Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Vet Visit

 Mom snapped the pictures of me and Spyro at mid-afternoon and everyone knows that's nap time.  I keep trying to get a peek at that girl kitty in the safe room, but Mom keeps closing the door before I can get a good look.
Spyro:   I think the laundry basket is the best cat bed I have ever had.  I did get a look at the girl kitty this morning.  Mom left the door open and she poked her head out.  I saw her and she saw me, then she hissed at me.  Three times!

Karen Jo:  Sorry about the three times, Spyro.  She was in the doorway and I kept waiting for her to retreat back into the room, as Emma did, but she stood her ground.  I think that's a good sign for your future relationship with her.  I finally had to shoo her back into the room so I could close the door.

Oja: I'm not going to let any big mancat scare me into running away.  Mom was mean to me today.  She put me in a PTU, then in a metal monster and took me to the vet.  They poked me and prodded me and put something up where it didn't belong.  Then a vet lady squirted something in my mouth.  The only good thing about it was that Mom had another lady with her and they both gave me pets.  The vet lady and the vet tech both gave me pets, too. I was glad to come home.  My picture is all blurry because I won't hold still.

Karen Jo:  The picture is dark because it was taken late afternoon.  I tried to take Oja's picture in the full mid-afternoon light, but she wouldn't hold still enough for even a bad blurry picture.  The vet report is that her nose-drips have cleared up on their own.  I didn't tell you earlier because I didn't want to worry everyone unduly, but Oja also has diarrhea.  I think it is just that I am giving Oja higher quality food than she is used to.  Since Oja didn't have a temperature or any other obvious abnormalities, the vet cautiously agreed with me.  She is getting liquid metronitazale twice a day to help clear it up. She has to go back in 15 days for her boosters.  If the diarrhea doesn't clear up soon, she is going back sooner.


Gemini and Ichiro said...

Well we hope you feel better Oja--you have some mancats to keep in line!

Ivan and Izzy from WMD said...

Did the doc recommend canned pumpkin? I always thought that was for dogs (because, you know, they'll eat anything!) but my vet recommended it for me when I had that problem. Maybe it was the mention of it, because I didn't need it after all. So I have no idea if a.) it works or b.) anycat would eat it!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

I had some problems with the grain-free stinky goodness food here when I first arrived, but I got used to it. Now its my favrit kind. I think you will be OK in a week, Oja! ~ Marley

Angel Simba said...

Very best of luck to Oja in feeling 100% and in getting the upper hand with those boys!

The Misadventures Of Me said...

OMC, see the mom is totally losing track of all our cat furiends! We didnt know Herman has noo family there.

Fanks fer our blogoversary wishes, can you believe the mom FORGOT???

We totally need a noo mom or secretary!!


Sweet Purrfections said...

We hope Oja is feeling better soon. We are slowly transitioning to adult cat food and Mom Paula is watching us closely.

The Devil Dog said...

The VET! oh boy, no fun! We hope Oja is feeling better soon and that you get to see more of the girl kitty.


The Florida Furkids said...

We're glad the nose-drips cleared up and we hope the poopy problems get better soon too.

The Florida Furkids and Lexi

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

Oja, We are glad you are all checked out by the vet lady and are ready to stand up for yourself!

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I hope your diarrhea clears up soon, Oja - that metronitazale is nasty stuff, isn't it?

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Poor Oja, we unnerstand tummy trubbles. We are purrin fur your bellah. xoxo

Marilia said...

Purrrrs to you Oja!!!
Kisses to all!


We all hope you feel better Oja.

Spyro that is indeed a very nice bed and Herman you look so comfy.

meowmeowmans said...

Well, we're glad to hear you got that vet visit out of the way, Oja! We hope you are feeling all better real soon, and that your transition into the whole house goes smoothly.


Debra Taylor said...

Interesting stories! I have a feral outdoors who hisses even as he knows I have been feeding him twice a day every day for 5 years. Of course they don't have any way to measure time - but you would think there would be even a smidgen of trust there. Oh well - that's the feral nature!

Pet lovers please check out my homeless cat blog archives for some informative posts and archived stories about the cat abandoned/feral colony I manage.