Are you familiar
with Yahoo Answers?
From time to time, I read questions and answers in the "cat" section
that people pose about things that seem to be wrong with their kitties.
One of the recent questions was from a young person whose cat seemed to
have lost it's balance. She wondered what might be causing it's problem.
I wrote a response to her, and though I'd share some of my comments
with you now.
Your kitty's lack of balance could be for any number of
reasons, and since I'm not a vet, I really can't offer specific
guidance to correct the problem.
However, since the poster did mention that her kitty is an
indoor/outdoor cat, I asked when was the last time your kitty
was outside? Maybe your kitty got into something that wasn't good for
her--such as a dead animal, poison, paint, etc.
Another though to consider is an example of people who sometimes get
off balance if they have an inner
. I don't know if the same is for cats, but
maybe the kitty has something like that....that would cause a
"lack of balance" problem.
Because the poster also listed a lot of other things that had happened
to her kitty over the years, it seemed to me like maybe the best
would be for her to take her cat to the vet (as
possible, actually) to get the vet's opinion. And, of course, the
poster would want to relay all thie issues that happened with
the kitty over the years to her vet as well.
If you can't afford the vet (as she had stated), perhaps there is an Animal Shelter
in your town where you can take your kitty to have
them look at it. Sometimes, they'll require a small fee.
The person who had posed the question about her kitty was strongly
her kitty down"
and I encouraged her to not do
that until she knew all of the options available to her to getting her
kitty back to good health again.
And, of course, it would also seem like you'd want to first know what
was causing the lack of balance issue.
I don't know how this turned out; as in whether or not she
toiok the kitty to the vet. And what the outcome of the visit was.
New Pussy Cat?
Boys," our "Cat Seen
(CSI), like nosing around the Internet for really cool toys and all
kinds of stuff that might catch the eye of any discerning kitty.
This week, "The
Boys" found the Thermo-Kitty
Heated Throw at
and thought you might be interested, too. So they're sharing this.
wite-up in hopes it will catch your eye:
your favorite feline a warm spot to cozy in and snooze this winter
with the K&H
. This stylish throw features a
12 volt thermostatically controlled heating element inside that keeps
feline body temperature steady for healthier joints and happier
slumbers. The throw plugs into standard household outlets, and also
comes with an adapter that plugs into car cigarette lighters for warmth
on the road.
will be any cat's favorite warm
spot. Whether you are on the go or relaxing at home, the 12 Volt
thermostatically controlled blanket will keep your favorite feline warm
and cozy. The Thermo-Kitty
includes both a standard household
plug as well as a car adaptor for easy travel. Recommended for indoor
We think this throw would be especially comfy in the winter months,
particularly if you live in one of the cold states like Iowa--or a cold
It also sort of "matches" the Thermal
last year at Cat's
Cat Furniture Superstore
"The Boys" love Thermo-Kitty
and give it
compliments of Cat
Heated Thermo-Kitty Throw from Amazon
We Want You
Since "The Boys" and I have been "traveling around the web," looking at
all the really neat kitty blogs, we've decided we'd like to feature
other kitties, like you, in this section.
So, feel free to send us your kitty's story, his or her photo, and your
Website link. We'll then feature you in this spot for our readers to
We're excited to hear from you.
Now, as an example, last year when we were going full-speed with our
ezine (then called Cat's
on various weeks we featured:
Christine and Her
and Old Kitty
Halli and Sukk
and Mommy Cat and Daddy
We Meow Are