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Old 03-02-2015, 04:35 PM   #931
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Rang the vet first thing this morning. His basic advice amounted to "don't panic!". He asked a lot of questions which I had prepared the answers for - I spent hours researching on the internet yesterday. We decided on the basis of the question and answer that it could keep until Thursday. The vet is on the yard every Thursday so there is no call out charge - we just pay for the examination and any treatment and after the first £145 the rest will be covered by the insurance policy that I didn't cancel (thank God!) up to £5000.

Tetley seems fine in himself and hasn't fallen over again. A friend who rides him occasionally at the weekend has told me that he hasn't been picking his feet up properly so perhaps it's only a touch of arthritis in his knees and anti-inflammatories may do the trick but to be sure I'm going to ask the vet to do bloods, etc., to eliminate anything really nasty.

Fingers and toes crossed.
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Old 03-02-2015, 04:51 PM   #932
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And a little prayer for both you and Tetley, MC. Hoping you have a chance to let us know on Thursday what the vet determines after he checks your dear Horse over.
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Old 03-06-2015, 04:16 PM   #933
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Way back when, I wanted to do this with our rescue group. There were too many issues, etc. But now I am helping a person who has had to go in a shelter. I am helping this person keep her animal safe until she can take it back. This is a great way to help people in need. Check it out!
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Old 03-06-2015, 05:21 PM   #934
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MC, I hope you had good news about Horse. He's not "just a horse". He's a family member.
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Old 03-07-2015, 05:57 PM   #935
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I came across this article on feeding cats. I thought you cat owners might find this interesting. I was surprised by what it said.

5 Things You Should Never Feed Your Cat | XFINITY Lifestyle Blog by Comcast

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Old 03-07-2015, 06:42 PM   #936
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I came across this article on feeding cats. I thought you cat owners might find this interesting. I was surprised by what it said.

5 Things You Should Never Feed Your Cat | XFINITY Lifestyle Blog by Comcast

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I take exception to the raw fish. They bother to mention that a small amount of garlic or onion probably won't harm a cat. They don't bother with the same caveat about the raw fish. They also don't mention that some commercial cat food uses sulphur dioxide, which also destroys thiamine. That sounds at least as bad.

I had a cat who ate chocolate cake. She only wanted 2 or 3 small bites, so the vet agreed it probably wasn't hurting her. She certainly never had any tremors or seizures after eating. I find that for the most part, cats don't really want to eat stuff that isn't good for them, unlike dogs.
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Old 03-07-2015, 08:20 PM   #937
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Smudge almost never eats human food. Latte is a cheese hound...somethings she won't eat.
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Old 03-07-2015, 08:50 PM   #938
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There is a plant not to far from where I live. In the summer when the loading dock door is open, you can smell the inside of the plant almost five miles away.

They make filler for canned cat food. I wish I knew what companies uses their product. We have had a couple of reverse phone calling public notices that we should keep our windows closed due to a chemical accident at the plant. What the heck are they putting in those cat food cans?
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I know some things are really bad for cats.

I have a diabetic adult cat who eats rotisserie chickens (no skins...I eat those LOL), baby food meats, and tuna in water mixed in with her diabetic cat food.

Another of my adult cats will go to war with you for a couple of tiny bites of brown sugar-cinnamon Pop Tarts. LOL!
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Old 03-07-2015, 10:26 PM   #940
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MC, a friend had a horse with Cushing's. She managed the illness for a number of years. The medication was expensive, the horse did just fine. Hopefully the vet will figure out what is going on. Tetley sounds like a very special horse.
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