Hi~I own a Persiam Himalayan Cat and he just grabbed a piece of scotch tape from me and ate it~it is quite sticky and about an inch long~ would that hurt him?~
I wouldn't be worried about a cat eating a little (or even a fair amount) of scotch tape. It will all dissolve in Prince's stomach. I suppose it could cause a little upset stomach or a mild bit of diarrhea, but otherwise no worries!
Thanks for the reassurance~although I hope he does not have diarrhea~ it causes such a mess~ another habit he has and no Vet seems to be able to give me an answer~when I get in bed at night he waits patiently and then jumps on my lower back and wants me to move up and down or move my feet under the blankets~he kneads and purrs a way for quite a while and then he just leaves~I live alone~ he does not seem to want to sleep with me though~he is a neutered male 3 years old~ since I live alone and am a recent widow I tend to give into him also by giving him too many treats~he weighs 12 pounds~I give the Luv Tuna~he eats Iam's dryTuna for his food~his breeder believes in Youguart for her cats~ although they say milk is a big NO~ yet years ago cats drank milk~ even the barn cats~he had corneal ulcers from his eye lashes growing the wrong way~one was very deep~it cost us $3500.00 to repair this~one eye only had the beginning of one and we had it done also and he did not inherit any condition that would cause it~ are Breeders responsible at all for these things~mine did not offer any help~Martha
Thanks for your response~I never thought of it as a play time thing~I thus am glad if he considers it as such~since my husband died I am very down and often I do not play with him as often as I should~ he has tons of toys~ but he does not seem to take to them ~or many of them~ he prefers an old straw or something like that~I wish my husband was here to help entertain him~ he sleeps a lot~ is this normal~ also I have to put tear gel in his eyes once a day ~after his surgery~ I was sick and in the hospital for 2 weeks when my husband died~my cousin looked after him and I did not ask her to do it~ as I was not even sure if he still needed them ~ and she was doing enough for me~so he missed a spell~I was not able to get him back to the place of surgery for his third check up~as it was in another City~ thus far we have not had it done here yet either~I was coping with so much~they look okay and a Vet checked them when he goes in for his nails to be cut~yet I know a Specialist should see them~ do you think damage would have been done by missing drops ~probably nearly two months~ it must be for dryness~maybe this is not within your range ~ I guess the drops have to be done for life~he is not a cat that likes cuddling or will he sit on my knee~ he seems very independent~ I feel for him though~ as we had a large Country home and a big verandah where he could watch the birds and catch flies~I have not even seen a fly here yet in my Condo~ if he at least gets enjoyment from this night time ritual~then I am glad~one Vet said he was cleaning or making a nest sort of thing~which did not make sense~ would taking him from his mother too soon cause any of this~Martha
I am also sorry about your father~ I feel like I will never get over it and people tell me it will get easier~now hearing your story I am not so sure~I am glad to hear that cats are not as playful as they are older~I do have a laser~ he sleeps a lot and even when company comes~I wish then he would interact more and not want to bother me early in the Morning~to sort of give me a break~ I am very down and even playing with a Laser right now seems hard~I just keep him clean and combed and fed~ too many treats though~:-) The drops given are bought over the counter called Tear Gel and I think that they are for dryness~when he had his surgery he was on tons of different drops ~ even for pain at first~it was quite a ritual~he really had two problems~the sequestrian ulcers and then the eye lash surgery~we had to travel to have it done~ as we lived in a small area~the local Vet could take the eye lash stitches out~I honestly think the tear gel would be long term~thanks for caring~Martha~
Hi Again~I think the Specialist said it would be for Life~as he can't make tears~ this is why I felt so badly in not telling my cousin~I may be wrong on this and when he gets his needles next week I shall get my son to ask the Vet what she thinks~he should be really checked by a Specialist and yet my going through a rough time losing my husband and being lonely and moving to another Province ~ to be near my son and only child~ has delayed poor Prince's care~he does not seem to be in discomfort though~
I did not join such a group ~ none was available where I lived and here I do not know anyone~I think I am in a depression and find it hard to even go out~ my son's wife is not nice to me either~although he is very helpful~does your Mom live alone and how old is she~I keep hoping the grief will heal~it seems some do fast and even go on to remarry~and seem happy once again~it is just a year for me~I live in a lovely Condo~ but miss my Country Home and former life in my Home Province~ gosh I am completely off subject here and am not talking about cats~did your Mom need any sleeping aids or medication~I hope I don't stay like this for four years and more~Martha~
Thanks so much for this information on your mother~ I feel quite hopeless in comparison to her 85 years and I am 68~ I developed a social phobia and yet I worked at a Bank for 30 years with no problems~ moving to a strange place did not help me either~I started an anti- depressant yesterday~ funny how you mentioned such a thing~ I am not Bipolar~ but my mother was and my brother and others~ so no Doctor ever wanted to put me on one because of my background~ a Psychiatrist on Line felt I could go on Wellbutrin~ it is a milder one and I take a bit of quietiapine~75 mg.~ which he felt would offset any Bipolar symptons I might develop~I hope it works and I feel weak having to resort to this~ but I want to do anything to get well again~I guess I can let on I am a Cat for this comment~:-) I am nervous living alone and taking medication ~is 12 pounds a good weight for Prince~another Vet said 11 pounds was better~ he weighed that the time of his surgery~ it was a big one to go through for the poor cat~plus he was so young and it was really a shame~