TheCatSite.com › Forums › Our Feline Companions › Cat Health › A few vibes For Pixie Please..
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

A few vibes For Pixie Please..

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
Poor Pixie is off to the vets in the morning for a very swollen Lip.
It looked a little puffy this morning but not to serious but by the time I got home from work it was very swollen, most definitely infected...
I took a close look at it and think it may be a clogged scent gland.
Anyway I called the vet and she said to bring her in first thing tomorrow morning..
Although it appears to be quite sore it hasn't affected her appetite or mischief making abilities, she just snitched one of Linus's treats...

A few healing vibes would be appreciated.
post #2 of 25
Awww poor baby...many vibes
post #3 of 25
Sending get well soon and Prayers for Pixie.
post #4 of 25
Lots of vibes for Pixie!
post #5 of 25
Poor thing. Praying she gets all better.
post #6 of 25
Poor Pixie...
(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

Keep us up date!..
post #7 of 25
Lots of vibes for Pixie. Hope she is feeling better soon

BTW, I think Pixie is an absolutely wonderful name for a kitty! Just perfect.
post #8 of 25
Lots of vibes for Pixie. Get well!
post #9 of 25
For Pixie. I hope everything gets better very soon. Tell us how the vet visit went and how she is doing!

Marilou
post #10 of 25
Thread Starter 
Pixie's visit to the vet went really well.

The vet thinks that it is a reaction to plaque on her teeth. They started her first on antibiotics which she will take for several days. If I don't see any improvement by Saturday I have to take her back and they will give her a shot. However the vet says that the drops should work fine since I brought her in before it could progress to far...

Pixie she was a very good girl. She sat on the table and didn't try to scratch, bite or even growl.

Once she is better she will have to have a bit of dental cleaning done so hopefully this won't happen again..

It certainly hasn't slowed her down any, she just finished her dinner and is now playing with Linus..Both he and Sassy were very happy to see her when we got home..
post #11 of 25
Thanks for the update.
I'm so glad to hear that it was caught early and that Pixie is doing well.

Big for being a good girl, Pixie
post #12 of 25
That is great news
post #13 of 25
I´m glad for her that the visit was good!

Quote:
Originally Posted by tierre0 View Post
The vet thinks that it is a reaction to plaque on her teeth. They started her first on antibiotics which she will take for several days..
the antibiotics was on pimprick?..poor of Pixie....

I hope she didn´t need to come back on saturday,... i mean she improve during this days!...

still thinking of her!
post #14 of 25
Thread Starter 
Pixie's lip seems quite a lot better this morning, the swelling is starting to go down and it is not as red.

I am however in the doghouse for making her take such disgusting tasting medicine

I am even getting the evil eye from Linus and Sassy and they don't even have to take it.

Oh well I am sure she will forgive me when she's all better
post #15 of 25
I'm glad to hear that her lip is looking so much better.

I've had to give Gracie, Lizzie and Annabelle antiboitics in the past.
I think it was amoixicillan it was pink and smelled like bubble gum.
I thought it smelled really good, but apparently it didn't taste as good as it smelled or my cats just don't like the taste of bubble gum...because they'd make the most discussed looking faces after I gave it to them!
post #16 of 25
It's great that Pixie seems to be doing better!
Don't worry, she will soon forget about the medications! My cat Tania was angry everytime I would give her the antibiotics she had to take, but a few minutes later, she would jump on my laps and purr!

Marilou
post #17 of 25
I'm glad to hear Pixie is doing a bit better.
post #18 of 25
Glad to hear that Pixie is feeling much better! Funny how those kids let us know that they are not happy with what we do to them! She is saying "Your name is No No Bad Meowmy"!
post #19 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Graciecat View Post
I'm glad to hear that her lip is looking so much better.

I've had to give Gracie, Lizzie and Annabelle antiboitics in the past.
I think it was amoixicillan it was pink and smelled like bubble gum.
I thought it smelled really good, but apparently it didn't taste as good as it smelled or my cats just don't like the taste of bubble gum...because they'd make the most discussed looking faces after I gave it to them!
Firefox was on that one, too - same reaction!
post #20 of 25
Thread Starter 
Well it's Day Two for Pixie's Treatment and she is improving. Her lip still swelled but only about half the size it was. Also it starting to take on it's normal color. I haven't looked inside her mouth yet though, I will give that another day.

She still doesn't appreciate her medicine which I don't blame her for it smells terrible. You would think they would at least flavor it with something kitties like...It is called Antirobe, so if anyone would like some feedback on it in our case it has worked well, and very quickly.


A couple days and she should be back to normal
post #21 of 25
I am glad Pixie is feeling better Yeah, some medicines must really taste crappy - do you have a specialty compounding pharmacy near you? We have gotten chicken flavoring added to liquid antibiotics for Hypnos. (He still wasn't crazy about it - but it went down ALOT better than the original formulation )
post #22 of 25
Thread Starter 
So it looks like Pixie is well on the road to recovery. I manage to get a look inside her mouth tonight and it's almost back to normal. There is still a little redness along her gum line but nothing like it was the other day.

Her lip is almost back to normal size and nice and pink..

She has about 4 more doses of medicine to go and I am sure she will be thrilled when that's done.

She has been exceptionally good despite everything so has most definitetly earned a special toy from the pet store next time I am there..
post #23 of 25
wonderful news!

Pixie is being a trooper for still allowing you close enough to give her that yucky medicine. Good Girl deserves a new toy
post #24 of 25
Since I haven't seen her, and don't know her habits, this is a wild shot in the dark, but is there any chance Pixie was bitten by a mouse? Cats that go outdoors and catch mice are prone to getting lip infections from mouse bites, I hear.
post #25 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrblanche View Post
Since I haven't seen her, and don't know her habits, this is a wild shot in the dark, but is there any chance Pixie was bitten by a mouse? Cats that go outdoors and catch mice are prone to getting lip infections from mouse bites, I hear.
Nope not a chance, Pixie is a indoor cat and hasn't been outside since I got her a few months ago.The vet is quite sure it's from the plaque on her teeth because her gums were red along the edge of her teeth...
Once she is better the vet wants to do a cleaning on her teeth which should prevent this from happening again...
You never know what issue's may come up with shelter kitties the first few months you have them, since Pix came to the shelter as a injured stray no one really can say for sure what her history was, so this may have been a ongoing issue.
She is doing good though and is almost back to her old happy self...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cat Health
TheCatSite.com › Forums › Our Feline Companions › Cat Health › A few vibes For Pixie Please..