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Cats • Page 34

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by oldjersey, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. RyanPm40

    The Torment of Existence Supporter

    @Fletchaaa out of curiosity, how costly did you find your bill? I'm wondering if it may be worth signing her up for pet insurance. Regardless I'll do whatever I can to keep her healthy, she's family and just as important as a human to me, but we've had a lot of unexpected expenses over the last couple months unfortunately :-/
     
  2. Fletchaaa

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    I don't remember exactly but I went to a low cost clinic and they had to put him under so it was still kind of expensive. I want to say like 400-500 dollars.
     
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  3. RyanPm40

    The Torment of Existence Supporter

    Ah ok thanks! That is a lot, but after paying $500 for a single human tooth extraction, I was worrying about being in the thousands if it did end up being multiple
     
  4. RyanPm40

    The Torment of Existence Supporter

    Phew, my cat's checkup went really well! Turns out it was a biiig piece of calcified tartar that got so hardened that it looked like a tooth. She had another and they scraped it off with their finger. Otherwise perfectly healthy, got her rabies shot, and took some blood that they'll call us back about tomorrow.

    They were shocked that she's 9 and said she looks like she's 4. Hopefully that means she'll live a longer than average life! They had us do a dropoff for COVID concerns. Called ahead, they had us put her down next to my car and grabbed her when I closed my door. Really impressed with the precautions. Even saw them sanitize her crate through the door
     
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  5. tomtom94

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    Not gonna lie I had my heart in my mouth for a second here
     
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  6. RyanPm40

    The Torment of Existence Supporter

    Haha oh no! I think I'd be too sad to be posting in here that soon after if that were the case xD
     
  7. Fletchaaa

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  8. waking season

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    Oh my god
     
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  9. phaynes12

    playing in the band Supporter

    holy
     
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  10. phaynes12

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    it’s been a long day for her, i guess
     
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  11. Carmen SD

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    I’m not sure if my cat ate plastic. He got into the food drawer and ripped two wet food pouches. I tried to “piece it back together” to see if any chunks were missing that I couldn’t find. I’m not sure. He hasn’t pooped since at least before 8 when I left for work and cleaned the litter box. He always poops, especially after eating. If no poop by morning then I’m taking him to the vet.
     
  12. Carmen SD

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    Called the vet. They said give it another day and call first thing tomorrow. No appt slots were open tomorrow in case. Also said if he ingested something I would have seen vomiting (haven’t yet). Keep him hydrated (trying), and pumpkin (have been on top of another treat that’s good for digestion)
     
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  13. Fletchaaa

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    Chester having a good yawn

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  14. RyanPm40

    The Torment of Existence Supporter

    Huh weird they said vomiting because we've definitely found pieces of a plastic bag in my cats litterbox without her ever vomiting.

    She has an obsession with chewing on any possible plastic bag she can find. We try keeping it away from her, but if we absent mindedly leave out a shopping bag or a case of water bottles, she'll chew the shit out of it heh.

    Wishing your kitty the best!
     
  15. Carmen SD

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    He pooped a little! Well it was the receptionist that said that and I’m assuming they’re a vet tech. Im not a vet tech or know anyone that is or is a vet so google is my friend. I also figured that maybe if he did ingest a small piece it come out in the box. But he has no other signs of an obstruction (that I’ve seen online). I’m extra paranoid because it’s the holidays and I’m still paying off his last vet bill. I also should probably invest in pet insurance.

    I completely moved all the wet food pouches to my pantry because he got into the food drawer again and helped himself to breakfast. Then again and tried chewing on the treat bag. Since He’s now figured how to open that drawer and won’t stop.
     
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  16. Carmen SD

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    My cat pooped again but his stool color is concerning. A tiny bit is of lighter brown and the rest appears dark, almost black. I put it in a bag. He has an appt scheduled tomorrow and I’m going to call them again tomorrow morning to see if they still want him brought in. I looked online and it could be something called “melena”. Not sure if his urination is considered “frequent” as he’s not constantly making trips to the box but there’s large clumps. He has no other signs such as vomiting or decreased appetite. I’m a worried cat momma.