July 6, 2013

Mommy and I Are Back from You-Know-Where

Mom and I got to the v-e-t (Mommy said I can spell too!)

I was carried to the PTU and put inside with no problem.  Yesterday I was sleeping in it a few times.  Mom said I seem to do that when it's about time to go.  Anyway, I never said a word all the way there and I didn't really do more than the barest tiny voiced protest while being lowered into the PTU.

When we got there, there were two huge dogs, one Rottie and one Shepherd who barked LOUDLY and  a lot.  It was hollow sounding in that room and I know it made me very nervous but I didn't say anything.

Mom, I scared! 


When I got back to the exam room (they took me early because of the dogs) I was OK till I was lifted out for my mani-pedi.  I hissed a few times at Jason who is my favorite tech as he was Admiral's favorite.  I was trimmed and weighed @ 11.8 pounds so I gained 3/4ths of a pound! and brought back in where I hissed some but steadily growled THE ENTIRE TIME! Mom was shocked.  I have NEVER growled the first time and certainly never hissed.  That boy was the first time ever! Mom told Jason about that boy who didn't know how to handle cats, and  that mom was afraid would make me afraid to go in the carrier.  Jason said that Dr. Rick had to be told and that if mom didn't (she was going to) then Jason would.

Dr. Rick came in and mom told him that after all she went through with Admiral deathly afraid of the PTU and even the tech (Jason) having to come to the house to fetch her out from under the heavy oak bed) that she didn't want to go through that with ME  being afraid because of that silly boy.

Dr. Rick said he would absolutely talk to the guy and perhaps do as mom mentioned, re-train him as to how to handle kitties. Looks like I now hate the Vet office now though, thanks to him,  and that is not likely to change.

I got a shot for my itchies since I won't allow mom to give me the liquid medicine I need to avoid the  shots.  Mom said not to give her the dickens about that.  She lives alone and I am NOT cooperative and I will bite if someone keeps up what I don't want happening! They are looking into having something compounded for me into a chewable form.

MOM! They're going to eat me!!!

So, I am home, and much more comfortable and less antsy since I am not alive with itchies.  I had my claws trimmed so I'm good to go.

XXOO

40 comments:

  1. Aw, Katie, we would never judge your mom because you don't want pills! Leo is a pain in the butt about pills if I cant put them in his food, and even then he gets suspicious.. And he takes two people to handle! I can't imagine trying to pill him all by myself! heck no, we'd have to go with shots too!
    Besides, shots are one jab and it's over, pills go on and on and on... yuck! and personally, I think the shots work better for Star than any pills ever did when she's got her allergies going.
    We're glad you're home and doing good! hugs and purrs!

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  2. Good job of your mom standing up for you and saying something about the boy who didn't know how to handle cats. Unless they are cat-only vets, so many practices get a majority of their business from dogs, and sometimes it shows in their skills. Our head peep had words with our vet after one of his techs had a smoke and didn't wash her before handling handled us. It made us afraid of the tech *and* made us stinky with nicotine. Our peeps are our advocates, and it's good when they speak out for us to be sure that we -- and the next cats who come along to the vet -- are safe and comfortable.

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  3. I sure am glad you got that itchy fix pretty Katie and you sure were good!!!

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  4. Katie, we are sorry it did not go so well. We bet those dogs also set your nervometer higher if you hissed a bit at Jason. Is there a tablet form of you medicine as opposed to liquid that could go in a Pill Pocket or crushed into your food? (do you even take pill pockets?). Mom said to Dad the other day that they are fortunate Audrey likes Pill Pockets because she doesn't think I would be willing to take any kind of medicine, whether force fed, pill pockets, hidden in food, anything.

