Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cat's eye disease

Wanna get help.. What disease of this cat? Look at his eye's..


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Escape from cabinet

Cat always love to explore new place even the place is narrow. Look at the picture..







OOO.. I still dunno what this cat name's..

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Diseases that Target Older Cats

Like other's holiday article, I'll find some article from internet and share with you. Today I found the article title 'Diseases that Target Older Cats'. Just read yourself


Warning Signs:

Excessive thirst and urination

Loss of weight due to the body's inability to handle glucose

Vomiting

Loss of appetite

Weakness
Poor skin and coat condition
breathing abnormalities< Dehydration Treatment and Management Diet and Weight Control A diet high in fiber and complex carbohydrates is recommended for obese diabetic cats, not only for the purpose of weight reduction, but to help control blood glucose levels. Your veterinarian can recommend the best form of diet for your cat, taking into consideration any other physical problems. Insulin by injection
Ideally, your veterinarian will conduct and 18-24 hour blood glucose profile to determine the amount and frequency of insulin injections. This test is done in hospital, and consists of injections of insulin followed by close monitoring of the blood glucose values.

Oral medications
A diabetic cat in otherwise good health may be treated sucessfully using an oral hypoglycemic medication.

Careful monitoring of glucose and insulin levels. An overdose of insulin can create hypoclycemia, a potentially fatal condition. Symptoms are lethargy, weakness, followed by incoordination, convulsions, and coma. This condition can be counteracted by giving the cat its normal food if it is able to eat, or a bit of Karo syrup rubbed on the gums, followed, of course, by a trip to the veterinarian.

Hepatic Lipidosis- Fatty Liver Disease


Hepatic lipidosis develops when a cat suddenly quits eating, or loses weight too rapidly. Large quantities of fat cells mobilize in the liver, which is unable to utilize them. Fatty liver disease can also occur along with diabetes. The exact cause of fatty liver is not yet known, and it can only be diagnosed through a liver biopsy. Some veterinarians claim that hepatic lipidosis can be fatal within 24 to 48 hours, left untreated but the good news is that hepatic lipidosis can be reversed and the liver regenerated.

Although Fatty Liver Disease is not limited to senior cats, it is prevalent in them for a couple of reasons:
Older cats sometimes tend to overweight, and when put "on a diet," lose weight too quickly.
For various other reasons, senior cats often develop anorexia, and the resultant rapid weight loss causes fatty liver disease.
Warning Signs:
Anorexia (loss of appetite)
Listlessness
Rapid weight loss
Jaundice (yellowing of eyes and skin)
Vomiting
Swelling of the abdomen
Treatment and Management:
Forced feeding
This is accomplished by placing a feeding tube into the cat's stomach. Your veterinarian will then prescribe a diet to be fed through the tube. This diet may consist of a high quality canned food mixed with water, Nutrical, electrolytes, or other nutritional supplements. The important thing is to get weight back on the cat. Generally, cats that are force-fed will eventually gain back their appetites and start eating on their own. This may take from two to six weeks, depending on the cat.


Source From :- About.com

Friday, August 26, 2011

Singe show his tongue

My mom said, Singe maybe sick because his tongue. Dunno what happen.


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Abandon cat picture 1

Hi.. I'm very busy this month to do some business and sometimes I don't have time to capture any scene of Oyen n friends.
Do you know about abandon cat (is it a right word?)? There's many abandon cat around the world. Sometimes they get better place and sometimes not. I'm not a pet lover but sometimes it is very sad to found a cat with wounds, dirty, hungry and etc... Today I just capture an abandon cat at the mosque. He/she is really beautiful...



Good luck white cat.. Hope you have a good life.... :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Oyen n Nonet sleep

Hello.. Another sleep position. Before this, Nonet always follow Lak but now Nonet follow the bigger, Oyen...
They sleep at the



How lovely they sleep at our clothes.. ( After taking pic, they been put somewhere else). Not good for our clothes

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Cat Guard

Look at this cat that become a guardhouse. Hehehehe.. R u afraid ?



For your info, it is not our cat...


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Adventurous cat

Look at this cat. He/she really active and just go to our sugar cane machine. What he/she want to do??


Friday, August 19, 2011

Diabetes Cat


Before this I dunno cat also have problem with diabetes. Just share info from internet

New Hope for Diabetic Cats

The future of feline diabetes looks promising. As research into the development of new prescription diets, new types of insulin, home monitoring devices, oral medications and ideal feeding schedules moves forward, management of this frustrating disease should become less of a headache for veterinarians and cat owners.

