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Taking my Cat to the vets tomorrow, just seeking prayers.
Myself | 10-03-2012 | Myself

Posted on 10/03/2012 8:15:31 PM PDT by Nowhere Man

One of my cats, Whitey, is sick. Until last Friday, she's been very active and eating a lot until she became kind of skittish and aloof and cut back on her eating. She sleeps a lot and still drinks water but eats sporatically. I think it could be a hyperactive thyroid, I had a similar experience with another cat where she was put on meds and responded well and lived a few years afterward. My other guess is maybe bad teeth, but I point towards the former. I'm hoping it is that or at least something that is treatable. I'm just asking for prayers and well wishes as I take her to the vets tomorrow. She is 11 years old and one time when Obama came on the TV, she swatted at him and hissed. B-)


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I apologize for this vanity but I'm just looking for support and well wishes for her health. My cats are my family to me.
1 posted on 10/03/2012 8:15:31 PM PDT by Nowhere Man
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To: Slings and Arrows

Just asking for help for my kitty since she is going to the vets tomorrow and I am worried although trying to think positive.


2 posted on 10/03/2012 8:16:56 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
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To: Nowhere Man; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...
Praying Cat


3 posted on 10/03/2012 8:24:12 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Nowhere Man

After going to the vet for shots, my cat stopped eating. after losing over 10% of her weight in a week, I took her back in. (She got so weak, she wouldn’t walk to her pan or food dish - I had to carry her. A steroid shot and a pill to enhance her appetite did the trick. Hope it works as well for you.


4 posted on 10/03/2012 8:25:57 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Nowhere Man

Oh, poor kitty!! So sorry.

Will think about your cat and wish her well when I feed my cat Ghosty in the morning. He’s getting old, doesn’t see so well but is sill a great companion.


5 posted on 10/03/2012 8:26:00 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (The Road to Ruin is Always Kept in Good Repair)
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To: Nowhere Man

Prayers up for Whitey and for you.


6 posted on 10/03/2012 8:27:47 PM PDT by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: Nowhere Man
Thyroid flashed in my mind immediately. Possibly UNDERactive thyroid (HYPOthyroidism) since sleeping alot. Does she talk more than usual, early morning or late at night? That can be thyroid overactivity (HYPERthyroidism). Teeth is possible. Perhaps antibiotics are in order. Also, have you looked at your cat's stools? Diarrhea possibly? That could be many things. Blood test will speak volumes.

Prayers up for your cat.

7 posted on 10/03/2012 8:28:12 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Nowhere Man

I have never been much of a cat lover, but I have been in similar situations with my Dogs. I know how tough it is to make that ultimate decision. I hope everything works out for you.


8 posted on 10/03/2012 8:28:45 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: Nowhere Man

Aw, poor kitty. Best wishes.


9 posted on 10/03/2012 8:31:03 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Nowhere Man

Will be thinking of you, NM. Hope it’s nothing serious, esp. as she sounds so politically discerning. ;-)


10 posted on 10/03/2012 8:31:53 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Nowhere Man

I hope Whitey will be OK. I said a prayer to St. Francis for you and your cat. Please keep us updated, as I know you know, we really do care!

I’m having a lot of kitty angst too these days. Among other kinds of angst!

Just love the kittys a lot, good luck tomorrow!


11 posted on 10/03/2012 8:32:04 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Nowhere Man
What a smart kitty....hissing at The Kenyan on TV!

One good sign is that she is drinking water.

Praying for her - and for you.

Please let us know how she fares tomorrow.

God Bless!

12 posted on 10/03/2012 8:33:10 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Nowhere Man

Your kitty is in my thoughts and prayers for a positive results!


13 posted on 10/03/2012 8:36:31 PM PDT by Die_Hard Conservative Lady (When all the working class leave California what will be left?)
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To: Nowhere Man

I hope this is a good sign, tomorrow is the memorial to St. Francis.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2939833/posts


14 posted on 10/03/2012 8:38:07 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Nowhere Man

Some MSNBC twit declared Leher’s performance “criminal negligence”


15 posted on 10/03/2012 8:41:52 PM PDT by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: Nowhere Man
Thanks all, before I go off into the land of nod, here is a picture of Whitey with her mother, Spunky that I took a few weeks ago. Whitey looks like a Siamese mix and/or a Snowshoe mix, Spunky is grey & white.

Whitey and Spunky
16 posted on 10/03/2012 8:50:49 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
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To: Nowhere Man

Best wishes to your cat and you.


17 posted on 10/03/2012 8:56:29 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: Nowhere Man
I will say a sincere prayer for your cat.

I lost my dear sweet cat Kydie earlier this year. She was my very best friend ever. I guess I'm kinda of a gruff old guy but this cat knew how to get the best out of me. We were inseparable. She developed kidney failure and the vet also suspected liver cancer. I had to have her put down so she didn't suffer. She was 24 years old.

