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Appreciate advise for my kitty

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Hi everyone! I'm a new member and have some questions about my cat that I haven't yet found answers to, so am hoping you can help me out!
My tabby, Alley Cat, is two years old and she has stopped vomiting since I stopped giving her "treats" with poison in them. That has helped alot but she has a warm, dry nose sometimes (few times per week); not cold and wet which I believe is supposed to be a healthy cat. Should I be concerned about this?
Also, is there any kind of milk I can purchase for her that is healthy for her; she wants milk more than any other food or snacks (but I don't give her any)? She is very picky about what she eats, so I would appreciate if there is any kind of milk I can give her. Suggestions?
And, my real estate lady feeds her cat yogurt. What is that about??
Your input is greatly appreciated!! , Marsha
post #2 of 14
Yogart is fine for cats - won't hurt them. I've heard there is a "cat milk" you can buy as a treat - check your local pet stores (Petco/Petsmart) and see if they carry it.

You can use chedder cheese (shredded or small chunks) for treats - our cats LOVE cheese.

The nose issue - that is really no indication of a sick or healthy cat - old wive's tale If the nose is running, its upper respiratory but warm/dry only means the air in your house is dry

BTW what kind of food are you feeding (regular)? Many of the foods with the color dye in them (like Meow Mix) can cause cats to throw up.
post #3 of 14
I would not use yogurt thou many do.. mine always have issues with it ... Yes cat milk is a good treat

One source treats are great ... cheese only on occation...

Wildside salmon

try this site...

www.catniptoys.com

it has a wide array of good treats...

WELCOME TO TCS
post #4 of 14
You can give her catmilk or goat milk, both are low in lactose which some cats react to. Mine love both. And cheese is the best treat, I find, in small amounts.
post #5 of 14
I occasionally give Swanie a little of my lactose free skim milk and he likes it.
post #6 of 14
They sell the little cartons of "catmilk" in the Petsmart near me.. now, mine didn't like it, but then they're not milk fans, so... I don't know if it will make a difference to milk drinkers or not.
post #7 of 14
Just to crash all myths and rumors! Noses do not tell a cats state of health, it was once believed so but is now ruled out! Do not give your cat milk... It can upset stomach digest (cows milk) there are certain formulations that will work just dont give her cows milk! What kind of diet is she on now? What is she eating brand wise? I don't give my cats dairy by personal preference and to avoid stomach upset! On occasion they have gotten a small piece of cheese but not yougart!
post #8 of 14
we raised a set of kittens on goat's milk...yummy for them and they never had problems.
post #9 of 14
There is cat milk at any pet store. I've bought some before and our kitty just loved it! There are even several flavors you can buy, plain, cheese, chicken, whatever you could think of. I believe it was $2.50 for a small box of it. Our cat Enzo loves people milk but I always have to turn him down or pull his head out of my glass and give him his own "kitty milk".
post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 
...Alley had been throwing up for a year until the news came out about the treats and canned food (that I used for treats). So after I stopped feeding her those, she stopped getting sick--about 7 weeks ago now, and she isn't losing hair like she was--it was awful--how much she lost daily. She's only two yrs old now and has been thru some terrible things. Before the poisoned snacks for a year, she was butchered by some jerk at a vet hospital and the declawing (front paws) was botched (bones and cartlidge could be seen thru the incisions) so they got infected and she had to be confined to a small cage for two weeks with a cone (couldn't even turn around). This was all after she was rescued from a dumpster near apartments she had been hanging out at in hopes of finding an owner. I have to feel sorry for her, but I know she lives a good life now. These are the reasons I want to protect her and have asked all of your help to ensure she doesn't have to go thru some other undeserved crap.....so, you see, I really appreciate the info. And she is such a joy to be with--always up to something and very smart, funny and cute. In fact, I have put a video of her on You Tube entitled A Fetching Tabby. She could be taught many more tricks--if I knew how to teach her and spent more time with it--inspite of all the "stuff" she's been thru.
Some of you have asked what I feed her regularly--Nutro, Natural Choice--Indoor Adult and Nutro, Max Cat Gourmet Classics Adult. For snacks, until I got your advise I was giving her small amounts of "people" canned tuna. I also grow herb grass and she now eats it less often, I think because she feels so much better.
I am printing and keeping your suggestions and will watch for other helpful hints, as I have not owned a cat for many years.....Thx again
post #11 of 14
DO to her throwing up I would suggest NATURAL CHOICE regular not indoor and NOT MAX...
post #12 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thank you, I will do this.
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by EnzoLeya View Post
There is cat milk at any pet store. I've bought some before and our kitty just loved it! There are even several flavors you can buy, plain, cheese, chicken, whatever you could think of. I believe it was $2.50 for a small box of it. Our cat Enzo loves people milk but I always have to turn him down or pull his head out of my glass and give him his own "kitty milk".
Eeeeew!
Chicken and cheese flavour milk! I`ve only seen plain over here which is good because I know I`d just have to have a sniff to check the others
post #14 of 14
My kitty, 9 years old, has been having a couple of tablespoons of regular cows milk at night before she goes to bed. No problems with her, she is very healthy!
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