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Old March 29th 13, 08:47 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Bill Graham
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dgk wrote:
On Wed, 27 Mar 2013 14:14:44 -0700, "Bill Graham"
wrote:

dgk wrote:
On Wed, 27 Mar 2013 00:06:33 -0700 (PDT), IBen Getiner
wrote:

On Mar 3, 8:10 pm, wrote:
I have a diabetic cat who was diagnosed last week. We have been
giving him insulin shots twice a day. His litter mate, a female
(both are 8 years old) has been hissing and growling at him since
we returned from the vets. They both went to the vets for their
regular checkups, so its not like he came home from the vets to a
cat that hadn't gone. My question is, can the insulin make a cat
"smell" different, that would cause the hissing/growling? My vet
had never heard of anything like this. I would love for this to
stop as they have always been very affectionate toward each other.
The only time they ever did this is when one went to the vets and
the other stayed home.

How come you let it get fat.....?

I have a fat cat. Three of my cats were grazers, they would eat a
bit, leave, come back for more later. One would eat as much as she
could like there might never be another meal. So what can I do? I
leave out the food so the others can graze and Marlo eats too much
and gets fat.

We play and try to keep her active. But she gets fat even if she
doesn't eat more than the others. Some cats, like some people, just
get fat.


I have a cousin who was obese and recently (over a two year period)
lost maybe 140 lbs. She's now pretty normal size but has to eat
almost nothing to avoid gaining weight. There is just something
about her metabolism that causes her to gain weight. If she eats
what I eat, she'd be right back where she was before.

But if you really want to lose weight, don't eat meat. I know quite
a few vegetarians and none over overweight.


Most of the vegns I know live on sweets. They may start out eating
right, but their eating habits frequently end up being very bad. It
is a lot of work, going without meat....


There's a big difference between vegetarian and vegan. Vegan is much
much tougher. But the folks I know who are vegetarians do pretty well.
They eat like I do but just don't use meat. I'm trying to eat less
meat but it's tough because I hate vegetables.Yes. I donlt care for them
much myself. But I like spicey foods, so veggies stir fried orientle style
are OK. I figure that if you put enough butter and sugar on cardboard, it
tasts pretty good. Also, stuff like avacados and artichokes qualify as
veggies. Try avacado's cut up with grapefruit sections with salad dressing
poured on.... I could OD on that stuff anytime. Also try pickling veggies
yourself. All you need is vinegar with a little salt and sugar, and a jar
and you can pickle anything. (I haven't tried cardboard yet) Wait sis
weeks before you eat anyghing yuou pickle, so it has a chance to get
pickled all the way through. Add a jalapeno top anything you pickle to
spice it up a bit....


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Old March 29th 13, 08:53 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Mack A. Damia
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On Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:47:58 -0700, "Bill Graham"
wrote:

Try avacado's cut up with grapefruit sections with salad dressing
poured on....


Try avocado cut up with slices of sweet onions such as Vidalias
drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette.

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Old March 29th 13, 08:59 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Bill Graham
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Mack A. Damia wrote:
On Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:47:58 -0700, "Bill Graham"
wrote:

Try avacado's cut up with grapefruit sections with salad dressing
poured on....


Try avocado cut up with slices of sweet onions such as Vidalias
drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette.


I'll try that. I'm not supposed to eat grapefruit sections because it
interferes with some diabetes medication I take. (But I cheat onde in a
while) I do put onilns in almost anything I pickle anyway, so I will try
what you suggest. I started using jalapenos as a substitute for salt many
years ago, and today, at 77, my blood presure is about the same as the
average twenty year old. I don't even have a salt shaker on my dining room
table.

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Old March 29th 13, 09:16 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Mack A. Damia
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On Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:59:49 -0700, "Bill Graham"
wrote:

Mack A. Damia wrote:
On Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:47:58 -0700, "Bill Graham"
wrote:

Try avacado's cut up with grapefruit sections with salad dressing
poured on....


Try avocado cut up with slices of sweet onions such as Vidalias
drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette.


I'll try that. I'm not supposed to eat grapefruit sections because it
interferes with some diabetes medication I take. (But I cheat onde in a
while) I do put onilns in almost anything I pickle anyway, so I will try
what you suggest. I started using jalapenos as a substitute for salt many
years ago, and today, at 77, my blood presure is about the same as the
average twenty year old. I don't even have a salt shaker on my dining room
table.


That served as a salad for dinner usualy draws several "ahhhhs".

My blood pressure and cholesterol are high. I'm on medication for
both. I try to exercise at least every other day.

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Old March 29th 13, 09:26 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Bill Graham
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Mack A. Damia wrote:
On Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:59:49 -0700, "Bill Graham"
wrote:

Mack A. Damia wrote:
On Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:47:58 -0700, "Bill Graham"
wrote:

Try avacado's cut up with grapefruit sections with salad dressing
poured on....

