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Author Topic: Have 9-Lives and Sponge-Bob merged?  (Read 16864 times)
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~Martha~
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« on: June 30, 2007, 06:57:13 PM »

 Huh Huh

Really weird looking 9-Lives canned food.....and I've seen a lot of pet food in the last 25 years!

How strange was it, you asked?

Apparently Sponge-Bob's spare parts  fell into the catfood and I bought a case of that batch.

I've never seen anything like this before. 5 cans all sporting yellow spongie crap on top after sitting outside for a couple of hours yesterday morning while I was gone. Some, where the "top" was eaten away, had in the center of what was in the rest of the can was 4 large yellow squares in the middle. YUCK! The untouched had the yellow spongy wet crap ozzed to the top...just sitting there like a dab of bright yellow topping.

Anyone else??? Huh Huh
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2007, 03:49:07 AM »

Gross.  What could that be.  Do you have other food you can feed until you find out what the sponge bob cwap is? 

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~Martha~
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2007, 02:41:37 PM »

JustMe,

That was the last 5 cans of the case, and fortunately I didn't get to the store before finding it...or I woulda gotten another case. Tho, I can't recall where I got the last one...I remember it was someplace I don't usually buy it.

Yesterday, they had Evanger's and today they had canned tuna.

I tossed it, so I'll never find out what it was I suppose.

My DD, tho, figured out there was a merger and the company is now called "9-Lives Square Pants"

Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2007, 02:58:09 PM »

Do you still have it?  At least get a pic of it, but save it if you can.  Read the 'Evangers' thread--all kind of fun stuff found in theirs.  Someone found blue plastic, today I just posted that I found a tiny white piece of plastic tubing in the Felidae I fed this morning (maybe I shouldn't have fed it?? didn't even think of that!!).  I saved it & will email pic to Felidae/Evangers for their records.

Geez I hope I didn't poison my cats by feeding the can after picking out the plastic!  I just figured it was all one big batch anyway, so wouldn't matter.  What an idiot.
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~Martha~
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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2007, 03:18:13 PM »

I just read your post on the Evangers thread. I'd like to hear what the companies say when you hear back from them.

Nope, no pics. I don't have a digital camera and just tossed it all to get it outta here. Yucky looking stuff...
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2007, 07:34:02 PM »

Martha

Are your animals OK??

Wow that is creepy, I know you tossed it out, too bad, should have been tested. If you have anymore of it, maybe itchmo will pay to have it tested. I don't ever remember seeing anything like that on our cat food. I don't know what brand the wife buys for the cats, but that would have creeped me out.

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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2007, 09:53:02 PM »

Martha

Are your animals OK??

Wow that is creepy, I know you tossed it out, too bad, should have been tested. If you have anymore of it, maybe itchmo will pay to have it tested. I don't ever remember seeing anything like that on our cat food. I don't know what brand the wife buys for the cats, but that would have creeped me out.

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I'm guessing they are OK...they are outside kitties and I can only go down twice a day and feed them just before I feed the dogs, so I don't stay long. I did keep the box, but not the cans.

Fed them from a 9-Lives 4-pk this morning. Tomorrow they will have Evangers again.
Guess I'll go get some stinky mackeral for the next day. Everytime I "serve" the dogs or the cats that, I swear they won't be getting it for a l-o-n-g time.
But at least it doesn't have oozing yellow stuff...or yellow squares on the botton. 

I've GOT to find some herbs tomorrow somewhere for one of the doggies. Her back legs are dragging and she walks like a drunken sailor...when she can walk at all. It's too sad. I can't fix it. It came on all of a sudden. About the same time as the clicking noise BTW. Does make ya wonder. Sad

No vet now, so I've got to do this on my own...the more I read, the sadder I get. Once the tears start down the face, I don't want to read anymore.

The fleas are still a problem, so need to buy more shampoo (while I'm out  searching/getting the natural  anti-inflammaroties). I go thru it too quickly.

