(Closed) found my cat a new home

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Aaaw.  It’s hard to give up a pet like that, but sometimes you have to 🙁   I’m sorry you had to give up your kitty.  I hope she’ll be happy wherever she is.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Our cat used to throw up every day.  We switched her food to another kind of dry food that was supposed to be healthy and prevent hairballs, but she still threw up.  Turns out some cats actually have grain intolerances.  We switched her to a canned, healthy food and she has thrown up 3 times in about 2 years since switching her food.  She is also happier, has a shinier coat and is overall much healthier.  Before dumping the cat, I’d suggest one more try on switching the food.  

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I was going to say what eryepye said.  Did you try switching to a grain-free (cats don’t need grains and many have intolerances), all-meat, healthy wet food? If not and you are still set on giving her away, you might make the suggestion to her new family.  That could very well be her problem! 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Miss Bella,  I am so sorry. That is tough! I know how much I love my cats and cannot imagine how you are feeling right now. At least you know the person who is taking her so you can visit. It sounds like you have tried everything. Don’t feel bad. My Fiance had a dog that hated storms and would jump out of the windows (through the glass)!! We had to replace 4 of the windows in our house. It was getting very expensive. She cut herself a few times and we of course had to get replacement windows. My FI’s dad is retired, spends most days at home and has 2 other dogs. He said that he would take her and now she is great! She has friends, someone to comfort her during storms and we don’t have broken windows and expensive vet bills. We miss her, but in the long run it has been better for her and us.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Aw, I’m so sorry you had to make that decision.  I can imagine how hard it is.  I can also imagine why you got offended by eryepre’s comment.  I’m sure she meant no harm, its just a difficult thing to do so you’re rightfully emotional about it.  I have 2 cats and will need to get rid of one also, its hard, I haven’t been able to part yet!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

Sorry you had to give her up!

Did you ever try Blue Buffalo Indoor Formula food?  If you hadn’t, maybe you could suggest it to your friend.  Our cats eat nothing but Blue Buffalo, but when they went on Meow Mix for a week their hair started falling out (like REALLY falling out!) and they had hairballs they threw up everyday!  It was really scary!  I can’t imagine going through that for TWO YEARS!  So sorry you had to deal with all that stress and sadness!  Anyway, if you never tried that brand, maybe suggest that to your friend.  It has always been a lifesaver for our kitties and now we won’t let them eat anything else!  (Cat vomit DOES NOT clean off carpet!)

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

@tonya – WOW what a story about the dog leaping out the windows.

I agree that you should do everything in your power to help, but if you have someone you trust to take care of the cat, i don’t see the problem with letting one go. If you were going to get it euthanized b/c it ruined the carpet, not so much. But some cats and people just have better luck with each other. Your friend might be the cat whisperer 🙂

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We had to re-home one of our cats recently, and it was really sad so I feel for you.

The kitty we re-homed was terrorized by our other cat, and she spent most of her time hiding. We decided to re-home her and interviewed a ton of people and finally found her a new home without other pets, and the person who took her sends us updates, which help a ton. They say that she’s gotten a lot more outgoing and personable over the past few weeks, so we know it was the right decision.

 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Is she an older cat?  You might check for kidney failure.  I had a cat with chronic vomiting and that turned out to be the underlying cause.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Melissa, It was CRAZY!! We even tried meds to calm her and that didn’t help. It is really kind of sad. I feel bad for her. She is scared of EVERYTHING, although storms really seem to set her off. We couldn’t even use our digital camera around her because the flash freaked her out so bad.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

So glad you found her a home and didn’t rely on a shelter! It takes a special person to take care of a special/challenging cat!

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