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    Oh god, we are dealing with SO MUCH POOP. And i have to give him shots now! B12 shots! I'm sorry you lost your kitty . It's so hard when they're sick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Oh god, we are dealing with SO MUCH POOP. And i have to give him shots now! B12 shots! I'm sorry you lost your kitty . It's so hard when they're sick.
    Oh, poor kitty and poor humans! Is he good about letting you give him shots?

    Fuzzy, THE IBD, cat was ok with being pilled. She didn't seem care. However, she was a medium haired cat! That fur mixed with IBD and arthritis was a nightmare. We tried to keep her shaved in the back, but half the time we would have to wash her ass after pooping. She hated THAT so much! She would try to sneak to the litter box. Finally, she started just going on our bathroom floor where we would wash her ass!

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    I used to always think, "Thank goodness Leo doesn't have diarrhea like most IBD cats," but man, that projectile vomiting was no fucking joke. I didn't even understand how that could come out of a cat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropy View Post
    Oh, poor kitty and poor humans! Is he good about letting you give him shots?

    Fuzzy, THE IBD, cat was ok with being pilled. She didn't seem care. However, she was a medium haired cat! That fur mixed with IBD and arthritis was a nightmare. We tried to keep her shaved in the back, but half the time we would have to wash her ass after pooping. She hated THAT so much! She would try to sneak to the litter box. Finally, she started just going on our bathroom floor where we would wash her ass!
    He is WAY better about shots than pills. He has gotten smart about Pill Pockets so we have to scam him now by hiding it in chicken sometimes...and even then once in a whole he just refuses and I have to shove it down his throat. NOT FUN.

    We have to clean his butt too . He is not super fuzzy, but he will wipe his ass on my furniture and it stinks. Fortunately, the latest round of antibiotics and doubling his prednisolone dosage has helped somewhat. The problem is that he is now Crazy Hulk Cat who thinks he's a kitten because he's hopped up on the 'roids. NIGHTMARE CAT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    We have to clean his butt too . He is not super fuzzy, but he will wipe his ass on my furniture and it stinks. Fortunately, the latest round of antibiotics and doubling his prednisolone dosage has helped somewhat. The problem is that he is now Crazy Hulk Cat who thinks he's a kitten because he's hopped up on the 'roids. NIGHTMARE CAT.
    I had to giggle at 'roid rage cat!

    But I know the ass wipe struggle you face. That was the worst. We only had it on our carpet. But good grief! we would gag cleaning up cat crap. That stuff is so gross!

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    This morning we woke up to find our beagle was completely in distress. I think the worse. I think he has bloat. We rush him off to the Vet to be told he probably pulled a muscle in his back. She checked him out really well and was able to pinpoint the pain. His color was good. He had no fever and she was able to get him to eat treats. He refused to eat at home. We were able to give him his pain pills and muscle relaxers. I have a feeling that the strong wind pushed him around a bit too much yesterday.

    Anybody ever deal with pulled dog muscles? The poor guy seems completely uncomfortable. I hope the pills help!
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    I have an 11 year old cat. He's naturally a pretty nervous guy. I'm moving from Missouri to Texas. My last move from Nebraska to Missouri was a nightmare. In about two seconds, he figured out a way to bust out of his carrier. He ended up hiding on the floor in the back. I really don't want a repeat of this. It was absolutely terrible.

    I have a new carrier that I've had out for awhile and he sleeps in it sometimes. I tried this tactic last time, but when he got in the car he lost his shit. I am REALLY REALLY hesitant to sedate because I've heard horror stories about the sedation actually scaring them more. I'm getting Feliway calming spray (they use this for him at the vet and he does fairly okay). I'm putting things in the carrier he knows and will be covering the carrier with a thin blanket. What else is there? I'm borderline hysterical about this, almost to the point where I don't want to move at all. Thanks, ya'll

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    I don't know if this will help, but I've used these calming collars for Taxi Cat when he gets grumpy. It definitely chills him out, but it takes about thirty minutes. Not sure how it would work for this, but between the feliway, the calming collar, and the carrier he's already familiar with, it might help.

    I'd put the collar on your cat about 30 minutes to an hour before you leave, then take it off and hang it inside the carrier. That way it can't get caught on anything if he's going nuts in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayPeaches View Post
    I don't know if this will help, but I've used these calming collars for Taxi Cat when he gets grumpy. It definitely chills him out, but it takes about thirty minutes. Not sure how it would work for this, but between the feliway, the calming collar, and the carrier he's already familiar with, it might help.

    I'd put the collar on your cat about 30 minutes to an hour before you leave, then take it off and hang it inside the carrier. That way it can't get caught on anything if he's going nuts in there.
    That is a lovely suggestion. Thank you for that. I may give that a go.

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    I second the calming collar! I use one for my Scampy when he has to go to the vet, his Most Hated Thing!

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