TheCatSite.com › Forums › Our Feline Companions › Cat Health › maisy is "under the weather"
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

maisy is "under the weather"

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Hiya! I'm new here and hoping someone can help me so i don't have to go to the vet!
I have a 2 yr old beautiful tabby/white girl called maisy, for the last couple of days she has seemed very quiet. She is normally running around licking everyone and eating loads but she doesn't seem to have much appitite and is not bothered with her scratching post which she normally loves. she seems to be sleeping more (but with her eyes open a bit?) and looks like she can't get comfortable, when she normally flops down anywhere. she generally looks a bit sad and spaced out. Please any advice would be most welcome as this is most out of character for her.
She is up to date with her vaccines so i'm guessing it can't be too serious????
post #2 of 20
Quote:
She is up to date with her vaccines so i'm guessing it can't be too serious????
Not trying to scare you, but there are so many things that can crop up whether vacines are up to date or not. If Maisy's behaviour has changed so much that you've noticed and are concerned about it, I'd say a trip to the vet is in order.
post #3 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by libby74 View Post
Not trying to scare you, but there are so many things that can crop up whether vacines are up to date or not. If Maisy's behaviour has changed so much that you've noticed and are concerned about it, I'd say a trip to the vet is in order.
I agree completely.

Welcome to TCS.
post #4 of 20
My thoughts exactly. Go to the vet. She may have eaten something she shouldn't have. Let us know how you get on?
post #5 of 20
Ditto.
She really needs to go if she has been like this for a few days now. Hopefully its not serious but they will be able to tell you and it could be something thats easily treated. Im sure she`d appreciate it.
post #6 of 20
I also agree - any change in behaviour from lively and happy to lethargic is definitely a sign of a need to see a vet.
post #7 of 20
Thread Starter 
Hi everyone, just wated to say thank you for all your responses.
Maisy went to the vets last night and had a thorough check, it turns out she had a temperature of 105! so no wonder she was feeling sad. I was obviously very upset as she is my baby (1 1/2 yrs old), They did blood tests and her organs are all working fine but high white blood cells so she's fighting some kind of infection. They thought it may be an absess but can't find one. And the middle of her back/spine is very sore so i think we're looking at xrays tomorrow? I think she may have fallen and hurt her back and the shock has caused the temp. Temperature is down to 102 today and she's on a lot of drugs but has eaten wet and dry food today so i'm keeping my fingers crossed and praying for strength for my baby.
post #8 of 20
Oh, poor Maisy (and poor you!)! Good luck with the xray tomorrow -- hopefully it will give you some answers. I hope Maisy starts feeling a little bit better soon.
post #9 of 20
Thread Starter 
post #10 of 20
Awww she's lovely

You did the right thing by taking her to the vet. We have been through similar with Radar this week (although for a gastro-intestinal infection) so I know how it feels, and the vet bills have cut a big hole in our budget for the month. We're in the process of sorting out our finances at the moment in order to have a credit card empty just in case this happens again.

Radar's symptoms on Monday were just simply that he was 'not himself', same as your girl. I am sure that now she has treatment she will be feeling a lot better, and it's good that her temp has come down. I hope she continues to recover and it is nothing too serious
post #11 of 20
Your Maisy is so pretty! I'm glad her fever is down and she is eating today. Good luck with the x-rays, I really hope the vet can figure out why she is sick.
post #12 of 20
Your Maisy is a beautiful girl. It's good to hear her fever is down and that she is eating a bit more. Good luck with the x-rays. I hope nothing serious shows up. Good health vibes to Maisy and hugs to both of you.
post #13 of 20
What a pretty girlie!
Glad you went to the vets. If money is an issue you can apply for PDSA PetAid. I think you have to be in reciept of housing benefit. Not sure if that helps?
Hope your baby is better soon
post #14 of 20
You certainly did the right thing in going to the vet! I hope Maisie (pretty girl!) is better soon.
post #15 of 20
Thread Starter 
Hello and thank you so much for your thoughts and compassion!!
It is so wonderful to have this support from people who understand, and love their cats as much as i do, i think a lot of my friends don't understand.
Very good news, I brought Maisy home today!! Her temp is back to normal and she's almost back to her old self, it made me so happy to see her rolling about in the garden again. She has to go back for another check tomorrow afternoon, it's still a mystery as to what was wrong, they didn't xray in the end (which is good in a way because the vet bill is already £220.00!-
Epona i totally understand about your finances, have you thought about insurance, i'm going to get some to cover any future problems. and lots of love and kisses for radar, i hope he feels much better soon And thank you to Jaffacake for the advice, my family are going to help me out)
So maisy's stuck with the antibiotics for a couple of weeks but i'm feeling very positive, after just an hour at home she jumped the fence and was heading for the nearest tree!! Cheeky scamp!
I honestly believe that all your positive thoughts helped her to get better quickly and helped me to relax a bit.
love to you and your paws.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
post #16 of 20
That is great news! I am so pleased for you

Quote:
Originally Posted by ani@lsvr.fslife View Post
Epona i totally understand about your finances, have you thought about insurance, i'm going to get some to cover any future problems. and lots of love and kisses for radar, i hope he feels much better soon
Both cats are insured, the total bill came to £85 tho and there is an £80 excess on the policy so no point claiming! tbh we only got Radar insured last Friday tho (I know I know, we've been meaning to do it for ages and did it then because that's when Sonic's 6 weeks free kitten cover ran out so we got Radar covered too ) so I don't think he's covered for anything arising within the first 14 days of the policy anyway! So thank goodness it hasn't run into the hundreds or anything.

Isn't it wonderful to see them get back to normal? Radar was trying to kill my feet this morning so I know he is feeling better, I didn't have the heart to scold him for it

I was born in and lived in Surrey until my early 20s, the rural bit between Guildford and Dorking
post #17 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by ani@lsvr.fslife View Post
Very good news, I brought Maisy home today!! Her temp is back to normal and she's almost back to her old self, it made me so happy to see her rolling about in the garden again. She has to go back for another check tomorrow afternoon, it's still a mystery as to what was wrong, they didn't xray in the end (which is good in a way because the vet bill is already £220.00!-

So maisy's stuck with the antibiotics for a couple of weeks but i'm feeling very positive, after just an hour at home she jumped the fence and was heading for the nearest tree!! Cheeky scamp!
I honestly believe that all your positive thoughts helped her to get better quickly and helped me to relax a bit.
love to you and your paws.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
glad to here she's doing so much better - she's a beautiful girl! the antibiotics will probably take care of whatever it is
welcome to TCS!
post #18 of 20
I'm so glad Maisy is acting like her old self! Hopefully, whatever was wrong won't bother her again. Give your girl a couple of ear skritches for me, please.
post #19 of 20
Am glad it didn't seem anything serious, Tiger did the same on me last year.
Epona - if you dont mind me asking, what insurance company are you with? £80 is a very high excess for a young cat, I dont have to pay that with my oldies until the bill is over £350.
post #20 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thanks, it IS nice to see her back to her cheeky ways like Radar, i didn't tell her off for scratching up my jeans today, i missed her showing off!!
I was wondering if you had checked out pet insurance on money supermarket.com, or uswitch, thats what i'm going to do.
I'm originally from sevenoaks but have been living in Farnham since i came here for uni, i love surrey, some beautiful countryside.
Good to have things almost back to normal.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cat Health
TheCatSite.com › Forums › Our Feline Companions › Cat Health › maisy is "under the weather"