Friday, March 19, 2021

Replies, Thanks, & a Palaye Royale Bonus


I'll start with a belated response to Pam's excellent question as to whether our home has wall hangings and who put them up. Well, on a good day I can drive a nail in straight. As for my kitchen shelf debacle, drilling a hole would have been ideal but my drill was all the way downstairs.

~rolls eyes~ I just kept hammering away into what must have been a wall stud instead of being smart. And we own a wall stud finder! Oh, well. I would never attempt projects at Pam's skilled level.

Strayer, bless her and all the thousands of stray cats she's helped, mentioned Giardia causing feline diarrhea. I did a quick search, sent an email to my vet clinic, and drove over for doses of metronidozole. That was a week ago (!) and they finished their courses. Fingers crossed, this will solve Terra and Polly's ongoing issue.

Darling Cleo mentioned never hurting her mom during a nail trimming. I'm not surprised. ~grin~ My fear leans more toward cutting too short and harming a kitty. I paid a reasonable fee to have Polly's nails trimmed by a vet tech in hopes she stops limping. We shall see.

Now many bloggers kind enough to read and reply to my humble posts may know one another but I want to give a shout out (in no particular order) to warmhearted Sandee, generous Ellen Pilch (thanks for the kitty toys), the precious Eastside Cats Crew, kind Pradeep Nair, talented crafter/teacher Liz A., beloved Brian and Friends, and Marv's sweet family. Our blogger community is such a treasure.

And here is a recent Palaye Royale video for your enjoyment.


Can you believe darling, floofy Polly struggles against being held for medicine more than sleek, intrepid Terra? My clawed cheek is healing well, though. She was just flailing to get free. :) Meanwhile, if the condition persists, should I try another animal clinic or grant these folks more time?

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21 comments:

  1. Thanks for the shout out! You Rock! Yes the blogging family is wonderful! I love each and every one of them. I have 2 words, Kitty Burrito (https://ourpetshealth.com/info/cat-burrito-towel-wrap) Have you tried it with the kittens? Queen Nellie (and Marv) hated being touched, held, etc. When Nellie got old she could not keep her nails by herself and I learned the Burrito from the vet so I could clip them. It was a godsend to give her her meds too! It takes a few tries to perfect it, but I was happy that I did. Treats when its over means they start to associate the towel with good things. Don't try to do too much at once. I'd do one foot one night, then one the next and so on. Good Luck with the babies! Have a marvellously happy day!

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    1. You're so kind. :) Thanks for the tips and well wishes. My few attempts at a towel 'purrito' didn't go well, but it might be worth trying again. The effort would be my first with these girls.

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  2. Hubby and I aren't very handy with fixing things. We are ever careful and work together to get stuff done. If it's to complicated we hire it out. It's better than paying double or triple to fix what we messed up.

    Thanks for the shout out.

    I know you love this group. I love the video. They are good.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. Big hug. ♥

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  3. I hope the meds do the trick for your sweet ones. I don't know, I think I'd probably try a new Vet place since they don't really have an established history there. We enjoyed the video!

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  4. You are a fine friend to all. I'm glad to know you.

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    1. You're very kind. And I reciprocate the appreciation. Be well!

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  5. Thank you for the shout out. :) I am glad someone suggested a medicine to help your kitties. XO

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  6. Hopefully all is well now. As for a new clinic, it depends on whether or not you trust the old one.

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    1. Thank you. We have a long history with this clinic, so I'm conflicted. The chief staff seems more oriented toward moneymaking than before according to what I've heard underlings say. ~sigh~ But they do seem to know what they're doing.

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  7. Thanks a lot, Darla, for the shout out; and for the kind words :-)
    This is such nice blogger community. Glad to be part of it.

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  8. The joys and fears of my fellow bloggers are mine too, and especially their love for their felines. I have the same weird love-hate relationship with our vet; they know what they are doing, but they really don't feel synced up with me and my cats in a way that I'd like. Since kittens are so much more fragile than adults, I would take them to another clinic, and ask every golldarn question you have, and get answers to every one.

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  9. Giardia and coccidia, the two most common and difficult ailments to rid young cats of, are also difficult to find in a stool culture because they don't shed them in every stool. Coccidia is known for an orangish diarrhea, that is sometimes blood tinged, while giardia sometimes produces more of a greenish tint diarrhea and often is accompanied by low grade fever but not always. Coccidia is most often treated with albon, but not always, as there is a horse product called Ponzuril that is more effective and far easier in that it only requires four doses. The problem with Ponzuril is most vets do not carry it as use in cats is off label. It is mixed from an expensive tube of horse paste. However some shelters use it on all puppies and kittens upon entry into the shelter to prevent them from getting the highly contagious coccidia. Giardia can easily be treated with either metronizadole or Panacure, which can be had OTC in the form of Safeguard, for goats. Some strains of giardia are much harder to treat than others. Other cat ailments that cause diarrhea are round and tapeworms. Roundworm treatment is cheap, but often must be repeated every two weeks, as the larvae hang out in the body. Worming kills the adult worms in the intestines. Takes two weeks for the larvae to move to the intestines and mature. Treating heavily infested and cats/kittens three times, two weeks apart, is adequate. Tapewormer is yucky tasting and available in pills with generic ingredient prazaquantal. Brand name droncit. Drontal pills combine pyrantal pamoate (roundwormer) and prazaquantal (tapewormer) in one pill. I buy quart bottles of strongid (pyrantal) on amazon for roundworming. Easiest method yet is to get Profender, a back of neck treatment that kills both round and tapeworms. Anyhow, I hope they get better.

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    1. Oh, thank you for this information! :O You are so cool.

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  10. OH NO on the cheek. So far I have done well as not getting scratches or claw marks with messing with cats. Misty I feel will prob be my first. It is going to happen for sure. I have held cats that were totally pissed at me but I come out free of injury. Oh, now come on, if I can throw out the projects I do I am sure you can too. Drills are amazing and hitting a stud is amazing. LOL...I say that cause I am pretty sure in my last home, built in the 80s, it was put together with toothpicks cause finding anything to drive a nail or screw a screw in was totally IMPOSSIBLE!

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    1. Best wishes with Misty River. I adore her name, by the way. ~grin~ And thanks for the encouragement. Our home was built in 1978. I am just lazy, really. ~shakes head~ Be well!

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  11. There are few tasks more difficult than pilling a cat. A few are easy or will eat a pill in wet food, but most cats rebel. I've been scratched my fair share of times!

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