up and running about
October 8, 2012 3:06am CST
Well, I am happy to say that my sick cat, which I have told you guys about a few days ago, is now up and running about. After several days of intensive house care from all of us here, I can say that it is back to it's healthy state and doing good. I am just so happy right now, seeing her playing around again and gaining back her weight. So to make this into a discussion, any of you pet owners there who had experienced something like this, having to take good and extra care of your sick pet because you can't afford a vet?
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25 Oct 12
I'm glad that worked out for you and the poor kitty. I'm not sure what happened with the animal or why it was sick. But I have done some home health care for my cat before yes. I was giving her the wrong meds for her sores it seems. The vet only told me he didn't know if it was food related or something else so I stopped going to him about it. I then posted on FB one time about how she gets sores around her neck at times, so someone on my friend list said he has to do the same for his wife's cats but he used hydrocortison cream for the sores and so instead of using the hydrogen peroxide (which was actually bad for her skin) she started to get better. I washed her sores with a Q-tip and a vinegar/water mixture first to clean it, then after I dried it I put the cream on. About 2 times a day, thats all. She tries to wash it off everytime but usually can't reach it so she got better after some 3-4 days.
8 Oct 12
My Cat Zeebaw had an accident 2 year ago and he could not walk, he became slim and could not eat properly so I had to give him a bath every 3 days and help him to eat. I even carried him everywhere i felt it was good for him. Actually we are so attached to him and seeing his face dull and sad was not making our day. My dad even bought him vitamins. I was against giving him to the vet because i was not sure how they will handle him like we do at home.
9 Oct 12
Your last line kind of made me think for a while. I always thought the same but never actually considered that fact. I mean, I have given away pets before, but there are just pets who are just attached to you so much that it does feel hard to give to someone even for caring and treatment, so I definitely understand that.
8 Oct 12
I am so happy that your sick cat is now okay! =) We have no pet at the moment but if I were to have pet, I would choose a cat. Cat because I think cats are cute, cuddly, sweet unlike the dogs that can be noisy. I like dogs and other pets too but I more prefer cats. :) We have pet dogs before. We can't afforad a vet too and even if we have extra money, vet are available many miles away. When our dog was sick then, I make it sure that his water supply in the basin is always full. I just think that our pet nd us are the same. When sick, just take more than enough dose of water. I gave extra care to him too when I think he is not feeling well.
9 Oct 12
There are also breed of dogs that are very cute and cuddly. My girlfriend have cute dogs while my family have cute cats. We both love pets. Anyway, you are right, like most living things, water should really be supplied for hydration. We made sure that our cat, when she was still sick, had enough water and/or milk. There were even times we had to force her to drink. I'm just glad now that she is back to her normal healthy state.