HomeCat Health Tip: Treatment of Routine Diarrhea or Vomiting


Cat Health Tip: Treatment of Routine Diarrhea or Vomiting — 20 Comments

  1. Yes -people such as your Mama & my Papa exist, plus people like Ruth & her sister and everyone else on this website. But they seem to be in the minority. Only hope to God I’m wrong. . .

    • We do know some good people who will help others but also some selfish ones, I could never be like that, it would make me feel very unhappy.

      • I know a lot of good people, and I know a bad people.

        I made a lot of friends with a cat rescue group in my area. When my newest cat Lucky was a newborn his momma was ran over and killed while I was at work. Someone brought Lucky to my office and said he didn’t know what to do for him. I said I did and would take Lucky. I called my roommate who had our friend’s number, and I called her at 5am. I told her about Lucky, and made arrangements with a local vet to hold Lucky until Julie could pick him up after work. Julie got him to a bottle baby rescue group. When he was old enough to be weaned Julie fostered him until he was old enough to be adopted, and I got him back. Julie kept me up to date on Lucky’s progress, and I am still doing the same now for her since she still asks about him.

        I’ve also told my elderly neighbors if they ever need help just let me know. My roommates and I will always help them. My neighbor called me once to tell me she had one of my cats in her garage. I had been looking for Stowie for hours. Apparently my adopted brother accidently left a door open and Stowie got out. Cindy knew Stowie was mine since she saw me leash training Stowie and Hitch. Stowie ended up in Cindy’s garage thanks to Cindy thinking fast and getting a can of tuna for Stowie. She then locked Stowie up, and apologized for not letting Stowie into the warmer part of the house, but Dave (Cindy’s husband) is allergic to cats. I went over and got Stowie back, and a few hours later Dave was nice enough to shovel my drive way due to the snow. After all of that I baked some homemade bread and cookies, took it over to them to thank them again for everything.

        I believe people do inherit a kind heart.

        • Frost you sound to be a very kind person and I’m glad people are kind to you too.
          Yes I agree kind hearts are inherited as well as a person’s upbringing contributing. Children learn by example and it would be good if we all learned kindness and unselfishness from being very young, as some of us have.
          We have some lovely people in our town who support our local animal sanctuary even though they don’t have much for themselves, they are my sort of people. We find those with the least are those who want to help animals and other people the most.

          • I try to be. I will stick up for those who need it, and you don’t want to see what I do when I see someone abusing a child, elderly person, or animal.

            This year for Christmas my neighbor Cindy got me some cat toys and treats for the cats, and I got her dog a few chew toys and new orthopedic bed (Pugsley is about 14 years old I think Cindy said, and arthritic). My roommate will pick up cat and ferret supplies if I’m running low on food or kitty litter, and I’ll pick up dog food and chew bones for her dogs.

            My other roommate also has a cat, so there’s 7 cats total in the house, and we all look out for each other’s pets. We also tend to look out for one another.

  2. Ruthie – this is for you. Think you might chuckle.

    While I’m more into essays than blog-chats, Babz had mentioned the other day that her work requires her to participate in community events. Am sure it’s true. But after reading your comment in the rock star post that you used to walk dogs, etc. for people who were elderly or ill, I suspect you and your sister have something in your DNA that predisposes you to help others. My father had the same readiness to help: the peas-in-a-pod mentality of Quakers, et al., who build each other’s barns.

    I mentioned to you that the flasher came darting out of the bushes when I pulled into my driveway that night, and commenced to tell me his name and that of his live-in (as if I craved this information). Then went on to say he was going to fix the fence in a few days. The owner’s sons, who earn huge incomes as managers and CEOs would supply the materials. (The fence is theirs.) Need I tell you I knew no one would show up?

    Until yesterday, that is.

    John, who’d been working all morning and afternoon on his farm, drove a 36-mile round-trip to come down here and fix the fence. He did a professional – beautiful – job: sledge-hammered in this and that, bolted on cross-planks, and reinforced the section with T-posts. He worked so confoundedly hard – and the result is solid as a rock.

    Well, if you can believe this, the Perv and several others in the family were hunkered down inside the house all the while – their curtains drawn.

    Can’t help it. I sit here laughing at the difference between people’s personalities. How to explain it? It’s got to be inborn. It has to be something in the DNA.

    To date, I’ve spent several thousand dollars on their cat. The poor thing was skeletal when he started coming over here two years ago. Since then he’s filled out.

    Wish you could see him. It’s turning cold, so today I’m going down to the pet store (think it’s open) and buy a heating pad for his Snuggy Loo.

    As for his diarrhea, I shelled out $70.00 last week for a poo analysis. The vet found nothing wrong, but prescribed Purina’s probiotic ‘Forti-Flora,’ which he swears by. Says it works like a charm. He charged $40.00+ for a month’s supply, so I’ve bought it for @ $26.00 or so online. (Mostly ‘so’ – $5.00 for a Walmart ‘Green card’ plus $6.00 for shipping). Oh well, $90.00+ a month for Sid’s food and supplements is a mere trifle.

    Meanwhile, those characters wouldn’t have thought of coming outside for two minutes to help steady the fence as John was hammering and drilling away. It goes without saying I offered to pay him. It also goes w/o saying he wouldn’t accept a dime. To top it off, he brought me two quarts of his organic, homemade cider and wrote out a detailed recipe for homemade sauerkraut. The man is a prince.

    Hope to get up to the library Tuesday.
    Pet the boyz, and howdy to Babz. xx

    • My mom used to go into cake baking mode anytime someone from church got sick or died. And at Christmas she made cookies for the elderly. I used to go on deliveries with her as a child. One man remembered mama 30 years later when I ran into him and told him mama used to visit every December with the cookies.

      • Our late mother was the most generous woman ever, one day she even gave her spectacles away to the old man next door lol we really had to get them back for her that time.

    • John sounds to be a good sort. The perv and his lot are obviously horrible selfish people because they can neglect their poor innocent cat and turn their backs on someone who could do with some help. Looks like Sid is with you to stay, now didn’t you say to me you couldn’t emotionally take any more cats! lol
      I’m glad he has nothing wrong with him bless him, he deserves some quality life now and you are kindly giving him it 🙂

  3. I’m hooked on Googling EVERYTHING. I drive shopkeepers crazy when I google a product before buying it.

    Sealy has pills he has to take for his tummy troubles. I need to find out the name of them and post. They work, but they turn a quiet little black cat into a real talker. He’ll sit on Laura’s lap and meow at her forever! 🙂

  4. Michael, Kaopectate is no longer safe for cats. They changed the formula. A lot of vets don’t even realize this. My vet recommended it and I looked it up and saw the change a few years ago. It is still safe for dogs.

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