Saturday, March 20, 2010

No Buffet?

Hey! What happened to my buffet? You said you were going to add to it, not take it away.

Karen Jo: Sorry, Herman. I forgot that the vet said to put you on only the I/D food after two days. Luckily, I remembered while I was at work. I did let you finish crunching your Friskies before I took them away. I even put down the all I/D bowl next to your Friskies and I/D mix to see which one you wanted to finish up with and you picked the I/D, so I took your Friskies away. I really, really want you to get better, so we are going to do just what the vet ordered.

Do I still get my sardine?

Karen Jo: No. You were only picking at it, anyway.

I ate some of it today.

Karen Jo: Yeah, a whopping two bites. I already checked with the vet lady and you do still get your treats.

Well, that's something at least. Why are you getting so strict with me all of a sudden? I have been running this house since I arrived.

Karen Jo: When I saw you make a poop puddle, then go out in the hall and cry like you wanted something very badly, then come back in to the litter box room and make another poop puddle, it tore at my heart. I felt like you were crying out to me to help you and being strict with you and doing just what the vet says is all that I can do to help you. I have to go to the vet to get you some more food and I will ask if you can have some boiled chicken or other simple meat to give you a little change. Otherwise, it's just I/D food for the next two weeks.

At least I like it. I ate some more straight out of the can tonight.

Karen Jo: That made me very glad. Your appetite seems to be coming back a bit. I do wish you would eat more, though. You only ate half of what I left you when I went to work. That was the food that the pro-biotic was in. I don't see how it can help you, if I can't get more of it in you.

I just haven't felt much like eating the last couple of days.

Karen Jo: The vet lady said that the I/D might upset your tummy a little at first. I hope that's over with now and you will go back to eating more. You do have a little more hustle in your walk tonight and that's a good sign. I know by now that the slower you walk, the worse you feel. Yesterday you were just dragging yourself around, but tonight you walked briskly. I really hope that this is the turnaround point and that you will really start to improve now.

15 comments:

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Please keep getting better Herman, and eat LOTS to keep yourself well!!

Simba said...

Thank goodness you eat the I/D food - it will hopefully make you feel better all around.

Kea said...

Herman, sometimes your mom just has to use "tough love" to help you get better!

BTW, I know there is an appetite stimulant that can be given (not sure if it's injection or pills), so it might be an option if he doesn't return to eating heartily on his own. Something to ask your vet about, at any rate.

Everycat said...

Herman, I/D plus a sardine treat sounds like a pretty good diet to me.

Our vet told the apes that cooked turkey is sometimes well tolerated by cats with IBD issues. Some cats find it easier to digest than chicken.

Here's to the spring returning to your steps soon Herman! :)

Rumbly purrs to you big fella

Whicky Wuudler

Gandalf, Grayson, Whitey and Gracie said...

It could be worse, Herman. We have C/D foods and NO sardine. It'll be OK, you'll see.

Sammy and Andy said...

Oh, Herman, please get better....please, please, please.....we continue to purr for you in a mighty and loud fashion. xxxxxxxxxxxx

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Purrs to you Herman. I would really hate it if someone said I could only eat certain food. I am a very picky cat so I feel for you. I hope your poops get better and that you feel better!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We're still purring fur yoo Herman. We feel fur yoo too...da Green Pea and Duck food dat stopped Speedy's skwirty poops is all we're allowed to eat now! All of us! Good thing we all like it but da new treats is only liked by Speedy. Moms can be so strict sometimes, but it's for our own good.

Max said...

Hmmm, yeah, I was on an appetite stimulant when I was sick and wouldn't eat. It's a pill, so no worries about being stabbed. And it did make me want to eat...so maybe that would help? Worth asking about anyway.

Doood, I really hate when they change foods on us. They tried making me eat this W/D stuff, but I refused. I'm stubborn that way.

Brian said...

You can adjust Herman, I know you can because you are a good dude!

Angel and Kirby said...

We learned to like our diet food. We ran out and Mom gace us some that was left over from before. We did not like it as much!

ABBY said...

Herman
We are purrin really hard for you to feel better and make better poops...just help your Mom she is having a really hard time...

purrs
Abby

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I have given you an award. I hope that makes your poops better.

Melody said...

Herman, you need to tell your mom that she should try this stuff. I had a kitten with IBS and a cat with a senitive stomach. The stuff really helped them out a lot.Its in a powder form so all you have to do is sprinkle a little on top of the food. It was a miracle for me.

The name of the stuff is...Natural Digestive Enzyme Blend for cats

The company that makes it is PetGuard. You can reach them at 1-877-petguard

I used this stuff for a few years. Now I don't have to use it. This stuff is good.

Let me know if you try it.

Nishant said...

Thank goodness you eat the I/D food - it will hopefully make you feel better all around.
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