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My 14 year old tabby digested boric acid probably 2 weeks ago.
My 14 year old tabby digested boric acid probably 2 weeks ago. I assume it was a small amount. However, I'm not sure. I have been taking him to the Vet for about a week for fluids and syringe feeding.… read more
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our cat has a problem with one eye. he now opens it but the
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My cat has mucas in one eye. He is about seven years old. I
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