A vet too far...
August 16, 2014 6:13 PM Subscribe
Tess HATEZ THE CARZ
but she's not doing too well. The vet is an hour away. We don't have a cat carry box.
posted by Kerasia to Pets & Animals (25 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Over the past three months our 17yr old meowing machine has:
* lost weight and become a lot more agile. Is now jumping up on all the benches.
* has developed an allergy after eating some (all meat) mince chicken pet food. Was scratching and licking much more than usual and had scabs around her neck. It now seems to be lessening after switching around her food.
* meows for food when there is still some on her plate. When alerted to the food, she starts eating. The food she misses is always on the western side of the plate when she is facing north.
Yesterday I woke to find she had crawled into bed with me, pissed herself, and left again. What a drag but maybe a one off. Today she did the same on Hug-buddy's side. This is really sad as bed cuddles with Tess are a highlight of our day.
I guess she has an old cat urinary tract infection or kidney problem. She hasn't been to the vet or travelled in a car for 15yrs except one time for a quarter mile on our farm. The experience was terrifying for her and dangerous for me as she escaped from her cardboard box and scratched me up.
The internet suggested a spoon of yoghurt daily to see if that helps her bladder problem. She likes it and I will see if it helps. Any other suggestions?
And how do we get her to the vet an hour away without stressing her to death? Sob.