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 :). ~~@~~~~~@~~~~~@~~~~~@~~~~~@~~~~ *Christ beside me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me. — **St. Patrick* 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 > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org >
_______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org