Random Ramblings

Random Ramblings: Personal observations on a wide variety of subjects. Photographs of creatures and things that are taken on seeing the unusual as well as everyday things.

Pussy, Oh Pussy

Towards the tail end of last week our cat came in from the garden with a very pale nose. She then proceeded to flop here and flop there not wanting to be stroked, not wanting to play, not wanting to sit on the windowsill and watch the world go by. For the very first time in her life she didn’t want any dinner, not even a bite of supper … at least she was drinking. Then came the diarrhoea. At first I thought she had been sick. Then as the smell rose to hit the back of my nostrils I knew that the was not sick.

Pussy, Oh Pussy

Over the next day-and-a-half rather than get a little bit better she, if anything became more lethargic so by Saturday morning we phoned the Vet in the hope of getting her into the Saturday surgery. Fortunately, we were able to take her in. She was thoroughly examined and had her temperature taken and the Vet gave her an injection of an antibiotic and a steroid to help to reduce her swollen belly.

We were advised to try her on a light diet of fish or chicken from early evening onwards and see how she was by Monday. All I can say is that it’s amazing how wonderful antibiotics and steroids are – how quickly they reverse a really bad situation and thank you to the people who discovered them. Where would we now be without them?

Pussy, Oh Pussy - Oh Pussy, my love

3 comments:

Mike Golch said...

Glad to hear the the cat is doing better.

Shinade aka Jackie said...

Polly I do hope she will be okay. My neighbor's cat got bitten by spider this past week and has been sick also.

Please let us know!

Lady Banana said...

Aww poor kitty, did they say what was wrong with her?

Hope she is totally recovered by now! :)