Don't know if anyone can help, or if anyone can put my mind at rest?
I took her to the vets yesterday morning, and theupshot of that is that she is now on antibiotics, and she also had a pain relieving jab/plus and antibiotic jab.
The vets doesn't know what's wrong tho. I told the vet that when i had picked her up she cried out, that she seemed to have pain when beinding to eat her food yesterday morning. On examination the vet found noproblems with her respiratory nor any obvious bites, or sites of pain. It's really odd. I am taking her back tomorrow.
It started on thursday, she just seemed not right. She slept and slept. She did eat a bit. She's wide eyed, scared, slow and like she's totally spaced out.
Normally she's joyful, slinky and vocal, she is a lovely 1 yr old tortie.
I had to give her a tablet earlier, and now she is absolutely terrified, and won't come anywhere near me. I know it's sort of understandable, but i've givenher worming tablets inthe past and she's not acted like this.
it's almost like she has had some sort of trauma, and I am really upset for her.
My cat was all wide eyed too - and he kind of crept around very slowly and carefully checking the house out. I took him to the vets too and got theh all clear. It took weeks before he relaxed (and the incomer cat didn't hang around for long - was a neighbours girlfriend moving in and rather swiftly moving out again).
vet checked her heart, did alot of checking with the stethescope actually. Pixie (cat) showed no signs of pain when the vet was squeezing and prodding. yet when i went to pick her up last night she had definite pain under her front legs, breast bone area.
Vet thought she might also be constipated, so i am having to give her lactulose. Keep her in and inspect litter tray.
I love this cat so much, she has beena wonder to my dd. My dd is cat mad, and they have such a bond. It's hard to see a pet like this.
So to summise! Shock, trauma, possible muscle injury? = very upset cat.
Any chance of something toxic here? Wide eyes can be caused by a number of reasons including pain and fear yes, but some toxins (eg certain dog flea treatments licked by cats - off the dog, or used on the cat) can do this too.
Does she seem able to see? You can test this by dropping a small piece of tissue screwed up in a ball next to her so no sound to distract her head to. If not responding well to that could be related to blood pressure and eye problems.
What tablets has the vet given you? If they are the antibiotics then ask the vet if it seems reasonable to have "convenia" injection instead of the tablets - it is a long acting broad spectrum antibiotic that will last for 2 weeks and avoid the need for tablets - but of course only appropriate for certain situations and so your vet needs to be the judge of that not us.
hope the news is better later on. We had a cat book that said all cats loved cottage cheese and would eat pills hidden in that. It has never worked for me. I have sometimes been able to hide one in a prawn or sprinkle a crushed tablet over one. Do you have one of the tablet holders that make it easier to get pills to the back of the throat?
I just went for it with the tablets. Covered one in marg/butter and just smoothed her throat. Was crying my eyes out last night, smoothing her. I put her on my dressing gown and covered her with one of dd's old baby blankets. How sad am i !!!
She was so weak she couldn't get 'on' the gown. oh dear.
this morning i found her upstairs under my bed. So she had energy to get up here, which i hope is a good sign.
well she's back. they have given her another antibiotic jab, one that will last 2 weeks. plus some syrup i am to put on her food, that is a painkiller.
They kept an eye on her ll day and were quite happy with her, apart form that she seems ina nervous pain( wtf is that). I have witnessed her growling and crying out since i have been home, when she is trying to move at all.
Is she having me on, or just being braver at the vets?
They wanted a pee sample at vets but she didn't go all day. They have said tho, that there is no evidence to say she has a urine infection.
I just walked past her, and she growled at me . maybe she has been kicked by someone or hurt. jeez
So sorry to hear this, sorry haven't anything constructive to add, just hope the vets can shed some light on it. Thinking of you, it's so beastly when they're ill and you feel helpless but you are doing the best by getting on to the vets.