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[#] Mon Sep 16 2019 15:16:38 EDT from LoanShark

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Ours was the opposite. We think she was about 7 when we got her from one of those rescue-animals-from-the-animal-shelter groups. (Good for her - she was on Death Row.) It seems likely that she had been mainly an indoor cat up till that point (perhaps with the exception of whatever unfortunate incident resulted in the broken paw she had when we got her.)

We kept her indoors for the first several months to a year, and she never complained about that. When we gradually started introducing her to the outdoors (on a leash at first), she seemed scared and wanted to go right back inside.

But it didn't take long before she was like LET ME OUT, DAMMIT.

[#] Sun Feb 02 2020 12:28:03 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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My favorite pussy is sitting on the desk next to my keyboard right now, on a day when the world's humans are collectively pissing me off. Thank God for feline companions.

(Yes Ingrid, they are PETS, so go make me a sandwich with meat in it.)

[#] Sat Feb 08 2020 20:15:08 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Our cat is annoyed. I keep saying to him in the AOL voice: "You've got tail!"

[#] Wed Feb 12 2020 09:06:43 EST from wizard of aahz

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My cat tends to sit on the mousepad on my desk when I'm trying to use it.

[#] Wed Mar 04 2020 13:48:56 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Mine has taken an interest in the mouse pointer. Not a great pastime for him when I just spent a lot of money on a good monitor.

[#] Wed Mar 04 2020 19:16:58 EST from zooer

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My cat was sick yesterday afternoon and night.  He kept going to the litter box but not doing anything, he did throw up.

I took him to the vet today, he hasn't urinated in a while, when the doctor was feeling him he urinated all over the vets table so the vet grabbed a sample.  They said the cat is in good shape, his white count is slightly elevated but not bad. The vet put him on antibiotics, an anti-inflammatory and some pain meds. 

 



[#] Wed Mar 04 2020 21:13:09 EST from LoanShark

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That sounds like not-unusual cat stuff. Every now and then ours starts looking really subdued, like she's in some pain, but always recovers. We take her to the vet more than some other owners do, but more for checkups...

[#] Sat Mar 07 2020 00:23:17 EST from arabella

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Zooer: I hope your cat recovers quickly.

 

Ours also do the thing with the subdued behaviour which tends to last for a day, maybe two. They also get regular health checks. 



[#] Sat Mar 07 2020 08:33:01 EST from zooer

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Cats know when you are trying to give them medication.  They sense it and hide.

 

He has three meds, one is a pill the doctor said I can open the capsule and sprinkle the contents in his food, that is easy. The antibiotic is liquid in a dropper and isn't all that hard to get in him.  He keeps his mouth shut but he had a tooth extracted so if I can get the tip of the dropper in the hole he will open his mouth and then I can squirt the dropper in the back of his mouth.  The last pill is pain meds, it lasts 24 hours, it is small but nearly impossible to get in him.  Luckily he doesn't seem to be in too much pain, he is pretty happy.  That med makes him very lethargic for 24 hours and if he doesn't need it I am not going to put either of us through the trauma of trying to administer it.  

The antibiotic does give him diarrhea, I believe he has two more days (Monday) until the antibiotic it is done but it might be until Wednesday.

Otherwise he is fine, happy, sweet cat. 



[#] Sat Mar 07 2020 10:09:33 EST from LoanShark

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Last time our qat had a pain med prescription, the delivery system was little pre-packaged syringes.

[#] Sun Mar 08 2020 20:24:20 EDT from zooer

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My last cat had his morphine in a syringe. This medication lasts 24 hours so I imagine it is a buffered pill, releases a little as it makes its way through his system.  He doesn't seem like he is in pain and if I do give it to him he is very lethargic.  You can not tell if he is lethargic because of the pain pill or because he doesn't feel well.

I thought things were improving but he seemed to slow down on Sunday, I usually check his litterbox once a day so I don't know if he is using it less.  If there isn't something in the box Monday morning I will have to bring him back to the vet.

 



[#] Fri Mar 27 2020 13:29:36 EDT from zooer

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The vet has been sending me email telling me about changes in how visits are handled at the office.  A week ago they said the human will stay in the car, a vet tech will come to the car, and take the pet inside for the visit.  The doctor will call the person cell phone and discuss everything.

Earlier this week they said they will do video visits.   

I have had a phone call visit with one of my doctors but not a video call.  I don't know how this would work for a pet.  Usually a pet needs something or the doctor has to examine them hands on to see what is wrong.

 



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