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Apparently there was nothing to be concerned about [Apr. 3rd, 2006|11:50 am]
[emotional state |chipperchipper]

My cat is an ANGEL. I didn't even remember that this cat owned claws.

It took him 3 minutes to get out of the carrier at the vet. The car ride was the most traumatic part of the ordeal, or at least the part where he whined the most. I had more problems with the rabies shot than he did. (The vet didn't make me look, thank god)

He's in relatively good health. I was worried about the weight, but since I'm switching him to a diet that's more wet-food based (after I move, I can't deal with doing that NOW) that won't be an issue. (Apparently, cats actually tend to loose weight when you switch them to wet food 'cause there are less fillers, sugars, and perservatives than in dry food. Also, I'll be switching his brand of dry food again, but not until I move.) The only issue was some dental stuff, which is getting taken care of next Tuesday. Then I get to start brushing his teeth!

Monster was so well behaved that the vet said that if I decided I couldn't handle him that he would take him. Personally.

Man, I am so relieved!


[User Picture]From: moonshadow
2006-04-03 04:13 pm (UTC)
I don't know what brand of cat food you're planning to switch to, but our cats LOVE Nutro. It's a little more expensive but lacks those fillers, preservatives, and so on. They have formulas especially for indoor cats, weight loss, older cats, etc. I totally recommend it.
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[User Picture]From: supercheesegirl
2006-04-03 04:57 pm (UTC)
Hooray! What a good kitty. :)
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[User Picture]From: feng_huang
2006-04-03 06:43 pm (UTC)
We feed our cats Purina One Healthy Weight Management Formula. It used to be the healthy-urinary-tract type -- with cats, the males are the ones that have UTI problems -- but Thanatos was getting a little chunky, so the vet said to switch to this, and maybe he wouldn't need to go on prescription cat food. We're free-feeding, so they just eat whenever they're hungry. Thanatos hasn't gained any more weight for the year or so that we've been feeding this to him and Hypnos.
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[User Picture]From: pyrite
2006-04-04 01:33 am (UTC)
::snuggles:: to you and monster.
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[User Picture]From: ithych
2006-04-04 04:46 am (UTC)
oh, sweet! I did not know that you were going to take Monster with you. He is awesome. And I definitely wouldn't worry about a little weight loss with a cat of his stature. Wet food is also good for hydration, it's just better in general.
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From: prof_fuyutsuki
2006-04-04 01:39 pm (UTC)
Hi! I found you via lakilika. We've been feeding our two kitties (the Icon is my now almost 1 year old kitten) AvoDerm cat/kitten food for quite some time now. As far as dry foods go, they really enjoy it, and it doesn't have any of the fillers/byproducts (my wife calls them Beaks and Feet) that some of the other foods contain. We usually also feed them some wet food (we use Trader Joe's Chicken and Fish varieties for the same lack of byproducts) twice a day. Our older cat (he's 6. A regular grandpa I tell you.) has maintained his weight, but it moved from kitty flab to muscle. This also may be due to the fact that the kitten just loves to chase him (and vice versa), but it seems to be working for us. I know AvoDerm is harder to find in the Eastern US than it is out west, so depending on where you live it might work for you. (also, I believe it can be ordered via the internet.)

Ahem, there is my long and rambling $.02, I hope it helps!
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[User Picture]From: nchanter
2006-04-04 03:19 pm (UTC)
Yea, except I have no idea who lakilika is.

Thanks for the advice.
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From: prof_fuyutsuki
2006-04-05 12:55 pm (UTC)
Hahaha. You must have posted there sorta semi-randomly then. It was in one of the long comment chains she always seems to spawn.

You're welcome, and I hope all goes well with you and your Kitty.
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