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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:02 am 
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I'm sure Sheena will be a little woozy after the surgery and may not mind the confinement. She will do just fine and you'll be happy to have this over with.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 3:48 pm 
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All went well....glad that's over with! The doc seems to think she has irritated gums, maybe due to her baby teeth being replaced by her adult teeth. She gave me Oxy Pet Oral Hygiene Solution to put in her water and I should bring her back in 6 months.
After I took her Friday morning, my other cat was looking all over the house for her and I found that so sad. But then he seemed to be relieved and happy she was gone! He was more affectionate, slept with me (he never does that), purred constantly, greeted people who entered my house, and seemed overall happier without her. Yesterday I brought her home from the vet and naturally he hissed at her a few times because she smelled like the vet's office. So I rubbed dryer sheets on both of them and things settled down. But now, he does not seem as happy as he did when she was gone. Although they are wrestling (a little bit too roughly and I have to break it up) and she won't leave his side, he seems annoyed. He's not purring. He's not following me around. He did not sleep on my bed last night. He seems distracted and jumpy.
Here I thought I was doing the right thing getting a playmate for him. Maybe he likes it better alone! Well, too late now. (((((sigh)))))


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 5:40 pm 
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Glad the spay went well. Caution -- do not use dryer sheets on kitties. They contain pieces of metal to attract the static away from the item and if a cat digests this when grooming, it can be dangerous. The shards are extremely small but can rub off onto the kitties fur! Most people are not aware of this. There is always that hissing when one returns home from the vet. The usual cat smell is replaced with a more medicinal smell, but it usually only takes a couple of days for things to return to normal.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 5:47 pm 
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I wasn't comfortable using the dryer sheets, but the vet suggested it. Anyway, I didn't rub much, and they're fine. Thanks for that information that my feline veterinarian is not aware of. I will mention it to her next time.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 5:50 pm 
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Sherry wrote:
Glad the spay went well. Caution -- do not use dryer sheets on kitties. They contain pieces of metal to attract the static away from the item and if a cat digests this when grooming, it can be dangerous. The shards are extremely small but can rub off onto the kitties fur! Most people are not aware of this. There is always that hissing when one returns home from the vet. The usual cat smell is replaced with a more medicinal smell, but it usually only takes a couple of days for things to return to normal.

I have not seen dryer sheets with pieces of metal in them. They do, however, contain multiple toxic substances that have been shown to result in neurological damage. This is sufficient reason not to use them on our pets, or our own skin/clothes.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 7:42 pm 
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Maybe not all dryer sheets are the same! I just know some people were using them for the static in their cat's fur and they were advised not to use them. Better to be safe than sorry.


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