I loved her more than any pet I've ever had. I miss her and I could never replace her. I still keep a picture of her right here at my desk and I always will. Posting this has brought tears to my eyes.

Well, there's my tribute to my long lost kitty, I sure hope yours gets better.

18 posted on 10/03/2012 8:57:23 PM PDT by Bullish (The stink from this amateur regime smells all the way to Kenya.)
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To: Nowhere Man

Prayers for Whitey’s quick and complete recovery.


19 posted on 10/03/2012 9:01:28 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Nowhere Man

From its name, my guess is that your cat is white. Two of my favorite cats were short-haired white cats. Blanco, a playful and friendly tomcat died at the age of 10 from skin cancer—a hazard for outdoor white cats in a sunny climate like Southern California. Kitty, a female owned by my brother, could sit on one’s lap and purr for hours. However, a uterine infection, which may have contributed to her docility, eventually took her life.


20 posted on 10/03/2012 9:01:47 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Nowhere Man

Prayers for Whitey


21 posted on 10/03/2012 9:04:34 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Nowhere Man

Prayers for your cat and strength for you to get through this. Hope you get only good news.


22 posted on 10/03/2012 9:10:09 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Nowhere Man

Whitey is in God’s hands and He loves your cat more than you do.

I pray for wisdom for you and the vets, and a healing for Whitey.

Whitey’s a lucky cat having you for her owner.


23 posted on 10/03/2012 9:15:07 PM PDT by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: Nowhere Man

I’ve said a prayer for Whitey and you. That is an adorable picture of her and her mother. The unconditional love of our animals makes all the difference in life.

My three longhairs have their paws crossed for Whitey.


24 posted on 10/03/2012 9:25:52 PM PDT by Belle22
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To: Nowhere Man

Praying for Whitey. I pray for my cat too and believe it’s what has kept her with me. She’s been through a lot and has always bounced back. She’s diabetic and has been on the brink of death many times with refusing to eat and serious weight loss.

You definitely need to get him an appetite stimulant - but sometimes it’s difficult to get it into them. I have used pill pockets, but I have also had the medicine compounded into liquid. At any rate, when my cat won’t eat, I force feed. I do this with those tubes that you use to draw up medicine for kids. I wrap her a towel and inject the food going in from the side of the mouth, not from the front. After forcing for a day or two, she’ll start eating on her own.

Also, if he’s not drinking, ask the vet if he can have subcutaneous fluids. They may be willing to sell you a bag and teach you how to administer them yourself to save money.


25 posted on 10/03/2012 9:28:08 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia ("Together we will unite America and get this done" - Paul Ryan - August 11, 2012)
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To: Nowhere Man

She is a beauty, and I know very dear to you. Having a sick pet makes you feel so helpless. Do the best you can for her and then put her in God’s hands. Prayers up for Whitey.


26 posted on 10/03/2012 9:28:50 PM PDT by chronicles
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To: Nowhere Man
Kittys are funny with their health. Had one go from feline HIV even though I spent and tried everything. Still do not regret trying.

My beloved Siamese stopped eating at 15 yrs old and went downhill. Never did find out what was wrong. Probably organ failure, as he damn near killed himself eating Ibuprofen years earlier that only transfusions saved after a week. Probably killed his liver and it caught up with him.

Watching them go is tormenting, I know how you feel.

27 posted on 10/03/2012 9:31:57 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Nowhere Man

My cat had a thyroid problem and is now on some medicine and has been doing well for nearly a year. Prayers for you and your cat.


28 posted on 10/03/2012 9:35:55 PM PDT by sruleoflaw
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To: Nowhere Man

We understand. A sick kitty or pet is so hard on both the pet AND the pet owner. Prayers for Whitey tomorrow. I hope you let us know what the Vets find. Good luck!


29 posted on 10/03/2012 9:36:01 PM PDT by Exit148
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To: Nowhere Man

Dear NM,
Prayers up for your wonderful kitty and for you. Please keep us informed.
Sincerely,
Sg


30 posted on 10/03/2012 9:37:15 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: Nowhere Man

prayers for your kitty. i pray for my animals every day.

get bloodwork. liver and pancreas issues are common in older animals, also in older animals their appetites will decrease as they age, but also their tastebuds and what they like to eat can change too. stuff theyonce liked can taste funny to them and they won’t eat it anymore. sometimes it’s easy to switch a food with a different one they do like.


31 posted on 10/03/2012 9:41:56 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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Joy wrapped in fur.


32 posted on 10/03/2012 9:43:51 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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I doubt hyper-thyroid will be the diagnosis. I’ve been through that with one of our cats and you can’t feed them enough. They’re NEVER satisfied - gotta have more, more, more. And no matter how much you feed them, they’ll lose weight.

