Sick kitty: Update 1

Katniss has responded well on her medicine. However, it seems like the fever is still taking over sometimes. Poor little thing ūüė¶

She is back to gobbling down her food and running around the apartment wich is a very good sign.

Wanna play?

Please Please Please

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The first months

Purina Breeze Litter System & Blue Buffalo Pellets

I can highly recommend Blue Buffalo non-clumping pellets. The pellets are biodegradable and are walnut basted, which makes it one of the few litters that you can can actually flush down the toilet. Yaay! I know it is a bit pricier than most litters but it comes with so many advantages:

  1. It’s dust free. No need to worry about your little kitty inhaling the dust from the litter while scratching around the box.
  2. Extremely low tracking. You may find a couple of pellets outside the litter box every week but that’s about it.
  3. Biodegradable = environment friendly. Just imagine how much litter you sent to the land fills during the life span of your cat.
  4. Good odor control 
  5. Does not stain your cat’s paws which the Blue Buffalo clumping litters is said to do.

The only issue is the price and that it’s hard to clean up areas where the cat has done it’s #1. Because of it’s¬†biodegradable ability, the pellets falls apart in contact with fluids.¬†Luckily, we found Purina’s Breeze Litter System which solved both of our problems. It is the ideal system for people that prefer pellets. Small openings at the bottom leads the fluid down to a¬†separate¬†tray so it¬†doesn’t get absorbed by the pellets.¬†The urine is quickly absorbed by an odor-controlling pad in the tray. Now the litter box demands very low maintenance and the litter does not need to be changed every week anymore.

Note: I can ONLY recommend the Blue Buffalo pellets. I tossed the included Purina pellets in the trash!

We give this combination 5 paws up

Sick kitten

My poor little baby started to feel worse during the day so our vet thought it was best if we brought her in for a check up. Turned out she had a fever which we were suspecting. The vet did several tests on her, including feline¬†leukemia.¬†Luckily¬†they were all negative and she was instead diagnosed with a virus. She’s being treated with antibiotics (Clavamox) and I can already tell she’s doing better, even though it’s just been a few hours since the first dose.

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Unfortunately, it is very common for kittens that were¬†separated¬†from their mothers too early to have a weak imune system. It has to do with the weaning process where the kittens development¬†requires the mothers milk¬†in order to¬†receive enough nutrition. Let’s all cross our fingers that Katniss will remain healthy and live a long & happy life!

Not feeling well

This weekend we brought Katniss to New Hampshire. Everything went well until she started to throw up on Sunday night. We got a little worried but since she played around right after, we figured that it probably only were a hair ball or that she ate her food too fast.

It is now Thursday and she is not acting the same at all. She seems spaced out, only wants to sleep and completely lost her appetite. This is a really bad sign since Katniss LOVES her food. She does drink and use the bathroom as usual but that’s about it.

We did call the vet and are waiting for them to get back to us.

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It’s Friday

It’s Friday and Mommy just told me they are soon going to leave me for the weekend. Mommy has been packing some of my stuff and that always means somethings up.¬†Apparently¬†they are going to New York while I get to stay in Boston and play at their friends house. First time we spend this much time away from each other. Going to be fun to see if they are even able to sleep without me on their pillows. Hihihi They better not get used to it too much!

Have a great weekend!

“I just want a home”

I’m so happy that we adopted. This was once Katniss: