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Re: Re: chat messages

Kitty: Cloudy eyes are usually cataracts, which is a discoloring of the
lens of the eye. Glaucoma is actually a separate disease, which is
caused by increasing pressure of the intra-ocular fluid (inside the
eye). Humans are usually treated for glaucoma with a regimen of daily
eye drops...wonder if cats can be treated with same? You might ask your
vet about this...it won't cure the disease but it does help to radically
slow it's progression.

Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Mon 06/07, Kitty < kmrsy@comcast.net > wrote:
From: Kitty [mailto: kmrsy@comcast.net]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2004 11:29:05 -0500
Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] chat messages

Yes, I was a little confused because it was my impression he has
had<br>glaucoma all these years as the eye got more cloudy with the
passage of<br>time. Now the vet said it is a glaucoma. Guess I just
didn't understand<br>the disease. The whole thing has me pretty scared.
What if I don't notice<br>the tilt of the cornea shift forward? An eye
"blowing out" on the poor<br>little guy sounds frightening to
me.<br><br>Kitty<br><br>----- Original Message ----- <br>From: "Melody"
<mhobertm@excite.com><br>To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent: Monday, June
07, 2004 3:15 AM<br>Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] chat messages<br><br><br>>
Kitty: Is that a glaucoma or something your poor Braveheart is
getting?<br>Is that what is causing his cornea to tilt? Poor
baby!<br>><br>><br>> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)<br>><br>> "The most beautiful
thing we can experience is the mysterious."<br>> --Albert
Einstein<br>><br>> --- On Fri 06/04, Kitty < kmrsy@comcast.net >
wrote:<br>> From: Kitty [mailto: kmrsy@comcast.net]<br>> To:
gardenchat@hort.net<br>> Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2004 11:32:07 -0500<br>>
Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] chat messages<br>><br>> That's sad, Melody. I
had a similar situation with a German Shepherd<br>> years<br>ago, though
he never hurt the cats. I had to put him down and<br>> it was
so<br>hard. The cats accidents occurred at a young age, so I<br>> expect
they learned<br>to cope and have taken it more or less in<br>>
stride.<br><br>You mentioned the peripheral vision problem.
Braveheart<br>> has always had<br>trouble with one eye and it was so
cloudy I figured he<br>> could no longer see<br>out of it. Today he got
his flea shot and the vet<br>> noticed the cornea was<br>now tilted
back. He said I should watch to be<br>> sure it doesn't tilt
forward<br>because the eye could blow if it did.<br>>
Scary.<br><br>Kitty<br><br>----- Original Message ----- <br>From:<br>>
"Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com><br>To:
<gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent:<br>> Thursday, June 03, 2004 2:18
AM<br>Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] chat<br>> messages<br><br><br>> Poor cats

ame to us perfectly normal and healthy<br>> as kittens. We had an<br>>
aging dog that objected to sharing his food<br>> with them and they
both<br>> walked up to him when he was eating and he<br>> grabbed them
by the head and<br>> flung them across the kitchen. Poor<br>> Miko (the
himalayan) got a broken<br>> jaw and punctured roof of his<br>> mouth
for his trouble. At the time, he was<br>> the only thing our poor<br>>
dog had ever objected to...kids could crawl all<br>> over this dog<br>>
pulling every which way on him and he wouldn't so much as<br>>
twitch.<br>> At the time, we just thought it was an accident. A year
later,<br>> with<br>> Katie the second kitten, when the exact same thing
happened, we had<br>><br>> the dog put down. Turned out every one of his
litter mates had been<br>> put<br>> down for brain tumors that resulted
in unprovoked aggression<br>> and the vet<br>> thinks this is what
happened with him. Almost killed me<br>> to put that dog<br>> to sleep
but I couldn't bear the thought of this<br>> great big gentle dog<br>>
whom we loved so much turning into a monster<br>> and being left with
the<br>> memory of him mauling a kid or something.<br>> Funny thing is,
every dog<br>> we've had since we've been looking for<br>>
him...fo<br>><br>> und him in Sidda but had<br>> to put her down, too.
Maybe we're just<br>> cursed when it comes to big<br>>
dogs...<br>><br>><br>><br>> Melody, IA<br>> (Z 5/4)<br>><br>> "The most
beautiful thing we can experience is the<br>> mysterious."<br>> --Albert
Einstein<br>><br>> --- On Wed 06/02, Kitty <<br>> kmrsy@comcast.net >
wrote:<br>> From: Kitty [mailto:<br>> kmrsy@comcast.net]<br>> To:
gardenchat@hort.net<br>> Date: Wed, 2 Jun<br>> 2004 09:08:30 -0500<br>>
Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] chat messages<br>><br>><br>> That's sad,
but...<br>Being animals, they don't know there's a<br>> problem;<br>>
this is just how it is.<br>Very good of you to take on<br>> such cats.
They<br>> may not allow some grooming<br>from you, but I bet<br>> they
have developed<br>> some trust in yo

