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post #31 of 50
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Actually I had thought of the vet job before because I love animals, but I knew it wouldnt work. I took felix and his mother to be fixed and both times I was bawling...just over a fix..I cant handle taking my cats in without crying...picture if i was treating someone elses...why do you think i have so many cats..I havnt let her take the strays to the pound and tamed and fed them. I know they can be giving away and be normal loving cats. She never has and said they are like muts and do nothing but poop all over the yard and walk all over her car.

I know noone can diagnose, but I do know that many cat owners may have heard or have their own experiance with skinny cats and know what the possible causes are. My plan was to get proof that I can do something about it to convince her to let me take her.
post #32 of 50
Doesn't the opinion of many people who are cat owners that THIS CAT NEEDS TO SEE A VET mean anything? I would say that you got the answer you were looking for.

I didn't notice a single person posting, "Ah, just let the cat die. It's hopeless." We all have said the same thing over and over.

Only the vet will be able to diagnose what is causing the cat's problem and tell you if she has something terminal or can be treated and cured.
post #33 of 50
I just...i AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

I feel better now

Please explain to your grandmother that if the cat dies because she did not take it to the vet the animal cops can come and get her for neglect. I see it on animal planet all the time. If an animal is sick and is not given proper care that is neglect.
post #34 of 50
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I know that she needs a vet....that was the whole point of this thread to get some info to convince her. Since someone mentioned stuff like pediolite, Im gonna see if she wont let me take her to the vet if I can atleast take care of her and her not have to go to the vet. Since she wants to give them all away, I think she thinks this is an easy excuse to get rid of one..which it's not. she doesnt deserve to die because she"looks bad" in grandmother's words.
post #35 of 50
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yelling doesnt ever help me. I yell to relive tension and my grandmother not liking my cats is still here *sigh*

Anyway...I tried to threaten the neglect thing and she said if i start that she will get a cage and take them all (including the 4 of mine that im keeping that werent strays) to the pound before I wake up so I cant stop her. That was her way of getting me to stop bugging her. She took one of mine to the pound before when I was asleep and I still bug her and am pissed off. Hopefully this is just a threat...
Atleast she is still feeding them and letting me TRY to find good homes. Id die if she suddendly decided to take them all to the pound.
post #36 of 50
In answer to your Grandmother's question - the only person who can say for sure if the cat can be saved or is worth treating is a VET. That is what everyone is really saying here, but in different ways. It could be something "small" in terms of cat health, like your speculation that the kittens have just drained all the energy from her. It could be something a little more intense. Most of the time, cats can be cured just like humans if they seek medical attention when they are ill. The longer you wait the worse Momma Cat's condition will get, to the point where the medical care she needs may be out of your price range, or she will be too far gone to help. The condition you are describing could be any number of things, and your thought could be right on. More than likely she isn't too far gone.....yet. Please tell your Grandmother than she needs to get to the Vet asap.
post #37 of 50
i have been kinda wondering about the pic thing too. We were promised kitten pictures awhile ago.
post #38 of 50
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The reason I think it's something small like my kitten health drain idea is she acts just as normal, happy, hungry, and ennergetic as always. As a result I think aslong as I can talk grandma out of taking her to the pound (vet or not) that she will be ok once her kittens are weaned if I can find some of that nutrigel stuff. Either way I plan to take her to the vet asap...I just am having a heck of a time talking her into it. All these cats has her pissed off. I think if I had less cats she'd have been more likely to take her to the vet instead of doing the easy way out.
post #39 of 50
I was just rereading you first post and if she is not done weaning yet why isn't she eating the same food as the kittens anyway? I thought that nursing moms and pregant cats were supposed to eat kitten food?
post #40 of 50
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just because i dont have photos in my signature doesnt mean that my cats arent real. I dont say you dont have cats. it's just as possible for anyone to say they have cats and dont. even you. I posted a photo of felix in the ball hanging out of sac thread. I can post more if u want. and I can prove they are my cats if u use yahoo i can turn on my cam for you...or I can post photos of me and a kittie with a word or name written on paper.
Princess Purr: I know you and others are wondering about the kitten photo. I only had one on my last roll of film the rest are on my current roll which still isnt full. I am susposed to pic the film up sometime this week. The photos of my cats I will post I take with my webcam and carry them to my room. My webcam wont work for the kittens since it must be attatched to the comp. that's y the kitten photo isnt ready yet. the film had to be sent off and developed.
post #41 of 50
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She does eat their food. I mix kitten chow in with her can of food and they all eat that mixture. I was hoping she'd wean them so I could feed her some medicine without them getting in through her milk.
post #42 of 50
no one can say i don't have cats and the first time they did i could show them vet bills, ashton neuter spca card, lilly's vet bill for 183 dollars because she was pregant when she was fixed
a pic of me with a sign saying Val from the catsite...and i post sooooooooooooo many pics of my cats it's not even funny!
post #43 of 50
LOL each of my cats has a thread on this site!
post #44 of 50
this is what you posted "she eats the kittens food as if she never gets to eat" My question is...shouldn't she be eating the same food as the kittens because she is still nursing?? She needs the extra calories. here eating kitten canned for with kitten dry food mixed in and probly what is best for her right now.

