Mancat Monday: Fleas, Zoe, Precious, Claws, PAWS and Petties



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Yes, it’s a miscellaneous kind of Monday around these parts, so I though I’d update you on a few things.

Fleas, let’s talk about fleas for just a minute.  As you might recall, “flea” was the only positive from Zoe’s serum allergy test, so Zoe started on her flea pills this past week.  Zoe is taking a flea pill called Comfortis since the Vet said that a topical wouldn’t be as good in this situation.  No problems from Zoe, she always takes her pills like a real champ.  In the meantime, Zoe still has 2 more days of her prednisone and then she will have 1 pill every other day for 2 weeks, then she will be all done with that one. By the way, Sister Zoe seems to be doing pretty darn good, no itching, licking or pulling out of the furs.

So, the Derm Vet said the rest of us needed flea treatments as well and the Dad opted for Advantage II.  We all were really cooperative and actually we didn’t mind it at all. However, one of us had a negative reaction to the flea meds, and that would be Sister Precious.  She was throwing up her foods and was pretty lathargic for a couple of days. Fortunately the yuckies passed quickly and she seems normal again, well, normal for her that is MOL!

Anyways, how do you like those claws in my pic today?  I thought I’d show some claws because it rhymes with PAWS, as in PAWS of CT.  Why the rhyme?

Well, as most of you know, somehow our other blog, is a Petties finalist in the Best Rescue/Cause Blog category. With a win comes some $$$$ and should we win, the $1000 prize will go to PAWS of CT, as we so admire the good things they do and the high standards they set for themselves.  Remember, you can vote daily through August 7th HERE.

Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!!  More Forever Homes More Often!  Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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Bev Green
9 years ago

Brian thems some great claws you are rocking there :) so glad sister Zoe is feeling better but a bit yuk that poor Precious had a reaction…I am glad she has settled because that’s not nice! we have been voting and will pop over again after this..pee ess love the picture of sweet Scuttles..any new updates on prospective interest in the sweetie? we shall share again and hope she finds a home soon :) hugs and loves Fozziemum xxx

9 years ago

I’m glad that Zoe is doing better now that she is taking the flea pills! We ALL hate getting that Advantage treatment.

Molly The Wally
9 years ago

Glad the yuckies is over for sweet Precious. We have missed you.
Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

9 years ago

So glad Sister Zoe’s feeling much better and we hope her furs will fill in quickly. Sorry Sister Precious had a reaction to the flea treatment and so happy she’s okay now. Tutu was the only who had a reaction to the flea treatment but it was limited to just losing a patch of fur where the flea treatment was placed. Her furs have all grown back now so it’s all good. :)

9 years ago

so happy that Zoe is feeling better

paws crossed for the prize

9 years ago

Sure sounds like you have those darn fleas under control. Our dog gets that comfortis too. It really works. So glad that Sister Zoe is feeling better. Great news.
We sure hope you win that Pettie for your rescue site. You sure deserve it. We have been voting.
Take care and have a great day.

Caren Gittleman
9 years ago

that sure is a a lot of Monday MEWS!!! We’re off to vote for you again! Have a great day!

easy rider
9 years ago

I hope that advantage will chase that evil fleas away. Good luck for the petties, I vote every day… it’s the first thing I do. I will miss it after the the 7th of august :o)

Pat Hatt
9 years ago

Hopefully no more fleas will come due for any of you. Vote away at my bay and you can rhyme too lol

Sue Brandes
Sue Brandes
9 years ago

Those are some great claws Brian. Glad Zoe is doing better. Sorry Precious had a reaction. Glad she is alright too. Have a great week. Voted.

Sailor Edgar
9 years ago

I sure do hope you can all solve your flea problems…wishing you all the best!

9 years ago

Fleas!!! Mes hates them! ALMOST as much as ants!!!
We is happy that yous all is feeling better and Brian, those claws is MAGNIFICENT!!!

da tabbies o trout towne
da tabbies o trout towne
9 years ago

guys….fleez bee a pain in de ewe noe wear & they iz az nastee az de rood caca droppin BURD……18 cents anda sack oh friez sayz a dam BURD left de fleez on yur doorstep frum de get go


heerz ta a fleez free dayz ♥

Oz the Terrier
9 years ago

Just look at those claws, Brian. I wouldn’t want to be in a fight with you, my friend. BOL I am so glad you are a finalist at The Petties. You deserve it!

9 years ago

We had read the update about sweet Zoe and the flea allergy and are so glad you now know what is going on and are happy to hear this about her doing well, continued purrs to the sweetheart. Sorry to hear that it was hard on Precious but glad she is now better. Yay for choosing PAWS as your rescue, cool! Have a great day everyone!

9 years ago

I alwaysopt to Advantage too.
Have a delicious week my dear friends!

9 years ago

oh dear poor Precious,its good to hear about Zoe’s news though,xx Speedy

9 years ago

Poor Zoe and Precious. Buddy knows how Zoe feels with the itchies.

Angel AbbyGrace
9 years ago

Comfortis works immediately so that is a good thing. Is she going to have to continue on Comfortis or will the Advantage work ok for her too? We are voting everyday and we hope you win!