I didn't think dogs could have Tylenol, but I'm seeing it suggested now instead of aspirin. I worry about using aspirin so I'd rather use Tylenol if it is safe. Not sure why I thought they couldn't have it. Maybe because the vet always said aspirin. Huh

When things pile up now, I'm not sure anymore what I know and what I don't.
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2007, 09:58:05 PM »

Martha -

   Tylenol is acetaminophen - the stuff that may be in dog food that is poisoning them. Please don't use that!!  I don't know about aspirin.  Do some research first before giving it.  It may be okay, but still check. 
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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2007, 10:27:43 PM »

No no; please don't ever give a dog or cat Tylanol!  Toxic.  Aspirin is safe in small doses.  But for cats, one can give only half of a childrens aspirin (aspilet) and NOT give another one for the next two days.  Cats take a long time getting rid of aspirin from their system.  I know it is safe in small doses becuase I have given my cat aspilet once or twice in the past on a vet's advice. 
About your doggie's dragging legs... how old is this dog?  If he is an older dog, it can be arthritis, you think?  If it is a young dog, it may be calcium deficiency.  I suppose your poor doggie is an older dog and the problem is arthritis becuase you are also seeking an anti-inflammatory.  Did you know that fish oil (or salmon oil) is a powerful anti-inflammatory?  You might want to give your dog a 1000mg capsule of fish oil or salmon oil everyday.  It might help the arthritis.
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~Martha~
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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2007, 03:57:30 AM »

Thanks Kaffe,

I don't yet know "what" it is. Just trying to help her keep going. Since I'm old too I just started with the same thing that would help me get up easier, and see how much it helped.

I put her in the tub at 4 am this morning for a bath (fleas are so bad for her she whimpers and I want to cry!) and her one leg went straight out forward like she couldn't bend it. The leg was tense. The other one was more limp underneath her.  If anyone knows what this is please tell me about it.

I didn't know cats could have aspirin. I want to find something natural to have on hand anyway for all the dogs. I just hadn't had a push to make it a priority before.

Barely getting the dog food situation in line, and now this. I'm not getting any younger, as they say, but neither or my doggies.

Appreciate the post.
Hope you are enjoying your 4th. I hope to get to the store....have a yen for a hotdog with mustard. Smiley

 
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« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2007, 07:49:38 AM »

NO acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen for dogs or cats!   Acetaminophen can cause very severe intestinal problems or death in dogs and death in cats.

I've had to give 3 cats aspirin, but it was under vet supervision, one 81 mg tablet every four days, maximum.  Enteric coated only.  This was for its blood thinning effect as the cats have/had heart murmurs and/or arthritis.  I would NOT give a cat or dog aspirin without vet supervision.  Given with food and not on an empty stomach.

For arthritis in both dogs and cats, I have had good luck with Cosequin.  Expensive unfortunately and not everyone gets the same result.

Could be problem with hips or spine.  How have the stools of this dog been?  I have had dogs with hip problems who had prolonged diarrhea have trouble with their hind legs because of all the bending to poop.  What food is he on?

We used these Walkabout Harnesses for our 14-year-old German Shepherd with hip dysplasia with spine involvement.  I've seen generic ones for less money in pet stores.  I don't know if this is something feasible for you or if you even want to go that route.  Just something to keep in mind. 

http://www.k9carts.com/harness.html

More information here with alternatives for lifting.  You can even use a large bath towel to help dog get up. Scroll down to the heading "Mobility".

http://www.srdogs.com/Pages/care.fr.html

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Eventually they will understand,
Replied the glorious cat
For I will whisper into their hearts
That I am always with them
I just am....forever and ever and ever.
Poem for Cats, author unknown

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« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2007, 08:15:54 AM »

Martha -
     If this is a recent problem that has come on your dog rather quickly, I would think a vet visit is in order.  Could there have been an injury to the spine or legs?  I suppose there could also be some neurological problem causing difficulty with walking and balance.  I wouldn't guess on this one.  You need a proper diagnosis.  In the meantime, please heed the previous advice here by several posters and do not give any Tylenol.  It is toxic.
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« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2007, 08:20:44 AM »

Martha

Are your animals OK??

