Posted: 08/11/2017 at 10:23
PP - I've only just seen this. I'm so sorry but didn't she do well. You too.
Not easy to keep Labs and Retrievers slim. Ours is a proper gannet but we manage to keep him slim and, at roughly 8 or 9 yrs (rescue so guesstimate) he still leaps about like a puppy. He has a special feeding plate to stop him hoovering his kibble. Has to delve for it.
Cosmos kitten has an infected paw pad and has to have meds twice a day plus bathing and dressing of paw. He spends a great deal of time trying lick off his "sock" but it takes him 12 hours which is good timing. Hope it heals cos, if not, they'll remove the pad and it will likely mean he has FIV with low white blood cell counts. Just have to keep him slim and healthy too so he can live a long life.
Biofreak - How clever of Pushkin to find a playmate and bring him home. Fish is not that good for cats so wean him on to meat as soon as possible. Check your regular food for fish content too. Cats are carnivores, not naturally pescatarians. A BBC Trust me, I'm a Vet programme showed that cats which eat fish based foods get kidney problems as they get older. I've had 3 die of kidney failure so this pair are now on meat only.