April 19th 2011 12:01 pm
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Indy's mommy here...I took over the diary today because I just had to tell you what happened yesterday at this holistic/acupunturist new vet from my perspective, and not from Mr. Angry Cat's!
The vet visit went GREAT! This woman is a holistic doctor who does acupuncture and stuff for people and animals. Indiana actually attacked me this Sun night when I was walking by him to get Kitty Pryde after he had just chased her out of bed and he's been nutty all weekend-one thing he has been doing is literally being normal and calm, then doing this deperate mew and trying to attack me and hold on why he he biting me...almost like he is trying to nurse from me but it hurts-and I put his blankie between my skin and his mouth and he chews that for a bit to calm down...anyways...
I got to the vet and she let him just chill out in his carrier while she asked me questions (it was an hour long consult) and whenever she would go by him or talk to him he would hiss right back at her!
After giving her all his medical history, she wanted me to take him out and sit with him and he was good at first, just wanting to be pet but very vocal about his unhappiness, but then he went and attacked me again on my arm and I was actually bleeding a lot-she told him no and to go back in his carrier and he did, though he sulked in a kitty way while he did it!!! And whenever she told him to stop making noise and to behave he listened too, which was kind of funny. He does listen to me for the most part except when he is upset...
She thinks, and I completely agree because I thought this before, that he has had some kind of toxicity to the vaccinations he had when he was a kitten. When I got him at the shelter they said he was done for the year, but this one vet after that insisted he needed another booster, even though I had all the paperwork saying he was all set, but I gave in and after that was when his legs started getting weird (he used to not be able to jump well and was clumsy)...and he does have a "crooked" pelvis they said, but it never was xrayed.
Plus, when he was neutered, the vet and lady at his shelter said he had a really hard time waking up from the anestesia and was aggressive all day until I came and got him, so I never wanted to put him under for stuff again after that, even though vets (like the one who insisted he get more shots) told me he would need to be sedated to even just do routine blood work since he would get so aggressive...yet the regular vet I go to now has had no trouble with him with that stuff.
I thought he might have a chicken allergy because he was getting sick with food, and most food has chicken meal in it, even if it's not the main protein, and the only one he didn't really get sick on was Royal Canin prescription Rabbit meal food, but she thinks that his system is out of balance not from the food, but he may have environmental allergies.
She is going to have him detox with some herbal liquid she is preparing and then try to treat him with acupuncture, since last night he wouldn't let her touch him at all, but she also gave me this organic slippery elm and ginger powder to mix with water and give to him twice a day to help soothe his tummy, since he's been throwing up a lot again and has his awful poopy issues. But she really believes that the vaccines were too much and his system is out of whack and that he should not be vaccinated again because with the stomach and aggression issues, it's causing a neurological imbalance.
I know this all sounds so crazy, but it totally made sense to me while I was there and while I was putting the pieces together looking at all his medical records this morning. And actually, I've already given him a couple doses of the slippery elm and ginger mixture and he has been waaaay calmer and not provoking Kitty Pryde as much-he did last night, but not in the same way-he was just trying to sit with her but she is so used to him pouncing on her that her first reaction is to hiss and flee!
But...I think his stomach might be a little bit calmer right now since he is calmer and hungrier. I am hoping this is the step in the right direction! She also gave me some raw food samples to try, but they both were not interested in it at all this morning!
Please purrr that this is going to help! I can't give up on him. And they love each other, just he must be angry because he doesn't feel well! And thank you Alex's mommy!!! You actually said the same thing before when we were emailing before-that something is making him sick and act out again.
I will keep you posted on what happens, and of course Indy will have his opinions too MOL!
Awww, you're always welcome! We're just so darned happy about this! It's furtastic to hear good news, especially today. We really think you're on the right track and we will purr as much and for as long as you need it. WE LOVE YOU GUYS!!!
Glad to hear that you're moving in the right direction.
We are sorry your not feeling well, Indy. We are purring that the treatments will help you get better.
Hugs & Purrs,