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by BendyMom
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Sucky's neurological damage
Replies: 14
Views: 5078

Re: Sucky's neurological damage

I love hand nursers! I had wondered about his name. Hopefully he'll get that habit back. It really is endearing. Mimosa regained some sight and a little hearing. While she was blind and deaf I communicated with her through vibrations. At night she stayed in a large cage and I would tap the door thre...
by BendyMom
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Caretakers' Cafe
Topic: a story not many people know. How I got The Bendy Clan
Replies: 1
Views: 1501

a story not many people know. How I got The Bendy Clan

Six Toes is the end of an era. Losing her closes a long chapter in my life. Everyone associated with me knew Bendy and heard about his sibs, but I rarely talked about how I actually got them. Thsi page was written over 16 years ago, I don't think the kittens were a year old yet when i wrote it. this...
by BendyMom
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Caretakers' Cafe
Topic: The last of the Bendy Clan is gone
Replies: 1
Views: 1776

The last of the Bendy Clan is gone

Six Toes passed away over night.
We tried a transfusion yesterday as a last ditch, hail mary pass to buy her some time as it seemed she was trying to recover

I am numb, just numb.
hug your cats tonight
by BendyMom
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Sucky's neurological damage
Replies: 14
Views: 5078

Re: Sucky's neurological damage

ivermectin is neurotoxic and the safety window is very narrow for cats. I'm very sorry your cat has had toxicity from it. I see CarolC (the link lady) posted a link to my girl Mimosa's page. She was the most severely brain damaged cat I had and at first coudl not stand, see or hear (hers was an anes...
by BendyMom
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Urgent Rescue
Topic: Kitten deformed hind legs - in NY shelter
Replies: 20
Views: 14273

Re: Kitten deformed hind legs - in NY shelter

he can have a fine life. My girl two bit had no back legs, well ok she had a little flipper she used to scratch an ear. She ran around looking something like a mutant shrimp, she climbed, she jumped, she was amazing. My current two and a half legger, Shrimpie (he is buff colored and looks even more ...
by BendyMom
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Urgent Rescue
Topic: Kitten deformed hind legs - in NY shelter
Replies: 20
Views: 14273

Re: Kitten deformed hind legs - in NY shelter

finger braces may be too large, if you can straighten the kitten's legs as much as possible and wrap them in gauze and vetwrap, that is what I did for Bendy. Stretching the legs several times a day will be good physical therapy. Sometimes you get tendon contractures that cause things like that rathe...
by BendyMom
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Starting to get diaper rash/sores
Replies: 78
Views: 39286

Re: Starting to get diaper rash/sores

roundworms take mutliple treatments to kill, anyone working with animals should know that. Roundworms actually migrate through the body, the wormer kills the ones in the intestines, so you have to do repeated treatments. I usually treat anything that has been outside every other week for three treat...
by BendyMom
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Starting to get diaper rash/sores
Replies: 78
Views: 39286

Re: Starting to get diaper rash/sores

they should have caught the roundworms and I use the strongid paste for horses for my cats. I give them a blob about the size of a pea. it's a #### of a lot cheaper, my vets know i do this and are cool with it. they told me "you could bathe them in strongid and it woudln't hurt them" If you look to ...
by BendyMom
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Starting to get diaper rash/sores
Replies: 78
Views: 39286

Re: Starting to get diaper rash/sores

tapeworms don't show up on the tests they do, they are looking for eggs of other worms, or microscopic bits of worms, which tapes don't give off. YOu only know you have tapeworms when you see a wiggly bit. fortunately they aer easy to see. They get tapes from fleas, the fleas carry the eggs. Just ea...
by BendyMom
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Starting to get diaper rash/sores
Replies: 78
Views: 39286

Re: Starting to get diaper rash/sores

Yeah some vets are judgemental pricks when it comes to our special needs gang. $50 is a reasonable fee, actually. The average cost of a kitten around here, to a rescue, for teh vetting and care is usually close to $200. no one in rescue makes a buck, unless you are the HSUS but that's because they d...
by BendyMom
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Starting to get diaper rash/sores
Replies: 78
Views: 39286

Re: Starting to get diaper rash/sores

Black Cherry was spayed without a problem. The incision is up high enough it wasn't much of an issue. I kept her diaper free and confined until the spay site healed, which she wasn't thrilled about but I figured was safest. I always confine them for 48 hours after spay anyway just to make sure every...
by BendyMom
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Starting to get diaper rash/sores
Replies: 78
Views: 39286

Re: Starting to get diaper rash/sores

i would say "I do not feel comfortable with this vet spaying her. I see a lot of bad reviews on line and I will take her here (name of place) instead. I will send you proof of spay, but I want to make sure she is done right and will get the best care. I tend to tell people what we're doing rather th...
by BendyMom
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Starting to get diaper rash/sores
Replies: 78
Views: 39286

Re: Starting to get diaper rash/sores

I use disposable diapers. I have little pants of various kinds I often put over the diapers, and the incontinence pads are washable. i don't even want to think about washing diapers, I have too much cat laundry already. I use Arm and Hammer for sensitive skin when I machien wash. Tide makes me itch ...
by BendyMom
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Starting to get diaper rash/sores
Replies: 78
Views: 39286

Re: Starting to get diaper rash/sores

This will sound terrible but I have seen a lot of vets who work with rescues miss some very obvious stuff. I don't know if they are just seeing so many animals they aren't looking closely or what is going on. Butterbean had stayed with a vet before coming to me who missed his UTI. Yeah he is a chara...
by BendyMom
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Starting to get diaper rash/sores
Replies: 78
Views: 39286

Re: Starting to get diaper rash/sores

i don't bother with litterboxes for my diaper kids, Cherry acts like soemtimes she knows she is going but not often enough. Hopper I just squeeze out a couple times a day and I clean up small accidents. i also have puppy pads all over on her favorite spots. She seems to scald far more easily than an...