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    Re: For animal lovers

    Unfortunately you have to advocate for your kitties on these issues because too many vets don't care or don't really understand the risks.
    Vets don't care? Mine is great. The dogs love her, she spends time with them. They wont go to anyone else, and the schooling she took to become one, I'm certain she understands...
    Right now both my guys have ear infections, and I have pills for them for a week, plus drops..and I'm too call her anytime if it doesn't get better..thank goodness they have some relief from the pain..
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    Vets obviously don't care enough whether they get it right for cats. There are so many examples where Standard of Care for cats means the wrong medicine (like Metacam, which kills and had to be "black boxed" to discourage its use) or the wrong dose (like too high a starting dose of methimazole for hyperthyroidism). Because they don't learn it in vet school.

    Plenty of very compassionate vets out there, that's a different issue.

    Dogs are much better understood and have much more flexibility as far as medication tolerance.

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    Well one of my guys is like me, any medication and he's loopy!
    But at least he sleeps, they both do, and they aren't scratching their ears so much Our vet has more cats, than dogs that see her, I guess we're lucky then. I do have great respect for vets..
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    Quote Originally Posted by pikachu View Post
    I have Pip scheduled to go to the vet next Tuesday to get spayed. As much as I love her, I'm at my household capacity for pets so I don't want to add more kittens to the mix!

    I'm a little worried about if I'm going to be able to get her to take her pain medicine after the surgery but if I can't get her to take it with food, she might have to skip taking it. She's very hard to give pills to.
    This thing has saved me a lot of trouble because I have to pill my cat twice a day (seizures). The rubber tip is split to hold different sized pills. It's awesome! And, it's very reasonably priced, too.
    https://www.amazon.com/Kruuse-Buster...opper+for+cats
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    This was from the other day...my loves.


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    Oh, they are lovely star...

    Mine saw their new backyard yesterday, whoopee..
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    Please post photos!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stargazer161 View Post
    Please post photos!
    I will, especially once Oliver has lost weight..my little 22 pounder...he is on a diet!!

    night star..
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    Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stargazer161 View Post
    This was from the other day...my loves.


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    They're so cute!!! And they look so happy too.
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