Monday, December 20, 2004

Hand to Mouth Part II

I haven't given the boys any treats since we started noticing the vomit. We just were concerned the treats may have been a cause of the vomiting. But I promised photos of the boys eating out of our hands and I'm a man of my word so here are two pictures taken last week. The first one shows Arthur eating out of my hand and the second shows Beowulf eating from my fiancee Liz's hand.

I will probably go back to giving them bonito tuna flakes today or tomorrow, but only to reward them for doing things we want (like sitting still while we groom them).

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you know the correct name for cats? Or does anyone Know it? Also my kitten has FIP a very sad and dangerous desiese. if you have any info my AIM SN is shadowkitty008 and my email is randykathy@netzero.net

FrannyCats said...

Hi Randykathy,

In English, I can't think of a better name for domestic cats than "cats." However, their correct "scientific name" is felis cattus. A pretty thorough, if somewhat technical discussion of their place in the wider world of cats can be found here: http://www.tigertouch.org/cats/overview.html

I'm truly sorry to hear of your kitten's bout with FIP. It is truly a devastating disease and infectious to other cats. While I have no personal experience with it, you can find out a lot by doing a Google search on "FIP cats." Your best bet is to work closely with your own veterinarian.

Franny

socidoc said...
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socidoc said...

Sorry Avram, I inadvertently removed my own post! This is what I wanted to say... and I apologize if this particular post is kind of irrelevant... I wanted you to be sure to see it so I commented on your most recent entry. It's this: I've found the Wellness brand of both dry and canned food to be the best for my cats... it does NOT contain 'animal by-products' and it also does not contain corn, a noted allergen and nutritionally useless filler in cat food... and it DOES contain good amounts of both cranberries and blueberries, good prevention for bladder infections, a curse of both older cats and male cats of all ages (also very expensive to discover and to treat). You might do a Google search under Wellness cat food to perhaps find a dealer near to you. My cats love it! Cheers!

Avram said...

How much are you paying for the Wellness dry? I found a store near me that has the wellness kitten dry and it's $11 for 2.5 pounds. That's quite expensive. I'm paying $15 for 10 pounds of Nutro Natural Choice.

Also, wellness is like .70 or .80 a 3 oz can.

socidoc said...

Yes, that price sounds comparable (I'm near Portland OR). I realize it's quite expensive. Haven't looked at the cost savings of buying larger size dry. i don't think they make the larger cans. I think, just like with human food, *somebody* is getting rich by selling the better quality stuff for hugely inflated profits.

Valderbar said...

Interesting blog. I had seen that litter in store but you know its so hard to tell in the package. Vomiting is a problem round here too so I'll be interested in seeing how it works out there. I've linked to you.