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  • #856807
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    TaDa

    #856811
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    Ditto! 😉

    #857063
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    Thanks! Violette is now 9 1/2 weeks old! She is still not having the wet food from the bowl, she will only eat the wet food from the bottle. I let her step in the food and lick it off her feet but all she wants is the bottle!

    Toulouse seems to be healing very well from his neuter on 2/25

    They also both received their first flea treatments! I chose Bayer défense care for small cats for $18 on amazon($43 at petsmart 😯 ) and it worked within a day or two for a moderate+ flea issue.

    #857271
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    The introductions are doing better slowly but surely as Violette grows. She is able to jump off the bed and is faster and smaller than Toulouse and uses that to her advantage! She also likes to jump up on her hind legs and jump on Toulouse whereas Toulouse is not as much of a jumper when playing.
    Violette gets spooked easily and reacts by jumping around. They enjoy play wrestling and chasing each other mainly, but for short times one will allow the other to play with a toy before wrestling and chasing again. They have been able to be together for much longer periods of time the past couple of days. I also noticed toulouses large premolar was loose when I was cleaning his teeth and then when playing with Violette he loosened it more and it seemed to bother him, and the next day(today) I checked and he had lost the tooth! I’m assuming he swallowed it although it was quite a large tooth. 😮

    #857428
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    Violette finally bit a hole into her last nipple and I decided to feed her with a tiny measuring spoon and slowly lower it into the bowl until she forgets and eats everything! She has now eaten out of the bowl 3 times although it takes about 10 minutes sitting with her and tricking her into eating out of the bowl as she looks all over for the bottle.

    I feed violette natural balance kitten formula wet food mixed with water and goats milk. I feed Toulouse Trader Joe’s wet food with water and goats milk (mornings he gets a tablespoon of Greek yogurt as well) and about 2 tablespoons of natural balance kitten formula dry food on top.

    #857475
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    Violette is finally scarfing down her food from a dish, yea!

    Guy kits seem to recover quicker from neutering because it’s not an surgery. Given Toulouses’ age, I’m a bit concerned about losing a tooth. Please, call the vet. and ask him/her for their opinion.

    Do you have fleas or are you using this as a preventative measure? IMHO, I wouldn’t use the stuff if there’s no fleas.

    Concats on successfully raising of Toulouse and Violette. Given them scritches from me.

    pg

    #857483
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    Yes! Violette is looking less and less for a nipple to appear somewhere on my body during feeding time and is starting to recognize the bowl.

    As Toulouse was about 5.5 months old when his tooth fell, I thought this may be normal as I thought they had until 6-9 months to lose all their baby teeth, but I will check with a vet to be sure!
    I have also noticed that Toulouse tends to always have softer stool and once or twice about every two weeks or so, he has diarrhea. He does tend to be sneaky and get into things (sometimes the obvious cause of diarrhea, i.e. He ate 1 ml of left out 2 week old kitten glop that he found in a forgotten bottle that I had hidden from him in a box that he ended up breaking into, also broke into a box of cheez it’s a few days ago in the middle of the night and had a feast which resulted in him lightly splattering poop on the wall his litter box is against and then stepping in his own diarrea at 4:30am the next day 😥 ). I try to keep any food out of the room completely so this happens as little as possible and giving pure pumpkin helped when he ate the drop of rancid milk, but I am wondering if this is just sensitivity or if he may have another cause for usually having softer stool or at times diarrhea. He did have tapeworms and was given dewormer when he was neutered, and they would not give him a broadspectrum dewormer as well in the same day in case he had an allergy or bad reaction to it. He has diarrhea if I give him dry food alone. I was giving him a small amount of Greek yogurt in his wet food about 3 mornings a week but have stopped to see if it may help with this issue.

    Toulouse and Violette both had very bad fleas last month despite giving Violette two dawn baths, flea combing them both daily, and trying to keep their environment clean. I was also worried about the fleas possibly carrying tapeworm and reinfecting Toulouse or infecting Violette since Toulouse had tapeworm and they were constantly biting at the fleas, so I decided to use a flea treatment on them. Id say it got rid of about 98% of the fleas within 36 hours, so it turned out to be the best option for them. I also cleaned the entire room as best as I could for fleas/eggs during those days. I find that Violette will have 1-3 fleas still when I check and Toulouse is all black and larger so it is difficult to see/catch fleas on him, but both have stopped sctratching. Since it is springtime and I interact with other peoples pets that go outdoors and possibly have fleas, I will probably give them a flea treatment once more until I am sure that they are fully rid of them before I stop giving them any treatment.
    Thanks for your help! 😀

    #857492
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    I also now have an Instagram for them for myself and for sharing their pictures @toulouseviolette

    #857498
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    If Toulouse shows any of these signs then call the vet.

    Vomiting, lethargy, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, generalized weakness, large amounts of blood, black or tarry color.

    You may add plain pumpkin to his diet. This works by providing fiber. My eldest girl had the same thing and they gave her metronidazole and we changed her food to Hill’s Prescription Diet C/D. The vet explained that it’s a “denser” food and she won’t eat as much. Because it’s denser it makes her stool more solid. This has been happening with her and my other two kits.

    I was confused about Toulouse’s tooth. Yes, kits can lose their first teeth up to 6 months.

    Fleas are terrible. I hope you’re home is flea-free soon.

    Of course, Toulouse and Violette have a wonderful, loving meowmy. Just because she’s smaller than her big bro doesn’t mean she won’t her fair share of play.

    #857588
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    Thank you! I will start trying new food(s) for him.

    Every day Toulouse and Violette are able to play for slightly longer before starting to play too rough. They are finally able to relax more when together as well.

    Also today I just noticed that Violette has a small lentil sized bump on her head between her ears. The easiest way I can describe it is that it feels as though she has an uncooked lentil under the skin ontop her head. She doesn’t seem to have any wound there but as she is still quite small, a tough lentil sized bump seems possibly questionable. Anyone know what it might be? Thanks!

    #857590
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    It doesn’t sound like anything serious. Could be a cyst, wart, scar tissue, fatty tumor. It’s most likely just cosmetic. When you go back for the next round of shots ask the vet to look at it again, it doesn’t sound like it requires a seperate visit. I recommend keeping an eye on it. If it quickly gets bigger or causes her pain then I would call the vet.

    #857662
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    I decided to try Toulouse on the 5.5oz cans of the Nulo brand grain free cat food pate, as it has a very good ingredient list. Toulouse growled in excitement as he tried it for the first time and his stool is finally of normal consistency (and odor)!

    Violettes bump has either stayed the same or slightly reduced in size so I’ll mention it when she gets her shots! Thanks

    #857664
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    I believe Toulouse likes his new food! Nom, nom, nom 😉

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