Well, I took Lucky into the Vets on Tuesday AM...do I need to mention all the yelling and panting (yes panting!) that took place for the 10 minute drive???
Anyhow, I spoke to the gals at the desk describing the Yowling and they looked me square in the face and said "She is in heat". Imagine my surprise! Never would have thought...she is 13-15 years old! The last time I had a cat in heat was over 25-30 years ago!
So I told them "okay, do the blood panel work, groom her and get her spayed". Well, I called today to find out what time Lucky would be spayed (they couldn't do it yesterday as I had fed her breakfast...who knew) and the gal told me "oh, she doesn't need to be spayed, she already is"....OY!!!!!!!!!!!
This is the main reason WHY I prefer talking to Drs when I go to the Vets office!
So I then asked "Well, then why is she yowling? Have the results come back from the blood panel?" I was told that she would have the Dr. call me back. Of course, when the call came in, I was away from the phone. I got a voice mail from the original gal I spoke with earlier and she stated that the Dr. said that Lucky has hyperthyroidism...big surprise for me, I thought she had that awhile back when she was loosing weight like crazy. So the Dr is going to give me medication to give to Lucky...boy won't that be fun
The Dr also believes that that is why Lucky has been yowling...
Originally Posted by gayef
Ana, please let us know how it goes? I have a very, very soft place in my heart for the oldies ... I cared for 3 geriatric diabetic cats over the course of 6 years and I just found their company so extremely gentle and appreciative of my efforts with them. Not at all like youngsters.
I will keep my thoughts positive for a clean bill of health and hope for this to be just a passing thing for your Lucky kitty.