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Originally posted by Gothic_Amethyst

She is sooooo skinny she looks like bones. She also has bad diareah. She stopped eating the dry food and now wont eat nothing but the kitten's canned food(mixed with kitten chow)and even though it's good she's eating something, that's not helping her get rid of the diareah eating canned food. I'm not sure why she is so skinny.She acts fine and meows alot. She drinks fine too. She eats the kittens food asif she never gets to eat...
post #45 of 50
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Im not saying anyone in particular just that if someone doesnt believe me that it's just as possible someone doesnt believe the other person too. this is internet noone really knows. Oh and it's possible for someone to do a websearch and post cat photos claiming they are theirs that's y i was gonna use my webcam in yahoo or post a photo with me holding up a sign with a word with me and my cats so u would know it's me
post #46 of 50
Quote:
Originally posted by Mom of 10 Cats
LOL each of my cats has a thread on this site!
I don't beleave you sue!! Okay..i really just want more pics
post #47 of 50
Quote:
Originally posted by Gothic_Amethyst
Im not saying anyone in particular just that if someone doesnt believe me that it's just as possible someone doesnt believe the other person too. this is internet noone really knows. Oh and it's possible for someone to do a websearch and post cat photos claiming they are theirs that's y i was gonna use my webcam in yahoo or post a photo with me holding up a sign with a word with me and my cats so u would know it's me
if i ever catch anyone claiming anyone of my cats is there's they are going to have a HUGE law suit.
post #48 of 50
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by Princess Purr
this is what you posted "she eats the kittens food as if she never gets to eat" My question is...shouldn't she be eating the same food as the kittens because she is still nursing?? She needs the extra calories. here eating kitten canned for with kitten dry food mixed in and probly what is best for her right now.
This is what i said in response to your other question about what she's eating in a post above(it answers this question too):
"She does eat their food. I mix kitten chow in with her can of food and they all eat that mixture. I was hoping she'd wean them so I could feed her some medicine without them getting it through her milk"
post #49 of 50
Thread Starter 
BRB I need to go feed momma cat, her kittens, and my other cats. I cant reply untill i return...so if u ask something dont think im ignoreing you...ill reply when i get back in a little bit.BRB
post #50 of 50
GA:

This question has been asked and answered over and over. The bottom line is that an animal who is ill needs to see a vet, and the people responsible for that animal shouldn't be making the determination as to whether the animal is "worthy" of being seen or treated. I have seen the common theme, as well. You own a large number of animals whithout the resources to care for them appropriately. The decision maker seems to be your grandmother, who is also unwilling to provide the proper care. My suggestion is to limit yourself to perhaps one cat until you can care for them yourself. I know the Humane Society always makes me sign a statement that I am aware that owning a pet is a lifetime commitment.

Since this thread has become little more than a back-and-forth argument of accusations and rebuttals, I am closing it.
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