He is mostly captured

@sallypup (48116)
Moses Lake, Washington
September 14, 2021 11:12am CST
It's all a plot. A conspiracy. Last year young Fred cat could not stop coughing. One session lasted most of an hour. I grabbed his striped self and hauled him to a Doc. She said that he must have X Rays even though that cost me a hundred dollars. She then said that he had spots on his lungs. Asthma. Controlled by a chunk of anti-inflamatory pill. Fine. Each and every morning I get to figure how to get that pill down Fred's gullet. I order the pills via the computer so at least I don't have to go further than my mailbox to get them. BUT the Vet says that if I want more than a year's supply, I must drag Fred into see her. Last night I put Fred and food and water and a litter box into a back room and locked the whole shebang in. I managed to feed him this morning and also he unwillingly ingested a chunk of pill. In about an hour I have the fun of pushing his unhappy body into a plastic carrier. Poor Fred boy. All he originally wanted was to get off a busy road, get some food, water and warmth. I bet the Vet says that he is a bit chunky, too. Prednislone does that to a cat person or human person: makes you hungry and thirsty.
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@rebelann (89597)
• El Paso, Texas
15 Sep
That's what the vet gave me for Ally, poor baby. I will never give that steroid to another pet
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@sallypup (48116)
• Moses Lake, Washington
15 Sep
@rebelann I'm sorry about dear Ally.
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@rebelann (89597)
• El Paso, Texas
15 Sep
Thank you, we both suffered losses within a month of one another. Your's was just as hard on you as mine was on me.
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@sallypup (48116)
• Moses Lake, Washington
15 Sep
@rebelann It's the price of love. Now I pay every day with Rufus. Love him dearly but oh some days I pay.
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@snowy22315 (122028)
• United States
14 Sep
Good luck with Fred. I pray Nico never gets sick..He is a pain in the butt when he is well! I did take him to the vet one time and he hissed at them. So much for the good sport Nico! I hope you have better luck with Fred.
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@sallypup (48116)
• Moses Lake, Washington
14 Sep
@snowy22315 Fred is mostly shy not mean but stress can turn a kitty mean.
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@snowy22315 (122028)
• United States
14 Sep
@sallypup That is Nico's problem really. I have tried no stress sprays don't work, neither do calming treats. I want to try Feliway.
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@sallypup (48116)
• Moses Lake, Washington
14 Sep
@snowy22315 I wish I could send you the Feliway that my daughter convinced me to buy. It did nothing for my fur buddies.
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@LindaOHio (75324)
• United States
15 Sep
Good luck at the vet. You take such good care of Fred cat.
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@sallypup (48116)
• Moses Lake, Washington
16 Sep
@LindaOhio I try. I hate having an animal around me that looks unkempt and scruffy. Fred has such a soft soul.
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@LindaOHio (75324)
• United States
16 Sep
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@celticeagle (125013)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Sep
Poor animal. Asthma huh? Weird how animals get these things.
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@sallypup (48116)
• Moses Lake, Washington
15 Sep
@celticeagle At least Fred's issue is controlled by a pill. My Siamese appears to be having a life long cold.
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@celticeagle (125013)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Sep
@sallypup .......Poor dear thing.
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@RebeccasFarm (43947)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
14 Sep
Prednisone works but very ill effects so I hear. Sorry to hear it about Fred.
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@sallypup (48116)
• Moses Lake, Washington
14 Sep
@RebeccasFarm I do worry about Fred developing kidney issues. There is no choice here for Fred. He appears to be in great health now, once we get back from the Vet and let him out of the carrier.
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
14 Sep
@sallypup Glad he seems good anyway.
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@DianneN (236612)
• United States
15 Sep
I just read that Fred will be okay. A friend of mine was on prednisone and I agree with you.
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