Ok well Ive got this friend who recently got a kitten. Hes feeling bleh and acts like he has the kitty flu. She called her vet and he said that there is nothing they can do except rehydrate him if he gets dehydrated. I recently had a bout of strep going thru my kitties and it took Hercules a mth to get back to normal and at that time he just laid around and only got up to potty and drink. He only ate wet cat food at the time also. I told her to relax and breath that he will be ok. Now her vet told her that Gizmos intestines could fall out from pooping. Maybe its just me but I would think this would be an extreme situation for a cat. Hes only been sick for a lil over a week and I went a checked on him to see how he was and IMO he doesnt seem any diff then when I had him at my house. He has been a lazy lil boy since he was born. He likes to hide and only comes out when he deems it is needed. But this being his usual behavior has my friend stressed out. Ive tried to tell her that hes going to be ok hes just being a cat. And Gizzy is a hidey hole lil booger. He is eating and drinking ok and has the poo's but other that the poos he is just like his normal self. Is she over reacting, this being her first cat in yrs, or am I just not reacting enough. Im at a loss as to what is going on I just want to realize that just because something or someone has the sniffles doesnt mean they need to go to the hospital right away cuz they might die. Maybe Im just being harsh!! I dont know!! Im just trying to make sure she doesnt screw herself over because she has to have surgery soon and if she drains her bank over a kitty cold then what is she going to do when shes off work for 6 wks or longer!!!!
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6/6/07 at 11:25am