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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-06-2012, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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Cats are just like children (two vet visits later)

Eight days ago my little Apple got sick for the first time in her five years of life (that I know of). She began puking at midnight and continued to do so 13 times. I work at a veterinarian hospital as kennel staff and I was able to bring her in during my morning shift (5am). She was very dehydrated and had a fever of 103. They gave her fluids, antibiotics, and a something to take the fever down. Her blood screen showed that she must have had a virus or infection, and her culture plate showed a bad urinary infection. 7 pills, 7 days later, and a scratch to the face, she is doing much better and back to her old self again.

Then... Two days ago, my baby Chloe started showing signs of a fever. She became a quite cat (which the quite was nice but it made us nervous as she is normally annoying). Over the course of the last two days she ate a lot less than normal and slept a lot more than normal. This morning I took her to the vet. I would have taken her in sooner, but I was advised to give her two days to see if she got better. She didn't and when I brought her in she was dehydrated (no urine to test and she had not used the litter box) and had a fever of 104. She got fluids, antibiotics and something to take the fever down as well. I'm still waiting for the blood screening to come back.

Now I hope it stops with them, as I don't want my other babies to be sick and have to go though all of that, but as anyone who has children/know someone who has children it doesn't seem to work that way.


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Not much I can say, except that I wish you good luck.
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Poor babies, and poor you. I hope that no one else gets sick. It must be exhausting as you worry and take care of them as well.


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