<br>Kitty<br><br>-----<br>> Original Message -----<br>> <br>From:
"Melody"<br>> <mhobertm@excite.com><br>To:<br>>
<gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent:<br>> Wednesday, June 02, 2004 1:16<br>>
AM<br>Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] chat<br>> messages<br><br><br>> I agree,
Kitty,<br>> that for the most part,<br>> animals seem to sense when
you<br>> want to help<br>> them, but this<br>> poor cat of mine was
brain damaged when very<br>> little<br>> and he's<br>> not the sharpest
tool in the shed, if you know what I<br>><br>><br>> mean...but we love
him anyway. His "sister" cat has the same<br>><br>><br>> problem...brain
damaged as a small kitten, now kind of slow<br>> mentally<br>> and<br>>
she has some peripheral vision problems from the<br>> temporary<br>>
blindness she<br>> suffered with her<br>>
injuries.<br>><br>><br>><br>><br>> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)<br>><br>>
"The<br>> most beautiful thing we can experience<br>> is the
mysterious."<br>><br>> --Albert Einstein<br>><br>> --- On Tue
06/01,<br>> Kitty <<br>> kmrsy@comcast.net > wrote:<br>> From: Kitty
[mailto:<br>><br>> kmrsy@comcast.net]<br>> To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>>
Date: Tue, 1<br>> Jun<br>> 2004 09:22:52 -0500<br>> Subject: Re: Re:
[CHAT] chat<br>> messages<br>><br>><br>> > ...if only he was able to see
that<br>> one<br>> thing leads to<br>><br>> another...<br><br>I have
several cats over the<br>> years and I have had<br>> the<br>> sense that
somehow<br>they un<br>><br>> de<br>> rstand that when I'm doing<br>>
something they<br>> don't like to them<br>> or<br>trying to aid them
when<br>> they are afraid - that<br>> they<br>> trust me. They
bear<br>with me, they<br>> sort of steel themselves<br>><br>> because
they seem to understand I<br>must<br>> be doing this for a<br>>
good<br>> reason. Hard to explain, but they seem<br>> to<br>believe
that<br>> Mom knows<br>> best.<br><br>Kitty<br><br>-----<br>> Original
Message<br>> ----- <br>From:<br>> "Melody"<br>>
<gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent:<br>><br>> Tuesday, June 01, 2004
3:45<br>> AM<br>Subject

: Re: Re: [CHAT] chat<br>><br>> messages<br><br><br>><br>>
Libby<br>><br>> : re: the cat with the long hair and snarls:<br>> I
have<br>> a male<br>> seal<br>> point Himalayan who will not tolerate
being<br>><br>> brushed.<br>> He<br>> bites...hard...whenever he feels
like we've<br>> crossed<br>> over<br>> his line for<br>> tolerating the
little bit of<br>> grooming he does<br>><br>> allow. So, we try to
keep<br>> up with it as<br>> best as possible, but<br>> about<br>> once
every year or so we take<br>><br>> him to the vet and have<br>> him
shaved<br>> down to remove the twisted,<br>> snarled<br>> hair.
Hair<br>> grows back in fairly<br>> rapidly and in<br>> much better
condition.<br>><br>> Then we start all over again.<br>> Poor<br>>
guy...if only he was able to see<br>> that<br>> one thing leads
to<br>><br>> another...<br>><br>><br>><br>> Melody,<br>> IA (Z
5/4)<br>><br>> "The<br>> most<br>> beautiful thing we can experience
is<br>> the<br>> mysterious."<br>> --Albert<br>> Einstein<br>><br>> ---
On Fri<br>> 05/28,<br>> Libby Valentine <<br>> L_Valentine@adelphia.net
><br>> wrote:<br>> From:<br>> Libby Valentine [mailto:<br>><br>>
L_Valentine@adelphia.net]<br>> To:<br>> gardenchat@hort.net<br>>
Date:<br>> Fri,<br>> 28 May 2004 21:29:58 -0400<br>><br>> Subject: Re:
Re: [CHAT]<br>> chat<br>> messages<br>><br>> Hi<br>> everybody,<br><br>I
got behind with<br>> chat messages<br>> about 4 weeks<br>> ago<br>> and
even though I'm<br>> trying<br>to skim through 2-3<br>> days<br>> worth
every night<br>> now,<br>> I still have almost 1800<br>unread
in<br>><br>> my chat<br>><br>> folder.<br>I know I<br>> missed several
birthdays, and a<br>> whole<br>><br>> thread on cicadas, which
are<br>on<br>> the increas<br>><br>><br>> e<br>> here, and all kinds of
other good stuff. Congrats on<br>><br>><br>><br>> the<br>successful
plant sales! Welcome back DF! Welcome to the<br>><br>> other<br>>
new<br>> members<br>who are joining in!<br>On the Short<br>> One,<br>>
for one<br>> summer when<br>> I was little and tagging<br>> after<br>>

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