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How To Raise A Disabled Pet

Recently, I was put in touch with a girl and a kitten, who had suffered a brain trauma too. The vet asked if I could give her some advice on moving forward with a blind pet, specifically one who had suffered a similar head injury. I realise this a very specific type of disabled pet, but there aren't many places on the internet to get advice about raising a blind or disabled kitten.

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How I Look After My Chronic Dry Skin: The Amitriptyline Side Effect*

My aim with this blog has always been to be completely honest with my readers, so, without being too graphic, my skin has been so dry to the point where I have patted my face with a towel after a bath, applying barely any pressure, and my skin has literally bled from my forehead onto the towel. I know dry skin.

Trigeminal Neuralgia

How To Take A Tablets: The Easy Guide To Swallowing Pills

I used to really struggle to swallow pills. I remember my nan trying to get me to take a cod liver oil capsule when I was about 12 or 13; it simply would not go down. When I had a chest infection when I was 20, I had to take the child friendly liquid antibiotics instead of tablet antibiotics, because I said I couldn't manage to swallow a tablet. I had to take disolveable aspirin if I ever needed one, in orange cordial (and I don't like fizzy drinks, so those were awful!)