Monthly Archives: June 2011

More photos of Brenda

Brenda was in the hammok when I came in. Poo and pee in the litter tray… no leaking, hammock and liners were dry today. Expressed her bladder again…. maybe she needs that bit of help.

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Update on Brenda

Brenda is still incontinent after several acupuncture sessions. She is now taking Chinese herbs prescribed by Dr. Oh.

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Beany’s X-ray

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June 28, 2011 · 12:30 pm

Rocky and Beany both have kidney disease

Beany

Rocky

Rocky has the higher BUN/CRE values but Beany’s case is even worse as there is a large amount of fluid between one of his kidneys and its lining. His intestines have all been pushed to the back. His tummy was like a tight balloon… must feel very uncomfortable. X-ray was taken and showed that it could be either fluid or tumors. In the end the vet agreed to try draining fluid…

It worked and at least this will give him some temporary relief. He is still a bit drowsy and nauseous… vomited some liquid.

Both should be on kd diet… and need frequent subcut fluid injections to flush the kidneys.

Almost lost Rocky after alighting from the bus. He escaped from the soft carrier… which I had used for the first time. Guess I didn’t close the zip properly. He went under a car and I grabbed him as he came out on the other side…. phew!

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Beany to the vet

Beany has been loosing weight and now his tummy is bloated and seems painful. He always drinks alot. Suspecting kidney failure…

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Paw back to normal size

Another tabby of about the same age has been sighted at the same location. The other one is already tipped and has a long tail. Probably siblings that were abandoned together…

Pawpaw has a short tail with a hook.

Will get him sterilized after completing his antibiotics and before releasing him.

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Two playful kitties

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Pot of grass

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June 24, 2011 · 7:02 am

Pawpaw

The paw looks badly infected… and he feels feverish. Looks like a new abandonee, unsterilized young male. Luckily he was hungry enough to come close. He was quietly sitting watching me feed Ginger Girl, no sound… almost didn’t notice him. Had to call LK at midnight as I didn’t have a carrier with me.

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Cat repellent

Q gave me these cat repellents from Daiso. Has anyone tried this? It actually smells quite delicious… like Liquid Smoke Flavour.

Hmmm… it doesn’t seem to repel Ike!

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Cat still in the tree

SPCA now unable to rescue the cat as she is now even higher up the tree. The owners managed to get a rope over some branches and attached a basket. I guess it did not work as I saw the mattress was still there when I passed by later.

The family seems reluctant to hire a cherry picker, saying it would be the last resort. Hope they don’t wait too long….

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Stuck in the tree for 3 days

She is about 8 or 9 meters high up the tree (the white spot above the plastic bag). They tried to get her using the sling but she only climbed higher. They will try again tomorrow…

So much unnecessary suffering because owners don’t mesh… sigh! The same block where another cat fell from 5th floor and then jumped into the letterbox.

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Handsome Stitches

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Hope’s latest antics…

Climbing up the gate and then meowing piteously on top of the main door…

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Sigh!

Big fight with Ashley under the bed…

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Darly the top cat

Only Hope, Ashley, Damy and Billy will challenge him while the rest of the gang respect Darly. Maybe they are intimidated by his scars or his large built…

Darly has not been in the same room with Billy Boy and Damy yet… but there has been lots of screaming and fighting through the little gap in the balcony door… always initiated by Darly.

On the other hand he can be a very scaredy cat… When people come to the door or even when my son walks by he will hide under the bed. Maybe some bad memories from his 5 years as a community cat? He still comes running when I jingle my bunch of keys.

Darly can eat huge amounts! He did have tape worm but has since been dewormed twice. Not only am I worried that he balloons but that the balloon could then burst as his skin has already been stretched to the limit. He does get second helpings but still wants more…

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Stitches already feeling better

Stitches will have to go on diet! He is heavier than Snoopy now…although it doesn’t show in this photo!

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Eight teeth pulled today

After surgery

Stitches also has mouth ulcers and badly inflamed gums. The vet said the bone shows on the lower jaw but she could not stitch it up because the gums are too inflamed… will review in one month time. Stitches is now on two kinds of antibiotics (Clavo and Metro).

Billy Boy’s eye discharge has started again and he is drooling a bit… he will be next… and Rocky also needs a check-up…

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Whitie Girl missing

Whitie Girl, seen here with her mother Judy has gone missing. She is the daughter of Jacky who had been relocated to another part of Yishun by someone… twice! Both times he was found and returned.

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Nushi looking better after a week of supplemented diet

She came down with flu again and was on antibiotics for 10 days. Have added lots of supplements to her food for the past week and seeing her getting better makes it all worthwhile! Followed some of the suggestions in Anitra Frazier’s book “The New Natural Cat”.

Nushi is now getting digestive enzymes, a tiny bit of potassium, some vit C, Appelin Syrup, nutritional yeast, lecithin, wheatgerm, kombu, grains, vegetables, fruits, sprouts, wheat-grass plus a bit of egg and eggshell and raw meat added to her food.

Even bought some Kampong Eggs… mainly for Nush and Rocky. I suspect that Rocky’s kidneys are not working well as he passes large amounts of colourless urine and also lost some weight even though he has good appetite. He is getting the supplements plus some raw chicken… but with more starchy food (oats) added. The eggshells are used as calcium supplement.

ESP

Eggshell Powder


Eggshells are very high in calcium carbonate. Here’s how to make eggshell powder. Wash the eggshells right after cracking and let them dry until you have accumulated a dozen or so. (Each whole eggshell makes about a teaspoon of powder, which equals about 1,800 milligrams of calcium.) Then bake at 300°F for about ten minutes. This removes a mineral-oil coating sometimes added to keep eggs from drying out. It also makes the shells dry and brittle enough to grind to a fine powder with a nut and seed grinder, blender or mortar and pestle. Grind well enough that there are no sharp, gritty pieces.

(include the membrane of the eggshell… it is good for the joints)

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Best friends

Two of a kind

Ashley & Hope both love to wrestle and bite

Ash had tried to make friends with Dawn… by biting her tail! He just can’t resist biting! Hope also likes to play rough… Ike and Tommy are already getting weary of him.

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Newbie at Senior Citizen Corner

This young female has a very shallow tip… hope she stays safe!

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Checked on Copper and Ah Girl

Copper is still eating well

Ah Girl is camera shy

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