The I Love Cats Thread

Mila

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Ok So Another Rescue organization took the little one :)
So he will be treated and rehomed.
 

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Will send photos shortly. It never ends.
There is a very sick old stray I need to help at the vet. ( need to, want to have to. )
His owners has not come to claim him. I want to help him.

ITs an obsesion. I should have tried drugs. :laugh::laugh:
 

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Tx. I honestly think i’m Crazy. Batshit.

I would take it everyday, our biggest concern is finding them homes. Ferals/ wildlings can be tamed but the mostly trust one person. It’s difficult to find an adopter that will be ok with a shy kitten. And a bit older one.
They do trust their new people as well it just takes a bit of time.
The upside is people do like the ‘broken’ kittens and cats more ( his amputated leg)

I have a foster mom that committed to taking him. I’ll go see him this morning.

Apparently there are 3 more stray kittens at this vet. I’ll have to find foster homes for them as well. My house is full

I just love cats so much. I think I was born with a cat heart. This can not be normal.
This is stupid.
God Bless you.
 

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Will send photos shortly. It never ends.
There is a very sick old stray I need to help at the vet. ( need to, want to have to. )
His owners has not come to claim him. I want to help him.

ITs an obsesion. I should have tried drugs. :laugh::laugh:
Hahaha,

In your case that might have been cheaper.
 

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While I consider myself a "dog person", I had a tortoise shell once who will always have a special place in my heart.

She came into my life under strange circumstances. There was a massive storm one night, and I was watching TV with my mom, when we heard a dull thud coming from her car just outside. I got up and opened the door to check and heard this feint meowing sound coming from below. Looked down, and there was Cleo - soaking wet, covered in fleas. I reckon someone had thrown her out of their car or something, and the thud was her hitting my mom's car. But she kept meowing away at my feet, rubbing herself against my legs, so I picked her up and brought her in.

Took her to the vet the next day to get deflead, and checked out. The happy little kitten came back home with us the same day, and would boss me around for a few more years (we never really own cats, they own us). She'd come to MY bedroom window every night at 2AM after doing her rounds, scratching the wooden frame so I could let her in.

And then one night, she didn't. I got up the next morning wondering where my cat had disappeared to, and was walking down the road to the train station on my way to college, when I saw a familiar pattern in the gutter. Cleo never came home because she'd been knocked over, and just left there, her beautiful, distinctly marked tortoise shell pelt shining in the sun one last time. I guess it was poetic that she returned to the road she originally come from.

But I've never owned another cat since. And probably never will. Unless, of course, there's a storm one night, and feint meowing at my feet...
 

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While I consider myself a "dog person", I had a tortoise shell once who will always have a special place in my heart.

She came into my life under strange circumstances. There was a massive storm one night, and I was watching TV with my mom, when we heard a dull thud coming from her car just outside. I got up and opened the door to check and heard this feint meowing sound coming from below. Looked down, and there was Cleo - soaking wet, covered in fleas. I reckon someone had thrown her out of their car or something, and the thud was her hitting my mom's car. But she kept meowing away at my feet, rubbing herself against my legs, so I picked her up and brought her in.

Took her to the vet the next day to get deflead, and checked out. The happy little kitten came back home with us the same day, and would boss me around for a few more years (we never really own cats, they own us). She'd come to MY bedroom window every night at 2AM after doing her rounds, scratching the wooden frame so I could let her in.

And then one night, she didn't. I got up the next morning wondering where my cat had disappeared to, and was walking down the road to the train station on my way to college, when I saw a familiar pattern in the gutter. Cleo never came home because she'd been knocked over, and just left there, her beautiful, distinctly marked tortoise shell pelt shining in the sun one last time. I guess it was poetic that she returned to the road she originally come from.

But I've never owned another cat since. And probably never will. Unless, of course, there's a storm one night, and feint meowing at my feet...
I had tears in my eyes. I am sure you will be owned by more cats.
 

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Hi Guys, here I am looking for advice again. One of my kittens (7 months old), got nipped on the nose/lip last weekend, and this nip turned slightly septic. From the last bout with one of the cats, I have some "general antibiotic" which I gave her with a mix of Heptonic. We got the infection sorted within 3 days with done antiseptic cream, and keeping her isolated from the dogs and other 2 cats. But she just does not seem to regain her strength. I just got home to find my wife in tears telling me the cat has gone blind. Well, she can still see, but her eyes are pitch black, and the one looks like it has a red swirl in it, like the swirl you find in a marble. She is still fairly weak, but does respond well to a mix of milk and a raw egg. She has a lot more life, and is actually playful for about 2 hours after she has had my mix, then it peters off, and she is all sluggish again.

Any ideas/suggestions would be appreciated.
 

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Hi Guys, here I am looking for advice again. One of my kittens (7 months old), got nipped on the nose/lip last weekend, and this nip turned slightly septic. From the last bout with one of the cats, I have some "general antibiotic" which I gave her with a mix of Heptonic. We got the infection sorted within 3 days with done antiseptic cream, and keeping her isolated from the dogs and other 2 cats. But she just does not seem to regain her strength. I just got home to find my wife in tears telling me the cat has gone blind. Well, she can still see, but her eyes are pitch black, and the one looks like it has a red swirl in it, like the swirl you find in a marble. She is still fairly weak, but does respond well to a mix of milk and a raw egg. She has a lot more life, and is actually playful for about 2 hours after she has had my mix, then it peters off, and she is all sluggish again.

