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13/03/2013 at 15:32
I am sure you are fascinated and desperate for an update.
Took Lily to the vets as have discovered she is weeing in randomly places round the hosue and had been accusing the boys of doing it. She is very freaked otu at leaving the house let along going to the vets so was expecting it to be quite a stressful experience for her. She was a PITA to catch and get in the cat carrier and nearly cancelled the appointment because I couldn't catch her! She pooed herself on the way because she was so scared. When we got to the vets I left to calm down quite a bit before gettign her out and actually she was hardly stressed at all whilst there - I sustained no injuries! She actually at one point found a box of biscuits which she started to eat some of - other ones she spat out on the floor!
Gave a massive long history of events to the vet and the vet agreed it sounds like stress but after examining her she said it might be a thyroid problem. So Lily got bloods taken - with me out of the room and her in the cat equivalent of a strait jacket! I asked what the treatment is, the answer was tablets at which I rolled my eyes because I doubt I would be able to give her tablets. She said the other option was an operation. A lotion is apparently in development but the vet said she hadn't used it yet.
Just have to wait for the blood tests results make.
Still waiting for the Feliway diffusers to arrive...
13/03/2013 at 17:35
Our cat has a thyroid problem - it cost quite a bit to get her tested to confirm it. She has tablets now, it was a PITA to start with but she is ok with them now. But we did need to get the dose doubled as it didn't work intially.
13/03/2013 at 17:38
£80 to get her tested... I don't how I am going to give her tablets. If it was one of the boys those soppy sods would take as well as letting me do anything else to them at the same time... but Lily different matter!
13/03/2013 at 18:05
I was wondering about this but couldn't remember when you were taking her!
My cat poos on the way to the vets every time..!
Hopefully you can manage some kind of treatment for her, but glad it seems fairly straightforward :)
13/03/2013 at 18:19
My cat is hyperthyroid and the tablet is quite small and round, he just eats it squashed into a catfood sachet once a day (he usually eats dry food so this is a treat) and doesn't even notice it. Hope it's not that though for yours!
13/03/2013 at 18:25
BTW this cat sorts out the biscuits so removing a tablet from her food would be of little difficulty for her!
13/03/2013 at 20:26
Can you stuff into a chewy type treat?
14/03/2013 at 10:00
Have you got a pill popper? I wish I lived closer, I'm an ace at getting pills into cats! The thyroid tablets are tiny - it there anything you can disguise it in? tuna? salmon? chicken? They're crafty buggers.
14/03/2013 at 10:03
Lots of cats have the same thyroid problem as me!
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