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Wednesday, woe…

Teddy had to go to the vet. He has lost 4 pounds and had diarrhea for a couple of days. So, off to the Vet, we went. Usually, he is not happy to be there but he puts up with it. But this time he hissed and growled and showed his claws.

The Vet did her thing which took about an hour with the checking and testing. $600 later I was told he has an inflamed bowel and given some medicine in a syringe to give him every 12 hours. In the past, he has been fine when he had to take medicine but I guess his old age has made him a bit of a crank. It is a challenge to get the medicine in him rather than on him.

He does seem to be feeling better and the diarrhea is gone. But we have a few more days of doses to go. Wish me luck!

Sometimes being a cat mama is difficult!

35 thoughts on “Wednesday, woe…

    1. He is feeling better. No diarrhea and he is eating more. Two more days of meds. If diarrhea starts again he will need to be tested for lymphoma. I will keep you posted. Thanks for checking on my boy!

  1. Same with dogs. We had to crush pills and mix them with water in a syringe with Maggie as she’s spit them out. Good luck and hope Teddy is better soon.

    1. Thanks, Teddy is feeling better and only a few days of dosing left. If only we could explain the reason we are doing this to our pets.

  2. Oh goodness. I so remember trying to give medicine to my kitties. A two person job and very dangerous. I’m glad he’s doing better.

    Have a fabulous day, Patricia. ā™„

    1. Well, Jack and Sophie are no help and they are the only other occupants in this place. Only a few more days of this. I may need a blood transfusion but Teddy will be fine.

  3. Sweet Teddy, I hope you feel better soon and I’ll keep you in my purrayers. Our Callie has a vet appointment this month. We use a mobile vet and love them.

    1. Teddy is usually pretty good at the vet but this visit was awful. He puts up quite a fight when it’s time for the meds. But he is feeling better

  4. My smallest cat Gracie at 8 lbs cannot be pilled. Liquids she can foam out. We went through a lot of testing a few months back for frequent barfing and the answer was “we’re not sure.” She had hard stools so I’m giving her laxatone 3 times a week but she is still barfing more than a normal cat. This morning it was a huge hairball (I thought the laxatone would help with that!). Anyhow I can’t get a pill down her and liquid is more on her than in her. I can smear the laxatone on her fur and she’ll clean it. I just hope she never gets really sick that she needs meds. IBS was a possible diagnosis too but unless she speaks up, it’s hard to diagnose. Good luck with Teddy. Such a sweet grumpy cat!

  5. Dear Teddy, I’m very sorry that you’re unwell, but know, being the strapping man that you are, will be up and running soon. I hope you’re being kind and cooperative when it comes to that syringe your mama is wielding since, it’s only for your good, and maybe this will give you a chance to catch up on your reading. I hear Pete the Cat has a new book out. Your Pal, Susannah

    1. I feel better but the medicine is yucky. I can’t help fighting mama, but somehow she gets that yuck in me. She may have some scars before this is over.

  6. I have used an eyedropper or syringe-similar item (if liquid meds). Glad he’s feeling better!

    1. Maybe that is the reason for his grumpiness. If the meds don’t help he will need to be tested for lymphoma. Please keep him in your purrayers.

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