Wow that is creepy, I know you tossed it out, too bad, should have been tested. If you have anymore of it, maybe itchmo will pay to have it tested. I don't ever remember seeing anything like that on our cat food. I don't know what brand the wife buys for the cats, but that would have creeped me out.

yuchh Tongue

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I've GOT to find some herbs tomorrow somewhere for one of the doggies. Her back legs are dragging and she walks like a drunken sailor...when she can walk at all. It's too sad. I can't fix it. It came on all of a sudden. About the same time as the clicking noise BTW. Does make ya wonder. Sad

When I hear this about back legs dragging and it came on suddenly, I always think of a potassium problem in pets.  If the pet has been vomiting it depletes the potassium very quickly and this is one of the first signs.  Also, if they are hanging their head down a little, not holding it completely upright, also indicates a potassium problem.  Very easy to diagnose with lab work, but you do need to diagnose first because if you just start giving potassium supplements and the potassium is not already too low, it will do more harm than good.  Lastly, seems to me like the dragging of the back legs is one of the most often misdiagnosed problems with vets, they immediately think of arthritis instead of low potassium levels.  The problem is really easy to fix, too, with supplements if this is the root of the problem.
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« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2007, 08:37:20 AM »

Nabiya--the potassium theory sounds like a good one for Martha's dog.  Also the arthritis or hip displaysia idea, or an injury or something slipped out in the spinal column & nerves are getting pinced.  There are also diseases, like that DM in dogs (I think dingbat's specialty?) or wobbler's syndrome, but those probably wouldn't come on this suddenly. 

Martha--what breed(s) is your dog & how old is she?  It does sound like taking her in for a checkup would be best, at least to find out what it is, then you can find alternative treatments.  Please keep us informed on how she's doing.  She's definitely on the "get better" thoughts list!!
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« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2007, 10:44:30 AM »


Could be problem with hips or spine.? How have the stools of this dog been??

Huh
ROTFLOL....who knows whose poop is whose - with 7 dogs-a-poopin' and a partridge in a pear tree..... Smiley

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What food is he on?

She's on Evanger's canned assorted styles....they all are.

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We used these Walkabout Harnesses for our 14-year-old German Shepherd with hip dysplasia with spine involvement.? I've seen generic ones for less money in pet stores.? I don't know if this is something feasible for you or if you even want to go that route.? Just something to keep in mind.

Thanks!!! That the kind of information I really need to know. I've got to have a plan ahead on several paths or I can't handle it. I wish I had known more when her great-grandmother GSD lost her ability to stand, etc. I had no idea what was going on....I had 10 dogs and an 18 year old cat at that time. I'm thinking there is a connection somehow with fleas in both cases....no one has ever mentioned anything on that anyplace I have looked online. But the fleas were HELL that year and dogs were dying going into the vet's offices all over the state...especially here. It was horrid. This may be another year like that?

Interesting that they are/were the only 2 white dogs in the group of 10 also.

I don't know what connects where, but I like to keep everything in mind...just in case.?
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http://www.k9carts.com/harness.html

More information here with alternatives for lifting.? You can even use a large bath towel to help dog get up. Scroll down to the heading "Mobility".

http://www.srdogs.com/Pages/care.fr.html

I appreciate the links! Thanks so much.
With great-grandmother-dog I carried her outside to pee at first. Even when she couldn't stand after I carried her out I found a bucket to place underneath her to hold her up. The only problem with that was we are on the side of a mountain and nothing has a level spot. Once she fell off the bucket and rolled down the hill about 20 feet before I could get to her. That was sad. I'll never forget it...ever.
 
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