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Q. I have 4 cats:Two are 17 yrs old, one is 5 and one is 3. Now my 17 yr olds are not using the litter box, not eating regularly and are lethargic. Now my younger two are “seeking out” one of the older ones to fight, which never has happened before until this past month. All of them are female, spayed, and do not go outside. Is it time to “let” the older girls go to pet “heaven”?
I sympathize with your difficulty with multiple cats sharing a household especially if there is a significant difference in ages it is very common to have some cats be more assertive and “bully” others. If they have lived together for … Continue reading
Q. I have a cat who is 10 years old. Had to change food from RD diet to IAMS weight control due to financial reasons. He is still experiencing very loose stool and even having accidents. It has been 1 month since the change. Is this normal or is he trying to tell me something? (He enjoys his new food.)
Hello, Your cat is definitely trying to tell you something. He is probably going outside of the box due to discomfort or urgency. It is possible the soft stool will resolve with a different diet (if this is the first … Continue reading
Q. My Senior dog has medical conditions that require a special diet, and I do not want to give her commercial food. What do you recommend?
Nutritional requirements in pets certainly become more difficult to sort out for those such as Lexi who have multiple health concerns. For heart conditions a diet low in sodium is often recommended…. Continue reading
Q. We have a cockatiel who is 32 years old and is dying. It is so sad to watch him die. Is there anything we can do to make his passing less painful?
I’m sorry to hear that your pet’s quality of life is declining. One of the really special aspects of having a pet bird is how long their lifespan is and the incredible bond that is formed during that time between the pets and their owners… Continue reading
Q. My senior cat is having a hard time breathing, is not eating much, and has lost a lot of weight. Is it time to put him to sleep?
I am very sorry to hear that your cat is having such a hard time. 14 is getting up there in age, but many cats live to be nearly 18-20 years old these days. Difficulty breathing or labored breathing can be from … Continue reading
Thank you for contacting us about your pet. Blood in the urine is an indication of inflammation (and discomfort) in the urinary tract. In a male dog, there are several potential sources of inflammation including the bladder, kidneys, and the … Continue reading
Q. I have a cat that 17 years old, is blind and deaf and can’t walk, i think I need to put it to sleep. Need prices.
Hello, I am sorry to hear that your cat’s quality of life has become poor. Euthanasia (putting your cat down) is an incredibly tough decision, and we understand that you may be struggling with it. As stewards to our pets, … Continue reading