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    Evelyn Guest

    Default Resolved the cat puking problem. (off topic)

    I found the answer to scarf and barf!

    My cat doesn't puke anymore since a few days on this regimen. She did
    at first, but after she was on it for about a week, she stopped.

    Here's what I do. Dry food is only given in tiny quantities at a
    time, never left out for free feeding. Maybe two tablespoons at a
    time, so she can never gorge on it.

    Wet food (canned or fresh) given early in the morning or at dinner
    time, and fresh chicken livers given almost every day around mid day.
    At bed time I will put perhaps two tablespoons of dry food in her
    dish. No more.

    It's been about a month now without a single problem.

    Once I ran out of raw chicken liver and went for two days without it,
    and she puked again. Now I buy a big container of it, put about 4
    livers in each ziploc bag and freeze them. I take a new bag out
    every couple of days and let it thaw.

    Believe me, I am happy about this! Told my son about it because he
    has a puker also. He started the same regimen and his cat has
    responded just like mine.

    Evelyn

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    Ozgirl Guest

    Default Re: Resolved the cat puking problem. (off topic)

    Well done, spread the word! I am sure there are lots of pukey cats out
    there.

    "Evelyn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I found the answer to scarf and barf!
    >
    > My cat doesn't puke anymore since a few days on this regimen. She did
    > at first, but after she was on it for about a week, she stopped.
    >
    > Here's what I do. Dry food is only given in tiny quantities at a
    > time, never left out for free feeding. Maybe two tablespoons at a
    > time, so she can never gorge on it.
    >
    > Wet food (canned or fresh) given early in the morning or at dinner
    > time, and fresh chicken livers given almost every day around mid day.
    > At bed time I will put perhaps two tablespoons of dry food in her
    > dish. No more.
    >
    > It's been about a month now without a single problem.
    >
    > Once I ran out of raw chicken liver and went for two days without it,
    > and she puked again. Now I buy a big container of it, put about 4
    > livers in each ziploc bag and freeze them. I take a new bag out
    > every couple of days and let it thaw.
    >
    > Believe me, I am happy about this! Told my son about it because he
    > has a puker also. He started the same regimen and his cat has
    > responded just like mine.
    >
    > Evelyn
    >


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    Susan Guest

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    On 2/11/2012 5:27 PM, Evelyn wrote:
    > I found the answer to scarf and barf!
    >
    > My cat doesn't puke anymore since a few days on this regimen. She did
    > at first, but after she was on it for about a week, she stopped.
    >
    > Here's what I do. Dry food is only given in tiny quantities at a
    > time, never left out for free feeding. Maybe two tablespoons at a
    > time, so she can never gorge on it.
    >
    > Wet food (canned or fresh) given early in the morning or at dinner
    > time, and fresh chicken livers given almost every day around mid day.
    > At bed time I will put perhaps two tablespoons of dry food in her
    > dish. No more.
    >
    > It's been about a month now without a single problem.
    >
    > Once I ran out of raw chicken liver and went for two days without it,
    > and she puked again. Now I buy a big container of it, put about 4
    > livers in each ziploc bag and freeze them. I take a new bag out
    > every couple of days and let it thaw.
    >
    > Believe me, I am happy about this! Told my son about it because he
    > has a puker also. He started the same regimen and his cat has
    > responded just like mine.
    >



    Yeah, I found that solution too, recently, in addition to only giving
    Freddy 1/4 can of food at a time. But I can't do it completely, because
    dry food must be out at all times for my little tortie who does not eat
    any canned food.

    Freddy is so obese because his hunger does not turn off, and with his
    coat, I'd say he may be textbook feline Cushing's. In order to limit
    post meal barfing, I give him a small wet meal and keep the dry food out
    of his reach for an hour and a half post meal. Two days ago, he'd
    apparently had dry food just before meal time; when I put down his small
    wet meal, he ran over to start eating it and immediately barfed up a
    bunch of dry food onto the dish, trying to eat more while retching, it
    was disgusting! I've never seen anything like it!

