Sunday, January 26, 2014

Good noos, and bad noos

Let's start wif the good. We got a pawsome pressunt yesterday from the Hoomans.
Our purrvalence cam caught dis shot of the Humom coming home.

OMC it's a new tree!

As soon as it was in the house, Zulu was all over it, followed by me. Let's just say he wasn't happy sharing wif a kitten. But he got ovar it.

Dis is pawsome !

We're not sure if dis will stay in here, bit I hope so. I like that we cans climb up to our ceiling box from it. I guess now the bad nooos....

Zulu has IBS, he had to get a B12 shot, and take some meds. He refuses to eat his noo food. He acts like he is burying it :( I has not seen him eat since Purrsday. The vet was adamant in that he must only have dis food.... Going to have to call tomorrow and see if there are more kinds. Poor mancat.


  1. What a pawsome cat tree! You guys are gonna have so much fun.

    We're sorry Zulu has IBS. We hope he starts eating his new foods. Sometimes you have to transition slowly over to new foods, but we hope the vet has some other ideas.

    1. I got a hold of them today and they said he could eat wet food for now :)

  2. That food is going to do NO good if Zulu refuses to eat it. Just a question - is it that Hills or Science Diet stuff? Because vets get a profit for selling it, and there are options. I would look at a second opinion elsewhere if he is really adamant.

  3. What a pawsome tree ! We hope that Zulu will begin to eat his new food, get well soon, and enjoy the tree too ! Purrs

  4. Ditto Sparkle re: the food, there are other options, like grain-free, raw, etc. Especially for a cat with IBD/IBS. Single-source protein and grain-free seem to be the way to go, at least when reading forums. Purrs to Zulu and to you.

    Also look at slippery elm for soothing the intestines, it's been used for years, is well-known for use with IBD in cats.

    I've had this recipe for years:

    Slippery Elm Syrup Recipe
    (A good “food herb” tonic to help with vomiting,
    diarrhea, and other intestinal upsets in cats)

    Put 1/2 cup of COLD water and 1 teaspoon of slippery elm powder (you may have to open the capsules if you don't have it as loose powder) into a small saucepan. Whip it up with a small whisk or fork. Bring it to a simmer over a LOW flame, stirring constantly. Do this for about 1 to 2 minutes, continuing to stir. Cool it off and refrigerate.

    This will keep for about a week.

    The best thing to do is to give to kitty about 1 teaspoon of the syrup about 15-30 minutes or so before meals. Alternatively, you can sprinkle some of the slippery elm powder on the food, but in acute situations (vomiting, nasty diarrhea) giving the syrup BEFORE meals can be much more effective.

  5. what a great treehouse! Enjoy it.. sending good vibes your way

  6. Ooooh, that cat tree is pawsome! That is good news indeed!

    Sorry to hear about Zulu's IBS. We sure hope you can find some special food that he likes, soon. Purrs and prayers!

  7. The cat tree looks great.

    Poor Zulu, we know how difficult it can be to get a cat to eat a food he doesn't really like. Socks can only have y/d food and there is only one company that makes it. It took forever to get him to eat it.

    Did the vet suggest mixing it with his old food until he was used to it?

  8. What a great tree. That's a fun present.

  9. Happy Birthday Zulu. Hope you are feeling better.

  10. Catastic cat tree! So sorry Zulu has ibs. Our Kali can no longer eat Royal Canin, makes her vomit, we switched to wellness. She likes the shredded white meat...nommmm drool. Anyway hope things are better now. purrr