Diabetes in Cats
Feline diabetes is a common glandular disorder estimated to affect 1 in 300 cats. Diabetes occurs from a decrease in insulin secretion from the pancreas and/or a decrease in the action of insulin, which is a hormone required for metabolizing carbohydrates.

There are basically two types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is comparable to insulin-dependent diabetes in humans; the body does not produce adequate amounts of insulin, and treatment requires insulin injections. Type 2 diabetes resembles non-insulin-dependent diabetes in humans; the body may secrete insulin but does it abnormally, and the tissues may not recognize the insulin. Cats with type 2 diabetes can sometimes be managed with oral medication and dietary therapy, but as the disorder progresses, insulin deficiency occurs, and insulin injections are ultimately required.

Currently, there is no reliable way to determine whether a cat is a type 1 or type 2 diabetic. Some experts think that type 2 diabetes is more common in cats than type 1, but the true incidence remains unknown.

Necessary Action
Though all cats are at risk for diabetes, middle-aged and older males are more susceptible. Purebred cats tend to be at decreased risk for diabetes, except for the Burmese, which is four times more likely to be stricken with diabetes.

The classic clinical signs of diabetes include excessive thirst and urination, extremely good appetite and weight loss. Some cats also exhibit neurological dysfunction in their rear legs.

Diagnosing feline diabetes is usually straightforward. High blood sugar accompanied by sugar in the urine confirms the diagnosis. Some cats are very stressed while at the veterinarian's office, which can result in high blood sugar or hyperglycemia. However, these stressed cats rarely have sugar in their urine. In cases where a cat has high blood sugar and a trace amount of sugar in the urine, a blood test called fructosamine is available that allows veterinarians to differentiate stress-induced hyperglycemia from diabetes.

Dietary issues have played an important role in the management of feline diabetes. For years, high-fiber diets were recommended in the initial management of diabetes. More recently, research has shown that for cats, as pure carnivores, diets low in carbohydrates and high in protein are more appropriate. According to research, the use of such diets can lower the insulin requirements of most diabetic cats.

In some cases, the diabetes can be managed using diet alone. It is impossible to predict which cats will respond to a high-protein diet and to what degree the insulin dose can be reduced. Diabetic cats transitioning to these new diets need close monitoring during the first few months to ensure that hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) doesn't occur. Cats with kidney disease also must be watched closely, as high-protein diets can increase the progression of kidney failure.

Cats with diabetes have been encouraged to eat several small meals throughout the day, to minimize fluctuations in blood sugar. However, a recent study suggests that although cats naturally like to nibble on food 10 to 20 times a day, those nibblers experience higher insulin concentrations than those that get fed once daily. Therefore, letting diabetic cats nibble throughout the day may increase the demand on their already-impaired pancreas to secrete insulin - contributing to pancreatic cell burnout. Cats predisposed to poor glucose tolerance or diabetes may do better if fed once daily. Further studies are necessary to determine the optimal feeding strategy for diabetic cats.

A Dose of Hope
Most diabetic cats require insulin injections to control their diabetes. Years ago, most veterinarians administered a type of insulin called protamine zinc insulin (PZI), which is derived mainly from cattle. Cats respond well to bovine insulin, because the molecular structure of feline insulin closely resembles bovine insulin.
However, when genetically engineered human insulin became available, veterinarians began using it to treat diabetic cats. Of the many forms of human-derived insulin, lente and ultralente insulin are the most commonly prescribed. Fortunately, cats respond well to these insulin types, although most cats require twice-daily injections.

Recently, a new synthetic analogue, glargine insulin, was approved for the treatment of diabetes in humans. Veterinarians wondered if this insulin would also be effective in cats, especially if given only once daily. A recent study revealed the once-daily administration of glargine insulin to cats provided a significant blood glucose lowering effect, but was not as effective as twice-daily administration. Glargine does appear to provide superior control of the diabetes compared to lente and ultralente insulin.

Although most diabetic cats ultimately require insulin injections to control their diabetes, some cats with type 2 diabetes can rely on oral medications. Several oral medications are available to treat diabetes, but there is scant published data on the effectiveness of these drugs in cats. On the basis of limited data, glipizide and acarbose appear to be the most effective and have the least potential for toxicity in cats, when compared to troglitazone and metformin.

Studies are underway to determine which oral agents, either alone or combined with insulin, best control feline diabetes.

Determining blood-sugar concentrations and serial blood-glucose curves are important aspects of long-term management in diabetic cats. Humans with diabetes monitor their own blood sugar at home with portable blood glucose monitors. Cats, however, go to the veterinary hospital for blood-glucose monitoring.