    Very hard to deal with in a three cat household. :-/

    As for Jasper, he's glowing with health and appetite and zero puking on
    Prednisone, which I gave to him when he lost his appetite and got scary
    lightweight after a week of acting as if he were on steroids (insane
    hunger and aggression) before he was on them. Clearly, he has a cycling
    adrenal disorder, and all his symptoms fit feline hypoadrenocortism,
    which can be caused by lymphoma (the vet thinks IBS/lymphoma but not
    doesn't want to subject him to ultrasound,etc), though with the hunger
    cycles, I'm thinking adrenal tumor. In any case, he's on Elavil for
    aggression (scary day or two on the initial high dose Pred) and he's
    regained 14 oz so far in two weeks. He's cheerful, playful, and shiny
    all over. Hoping he'll be even nice to Freddy once he's weaned down to
    maintenance dose of Pred... one more week on once per day, then on to
    every other day until we find the lowest effective dose.

    That's it from the Cat Infirmary :-)

    Susan

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    Tiger Lily Guest

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    On 2/11/2012 3:27 PM, Evelyn wrote:
    > I found the answer to scarf and barf!
    >
    > My cat doesn't puke anymore since a few days on this regimen. She did
    > at first, but after she was on it for about a week, she stopped.
    >
    > Here's what I do. Dry food is only given in tiny quantities at a
    > time, never left out for free feeding. Maybe two tablespoons at a
    > time, so she can never gorge on it.
    >
    > Wet food (canned or fresh) given early in the morning or at dinner
    > time, and fresh chicken livers given almost every day around mid day.
    > At bed time I will put perhaps two tablespoons of dry food in her
    > dish. No more.
    >
    > It's been about a month now without a single problem.
    >
    > Once I ran out of raw chicken liver and went for two days without it,
    > and she puked again. Now I buy a big container of it, put about 4
    > livers in each ziploc bag and freeze them. I take a new bag out
    > every couple of days and let it thaw.
    >
    > Believe me, I am happy about this! Told my son about it because he
    > has a puker also. He started the same regimen and his cat has
    > responded just like mine.
    >
    > Evelyn


    way to go Evelyn!!!!

    when i was reading this, i thought Susan had written this and thought
    "wow, Evelyn was right!"

    i hope Susan finds resolution as well

    kate

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    Susan Guest

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    > i hope Susan finds resolution as well
    >


    Cured Freddy's scarf and barf, and Jasper was doing great until
    yesterday and today... appetite fell off a cliff on Pred, cannot get
    meds into him without his hunger...

    He's been so playful, shiny, sweet and gaining weight. Clearly not IBS,
    very much like feline Addison's or other endocrine tumor. Fits
    Addison's about to a T.

    Susan

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    Tiger Lily Guest

    Default Re: Resolved the cat puking problem. (off topic)

    On 2/14/2012 7:56 AM, Susan wrote:
    > x-no-archive: yes
    >
    >
    >> i hope Susan finds resolution as well
    >>

    >
    > Cured Freddy's scarf and barf, and Jasper was doing great until
    > yesterday and today... appetite fell off a cliff on Pred, cannot get
    > meds into him without his hunger...
    >
    > He's been so playful, shiny, sweet and gaining weight. Clearly not IBS,
    > very much like feline Addison's or other endocrine tumor. Fits Addison's
    > about to a T.
    >
    > Susan


    dang, sorry to hear that.......... but it sounds like you have the
    problem identified, just need to keep him on the pred somehow

    glad to hear Freddy has stopped the scarf n barf!

    kate

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    Susan Guest

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    On 2/14/2012 2:37 PM, Tiger Lily wrote:

    > dang, sorry to hear that.......... but it sounds like you have the
    > problem identified, just need to keep him on the pred somehow


    I cannot on his down days, I even risked my skin and life by trying to
    pill him yesterday, unaided. You have never seen nor heard a cat like
    Jasper when challenged or feeling threatened. Well, I haven't, anyway,
    nor has the vet.

