Archive for the ‘chewing the cud’ Category

We’re doing a new #Basepawscats Cat DNA experience

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Basepaws provided us with Catkits in 2017 in exchange for documenting the process, reviews, interpretation, realistic expectations, etc. Basepaws provided us with a free Catkit for Stewart 1 year ago, after accepting him into their research program because of his asthma diagnosis. What’s going on with the Catkit process now that Basepaws got their deal […]

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February was Pet Dental Awareness Month

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What were we doing? Not getting Dentals. Yes. I am as disappointed as you that I didn’t have any new dirt to post here, but there was a good reason. Hyperthyroidism likes to play with your liver, heart, and even the kidneys. Tommy had a grade 4 heart murmur and was ineligible for general anesthesia. […]

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Lala and the GoFundMe re: Tommy hyperthyroidism

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Hyperthyroidism in cats – Tommy

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He is a hot mess. He has a heart issue, elevated liver enzymes, and his T4 is a 15. We started the methimazole on Friday, sat down with his vet today, and he’ll be back at the vet next week to draw blood, check his levels, and adjust his methimazole. Am I even spelling that […]

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Basepaws Catkit DNA testing update #10

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Woo! All three cats have now received their health reports with 100 clear. What does this mean? (nothing) No…wait…they are not at an increased risk for diseases and conditions based on the DNA mutations they tested for, but nothing says they will stay well. Activity, diet, exposures, and even pure chance can still get these […]

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Tommy goes back to the Vet

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Things are truly out of our hands with our cat. I can’t put any weight on him. He keeps having issues with intermittent constipation, which bring vomiting and a bit of diarrhea. He screwed up in November and went to the ER for an enema. I screwed up in November by realizing that he can’t […]

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Ah ha! Conure mating season

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Jak and Koi watched me move all their things around in the cage, while they were on their java tree. I left treats in the new location of their dish, and I tapped different areas to show them what they need to look for once they hop back inside. No one freaked out, and they […]

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Change what you’re doing! It’s mating season

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    Today I put two and two together, and I had to hustle. It’s mating season for conures. They are hardly even domesticated, and February marks summer in their homelands. Right now my girls are molting and destroying their toys. They don’t breed, but the girls will still lay a clutch to share with […]

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Holiday Bonus splurge

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I’m pretty new to my store, and I didn’t realize that this would be happening, BUT IT’S SO COOL! We have a wicked good stock of products, so it took me about fifteen minutes to decide. (I’ve been there since November, so did you really think I didn’t window shop at every Shift?) YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTI! Felted. […]

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Basepaws Cat DNA Health Report semi-update

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I got health reports back for Tommy, Stewart, and Princess Yue. Quite a few markers on her sample came back as inconclusive, so I emailed the Basepaws team and they said they would re-run her sample to see if we can get clear results or else we’ll do a new sample. I’ve been at work […]

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