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by BendyMom
Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Caretakers' Cafe
Topic: Happy purrday Bendy
Replies: 2
Views: 116

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: 1061

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: 1061

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: 1389

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: 15108

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: 15108

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: 2100

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...
by BendyMom
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Amputation
Topic: Wrapping leg stump on kitten?
Replies: 4
Views: 1864

Re: Wrapping leg stump on kitten?

I was thinking of using the soft flooring and not wrapping the stump, actually. keeping him confined to a smaller area with soft flooring without wrapping would hopefully work ok. My amputees with similar stumps didn't have wraps because it seemed near impossible.
by BendyMom
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Amputation
Topic: Wrapping leg stump on kitten?
Replies: 4
Views: 1864

Re: Wrapping leg stump on kitten?

Hello! I took in two kittens last year with lil stumps like that. Their stumps wre from a traumatic birth defect and never quite healed. What I did was set up a lil kitty playland in a giant rabbit cage that had padded surfaces, so they could play but there was padding for their stumps. If it is to ...
by BendyMom
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Caretakers' Cafe
Topic: New blog article by BendyMom
Replies: 2
Views: 2142

Re: New blog article by BendyMom

thanks, Carol!
it's a first for me.
by BendyMom
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Rescue
Topic: Marshmallow
Replies: 4
Views: 6081

Re: Marshmallow

i have lost count of the number of times I've had to ask for help logging in. I think my computer is finally remembering my login info and I'm sure CarolC is glad of that. i would send messages saying "me again" or "yes i having trouble again" she's a good sport about it. Finding...
by BendyMom
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Rescue
Topic: Marshmallow
Replies: 4
Views: 6081

Re: Marshmallow

I see he was adopted! that's fantastic :)
by BendyMom
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Other Problems
Topic: My boy Tierseas is undergoing chemo
Replies: 2
Views: 6103

My boy Tierseas is undergoing chemo

He is 10, blind from eye infections as a tiny kitten (herpes virus). He has been my "squooshy" boy, loving hugs and snuggles. When I knew Bendy was terminal I told Tierseas he was going to take Bendy's torch. and then Tierseas developed a very aggressive cancer, hemangiosarcoma, in his nec...
by BendyMom
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Wanting to Adopt
Topic: Looking for a disabled kitty that needs a loving home.
Replies: 3
Views: 22042

Re: Looking for a disabled kitty that needs a loving home.

Are you only interested in a kitten, or would you be interested in an adult? I have a solid black girl who is about 5 years old and just doesn't do well in my house of handicats. She has deformed front legs and all four feet have syndactyly. She is very shy at first and needs time to come around, bu...
by BendyMom
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Other Problems
Topic: Freak Accident: Can a Cat Live Without a Tongue?
Replies: 3
Views: 3253

Re: Freak Accident: Can a Cat Live Without a Tongue?

Frijole here does not have a tongue. no one knows how she lost it. she was part of a managed feral colony and when spayed she had been normal. 2 years later she ran up to one of the caretakers meowing and meowing. the was thin and filthy. they took her to their vet who said 'your cat has no tongue&q...