Go Perla! Aw, that's great!!!!
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Go Perla! Aw, that's great!!!!
Just curious...did your fussies (other than Pipsqueak) ever like any other rabbit? I've only ever bought one kind (Nature's Logic), and none of mine will get near it, even when I mix it with pork, so I'm wondering if I should try another brand, or if I should just try other proteins.
SO glad they like this one! And your little , Perla! Making Momma happy!
thank you for the advice about starving a cat into eating. I never knew that before. Good to know. Apparently cats do not ahve the same glycogen stores we do. Cher is on dry kibble btw. We decided not to feed her wet food when we got her as she was used to dry kibble.
i am familiar with haptic lipidosis. It is a rapidly growing field of study in humans now secondary to the explosion of obesity. In humans it is studied in patients with NAFLD. Funny how people and cats have interesting unique things in common and then other things we are vastly different on. So you are a "Sciency" person? That would be awesome because I know I am. I love the concept of research and want to eventually research human hormones.
I am still deciphering you post LDG...lots of questions there. I think our biggest hurdle for my wife to overcome is that she almost lost our Shih-tzu to bladder crystals, and the operating doctor told her in order to maintain the health of the animal it hust adhere to an expensive script diet. She transfers that info over to the cat and thinks in her head the script food is best but too costly, regular pet food is second best. But under no circumstances is people food ever appripriate - in any shape or form. The operation on Sashi cast nearly 3k I do believe so I am sure she is interested in avoiding that again. If not that then I think she does what so many people do with their pets....think the pet is actually another human. People fail to set boundaries with their dog because they are concerned they will hurt puppy's feelings and things of that nature, they put crazy sweaters on pets because they assume the pet is cold or warm when pets actually have supremely complex systems for maintaining body temp. Well along those lines raw meat is dangerous...because it is dangerous for humans. "Cats need a sweater in the snow like me and they need to be protected from salmonella as well just like me". Because she knows the veterinarian as a doctor and not as a friend I think she see the vet as an infallible pillar of medical prowess whereas it is cute that I have studied medicine for nearly 8 years now but nothing else...just cute. If I were to approach her with medical facts she would be hesitant to believe me because the vet says something different. I will try to formulate an argument based on emotion and parallel facts such as big cats being obligate carnivores. Thank you sooooo much for the articles and links. I have started a new folder.
I think I've finally learned the trick over here to get Callie to eat. I need to feed her last. I swear...she is as slow as molasses when she eats. The boys had gone thru at least 2 oz each, and I squished their food to the bottom of their dishes to try to slow them down, and she was still licking at just .4 oz when they went zooming past her and caused her to stop eating, so I though "enough of this nonsense", and just decided I would wait until they were all settled down THEN try to feed her. It worked (last night and this morning anyway ...AND with the help of some Fortiflora). And I managed to get about 1 full oz in her!! Obviously it's even more time consuming now than before, but that's ok as long as she'll eat .
The things we do for our furkids