Thursday, 11 May 2006

we all fall down


Simpkin has just returned from the vet.

They passed the Woods lamp (thanks SheWeevil!) over him and haven't found any actual evidence of ringworm - ie, he didn't glow green.  Which is reassuring.  However, they have taken some culture of the stuff around his claws (yack yack yack yack) and are going to try to grow a culture from it.

We have to give him an antibiotic twice a day, which will be fun - the last time we had to give him a course of tablets he spent virtually a week up the chimney. 

And he has also been prescribed some 'Pet Sunscreen Spray' as the vet says that he has sunburned ears.

I can't see it working after the first time, somehow;  however, it's quite shady up the chimney, so perhaps it will become a non-issue.

Oh, and he has to go back in a week for a check-up.

So far today we have spent £160 quid on vetinerary bills, so we're quite pleased we're remortgaging, really.


8 comments:

  1. Ouch! Yet another reason I refuse to have a pet.

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  2. Poor kittykat. Perhaps a holiday in the chimney is just what he needs!

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  3. Our Stumpy was so traumatized by trips to the vet and any attempt to stuff medicine into her that we eventually decided it was inhumane to forcibly medicate her. I mean, it wasn't just the normal giving the cat a pill but she would hide for days and was absolutely miserable. Fortunately, as soon as we left her alone she started to get better.

    I hope your little beast is better soon!

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  4. Our Stumpy was so traumatized by trips to the vet and any attempt to stuff medicine into her that we eventually decided it was inhumane to forcibly medicate her. I mean, it wasn't just the normal giving the cat a pill but she would hide for days and was absolutely miserable. Fortunately, as soon as we left her alone she started to get better.

    I hope your little beast is better soon!

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  5. Bless him! Sunburned ears and tablets to take.
    I don't know if this is any help and if it is I'm sure someone else has suggested it but when either of the dogs have to have tablets (wormers, flea tablets etc etc) I grind them down to powder and mix them in with a tin of T**co's value tuna (dolphin friendly!) and the lot disappears. it's a lot easier than battling with an unwilling patient!

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  6. Bless him! Sunburned ears and tablets to take.
    I don't know if this is any help and if it is I'm sure someone else has suggested it but when either of the dogs have to have tablets (wormers, flea tablets etc etc) I grind them down to powder and mix them in with a tin of T**co's value tuna (dolphin friendly!) and the lot disappears. it's a lot easier than battling with an unwilling patient!

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  7. Oh poor chap. Bad feet and sunburned ears, how undiginified.

    Stegbeetles suggestion might work. If not . . . some cats will detect it anyway and refuse to eat . . . see if the vet has the same treatment in a granule form.

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  8. Oh poor chap. Bad feet and sunburned ears, how undiginified.

    Stegbeetles suggestion might work. If not . . . some cats will detect it anyway and refuse to eat . . . see if the vet has the same treatment in a granule form.

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