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Sparklingcat has conjunctivitis

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Sparklingbrook Mon 06-Nov-17 20:00:39


DH took her to the vet, the vet asked if he wanted him to demonstrate how to administer the eye gel, DH said no, we will work it out. angry

So she could have had her first treatment at the vets but instead we have the tube and have to work out how to do it without her going ballistic.

Any top tips or is the wrap her up in a towel with head poking out and just do our best the way to go?

dementedpixie Mon 06-Nov-17 20:03:28

Probably a 2 person job! Might be tutorials on YouTube

Sparklingbrook Mon 06-Nov-17 20:07:10

Yes, not sure which of the two people I would want to be!

I will have a look at You Tube, that's a good idea. She is going to object loudly.

I was so hmm at DH. Fortunately it's only one blob every 12 hours but it would have meant she would be done until tomorrow morning.

Ollivander84 Mon 06-Nov-17 20:07:12

I am a veteran of this grin
Basically I sat on Ollie with him trapped between my legs (head facing out). Grabbed head, opened eye and dropped gel in as fast as humanly possibly. Let go, wait for cat rage

Ollivander84 Mon 06-Nov-17 20:08:12

Oh and their muscles around the eye are strong so you need to be quite firm opening the eye. Or if cat is really asleep, open eye and drop it in. If you do it from above/side onto the White of the eye, they can't see it coming wink

Sparklingbrook Mon 06-Nov-17 20:12:20

Thanks Olli, that sounds good. Maybe the asleep bit might be a goer.The vet said to take care the plastic doesn't touch the eye.

I thought it would be liquid drops but it's gel. confused

FledglingFTB Mon 06-Nov-17 20:12:30

Yes, attack from the side! If they see you coming you’re a goner

Ollivander84 Mon 06-Nov-17 20:16:35

If it's the stuff I used, it's like gel but when it touches the eye it goes liquid straight away

Sparklingbrook Mon 06-Nov-17 20:18:00

Does it do the trick? She's never had conjunctivitis before.

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 06-Nov-17 20:19:37

Poor sparkling cat. Men don't like taking instruction do they?.

Ollivander84 Mon 06-Nov-17 20:19:39

Yes usually works fairly quick. I think the vet said 3 days or so

Toddlerteaplease Mon 06-Nov-17 20:21:02

Snorg had it two weeks ago. I had to do it single handedly as I live on my own. I grabbed her when she came for cuddles. Put my arm round her and and pulled lower lid with that have and administered cream with right hand. However she is a very placid gentle cat. Who is not at all scratchy! Good luck!

Toddlerteaplease Mon 06-Nov-17 20:24:18

I noticed a difference with Snorgs drops within two doses.

Sparklingbrook Mon 06-Nov-17 20:25:34

Oh that's good to hear, hoping it will clear up for her, she keeps washing it, and she does look a bit of a sorry state.

i think it might be time. I will be back...

Sparklingbrook Mon 06-Nov-17 20:26:11

No they don't Fluffy, feel like jabbing DH in the eye TBH. angry

Sparklingbrook Mon 06-Nov-17 20:36:20

Yay, I got a drop in! I could do it better next time, but it's a start. She didn't complain too much, DH held her.

But she's all offended now and wanting to go out. She can do some one eyed checking of her territory.

Ollivander84 Mon 06-Nov-17 20:38:04

It's just practice. Don't worry about putting too much in either. I just went for "get in what you can" grin

Sparklingbrook Mon 06-Nov-17 20:43:15

Yes I think the 'get in what you can' is going to be the best I can do. It's a teeny tiny tube and they want to see her back on Wednesday.

£47 too. sad

deepestdarkestperu Mon 06-Nov-17 23:30:15

We had this earlier this year. We’d only rescued the cat a month before so he was still really nervous, and it didn’t help that he weighed 18lbs (he’s a Maine coon)!

We managed it by getting him into a room and shutting him in, then one of us purrito-ing him in a towel while the other did the drops! He was fine within a week smile

exWifebeginsat40 Tue 07-Nov-17 00:04:56

i clutch my permanently furious old lady under my arm like a bagpipe to do flea treatments. speed is important. preparation is vital.

she remains un-microchipped aged 11 and a bit as no vet has been able to handle her. out of three people that tried last time, two emerged bleeding and one was a bit pale.

so, yeah. bagpipe and ignore the growling.

QuestionableMouse Tue 07-Nov-17 00:12:03

I found that lots of treats before and after helped.

Sparklingbrook Sat 11-Nov-17 08:17:40

Hi again. Treatment has done the trick and eye is fine now. Thing is they want to see her again on Monday and I don't think it's necessary.

She went to the vets last Monday and then they saw her again Wednesday, by which time it was a lot better.

How do I cancel Monday's appointment without looking like a bad cat owner?

deepestdarkestperu Sat 11-Nov-17 08:43:07

We never took ours to the final appointment either. He clearly didn’t need it. We just rang and said he was fine and the receptionist wasn’t too fussed. She said we could always bring him back if we had any further problems.

deepestdarkestperu Sat 11-Nov-17 08:43:57

Besides, I didn’t see the point in stressing the cat out for no reason. He hates the vet and his carrier and I wasn’t going to put him through that for reason!

Sparklingbrook Sat 11-Nov-17 08:45:18

Thanks deepest, I will just ring. I don't want to wrestle her into the carrier and stress her out with a trip to the vets if it's not necessary. Plus it's a waste of £22 when she's fine.

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