Recently, however, a technique was described in which owners learned to obtain blood from their cats ears and measure the blood-glucose levels in their homes, using a portable glucose meter. The owners of seven healthy cats performed two glucose curves, measuring blood-glucose concentrations every two hours for a total of 12 hours. Three of the seven owners were able to perform a reliable glucose curve. The studys authors concluded that home monitoring of blood-glucose concentrations may serve as a new tool in the management of diabetic cats.

Article From :- Catchannel.com


The article is too long.. But there's many tips for us about diabetic cat.. I must look up for Oyen.. He's getting bigger now..

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Cat wanna eat Onagiri

Hahaa. Not onagiri but a bunch of rice that being used for chicken outside.. But sometimes the food is dangerous to eat or even touching. Look at that cat (still don't have name) situation..





Do you know what the danger it is? Maybe the picture is not clear . It is a red ant. I dunno what they called in English but in my language this ant call 'Kerengga'. It is pain if they bite with his antenna...  Luckily this cat is clever and not touch it.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Cat searching

Oyen searching something. What do you think he search for?


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Lak boring time

Cat also have boring time like human. Look at the picture.. I try to make Lak some funny action..Hehhee




Monday, August 15, 2011

Cat on my back

Cat sometimes like to relax at my back when I'm trying to sleep especially Oyen... Look at the picture




Hehhee.. Don't stare at my back huh..

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Which one is cutest cat

Let me hear your opinion. Which one is cutest, Lak or Oyen.. For first time reader, Lak is in your left (small) and Oyen is right (big)... :)


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sleeping on the newspaper

Sometimes cat can be annoying. Do you have any experience, when you read newspaper and you go out for awhile and then the cat sit at the newspaper?? Look at this cat.. Maki and Nonet sleep at newspaper ..


Friday, August 12, 2011

Help in Selecting a New Veterinarian

Like other's Saturday.. It is time for information.. For this week, I'll share an interesting article from internet title 'Help in Selecting a New Veterinarian'


Selecting a new veterinarian for cats is always a challenge, whether moving into a new area or dissatisfied with the former vet. Referrals from family, friends, and neighbors are always helpful. In the case of a recent move, you can ask for referrals from co-workers or neighbors. Animal shelters, humane societies and cat rescue organizations are always a good source of referrals. If cats are your only pets, you can query the member list of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, by city, state, or zip code. Finally, you may be forced to look in your local phone directory.
Once you have selected one or more veterinary clinics to interview, it is always advisable to be prepared with a list of questions to ask any prospective veterinarian. Your goal is to decide if this vet or veterinary clinic is one you can trust with the health care of your cat. The best way to accomplish your goal is to make an appointment for a routine "well cat" checkup. Since the first line of defense at a veterinary clinic is the receptionist who answers the phones, it is unlikely that you will be able to conduct your interview by phone. Even if you do get through to a veterinarian, he or she will likely be rushed, between appointments. Quick answers to your questions under those circumstances may be unsatisfactory, and not give a true picture of the overall operation of the clinic. Besides, a large factor in choosing a veterinarian is observing how she interacts with your cat on the examination table. Does she talk in soothing tones to your cat as she gently palpates his organs? Does she take her time, or is she hurried and distracted?

When you make your appointment, ask for an additional 15 minutes to be set aside for asking your questions. Be sure to be on time, and bring your cat's records from your previous veterinarian, if you have copies. When you talk to the veterinarian, try to be casual and relaxed. Remember that, in a sense, you are an employer interviewing a prospective employee, so allow for open discussion. You'll learn a lot more than if you issue your questions in a rapid-fire drill. After all, the hoped-for end result is that you and this professional will be entering into a long-term partnership for the care of your cat.

The following are questions I'd ask a prospective veterinarian. You might not want to ask them all, and you may substitute others, but this list will give you the framework to start.

