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Need advice for a friend

A friend is moving to NC from NM.  He has 2 dogs, one of them freaks out when he puts her in the car and since he is driving, doesn't know what to do.  He's thought about tranquilizers but isn't sure about it.  Does anyone know of anything else he can try?  If he can't figure it out I think he'll try and find her another home.  This would be sad since she loves him & the other female dog.  Thanks for any help.

Posted on October 24, 2013 at 12:22pm — 7 Comments


Well our cute boy is doing well after his surgery yesterday. He's had his chin wired and the wires should come out in a month and a pin was put in his elbow because it kept popping out - the pin needs to stay in for 10 days. He's in pretty good spirits, tail wagging, good appetite and still a great patient. The Dr. says he's ready to go home.

Only problem is he doesn't have one. This is heartbreaking. I think this guy needs a home with a nice sized fenced yard or some space out of… Continue

Posted on August 24, 2009 at 4:34pm — 10 Comments


This very loving mixed breed was the victim of a hit and run Tuesday in Pecos. Several wonderful and caring people stopped to help and get him to the vet. He suffered a broken chin, a dislocated elbow and some chest trauma, which has affected his breathing. The surgery on his chin will take place when his breathing is no longer labored which will probably be Monday. Everyone at the clinic is in love with this guy, he is just the best patient ever and such a sweetheart. I went to visit him… Continue

Posted on August 22, 2009 at 11:37am — 4 Comments

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At 10:14am on September 17, 2009, Joy Nitta said…
Hi Bob's Mom,
Sadly, I called the Shelter and the cat who shut down had died. I had never heard of a cat shutting down mentally like that either and when I was there I was willing to adopt that cat but the Vet's Asst. told me that they'd have to put her to sleep as when abused or neglected badly, even cats have a breaking point and that altho it was uncommon, this poor sweet cat's mind had snapped. That is why I adopted Marlowe as he seemed close to shutting down as the other cats wouldn't let him eat and he was so pitiful. My Vet said it was unusual but yes, even cats have the capacity to just shut off. Isn't that sad? I wish more people were aware as dogs break down and you can see it right away but cats are more private and silent but they can shut down too.
At 9:18am on September 16, 2009, Brenda Martinez said…
Thank you for your support. Brenda
At 8:55am on September 16, 2009, Joy Nitta said…
Thanks Bob's Mom! I love your cat. I was so tempted to adopt a kitty that looked like yours! He was black and white and was so playful and loveable. My BF suggested that I get him but I kept thinking of Marlowe, who is 5 years old and I just knew no one would adopt him and got him as my own. I saw a catatonic cat. He had been so abused and neglected that he just sat there and wouldn't eat or drink water or react. The Shelter volunteer told me that his brain just shut down and he'd eventually die! I wanted to adopt him butthe Shelter said it was no use, he was catatonic and would not survive. I knew that Marlowe wasn't far from closing down himself as it's terrible what abuse and neglect can do to our beloved animals! I cannot grasp why anyone would harm or hurt animals.
At 12:04pm on May 2, 2008, Marilyn kelly said…
Hi Bob's mom

I found that my cat ate less with diabetes. I gave her 1/4 cup of dry cat food made for diabetic cats, once in the morning with her shot and then in the late afternoon when I fed by dogs. It was Purina DM. I had to get the food at the vet's.

With the second shot, I gave her treats with it since it was later in the day before bed. She loved Temptations (the treat) which was recommended by one of her vets. I gave her 3-4 treats with each shot. It was a highlight of her day.

Over time, we were able to decrease the amount of insulin. She was on humlin insulin. When she died, she was on 1 unit two times daily. We were in the process of taking her off insulin when we discovered the cancerous turmor. Thus, she survived and "won the war" wiith diabetes but not cancer.

Another thought: Bob may still be adjusting to his new home, thus, is somewhat depressed.

I hope this helps. I have all my notes in California where I will be returning on May 11. I will be back in Santa Fe on June 20. If you have other questions, don't hesitate to ask. I learned "tons" about feline diabetes with my beloved Misty II.

Also, my other e-mail address (not through Scoop) is In the subject part, just put diabetic question. Using the other e-mail may be a safeguard when I am not in New Mexico.

Good luck with Bob. You are a great person to adopt an older cat with health challenges. The good thing is that Diabetes can be kept under control. I know of a diabetic cat that lived until almost 20.

Marilyn Kelly
At 5:53pm on May 1, 2008, Bob's mom said…
Thank you Claudia, Rico, Juanita and Lucy!!!
At 5:29pm on May 1, 2008, Claudia Inoue said…
Welcome to Scoop, Bob's Mom

Hugs from Juanita and a big wet lick!!!! :)

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