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« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2015, 01:33:35 PM »

Maybe you can try Dr. Elsey's Cat Attract Litter.  It is supposed to help train or retrain kitties who are going outside of the litterbox.  If you are having lab tests done for her, you might also want to do a T4 test to see if she is hyperthyroid.  A symptom of that can be urinating outside of the litterbox.  Of course, we don't know for sure if she was even ever used to using a box, but, if you think she is over 8 years old, that test should be done anything as part of her check-up preparing her for adoption.
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« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2015, 02:10:59 PM »

Vet gorlt backbto me ablittle earlier.  Miss Lily's blood work was perfect. Her thyroid was 1.5, which he said was right in the middle?  Anyway, her ua came back pretty much ok, except she had 4 times the amount of protein she should have.  He thinks its very early kidney disease.  Every thing else was fine, jo anemia, white blood count fine, no flags for cancer.

Thanks for.the reminder on dr. Elseys.
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« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2015, 02:39:59 PM »

Glad Miss Lily's bloodwork was good! Sending a prayer that the possible early kidney problem will stabilize. 
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« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2015, 03:00:19 PM »

That is indeed a perfect T4 result, so no worry about hyperthyroid.  Many cats develop kidney disease, so that can be treated and should not be a reason for her not being adopted.  In fact, if it is just early disease, there is not much to be done anyway except maybe some supplements to support kidney health and feeding a wet diet.  Dry food is not good for kitties with kidney disease.  As for the protein in the urine, was there any blood in the urine?  Sometimes a little blood vessel is nicked doing the cystocentesis to get the urine specimen, and if there is any bleeding, blood and/or red blood cells will be noted in the urine.  Since blood is actually protein, it does raise that protein level.  That doesn't mean that she might also not have early kidney disease.  Would have to know the Creatinine and BUN test results to judge that.  You really should get copies of her lab results, not just for your own information, but to be able to pass along to whomever becomes her new owner.  If I haven't said it before (I am like a broken record about this), you really should always request copies of all lab tests for all of your kitties for your own records.  They can be invaluable if you ever have to change vets or even if you have to take a kitty to an ER vet.  Having recent lab results to refer to really helps when evaluating a current problem. 
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« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2015, 05:05:45 AM »

Don't forget you can just buy the Dr Elsey's herb bottle to use on your regular litter too .
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« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2015, 03:53:06 AM »

My new landlord said 1 more cat is too many.   Undecided  I can't really argue with that, since I agree with him, but at the same time, I'm not sure what to do.  A shelter is not an option, because she is older and is probably blind or at least not seeing effectively, so trying to find a rescue that will take her, but everyone is full.  And they don't communicate very well, at least the local ones don't.  I have sent messages and gotten no response from about half of them.

 
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« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2015, 04:35:51 AM »

Could you afford to board her at your vet until another place is found?
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« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2015, 04:01:41 PM »

I'll ask around here also , maybe we can find a place near me .
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« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2015, 08:52:39 PM »

I hope you can find someone to take her merrihart, especially with her tests showing she's in fairly good shape. Poor old girl, she deserves a good home.
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« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2015, 03:16:59 PM »

So, I reached out to the real estate agent I met this summer and the house I looked at is still available.  That would allow me to keep Lily and it wouldnt be any more expensive than an aptartment in the city.  But it is more in gas for driving and oil for heating.   But I'm just glad its one of my options.
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« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2015, 02:36:31 PM »

Oh I hope you can find someone to take her, or else move to this other place. If that's feasible, it might serve to show the landlord, have pet restrictions, lose good rental occupants.
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« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2016, 12:27:03 PM »

Miss Lilly now has her own facebook page, called A Home for Miss Lilly Smiley  I will be posting pictures of her, going to try to do it daily, and she will be adding her own "thoughts" on each photo.
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« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2016, 02:40:56 PM »

Can you post a link to her FB page? Please.
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« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2016, 07:40:04 PM »

That's a good idea merrihart. I hope she'll attract someone who'll just have to take her home!
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« Reply #29 on: March 07, 2016, 05:49:12 AM »

https://www.facebook.com/AHomeforMissLilly/

Miss Lilly's page Smiley  My camera doesn't take fast action pictures, so the pics get a little hazy.
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