Friday, March 20, 2009

Formerly Feral Nursing Home

This has been a wild week at Wildcat Woods...I feel like I am running a cat nursing home here. The older kitties have chronic issues and things just escalate all at once.



Minnie ( all black) has IBS and was having a bad week with colitis and looking poorly. I think she may have been constipated. She goes back and forth between constipation and diarrhea. I added colostrum (see my Cats and Dogs Naturally article) to her diet and it seems to be helping. My vet will send a glandular for intestinal issues to add to that.



Yoko (tan tabby) has thyroid issues and she seems to be developing some kidney problems. Thyroid irregularities can affect the heart, liver and kidneys. I have boosted her diet with Chica's (who has chronic renal failure) supplements and it seems to be helping. She is more active and less mopey.

Every morning the first one up walks through an obstacle course in the house of hairball vomit, puddles of frothy mucus, etc....yecch... and I don't' know who did what. This week it was more than usual so I was trying to keep and eye on everyone.

It seems like all is on track again today and everyone is doing OK for the time being! I am glad I can treat some of this myself with phone calls to my vet --- very expensive to run to the vet all the time.

6 comments:

Everycat said...

Minnie and Yoko, we hope you both feel better soon. These things do seem to come all at once, keeps the apes on their toes!

Whicky et al

PinkynAsh said...

Aww we hope that Minnie and Yoko and all of your other kitties have a good weekend, and maybe get some relief so they can feel good this weekend. The ones pictures sure are pretty ones.

Team Tabby said...

Sounds a bit like this place. Our mom rescued us - Mindy and Moe - nearly 8 yrs. ago. Since last September, three senior cats have joined us and they are anywhere from 10 to 14 yrs. we really don't know the ages for sure. We don't have serious health issues, just some joint stiffness and one with a curious lump on his tail that the vets are puzzling over. Your kitties are lucky that you are so caring and experienced with their needs.

purrs,
Mindy, Moe, Bono

Dave said...

Cheri: thanks for what you do. Minnie and SweetPea look a little like my Benny. And thank you from Benny for adding the link to his blog, too (http:hellobenny.wordpress.com). Best wishes.

The Island Cats said...

We hope everycat feels better!

Kaz's Cats said...

It so nice that these kitties have such smart and loving carers to look after them.

Purrs

Gypsy & Tasha

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