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Rosemary

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  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
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What a week
« on: September 17, 2013, 09:09:44 pm »
Last Wednesday, Bertie, one of our cats, came in lame; slept on the bed all night  ??? and was hopping in the morning. Took him to the vet - she thought he'd maybe broken a toe but nothing was displaced, so he got metacam and antibiotics. He's now fine.

Saturday, went to check the tup and wether at our rented grazing; Dickie, our wether, groaning and ears down. Called the vet; problem in liver / abdomen area; gave him Closamectin, metacam and five days antibiotic. After oatcakes, digestives, ivy leaves, raspberry prunings ( :yum: apparently) and herby horse treats, he seems pretty much back to normal.

Sunday, Smokey, the Highland pony, is lame in his off fore. Dug out a big stone and  :fc: . Monday, still lame; foot trimmer coming but called the vet too. He's got an abcess; vet trimmed back and opened it - what a happy pony  :thumbsup: He's got a poultice on, to be replaced daily. I'm cornering the market in Duck tape  :innocent: but he's moving much better now  :relief:

Today, Felix, our old cat, fell off the bed  ::) and dislocated his knee. Apparently, he's always had weak knees, the vet says. So he's on anti inflammatories as well.

What a week - thank goodness everyone seems to be none the worse but I could do without any more vet visits  :)

bloomer

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Re: What a week
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2013, 09:45:39 pm »
wow not a good week, don't envy you the vets bill for that lot!!!

SallyintNorth

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Re: What a week
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2013, 09:50:12 pm »
Just glad everyone is ok :relief:

And I suppose better this week than next...  ;)

 :innocent: Always look on the bright side of life  :innocent:

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Pedwardine

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • South Lincolnshire
Re: What a week
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2013, 09:50:33 pm »
Goodness! More than your fair share there sweetie  :hug:

HappyHippy

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Re: What a week
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2013, 09:51:07 pm »
 :hug:

happygolucky

  • Joined Jan 2012
Re: What a week
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2013, 09:52:01 pm »
At least they are all on the mend and the Vet can order that new Playstation :-J

Brucklay

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Re: What a week
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2013, 10:03:07 pm »
Glad ”the powers that be” solved things but know the feeling of funding the vets month off when I only manage an hour or so!!
Pygmy Goats, Shetland Sheep, Zip & Indie the Border Collies, BeeBee the cat and a wreak of a building to renovate!!

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: What a week
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2013, 10:57:22 pm »
Have you considered moving the vet in?


Hope this is it for you now.  :hug:

Rosemary

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Re: What a week
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2013, 09:33:29 am »
Not quite all. We think Felix has had a stroke. In addition to his gammy back leg, he now has a slightly twisted front leg (both left) and he's very wobbly. Doesn't seem to know where two of his legs are.

He's spent the night cuddled in to me - except for getting up to guzzle Whiskas then come back and breathe on me  ::) . This morning I took him out ofr a pee, which he did, and now he's back in bed.

He doesn't seem to be in pain or distressed but I suppose I'll have to take him back to the vet.

happygolucky

  • Joined Jan 2012
Re: What a week
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2013, 09:35:25 am »
Arh, I suppose like humans we all get a bit wobbly..how old is Felix?    nothing nicer than cat breath in your face first thing :innocent:

ZaktheLad

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Re: What a week
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2013, 09:37:39 am »
You certainly don't want many weeks like that.   :hug: for Felix.

Rosemary

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Re: What a week
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2013, 05:28:45 pm »
He's 14, happygolucky.

It is either a stroke or a brain tumour - most likely the first. He's dragging both left paws but he does have feeling in them and his eyes are OK. So  :fc: that he's OK.

bloomer

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Re: What a week
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2013, 05:32:26 pm »
most important, can he still jump up to dribble on you  ;D ;D ;D


felix is a lovely cat...

 

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