September 10th 2010 6:13 pm
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I had my check up this evening with my regular vet. I used to get right in the carrier, but that was before I started to have to go all the time. I hate it. Now, I go often enough that I don't forget what it's before in between visits. Mom still managed to get me in there though. I cried and howled and rolled around in the carrier the whole way there and back.
My check up wasn't that great. I lost weight. I've always been thin to begin with. Mom suspected that was the case. She's really worried now. Food just doesn't excite me. Never has. The only thing I really love are those Friskies Party Mix treats. I do kind of like Benjamin's tuna treat, so maybe I'll be getting some of that. Mom is afraid I'll become a tuna junkie though and will refuse to eat anything else. She's gonna try to find Evo dry food. The pet store stopped carrying it since it's now being made by P&G. Evo is very high in calories, so even eating small amounts would help.
They are doing blood work too to see what that shows. Even looking at it wasn't good. It's very dark. The doctor says it's 'cause there's not enough oxygen in it. Once the report comes back, we'll see if I have to go back to the cardiologist sooner than later. I sure hope it's later. It's a forty minute drive, and I just can't deal with it.
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Sorry to here your vet visit was not good. We are all purring very loudly for everything to be alright. Maybe your Mom could try the calming collar like Hazel Lucy got. All the cats that have gotten one seem to be enjoying it. Maybe it would make your visits to the vet less stressful. Here's the address if you would like to check it out: http://www.calmingcollars.com/
Miko & Family
Oh no! I'm purring that you feel better!
I think getting some high calorie food like Evo would be a good idea. I only used to eat small amounts and I ate Orijen and some called Applaws which I think you can only get in the UK (I was a dry food addict). I loved tuna also. Your mom could put some taurine powder into the tuna which is good for heart health.
Maybe your mom could enquire about getting home oxygen for you if it turns out you're not getting enough oxygen. It's possible to make a little oxygen tent at home with a pet carrier, an oxygen tank and some tubing. I think you only have to lie in there for a few minutes a day to keep the oxygen levels up. I know cats in the Yahoo asthma group I was in did this. They tried to get it for me but getting oxygen at home didn't seem as straightforward in the UK as it seems to be in the US.
Sending you and your mom purrs and paw power!
Maybe your mom could inquire about getting home oxygen for you. I have heard of cats on the Yahoo asthma group who have it. They make a little oxygen tent out of a pet carrier, an oxygen tank and some tubing. They spend a few minutes in there every day and it keeps their oxygen levels up and takes the workload off the heart. Mum and dad tried to sort it out for me but getting oxygen at home here (for pets) is not as straightforward as in the US, it seemed.
Sending lots of purrs and paw power your way!
Sorry for posting that twice - I thought it hadn't worked the first time.