Why are you unhappy today?

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When our cat was diagnosed with kidney problems, we were informed that he should only eat special cat food as  normal cat food contained too much protein. Our vet give us a prescription for Royal Canin cat food which the vet had in store. Timmy, our cat didn’t seem to like the taste so we changed to Kattovit. Kattovit didn’t seem to appeal to him either so we changed to Hills cat food. He just sniffed at it and walked away. I must say it smelled different to normal cat food and wasn’t as juicy. We were at our wits end so phoned the vet who told us that a lot of cats refuse to eat the special food as it probably doesn’t taste good without protein.

 

https://www.hills-eshop.de/prescription-diet/katzenfutter/niere/

 

We then tried a mixture of 75% special food and 25% normal food, Timmy only ate the normal food. We then tried a mixture of 50/50 and again he only ate the normal food. After consulting our vet again we were told before he starves which should give him his favourite food even though this was poison to his system.

 

BTW: Drogerie Müller also sells Kattovit.

 

https://www.mueller.de/search/?q=katzenfutter+kattovit&ms=true

 

I would advise you to buy  a small number of cat food sachets in case your cat also refuses to eat the stuff.   

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We use Sanabelle kidney for for our old man,  and we just put a little bit with the usual food, well mixed, and changed the proportions each day a little bit more and within 2 weeks the change had been made.

 

We have wondered about a fountain for water - apparently it does help them drink more.

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Shitty week of being "beat up" by "those who know better than me" people at work.  I can see the light at the end of the tunnel....Friday but still seems so far away.  Completely exhausting and unnecessary.  Why did I come back to this?  Why does the human mind block out the bad stuff so that you don't remember it?  Life sucks today.

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3 minutes ago, john g. said:

Almost the end of an era. We could have ended it at the vet today but gave Snoopy a chance.The best food ever for a couple of days..guilty conscience etc. We found Snoopy in Heraklion around 2006. Such a sociable dog. So beautiful. It´s nearly over. The big beige dog. The fastest of all in Hamburg running against his friends.

He can hardly walk. He can hardly eat.

His mum is waiting for him. I told him that last night. He licked my hand. He knows it is over.

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A friends dog was far gone with cancer and he decided to give him a perfect last day. He took the day off and spent it with his buddy at the lake, feeding him all his favourite treats.  He said it was really a perfect day. The next day he had him put down.

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I bought a self-help DVD online.
It was called "How to Handle Disappointment".
When I opened the box, it was empty.

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The first root canal treatment (molar - several roots) was in vain - during the second appointment the dentist realized that the tooth had broken afterwards.

Extraction already done now - but since the other side is missing a tooth too, chewing will be difficult for a while...

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2 minutes ago, john g. said:

We did it today. Our beloved Snoopy could no longer walk, sit properly or even eat. The vet was wonderful and covered Snoopy in his favourite blanket afterwards. All those years of cheekiness, running away, licking other dogs to show his love to them. A wonderful friend and companion. I know other dog lovers on here will understand the stress for a sick pet and the difficulty in making the decision to relieve their pain.

 

RIP, dearest Snoopy. You are now free of pain and laughing at us silly humans.

 

 (hug)

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1 hour ago, john g. said:

We did it today. Our beloved Snoopy could no longer walk, sit properly or even eat. The vet was wonderful and covered Snoopy in his favourite blanket afterwards. All those years of cheekiness, running away, licking other dogs to show his love to them. A wonderful friend and companion. I know other dog lovers on here will understand the stress for a sick pet and the difficulty in making the decision to relieve their pain.

 

RIP, dearest Snoopy. You are now free of pain and laughing at us silly humans.

 

 

 

Man hug.  😢

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, john g. said:

We did it today. Our beloved Snoopy could no longer walk, sit properly or even eat. 

You showed him true love by putting his needs first instead of yours. That doesn't make it easy but it was defintely the compassionate thing to do. Kudos to you.

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:angry:.Oh no! Trying to get some urgent payments transferred on the TAN bank thingy..and the bloody batteries have run out...off to hospital tomorrow with  bills to sort out when I get back and probably unable to read---. Damn...

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I read that as well, hoops. No mention of his parents, Here on Crete, I also see terrible levels of obesity amongst teenagers and wonder about the intelligence of their parents and grandparents (influential here).

 

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1 minute ago, john g. said:

I read that as well, hoops. No mention of his parents, Here on Crete, I also see terrible levels of obesity amongst teenagers and wonder about the intelligence of their parents and grandparents (influential here).

 

 

This child had problems since infancy with eating disorder.  Parents did not neglect and asked for help but medics seemed to have been able to help. 

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There is something wrong with parents who can´t get their child to eat at least some healthy stuff. Kids can be picky,yes, but...come on. When did they ( the parents ) seek specialist help? When it was too late?

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9 minutes ago, john g. said:

There is something wrong with parents who can´t get their child to eat at least some healthy stuff. Kids can be picky,yes, but...come on. When did they ( the parents ) seek specialist help? When it was too late?

 

I don't think it necessarily has to be the parents fault.  I think it sounds like he has some psychological problems going on and it's possible that the parents have been trying to get help but it's not worked so far.  When kids starve themselves, it's not always possible to help them either.  Sure they can take them to a hospital but they can't make them eat.  In this case, it seems like they can't make him eat healthy.

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That is true John g when i was a child and a young teen idid not like soup vegetable stews and all that. but my mum use to tell me i must eat it si i did  even today when i am a man.

1 hour ago, john g. said:

There is something wrong with parents who can´t get their child to eat at least some healthy stuff. Kids can be picky,yes, but...come on. When did they ( the parents ) seek specialist help? When it was too late?

 

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