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  5. Had to come by and see how one of my favorite kitties are doing. Glad you got that visit with the vet over. Last winter I had to take Siriun our cat in as he was peeing out of his cat box and had blood. Using the carrier isn't a problem as when we are south he likes to sleep in it where it is stored on the closet floor. It's his safe haven. However the vet visit was very tramatic as he had to be handled by a stranger for x-rays. He went completely wild and lost a nail trying to escape on the x-ray table. He also peed which was good as they were able to get a urine specimen. When finally back in his carrier he hissed and growled until I reached in and soothed him. So at least found out he didn't have kidney stones and was given antibiotics. After about 5 days he was all better, then about 2 weeks later the same thing started happening again. Well I realized I was using a different cat litter and changed back to the old one and without pills Sirun got better and hasn't had a problem since. I had mentioned to the vet maybe it was the cat litter, but didn't say so. I have to watch what soaps with perfumes I use in the shower as I too can get urinary infections so it made sense to me that cats can too with all the perfumes they put in cat litter. Well over $400 later it was just the cat litter causing the problem. That should be the 1st thing a vet should suggest changing when a cat comes in with urinary problems along with the food issues. Sirun who is a little cat in size is very fat. He weighed in over 15 lbs. Anyway I do hope Miss Katie Isabella doesn't start to have fear issues with going to the vet. Hope you both are having a wonderful summer. Hugs Carrie

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  6. Awww, I'm sorry the visit to the v-e-t did not go well. We have to take Gracie and Millie in to for their yearly checkup this coming Tuesday. At least the clinic where we go has separate waiting rooms for dogs and cats.

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  7. Poor Katie. I'm glad you survived, though, and that your itchies are under control. Maybe in time you'll forget the whole thing with that terrible boy and going to the fix-it place will no longer make you growl.

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  8. Those vet visits are always so tricky, aren't they? One really bad experience and often, that's that. Too bad, but we're glad you;re feeling less itchy, Miss Katie!

    Purrs,
    The Chans

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  9. We're sorry you had a rough time at the vet. We hope the shot helps.

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  10. Very nice carrier, Katie, and you actually looked quite relaxed in the first photo.

    Good job at the vet's, though. Maybe you're on your way to being a Vet Killer. Heh heh heh. Or at least a tech killer. :-)

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  11. Katie, well thank Cod it's all over, and we're glad that the "bad boy" will get some kitteh-training.

    You know, our Mommy is an ACE piller and even she has prollems with some of us--you should see us struggle--so we totally get the no medicine thing. The Baby gets a half a Zyrtec when her allergies get bad, maybe your vet might light to try that? It's not bitter like a benadryl pill and doesn't make her sleepy.

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  12. I'm glad that vet visit is over with, and I'm sorry it was so rough for you. I have never liked the vet - I think it has more to do with travel and the scary vibe than anything else. You are a very sensitive kitty, Katie, and you need to be treated like the queen you are!

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  13. I am so glad THAT'S over!
    Glad your mommy spoke up about the tech! Most of the vet techs our family have had were A #1. One cat bit one vet (who deserved it, really) who we never saw again. Mommy made sure. But we've never had any big problems with techs.
    And I am glad you were able to be so brave and queenly!

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  14. We are glad you got your shot for your itchies, Katie. But sorry you had to go to the v-e-t for it. We are glad that Jason told Dr. Rick about the whole thing that happened with that boy last time. We hope everything works out, sweet one.

    Hugs to you and mommy!

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  15. I'm glad your Mom told Jason about the boy-who-does-not-like-cats and he told the vet.
    It makes me and Mommy very sad to hear you now hate the vet. :( Hopefully that isn't permanent.
    I'll see you soon and sing you a song I composed just for you. xoxo

    Love, Your Boomie

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  16. I am so glad that is over for you Miss Katie. I hope the boy will be retrained so that he will no how to handle kitties. xx

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  17. WE're home too. We are relieved to hear that all is ok with you and your itchies.

    I'm ok too and just need my meds adjusted.

    Whew, what a day!

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  18. We hope that boy did not mess you up on going to future visits to the vet sweet Katie. Happy your mom spoke up about him not knowing how to handle kitties. Enjoy being back home sweet girl. We are happy those ole itches are gone now. Hugs and nose kisses

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  19. We like the idea of having the vet compound something if it makes it easier on you and your mom! And we're soooo glad that they're going to TALK to that BOY.

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  20. Katie, you were good to go …… home after all that trauma. But you were good, weren't you!!! That's me darlin' xoxox

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  21. These trips certainly do turn into big adventures, don't they?

