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Re: I own weird pets, how about your pets?
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2011, 07:36:26 pm »
(thanx hicaniplay!  I started using the Pedialyte today, last night & today has so far been the worst and I was a little worried about him becoming dehydrated.  I've had people tell me their cats eat everything: trash, rotten food, other pets poop, and even fast food and they were never sick.  A friend recommended a half teas of canned pumpkin so we'll start trying that tomorrow.  He's also getting a small amount of plain yogurt a few times a week since he's been on antibiotics and that may have upset his digestive system.
   I spent this morning in PetSmart reading in their book aisle and there's so many things that can cause digestive disturbances in kittens, it's no wonder the vet doesn't have an immediate diagnosis.   I have to take in another sample from the litterbox to the vet sometime this week for them to check, hopefully something helps this little guy soon.  I think I saw the nutrical in PetSmart, I'll go back and check that out tomorrow.  Thanks so much for the tips!!)

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« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2011, 08:34:59 am »
  Fantastic tip for pet parents...Diatomaceous Earth ( be sure to use food-grade ONLY).   Fleas & tics, and all internal parasites will be gone in a few short weeks. Depending on the size of the dog or kitty (usually 1 teas-1 Tbl daily) sprinkle it right onto their food, mine love it! **For fleas, put some in an old sock and dust it all over the fur, be very careful not to get it in their eyes and don't let them or you breathe it in.  This can be used on any age animal, it'seven safe for nursing mother dogs and cats. It won't hurt the babies and will insure them to be "bug/worm/parasite-free"!!  Food-grade diatomaceous earth can be purchased online, just be absolutely sure it's food grade. I found a huge bag of it from a rancher on Ebay that uses it on his animals (both he & his wife also take it) it was very inexpensive and it doesn't expire.  It's an all-natural, healthy remedy for what most veterinarians will prescribe "toxic meds" & health harming chemicals.
     I started giving my kitten Tuna this 1/4 teas twice a day mixed in his food and then increased to 1/2 teas twice a day when the vet started suspecting that he may have a parasite problem and they wanted to put him through multiple de-wormings. (Start out with a small amount and gradually increase because it can cause bloating.) It's been three weeks, he seems to have improved alot...no more "runny poo" and he just passed his "worm-check" yesterday--it was negative.  ;D whoo-hoo!!

  *As always, be sure to check with your veterinarian before making any significant changes to your pets normal dietary routine.

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Re: I own weird pets, how about your pets?
« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2011, 08:41:25 am »
I have a Siberian husky (Malibu) who is addicted to towels! She doesn't eat them, just rubs her face in them! Also, she is really super quiet, which is kinda weird for the breed... is that bad ???

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Re: I own weird pets, how about your pets?
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2011, 08:47:55 am »
Cat's are strange to begin with.  Why would you want them to be more like a dog?

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« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2011, 10:28:26 am »
I wouldn't say my pet is wierd, but he is a very old mini schnauzer (15yrs now) and when he runs, which isn't very often, he jumps like a bunny.  All I have to say to him to keep him going is "Are you a goofy puppy?"
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Re: I own weird pets, how about your pets?
« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2011, 10:49:04 am »
I own a lovely dog named "Hope". I think she's weird on her own world and she thinks I'm weird also. We just get along lol.

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« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2011, 01:13:08 pm »
Ok so both of my dogs enjoy licking the side of a toilet like wtf i get drinking out of the toilet cause the they are thirstey but i dont get licking it

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Re: I own weird pets, how about your pets?
« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2011, 02:45:46 pm »
  Fantastic tip for pet parents...Diatomaceous Earth ( be sure to use food-grade ONLY).   Fleas & tics, and all internal parasites will be gone in a few short weeks. Depending on the size of the dog or kitty (usually 1 teas-1 Tbl daily) sprinkle it right onto their food, mine love it! **For fleas, put some in an old sock and dust it all over the fur, be very careful not to get it in their eyes and don't let them or you breathe it in.  This can be used on any age animal, it'seven safe for nursing mother dogs and cats. It won't hurt the babies and will insure them to be "bug/worm/parasite-free"!!  Food-grade diatomaceous earth can be purchased online, just be absolutely sure it's food grade. I found a huge bag of it from a rancher on Ebay that uses it on his animals (both he & his wife also take it) it was very inexpensive and it doesn't expire.  It's an all-natural, healthy remedy for what most veterinarians will prescribe "toxic meds" & health harming chemicals.
     I started giving my kitten Tuna this 1/4 teas twice a day mixed in his food and then increased to 1/2 teas twice a day when the vet started suspecting that he may have a parasite problem and they wanted to put him through multiple de-wormings. (Start out with a small amount and gradually increase because it can cause bloating.) It's been three weeks, he seems to have improved alot...no more "runny poo" and he just passed his "worm-check" yesterday--it was negative.  ;D whoo-hoo!!

