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Friday, November 21, 2014

Julie, cat from Jurong West with spinal and neurological disorder

Julie, a gorgeous black kitty
Julie was found in Jurong West by the caregiver of the stray kitties there. Likely abandoned, because she looked well taken care of, but she seemed to have problems walking.

Julie walks in a circle and has a tilted neck.

Her caregiver brought her to the vet for check up. After she came over to our foster home, we realised immediately that it was a nerve disorder, and that meant we needed to get her TCM and acupuncture treatment as nerve disorders cannot be cured by pharmaceuticals.

Dr Oh our TCM vet saw her xrays and found out she has additional bone spurs alone her spine. This creates pressure and pain on her spinal cord and thus affects her ability to walk properly. She is also incontinent and has constipation, which are related.

Acupuncture needles along her spine
Sits still throughout the session, great kitty patient!
After her first acupuncture session, we immediately saw improvement. She walked with more ease, and instead of in tight circles with a stiff neck, her movement was smoother.

At the foster home we also do Kitty Raindrop Technique aromatherapy massage for her along her spine with vet recommended essential oils for nerve disorders.

Will update her progress on our social media platforms, follow her story with us there!

Julie after a bath


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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Come meet the kitties and luvkuching humans at Paws & Furs Carnival! |

| Paws & Furs Carnival |
This pets event is a 2 day happening on the last weekend of November. We will be having a booth there on the 30th and Elaine will be giving short talks on both days at 2:30pm on cat behaviour management.

At our booth, we will be bringing Gurly, our current cat available and still waiting for adoption, and -for the first time - kittens that will not be yet ready for adoption but will be there for a cuddle-preview! You can come down to meet all of them, and if you are interested in adopting, to fill out our adoption checklist. For kitties not ready for adoption that week, we will follow up with you once they are available and you have passed the screening.

Also, for the first time, we will be showcasing our outreach to nursing homes and hospitals with our feline therapy! Meet our therapy cat volunteers (yes, the actual cats!) and learn more about our work helping humans who need the love of cats.

Wanna know more about the event? Go to the Pets and Furs Carnival FB page.



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Monday, November 17, 2014

ER Fund case: Spot, cat with bite wound, from Pasir Ris Park



Spot, the cat with the white spot on his back
We got contacted by the caregivers of this colony of cats at Pasir Ris, Elle and her family, because one of the cats, Spot, a dark tabby white male, was found with a flesh wound at the base of his tail. Because previously another one of the cats here had flea dermatitis and we advised them to buy Revolution for the cats, they spent their budget on that and had no finances to care for Spot's newfound injury. Here we came in with help from our ER Fund, funded by our donors who pledge monthly to this fund for rescuers needing financial help for stray cat rescues.

Spot's flesh wound when first discovered
The wound looked like something that the caregivers could do aftercare for when he went back to the park, or if needed, the family was willing to foster him for a short period of time before he recovered. So we met Elle and family and Spot at our vet, and there we found that Spot's wound is most likely a bite mark.

At the vet during examination
Spot was given antibiotics and painkillers, and because Elle had spotted the injury early, no secondary infection had set in yet, and the wound was easy to manage. The vet said it would heal on it own and would not need surgery.

Elle and her family decided to foster Spot for one week before releasing him back to his siblings at Pasir Ris Park, and during then, his wound was cleaned by them with supplies we gave them, medications applied/administered. He did very well.

Spot at his caregivers' home resting

Now his wound has healed and he returned back to join his brothers at the park, eating and playing with them happily again. A success story! Thank you ER Fund donors!


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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

[Adopt] Bowie, rescued from a bush on NTU's campus

Bowie is a 9 week old (as of this post) boy kitten who was likely abandoned on NTU campus. The NTU cat management network, that cares for the cats on campus, has sterilised all the cats in the area, and after they found Bowie, investigated if there was a new mother cat on site, but to no avail. Bowie is also very friendly and seemed very used to people from the get-go, which is often evident in cats that have already been exposed to people from a young age. He was 6 weeks old when rescued.

Bowie, a confident kitty
After he arrived at our foster space, we bathed him while doing a flea-check, applied Revolution for him, introduced him to his new foster siblings with the aid of Feliway and essential oils. He even took to the Socialisation IC Scotty the canine member of the staff.

We also realised that he really, really enjoyed the companionship and affection of older cats, and would often take the initiative to go up to them. 

Bowie trying to smell Echo, who wasn't keen!
He is also extremely curious and enjoys roaming as wide an area as possible. He learned very early on how to go back to his cat suite where his litterbox, food and water are, no matter how 'far' he decided to explore around the foster home. Being such a curious kitty, getting him to sit still for the following photos - not easy! Kudos to Furry Photos.

Sit still? Why...
Why do I haz to pose for this camera things?
Thingy to pounce on, sighted! Ready, get set...
Nom on the toy!
Last pose for you ok
I SAID LAST ONE!
Bowie has been vet-checked, vaccinated, dewormed, litter trained, able to eat and drink on his own, and is ready for adoption. He would do well in a home that already has cats as he enjoys looking for companionship from other felines. He does well with dogs, does not attack, and is confident enough to stand up to a 22kg heavy Scotty.

If you would like to adopt Bowie, see right side bar under 'How to adopt' or click here.

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Molly, stray cat with liver problem and asthma

This is Molly, who was found wheezing and open-mouth breathing one day by her rescuers, and was brought to the vet. There, they discovered she also had a liver disease - her ALT was elevated - and her lungs were found to have fluid as well.

Molly
Her liver either has an inflammation or an infection, and she is now on a variety of supplements to help her liver heal, including milk thistle, and nutraceuticals of SAM-e and NAC at vet-prescribed doses.

Because her lungs had fluid at her previous vet where she stayed for two days, we have to observe if it occurs again. If it does, it may indicate a heart failure that affects the liver and causes fluid accumulation in the lungs. So far since she arrived 27 October, she hasn't displayed any symptom of fluids in lungs. Her asthma is likely a separate issue, and is now being controlled well by her medication which is a form of steroids.

Molly's default position when she lies down
Unfortunately, while Molly's liver needs time to heal, she suffers pain from it and needs a painkiller injection every day. Her liver damage means she does not respond well to aromatherapy even when the essential oils are on her peepads/blanket. She is also quite easily upset due to the pain and does not do well when stressed. Thankfully she is not aggressive and it just takes a little bit more skill in cat-handling to administer her daily jabs.

We will update more on Molly on our social media platforms (see below for the links to follow us on them!) and share her progress with everyone. We hope she visibily improves soon.

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