How many veterinarian do you have on staff or on call?
I've enjoyed the services of several one-vet clinics, but they do have certain disadvantages. A veterinarian working alone will seldom have evening or weekend hours, and nights are usually set aside for family. One veterinarian I work with has extended hours one weeknight, and he does provide a backup vet at his clinic to cover vacations. But in a nighttime, weekend, or holiday emergency, I have to look elsewhere.
Are you or one of your veterinary staff available for emergencies evenings, weekends, or holidays, by phone?
Normal office hours will be posted, but you'll need to know where to go for emergency care. It will also be helpful to ask for the location and phone number of the closest emergency clinic.
Are you willing to provide me with copies of my cat's lab results, as well as notes from his file?
Every responsible caregive should keep copies at home, to track his or her cat's health. This information is also invaluable to take along to an emergency clinic, when original office records won't be available.
Can you provide referrals from current clients?
Many veterinary clinics post letters and cards from happy clients in their reception areas, so this question may not be necessary.
Do you have overnight staffing to care for sick and recovering cats?
Many veterinary clinics don't, but it would be a good fact to keep in mind for future. Why keep a cat overnight "for observation," if there is nobody around to observe him?
Will you support me if I want to try alternate meds and supplements for my cats?
My veterinarians are very supportive, and when I mention one or another supplement or alternative for my cats, they will either say, "yes, the ingredients sound safe enough," or tell me why that alternative would not work in that case.

Source :- About.com

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Oyen eating

hello...
I dunno what to write eventhough I capture Oyen scene.. Look yourself


Hehhe..What stuff Oyen eat?


Dunno why he how his tongue. Maybe a bit spicy


This is the food that Oyen eat.. Not good for health but he like it..

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Singe become adopted mom

Mom cat is kind. Singe always become adopted mom eventhough the real mother still alive..

Monday, August 8, 2011

Lak n Nonet new place

Hello.. Lak n Nonet has become a good friends. They also have conquered new place... Look at the picture



Cat Looking at Clock..

Recycle... The older post.... Don't remember what this cat name
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Have you ever see cat that know what is the time right now?? Maybe not but you will see now..

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Cat Flea Control

Do your cat get cat flea control? I just found this article from internet. Just share for our information


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Fleas. They get into your carpet, your bedding, your pet and sometimes, even you. If you've ever watched a pet go frantic with scratching or woken up yourself with little red bites that itch insanely, then you need to read this article. Flea control is an essential part of owning a cat. Some cats are allergic to fleas and can develop a condition called “pruritus”, where the scratching escalates to the point of making the skin bleed. To avoid this or any discomfort at all for you and your cat, you need to understand how those little blighters work.

You might be interested to know that, most of the time, the fleas are in fact not on your cat. They are hiding out in their egg and cocoon stages, in which flea control is almost impossible. At this time they are usually living in carpet or bedding. They emerge to feed on your cat for the adult stage of their life cycle, which may only be a few days long. This is why you have to treat both your pet and the environment in order to successfully control fleas.

Flea control is especially important if your cat develops allergic dermatitis, where a fleabite can cause the cat to actually lose its fur due to chewing and scratching. A cat with allergic dermatitis may need additional medication to the usual flea control treatment in order to control the reaction to the bites it already has.

Even if your cat is not allergic to fleas, flea control is essential as, untreated, it can lead to health problems. Health issues can include skin infections, tapeworms and anemia. Skin infections most often arise from an infected bite, tapeworms need the flea to complete their life cycle and anemia is caused when the sheer number of fleas sucking blood from your kitty depletes the blood supply to a detrimental level.

So then, flea control is very important. The question now is how to go about it. There are multiple methods open to a cat owner. Powders and dips can be effective, but their inconvenience often means that they are not used properly or often enough to adequately control fleas.

Flea collars can be very effective at maintaining flea control and are quite useful used in conjunction with powders, dips or sprays. The most effective means of flea control are spot on liquids that are applied to the back of the cat's neck and rid the animal of not only fleas, but, quite often, ticks and tapeworms as well in one easy treatment that takes only seconds.

When it comes to the environment, there are also several options for flea control. Flea bombs can kill fleas in carpets and bedding, though careful washing and vacuuming will help greatly in this endeavor also. For outside use, yard sprays can be quite effective.

Whatever you use for flea control, be sure to be consistent and follow the directions. Flea control products only work if they are applied often enough. Misapplication can lead to fleas slipping through the cracks, and neither you nor kitty wants that.
Like other's Saturday post. I'll keep on getting information for Saturday.. Hope we can learn about it

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Lak stand and dance

Do you believe cat can stand?? Look at this picture..





Hahaha. Sorry If you really disappointed. Yup, he can stand only a second .hehehe

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Nonet follow Lak

A small kitten like to follow older cat. Nonet like to follow Lak.. Look at the picture



Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Oyen in his childhood

I just look at my computer and found Oyen picute as a kitten. It is with his sibling. Unfortunately, the other's 2 kitten can't survive... Only he could come as a big cat..

Monday, August 1, 2011

Cat sleep on the blanket

Hahaha. Look at Oyen. Like a human sleep with blanket...

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