Monday, September 24, 2007

Pet Problems? Or Problem Pets?

I came home today to more yucky poop on the floor. I was pretty sure Molly was done having doggy diarrhea after feeding her chicken and rice for a couple days. We switched her back to her old dog food for the weekend, ran out of that kind and I fed her a new kind this morning and last night. So I don't know if it's the old kind that upset her tummy or the new one I fed her. Ugh! Perhaps I'll feed her chicken and rice again for a few days and then start her on the new bag of dog food to see if that's what bothered her. I'm pretty sure it was the old dog food. We'd been feeding her Iam's puppy food when the diarrhea acted up in the first place. But what confuses me is that we had been feeding her the Iam's for over a month before she got sick... Then the vet (who also recommended chicken and rice) said if chicken and rice didn't help, that she should be seen. So if yuckiness has come back, then should she be seen? Or was it a result of the food? Either way the Iam's food is gone, so that won't cause anymore problems... if that was it.

If you like to hear me rant about my pets, I found that my cat is still peeing in the basement, even though his box was clean. It's pretty gross to step in cat pee when you are just trying to wash the laundry. Why he has to pee in the laundry baskets, I don't know... But it made me pretty mad this morning. And no, I don't walk in my laundry baskets, but Louis tipped the laundry basket over after peeing in it, so not only was there pee in my dirty clothes and my laundry basket, but now on the floor. Yuck!!! That did not make me happy this morning. I wish I had a good cat that only goes in his box. At least he doesn't poop elsewhere. That would be really nasty. Solutions anyone? Besides getting rid of him... that's not an option. Even though he is a bad cat, we still love him (most of the time). Mom suggested investing in a self cleaning cat box, but if he's already peeing elsewhere, is it too late to change him? I'm not supposed to clean the cat box, and Adam hardly thinks about it unless I mention it to him...

Ugh. Pet problems...

5 comments:

Martha said...

Pray.

I wish I had some other grand advice but I really don't know what to do with naughty cats.

Heather said...

Bethany, I have a bad pet story for you, too. You know my beautiful Buster whom I love dearly....well, as of late, he has become the official "party pooper". I had a friend over for her birthday who is going through a very bad time and as soon as we were done with our lunch, Buster pooped on the floor right next to my friend. Horrified, horrified. Yesterday was Ashleigh's birthday and right before we ate, Buster pooped on the floor right near Ashleigh. I feel your pain about the bad pets, but we do love them so!

Bethany said...

Buster must be the "birthday pooper".

Rachel said...

All this talk about poop is making me feel kind of crappy.

gmj said...

T. has more experience than anyone I know with cat pee on towels etc.
I hope she can give you advice. As for me? I would see cat and dog out the door and to country living in someone's barn. :)