Monday, July 1, 2013
Tiger is Sick - To the Vet We Go
I awoke today to find little puddles of bright blood in several rooms of my house and even in my bathtub. Poor Tiger, my cat, has something really wrong with her and, since it was a Sunday, I could not reach a vet.
I called Hugs and Smooches. Patty, my petsitter loves cats and knows everything about them She diagnosed a kidney infection or a bladder problem. I said I agreed with her since Tiger was squatting and trying but could not urinate. She was doing her best to let me know that she was in trouble, but I couldn't help her. I felt so sorry for her.
Patty said I should try to get her to drink plenty of fluids. I added a little colloidal silver to her water and gave her broth as well. She did drink often all afternoon.
She didn't lose her appetite. I suppose that is good. I couldn't get my hands on an antibiotic, but I called my pharmacist and asked if there was an over the counter medicine that would help the symptoms of a urinary tract infection. He said yes. Luckily it comes in tablets so I began giving Tiger half a dose every four hours. It evidently helped her pain. She rests well until time for another dose.
I've not seen any blood today, but she and I are heading out early in the morning to see the vet. She gets car sick, however I have no choice. I don't think he will prescribe unless I bring her in, and I want to know exactly what is wrong with my little furry friend.
I am afraid it is going to be a long night for both of us.