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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Lola update

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.

22 comments:

  1. Good news. I don't think I've heard of cats with hay fever, but why shouldn't they be irritated by pollen or whatever.

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    1. Andrew; I didn't know about pets and hayfever, but I learned a few years ago when a friend had a dog who sneezed all spring. Her dog had epilepsy too, which I didn't know could happen to animals.

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  2. Glad it's not a big deal. I am also glad you opted for no collar. You could get her chipped at the vet, in case she gets out and gets lost.

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    1. Sharon; I'm very glad too, ongoing conditions can get expensive and I'm permanently short of $$$. Lola is already microchipped.

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  3. Very good report from the Vet, that is what I wanted to hear. It's nice that it was at no charge too, Lola should be feeling better soon, especially with no collar.

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    1. Jimmy; I can see she is feeling better already, came out from under the bed a few minutes ago and hasn't scratched herself at all.

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    1. joeh; good news is just what I needed. Tomorrow I have to go and see Pat in the hospital and help her understand what the assessment doctor is telling her.

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  5. This is good news for Lola and for you! ;) Happy moments.

    We have just worked out that our older cat has a food allergy which may have been causing all her eye issues and some issues with her face and voice box. She is off the tin food completely now, kibble only with the occasional raw beef strips and tuna that humans can eat, not pet food tuna.

    Meanwhile The Other Half is off chocolate for the next 3 months because it makes his hayfever worse. Allergy season sucks. :/

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    1. Snoskred; I hadn't thought about food allergies with regard to Lola. Her tinned food is completely grain free, no cereal fillers, and largely fish based and her kibble is also grain free, meat based, so I think she's alright with that. It's the same food I fed Angel, who is still missing :(
      No chocolate?? that's sad, but if it helps him, he's better off.

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  6. Wonderful, wonderful news. And a great vet. Thank you for letting us know.

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    1. Elephant's Child; he is a wonderful vet and while Lola wasn't as relaxed there as Angel usually was, I could tell she wasn't too frightened, I heard a small purr as I patted her right before the injection which she didn't seem to mind either.

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  7. I am so happy for you!! I assume you're going to get her chipped.

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    1. fishducky; Lola is already chipped. The Animal Welfare Shelter never lets any animal go to a new home without microchipping and desexing.

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  8. Good to hear that Lola is feeling better, and that your vet is knowledgeable with his diagnosis, and reasonable ($0!) with his pricing.

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  9. Val; he's a good vet, I used to take Angel to him for his yearly vaccinations.

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  10. Glad to hear it's nothing more serious than allergies Ahem....no photos of the girl?

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  11. What a pleasant surprise to not be charged for the visit. Vet bills can add up quickly. Hayfever would be probably the best diagnosis one could hope for - a seasonal issue that can be helped with a shot or two. Hope the vet is right.

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  12. My dog is scratching now as well, and there are no fleas!

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  13. I'm glad to hear all is well with Lola, River. Hopefully, you and her can now relax. :)

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  14. So pleased to read all is ok with Lola, it's always worrying though.
    Yes, your frown lines should have disappeared by now!

    All the best Jan

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