9 years ago

Your claws are fantastic, Brian! And we are SO happy to hear that Zoe and Precious are doing much better. :)

We’re voting every day! THANK YOU for choosing PAWS. We’re incredibly moved and honored by amazing gesture, and as always, grateful for your continued friendship.

Big hugs!

9 years ago

So glad to hear Sister Zoe is doing better! Who woulda thunk a teeny tiny bug could cause so much harm?! It’s no joke, though, we know from our Rascal and foster Sophia just how much trouble those fleas can make.
Good, too, to hear Sister Precious made it through the yuckies. Sure wish we didn’t have to take the medicines!
Happy Monday, and congrats again on the Petties nomination!

9 years ago

Paws crossed that you kitties all get healthy and back to normal asap.

Sherri-Ellen T-D
9 years ago

Hurrah fer Zoe gettin bettur n we iz sad da precious had a reeackshun to da Advantage!! Guud greef; iz like ya take 2 stepz forwerd n one step back…
hopin Precious feelz bettur bery soon!
Yer clawz are gorgeous Brian; mine were trimmed so dey blunt at da momint….gotta get dem pointee again ;) Fer Dr Dave, MOL :)
Much lub Nylablue =^,,^=

Random Felines
9 years ago

we are glad everyone is (mostly) doing better :)

9 years ago

I hate fleas… We used to use Advantage II and have used pills with the same ingredient as Comfortis. This year I solemnly swore to quit all of those and give natural flea and tick control my most diligent try and so far, so good! I know we are only half way through the bad blood sucking season but I won’t give up until I see a flea!

madi and mom
9 years ago


9 years ago

So glad that Zoe is doing better. Yikes – FLEAS! So far I haven’t had any and we don’t use any preventer either. But then I’m not outside very much, and when I am it’s only in the grass for about a half hour or maybe 45 minutes. Hope I don’t get any either.

Cathy Keisha
9 years ago

Yuck, fleas. I hope the fleas flee from your place and quickly. glad both Precious and Zoe are doing better. Love those little sharp needles you’re showing for PAWS! PAWS crossed that you win.

Maxwell, Faraday & Allie

Yay for Zoe, not so much for Precious (that lethargy can SCARE our humans for sure!). ANd concats on your other blog being a Petties finalist! We’re voting every day!!!

9 years ago

I am glad Zoe is feeling lots better. I am voting for you every day.

9 years ago

Those darn little fleas. Glad you’re getting them taken care of.

9 years ago

I’m so glad the fleas are doing better. Well, I should say I’m glad Zoe is doing better!

Just voted!

9 years ago

Glad Zoe is doing better! My boys are on Comfortis, too, for flea prevention as one of them had a bad reaction to topical treatment before.
Love your picture with open paw :-) Have a great new week!

9 years ago

Those are some fancy dancing claws fur sure. Poor Precious and hope Zoe continues to get her allergy under control.

Fraidy Cats!
9 years ago

you have very ferocious looking clawrs, Brian! we noticed them straight away :) we think it is pawsome of you to donate to PAWS if you win the Pettie. We’re voting for you! oh, Precious’ reaction is one reason our mom hates to use those topical treatments. We hate the stuff anyways tho if our mom needs to treat us, she opens one and uses a few drops on all of us. We are hugely thankful fleas haven’t invaded our house. We’re glad Precious is back to herself and Zoe is better too! purrs,

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

Kitty Cat Chronicles
9 years ago

So glad to hear that Zoe is doing so much better! And that Sister Precious recovered from her flea-med reaction. Concats on your Petties nomination – we have been voting for you every day!

Kitties Blue
9 years ago

We have been voting for you in the Petties efurryday. We love your selection for the green papers if you win. Mom was inspired by Sparkle’s mom, and we are now sponsoring a kitty named Swizzle at PAWS. So happy Zoe is doing better, and hope Precious gets over her reaction very soon. Thanks for visiting on our 2nd blogoversary to celebrate with us! XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

9 years ago

Spectacular claws! And we hope all the fleas are gone. Poor Precious having a reaction to the flea stuff. That’s a bit scary but we’re really glad she’s better.

Katnip Lounge
9 years ago

Gol dern it, one thing always leads to another…paws crossed that you are on track for being DONE with sickies, etc!

Spitty the Kitty
9 years ago

Brian, Buddy, are those REALLY your claws or has someHuman been photoshopping? Yikes! Glad Zoe is less itchy and Precious is back to ‘normal’ :-)

We’ve been voting!

Dip and Elliot
9 years ago

We have never heard of flea pills before, hope they do Zoe good and she feels a lot better.
Dip and Elliot x

9 years ago

Hope you get all the flea issues solved!!

Savannah's Paw Tracks
9 years ago

How do you guys get fleas when you are indoor only?? Just wondering. And hope SIsters Precious and Zoe are feeling lots lots better. And the claws…Brian…those claws sent Mom L running for her claw whackers!! MOL

Marty the Manx
9 years ago

So glad Zoe is doing better. Sorry to hear about Precious though. Will she have to do the oral flea medicine then or will she not be able to use anything?

Timmy Tomcat
9 years ago

What a fine mat Brian I will be right over

Deztinee High
9 years ago

Glad evewpawdy’s duin’ well aftew da flea tweatments. they can be a pain, but mommy sez wees hav tu hav them. And wees been votin’. Hope yous win. :)

Luv ya’

Dezi and Lexi