August 20th 2012 4:46 am
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Hey, thought we'd update you guys on clinic news. Things have been hectic around here for the staff, for us clinic cats its just the usual, Mol. We help here and there with the patients. Mainly keeping those kitties in the cages awake, hehe, we like to come say hi. Although the staff would say we're being mean.
About a month or two ago one of the staff was injured/bitten by a dog and was MIA for a month. They short staffed at that time so they got pretty tired after a while of continuous shifts. In the dogs defense he was hurting and they were trying to take an xray. I believe the owners did say he he was a fear-bitter.
Lately we've seen many raccoon attack patients. We are saying this partially as a warning to you as well as your parents. Stay away from the outdoors!!! Most were outdoor cats, one was one that just went out on the porch. There was even one or two small dogs that just went out in their back yard!! Sounds pretty scary! We love all of you and want you to stay nice and safe.
Lately we've also seen lots of patients with blood in their feces or that they are vomiting blood, not sure why so many right now. If you ever notice that in your pets its best to contact your vet as soon as possible.
We had a very critical case in last night. Simon and I took it upon ourselves to keep a close eye on him. It was a big dog. When he came in his heart was so slow the staff needed to revive him, had him on ECG for a few hours. Over night he started getting a bit more conscious. All in all he was doing quite a bit better by morning but had to go to their regular vet for continued care.
On a note of how Simon and I are doing. We have been getting a bit sick off and on. But staff did bloodwork and xrays and found nothing. We also have blood in our poop, they can't figure out why. But whatever it is it is affecting both of us. Again its an off and on thing, you really don't need to worry about us, we feel fine 97% of the time. We have loving and caring staff that want us to stay healthy! Although I myself have to admit that I hate medicine! It doesn't help me feel better - I get very angry with the staff. Mol.
We hope everyone is doing well. We apologize for not being around. Just holler and we'll be back in a hop skip and a jump.
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HI Simon and Tony, glad to hear that you guys are ok, just busy:) Hope you dont have to take anymore medicine and that you both stay healthy. You guys rock!!! Im not on here as much either, with work and everything I only get a little puter time in the morning. Love, Tate
I had blood in my poops before and it was because I was losing my coat. Mom brushed me but I was still swallowing lots of fur and it made my insides raw :( If your poop has clumps of hair in it that might be the reason. Course, I had a Lot of fur;)
Stay well kitties!
Hey Tate, sure hope no more medicine for a very long while!! Its good to see you!
Molly, we do shed quite a bit but we do have short hair and staff have not noticed fur in our poop. Suppose anything is possible! Who knew there were so many reasons for this to happen. Staff was also thinking it may have something to do with floor cleaner. They clean with pinsol on a regular basis and bleach once in a while... If it was up to the food provider we wouldn't use pinesol.
Hey, guys - good to hear from you! Sounds like things are hopping out your way. Sorry about the whole blood in the poop thing - hopefully that's got a "short shelf-life" and will clear up ASAP. We're doing well here. Our weather has already started to turn cool, though - seems a bit early to me!
Hi Simon & Tony, so nice to hear from you, sure you that you both stay 97% healthy....those other patients are so lucky to have you guys there looking out for them and just generally bringing "good cheer" to the house MOL
Glad to hear from you! Sounds like the clinic has been really busy!
Hi guys. When I first read the title of this diary, I read "Entry from the clinic rats!" MOL. Wishful thinking I guess.
OMC, what a naughty doggy. I don't like dogs. I'm scared of them. And thanks for the tip with the Coons. I don't like them either.
Sorry about the poopey thing. Your standards for cleaning are probably higher than ours but Mom likes to use those natural cleaners. They're made from plant products. Our house doesn't have to be clinically clean, MOL. All the best for you.
When Zoe starts to pee on the floor in the bathroom instead of in the box Mom has found pinsol stops her. Don't know if it covers her scent or she just doesn't like the scent. We don't use it all the time just sometimes. Just out of curiosity, do your food provider not like it because of it being harsh? Just wondering.
I hope you guys get 100% better, you have a job, keeping the visiting animals company while they are scared and alone.
Samhain - Yes its been cool here the last 2-3 days too. Was surprising right after a hot spell here.
Harley - Mol, yes we are very good at caring for the patients! But the staff doesn't always agree with us. Cats need 'surprise' visitors don't they?!
Callie - Good to see you too.
Timo - Mol!!! If we thought it said Entry from the clinic Rats we'd be disappointed too!! We are already disappointed cause we wish we could have made that the title! Hehe.
Zach - The reason the food provider doesn't want to use pinesol much is because she's heard it's toxic to cats. In a house its not as bad because you can clean the floors and keep cats from that room while it drys, but at the clinic they mop the whole clinic at once and we do walk through it when its wet sometimes.
Glad y'all are doing ok!
You can be kept from walking thru wet floors. At a clinic they have lots of them holding cells, um I mean cages, right? You could hang out in there a few minutes.
Hope you're having a great day.
Thanks Jezabel, we hope you're doing well too, we haven't been keeping up to date on things going on here.
Timo, yes we can be kept in cages/holding cells, but we can't control the whole staff on how they do things, some staff are lazy or just don't want to be told what to do. The food provider sometimes does this, but we are often sleeping when she mops.