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by Sandra b
Sun May 17, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Arthritis and Tramadol
Replies: 14
Views: 175

Re: Arthritis and Tramadol

Murphy had a urine sample showing inflammation and vet thinks it’s related to the stress. He had 5 days of Metacam which made a big difference. He is also on Valerian compound to see it that helps. Has anyone tried it?
by Sandra b
Sun May 17, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat sick, blood test shows mast cells, not eating
Replies: 7
Views: 79

Re: Cat sick, blood test shows mast cells, not eating

So sorry your cat isn’t doing too good. I know exactly how you are feeling as we’ve all been through it with our cats at some point. I hope the steroids have made an improvement over the weekend and he has managed to eat some food. You could ask your vet for a food called Royal Canin recovery which ...
by Sandra b
Sun May 17, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Anxiety and Urinary Issues! Desperate for Help!!
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: Anxiety and Urinary Issues! Desperate for Help!!

Hi there...sounds like you have a major problem with your cat, sorry it’s so bad. My cat Murphy who is 17 now has stress issues but not to this extent. He pulls his fur out and has recently had changes in his urine and vet has put that down to stress as well. I take it you’re not in the UK as your c...
by Sandra b
Wed May 06, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My Bumble has kidney disease
Replies: 21
Views: 157

Re: My Bumble has kidney disease

Did they check his blood pressure?
by Sandra b
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My Bumble has kidney disease
Replies: 21
Views: 157

Re: My Bumble has kidney disease

Glad he likes the food, my boy does as well...there are so many varieties now, hills do a stew in small cans which Murphy loves. I would definitely mention the Hypertension, it involves taking a few readings over the course of the day and the Amodip is very palatable ( Murphy takes it like a treat).
by Sandra b
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My Bumble has kidney disease
Replies: 21
Views: 157

Re: My Bumble has kidney disease

Sorry to hear Bumble has kidney disease. My cat Murphy has it too, he’s 17 and was diagnosed around 2 years ago. He is on Amodip for his blood pressure which is monitored every 3-6 months. A lot of cats (around 60%) with kidney disease also have Hypertension which worsens the disease so if it’s cont...
by Sandra b
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Arthritis and Tramadol
Replies: 14
Views: 175

Re: Arthritis and Tramadol

Thanks for all the replies and advice. I’ve still not decided on a course to take. He is pulling more fur out all down the left side of his back and I’m not sure if it’s pain related or stress. Anyone have any experience of this? I have tried a few things ie: checked for food intolerances, stress me...
by Sandra b
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Arthritis and Tramadol
Replies: 14
Views: 175

Re: Arthritis and Tramadol

Metacm hasn’t been ruled out, it is an option but not the best for kidneys. I’m just not sure if he really needs it at the moment.
by Sandra b
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Arthritis and Tramadol
Replies: 14
Views: 175

Re: Arthritis and Tramadol

He’s been on a glucosamine supplement for years...cosequin until it was discontinued and now vet pro for joints and mobility. Sometimes it’s difficult to know what to do for the best.
by Sandra b
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Arthritis and Tramadol
Replies: 14
Views: 175

Re: Arthritis and Tramadol

Thanks for your replies... Just spoke to my vet and she thinks gabapentin will have much the same effect on him as the tramadol as he is obviously sensitive to opioid based meds. He behaved in a similar way after anaesthetic last year. We are using a steroid cream on the area he’s pulling the fur ou...
by Sandra b
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Arthritis and Tramadol
Replies: 14
Views: 175

Arthritis and Tramadol

Does anyone have any experience with tramadol? My 17 year old cat has been pulling his fur out and vet thinks it’s due to pain from arthritis. He was put on tramadol today and within half hour he was sick and has been ‘spaced out’ since. He won’t eat or sleep, is walking around unsettled and uneasy....
by Sandra b
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Marketing messages via the forum - what to do!
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Marketing messages via the forum - what to do!

Hi, I just received one of these emails too. I will try to block them.
by Sandra b
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: cbd oil
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: cbd oil

Thanks for the replies. I will read the articles in the link fjm, thank you. Judy, Murphy says thanks for the compliment!
I will keep going with it for now as I do feel it has made a difference.keep you all posted.
by Sandra b
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: ADVICE NEEDED FOR OUTSIDE CAT
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: ADVICE NEEDED FOR OUTSIDE CAT

I think if they are used to living in a home with you then maybe not ideal to move them to a shed. If they had never known life in a cosy house then maybe it would be ok ( not for me though). I would say to definitely consider rehoming. I really hope you find the one who’s missing, if he’s chipped t...
by Sandra b
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: cbd oil
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: cbd oil

My vet won’t give me any advice as it’s not liscensed for animals, I did ask but she couldn’t. Also the website I buy from ( simply cbd) cant give advice. There is a facebook forum you can talk to people who use it. I did my own research and found the reviews very positive so thought it was worth tr...
by Sandra b
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: cbd oil
Replies: 6
Views: 292

cbd oil

Hi, Was wondering if anyone has used cbd oil for their cats illnesses/issues? I recently started using it for my cats anxiety and it seems to be making a difference. I tried everything from vet but nothing helped, the last resort was Atopica but it’s an immunosuppressant and I didn’t want to use it ...
by Sandra b
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat litter smells
Replies: 14
Views: 526

Re: Cat litter smells

Hi everyone, New to the forum so first post! I use Worlds best cat litter which is brilliant. It is a bit more expensive but worth every penny. It is dust free so perfect for my asthmatic cat. It is also a natural product ( whole kernel maize corn) which is a bonus. Only thing I would say if you are...