Good to know. Luckily ticks aren’t very common in the areas where my cats wander. I’ve never seen any, at least, and I’ve been there for about 50 years.
Ugh, if I never see a tick in my life, I’ll be happy. (not counting like zoos and such)
My buddy’s wife got bit by a tick when she was doing field work for her graduate studies in whatever science she was studying that required her walking around in the Texas wilderness. I’m guessing it was lyme disease that she got from the tick, but whatever it was, its effects will last the rest of her life. She is still able to function, but there are certain things that she’ll always have trouble with. Like it’ll be difficult if it requires fine motor control, because her hands pretty much always vibrate at least a little unless they’re sitting on something solid.
Man, no desire to ever encounter a tick. Nope nope nope.
Your invisible friend that gives you awesome gifts for life.
I see them all the time in my part of Ptown, i pull them of the sheep/goats(when i can safely). I haven’t seen them on our outdoor cats, but im sure at one point they have had them.
Well, in Texas it could be Lyme, Erlichia, Babesia, Anaplasmosis, or a combination. And there are a few more tick-borne diseases that are cropping up here and there. Hate ticks. Plus, they are creepy. Very creepy.
By request from @ToasterFairy in another thread, here’s our new adoptee
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For me any cat is a beautiful thing. Whether it is a common housecat, lion, tiger etc… Pity I’m allergic to them.
I was allergic to cats most of my life , but i was given one, and i some how got over it by being around her a lot. Now granted it took like a year to get unallergic.
Had to put our one dog out this morning. She was 15 years old.
She just got weaker and weaker, and recently was unable to get up on her own, and she lost her appetite as well.
Still sad about that. 15 years old is a long time.
I’m so sorry for your loss. That’s about how old the chow I grew up with was when I had to take her in for her last visit.
It sounds like you loved her well, so I’m glad she had a good life. Hugs to you and yours.
Im sorry for your loss.
Thanks guys, appreciated. Going to miss her.
I love my cat. She has been having some issues peeing for a few days, and its already cost me $335 to be told that she has an inflamed bladder and that she may be fine, or have crystals , or a stone, or cell-something.
It is stressing me out, and she was peeing half the amount she normally would when she was on an anti inflammatory for a few days, but that’s run out and now shes back to 1/4 her normal pee sized.
So it looks like my paycheck will be going to the vet so i can get her healthy again.
If she has crystals, be prepared for her to be on a special diet for the rest of her life. It costs me about $50 for a smallish bag of Pig’s special food. That food lasts her a while since she only gets half a cup a day (diet), but still, her food is about 3 times the cost of the Iam’s that I feed the rest of the cats.
That is great. I pay $45 for a 16 lb bag of food, so the price change wont matter much for me right now, its more of how often she’ll need it.
Id rather her have crystals, and have to put her on a special diet, than her be in pain when she has to go to the box /or die.
The Vet also ruled out UTI.
Just got of the phone with the vet,and im taking Abby in to get an x-ray. This is my first pet (that is actually mine not a family pet) and i am determined to be a responsible and good pet owner.
Ask about cosequin too. It has some anti-inflammatory effects on the bladder and many of us use it for cystitis cases when there are no stones and minimal to no crystals. Also check out the Indoor Cat Initiative website, as it’s full of tips and tricks for indoor cats with urinary issues. Dr Chew spent his entire career working with cats and cystitis. Good luck! It can be very frustrating to go through the entire workup to be told all the things it isn’t and never nail down an exact problem.