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by BendyMom
Sat Sep 09, 2023 4:41 pm
Forum: Caretakers' Cafe
Topic: Hello from the newest addition to the Bendy Family
Replies: 7
Views: 5962

Re: Hello from the newest addition to the Bendy Family

I'm not seeing anything for under 10 pounds. Lil Barnabus is only 5 pounds. I wonder if one of my wrist splints would be adapted.
by BendyMom
Sat Sep 09, 2023 4:26 pm
Forum: Caretakers' Cafe
Topic: Hello from the newest addition to the Bendy Family
Replies: 7
Views: 5962

Re: Hello from the newest addition to the Bendy Family

i thin it needs to be stiffer than a knee pad. Never in my life did I think I would be able to search anywhere for 'cat back brace' and actually find things. Amazon? holy cow. I am going to look around. He is on crate rest right now saying he feels much better and please can he come out now? please?
by BendyMom
Wed Sep 06, 2023 11:42 pm
Forum: Caretakers' Cafe
Topic: Hello from the newest addition to the Bendy Family
Replies: 7
Views: 5962

Re: Hello from the newest addition to the Bendy Family

He is actually a dark tabby, he had an episode today where his back was dore. I think he plays very hard and strains something. I need to look into someway to stabilize his back for him. got him on some metacam, all his labs looked great. I can't remember any discussions of feline back braces, or re...
by BendyMom
Wed Aug 30, 2023 3:41 pm
Forum: Caretakers' Cafe
Topic: Hello from the newest addition to the Bendy Family
Replies: 7
Views: 5962

Hello from the newest addition to the Bendy Family

Popping in for a quick hello. This is Barnabus kitten. He arrived with partial use of his hind legs and somehow while I was away for just a few hours and he was in a cage, managed to do something to his back and now has no use of his hind legs. He was already incontinent. He is a happy lil guy zoomi...
by BendyMom
Thu Jul 13, 2023 1:27 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Trouble adjusting to incontinence diapers/stud pants
Replies: 3
Views: 4073

Re: Trouble adjusting to incontinence diapers/stud pants

Hello! FLUTD can be a complicated issue. Sometimes just feeding special food is all you need to do, but not always. It is often related to anxiety/stress. I have a little girl who gets very bloody urine, no crystals, just inflammation. Took her to a specialist who said "your cat is stressed.&qu...
by BendyMom
Sun Apr 23, 2023 11:08 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: urethra and intestine connected possibly?
Replies: 10
Views: 20767

Re: urethra and intestine connected possibly?

Wow. that is uncommon. You get a lot of strange abnormalities in these cats, usually things like no anus at all, or one that has no tone, but this is a new one for me. The one issue that jumps out to me is that this opens the possibility of fecal contamination in the urethra, which is a huge risk fo...
by BendyMom
Fri Jan 13, 2023 11:13 pm
Forum: Caretakers' Cafe
Topic: Snuggle Safe Warning!!
Replies: 97
Views: 107388

Re: Snuggle Safe Warning!!

that's horrible. thanks for keeping us all up to date.
by BendyMom
Mon Oct 17, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: Walkin' Wheels Dog Wheelchair Support
Topic: Front legs
Replies: 7
Views: 8466

Re: Front legs

Hello CatGuy! Please please please give us more info on these kittens. I am in NC and know various people in rescue. If you can describe the kittens as in, are they eating on their own? Do they have any obvious deformities? can they walk? are they dragging their back legs? Do their heads/faces look ...
by BendyMom
Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Caretakers' Cafe
Topic: Happy purrday Bendy
Replies: 2
Views: 1355

Happy purrday Bendy

Today is the Late Great Bendy Cute Kitty's birthday. He would have been 21. I used to tell him that I needed him to get to 30 but instead he had to leave at 11. Thanks to this tiny mite of a kitten I was launched into handicapped pet care, coming here with just a few others to try and figure things ...
by BendyMom
Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Cat suddenly can't walk
Replies: 11
Views: 3347

Re: Cat suddenly can't walk

OK, I found a link to picts of her in her cart :)
it should give you ideas of what you might be able to do.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/4qxFyDMZsoBRyE4T6
by BendyMom
Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Cat suddenly can't walk
Replies: 11
Views: 3347

Re: Cat suddenly can't walk

Wow that kitty most certainly had a rough start, and unfortunatley may not be able to make up for such a nutrient deficient kittenhood. That doesn't mean she can't improve some though. I'm glad to hear she is eating Royal Canin, when you say Soup do you mean the "chicken soup for the soul"...
by BendyMom
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Emergency help
Topic: CH and deaf kitten pooping on himself
Replies: 5
Views: 5489

Re: CH and deaf kitten pooping on himself

Diarrhea in a kitten is always a concern in my book. they can dehydrate quickly. My vet has often told me that most vets don't see many tiny kittens, they are used to older kittens, who aren't as fragile. Little kittens don't have time to wait to see "what if" thing s straighten out. at 6 ...
by BendyMom
Thu May 13, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: FECAL INCONTINENT KITTEN
Replies: 41
Views: 23971

Re: FECAL INCONTINENT KITTEN

some breeders are actually quite savvy about cat health, the really serious show breeders are. anyway. I would start with a quarter tsp of miralax twice a day and see what that gets you. It's the kind of thing that is different for every cat, and will change as the cat's gut changes. This gut manage...
by BendyMom
Tue May 11, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: FECAL INCONTINENT KITTEN
Replies: 41
Views: 23971

Re: FECAL INCONTINENT KITTEN

Hello and welcome! I have three manx syndrome kitties and, no, there is no surgery. It is a good idea, when they are a few months old, to get x-rays so you know what you are dealing with. Two of mine have deformed, off set sacrums, and one has a deformed pelvis and small kidney. These guys often hav...
by BendyMom
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Amputation
Topic: 1 day post back leg amputated
Replies: 3
Views: 5122

Re: 1 day post back leg amputated

I've had many cats undergo single and double amputations. What kind of pain medication was he given for his recovery? He definitely needs it. Usually my vets would give a few days of buprinex (narcotic) and onsior (anti-inflammatory that is easy on the kidneys so safer for cats). With some surgeries...