  *As always, be sure to check with your veterinarian before making any significant changes to your pets normal dietary routine.



So glad to hear Tuna is better!

I've heard of Diatom Earth before, but it always kinda ... well, isn't it like dirt or sand or very small rocks? I don't know how comfortable I am with feeding it to animals.
I never thought about getting it from Ebay. Might have a look, if it's cheap maybe. Dunno if I'd use it for internal, but doesn't hurt to try for fleas. Plus, I heard it helps in the garden, so if I change my mind on using it on the pets, can always use it there next year I suppose.

Still, hard to ignore your experience, since I know you're not selling it or have anything to gain by endorsing it and it actually happened to help in a real situation.

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Re: I own weird pets, how about your pets?
« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2011, 06:50:42 pm »
I have a starfish and two sea horses. (:
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Re: I own weird pets, how about your pets?
« Reply #24 on: October 23, 2011, 07:17:09 am »
I have two lazy cats.  They love to play together.

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« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2011, 08:50:26 am »
I have a starfish and two sea horses. (:
I've always wanted sea horses but have heard that they are really difficult to keep alive and very endangered in the wild.  They are so cute but I don't guess I'll ever have any  :sad1:


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Re: I own weird pets, how about your pets?
« Reply #26 on: October 23, 2011, 07:15:33 pm »
So glad to hear Tuna is better!
I've heard of Diatom Earth before, but it always kinda ... well, isn't it like dirt or sand or very small rocks? I don't know how comfortable I am with feeding it to animals.
I never thought about getting it from Ebay. Might have a look, if it's cheap maybe. Dunno if I'd use it for internal, but doesn't hurt to try for fleas. Plus, I heard it helps in the garden, so if I change my mind on using it on the pets, can always use it there next year I suppose.
Still, hard to ignore your experience, since I know you're not selling it or have anything to gain by endorsing it and it actually happened to help in a real situation.

Thanks!!  I wish I had known about the whole kitten/worm cycle process and about the diatomaceous earth from day one of bringing Tuna home, especially with his mother having been a barn cat (high worm risk).  Instead, the shelter told me they had de-wormed him already twice and the vet & I thought he was worm-free then.  Apparently, he still had the cycle carrying on inside until I started dosing him with the diatomaceous earth.  The diatomaceous earth is a fine, white powder and the texture kind of resembles fine white flour.  It's the remains of one-celled plants that once lived in the bottoms of oceans/lakes.  It's been used for years and is multi-purpose. 

I'm not selling it and get nothing for endorsing it.  I got a healthier kitten for purchasing him some and because it is so economical and good for so many things, I thought the money-saving FC members would enjoy knowing about it.  Can't beat the unlimited shelf life and it's all natural/all healthy, gotta love that!  I got mine from ebay seller wolf creek ranch and they also have a few different websites with alot of helpful information on the diatomaceous earth if anyone is interested,  just put them in your search bar.  I ordered from them only because I thought they seemed the most professional/most knowledgable on the product vs. just some random seller selling a product they know nothing about.  I'd turn the world upside down to find a remedy when one of my fur-kids is sick, I was really surprised that something so "plain" and "cheap" actually worked.   Tuna has had nothing but "runny poo" since the day I brought him home, I thought I was going to have to re-name him "poopy paws"--- I can't help being all excited that he is now done with all that mess!   :) 

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Re: I own weird pets, how about your pets?
« Reply #27 on: October 27, 2011, 05:32:07 am »
I HAD A JACK RUSSELL AND HE VERY WEIRED :o BUT I LOVE MY DOG

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Re: I own weird pets, how about your pets?
« Reply #28 on: October 27, 2011, 07:08:21 am »
I am happy to see Tuna is better.  I have heard of diatomaceous earth but never tried it because of the mixed reviews out there. 

My dog likes to scratch the walls until he gets to the drywall then he licks the drywall.  ewwww.  One of my cats named heffer likes to get socks out of the sock drawer and she carries them around the house everwhere meowing the whole time.  She thinks she is such a good hunter!  ;)

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Re: I own weird pets, how about your pets?
« Reply #29 on: October 27, 2011, 07:20:27 am »
I had a dog that loved to eat watermelon. Not sure if this is weird or not.  ;D

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