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by Barbara Boehmer
Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Emergency help
Topic: Please help..My cat Trooper stopped peeing...
Replies: 11
Views: 2876

Re: Please help..My cat Trooper stopped peeing...

Blood in the urine, then not peeing sounds like it could be an emergency to me. You might try finding a neighbor to drive you or calling a taxi or even a "pet ambulance" and go to an emergency vet. I know how it is to have a cat that's hard to handle. One of mine grew up wild and was neutered late a...
by Barbara Boehmer
Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: Emergency help
Topic: need vet recommendation for northwest Riverside County Calif
Replies: 5
Views: 2710

need vet recommendation for northwest Riverside County Calif

I need a recommendation for a vet in northwest Riverside County, California (preferably near Pedley or Jurupa) that can treat an elderly manx cat with spina bifida, renal failure, heart problems (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, hypertension, heart murmur), anemia, and other problems. My former vet has ...
by Barbara Boehmer
Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:49 pm
Forum: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: Tuxedo (1990-2007)
Replies: 5
Views: 1795

Tuxedo (1990-2007)

My 16-1/2 year old cat Tuxedo died at home Thursday night, March 1st, just after 10 p.m. I had him since he was a kitten. In recent years he was diabetic and for the last several months he also had kidney failure and anemia. For the last week he was in and out of the new day vet and the night and we...
by Barbara Boehmer
Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:44 pm
Forum: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: Harry Cat (2004-2007)
Replies: 9
Views: 3594

Re: Harry Cat (2004-2007)

Sorry to hear about Harry Cat. I've never had a Maine Coon, although I have had Manxes, but it sounds like he might have had a heart problem and there was nothing you could have done. At least you gave him three good years. Being all by yourself and pregnant and taking care of other cats in the midd...
by Barbara Boehmer
Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:03 am
Forum: Birds/Exotics
Topic: Plucky duck survives another brush with death
Replies: 4
Views: 5556

Re: Plucky duck survives another brush with death

Ducks mate for life. When one half of a mated pair dies or is taken away, the other duck never mates again. I wonder where its mate is.
by Barbara Boehmer
Sun Jan 28, 2007 5:16 pm
Forum: Birds/Exotics
Topic: Tiny horse is a big help to blind owner
Replies: 3
Views: 4091

Re: Tiny horse is a big help to blind owner

The idea of using miniature horses as guides for the blind was started by a horse trainer, Janet Burleson and her husband Don Burleson, who is a well-known Oracle computer expert. In addition to training miniature horses for the blind, they also rescue crippled miniature horses, and have other full-...
by Barbara Boehmer
Sun Jan 28, 2007 4:14 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Kitty With Cerebellar Hypoplasia, Need Help Finding Chair
Replies: 2
Views: 820

Re: Kitty With Cerebellar Hypoplasia, Need Help Finding Chai

I had a cat with a balance problem. I built him a homemade cart that stood him upright and kept him from falling over but was too heavy for him to move easily. I used 1/2" diameter copper water pipe and elbow connectors and t-connectors, reinforced with duct tape, and casters to build a frame, then ...
by Barbara Boehmer
Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:53 pm
Forum: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: My sister put shami down yesterday, tears
Replies: 7
Views: 4453

Re: My sister put shami down yesterday, tears

Antoinette (Toni, Shami's aunt), I am so sorry to hear about Shami. It sounds like you made her life happier by taking her for car rides and spending time with her. It is too bad you did not get an opportunity to say goodbye in the end. Did your sister say why she did not wait for you and chose crem...
by Barbara Boehmer
Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: BAD news at the vet
Replies: 5
Views: 3226

Re: BAD news at the vet

How sad. I have never seen Cushings in a cat, just horses. The symptoms are so different in horses, dogs, cats, and humans. Is the thyroid cat hyperthyroid? I had two cats that were hyperthyroid, both initially with no signs of kidney problems. They were started on tapazole for the thyroid problem a...
by Barbara Boehmer
Wed Jan 17, 2007 4:49 am
Forum: Other Problems
Topic: Where do I leave him?
Replies: 4
Views: 3917

Re: Where do I leave him?

You could hire a pet sitter to stop in once daily and take care of your cat. A lot of veterinary technicians at veterinary offices do this as a sideline. Or you could board him at your vet or other boarding facility. You can also set up a webcam connected to the internet, so that you can view your c...
by Barbara Boehmer
Sun Jan 14, 2007 7:24 am
Forum: Caretakers' Cafe
Topic: The joke's on the thieves
Replies: 10
Views: 1430

Re: The joke's on the thieves

I have had garbage problems as well, but my bin is too big to steal, which is one of the reasons that I have it, rather than individual cans. I carefully seal all of my trash in plastic garbage bags, tying a knot in the top of the bag, so that it does not smell or attract insects or rodents. The pro...
by Barbara Boehmer
Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:32 pm
Forum: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: Gertie (1991?-2007)
Replies: 5
Views: 3236

Gertie (1991?-2007)

My cat Gertie died Saturday, January 13, 2007. I think she was about 15 or 16 years old. I had been caring for her since 1992 when she was already an adult cat. She had hyperthroidism and was on tapazole for her hyperthyroidism, but it was stopped when it was discovered that she had kidney failure o...
by Barbara Boehmer
Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:31 pm
Forum: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: Rowdy (1985-2007)
Replies: 7
Views: 4279

Rowdy (1985-2007)

My cat Rowdy died Thursday, January 11, 2007. She was 21-1/2 years old. I adopted her October 15, 1985 when she was not quite full grown. She had hyperthyroidism, kidney failure, non-regenerative anemia, something that was causing a high white blood cell count, and difficulty with her hind legs. She...
by Barbara Boehmer
Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:29 am
Forum: For Technical Problems Posting
Topic: avatar help?
Replies: 11
Views: 10031

Re: avatar help?

Daphne,

You left off the ".jpg" so I added it for you.