July 19, 2019

Friday Cat News

Thank you for the thoughts on me taking medication--- which mom is allowing resentment at it being even necessary to override everything else...almost.  She is angry that certain ones treated me in such a way as to turn me against them all.

But the fact still remains that I must go to the Dr. sometimes.  There is a cat friendly one in the big City  that would take us just over half an hour to get there.  What if I got snatched up and stuffed in the carrier and hauled off there when I had to pee?  My travel time...time waiting...time being seen...travel again...long time between potty trips and what about the winter when snow and ice are there.  That's another reason why she's P'd off.

Mom Here:  I know no one can help with this.  Having kids in there as "techs" is never good for a cat patient.  They only know about how to handle dogs really.  Admiral's very real
anguish made me change vets once.  Then, at that same Vet's office after Admiral passed and before I left for good, watching a kid (maybe 16) try to scruff Katie at 12+ pounds to  carry her by her scruff to "the back room"...I put a stop to it.  Then he slung her like dirty laundry over his forearm-- and I stopped THAT too. Katie was beside herself with all males there from that moment on, including the Vet who defended his junior tech.  I left there.  No other place to go in town except where we are.  So...

Just venting.  Sorry.  I'll  do better next one.  X





23 comments:

Timmy Tomcat said...

Katie I wanted to thank you for coming to my birthday pawty. You are the best.
We are sorry that you are having such stress with visiting the vet. We are lucky to have a vet with good techs but Rumpy Bump is unable to go now due to being agitated. The last visit he had a mat to cut out and a rear end trim and only half the mat got done and that was that. We have decided to try to cut his nails here at home and if that is one at a time thats how we will roll. For his back end Dad gets him wet with a towel and then cuts him at the next nap with scissors. Getting him wet makes his fur less fluffy so its easier to cut. We hope you feel better and less stressed dear friend.

Sasha + Saku said...

Sheesh, some beans are just not meant to take care of animals. We're special and should be treated that way! We hopes that you don't have to see the ebil v e t anytime soon.

neora chana said...

My mama hasn't forgotten the time Scruffy had to stay overnight and she was excited about being allowed to put him in the carrier until she saw the bad kitty sign on his little door. She is glad she doesn't know what happened, but switched vets. Bas behavior is learned when we are mistreated.

Brian said...

We understand, it is tough to find a good practice. Our cat only Vet is across town but with traffic it takes us half an hour to get there.

William’s Kith & Kin said...

Katie and Mom, we're so sorry this is such a problem. You'd think there'd be better training--and screening--with young techs. The best one we ever had was about our mom's age!

The Whiskeratti said...

You have every right to vent. Katie is your baby, and deserves gentle treatment, as all cats (and dogs) do.

pilch92 said...

I don't blame you for venting. It is hard to find a place where everyone is professional. I just went to a new vet today because Noel's enormous lump wasn't urget enough for my regular vet to see me until next Wed. XO

dellgirl said...

No problem here, go ahead and vent all you want. This is awful. I'm so sorry to hear you're going through this. I don't blame you about being besides yourself, Sweet Katie. That's just as it should be.

AND Mom, I'm glad you gave them "what-for" about the way they treated baby girl. That's just what they deserve. Way-to-Go Ladies!

Hope y'all have a great weekend!

Pam and Teddy said...

Oh Katie I wish you had a friendly vet and tech staff right there near you - I love my vet and the techs who are there and they make a big deal over me too just as they did over Angel Sammy. The practice was started many years ago by a dear sweet equine veterinarian because this area is BIG on horses....as he got older he began changing the practice to a "small animal" vet and when he retired the practice was taken over by someone he had trained - PAWSOME. The vets are kind and gentle as is the staff. I couldn't be in better paws! I would wish that for YOU. It's tough enough going to the vet but to be there and be mistreated or misunderstood is just plain WRONG. Sending you big hugs.....and some for your Mom too!!!!

Love, Teddy

Just Mags said...

We are so sorry all of this is going on and you have such a limited choice for a vet. Venting is a good thing and helps sometimes when nothing else will...so vent on sweet friend if you need to. Hugs and nose kisses for you and sweet Katie

My Mind's Eye said...

I sure do hear you and your Mom's concern Katie Isabella.
Dang I'm sorry too. Is there a cat only vet that is not to far away? Riding long distances in the car is just about as stressful as poor handling.
Sending hugs Cecilia

meowmeowmans said...

You have every right to vent, Carole. It's horrible that the techs at the vet practices there aren't trained properly on how to work with cats. :(

www.shelter-cats.com said...

Vent away! We all sympathize and understand your frustration. I get annoyed when the vet doesn't admire my cats - never mind the rough treatment you are talking about!
I hope you find a better solution. It would be great if there were a mobile vet in your area.
xxoo
Maggie

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I am sorry the vet techs have made you so stressed, Katie. I was lucky that our vet was very gentle and caring so never needed to sedate to take the boys. If I had thought they weren't being handled properly I wouldn't have hesitated to let them know.

catladymac said...

We are sorry to read about this, Katie ! We hope you and Mom can find some good vets to work with !

Noodle Cat said...

We are so sorry you have to go through all this.
Sending lots of Noodle hugs...

Noodle and crew

Cupcake said...

I have a great idea, KI. Never get sick ever! Never go back to ANY vet's house. Problem solved. You're welcome.

Love and licks,
Cupcake

Tamago said...

I’m so sorry to read about Katie san’s experiences. We had bad experiences, especially Goro, and have changed vets, too. I’m furious about how some of the vets/techs handled boys. Our fur babies should be treated with respect and I don’t think it’s too much to ask.

Annie Bear said...

Katie, this is just horrible. I would be resentful too! I've had to travel several times with cats due to moving. I'm talking about kitty not having a bathroom for at least 8 hours with no problem. However, Annie will pee, poop, and throw up in a less-than-10-minute ride to her cat-only vet because she's fearful. I just put a lot of puppy pads (piddle pads) in her carrier.

John Bellen said...

It can be very frustrating. I haven't had such an experience - so far - and am reasonably pleased with my cats' veterinary care. You would think that there would be more vets in yor area, considering that animal medicine must be very much needed, and considering that pet-care has increased so much. Very frustrating, indeed.

Fr. Tom Fishworthy said...

I know I don't help matters when I go to the doc, but when they treat me badly (I can always sniff out the slimy ones) I raise holy hell even more and the housekeeper gives them a piece of her mind. (She's done that so often, I don't think there's anything left, poor thing.)Hope all's well with you Katie. I don't want any of my ladycats mistreated! - Tom x

Terri said...

I'm afraid I'd tell them I hoped they don't treat their cat that way!

SailorEdgar said...

Sorry you are having such problems with vets!