The worst-case scenario could be kidney problems. The symptoms you list are there. Fortunately, there’s a med they can take that can give them a quality life for a few more years. Azodyl.
We have a LOT of cats and have had several go through kidney troubles. It’s common in older cats. Azodyl gave them two to four more good years when before it came out, we were lucky to keep them going more than six months.

I hope your kitty has something much simpler going on but this is one diagnosis that you should be prepared to hear. If your vet doesn’t keep Azodyl on hand, tell him/her to get it. I swear by the stuff.

Keeping you and your kitty in my prayers tonight. Our kitties are my babies and I well know the torment of worrying about them. I hope your worries are for naught.


33 posted on 10/03/2012 9:46:04 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: Nowhere Man

My dogs and cats are family. Prayers up for you and your furry baby.


34 posted on 10/03/2012 9:48:42 PM PDT by glock rocks (Hey... shut the damn barn! Were you raised in a... um, wait...)
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To: Nowhere Man

I’ll pray for your kitty.


35 posted on 10/03/2012 9:49:14 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Nowhere Man

Prayers for kitty


36 posted on 10/03/2012 10:00:48 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Nowhere Man

Prayers up for Whitey. If it turns out to be kidney related, switch him to the food the vet recommends. Well worth the extra cost. Our 12 yr. old kitty has been doing well on it since some minor kidney problems years ago.
Hope you’ll give us an update on Whitey.


37 posted on 10/03/2012 10:03:32 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: Nowhere Man

Praying for Whitey and you! Hope all goes well at the vets and that whatever is the problem can be resolved quickly, Whitey is healed and that you have many wonderful years to come with your kittehs.


38 posted on 10/03/2012 10:11:30 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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Prayers for your fur baby and, for you as well.

Thanks for the ping, Slings!

39 posted on 10/03/2012 10:17:35 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: Nowhere Man

Smart kitty smacking at Zero!

Dear Lord,
On the day we honor St. Francis of Assisi, please take care of this sweet companion. May our Lord bless her and you.
Amen.

No apology needed, our cats are family also.


40 posted on 10/03/2012 10:19:16 PM PDT by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: oldteen

De nada.


41 posted on 10/03/2012 10:31:15 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Nowhere Man

I’m sure your kitty will be fine. There’s a reason why they are said to have 9 lives.


42 posted on 10/03/2012 10:33:03 PM PDT by Ken H
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Nowhere Man...you bet we’ll all be praying for your kitty...

PLEASE let us know what the vet says tomorrow, OK?


43 posted on 10/03/2012 11:00:10 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Nowhere Man; All

Could be Cystitis. Kidney shut down. Cats susceptible to blocked ureters.


44 posted on 10/03/2012 11:12:53 PM PDT by Havisham
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Whitey looks to me like a fighter. Anyhow best wishes and prayers for a quick recovery. I miss my can Muggs.
45 posted on 10/03/2012 11:16:37 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 ("The plans I have for you are plans to prosper you.,not to harm you, Plans to give you hope)
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To: Nowhere Man

Saying prayers for your kitty. Please let everyone know how he does.


46 posted on 10/03/2012 11:31:05 PM PDT by macinnis
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To: Nowhere Man

Oh, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I have two myself (15 year old and a kitten). I hope it turns out to be something easy to fix.


47 posted on 10/03/2012 11:44:16 PM PDT by UltraV ("Romney was channeling Reagan. Obama was channeling Biden." - Glenn Reynolds)
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To: Nowhere Man

Do not apologize. Our pets are our families and we pray for them too when they are ill ... same as our family members. I too will pray to St. Francis patron Saint of all creatures.... So, prayers up right now for your little friend. Hope all goes well.


48 posted on 10/03/2012 11:46:46 PM PDT by cubreporter
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God bless you and your friend. How much is your kitty drinking? Excessive consumption of water is a sign if kidney failure. It’s happened with two of my pals. If that is the case, don’t despair. A routine of subcutaneous fluid can keep your cat healthy and happy a long time. Your vet would explain that.

For anyone with this issue, be advised that Amazon sells products called “cat sack” or cat-grooming bag. With my first cat, it was nearly impossible to do the sub-Q fluids, because he was fractious. Same with the second. But once we bought the “cat sack,” things began going smoothly with our second cat. I thank God for this product. Cheer up, and remember to use Google and Youtube, great repositories of good info. Separate the wheat from the chaff.

A final tip, if I may: The doctors tried to put our cats on medicated diet, but it just didn’t appeal to them. They would have starved to death on that diet. Truth is, I’ve been feeding Fancy Feast galore (night and day), and both cats did well this way. (Gained weight.) Vets don’t like it, but it seems like just bias.


49 posted on 10/03/2012 11:57:23 PM PDT by Gilderite
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GOOD KITTY. I am a dog person myself but I will surly say a prayer for your little fur ball before bed tonight. Any cat willing to incurre the wrath of the of the Secret Service just to take a poke at Obunghole deserves all the prayers available.
50 posted on 10/03/2012 11:58:28 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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