Try avocado cut up with slices of sweet onions such as Vidalias
drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette.


I'll try that. I'm not supposed to eat grapefruit sections because it
interferes with some diabetes medication I take. (But I cheat onde
in a while) I do put onilns in almost anything I pickle anyway, so I
will try what you suggest. I started using jalapenos as a substitute
for salt many years ago, and today, at 77, my blood presure is about
the same as the average twenty year old. I don't even have a salt
shaker on my dining room table.


That served as a salad for dinner usualy draws several "ahhhhs".

My blood pressure and cholesterol are high. I'm on medication for
both. I try to exercise at least every other day.


I hate exercising, with the exception of swimming. This is a, "cool" way to
exercise, (literally) If there is a "Courthouse" or other pool nearby, you
should join it and swim at least an hour a day. Try to see how many laps you
can do in an hour, and watch the total build up with time. It also builds up
your breathing ability, which is very good for me, since I am a trumpet
player. (and I am trying to cancel out the 29 years that I smoked earlier in
life)

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Old March 29th 13, 09:35 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Mack A. Damia
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On Fri, 29 Mar 2013 14:26:47 -0700, "Bill Graham"
wrote:

Mack A. Damia wrote:
On Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:59:49 -0700, "Bill Graham"
wrote:

Mack A. Damia wrote:
On Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:47:58 -0700, "Bill Graham"
wrote:

Try avacado's cut up with grapefruit sections with salad dressing
poured on....

Try avocado cut up with slices of sweet onions such as Vidalias
drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette.

I'll try that. I'm not supposed to eat grapefruit sections because it
interferes with some diabetes medication I take. (But I cheat onde
in a while) I do put onilns in almost anything I pickle anyway, so I
will try what you suggest. I started using jalapenos as a substitute
for salt many years ago, and today, at 77, my blood presure is about
the same as the average twenty year old. I don't even have a salt
shaker on my dining room table.


That served as a salad for dinner usualy draws several "ahhhhs".

My blood pressure and cholesterol are high. I'm on medication for
both. I try to exercise at least every other day.


I hate exercising, with the exception of swimming. This is a, "cool" way to
exercise, (literally) If there is a "Courthouse" or other pool nearby, you
should join it and swim at least an hour a day. Try to see how many laps you
can do in an hour, and watch the total build up with time. It also builds up
your breathing ability, which is very good for me, since I am a trumpet
player. (and I am trying to cancel out the 29 years that I smoked earlier in
life)


I have an aversion to swimming pools. I don't mind the ocean, but the
last time I went into a pool, I got a terrible sinus infection.

(Don't forget freshly ground pepper on the salad)

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Old March 29th 13, 10:15 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Bill Graham
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Mack A. Damia wrote:
On Fri, 29 Mar 2013 14:26:47 -0700, "Bill Graham"
wrote:

Mack A. Damia wrote:
On Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:59:49 -0700, "Bill Graham"
wrote:

Mack A. Damia wrote:
On Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:47:58 -0700, "Bill Graham"
wrote:

Try avacado's cut up with grapefruit sections with salad dressing
poured on....

Try avocado cut up with slices of sweet onions such as Vidalias
drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette.

I'll try that. I'm not supposed to eat grapefruit sections because
it interferes with some diabetes medication I take. (But I cheat
onde in a while) I do put onilns in almost anything I pickle
anyway, so I will try what you suggest. I started using jalapenos
as a substitute for salt many years ago, and today, at 77, my
blood presure is about the same as the average twenty year old. I
don't even have a salt shaker on my dining room table.

That served as a salad for dinner usualy draws several "ahhhhs".

My blood pressure and cholesterol are high. I'm on medication for
both. I try to exercise at least every other day.


I hate exercising, with the exception of swimming. This is a, "cool"
way to exercise, (literally) If there is a "Courthouse" or other
pool nearby, you should join it and swim at least an hour a day. Try
to see how many laps you can do in an hour, and watch the total
build up with time. It also builds up your breathing ability, which
is very good for me, since I am a trumpet player. (and I am trying
to cancel out the 29 years that I smoked earlier in life)


I have an aversion to swimming pools. I don't mind the ocean, but the
last time I went into a pool, I got a terrible sinus infection.

(Don't forget freshly ground pepper on the salad)


[email protected] my arthritus, swimming works well for me. It is, "soft" on the joints.
I did pick up an eye infection many years ago in a public pool, but it was
very crowded. I swim in the late evening an hour before closing time. The
pool is usually empty other than me. Of course, if I had a heart attack, I
would probably drown before anyone came to find me. But, that's OK..... It
would be a nice way to go....:^)

 




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