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    Here's an article on anesthesia for cats: ...

    Here's an article on anesthesia for cats:


    http://cats.about.com/cs/anesthesia/a/understanding.htm
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    Your description of the line coming down from the...

    Your description of the line coming down from the bag, coiling around in the thermos of hot water, with the needle end coming out of the thermos and into the cat is exactly right.
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    If the fluid flow was very slow, you may have...

    If the fluid flow was very slow, you may have gotten the needle into muscle rather than in the sub-q space. If so, just shut off the flow, and remove and re-insert the needle in a slightly...
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    I warm the fluids by filling a thermos with hot...

    I warm the fluids by filling a thermos with hot tap water and just draping the line through the warm water. The line is so thin the fluid comes out comfortably warm to the touch. I happened to...
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    Here's an article on anemia in cats with a...

    Here's an article on anemia in cats with a substantial section on the use of Epogen:

    http://www.felinecrf.org/anaemia.htm
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    Despite your cat being declawed, I second the...

    Despite your cat being declawed, I second the use of the Klaw Kontrol bag. It's a cat-sized duffel bag with a head opening (and comes in 3 sizes). With their feet completely confined in the bag,...
  7. Thread: He won't eat!

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    You might try other brands of similar diets. ...

    You might try other brands of similar diets. Most of the major pet food manufacturers who make veterinary diets make a gastrointestinal formulal as well and your cat may like a different brand...
  8. Has your vet run a glucose curve on him? It...

    Has your vet run a glucose curve on him? It might help


    See for example
    http://www.caninsulin.com/monitoring-blood-glucose-curves.asp

    or

    ...
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    Poll: Rambler gets Purina UR. He didn't like c/d ...

    Rambler gets Purina UR. He didn't like c/d and way back when he blocked (struvite) I didn't know about Royal Canin (and it might not have been available then.)


    In any case, he likes the UR...
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    That article I posted earlier does mention...

    That article I posted earlier does mention getting Epogen in smaller quantities from places like Walgreen's or Walmart. I think this link will take you directly to that section of the article:...
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    There is a good article on Epogen use for cats in...

    There is a good article on Epogen use for cats in renal failure at


    http://www.felinecrf.org/anaemia.htm
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    Heart murmurs can be symptoms of a whole lot of...

    Heart murmurs can be symptoms of a whole lot of things including nothing at all. Some are completely (or nearly so) harmless, others represent more serious heart conditions. They are graded on a...
  13. If it's Chronc Renal Failure, many of us have...

    If it's Chronc Renal Failure, many of us have benefitted from the information at http://www.felinecrf.com/index.htm

    Please check with your vet, but my understanding is that the kidneys can...
  14. I agree with what all the others have said; the...

    I agree with what all the others have said; the sub-q's made a huge difference for Sammy, and the Pepcid helped her want to eat.

    She ate renal diet for about 3 years after initial diagnosis, ...
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    There's a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist in...

    There's a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist in Cary NC

    sdd http://www.animalbehavior.org/ABSAppliedBehavior/caab-directory (and search for Cary)
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    At this point, all we know are the outward signs...

    At this point, all we know are the outward signs -- the aggression, the unprovoked biting, the screaming. These signs are consistent with either a physical problem causing her pain, or an...
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    Another possible source of help might be the...

    Another possible source of help might be the Animal Behavior Clinic at the Tufts University veterinary college. They have a service called Petfax where people not in their local area can request...
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    The way I understand it, there have been two...

    The way I understand it, there have been two principal methods of vaccination: modified live (attenuated) virus, and killed virus. The live virus vaccine is considered more effective generally, ...
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    I got a nutritional consultation via Pet Diets...

    I got a nutritional consultation via Pet Diets for a homemade diet.
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    Socks (the Clinton's cat) Misty Malarky Ying...

    Socks (the Clinton's cat)

    Misty Malarky Ying Yang (Amy Carter's cat)


    Schrodinger's cat (a thought experiment, not a real cat)

    the MGM lion
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