- May 2, 2018
Well, I failed to trap her though, should have done more right away because I think she was recently dumped etc. not used to being out there and asked for help but then ran away. I should have withheld food and put some in the have a hart to eat at first and then trapped her. I have a feeling something terrible has happened to her and she won’t be back.Please don't get too worried about Zena at this point. Sometimes cats will stay away for a little bit after a trap attempt etc. But if she is hungry she will come back. She may just be hunting elsewhere for now. And mice is the perfect meal for cats with protein and moisture.
You definitely did not fail. You did your best and it is hard. Let's just see how it goes the next few days. Sometimes cat disappear for months and months and come back. Cats are resourceful.
Poor Merlin. I guess it may not be too surprising given he didn't go for 3 days. It seems like his system is "off". Could it be a food allergy? Protein or ingredient? Any changes to his food? At least he is cooperative.
That is a good idea. Maybe he needs the steroid. :/ I am wondering if it might be something else. But the good news is you are learning what works and what doesn't. It really is a lot of trial and error. Ughhhhhhh, I hope you find it soon.
I know. Hang in there. Even when things don't work we learn something. I know, I know someone that has so many medications for their dogs. It is REALLY tiring and stressful. I think you will narrow it down. Hopefully soon.
I am super worried now about one of my outdoor guys. I put food out before I was planning to go to sleep, I was playing with Quinn by the patio door and then all of a sudden I noticed that he was limping badly- his right paw seemed injured, he was holding it up and when he tried to walk his whole body was collapsing and he was kind of hobbling on the ground. It looks like he could’ve been injured on the other side maybe too because I would think they would not be collapsing that much from an injured paw / leg on one side right?
Two other of his friends were there as well. I talk to him pointed to him and told him to wait I was going to help him and he was looking at me. I went to get my coat and the key to the shed where I have the have a heart trap but when I came back he was gone and there was no sign of him, only his best friend, one of the three musketeers, was standing by the shed. I looked under the shed to see if he could be there but is very hard to see anything under there because it’s pretty big and very low down where the space between the bottom of the shed and the ground is and it is all filled in with leaves. I walked around the house twice calling him but there was no sign of anybody by that point his friend had left as well. Out of these three kitties he is the most timid and always runs away from me but he has been maybe a little bit less timid the past few weeks.
I hope his buddies are helping him wherever he is.
I’m so worried because at some point in late August or September I saw him run across the street in front of the truck which fortunately slowed down but if he would’ve been hit by it otherwise and I’m wondering if he could’ve been hit by a car now? I also heard at least one cat screaming about two or three hours before that, it sounded like it was a cat fight, so I went out to investigate I didn’t see anything but I saw one cat running away in the dark so maybe he got into a fight? Well I have to get some sleep now I’ve been up for hours and hours and I’m hoping that he will come back later maybe I can trap him and get him to the doctor. I don’t know what they will be able to do because I’m sure he’s not really tame or touchable at all. I guess he will have to be sedated if he has a wound/ inj of some sort.
Even more bad news is that Merlin went back to totally liquid poop about 7 AM today I’m just so perplexed by all of this and I’m starting to get a point where I feel he is never going to go back to normal. I just cannot imagine having to clean up liquid poop all the time out of the litter box, it creates a huge mess. I wonder if the Ronidazile could be making his diarrhea worse? I mean that is really a symptom of most antibiotics. I don’t understand why he had a normal poop for three days and now it’s back to this. The poop was very kind of dark brown but not with any blood. I called the DVM Thursday I believe but no one has called me back. I guess that is to be expected and I’m pretty much going to have to find a specialist I think because this one useless in terms of communicating. Ended up just increasing the steroid dose to twice a day again so I guess this is just me on my own pretty much except for when I called to get medications RX which eventually gets done.
Another odd thing was that he should’ve finished there were nighters all last night but there still seems to be like a day and a half or doses. I am sure I did not miss any doses and I’m sure it was the right amount every time. So I’m wondering if maybe they put a little bit of extra medication in there in case you spill some or whatever?
I don’t think I have really learned anything with Merlin except that I have no clue what is going on and he’s going to keep going back-and-forth between mostly diarrhea mushy poop liquid poop and maybe an occasional days with normal poop and I have no clue why. The only thing I can say really is that I think the probiotics are terrible for him. Just not sure how much longer I can do all of this I’ve never really had a situation like this. When my cats were usually chronically ill it was at the end of their life or in mid life. I’ve never had a young cat who was so sick right off the bat and didn’t respond anything. The odd thing is he does not seem like he’s sick at all he’s playing and eating and happy. He did seem a little bit happier when you had the normal poop for those days though. If he does have t. Foetus why isn’t he responding to r? Certainly his symptoms would suggest that’s what he has. I don’t think inflammatory bowel looks like what is going on with him but maybe I am wrong.
His diet has not changed at all he’s just eating the home cooked food now which only has chicken, chicken liver and the supplements. I even stopped giving him pumpkin. The only other thing he’s had for quite a while now is the occasional chicken or turkey tidbit from my meals for a snack or treat. If he is having some kind of a reaction to chicken I don’t think he would’ve gotten back to normal poop for three days right?
Hoping I’m going to wake up to something better. Maybe Merlin will have a normal poop and cinnamon will not be limping anymore.