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Happy Friday! [Jul. 31st, 2009|08:34 am]
Lanette
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TGIF SO MUCH!

UPDATE: Moved her appointment up to tonight at 5pm even though it's with a vet I don't know. Phew. Busy much? This week can (nevermind).

Worked until after Midnight last night (ugh), now up and off to work. Tizzy awoke with serious rash and swelling above her eyes. She already got looked at for scratching the fur above her eyes off and they thought it was allergies. Advantage was no help, so it isn't flea allergies. She also has little scabs by her head and neck. She looks so uncomfy. Poor sweetie! The vet is going to see her Monday, but I was thinking, can I use aloe or hydrocortizone cream over the counter just on the part she is scratching to help her itch less until then? She's scratching like mad.

Also, Stardust got lonely and curled up right in my armpit with her head against mine. It was an adorable way to wake up, but not good for the allergies considering there is cat hair all over my pillow. Super cute though. Kitty lovin really is good for pain control. Seriously good medicine. :)

I'm looking forward to dinner and hopefully getting to watch some TV tonight as I haven't seen ANY all week.
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[User Picture]From: puppie
2009-07-31 05:36 pm (UTC)
Mao gets hot spots. I found some hydrocortisone spray at the pet store and I spray it right on the spots. It seems to help -- she always freaks out at the spray but then she gets oddly calm and happy afterward. I think you'll probably want to get something designed for pets so that it won't hurt them if it gets licked.

Mao went to the vet today for her allergies. Vet said to get over the counter antihistimine (a certain kind) and give her half a pill twice a day. We'll see how it goes. She just took her first dose and she liked the pill-hiding treat so much that she gobbled it right down.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-07-31 05:47 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'll stop by Mud Bay and see what they have. Where did you get it?
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[User Picture]From: puppie
2009-07-31 06:07 pm (UTC)
The cortisone spray I got at Tomlinson's, which is a local Austin pet store. The pill-hiding treats were from the vet.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-07-31 06:09 pm (UTC)
I got the pill hiding greenies (pill pockets) at Petco last week, so I have those. Another vet at the clinic was available, so I'm taking her this evening at 5pm.
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[User Picture]From: nadalia
2009-07-31 09:20 pm (UTC)
You can give her benadryl. It's not fun to pill a cat, but it is effective.

"On the other hand, the dose for diphenhydramine (Benadryl®) in dogs and cats is 1-2 mg/lb. That means that a 50-pound dog would take 50-100 mg."

I'd start with 1 mg per lb.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-07-31 09:38 pm (UTC)
The vet is going to see her at 5pm today (yay!). I read online that most antihistamines don't work in felines? Maybe that one does?
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[User Picture]From: nadalia
2009-07-31 11:15 pm (UTC)
benadryl does. I've used it many times.

Hope the vet visit is good!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-08-01 12:34 am (UTC)
Good to know. I coudln't get her into the box, so we missed the vet appointment. You know the end of my rope? Yeah, I waved as it passed me by.
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[User Picture]From: nadalia
2009-08-01 12:38 am (UTC)
Ugh, I'm sorry to hear that.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-08-01 12:42 am (UTC)
She is terrified and now hiding within the cabinet that holds our sink. Not in the space where you put things with a door, but between that and the wall where there is no room and no possible way I can get her.
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[User Picture]From: nadalia
2009-08-01 12:47 am (UTC)
Poor thing. When she comes out, if you can give her a treat with the benadryl that will calm her down. You might also try cat nip now to help calm her.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-08-01 12:51 am (UTC)
She is so shy and sensitive and I just am kicking myself. I came home with no time to spare (Thanks traffic), beyond stressed and tired, and did not approach her with the total patience needed and she is smart and knew something was up.

I called the vet and was classy with a quavering voice trying not to cry.

My friend Foxy Roxy sent me this link too: http://www.ehow.com/how_4841769_treat-allergies-cats.html and I'm going to clean up the rooms upstairs and go to Mud Bay to buy her a sample of the all natural food at least.

All of the toys I got her and she doesn't like any of them except maybe the laser for a minute or so. She likes to tunnel under blankets which freaks Craig out since it's hot and he took her blanket away. I think that makes her feel unsafe.
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[User Picture]From: nadalia
2009-08-01 12:57 am (UTC)
The blankets are fine. A lot of the kitties in our shelter like to hide out under their beds or blankets when they are scared. They will come out if they got too hot. She might have a food allergy, most common is corn or wheat. There's a brand of cat food called By Nature that's corn, soy and wheat free that's sold at PetSmart that's a little less expensive than Science Diet (not as cheap as Meow Mix but that's kitty junk food). We feed it to the kitties we have that live in PetSmart and they all love it. They are doing well on it too - shiny coats, healthier weight (we have some chubby kitties) and lots of energy.
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