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22 December 2017 - 8:30 am
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OSCAR, YOU ARE GORGEOUS!    You just. can’t help being impressed with yiur own self when you look that darn goo7!! 🙂 🙂

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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I found a new vet a while back. I met her when I adopted Andy, she did his complimentary visit. She has a totally different outlook on felines and urinary tract problems. I am going to have to do some research and brushing up now because I found this online today and it corroborates with her idea. I need to look further into this before I make any decisions.

Feline Urinary Tract Disease

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22 December 2017 - 1:35 pm
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Hi Jackie and Andy 

sorry uore feeling a bit under the weather lovey! Mum and Dad will have you feeling better for the holidays I’m sure! No fancy treats for you this year buddy! 

Chin rubs and cuddles to you Andy and Prince Hucks and Oscar. Best wishes and Happy New Year to you all.

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22 December 2017 - 2:48 pm
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Thank you 💓 mom and dad keep taking me to that place where they wet my belly with stinky stuff and then I get a pinch that hurts. After that I get a pinch on my backside and back to my mom and dad with a wet stinky belly. Once we get back home I run under the bed, but my new bro Huckleberry comes and finds me. He helps me get that stinky stuff off and then I start.to feel better.

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22 December 2017 - 4:20 pm
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Great site Jackie that’s a go to for al lot of info and the Convenia injections, weight loss , foods etc the list is endless! Take time and go thru the site I think you will be surprised on some things.

I have that site on Purrkins blog actually! A lot of FANTASTIC info in there and why I mentioned the holistic/traditonal route wet food and RX food to you;) Lot’s of reading and worth the read! We start to look at all angles when things go awry for good reason!

Feel better Andy !!

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Yes, I remember you mentioning it, just have to remember where to find it again lol. Between the forums and blog communication, lol. I’m hit and miss right now in the airport. Will get in touch soon. Wanted to talk more with you about it, thank you!! Glad the blankie is working for Purrkins!!

Sending love and hugs your way 💕

Jackie

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Jackie, I read your story and Huckleberry is a very very lucky kitty. I love those cat trees. Are those on a screened in porch. When you wrote you were happy to see them all on the tree together i thought why? But them I read your story, and I thought ok, now I know. Huckleberry became part of your family. I have a feeling Huckleberry new what to do!

My Beautiful Beloved Brownie was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma on February 26, 2019.  With all odds against him he lived an additional one year and eight days with amputation, love, and prayer.  I was honored to be his mom, and I have never been so proud!  He will live forever in my Heart!

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Those are in my sun room which go right into my kitchen.  Outside of that room is Huckleberry’s old haunt in my yard.  We actually set the trap in the doorway to that room!

He’s my cuddle bunny now,  amazing what time will do.  I was scared to death that he’d hate me after the surgery but i think he knew we were trying to help. 

Thanks for checking out our story ❤

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Jackie and Huck ❤❤❤

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5 June 2019 - 6:27 pm
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That is a real cool setup. Lucky kitties!

My Beautiful Beloved Brownie was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma on February 26, 2019.  With all odds against him he lived an additional one year and eight days with amputation, love, and prayer.  I was honored to be his mom, and I have never been so proud!  He will live forever in my Heart!

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How did the feral cat end up?  I have one that might need his foot amputated and unsure what to do,  it’s his ankle.  He cannot be changed into our cat.  We did have him for a month in our bathroom and he never let us get near him.  We neutered him and then he got infection.  Now we have him again because his ankle is dislocated and needs a 4000-6000 surgery or his back leg amputated.  I heard he will have problems with this because he can’t run from other animals,  etc and may get caught so was wondering how your feral did outside or did you keep him?  

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I heard he will have problems with this because he can’t run from other animals…  

Many believe releasing and amputee cat to be feral again is a death sentence. At the very least, it would need to be homed until completely recuperated, ideally with rehabilitation to rebuild strength, which would prove difficult if he is not friendly and cooperative in the first place. Building a Catio is the ideal solution for previously “outdoor” cats requiring amputation, to offer them the best of both worlds…

The Many Benefits of a Catio for Cats

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Huckleberry did fantastic! We had to work very carefully with him over several months total but he is now a happy, healthy indoor kitty. He lived in an XXL dog crate in our spare bedroom, and once we got to a point that we were slowly able to handle and cuddle him we started letting him in the room for brief periods of time. When we were not in the room, his crate was closed with him in it. I kept music on for him and kitty tv, lol. Eventually one by one I started letting my other kitties visit with him and finally gave him free run of the house. 

He is a cuddle bug now, 2+ years later, and strictly indoor cat. He holds his own with the other cats and the dog… no problem at all. And he is like greased lightening when he runs!

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Here is Huck’s ampuversary video. A lot of love and patience went into rehabilitating him, but it was worth every moment sp_hearticon2

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