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My senior cat is undergoing amputation surgery in 2 days. In need of help and answers!
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30 January 2019 - 3:34 pm
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Any time, we really are here for you! heartheart

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I got Purrkins strong smelling foods I don’t normally feed like Tuna & Salmon, Chicken and Herring I got assorted cans knowing he may be fussy. They all were really stinky and the stinky got passed all the meds. This is again where not one size fits all but it does work for most;) One of our member’s Vets sent them home with kitten food which is high in calories and it worked for her kitty. Pablo may eat what you have already! Did they say if he was eating ok in the hospital?

Tuna water and sardine water are great to have on hand its just the juice of the tuna or sardine can. Lots of cats will lap that up! Wet food is always better cats don’t drink enough and the canned food ensures they are getting the liquid they need. Whatever Pablo wants is fine if that is dry make sure he drinks water, tuna water, sardine water, cat milk. If your feeding wet food and Pablo will eat it it’s one less worry on the fluid intake.

Has the site been sloooow or is it just me? 

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30 January 2019 - 3:38 pm
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It has been hiccupping Holly. I have had a few white screens that lasted for quite a few seconds before it loaded.

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30 January 2019 - 3:41 pm
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Thank you! Yes, it is taking furever to get to another page and hit submit in a post. Good to know not just me will have to time and document for admin. Started yesterday for me but I have not taken any notes for him.

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30 January 2019 - 3:44 pm
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…it is taking furever to get to another page and hit submit in a post.

Never mind the man behind the curtain, working behind the scenes. Normalcy shall be restored shortly.

Thank you for your patience.

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30 January 2019 - 3:46 pm
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Thank you!! I was thinking my wifi maybe freezing🥶 joking:)laughing

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30 January 2019 - 3:46 pm
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LOL, wow talk about ask and you shall receive!!  Thanks Admin, you rock!

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30 January 2019 - 3:47 pm
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The windchill here today was -13, I was wondering same thing… way-confused

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30 January 2019 - 3:50 pm
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Mitchell’s toe grips are in clap I will be in and out checking up. Gonna see if I can give our boy the Dr. Buzby grip to keep him from sliding around heart

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-7 here and our windchill -32 we are buried in snow over a foot. The state and the city government has shut down, we have been declared an emergency. no mail either for 2 days.

We will return this forum back to Natalia;) Thanks Admin!

Good luck with the toe grips! 

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30 January 2019 - 3:58 pm
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Yes, thank you again! Hopefully we are getting some smiles from Natalia… winker Back to Pablo big-grin

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30 January 2019 - 4:01 pm
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We will look forward to hearing Pablo is in recovery seeing pink elephants! Stay warm!

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30 January 2019 - 4:09 pm
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Thank you I’ll keep the stinky food thing in mind:). I’ll probably end up spoiling him haha I miss him a lot so he’s getting whatever he wants when he gets home.

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Lol, if you go through some of the forums you will see that this is the one time we say… whatever it takes. Favorite foods, human foods, whatever they will eat if they get fussy. 

Of course if he eats his normal food that is a win win. Sometimes they start out like that ( like Huck ) and then after several days they start getting fussy. Sometimes they don’t. We are just trying to give you ammunition for a possible setback, and while healing they need nutrition, sleep, elimination, pain medication, and loving. This is a big procedure, so all of those things are vital to the healing process. 

If he never has a problem with any of these, then you win! If he does, you are armed and ready winker

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Thank you Jackie! He was eating good in the hospital so hopefully he’ll still be comfortable enough to want to eat:)

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