Sunday, November 4, 2012

Poor Kitty!

Tiny has been sneezing and coughing for the past several days. Chalking it down to a little cold, we didn't worry too much, especially since she has been eating and drinking fine, until yesterday. Yesterday she spent the entire day either curled up on a sweater in Zakir's closet, or on a pillow in our room. She didn't get up to eat, drink, or even go outside. And she has been sneezing up a terrible storm, almost sounding as loud as a human. She is scheduled to see her regular vet this coming Friday for shots, but we didn't think we should wait until Friday before having her checked out. And with a busy week coming up, taking her to the vet earlier in the week would have been very hard. So we decided to take her to the emergency animal clinic today.

I drove Tiny down in her little cat carrier, that hardly ever gets used. She wasn't thrilled to go into the carrier, it took more than a little bit of coaxing. And after we got taken to a room at the clinic, she kept trying to crawl back into it, not wanting to have anything to do with the vet tech or doctor.

After a long wait she finally got to see the vet. And the diagnosis he made was an upper respiratory infection. So basically, she has a nasty cold. I think that her poor little nose is so congested that she just can't smell to eat her food. She got an antibiotic shot and some subcutaneous fluids. Then I brought her home, with two cans of stinky, high calorie wet cat food that the vet recommended we give her. And stinky is an understatement. But she actually did take a couple of licks of it, which is more than she's done in two days. I'm hoping that the antibiotic kicks in, and that she perks up soon. It is terrible to see your pet sick and not be able to do anything about it. At least you can blow (or suction) a child's nose when it is so stuffy!

Poor Tiny!

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