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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.


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Oh my goodness Lucile. I agree if it ain't broke don't fix it.. Keep us posted on Josie Wales, please...

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Sorry to her about your Kitty...not sure it was the food...nothing wrong with Purina. You never know what a outside cat gets into and eats. Our neighbor moved and left her cat it eats here now, it is a bit wild, I worried about where she would sleep, she sleeps under our outside table and chairs (they have a cover), I feed her Purina but she catches so many things, she is not hungry because she lines them up in our carport, yuck! I guess shes our cat now...I do put frontline on her as she is always hanging out in the woods. Hope Jose gets to come home soon.

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Josie is a hunter for sure, but she brings it and puts it on the upper deck for me to see. Then she trys to open the door, I let her in and she eats her kibble. I expect that she eats a good cup and maybe a half every day. I have to dispose of the presents she brings me. She sleeps in the house, goes out before daylight every morning then comes back in for the day. Then back out at night until about bedtime. Like you said though, no telling what she is getting into outside.

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Aww.. poor little thing.. hope Josie is feeling better soon and back home where she can heal completely.

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Well the Vet's assis. brought Josie home with a cone on her. I have to keep her inside so found the litterbox and washed. Then with the cone on she can't get in it. She is running into things also. So I took it off and she immediately started licking again. So it is back on. God I think I will board her at the Vets until she is completelyy healed. It is making a nervous wreck out of me. And of course Rosie wants to play and there is a lot of hissing going on. They said that she bit one of the vet assistants. (Thats my Outlaw Kitty). Any suggestions anyone other than sending her back to the vet?

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Glad to hear that Josie is home. When Cassie had her cherry eye fixed, I used a soft cone on her and she was much happier. It was also shorter, so it didn't get in the way as much. The one I used was called a comfy cone. I got it at a local small pet supply store.


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Well the Vet's assis. brought Josie home with a cone on her. I have to keep her inside so found the litterbox and washed. Then with the cone on she can't get in it. She is running into things also. So I took it off and she immediately started licking again. So it is back on. God I think I will board her at the Vets until she is completelyy healed. It is making a nervous wreck out of me. And of course Rosie wants to play and there is a lot of hissing going on. They said that she bit one of the vet assistants. (Thats my Outlaw Kitty). Any suggestions anyone other than sending her back to the vet?
Sorry, cats are just NOT good patients! Snowbelle is on medication twice a day at the moment... even though we are keeping her in, do you think I can FIND her when I need to give her her pill? At least she will let me do it. WE had another cat that I had to wrap in towels and have Dave sit on her to be able to get a pill into her, and even then, I got bitten many times.

I love my kitty, but they do, somehow, seem much less "domesticated" than other domestic animals!


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I called the vet this morning early. Josie had gotten the cone off during the night, won't use the litter box and keeps crying to go outside. And, she has licked the scabs off of the sores again. He is sending someone to get her at lunch. They will keep her until she is completely healed. Bless his heart he said that I didn't need this stress. He is right, I almost opened the door and let her out his morning. My DH left yesterday on a week-long business trip, so it is just me and the varmits here. It is bad enough that I have to go outside with Rosie everytime she needs to potty to protect her from the Rooster who has reached maturity and thinks it is his duty to attack anything that comes in the back yard. I have to fend him off with the broom. I was using an umbrella and he shredded it. My DH thinks it is funny. I can't wait for the rooster to get him, then we will see how funny it is.

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so sorry to hear all of this... Does the vet have any idea what the scabs/sores are???

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