As you all know, Lola had a visit to the vet this morning and as it was her very first, he called it a first kitten exam and charged me nothing.
He listened to her heart and lungs, also her throat and examined the bald patch around her neck where I think she once had a collar too tight for too long. He agreed I was probably right about that.
I mentioned her *furious almost continual scratching around her head and ears, and he said she probably has cat hayfever, which is prevalent around this time of year and can often account for a little bleeding at the bottom end of things, which is what I had noticed and why I made the appointment. I was worried about bowel cancer.
He gave her an injection to help with the hayfever, pronounced her in good health and said if the bleeding is still happening in a couple of weeks I should let him know.
He didn't seem concerned at all, so now I am not either.
I can feel my frown lines relaxing as I type.
* the furious scratching? Hayfever related. I put a loose collar on her and Lola scratched it to shreds within a week. I took it off and since she is a permanent inside cat I won't bother with another one.
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