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  22. I am glad you are not so itchy now Katie. Eric used to suffer with it too and was impossible to pill. Even the vets couldn't do it, so he had everything by injection. I am sorry the boy made you hiss and hope he learns to handle kitties properly.

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  23. poor mom and Katie. our mom wonders about something - maybe pick a quiet time at the vet....take Katie in the ptu, give her some really GREAT treats, leave her in the ptu and then go home. do it a few times and mom says she bets it will be less scary. in theory :)

    We are glad you are less itchy and that your mom talked to the v-e-t about that other guy

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  24. That's a nice PTU, we might even sleep in one like that too! MOL

    We is glad to hear you gots your itchies taken care of, but it is too bad the boy made you upset. Good on mom for saying something.

    Have a great day!

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

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  25. Katie, we're glad you're home now...but we're sorry to hear going to the v-e-t makes you remember that mean guy. We think a compounded medicine is a good idea. Zoey takes a liquid medicine that's compounded and tastes like chicken.

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  26. TBT once had to talk to Dr Jeffrey about the way he got Skeeter and LC out of the PTUs. He used to open the gate and SHAKE them out! Can you BELEEVE that? But he was real good otherwise. So TBT showed him to turn cats to face away then hold the back legs together and just slide them out (with the assistant or owner to hold the PTU in place).

    We would rather fight to stay in, but that trick pretty much makes it impossible for us to stay in the PTU (but Marley is kinna good at hooking his elbows on the inside edges temporarily - as always, he is an inspiration to us girlcats).

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  27. Dear Katie,
    Me is so furry happy that your ordeal at the vet is over! But mes must say the vet visit is more awful in our imagination that real. Me don't like going there either.
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  28. A Queen may growl when she wishes, my dear, and her subjects should tremble in dread. I am glad you have had your itchies relieved, darling.

    Is Boomie gone now? I'll be right there.

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  29. Katie, perhaps that boy is a 'dog person'. Sending lots of purrs and hugs to you and your mom.

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  30. Poor Katie...what a heck of a day you had! I'm so glad your Mom told the vet about the guy there who doesn't know how to handle kitties - it's icky enough going to the vet without worrying WHO will be there to take care of us! I'm glad your itchies are better though AND wouldn't it be grand if they could make a chewable for you instead of having a shot??? YAY! Relax today - you deserve it!

    Kitty hugs, Sammy

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  31. Oh Katie Isabella, so purrleased you don't have itchies now...whew. And you and I are about the same size! I weigh 11 lbs.....ummmm...maybe a tad more since foster Leo came cuz I think I am wanting more noms to help my anxiety and it makes Mom and Dad focus on JUST me...hahahah...paw. Pats, Savannah

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  32. We're so sorry you had a rough day at the vet. Snuggle up in your favorite catnap spot and have a nice snooze :)

    Sometimes my cats will take pills in Pill Pockets. One has to be very careful to not contaminate the Pill Pocket with the smell of the medicine, though.

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  33. Too bad Katie that you had to growl at that bad person that didn't know about cats. We are very sensitive creatures. Glad you are home and rid of the itchies. Sorry you had such a hard time. Take care and have a great Sunday.

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  34. I'll bet you're glad that the visit is over.

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  35. Glad Dr. Rick is going to talk to the boy who handled you badly and might re-train him. Dr. Rick and Jason sounds very nice.
    I'm glad the vet visit is over. I know it's stressful for you and your mom. But it's funny you seem to sleep in the carrier when it's about time to go :-) Have a relaxing day, Katie san!

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  36. What a very stressful day you had. We are so sorry. Hope you are resting today. Sounds like time for some extra treats as well. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  37. How awful that the tech bad handling made you scared of the V-E-T maybe have Mommie bring a favorite blankie next time as tha somewhat calms me down when I go even if I am vocal during the exam I am hugging the mat. Good to hear that he would get retraining on proper handling.

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  38. Hi darling! I did my six things today--about time, huh? ::glares at Human::

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  39. Oh, my cat! What an adventure, Miss Katie. We're glad you came back safely and that the other boy didn't touch you.

    M thinks you'll calm down again. Probably exacerbated by the loud doggies, too.

    Hugs, sisfur

    Nik & Rocky

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