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Old 11-30-2012, 04:20 PM   #71 (permalink)
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Just get caught up here...I really hope that she responds to the antibiotics and has a quick and pain-free recovery.

What I have been told by every vet I've ever taken my cat to is that the goal is to get food into them. If you are assist feeding her then I take the bland stuff you made up for her an mix in a little high quality, grain free canned. You also need to get a probiotic into her but not at the same time as the antibiotic.

I have no idea what would cause an infection like that but I hope they can figure it out. Some info here: Gallbladder and Bile Duct Inflammation in Cats | petMD

And I don't understand why you are using a vet that you don't trust?
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:07 PM   #72 (permalink)
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Can you suggest high quality grain free canned for me? They told me not to feed tonight and to start in the morning again. They left her iv in and I am to go back for fluids every morning for the next several days.

I too hope this is it and that the antibiotics work wonders. As far as trusting the vet.... I have limited options in my area. I drive 30 minutes to any vet. I have a vet who comes to my house..they all seem about the same. I think I was spoiled by the amazing care to which we had access in MA. I guess I trust this guy as much as I can any around here
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:11 PM   #73 (permalink)
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Can you suggest high quality grain free canned for me? They told me not to feed tonight and to start in the morning again. They left her iv in and I am to go back for fluids every morning for the next several days.

I too hope this is it and that the antibiotics work wonders. As far as trusting the vet.... I have limited options in my area. I drive 30 minutes to any vet. I have a vet who comes to my house..they all seem about the same. I think I was spoiled by the amazing to which we had access in MA. I guess I trust this guy as much as I can any around here
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:36 PM   #74 (permalink)
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Depending on what she currently eats, transitioning her to food while coming out of an illness can be an even greater challenge (cats are suspicious of new foods!). I don't know if cats are like humans with gall bladder things and needing lower fat foods???

I would ask about that before buying any foods.

I did a lot of comparing fat levels in helping my mom put her cat on a diet (after I screwed up and bought him Evo, which had considerably more fat then the Wellness!) and am always happy to read pet food labels!

Another article: http://www.merckmanuals.com/pethealt...r_in_cats.html
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:22 PM   #75 (permalink)
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I would stay away from EVO. I know a lot of cats with GI issues who have had trouble on EVO. I would go with Wellness (b/c there are a lot of flavors and it is easy to get) or Nature's Variety.

You do want to go with a lower fat food with any kind of GI issues.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:14 PM   #76 (permalink)
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I asked this vet if we needed to make dietary changes and of course got a "no". I am so glad I have all of you to help! Thank you ALL for everything!

How do these ingredients look for canned food:
Turkey, Turkey Broth, Apples, Green Lipped Mussel, Tomato Paste, Carrageenan, Sunflower Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Salt, Guar Gum, Choline Chloride, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Biotin, Sodium Selenite, Folic Acid, Calcium Iodate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Calcium Pantothenate, Niacin Supplement, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Kelp, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Yucca Schidigera Extract

Crude Protein (min) 8%

Crude Fat (min) 5%

Crude Fiber (max) 1%

Moisture (max) 78%



CALORIE CONTENT:

Kcal/Kg......950

Kcal Per Can......176
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:15 PM   #77 (permalink)
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or this one:
Turkey, Turkey Broth, Pumpkin, Apples, Green Lipped Mussel, Tomato Paste, Carrageenan, Sunflower Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Salt, Guar Gum, Choline Chloride, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Biotin, Sodium Selenite, Folic Acid, Calcium Iodate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Calcium Pantothenate, Niacin Supplement, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Kelp, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Yucca Schidigera Extract
Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (min) 6.5%

Crude Fat (min) 6%

Crude Fiber (max) 2%

Moisture (max) 78%

Ash (max) 3.09%

Magnesium (max) .03%



CALORIE CONTENT:

Kcal/Kg......982

Kcal Per Can......182
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I would go with the first one b/c it's higher protein and lower fat. Cargeenan gum has caused problems in some cats but it's in a lot of food.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:11 PM   #79 (permalink)
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Happy Kitty News! Last night I took Kitty from near the furnace to bed with me. She settled in on my chest and slumbered with a light purr. When Husband came to bed he placed her on his chair- one of her favorite spots. About 4 am I heard the prick prick of claws being exercised on the chair. I immediately thought she must be feeling better if she wanted to claw! I sat up and saw she was sitting- she has only been prone for almost a week. I went out and got the 1/4 of a can of food they want fed every 8 hours. As I was measuring out her meds she ate the food of her own accord! She then came over to my bed and bunted and purred all over me. I think she feels a bit better.
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YEAH ... I'm so happy for you ... kitty's on the mend!!! (And so are you now! Hope you get a good night's sleep!)
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