Posts Tagged ‘cats’

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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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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Basepaws Catkit DNA testing update #9 : Health Reports

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We received our first two Catkits in 2017 as a part of running updates and sharing what you can expect. Our first Health Reports were assigned to Tommy Gargoyle. Princess Yue Pants has not received hers. Stewart was tested as well after he was accepted to participate in their research for his asthma, and has […]

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Dr. Elsey’s cleanprotein canned varieties

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I love the cleanprotein concept. Cats are Obligate Carnivores, so instead of going by the simple AAFCO mandates about protein levels in cat food being met, Dr. Elsey’s uses the more digestible animal proteins to attain their protein percentage. I have seen foods use soy and other vegetation to state its a high protein food, […]

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Some teeth are better than others

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I was discussing oral condition with friends last night, and one interjected that his cat is fed a great diet. I said “no, your cat benefits from being genetically superior”. I was able to satisfy his ego without getting into a big discussion. I don’t have time to argue, and you can feel that you […]

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Bavarian Cat Toy sacks discontinued

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added/CONFIRMED WITH BAVARIAN CAT TOYS SUPPORT If you can find these on another site (at a reasonable price), let us know! Here’s my story: We started using weighted blankets in our home when the tech was new. They made a ‘chhh chhh chhh’ sound when my cat, Princess Yue Pajama Pants, decided this was the […]

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We’re going to develop a habit

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It’s all on me. I know I haven’t been doing much this summer on this site, but social media accounts have been semi-active. Everything has been so much to process, and continued to amaze me about how many curves life can throw at you. A month after Murphy was put down for her heart condition, […]

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