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Lucky the gentle wildcat

The Vet Said ...

May 19th 2009 8:35 pm
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I have been having runny eyes for a week now. first both, now just one. Mom was worried because she knows that taking me to the vet would be impossible. Even if she tricked me into the cat carrier, the trip would stress me terribly and any after care, like pills or eye drops would be impossible. So, while she was at the vet clinic with the dogs, she asked the vet about me and my symptoms. He is pretty sure that I have feline herpes. We both had bad URI's when Mom found us. At that time we were little enough that we did go to the vet a few times up until we got spayed. Anyhow, she asked more about it and he said it was probably okay to just wait it out and that it will probably happen over and over again in my life. He said Squirrel must have developed a resistance to it since she hasn't had any more trouble since she was a baby.
Anyone know more about it? Mom always has trouble remembering everything the vet said. But she was relieved about what he said. And, of course, when she got home I already looked better!
The pups were doing okay but Tasha is definitely getting old. She may be having the start of a spinal degeneration problem that is common with German Shepherds. If she does have that problem, we will know in 6 months or so. If that is it, she won't be with us much longer. She got medicine. She is easy to give medicine to.

Purred by: Mr D - D'boat #19 (Catster Member)

May 21st 2009 at 11:34 am

Lots of purrs for Tasha, and I hope you feel better Lucky
Purred by: Lucky(RIP 2003-2009) (Catster Member)

May 21st 2009 at 1:39 pm

Thank you Mr. D.
I think my runny eyes bothered Mom more than it did me! I am already much better.
Tasha, is a worry. But they just had a really nice walk. Mom will have to keep her walks shorter and shorter. If she does have Degenerative Myelopathy we will know within the next few months.


Lucky(RIP 2003-2009)


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