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PicklePig isn't well. :(

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Germgirl Fri 11-Jul-14 10:29:19

My lovely idiot cat pickle pig (pic attached just to show off his amazing handsomeness) isn't well. Nothing specific, he's just very quiet, sleeping a lot, he hasn't eaten, not sure if he's drunk anything.
His nose is dry (usually wet, he headbutts us & covers us in 'cat juice'), his coat looks dull, his eyes are dull.
I'm very worried. He was ok yesterday but a bit quiet the day before.
He's 10, I keep thinking of things like tumours & other hideous things.
Just wanted a hand hold I suppose. I've booked a vets appointment for 4pm.
Poor PicklePig sad

cozietoesie Fri 11-Jul-14 10:35:42

Oh Dear - poor PicklePig. Fingers crossed that he's just acquired a wee temporary problem but good luck at the vet's this afternoon. Let us know how he gets on.

chockbic Fri 11-Jul-14 12:46:23

Looks as if you'll have to prise him out of bed first.

Best wishes for you and your pig.

RubbishMantra Fri 11-Jul-14 13:02:12

He is handsome! smile not that I'm biased or anything having a black and white myself

I hope the vet can put your mind at rest.

Germgirl Fri 11-Jul-14 13:05:52

Thank you ladies. He's curled up on the rug looking very sorry for himself. I've tried to cuddle him but he just struggles & wants to get down. They don't like attention when they feel rough do they?
Poor old PP. I hope he's ok.

Germgirl Fri 11-Jul-14 16:21:07

Back from the vets. His temperature is fine & the vet can't feel any lumps or bumps. His third eyelids are across a bit so he's definitely run down.
The vet thinks he might have eaten a mouse or something that's disagreed with him.
He's had an anti inflammatory and antibiotic injection & I've got antibiotic tablets to give him twice a day for a week. That'll be fun!
As soon as I got home Pickle zoomed outside & over the back fence. I don't think I'm very popular at the moment!

cozietoesie Fri 11-Jul-14 18:17:17

Wait until you've had to give him 14 tablets - you'd be really persona non grata then! (It sounds like a job for DH to me.)

Better news, though.

Germgirl Fri 11-Jul-14 19:15:16

apparently they're meat flavoured tablets & he should eat them like Dreamies. Yeah. Right.
We employ the "2 people plus a bath towel" method to get tablets down him. He sort of implodes though, his head disappears into his body!

RubbishMantra Fri 11-Jul-14 19:55:27

Pleased to hear it was nothing too serious! Completely understand about the worrying though, I'm the same with mine. MCat was in a grumpy mood the last couple of days, I wanted to take him to the vet, DH persuaded me to wait. He's his usual self now. Perhaps they get headaches/feel a bit rough for no particular reason, just like us humans?

Germgirl Fri 11-Jul-14 20:22:31

I'm sure they do. The vet definitely thinks I'm over-protective. But I don't care. He's my baby!

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 11-Jul-14 20:40:50

It's better to be told its nothing serious than to wait and have a seriously ill cat.

He is amazingly handsome.

cozietoesie Sun 13-Jul-14 18:47:25

How's he been doing today?

Germgirl Sun 13-Jul-14 22:03:41

He seems fine. Not thrilled about the tablets. He won't eat them so I have to do the towel trick. But I give him Whiskas treats afterwards so he puts up with it.
He seems back to normal. I hope it continues.
Thank you for asking. smile

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