Any ideas/suggestions would be appreciated.
GET TO A VET ASAP!
 

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GET TO A VET ASAP!
Thanks. Just called the VET, can only see us tomorrow. Only open from 9-11am. My wife been watching her carefully and she is blind. She walks into things, and only seems to navigate/react by sound. How on earth does this happen. She was fine yesterday. Playing with the other cats. My grandkids were over yesterday, and I saw them playing with the cats with a piece of rope, and she was still chasing it no problems.

I just realised why she messed in the house overnight, it's because she could not find her way through the window to go outside. How does a cat go blind overnight. Could it be the medication we gave her?
 

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Thanks. Just called the VET, can only see us tomorrow. Only open from 9-11am. My wife been watching her carefully and she is blind. She walks into things, and only seems to navigate/react by sound. How on earth does this happen. She was fine yesterday. Playing with the other cats. My grandkids were over yesterday, and I saw them playing with the cats with a piece of rope, and she was still chasing it no problems.

I just realised why she messed in the house overnight, it's because she could not find her way through the window to go outside. How does a cat go blind overnight. Could it be the medication we gave her?
Shame man, that's horrible. My first thought would be something like septicaemia. Maybe that "antibiotic" had no affect and bacteria got into the blood stream. Only real way it could move around so quickly.
 

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Thanks. Just called the VET, can only see us tomorrow. Only open from 9-11am. My wife been watching her carefully and she is blind. She walks into things, and only seems to navigate/react by sound. How on earth does this happen. She was fine yesterday. Playing with the other cats. My grandkids were over yesterday, and I saw them playing with the cats with a piece of rope, and she was still chasing it no problems.

I just realised why she messed in the house overnight, it's because she could not find her way through the window to go outside. How does a cat go blind overnight. Could it be the medication we gave her?
There are after hours vets, where are you? Time is surely of the essence here!
 

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There are after hours vets, where are you? Time is surely of the essence here!
They are near Carletonville if I remember. Phone the vet and see if they have an emergency number. Failing that, call Onderstepoort. Yes they are the other side of Pretoria but they have a vet teaching school so should have people on call who can give advice. My nephew is studying to become a vet - and is there.
 

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VET agreed to see us after my last post, we got to him after 5. He said considering the infection, she is in good shape. Her eyes has him baffled, pupils are fully dilated. The eyes just look like clear glass balls. In the light, I have never seen so deep into an eye. Both eyes have slight bleeding in the back of the ball. But he has no idea what could have caused it. We checked the hand-me-down meds to see if they had paracetamol, as that is evidently very bad for cats, but usually attack the liver first.

VET felt so bad that he had no answers for us, that he did not even charge us. He had suggested that we can consult an animal eye specialist, but warned that it's hellish expensive.

In the mean time, as the pupils stay dilated, we have decided to keep her out of bright light. Prepared a spot for her in the spare bathroom that gets a bit of light at night from an outside light, but is not so bright during the day. I can't afford big bills, so we have to take this as it comes. We don't want to seclude her too much though, if this perminant, she will have to figure a way to live with it. She obviously remembers the layout of the house very well, and walks against the walls to figure where she is. Now and then the echo off a wall seems to catch her out, and she gets her direction a bit screwed up. Also want to keep her involved with the other animals, and don't want her to feel "punished" and secluded from the family.

My step sister is an optometrist, I'm waiting for her to get home, and see if she has any insight to the situation.

I'm really not having much luck with cats, the first male went walk about, and never came home. Then we got two sisters again, and the one was deaf, and also disapeared. My wife wanted another one, so we ended up with the two that came from that litter, because my wife did not want to split the sisters up. Now this.... its realy frustrating.
 

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Glad you got to see a vet. Pity they don't know what is causing it. Seems related to the infection/meds.
 

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Had a long chat with my optomotrist sister now. Sent her a few pics and video. She can see the retina of both eyes are torn. Judging by the bleeding in the back of the eyes, this cat suffered a massive head and possible back/spine trauma. This resulted in swelling, and the nerves have already died as the back of the eye is already white. Would be yellow if the nerves had any life in them. Heartbreaking is that she tells me the cat would have been in intense pain while the nerves were under pressure (and dying). To relieve pressure, the body also disables the pupils, opening the eyes up totally, this can also cause irreversible damage in bright light.

Also tells me that there could still be pressure, and although the cat no longer has pain, this could affect her other senses like smell and hearing. So I need to get some eye drops to relieve pressure.

Now to see if the cat can adjust, and still fit in with the two other cats and two dogs. It was already so frustrating watching her this afternoon playing with the other cats. She can only hear them, and gets steamrolled constantly by them. She tries to chase them, but ends up running in totally the wrong direction. Animals and humans can adjust horizontally, but vertically is a big problem. I see she stills climbs up things, but she can't get back down because she has no way to know where the ground is going to be when she jumps. She does take a bit of a chance off the one couch though, but going outside is a problem where she needs to jump off the window sill to a box and then to the ground. I will have to assess her over the next while and see how she "survives" with the other animals. If I feel she is suffering under them, I may have a very hard descision to make. I hope it doesn't get to that.
 

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Oh gosh - good luck. Sounds like your kitty has gone through something really bad. But the fact that she still wants to play, says that she is not terrified of her new world. I do hope that she is able to cope and that she isn't suffering still.
 
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