A Saturday Afternoon in the Animal ER
(Miss Latte LCS 2008)
Can you tell who is Latte's favorite human? Pretty disgusting, if you ask me. :) More cat drama chez Sigety. Steve examined Latte today and noticed a quarter-sized wound on the left side of her hip. He called the Animal ER and the vet said to bring her in, because it could be infected. So, we placed her in the cat carrier, and in-between "peeps" from Latte, we drove her to the animal hospital. (I had a feeling of dread, because the last time we drove here it was with Jack.) Ironically, they placed us in the same yellow examining room 1.
Sure enough, the kindly vet confirmed it was an abscess. Latte purred throughout the visit, except when they took her temperature and when they shaved her to clean the wound. She is such a good sport. Latte is now upstairs in my music studio, with her own litter box, food, water, and blankets, and toys for comfort. Poor baby. The vet at this clinic does NOT recommend sedation of cats, because he said it doesn't solve the fighting cat problem, it just makes the cats drowsy. He told us to keep using the pheromone spray and in fact to spray each cat with it. We'll have to monitor Latte and Mojo so they stop fighting. At least they've stopped peeing everywhere. And I 'm grateful Java is not involved. She just smacks Mojo and he runs away with his tail between his legs. We'll see what happens.