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Jack the kiwi cat

His three-legged journey

Jack the kiwi cat

Second day at home (Day 3 post surgery)

July 8th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

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He’s a bit glum today and like all unwell cats has spent a lot of time hiding in corners. Currently he’s asleep on the shelf in the coat cupboard on top of the Scrabble box.

He’s not really eating so on discussion, we agreed he needed pain meds and antibiotic given orally. This is where Jenny who works in a nursing home is so helpful – she’s used to dealing with stubborn military veterans who won’t take their medication, so a cat is a breeze.

I pointed out to Mum that Jack went crazy for the kitten food when she was fostering Niko, Mau and Hirra (three kittens from the SPCA) a couple of months back and she could try that to tempt him.

Our biggest worry is him not drinking much and although it is midwinter the atmosphere has been quite dry and we have to make sure that he’s not getting dehydrated. I’m going to be working with nurses tomorrow and will see if they can give me some irrigation syringes to feed him some water if needed.

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3 Comments so far ↓

  • otisandtess

    Great idea. What about water from a can of tuna?

  • otisandtess

    Should also mention that with dogs, we generally expect a bit of a crash about days 3 – 5 post-op when the hospital meds wear off. I presume it might be similar for cats. Keep an eye on his pain signals. Many of us had to work with our vets to adjust the pain meds about this time.

  • kazann

    My vet sent Mona home with canned kitten food and she loved it. They get a lot of moisture from canned food. You are doing a great job and it’s good to know you have an expert at getting medication into a cat. I laughed that military veterans are more stubborn!!
    Kerren and Tripawd Kitty Mona

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