumpkin, when he seems a bit blocked up or his stool is hard, I 
give him some canned pumpkin (warmed with a few freeze dried chicken crumbles - 
Halo's Liv a littles) - it helps very quickly :)
 
Shannon

--- On Sun, 12/5/10, Bonnie Hogue <ho...@sonic.net> wrote:


From: Bonnie Hogue <ho...@sonic.net>
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] planning for Whimsy's checkup-what to get
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Sunday, December 5, 2010, 10:04 PM


Pumpkin?  Is that a toy or...a food?
thx.
B.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Emeraldkittee" <emeraldkit...@yahoo.com>
To: <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2010 4:54 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] planning for Whimsy's checkup-what to get


> hi Natalie!
> 
> Actually, I almost wrote that I was leary of the microchip, because wouldn't 
> his little system view it as a foreign object? I figured since he is a 
> 'flight risk' though (and never heard anyone else chime in on this) I would 
> do it - really glad you brought it up. Whimsy got out just a few days ago and 
> it was really hard to catch him, so I will weigh this carefully. Ditto on the 
> vax as well. Would rather not give any shots.
> 
> We likely will sedate him for the visit :( because this is all new stuff to 
> my wild boy - but paws crossed he will be agreeable unlike last time!
> 
> He's liking his pumpkin every now and then, and I will add some probiotics 
> too, good idea.
> 
> would love to see that microchip article whenever you have time to post.
> 
> thanks for weighing in, Natalie.
> Shannon
> --- On Sun, 12/5/10, Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote:
> 
> 
> From: Natalie <at...@optonline.net>
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] planning for Whimsy's checkup-what to get
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Date: Sunday, December 5, 2010, 6:10 PM
> 
> 
> Shannon - Did you know that microchips have been found to be carcinogenic?
> I have articles on it, confirmed by a holistic veterinarian. Is there really
> a need for it - if Whimsy's safe inside, why do it. I am in a rush right
> now, but if you'd like, I can post the articles. This falls into the
> category of unnecessary vaccines - only vaccinate for the cat's
> lifestyle....
> No, I wouldn't suggest needless X-rays - they have to sedate a cat and
> slight constipation is not good enough of a reason - try some probiotics and
> fiber in Whimsy's food. My vet sedates as little and as rarely as possible.
> For x-rays, they must be very still. Natalie
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
> [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Emeraldkittee
> Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2010 5:29 PM
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: [Felvtalk] planning for Whimsy's checkup-what to get
> 
> Whimsy's check up is in a few weeks and wanted to get your opinions on what
> to get done.
> 
> We will likely have to have him under like before, as I don't see him being
> cooperative, but we'll see. I'll be touching base with my vet to solidify
> 'the plan'.
> 
> I am going to have the snap test re-done because theoretically he could be
> double positive (FIV), full blood panel, urine tested (stool was recently
> tested already), micro chipped, oral exam - anything else that is good to do
> as long as he is there? The only 'issue' I notice is he tends towards mild
> constipation (ever since I met him) - given the issues that can face an
> FeLV's intestines, is it prudent to do an xray? or anything else?
> 
> The temps have plummeted here in the Midwest and I'm so grateful he's safe
> and warm inside. We bought him lots of toys and warm bedding. Because he's
> in the sun room, he has more square footage than any other cat (or person!)
> living here. It's so wonderful to spoil him as he should be.
> 
> Thanks for any input.
> 
> Shannon and Sir Whimsy the Spoiled
> 
> 
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