If you have children, you know when there’s something not right with them. We have kitty kids and honestly it’s no different. We knew there was something up with little Misty when she was producing more than her kitty share of hairballs. Firstly it was chalked up to eating mom’s flowers that were a birthday gift, as evidence of foliage were found in her “hairball” offerings. Then we noticed that her little backbone was starting to show. Misty has always been a bit of a “chunkabutt” so noticing her backbone was definite cause for concern.
A visit to the doctor was called for. As she was running a fever she was put on antibiotics. Now you have to imagine a little chainsaw that’s running and this would be Misty. Next you have to try and administer liquid into a mouth that doesn’t want to open without getting clawed to death. It was a two man operation (or woman and man). The vet couldn’t find anything else wrong so he took some blood that was sent off for analysis.
Blood test results came back a week ago and she has a hyper thyroid condition which is pretty common in female cats. The only treatment is a tiny little pill administered twice a day. Having already had the experience of the liquid antibiotics we decided to try something different with the pills. Rather than put her and us through the stress of pill administration, Marks came up with the brilliant idea to hide the pill in a “pill pocket” – a sort of treat that’s designed for this purpose. He then put the disguised pill among a couple of real treats and, touch wood, so far so good. She’s gobbled up the treats and is none the wiser and on the path to good health.
Languishing on the bed in true kitty fashion, she is now the picture of contentment.