July 16, 2019

Ehhhh...what's up Doc?

Well, I haven't seen any rabbits to chase around the house but mom was watching some Bugs Bunny old old ones that she lucked into finding on TV.  Those days are about truly and really finished when you could see the old cartoons she told me.

Who has had to take gabapentin before a vet visit, Kitties?  The vet I saw the other day suggested it since I was beside myself.

Mom said she could write all day about why she thinks I was beside myself, but it doesn't change matters that now.. as a consequence, I am totally completely averse to ever even letting them LOOK at me.  I have a reason but I don't have a good translator for mom.  But she can guess.

Back to the point, she turned down the idea because she resents having to medicate me.  And she's not happy that I feel the way I do now.  But she has thought it over and the fact remains that if I am going to get an exam, have a dental, now even get my claws trimmed, I will have to be medicated.

Can any of you furriends tell me and mom what to expect with that medication?



In my office this morning.  I had just finished drinking.



25 comments:

Kea said...

We're sorry about this, Katie. Our human has a coworker who adopted a (mostly) feral cat some years back (Rose is the cat's name). Rose does have to be sedated to catch her and get to the vet, and for anything done at the clinic. We think Rose's mom puts the pill in some favourite wet food, because we're pretty sure Rose can't be caught and pilled.

Eastside Cats said...

Katie, we all want you to live stress-free! Wish I had some info to impart, but we haven't had this situation happen...yet. And our outside cats need to be trapped since there is no way on God's Green Earth that I could pick one up to put them in a carrier...HA!

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

Oh Katie, we're so sorry to hear this. We haven't been medicated for vet visits - yet! We hope you can find another solution.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I hope you get some good advice, Katie. None of us ever needed meds for vet visits. Boodie has gotten a little cranky in her old age, but she's otherwise pretty calm at the vet. Me? Well yeah, it doesn't bother me at all. Which is good because my annual check up is next month!

pilch92 said...

Polar Bear and KaTwo both get this 2 hours before we got to the vet. I would not even be able to get KaTwo in the carrier without it. They get sleepy, but it wears off a few hours after the apt. I think it is safe. XO

The Whiskeratti said...

You look so pretty on the tub, Queen Katie. Tell your mom not to worry too much, it should just relax you and make things easier, but not make you all drugged out like you are after a surgery. They just don't put that kind of meds in the hands of pawrents.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

we waz gonna tell ya katie ta ask Ellen.. then we saw her
posted her commint a bove ~~~~~~~ best best fishez ♥♥

neora chana said...

We have not had to use it. The mamma understands it is a beta blocker so it does not affect us in the same way other meds for calming us might. We hope things get better.

Brian said...

We don’t have the Vet stress thing sweet Katie but if we did the Dad would probably use the meds.

William’s Kith & Kin said...

We don't do pills of any kind...we'd rather bite off our mom's hands than submit, so we can't help you. What about some sort of herbal remedy? Mom has read that there's pet CBD oil, although we can't vouch for that either. Poor kidlet.

Anyway, Mom says if it weren't for those old cartoons, her knowledge of classical music would be very much smaller. :-)

meowmeowmans said...

We are sorry to hear about how stressful the vet is for you, Katie. We do not have any experience with this, but want to let you and Mom know we are thinking about you, and sending love and support.

John Bellen said...

I am sorry that the stress of visiting the veterinary has become so great for you, Katie. It's tough on both you and your mum. I can sympathise about her not wanting to give you anything in the way of drugs, but this sounds like an extreme case.

Little Binky and Granny said...

We only use natural medicines, so we can't help you out with this one, sweet Katie. Soft Pawkisses for some relaxation🐾😽💞

Pam and Teddy said...

Gosh Katie...I think of all the Kitty Moms I know, Miss Ellen has the most experience and knowledge of kitties on meds. I am not happy going to the vet but it's more the car ride than the vet - fortunately our vet is only about ten minutes away and I don't have to go in a carrier since I'm leash/harness trained. I hope you and your Mom can figure something out because sometimes we just HAVE to see the doc!

Hugs, Teddy

CATachresis said...

Poor baby!!! Because I sometimes get a bit errr overwrought mum gives me this pill from the vet and I gobble it down like it’s a treat! I’ll ask her to let your mom know what it is called if you like! It seems to be green tea! Go figure! Anyway, I am much more chilled when I take it! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

My Mind's Eye said...

Precious Katie Isabella...
I have nothing to offer except, please tell your assistant I LOVE YOU OFFICE!
I hope and purr just a wee bit of medicine will do the trick to ease your worries about the vet or what they are gonna do
Hugs Cecilia

Tamago said...

I'm sorry you will have to use the med. I know your mom doesn't like the idea of medicating you in this way. I wonder you just happened to be fractious last time and may be calmer going forward. Goro seems to do better when getting exam in the carrier (with just upper part removed).

Tama-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette, Ollie said...

We have never tried it. Would Rescue Remedy help, perhaps?

Purrs,
Tama and Genji

Sasha + Saku said...

We just want to say how sad we feel for you Katie, it's never good when a kitty is stressed. Not only is it hard on you but on your mom bean too.

catladymac said...

We are no fans of the vet, but none of us have to have meds (knock on wood) Have you had those Feliway sprays or Rescue Remedy or some of the Jackson Galaxy or other essences? some of those can be rubbed on an ear rather than taken internally. We hope you can find some help so you aren't terrified . Vet care is a necessary evil, sort of like humans' dental appointments.

Cupcake said...

What a bummer, KI. Mom and I know nothing of tranquilizers. But we feel your mom's pain about having to do it. My dog friend upstairs takes tranquilizers for fireworks and thunderstorms. Her mama also struggles with doing it, but it does help. She doesn't shiver or try to hide. She just goes into her crate and falls asleep. Her mama said the medicine takes about an hour to start working, so she has to keep a close eye on the weather report to get the timing right. Your mon might want to ask how long your new medicine needs to take effect. Good luck. Keep us posted.


Love and licks,
Cupcake

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Having to be sedated may suck but it may also be less stressful during the visit

Mickey's Musings said...

We do not have experience with that drug, but some good remarks from Ellen's comment.
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

SailorEdgar said...

Sorry, we don't know anything about gabapentin. It could be worse, Katie...the VA says I need cataract surgery on both my eyes!

Edgar

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Katie Isabella,
You sure cannot compare the one visit to the Vet with the next one...
We have felt oh so guilty when having to take our babies there.
NONE of our six likes it!
But medicating them would be the last thing on my mind...
Hugs,
Mariette