1047 messages in 263 discussions
Latest Jun-24 by Lady Shenanigans (Phantom7031)
Latest Jun-2 by Misty (sewwhat2)
76 messages in 22 discussions
Latest Jun-24 by AnyoneElse2020 (Georgiesweep)
231 messages in 74 discussions
Latest Jun-9 by ronniecaffey
1057 messages in 250 discussions
1312 messages in 376 discussions
226 messages in 59 discussions
176 messages in 51 discussions
21 messages in 9 discussions
245 messages in 66 discussions
207 messages in 23 discussions
94 messages in 41 discussions
50 messages in 21 discussions
65 messages in 24 discussions
I have another problem or decision. So he got vaccinated last year at this time. I have getting emails from vet's office saying Tiger due for his next vaccines and other tests. Its a home vet that come to home because i don't drive. When he came and left and didnt see the itemized bill. Since I have CareCredit, i used that for the payment. I didn't realize i would pay on that bill for a while. The vaccines were 40.00 a piece and intestinal parasite screening was 48 dollars, physical exam was 59.00. and the shocker was 100.00 for house call. I dont know if I can swing it this time. Since you worked at a shelter, do all cats need to be vaccinated?. Are there cat owners that dont get the vaccines that yu know. Any advice or comment would be so appreciated.
while there are cat owners who don't vaccinate their cats, the cats are prey to diseases which can kill them or cause problems for other animals in their neighborhood.
The usual kitty shots are called FVRCP and the P in this series Panleukopenia, can be a cat killer. The other frequently given shot is Rabies, which is a serious disease transmissible to all mammals including humans, and subject to local ordinances how and when to be given.
Cats like humans need regular maintenance.
You may be able to find through on line or library research, less expensive vets or programs which will buy the vaccine for you and allow you to vaccinate your own animal (I have volunteered for a local organization where i live that did that in the past. ) You may also be able to work out a payment plan with the one you saw last year so the bite is not so huge at one time.
Anyway, For the longest time I have giving him Fancy Feast pate, only pate, no grilled, flaked morsels well, you get the picture. I used many other brands that were more expensive but he likes Fancy Feast. I wanted to buy something else besides his other food. I go two loafs of "Fresh Pet" for cats. Two times i gave him, and he disappointed me, he didn't eat it. I put one tube in freezer. They say that you can only keep it for 7 days for the fridge one.. Did you hear about "Fresh Pet" or anyone that you know gives their pet on Fresh Pet. Any help from would be so appreciated. So, I don't know, should I warm it a bit, or keep the serving out to room temperature. I was very wrong buying that.
First of all, let me congratualate you on getting him his shots and physical update. He will be around a lot longer for you and have a healthy life and you have done well, we know it isn't easy especially in the finances department.
every cat is different just like every human is different. Fancy Feast is a nutritionally complete food for cats, if you read the label you will see that it passes the inspections of the AAFCO which is a company which makes its business to check on animal nutrition. This is the best thing you can do for your cat is feed him something he likes that is also Complete and balanced for all life stages of cats, which is what AAFCO is saying it is. There are many foods on the market and many of them meet this requirement.
If he likes Fancy Feast pates, he is doing fine.
I have heard of Fresh Pet and seen it given as a treat only in the shelter. I have little knowledge of its nutritional value. Thinking that it is probably an incomplete food since we use it as a treat or to get appetite in cats that aren't eating anything. It doesn't have much shelf life. If your cat doesn't like it that is no great loss.
host of Feline Forum