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Old 08-19-2013, 06:40 PM   #12901
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Good luck, Shreddy!

I just got back from an all day out of town meeting (zzzzzzzzz). Thankfully, the lunch they served was good, and was the only redeeming quality.
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:38 PM   #12902
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Shreddy has lost a kg (2.2 pounds) since his last visit. He doesn't like the special cat food, but he has started eating more of it. He isn't happy about it, but he is accepting it.

The vet said that she thinks the scan and radioactive iodine costs about $1,300. That's less than a ten months' worth of this special cat food. I will phone the vet clinic that does this tomorrow. It doesn't always work, but when it does, it cures the hyperthyroidism.

She also said that, yes, they do have the medication that can be applied to a cat's ear instead given as a pill, but the dosing is less accurate. I pointed out that if I crush a pill and put it in his food, which he doesn't finish, that's not very accurate dosing.

I should have results of his latest blood work tomorrow or at the latest, Wednesday.
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:39 PM   #12903
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Good luck, Shreddy!

I just got back from an all day out of town meeting (zzzzzzzzz). Thankfully, the lunch they served was good, and was the only redeeming quality.
Thanks DL.
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:50 PM   #12904
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Why are you crushing the pill? Cats are easy to pill. Just set the cat in your lap, open the mouth and toss the pill in so it hits the back of the throat. Instant swallow.
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:05 PM   #12905
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Why are you crushing the pill? Cats are easy to pill. Just set the cat in your lap, open the mouth and toss the pill in so it hits the back of the throat. Instant swallow.
Yeah, right. That works with some cats. Shreddy isn't as bad as Sucha was. The vet patiently showed me how to pill the cat. Then she showed me to rub the cat's throat until the cat swallowed. Then the pill flew across the room.

I don't want to put an almost 18 year old cat through being pilled twice a day. Heck, I don't want to put the 63 year old lady (me) through that twice a day.
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:14 PM   #12906
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:15 PM   #12907
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Why are you crushing the pill? Cats are easy to pill. Just set the cat in your lap, open the mouth and toss the pill in so it hits the back of the throat. Instant swallow.
The cat that loves me most in the world has 20 very sharp points she employs if she wants to get down...the longest I've ever been able to hang onto her is about 2 minutes. Trying to pill her...I would need EMS twice a day.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:57 PM   #12908
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Just got home...been to the shops...again!

Went to the chicken shop and bought some of their lovely chicken sweet chilli and mango spring rolls

Then dropped by mums for a coffee and chat
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:24 PM   #12909
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Good luck, Shreddy!

I just got back from an all day out of town meeting (zzzzzzzzz). Thankfully, the lunch they served was good, and was the only redeeming quality.
I hate meetings. One of the benefits of doing Temp work is that you don't have to attend meetings.
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Good thing I had nothing to do earlier today. Tonight is going to be a bear, fires all over, homes lost. Montana has just signed a state of emergency.
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