Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Paris, TN
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Josie Wales the outlaw kitty at Vets for a few days
Poor little Josie Wales has skinned looking places all over her stomach and a few on her knees. I first noticed three weeks ago and thought that she had got under the car and maybe the fanbelt had skinned her in places. I doctored on the spots and forgot. Actually, I had other things on my mind. Well yesterday, I noticed blood on Josie's leg. I looked and the original places were healed sorta, but there were nurmerous other places. Well I knew that even a dumb cat wouldn't get under the hood of a car a second time. So, we took her to the vet today. He gave her steroid shots and is keeping her until they start healing. Will keep her from licking the places. Anyway he said she was having an allergic reaction to something and what was I feeding her. Mind you he has been our vet for over 30 years, I hated to tell him that I was feeding Blue Buffalo and Taste of the Wild to both Josie and Rosie. The sores started on Josie about the time I got her the new sack of Taste of the Wild. Course he laughed at me and said that I was feeding my animals the newest fad diets. I hung my head in shame, because I agree with him. What ever cat eats blueberries and tomatoes? Well both of them will go back to Purina Pro for small animals. I never had an animal with allergies before and I don't intend to ever have anymore. Interestingly he and his assistant had run an analysis of the two foods yesterday. He was not impressed. Why feed a carnivore vegetables (cat)? I had thought to get the natural vitamins, but then they add the vitamins at the end. He said that Purina had 82% of the petfood sales and the rest of the petfood companies were fighting for the 18%. I agree. So if Josie gets well, she will get natural fish when I buy it and the Purina kibble for cats.
Oh he is a riot. He said that there was actually buffalo meat in some of the foods. I nodded that yeah I knew that. Then he said that Ted Turner finally found a market for his buffalo herd. Couldn't help but get tickled.
Last edited by Luciledodd; 02-23-2012 at 06:51 PM.