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- Cat and kitten photos (11)
- Cat food – feeding strategies – weight management (3)
- Cat intros and stories (5)
- Cat-related philosophies and reflections (2)
- Chronic renal failure (CRF)/chronic kidney disease (CKD) (1)
- Hyperthyroidism (hyperT) (1)
- Kitty caretaking (3)
- Lessons that cats have taught me (1)
- Mostly about me (3)
- Veterinary and cat health concerns (7)
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Monthly Archives: June 2013
Over the decades I have spent vast amounts of money on medications for my animals. As anyone who has ever had an ill pet knows, medications for pets can be very costly. This can be especially true when meds are … Continue reading
As I explained in Free-feeding vs. Portioned Meals for Cats and Shadowood’s Feline Fat Farm – A Weight Loss Program for Cats, after decades of free feeding my family felines, I switched to portioned meals back in 2007 when I got tired of … Continue reading
My sister spent two years waiting for her cat to die. Her veterinarian had taken a needle aspirate of what he considered to be a suspicious enlargement and diagnosed mammary cancer based on his interpretation of his analysis. He gave … Continue reading
As I explained in my blog entry, Free-feeding vs. Portioned Meals for Cats, I used to live with a houseful of feline fatties. This was the outcome of decades of free feeding high-carb kibble diets to my cats. This cheap and lazy … Continue reading
Tommy has always been a warrior. OK, perhaps not when she was a young kitten, but as soon as she reached adulthood, she had to fight for her life and for the lives of her sister and their respective young … Continue reading
My childhood cats were always free fed from a communal bowl kept full of Purina Cat Chow. That’s how everyone I knew fed cats back then. I don’t remember a single fat cat from my youth. They all self-regulated their … Continue reading
Because I didn’t have time to make a blog entry yesterday, I’m going to post this bonus entry today. I have a thing for cat eyes. I am both disturbed and mesmerized by the way they look into my soul, … Continue reading
Over the decades, I have watched many of my beloveds become elderly. Of course, when I was young and vital, much of what it meant to live in an aging body was beyond my understanding and empathy. Although my love … Continue reading
I spend a great deal of my days and nights attending to the health concerns of my aging 4-legged family. I administer medications and subcutaneous fluids to multiple cats daily, prepare and serve individual meals (by oral syringe, if necessary) … Continue reading