Oh my word... poor darling.
Read these 2 articles. Go get some slippery elm bark powder and S. Boulardii probiotics. The first helps with vomiting...
It depends on the cat... the longest we leave them is about 8 hours, even when we go away. The cat sitter comes 3x a day. But they also eat raw and eat 3x a day too. I wouldnt leave them more than 12 hours max, and only rarely like that.
Molly does that coughing and hers is due to acid reflux. Does he puke ever? I would try raising the food dishes to see if it helps. We put her little bowl in an empty flower pot now and it has really helped.
It is really sturdy, and the top suction cups are the ones that twist on to suction. It says that each of those top twist suction cups can hold 100 lbs. So my 20 lbs worth of kitties are not much of a load haha.
Got this double decker window bed from the local small business pet store today. It was $60 CAD and is so well made and sturdy. Nice soft plush (washable) covers on it that will warm up in the sun... if we ever get any here. The company name and web site is in one of the pics below:
No, they are stiff bristles but the ends are actually pretty soft. Like if you brush it on your arm, it doesn't hurt at all. My 2 just LOVE rubbing themselves on hubby's beard scruff, which is where I got the idea.
I had to sacrifice and never buy anything fabric with a loosely woven texture that they can get claws into. Things like 100% cotton that is tight woven, or microfiber or leather textured they are fine with. Anything that is like a tweed or linen and I can expect to have it clawed. Might have...
We made it through.
The school buses were cancelled for a whole week (but schools remained open).
It was as low as -47 celcius with the windchill I think. I have a special parka and big sorel boots that come out a few days a year when this happens.
Kitties would run away any time the front...
Sigh... sphynx are much more likely to have runny poop than other cats (in case you are new to this). Depending on their gut, you may *always* have issues with them and runny stool.
We have had good luck feeding the BFF brand in cans (grain free), although lots of it has fish in it. I mix it...
@Rajandlizzie We looked at rehoming a sphynx nearby to us. We went and spent a good 30 minutes just hanging out and chatting at their house. In the end, they decided to keep the little guy.
But ask them to visit you, you visit them. Look for people who are able to provide whatever it is that...
Wish us luck! Looking at lows of -55 degrees Celcius (or -67 degrees Farenheit) tmrw with the windchill. I am guessing kitties won't be laying in the windows. Glad they have each other and a ton of blankets to keep warm. Gotta love living on the Canadian prairies!
We had a couple of horrible incidents like this in the last few years... no idea what spooked them, but came home after a short time of being away to the 2 hissing and growling and attacking each other. We tried to separate them for 2 weeks, feliway, swap scents, gradually reintroduce, blah...