    I will speak to vet when she's back in tomorrow, and see about a long
    acting shot approximating the steroid dose. But if he has to be that
    stressed every week or two, it may not be worth it, will hope for the
    best. He's been so playful, chasing toy mice around for long sessions
    for the first time in a year or so. Until today. :-(

    >
    > glad to hear Freddy has stopped the scarf n barf!
    >


    I'm just not giving him the chance... 1/4 can, no access to dry food til
    overnight. Watching him barf as he tried to eat more was quite a
    spectacle, yech.

    Susan


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    Evelyn Guest

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    On Tue, 14 Feb 2012 15:41:59 -0500, Susan <[email protected]> wrote:

    >x-no-archive: yes
    >
    >On 2/14/2012 2:37 PM, Tiger Lily wrote:
    >
    >> dang, sorry to hear that.......... but it sounds like you have the
    >> problem identified, just need to keep him on the pred somehow

    >
    >I cannot on his down days, I even risked my skin and life by trying to
    >pill him yesterday, unaided. You have never seen nor heard a cat like
    >Jasper when challenged or feeling threatened. Well, I haven't, anyway,
    >nor has the vet.
    >
    >I will speak to vet when she's back in tomorrow, and see about a long
    >acting shot approximating the steroid dose. But if he has to be that
    >stressed every week or two, it may not be worth it, will hope for the
    >best. He's been so playful, chasing toy mice around for long sessions
    >for the first time in a year or so. Until today. :-(
    >
    >>
    >> glad to hear Freddy has stopped the scarf n barf!
    >>

    >
    >I'm just not giving him the chance... 1/4 can, no access to dry food til
    >overnight. Watching him barf as he tried to eat more was quite a
    >spectacle, yech.
    >
    >Susan



    Susan, there is a pill gadget for cats. My son got one. It has a
    little plunger apparatus, and you stick it with the pill on the end,
    into the cat's throat, push the little plunger, and the pill is let
    loose into the back of the cats throat, which it then has to swallow.

    Better than trying to get a pill into a cat with your fingers!

    Evelyn

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    Susan Guest

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    On 2/14/2012 7:53 PM, Evelyn wrote:

    > Susan, there is a pill gadget for cats. My son got one. It has a
    > little plunger apparatus, and you stick it with the pill on the end,
    > into the cat's throat, push the little plunger, and the pill is let
    > loose into the back of the cats throat, which it then has to swallow.
    >
    > Better than trying to get a pill into a cat with your fingers!
    >
    >


    You're not getting the picture. I was able to medicate him his first
    year all the time (they both had kennel cough and eye infections from
    being feral and group living in the shelter when I got them), clipped
    nails, etc.

    It's a death defying act now. Even putting Frontline drops between his
    shoulder blades is a major trauma/spook for him.

    If I could put a something in his mouth, there'd be no issue. :-/

    It takes two professionals to wrangle him just for an exam, and they
    work hard at it!

    Susan

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    Ozgirl Guest

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    "Susan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:9q0g0nF7b7U1@mid.individual.[email protected]..
    > x-no-archive: yes
    >
    > On 2/14/2012 7:53 PM, Evelyn wrote:
    >
    >> Susan, there is a pill gadget for cats. My son got one. It has a
    >> little plunger apparatus, and you stick it with the pill on the end,
    >> into the cat's throat, push the little plunger, and the pill is let
    >> loose into the back of the cats throat, which it then has to swallow.
    >>
    >> Better than trying to get a pill into a cat with your fingers!
    >>
    >>

    >
    > You're not getting the picture. I was able to medicate him his first
    > year all the time (they both had kennel cough and eye infections from
    > being feral and group living in the shelter when I got them), clipped
    > nails, etc.
    >
    > It's a death defying act now. Even putting Frontline drops between
    > his shoulder blades is a major trauma/spook for him.
    >
    > If I could put a something in his mouth, there'd be no issue. :-/
    >
    > It takes two professionals to wrangle him just for an exam, and they
    > work hard at it!
    >
    > Susan


    My brother always swaddled his Burmese' firmly. Admittedly he did it
    from birth after a bad experience with an earlier Burmese. That got the
    cats used to swaddling. Perhaps it might work with Jasper, or not, at
    this age.



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