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Post by Wbdsgnr1 » Sat Jul 02, 2005 3:17 pm

My kitty Jasmine had to go to the vet today.

On Sunday sometime during the day, she hurt herself outside, and I have no idea since we weren't home. But Sunday night I went to get her in and she was limping a little. I thought she hurt her leg and I wanted to go to the vet right then (8:30 on Sunday night, yeah right!) But everyone said I always overreact to my kitties and to just watch her for a few days.

Well her limp went away really quickly and I kept letting her outside, everything was fine but I knew she still needed to see a doctor. And on Thursday night I think it was, it looked like she had hurt her toe again (it was her toe, not her leg, but she doesn't let me touch it and barely look at it!)
but I didn't have any time off to take her until Saturday morning

So I take her in this morning (and saw a friend there with his dog who has a fatty tumor that needs to be removed and drained, the dogs name is Maggie and shes a golden retriever, blessings for her too!)

And we have this long wait because Saturday mornings are busy at the vet. I had to trick her to get her into the cat carrier, I know she hates it and the vet since the last time she was there she got fixed. So when we go back there, the nurse weighs her (6lbs 10 oz.) and then we both hold a very very angry cat while the doctor looks are her toe which she apparently got caught in something and ripped the end of it off.

It looked way worse when the dotor got to spread her toes out and get a good look at. I felt bad that I hadn't acted sooner. But he cleaned it and put some medicine on it. Then she got some shots she was due for. And finally she had to take some antibiotic by mouth. All this took maybe 5 minutes but felt longer cuz she was screeching and hissing the whole time until she made herself cough.

And i was surprised how she WANTED to go back into the cat carrier. But as soon as she was back in there.... she peed! ARG! But shes home now and doing fine but she can't go outside for 3-4 days and she has to take an eyedropper full of medicine twice a day. YEAH Right, i have no idea how Im going to give this to her tonight, she struggles so much and shes mean with claws and teeth!

But blessings for my baby girl, Jasmine and for me and Firelord for giving her medicine. Thank you everyone!!!

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Post by Stormy » Sat Jul 02, 2005 5:50 pm

Blessings and prayers for kitty and your friends dog too.

A tip on giving the meds - wrap her in a heavy towel with just her head sticking out - kneel on the ground and hold her tightly between your legs, grab the ol' head, tilt it back, slip the eyedropper (hopefully it's plastic, if it's glass you'll need to get a plastic one) into the side of her mouth, squeeze in the meds, pull out the eyedropper and hold mouth shut till she swallows.

I had to give meds to our one cat so often I had it down to a science ;)

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Post by Lotus » Sat Jul 02, 2005 7:58 pm

My blessings and prayers go out to your kitty. [-o<

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Post by lunaria » Sat Jul 02, 2005 9:11 pm

My kitty had hurt her leg a few weeks ago (she fell off my dad's bed, the stupid cat), but it wasn't anything like your cat! I will so totally keep your kitty in mind, as well as the doggie. I hope they both get better!!
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Post by Kystar » Sat Jul 02, 2005 11:58 pm

Yeah, the blanket works WONDERS, but having someone scruff her might help if you can't do the burrito medicine delivery system.

Good luck with your little furbaby.

Hate to say it, but I'm glad my NOche is an indoor cat...she's too klutzy to go outside, she'd be in a full body cast!


Anyways, much luck with fuzz butt!
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Post by Wbdsgnr1 » Sun Jul 03, 2005 5:37 am

Heres a little update on Jasmine....

She went to the vet between 8:30 and 9:30 Saturday (yesterday) morning. I gave her a treat when she got home but I didn't see her eat anything the rest of the day. Then at about 7pm she kinda threw up and it didn't look like normal kitty throws up. But maybe half an hour after that she had wet food for dinner and was fine.

This morning we give the cats their normal wet food for breakfast and right when shes done eating, she throws up! Then when Firelord got up from his computer chair for a second, she lays down in it and gets really pissy if you try to pet or move her at all. She will bite you, I swear! So he gets another chair and we leave her alone.... and a few minutes later she gets up and walks over to his lap and curls up wanting to be pet until she falls asleep!
Shes so cute, thats where she is right now.

But im a little concerned about the way shes acting. I hope shes not having bad reactions to either the medicine the doc gave her or the 2 annual shots she got.

One was just called Feline FVRCP-C Annual Vacc. (means nothing to me!) and the other was Annual Lukemia vacc.

Got any ideas on this one Stormy? If shes not doing better by Tuesday morning Im going to call the vet, since thats the next time they will be open.

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Post by Stormy » Sun Jul 03, 2005 6:04 am

Well, she could, as you say, be reacting to the antibiotics - they can upset a cats belly just as they do ours. However, it could just as easily be the annual shots - my PoPo kitty gets sick for a couple of days every year when he goes for his shots, same symptoms - he eats and then barfs, gets cranky, but wants loved ;)

I'd just watch her for any signs of an actual allergic reaction to the meds - reddening on the skin, rash (usually shows up on the thin ear skin or belly first), bloody stool or bloody vomit, uncontrolled shivers or shakes. Anything like that and stop the meds right away, get to the doc. Truthfully though, it sounds like she's just getting an upset tummy from the combo of meds and shots and should adjust to the meds within a few days. Might try feeding her, then give her the meds about an hour later, so she has something on her stomach other than the meds.

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Post by Librarian » Sun Jul 03, 2005 8:29 am

We've spent the last few weeks giving Smokey eye drops. He simply can't seem to shake this persistent infection from a scratched cornea.

Blessings to you and your kitty. I hope you feel beter soon!

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Post by FyreGarnet » Mon Jul 04, 2005 10:07 am

I have a hint for you for the claw problems. I know many people feel it is unethical to completely declaw a cat. I'd have done it to mine, cept we signed a waiver with 9-lives rescue saying we wouldn't. But my cat kept deciding that climbing our legs while we were standing doing something might be a lot of fun. Finally, I resorted to the nail clippers. Yep, that's right, nail clippers. I can clip his claws when they are getting too sharp, and that way they aren't enough to draw blood anymore, but he won't fall off from not having a grip.

As for the meds, my mom and I used to work together with my old kitty. I'd hold him and pet him, and my mom would pour it with an eye dropper on the upper lip. The cat can't refuse to lick it off, usually. And I do say usually, cuz my sister's cat is currently doing the eye dropper bit, and it just doesn't work for her. But that cat is very contrary.

Best of wishes to your little baby.
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Post by morgana » Mon Jul 04, 2005 6:27 pm

Good luck with the kitty! Shots can have a bit of an effect on cats just as they can on people. I know when I was a kid I always had a problem with the flu shot making me have flu symptoms for a couple days. Seems to defeat the purpose of the shot I think! Anyway, just keep an eye on her and hopefully it'll clear up in a couple days.
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Post by Wbdsgnr1 » Tue Jul 05, 2005 5:28 pm

Well today was the first day she was allowed out and we had to work today, but she is perfectly fine and all symptoms are gone.

I know your blessings worked. Even my friend Lori says her dog Maggie is doing better too but it will take her longer to heal I think.

Thank you again so much!!
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